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Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 17:05:42
Who do you want in the 3rd round

Apart from the big boys Southampton or Brighton away would be good


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 17:09:40
Away to a London PL team would be good.
A decent day out & plenty of tickets


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 17:10:43
It's going to be Barnsley, I just know it!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 17:12:13
Away to a London PL team would be good.
A decent day out & plenty of tickets

Arsenal away would bring back memories of 1979 when we took 8000 in the league cup.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:03:27
Yeovil away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:04:10
One for you and JJ. To be fair that would be a decent tie as we would be expected to win, take a big following and may even make TV


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:10:01
Villa away.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:13:18
I don't normally pay attention to the FA Cup 3rd round draw (for obvious reasons). When is it?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:13:48
Monday evening but no idea what time


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hunk on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:14:24
Villa away.

100% this. Would be delighted


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:16:50
Not sure I would want Chelsea away as they usually hammer a lower league team at home every season in the FA Cup and wouldn't want it to be us


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:30:11
Monday evening but no idea what time

7pm itv4


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:33:11
Are you sure it's not after the live game Boreham Wood v St Albans probably close to 10 o'clock after all the ads and chat


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:35:58
Not sure I would want Chelsea away as they usually hammer a lower league team at home every season in the FA Cup and wouldn't want it to be us

I went to a Chelsea FA cup game against Cardiff. Cardiff took 6,000 and had a party.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:39:13
I can remember the footage outside the ground it looked like a warzone😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:39:42
West Ham away. Lovely jubbly :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:39:46
Spurs away. Really want to go to their ground.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:42:11
Newcastle away would be delightful, 20 minute walk to St Jamesís for me!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: donkey on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:42:46
Spurs away. Really want to go to their ground.

I've been for the NFL, it's bloody brilliant.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:43:14
Assuming we can't draw Aberdeen somehow, Newcastle away would be lovely.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:43:54
Newcastle away would be delightful, 20 minute walk to St Jamesís for me!

And a near on 600 mile round trip for the majority😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:49:29
And a near on 600 mile round trip for the majority😀

Haha, yer itís a long stretch! Not looking forward to the drive back down to the south west for Christmas!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:50:32
Hope the weather holds up for you as it's a heck of a drive.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:58:16
I can remember the footage outside the ground it looked like a warzone😀

Yeah, I got caught up in it. Copper put his hands to my shoulders, but saw sense  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:59:40
Did he get his truncheon out😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:09:24
Spurs away. Really want to go to their ground.

Been a couple of times when I lived in the smoke. Its an amazing stadium. However I paid £50 and £70 for tickets, you would hope in the cup they might reduce to something a bit less eye wateringly expensive.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:13:38
Yeovil are in the hat after beating Stevenage


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:36:33
Arrogate bound to be on TV whatever,so them away. Failing that,Fulham or Palace away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:39:15
Newcastle away.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:41:48
Ball number 55.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:42:44
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury link


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Newcastle away.
....with a different outcome than last time we played em in the cup both on and off the pitch hopefully!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:43:13
 
....with a different outcome than last time both on and off the pitch
😁😁😁


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:49:20
Newcastle away would be delightful, 20 minute walk to St Jamesís for me!
Where you living?

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:49:32
Realistically a Championship club or PL club and weíre out. L1 fancy our chances L2 or lower deffo. So, whatís it to be? Keep getting beatable teams and more prize money and a share of the gate, playing more games and suffering injuries and maybe loss in league form verses going out to a Championship/PL team in a blaze of glory?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 19:51:53
Anything winnable would do.
Failing that any of the ESL candidates away.
Arsenal would be the preference.

From a not been there before point of view in terms of having a few ales, then Derby away would be interesting.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 20:17:15
Realistically a Championship club or PL club and weíre out. L1 fancy our chances L2 or lower deffo. So, whatís it to be? Keep getting beatable teams and more prize money and a share of the gate, playing more games and suffering injuries and maybe loss in league form verses going out to a Championship/PL team in a blaze of glory?

You either want one of the big boys or a winnable game, each round. Rinse & repeat.

Weíll no doubt get a massively uninspiring away trip to some where we go almost every year like - Port Vale.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 20:43:58
Tottenham away.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 21:22:32
Hope the weather holds up for you as it's a heck of a drive.

Cheers pal, looking forward to catching a few home games! Itís been a while!


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindon74 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 21:24:43
Where you living?

Sent from my SM-A125F

Im just on the edge of Low Fell in Gateshead, itís probably more of a 30 minute speed walk into the toon. You in the north
East yourself?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 21:33:50
Im just on the edge of Low Fell in Gateshead, itís probably more of a 30 minute speed walk into the toon. You in the north
East yourself?

Spent loads of time up in Newcastle.
In fact was in the Hilton late July. Mate lives in Winlaton and a season ticket holder.
Best City in the Country.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 21:45:49
Any of these 10 would be great ties, either home (possible TV money) or away ( for big followings).
Arsenal
Bristol City
Chelsea
Liverpool
Man City
Man Utd
Newcastle
Reading
Spurs
West Ham

Please avoid:-
Port Vale
Morecombe
Hartlepool
Col U /Wigan
Rotherham
Salford/Chesterfield
Harrogate
Mansfield
Cambridge

Wouldn't mind a non league side away, particularly Yeovil as reasonably close.

Will probably get a Championship side away, like Preston or Middlesborough.




Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: molepar on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 22:01:21
Any of these 10 would be great ties, either home (possible TV money) or away ( for big followings).
Arsenal
Bristol City
Chelsea
Liverpool
Man City
Man Utd
Newcastle
Reading
Spurs
West Ham

Please avoid:-
Port Vale
Morecombe
Hartlepool
Col U /Wigan
Rotherham
Salford/Chesterfield
Harrogate
Mansfield
Cambridge

Wouldn't mind a non league side away, particularly Yeovil as reasonably close.

Will probably get a Championship side away, like Preston or Middlesborough.




Would love Everton, West Ham or Palace away. (Either winnable or local to where I live in London)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 22:09:26
Southampton would be good not far and would take loads


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: molepar on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 22:14:40
Southampton would be good not far and would take loads

What do you think our allocation would be?  Would love Soton away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 23:28:37
What do you think our allocation would be?  Would love Soton away

15% in The FA Cup. St Maryís is around 30K so weíd get around 4.5K.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: molepar on Saturday, December 4, 2021, 23:45:49
15% in The FA Cup. St Maryís is around 30K so weíd get around 4.5K.

If we can get 2k for Walsall (no disrespect intended) then 4.5k for a prem team should be no problem


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 00:07:56
If we can get 2k for Walsall (no disrespect intended) then 4.5k for a prem team should be no problem

Any of the London clubs no problem.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 00:41:53
We took over 2k to saints, midweek, in league one. I went  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 08:12:22
A London Prem club or Bristol City/Reading away pleaseÖ.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 09:24:54
Reading would have to give us the whole end 3500-4000 where as league games they only give visiting teams 2000


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 09:30:19
Yep in theory, unless advice from their safety group/police is to lower it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 09:35:26
Which which is a probability based on a few idiots this season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 09:36:39
If weíre to go out in a blaze of gladiatorial glory we need the prem club with the largest home attendance and be on TV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:13:24
Yeovil away
Same, for selfish reasons :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:15:12
Cracking tie for me, nice little club, easy to get to and probably make TV


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:23:11
Anyone within easy reach of Heathrow


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Kinky Tom on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 11:06:28
Newcastle away is the draw any smaller club is after, would surely be televised with their new owners in mind, would be a big earner in gate receipts and could actually be winnable.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 14:28:39
Bloody long way to go though!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 14:29:53
I think it would be televised if we were at home


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 14:52:22
Anyone within easy reach of Heathrow

Brentford it is then.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd rou
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 14:56:29
I thought he was asking if any Town fans lived near there when he flys back in for the game!
Brentford, Chelsea, Fulham, QPR, Reading


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 15:09:15
If we can get 2k for Walsall (no disrespect intended) then 4.5k for a prem team should be no problem

Depends on the ticket allocation v season ticket allowance.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 15:12:38
Would love Palace (as would Jonny Williams I'm sure) or Fulham away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 15:33:48
This will do not sure if we would be heard tho 😀
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLlOywwSKk&t=114s


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 17:40:34
7pm ITV 4. Ball 55.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 17:43:23
No doubts they will spend 5 minutes telling us what ball numbers to look out for rather than just getting on with the draw :sofa:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:16:34
This will do not sure if we would be heard tho 😀
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLlOywwSKk&t=114s

In this instance maybe the flares will neutralise their fucking bubbles.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:26:57
This will do not sure if we would be heard tho 😀
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLlOywwSKk&t=114s

I genuinely hate the look of that ground - it looks absolutely awful. It is not a football stadium.


