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Title: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:14:56
http://mobile.swindontownfc.co.uk//news/article/wembley-ticket-details-2452052.aspx


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:16:47
I can't go to the final, so we're almost certainly going to win now!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:17:27
That's the end we've not been before isn't it?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:17:34
We need to organise a singing group this time the last couple of times have been gash with all the regulars spread about.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:18:16
I can't go to the final, so we're almost certainly going to win now!

I fucking hope so.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:29:39
We need to organise a singing group this time the last couple of times have been gash with all the regulars spread about.

Indeed. The club did try and do this last time we went but it didn't work. We were in the "singing section" next to a couple coming to their first game of the season.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:32:48
We need to organise a singing group this time the last couple of times have been gash with all the regulars spread about.

Definitely. Club need to specify something quickly before people buy up dispersed tickets.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:34:01
Best way to do it will be to allocate sections based on season tickets/ loyalty points; some will miss out but it filters the day trippers out


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:34:54
Indeed. The club did try and do this last time we went but it didn't work. We were in the "singing section" next to a couple coming to their first game of the season.

They should just keep a section back for those with loyalty points which proves they have been to at least 3 games this season that would do the job, I think the big problem is they give it all over to ticket master who will sell them to anyone.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Hoboken on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:38:46
Best way to do it will be to allocate sections based on season tickets/ loyalty points; some will miss out but it filters the day trippers out

What we need is a sniff of a goal to get the fans going.. Not had that in last two trips...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, May 11, 2015, 22:52:41
WHEN TO BUY
Ticket sales will be split into TWO separate periods of sale.
Period 1: Clients with 260+ loyalty points
Starts 9.30am Tuesday 12th May 2015 ONLINE ONLY
11.30 am via the telephone call centre
This period will be limited to nine tickets per person.

Sections 110 111 112 lower tier behind the goal if as many regulars can get in their we could at least try and get the day trippers going.

http://www.wembleystadium.com/PDF/WS_Level-1_Map.pdf


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Monday, May 11, 2015, 23:09:31
Block 109-113 should be for regulars that go, I'm heading for block 111 about 20 rows back if possible


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ron dodgers on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 00:20:10
they're not showing yet


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 06:17:54
I can't go to the final, so we're almost certainly going to win now!

Yep, same..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: SleafordRobin on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 06:36:01
1st season for years without a season ticket, but still been to a number of games, particularly away, however, always bought my ticket(s) on the gate or at the ground. Hopefully this will not mean I will have to sit amongst the day trippers, I can't face Wembley without singing


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 06:55:34
When can the daytrippers like me buy?  ???


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: AldbourneRed on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 06:59:07
When can the daytrippers like me buy?  ???

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-ticket-details-2452052.aspx (http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-ticket-details-2452052.aspx)

Period 2: General Sale
Starts 9.30am Thursday 14th May 2015 ONLINE ONLY
11.30am via the telephone call centre
Should tickets remain, supporters purchasing during this period of sale can purchase nine tickets each. Dependant on the other finalist Swindon Town may restrict sales to customers on our database or within a local area postcode.
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-ticket-details-2452052.aspx#ZX8LmcBX5og4gmcM.99


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 07:48:59
Does it state (I have looked but cant see) how many tickets one person can buy? I need 4 together as I am bringing 3 non Town supporting mates who will be Swindon fans for the day.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 07:50:52
9 in this phase


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 07:51:19
9 i think


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 08:53:03
Ticket purchased.  Easy peasy!   :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: CalRed45 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:05:21
Any way at all to purchase in the levels 226,225 or 201,202? :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:13:12
52 fucking quid, it's no wonder Football's in such a state.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 02hodgsol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:23:10
111 is the block to be you singing bastards! :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:31:16
Can someone who has enough points screen grab the seat map so we can see how the price bands relate to the blocks. Thanks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:36:14
Is there any information available on which seats are for each price bracket?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 02hodgsol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:39:07
if u click on the different blocks on the ticketing site, it comes up with a list of available prices
(More than one price per block - I think depending on how far forward/back you are.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:39:34
if u click on the different blocks on the ticketing site, it comes up with a list of available prices
(More than one price per block - I think depending on how far forward/back you are.


thank you


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 02hodgsol on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:40:40
I remember last time, there was a better seating plan than this...you could see exactly which seats were which prices....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: welshred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 09:52:44
I'll have to wait until Thursday morning. Memories of my last two visits to the new Wembley were that the seats we got were awful. Its just not the same when you're so far away from the pitch.

Hoping there are some good ones available when I need to book. Also taking my little boy with me - not sure if I should bother with the allocated family section or not?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00:26
When I was logged on earlier this morning, it was clear that they are only selling in a limited number of blocks at the moment and presumably will be releasing more later.  I had to choose and then delete from my 'basket' a couple of times to be able to get a feel for what the difference is between the different Categories before I made a final choice, if that's any help to others.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:04:01
Mildly irritating that I don't quite have enough loyalty points to be able to buy tickets now, but the allocation is big enough to not worry me. Would be great if something gets organised to get a bunch of regulars together to actually have some atmosphere for a change.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ahounsell on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:06:16
They havent put all the blocks on sale yet. Expect more blocks to be made available as more are sold so even from Thursday onwards its likely that some good tickets will become available.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:06:53
If someone wants to buy this day-tripper a ticket and organise my transport, I'll be there.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:10:24
Mildly irritating that I don't quite have enough loyalty points to be able to buy tickets now, but the allocation is big enough to not worry me. Would be great if something gets organised to get a bunch of regulars together to actually have some atmosphere for a change.
one thing I learned from the last two visits is that it makes no difference. You'll have day trippers sat by loyals and people who get priority tickets next to those who buy them late on.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:13:55
There will be plenty to go around.  They have only allocated just over 30,000 to each club so far.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:28:49
How do you find out what view each category is? Incredible pricing. No discount for students or u18's. Mad.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:35:21
Got mine, block 111! I seem to have surrounded myself with people I know luckily, so at least they'll be a good number of us ready to make a bit of noise.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ahounsell on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:35:36
Think you need to login to the online ticketing and select a block before it will tell you which price category its in.

If you want an idea of the view from each block -

http://www.wembleystadium.com/TheStadium/ViewFromYourSeat.aspx (http://www.wembleystadium.com/TheStadium/ViewFromYourSeat.aspx)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:44:28
Are we in the other end this time ?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:44:44
Block 111 tickets booked


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:51:28
Are we in the other end this time ?

 :nod:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:57:25
Got some tickets in Block 111. Directly behind some mates, too! Awesome. Even dragged the girlfriend along for this one!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:17:36
The old man has got us tickets in 213 apparently, shame we're not in 111 too but at least we're in the block behind.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:07:36
Tickets ordered in minutes, and coach ordered via National Express direct to Wembley.

Sorted.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:27:55
When I was logged on earlier this morning, it was clear that they are only selling in a limited number of blocks at the moment and presumably will be releasing more later.  I had to choose and then delete from my 'basket' a couple of times to be able to get a feel for what the difference is between the different Categories before I made a final choice, if that's any help to others.

This is what happened in 2010.  They only released specific blocks at a time.  We got ours early and then better seats were released a few days later.  It's difficult to know whether to wait a few days to see if the same happens.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:43:30
According to the adver, FGW might be putting some trains on after all...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:47:16
According to the adver, FGW might be putting some trains on after all...

Someone asked FGW that question yesterday ( may have seen it posted on the Swindon FB page ) and the reply was no due to Network rail engineering works.
Of course if there's money to be made...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:50:05
According to the adver, FGW might be putting some trains on after all...

Going to be down to Network Rail, as the engineering works for the electricfication of the line has been planned for months, and it's not just Swindon affected, as it affects three main lines :

https://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Swindon2015


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: CalRed45 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:58:43
Either way the view isn't that bad anywhere, best seats view wise are probably towards the back end of the bottom tier or the middle tier.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: paddieu on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:01:49
Going to be down to Network Rail, as the engineering works for the electricfication of the line has been planned for months, and it's not just Swindon affected, as it affects three main lines :

https://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Swindon2015


I guess they assumed we were going to get automatic promotion as well  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:07:34
Unbelievable! I have 250 bonus points but have to wait until they go on general sale.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:08:15
9 tickets booked for block 111.

Minibus hired too.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Combe Down on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:17:22
Someone asked FGW that question yesterday ( may have seen it posted on the Swindon FB page ) and the reply was no due to Network rail engineering works.
Of course if there's money to be made...

In London atm.

On Swindon rail station today a poster said that planned engineering work for 23 - 28 May had been reduced to 23 - 24 May i.e. including the Sunday. They reduced the dates once. Will they do it again?!
I believe there are trains coming home about 8.30 / 9pm on 24 May if you can get to Wembley another way.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:21:57
Unbelievable! I have 250 bonus points but have to wait until they go on general sale.

Yep, same. Bit shit that there isn't a third phase to distinguish between the semi-regulars (I.e. those like me who live out of Town but still get to as many as they can) and the complete one off daytrippers really. Makes the whole points system a bit redundant. Although to be fair they haven't got a lot of time to sell them I suppose.

Still, there'll be plenty to go round anyway.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:33:25
Me and my friend always bring our voices to the game, but we're still trying to work out where to sit, thinking on the lines of the rest of you, around 111 behind the east end goal. Not sure though.

Any ideas or plans?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:36:34
Going to be down to Network Rail, as the engineering works for the electricfication of the line has been planned for months, and it's not just Swindon affected, as it affects three main lines :

https://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Swindon2015


Swindon A commissioning that this access we for was canned last month so no reason why they can't open the lines that weekend again now....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:39:45
Yep, same. Bit shit that there isn't a third phase to distinguish between the semi-regulars (I.e. those like me who live out of Town but still get to as many as they can) and the complete one off daytrippers really. Makes the whole points system a bit redundant. Although to be fair they haven't got a lot of time to sell them I suppose.

Still, there'll be plenty to go round anyway.

I know, it won't be a problem getting tickets but I might not get in the block behind the goal.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:40:43
Definitely happy I got some tickets behind the goal. Seems like Block 111 is the block to be!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:48:40
Definitely happy I got some tickets behind the goal. Seems like Block 111 is the block to be!

Cunt  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:52:15
Cunt  ;)

How many points do you have? (sorry if I missed a post before).


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:52:51
How do you find out what view each category is? Incredible pricing. No discount for students or u18's. Mad.
FL have now put up a PDF of categories/pricing for each block:

http://www.football-league.co.uk/documents/league-1-play-off-pricing-structure549-2452742.pdf


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 13:55:42
I know, it won't be a problem getting tickets but I might not get in the block behind the goal.

Not used my season ticket if you want to buy by phone and quote my number?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 14:07:28
FL have now put up a PDF of categories/pricing for each block:

http://www.football-league.co.uk/documents/league-1-play-off-pricing-structure549-2452742.pdf

Very helpful, cheers


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 14:36:15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7m_ShmIt6w


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 14:40:19
Tickets sorted and coach sorted!

Let's do this!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: sonicyouth on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 14:59:42
I'd be surprised if we took as many as previous occasions, the last two visits will no doubt have left many of the 'daytrippers' thinking they'll watch it on telly instead... I noted with some disappointment on Facebook that our Norwegian contingent won't be attending this time.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:02:46
Ticket sorted for block 111, which seems like the place to be.

A load of double decker busses two and from Reading would do the job FGW. Must be a fair few spare knocking about considering it's a Sunday.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:03:29
It's a shame but I think you're right. I wonder if we'll even sell out our original allocation...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:08:04
2 coaches booked from Lambourn a 78 and 53 seater , I dont think we will sell anywhere near the last 2 times total I reckon 25k tops but


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:08:39
How many points do you have? (sorry if I missed a post before).

250 Jay. Gutted


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:16:11
2 coaches booked from Lambourn a 78 and 53 seater , I dont think we will sell anywhere near the last 2 times total I reckon 25k tops but

Nah we'll hit 30, we had all this for chesterfield and still sold the initial lot. There will be a lot of woodwork squeaking next couple of weeks...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: AldbourneRed on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:17:41
2 coaches booked from Lambourn a 78 and 53 seater , I dont think we will sell anywhere near the last 2 times total I reckon 25k tops but

Are you going with that many mates, or is there some Lambourn based supporters travel club?
Asking since me and my Dad will be coming from Aldbourne, so always good to know of any options


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:29:43
Are you going with that many mates, or is there some Lambourn based supporters travel club?
Asking since me and my Dad will be coming from Aldbourne, so always good to know of any options

First come first served you can book a place at the paper shop in the high street we are leaving at 11:30am £17, we filled two coaches the last two times mostly Lambourn lads .


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Oxfordhater on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:31:57
Swindon will sell 30,000 piece of piss


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:32:52
What was the total amount we sold against Millwall and Chesterfield?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:39:48
What was the total amount we sold against Millwall and Chesterfield?

Wasn't it nearly 33k v Millwall and nearly 30k v Chesterfield?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Oxfordhater on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 15:42:19
i think it was 33k Millwall, was it 28k for Chesterfield? cant remember...

lets be honest Millwall put many families off from going because they are c****


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: normy on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 16:06:20
Just got mine with mates in Block 223, looks like it's a corner view, the halfway line seats were gone already. My first visit to the new Wembley.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 16:06:31
We definately had 30k+ for Chesterfield and 33k for Millwall sounds right.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 16:06:57
Andy Madley to referee, he sent Nathan Thompson off v. Brighton earlier in the season.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 17:19:06
He also let Brighton kick off both halves of ET.

I think we'll shift 30+. Got my seven today.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 17:20:23
Where are the £30 seats, upstairs?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 17:23:13
Where are the £30 seats, upstairs?

Right at the back and right down the front


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 17:44:52
It's a shame but I think you're right. I wonder if we'll even sell out our original allocation...

I think another factor in us selling over 30k will be the fact that we got to the final in front of our home fans. The buzz is back with everyone. 2nd leg at home will make a massive difference im sure. The amount of coverage we got from the game last night was insane


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 18:12:54
I think we'll get 30K. What Swindon fan watched those two playoff games and then went "you know what? Don't fancy it".


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 18:36:06
Block 112 booked.
Expensive booking buying the kids and the Mrs one and mates.
Doesn't come around that often though so a must do.

Bolton mate of mine saying that his Preston mates are not confident and are worried about us.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 18:46:18
Block 120 booked x 6 tickets, the confirmation e-mail came from STFC!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 19:43:19
Quick question:

Two family members have season tickets and have been to several away games so have the required points total to buy tickets today. However, this was all done in person at the store and never online and as such, they have no log-in details for e-ticketing. How do they go about getting tickets?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: swindonremo on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 19:46:44
Quick question:

Two family members have season tickets and have been to several away games so have the required points total to buy tickets today. However, this was all done in person at the store and never online and as such, they have no log-in details for e-ticketing. How do they go about getting tickets?

They phone up the store and state their season ticket number and reference number if they have one.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 19:47:48
I'd activate their STs online if not already done and see if the points are there.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 19:51:22
I'm impressed, 7 pages and we haven't vanished into a maelstrom of panic yet about people not being able to get tickets!  Shall be getting them on general sale, well, my wife will be online to do it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc11 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:01:14
Just booked block 110 for 6 of us  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: AldbourneRed on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:03:06
First come first served you can book a place at the paper shop in the high street we are leaving at 11:30am £17, we filled two coaches the last two times mostly Lambourn lads .

Great, cheers


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:08:52
Quick question:

Two family members have season tickets and have been to several away games so have the required points total to buy tickets today. However, this was all done in person at the store and never online and as such, they have no log-in details for e-ticketing. How do they go about getting tickets?

Click this link:

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/activateaccount.aspx

Put in the season ticket numbers and surname etc to create the account etc etc


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Whits on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:14:28
Worked really well this time, kudos to the club


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:17:43
At the risk of sounding a tad blonde, if I've not renewed my season ticket for next season - am I still classed as a season ticket holder at the moment?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc11 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:18:12
At the risk of sounding a tad blonde, if I've not renewed my season ticket for next season - am I still classed as a season ticket holder at the moment?

Yep


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:18:16
Yes.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:19:00
Why thankyou x


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 20:29:09
Well, block 208 and £200 lighter. It'll be worth it, right?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:11:56
Well, block 208 and £200 lighter. It'll be worth it, right?

To quote Flashheart...Fuck Yeah!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: otanswell on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:13:25
I have one for sale in block 121 as my dad can't make it, looking for face value which is 62 quid


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:13:42
Well, block 208 and £200 lighter. It'll be worth it, right?

It's a great day out....usually right up until kick-off!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:18:24
Quote from: Gnasher
It's a great day out....usually right up until kick-off!

chesterfield game optimism lasted until half time :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:21:17
Block 111 sold out yet? Most people saying they've booked tickets there.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:22:08
chesterfield game optimism lasted until half time :)

True  ;D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:23:50
Three tickets booked today.

London property prices eh?  :cry:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:31:23
I know there's going to be plenty on general sale but it still grates me that I have been to nearly every home game, spent over £500 on tickets (250 bonus points  :)), been going for 25 years, yet get treated the same as some glory hunter who's going to their first town game since we last played at Wembley.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:36:34
I know there's going to be plenty on general sale but it still grates me that I have been to nearly every home game, spent over £500 on tickets (250 bonus points  :)), been going for 25 years, yet get treated the same as some glory hunter who's going to their first town game since we last played at Wembley.

Calm down Gnasher, there will be 20,000 odd seats left over.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:37:45
I'll get in before you Gnasher  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:39:41
Calm down Gnasher, there will be 20,000 odd seats left over.

I'm calm, honestly  :) Perhaps I was planning to sit in the block behind the goal, which will probably not make general sale. It's a matter of principle really - the club not acknowledging my support.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:40:48
I'll get in before you Gnasher  ;)

As long as there's four left  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:45:16
...plus I always get my Wembley tickets within the first hour they go on sale - have done for the last 4 games there. It's a ritual!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 21:54:10
Booked two in Block 111.

First time we haven't done the Club Wembley for a Town game because we want to be in a section where we don;t get funny looks when we sing (and swear a bit) so you buggers better sing up :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:18:57
Booked two in Block 111.

First time we haven't done the Club Wembley for a Town game because we want to be in a section where we don;t get funny looks when we sing (and swear a bit) so you buggers better sing up :D

You realise the seats down there aren't padded, and you have to sneak in your own prawn sandwiches don't you?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:22:44
I know there's going to be plenty on general sale but it still grates me that I have been to nearly every home game, spent over £500 on tickets (250 bonus points  :)), been going for 25 years, yet get treated the same as some glory hunter who's going to their first town game since we last played at Wembley.

I can't tell if this is serious or not? You glory hunter without a season ticket get in line 😉


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:25:22
Got ours booked today. Not sure how many of us but 6-8 i should think, somewhere around 110 or 113. Already excited, despite the price.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:32:20
You realise the seats down there aren't padded, and you have to sneak in your own prawn sandwiches don't you?

What, nobody told me that. Next you will tell me that I have to queue to use the bog :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:35:47
I can't tell if this is serious or not? You glory hunter without a season ticket get in line 😉

Couldn't commit to one last year for several reasons. Been to more games than many of our season tickets holders, so serious  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:36:24
What, nobody told me that. Next you will tell me that I have to queue to use the bog :D

Wipe your own arse too


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:36:47
Couldn't commit to one last year for several reasons. Been to more games than many of our season tickets holders, so serious ;-)

How many tickets do you want?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:37:07
What, nobody told me that. Next you will tell me that I have to queue to use the bog :D

You have to wash your own hands after as well.
Not to mention that without your half time Bordeaux to wash down the prawns you'll take your seat and discover that the 2nd half kicks off about 15 minutes after the first one finished and not the usual 30 mins it takes when in club.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:37:26
How many tickets do you want?

Just the 4 PR

Edit, oops 5 (forgot my daughter!)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:38:08
You have to wash your own hands after as well.
Not to mention that without your half time Bordeaux to wash down the prawns you'll take your seat and discover that the 2nd half kicks off about 15 minutes after the first one finished and not the usual 30 mins it takes when in club.

Fucking hell, its getting worse.

Please tell me I get a free flag though


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:38:54
In case anyone cares when it comes to general sale, some info on seating:

Categories here:
http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2015/sky-bet-league-1-play-off-final-key-information-2452695.aspx

View from your seat (somewhere in the section):
http://www.wembleystadium.com/TheStadium/ViewFromYourSeat.aspx

Lastly, row numbers /approx seat numbers are hopefully as show here (not official wembley, so don't blame me if not right!)

http://www.mapaplan.com/seating-plan/wembley-stadium-chart-london/high-resolution/wembley-stadium-london-seating-plan-00b-Detailed-row-block-numbering-football-cup-finals-matches-diagram-high-resolution.htm


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:41:18
Just the 4 PR

Edit, oops 5 (forgot my daughter!)

I have a ST that I haven't used to buy any tickets if it's any use


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:43:40
I have a ST that I haven't used to buy any tickets if it's any use

That's very kind, thank you. I'm PM.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:44:38
Is there any way of selecting what row you want on the online system? Seems to put you at the furthest row back in a block and you have to keep adding tickets to work your way forward! Got 5 grands worth of tickets in my basket so far!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 22:49:54
Is there any way of selecting what row you want on the online system? Seems to put you at the furthest row back in a block and you have to keep adding tickets to work your way forward! Got 5 grands worth of tickets in my basket so far!

Couldn't see one. Got lucky with row 1 second attempt. Cat 2 mind, 'cause I'm stupid.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 05:53:01
I'll get in before you Gnasher  ;)

You're turning up???  :eek:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimbob on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 06:41:17
So have we determined that the singing section is block 111??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 09:03:14
So have we determined that the singing section is block 111??

I'll be in 110 and will also be singing


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 09:11:13
When tickets go on general sale tomorrow I will be in block whatever seat whatever and will be singing...fuck em if they don't like it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc1975 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 09:33:53
Got 7 tickets for 111 yesterday, lift sorted.
Hopefully get close to 30,000 . Most of the people I've spoken  to seem to be going away that week.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 09:49:13
Just found out the majority of the London reds are in 113, there will be singing and falling over galore...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:13:45
As much as it pains me to say so, this is pretty impressive support:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-Tickets-Conference-play-final/story-26456808-detail/story.html

At first, I thought they meant the 'total' including Grimsby's sales but I don't think it is!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:16:08
Just found out the majority of the London reds are in 113, there will be singing and falling over galore...

Yep. 13 of us in that block too. You going Sutton?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:17:29
I am indeed, just working on drinking holes, I have a feeling it will be Marylebone area.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:24:10
As much as it pains me to say so, this is pretty impressive support:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-Tickets-Conference-play-final/story-26456808-detail/story.html

At first, I thought they meant the 'total' including Grimsby's sales but I don't think it is!

It's impressive

The city of Bristol should have a 40,000 week in/week out football club. Bully for them.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:32:37
I am indeed, just working on drinking holes, I have a feeling it will be Marylebone area.

Good man. Likewise. Might do the same but will be in touch no doubt.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Matt71 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:41:00
As much as it pains me to say so, this is pretty impressive support:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-Tickets-Conference-play-final/story-26456808-detail/story.html

At first, I thought they meant the 'total' including Grimsby's sales but I don't think it is!



Nope your wrong that is total for both teams and Grimsby have sold slightly more than Rovers,taken off their forum.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:46:04
As much as it pains me to say so, this is pretty impressive support:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/BRISTOL-ROVERS-Tickets-Conference-play-final/story-26456808-detail/story.html

At first, I thought they meant the 'total' including Grimsby's sales but I don't think it is!

Nope that's the total ticket sales to date.
http://twitter.com/conferencefooty/status/598184973523353600 (http://twitter.com/conferencefooty/status/598184973523353600)

#tinpot


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:28:16
Would you pay £36 to watch non-league football?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:30:37


Nope your wrong that is total for both teams and Grimsby have sold slightly more than Rovers,taken off their forum.
Grimsby had sold 12,000 close of play last night.

Quote
James77    
May 12, 2015, 9:23pm    
   
I was holding out for the middle tier £36 seats but cracked today and bought my tickets in the lower tier.

It seems we've sold c.12,000 so far. I think we need to shift c.16-17,000 tickets before tier 2 sales open up again. I hope that happens but it might not.

So rather than risk leaving it late and having a limited choice in the lower tier, I got 3 seats on row 44 (back row) lower tier. I'm happy with that.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:11:22
Tickets only £46 or £31 for the conference too, compared to the prices we pay.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:21:56
Would you pay £36 to watch non-league football?

Wonder how many Tranmer fans thought that 13 months ago.. The answer of course is yes if it's your team.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:24:12
Tbh, getting promotion back into league football is a bigger deal than going up from L1 to the championship.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 13:28:01
Just found out the majority of the London reds are in 113, there will be singing and falling over galore...

I look forward to joining you... It'll be like '93 all over again!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 14:23:25
I was going to say there goes the neighbourhood, but looking at the attendance list in that block, It should actually improve it ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 14:35:32
I'll be in 110 and will also be singing

111 is where the cool kids are going...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:32:19
I was going to say there goes the neighbourhood, but looking at the attendance list in that block, It should actually improve it ;)

That's the most back handed component ever!😊


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:45:37
Grimsby had sold 12,000 close of play last night.

Rovers have sold 24,000 so far, so that makes 36,000 in total.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:50:17
That's the most back handed component ever!😊
That's the worst spelling of compliment ever!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:52:50
That's the worst spelling of compliment ever!

Perhaps he was talking about a left handed screwdriver?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 15:55:47
Perhaps he was talking about a left handed screwdriver?
Thats quite good :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 16:05:20
Will be great when we get our running total going.
Kind of sunk in today.
Wem-ber-lee .....we're the famous Swindon Town and we're going to Wem-ber-lee....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 16:13:20
Any guesses? Really early days yet, only had about 30 hours of sales.

I would say about 5,000 maybe.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 16:19:24
Any guesses? Really early days yet, only had about 30 hours of sales.

I would say about 5,000 maybe.

Beren Cross of the adver said 5500 around 3 hrs ago

Beren Cross @BerenCross  ·  3h 3 hours ago
More than 5,500 tickets already sold for #stfc's trip to Wembley. General sale doesn't open until tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 16:23:12
That's the worst spelling of compliment ever!

Stupid smart phone.  I have big hands, you know, and the phone has small keys.  And I was at the game on Monday, so I still don't work properly.  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 16:51:41
Stupid smart phone.  I have big hands, you know, and the phone has small keys.  And I was at the game on Monday, so I still don't work properly.  ;)
All I'm hearing is excuses ....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:04:55
Beren Cross of the adver said 5500 around 3 hrs ago

Beren Cross @BerenCross  ·  3h 3 hours ago
More than 5,500 tickets already sold for #stfc's trip to Wembley. General sale doesn't open until tomorrow morning.

