By Dr Dan Plumley

14th Jun, 2022 | 9:42am

Finance guru: Tottenham have just swerved major controversy amid financial 'crisis'

Tottenham would have caused uproar had they voted to end the cap on away tickets amid a cost of living crisis.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the £30 limit on prices for travelling fans.

BBC Sport reported last Thursday (9 June) that all 20 Premier League clubs have voted in favour of maintaining the cap.

Spurs, who moved into their world-beating new stadium only three years ago, have among the most expensive tickets in the league at both the high and low ends of the price spectrum.

But Plumley argues that they were never likely to vote against the cap and maximise profits from away fans because of the inevitable PR backlash.

“Given how small an impact away fans have on revenue, no club wants to be the ones who are seen to be going against this,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“We’ve come out of a pandemic and now there is a cost of living crisis. Ultimately, Premier League clubs could still make a profit if they were playing in empty stadiums.

“When you roll that together with the amount of effort and money it takes for away fans to travel around the country, they are better off just keeping things above board and agreeing with it.

“The fallout if they hadn’t agreed with it would be far, far worse.”

Spurs are expected to push towards £120million in matchday income when they announce their financial results for 2021-22.

That will see them draw level with Man United as the league’s biggest matchday generator.

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