Title: Re: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:29:25
Im just on the edge of Low Fell in Gateshead, itís probably more of a 30 minute speed walk into the toon. You in the north
East yourself?
Not anymore, now on the otherside of the country up north. Was a student in Newcastle in the 90's, only time ever been to Low Fell was woke up at a girls house there once after a night at the poly students union, to bring it back on thread it was Cup Final day in 1994, had to buy a green colouring pencil on way home and missed the final accordingly.

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:31:48
Spent loads of time up in Newcastle.
In fact was in the Hilton late July. Mate lives in Winlaton and a season ticket holder.
Best City in the Country.
Mate of mine worked behind the bar in the west end WM club in Winlaton for most of the 90's.

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:41:37
I genuinely hate the look of that ground - it looks absolutely awful. It is not a football stadium.

The fans are too far away from the pitch


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 18:48:52
It won't be Salford but it could be Chesterfield :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 19:00:24
Villa away. Proper football ground. Been 3 times over the years.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 19:02:11
Never been there and always sounds atmospheric on TV


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:08:53
Never been there and always sounds atmospheric on TV

1:40 in  :)

https://youtu.be/DBaH0kgTeqs


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:14:45
1:40 in  :)

https://youtu.be/DBaH0kgTeqs

Fantastic passion :clap:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Super Hans on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:35:03
Any of the traditional prem sides would be great. Started following Newcastle in the mid 90's when i was too young to go to games so watching Swindon play there would be brilliant.

Villa, Liverpool, Everton, Man United, Leeds, Arsenal, Spurs would all be fun too.

Failing that wouldn't mind another tussle with Bristol City.

Would rather an easier draw than the likes of Burnley or Watford who aren't overly exciting clubs but would probably turn us over.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:37:34
I think we need to play one of the big teams at home to get on TV by the would settle for Bristol City or Reading home & away or even Yeovil


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crozzer on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:44:14
Villa away, been in the Holte End many times.  Once, immediately following the whistle after a dismal 1:0 home defeat, "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" sung by Eric Idle came over the tannoy.  I had a good laugh, not sure that anyone else did.  Only problem, HHK couldn't play.  Norwich away would be good, could frighten them a bit, but there goes that awesome away kit.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:50:05
we aren't going to win it, so let's get a big team away and cash in.

Spurs will do, new stadium, day out in Nodnol


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 20:52:26
I feel we got Man Utd away we would struggle to get tickets😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 21:39:51
I feel we got Man Utd away we would struggle to get tickets😀
apparently the allocation for away fans in the FA Cup is 15% of capacity, Man Utd is currently 76,000, meaning if correct we could get up to 11,400 !!.
However, we needn't worry about that because it's not going to happen,  we'll be drawn v Port Vale at home !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 22:06:26
Home to Harrogate . Calling it now.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: cheltred69 on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 23:32:44
Trying to get too excited about the potential ties we could draw to manage the disappointment when we get something uninspiring like Mansfield away which would be the league fixture that day.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Godd002 on Monday, December 6, 2021, 02:09:09
we aren't going to win it, so let's get a big team away and cash in.

Spurs will do, new stadium, day out in Nodnol

If itís a big team I would like Spurs.  My son in law is a big Spurs supporter for some fucking reason.  Not sure how a St. Louis kid has connection but it would be fun to talk shit until the match begins  :wink:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:02:50
Home to Harrogate . Calling it now.

Preston or Barnsley away :(


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:12:36
I just typed "random number between 1 and 64" into Google and it came up with 32. Peterborough United  :(


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:27:56
Preston or Barnsley away :(

Preston away would be great geographically, but I have already been twice and we have played absolutely woefully both times!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:32:16
Spurs away. Really want to go to their ground.

This for me..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:48:08
I just typed "random number between 1 and 64" into Google and it came up with 32. Peterborough United  :(
Just how do they allocate the numbers? Itís fine for 1-44 itís just the PL and Championship clubs in alphabetical order. But 45 is Yeovil then Bristol Rovers are 46 then Port Vale and Morecambe. Seems bizarre.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:49:26
I just typed "random number between 1 and 64" into Google and it came up with 32. Peterborough United  :(

I did the same. Ball number 43. West Ham - that will do nicely.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:53:04
Keep doing it and someone will get no 55😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, December 6, 2021, 09:57:17
Keep doing it and someone will get no 55😀
Weíd lose that one


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:01:06
Weíd lose that one

 :clap:

Google the question how FA Cup numbers are allocated as there's lots of info on there but easier to read than copy & paste.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:19:48
I note that the LNER London to Edinburgh route is bollocksed for engineering works the weekend of the 8th January. Think that probably means a Newcastle or similar northern/Peterborough away day would be a bit of a nightmare, and screws me trying to come down the other way.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:27:34
Any cheap flights possible if it was a London club?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, December 6, 2021, 10:49:07
I just typed "random number between 1 and 64" into Google and it came up with 32. Peterborough United  :(

Hopefully at home, as they are worse away than we are at home


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:04:20
Google gave me 45 - so Yeovil


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:10:15
Google gave me Mansfield.  :cry:

The point of this exercise being to manage our expectations.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:12:15
Well I got Man City away, so fuck you all, I'm off to see Louis Reed boss Kevin De Bruyne.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:14:41
No matter who we get I will look forward to at least one rendition of  ďwill it be on TV?Ē



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:16:09
Ball number 18 - Fulham for me.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:24:36
Google gave me 61 - Chesterfield


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:29:43
I got 23 - Liverpool. Happy with that!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:43:31
63. Ipswich Town or Barrow

Dissapointing


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:44:04
It's about time we got Leeds again isn't it?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:52:40
QPR not the worst


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 11:57:32
Ball number 18 - Fulham for me.

I wonder if we would take 6000 again


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:01:10
+1 for Spurs. 9,000 allocation- be some train journey and day out that.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:02:53
Yes that would be a cracking day out


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:33:08
Google gave me Charlton.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 14:53:05
Looking forward to the Ďcan you get us some ticketsí from Ďfriendsí when we draw a PL team.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 18:52:56
Christ David Seaman looks different.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:01:10
Fuck. Great tie, just the wrong way round!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:00
Home to Man City


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Badger on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:07
Well, City will come at us, so hopefully it will be like an away game !!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:12
Well I got Man City away, so fuck you all, I'm off to see Louis Reed boss Kevin De Bruyne.

Nearly!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:33
Oh shit  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:43
Just a shame about our home form. Will be an amazing day, surely on TV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Swindon Please Win on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:02:54
What a draw, shame it wasn't the other way round!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: newmarket red on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:03:03
We can turn city over :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:03:07
Guaranteed TV match Iíd imagine. Pep seems to take the FA seriously so weíre gonna get dicked but should be a money spinner.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:03:10
Telly


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:03:48
Christ David Seaman looks different.

Thought it was David Walliams for a sec


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:04:04
Can we switch?🙂


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:04:12
Might see some of their fringe players, like er... John Stones and Raheem Sterling.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:04:16
If we can get a draw at the CG then turn them over at the Etihad....


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:04:31
Thought it was David Walliams for a sec

Had exactly the same thought actually. Bring back the tache.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:04:57
So, it wonít be on the Saturday at 3 oíclock then!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:05:17
Would've been nice away but doesn't get much bigger than that in terms of English footy!

Premier League Pep v League Two Pep
Guardiola v Garniola


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:05:51
it's alright I suppose, was hoping for Hartlepool away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:07:09
Could have been worse I suppose. Hope for TV to max the ££££ĎS.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:08:18
Could be a challenging fixture


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:08:40
Can we switch?🙂

We can, but other than being seen as to be blatantly cashing in why would we?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:08:50
That bird on TV just totally blanked us!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:09:52
We certainly won't be improving our possession stats in that one.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:10:58
We can, but other than being seen as to be blatantly cashing in why would we?
No other reason! :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:11:20
Piece of piss.

Sent from my XQ-AD51


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: mexico red on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:12:21
Last time we went up against them was the tef pressure group when we did them in the favourite baby competition


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:12:22
That bird on TV just totally blanked us!

BBC the same. Some people are just Swindon blind  :)

Posted at 19:1919:19
Post update
FA Cup third round draw

Non-league Chesterfield are off to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will take his Aston Villa side to Manchester United, while we also have all-Premier League ties between West Ham and Leeds, plus holders Leicester City against Watford.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:12:30
No other reason! :)

Pee Lower would have to be sure.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:13:16
Clem needs to pull out all the stops and fix all the missing seats in the ground!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: hobnob on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:14:34
Think in the spirit of fairness Pep should send his U18 squad for this one.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:14:49
Clem needs to pull out all the stops and fix all the missing seats in the ground!

Builders will be out there tomorrow 😁


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:15:08
Forgot to add. I can smell the plastics already clamouring for tickets.