Preston already at 16K.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:16:17
is the site down....cannot log in...URL message!?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:23:34
what the fuck is going on?!

Telling me i cannot buy tickets!!

Season ticket holder last 6 years plus and getting one next season!! FFS!



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:37:27
Beren Cross of the adver said 5500 around 3 hrs ago

Beren Cross @BerenCross  ·  3h 3 hours ago
More than 5,500 tickets already sold for #stfc's trip to Wembley. General sale doesn't open until tomorrow morning.

Solid start that is!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: dogs on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:45:47
what the fuck is going on?!

Telling me i cannot buy tickets!!

Season ticket holder last 6 years plus and getting one next season!! FFS!



Is your season ticket linked correctly to the account?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:51:03
Is your season ticket linked correctly to the account?

how do i check that dogs??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: dogs on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 17:56:51

Go to my account and under the section click on find season tickets. If nothing is there click on find season tickets and put in your client ref (on your season ticket) and any other details. Should then automatically link up.
how do i check that dogs??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 18:18:27
111 is where the cool kids are going...

I'm guessing you're in 9 or something then?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Wooly on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 18:37:57
anyone know if its 9 per transaction or 9 per client number?? potentially 20+ would like to get us all together :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:05:00
anyone know if its 9 per transaction or 9 per client number?? potentially 20+ would like to get us all together :hmmm:

It let me add more than 9 to my basket, but I didn't actually pay, so not sure whether it would have told me I had too many then?

Has anyone actually been able to choose a specific row and seat numbers in their chosen block online or do you just have to take what it offers you? 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:09:30
anyone know if its 9 per transaction or 9 per client number?? potentially 20+ would like to get us all together :hmmm:

9 per client number


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:10:06
anyone know if its 9 per transaction or 9 per client number?? potentially 20+ would like to get us all together :hmmm:

I bought 20 yesterday no probs. It's only 9 per client number. Had to take what it gave me though Jo. Couldn't find anyway of choosing specific seats or rows other than playing the system and sticking loads in your "basket" and the deleting the ones you don't want. Pretty long process that one though - and it might time you out!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:10:42
It let me add more than 9 to my basket, but I didn't actually pay, so not sure whether it would have told me I had too many then?

Has anyone actually been able to choose a specific row and seat numbers in their chosen block online or do you just have to take what it offers you? 

No.  They allocate the row and seat numbers, otherwise there would be odd single seats in lots of places that would be hard to sell.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:13:18
Preston already at 16K.

Well if people who have been to games nearly all season can't get a ticket until tomorrow I guess we will be behind (I'm not bitter  ;) )


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedOx on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:18:28
Well if people who have been to games nearly all season can't get a ticket until tomorrow I guess we will be behind (I'm not bitter  ;) )

Think they were complaining that people who haven't been all season but bought a ticket for the home leg got priority over others that had been to loads of games. They have no loyalty points system like we do.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:24:22
Thanks guys, I thought there was no way you could specify.  The block we would prefer currently only has £80 seats on sale.  I just don't know whether to wait until they release the cheaper ones or go elsewhere.  I wish they'd just release them all at once to be honest.  It's not exactly cheap, so would be nice to sit where we want.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:24:52
Think they were complaining that people who haven't been all season but bought a ticket for the home leg got priority over others that had been to loads of games. They have no loyalty points system like we do.

It gives us something to moan about but I can't see any reason why 100+ points for tickets couldn't have been in place today.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:44:01
It gives us something to moan about but I can't see any reason why 100+ points for tickets couldn't have been in place today.

I can understand your frustration mate. I'd be the same in your position. By the sounds of things though, we'll have sold a maximum of about 7k before tomorrow. If you can't find yourself a decent seat from the remaining 23k then you're probably a little too fussy. :-)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:48:39
Thanks guys, I thought there was no way you could specify.  The block we would prefer currently only has £80 seats on sale.  I just don't know whether to wait until they release the cheaper ones or go elsewhere.  I wish they'd just release them all at once to be honest.  It's not exactly cheap, so would be nice to sit where we want.

They release in blocks to cut down on the areas they need to staff if they under sell, it's a stadium thing really.  They do the same with Twickenham as well.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 19:57:01
Well if people who have been to games nearly all season can't get a ticket until tomorrow I guess we will be behind (I'm not bitter  ;) )

You nearly had enough points too. Unlucky.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:00:59
I'm trying to buy our tickets how but it's just hanging on the payment confirmation bit and I daren't press anything as it might cancel or charge me twice or something?!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimbob on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:30:40
Block 111 row 31 booked...Now for the transport!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:39:39
5 booked in 111. Can't wait.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:44:04
Block 111. Bring it on.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 20:56:34
111 should be the block with some atmosphere then. Goof stuff.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:27:28
You nearly had enough points too. Unlucky.

I think it was being 10 points out that hurt the most!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:29:15
I can understand your frustration mate. I'd be the same in your position. By the sounds of things though, we'll have sold a maximum of about 7k before tomorrow. If you can't find yourself a decent seat from the remaining 23k then you're probably a little too fussy. :-)

 :D I'm sure I'll find some. It was more the principle, and the fact I wanted to sit in 111 with the gang.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Leggett on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:35:09
Got tickets sorted, was gonna be visiting my mum with the kids that week anyway as its half term, so leaving the other half and the youngest with her and bringing my eldest along to Wembley. Gotta work out whether it's better to get a train into Wembley Central and walk, or drive and get a parking space somewhere.  :hmmm: :headhurts:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bullethead on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:40:11
So block 110... given me the option of £30, £40 or £52, presumably the more expensive tickets will have you higher up / further back. Such hard work deciding!!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:43:04
So block 110... given me the option of £30, £40 or £52, presumably the more expensive tickets will have you higher up / further back. Such hard work deciding!!!

Check the last link on my previous post. Add the expensive ones into your basket, get the row number and zoom in on the links seating plan...

Quote from: Batch
In case anyone cares when it comes to general sale, some info on seating:

Categories here:
http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2015/sky-bet-league-1-play-off-final-key-information-2452695.aspx

View from your seat (somewhere in the section):
http://www.wembleystadium.com/TheStadium/ViewFromYourSeat.aspx

Lastly, row numbers /approx seat numbers are hopefully as show here (not official wembley, so don't blame me if not right!)

http://www.mapaplan.com/seating-plan/wembley-stadium-chart-london/high-resolution/wembley-stadium-london-seating-plan-00b-Detailed-row-block-numbering-football-cup-finals-matches-diagram-high-resolution.htm


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bullethead on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 21:46:24
Cheers Batch!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 23:03:09
Sorted it in the end....

Re registered and changed password.....it worked.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:23:39
I'm currently in a queue zzzzzzzzzzzzz


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:25:58
Queueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee blah


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:28:44
Obviously I have a 9:30 meeting.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:32:49
hahaha, I wait in a queue, it lets me in then times me out! luckily lets me in again and there's no options for tickets. Usual joke service then.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:35:18
Anyone else having this issue? There's no option to buy tickets. The link was there yesterday.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:36:11
Just timed out in queue, then it says no tickets available. Fantastic service!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: AldbourneRed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:36:36
When they went on restricted sale the link wasn't there for the first few minutes and then popped up after a refresh. Guess they're in the process of enabling it now


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:37:54
Anyone else having this issue? There's no option to buy tickets. The link was there yesterday.

Same.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:40:51
Rapid fire refresh for the next x minutes then!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:43:42
What a load of shit.  I rang the box office at 9.00am and the bloke told me that loads more seats would be released at 9.30am.  Now I can't even get onto the site, because the Box Office is busy!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: North West on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:45:19
I got tickets

Just keep trying


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:45:30
I wouldn't worry, when you get on there is no option to buy tickets..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:45:41
What a load of shit.  I rang the box office at 9.00am and the bloke told me that loads more seats would be released at 9.30am.  Now I can't even get onto the site, because the Box Office is busy!

Don't worry, when you do there's no tickets available. You'd think Ticketmaster might get it right one year...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:46:52
Worked for me once I was in, Block 111 Row 17 Seat 243. £40 plus the usual rip-off fees. Still quite a few tickets in the relevant blocks, don't panic guys and gals.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:48:18
Waited in queue for 15 mins but worked fine when i got in there.

2 tickets sorted midway up block 111, so must be loads of decent seats left


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:49:32
Can't even see any. Useless once again...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:50:16
I'm in but..........

None of the prices you selected could be found. Please contact the box office directly.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:50:33
My session has now timed out.  FFS.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:50:57
Are you trying for £30 tickets or a large number together? I got a £40 one in 111 with no difficulty.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:51:11
Got them :) Area 110 row 17....nice.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:55:10
Area 111 for me.

Now back to work...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:56:01
Ok done! Phew. Closest I could get to behind the goal was 109.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:57:32
Are you trying for £30 tickets or a large number together? I got a £40 one in 111 with no difficulty.

I guess there weren't 5 together in the £52 seats.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: blah blah on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 08:59:54
It would be nice if the stadium map showed which category seats were available in each block so you didnt have to click through every one to find out  :crash:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Langers on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:02:21
Frustrating process but got 2 in 113. Ridiculous fees took it up to £111, we better fucking win!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: manc_red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:04:19
I had 10 minutes queuing but once in no problems. Got block 111 and there seemed to be plenty left...

COYR


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:10:14
Block 114. Kerching  :)

I'm assuming not all tickets are released yet? Seem to be in blocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bathtime on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:12:20
So excited after a bit of a wait it seem to tell me that I had timed out but then went to the booking page - taking a friend who has been through the wars and isn`t very well now - so hoping the fact he now has best seat in the house will get him there - no feeling like getting a ticket to watch your team at Wembley - ecstatic  ;D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:13:22
Can't even see any. Useless once again...

Click the orange find tickets,  when you get the plan of the stadium select the tab below it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:16:45
Seems all to easy.  6 tickets block 114.  Done.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ghanimah on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:20:15
2 tickets in block 111. That was easy.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: welshred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:23:01
Phew, all done. Block 224, Row 2 (I'm going for the view!)

Still not had my order confirmation though? How long did it take for yours to come through?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:28:22
Immediately


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:28:42
Well happy I got a £30 ticket in a potentially 'noisier' area.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: WR5 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:30:10
2 in block 212, happy enough with that  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:39:27
Is there anywhere online that gives a running total of tickets sold?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:40:05
so, do I take my 8 year old son to give him a taste of the experience - which means less drinking and more responsible behaviour.

OR, do it lads only and anything goes?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:40:25
Is there anywhere online that gives a running total of tickets sold?

Not that I've seen. I'm sure STFCStore or ClareScarth will tweet an update today as it'll be the end of the first day of General Sale.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Christy on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:40:43
10 in front row 215...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:40:51
Is there anywhere online that gives a running total of tickets sold?

No. Ticketmaster updates the club. You can see on the map which areas have limited availability/sold out. When these are blocks are almost sold out they'll open up new blocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: manc_red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:41:38
Phew, all done. Block 224, Row 2 (I'm going for the view!)

Still not had my order confirmation though? How long did it take for yours to come through?

Straight away. Check your spam folder maybe?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: brocklesby red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:43:52
Just got 2 in 226,any updates on numbers sold yet?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:45:37
Between 5,000 and 30,000


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: welshred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:46:28
Straight away. Check your spam folder maybe?

Phew, there it was, in the spam folder. Thanks.

Just train tickets to sort now and its all systems go!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Langers on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:48:25
Whole lower tier now showing limited availability.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:48:39
Phew, all done. Block 224, Row 2 (I'm going for the view!)

Still not had my order confirmation though? How long did it take for yours to come through?

I didn't get an email but I printed the confirmation that appeared on screen when I ordered and they have taken the money. Also if I login to my account in the account history the purchase is there.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:49:07
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:
Between 5,000 and 30,000


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: WR5 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:51:00
mine was in my spam folder


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:51:13
do the club get any takings from these ticket sales?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:58:25
mine was in my spam folder

Just checked, mine too. Apparently all mail doesn't include spam. Who knew?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 09:58:40
do the club get any takings from these ticket sales?
It's complicated, all 24 teams get a slice of ticket sales, but with an increased proportion of wembley sales and tv etc, we'll clear about a million according to LP


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:04:03
so, do I take my 8 year old son to give him a taste of the experience - which means less drinking and more responsible behaviour.

OR, do it lads only and anything goes?

My parents went for the latter option in 1990 and 1993 and I've never forgiven them, bear that in mind ;-)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: farmer61 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:07:06
so, do I take my 8 year old son to give him a taste of the experience - which means less drinking and more responsible behaviour.

OR, do it lads only and anything goes?

Yes took my Lad in 93, never regretted it....plus with the pubs with beers gardens it'll be ace for him....!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:10:07
My 11 year old went to Millwall and Chesterfield.  He's  a ST holder, so would never have not taken him.  My 7 year old is coming this time though as well even though he's only ever been to one game.  I'm not sure how that's going to pan out, might have to take his Samsung tablet in case he gets bored!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:10:48
Don't know how but I appear to have screwed something up.

Got the website purchase confirmation and money has been taken, but no email and not showing online in account.

I suspect I may have created multiple accounts.

Do you just email the [email protected] address to sort stuff out?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: HexstaticSTFC on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:19:17
Don't know how but I appear to have screwed something up.

Got the website purchase confirmation and money has been taken, but no email and not showing online in account.

I suspect I may have created multiple accounts.

Do you just email the [email protected] address to sort stuff out?

Mine went in to my gmail spam folder, doesn't usually but did on this occasion


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: welshred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:19:52
I'm taking my 6-year old to his first ever game of live football! Let the indoctrination begin!

Chose middle tier on the side (224) because I hated the view I had for Millwall (3 rows from the front) and Chesterfield (middle row behind the goal) - Just can't work out whats going on and found myself watching the large screens more than the actual game, which is pointless. I'm also tubing it to Wembley Park so my boy can get the whole Wembley Way experience and maybe get him a flag.

Determined to enjoy this one :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:29:00
Mine went in to my gmail spam folder, doesn't usually but did on this occasion

Checked that. Does appear I've got multiple accounts and the one with the tickets has an invalid email, password doesn't work and I can't reset it as I'm not getting the emails.

Don't know how I managed it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:32:34
Checked that. Does appear I've got multiple accounts and the one with the tickets has an invalid email, password doesn't work and I can't reset it as I'm not getting the emails.

Don't know how I managed it.

I had a similar problem with missing emails. I was able to change the email on file by logging into my account and then resent the tickets to the new email address. HOWEVER, you do need to know your password first  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:36:33
I had a similar problem with missing emails. I was able to change the email on file by logging into my account and then resent the tickets to the new email address. HOWEVER, you do need to know your password first  :)

I do know the password I put in, it just won't accept it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:39:26
I do know the password I put in, it just won't accept it.

Are you typing in the invalid email correctly?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jonny72 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:42:26
Are you typing in the invalid email correctly?

Yup - the one from the confirmation page. Says login could not be found. But if I do the activate account link, it says the account is activated.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:43:45
Yup - the one from the confirmation page. Says login could not be found. But if I do the activate account link, it says the account is activated.

Weird. Something to do with cache maybe? Perhaps try logging in from a different device/browser.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:33:43
All done, Block 110, Row 36, me & my 6 year old son... Easy.... COYR    ;D   


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11:37:13
Now onto the logistics.... :hmmm:.....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:14:51
Got to be looking at opening up the top tier soon surely? I swear they opened this up as soon as the bottom block was nearly sold the last few times. I can't see a lot of the casual 'daytrippers' wanting to pay £62 in the middle tier once the bottom is almost completely gone.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:28:10
I've been to the new Wembley three or four times before and have always been in the top tier. Bottom tier this time, is it better?  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:28:56
I've been to the new Wembley three or four times before and have always been in the top tier. Bottom tier this time, is it better?  :sherlock:

Much better.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:43:36
Much better.

Same for me. I've been thrice and always been in top tier to the side of the pitch. Behind a goal at the back of the bottom tier. Looking forward to it!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: digby on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:51:55
Have been very underwhelmed by the atmosphere at 'plastic' Wembley in the past, so have gone for Block 112(7 seats) behind the goal - let's make some noise !!    COYR :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:00:07
Can't get two £30 or £40 tickets together at all in any block now. Should really look at opening a couple of top tier blocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:12:50
All 4 of mine purchased in block 221  :D



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:23:55
I'll sing in block 114, let's get the whole bottom end behind the goal rocking. :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:30:21
I wonder if Thaw is going?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:31:50
I wonder if Thaw is going?

What John Thaw? - isn't he dead!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:33:38
PNE Thaw


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfctravis on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 13:59:21
They have opened up a small part of the top tier now


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:09:40
I wonder why 103/104 isn't available (yet)?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfctravis on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:14:32
Not sure is 103 for club Wembley people?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:16:08
You mean like club Bristol people?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:25:11
It is a little odd the way they open the blocks up. Would have expected 513/514 to open as one of the first top tier blocks. Also not sure why 103 and 104 aren't open. 248-205 is 'club Wembley'


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfctravis on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:38:08
They need to open more £30 places up really


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:41:59
Got mine earlier, so much easier than the last two times. In block 114.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 14:54:24
Anyone travelling to Waterloo? If so where is the preferred watering hole?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:11:08
They need to open more £30 places up really

Unfortunately having the maximum amount of fans there isn't the priority for wembley, it's the maximum amount of £££. They'd have only opened up a selection of middle blocks and a few more top tiers by now otherwise.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:14:40
According to someone on twitter (which obviously makes it 100% true) we've sold about 15.5k tickets so far.

If true that's not bad going at this point, through I'd really want to see us take the full 30k!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:20:26
According to someone on twitter (which obviously makes it 100% true) we've sold about 15.5k tickets so far.

If true that's not bad going at this point, through I'd really want to see us take the full 30k!

Beren Cross journo for the Adver says just over 15,500 sold


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:21:17
Unfortunately having the maximum amount of fans there isn't the priority for wembley, it's the maximum amount of £££. They'd have only opened up a selection of middle blocks and a few more top tiers by now otherwise.

With every block they open it's more stewarding, policing and refreshments vendors they have to pay.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Family at War on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:22:00
PNE Thaw


If he is Thaw he could always try Talcum Powder1


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:25:21
With every block they open it's more stewarding, policing and refreshments vendors they have to pay.

But they could have opened up a few of the top tier block behind the goal and a few less of the middle blocks in the corners that are currently green. They seem quick enough to open up the more expensive blocks to entice people but not the cheaper ones.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:31:10
It is a little odd the way they open the blocks up. Would have expected 513/514 to open as one of the first top tier blocks. Also not sure why 103 and 104 aren't open. 248-205 is 'club Wembley'

It is odd.  I haven't got my tickets yet, because would like 103 or 104.  I'm starting to worry that they might not be opened up at all and then I'll be a bit buggered! There's nothing in the side blocks for under £80 atm unless you want a ticket on it's own.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:37:33
@ClareScarth has just confirmed they've sold about 16,000 tickets so far.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:54:11
Anyone got an update of what Preston are on? They've been a championship club a lot more recently than us, but then we're closer to London, so it could be close which of us sells the most.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:57:36
Anyone got an update of what Preston are on? They've been a championship club a lot more recently than us, but then we're closer to London, so it could be close which of us sells the most.

Don't think they've been to the re-built Wembley, so that should bump up their numbers relative to ours.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 15:58:32
Their ticket office isn't saying.

Rumour only stated 16000 yesterday - could be bollocks, though


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 16:01:16
Arsenal and Chelsea both home on the 24th as well


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 16:15:24
Travel sorted...soccerexpress... £20 each 11:45 from Go Outdoors if anyone's interested   


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 16:38:57
4 in block 113 booked earlier today.  They always tend to sell the top tier in odd blocks, it's the same for other clubs.  Sometimes I'm sure it's down the TV camera angles.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 16:42:13
4 in block 113 booked earlier today.  They always tend to sell the top tier in odd blocks, it's the same for other clubs.  Sometimes I'm sure it's down the TV camera angles.

I think they sell the side opposite the main cameras first to give the illusion of it being full from most angles. I'm hoping we hit the 30k allocation.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 16:44:23
we will, we always do


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ekarot on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:04:41
Skip I will be in Waterloo at 12.49 probably in Burger King first then onwards anywhere in London I don't have to queue ages for beer


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:05:04
we've been here before

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=39010.300


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:14:01
Ekarot we may well be on the same train them no doubt join you for a beer on board may aswell start as we mean to go on  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ekarot on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:30:56
That's the plan people  :beers:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:49:28
Block 111 the first to sell out  :clap: lets get the place fucking rocking


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 18:36:39
Quote
STFC Store ‏@STFCStore  4m4 minutes ago
16,000 tickets sold so far for Wembley, with nearly 10,000 being sold today. #playyourpart

 :eek:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 18:50:33
I'm assuming some people will hold off buying until some of the cheaper top tier seats become available?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 19:17:55
Half way there then. Plenty of time to sell the rest.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:03:03
Does anyone know how the allocations are worked out?

PNE - 30,035
ST   - 30,485


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:08:16
Does anyone know how the allocations are worked out?

PNE - 30,035
ST   - 30,485


It's a tiny fraction out. I imagine there's just slight variances in the numbers of seats in each block.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:20:09
Unless, although PNE Thor is only one entity, his huge arse needs more than one seat


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:32:59
Also, is there a reason for which end we are given?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:44:49
Norwich will have 38,000 tickets if they get there (as will Ipswich if they win) but they are going to sell theirs from the Carrow Road ticket offices as well as by telephone, only one ticket per member/season ticket!  Ticket office is opening for 12 hours every day!  Tickets are slightly more expensive than ours.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:46:09
That's a bit of a round trip for the Ipswich fans


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:48:16
Also, is there a reason for which end we are given?
To do with what end of the stadium fans will naturally approach it


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:50:03
I got two tickets for 119.
Any ideas what the atmosphere will be like in this section?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:52:27
I got two tickets for 119.
Any ideas what the atmosphere will be like in this section?

Awful. The club have arranged that block (119) to be used for those taking young children and also utilised for our more senior fan base?  :nod:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:53:24
I got two tickets for 119.
Any ideas what the atmosphere will be like in this section?
A mixture of oxygen, nitrogen and other gases


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:54:46
Awful. The club have arranged that block (119) to be used for those taking young children and also for more senior fan base?  :nod:
if its anything like our last 2 appearances, fucking dire :suicide:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:58:32
if its anything like our last 2 appearances, fucking dire :suicide:

Well. It's my first time at Wembley.
A: Hopefully our result will be better this time and boost the atmosphere and
B: I'll probably appreciate the experience regardless of atmosphere.

I'll be able to admire Jay's work at least.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:58:48
Also, is there a reason for which end we are given?

I think its tied in with what Audrey said. The west end is the only end with triple doors, so the only place they can get thor's huge arse and head in.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:00:53
Well. It's my first time at Wembley.
A: Hopefully our result will be better this time and boost the atmosphere and
B: I'll probably appreciate the experience regardless of atmosphere.

I'll be able to admire Jay's work at least.
enjoy, 3rd time lucky :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:01:18
if its anything like our last 2 appearances, fucking dire :suicide:

Talking to a Watford mate at work today, and he was moaning that Palace beat them a few years back as they got 200 or so of their singers in one block. All the Watford ones were dotted around and there was no atmosphere in their end, hence Palace raised their game. Straws and clutching etc, but the signs are starting to mount up... In my head anyway


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:02:06
To do with what end of the stadium fans will naturally approach it
It usually seems that way, but this time it doesn't for us as we generally approach from the West, being West and Preston will come in via the North into Euston won't they (well, if there were any trains)?  Reckon they chose it pre semi final and probably hedged on Preston vs. Sheff Utd.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:03:48
It usually seems that way, but this time it doesn't for us as we generally approach from the West, being West and Preston will come in via the North into Euston won't they (well, if there were any trains)?  Reckon they chose it pre semi final and probably hedged on Preston vs. Sheff Utd.

It actually doesn't matter that much, you just aim for the nearest tube to your end I would have thought, and got off at that station. It would only really matter if you walked from Swindon or Preston.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:04:12
Talking to a Watford mate at work today, and he was moaning that Palace beat them a few years back as they got 200 or so of their singers in one block. All the Watford ones were dotted around and there was no atmosphere in their end, hence Palace raised their game. Straws and clutching etc, but the signs are starting to mount up... In my head anyway

The Palace group are well organised though, Holmesdale Fanatics, all sit in the bottom corner of the stand.  Reckon they probably arranged to go together - such large groups are rare  in English football.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:05:44
It actually doesn't matter that much, you just aim for the nearest tube to your end I would have thought, and got off at that station. It would only really matter if you walked from Swindon or Preston.
I quite fancy the change, although the pubs look a bit shit our side if you do fancy a pint near the ground - although the previous ones weren't that great either.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:06:43
Anything that's different from our last two visits I'm taking as a good omen. So I'm very happy we're in the east end of the stadium!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:08:12
The Palace group are well organised though, Holmesdale Fanatics, all sit in the bottom corner of the stand.  Reckon they probably arranged to go together - such large groups are rare  in English football.
I don't doubt that. I was alluding to the fact that lots of ours are in 111, and the London/reading lot in 113. I did mention clutching straws ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:10:02
Anything that's different from our last two visits I'm taking as a good omen

This...

Soon as I heard chants of "We've never lost at Wembley!" I knew we were doomed  :badmood:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:11:18
I don't doubt that. I was alluding to the fact that lots of ours are in 111, and the London/reading lot in 113. I did mention clutching straws ;)

Preston are a rather big club, think they'll be as organised as us?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:16:03
This...

Soon as I heard chants of "We've never lost at Wembley!" I knew we were doomed  :badmood:


Jaybox has done his bit. I therefore task you with composing and singing a pre match song, that can include We've never won, scored, or in fact got close to fucking scoring at new Wembley... If you don't and we lose I'm afraid it's on your head ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:17:14
Preston are a rather big club, think they'll be as organised as us?

Nowhere near, check their forum. Those boys seem a little too relaxed.. We'll be coming full bore on and off the pitch ')


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:18:35
I don't doubt that. I was alluding to the fact that lots of ours are in 111, and the London/reading lot in 113. I did mention clutching straws ;)

113 will be rocking.

Especially singing the song I've half nicked from somewhere...

