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Title: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:27:24
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41914171

A bit of fun

Survey doesn't include travel or booze and seems to presume satellite tv

Apparently it cost GBP 15.00 to see a home goal last season which made STFC goals the costliest amongst our new Lg 2 peers.

Better value this season but only away?


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:45:40
Swindon Town
You could spend
£589.79
following Swindon Town this season
Tickets   £152.00
Pies   £28.00
Teas   £16.80
Programmes   £24.00
TV sport subscription   £324.00
Replica adult shirt   £44.99

Which is rubbish as I never eat and drink at Swindon and what is that £324 on TV sport subscription all about? I have freeview so my total spend is £0. Might get the away shirt this year so that amount is probably correct.

That said I also would have to add in train travel and pre and post match beers so perhaps that figure isn't a kick in the arse off what I spend (Based on 8 home games a season)


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Tails on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:54:03
Not really accurate for me as I usually get my tickets through my mate who works for Nationwide... And I almost never eat at the stadium or buy a programme. Travel is the biggest expense for me!


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 17:56:43
About 25 quid so far this season.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 18:00:10
About 25 quid so far this season.

Plus an iFollow sub?


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 18:00:45
About 25 quid so far this season.

£25 more than me.... I am a shit fan.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 18:50:21
Do beer and narcotics to make it bearable count towards the total? If so, a small fortune.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 18:52:04
I've been to three games this season, all at a tenner a pop and bought one programme.

£33 for me in total.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 19:25:51
Do beer and narcotics to make it bearable count towards the total? If so, a small fortune.

Fucking this


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 19:34:38
According to my results the average weekly wage for a L2 player is just shy of 2k  :hmmm:


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 20:08:12
Cost me a fortune. Not missed a game this season and taking the kids adds more expense.
Add to that a corporate it soon adds up.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: ferret on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 21:26:48
They roll out this survey every year and I never really get the point. As others have suggested, it isn't compulsory to buy pies / programmes / shirts.

There will be times when the whole matchday costs me £10 and times when it's closer to £100. I expect that's the same for most people.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: 4D on Friday, November 17, 2017, 09:42:28
I've been to three games this season, all at a tenner a pop and bought one programme.

£33 for me in total.

Are you baby faced?  :D

I didn't see any games for that price.

£0 by the way.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Friday, November 17, 2017, 10:30:46
According to my results the average weekly wage for a L2 player is just shy of 2k  :hmmm:

I read a couple of years back the average wage of a L1 player was £70k?

£110k for a L2 player sounds barmy.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: pauld on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:51:02
According to my results the average weekly wage for a L2 player is just shy of 2k  :hmmm:
Where are you getting that from?


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Batch on Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:57:08
Where are you getting that from?

Hmm, 1K I could believe but ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3456453/Mind-gap-Premier-League-wages-soar-average-salaries-2014-15-season-1-7million-rest-creep-along.html


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, November 17, 2017, 13:42:41
Where are you getting that from?
On the price of football calculator on the BBC website I chose STFC & the s/t holder option. The result was that I 'could' spend £911 watching Town this season. It then said underneath that it would take 2 fans spending like 'me' to cover the average wage of a L2 footballer. So I assumed from that that the average wage was £911 x 2. Or am I missing something?


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Bewster on Friday, November 17, 2017, 14:37:58
Someone should ask Vic Morgan how much he spends


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 17, 2017, 14:40:02
Someone should ask Vic Morgan how much he spends
Or even worse Rob Hartley, on his 12 millionth(ish) consecutive Swindon match.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: pauld on Friday, November 17, 2017, 15:02:08
On the price of football calculator on the BBC website I chose STFC & the s/t holder option. The result was that I 'could' spend £911 watching Town this season. It then said underneath that it would take 2 fans spending like 'me' to cover the average wage of a L2 footballer. So I assumed from that that the average wage was £911 x 2. Or am I missing something?
Not doubting your calculations but I'll call wild guessing on the BBC's attempt to illustrate the spend in terms of players' wages.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Friday, November 17, 2017, 15:23:56
Not doubting your calculations but I'll call wild guessing on the BBC's attempt to illustrate the spend in terms of players' wages.
Totally agree with you. Seems way too high for my liking.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, November 17, 2017, 17:14:00
For me travel to the games is more expensive than the tickets.

On the other hand I donít understand why they include food & drink prices


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Audrey's Bellend on Friday, November 17, 2017, 17:27:31
Tomorrow is probably a £100+ game. Ridiculous amount really.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Ells on Monday, November 20, 2017, 15:01:45
For me travel to the games is more expensive than the tickets.

On the other hand I donít understand why they include food & drink prices

I've always had an unpopular opinion about this. Eat before you go to the game.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, November 20, 2017, 16:24:08
I've always had an unpopular opinion about this. Eat before you go to the game.

Couldn't agree more. I make sure I have a decent feed before going to football as the food is invariably terrible and the queues ludicrous.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 20, 2017, 16:53:49
I've always had an unpopular opinion about this. Eat before you go to the game.

Just another example of how our society has become split, in this case those who can go to football without eating a pie and those that can't. Presumably when the UK departs the ECJ and ECHR, an Englishman's inalienable right to a pie will be enshrined in law...


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: RedRag on Monday, November 20, 2017, 19:32:12
Hmm, 1K I could believe but ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3456453/Mind-gap-Premier-League-wages-soar-average-salaries-2014-15-season-1-7million-rest-creep-along.html

Think this may show the BBC figures to be overinflated

It would be interesting to compare earnings in general during this period inc FTSE 100 chief execs and Premiership players vis a vis footballers/employees at large.  There could be a link in disproportionate remuneration growth at the very top....


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, November 20, 2017, 22:56:20
Just another example of how our society has become split, in this case those who can go to football without eating a pie and those that can't. Presumably when the UK departs the ECJ and ECHR, an Englishman's inalienable right to a pie will be enshrined in law...
unless you're visiting FGR.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 20, 2017, 23:51:50
Veggie pies exist. Cheese and onion is great.

Sent from my SM-G950F


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:53:36
Veggie pies exist. Cheese and onion is great.

Sent from my SM-G950F

Pukka's veggie  tikka masala, is OK

(http://img.mysupermarket.co.uk/Live/Products_300/92/497492.jpg?v=20171018065247)



Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:12:15
Cheese and Onion pies at gloucester services are very nice.  And I had an amazingly good sweet potato, gruyere and caramelised onion pie on tour recently.

But to be fair, they're not as good as a steak pie.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:27:23
unless you're visiting FGR.

Won't matter as post Brexit animals in the UK don't feel pain (apparently!)


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:47:52
Won't matter as post Brexit animals in the UK don't feel pain (apparently!)

Won't someone think of the unicorns.


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:54:39
Well I've just spent a pound backing us to win the league.40/1 for a team in 5th place?Do they have inside knowledge of some impending financial misdemeanour hitherto generally unknown?


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 13:05:02
Well I've just spent a pound backing us to win the league.40/1 for a team in 5th place?Do they have inside knowledge of some impending financial misdemeanour hitherto generally unknown?

I cannot remember the precise odds, but I got a very good rate a few weeks back just backing us for promotion!


Title: Re: How much do you spend on supporting STFC?
Post by: adje on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 15:11:51
Don't mind us creeping unnoticed into league 1