On another note, is Ian Allison from the same mother as Gary Johnson?!  :eek:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: adje on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:15:51
Seems we are the only ones vaguely interested in this draw. Maybe not televised after all


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:16:00
Would've been nice away but doesn't get much bigger than that in terms of English footy!

Premier League Pep v League Two Pep
Guardiola v Garniola

Love that!!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Badger on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:16:14
Will Oasis come to the Oasis ?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Badger on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:17:23
Will Oasis come to the Oasis ?

(which for those that don't know, is why they are called Oasis)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:18:33
Louis Reed's tweet.. "when's the 4th round draw"  :clap:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: hobnob on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:18:45
I wonder if Garner will try something new or try to out Pep Pep?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:19:42
Forgot to add. I can smell the plastics already clamouring for tickets.

On another note, is Ian Allison from the same mother as Gary Johnson?!  :eek:

Yeah would much rather have 8,000 there 🙄


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:20:20
That bird on TV just totally blanked us!

Nobody takes the piss out of Swindon Town


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: AMayesIng on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:21:16
Wonder how many they'll bring. What are the rules around how many we need to give them, anyone know?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:21:20
Nobody takes the piss out of Swindon fakkkkinnn Town

FIFY  :-[


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: hobnob on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:23:16
Wonder how many they'll bring. What are the rules around how many we need to give them, anyone know?

Just give them the Bank and usual away section in DR wonít we?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:23:35
Wonder how many they'll bring. What are the rules around how many we need to give them, anyone know?

15%


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:24:37
What a superb draw that is.
Incredible.

Is Ederson any good at stopping flares?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:24:47
Can we just give them the bank? That should fill their quota.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:25:25
Just give em the bank.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: AMayesIng on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:26:13
Sold out game; on TV. Happy days.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:26:25
Can we just give them the bank? That should fill their quota.


I was thinking that. Letís hope it pisses with rain. Give them a taste of what real football is all about.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:27:04
Can we just give them the bank? That should fill their quota.


No - doesn't hold enough these days.  They will get the Bank and the usual spot in the Arkells.  The Bank's facilities, or lack thereof, will remind them of their home.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: cdakev on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:27:42
It'a great draw for the football club. Got to be a big money spinner and hopefully on TV


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:29:36
No - doesn't hold enough these days.  They will get the Bank and the usual spot in the Arkells.  The Bank's facilities, or lack thereof, will remind them of their home.

Now is the time to put the seats back in then. Surely that makes sense?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:30:47
Nike Ranger on the bench for Boreham Wood


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:31:27
I imagine plastic seats, including installation, cost more than the ticket price for a single match.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Badger on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:33:38
I was thinking that. Letís hope it pisses with rain. Give them a taste of what real football is all about.

Yes - because they won't be used to rain will they


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: mexico red on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:34:52
Are people's names still on the back of some seats from years ago?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: hobnob on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:35:12
Yes - because they won't be used to rain will they
:clap: :clap: :clap: :hmmm: :hmmm: :hmmm:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:36:34
Yes - because they won't be used to rain will they

Only see it from the comfort of their plush stands.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:37:43
Only see it from the comfort of their plush stands.

Given a large proportion likely reside in Moss Side and it's surrounding areas, I doubt they will be too used to the life of luxury their ground brings of a weekend.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Badger on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:41:01
Nike Ranger on the bench for Boreham Wood

Is that the bloke from Glasgow with the trainers ?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:41:07
Given a large proportion likely reside in Moss Side and it's surrounding areas, I doubt they will be too used to the life of luxury their ground brings of a weekend.

I doubt it  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:42:39
Doubt I'll get a ticket to this, even though I think I've only missed one home game  :(

Pub near the ground then  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Robinz on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:45:50
History to repeat.
FA Cup 1964.....
I am sure my Dad took me to the County Ground that day although I truly can't remember the game
COYMRs


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:47:34
I doubt it  :)

I know they have attracted a new fanbase in recent years, but they've always been a local team to a degree, and still cling to that fact when comparing themselves to Man Utd.

Had my car window smashed in when visiting Fallowfield, just around the corner.  Lovely area.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:54:11
Doubt I'll get a ticket to this, even though I think I've only missed one home game  :(

Pub near the ground then  :)
Weíve only got c4000 season tickets holders so as long as the club have priority windows after that and your purchases are on record you should be fine.

If they do 2 per ST holder, then that will be a disaster!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 19:58:32
Weíve only got c4000 season tickets holders so as long as the club have priority windows after that and your purchases are on record you should be fine.

If they do 2 per ST holder, then that will be a disaster!

How much do you think we could get for Ďsurplusí tickets then? 😉


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:00:01
Is that the bloke from Glasgow with the trainers ?


That's the fella!  :doh:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:00:26
I see Boreham Wood have those flag wankers behind a goal like Arsenal have.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:03:33
No - doesn't hold enough these days.  They will get the Bank and the usual spot in the Arkells.  The Bank's facilities, or lack thereof, will remind them of their home.

Sure will. The foxes use them toilets every night. Itís a swamp of shite down the back!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:26:22
Could be on a money spinner here.
Non season ticket holders issue voucher for home games to guarantee a Man City Ticket.
Hope they issue one ticket per season ticket as well.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:34:23
Could be on a money spinner here.
Non season ticket holders issue voucher for home games to guarantee a Man City Ticket.
Hope they issue one ticket per season ticket as well.

I wonít be getting any more tickets than the ST seats we have irrespective if they offer two per ST. Something not right about having more than you need.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:44:43
I was in the outlet, did watch the draw on my phone and thought JJ was joking when he said man city in a message

next two songs that were on over the pa
 - hard to beat
 -( I believe in miracles) you sexy thing

clearly going to beat them. guaranteed*

* not a guarantee


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:46:00
I imagine plastic seats, including installation, cost more than the ticket price for a single match.

Do we still have the seats? Just pop down to B&Q for a few packs of nuts n bolts.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:48:56
Do we still have the seats? Just pop down to B&Q for a few packs of nuts n bolts.

Spoiler Alert!!

Might be a good idea to get to the ground earlier than normal 😁


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:50:50
I can only imagine the state of the turnstiles in the Bank - they'd barely be fit for Cash entry, let alone scanning bar/QR codes.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, December 6, 2021, 20:57:48
I can only imagine the state of the turnstiles in the Bank - they'd barely be fit for Cash entry, let alone scanning bar/QR codes.

Rob Angus is on it and has just ordered 2 Portalooís 😂


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:01:51
I can only imagine the state of the turnstiles in the Bank - they'd barely be fit for Cash entry, let alone scanning bar/QR codes.
Reckon they'll need more than the odd can of WD40.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Frigby Daser on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:05:11
Is it really all that bad? Exeter were on the Bank under two years ago for a sell out.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:10:09
Is it really all that bad? Exeter were on the Bank under two years ago for a sell out.

Lee Power has Probably planted a few IEDís.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:40:30
Wonder whether weíll get some Jed style advertising boards that are brighter than the sun?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:44:06
I remember Jed filling in the seats in the Arkells and Bank for Chelsea too.

Wasnít he also responsible for the town end Ďbarí that lasted one match due to being unlicensed  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Monday, December 6, 2021, 21:54:25
I remember Jed filling in the seats in the Arkells and Bank for Chelsea too.

Wasnít he also responsible for the town end Ďbarí that lasted one match due to being unlicensed  :D

Jed ordered all the spaces to be filled with new seats, except we couldnít pay for them hence our appearance on Canít Pay Weíll Take It Away.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, December 6, 2021, 22:30:20
I know they have attracted a new fanbase in recent years, but they've always been a local team to a degree, and still cling to that fact when comparing themselves to Man Utd.

The amount of fans they have attracted in recent years is pretty minimal really, itís quite refreshing actually.

On the flip side they get the piss taken as they donít always fill the ground due to low amount of gloryhunters.



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 6, 2021, 23:10:27
We're certainly getting a decent mention on their forum
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 06:32:52
While quite a few people are going full meltdown why they should be entitled to tickets itís a great business opportunity for the club by making general ticket sales available to fans who buy tickets to the next 2 home games. Yes Iím fully aware that wonít sit well with those who went to Walsall etc but the chance to have much needed revenue to help clear debts and fund the January transfer window.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 06:40:03
Wonder whether weíll get some Jed style advertising boards that are brighter than the sun?

🤣🤣🤣🤣 oh god, I remember those from the Chelski game, I thought weíd all have sunburnt faces afterwards.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 06:56:49
Quick guesstimate of the value of this game - £350,000. Very nice, too.

Not sure of the TV money but I guessed £100,000.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 07:08:39
Quick guesstimate of the value of this game - £350,000. Very nice, too.

Not sure of the TV money but I guessed £100,000.

