Searching for something to muse over today, I stumbled across an interesting article on the BBC.
The article, Click Here, covers the fact that clubs tend to announce the attendance, at matches, as the number of tickets sold for the encounter as opposed to those actually inside the ground.
The former figure can be dramatically higher, the article states in the case of our beloved West Ham United, as many as 12,500 fewer fans were, on average, inside the ground as opposed to the number of tickets sold.
Which, in turn, reminded me of a couple of years back when I had a season ticket
For match-after-match, I couldn’t work out why the seat next to me was empty at every home game.
But then, come Boxing Day, I suddenly discovered that it was occupied by an elderly gentleman.
I politely enquired as to whether he’d purchased a ticket for that seat just for that game.
His reply certainly brought a smile to my face.
It turned out that his wife had bought him the season ticket, back in August, as a Christmas present!