Premier League chairmen yesterday failed to give any help to away fans by pegging the price of tickets at £30.
The 20 clubs, despite being awash with money over the next three seasons (£5.1bn domestic and £3bn overseas), were divided by an 11/9 vote in favour at the end of the travelling away fans debate which took up more time than any other issue in a five and a half hour meeting. To succeed a minimum of 14 clubs will need to vote in favour
The big clubs – led it’s believed by Arsenal were – as usual, against the sensible and fair proposal to cap away tickets at £30.
Claretand Hugh understands that West Ham and Everton were vociferous in their support of helping the fans by pegging the ticket costs.
The issue will now be raised again at the March meeting of Premier League chairman nd David Gold – an advocate of pegging for years – will no doubt be battling with others to push through the measure for next season