It's an oft-heard grumble across the land and for the most part it's true - attending football matches is far too expensive these days.
Gone are the days of taking the whole family to a game without having to re-mortgage your house, while if you fancy a pie and a program then selling an organ on the black market would be the best place to start.
But what would you say if ticket prices for Premier League fixtures had actually fallen slightly since last season?
Well it turns out that is actually the case according to BBC Sport's Price of Football report - which delves into the world of what it actually costs to be a football fan.
If you are a regular attendee of football in the UK it is a must-read, but luckily for you GMS has scoured the report to bring all you all the headline-grabbing stats.
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