Weeks wages for one of their playersÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 07:15:25
Imagine being a Walsall fan this morning. Equally I bet their chairmanís hand is still hovering over his phone ready to go nuclear at Taylor.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 07:18:05
They have a thread about it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 07:19:45
They have a thread about it.

Iím sure they do.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 07:21:11
Didnít Citeh get a sweetheart deal for their ground after it was used for the Commonwealth Games? Or am I thinking of Wet Spam?, maybe both?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 08:16:20
They did. And their underachieving neighbours donít let them forget it.

Iím presuming the team theyíre likely to put out would be similar to when they played the piss stains.

Obviously be good enough to give us a spanking but hopefully not a tonking.

At least they wonít come here and park the bus like everybody else. May be more like an away game, hopefully.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 08:47:56
They have a thread about it.
Interesting that they feel strongly enough about it to create a thread but couldn't be arsed to turn out for a round 2 game


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 08:56:30
There does seem to be a lot of "I am a better fan" dickwaving and opinions of who should or shouldn't be entitled to tickets online. Pathetic 


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:19:22
big game, people desperately want to go. It's that simple.

season ticket holders will be ok, which is fair enough..

for others, it's not like we haven't had 'keep your ticket stubs' type situations for other big games in the past


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:19:54
Quote from: theakston2k
Wonder whether weíll get some Jed style advertising boards that are brighter than the sun?

soapy tit wank. sunglasses at the ready


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: fuzzy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:20:05
We're certainly getting a decent mention on their forum
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/

Fuck me but some of them are bitter about their neighbours.....


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:26:11
The amount of fans they have attracted in recent years is pretty minimal really, itís quite refreshing actually.

On the flip side they get the piss taken as they donít always fill the ground due to low amount of gloryhunters.



When I worked down that way, without exception all the proper Mancs I worked with were City supporters, the Utd supporters tended to be a) younger and b) from the wider satellite towns like Wigan (where I was actually based).

Didnít Citeh get a sweetheart deal for their ground after it was used for the Commonwealth Games? Or am I thinking of Wet Spam?, maybe both?

City did to a degree but nowhere near the ridiculous one that West Ham got. City had to pay a load of cash towards the conversion and whilst the CC still own the freehold City pay all costs of management maintenance etc etc.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:27:47
Wasn't it Man City's Bluemoon the TEF was up against in the very original TEF pressure group online vote?

I wonder if they still bear a grudge...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:28:44
Anyway not sure if this is the place but

Swindon 1-3 Man City
15,700 (2,000 Citeh (or more likely home counties))


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:33:33
Iíd happily settle for that


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:38:59
Corking draw.

ST holder this year, the last time being Chelsea in the LC i think. So im hoping im nailed on.

Maybe include one with half season tickets?

ST holders - first dibs
Half season Ticket Holders - Get one as part of the deal.
Historic ST holders - buy a second ticket
ST holders with Travel points - buy a second ticket (except those historic that have already)

Nice and fair...

There will be none left after that...


Then we scab a draw and replay at City where we get our arses served to us on a plate but so pissed up that its just a blur.




Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:43:10

Then we scab a draw and replay at City where we get our arses served to us on a plate but so pissed up that its just a blur.

Noel won't like that!  :D ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:48:15
Anyway not sure if this is the place but

Swindon 1-3 Man City
15,700 (2,000 Citeh (or more likely home counties))

I would be surprised if capacity is even 14,500


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:52:58
There does seem to be a lot of "I am a better fan" dickwaving and opinions of who should or shouldn't be entitled to tickets online. Pathetic 

Are you that surprised?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 09:58:20
Corking draw.

ST holder this year, the last time being Chelsea in the LC i think. So im hoping im nailed on.

Maybe include one with half season tickets?

ST holders - first dibs
Half season Ticket Holders - Get one as part of the deal.
Historic ST holders - buy a second ticket
ST holders with Travel points - buy a second ticket (except those historic that have already)

Nice and fair...

There will be none left after that...


Then we scab a draw and replay at City where we get our arses served to us on a plate but so pissed up that its just a blur.




I see what you did there.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:13:26
Fuck me but some of them are bitter about their neighbours.....

Yes they are very bitter but I'm guessing that's because you can't buy the history that United have.
They mention they filled three of our stands when they played here in their promotional winning season.....I think they mean they had fans in three of the stands dotted around😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:15:00
Yes they are very bitter but I'm guessing that's because you can't buy the history that United have.
They mention they filled three of our stands when they played here in their promotional winning season.....I think they mean they had fans in three of the stands dotted around😀

Iím thinking the same.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:16:52
Even Villa fans could take over the County ground in the late 80's when they won promotion


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:25:55
Yes they are very bitter but I'm guessing that's because you can't buy the history that United have.
They mention they filled three of our stands when they played here in their promotional winning season.....I think they mean they had fans in three of the stands dotted around😀

Itís true, they had The Town End, Stratton Bank and the Arkells corner one year, I remember it well.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:27:51
Fair play your memory is better than mine as I can't remember that.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:32:27
Itís true, they had The Town End, Stratton Bank and the Arkells corner one year, I remember it well.

Oh, I donít remember that one. Maybe then I wasnít at that game as Iím sure Iíd remember that.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:42:09
The game in question - as you can see from the highlights, Man City fans in both ends.

https://youtu.be/zXUF2kAJ9c0


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:42:33
Itís true, they had The Town End, Stratton Bank and the Arkells corner one year, I remember it well.

Could have sward that was Pompey when Alan Ball was in charge. Or maybe it was Man City after all...

Either way, that situation did sadly happen at least once.

edit: OK, QED Quag


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:43:55
Pompey had both ends too, I was there. They were good as gold too.

https://youtu.be/-Ou_mVa0zgA


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:50:16
The game in question - as you can see from the highlights, Man City fans in both ends.

https://youtu.be/zXUF2kAJ9c0

I definitely can't remember that game and it's odd seeing them at both ends


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:55:08
My boss has just been and bought 3 half season tickets, and was told the following with regards to Man City tickets.

Season ticket holders/Half season ticket holders - 1 ticket each
The tickets will then go on sale based on the points system, and people who attend both the Walsall and Stevenage games.
Then general sale.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:01:08
There were a few games like that with away fans at both ends.
It was a phase the club went through when Rikki Hunt was in charge if I remember.

I do miss away fans getting battered by the elements on a regular basis on the Stratton Bank.
It never seemed to rain like that in the years when I stood there.
Effects of climate change perhaps.

Shouldn't laugh, but had to chuckle when a couple of West Brom fans had to be treated for hypothermia after a particularly heavy bout of freezing horizontal rain.
The cheapo plastic coverings dished out by stewards to away fans were a feature of our last stint in the second tier.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:03:33
I can remember giving Bristol Rovers the Townend in the late 80's but that was the only stand they were in


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Lardy Cake on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:14:07
I don't wish to be reminded about that wonderful arrangement of allowing visiting fans into my beloved Town End !
I still have a scar on my head courtesy of a West Ham fan throwing a coin thrown through the wire fence that divided the Town End from the Shrivenham Road.Bastards !!!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:17:35
I can remember giving Bristol Rovers the Townend in the late 80's but that was the only stand they were in

City in 1990 wasn't it?
Junior Bent with the only goal and celebrity fan Baldrick locked out.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:19:26
It was definitely rovers.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:40:36
Whats the away capacity now?

900 in Arkells
???? in Stratton Bank?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:42:39
Whats the away capacity now?

900 in Arkells
???? in Stratton Bank?

I don't think anyone knows, no one seems to even know what the capacity overall actually is albeit official site suggests 15,547


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:43:43
Was always 1200 in Arkells and 2100 in the wet. Lots have seats have been lifted, our capacity isn't the 15,725 seen on various sites. Nearer 14,500 with the gaps.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:44:49
I see the club have release a fuck off bothering us on tickets until we get sorted statement onto social medias


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:46:02
Whats the away capacity now?

900 in Arkells
???? in Stratton Bank?

I thought away capacity on the bank was no more than 1400 and around 800 in the Arkells with full capacity around 14,400


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:46:34
It was definitely rovers.

Yep, 1990 as well.
I hope that the Town End was fumigated before home fans were allowed in again.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:47:16
Was always 1200 in Arkells and 2100 in the wet. Lots have seats have been lifted, our capacity isn't the 15,725 seen on various sites. Nearer 14,500 with the gaps.

Ta both


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:51:58
City in 1990 wasn't it?
Junior Bent with the only goal and celebrity fan Baldrick locked out.

It hurts watching them celebrating😂
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9TugCwAC2vc


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 11:56:19
I see the club have release a fuck off bothering us on tickets until we get sorted statement onto social medias

Promptly followed by replies asking for ticket details  :)

I really worry about the IQ of our fanbase


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:11:40
The club better invest in some decent covers to protect the pitch in case the weather is bad in January


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:17:30
My boss has just been and bought 3 half season tickets, and was told the following with regards to Man City tickets.

