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Southampton applauded by Aston Villa fans for Capital One Cup ticket prices

An Aston Villa blog is leading calls to applaud Southampton for their ticket pricing for the upcoming fourth round Capital One Cup clash between Saints and Villa.

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My Old Man Said, or MOMS, a leading Aston Villa blog alongside our very own 7500 to Holte, has commended Southampton for their sensible ticket pricing. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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This comes as there are expected protests across the Premier League games this weekend against ticket pricing, supporting the Football Supporters Federation (FSF)'s "Twenty's plenty" campaign, which calls for Premier League clubs, recently buoyed by a giant TV deal with Sky Sports and BT Sport, to reduce their away ticket prices to just £20.

Saints visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and the tickets are in the region of £50 which, in my opinion, is ludicrous given the associated costs involved with following your team away.

In our upcoming fourth round tie in the Capital One Cup, Southampton are charging Villa fans just £12 for an adult ticket, with discounts for those between the ages of 17 and 21, as well as those over 65 and under 17.

The blog articles mentions the fact Liverpool charged 17-year-old Villa fans the full price of £45 to watch their team take on the Reds at Liverpool.

Swansea City are one of the few clubs to have made a commitment to reducing the prices of their away tickets, charging all away fans of fellow Premier League clubs just £22.