Aye, aye, aye,
Foderingham's better than Yashin,
Kasim is better than Eusabio,
And Preston are in for a thrashing.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:19:16
Sung to daytrip to Bangor?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:20:34
Nowhere near, check their forum. Those boys seem a little too relaxed.. We'll be coming full bore on and off the pitch ')

I've looked and noticed this. They have a totally different mood to their forum than ours. I'd say a little cynical too.

Our team and our fans are warriors though. If they underestimate us or think we're going to play piggie in the middle with them all game, they've another thing coming.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:23:46
Sung to daytrip to Bangor?

Don't think so, but fucked if I know the tune. I mean I do, but I don't know what it's called.

Edit: Cielito Lindo (sp) a Mexican tune from 1882. It looks like Chelsea used to sing it about Peter Bonetti.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: luckyluke699 on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:23:50
Jaybox has done his bit. I therefore task you with composing and singing a pre match song, that can include We've never won, scored, or in fact got close to fucking scoring at new Wembley... If you don't and we lose I'm afraid it's on your head ;)

2 second anti-Wembley challenge accepted.

How's about some (better) iteration of the below, sung to Jackson 5s "Blame It On The Boogie"

Don't blame it on Cooper
Don't blame it on the referee
Don't blame it on the striker
Blame it on the bobble...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:24:06
Never lost at the old stadium
Never won (or even scored) at the new
Just gonna enjoy it and make some noise, block 114 you will be singing!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:26:49
I don't doubt that. I was alluding to the fact that lots of ours are in 111, and the London/reading lot in 113. I did mention clutching straws ;)
Technically I'm making my way to the ground from Peckham as picking up my brother first from his place before dropping the car at the hotel (it gets way too messy even to try and get back that way!) and having booked block 113 we'll be joining the noise from the London fans then.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:26:54
Don't think so, but fucked if I know the tune. I mean I do, but I don't know what it's called.

We'll try it out in the pub and see If jacko can sing it. No, it's a duffer. Yes, err it's probably a duffer also.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:29:38
Technically I'm making my way to the ground from Peckham as picking up my brother first from his place before dropping the car at the hotel (it gets way too messy even to try and get back that way!) and having booked block 113 we'll be joining the noise from the London fans then.

We're actually having a pre drinks drink in Victoria or maybe Clapham jct before we head off to the main pub. I picked up a few stragglers last time, so will post on here location of both, mainly for lurkers who know us but are too tight for Internet, but do like a beer and a friendly face or 2.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:29:56
We'll try it out in the pub and see If jacko can sing it. No, it's a duffer. Yes, err it's probably a duffer also.

Cielito Lindo (sp). An old Mexican tune from 1882 that Chelsea used to sing about Peter Bonetti, apparently.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:31:30
Peter Bonetti eats Spaghetti?

Maybe that was something I sang as an 8 year old though


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 21:33:53
Peter Bonetti eats Spaghetti?

Maybe... But no. Bonetti is better than Yashin, apparently they sang. On my phone so I can post a link, but type in 'Aye, aye, aye better than Yashin' and it comes up.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Charlie Henry on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 22:07:05
Maybe... But no. Bonetti is better than Yashin, apparently they sang. On my phone so I can post a link, but type in 'Aye, aye, aye better than Yashin' and it comes up.

Ah, as a child I was taught this but with Downsborough rather than Bonetti


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 22:13:27
Technically we have scored at the new wembley. Just at the wrong end.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 22:20:50
Technically we have scored at the new wembley. Just at the wrong end.

The epitome of the word Journeyman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Risser


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 22:37:02
You're taking the piss ,
You're taking the piss
Sunday at five thirty
you're taking the piss.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Friday, May 15, 2015, 05:57:10
block 120, side, in line with penalty area - just like the Maracana, sorry Arkells


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bullethead on Friday, May 15, 2015, 07:37:31
Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere and my laziness in not looking but do tickets get sent in the mail or do I collect from the CG? Forgot to look when I booked them.
Cheers!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 07:43:21
Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere and my laziness in not looking but do tickets get sent in the mail or do I collect from the CG? Forgot to look when I booked them.
Cheers!

Post. You paid £3 for the privelege.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 07:53:45
Post. You paid £3 for the privelege.

Because the "admin" fee couldn't possibly be enough to cover the postage too.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, May 15, 2015, 07:57:24
Has anybody heard what tickets have been sold yet?  Rumour is pne are not happy with the cost or the travel arrangements so no idea what their sales are going like.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Friday, May 15, 2015, 08:13:28
Has anybody heard what tickets have been sold yet?  Rumour is pne are not happy with the cost or the travel arrangements so no idea what their sales are going like.
Reported on another site that they sold 16000 on the first day. Would expect them to easily bring 35,000+, what with them being so mahoosive.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 15, 2015, 08:15:18
I think they'll bring 29,500.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bullethead on Friday, May 15, 2015, 08:16:02
Post. You paid £3 for the privelege.

Cheers, didn't notice that....must've been distracted by the £24 'booking fee'!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Friday, May 15, 2015, 08:29:59
Has anybody heard what tickets have been sold yet?  Rumour is pne are not happy with the cost or the travel arrangements so no idea what their sales are going like.

They'd sold about 15k a day a go, but they don't go on full general sale until Saturday - they've done what we've done in the past and had various stages.  I like our approach because we'll never fill the place.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 08:37:34
They'd sold about 15k a day a go, but they don't gone on full general sale until Saturday - they've done what we've done in the and had various stages.  I like our approach because we'll never fill the place.

Confirmed that we're up to 16k as of yesterday afternoon.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Munichred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 09:29:54
113 will be rocking.

Especially singing the song I've half nicked from somewhere...

Aye, aye, aye,
Foderingham's better than Yashin,
Kasim is better than Eusabio,
And Preston are in for a thrashing.

Sorry to be pedantic, but there should be 4  "aye"s in this  :serenade:

And maybe: "Kasim is better than Messi 'n Pirlo"  ???


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Munichred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 09:52:49
Just bought my ticket in 213, so just behind 111. Munich-Gatwick-Wembley-Gatwick-Munich. Leaving 11.00 on the Sunday, back in Munich 9:30 Monday morning. Hope to get a few hours kip in Easyjet's exclusive lounge, i.e. any available bench.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedOx on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:01:48
They'd sold about 15k a day a go, but they don't go on full general sale until Saturday - they've done what we've done in the past and had various stages.  I like our approach because we'll never fill the place.

Yes but they were selling to people with a ticket stub from the play off home leg so adding on the STHs they should have sold alot in the first few days.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:11:24
I already have my ticket and I wouldn't want a category 5 (£30) ticket. But I know many people that will want to just buy the cheapest tickets on offer. It is poor that there are currently none of these on sale and it may affect the number we take. I understand why they do this block by block sale to save on costs of opening it. But our past occasions at Wembley have proven we will take around our total allocation. There are only 3 blocks open in the upper tier and none of them have category 5 tickets. Even the club have even said on twitter they may not get the authorisation to open the upper tier. I really do hate Wembley and the way it is run to make money. The magic of Wembley and thinking about the fans really isn't considered at all. Really will be a shame if we have empty blocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:15:54
fa : cash > fans.

I'm a bit annoyed that league 2 fans get things slightly better. I can sort of understand their tickets being cheaper, but it looks to me like their categories are different for the same seats. e.g. mine is cat 2, but for their playoff it looks like cat 3. why?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:17:07
I had a quick click around and I can't even find a block you can buy 2 x £40 tickets now. From the looks of it, unless we sell all of the more expensive seats, they won't open any more blocks. Truly shocking.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:21:57
Just remember that the semi finals were £15 and £12 (for most). Absolute bargain making a little bit of a saving on what most thought they'd cost.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:22:07
And the fact that the seating plan on the online ticket system marks blocks that haven't been made available as sold out is wrong too. It will lead to some fans thinking they have to pay more to get a ticket. And others to probably not bothering at all.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:23:26
Just remember that the semi finals were £15 and £12 (for most). Absolute bargain making a little bit of a saving on what most thought they'd cost.

I am not complaining about the prices. They don't bother me. I just want a sold out Swindon end and am thinking that this will put others off.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:24:41
I had a quick click around and I can't even find a block you can buy 2 x £40 tickets now. From the looks of it, unless we sell all of the more expensive seats, they won't open any more blocks. Truly shocking.

Wembley is not the 'home of football'.  It's a corporate behemoth that swallows cash.  It's wasteful and over-engineered and we're all paying for that.

The decision to flog the expensive seats up front is quite deliberate.  The FA know that the fans of most clubs will only get to visit a couple of times a decade (if that)...and so will look the other way when they're clearly being ripped off.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:29:56
I can't understand why they've released top tier seats in areas where the blocks in front haven't been released?  It's going to look a bit odd if those blocks remain empty.  Why not release seats above blocks that are already nearly full?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:35:37
I can't understand why they've released top tier seats in areas where the blocks in front haven't been released?  It's going to look a bit odd if those blocks remain empty.  Why not release seats above blocks that are already nearly full?

I have a feeling they are corporate/club wembley seats?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:38:14

I have a feeling they are corporate/club wembley seats?

Oh FFS they're not are they?  I've been waiting for those blicks to be released?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:40:31
I'm hoping they do release more. I tweeted them asking them to release more seats. God knows if that'll happen though. It is a shame that there's only expensive seats left. So many one-time fans will miss out. :(


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:44:20
Message from Andrew Steele-Davis:

Right, for those who do want to join me tomorrow, and 1st round is on me, it's 7.30pm at MacKenzies in Wood Street, Old Town. #stfc

It's a mini meet up where Town fans can talk about Wembley. Free booze for fans...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Give us an S on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:53:13
Oh FFS they're not are they?  I've been waiting for those blicks to be released?

Its the seats by the tunnel so I am guessing so. They are the ones always empty for the first 15 min of each half for any game there. I think all the lower and middle tier blocks have been opened. Then just 3 in the upper.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:55:56
Its the seats by the tunnel so I am guessing so. They are the ones always empty for the first 15 min of each half for any game there. I think all the lower and middle tier blocks have been opened. Then just 3 in the upper.

One of the blocks in the upper tier is nearly sold out. And the few lower blocks I tried to get 3 seats in are unavailable. So that must mean that they're either not together or there aren't 3 seats in those blocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:58:57
Only got myself (and others) to blame, because I was waiting on other people before getting tickets. Now all the decent side seats within our price range are gone.  Top tier is too high for children, so if those blocks are all corporate and nothing else gets released, we won't be going.  


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:02:17
One of the blocks in the upper tier is nearly sold out. And the few lower blocks I tried to get 3 seats in are unavailable. So that must mean that they're either not together or there aren't 3 seats in those blocks.

Blocks 101, 102, 103 and 104 have been showing as unavailable from the start.  Surely they can't all be corporate? I tried speaking to the box office and they were bloody useless.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:08:59
They should be available as £62 seats. Block 101 iare Wembley seats, I believe. Check out the football league website

Edit. Link posted below


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: red sheldon on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:09:59
I've just booked in Block 119 we've got 5 seats together, that was as far round as we could get for the £62 tickets


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:15:28
http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2015/sky-bet-league-1-play-off-final-key-information-2452695.aspx


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:17:40
http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2015/sky-bet-league-1-play-off-final-key-information-2452695.aspx

I think the middle tier that's been greyed out is for Wembley/Football League and competition winners etc. Basic PR stuff, right?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:18:21
That's how I read it


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: donkey on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:19:14
Sorry to be pedantic, but there should be 4  "aye"s in this  :serenade:

And maybe: "Kasim is better than Messi 'n Pirlo"  ???

Aye, I think you're right. Happy for changes to be made, I just started singing it in the way home on Monday night.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:20:21
http://www.football-league.co.uk/news/article/2015/sky-bet-league-1-play-off-final-key-information-2452695.aspx

Thanks 4D.  Can't get into the seating plan from my phone, so will go on the laptop when I get home.  From what you're seeing is  it that Blocks 102, 103 and 104 just haven't been released?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:20:44
Blocks 101, 102, 103 and 104 have been showing as unavailable from the start.  Surely they can't all be corporate? I tried speaking to the box office and they were bloody useless.

It's probably a barrier to keep the riff raff away from the Club Wembley section.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:35:34
The idea that anyone should have to pay £62 to watch a game of football is preposterous.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:44:39
The idea that anyone should have to pay £62 to watch a game of football is preposterous.

I literally could have bought a season ticket with what getting to this game will cost me...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:47:53
I literally could have bought a season ticket with what getting to this game will cost me...

And i bet you haven't even factored in the beer yet. Ticket and train for me so far is £55 so not to bad. I'll blow at least another £150 on the day though, and that's if we lose, will be more if I'm out all night celebrating!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:47:56
They should really open up blocks 510-512 to give the behind the goal top tier option. If we continue to sell that and the side top tier blocks can meet in the middle, open up one either side.

To have sold out dead set behind the goal in the bottom tier and almost sell out behind the goal in the middle tier and not have a top tier behind the goal option lacks common sense, so the only explanation is typical wembley greed. It would open up a whole load of £30 and £40 tickets.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:48:08
The idea that anyone should have to pay £62 to watch a game of football is preposterous.
So is the thought that anoyne should pay £27 for a Div 3 game ( particularly a practice match ) but that isn't a barrier for STFC


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:48:57
And i bet you haven't even factored in the beer yet. Ticket and train for me so far is £55 so not to bad. I'll blow at least another £150 on the day though, and that's if we lose, will be more if I'm out all night celebrating!

This, well £40 ticket, £20 coach, easily another £150 on the rest without the potential afterparty.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:59:44
And i bet you haven't even factored in the beer yet. Ticket and train for me so far is £55 so not to bad. I'll blow at least another £150 on the day though, and that's if we lose, will be more if I'm out all night celebrating!

I'm currently at £350 before food and drinks… and I'll need plenty of drinks. Bloody Bank Holiday travel.  :badmood:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:14:06
£200 on tickets alone for the family, granted we could have gone cheaper. In fact, last time I swore I was going behind the goal with my eldest and everyone else was staying at home.

BUT, my youngest has been going this year. This is his first trip, and god knows when the next one will arrive. I can't not take him.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bewster on Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:29:58
£200 on tickets alone for the family, granted we could have gone cheaper. In fact, last time I swore I was going behind the goal with my eldest and everyone else was staying at home.

BUT, my youngest has been going this year. This is his first trip, and god knows when the next one will arrive. I can't not take him.

Ditto, both kids and the wife - £200, plus train, plus meal out, maybe hotel and day in London on Monday - good job I'm re-mortgaging this month  ;D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:34:31
I'm also going to Lords next Friday, and to the Derby on the 6th June. I'll be living out of bins for the 2nd half of the month :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Friday, May 15, 2015, 13:10:45
£65 in total for me for travel and ticket. Not too bad really! obviously i'll spend a lot more on the day, but I've got a pay day in between now and then!

Another point, if people are stuck for travel, there are spaces on my coach I believe.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 13:39:19
Another point, if people are stuck for travel, there are spaces on my coach I believe.

And National Express are doing coaches from Swindon Bus Station direct to Wembley Stadium for around £21.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Friday, May 15, 2015, 13:53:36
Thanks 4D.  Can't get into the seating plan from my phone, so will go on the laptop when I get home.  From what you're seeing is  it that Blocks 102, 103 and 104 just haven't been released?

I would assume they haven't been released yet


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 14:46:25
Just spoke to the Box Office and the chap said based on how they usually release seats, the next block to be released will be 504 and then they will release the top tier seats on the opposite side.  That means the cheapest seats in the top tiers will only be released if the others all sell.  Money grabbing bastards!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ells on Friday, May 15, 2015, 14:48:55
And National Express are doing coaches from Swindon Bus Station direct to Wembley Stadium for around £21.

As NE have a contract with Wembley its worth checking from wherever you are if there's a coach to the stadium. Could work out a lot cheaper.

Still hoping to go by train myself, only getting back is the problem..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 15, 2015, 15:11:04
Just spoke to the Box Office and the chap said based on how they usually release seats, the next block to be released will be 504 and then they will release the top tier seats on the opposite side.  That means the cheapest seats in the top tiers will only be released if the others all sell.  Money grabbing bastards!

Wankers. No chance of those £30 tickets being made available then.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Friday, May 15, 2015, 15:39:54
Wankers. No chance of those £30 tickets being made available then.

They will have to release the £30 tickets soon as I would imagine there are lots holding off until they are available.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Power to people on Friday, May 15, 2015, 15:42:40
Wankers. No chance of those £30 tickets being made available then.

That is disgusting, so they only release the cheap seats if all the others seats sell, I can see the point about not opening everywhere together to keep fans together but surely open all ticket priced sections and then keep opening until full

There must be someone somewhere they can be reported to for doing this - surely it's false advertising


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Friday, May 15, 2015, 15:46:58
Just spoke to the Box Office and the chap said based on how they usually release seats, the next block to be released will be 504 and then they will release the top tier seats on the opposite side.  That means the cheapest seats in the top tiers will only be released if the others all sell.  Money grabbing bastards!
Did the box office give any indication as to how sales are going?  It would be catastrophic if we failed to fill our allocation due to Wembley holding back the cheaper tickets. Surely it's better to fill the cheap seats earn revenue from bar sales etc rather people watching on TV. Corporate hospitality winds me up money grabbing swines. Too many company executives being given freebies a sweetners wankers! X  :suicide:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, May 15, 2015, 16:26:05
Blimey.  I'm almost (almost!) starting to feel smug about not going.   :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 15, 2015, 16:57:46
Did the box office give any indication as to how sales are going?  It would be catastrophic if we failed to fill our allocation due to Wembley holding back the cheaper tickets. Surely it's better to fill the cheap seats earn revenue from bar sales etc rather people watching on TV. Corporate hospitality winds me up money grabbing swines. Too many company executives being given freebies a sweetners wankers! X  :suicide:

No, because the chap was more interested in telling me about all the other events that they're currently dealing with.  He must have mentioned Arsenal and the FA Cup Final about 5 times until I told him that I was only interested in the League 1 Play Off Final!


They will have to release the £30 tickets soon as I would imagine there are lots holding off until they are available.


It's unfair that they haven't been released already.  I personally wouldn't have bought them, because want a better view.  However, plenty of others might, but have been forced to buy more expensive ones for fear of the cheap ones not becoming available.  They've got people over a barrel.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 17:14:21
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STFC Store ‏@STFCStore  2m2 minutes ago
We are currently at 18,000 for our play off final at Wembley #playyourpart

So only 2k compared to yesterday near 10k


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, May 15, 2015, 17:20:53
So only 2k compared to yesterday near 10k

That's pretty disappointing. I did mention in another thread earlier in the season that we might not break 26k. Plenty of time to go I guess.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 15, 2015, 17:35:54
Third time at Wembley in 5 years, the team barely turned up the last two times, transport is a massive ball ache this year and Wembley are being greedy cunts making it difficult to access the amount of tickets you want in the cheaper seats if you can get any at all.

It's hardly surprising. Still be a solid 22,000-23,000 there though I would think/hope.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 15, 2015, 17:41:18
I reckon we'll stall at 25k


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: dogs on Friday, May 15, 2015, 17:45:14
Just for reference. In 2010 we'd sold 28k in 4 days. Obviously a 17 year wait would have contributed to that.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:01:28
...and it wasn't played at 5-30 on a Sunday, with a limited train service.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red and Proud on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:09:10
Just for reference. In 2010 we'd sold 28k in 4 days. Obviously a 17 year wait would have contributed to that.
i did say a few weeks ago that 25k would be reasonable. Long way to go still.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc1975 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:12:26
It would be piss poor not to reach 25k but not surprising.  That's why I don't comment on other teams ticket sales, could end up with egg on our faces.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:18:59
im not bothered about the numbers we sell, all that happens is you get more fuckwit day trippers that tell you to stop singing and sit down as you are blocking there view  :baby:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:20:52
Prestons sales cant be far off ours
Just noticed on their forum they now have one of the top tiers open for sales so mirrors ours


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: dogs on Friday, May 15, 2015, 18:32:50
I still think we'll hit 25k. The weekend should see a few more go.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, May 15, 2015, 20:54:39
Blimey.  I'm almost (almost!) starting to feel smug about not going.   :D
Same as that,will be watching it in the Moonies  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, May 15, 2015, 22:59:42
3 visits in 5 years. Are we up there to be one of the most visited teams at new Wembley?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Friday, May 15, 2015, 23:19:07
2010 - Millwall
2011
2012 - Chesterfield JPT
2013
2014 - Lost to Posh in the Area Final of the JPT
2015 - Preston

So it's actually 3 visits in 6 years to be precise (sorry to be an annoying prick). But that's still a lot and when you think how close we were to beating Peterborough in the JPT it could have easily been 4 out of 6.

Over that same period I would be surprised if anyone has been there more often. With that in mind, it will be very interesting to see how many we take this time round.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 00:13:07
I know alot of people that have been to the last 2 games at Wembley, but aren't bothering this time. Comments made to me at a wedding reception tonight were either both times they've been, we were shit and they don't want to waste money on the same thing happening again or they feel they're a jinx.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: H on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 00:45:57
Fair enough, but I can't wait for my day out.  I have my carer booked in , a beautiful British nurse and I'm on the coach. The Torch is where we land in this year and I think anything can happen. Don't say anything about the nurse please, its early days. 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arnold.J.Rimmer on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 06:29:37
Are tickets for the top tier on sale yet?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 06:33:03
Are tickets for the top tier on sale yet?

Only three sections of it one is quite full the others with good availability.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 06:33:21
Are tickets for the top tier on sale yet?

£40/£52 ones are yes.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 07:01:51
If you can't be up for attending a match whereby your team could be in the second league for the first time in 15 years, that is poor. We may have been to Wembley a few times in just a few years but we've been out of the top two divisions for much longer. Come on people!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 07:08:50
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If you can't be up for attending a match whereby your team could be in the second league for the first time in 15 years, that is poor. We may have been to Wembley a few times in just a few years but we've been out of the top two divisions for much longer. Come on people!!
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Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 07:09:03
we have 8000 regular fans, we have added 10k to that. I'd say very few aren't going to see their team, despite Wembley being shit.

the town of Swindon on the other hand, with the sporadic attendees and day trippers may not be as enthused. much as I'd like them to be there I can't really think of a persuasive argument to  convince them it'll be good.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 07:20:02
If you can't be up for attending a match whereby your team could be in the second league for the first time in 15 years, that is poor. We may have been to Wembley a few times in just a few years but we've been out of the top two divisions for much longer. Come on people!!

Exactly this.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: mexico red on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 07:56:26
Well me and Adje are there block 503, so 18002


Title: Re: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: london_red on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 08:14:04
the town of Swindon on the other hand, with the sporadic attendees and day trippers may not be as enthused. much as I'd like them to be there I can't really think of a persuasive argument to  convince them it'll be good.

Show em a video of the second leg from last Monday?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 09:14:04
Has anyone actually received their tickets yet? I bought mine on the first day and still nothing. Still, I did only pay £48 in booking fees, so I can't really expect much.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 09:14:41
2010 - Millwall
2011
2012 - Chesterfield JPT
2013   Lost to Brentford in the Play Off Semi Finals
2014 - Lost to Posh in the Area Final of the JPT
2015 - Preston

So it's actually 3 visits in 6 years to be precise (sorry to be an annoying prick). But that's still a lot and when you think how close we were to beating Peterborough in the JPT it could have easily been 4 out of 6.

Over that same period I would be surprised if anyone has been there more often. With that in mind, it will be very interesting to see how many we take this time round.

I've added in the Brentford play off semi final defeat in 2013, could have been 5 visits.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 09:15:52
So far, PNE have sold out 31 blocks - 5 of which are in the £30 seats

Looks like we have sold 34 blocks - going by those turned yellow anyway


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 09:34:12
I've added in the Brentford play off semi final defeat in 2013, could have been 5 visits.
Of course, how could I have forgotten that  :nod:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Munichred on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:14:45
From PNE forum today:

 Originally Posted by Dreyfuss 
Here is an update on the current ticket availability (as of 9.30am May 16th) for the various seat categories...

£30 tickets
Plenty of seats available in block 135. Very limited seats available in block 134, 137.
All the £30 category seats in blocks 130, 131, 132, 133, 136 are sold out.

£40 tickets
Think there is one single seat left in block 137. The club have opened up sales for third tier (blocks 552 & 551) - plenty available.
All the £40 category seats in blocks 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 are completely sold out.

£52 tickets
Plenty of seats left in blocks 128,139.
All the £52 seats in blocks 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 are sold out.

£62 tickets
Loads of seats available in many of the blocks (126, 127, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247)
All the £62 seats in blocks 125, 231, 238, 239, 240, 241 are sold out.

£80 tickets
Plenty of seats available in blocks 124, 229, 230, 231.
All the £80 tickets in blocks 125, 227, 228 are sold out.

Please note: Some more third tier seats were released yesterday afternoon (blocks 552, 551). Depending on sales it is expected that the following third tier blocks will be opened up over the weekend (blocks 550, 549, 527, 528, 529, 530). That will leave 17 blocks of seats in the third tier (which would probably only be released if we sell out our initial 30k allocation)
Thanks - I reckon thats about 1/3 of our allocation sold so far - 12,000? Numbers well down on previous trips it seems - unless we get a slurge of 'hangers on' booking next week.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:37:17
Prestons tickets dont go on general sale until monday 18th

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Current Wembley sales are approx 16,500. Remember you can buy online and on the special ticket hotline 24/7 throughout the weekend #together


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00:48
Well me and Adje are there block 503, so 18002
I've got seven through 'alternative means' so 18009


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:13:02
Prestons tickets dont go on general sale until monday 18th


Nope, but anybody who went to the semis can purchase now so it's not like loads of die hard fans are being kept at bay. Expect them to sell more than us though.

As for 4Ds comments about those not going, I totally agree, but feel like saying that kind of thing on the TEF is basically the very definition of preaching to the converted.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:17:40
So Preston have sold 16.5k and they're not even at General Sale yet? They have an average home attendance of 10k, so assuming they have about 7k season ticket holders, that would mean every season ticket holder has bought 2 or more. That's not completely unreasonable. Let's just hope they don't have a day where they sell 10,000 in a day when it goes on General sale.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:24:52
Just spoke to the Box Office and the chap said based on how they usually release seats, the next block to be released will be 504 and then they will release the top tier seats on the opposite side.  That means the cheapest seats in the top tiers will only be released if the others all sell.  Money grabbing bastards!

