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I think its mainly due to the fact that football is unrealistic in its own economic enviroment.

Lets face it many players are vastly overpaid and many clubs are bankrolled to an extent (some completly if you look at Chelsea) and what do fans get in return?

Lets draw a comparison... I pay 1k a year for my golf membership and I can play all year round any time of day day in day out for that moneyI know who I think gets a better deal between the golfer and the football supporter. If a football supporter is paying between £50 & £70 pounds per game I think they are getting a raw deal and it is no suprise to me that attendancies are dropping if there are economic uncertanties ahead.

Time for football to get into reality maybe?

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I think its mainly due to the fact that football is unrealistic in its own economic enviroment.

Indeed, turn out down an average 5% so far.

The economics of the game have long been unsustainable, when you have season tickets, replica shirts, Sky charges etc rising >15% per annum and players wages in excess of that then it's not long before Joe Bloggs who only recieves a 5% pay increase decides he cannot justify spending an increasing amount of what's left of this disposable income on the game, especially after the petrol, gas/electric/water/council tax bills have to be paid.

If anything it's amazing the game has gone on so long having been detached from basic economic moorings.

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yes, the market for watching football has peaked.....(only 29000 at Chelsea in the Champions League last week and 14000 at Middlesbrough for the UEFA Cup match and 60000 empty seats at Premier League matches this weekend!)

Until this season crowds had gone up year on year as the game's popularity increased from a trough in the mid 80s where 8000 saw a Birmingham v Spurs league match....

Fashion is the prime driver of these trends but tightening of the fans' pursestrings has undoubtedly had an effect too..........

As the good Doctor will tell you we've had 7 or 8 years' spending in 6 years so something has to give......Think Argentinian finacial crisis of a few years ago...

Gordy's economic miracle is a smoke and mirrors act!

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There is a point to note here. Football supporters can be fanatical, as we all know. If they are cutting back on tickets then it is a cold wind in need.

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