UK time is: 13:02:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Comical Ali Backs The Price Hike

Ali Russell moved today to back the price hike at Queens Park Rangers, which he insists is nothing to do with financial miscalculation.

The Rangers deputy manager speaks about the sudden price hikes which have promoted rumours of possible miscalculations in the clubs budget, something that Russell profusely denies,

'There are no errors." Russell told Kilburn Times

"We're trying to build a football club which is sustainable and the board felt it was necessary to take the club forward."

'We need to increase revenue in line with other areas of the business and all areas have got to come together to hit our targets."


In essence it seems rather a strange decision that five games into the new campaign the board opt to hike the prices for what they see as a category A fixture.

With Rangers fans paying up to a staggering £50 for the fixture against Derby County there has been an outpouring of disgust on various message-boards. But Russell who was appointed deputy-manager following a move from Hearts insists that the season ticket holders are at the forefront of his thinking,

'We feel we're offering value for money and we want to give our season ticket holders the best value."

'The base price has not changed - you can still get a ticket here for £20, but we're making an effort to maximise our revenue for the best views in the stadium.'


Indeed many fans have been worried about being priced out of the stadium, and not so much that current season ticket holders will be affected, but the dangerous precedent that is being set by these latest price hikes.

In the summer, this editor had a 50% increase on his season ticket, any similar increase will force yours truly to stop buying a season ticket, and instead pay lucrative prices on match-day.

A whole-heartedly embarrassing situation has been made all the more worse by the fact Derby County fans will have to pay £40 for their tickets, an issue which is yet to be resolved with the club.

Suffice to say Rangers fans are watching their club become everything they despise, Chelsea.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.

TOP STORIES

One To Watch - Arturo Lupoli.

Norwich Curse Awaits.

Resurgent Norwich To Come Again .


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 17 2008

Time: 5:27PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Late Heartbreak For QPR (Sunday October 19 2014)

QPR v Liverpool - Match Preview (Saturday October 18 2014)

Duo Loaned Out (Friday October 10 2014)

Where Do We Go From Here? (Monday October 6 2014)

Rangers Humbled By Hammers (Sunday October 5 2014)

West Ham United v QPR - Preview (Sunday October 5 2014)

One to Watch - Enner Valencia (Friday October 3 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Queens Park Rangers (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 24
2. DMD_QPR 13
3. rodneeranger 12
4. jezza99 11
5. silvertrowel 11
6. Superhoop50 11
7. The Uncredibale Hulk 11
8. sandydl 8
9. danielqpr 6
10. ImSitiv 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Southampton 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Stoke
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7
19. Burnley 8 0 4 4 -9 4
20. Q.P.R. 8 1 1 6 -12 4

Breaking League News

The Villa Times - 24/10/2014
» Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:55:00
Lawro In Villa Win Shocker - Mystic In Depression
» Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 11:28:00
Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview
» Arsenal : 24/10/2014 11:15:00
Which Kick Off Time Is Hated The Most?
» Aston Villa : 24/10/2014 10:54:00
Dull and uninspiring
» Everton : 24/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 64%