I'm helping to organise a coach from home town of Warminster...family and all that....usually fills up in two days.....this time it's a struggle, so we are stuck with a mini coach thing.

Most refusals point to the cost of tickets and then on costs making it too steep.

People getting fed up with being ripped off.

I played football for many many years and followed the town since 1979. In all that time the FA has done fuck all for me...player or fan...

That is all.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:37:25
So Preston have sold 16.5k and they're not even at General Sale yet? They have an average home attendance of 10k, so assuming they have about 7k season ticket holders, that would mean every season ticket holder has bought 2 or more. That's not completely unreasonable. Let's just hope they don't have a day where they sell 10,000 in a day when it goes on General sale.

As I posted previously...

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Nope, but anybody who went to the semis can purchase now so it's not like loads of die hard fans are being kept at bay. Expect them to sell more than us though.

As for 4Ds comments about those not going, I totally agree, but feel like saying that kind of thing on the TEF is basically the very definition of preaching to the converted.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:01:24
my tickets arrived today :) ordered Tuesday


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 13:30:04
From PNE forum today:

 Originally Posted by Dreyfuss 
Here is an update on the current ticket availability (as of 9.30am May 16th) for the various seat categories...

£30 tickets
Plenty of seats available in block 135. Very limited seats available in block 134, 137.
All the £30 category seats in blocks 130, 131, 132, 133, 136 are sold out.

£40 tickets
Think there is one single seat left in block 137. The club have opened up sales for third tier (blocks 552 & 551) - plenty available.
All the £40 category seats in blocks 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 are completely sold out.

£52 tickets
Plenty of seats left in blocks 128,139.
All the £52 seats in blocks 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138 are sold out.

£62 tickets
Loads of seats available in many of the blocks (126, 127, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247)
All the £62 seats in blocks 125, 231, 238, 239, 240, 241 are sold out.

£80 tickets
Plenty of seats available in blocks 124, 229, 230, 231.
All the £80 tickets in blocks 125, 227, 228 are sold out.

Please note: Some more third tier seats were released yesterday afternoon (blocks 552, 551). Depending on sales it is expected that the following third tier blocks will be opened up over the weekend (blocks 550, 549, 527, 528, 529, 530). That will leave 17 blocks of seats in the third tier (which would probably only be released if we sell out our initial 30k allocation)
Thanks - I reckon thats about 1/3 of our allocation sold so far - 12,000? Numbers well down on previous trips it seems - unless we get a slurge of 'hangers on' booking next week.

So has somebody on their Forum gone to the trouble of working out what seats have been sold and where are still available?  If Ticketmaster have the info, it would be useful to provide ours.

Also, why have they had £30 seats released when we haven't? 

I think we'll struggle to hit 25,000 this time by a fairly big margin. 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 13:36:39
I think going by how it is we will get between 25k and 27k I know a fair few people who haven't decided yet but who almost certainly will be going.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 13:45:04
So has somebody on their Forum gone to the trouble of working out what seats have been sold and where are still available?  If Ticketmaster have the info, it would be useful to provide ours.

Also, why have they had £30 seats released when we haven't?  

I think we'll struggle to hit 25,000 this time by a fairly big margin.  

I am sure we did have £30 tickets available, all sold (Preston have those in the lower blocks, like we had).  They've probably just checked each section and tried to buy 2,3,4 etc.  That's an indication of how sold out the block is.
We have four blocks available up top right now, three in reality as the first one is all but sold.  Preston appear to be having blocks released exactly as ours have been, they sell the side the camera's view first up top, then they seem to sell the other side rather than behind the goal.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 13:51:51
I'm also sure that the cheap seats at the back of the top tier didn't go on sale the last couple of times either.  I'd imagine this must be a Wembley/FA related thing.  It would look odd everyone sat at the back and the front being empty.  Not sure if the club can do anything to get those seats released or not?  Presume they were not in the original allocation (80k are available usually, with 10k reserved for Club Wembley members, FL etc. so we are allocated 10k less than our end can hold).


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 14:01:56
It would be marvellous to have a full 30000 cheering the boys on and if the ticket prices were slightly more appealing then we would have, but some people are still out of work or minimum wage and unfortunately as much as a visit to Wembley to see your side is exciting you have to prioritise. Unfortunately the FA don't care about the fans it's corporate all the way then the odd stragglers and general sale at the groung on the day robbing swines


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 14:06:03
Really don't buy any of this 'the FA are screwing us' rubbish, nor calling their bluff by holding off to save a few quid. Obviously they're going to withhold the top tier behind the goal until they're needed. Makes perfect sense and would be the case for every event, irrelevant of sport etc.

Just pointless moaning.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 14:10:08
It would be marvellous to have a full 30000 cheering the boys on and if the ticket prices were slightly more appealing then we would have, but some people are still out of work or minimum wage and unfortunately as much as a visit to Wembley to see your side is exciting you have to prioritise. Unfortunately the FA don't care about the fans it's corporate all the way then the odd stragglers and general sale at the groung on the day robbing swines
Can't argue with any of that mate. Spot on.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 15:53:08
I think going by how it is we will get between 25k and 27k I know a fair few people who haven't decided yet but who almost certainly will be going.

The three I went with last time (and the time before) aren't going this time, but I'm taking another four people who have never been before. Swings and roundabouts.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:25:30
Has anyone actually received their tickets yet? I bought mine on the first day and still nothing. Still, I did only pay £48 in booking fees, so I can't really expect much.
No & I think it's absolute disgrace, my Mrs ordered the kids a t-shirt the same day 99p P&P and they've arrived !!!  :badmood: :badmood:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:28:16
No & I think it's absolute disgrace, my Mrs ordered the kids a t-shirt the same day 99p P&P and they've arrived !!!  :badmood: :badmood:
Why's it a disgrace? The game's a week Sunday you soppy cunt.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:31:12
As above.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:38:10
If anyone fancies a Cat 1 ticket for £40 with transport included, let me know. You'll have to sit with me (awaits jokes).


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:45:48
I was wondering with the FA Cup being devalued and every Tom, Dick and Harry being allowed to play Wembley, how many different teams have played at new Wembley?

I'd guess 50. JPT Finals, FA Cup semi and finals, league cup plus play offs. It must be close to 50 different teams.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 16:55:36
Well into the 60's it seems.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 17:09:37
Well into the 60's it seems.

Name them.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Norfolkred on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 17:20:45
Now going through the process of purchasing two more play off final tickets, this time for the Monday! Getting expensive, hotel booked on top of cost of travel.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 18:28:01
No & I think it's absolute disgrace, my Mrs ordered the kids a t-shirt the same day 99p P&P and they've arrived !!!  :badmood: :badmood:

Bit strong. Was only wondering, mainly as I'd ideally like to hand out a few before we travel as not all going from the same place at the same time etc etc.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 19:12:02
The club were going through the tickets on Tuesday, and then these had to be sent to Ticketmaster for them to be sent out.

At the earliest I was expecting them was today, which Batch did. I haven't received mine yet, so I'd expect them either Mon/Tues as I'd expect them to be sent recorded for the £3 fee.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 20:00:56
Some people have claimed that their's have arrived already. I'm not that fussed. If it comes to Thursday and it's still not here I'll start worrying...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 20:43:57
I can't remember wot happened previous years, I just expected a better service wot with all the extra add ons, maybe I'm excited for my 6 year old son who doesn't even know he's going cos he thought I was working....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 06:23:33
Anyone seen anything on latest you can buy tickets. Eg is there an option to pick up at stadium?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: sal66 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 06:47:05
I'm helping to organise a coach from home town of Warminster...family and all that....usually fills up in two days.....this time it's a struggle, so we are stuck with a mini coach thing.

Most refusals point to the cost of tickets and then on costs making it too steep.

People getting fed up with being ripped off.

I played football for many many years and followed the town since 1979. In all that time the FA has done fuck all for me...player or fan...

That is all.


We are having the same problem of a lack of interest - currently have booked less than half the number of coaches we took against Millwall.

Today is the last day to book seats with SAS Travel as the coaches have to be ordered tonight.

We will only be ordering the number of coaches that we have filled when we close at 4pm today.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 07:26:38
The three I went with last time (and the time before) aren't going this time, but I'm taking another four people who have never been before. Swings and roundabouts.
Indeed, I am taking my mate who came last time and my step daughter who has never been before. I still hope for 25k+


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 07:42:17
Indeed, I am taking my mate who came last time and my step daughter who has never been before. I still hope for 25k+

I´d like to think so but we must be around (at least?) 5k short of that figure at this moment.  It's hard to see where these 'extras' are going to come from.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 07:54:51
A couple of my City supporting pals expressed an interest in going. I refused to entertain it because I know full well that they want to go in hope that Town lose.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:01:51
Based on the above it appears we're going to take a little over 20k. I thought the figure would be lower than previous visits, but 10k lower? Yikes!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:06:52
Based on the above it appears we're going to take a little over 20k. I thought the figure would be lower than previous visits, but 10k lower? Yikes!

Ah who cares? It'll be a intimate gig for those who truly care.*



*This doesn't include people are unable to attend because they live abroad, are on holiday, cannot afford the trip or simply don't support Swindon Town.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:07:24
I don't think I could ever predict the mind of a "fair weather fan". I wasn't surprised we had 30k plus against Millwall. It was 17 years since the last time plus this was the new all singing, all dancing Wembley.

I was more surprised that we took 30k plus against Chesterfield for a tin pot cup final that doesn't really mean that much. Yes I would have loved to win it but it wasn't long since we last went there and I would definitely not hold it in such high regard as a play off final.

Now we have a BIG game and looks like we'll struggle to 22k, if that. It's quite bizarre really. My only thoughts are perhaps the prices were lower for the JPT and dare I mention the PDC factor?! Other than that I'm bemused.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:13:40
I think our Italian manager helped a lot of non-Town fans make their Wembley decision in 2012. It's incredibly harsh to think that some people are not going because of the manner of our previous two losses at Wembley. Only Foderingham remains from our last trip.

Swindon Town are a small team, 30,000 includes a hell of a lot of 'soft spot' Swindon fans - we can't attract them every time. Especially without the trains and the 1730 kick off on a Bank Holiday weekend.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:22:59
I haven't bought yet. Just ain't got around to it yet...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:29:13
I haven't bought yet. Just ain't got around to it yet...

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Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:53:35
35,000 and lose or 3,500 and get promoted, i know which one means more to me.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Town Fan on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 08:57:48
SAS Travel reporting slow bus ticket sales, 62 coaches sold for Millwall and they doubt they will sell out 40, whatever the reasons it's a real shame that people are not to coming out to support the team.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 09:03:20
SAS Travel reporting slow bus ticket sales, 62 coaches sold for Millwall and they doubt they will sell out 40, whatever the reasons it's a real shame that people are not to coming out to support the team.

Has real trouble getting a coach in south wilts. Bank holiday weekend though, so some would of been booked up before.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Combe Down on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 09:23:18
Any think that people are put off going because our defence leaks like a sieve?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 09:23:52
Our support has been shit all season.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 09:26:40
I don't think I could ever predict the mind of a "fair weather fan". I wasn't surprised we had 30k plus against Millwall. It was 17 years since the last time plus this was the new all singing, all dancing Wembley.

I was more surprised that we took 30k plus against Chesterfield for a tin pot cup final that doesn't really mean that much. Yes I would have loved to win it but it wasn't long since we last went there and I would definitely not hold it in such high regard as a play off final.

Now we have a BIG game and looks like we'll struggle to 22k, if that. It's quite bizarre really. My only thoughts are perhaps the prices were lower for the JPT and dare I mention the PDC factor?! Other than that I'm bemused.

You've pretty much summed up what I was thinking.

It's a real shame that the fact we got to Wembley in the JPT Final now seems to be having a direct impact on the numbers going to this one.  Personally I'd rather have had a shit crowd for a nothing final and a good one for an important one.

In some blocks, it doesn't appear that any tickets have been sold since Friday, as the same seats are coming up that were available then.

People can't really buy any later rhan Tuesday otherwise there's a risk the tickets won't get here in time.  Can't see there suddenly being a mad rush.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: dogs on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 09:38:20
You can get them on the day. Still, i think there should be a last push to by local media to encourage people to go. Whatever happens, we just need to make sure we're a lot more vocal.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:05:34
Our support has been shit all season.
I think this sums it up quite nicely. I know several people who went previously and are not going now. The bottom line is they can't be arsed regardless of cost time trains etc. They'll watch it at home or in a pub. Although I'm disappointed I can't really blame them. I thought wed be lucky to take 25 it looks like my pessimism was actually optimism.


Title: Re:
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:11:04
It's a shame if that crowd is down, but inevitable really. A massive proportion of people would have gone as a one-off against Millwall or Chesterfield. Of course they're less likely to go again. On the plus side, you'll get served at the bar quicker, get away quicker (hopefully straight into a pub to celebrate), and unlike that last two occasions, there might be an atmosphere.... Can't wait, bring it on.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: derbystfc on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:18:40
Also the build up last time from the club was more prominant, a pop up shop with player appearances (ok so timescale is a factor here)

people see 40 a ticket, 20 travel, plus money for food and drink, close to summer holidays, prob with a small family, and just cant justify going. Difficult as it was, I had to admit defeat to the mrs and decide not to go, I will tho drive to swindon and watch the game with my dad in a pub, thats about the best I can do. To those who are going, your gonna have a great day anyway.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red and Proud on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:24:38
Similar situation. I said the the Mrs that for the three of us it will be £200 all in. She said that's four meals out in the summer holidays. I can't argue with her, hell £200 will buy a Greek Island!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:17:15
I'm taking two Swindon-for-the-day neutrals who were tempted by the sexy semis. Sad that we're taking fewer than before, when there's every reason to have more faith in this team than the previous ones.

Can only think that it's evidence of the Tories' fake recovery. Money's tighter than ever.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:24:34
If we can't get fans interested in a one off game for promotion it shows the limit of support should we get to the championship


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:28:15
If we can't get fans interested in a one off game for promotion it shows the limit of support should we get to the championship

If we get promoted I think our average will rise from 7k to between 7.5k and 8k. Teams like Leeds etc attract numbers. If we stay up it can only go up. Slow and steady wins the race... I guess. Good old optimism.

The Wembley game isn't going to sell out due to the travel issues, the pricing in this economy and our form in the lead up to it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:28:53
If we can't get fans interested in a one off game for promotion it shows the limit of support should we get to the championship

Hear what you are saying, but yet we got ~30K going to the JPT final..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:32:34
Middle of a BH weekend
5.30 pm KO
No trains from Swindon
Rip off Wembley prices
3rd time at Wembley in 5 years

Take your pick
Only me going so not a problem but if was taking family would be a no go  :no:

Even 22k would be a massive improvement on our home attendances so not bothered


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:38:49
Have people not looked at the attendances from our last three seasons in the second tier? They're hardly glowing.

Same stadium, similar turmoil, same fan base.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:49:35
If we get promoted I think our average will rise from 7k to between 7.5k and 8k. Teams like Leeds etc attract numbers. If we stay up it can only go up. Slow and steady wins the race... I guess. Good old optimism.

The Wembley game isn't going to sell out due to the travel issues, the pricing in this economy and our form in the lead up to it.

We averaged 7980 or very similar this season, we'd average over 10 in the league up, probably more.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:51:37
If we can't get fans interested in a one off game for promotion it shows the limit of support should we get to the championship
In many ways I do agree but there are a lot of things this weekend that count against us such as train travel not being available from Swindon as I am sure that for the JPT we had many thousand (5k+) day trippers travelled up on the train.

There is also a lot of apathy about "new" Wembley after our last 2 visits.

Cost of tickets/food/drink, lack ease of travel for this game.

Most of our fans genuinely thinking that we have almost zero chance of winning, especially after Mondays game (which I thought was a fantastic advert for L1 if not for defending)

The stupid kick off time (pandering to Sky).

Saying that its still no excuses, when I was a young lad/adult I could only dream about going to Wembley and reliving the 1969 LC win which was drummed in me from a young age by my Town supporting family. Then when I was 23 we got there and that made me crave going back for more.

I missed the play off with 'wall due to a family wedding but I won't miss us going there again, for all its cost and faults its still Wembley and for football fans thats the Mecca and many teams will never get to Wembley and never have been.

I am determined to enjoy the day no matter what result as for me this season has been a massive bonus culminating in a trip to Wembley....they don't get a lot better than that.

If we get promoted I think our average will rise from 7k to between 7.5k and 8k. Teams like Leeds etc attract numbers. If we stay up it can only go up. Slow and steady wins the race... I guess. Good old optimism.

The Wembley game isn't going to sell out due to the travel issues, the pricing in this economy and our form in the lead up to it.
If we go up we will comfortably get a season average to over 10k, in the main due to the much higher away followings.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc1975 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:54:52
Similar situation. I said the the Mrs that for the three of us it will be £200 all in. She said that's four meals out in the summer holidays. I can't argue with her, hell £200 will buy a Greek Island!

Maybe you should change your name to Fed and proud.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:57:47
At the end of the day 99.99% of people who actually go to games, I mean the mundane, everyday games in League 1, will be going to Wembley. The fact that there looks to be a decline in casual day trippers shouldn't really bother anyone. If (and it's a fucking big if) we do get promotion, the hoped for increase in attendance will come from the 20,000+ that will be there, not the 10,000 odd that won't.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 13:03:00
Wembley used to be a once in a lifetime for many clubs but the play offs mean it comes around more regularly and for most teams. Even if you go out of the league you've got a chance like Grimsby. As a lifetime experience it has been devalued by the prices haven't. Play offs at Wembley were a cynical fan exploitation tool that is running out of steam. Looking at the semi final attendance's show fans are getting fucked off with it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 13:31:08
£40 dearest ticket today for Grimsby, daughter is there.
Tho they only have lower tier, Brovers have all 3 tiers so be interesting to see what they paid


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 13:45:05
£40 dearest ticket today for Grimsby, daughter is there.
Tho they only have lower tier, Brovers have all 3 tiers so be interesting to see what they paid

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Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 14:29:04


Cheers
£3 booking fee  :eek: thought ours was dear


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 14:34:08
From stfcstore

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Sales have slowed down this weekend for Wembley tickets. We are at 19k now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 15:02:36
so 20k or so then. disappointing but meh


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 15:58:20
The excuses reasons have already been mentioned several times (5-30 KO on a Sunday, lack of trains from and back to Swindon, over-priced tickets etc) but, for all that, 19K is disappointing.  I don't get the excuse about having been to Wembley a couple of times in the last 5 years.  That's just bollocks.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:17:12
Two adult and two junior tickets have cost me just short of £200.  That's without factoring in the cost of travel, food, drink and the flags/hats/god knows what the boys will want to buy.  We'll probably be looking at nearer £350 in total.

I'm currently on maternity leave, so money is quite tight and really our priorities should be elsewhere.  However, I couldn't miss it, so I've banged it all on the credit card and will worry about it later.  I can fully understand other families who don't really follow Swindon not being able to justify that sort of cost.  You can get a long weekend at Butlins or somewhere for similar money.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: sir windon on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:22:33
Similar situation. I said the the Mrs that for the three of us it will be £200 all in. She said that's four meals out in the summer holidays. I can't argue with her, hell £200 will buy a Greek Island!

Sorry to sound rude as I don't know you but FFS! Games like this are potentially what lifetime memories are made of. Many of us have families. I've got 4 kids myself but I'm breaking the bank so that perhaps one day they can look back on the day they saw the Town do them proud at Wembley. Who is ever gonna look back with such passion at a few trips to bloody Pizza Express! Seriously.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:32:09
The excuses reasons have already been mentioned several times (5-30 KO on a Sunday, lack of trains from and back to Swindon, over-priced tickets etc) but, for all that, 19K is disappointing.  I don't get the excuse about having been to Wembley a couple of times in the last 5 years.  That's just bollocks.



I understand you're frustration mate. I'm with you. At the same time though, we've struggled to get more than 8,000 fans to get off their arses and walk down the road regularly this season. It's not a complete shock we've not managed to persuade 10,000 who've obviously only a little interest to part with their dosh this time. I'm actually more surprised we've managed to get them to do it in the past.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:34:44
Sorry to sound rude as I don't know you but FFS! Games like this are potentially what lifetime memories are made of. Many of us have families. I've got 4 kids myself but I'm breaking the bank so that perhaps one day they can look back on the day they saw the Town do them proud at Wembley. Who is ever gonna look back with such passion at a few trips to bloody Pizza Express! Seriously.

There was a bloke writing on here last time (Chesterfield) about how he'd rather have a BBQ. We're obviously a nation obsessed by food. :-)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:38:17
The bigger worry is one of future investment. Given our crowds this season and 20k to Wembley why would people want to chip in. I would imagine power will be pretty fucked off at the figures


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:47:41
The bigger worry is one of future investment. Given our crowds this season and 20k to Wembley why would people want to chip in. I would imagine power will be pretty fucked off at the figures

Agreed


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red and Proud on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 16:51:29
Sorry to sound rude as I don't know you but FFS! Games like this are potentially what lifetime memories are made of. Many of us have families. I've got 4 kids myself but I'm breaking the bank so that perhaps one day they can look back on the day they saw the Town do them proud at Wembley. Who is ever gonna look back with such passion at a few trips to bloody Pizza Express! Seriously.
:clap: Good for you, I don't know you either you also don't pay my mortgage or know my financial status. Nor the fact that we've had three ST for the last three years and I've had mine for another four on top of that. I've also been to two away games this season on my own and been to Wembley every time except '69 and my lot came with me to the JPT final. On top of that I have also supported the town mostly home and occasionally away since '74. I have enough memories to last me my days thanks. I will also be there next season without the ST's and go to more away games than this year whichever league we are in. So don't preach to me and anyone else who has decided not to go to Wembley for whatever reasons they seem fit to run with. I hope you and your four kids have a great day out.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: inept and tiresome on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 17:41:11


Can only think that it's evidence of the Tories' fake recovery. Money's tighter than ever.
This. I've already got my season ticket for next season but no spare money for holidays or treats.
Times are hard for the section of the community that is semi or none skilled and have to compete with the third world immigrants.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:00:01
This. I've already got my season ticket for next season but no spare money for holidays or treats.
Times are hard for the section of the community that is semi or none skilled and have to compete with the third world immigrants.

At least the Wembley crowd will be more diverse.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:21:48
Sorry to sound rude as I don't know you but FFS! Games like this are potentially what lifetime memories are made of. Many of us have families. I've got 4 kids myself but I'm breaking the bank so that perhaps one day they can look back on the day they saw the Town do them proud at Wembley. Who is ever gonna look back with such passion at a few trips to bloody Pizza Express! Seriously.

Spot on. If people can't afford it then understandable but this is STFC at Wembley and simply not to be missed.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Town Fan on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:23:23
:clap: Good for you, I don't know you either you also don't pay my mortgage or know my financial status. Nor the fact that we've had three ST for the last three years and I've had mine for another four on top of that. I've also been to two away games this season on my own and been to Wembley every time except '69 and my lot came with me to the JPT final. On top of that I have also supported the town mostly home and occasionally away since '74. I have enough memories to last me my days thanks. I will also be there next season without the ST's and go to more away games than this year whichever league we are in. So don't preach to me and anyone else who has decided not to go to Wembley for whatever reasons they seem fit to run with. I hope you and your four kids have a great day out.


Claiming to be a proper fan and then stating the reason your not going to your teams play off final is because you can have a better time elsewhere with the cash, does make you sound like a total plastic tbh, enjoy your meal.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:27:40
Taking 10k less to a promotion final than to a trophy final is quite baffling. Perhaps there are some prem games to watch on the telly  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Town Fan on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:31:12
I think the boys deserve more, so come on "Town fans" pull your finger out.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red and Proud on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:35:46

Claiming to be a proper fan and then stating the reason your not going to your teams play off final is because you can have a better time elsewhere with the cash, does make you sound like a total plastic tbh, enjoy your meal.


Holiday, you holier than thou supercilious prick! But thanks anyway. I bit my tongue on my original reply though clearly you have not digested all of my post, so you can now fuck off. Next time you go to Wembley, let's hope you have found the condoms otherwise you'll be taking five kids.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:36:11

Claiming to be a proper fan and then stating the reason your not going to your teams play off final is because you can have a better time elsewhere with the cash, does make you sound like a total plastic tbh, enjoy your meal.

A proper fan? What's one of them then? people show their support in different ways and with differing degrees of commitment, but it's up to the individual, not some cunt pontificating.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:41:37
What does supercilious mean?  Why do fans book holidays during the football season?  ::)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:47:34
Oooh, this is getting fesity.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:48:20
That was supposed to be 'feisty', but I think I prefer fesity so I'll leave it. If it's not a word already, then it should be.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:48:40
Not feisty, fucking boring.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Town Fan on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:48:49
A proper fan? What's one of them then? people show their support in different ways and with differing degrees of commitment, but it's up to the individual, not some cunt pontificating.

A proper fan in IMO is someone who goes to support their team in a playoff final if they are able to do so, a real cunt is someone who makes excuses for the fact they wont stand up and be counted when the boys need their support.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:51:36
Boring


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: monkey on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 18:54:18
A proper fan puts a playoff final before a couple of meals out! your kids will remember a playoff final experience, not a shit meal in bella Italia!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: CalRed45 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:02:20
Whipped  ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:09:53
I must be a shit fan cos I prefer to take the family away to Wales instead of going to Wembley.

Meh.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:10:31
You bunch of fucking plastics.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:16:42
A proper fan in IMO is someone who goes to support their team in a playoff final if they are able to do so, a real cunt is someone who makes excuses for the fact they wont stand up and be counted when the boys need their support.
Well luckily your opinion is not something anyone gives a shit about. Not everyones priorities list STFC at the top; some people put more importance in other things. I wouldn't say they're not 'proper' fans though. As I said before it's up to the individual.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:17:44
Its not going to spoil my enjoyment* of the day if only me and my family turn up to watch it. So with that in mind its not going to upset me if someone else doesn't want to go.

Lets be honest, our average gate is 8K, Preston just over 10K. If they bring 6-8K more "fans" than we do, so what..

Personally, I'm not risking missing us winning myself. I did that in 1993 due to cash/university exam issues and will regret it to my dying day.

