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Title: Season tickets
Post by: tans on Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:37:24
Prices out now. Will probably renew, have changed my job and its shift working, still works out better for me

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/february/weareswindon---201819-season-tickets-now-on-sale/


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Nemo on Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:49:03
Ten day early bird window starting immediately feels... harsh. Is there some immediate need for cash we need to be worried about?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: tans on Monday, February 19, 2018, 10:51:46
I think it was the same last year? Or did they extend it?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 11:06:44
The early bird pricing is good, for me. £430 for 3 of us.

yeah the window is short.

have I missed the phase 2 pricing though?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Power to people on Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:53:08
That is a very short window, it is usually a month I think, the only thing I can can find is if you renew by Feb 28 then you get 50 more points, sort of suggests renewal prices will stay the way, needs clarification though for those that have not got the money straight away and may want a little longer than 10 days to find it.

Its almost been released very quietly rather with the big fanfare as usual, thought they may do a renew now and if we go up we will refund for e.g. £25 to try and entice a stay aways back. 



Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Outletred on Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:54:17
10 day window is very short- are we short of cash to pay wages this month?

Will spread the news on the offer around us out of towners


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:07:33
That is a very short window, it is usually a month I think, the only thing I can can find is if you renew by Feb 28 then you get 50 more points, sort of suggests renewal prices will stay the way,

Definitely needs clarification, but

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/february/weareswindon---201819-season-tickets-now-on-sale/
"Early Bird Savings of at least £25 off 2017/18 prices in the ten-day window ONLY"

implies tickets will go up in 10 days time. To what though, we don't know. Not like they haven't extended these deadlines in the past either, no guarantees I suppose.

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-Note also that the admin fee on the 10 month finance may work out more expensive than last season if you are northbound of £400 (or less if not).  Don't see a 9 month option this year.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:17:47
Same price really, just renewed mine and was charge a £25 admin cost for doing the 10 month option. Don't think we were charge a admin fee last year. So £375 for a instalment plan (side stands) robbing bastards. :)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:22:38
checked last year's pdf, admin fee was £28 on 9 month agreement (per agreement)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: tans on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:30:07
Same price really, just renewed mine and was charge a £25 admin cost for doing the 10 month option. Don't think we were charge a admin fee last year. So £375 for a instalment plan (side stands) robbing bastards. :)

Thats what it was last year


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:38:23
Definitely needs clarification, but

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2018/february/weareswindon---201819-season-tickets-now-on-sale/
"Early Bird Savings of at least £25 off 2017/18 prices in the ten-day window ONLY"

implies tickets will go up in 10 days time. To what though, we don't know. Not like they haven't extended these deadlines in the past either, no guarantees I suppose.

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-Note also that the admin fee on the 10 month finance may work out more expensive than last season if you are northbound of £400 (or less if not).  Don't see a 9 month option this year.

Given the price for an adult season ticket last year were £25 more than this early bird offer and the fact it refers to £25 off in this window, I reckon it indicates a price freeze.


Title: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 13:41:10
yes I suppose it does on an adult ticket.

but I'm after a family pack adult + u18 which is £60 cheaper than last in the window... but after??!

maybe that's it, it just reverts to this year's prices for all tickets. But it's not clear.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 17:40:00
I take that back (the point about credit being similar cost to last year). My payments were £46 x 10, and ST + U18 was £460.

There must have been a free credit "window" then on the 10 months agreement.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: AldbourneRed on Monday, February 19, 2018, 19:26:33
There's much more info in the PDF linked to from the official site regarding later phase prices than there is on the site itself.
E.g. Phase 2 adult renewals at £370/£330 and Phase 3 at £380/£340.
Phase 2 being March and Phase 3 1st April onwards.

 https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/siteassets/club-content/season-ticket-prices-2018-19-web-41.pdf (https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/siteassets/club-content/season-ticket-prices-2018-19-web-41.pdf)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 19:34:03
Thanks! I swear that wasn't there earlier.

Maybe I followed a different link


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, February 19, 2018, 21:35:56
I've done the 10 month interest free option for the last few years.  Can't remember there being an admin fee before?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, February 19, 2018, 21:53:38
there wasn't


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: pauld on Monday, February 19, 2018, 23:17:50
There was at first. And then there wasn't for a couple of years. And now there is again. Work out if it's cheaper than paying off your credit card and pick your options accordingly.

