Footies so expensive - went with pals to Lithuania home game on Sunday - which was an average game at best. Felt so far away up in the gods and think at £45 a ticket (face value) plus booking/postage fees on top it's to much money considering how far away I was and crap the footie is. A sixth of my weekly wages! Was also surrounded by away fans wearing away colours - don't mind to much when well behaved as they were this time and guess Wembley/FA looks other way as wants the income.
Add on OTT Wembley prices for beers - Carlsberg £5.20 a plastic bottle inside Stadium (didn't clock size but sure it's not even a pint). Even outside in the fan parks (where it's most likely watered down and not even a pint either in a plastic cup) again only Carlsberg and also over a fiver a pop. No wonder lots of people have lost interest in the national game as it's average footie at best and everything's a rip off - including cost of public transport to get to/from London and across to Wembley. Even a burger or dog is £6 to.
Really wondering what came over me buying Travel Club membership - £75 on my card with a rush of blood to the head at the start of Euros (before the trouble kicked off). Thought it would be more fun supporting my country live rather than watching on TV and be nice to have the chance to go to away games abroad. So I went for it.
Will attend a few more home games just to give it a fair crack but defo see why I'm finding it hard to find mates willing to go more than once with me after these experiences. Next time defo gonna go to that Sainsbury's outside I see by the fan park / library and see if they sell tinnies and try drinking them outside instead of going in fan zone before game. Maybe do so after match to (dependent on weather) while crowds thin out.
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You've got to give credit to the FA and Wembley in ensuring that the EE network is almost impossible to get in large parts of the 'EE stadium'. I can only guess they've been listening to feedback on the state of modern football and decided to try and have a selfie download free zone or possibly its a ruse to make it impossible for non attendees to ask attendees why its so quiet.
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Malta v England
Friday 01 September 2017, kick off 00:00
England v Slovakia
Monday 04 September 2017, kick off 00:00
at Wembley Stadium