* this year I have a 'fuck it, lets have a laugh whatever with no expectation of a win' attitude.
----------
Most of the day trippers I know "have done Wembley now, it was expensive and rubbish", so aren't going again.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:18:58
I'm not going because Wembley is shit and there's no trains. Couldn't give a toss if this makes me a bad fan in other peoples eyes.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:21:01
Sorry to sound rude as I don't know you but FFS! Games like this are potentially what lifetime memories are made of. Many of us have families. I've got 4 kids myself but I'm breaking the bank so that perhaps one day they can look back on the day they saw the Town do them proud at Wembley. Who is ever gonna look back with such passion at a few trips to bloody Pizza Express! Seriously.
exactly. They should be going to the curry house instead


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:21:54
My old fellas not going this time. Mainly due to the fact he's 73 and cant manage the drive from the west coast of wales anymore. He'll be delighted he's not a proper fan anymore after 60 years.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:22:29
Similar situation. I said the the Mrs that for the three of us it will be £200 all in. She said that's four meals out in the summer holidays. I can't argue with her, hell £200 will buy a Greek Island!
Fully respect your choice but unsurprisingly a lot on here do value seeing Town in a play off final that will define a great season more than any other individual game in it.

4 picnics inc 4 rounds of sandwiches and 4 beers - £40

4 meals out on holiday                                       - £200

8 full price tickets at a CAT A at the CG               - £200

4 memories of Play Off victory* at Wembley         - Priceless

* with luck!







Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:24:10
I'm not going because Wembley is shit and there's no trains. Couldn't give a toss if this makes me a bad fan in other peoples eyes.

Not less of a fan, just sad you can't be arsed and that as a wider fan base many people seem to feel the same.

To be honest I reckon most of us said we were never going back after the JPT...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:37:12
You do have to consider that effect of the last 2. I've spent about £400 on the last 2 visits and not seen us have a shot on target, let alone a goal. Gonna be a bastard to work out who is the jinx...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:40:39
I'm going to have to disagree with a number of the comments/views expressed in the last few pages of this thread.  The pricing policy decided by Wembley Stadium plc (or whatever they're called) turns attending this game in to a luxury purchase for most.  Getting a family of 4 to this game - incl ticket price, travel, food & drink - will cost between £300 & £400 for the day.  And all for a game that you can watch in the pub for free anyway.

If anyone thinks that football is still 'the people's game', here's your proof that it is not.  Wembley's owners will have priced thousands of our fans out of attending with these ridiculous ticket prices.  Times are still hard and while Swindon is a good place to find a job, many of those jobs provide modest incomes.  A lot of our fans will simply not have the disposable income to be able to spend that kind of money on a day out at the football.

So if we do see a sharp drop in the number of seats filled by Swindon fans at Wembley this time around, it won't be because 10,000 of us have simultaneously decided that we don't give a #### any more.  The number of people on here willing to question the motivations of folk they don't even know is astonishing, and misguided.

The reason for the drop in the attendance will be much simpler: the cost.  People know when they're being ripped off.  If the owners of Wembley are smart, they will sit up and listen.  And maybe, in future, they will start charging a reasonable price for games like these that the working man can afford.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red and Proud on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:41:31
Listen, everyone has the choice to go or not. I'd not decry anyone who decided not to go if I was, equally others who are going should not decry me or others for our decision not to go either. I hope the outcome for us is positive but the club will survive and I'll be back next season all be it in a limited capacity, but back never the less which is more than I can say for the surplus of fans over 8000......if we don't go up.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:41:40
My old fellas not going this time. Mainly due to the fact he's 73 and cant manage the drive from the west coast of wales anymore. He'll be delighted he's not a proper fan anymore after 60 years.

If you were a "proper" fan you'd go and fetch him on the Saturday, pay for his beers on the Sunday and give him a lift home on the Monday. Easy. :-)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:44:17
All this talk about being a 'proper fan' is embarrassing. Everyone has their own reasons behind not going nobody else on here has the authority to be judgemental.

All we can say is "personally I'm doing X because ..." and if someone on here doesn't like it, who gives a crap. Yeah, we may have to put up with a bit of crap from other fans on Twitter or whatnot for a while but we get that anyway so nothing new there.

Just feel bad for my mate (who helped paint the Fjortoft banner and sort the streamers out at Bramall Lane) who is at a festival in Bristol and will be watching from a pub in Slaver country!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:52:11
Just booked some parking near Wembley (half the price of actual Wembley) was pleased at how easy it was!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 19:52:41
Could be less than 47000 which was the conference final today's playoff attendance. We won't make 25000


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bassett boy on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:05:54
I'm going to have to disagree with a number of the comments/views expressed in the last few pages of this thread.  The pricing policy decided by Wembley Stadium plc (or whatever they're called) turns attending this game in to a luxury purchase for most.  Getting a family of 4 to this game - incl ticket price, travel, food & drink - will cost between £300 & £400 for the day.  And all for a game that you can watch in the pub for free anyway.

If anyone thinks that football is still 'the people's game', here's your proof that it is not.  Wembley's owners will have priced thousands of our fans out of attending with these ridiculous ticket prices.  Times are still hard and while Swindon is a good place to find a job, many of those jobs provide modest incomes.  A lot of our fans will simply not have the disposable income to be able to spend that kind of money on a day out at the football.

So if we do see a sharp drop in the number of seats filled by Swindon fans at Wembley this time around, it won't be because 10,000 of us have simultaneously decided that we don't give a #### any more.  The number of people on here willing to question the motivations of folk they don't even know is astonishing, and misguided.

The reason for the drop in the attendance will be much simpler: the cost.  People know when they're being ripped off.  If the owners of Wembley are smart, they will sit up and listen.  And maybe, in future, they will start charging a reasonable price for games like these that the working man can afford.
I agree with your comments and  new Wembley is soulless
However MY team is playing at Wembley for a chance in xxxx years to play in the championship in a one off game everything to win or lose so I have to take my tribe and think of 1990 and 1993 and we will win I am sure of it(as sure as I will win the lottery and buy the club)
By the way my youngest was playing at beaversbrook today Swindon were training their and look good
Sam ricketts was running some of the training


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:12:39
I am indeed, just working on drinking holes, I have a feeling it will be Marylebone area.

I'll be coming into Kings X or down the Victoria from Tottenham Hale.

Let me know where you end up and I'll come and say hello


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:21:46
A proper fan puts a playoff final before a couple of meals out! your kids will remember a playoff final experience, not a shit meal in bella Italia!

A proper person puts his family first.

To some that means taking them to Wembley, to some it means taking them on holiday.

Great if you can do both, but if you can't then holiday probably takes precedence - in my humble opinion


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:24:35
A proper person puts his family first.

To some that means taking them to Wembley, to some it means taking them on holiday.

Great if you can do both, but if you can't then holiday probably takes precedence - in my humble opinion

Finally, someone can understand it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:26:07
Preston are just the same as us - they have sold 18,200.

They have a fucking worse travelling scenario than us and have 9 PO disasters behind them.

It doesn't matter how many go and how many decide not to - all that matters is fucking winning!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:31:21
Preston's proper general sale don't go to the public until next week though. But if I read it right it is their first PO final since 2005, hence their first trip to new Wembley??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: sir windon on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:33:30
Holiday, you holier than thou supercilious prick! But thanks anyway. I bit my tongue on my original reply though clearly you have not digested all of my post, so you can now fuck off. Next time you go to Wembley, let's hope you have found the condoms otherwise you'll be taking five kids.

If you had followed the thread clearly you may have noticed that you appear to be throwing insults at the wrong person. I had said I didn't want to be rude but, since your now choosing to be, I can only offer my sympathy as it must be a result of the frustration caused at not being allowed to attend the play off final by your wife.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:35:51
well we may not have sold many but fooked if I can get two together behind the goal!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bassett boy on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:39:06
Preston's proper general sale don't go to the public until next week though. But if I read it right it is their first PO final since 2005, hence their first trip to new Wembley??
How many we take to the game is neither here or there , people have reasons for going not going
It is a one off as long as we play well we will win


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:39:43
Preston's proper general sale don't go to the public until next week though. But if I read it right it is their first PO final since 2005, hence their first trip to new Wembley??

Yeah, but as with us, I would imagine anyone who wants a ticket has already got one.

We'll probably sell a few more this week, so will they.

22-23,000 each I reckon.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:42:34
Preston are just the same as us - they have sold 18,200.

They have a fucking worse travelling scenario than us and have 9 PO disasters behind them.

It doesn't matter how many go and how many decide not to - all that matters is fucking winning!

amen.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:53:20
well, there's two more...but 4 rows and 3 seats apart!!
109
there better be some singers in there!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bassett boy on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 20:58:54
amen.
Yes


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimbob on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 21:06:27
Surely the apathy shown towards STFC isn't unique for a football club of our size & stature?...I get why people want to attend but also understand the reasons why people don't...I'd love it to be like the old days where we are scrambling for tickets but sadly football has lost it's mojo and what comes with that is people that are a little bit meh about the whole thing. A clear indication of that is how many(including me) didn't attend sheff utd away so not surprised by the (lack of) numbers attending wembley. Life goes on...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 21:07:45
Hopefully this might make all the cunts think twice who give people shit for turning up and supporting the team rarely. It's better than never.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 21:42:06
Well I'm gong with my brother, nephew, daughter and her friend, so my conscience is clear  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 22:11:20
Just had a click around. Wow. We are so close to selling out every orange block from what I can see. It's just a shame that all the tickets left at either £62 or £80 each!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 22:24:57
If they opened up 512-508 and advertised £30 tickets available again then there is a decent chance of a second wind and enticing a lot of those who haven't bothered this time. Unlikely to happen though.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Fred Elliot on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 23:17:08

Claiming to be a proper fan and then stating the reason your not going to your teams play off final is because you can have a better time elsewhere with the cash, does make you sound like a total plastic tbh, enjoy your meal.


You stupid fucking cunt bellend



Errrmmmm, as you were chaps


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Sunday, May 17, 2015, 23:19:19
If they opened up 512-508 and advertised £30 tickets available again then there is a decent chance of a second wind and enticing a lot of those who haven't bothered this time. Unlikely to happen though.

Exactly.  Anyone know who decides which blocks are released.  Could the club exert any power?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 06:54:31
Reading back through this... it makes me laugh/cringe with the whole 'real fan' debate. If you support the team, then you support the team. There seems to be this whole trend with football fans on forums and social media, whereby they have to state exactly how long they've been supporting their team, how many times they've been this season etc. If you have other commitments and can't make a game (whatever the type, league/cup etc), it apparently makes you a 'plastic' or 'not as loyal' as some. That's not the case, it just means you have a different set of priorities.

My stag do next year is on a weekend during the football season, and my wedding is on a weekend at the end of April, which will obviously right towards the end of the season. This means more to me than a couple of games.

Additionally, the 'day tripper' thing annoys me too. Surely we should be welcoming them, rather than slagging them off? If they want to wear Jesters hats or wigs... or even face paint, why does anyone have the right to criticise them for it? Oh and don't get me started on the people that slag off the shirt/merchandise wearers.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:04:56
Reading back through this... it makes me laugh/cringe with the whole 'real fan' debate. If you support the team, then you support the team. There seems to be this whole trend with football fans on forums and social media, whereby they have to state exactly how long they've been supporting their team, how many times they've been this season etc. If you have other commitments and can't make a game (whatever the type, league/cup etc), it apparently makes you a 'plastic' or 'not as loyal' as some. That's not the case, it just means you have a different set of priorities.

My stag do next year is on a weekend during the football season, and my wedding is on a weekend at the end of April, which will obviously right towards the end of the season. This means more to me than a couple of games.

Additionally, the 'day tripper' thing annoys me too. Surely we should be welcoming them, rather than slagging them off? If they want to wear Jesters hats or wigs... or even face paint, why does anyone have the right to criticise them for it? Oh and don't get me started on the people that slag off the shirt/merchandise wearers.

Yeah....but it all leads to drums....UB40, and the Dave Clkark 5.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:07:24
Yeah....but it all leads to drums....UB40, and the Dave Clkark 5.

I'm feeling glad all over..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:31:59
Additionally, the 'day tripper' thing annoys me too. Surely we should be welcoming them, rather than slagging them off? If they want to wear Jesters hats or wigs... or even face paint, why does anyone have the right to criticise them for it? Oh and don't get me started on the people that slag off the shirt/merchandise wearers.

You're right.  And we get this every single time we have a big game or play at Wembley.  If you're going to have a pop at 'day trippers'/occasional fans, you're taking aim at the very people the Club needs to attract more often to grow the fanbase.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:33:40
This thread is brilliant. A TEF classic. Good work everyone.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:40:16
You're right.  And we get this every single time we have a big game or play at Wembley.  If you're going to have a pop at 'day trippers'/occasional fans, you're taking aim at the very people the Club needs to attract more often to grow the fanbase.

Absolutely.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:43:28
This will be my second game of the season  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:45:02
This will be my second game of the season  :)
You disgust me.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:45:45
Additionally, the 'day tripper' thing annoys me too. Surely we should be welcoming them, rather than slagging them off? If they want to wear Jesters hats or wigs... or even face paint, why does anyone have the right to criticise them for it? Oh and don't get me started on the people that slag off the shirt/merchandise wearers.
Absolutely, we need to embrace new fans not berate them for turning up to only the big games, I am sure a lot of younger fans can be hooked by a trip to Wembley too.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:46:41
This will be my second game of the season  :)
Day tripper ;) this is my third :P


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Monday, May 18, 2015, 07:49:46
This will be my second game of the season  :)

We make a 'proper fan' of you yet!   :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:07:34
i know of companies who put on coaches for their workers to go to Wembley on previous occasions - this does not appear to be happening this time, probably a sign of the financial times!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:08:02
I don't have a ST but attend fairly regular, i also sit in completely random places throughout the season just to chat to different people and to witness the atmosphere from around the groung. Yes sad as your dad i know  :moon:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:08:35
This thread is brilliant. A TEF classic. Good work everyone.

I haven't read the last few pages. Will I laugh or cry?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:09:18
Absolutely, we need to embrace new fans not berate them for turning up to only the big games, I am sure a lot of younger fans can be hooked by a trip to Wembley too.

Ironically it seems as though the people who berate them, are the same people who piss and moan when the allocation isn't sold..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:13:16
I haven't read the last few pages. Will I laugh or cry?
Both. Its got something for everyone...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, May 18, 2015, 08:32:16
I wasn't going to go, but was offered tickets and couldn't really turn it down.

First game of the season. I'm a proper plastic daytripper.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 09:08:42
So why does the Sarfend v Wikum final KO at 17.30 as well.

No other games on


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, May 18, 2015, 09:20:53
When was the last time a sales total was made public? I keep looking at this thread for an update but it kind of went off topic at least 5 pages ago...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Monday, May 18, 2015, 09:22:40
I do think it would help if they released a block of £30 tickets and pushed them - how likely I do not know.  Yesterday's game with Rovers showed it's sold block by block.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 09:29:06
So why does the Sarfend v Wikum final KO at 17.30 as well.

No other games on

5pm that one isn't it. Not a great deal of difference I know.
Can't fathom that one unless it still falls foul of the no KOs before 5 rule by virtue of the fact its a Saturday  ::)

When was the last time a sales total was made public? I keep looking at this thread for an update but it kind of went off topic at least 5 pages ago...

Yesterday STFCstore said we were up to 19000 and sales had slowed right down

Can't see too many more being sold this week


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:00:23
Will be 20,000, but over three quarters of that will be genuine fans that make 4 or 5 games a season minimum I should think. All those people that I heard moan wanting the plastics to fuck off the last two times have got their wish, but as someone above pointed out they're also the ones complaining we don't have the usual 30,000. Can't have it both ways.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:05:52
I wonder if there'll be some £30 - £40 tickets made available for the on the day ticket buyers?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: lambourn red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:24:22
I just dont get why they would withhold £30 tickets surely if they can see sales have slowed right down then opening these blocks makes sense I spoke to 2 people yesterday who go now and again but wont pay over £30 for a ticket.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:43:17
5pm that one isn't it. Not a great deal of difference I know.
Can't fathom that one unless it still falls foul of the no KOs before 5 rule by virtue of the fact its a Saturday  ::)


I suspect it does Sky always make a big whiney deal that they cannot legally show La Liga games at 3.00pm on a Saturday as its against the law?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:54:30
I suspect it does Sky always make a big whiney deal that they cannot legally show La Liga games at 3.00pm on a Saturday as its against the law?

I did notice the Scottish Prem are finishing their season 3pm on Saturday.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:06:28
I just dont get why they would withhold £30 tickets surely if they can see sales have slowed right down then opening these blocks makes sense I spoke to 2 people yesterday who go now and again but wont pay over £30 for a ticket.

 I think its worth contacting the club about this...its a valid point..there are NO 30 quid tickets avaialbe at the mo. Surely wembley have an obligation to offer tickets at all prices?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: manc321 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:32:00
Dont think the club are doing a great job of marketing the tickets to be honest, not seen much on official site or social media promoting the tickets! Surely there should be £30 tickets available....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:35:21
I think its worth contacting the club about this...its a valid point..there are NO 30 quid tickets avaialbe at the mo. Surely wembley have an obligation to offer tickets at all prices?

I didn't think any had been released at all, but somebody seemed to think there were some initially.  They obviously went pretty quickly, probably before tickets went on general sale.

Dont think the club are doing a great job of marketing the tickets to be honest, not seen much on official site or social media promoting the tickets! Surely there should be £30 tickets available....

Definitely nowhere near as much as the last two Wembley visits.  Power will be moaning if we don't take more than 20,000, but maybe he needs to give the club a kick up the ass re marketing.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:36:11
Although fans are clearly being ripped off, Those £30 seats are bloody awful. They should be paying people to sit in them.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:40:30
Definitely nowhere near as much as the last two Wembley visits.  Power will be moaning if we don't take more than 20,000, but maybe he needs to give the club a kick up the ass re marketing.
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Jed would've rallied 120,000 to go.

Power out.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:41:41
Definitely nowhere near as much as the last two Wembley visits.  Power will be moaning if we don't take more than 20,000, but maybe he needs to give the club a kick up the ass re marketing.


Jed would've rallied 120,000 to go.

Power out.

 :) Jed would have had big screens in the Wembley car park with extra seats or bribed people to go with a free bar!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Wessex Warrior on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:47:24
I just dont get why they would withhold £30 tickets surely if they can see sales have slowed right down then opening these blocks makes sense I spoke to 2 people yesterday who go now and again but wont pay over £30 for a ticket.

This would assume that the Football League/Wembley (a) are competent, and (b) care.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:52:04
I didn't think any had been released at all, but somebody seemed to think there were some initially.  They obviously went pretty quickly, probably before tickets went on general sale.

Definitely nowhere near as much as the last two Wembley visits.  Power will be moaning if we don't take more than 20,000, but maybe he needs to give the club a kick up the ass re marketing.

There was some £30 ones left at general sale but went very quickly. I looked at Prestons sales they are pretty much like ours maybe a few more and theirs haven't gone on general release yet. There is no marketing from the club they've banged the advertiser from any press conferences so they can't be blamed for not encouraging more ticket sales. The club needs to help itself get something to entice families to attend a promotion towards next season if you attend freebies for kids anything to get younger kids to pester the family in going. The season has finished have the marketing team gone on holiday?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:54:46
Devils advocate and everything.... why would the club spend time and money using their tiny office staff promoting an event that they receive a small slice of revenue from? Anyone who might go isn't going to be swayed by a half-pag ad in the Adver or a facebook post are they.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 11:59:02
Devils advocate and everything.... why would the club spend time and money using their tiny office staff promoting an event that they receive a small slice of revenue from? Anyone who might go isn't going to be swayed by a half-pag ad in the Adver or a facebook post are they.



But the club receive a hefty pay out due to reaching Wembley and as stated before if we perform this time that might encourage more people to return throughout the season. Plus more fans more noise willing the team to victory were a big enough town to have a bigger following. 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:03:26
Come on, this is a playoff final on the back of a 5-5 drawn that received massive national coverage.

Marketing is not needed, a complete and utter waste of time, money and effort.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:11:35
Come on, this is a playoff final on the back of a 5-5 drawn that received massive national coverage.

Marketing is not needed, a complete and utter waste of time, money and effort.

But something needs to be done, we could be in the Championship next season.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:14:48
But something needs to be done

Why? Anyone who wants to go and can go will go.

I think people completely forget how tiny the back office team at a football club is, and how much they'll have to do this week. The last thing they're going to do is hand out flyers, or the digitial equivalent, to something that's already being covered pillar to post in every local media outlet, and nationally.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:20:23
I'm almost certain that every Swindon fan knows this is on..

I'm not sure the promise of a free pasty at half time if bought before 1PM at one game next season is going to entice those who don't fancy it, or can't go..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 1989Monkey on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:28:14
So has anyone actually got their tickets yet? Ordered mine last Tuesday but the postman has just been and another day without tickets being delivered. Surely they should have arrived by now considering how much postage was!?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:30:53
I'm almost certain that every Swindon fan knows this is on..

I'm not sure the promise of a free pasty at half time if bought before 1PM at one game next season is going to entice those who don't fancy it, or can't go..

No you're quite right a halftime pasty wouldnt convince many but for a town of this size why are sales so bloody low?  I'm not into marketing so what is needed is beyond me


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pbannist on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:40:07
4 X adult and 1x child tickets for sale at face value, genuine sale
 Cat B tickets £62/31 block 218. may split.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:43:03
No you're quite right a halftime pasty wouldnt convince many but for a town of this size why are sales so bloody low?  I'm not into marketing so what is needed is beyond me

Difficult one really because; say (for arguments sake) we sell 21,000, that's three times the amout of home fans we have at most league games. In many other sports this would be deemed a success.

Although, I'm surprised that if we were to 'only' take 21,000, that's only 2/3's of what we've taken on the last two occasions. Which, I'm sure people will agree, is amazing when you think the JPT is less important than the PO final. Could this be solely down to the fact that the team never turned up on the other two occasions? Is it through fear that divot in the 18 yard box on the west side of the ground hasn't been mended yet?

As previously stated, I can't make it, but I have other commitments that are taking priority, are the other 12,000 in the same boat?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arnold.J.Rimmer on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:44:52
But something needs to be done, we could be in the Championship next season.

The lack of cheap tickets being made available has taken its toll on our sales. Sure, they made some £30 seats availed but now its too little too late. SAS travel are not taking anymore coach bookings and there's no trains from Swindon. The average floating supporter will now think its not worth the effort and watch it on tv instead. Who can blame them.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:50:10
Quote from: 1989Monkey
So has anyone actually got their tickets yet? Ordered mine last Tuesday but the postman has just been and another day without tickets being delivered. Surely they should have arrived by now considering how much postage was!?

yes got mine, ordered Tuesday, arrived Saturday. but I wouldn't worry just yet.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:51:35
If we win will Nathan Thompson go full kit wanker John Terry style? I imagine he will be told to go collect the trophy.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:55:20
If we win will Nathan Thompson go full kit wanker John Terry style? I imagine he will be told to go collect the trophy.

I really hope not. Better off going Jamie Redknapp style in a suit. Don't look a cunt that way.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:06:01
I don't think people are giving it a miss due to the £30 tickets. It's that we have had 2 trips there recently and that the experience of it left much to be desired.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:07:48
I don't think people are giving it a miss due to the £30 tickets. It's that we have had 2 trips there recently and that the experience of it left much to be desired.


I don't even think its much to do with the experience. Day trippers have been to Wembley twice in the last five years. We aren't a very well supported club really, it's not bad considering the size of Swindon but in general, not great.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Munichred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:14:14
In case others like me ordered their tickets from outside the UK:

Hi John

Thank you for your order.

All foreign orders are kept to one side and will be taken to Wembley box office for collection on match day. This will open 4 hours prior to kick off.

Regards
Store


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:18:53
I don't think people are giving it a miss due to the £30 tickets. It's that we have had 2 trips there recently and that the experience of it left much to be desired.


Iwon't disagree with this one, we failed in the last two without putting up a fight and perhaps the Paolo effect to some degree helped in the JPT. But a town the size of ours is poor


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bewster on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:20:55
I don't think people are giving it a miss due to the £30 tickets. It's that we have had 2 trips there recently and that the experience of it left much to be desired.

This is an element of it, but I also think that the currently feeling around the club, particularly this season hasn't been a buoyant one - is it the way we play ? is it the post Di Canio era ? is it the whole Jed/Power and fans getting treated like shit issue ?  I don't know.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:45:01
I notice they have released more tickets this afternoon but they're not the cheap ones!  That will infuriate some  :no:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: random_five on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:51:17
2 more blocks have turned red since the 19,000 tweet from @STFCstore yesterday afternoon, so sales are trickling along..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:51:51
Block 123 which oddly seems to be on Preston's side of the ground. They don't seem to have split the segregation exactly down the middle which would explain why 102 and 103 weren't put on sale for our fans. 104 also on sale.

So more lower tier tickets now. Not only will this infuriate people wanting them to open the £30 tickets, but also the ones who bought on the top or middle tier because they couldn't initially get as many as they wanted together in the bottom tier.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, May 18, 2015, 13:57:56
Seems to only be one more seat available in 117 where I am.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:03:59
Seems to only be one more seat available in 117 where I am.

Is it the one next to you?  :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:04:50
 
Is it the one next to you?  :D

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:06:01
I think it's better to keep us closer together,  at least we can all moan in unison  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:07:17
I think it's better to keep us closer together,  at least we can all moan in unison  :)

Touche  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:08:24
Touché  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:11:31
Is it the one next to you?  :D

Arsehole!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 14:18:25
Arsehole!
:girlgiggle:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 15:55:49
NathanT still hopeful for Sunday!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:07:49
NathanT still hopeful for Sunday!
Thought he'd be watching it at home or on holiday somewhere


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:14:45
NathanT still hopeful for Sunday!

And apparently Louis and Surgeon say he's good to play. But it's all up to Norwich now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:15:22
According to Sam, Louis has been told he is good to go and the decision is up to him!

Who would drop out to accommodate him?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:17:42
No one. Why on earth would we play a midfielder who's half fit and not played for four months?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:18:47


Who would drop out to accommodate him?

Mass.

If Louis is back in the team, tracking back, putting in the tackles etc I'll be fully confident of winning come Sunday.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:19:06
Good sub though


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:20:11
Looked in on the PNE Forum and there is a post that states that as at 15.26pm today they had sold 14,025!

Can't be right, shirley!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Super Hans on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:20:47
No one. Why on earth would we play a midfielder who's half fit and not played for four months?

So we can sing the Louis Nathan song obvs.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:33:00
Looked in on the PNE Forum and there is a post that states that as at 15.26pm today they had sold 14,025!

Can't be right, shirley!

Who is shirley??   :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:34:20
Looked in on the PNE Forum and there is a post that states that as at 15.26pm today they had sold 14,025!

