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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Have lined themselves up a friendly with Real Madrid during preseason.

They are charging their fans £60.. season ticket holders will be charged £55. and:

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Tickets are on sale at £45 for concessions, £30 for under-16s and £80 for executive seats


I'm not sure where to start with that, but the saddest thing is that people will actually pay it because (from a Bournemouth forum) "it's a once in a lifetime opportunity".. well seriously, grow some balls and tell your chairman/club to get f'ked.

Absolutely scandalous and it boils my p*ss. Modern football. :thumbdown:

It would amuse me if Madrid played their C team.

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What a joke. A chance to give all their fans a great day out and they treat it like a business oppertunity.

No way will Madrid play a full team it's their very first pre-season match

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Yeah what a joke.......


I think I'm going to try and get a ticket or two considering I work in Bournemouth. Got to be done hasn'it it?!


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The rumours are it'll be the first team bar who was at the Confederations Cup.


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Bournemouth are to host European giants Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly at Goldsands Stadium later this month.

Ticket prices for the match, which takes place on 21 July, have been set at £55 for season ticket holders and £60 for non-season ticket holders.

The game is the first of the Spanish club's pre-season schedule.

"They've got their first team coming, except the three boys that played in the Confederations Cup," Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell said.

He added to BBC Radio Solent: "We've met their requirements and they are on their way."

Mitchell hopes the match between the newly promoted Championship side and the Spanish La Liga runners-up will benefit the Cherries both on and off the field.

"Life is about building relationships and hopefully there will be further communications with them down the line," he said.

"It's the right publicity for the club and gives us a chance to showcase what we do here. If we side-step opportunities like this then we aren't showing much ambition at all."

Tickets are on sale at £45 for concessions, £30 for under-16s and £80 for executive seats, with a £5 reduction for season ticket holders.


Do you think Real Madrid charge for a friendly like this? I know in England most of the big teams will play pre season friendlies with teams lower down the league as part of on going relationships or transfer deals the smaller clubs keep the money from these pre season matches.

The only reason I can assume they're playing Bournemouth is if they're taking a cut of the gate which would explain why the prices are so high.

Season ticket holders should get in for £10 as a reward for standing by the club those who just want to turn up as a one of should pay a premium imo.


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Don't know now. If I folked out £90 for me and my boy to go and then Ronaldo didn't play I don't know who would sulk more me or him.


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Well it's a risk you take with pre season matches I imagine they're coming over here as part of their pre season training camp so there's no reason to think that Ronaldo wouldn't be involved in that as he hasn't had internationals. Off the top of my head the confeds cup players from Madrid are Casillas, Ramos, Albiol, Arbeloa & Marcelo so not sure missing any of those is enough to make a grown man cry.


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It'd be a shame to miss Casillas but wouldn't be bothered about the rest to be honest.
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Are you expecting Casillas to have much to do against Bournemouth?


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Are you expecting Casillas to have much to do against Bournemouth?


:lol: Fair point.

I'm slightly worried about the Bournemouth fans if Ronaldo plays the 90 minutes. He'll destroy them.


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Moyes_Is_God wrote:
Don't know now. If I folked out £90 for me and my boy to go and then Ronaldo didn't play I don't know who would sulk more me or him.


why would Ronaldo play? he'll be a united player by then :|


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Moyes_Is_God wrote:
:lol: Fair point.

I'm slightly worried about the Bournemouth fans if Ronaldo plays the 90 minutes. He'll destroy them.


I imagine he'd only play 45 minutes and I doubt he'd be that ruthless against them he'll show off a bit and put on a show but it's more likely that he'll try and score a few screamers and show off all his tricks and flicks.

Scoring 10 past Bournemouth doesn't really prove anything.


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Season ticket holders should get in for £10 as a reward for standing by the club those who just want to turn up as a one of should pay a premium imo.


Sorry but that's a terrible attitude to have. And it's views like that from upper in the hierarchy that has us in this over pricing mess in the first place, in football as a whole.

And still, regardless of who you are, £60 is an absurd price to pay for any football match in general, never mind just a friendly.

The only games I'd expect to see prices that high are for cup finals, this game is at the polar opposite end of the scale.

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 Post subject: Re: Bournemouth
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Sorry but that's a terrible attitude to have. And it's views like that from upper in the hierarchy that has us in this over pricing mess in the first place, in football as a whole.

And still, regardless of who you are, £60 is an absurd price to pay for any football match in general, never mind just a friendly.

The only games I'd expect to see prices that high are for cup finals, this game is at the polar opposite end of the scale.


My point was more as a minimum you should reward the people who've stood by the club and been there when they've needed them. How many people going to watch this game will go and watch another Bournemouth game this season? If the club needs the money you shouldn't be taking it from the people who will be there home and away this season regardless of where the club finishes in the league you should take it from the people who only turn up because it's Real Madrid.

