"Could another drastic drop in the number of away fans damage the price of the next lucrative TV rights deal?"
Miles is more concerned by the clubs' approach. "The clubs are less keen to see that big picture," he said. "Some of the clubs only see the away fans as people who come once a year, don't spend in the club shop and cost more to police." As TV money has become far greater than ticket sales in the Premier League, so fans actually being in the ground has slipped down the agenda.
Yes, away fans matter and their voice needs to be heard.
Article originally appeared on Footymatters.com