Can't be right, shirley!

Which forum was this? I saw one on the pnefc-online one that said 17,000+


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:38:16
http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?94495-How-many-sold-How-many-will-we-sell/page39


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:40:29
Block 123 which oddly seems to be on Preston's side of the ground. They don't seem to have split the segregation exactly down the middle which would explain why 102 and 103 weren't put on sale for our fans. 104 also on sale.

So more lower tier tickets now. Not only will this infuriate people wanting them to open the £30 tickets, but also the ones who bought on the top or middle tier because they couldn't initially get as many as they wanted together in the bottom tier.
104 was one of the blocks I would have liked, but couldn't take the risk of continuing to wait to see if it was released while decent seats elsewhere went.

I'm pissed off, as the seats available now in that block are far better than the ones I've paid the same price for in the middle tier on a corner.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 16:45:14
http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?94495-How-many-sold-How-many-will-we-sell/page39

Blimey!


Title: Re:
Post by: Only Me on Monday, May 18, 2015, 17:16:58
Is there a website that provides you with the actual tickets sold rather than a tweet / hearsay?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 17:21:47
Looked in on the PNE Forum and there is a post that states that as at 15.26pm today they had sold 14,025!

Can't be right, shirley!

Nope
PNEs official account put this out 2 days ago

Quote
Current Wembley sales are approx 16,500. Remember you can buy online and on the special ticket hotline 24/7 throughout the weekend #together


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 17:53:25
Chance to win an adult and junior ticket for Sunday:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/600355706760486913

Paid for by Harry Toffolo. Legend.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, May 18, 2015, 17:55:39
Chance to win an adult and junior ticket for Sunday:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/600355706760486913

Paid for by Harry Toffolo. Legend.

Fair play, really refreshing to see a player with his attitude.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ticker45 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 17:57:25
 Got to say that the whole ticketing exercise has not been handled at all well by Wembly/e-ticketing/Football League and to a certain extent the Town themselves. Everything was far too rushed, too many seats allowed per person, too expensive in many areas and the allocation initially restricted to certain blocks only. It is no wonder that the take up is below what was expected and it may be that people are holding off but from conversations I have had a fair number of the "plastics" are not bothering.

I just trust all the hassle will be worth it come Sunday night.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:04:39
I know someone who got £30 tickets no problem, the day the general sale opened


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:05:54
Got to say that the whole ticketing exercise has not been handled at all well by Wembly/e-ticketing/Football League and to a certain extent the Town themselves. Everything was far too rushed, too many seats allowed per person, too expensive in many areas and the allocation initially restricted to certain blocks only. It is no wonder that the take up is below what was expected and it may be that people are holding off but from conversations I have had a fair number of the "plastics" are not bothering.

I just trust all the hassle will be worth it come Sunday night.

Yeah, it's a right ball ache having to order tickets online rather than stand in a queue at the ticket office or wait on the phone for hours on end.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:19:25
Got to say that the whole ticketing exercise has not been handled at all well by Wembly/e-ticketing/Football League and to a certain extent the Town themselves. Everything was far too rushed, too many seats allowed per person, too expensive in many areas and the allocation initially restricted to certain blocks only. It is no wonder that the take up is below what was expected and it may be that people are holding off but from conversations I have had a fair number of the "plastics" are not bothering.

I just trust all the hassle will be worth it come Sunday night.
it was a piece of piss getting tickets this time! Much rather do it while sitting on my sofa, compared to the endless hours of queuing I did in '90 & '93.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:28:51
Chance to win an adult and junior ticket for Sunday:

https://twitter.com/Official_STFC/status/600355706760486913

Paid for by Harry Toffolo. Legend.
I bought another 2 more today for work and put them in a competition- In a way it's depressing seeing how many people commented desperated to win them. Money is clearing holding back so many. Anyway find Combat Splat Paintball on Facebook and like the Wembley picture to enter the draw.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:35:44
I'm in Greece for the final - if I can't find a bar with Sky will the game be streamed anywhere?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ticker45 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:40:36
Yeah, it's a right ball ache having to order tickets online rather than stand in a queue at the ticket office or wait on the phone for hours on end.

Rather crass invective as surprising it may seem to some, not everyone has access to a computer or is computer literate enough and has to use the phone.

My beef was with the allocation method and costs forced upon the long suffering fans as usual.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 19:29:42
Well we have reached the 20k mark
Wonder how many more before Sunday


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, May 18, 2015, 19:37:47
Rather crass invective as surprising it may seem to some, not everyone has access to a computer or is computer literate enough and has to use the phone.

My beef was with the allocation method and costs forced upon the long suffering fans as usual.
How are you posting on 'ere then?

(http://i.imgur.com/hzkVpQw.gif)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Monday, May 18, 2015, 19:47:45
Rather crass invective as surprising it may seem to some, not everyone has access to a computer or is computer literate enough and has to use the phone.

My beef was with the allocation method and costs forced upon the long suffering fans as usual.
Based on the blocks Rovers had yesterday and the PNE sales it does seem to be the same for all so it must be the league or the ticket sites.
There were £30 seats on day one. They were behind the goal first few rows.  Both clubs should apply whatever pressure they can to release a block or two with the cheap seats.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, May 18, 2015, 19:58:36
it was a piece of piss getting tickets this time! Much rather do it while sitting on my sofa, compared to the endless hours of queuing I did in '90 & '93.

Yeah, some poor fucker having fit was another low light in 93... I queued for hours and some fuckers just strolled up and bought them. Some surveyors tape and a few bollards would of done the trick..but we're are swindon......


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:12:15
Not read all the pages, but have the effect the prem games being on been mentioned? I took a west ham fan to the jpt, who will be watching them Sunday, I would imagine there would be a fair few lost there. He also went 90 and 93 btw.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:24:26
Another block turned red tonight so that's 5 now and shit loads on minimal tickets. It's slowly creeping up so at least were still selling some. Those blocks with only a few left in them will look packed out. The atmosphere will be electric because we're Swindon and our away support is out of this 🌍  COYR


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:42:00
Here's the PNE Wembley ticket map

http://www.pne-online.net/forum/showthread.php?94419-Play-Off-Final-Tickets-Thread/page127


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:48:03
Another block turned red tonight so that's 5 now and shit loads on minimal tickets. It's slowly creeping up so at least were still selling some. Those blocks with only a few left in them will look packed out. The atmosphere will be electric because we're Swindon and our away support is out of this 🌍  COYR
we had 33000 for milwall, 30000 for chesterfeild, the atmos was far from electric, hope your right tho


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:49:00
Saying on another thread there, official figures for them this afternoon were 14.5k sold. If that's right along with our 20, Wembley had better release those cheapo's fast. heading for a record low attendance at the moment.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:51:11
Can't get three £40 tickets together any more either, another block please Wembley. If they have any sense they'll open 505 and keep going along towards the scoreboard. If they open 526 or 525 instead then that proves the 'extra stewarding' excuse is bollocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 20:53:37
Not read all the pages, but have the effect the prem games being on been mentioned? I took a west ham fan to the jpt, who will be watching them Sunday, I would imagine there would be a fair few lost there. He also went 90 and 93 btw.

I think it's only been mentioned in terms of the kick off being later.  Why is the Premier League finishing later this year, it's usually finished by Bank Holiday weekend isn't it?  The FA Cup Final is really late as well.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: BigBallSack on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:13:32
Saying on another thread there, official figures for them this afternoon were 14.5k sold. If that's right along with our 20, Wembley had better release those cheapo's fast. heading for a record low attendance at the moment.

We're on about 18-20k bud. The lad saying 14k was just taking the piss.

Our take-up hasn't been great, to say the least. Havin' said that, I still expect us to hit 25k quite comfortably. (Still shite, but the people in charge of Wembley are a bunch of robbing twats)

They don't go fully on general sale until Wednesday.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Combe Down on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:18:56
I think it's only been mentioned in terms of the kick off being later.  Why is the Premier League finishing later this year, it's usually finished by Bank Holiday weekend isn't it?  The FA Cup Final is really late as well.

Coz there's no Euros or World Cup due to it being an 'odd' year. No need for an early finish.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:20:32
We're on about 18-20k bud. The lad saying 14k was just taking the piss.

Our take-up hasn't been great, to say the least. Havin' said that, I still expect us to hit 25k quite comfortably. (Still shite, but the people in charge of Wembley are a bunch of robbing twats)

They don't go fully on general sale until Wednesday.



What's the biggest factor for you lot do you think? Lack of trains? Wembley cunty sales tactics?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:23:17
Is this the Nobber version of ironside?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: stfc1975 on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:25:50
We're on about 18-20k bud. The lad saying 14k was just taking the piss.

Our take-up hasn't been great, to say the least. Havin' said that, I still expect us to hit 25k quite comfortably. (Still shite, but the people in charge of Wembley are a bunch of robbing twats)

They don't go fully on general sale until Wednesday.



If you hit 25k that would be respectable. I'm sure the 17:30 kick off must be the biggest put off. Fucking ridiculous decision.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: BigBallSack on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:38:00
What's the biggest factor for you lot do you think? Lack of trains? Wembley cunty sales tactics?

Bit of both, I reckon. That, and the fact that we're fucking useless in playoff finals.

You lot have been to the new Wembley quite quite a few times already, so your lower than usual (for you) sales are understandable.

I think a lot of our fans expected to go up automatically, so simply just weren't ready for all this pissin' about.

It's a strange one.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Monday, May 18, 2015, 21:59:13
That's good, with the prawn sandwiches added, between us we should get close to 60k total attendance then.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arnold.J.Rimmer on Monday, May 18, 2015, 22:09:08
we had 33000 for milwall, 30000 for chesterfeild, the atmos was far from electric, hope your right tho

I think all the singers will be going, we won't be as spread out this time which should make for a better atmosphere. As long as the team actually turn up this time of course.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Monday, May 18, 2015, 22:21:16
When do we get to get our hands on the vastly overpriced tickets then? Anyone's delivered yet?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 18, 2015, 22:45:31
Nope


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 06:20:46
got mine Saturday. tweet from the club shop said they were being posted from Friday and should arrive in the next few days.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 07:38:27
this Friday?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 07:49:57
I very much doubt it  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:02:27
Do ours get opened up even more? I mean, PNE are saying theirs aren't fully on general sale until tomorrow...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:17:20
they are cutting it a bit fine imho..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:33:47
Almost neck and neck

Sales update: 21,000 tickets have now been snapped up by PNE fans for Sunday's final. 0871 230 1559 or http://www.seetickets.com/go/preston  to get yours!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:40:29
Looking like we should at least match the total for the last couple of years:

LEAGUE 1 PLAY OFF FINAL ATTENDANCES SINCE 2001

2001 Walsall v Reading        50,496 (at Cardiff)
2002 Stoke v Brentford      42,523 (at Cardiff)
2003 Cardiff v QPR         66,096 (at Cardiff)
2004 Brighton v Bristol C      65,167 (at Cardiff)
2005 Sheff Wed v Hartlepool   59,808 (at Cardiff)
2006 Barnsley v Swansea      55,419 (at Cardiff)
2007 Blackpool v Yeovil      59,313 (at Wembley)
2008 Doncaster v Leeds      75,132 (at Wembley)
2009 Scunthorpe v Millwall      59,661 (at Wembley)   
2010 Millwall v Swindon      73,108 (at Wembley)
2011 Peterboro v Huddersfield   48,410 (at Old Trafford)
2012 Huddersfield v Sheff U   52,100 (at Wembley)
2013 Yeovil v Brentford      41,955 (at Wembley)
2014 Rotherham v Leyton Orient   43,401 (at Wembley)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:40:53
Quote from: RedRag
this Friday?
no, last Friday.

Quote
Wembley tickets started to be posted Friday, tickets will be with fans over the next few days.
(https://twitter.com/STFCStore/status/600381448345001984?s=03)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:43:40
Looking like we should at least match the total for the last couple of years:

LEAGUE 1 PLAY OFF FINAL ATTENDANCES SINCE 2001

2001 Walsall v Reading        50,496 (at Cardiff)
2002 Stoke v Brentford      42,523 (at Cardiff)
2003 Cardiff v QPR         66,096 (at Cardiff)
2004 Brighton v Bristol C      65,167 (at Cardiff)
2005 Sheff Wed v Hartlepool   59,808 (at Cardiff)
2006 Barnsley v Swansea      55,419 (at Cardiff)
2007 Blackpool v Yeovil      59,313 (at Wembley)
2008 Doncaster v Leeds      75,132 (at Wembley)
2009 Scunthorpe v Millwall      59,661 (at Wembley)   
2010 Millwall v Swindon      73,108 (at Wembley)
2011 Peterboro v Huddersfield   48,410 (at Old Trafford)
2012 Huddersfield v Sheff U   52,100 (at Wembley)
2013 Yeovil v Brentford      41,955 (at Wembley)
2014 Rotherham v Leyton Orient   43,401 (at Wembley)

Interesting - so we got the second-highest of recent times. Surprised Sheff U / Hudds wasn't higher.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 08:56:10
I wonder how many would have been sold if it was in Cardiff  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:03:42
got mine Saturday. tweet from the club shop said they were being posted from Friday and should arrive in the next few days.

Standard or recorded delivery?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:08:30
Quote from: Simon Pieman
Quote
got mine Saturday. tweet from the club shop said they were being posted from Friday and should arrive in the next few days.
Standard or recorded delivery?
standard


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:09:45
Mine arrived today. £3 postage cost and didn't have to even sign for it. Robbing bastards.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:26:16
Mine arrived today. £3 postage cost and didn't have to even sign for it. Robbing bastards.

That is poor. At £3 I was expecting to be sent recorded at the least... the previous 2 times the tickets were sent recorded.

When the club sends out tickets they charge £1...so that's another £2 profit Ticketmaster has made...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:41:29
Mine arrived today. £3 postage cost and didn't have to even sign for it. Robbing bastards.
Same here, mine have just arrived and no signature required, at least they've arrived I suppose.... COYR.  :pint: 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 09:54:51
Same here, mine have just arrived and no signature required, at least they've arrived I suppose.... COYR.  :pint: 


When did you order?  My postie doesn't deliver AM so may get them today.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:06:12
When did you order?  My postie doesn't deliver AM so may get them today.
I ordered last Thursday morning


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:11:00
Mine arrived too (and relax). Yes £2.00 profit on postage too. Robbing bastards.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:12:51
I ordered last Thursday morning

I also bought Thursday morning so fingers crossed Pat delivers mine today. Thanks for the info


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:15:00
Standard or recorded delivery?

Standard 1st class. Franked 1st class is around 50p, so with the cost of the envelope (5p) they're making a tidy profit on postage which I hate.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:20:09
I also bought Thursday morning so fingers crossed Pat delivers mine today. Thanks for the info
No problem, always pleased to help !!... I did also notice that my bank transaction only happened yesterday so it looks like once they take your money you get tickets the next day.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:50:33
No further update would suggest that we're yet to hit 21,000, if we do at all.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 10:57:15
Block 504 open now. Is that cheaper seats?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:03:01
Block 504 open now. Is that cheaper seats?

That's been open for a couple of days now and the price range is £40-52 so not the £30 that some are waiting for. Looking around our allocated seats there are very few available in the orange sections and virtually none sat together, this should encourage Wembley to open more to allow families friends sit together in affordable seats.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:05:15
No problem, always pleased to help !!... I did also notice that my bank transaction only happened yesterday so it looks like once they take your money you get tickets the next day.

Took my money on Thursday. The reality is this is just the time between point of sale and clearing your bank (I bought on Tuesday at 9.45am).

Standard or recorded delivery?
standard

Recorded delivery is a pain in the bum if you're working so that suits me fine :)

I'm sure everyone will get their tickets


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:15:17
Mine just arrived. Buzzing.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:18:00
No problem, always pleased to help !!... I did also notice that my bank transaction only happened yesterday so it looks like once they take your money you get tickets the next day.

Postie has been and no tickets for me today the bastard!!! Think I'll nip off to the pub to console myself  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:18:12
That's been open for a couple of days now and the price range is £40-52 so not the £30 that some are waiting for. Looking around our allocated seats there are very few available in the orange sections and virtually none sat together, this should encourage Wembley to open more to allow families friends sit together in affordable seats.

It should, but they probably won't.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:24:13
Mine just arrived. Buzzing.

is there a wasp stuck in the envelope?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:24:59
is there a wasp stuck in the envelope?

Nope. A dildo.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pbannist on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:33:59
4 X adult and 1x child tickets for sale, genuine sale
 Cat B tickets £62/31 block 218. may split.
Bargain £40 / £20


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:44:38
Yay! tickets arrived this morning, ordered 9.30 Thursday, lovely.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jonny72 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:48:34
That's been open for a couple of days now and the price range is £40-52 so not the £30 that some are waiting for. Looking around our allocated seats there are very few available in the orange sections and virtually none sat together, this should encourage Wembley to open more to allow families friends sit together in affordable seats.

Looks like you can't even get 2 x £40 tickets sat together at present. Which is taking the piss.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:53:30
Nope. A dildo.

At least you got your 3 quid's worth


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:56:40
Looks like you can't even get 2 x £40 tickets sat together at present. Which is taking the piss.

Very poor sales techniques by Wembley, squeeze what they can from the club's fans then the remainder will be available to the general public on the day. I bet they get the bloody cheap seats just to fill the bloody ground.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:59:23
Postie has been and no tickets for me today the bastard!!! Think I'll nip off to the pub to console myself  :pint:
Good idea !! I'm sure you'll get them 2moro


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:13:57
Think I will pop down the pub to celebrate !!.... Hopefully will be doing the same Sunday......


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:32:05
Can anyone who has recieved their tickets, quell the rumours in my head that they've not put and extra e, or called us swindown on our tickets?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32797912


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 12:55:26
Can anyone who has recieved their tickets, quell the rumours in my head that they've not put and extra e, or called us swindown on our tickets?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32797912

It's OK - they haven't.   :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 13:18:46
My tickets there when I got home  :beers:
Hard to misspell Swindon when on top it just says "team east"
On the bottom tho does say " East-sheffield utd or swindon "

Right all set then  :pint:



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 13:23:45
There's definitely some kind of typo on mine because on the price bit, the figure is fucking extortionate and  .... oh, bugger. I did actually pay that. Well, more fool me.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 13:28:01
I console myself in the knowledge that the FA are ploughing this money into grass roots football, world class coaches and facilities in order to produce the next generation of world class England stars such as Memphis Depay  - so we can all have a national team to support and be proud of in the coming years.




Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 13:32:05
I console myself in the knowledge that the FA are ploughing this money into grass roots football, world class coaches and facilities in order to produce the next generation of world class England stars such as Memphis Depay  - so we can all have a national team to support and be proud of in the coming years.




Absolutely, sign them young from 3rd world countries. Who the fuck cares whether they all speak the same language? The main thing is that they'll be playing for ENGLAND!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 13:59:02
Very poor sales techniques by Wembley, squeeze what they can from the club's fans then the remainder will be available to the general public on the day. I bet they get the bloody cheap seats just to fill the bloody ground.

Apparently not
From STFC OS

Quote
TICKETS will go off sale for postage in ALL blocks at 8am tomorrow morning (20th May).

There will be 250 selected seats available to purchase in the £52/£62 category after this time for collection at Wembley.

All wheelchair tickets will come off sale on Thursday at 12pm
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-ticket-sales-2462844.aspx#bBL6wBeJISC8vjt3.99


Title: Re:
Post by: Frigby Daser on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 14:32:08
So, on the basis that the ticket prices are extortionate, are we all happy to avoid the promotion and the inevitable ticket prices that follow?

I'd suspect Wembley hand over the operation to Ticketmaster entirely and have v little control over the tickets released. That said, Ticketmaster are likely to make a margin on every sale..so should be incentivised. Very surprised that the clubs haven't been more vocal in having the cheap tickets released. It's too late for people to change plans and arrange travel now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 14:59:05
Beren Cross ‏@BerenCross 2m2 minutes ago

#stfc ticket sales at 20,350 for Wembley just now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:02:46
Beren Cross ‏@BerenCross 2m2 minutes ago

#stfc ticket sales at 20,350 for Wembley just now.

Hit a brick wall then. 20,500 final figure it most certainly is.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:06:38
I'd suspect Wembley hand over the operation to Ticketmaster entirely and have v little control over the tickets released. That said, Ticketmaster are likely to make a margin on every sale..so should be incentivised. Very surprised that the clubs haven't been more vocal in having the cheap tickets released. It's too late for people to change plans and arrange travel now.

Ticketmaster have made over £50k on booking fees/postage charges. The actual ticket cost probably goes back to the club.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 70s townender on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:11:04
Happy as a pig in shit,5 tickets in my hand block114 hope they're not to far out from the action.Need a watering hole now .the green man was great the last 2 times anything  similar on our side big beer garden etc."COME ON YOU REDS" I can feel a 4-0 coming on


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:12:44
I can feel a semi coming on


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:19:12
I can feel a semi coming on

It's a final


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:25:01
So, on the basis that the ticket prices are extortionate, are we all happy to avoid the promotion and the inevitable ticket prices that follow?
If they were likely to put the average ticket price up to 50-odd quid, set the cheapest at 30 and 40 quid and restrict the sale of the few available cheaper seats, then yes I probably would. But I don't think that's very likely, so I'll be quite happy to achieve promotion. If following promotion the club follow Wembley/the FL in charging extortionate prices then I think we'll all quite rightly complain.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: rigiddigit on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:46:35
Take a look at the See Tickets website if you want £30 tickets, unfortunately not for the right end


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 15:47:19
20k from Swindon will be a pathetic turnout. I feel a bit guilty as I am one of the absent 10k and am not helping that situation. I wouldn't be cheeky enough to call myself a loyal fan anymore. If I was I'd be there.
Those last two dismal recent visits, the ko time and lack of trains have really made a dent in the numbers.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 16:05:32
Our supporters who go every week are apathetic we cant blame the rest of the town for being the same way!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 16:40:00
Tickets have arrived  :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Processed Beats on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 16:56:10
Tickets arrived today. Well, MINUS a junior ticket. £14 in booking fees and £3 in delivery charges for this. Annoyed.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:03:35
Tickets arrived today. Well, MINUS a junior ticket. £14 in booking fees and £3 in delivery charges for this. Annoyed.

Ouch!  Hope you get it sorted OK.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Hoboken on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:07:05
Got mine today; a mix of adult and child tickets, but none of them are marked as for children as far as I can tell... Could have saved myself a few quid!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:16:41
Got mine today; a mix of adult and child tickets, but none of them are marked as for children as far as I can tell... Could have saved myself a few quid!

Not got the concession tab ripped off in one of the corners?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Hoboken on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:17:38
Not got the concession tab ripped off in one of the corners?

No, I see the tab, but it's still intact.

... I'd better check my bank statement...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Kinky Tom on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:18:14
Curious...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bedford Red on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:34:42
My 3 tickets have arrived today, ordered on Thursday.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 17:54:55
Got mine today; a mix of adult and child tickets, but none of them are marked as for children as far as I can tell... Could have saved myself a few quid!

Mine are the same. No noticeable difference between any of them, all marked £62, all with concession corner in tact. The advice slip with the tickets show which are "child seats". Maybe scanning in will give a different indication to the full priced ones.

My credit card has most definitely been charged the correct amount though.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:01:39
Tickets arrived, all set for Sunday.

This week is going to drag isn't it


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:09:04
Tickets arrived, all set for Sunday.

This week is going to drag isn't it

Already is  :cry:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:37:02
Got coach down to Wembley with a friend and sitting in 119; probably going to go to the Torch before the game as we get to London about 1. Hoping we bring more in attendance by then.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bassett boy on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:46:55
I have mine setting off about 10.00 couple in the moon on the hill then down to the torch this week is very long
Tomorrow as I understand cheaper tickets on sale?
Might boost this by another 1k


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:51:20
Still waiting for mine, despite buying them last Tuesday.

Hopefully they'll be here tomorrow...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:53:51
Tomorrow as I understand cheaper tickets on sale?

Tickets are being sent back at 8:01 tomorrow, save 250 .. May be some available on day.

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-ticket-sales-2462844.aspx

Quote
TICKETS will go off sale for postage in ALL blocks at 8am tomorrow morning (20th May).

There will be 250 selected seats available to purchase in the £52/£62 category after this time for collection at Wembley.

All wheelchair tickets will come off sale on Thursday at 12pm


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:55:16
I have mine setting off about 10.00 couple in the moon on the hill then down to the torch this week is very long
Tomorrow as I understand cheaper tickets on sale?
Might boost this by another 1k

Ours come off sale at 8am tomorrow for postal deliveries
Ticketmaster holding onto 250 of the £52/62 tickets for sale for collection at Wembley.

Sam M tweeted earlier tickets are going back for counting and decision not made yet whether to open them up for on the day sales


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: STFCDude3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 18:58:54
Block 122 for me. Fortunately coming from Essex way there are trains.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:39:02
Ours come off sale at 8am tomorrow for postal deliveries
Ticketmaster holding onto 250 of the £52/62 tickets for sale for collection at Wembley.

Sam M tweeted earlier tickets are going back for counting and decision not made yet whether to open them up for on the day sales

So basically if someone hasn't bought a ticket by 8am tomorrow they won't be going?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:40:23
So basically if someone hasn't bought a ticket by 8am tomorrow they won't be going?

Well you can still buy one of the 250


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:44:33
20,300 sold :tumbleweed:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sam Morshead on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:48:10
So basically if someone hasn't bought a ticket by 8am tomorrow they won't be going?
Not necessarily. It is possible that there'll be a pay on the day facility. Club waiting to hear. Also, need to guarantee postage etc. Sunday date seems to be a bit of an issue. Wouldn't rule out being able to get hold of a ticket yet. Equally, there are those 250 tickets still available after 8am, albeit at the £52/62 range.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: steveg on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:48:50
Block 122 for me. Fortunately coming from Essex way there are trains.

Like 😀


Title: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:51:08
Quote
So basically if someone hasn't bought a ticket by 8am tomorrow they won't be going?
in addition to the 250 'will call' tickets there is a chance of on the day sales - but nothing is guaranteed, it's not been confirmed they will be on sale on the day so it's a bit risky.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:53:38
My nine came.... 3 concessions but all full price on ticket.....does this mean I could of bought 9 concessions and got in?!