Season ticket holders/Half season ticket holders - 1 ticket each
The tickets will then go on sale based on the points system, and people who attend both the Walsall and Stevenage games.
Then general sale.

That is superb marketing from the club.
I have heard this Morning a fair few new half season tickets have been sold.
Glad itís one ticket per season ticket holder this way hopefully the real Supporters can get a bette4 chance of getting an option.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:19:13
From the website

Record receipts:
£149,371 v Bolton Wanderers
Coca-Cola Cup semi-final 1st leg, 12 February 1995

I would imagine we will be on track to probably double that won't we! FWIW crowd was 15,341 on that day.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:24:44
Thatís only a tenner per fan. Weíd have got more from that Exeter game under Wellens and surely the Chelsea game was a sell out.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:26:37
Watched the FA cup draw from the Sun Inn at Coate and have to admit thats a great draw, even if we get stuff like Newport did against them a few years back it doesnt matter.

The game SHOULD be on terrestrial TV so we will have probably £350k gate reciepts, TV money, extra in ground advertising, extra merchandise sales and increased interest from the football world too, have to be worth more than £500k to the club if not considerably more.

The capacity is close to 15,000 rather than the 15,728 advertised.

Record receipts:
£149,371 v Bolton Wanderers
Coca-Cola Cup semi-final 1st leg, 12 February 1995
That receipts record was smashed a few years back for the Chelsea LC game in 2013 when we had 14,924 (3,433 away).



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:43:20
I don't think we've produced detailed enough financials to give away gate receipts since the Bolton game - during that period we produced some pretty detailed accounts for a small business, likely in reaction to the 1990 issue.

There was a period where the Town End was dedicated to Away fans, during construction I think.  I also think Sunderland got both ends one season when they were going for promotion, around the same time as the Man City venture I suppose.  Our record against City is pretty shocking, I imagine we won't be changing that trend here.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:48:23
There was a period where the Town End was dedicated to Away fans, during construction I think.  I also think Sunderland got both ends one season when they were going for promotion, around the same time as the Man City venture I suppose.  Our record against City is pretty shocking, I imagine we won't be changing that trend here.

I remember the same happening vs Portsmouth.  Giving their fans both ends was galling.  They created all the atmosphere in the ground.  Never again, hopefully.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:54:28

 I also think Sunderland got both ends one season when they were going for promotion

Last game of the 97/98 season I think. There was a crash on the M4 and I didn't make the game. Listened to the 0-2? loss on the radio.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 12:58:49
Thatís only a tenner per fan. Weíd have got more from that Exeter game under Wellens and surely the Chelsea game was a sell out.

Chelski game was on TV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:11:51
Attendance was 14,924 so even at £20 a pop thatís £300,000 gate receipts. No idea on the TV money, though.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:20:03
It was on Sky though not terrestrial TV, which normally for the FA cup pays more than Sky do for league cup ties.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:24:53
Just googled tv appearance money for a live 3rd Round tie - £144,000.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:26:08
Just googled tv appearance money for a live 3rd Round tie - £144,000.
Absolutely, thats a nice little earner if we do get on TV.

In the L2 3rd round it was about £35k IIRC back then.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:39:29
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/fa-cup-3rd-round-swindon-a.353297/page-23

Some Man City thoughts on the draw.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:40:31
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/fa-cup-3rd-round-swindon-a.353297/page-23

Some Man City thoughts on the draw.

Was just putting a friendly post in that very thread. Needs moderator approval.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:50:04
Promptly followed by replies asking for ticket details  :)

I really worry about the IQ of our fanbase

Idiots on twitter taking the high ground because they have STís

Fucking hell, everyone knows they will get priority, its not rocket science


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:50:31
Was just putting a friendly post in that very thread. Needs moderator approval.

Now approved,

One thing I has missed which was picked up in that thread is that the draw will see Palace away to Millwall and Leeds bringing 10,000 odd down to West Ham in the same weekend, busy times for Inspector Knacker!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:57:33
Now approved,

One thing I has missed which was picked up in that thread is that the draw will see Palace away to Millwall and Leeds bringing 10,000 odd down to West Ham in the same weekend, busy times for Inspector Knacker!

Can someone translate their slang for me? Man United "Rags" and Liverpool (I assume) "Dippers"? Pocket dippers? Are these City-specific or widely-known terms I've been sheltered from?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 13:58:48
Now approved,

One thing I has missed which was picked up in that thread is that the draw will see Palace away to Millwall and Leeds bringing 10,000 odd down to West Ham in the same weekend, busy times for Inspector Knacker!

I'd be putting in for leave that weekend  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:01:52
Can someone translate their slang for me? Man United "Rags" and Liverpool (I assume) "Dippers"? Pocket dippers? Are these City-specific or widely-known terms I've been sheltered from?
In the North, Liverpool are known as the "Bin Dippers".

The Rags are Man Utd.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MCFC/comments/1838fs/why_are_they_called_rags/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:02:00
Can someone translate their slang for me? Man United "Rags" and Liverpool (I assume) "Dippers"? Pocket dippers? Are these City-specific or widely-known terms I've been sheltered from?

Bin dippers*


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:04:20
Assuming we will be without jojo?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:26:23
In the North, Liverpool are known as the "Bin Dippers".

The Rags are Man Utd.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MCFC/comments/1838fs/why_are_they_called_rags/

You live and learn. Surprised I never heard it when I was at Uni up there. Though tbf, I wasn't surrounded by City fans.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:42:32
You live and learn. Surprised I never heard it when I was at Uni up there. Though tbf, I wasn't surrounded by City fans.
Absolutely, my dad living in Runcorn always called Liverpool fans the bin dippers but didnt use the rags term for united that I can remember.

Another term used often is calling Wigan the Pie Eaters, something which dates back to the 1926 general strike.

Donkey Lashers for Blackpool, Crewe are the chip eaters, Warrington the Woolybacks, Runconr are the Jowie heads....an old nickname for a turnip, Heywood is monkey town, Oldham (much of Lancashire) is Yonners, Nantwich is Dabbers, Wrexham is the Gogs, Widnes is Chemics and Workington the jam eaters.

Thats the ones I remember him telling me about anyway, not sure the origins of a few of them though!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 14:57:46
Anyone know where you can check your points? Can't see it anywhere on the portal.

Been getting most of my tickets through a mate this season. Only ones I can remember buying myself were Stevenage away. Do you even get points for away games?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 15:00:06
Workington the jam eaters.


Are they fuck, that's Whitehaven!!!

Always made me laugh when I lived up there that each called the other jam eaters as an insult!

As for Wigan I suspect its because everyone from there did (and still does) live on pies, my pastry consumption probably went down 10 fold when I stopped working there!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 15:06:58
Are they fuck, that's Whitehaven!!!

Always made me laugh when I lived up there that each called the other jam eaters as an insult!

As for Wigan I suspect its because everyone from there did (and still does) live on pies, my pastry consumption probably went down 10 fold when I stopped working there!
Only passing on what I heard! there are lots of "**** eaters" as an insult up there!

The pie eaters insult apparently comes from humble pie rather than an actual pie.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 15:17:05
The pie eaters insult apparently comes from humble pie rather than an actual pie.

It is, it relates to the General Strike and Wigan Miners basically being starved back to work by the owners and thus having to eat humble pie.

Its a funny old place, as I have noted on numerous occasions you very very rarely see a naturally blonde girl in Wigan, perhaps its the coal dust and pies.



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 15:26:45
It is, it relates to the General Strike and Wigan Miners basically being starved back to work by the owners and thus having to eat humble pie.

Its a funny old place, as I have noted on numerous occasions you very very rarely see a naturally blonde girl in Wigan, perhaps its the coal dust and pies.



Good old days.

It is, it relates to the General Strike and Wigan Miners basically being starved back to work by the owners and thus having to eat humble pie.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:22:46
Couldn't find my points on desktop, managed it via mobile though.....grand total of 10. I'm guessing that was for Stevenage as I haven't bought the rest of my tickets myself. Doh.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:29:31
Yeah, points make prizes.
Then again, given our cup record don't think that many would have expected the club to hit the jackpot this season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:32:26
Couldn't find my points on desktop, managed it via mobile though.....grand total of 10. I'm guessing that was for Stevenage as I haven't bought the rest of my tickets myself. Doh.

they can add you to their network and assign the tickets and points to you, they can in advance anyway.. not sure about retrospectively but worth a try.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:40:11
Historically we do have 2 FA Cup away wins over City. Conversely, theyíve beaten us 10-1 and 7-0 in a couple of other cup games.

Presume the aim is to retain a smidgen of dignity.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:52:09
Historically we do have 2 FA Cup away wins over City. Conversely, theyíve beaten us 10-1 and 7-0 in a couple of other cup games.

Presume the aim is to retain a smidgen of dignity.

