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Corbyn Proposes Flexible Tickets & Better Grassroots Facilities

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Jeremy Corbyn is using FA Cup Final day to launch plans to offer football fans a "flexible football ticket" to help more people attend matches.

The proposal would mean fans aren't left with unusable tickets after matches are moved or rescheduled.

The Labour leader - who will be at Wembley later to support Arsenal - is also pledging more money for grassroots football if Labour wins power.

The Conservatives have called Labour's proposals "nonsensical".

Mr Corbyn is pledging to make football a "game for the many, not the few" before he travels to watch his team play Chelsea at Wembley.

The Labour manifesto commits to ensuring the Premier League upholds a promise to put 5% of its television rights income into grassroots football.

Mr Corbyn took part in a training session with youngsters on a visit to Hackney Marshes football pitches, in north London, on Saturday morning.

He said: "Despite the game we all love receiving lucrative domestic and international TV deals, the grassroots game has been shamefully starved of funding over recent years.

"Too often, youth football teams cannot find pitches to play on and when they do they are expensive and the facilities are not fit for purpose.

"Under these circumstances, it is no surprise we are not nurturing the talent that we all know exists within the beautiful game."

A Labour government will work with train operators, broadcasters and football clubs to stop fans being left with worthless train tickets and having to buy new ones when games are re-arranged at short notice, he will say.

But the Conservatives say they were investing £30m a year in football and called Labour's proposals "complete nonsense".

A Conservative spokesperson said: "There is more money going into grassroots football than ever before."

The Premier League has also defended itself from Labour's accusation that it has "failed" to deliver investment in grassroots football.

A Premier League spokesman said: ""The scale of Premier League support and investment in the wider game, and in communities and schools, is unprecedented in professional sport.

"The financial value of this investment has been, and continues to be, greater than 5% of the League's turnover each season."

Other commitments to sport in the Labour manifesto include legislating to allow supporters' trusts to appoint football club directors and pushing clubs to improve access for fans with disabilities.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40069110

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He should force an immediate introduction of the 4th Champions' League spot going to the winners of the FA Cup. If the winners have already qualified through the league then it goes to the runners up of the FA Cup. :ph34r: 

It'd increase the value and competitiveness of the competition. Romance and magic and all that. 

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Just now, Smiley Culture said:

I have no idea what a "flexible football ticket" is but it sounds like complete rubbish. 

 

It's an excuse for Arsenal fans who don't want to go to the game

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Makes sense about the train ticket situation. Loads miss out because of games being moved. 

All for that. 

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At the rate Corbyn is going I won't have to work anymore.  I'm getting everything for free or almost. :ph34r:

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47 minutes ago, HK85 said:

Makes sense about the train ticket situation. Loads miss out because of games being moved. 

All for that. 

He said flexible Football tickets, no train tickets. 

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1 minute ago, Smiley Culture said:

He said flexible Football tickets, no train tickets. 

A Labour government will work with train operators, broadcasters and football clubs to stop fans being left with worthless train tickets and having to buy new ones when games are re-arranged at short notice, he will say.

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Anyone know if by short notice does he mean changed after the current announcement of tv games or changed when the current announcement dates take place?

I regularly miss out on the cheapest rail travel because I have to wait for sky to make their mind up.

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Whatever you think of the practicality of the proposals, at least someone's thinking about how to support the biggest group of sports fans in the country, rather than fox hunters. 

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