2012 has seen Britain enter its toughest times since the 1950’s. Britain is still in recession. The final revision of Britain’s output for the second quarter puts it at -0.4%.
But fear not! all is well if you’re the ” Man in the street football fan ” the 2012 transfer window saw spending increase again, the £490million total for 2012 was marginally up on the £485million spent this time last summer, with more than £110million exchanging hands on Friday’s deadline day – £10million more than 31 August 2011.
You may be wondering who actually pays for it ? well when you really get to the nuts of it all , Yes its you and I the loyal football fan and it starts when you get your ticket.
In 1989-90, the average price to watch Manchester United was £4.71; it was £5.41 to go to Anfield, £6.71 to see George Graham’s Arsenal.
If you fancy a trip to the see West Ham vs Southampton at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, 20 October 2012 15:00 you will have to find £70.30 to sit behind the Goal. A possible £150.00 including travel and refreshments. So what about a trip to the Mega Store or football shop well there’s no end to what clubs will sell you.
My research has discovered clubs will even sell you items linked to players no longer at their clubs in the ” On-line Sales ” for less than what it would cost to post it. So! in no particular order check out our Top Ten Craziest club shop items on sale just for you.
Everton Mood Toast Stamp £3.00 was £5.00
Everton Bath time Duck £2.00
Aston Villa Dominoes set ( Not in club colours ) £5.00
Blackburn Rovers Players photos including players that have left ! Price : £0.25 including Ryan Nelson
Southampton FC Official tape measure £8.00
Tottenham Hotspurs 5 Pack Bulb ornaments ! £5.00
Liverpool going all out in style! fresh from the Kop Bar its the Trio of Wines at £37.50 great for that Anfield night in.
Fresh from the Confectionery isle at the Emirates we have the good old fish and chips at £1.50 not sure if there real or not ?
Manchester United have the almost now out of date calendar in the sale for the bargain price of £0.50
Manchester united have Joined the Au – De Perfume world of smells and I cant imagine not going to the game without a ” Splash of Manchester ”
The Chelsea Mega-store sale have a 3 Pack of Bouncy Balls with all your favourite players for you to throw around everywhere at the sale price £2.00 was £4.99
Instead of spending money at the game save your pennies with your very own Wigan Fc Piggy bank now at the reduced price of £4.99 was £7.99 ! What a saving ..
Norwich and the Canary store have a great deal on sleeping bags just in time for all that extra time on a Wednesday night Bargain at £15.00
Swansea have expanded into thier own exlusive wiskey section with this special malt. ” This commemorative single malt whisky celebrates Swansea City being the only Welsh team to play in the English Premier League. The perfect gift for every Swans fan! £26.63 (GBP) including VAT & Postage
Fulham – not sure what this ones all about in the sale Isle may be you can tell me.
Megs Scarves and Sombreros – Issue 2 £0.99
Newcastle United – well what a challange that presented they even have a ” End Of Line range ” including the NUFC Ice cube tray at £3.00 was £4.00
and Just for the Ladies it’s the classic white under-wire Bra at £15.00
WestBrom – Some great bedroom additions on sale at the online-store and my favorite was the bedside lamp ” its like sleeping at the ground ” Priceless. £21.99
My Ultimate No 1 Shop goes to Manchester City and the Gardening Department too many items to mention so ive included the link but here’s a preview.
Manchester City Halloween Mummy Gnome £10.00
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Sunderland – Keep out sticker not really sure how you might use this but im sure it will come in handy ! £2.50 Cheap night .
If you have any of your own items that you would like included drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org