Us or them?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 16:57:45
I have 90 loyalty points apparently. What does that mean?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:07:40
I have 90 loyalty points apparently. What does that mean?
Means you have been spending far too much time at football.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:07:45
Making no promises but and it is a big but I may have an adult ticket available. If so I will post here nearer the time.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:23:16
Couldn't find my points on desktop, managed it via mobile though.....grand total of 10. I'm guessing that was for Stevenage as I haven't bought the rest of my tickets myself. Doh.

Fucking hell Steve thats even less than me!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:48:38
Been getting most of my tickets through a mate this season. Only ones I can remember buying myself were Stevenage away. Do you even get points for away games?

I really hope so.  We've not been to a home game for nearly 2 years - last one being the Exeter 2-1 a few seasons ago.  One of the consequences of being a northern exile is that all 3 of our games this season have been away from home.  Keeping it all crossed that we get to make the trip down for this.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:50:36
Fucking hell Steve thats even less than me!

Been getting them cheap through a mate who is getting them on some sort of sponsorship. Pretty sure the 10 points will be one away ticket purchased.

Seems good at the time until you can't get a big game ticket. I'm hoping 6 game passes will be some sort of priority because I'm sure they'll be at least 6 games where I can't get a cheap one.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:51:40
I really hope so.  We've not been to a home game for nearly 2 years - last one being the Exeter 2-1 a few seasons ago.  One of the consequences of being a northern exile is that all 3 of our games this season have been away from home.  Keeping it all crossed that we get to make the trip down for this.

It must be 10 per away game, thinking about it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 17:54:23
It's 15 per home game and I've been to 7 games this season. 1 I didn't purchase.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 18:19:16
I've got 565 loyalty points because I'm so great.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 18:51:31
BBC have the first and fourth pick of the live games for the 3rd round.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 18:54:02
could really do with this not being on the Sunday


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 19:50:06
Couldn't even beat Leipzig. Pffft.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:36:03
Any ticket news yet?  :sherlock:

I'm very close to getting a half season ticket  :hmmm:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:51:26
Any ticket news yet?  :sherlock:

I'm very close to getting a half season ticket  :hmmm:
You changed your mind quickly ;)

I was going to get a half season ticket. I may wait a bit.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:53:17
Some people posting on FB saying the game has not been picked for live TV coverage, I haven't had a chance to check that yet, if true seems a bit poor as it is a plum tie.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:53:29
I guess the TV companies have to take their pick before the dates can be confirmed

edit: oh, ok venks


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:54:01
They'll put some routine prem tie on again  :zzz:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:55:46
You changed your mind quickly ;)


Tongue in cheek  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:56:20
Quote from: 4D
They'll put some routine prem tie on again  :zzz:

Man U v Stevie Geeee


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 10:59:09
Man U v Stevie Geeee

Didn't I read somewhere that its been years since a Man U cup tie has not televised. I assume the BBC will as always choose games between 2 prem teams!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:00:31
Some people posting on FB saying the game has not been picked for live TV coverage, I haven't had a chance to check that yet, if true seems a bit poor as it is a plum tie.

I just checked someone got it wrong and posted last years TV games for the 3rd round😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:00:32
Tongue in cheek  :)
If I could get to games I would go for that deal, its a decent deal and will get some fans through the games, give Garner some extra money for signings too I would imagine.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:01:30
Some people posting on FB saying the game has not been picked for live TV coverage, I haven't had a chance to check that yet, if true seems a bit poor as it is a plum tie.

Depends how many get picked?

United Vs Villa
Chelsea Vs Chesterfield
Liverpool Vs Shrewsbury

Öwill all get picked. Are there any better David v Goliath ties than ours after those?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:02:18
Yeovil v Boremuff is a contender.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:12:09
Depends how many get picked?

United Vs Villa
Chelsea Vs Chesterfield
Liverpool Vs Shrewsbury

Öwill all get picked. Are there any better David v Goliath ties than ours after those?
There are 4 live games - 2 each for BBC and ITV. The Beeb get 1st and 4th choice for this round.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:21:06
There are 4 live games - 2 each for BBC and ITV. The Beeb get 1st and 4th choice for this round.

We might sneak in as the 4th choice thenÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:26:08
There are 4 live games - 2 each for BBC and ITV. The Beeb get 1st and 4th choice for this round.

Are you sure its only 4? There have been more on tv in the previous rounds


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:36:07
Do BT get any?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:46:53
There are 4 live games - 2 each for BBC and ITV. The Beeb get 1st and 4th choice for this round.

For the 1st and 2nd Rounds there were 6 in total
First Round

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021
AFC Sudbury v Colchester United (7.55pm) Ė Live on BBC Two

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021
Banbury United v Barrow (5.15pm) Ė Live on ITV4

SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2021
Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle (12.15pm) Ė Live on ITV
Stratford Town v Shrewsbury Town (3.00pm) Ė Live on ITV4
St Albans City v Forest Green Rovers (5.15pm) Ė Live on BBC Two

MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2021
Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City (7.45pm) Ė Live on ITV4

Second Round

FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER 2021
Gateshead or Altrincham v Charlton Athletic (7.45pm) Ė Live on ITV4

SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER 2021
Buxton v Morecambe (12.45pm) Ė Live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Yeovil Town v Franchise or Stevenage (5.30pm) Ė Live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer

SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER 2021
Rochdale or Notts County v Sheffield Wednesday or Plymouth Argyle (12.15pm) Ė Live on ITV
Salford City v Chesterfield (5.15pm) Ė Live on ITV4

MONDAY 6 DECEMBER 2021
Boreham Wood v St Albans City (7.45pm) Ė Live on ITV4


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:48:09
Do BT get any?

They dont have the rights anymore


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:50:20
You would think Man Utd v Villa and Liverpool v Shrewsbury are certs


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Barry Scott on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:04:08
You would think Man Utd v Villa and Liverpool v Shrewsbury are certs

The BBC tend to favour the games where the small team is the home side, so hopefully the Liverpool game will be overlooked.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:04:59
The BBC tend to favour the games where the small team is the home side, so hopefully the Liverpool game will be overlooked.
Absolutely and theres a bigger league gap between us and City than Shrews and Liverpool too.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:06:35
Öbut the media love a good Liverpool love fest.
Would be surprised if that game wasnít picked up.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:12:57
BBC do prefer games where the underdogs are at home but there's no way Liverpool won't be one of the 4 live games Just like when they played Plymouth a few years ago.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 13:46:58
Yeovil v Boremuff is a contender.

David v David?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 13:50:26
BBC do prefer games where the underdogs are at home but there's no way Liverpool won't be one of the 4 live games Just like when they played Plymouth a few years ago.

Is it only four, though? Eight were broadcast live last season:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/dec/08/emirates-fa-cup-third-round-proper-broadcast-selections-081220


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 14:03:15
Noticed a few people suggesting Man City consider handing over their share of the gate receipts to us. No idea whether they would consider that or not, but it seems there's a rule against that happening. I'm sure a couple of clubs did it last so year so could be a new clause for this season...

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Save for those matches set out in (iii), in all matches played from (and including) the Third Round of the Competition Proper prior to the Semi-Final the net gate receipts of each match shall be divided equally between the competing Clubs...

No competing  Club  shall  make  any Agreementwith  any  other  competing  Club  by  which  their obligations under the Rules regarding the sharing of net gate receipts may be varied or amended in any way. ďAgreementĒ for the purpose of the Rules of the Competition means any agreement, arrangement, obligation, undertaking or understanding whether oral or written, formal or informal, contractual or otherwise, binding in law or otherwise, and of any nature whatsoever; and which includes for these purposes any attempt to enter into any such Agreement


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 14:07:02
Is it only four, though? Eight were broadcast live last season:

https://www.thefa.com/news/2020/dec/08/emirates-fa-cup-third-round-proper-broadcast-selections-081220

Iím just going by this

ĎSharing coverage with the BBC, ITV will have first pick and fourth pick of matches in the Second Round, Fourth Round and the Quarter Finals, as well as second and third picks for the First, Third and Fifth Rounds and second pick of the Semi-finals.í



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 14:13:19
Oh, right. Thanks.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 14:13:25
Iím just going by this

ĎSharing coverage with the BBC, ITV will have first pick and fourth pick of matches in the Second Round, Fourth Round and the Quarter Finals, as well as second and third picks for the First, Third and Fifth Rounds and second pick of the Semi-finals.í



That's terrestrial innit, is the FA cup on Sky/BT/Amazon?

That link from last year suggested 3 on BBC and 5 on BT?

