Last week Everton Supporters Trust launched the #FaceValueOnly campaign to highlight the issues with secondary ticketing site StubHub who allow tickets to be listed above and beyond face value.
The campaign has been received incredibly well by the fan base who continue to show their support by tweeting and sharing Facebook posts with the hashtag #FaceValueOnly
In a boost to the campaign, Everton legend Neville Southall has also voiced his support by saying:
"This campaign is important not just for Evertonians, but for all football fans nationally."
"Having a loud vocal and passionate fan base was always important for us as players to give us that extra boost on a match day. The fact that some of these ticket prices financially excludes a number of fans from attending is particularly worrying."
"Evertonians are an incredibly passionate and loyal set of fans, and the Club should play their part in rewarding the fans for that loyalty by ensuring that football is as affordable as possible."
"Everton Supporters Trust have shown time and time again that the work that they are involved in on behalf of Evertonians tries to deliver the best deal for the majority of the fans and that is why the Trust has my full backing in this campaign."
EST Chair Simon Magner said:
"Neville Southall is considered by Evertonians as one of the greatest goalkeepers to grace the game, never mind Goodison Park and is a living legend, he has worked tirelessly in the community and his work with the next generation is inspiring so to have his support on this campaign is very encouraging."
"Over the last week or so we have had a fantastic response on social media to the campaign and are buoyed by how many Evertonians support it."
"Our message to Everton Football Club remains the same: the supporters are the lifeblood of this Club, a Club we are proud to call 'The People's Club'. We ask Everton to live up to that moniker and show the world how much the supporters are appreciated by removing the function that rips off hard working fans by listing tickets above face value. Once the deal with StubHub ends this summer, either take the function back in house or enter into a deal with an ethical ticket reseller such as Twickets."
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1 Posted 03/04/2017 at 06:47:28
Digitization has allowed any oily smartarse to inveigle themselves into just about anywhere in recent times with their "Savings".
Access to a server, bit of a website, a few computers and a room full of minimum-wage phone & keyboard slaves, and away you go. Slime where it isn't wanted, and shouldn't be needed. But of course, they're not skimming, they're "Providing a service".
With the money swilling around Premier League clubs today, this shouldn't even be an issue. Too expensive to sell your own tickets?
2 Posted 03/04/2017 at 22:40:06
He can seem an awkward bugger and some may say that he lacks diplomacy. I do not see this as a problem. He's never once said anything that a decent Evertonian can pick fault with. So his direct manner may cause offence to some. Frankly, I find his undiluted truthfulness refreshing.
3 Posted 08/04/2017 at 22:24:12
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