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He added to BBC Radio Solent: "We've met their requirements and they are on their way."


That quote is from the Bournemouth chairman which to me suggests they're paying Real Madrid for this glamour friendly.

I 100% agree that fans shouldn't be paying more than £50 for any game of football but the reality is if someone will pay £60 clubs will charge £60 it's just the way the world works when you live in a capitalist economy.

If football wants things to change then it needs fans to put rivalry aside and stop paying the stupid prices don't pay it then stand there and moan at what it cost or have a little march to the ground.


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Pre-season friendlies have always been among the more whimsical dates in the football follower's diary, or at least they always used to be until the leading clubs began jetting off to all economically viable points of the globe in search of extra income and latent support.

Gruelling is now the word of choice to describe any self-respecting Premier League side's pre-season tour schedule, whereas in the old days the opposite used to apply. Only a few decades back top sides headed for the English riviera, and played teams such as Exeter, Plymouth or Torquay in the hope of picking up a few holidaymakers to swell the crowd. It never really worked as a money-making exercise, potential spectators knew only too well that the more famous side would be barely recognisable in terms of personnel or commitment, but as long as the admission price was fairly fixed so that a dad and two or three kids could go without causing a family row over finances the arrangement seemed to suit all parties.

To an extent, the spirit of balmy summers and barmy fixtures past survives, even if Wigan Athletic have cancelled a friendly in Morecambe to fly to the United States to play Columbus Crew and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Shrewsbury v Galatasaray this summer sounds fairly irresistible, as long as you happen to find yourself in or around Shropshire, as does Bournemouth v Real Madrid should you be in Dorset on 21 July with a little time on your hands. If you fancy watching Cristiano Ronaldo et al at the Goldsands Stadium, however, you may need sufficient time to make a trip to the bank first. Tickets are £60 for adults (though Cherries season-ticket holders get a generous £5 discount) and roughly half that for children.

Unsurprisingly this has not gone down well in all quarters, with Bournemouth being variously accused of cashing in, fleecing their fans and spoiling everyone's holiday fun, though chairman Eddie Mitchell is unrepentant. "I don't think that's a big price to see a team like Real Madrid in action," he said.

Actually, Mr Mitchell, yes it is. Sixty pounds is a big price to see anyone in action. Tickets in Spain to see Real Madrid or Barcelona in actual league or Champions League action are not generally that expensive, and just because Madrid have promised to send along a full-strength side does not promote a pre-season friendly into that category. Sixty quid is a lot to pay for any friendly when you can see most competitive football in this country much more cheaply, though it is the pre-season bit that is the dead giveaway. Pre-season implies sub-season, and therefore sub-standard. By definition it will not be a premium game, so there is no justification for charging premium prices.

Bournemouth must be hoping that enough of their regular fans feel proud enough of the coup to sell most of the stadium's 10,700 seats, because at those prices they are unlikely to pick up too many families on their way back from the beach. Yet that said, football has its fair share of ground-baggers, badge hunters and nutcases, cricket does not have a monopoly on the summer sporting eccentric. Quite a few people farther afield than Bournemouth will consider £60 a reasonable price to see Real Madrid in the flesh In fact it could be viewed as a bargain since every other opportunity would normally involve travelling abroad or paying over the odds to chase a limited supply of Champions League tickets.

Most people might take the view that Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly against Championship opposition does not really count as the real Real Madrid, though for some supporters pre-season friendlies, by the nature of their obscurity and illogicality, represent a challenge that regular fixtures cannot offer. Hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters of leading clubs visit say, every Premier League ground every season, and have done for years. It is relatively easy too to tick off all the lower league grounds a club might visit in the course of its cup runs, and though it takes a hardier streak to follow a team deep into Europe, plenty of fans will be doing it. The real badges of honour for the more intrepid/dedicated/lunatic fringe of a club's support will be the pre-season friendlies in Norway or Canada.

Associated with every major club is a very small number of people who do their absolute best to see every single game, no matter when, no matter where. If they miss one, for work commitments, lack of funds or spousal ultimatums, they sulk about it for months, aware that their escutcheon contains a blot and that others who made the trip will have noted it. Not only do these extreme loyalists/fanatics/ sad cases all know each other – pre-season trips to the Arctic circle are great for bonding – but they quickly become known to the clubs as well.

The clubs then use them as sounding boards for the opinions of their general support, which is where a harmless pastime can become quite dangerous. These ultra-fervent supporters are not representative of a club's main body of followers, many of whom quite sensibly feel that watching the regulation 38 games a season is already a sufficient display of loyalty.

But I digress. The point I was trying to make is that though £60 is an outrageous sum to charge for a pre-season friendly, plenty of people will consider it a snip. Though not, one suspects, many Real Madrid fans.