Edit - correct myself its only on BBC/ITV for the next 4 years, so I suspect Aud's only 4 games is correct.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Cheltred on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 14:21:25
Iím just going by this

ĎSharing coverage with the BBC, ITV will have first pick and fourth pick of matches in the Second Round, Fourth Round and the Quarter Finals, as well as second and third picks for the First, Third and Fifth Rounds and second pick of the Semi-finals.í


Those are LAST season's games!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 15:38:39
Donít think so. Last season was also shared with BT.

https://fanbanter.co.uk/six-fa-cup-first-round-tv-selections-for-bbc-and-itv/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 15:46:30
so I suspect Aud's only 4 games is correct.

Does ESPN+ have live games not shown in the UK RobertT  - Maybe it'll be live in the USA or UAE


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 15:48:52
Well, that was going to be my next point. Both clubs get £144,000 for a live TV 3rd round game. But that doesnít take into account any overseas coverage which would be in addition.

Iíd imagine any live games would also be the ones shown live abroad.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 16:01:59
Get on a plane Aud  ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 16:04:18
Tbh, I would in normal circumstances, but Iíve no chance of a ticket and itís just too much hassle travelling at the moment.

Iím booked in for March/April so Iíll get at least a couple of games in then.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 16:46:40
Does ESPN+ have live games not shown in the UK RobertT  - Maybe it'll be live in the USA or UAE

ESPN+ have the rights in the USA and I think they have more games on as they are allowed the Sat 3pm games.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 19:54:17
The club fixture list has it scheduled for Saturday 8th Jan at 3:00 p.m.

I wonder if this is set in stone or just the default listing until arrangements are finalised?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Riddick on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 20:12:12
It will be moved. Its going to be on ITV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 20:29:03
Watching the German champions league matches with empty stadiums itís Sodís law that wee are going to end up the same come January arenít we?! Must be a big consideration for the club in terms of deciding how much to spend on the match and repairs to the Bank facilities and what not.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 20:32:48
There were 6 games on TV over the weekend, 2 on BBC and 4 on ITV.
I canít see why it would be any different for the 3rd round.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 20:41:35
It looks like the TV picks for the second round were announced on the Thursday following the draw on the Monday. So hopefully weíll find out tomorrow if weíve been chosen.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 21:41:04
Quote
It will be moved. Its going to be on ITV.
anyone know what days the TV games are on?!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 21:43:06
It will be moved. Its going to be on ITV.

Wishful thinking or you know? If the latter can you intimate your source?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 10:17:36
There were 6 games on TV over the weekend, 2 on BBC and 4 on ITV.
I canít see why it would be any different for the 3rd round.

Yeah there is always more than 4 games live on 3rd round weekend, not sure where that figure came from in first place

The games involving Liverpool, Chelsea, City & Utd will almost certainly be on live regardless of who they draw as they attract the biggest viewing figures

We will be on the box 


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 10:37:21
Certain our game will be on TV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 10:43:15
Quote from: TheDukeOfBanbury
Certain our game will be on TV.

going to guess the day?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:01:54
going to guess the day?

Monday evening. ITV4


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:23:53
Quote from: DiV
Quote
going to guess the day?
Monday evening. ITV4

that would be perfect!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:26:26
Sure we will find out later. Hoping for the sunday evening or the monday evening


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:54:48
8pm friday 7th Jan according to BBC Sport app


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:57:40
At least that's better than the 12.45 kick off on Saturday.
I'm surprised they chose Hull v Everton and thought they might go with Yeovil v Bournemouth or Liverpool v Shrewsbury.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11:59:28
Hull v Everton is an odd one to be on the telly box!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:01:11
8pm friday 7th Jan according to BBC Sport app

The FA have now confirmed this as well.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:02:27
Confirmed here as Friday 7 Jan 8 o'clock KO on ITV1

https://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/fixtures

Nedless to say, City fans unhappy about having to travel on a Friday night.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:07:10
Ffs I've booked a meal out that night  :suicide:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:07:27
Hull v Everton is an odd one to be on the telly box!

Everton are a bit of a mess, guess thatís the reason


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:08:34
You need to unbook :romantic:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:10:19
22.00 KO here.

Think Iíll give it a miss!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:12:38
You will never sleep knowing the game is taking place😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:12:52
prime time!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:13:54
Hate lunchtime kick offs


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:14:53
Quote from: 4D
Ffs I've booked a meal out that night  :suicide:

cancel it

just a thought.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:16:03
Everton are a bit of a mess, guess thatís the reason

That was all I could come up with, possibly the end of Rafa?

Confirmed here as Friday 7 Jan 8 o'clock KO on ITV1

https://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/fixtures

Needless to say, City fans unhappy about having to travel on a Friday night.


You can't really blame them not a cat in hells chance of doing it by public transport without an overnight stay!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:16:42
 :ironmyshiry:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:19:33
Chesterfield must be gutted - how have they not made it in the box?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:21:16
Good timing for Clem who is expected back in the country around Xmas if travel allows.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:36:08
I'm playing a fucking gig in Level 3. CUNTS


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:36:46
Quote from: jayohaitchenn
I'm playing a fucking gig in Level 3. CUNTS

nooooooo.

maybe bozo will have shut the clubs down by then..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:37:48
Arse. Think my wife will need the car for work that day and the train is £68 return plus an overnight stay  :cry:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:41:40
Good timing for Clem who is expected back in the country around Xmas if travel allows.

Just hope he can get a ticket.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:42:30
Or through the turnstile  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:48:15
Confirmed here as Friday 7 Jan 8 o'clock KO on ITV1

https://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/fixtures

Nedless to say, City fans unhappy about having to travel on a Friday night.


Plastic tourists.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:48:45
Ffs I've booked a meal out that night  :suicide:

Suggest you cancel it then 😂


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:49:21
Has anyone at SBC come up with a clever plan to rebrand Manchester Road as Manchester City Road for the occasion yet?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:49:43
Why's Millwall v Palace a 12.45 kick off?  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:51:34
Suggest you cancel it then 😂

Rescheduling to the Saturday (hopefully)  :nod:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 13:16:45
Rescheduling to the Saturday (hopefully)  :nod:

Excellent Mate - Could cost you though 😂🙏


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Super Hans on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 14:38:05
85k plus ticket sales. Nice little earner for the club.

Plus we get another 82k when we reach round 4.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 14:40:06
Plus £144,000 for TV. Not sure if any overseas broadcast rights pay as well.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 14:46:04
85k plus ticket sales. Nice little earner for the club.

Plus we get another 82k when we reach round 4.
Might be being thick... where's the 85k coming from?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 14:47:36
Might be the FA fee for reaching the 3rd round.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 14:56:21
Might be the FA fee for reaching the 3rd round.

I make it £56,629 (so far  :)) according to this:

https://www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/prize-fund



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 15:15:52
Plus £144,000 for TV. Not sure if any overseas broadcast rights pay as well.

It's £85k per side for the TV game, believe the FA reduced all monies.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 15:32:39
It's £85k per side for the TV game, believe the FA reduced all monies.
Ok that would explain it. Sure I saw the larger figure somewhere but must have been from previous years as FA website confirms 85k.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 15:38:16
Thatís a huge reduction from last year - £144,000. Maybe it was that high because of clubs having no crowds.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 15:38:36
Arse. Think my wife will need the car for work that day and the train is £68 return plus an overnight stay  :cry:
Once in a lifetime chance !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hapless H on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 15:55:20
What chance Cityeh giving us their share of TV revenue and gate receipts??


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:16:21
85k plus ticket sales. Nice little earner for the club.

Plus we get another 82k when we reach round 4.

That's some attendance  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:20:44
Once in a lifetime chance !!.
Yep, as long as I can get a ticket I'll find a way to make it down.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:27:37
What chance Cityeh giving us their share of TV revenue and gate receipts??
Why should they? Fucking embarrassing!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:40:22
What chance Cityeh giving us their share of TV revenue and gate receipts??
The competition rules prohibit it this year.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:56:34
What chance Cityeh giving us their share of TV revenue and gate receipts??

A very big chance I reckon.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 16:57:46
The competition rules prohibit it this year.

Fuck the rules we are exempt from rules.
😂🥊


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 17:05:31
Yeah,  Lee Power said so.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: paddieu on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 17:08:20
My biggest concern is the traditional 'FACup taking one's eye off the ball' syndrome, or in this case the league...I guess the next league game will tell us if Orient was a fluke or if that factor is lurking...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 17:18:39
The plus point is that I will be able to watch it live.
The minus point is that we might be embarrassed.
The other plus point is 3rd Round TV money for the club
The minus point is we are unlikely to get and 4th round money.

A draw would be good followed by a second TV payment for the replay, which we win on penalties, ensuring that the TV people want us on again in round 4!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 17:19:40
Louis Reed will be suspended for the @Official_STFC v Man City game for two bookings in the comp. That will be a huge blow and didn't realise he was out until checking his L2 yellows. One game away from a league ban.

From twitter


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 17:29:32
Louis Reed will be suspended for the @Official_STFC v Man City game for two bookings in the comp. That will be a huge blow and didn't realise he was out until checking his L2 yellows. One game away from a league ban.

