Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

What's the Real Deal?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

What's the Real Deal?

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Woodgate to sign/season ticket price freeze

VIC SAID: "ON A good day to bury bad news, Boro signed local hero Jonathan Woodgate in the full glare of publicity but also made a muted announcement that there would be no cut in season ticket prices. While the first was welcome the second was not and gives an excuse for waverers to leave. It is a missed opportunity."


"Is he mad? Chucking away a career of winning trophies and playing for England to waste his career at a mid-table club like Middlesbrough!"

Comment posted by Dave

"Great news about Woodgate but extremely disappointing on the prices. A free home shirt or cup tickets before quarter finals would have been nice. Unless we have a big and I mean BIG exciting, attacking signing in the summer the crowd is going to be terrible."

Comment posted by JK.

"Disappointing on prices. Given that other middling clubs have reduced prices I thought we could do the same, however I will be renewing because I believe in Steve Gibson and HE deserves our support in every way, even if the team sometimes do not."

Comment posted by Mickmac

"Boro fans need to decide if we want to be a top half team with high season ticket prices or bottom half and cheap season ticket prices. How do you think the club can afford to offer players like Woodgate massive contracts?"

Comment posted by Dave

"I think that the club has totally misjudged the mood of many fans and will suffer from poor season ticket sales as a result of their complacency."

Comment posted by Never happy

"Great news about Woody. He could be the catalyst that starts the Boro 07-08 season off well... I hope. And it could help get Viduka on the payroll for another year too."

Comment posted by Olly

"Great news about Woodgate, but still need a new midfield player. Season ticket prices are good value at the Boro, but the fans are whingers and always looking for an excuse not to go. The Bandwagoners are jumping off the wagon."

Comment posted by Fea.

"Great news on Woody. Even though it doesn't improve the team from where we are, it means we are not going backwards like we have in the past when key players like Zenden and Zeige left. …

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