Anyone else losing interest in going to football?

Hoops

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I'm enjoying that our team is good at the moment, and I'll always watch on telly. But I'm actually losing interest of going to games.

The main thing is the cost. Paid 1,200 for a season ticket this year as a one off. But dont really fancy it as the norm. Next season it will cost about a hundred quid per game including ticket, travel, some food and couple of drinks. Its gone a little too far for me.

The atmosphere is already pretty bad at wembley. The pricing next year will make it worse. The club is sanitising/gentrifying the support year by year. 60 quid for a shirt, 10 quid for something to eat. Feel like we are being taken for a ride.

Nothing to do with the City result. But from next year gonna go 5 games tops.
 

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Yup.

Went to the first couple of CL matches last season - that worked out well.

Prior to that I did go to the last ever game at the Lane, which was obviously very special.

Before that though I hadn't been to Spurs since we lost 0-3 at home to West Ham under AVB. Used to go all the time under AVB and Harry - I think it was something about having Modric, Bale, VDV etc. Seemed like special days at the time.

I'm going to the Newcastle game soon mainly because I took my sister to Wembley for the West Brom game this season and so I've got to take her again basically as an apology as that game was so shit! I also went to the Barnsley League Cup game back in September.

It's not much to do with Spurs so much as two of the guys I used to go with regularly have moved away/had kids so aren't available to go and have other priorities, and my generally increasing disinterest in football means I'm much less willing to pay the ridiculous prices involved.

I'm looking forward to visiting the new stadium but the money and time involved means I'll never go as regularly as I used to.
 

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I have mentioned before, getting a season ticket sounds glamorous but it takes over your life and another 20,000 people are about to find out that it’s a major commitment.

That said, your timing of this thread is pretty shit. This time next week we could have a cup final and champions league football secured and people will be busting a gut to declare they’d run through brick walls to be at Spurs every game.

If you don’t want a ticket, step aside, there’s plenty to fill the seats for now. But clearly defeat isn’t something that keeps demand high.
 

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Stopped going 3 seasons ago, when I left london. Only go to the odd game now. Better things to spend my money on plus the travel and the expense is just not worth it week in, week out.
 

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I have mentioned before, getting a season ticket sounds glamorous but it takes over your life and another 20,000 people are about to find out that it’s a major commitment.

That said, your timing of this thread is pretty shit. This time next week we could have a cup final and champions league football secured and people will be busting a gut to declare they’d run through brick walls to be at Spurs every game.

If you don’t want a ticket, step aside, there’s plenty to fill the seats for now. But clearly defeat isn’t something that keeps demand high.
Its nothing to do with timing. I just want pie n bovril and cheap ticket. May have to go to local championship team.
 

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Think a few people should sit back and see the bigger picture , from what I can see from a few posters here financially the tickets and the travel is to much, it’s sad. Let’s be honest going to watch a football match and the day out shouldn’t be so god damn expensive
 

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No, I enjoy going as much as ever. You just can't beat the buzz and excitement of watching it live.

I only go 5 or 6 times a year though - I can understand how a season ticket would be a big commitment.
 
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This is the first season that I've managed to make more than 1 or 2 matches. I love it.

The only thing I don't love is fucking network rail deciding to shut down my train line every weekend so I have to take a train and an hour long replacement bus to get home.
 

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I'm enjoying that our team is good at the moment, and I'll always watch on telly. But I'm actually losing interest of going to games.

The main thing is the cost. Paid 1,200 for a season ticket this year as a one off. But dont really fancy it as the norm. Next season it will cost about a hundred quid per game including ticket, travel, some food and couple of drinks. Its gone a little too far for me.

The atmosphere is already pretty bad at wembley. The pricing next year will make it worse. The club is sanitising/gentrifying the support year by year. 60 quid for a shirt, 10 quid for something to eat. Feel like we are being taken for a ride.