Am I being irrational in finding the very shortened early bird window and lack of clarity over how much it will go up if I miss it, both annoying on a personal level and slightly worrying on a "smacks of a business with a cashflow crisis" level?


Title: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 07:14:14
Paul, the link AldbourneRed posted now has all the phase price increase details.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 08:29:48
Ah cheers, and I see from that the "admin fee" is actually 6.8% rather than a fixed 25 quid. So looking a lot like not very interest free after all, just grabbing it via a different route


Title: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 09:19:14
Indeed, if you are buying an adult ticket on finance, you save just over £1 over last year's interest free/no fee offer.

if you are a family buying 2 adult 2 u18 on finance you are 40 worse off over the interest free/no fee offer.

obviously the second window last year had an admin fee of £28, so things aren't as bad if you compete it to that.

it's swings and roundabouts. thankfully I have the cash this year so I'll save 60


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: normy on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:05:23
Good value for this old codger. bought it today £270 renewal in the DRS.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Power to people on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:54:54
Ah cheers, and I see from that the "admin fee" is actually 6.8% rather than a fixed 25 quid. So looking a lot like not very interest free after all, just grabbing it via a different route

It is a very tight window, which as you suggest may be cash needed quickly knowing they are likely to get a fir bit of money, why else only give 10 days to renew, again lack of communication and clairty to deafening.
The club seems to have a chief exec that nobody hears from and an owner that only speaks to the radio.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 13:19:24
It is a very tight window, which as you suggest may be cash needed quickly knowing they are likely to get a fir bit of money, why else only give 10 days to renew, again lack of communication and clairty to deafening.
The club seems to have a chief exec that nobody hears from and an owner that only speaks to the radio.

What do you want clarifying? What lacks clarity? The season ticket offer is pretty damn clear, including phase 2 pricing no?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 13:27:02
I don't think the P2 stuff was on the original pdf, but they rectified it pretty quickly.

can't think of anything else. window is stupidly short given lack of interest free/no fee option, I'll agree there.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 13:32:35
knowing they are likely to get a fir bit of money
Is that from the magic money tree?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 13:36:15
I don't think the P2 stuff was on the original pdf, but they rectified it pretty quickly.

can't think of anything else. window is stupidly short given lack of interest free/no fee option, I'll agree there.

Not disagreeing with the feelings re short window. Was more wondering where an accusation of lack of clarity is coming from.

Also, re the short window, it is a bit annoying, but the credit option sort of covers that off in my book, if I was to get one.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: pauld on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 14:15:57
Also, re the short window, it is a bit annoying, but the credit option sort of covers that off in my book, if I was to get one.
I think the %age admin fee negates that a little tbh.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 14:29:28
I think the %age admin fee negates that a little tbh.

It does for some, that's for sure. That said, its only a consideration if you can pay cash later I suppose. If you can't you'd do it now. Obviously.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 15:57:33
Peterborough have just started selling theirs for next season.

The headline in the local paper was effectively “Season ticket sales up 400%” which I thought was a bit odd, unless they had slashed prices.

Reading the story and it was stating they had sold about 150 on the first day compared to less than 40 last year.

It made me think what the adver headline would be, probably something like “Town season ticket sales less than 200”


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 16:17:10
I will not be suprised one bit if the phase one window gets extended. They’ve shown a bit of leeway in the past when they’ve cocked up season tickets (£20 club vouchers this year for example)

I willl also be unsurprised if an extension of the phase one deadline is met with negativity by aspects of our fanbase


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 16:29:48
I willl also be unsurprised if an extension of the phase one deadline is met with negativity by aspects of our fanbase

This is a given. Aspects of our fan base react to wins with mass negativity regularly.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: bevanoli on Friday, February 23, 2018, 11:49:56
Ive just had my letter come through to confirm the ST, Was there a admin fee last time? If not - ive been charged an admin fee


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:21:14
Ive just had my letter come through to confirm the ST, Was there a admin fee last time? If not - ive been charged an admin fee

Last season there was an interest free/admin fee free period. This then went to a flat £28 once that expired.

This time its a 6.8% admin fee.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, June 29, 2018, 09:52:51
Does anyone know if we are keeping the cards from last season or whether we need to get new ones?

