Two wrongs don’t make a right, treat others how you’d like to be treated yourself, and I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.

Three sayings you may well have become accustomed to during your childhood (or maybe that’s just me?) but also what sprung to mind when reflecting on Rovers’ Category A plus pricing structure.

For matches with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds, the newly introduced Category A plus pricing structure would see fans of the respective clubs charged £40 for attending the corresponding fixture at Ewood Park.

It is one thing seeing them on a pricing structure , another when they are released for a game, as they were this week for the November visit of Sheffield Wednesday, branded ‘extremely poor pricing’ by The Football Supporters' Association on social media.

I understand Wednesday are among the biggest offenders in recent years of charging over the odds for away fans and putting them in the upper tier of the Leppings Lane stand. In the Boxing Day trip to Leeds, Rovers supporters were housed in a far-flung corner of Elland Road. But they aren't alone. 

Indeed, chief executive Steve Waggott says it an issue regularly raised to him by Rovers supporters.

I also get Rovers are running a multi-million pound business so need to generate revenue, have bills to pay, and operate in a world where FFP is a cloud hanging over every Championship club.

Waggott pointed out in an interview with the Lancashire Telegraph on the eve of the season that income generated from tickets could be up to 25 per cent of the club’s annual turnover.

It is also worth remembering, 14 of the 23 home matches are Category B matches, with the cheapest adult ticket costing £22.

Rovers’ attempts at reciprocal deals with the two clubs in question failed to materialise, and hence we find ourselves with this situation.

Some fans defended the club’s stance, having had to dig deep themselves for similar away trips. Even some Sheffield Wednesday fans have held their hands up and admitted ‘it serves us right’.

But all this is doing is preying on the loyalty of supporters and their wallets.

Some supporters can’t pick and choose their games. Their team could be playing on the moon on a Thursday morning and they would feel compelled to go and watch.

Away fans aren’t second class citizens. They matter no less than home fans, often contributing more to the matchday atmosphere and experience.  Clubs must stop charging them over the odds prices, and television executives, stop changing kick-off times at the drop of the hat to suit your schedule.

Now I must add this. I’m in a fortunate and privileged position. My travel expenses to games are covered, my seat is often in the main stand smack bang in the middle of the pitch, there are even refreshments thrown in. So if you’re thinking ‘who’s he to talk?’ on ticket prices, you’re probably right.

But more than a reporter who waffles on about Blackburn Rovers, I am a football fan first, one who now probably appreciates now how lucky I was to be taken to as many matches as I was growing up.

I appreciate writing about ticket prices and attendances is far easier than sitting in a marketing department having to come up with promotional ideas to tempt fans back through the gates. Or in a media team having to promote them.

I’m also not the one signing off on police bills and stewarding costs, or trying to balance the books.

While some may scoff at the idea of seeing a packed away end, for me there is nothing better.

The 2-1 win over Leeds at Ewood last October brought back memories of yesteryear. Rovers impressed again in a 4-2 win over Wednesday last December, and went within 90 seconds of beating Aston Villa, all games where the Darwen End was packed to the rafters.

Yes they were beaten by near neighbours Preston North End in March, but gloating away end is part of the game.

By the same token, how great it was to swathes of Rovers fans at Rochdale and Bury in the League One promotion campaign, contrasted to the huge numbers taken to Oldham in October and Preston in November 2018 where they turned in two of their most disappointing performances of the relevant seasons. You take the rough with the smooth when following Rovers.

Season ticket figures showed 700 fans who previously had season tickets have since returned, another 500 were ‘new’ to signing up for the whole campaign, impressive numbers, but sadly 1,100 slipped away.  

It seems keeping hold of supporters is just as important as attracting new ones.

And that same mantra goes for away supporters as well; don’t take them for granted. They can disappear much quicker than any marketing campaign could bring them back.

The packed away end anticipated/hoped/budgeted for in these Category A plus games may not follow if the pricing point is too high.

Rovers will offset the advertised prices for the Wednesday game (that could be as high as £48 in the Jack Walker Upper if bought post 12pm on matchday) by introducing a three-game ticket from £45.

That could well prove popular.

But they must expect the same level of scrutiny on their pricing structure as they hold other clubs to.