Without wishing to have a dig at you personally, is this not precisely the attitude that lets them get away with it?
I see where you are coming from but, no, not really. Surely any ST has thoughts in mind for money for the following season, whether it be the full amount or sharing.
I paid my ST last year on the back of savings I already had. Saving money now and not struggle for any cup finals, away games and Euro's. Do it now and throughout the summer as I always have done and be better off for it come xmas when I can do what I like while mates struggle with kids and whatever else they have on going.
It's something I do regardless, away from football. I'm after some Euro aways again, so that's what I'm now saving for.
I already have my money for next season ST.
I will just add this though, I stopped going regularly from 2004 until the last few years for financial reasons. Mortgage, getting first house that sort of thing. I see myself as better off and mature about my spending, if I wasn't there is no way I could combine everything. Anyone wants support in bringing down prices, getting the young lads back into games and making it all the more affordable then count me in. I got priced out once before, might do again one day soon, you just never know.