Also, anyone know if you have to get a new card if you change category (i.e. from U21 to Adult)


PS I've emailed the club, but thought I might get an answer quicker on here


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Power to people on Friday, June 29, 2018, 11:46:15
They usually change cards due to sponsorship on the back of them I beleive


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, June 29, 2018, 13:57:25
They usually change cards due to sponsorship on the back of them I beleive

As it happens the club beat the TEF in responding.

And Yes, they are issuing new cards. They are being printed at the moment, so will hopefully be available for collection fairly soon


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 16:42:00
Lincoln have sold all their available STs. Impressive.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 16:52:01
There's a real togetherness there but the football is fucking brutal. John beck Cambridge light


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, June 30, 2018, 16:55:03
Perhaps we can sell them some of ours. I hear there may be a few left.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, July 9, 2018, 16:39:52
See season tickets are ready for collection. On the official site it says "There are many benefits to purchasing a 2018/19 Season Ticket, including 50% off Domino's, 50% off full price Adult cinema tickets at Empire Cinema Greenbridge"

This is a new one or has this been in operation before? Anymore info on these two offers anywhere?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 9, 2018, 16:48:30
apparently it's been going a while, bugger knows what the codes are


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, July 9, 2018, 19:53:24
Had mine posted, they have arrived already.

Club get a lot of grief, but they were really helpful with the queries I had.




PS  There's no truth in the rumour they were so desperate to sell them that they delivered them up here by hand :)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, July 9, 2018, 20:01:34
In Swindon today so called in to collect our tickets.  One name spelt wrong, apparently our fault as they would only input what the info was.  Asked them to check it out, came back and said yes there is an error but we will change it on our system but you cannot have a new card!


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: leftside on Monday, July 9, 2018, 20:18:29
In Swindon today so called in to collect our tickets.  One name spelt wrong, apparently our fault as they would only input what the info was.  Asked them to check it out, came back and said yes there is an error but we will change it on our system but you cannot have a new card!
The horror! The horror!


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: johnritsons toupe on Monday, July 9, 2018, 22:40:59
In Swindon today so called in to collect our tickets.  One name spelt wrong, apparently our fault as they would only input what the info was.  Asked them to check it out, came back and said yes there is an error but we will change it on our system but you cannot have a new card!

I'm looking forward to listening to Power when he tries to spin the massive drop in ST numbers for next season. He's due on the radio about now for his annual pre-season rimming by Hodgetts, so make sure you all tune in.

We have a threadbare squad, no marquee signings and fuck-all to look forward to next season apart from more spin, promises, bullshit and bollocks.

Good luck to you poor saps who can't break the habit, but for the first time around 20 seasons I wont be there. Just not feeling it anymore (words that I never thought I say, let alone act upon) and I refuse to further line the pockets of a paranoid, uneducated, cockney idiot.

McCormick's arrival put the tin hat on it for me. I appreciate everyone has a view on it, but whichever way you cut it, the cunt killed 2 kids whilst being shit-faced behind the wheel of a car. He chose to drive while pissed and ended up killing someones kids as a direct cause of his actions.

I don't give a fuck about his remorse, his excuses or whatever he may have done since. Why the fuck would our club court that kind of needless, destructive controversy here?

Simple answer; It's not our club, and it won't be again unless the trust or a wealthy(ish) consortium - or a combination of the two - kick the fuckwitt out and re-engage with fans.

When that happens, or at least when he's gone for good, I'll be back.

Good luck next season.




 


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 06:18:22
Ok bye bye


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 06:19:54
In Swindon today so called in to collect our tickets.  One name spelt wrong, apparently our fault as they would only input what the info was.  Asked them to check it out, came back and said yes there is an error but we will change it on our system but you cannot have a new card!

#FirstWorldProblems


Title: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 06:30:23
not going to be popular, stripping out the LM stuff (separate thread), there are some valid concerns in there.

still think they must be working on better mind.

too late to effect  season ticket sales. it'll be interesting to see what attendances settle down as next September . they help  held up well last year


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:07:01
Don't we have a similar fucking response like JRT's. Every season?

