Monday 18 December 2017

Gunners top table of pricey tickets

Premier League fans without season tickets will pay as little as £10 and as much as £100 for a ticket to watch their clubs, according to a new survey.

The BBC survey shows Blackburn as the top-flight club with the lowest possible outlay for a match day. The cheapest possible adult ticket, a programme, a pie and a cup of tea at Ewood Park costs £17.50; at Liverpool, by contrast, it costs £46.95.

According to the survey, Arsenal have the highest possible cost of a single ticket at £100, and the most expensive pies at £4, but their cheapest ticket is £35 while Liverpool's is £39.

Seven Football League clubs offer tickets as low as £10, including Watford, who also have the cheapest day out in the Championship at £17.30.

Leeds have the most expensive match programme in all four divisions, priced at £4, while the cheapest cup of tea is just 50p at Crawley.

In Scotland, Inverness boast the cheapest possible day out at £21.90, with Hibernian the most expensive at £29.20, just above Rangers (£29) and Celtic (£28.50).

Kop cut losses as flop Jovanovic exits on free

liverpool have off-loaded Milan Jovanovic on a free transfer to Anderlecht. The 30-year-old has been forced to accept a vastly reduced salary of £1.3m a year with the Belgians, having commanded an annual pay packet of £6m at Anfield.

Despite a strong showing in the 2010 World Cup for Serbia, the attacking midfielder made only five league starts for Liverpool last season.

Liverpool have agreed to pay Newcastle £6m for Jose Enrique, but the Spanish left-back, who is looking for £60,000 a week, has yet to agree personal terms.

Sneijder in China

Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini expects Wesley Sneijder to play in this weekend's Italian Super Cup in Beijing despite reports the midfielder is set to join Manchester United.

Sneijder has been linked with a £35m move to Old Trafford, with some reports suggesting the deal could be sewn up as early as this week. That looks unlikely, however, after the Holland midfielder touched down in China with his team-mates ahead of their derby clash against AC Milan.

Baggies eye Hargreaves

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed the Baggies' interest in signing Owen Hargreaves if the midfielder proves his fitness.

Albion's sporting director Dan Ashworth has been in contact with the former Manchester United star, but the club will leave it to medical experts to decide whether Hargreaves will be fit enough to return at Premier League level.

•celtic last night rejected a loan offer from Birmingham City for Daryl Murphy.

Irish Independent

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