For some Rotherham United supporters, poor form is not the only off-putting factor for their upcoming away game against rivals Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
When the ticket details for the game were announced, Rotherham United supporters were quick to express their disenchantment at the prices of the tickets which are as follows:
Senior 65 and over: £26
Under 21: £26
Under 17: £15
Under 11: £10
Under 5: £5
When you look at the fact that in March the Premier League capped prices for away fans at £30, the pricings do seem pretty outrageous in comparison.
I took to Twitter recently to ask supporters as to what they thought on the prices, and if it had affected their decision to attend the game, here are some of the responses:
@GeorgeS_Sport apart from wembley i refuse to pay anything over 30quid for footy so i wont be going.— rolo (@rowling26) 15 December 2016
Similarly other supporters claimed that they would not be attending:
@GeorgeS_Sport been the last 2 season but shall not be going this year unfortunately. Prices put me off. Especially this close to Christmas.— Kieron Walker (@kpwalker1995) 15 December 2016
@GeorgeS_Sport fans are saying far too much near xmas, its far too much any time of the year. I’m not giong due to price and being busy— Chris (@Chrissanders90) 15 December 2016
Where as some Rotherham fans simply wished to show their disapproval:
@GeorgeS_Sport rip off, £27 to a game of football is mad— Elliot Bower (@BowerElliot) 15 December 2016
Rotherham, who sit bottom of the Championship with a mere 10 points, on paper it seems, will struggle against a strong Wednesday side who sit just outside the play-off places on 34 points.
However, the Millers in fact have a good record at Hillsborough. You would have to roll the clock back to September 1981 to see Wednesday’s most recent win on home soil over the Millers, where on that day the Owls won 2-0.
For Wednesday supporters, now will appear to be one of the best opportunities to break that record, taking into account Rotherham’s position in the league.
With the fixture getting closer, and the possibility of a less than normal number of travelling supporters, fans from both sides will be hoping as ever that their team gains three points to help their own retrospective ambitions.
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