It surprises me how some so called "grown adults" seem to have the emotional stability of a 13 year old girl.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:31:06
TBH, I’m not ‘feeling it’ either and haven’t since after the play offs. My attendance has dropped season on season, BUT for some illogical reason I always think things will pick up, we’ll stumble upon a couple of corkers.

I’m a bit concerned that we seem to be heading down the dreaded talented youngsters on loan road again, but the experienced shit Flitcroft signed last pre season was nothing to write home about.

I’m pinning my hopes on those coming in will be better than those heading out - not hard in most cases - and that Brown can’t be as big a prick as Flitcroft. Surely this young black fella can score more than the 5 goals from open play that Norris managed and McGlashan just can’t be worse than McDermott.

If he can also extract a tune from Anderson and Woolery we’ll be fine. Vigs back in goal has got to be a huge bonus, too.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:32:50
It is much like the "we want our club back" dross that the facebook groups come out with


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:59:08
It is much like the "we want our club back" dross that the facebook groups come out with

Indeed.

I'm all for a "TRUST owned" style club, via fan ownership+consortium if done right. A lot of clubs aren't though and are just owned by one or a small team of say up to five wealthy people. This is what people then need to accept;

Yes it's "your club" in your heart and mind and you pay "your money" to go and watch them. However, we're simply paying for a service, a pastime of entertainment. We can go to the theatre or the cinema and even be annual members. We can go sometimes and say "that was great" or "that was a shit play". We can go to a weekly comedy club or gig scene and have the same feeling "she was great", "he was shit", "they were awesome". The principle in heart and mind is the same, as a member of a local theatre I often think "they put on some great acts and I feel like I'm part of it".

We may well go to football matches, comedy clubs, theatres, etc and we would support any action for them to remain but we do not own it. When people harp on about "this is my club, I want it back", sorry it isn't happening because you have never and likely will never "own" it. Unless you come into a substantial amount of money. Even then, the current owner would not necessarily be inclined to sell. In any case, even if one of us did "own" it, there would still be thousands of global Town fans that didn't.

Until some realise this, they'll continue to be angry for a long long time.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 13:59:55
The way I see it is this:

We've already offered reasonable players a contract, they've declined (Preston, etc)
We've offloaded Mullins and Norris.
We've brought in options that I'm guessing aren't the same cost as the above.

I know we need to reduce the bill, but I reckon there is a bit in the kitty yet.

I do, however, remain a bit disappointment we don't have them in already.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 14:35:22
The way I see it is this:

We've already offered reasonable players a contract, they've declined (Preston, etc)
We've offloaded Mullins and Norris.
We've brought in options that I'm guessing aren't the same cost as the above.

I know we need to reduce the bill, but I reckon there is a bit in the kitty yet.

I do, however, remain a bit disappointment we don't have them in already.

By my calcs season starts 3 weeks Saturday.... we're not exactly in disarray, but do look significantly weaker than last season. Still a bit of time to sort something out.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 14:48:21
I am just concerned about us not signing a marquee, if we get some wet weather we are going to be fucked.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 14:54:31
I am just concerned about us not signing a marquee, if we get some wet weather we are going to be fucked.

We're more gazebo.... Detectorists style..


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:32:56
By my calcs season starts 3 weeks Saturday.... we're not exactly in disarray, but do look significantly weaker than last season. Still a bit of time to sort something out.
Weaker where? In numbers, maybe. But I find it difficult to see how we could possible be weaker taking into account the dross that has been got rid of. Apart from Preston, who would you like to have kept?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 15:47:08
I can't see how you can't conclude we are weaker.

we've not replaced those who have left , some were starters.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:11:49
I can't see how you can't conclude we are weaker.

we've not replaced those who have left , some were starters.

