Austerity bites again. Instead of offering a 20% discount up front in return for owning season tickets for five years - as promised by the Icelandic bankers - the club are phasing the discount over four years, at 5% per year. It's 20% David, but not as they expected it!
But anybody complaining should wake up and smell Karren Brady's caviar! These are difficult times and we all have to pull our belts tighter. Teachers, firefighters, policemen, nurses, doctors, you name it - government ministers apart - everybody is feeling the pinch. Public servants have to wait an extra eight years to collect their pensions, so West Ham season ticket holders have no right to gripe over this minor inconvenience.
I mean what's the problem? It's 20% at the end of the day, just delayed or deferred. Mind you, if you're 93 it might prove a bit of a pisser!