Apologies if asked already as haven't read back....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 19:55:00
Another one gone orange and one more gone red tonight so they are selling albeit slowly. They will be available on the day however we won't have 10k rock up out of the blue on the day. We will just have to song extra loud to make up for the absentees. Plenty of liquid prior to keep the chords from drying out  :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:06:11
Mine arrived today recorded signed for. Now have to wait until Saturday morning to pick them up and find out where we're sitting.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:07:41
20,300 sold :tumbleweed:

That is piss poor, In fact embarrassing whatever the reasons or excuses.
10,0000 down on the previous times. What a great moral boosting vote of confidence to the football club. Disappointed when you see the mighty Boro selling out in 5 hours and still want more.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:17:49
Looks like we have about the same level of support than most other mid to upper table league one clubs looking at the averages over the last few years. No real surprise.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: bassett boy on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:23:13
Looks like we have about the same level of support than most other mid to upper table league one clubs looking at the averages over the last few years. No real surprise.
Whilst I agree with the last couple of comments does it matter that we have 21k compared to 33k when we played the millwall
It matters that we win
Please let's start to get positive that's why we are all going I  we are going to win I can smell  it
 :D


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:25:57
Block 122 for me. Fortunately coming from Essex way there are trains.
?
How are you getting in ?
Via Liverpool St ?
Or North London line ?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:26:04
Is it pay on the day?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:35:48
My nine came.... 3 concessions but all full price on ticket.....does this mean I could of bought 9 concessions and got in?!

Apologies if asked already as haven't read back....

I noticed that


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 20:46:42
Preston fans have reported the same with the concession tickets, no doubt a time saving plan and reduce printing costs.  Wycombe are advertising pay on the day for their game after stating ticketmaster taking tickets off sale tomorrow.  Looks like we might have around 50k when you add in the football league hangers on, friends and family, corporate and club Wembley holders.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 21:03:30
Preston fans have reported the same with the concession tickets, no doubt a time saving plan and reduce printing costs.  Wycombe are advertising pay on the day for their game after stating ticketmaster taking tickets off sale tomorrow.  Looks like we might have around 50k when you add in the football league hangers on, friends and family, corporate and club Wembley holders.

Well according to Coopers phone in Jack Stephens wanted 48 tickets for family  :eek:
Have to beat the conference total


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: STFCDude3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 21:15:30
Fenchurch line, then to Marylebone, then Wembley Stadium


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 21:16:25
oh...........that part of Essex


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: STFCDude3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 21:19:00
oh...........that part of Essex

As opposed to...?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 21:34:19
Preston fans have reported the same with the concession tickets, no doubt a time saving plan and reduce printing costs.  Wycombe are advertising pay on the day for their game after stating ticketmaster taking tickets off sale tomorrow.  Looks like we might have around 50k when you add in the football league hangers on, friends and family, corporate and club Wembley holders.

Div 1 and 2 play offs not included in Club Wembley membership only Championship playoffs. My Company has em. I'm off to cup final week after.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:11:41
As opposed to...?

If it was Harlow I could have met you for a pint at Liverpool St


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: STFCDude3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:14:45
If it was Harlow I could have met you for a pint at Liverpool St

Unfortunately I'm coming from South essex. If I was on the Colchester - Liverpool St line, it would've been good to get a pint.

Saying that, in sure there's a pub near Wembley station :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:16:16
That is piss poor, In fact embarrassing whatever the reasons or excuses.
10,0000 down on the previous times. What a great moral boosting vote of confidence to the football club. Disappointed when you see the mighty Boro selling out in 5 hours and still want more.


What a load of bollocks, it's more than double our a average attendance and is reflective of the true size of the club. About 20k is about as high as our support will ever get even with a prolonged period in the Championship, our crowds weren't even that great in the Prem.  The Millwall match was the novelty of the first time at the new Wembley and the Chesterfield game was boosted by cheaper tickets and the Di Canio feel good effect so hardly surprising we are down compared to them.
You really need to get off your high horse and stop this superfan rubbish and criticising anyone who has other priorities or a life outside of Swindon Town FC.  When you combine this with boardroom power struggles, negative news stories and a damp squib end to the season it's hardly surprising there's some apathy. For the record I'm going but with the trains, shit kick-off time etc it's a right ballache so can understand people not bothering.

Your throwaway comment about Boro is nonsense too, hardly surprising they sold out sharpish they are now a considerably bigger club than us and were averaging 30k in the Premier League not that long ago so hardly a like for like comparison. Also no matter how you spin it the Championship play-off final is far more high profile so is always going to attract a lot more people.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ekarot on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:27:49
Good post theak .Some really good points there and for the record we have the same size crowd and are in the same division as my 1st game in 1975.I have still had a fab time supporting stfc would not change it for the world.We are what we are and it is what it is ( I hate those phrases by the way)those that do go enjoy it and those who want to main please don't sit near me ( I am sure you can find a spare seat somewhere) oh and as for the fa and Wembley if you were not so greedy this would have sold out by now .What do I know though as I am only a working class football fan  :beers: :pint: :crash: :badmood: :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ekarot on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:29:48
Oops I mean moan not main ..dickhead :cry:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: EldeneRed on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 22:54:46
My first Wembley experience, and I am looking forward to it no matter what the outcome.

I'm sure Jay's efforts in the mosaic will make quite the atmospheric spectacle too, so selling out doesn't matter all that much.

I am just excited for the occasion, and hopefully we'll get a result too!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: random_five on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 07:32:22
What a load of bollocks, it's more than double our a average attendance and is reflective of the true size of the club. About 20k is about as high as our support will ever get even with a prolonged period in the Championship, our crowds weren't even that great in the Prem.  The Millwall match was the novelty of the first time at the new Wembley and the Chesterfield game was boosted by cheaper tickets and the Di Canio feel good effect so hardly surprising we are down compared to them.
You really need to get off your high horse and stop this superfan rubbish and criticising anyone who has other priorities or a life outside of Swindon Town FC.  When you combine this with boardroom power struggles, negative news stories and a damp squib end to the season it's hardly surprising there's some apathy. For the record I'm going but with the trains, shit kick-off time etc it's a right ballache so can understand people not bothering.

Your throwaway comment about Boro is nonsense too, hardly surprising they sold out sharpish they are now a considerably bigger club than us and were averaging 30k in the Premier League not that long ago so hardly a like for like comparison. Also no matter how you spin it the Championship play-off final is far more high profile so is always going to attract a lot more people.


Still doesn't explain why we're 11,000 down this time though does it..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 07:56:57
Still doesn't explain why we're 11,000 down this time though does it..
I'd say prices, kick-off time, trains, no Wembley novelty factor, previous bad experiences and all the off-field issues when combined explain quite a lot. I seem to remember that we actually only sold about 29k for the JPT so only around 7k down. In reality it's just a lot of the day trippers not going as they've now been there, done that and not enjoyed the experience.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:07:28
What a load of bollocks, it's more than double our a average attendance and is reflective of the true size of the club. About 20k is about as high as our support will ever get even with a prolonged period in the Championship, our crowds weren't even that great in the Prem.  The Millwall match was the novelty of the first time at the new Wembley and the Chesterfield game was boosted by cheaper tickets and the Di Canio feel good effect so hardly surprising we are down compared to them.
You really need to get off your high horse and stop this superfan rubbish and criticising anyone who has other priorities or a life outside of Swindon Town FC.  When you combine this with boardroom power struggles, negative news stories and a damp squib end to the season it's hardly surprising there's some apathy. For the record I'm going but with the trains, shit kick-off time etc it's a right ballache so can understand people not bothering.

Your throwaway comment about Boro is nonsense too, hardly surprising they sold out sharpish they are now a considerably bigger club than us and were averaging 30k in the Premier League not that long ago so hardly a like for like comparison. Also no matter how you spin it the Championship play-off final is far more high profile so is always going to attract a lot more people.


Great post.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:24:16
My tickets came yesterday after ordering them on Thursday. Obligatory photo posted to social media.

I too noticed there was no difference in the concessions tickets, having said that if we win not the slightest fuck will be given.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:31:49
My tickets came yesterday after ordering them on Thursday. Obligatory photo posted to social media.

I too noticed there was no difference in the concessions tickets, having said that if we win not the slightest fuck will be given.

That's actually the law, isn't it?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:36:45
My tickets came yesterday after ordering them on Thursday. Obligatory photo posted to social media.
There's a thing from Norwich on fb, warning people not to put photos of tickets on social media or if you do, blur out the barcodes because apparently scam artists can copy your tickets if the barcodes are showing. Or just take a shit photo like I normally do and they won't be able to see fuck all


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:37:10
That's actually the law, isn't it?
It is indeed as I did with mine, and yes saw yours Bewster :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:42:20
the Di Canio feel good effect
:no:
You really need to get off your high horse and stop this superfan rubbish and criticising anyone who has other priorities or a life outside of Swindon Town FC.  
:nod:
a damp squib end to the season
:no:
Your throwaway comment about Boro is nonsense too
:nod:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:42:47
I clearly don't follow as many of you as I thought on Twitter... that or it was all posted on Facebook :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:44:15
There's a thing from Norwich on fb, warning people not to put photos of tickets on social media or if you do, blur out the barcodes because apparently scam artists can copy your tickets if the barcodes are showing. Or just take a shit photo like I normally do and they won't be able to see fuck all

So we could get an extra 10k turning up after all?  :banana:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:44:52
I clearly don't follow as many of you as I thought on Twitter... that or it was all posted on Facebook :)
Mine and Bewsters were fb's.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:50:09
I agree with some of your comments theakston, but I don't think 20k will always be our natural limit for a Wembley visit.

it's possible to grow the club. others have managed it from historically shit attendances (reading, Swansea), but it would take massive investment in infrastructure and team to try and do so. And there are no guarantees.

not sure where a sugar daddy would come from, but I live in hope rather than expectation.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:50:37
Mine and Bewsters were fb's.

Well that explains it!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:51:59
I agree with some of your comments theakston, but I don't think 20k will always be our natural limit for a Wembley visit.

it's possible to grow the club. others have managed it from historically shit attendances (reading, Swansea), but it would take massive investment in infrastructure and team to try and do so. And there are no guarantees.

not sure where a sugar daddy would come from, but I live in hope rather than expectation.

Exactly, it's possible, but we are about where we should be based on the infrastructure we currently have.

That and the aforementioned KO time/travel issue.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:53:42
Well that explains it!
Sent a request on fb.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:55:26
Sent a request on fb.

Gotcha!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jimmy_onions on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:55:41
of all the reasons for low attendance I am not buying the kick off time one at all...

what's wrong with 5.30pm?
Genuine question.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 08:57:43
of all the reasons for low attendance I am not buying the kick off time one at all...

what's wrong with 5.30pm?
Genuine question.

I think even if the trains were running normally (for a Sunday), there would still be travel issues...

Plus for me, a cup final should always be a 3pm KO. However, that's not why I'm not going.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 09:03:20
I think even if the trains were running normally (for a Sunday), there would still be travel issues...
I would have gone by train but the last train back here from Waterloo is 8pm (standard Sunday service) so thats cutting it very fine and its £43 each and theres 3 of us going. I decided I will drive up though as that costs about £30 return for me so its a no brainer, I just have to not drink more than a couple.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 09:08:23
I would have gone by train but the last train back here from Waterloo is 8pm (standard Sunday service) so thats cutting it very fine and its £43 each and theres 3 of us going. I decided I will drive up though as that costs about £30 return for me so its a no brainer, I just have to not drink more than a couple.

I'm on a Waterloo train leaving after 9, where are you going for the last train to be at 8? Without questioning you i hasten to add


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 09:08:35
I agree with some of your comments theakston, but I don't think 20k will always be our natural limit for a Wembley visit.

it's possible to grow the club. others have managed it from historically shit attendances (reading, Swansea), but it would take massive investment in infrastructure and team to try and do so. And there are no guarantees.

not sure where a sugar daddy would come from, but I live in hope rather than expectation.
Possibly, But it would take a 'sugar daddy' to do this. At the minute we are in a delapidated stadia that hasn't changed for over 20 years, we've had more financial problems than 'you can shake a stick at' and lots of crooks leaching from the club in the meantime. Power is doing a good job but does anyone really know what direction the club is heading? So the numbers are hardly surprising and I don't think the impact of Jed & co can be understated. For the previous 2 visits people were at least happy with the ownership side of things, I still think a lot of people are unsure over what to think about the club at present.
I'm just not surprised by the sales at all, it's broadly what I was expecting as there are just so many factors that have caused to put people off, also I genuinely believe there are quite a few that expect us to lose and so haven't bothered.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 09:13:06
I'm on a Waterloo train leaving after 9, where are you going for the last train to be at 8? Without questioning you i hasten to add
Axminster/Crewkerne or Yeovil mate the 9.15 train stops at Boremuff, Mine is on the Waterloo to Exeter train.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 09:21:29
They've now opened up just blocks 102 and 103. I guess these are the 250 tickets.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:38:14
Axminster/Crewkerne or Yeovil mate the 9.15 train stops at Boremuff, Mine is on the Waterloo to Exeter train.

I'm on that one i believe, there is a few of us getting off at Salisbury, I'm not doubting you just myself now I'll check when i get home but I'm certain it's the Exeter train were getting.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:46:05
Postman postman do your duty, please today deliver my booty!   :cry:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:49:45
Postman postman do your duty, please today deliver my booty!   :cry:

Sort of thing that TAH used to dream about...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:51:06
Day trippers - people moan if there are too many, moan if there are too few.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:56:04
Sort of thing that TAH used to dream about...

Big booty bitches..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:56:17
Day trippers - people moan if there are too many, moan if there are too few.

 :nod:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: REDBUCK on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:56:32
I'm on that one i believe, there is a few of us getting off at Salisbury, I'm not doubting you just myself now I'll check when i get home but I'm certain it's the Exeter train were getting.

Slow Day. FGW web site says 9:15 gets into Yeovil Junction at 23:43.Salisbury at 22:45.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:57:41
Day trippers - people moan if there are too many, moan if there are too few.

You can't please* all of the people all of the time.

* I changed it a bit.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 10:58:56
I see Preston have numerous tickets still available and the cheaper option at £30 why are ours then starting at £40? Plus they haven't offered the top tier cheap ones.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:04:27
What a load of bollocks, it's more than double our a average attendance and is reflective of the true size of the club. About 20k is about as high as our support will ever get even with a prolonged period in the Championship, our crowds weren't even that great in the Prem.  The Millwall match was the novelty of the first time at the new Wembley and the Chesterfield game was boosted by cheaper tickets and the Di Canio feel good effect so hardly surprising we are down compared to them.
You really need to get off your high horse and stop this superfan rubbish and criticising anyone who has other priorities or a life outside of Swindon Town FC.  When you combine this with boardroom power struggles, negative news stories and a damp squib end to the season it's hardly surprising there's some apathy. For the record I'm going but with the trains, shit kick-off time etc it's a right ballache so can understand people not bothering.

Your throwaway comment about Boro is nonsense too, hardly surprising they sold out sharpish they are now a considerably bigger club than us and were averaging 30k in the Premier League not that long ago so hardly a like for like comparison. Also no matter how you spin it the Championship play-off final is far more high profile so is always going to attract a lot more people.


So why are we down 11,000 fans then ?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:07:23
I'd say prices, kick-off time, trains, no Wembley novelty factor, previous bad experiences and all the off-field issues when combined explain quite a lot. I seem to remember that we actually only sold about 29k for the JPT so only around 7k down. In reality it's just a lot of the day trippers not going as they've now been there, done that and not enjoyed the experience.

Can't argue against that but 11,000 is a lot of people.
Just disappointing. However come the day won't make any difference, particularly with Preston not selling out either. However their journey is far more challenging than ours.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:10:57
I agree with some of your comments theakston, but I don't think 20k will always be our natural limit for a Wembley visit.

it's possible to grow the club. others have managed it from historically shit attendances (reading, Swansea), but it would take massive investment in infrastructure and team to try and do so. And there are no guarantees.

not sure where a sugar daddy would come from, but I live in hope rather than expectation.

Agree Batch and you can add a few clubs to Swansea, Reading and Middlesbrough are two who over years have doubled their attendances are stable with them.
I always live in hope that we follow however we have had more off field problems to contend with more than most.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:27:59
They've now opened up just blocks 102 and 103. I guess these are the 250 tickets.
So I could have got the seats I wanted if I'd waited until now.  What an utter load of crap.  Considering my tickets haven't turned up yet, I wonder if I could change them..........!

Also Preston tickets have only gone on general sale today, so I don't understand why ours have been taken off.  Do they use a different ticket agent?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:34:11
So I could have got the seats I wanted if I'd waited until now.  What an utter load of crap.  Considering my tickets haven't turned up yet, I wonder if I could change them..........!

Also Preston tickets have only gone on general sale today, so I don't understand why ours have been taken off.  Do they use a different ticket agent?


I don't think you can, and yes they do.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:37:35
So I could have got the seats I wanted if I'd waited until now.  What an utter load of crap.  Considering my tickets haven't turned up yet, I wonder if I could change them..........!

Also Preston tickets have only gone on general sale today, so I don't understand why ours have been taken off.  Do they use a different ticket agent?

Yes they use see tickets, and to rub salt in they have released a load of £30 tickets.



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 11:59:36
If Preston have the £30 tickets on sale now then 21k/22k or whatever they are at must be the barrier at when the cheaper seats go on sale.

We probably didn't even notice this happened vs Millwall with such a buzz around our first trip to the new wembley and with no train issues issues, better kick off time, etc. we sold that 21k/22k so quickly that it opened the cheap ones up for the fence sitters to latch on to. Getting over that barrier quickly is likely the difference between selling an extra 8k or so. Remember we only had 28k vs Chesterfield and tickets were cheaper.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:09:09
If tickets were only £10 we'd definitely sell out our allocation.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:09:33
If there were trains running from Swindon, we'd have sold more tickets.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:09:54
There's no doubt swindon have a good number of fans who are not fanatical.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:10:02
If this was played at the Millennium Stadium, nobody would be going to Wembley.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:10:59
If this was played at the Millennium Stadium, nobody would be going to Wembley.

Ralphy might.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:14:41
Ralphy might.

Rubbish turnout. We've taken over 30,000 before.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:15:25
If this aids fest of a thread keeps going there will be more pages than Swindon supporters at Wembley


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:17:26
But not as many as your post total :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:45:35
Owing to a opticians appointment I was forced to make a rather rare visit to the middle of Swindon.  There were two little portable stalls selling STFC memorabilia in Regent Street (obviously not official merchandise) - didn't see them make one sale in the time I was there!  What also struck me as I travelled in and out that there was only one shop in Gorse Hill that had a STFC flag in the window (Robin Phillips' chip shop) and absolutely nothing in the town centre whatsoever.  This seems to be turning out to be a non-event as regards the club engaging with supporters!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:49:15
Sure you had your specs on ;) ?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:04:00
Any tips on coach parking? I want to avoid the official car parks...


Title: Anyone still waiting on tickets
Post by: GlasgowReds on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:07:14
Still waiting in East Dunbartonshire, ordered Thursday, hopefully arrive tomorrow.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:19:01
There are areas on our availability now showing orange that yesterday were red?  You couldn't second guess the number of tickets we've sold  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:22:17
Any tips on coach parking? I want to avoid the official car parks...

Find a big space.


Title: Re: Anyone still waiting on tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:26:05
Quite a few are, but it's spread amongst the other threads.


Title: Re: Anyone still waiting on tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:33:19
We ordered Tuesday afternoon, to be delivered to my son's address in Bicester, still not arrived!!  Actually rung the ticket office this morning, not really interested, just said give it another couple of days - that will be fucking Friday!!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:33:54
Sure you had your specs on ;) ?
pmsl


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:35:12
The johnstone paint trophy final got its own shop in the Brunel.

It's incredible how this has turned out to be less significant than the fucking JPT final.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: herthab on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:42:06
The johnstone paint trophy final got its own shop in the Brunel.

It's incredible how this has turned out to be less significant than the fucking JPT final.

I think the poor ticket sales (To day trippers, not fans) shows the general apathy of the Town towards the football club. There's definitely work that could be done to improve it, but it needs to come from the club and at the moment that's the one area I feel Power hasn't got to grips with. If only Cooper spoke with an Italian accent and was prone to tantrums.....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:44:06
Owing to a opticians appointment I was forced to make a rather rare visit to the middle of Swindon.  There were two little portable stalls selling STFC memorabilia in Regent Street (obviously not official merchandise) - didn't see them make one sale in the time I was there!  What also struck me as I travelled in and out that there was only one shop in Gorse Hill that had a STFC flag in the window (Robin Phillips' chip shop) and absolutely nothing in the town centre whatsoever.  This seems to be turning out to be a non-event as regards the club engaging with supporters!

Haven't you just answered your own question?  Owing to a policy of managed decline for Swindon town centre over the last 20 years or so, people tend not to go there any more unless they absolutely have to.  It was all rather different in the 1980s and before when the place served as a genuine hub for the whole of the town, and beyond.


Title: Re: Anyone still waiting on tickets
Post by: supersam on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:45:38
Still waiting. Ordered early on Thursday morning, money came out of account yesterday. Mate who ordered straight after me, living in Edinburgh already has his. Hoping get them tomorrow!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:45:53
Haven't you just answered your own question?  Owing to a policy of managed decline for Swindon town centre over the last 20 years or so, people tend not to go there any more unless they absolutely have to.  It was all rather different in the 1980s and before when the place served as a genuine hub for the whole of the town, and beyond.

Is that you, Reg?  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:54:51
I think the poor ticket sales (To day trippers, not fans) shows the general apathy of the Town towards the football club. There's definitely work that could be done to improve it, but it needs to come from the club and at the moment that's the one area I feel Power hasn't got to grips with. If only Cooper spoke with an Italian accent and was prone to tantrums.....
But just what else can a football club do above playing attractive football and with a trip to Wembley has to be seen as a successful season.

There's not much wrong with the product that's for sure.

I'd hazard a guess that the PdC season (or half season) didn't see our average gate much above what it was last season or this.

Getting to the Championship will see a smallish increase in home support, with the higher visitor numbers probably giving an average of 10-10,500.

We are what we are and no amount of handwringing will change things.

Just enjoy supporting your club - all the other, peripheral, stuff is bollocks.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Wessex Warrior on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 13:58:43
So I could have got the seats I wanted if I'd waited until now.  What an utter load of crap.  Considering my tickets haven't turned up yet, I wonder if I could change them..........!

Also Preston tickets have only gone on general sale today, so I don't understand why ours have been taken off.  Do they use a different ticket agent?


They are using an agency called Seemaster. 'Only' charge £1.50 for postage apparently. You can only imagine the phuck-ups if both clubs had used the same spivs I mean ticket agency.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:01:32
People are reading far more into it than they need to. The only thing the club could do is maybe have employed a big name like di canio but we all know how that went. That loon did attract people I'm sure but isn't key this time.
I don't think it has much to do with the lack of £30 tickets either. Not one person has given me that as their excuse for not going.
It's to do with the lack of trains and the previous shitty visits. Nothing more. At least that is what everyone I've spoken to has said and these are my reasons too. People know what to expect at Wembley and frankly don't think it's worth it.


Title: Re: Anyone still waiting on tickets
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:11:30
If it makes you feel better, I order some on Monday afternoon and they arrived this morning


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:11:59
Haven't you just answered your own question?  Owing to a policy of managed decline for Swindon town centre over the last 20 years or so, people tend not to go there any more unless they absolutely have to.  It was all rather different in the 1980s and before when the place served as a genuine hub for the whole of the town, and beyond.
I never asked a question, merely made a statement!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:26:38
I never asked a question, merely made a statement!

Fair enough.  I was just pointing out that maybe the reason the town centre isn't decked out in bunting like Charles & Di are about to get married is that no bugger goes there any more.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:30:10
They are using an agency called Seemaster. 'Only' charge £1.50 for postage apparently. You can only imagine the phuck-ups if both clubs had used the same spivs I mean ticket agency.

I thought it was See Tickets, who (I believe) are a part of the ticketmaster family..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:40:30
They are using an agency called Seemaster. 'Only' charge £1.50 for postage apparently. You can only imagine the phuck-ups if both clubs had used the same spivs I mean ticket agency.

The offer delivery or collection i belive but the delivery costs are £6.50.
I am also waiting for my tickets that's a week now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 14:55:16
The offer delivery or collection i belive but the delivery costs are £6.50.
I am also waiting for my tickets that's a week now.

No tickets here as well.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 15:10:42
 
Find a big space.

You cheeky cunt!!

 :clap:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 15:25:40
Fair enough.  I was just pointing out that maybe the reason the town centre isn't decked out in bunting like Charles & Di are about to get married is that no bugger goes there any more.
You could well be right, but I would have thought a quick conversation between the club and the town centre management could have led to a few flags and bunting strategically placed - it s as fi the town centre - and the residents - couldn't give a shit . . . and I guess they probably don't!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 15:27:10
I'm on that one i believe, there is a few of us getting off at Salisbury, I'm not doubting you just myself now I'll check when i get home but I'm certain it's the Exeter train were getting.
Yeah looking again it is the 9.15 that is the Exeter train (I was looking at the one after that by mistake which takes 8 hours!), but thats £61 each for 3 of us, so thats £183 and then still gotta pay for travelcard when up there and I still have to drive to Crewkerne/Yeovil/Axminster (15 to 25 miles depending) to get to the station and I can drive it for £30 there and back.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 16:10:37
Yeah looking again it is the 9.15 that is the Exeter train (I was looking at the one after that by mistake which takes 8 hours!), but thats £61 each for 3 of us, so thats £183 and then still gotta pay for travelcard when up there and I still have to drive to Crewkerne/Yeovil/Axminster (15 to 25 miles depending) to get to the station and I can drive it for £30 there and back.

I bought our tickets on southwest trains website, they claim any southwest to southwest station £12 return, you may want to look at that. I know it's more than your car will cost but that way even more of us will be getting the same train. But of a sing song few ciders t the ideal warm up for the pub  :beers: :pint: :beers: :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 16:12:20
I bought our tickets on southwest trains website, they claim any southwest to southwest station £12 return, you may want to look at that. I know it's more than your car will cost but that way even more of us will be getting the same train. But of a sing song few ciders t the ideal warm up for the pub  :beers: :pint: :beers: :pint:
I did look mate, thats only on the Southampton/Bournemouth/Weymouth line and not the Exeter one.

Not sure why though cos it is a SWT train that we would catch, go on trainline and see, it seems to end around Salisbury, from there on down its full price...Sherborne, Yeovil, Crewkerne, Axminster...doesnt make sense. All those are £55+


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 16:17:42
I did look mate, thats only on the Southampton/Bournemouth/Weymouth line and not the Exeter one.