Nothing to do with the City result. But from next year gonna go 5 games tops.
I'm a ST holder as well and have been this year at Wembley. I think often it depends on the game. Against Liverpool and Arsenal for instance it was rocking, but I fear there is a snobbery among some fans that the "lesser" games aren't really worth the effort to sing and have a good time, so the whole thing starts to feel like a manufactured and laboured experience. I must admit it started to get to me to the extent that I have put some of the lesser games on the ticket excahnge, along with yesterday's game (because of the time and because I never thought we'd win and figured a fan who'd be more up for getting behind the team was more deserving of my seat).
 

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Compare that to someone like myself that would love a season ticket but living in Ireland makes it impossible unless you share a ticket and tbh you end up fighting over who sees what game, then there is having to get flights which is an extra layer of nonsense.

In 2015/16 I lived in Cambridge and got to WHL a few times because I could and it was an easy journey.

So think yourself lucky you have the option to see our club week in week out.
 

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As someone who has never lived in London or surrounds long enough to be able to go consistently I am having a hard time following the arguments for and against (because I can't relate - not because I disagree) . I love football and love my club. Through 35 years I have watched any and all games that I can, getting up at ungodly hours when posted in countries to watch our games, skipping out for two hours at wedding receptions and other events, breaking from work early etc. I once hooked our satellite radio receivers to stream the NLD when stuck in Somalia. I love the highs, and even the lows, because of the bigger picture and the connection to the club - which is - for me - still very much intact. When I have had the chance I have gone to games and it only ever reinvigorates my love including that of our fanbase. Brilliant lot.

So I do understand that people find it to expensive and don't want to prioritize it anymore but there are plenty if ways to love it without being on the terrace week in, week out.

If I were to live in London I wouldn't afford or prioritize a season ticket but I would be there whenever I could. I have twice flown over to sit at pubs around stadiums just to feel the buzz even without tickets (i.e. NLD).

Football is a funny thing because we all approach it with some common denominators but yet vastly different. It's about finding the way to get your fill within means and opportunities available - and accepting its evolution.

Some will give up and on to other things or lower league clubs. Good on them if it makes them happy.... Personally football and this club, I expect, will be a huge part of till my end and I'll go whenever I can. Tottenham till I die.

EDIT : P.s. though I am not the most frequent poster I am on here every day, and you lot are a big part of my connection with the club. So thank you. (y),
 
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Compare that to someone like myself that would love a season ticket but living in Ireland makes it impossible unless you share a ticket and tbh you end up fighting over who sees what game, then there is having to get flights which is an extra layer of nonsense.

In 2015/16 I lived in Cambridge and got to WHL a few times because I could and it was an easy journey.

So think yourself lucky you have the option to see our club week in week out.
I live within 90 mins door to door. But thats about it. If I had kids there is no way could justify it. Come to think of it, I dont see any kids where I sit. Just old grey haired folk.
 

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Can't afford it, time or money. TV coverage is fine for me and even if I wasn't always working weekends, I couldn't be arsed with all that streaming malarkey.
 

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Compare that to someone like myself that would love a season ticket but living in Ireland makes it impossible unless you share a ticket and tbh you end up fighting over who sees what game, then there is having to get flights which is an extra layer of nonsense.

In 2015/16 I lived in Cambridge and got to WHL a few times because I could and it was an easy journey.

So think yourself lucky you have the option to see our club week in week out.
Yep, i'm with you dude. Living up north it's nigh on impossible. Unless I earned mega bucks it's not affordable to do the travelling. Would kill for a season ticket.
 

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I gave up my season ticket about 12 years ago and to be honest I don’t really miss it.
I have young kids now and it would put a strain on the family financially and restrict my time with them.
Also everyone I used to go with have either moved further away or are in the same situation as me.
Games a stupid times with no consideration for the fans is also an issue. As good as a 745 ko on Saturday night sounds to the armchair viewer, it must have been a nightmare for some to get home last night
 

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I love watching spurs but just can't justify forking out £100 a game to see them play live, especially with a young family. People go on about the atmosphere but for a lot of the games against teams outside the top 6 it is ordinary. I would tend to agree with the title of the thread. Whilst my love for spurs will always remain, there are things about modern day football that I find quite repulsive.
 
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