Throw in the walking wounded and suspended and as things stand we're significantly weaker...... assuming Matty Taylor is playing LB, then we've got Chris Robertson and Joe Romanski in middle of defence with Knoyle at RB.  A kid in midfield with a handful of games alondgside a fella who's played 1 league game for Carlisle.... up front another kid on loan alongside Keshi and Twine.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:12:23
With respect Reg there is no way we are weaker than last season at the same stage certainly, yes we have less players but of better quality, thats smply not true.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:19:20
Vigs; Knoyle, Lancashire, (Robertson or new signing), Taylor; Dunne, Alzate, Smith; McGlashan, Richards, Anderson

Thats in no way weaker than RCC; Purkiss, Robertson, Mayo, Iandolo; Mullin, Dunne, Taylor, Norris, McDermott, Gordon


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:37:49
Vigs; Knoyle, Lancashire, (Robertson or new signing), Taylor; Dunne, Alzate, Smith; McGlashan, Richards, Anderson

Thats in no way weaker than RCC; Purkiss, Robertson, Mayo, Iandolo; Mullin, Dunne, Taylor, Norris, McDermott, Gordon

As far as we know Lancashire is still not fit... Richards has a problem, and Dunne misses the first 3 games.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:40:39
As far as we know Lancashire is still not fit... Richards has a problem, and Dunne misses the first 3 games.
Even with that I don't see it as being THAT weak, we still have 3 weeks left to sign extra players, probably 3 more long term loans still as well as possible permanent signings, whereas that team from last season was the team we had mid season not the team we had 2 weeks before season kick off.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 16:42:54
And Conroy hasn't featured yet. I'm told he has recovered, but to what degree - and naturally he's bound to be rusty.

Alzate, Smith; and in some respects McGlashan are a bit of an unknown.
--
Have to say my view of "weaker" is based on the squad since January.

Anywho, the proof will be in the pudding.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 17:27:31
And Conroy hasn't featured yet. I'm told he has recovered, but to what degree - and naturally he's bound to be rusty.

Alzate, Smith; and in some respects McGlashan are a bit of an unknown.
--
Have to say my view of "weaker" is based on the squad since January.

Anywho, the proof will be in the pudding.

JM does have some lower league experience...PB knows him; he's started 22 games in the last 2 season but comes off the bench a lot, he'll probably be OK.  Alzate is a kid, so unfair to expect too much from him and Smith has played 1 league game 2 years ago, so very much a punt.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 18:19:04
not going to be popular, stripping out the LM stuff (separate thread), there are some valid concerns in there.

still think they must be working on better mind.

too late to effect  season ticket sales. it'll be interesting to see what attendances settle down as next September . they help  held up well last year
I don't think there are, especially concerning the squad. Does anyone really believe that there won't be more signings before the start of the season?

I'm no fan of Power but he's still not the Great Satan until proved otherwise.

And just because someone has lost interest, it doesn't make the rest of us saps.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 18:24:35
Throw in the walking wounded and suspended and as things stand we're significantly weaker...... assuming Matty Taylor is playing LB, then we've got Chris Robertson and Joe Romanski in middle of defence with Knoyle at RB.  A kid in midfield with a handful of games alondgside a fella who's played 1 league game for Carlisle.... up front another kid on loan alongside Keshi and Twine.
There may be a point regarding the injured (especially Lancashire) and inexperienced but you can't use a three match suspension to support a claim that we've got a significantly weaker squad than this stage last season. 


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 18:54:51
There may be a point regarding the injured (especially Lancashire) and inexperienced but you can't use a three match suspension to support a claim that we've got a significantly weaker squad than this stage last season. 

We could do with hitting the ground running.... suspensions are unfortunate, but last season we were top after 3 games, although not hugely indicative, in our condition we don't need the mood to turn hostile, so a decent start would help....


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 19:25:23
@leftside - I'd be amazed if we get no more perms in, let alone loans.

was interesting to discuss things as we stand today though


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: johnritsons toupe on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 22:29:58
Indeed.

I'm all for a "TRUST owned" style club, via fan ownership+consortium if done right. A lot of clubs aren't though and are just owned by one or a small team of say up to five wealthy people. This is what people then need to accept;

Yes it's "your club" in your heart and mind and you pay "your money" to go and watch them. However, we're simply paying for a service, a pastime of entertainment. We can go to the theatre or the cinema and even be annual members. We can go sometimes and say "that was great" or "that was a shit play". We can go to a weekly comedy club or gig scene and have the same feeling "she was great", "he was shit", "they were awesome". The principle in heart and mind is the same, as a member of a local theatre I often think "they put on some great acts and I feel like I'm part of it".

We may well go to football matches, comedy clubs, theatres, etc and we would support any action for them to remain but we do not own it. When people harp on about "this is my club, I want it back", sorry it isn't happening because you have never and likely will never "own" it. Unless you come into a substantial amount of money. Even then, the current owner would not necessarily be inclined to sell. In any case, even if one of us did "own" it, there would still be thousands of global Town fans that didn't.

