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How much would you pay to see the Oval Ashes Test?

Discussion in 'Sport' started by Lex, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Lex

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    Thought I would look on ebay at the Ashes tickets for a laugh... £1150 per pair! :eek:

    What if it rained?! £1200 for two seats out in the rain watching the grass grow! People are even bidding hundreds of pounds for sunday/monday tickets when the game could be all over!

    Think I'll stick to watching it on TV (even if I do have to put up with Geoffrey Boycott! :D )
     
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    Yes I think I'd rather watch it on the telly as weel.
     
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    We should have arranged a forum Ashes meet last year but even then we would have had to be quick off the mark to get tickets - especially for the two London matches as the corporate hospitality boys are quick off the mark snaffling up the tickets before cricket fans can get a look in.

    I don't suppose that it'll be too long before next year's tickets go on sale but with the best will in the world Sri Lanka and Pakistan don't have quite the same appeal as Australia.
     
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    what price on Sky having the next home ashes series after this one?!!

    Is there anything in place to stop them? does anybody know how long C4s contract runs for?

    With test match tickets going at boxing prices, how much is a 5 day Ashes-decider test match gonna cost us on pay-per-view...? :rolleyes:
     
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    Think Sky have already got it

    John
     
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    ****ing sky. What a bunch of ***** :mad:

    Sorry for the outburst, but their monopoly on sport has gone on long enough. Its time the EU did something about it :thumbsdow
     
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    I heard an interview on R5L pointing out that the cash doesn't go to fund millionaire cricketers like it does the footballers . And that its is desperatley needed at county level .

    I don't think C4 wanted the rights to live cricket anyway . So if Sky hadn't stepped in , there may not have been any televised cricket . Didn't that happen a few years ago for a WI tour ?

    John
     
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    I think the BBC would have been straight in there if the competition was within their reach...?

    It'll end soon enough GG.... eventually people will start to realise that they spend more on their Sky Subscription than they do on their Kids Birthday each year... :lesson:
     
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    whatevers in my pocket right now....£1.37 and half a packet of starbursts. Why did they dump the yellow ones but keep the horrible purple ones?

    Seriously, no more than 25% more than official price
     

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