That's shit bud sorry to hear that, they are very misleading then as it states all routes on their line. Is just typical of our predicament for these playoffs, as if nobody wants us to progress. So it's not just the football league full of shit  :wtf: :harshfunny: :harshfunny:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 16:21:57
That's shit bud sorry to hear that, they are very misleading then as it states all routes on their line. Is just typical of our predicament for these playoffs, as if nobody wants us to progress. So it's not just the football league full of shit  :wtf: :harshfunny: :harshfunny:
We got the train up for the JPT and there were about 50 Town fans got on between Crewkerne and Yeovil. Wont be so many this time.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Wessex Warrior on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 17:15:51
I chanced across an email from the Football League customer services (a certain Andrew Pomfret) so I asked him why they were being so greedy over ticket prices. Among the various justifications and excuses he mentioned:

"The Play-Off finals are some of our most prestigious events of the season and as such are lucrative events for The Football League and also for the finalist clubs involved."

"...in terms of a one-off showpiece event at the country’s National stadium, there are relatively few major alternative entertainment events (shows/concerts for example) that would be cheaper in comparison if held at the same or similar venue."

Regarding revenue (surely net profit after Wembley has taken its fee/cut)...50% is split between the two finalists and the other 50% is paid into the pool account which is then distributed amongst the clubs. The FL regards itself as non-profit making but runs competitions to generate revenue for all of its 72 member clubs.

Irks me that some of my ticket cost is going to bristol City and the Pox.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 17:36:47
Basically, fuck off if you don't like it. Doesn't address why they wouldn't make the cheaper seats available at all.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 17:37:06
I chanced across an email from the Football League customer services (a certain Andrew Pomfret) so I asked him why they were being so greedy over ticket prices. Among the various justifications and excuses he mentioned:

"The Play-Off finals are some of our most prestigious events of the season and as such are lucrative events for The Football League and also for the finalist clubs involved."

"...in terms of a one-off showpiece event at the country’s National stadium, there are relatively few major alternative entertainment events (shows/concerts for example) that would be cheaper in comparison if held at the same or similar venue."

Regarding revenue (surely net profit after Wembley has taken its fee/cut)...50% is split between the two finalists and the other 50% is paid into the pool account which is then distributed amongst the clubs. The FL regards itself as non-profit making but runs competitions to generate revenue for all of its 72 member clubs.

Irks me that some of my ticket cost is going to bristol City and the Pox.


Yeah, so prestigious that div 1 and 2 are not included in full club Wembley members package....utter bollocks. That costs about £20k plus a year...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 18:00:55
Jutty gets his ticket!



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Whits on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 18:22:23
Should I be worried my tickets aren't here yet?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 18:23:33
Should I be worried my tickets aren't here yet?

Its OK, your postman had loads of reasonably priced spares ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 18:39:58
Should I be worried my tickets aren't here yet?

No panic.
Spoken to the club if no show Friday the club will arrange them to be collected from Wembley stadium on the day. Still behind on posting them out -Ticketmaster.
Reckon they will come tomorrow.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 19:07:54
My tickets came today, and I ordered mine last Tuesday, so tickets are still being sent out.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 19:39:18
Postage fee is a disgrace considering the time they're taking to post the tickets out.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 19:54:28
Postage fee is a disgrace considering the time they're taking to post the tickets out.

Not to mention is just regular franked first class. 60 odd pence tops  :badmood:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 19:59:22
The whole situation is a complete piss take out of fans who are still prepared to put their hands in their pockets.... But for how much longer will we do it ??... :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:04:29
I don't think the club had much choice but to use an agency in this case. 20K tickets, they'd never be able to do that in house.

Valid criticism of ticketmaster. They have always been ripoff merchants, £12 fees in total on my 4 tickets. Its no different from any of their other sales though, they rip everyone off not just STFC fans.

I know some would have preferred next day recorded, but not me - it would have been a ballache for me to have to pick them up because I missed the postie.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:12:37
Good points Batch, but overall does this mean that as time goes on the football fan that wants to attend games is gonna have to accept inflated/ piss take pricing, I'm not sure how much longer I will do it for.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:15:28
Someone else has probably posted this but can't be bothered to wade through pages of whining.

I've brought a concession ticket but noticed today when I went to give it to my dad, nowhere on the ticket does it say it's an OAP concession it has all the same info/price etc on as a full price one? what's to stop people buying OAP tickets that arnt OAPs?? They are half the price??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:20:11
Someone else has probably posted this but can't be bothered to wade through pages of whining.

I've brought a concession ticket but noticed today when I went to give it to my dad, nowhere on the ticket does it say it's an OAP concession it has all the same info/price etc on as a full price one? what's to stop people buying OAP tickets that arnt OAPs?? They are half the price??
Yes we've already noticed this, hopefully it will be resolved at turnstiles, otherwise we've been mugged off again.. 


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:25:24
I bet the type of ticket is matched to the bar code, and that something different flashes up on the scanner when you go in. whether Wembley actually check this is another matter...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:26:15
Should I be worried my tickets aren't here yet?

I would be. My brother is a postie in Newbury... I'm going btw ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 20:28:42
I bet the type of ticket is matched to the bar code, and that something different flashes up on the scanner when you go in. whether Wembley actually check this is another matter...

Yeah there's gotta be something?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 21:20:14
Can I take a packed lunch into Wembley?   ???


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 21:28:03
Can I take a packed lunch into Wembley?   ???
I don't see a problem with that, if anyone asks say you couldn't afford food cos you spent it all on booking fees.....  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 21:42:08
Prawn sandwiches ??....  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 21:49:20
Can I take a packed lunch into Wembley?   ???

I've checked and they asked what it was. If you could detail it, they said they wouldn't laugh..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 22:15:39
Can I take a packed lunch into Wembley?   ???

Calne tight arse!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 22:37:59
One of the sad things, and I don't think people have considered this about the drop in ticket sales. What are the poor gangs of ticket touts going to do all day? If you see one, hug one. We feel for you geez..


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Jamiesfuturewife on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 03:39:53
Can I take a packed lunch into Wembley?   ???

Hell yeah! I take a packed lunch everywhere! Although you might need more of a packed dinner Sunday??
Must be a Calne thing??


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Whits on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 06:50:21
I would be. My brother is a postie in Newbury... I'm going btw ;)
did he happen to just stumble across 5 tickets foc?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Oxfordhater on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 08:32:19
I see the slavetraders are having a good old laugh at our ticket sales...

I couldnt help but notice the thread 'Clubs That Are Bigger Than They Think That They Are'....oh the irony. Couldn't make that shit up.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 08:39:09
I bet the wurzels never even mentioned the fact that pne have sold a similar amount? No,no,no.

That thread title sounds a bit odd. Surely it should be
"Clubs who think they are bigger than they actually are"?  :idiot:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 08:39:24
Tickets arrived this morning - 8 of us in the Bobby Moore Suite, block 101. We'll be the ones being 'politely reminded of our responsibilities'. Shameless, but so excited.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 08:40:42
I see the slavetraders are having a good old laugh at our ticket sales...

I couldnt help but notice the thread 'Clubs That Are Bigger Than They Think That They Are'....oh the irony. Couldn't make that shit up.

Does that make any kind of sense? Are there any clubs that are bigger than they think they are? What do their fans say?
"Forget our attendances, our club's really much smaller than that."
"Yeah, half the people who turned up only came to watch the Town."


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Oxfordhater on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 09:37:55
It makes no sense atall...

But perfect sense if your a bad speaking Bristol City fan.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 09:55:40
I bet the type of ticket is matched to the bar code, and that something different flashes up on the scanner when you go in. whether Wembley actually check this is another matter...
yeah this is correct. A concession ticket will make a different sound-light flash as you put the ticket in the scanner than an adult ticket. This is monitored by stewards. Same system as arsenal


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: GlasgowReds on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:06:11
 :clap:  8 tickets arrived in G61 this morning  :clap:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ReadingRed on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:17:11
I have a Block 120 OAP ticket going free if anyone is interested (or maybe kidnap someone from the local old people's home..)
PM me if interested.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: mexico red on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:32:56
Still no tickets for me, ordered Saturday


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:03:57
Me neither, ordered last Thursday.

Tomorrow or bust


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:08:48
@STFCStore tweeted that if you haven't had them this morning call them today so they can look into it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:57:41
Have they said how many tickets sold now?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:04:23
Just had ralphy turn up with 18,000 tickets


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 13:02:54
Have they said how many tickets sold now?

This is from the Adver, suggests we've shifted around 21k.

"Around 9,000 of the Robins’ allocation has not been sold ahead of Sunday’s League One play-off final and Wiltshire Police has responded by providing an enhanced presence in Swindon."




Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Munichred on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 13:04:53
Still no tickets for me, ordered Saturday

Not sure if this applies to you, but all tickets ordered from outside the UK have to be picked up a Wembley Box Office, fro 4 hours before k.o.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 13:54:07
Tickets turned up this Morning.
Train tickets sorted.
We're going to Wembley.........sunny day expected.
Ready to go........


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: thedarkprince on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 14:08:22
Train strike is off.  I can get home on Monday!  Yeay!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 14:18:45
Still no tickets for me, ordered Saturday

No fixed abode Mex 😍.       
Give me a call Sunday outside The stadium.
Is your Dad coming over ?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 14:58:27
Oh i love my postie especially when he delivers our tickets
bring on Wembley  :pint:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 15:46:13
Tweeted ticket office. Apparently if tickets haven't arrived in tomorrow's post you can let them know and they will arrange for a ticket reprint to be available from the stadium on the day.

Naturally I assume that would come with a £3 refund for the postage charge  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 15:47:25
Naturally I assume that would come with a £3 refund for the postage charge  :hmmm:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Isp4-zlWnGg/TMBNjlfKHmI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/I3kA2Z4QxRQ/s1600-R/flyingpig.jpg%3Fw%3D216%26h%3D207)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 15:49:11
Tweeted ticket office. Apparently if tickets haven't arrived in tomorrow's post you can let them know and they will arrange for a ticket reprint to be available from the stadium on the day.

Naturally I assume that would come with a £3 refund for the postage charge  :hmmm:

I should bloody well hope so otherwise we've paid for a delivery that hasn't taken place.  Mine haven't turned up yet.  Will wait and see if they appear tomorrow before contacting the club.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 15:58:31
I see they're available as pay on the day now.

Watching from afar, I can't help but feel somebody's fucked up somewhere.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 16:07:42
Still pointless them being on sale on the day, as in top tier cheap tickets wont be released until the lower ones are sold.

Defeats the object really as this was one of the reasons why we havent sold so many!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 16:25:56
I didn't read that bit.

That's just plain fucking stupid.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: random_five on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 17:02:21
Have they said how many tickets sold now?

Both teams have sold 22,000 apparently


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 17:04:39
Still pointless them being on sale on the day, as in top tier cheap tickets wont be released until the lower ones are sold.

Defeats the object really as this was one of the reasons why we havent sold so many!

Yet ALL price bands available to Preston fans on the day with no restrictions on selling dearer ones first

http://www.pnefc.net/news/article/important-ticket-travel-and-licensed-premises-information-2466427.aspx


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 17:16:06
On the Pitch?

Whilst the PNE official link warns against encroachments on the pitch it states they are not prohibited

My italics.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 17:55:16
On the Pitch?

Whilst the PNE official link warns against encroachments on the pitch it states they are not prohibited
Really? Pitch invasions are a criminal offence, they're not just "prohibited" in some general sense, they're illegal.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 18:07:56
you must be right, of course - the PNE official site states the opposite to what it means.

Lets hope the lilleywhite fans are not too literal in their reading - wouldn't be too confident about Thor however ;)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 18:47:46
Sorry if this has been posted already....

TICKETS for Sunday's League 1 Play-Off Final will now be available for Town fans to buy on the day from Wembley Stadium.

Tickets can be purchased from the East Stand ticket office from 1.30pm.

All price categories stay the same as does the criteria - top tier tickets will not be released for sale until the majority of the lower tier tickets are sold.

At the time of writing, around 20,800 tickets have been sold in the Swindon end.
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-tickets-available-on-the-day-2466410.aspx#EdLfohjQMoAgj2YY.99


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 18:56:07
Sorry if this has been posted already....

TICKETS for Sunday's League 1 Play-Off Final will now be available for Town fans to buy on the day from Wembley Stadium.

Tickets can be purchased from the East Stand ticket office from 1.30pm.

All price categories stay the same as does the criteria - top tier tickets will not be released for sale until the majority of the lower tier tickets are sold.

At the time of writing, around 20,800 tickets have been sold in the Swindon end.
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-tickets-available-on-the-day-2466410.aspx#EdLfohjQMoAgj2YY.99

Yeah I posted a Preston link above where they have all tickets available, £30 up no waiting till dearer ones so!d


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: woolster on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 19:19:54
they so say have sold 24000 :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 19:46:15
they so say have sold 24000 :hmmm:

The Preston link I posted up above says around 22,000 so not that far off us though theirs remain on sale till midday tomorrow.
Can't see it going much higher TBH


Title: Re: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Only Me on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 22:39:36
they so say have sold 24000 :hmmm:
Who are "they?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Friday, May 22, 2015, 07:25:31
TICKETS for Sunday's League 1 Play-Off Final will now be available for Town fans to buy on the day from Wembley Stadium.

Tickets can be purchased from the East Stand ticket office from 1.30pm.

All price categories stay the same as does the criteria - top tier tickets will not be released for sale until the majority of the lower tier tickets are sold.

At the time of writing, around 20,800 tickets have been sold in the Swindon end.
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-tickets-available-on-the-day-2466410.aspx#XRXWB0mDLodYMxhs.99

Have they checked....we've sold 20,800. Almost all of the lower tier tickets are sold?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Leggett on Friday, May 22, 2015, 07:26:25
Are there any child-friendly places to go before the game? I'll be coming from Kings Langley via train, got the choice of one train leaving at 1530, arriving at wembley central at 1547, or a 1539 depart with a 1641 arrival with a change of train too for good measure  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, May 22, 2015, 08:21:07
Are there any child-friendly places to go before the game? I'll be coming from Kings Langley via train, got the choice of one train leaving at 1530, arriving at wembley central at 1547, or a 1539 depart with a 1641 arrival with a change of train too for good measure  :hmmm:

All the pubs are closing at 4:30pm. Probably best to go to the Stadium by the time you arrive.

Also you'll be on the wrong side of Wembley so would probably be better to avoid the 4:30pm kick out time if you don't fancy walking with a load of Preston fans.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Leggett on Friday, May 22, 2015, 08:40:39
cool, thanks!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:24:59
No sign of tickets in this mornings post, contacted ticket office who said a reprint will be available for collection at the ground on Sunday.

I can see this ending up in tears


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: scott on Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:24:58
No sign of tickets in this mornings post, contacted ticket office who said a reprint will be available for collection at the ground on Sunday.

I can see this ending up in tears
Wow that's piss poor on their part, hope it all works out for you..... Seems to me this whole ticketing saga has been disorganised kaos from start to finish... :no:.....thank god the day is nearly here !....


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JayBox325 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:31:25
I just got permission to hang up the SALUBRITAS ET INDUSTRIA banner at Wembley even without a fire safety certificate. But I'm not allowed to hang it up myself, I have to give it to them to hang up somewhere...


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: pauld on Friday, May 22, 2015, 12:02:20
I just got permission to hang up the SALUBRITAS ET INDUSTRIA banner at Wembley even without a fire safety certificate. But I'm not allowed to hang it up myself, I have to give it to them to hang up somewhere...
It'll look great in the bogs in the Preston end :)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 22, 2015, 13:38:47
No sign of tickets in this mornings post, contacted ticket office who said a reprint will be available for collection at the ground on Sunday.

I can see this ending up in tears

Mine have turned up today.  A week since ordering.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 13:58:32
Mine have turned up today.  A week since ordering.

Well you did only pay a £2.50 per ticket "admin fee" plus £3 for postage that costs them 50p. What were you expecting, miracles? :-)


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: walcot red on Friday, May 22, 2015, 14:09:06
Mine haven't arrived today either, spoke to the ticket office today they've requested for them to re-printed and collected at wembley, i expect they'll arrive tomorrow in the post now.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, May 22, 2015, 14:22:14
There is summat on the official site about reprinting tickets that haven't turned up.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: walcot red on Friday, May 22, 2015, 14:26:33
This has also come up,

http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/club-statement-wembley-tickets-2467677.aspx


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, May 22, 2015, 14:38:34
The whole thing has been a bit of a mess really, with the powers that be* paying a lot more attention to profit margins than to organising the occasion.

*By which I do NOT mean the club


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 15:16:31
The whole thing has been a bit of a mess really, with the powers that be* paying a lot more attention to profit margins than to organising the occasion.

*By which I do NOT mean the club

You can't be certain its not the club tho
If Preston can sell all ticket prices on the day yet we have to sell the higher priced ones before the £30 cheap seats that doesn't sound like the FL/Wembley's doing.
Unless its the ticketing agency being used.
Though having said that its our ticketing staff working on day sales at Wembley.

Something not equal in all this


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 22, 2015, 15:31:27

Something not equal in all this

Different ticket agencies for each club.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 22, 2015, 16:03:43
It has been a mess and I would hope if we end up at Wembley again, the club will take on board supporters feedback.  I would also hope thay Ticketmaster would be ditched for a different agency.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, May 22, 2015, 16:06:56
What, like the one we used last time where loads of people's cards got skimmed?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: joteddyred on Friday, May 22, 2015, 16:09:15
What, like the one we used last time where loads of people's cards got skimmed?

I thought that was Ticketmaster?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, May 22, 2015, 16:24:00
Nope, that was Ticketzone.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, May 22, 2015, 16:43:40
Pretty sure our e-ticketing site is based on Ticketmaster technology. I wouldn't be surprised if he had to use them.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:18:02
Is Crystal Clubs a nominated pub? I think I saw it on the forum here but the FB official thing didn't mention it.

Right next to where we are parking the coach for me.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:20:49
Is Crystal Clubs a nominated pub? I think I saw it on the forum here but the FB official thing didn't mention it.

Right next to where we are parking the coach for me.

It was but apparently changed to a Preston pub even though its on our side of Wembley. Landlord has family that support Preston or something.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:55:11
Is Crystal Clubs a nominated pub? I think I saw it on the forum here but the FB official thing didn't mention it.

Right next to where we are parking the coach for me.

From the met police football account @MPSFootballUnit
Quote
A private party has been booked at Crystals and we only just got the information.

One way of getting around being allocated to a team you want I guess


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:56:40
It was but apparently changed to a Preston pub even though its on our side of Wembley. Landlord has family that support Preston or something.

Thanks for that, I will go elsewhere! Great heads up.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:58:50
From the met police football account @MPSFootballUnit
One way of getting around being allocated to a team you want I guess

What could possibly go wrong?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 22, 2015, 17:59:57
Quote from: jayohaitchenn
Pretty sure our e-ticketing site is based on Ticketmaster technology. I wouldn't be surprised if he had to use them.


it definitely is


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: RedRag on Friday, May 22, 2015, 19:08:03
You can't be certain its not the club tho
If Preston can sell all ticket prices on the day yet we have to sell the higher priced ones before the £30 cheap seats that doesn't sound like the FL/Wembley's doing.
Something not equal in all this

I'm afraid I cannot see why PNE can have £30 tickets but not STFC and (on that scant evidence at least) it seems plausible that the club could be responsible. 

Whatever the cause, it is a real kick in the teeth that a number of reds are having to miss out on the experience of supporting their club at Wembley for some hoped-for narrow financial advantage for whoever.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Whits on Friday, May 22, 2015, 19:41:21
Where is the list of "Swindon" pubs? Is it on a website anywhere?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Whits on Friday, May 22, 2015, 19:44:24
Where is the list of "Swindon" pubs? Is it on a website anywhere?
ignore me found it

We advise fans to make use of the designated pubs in the east side of the stadium


The Torch
1 - 5 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB


Crock of Gold
23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB


Moore Spice
Wembley Retail Park, Unit 2, Engineers Way, HA9 0EH


Watkins Folly
1 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EW


Blue Check Café
12 - 13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQ


The Parish
120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HP


First Class Sports Bar
125 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG


The Wembley Tavern
121 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG


Flyers Last Stand (Cheers Bar)
45 Blackbird Hill, NW9 8RS

 
Please Note: All pubs close an hour before kick off. This is “to facilitate the safe and timely entry of all fans into the stadium.”
Read more at http://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/article/wembley-travel-information-2464407.aspx#mqhKRddrFlQB046T.99


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, May 22, 2015, 19:55:05
I'm afraid I cannot see why PNE can have £30 tickets but not STFC and (on that scant evidence at least) it seems plausible that the club could be responsible. 

Whatever the cause,

DIFFERENT TICKET AGENTS

How many fucking times?.. and I'm on the other side of the bloody world.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 20:04:03
Have PNE sold many more do we know?

I believe we've sold 21,000 no?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, May 22, 2015, 20:29:32
DIFFERENT TICKET AGENTS

How many fucking times?.. and I'm on the other side of the bloody world.


As I posted earlier. On the day tickets are being sold by club shop staff at Wembley NOT ticketmaster yet the £30 ones only available after dearer ones have gone.
Not so for PNE



Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, May 22, 2015, 20:37:30
Argh! So what! Everyone who wants a ticket has one.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 09:05:06
Middlesborough fans complaining about not receiving their tickets for monday's game - Ticketmaster again!!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Leggett on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 09:20:41
the tickets were sent through to the club to send out though weren't they?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 09:58:35
I don't think so, the tickets were issued from Wembley to STFC who then passed them over to Ticketmaster who were responsible for sorting and sending!  We got ours although it was getting a bit tight, ordered on the first Tuesday and not received until Thursday just gone.  If I have got that totally wrong I will apologise, but I am sure that was the process employed.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:33:55
Whilst annoying, the lack of £30 tickets can't be that big a factor can it? If you can't afford a 40-50 pound ticket, your finances probably shouldn't stretch to a 30 pound ticket


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:39:33
Whilst annoying, the lack of £30 tickets can't be that big a factor can it? If you can't afford a 40-50 pound ticket, your finances probably shouldn't stretch to a 30 pound ticket
I take it you're not married or have kids


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:49:54
No, but the point still stands. If I had so little disposable income that a £10 cheaper ticket out of (at least) £80-90 day made the difference, I would know I shouldn't be spending that money anyway.

That made no sense, I'm too hungover to explain it.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:06:47
Whilst annoying, the lack of £30 tickets can't be that big a factor can it? If you can't afford a 40-50 pound ticket, your finances probably shouldn't stretch to a 30 pound ticket

It'll be a factor.  Most of the 10,000 people who aren't coming won't be huge STFC fans, so for them, tomorrow's game is optional.  If you were undecided about going, I can imagine that some decided not to because of the price - especially families.

I think the bigger factor though is that the novelty of the new Wembley has worn off.  Let's be honest, our last two visits have been (a) recent and (b) crap - and if you're not that bothered, spending £££ on another potentially crap day out that you've done twice already probably isn't that appealing.

Personally, I had 14 in my group for Millwall - this year, there's only eight of us. Those that aren't going are family members who don't really follow football - their only interest is that me and my dad support STFC. Price wasn't the deciding factor, but it was mentioned.

With fewer of us there, I really think/hope we can make more of an atmosphere than the last visits - the 13,000 that made a noise at the CG for the semi-final will be the majority of our crowd. The last two visits seemed to be more about the occasion than the game... this time, it'll be different.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: ronnie21 on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:32:41
I don't think so, the tickets were issued from Wembley to STFC who then passed them over to Ticketmaster who were responsible for sorting and sending!  We got ours although it was getting a bit tight, ordered on the first Tuesday and not received until Thursday just gone.  If I have got that totally wrong I will apologise, but I am sure that was the process employed.
Just been into club shop for tomorrow's programme, guy behind the counter confirmed that Ticketmaster were totally responsible for the distribution of tickets and said there had been a few problems.  Lots of people in there buying odds and ends, at least they had four people serving on the tills!


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:43:35
Just been into club shop for tomorrow's programme, guy behind the counter confirmed that Ticketmaster were totally responsible for the distribution of tickets and said there had been a few problems.  Lots of people in there buying odds and ends, at least they had four people serving on the tills!


Had to drop daughter in to work this morning so popped in to get a programme.
Was there before opening along with a dozen others.

Tis unfortunate our shirt deal ends in June as am sure they would have shifted a fair few in the run up to tomorrow, as is bugger all left of this seasons kit in there.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:44:45
No, but the point still stands. If I had so little disposable income that a £10 cheaper ticket out of (at least) £80-90 day made the difference, I would know I shouldn't be spending that money anyway.

That made no sense, I'm too hungover to explain it.
it makes perfect sense and I think you have it right. A £30 ticket will have bugger all to do with whether someone goes or not.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: inept and tiresome on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:06:25
I'm really regretting not being able to make this game now but for what it's worth, I think Franchise and the 82ers on tv frightened a few day trippers away.
I've never been impressed with this tippy tappy football, maybe there's more who feel the same out their than we realised?


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 14:17:06
I think the bigger factor though is that the novelty of the new Wembley has worn off.  Let's be honest, our last two visits have been (a) recent and (b) crap - and if you're not that bothered, spending £££ on another potentially crap day out that you've done twice already probably isn't that appealing.

This is exactly what it is in my experience of talking to people who aren't going this time, but have been before.

It doesn't matter anyway. We take 30,000 we aren't going to suddenly get 15K at home each week. The 20K who are there this time may make our more regular support less diluted.


Title: Re: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Only Me on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 14:18:17
I'm really regretting not being able to make this game now but for what it's worth, I think Franchise and the 82ers on tv frightened a few day trippers away.
I've never been impressed with this tippy tappy football, maybe there's more who feel the same out their than we realised?
You can still go and get tickets on the day


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: Paolo69 on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 16:56:10
I'm really regretting not being able to make this game now but for what it's worth, I think Franchise and the 82ers on tv frightened a few day trippers away.
I've never been impressed with this tippy tappy football, maybe there's more who feel the same out their than we realised?


Yeah it's definitely the style of play that's putting people off. You've been right all along. If I was someone who wasn't too bothered either way then I'd definitely not bother watching Swindon off the back of those two semi final games. They were piss poor entertainment after all.


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: JanTheMan on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 18:13:16
Get it fucking forward


Title: Re: Play off final tickets
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 19:20:00
Come on you bunch of tossers who haven't bought a ticket. Get to the game tomorrow and pay on the day. You know it's gonna be worth it.