Until some realise this, they'll continue to be angry for a long long time.

You've typed out a counter-argument quite well there Bamboo, but I'm not taking lectures from you on the psychological theory of why or how humans support sporting (or other) entities.

My beef isn't with Power on a personal level as I don't know him personally, rather, it's the way he runs the club and his generally arrogant, cocky 'fuck em' attitude.

He's steadily disenfranchised fans pretty much from day one, but has always stuck to the maxim that the club needs to stand alone financially.

The irony of that little paradox seems lost on him and some others, so I'll spell it out; If you piss off enough fans / customers / subscribers / season ticket holders / whatever, you eventually lose their general goodwill, their patronage and their support, and of course their money, which impacts the bottom line of the business.

How arrogant or fucking stupid have you got to be not to do anything detrimental that then impacts upon the profitability of the business that you actually own?

My comment about the Trust buying the ground isn't because I necessarily support trust ownership of the business (though I suspect that they'd do a far more transparent and open job than Power and his henchman currently do) but more to hasten his exit when the anticipated cash-cow of a CG sale inevitably vanishes into the relative safety of trust ownership.

I'm fucking boring myself now.

Look, lets not fall out over this. I'm Town' and always have been, as you are yourself.

I think Power is a cunt, a useless businessman and is completely wrong for the club. That said, unless he fucks off and someone with serious money comes in, or one of us wins the lottery, he's unlikely to be ousted anytime soon.

In the face of that reality, I'm not going to do it any more, but I completely respect that others don't agree with me or are not at the same stage of disgruntlement that I've reached.

I won't stop giving my support to the team and will do more away games this season, so I'm not 100% out.

Here's to a great season on the pitch. Genuinely, enjoy it guys  :pint:






 

 



Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Ells on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 17:53:14
Had mine posted, they have arrived already.

Club get a lot of grief, but they were really helpful with the queries I had.




PS  There's no truth in the rumour they were so desperate to sell them that they delivered them up here by hand :)

Stupid question - was there an option to have them posted when you bought them? I just don't remember one though I'm sure I would have ticked that option if it was available. Stupid amnesia..


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 20:20:58
Stupid question - was there an option to have them posted when you bought them? I just don't remember one though I'm sure I would have ticked that option if it was available. Stupid amnesia..

I think there was, but I emailed the store & got a reply from a guy called Danny.
He was really helpful & put them in the post anyway


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Ells on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 20:24:41
I think there was, but I emailed the store & got a reply from a guy called Danny.
He was really helpful & put them in the post anyway

Cheers thanks  :)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: blinkpip on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 20:35:31
Just a heads up, if anyone collected up any loyalty cash back over the past year or two, then it's all been wiped. Previous seasons you could use what you built up against next season shirt etc.
Now they wipe it at the end of the season kind off shit unless your buying a reduce shirt in April.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 20:54:00
Just a heads up, if anyone collected up any loyalty cash back over the past year or two, then it's all been wiped. Previous seasons you could use what you built up against next season shirt etc.
Now they wipe it at the end of the season kind off shit unless your buying a reduce shirt in April.

Did they publicise that fact?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: blinkpip on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 20:56:41
Did they publicise that fact?
No I don't believe. Haven't found/seen anything.
Just a bunch of young lads running the shop now.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: ron dodgers on Sunday, July 15, 2018, 17:32:22
3 ladies when I went in last Thursday, could have transitioned though?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 16:52:34
Was talking to a mate who has had a ST for years. He said a few times last season his ST card didn’t work at the turnstiles.

Now the turnstiles are unmanned what happens if the problem reoccurs?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 16:55:47
Are they unmanned this season are they? Can only end one way.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 16:57:45
They were for the 2 friendlies I went to. New turnstiles and, IIRC, no booth for a person anyway.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 16:58:25
Unmanned, but I bet there is someone about overseeing - like the self serve checkout in the supermarket.

