I used to for many years sponsor a player after I gave up my season ticket. It was my way of supporting the club with a lump summer sum to add to their coffers. I have many shirts as memento’s, although some I sold/gave away, and also great memories from the end of season dinner, although I also allowed many mates to go in my absence.
This season however non-season ticket holders have to pay more for the privilege to sponsor a player. £50 extra to be precise. The overall pricing does look cheaper than last season, but then again there appears to be no end of season sponsor’s dinner, which is really the carrot.
I fully understand the benefits of having a season ticket, and there should be favourable extras, but after the penal pricing of match day tickets and condemning late deciders to pay even more, the club have now punished those fans unable for whatever reason to buy a season ticket, like living overseas, but would like to contribute in other ways.
What next? 50p on a burger for non-season ticket holders?