Gary Neville writing for The Daily Mail:
Just as clubs and the national team need young emerging players as their lifeblood so, too, they need a young generation of fans to maintain the buzz of match-day atmosphere. But we’re in a country now where young people struggle to get on the housing ladder or afford university fees. How are they going to buy expensive Premier League season-tickets?
It’s a good point and one to consider for the clubs. As the tickets go up in price less young people can afford a to go to a game, let alone a season ticket. And if you are not a regular match-goer when you are young, what is to say that you’ll buy a season ticket when you are in your thirties or forties.
It’s a moot point as long as the Premier League keeps getting more popular but if there is a dip in popularity the lack of young fans could hit the clubs hard.