It explains the flashy new screen card reader in the Arkells though.Didn't even notice there was nobody in the booth.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 16:59:59
Yeah, but if you’re rushing to get in at 2.55 and need a beer piss before the game starts and then your ST backfires they’ll be ructions. Big time.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 19:35:22
No one to check the adults using a junior ST then ;)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 08:21:24
Grass


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 20:49:30
Did we ever find out how many we've sold this season?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: tans on Thursday, August 2, 2018, 21:22:45
I heard 3.5k

I didnt renew either


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: glosreds on Friday, August 3, 2018, 00:21:49
Need to do something for longer term fans of season tickets such as have when you started being a season ticket holder and maybe a little pack with some STFC stuff in when get your season ticket or something other than just the card...just feels like youve payed few £100 and they dont give a fuck like hear you go...

Like ive been a season ticket holder since 2011/12 but theres nothing there from the club to show that so basically its complete new each season should get bit more

also think your season ticket card should have a little bit saying 'Holder Since and the year you got your season ticket'


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: RobertT on Friday, August 3, 2018, 02:20:04
Season ticket holder numbers are still at historical highs I think, Fitton changed the goalposts.  I might b e wrong but I think we had sub 4k in 92/32.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:18:33
Season ticket holder numbers are still at historical highs I think, Fitton changed the goalposts.  I might b e wrong but I think we had sub 4k in 92/32.

I know the numbers went up significantly when Fitton & Co dropped the prices. I know that's when we bought season tickets again because the discount meant you only needed to go to about half of the games to cover the cost.

Even then, we didn't make the 6,000 they were aiming for and the numbers have been dropping back ever since, probably getting back to close to the numbers pre offer.

In the late 80s, pre Macari we were sometimes getting crowds of less than 3,500 so you would assume that the ST numbers then were even lower. Although we do know how dodgy the crowd numbers being released were then :)


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:24:12
Under Macari in our Championship winning season we had about 900 season ticket holders, I know this as I was working at the club then and working on them all being computerised, I am pretty sure almost every one with in the Noth Stand that season too.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:36:58
Under Macari in our Championship winning season we had about 900 season ticket holders, I know this as I was working at the club then and working on them all being computerised, I am pretty sure almost every one with in the Noth Stand that season too.

I some ways I'm not surprised.   The couple of seasons prior were probably the worst in living memory.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:39:16
I some ways I'm not surprised.   The couple of seasons prior were probably the worst in living memory.

Definately, I think in the Beamish season we had about 200 ST holders.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:41:10
You dont see Beamish anymore. Is it still being brewed?


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, August 3, 2018, 08:43:54
You dont see Beamish anymore. Is it still being brewed?
Beamish and Crawford brewery closed in 2009 they were bought out by Murphys and then by Heineken.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Sunday, February 10, 2019, 18:22:16
Season ticket prices should be out soon for next season. Would like to think prices won't go up.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Power to people on Friday, February 15, 2019, 13:03:04
Season ticket prices should be out soon for next season. Would like to think prices won't go up.

Cant see any justification in increasing prices - they certainly wont be lowered - with a little bit of momentum under Wellens and the right marketing they may increase ST holder slightly if people think its not crap football and mid table obscurity


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:23:30
The letter about 2019/20 season ticket prices just landed on my doormat.  Prices held again for next season.  'Early Bird' deadline is 28 Feb.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:34:29
12 days is taking the piss


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 14:16:01
Can one full-paying adult season ticket have two under 11 tickets included as well? Obviously with the junior reds membership fee for each. Tempted to jump back in, haven't had a season ticket for 10 years now...


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 15:47:19
I used to have 2 with one st


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 17:51:03
Magic, thanks!


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: ReadingRed on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 18:30:38
You can't order 2019-20 season tickets through the official site yet - it's still displaying 2018-19 info.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 18:42:39
Any chance they have given the option to pay monthly again? Only way I would be able to afford one.


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 18:59:39
Any chance they have given the option to pay monthly again? Only way I would be able to afford one.
Yes, over 10 months with a 6.8% admin charge as long as you renew/purchase by the end of June


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 19:02:04
Yes, over 10 months with a 6.8% admin charge as long as you renew/purchase by the end of June

Oh nice. Cheers  :thumb:


Title: Re: Season tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 19:10:05
Quote from: ReadingRed
You can't order 2019-20 season tickets through the official site yet - it's still displaying 2018-19 info.

Monday is the day apparently