Report: Irons hit top six of highest priced clubs to follow


By Hughie Southon

We have been saying it for many years of course but never more loudly than in 2023 – fans figure last and money first in football.

That is more the case with some clubs than others on the basis of new research carried out by,  who conducted the research and  warned: “Many fans have begun to be priced out.”

There appears to be no recognition of the cost of living crisis and the Hammers find themselves in an unwanted top ten showing the appalling costs of going to a match having bought a replica top and including the price of a pint, pie, parking which comes out an  an average £126.71.

The Hammers are reckoned to be the sixth most expensive club to follow with tops costing either £70 or £65 whilst a pint is £7.60 at West Ham and £3 at Manchester United.

The Hammers are also the worst for pies, at £6.

How much does it cost at Premier League clubs?


1. Man Utd, £154.75.

2. Chelsea, £153.30.

3. Man City, £151.85.

4. Arsenal, £147.15.

5. Spurs, £145.48.

6. West Ham, £136.79.

7. Leicester, £134.49.

8. Brighton, £131.55.

9. Liverpool, £128.74.

10. Newcastle, £122.85.

11. Aston Villa, £122.71.

12. Everton, £122.57.

13. Southampton, £116.24.

14. Brentford, £114.88.

15. Wolves, £114.36.

16. Leeds, £113.60.

17. Crystal Palace, £111.77.

18. Fulham, £108.60.

19. Bournemouth, £104. 20.

20. Nottingham Forest, £98.55

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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