Bournemouth might have to throw in a free tour of Harry Redknapp's house on Sandbanks to entice more than a handful of fans from the continent. Anyone looking for an actual snip, and an I-was-there boast that should trump most others this summer, might consider the exotic Oldham Athletic v Dinamo Bucharest at Leigh Sports Village on Friday. Tickets £12 to £15, roll up on the night. The same venue (the eastern end of Wigan, below Bolton) offers Hearts v Dinamo on 9 July, and the week after that you can see Manchester United's U19s take on Club Brugge. You won't see David Moyes, of course, he will be in the south-east Asia with the first team, but that's the basic deal with a summer friendly. You can't expect the earth for £12 to £15.


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I didn't go in the end but Madrid won 6-0 with Ronaldo scoring twice and apparently he was cheered throughout the game by both sets of fans!


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Bournemouth have broken their transfer record to sign Tyrone Mings from Ipswich Town in a deal believed to be worth £8m. Mings has agreed personal terms with the Premier League club after Bournemouth beat off competition from Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United and the left-back will sign a four-year contract at the Goldsands Stadium, subject to him passing a medical.

It is understood that Ryan Fraser, the former Aberdeen winger, is moving to Portman Road on loan as part of the deal. While there has been no shortage of interest in Mings, who cost Ipswich only £10,000 when they signed him from non-league Chippenham Town in December 2012, Bournemouth’s willingness to meet the Championship club’s valuation of the player propelled them to the front of queue.

Mings was given permission to talk to Bournemouth and travelled to the south coast on Wednesday night to hold talks with Eddie Howe on Thursday morning. He was hugely impressed with Howe and believes that the Bournemouth manager will help to develop his talent as part of the next step in a career that has gone from strength to strength ever since he gave up work as a mortgage adviser two and a half years ago.

Rejected by Southampton at the age of 16, Mings was turning out for Chippenham Town and driving a Citroën Saxo that cost him £100 when Ipswich offered him a trial in December 2012. Mick McCarthy, the Ipswich manager, liked what he saw and the five-figure sum the Championship club paid Chippenham for Mings must rank as one of their best investments.

Mings, who is 6ft 5in, blessed with a good left foot and is a fine athlete, blossomed under McCarthy’s watch and attracted attention from leading Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, where his father, Adie, works as a scout. Crystal Palace had a £3m bid for Mings rejected last September and the player’s value continued to climb during a season in which Ipswich reached the play-off semi-finals before losing to Norwich.

Howe has watched Mings’s progress closely and the Bournemouth board backed his judgment to make a move for a player who was coveted by a number of their top-flight rivals only for them to be discouraged by the price put on his head.

As well as catching the eye with his performances on the pitch at Portman Road, Mings has picked up a reputation for being something of a good Samaritan in the world of football, with various gestures of goodwill, including one act of kindness that made him national news before he had made his debut for Ipswich.

In March 2013 Mings exchanged tweets with an Ipswich supporter who could not afford to go their home match against Bolton because he was “skint”. Mings replied on Twitter and said that he would leave his complimentary tickets at Portman Road for the fan to collect. The exchange between the two went viral.

In an interview with the Guardian in December, Mings talked about how much enjoyment he got from spending Christmas Day in 2013 feeding the homeless in Ipswich. The following summer he paid for some replacement replica shirts for supporters who were frustrated when his squad number changed from No15 to No3 and in April this year it emerged that he had cleared his mother’s debts.


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Bournemouth have signed St Etienne striker Max Gradel, subject to international clearance and Premier League approval, on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Former Leicester and Leeds player Gradel had a spell on loan with the Cherries in the 2007/08 season – where current manager Eddie Howe was part of Kevin Bond’s coaching staff - and he now returns to the south coast on a permanent deal.

The 27-year-old began his career at Leicester before making the move to Elland Road in 2010 after impressing during a temporary spell in Yorkshire.

The Ivory Coast international subsequently made the move to St Etienne for £3m a year later and his 17 goals in 37 appearances helped them finish fifth in Ligue 1 to earn them a Europa League place.

Gradel will not be at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard for the European campaign, though, and will instead try to help Bournemouth secure their Premier League status for an extended period.


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Bournemouth have signed Middlesbrough forward Lee Tomlin for £3m on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old joined Boro for £1.5m in January 2014 after four years at Peterborough.

He scored 10 goals in 50 appearances last season as Boro lost to Norwich in the Championship play-off final.

"Lee is a player who we are excited about and will get fans off their seats," said Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake.

Premier League newcomers Bournemouth signed former Leeds United winger Max Gradel from St Etienne on Tuesday.

Blake added: "We are very pleased with the business we have done this week, and on the whole this summer, and feel it is a marker of our ambitions this season."


Tomlin is a cracking little player but it's a big step up for him reminds me a bit of Shaun Maloney in that he'll provide 2 or 3 MOTD highlight moments in a season but there will be games where you wouldn't even notice he's playing.


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