It should probably be acknowledged that £12 is still an astonishing amount to charge for an SPL game given that many are close to becoming U21 fixtures. However, when you consider that four or five years ago it was costing £18 for away fans at Tynecastle, it is clear that things are moving in the right direction.
Whatever your opinion of Alistair Barron, he was aware that fans were being priced out of the game. His idea of giving season ticket holders discounts at away games was rejected by many clubs at first – including Hearts – and initially only ourselves and
Earlier in the season,
A trip to Tynecastle two days after Christmas would not normally attract the biggest Motherwell travelling support in the world, particularly when the game is televised.
Let’s hope that there is a good turn out, if only to encourage Hearts to keep the discount going for next season!