From twitter
StArT tHe GeNeRaL

Seriously though, aside from Simpson (as we have no other striker), heís the player we really donít want to lose.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 18:12:28
Quote from: tans
Louis Reed will be suspended for the @Official_STFC v Man City game for two bookings in the comp. That will be a huge blow and didn't realise he was out until checking his L2 yellows. One game away from a league ban.

From twitter

noooooooooooo


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 18:17:47
Louis Reed will be suspended for the @Official_STFC v Man City game for two bookings in the comp. That will be a huge blow and didn't realise he was out until checking his L2 yellows. One game away from a league ban.

From twitter

What a terrible rule. So a team coming in at the third round has an advantage over a team whoís already had to play 2 games because in those 2 games he got a yellow? Abysmal.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:01:00
Louis Reed will be suspended for the @Official_STFC v Man City game for two bookings in the comp. That will be a huge blow and didn't realise he was out until checking his L2 yellows. One game away from a league ban.

From twitter

My reading of the table in this document is that players entering the competition at the 1st Rd Proper get a one match ban after 4 yellows.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/files/thefaportal/governance-docs/player-essentials/2021-22/essential-information-for-players-2021-22---english.ashx





Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:04:36
My reading of the table in this document is that players entering the competition at the 1st Rd Proper get a one match ban after 4 yellows.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/files/thefaportal/governance-docs/player-essentials/2021-22/essential-information-for-players-2021-22---english.ashx



I read it the same.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:39:01
So, is he banned or not ??.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:54:13
So, is he banned or not ??.

Depends whether you want to believe the FA guidance note or some bloke on Twitter 🤨

[No, heís not banned]


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 19:55:30
Reeds dad on twitter has said its 4 yellows


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: cheltred69 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 23:03:15
Itís 4 yellows for teams who enter competition in qualifying rounds or round 1; and 2 yellows for clubs entering in round 3.
So Reed will be available


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 9, 2021, 23:17:38
yay!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 10, 2021, 02:20:37
I remember this  :)

https://youtu.be/YzLla5WfDEw


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, December 10, 2021, 09:37:14
Some STFC fan hasn't posted on the Man City forum saying "he thinks we will give them 2000 tickets on the bank with the Arkells only for home fans" do we not have to offer away fans a percentage of ticket in a covered stand or does that only apply to league games.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:11:40
Heís wrong, have to give them a certain % if they want it and the Bank isnít enough


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:20:35
Heís wrong, have to give them a certain % if they want it and the Bank isnít enough

15% OTTOMH


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:21:14
I thought that but even (15% of capacity) is still a lot less than any big team could have for a league game on request.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 10, 2021, 11:59:29
No extra time in this game then, replay if all square after 90 mins  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:02:27
No extra time in this game then, replay if all square after 90 mins  :)

Don't think there has ever been ET in first FA cup games


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:03:41
Hmmm. The article said "unlike last season, the game will go to replay after 90 mins"


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:53:12
Last season was a Covid season, hence no replays.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Friday, December 10, 2021, 13:06:23
Am I reading it right?

We get 22.5% of the gate receiptsÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, December 10, 2021, 13:17:16
45%


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 10, 2021, 13:27:47
45%

Who gets the other 55%?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, December 10, 2021, 13:34:34
45% each club 10% FA

ĎClubs from the Premier League and Football League receive 45% of net gate receipts for matches played between the Third Round Proper and Sixth Round Proper of The FA Cup (42.5% in respect of replayed matches).í


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, December 10, 2021, 15:22:55
I mean Premier League sides are penniless aren't they, heaven forbid they don't take equal receipts for a game as a L2 one  ::)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, December 10, 2021, 16:12:22
Our Ďspareí ticket has been snapped up by a good neighbours lad who will of course be cheering for us.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10:44:22
Based on the trust putting feelers out earlier in the week, and Clems article in the adver talking about Ďmaximising revenuesí, I wouldnít be suprised to see prices spiked for this


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 10:52:39
Whatís a walk up ticket these days, £23 side stand and £19 town end? Anything above £25/£20 for City would be harsh when you consider how many fans waived season ticket refunds etc.

Hopefully revenue will be maximised in other ways with incentive for attending home matches before etc


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:43:49
Have the club said what the capacity will be yet?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:12:14
Now hereís a conundrum. Do we hope for our usual standard of pub referee that will officiate the game in the usual shit way for both sides or a PL one that will favour the glamour pussies?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:18:54
As a point of reference there have been 18 red cards issued in the PL so far - and 45 in L2.

Probably a few more games than the PL, but even so . . .


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:21:57
You can blame Bristol Rovers for getting the number so high in league 2


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:22:47
More red cards than wins!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:24:41
Just following the managers instructions😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:28:03
Just following the managers instructions😀

🤣🤣


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 13:30:02
I'm not sure it was ever named the Manchester Arms😀

https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/my-swindon-away-story-1996.353319/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 13, 2021, 10:39:10
Any news on tickets yet?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 13, 2021, 11:17:46
Quote from: 4D
Any news on tickets yet?

coming this week is list I saw from the club


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 13, 2021, 19:23:34
What a decent guy and a fantastic footballer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3SroIWlSBlI


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 13, 2021, 20:01:32
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-fans-fa-cup-22423305

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 11:00:21
coming this week is list I saw from the club

Still no news. You'd think they might have used the Walsall and Stevenage games as go to games for priority in getting FA Cup tickets, when on general sale?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 11:50:33
Think they should give some priority to all those of us who traipsed all the way to Barrow  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 11:58:44
They should give free tickets to the people who wanted a season ticket refund from last year but that the club and the trust are trying to emotionally blackmail into not getting one


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:14:30
£30 fucking quid for an adult away ticket!

According to City, they have been issued 2,263 tickets


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:28:28
soapy tit wank, itís going to be £35 for the side stands then


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:28:57
Yeah fuck that, ill watch it at home with some beers


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:29:43
£30 fucking quid for an adult away ticket!

According to City, they have been issued 2,263 tickets

Has anyone told them about the Bank yet...?

This is one bank that will be very unfamiliar to Prem fans.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:38:02
That is disgusting in my opinion.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:45:26
this better be a joke


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:48:45
this better be a joke

It's on the Man City website.

Got to feel for their fans who already face a difficult journey here and back on a Friday evening and have to pay over the odds to stand/sit in an uncovered end with about 2 portaloos.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:51:47
Have a guess how much the home fans will be paying then!!!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:51:59
I have a feeling that allocation is split Arkells/half the Bank (close to where the missing seats are) - which would suggest itís £30 across the board.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:55:33
I have a feeling that allocation is split Arkells/half the Bank (close to where the missing seats are) - which would suggest itís £30 across the board.

We wait with baited breath...

That in itself is poor form though. £30 for the bank (and presumably TE)?!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 13:59:09
Actually, the article mentions the disabled tickets are in a different stand to the away fans so they will have the full bank, Clem must have ordered some new seats.

Fairly certain thereís a rule which states you canít charge away fans more for an equivalent view, so TE will also be £30.

We will see I suppose, at least chances of getting a ticket as a non-ST holder have increased as I expect many will watch on TV instead.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:00:41
Just wait for the outcry when itís played behind closed doors and the club ask fans to waive refunds.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:00:43
Weíve got our Swindon back


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:04:29
Get in.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crispy on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:07:04
Absolutely disgusting from the club.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:10:08
How come city have news on tickets and we don't?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:10:46
Just wait for the outcry when itís played behind closed doors and the club ask fans to waive refunds.

Well quite
 - waived 1st season part refund
 - Waived Walsall away refund (x3)
 - waived second season full refund (1xAdult  2xU18)
 - renewed 1 x Adult, 2 xU18 (even though I only needed 1 x U18 really)
 - bought merch that I wouldn't normally (shirt)

Kicked in the fiscal balls at first opportunity? We'll see when the home prices are announced, but they surely can't charge us less.
 


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:12:05
How come city have news on tickets and we don't?
I expect Clemís still penning a heartfelt explanation as to why the already guaranteed sell out and TV monies wonít be enough hence the price hike ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:17:20
Well quite
 - waived 1st season part refund
 - Waived Walsall away refund (x3)
 - waived second season full refund (1xAdult  2xU18)
 - renewed 1 x Adult, 2 xU18 (even though I only needed 1 x U18 really)
 - bought merch that I wouldn't normally (shirt)

Kicked in the fiscal balls at first opportunity? We'll see when the home prices are announced, but they surely can't charge us less.
 

Similar to myself, I've also bought the black top (as well as the home one).Will feel rather pissed off if we are charged £30 for the game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:18:03
Should have reversed the fixture.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:18:26
Bound to rain now  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:25:11
£30 for the "privilege" of sitting in a dilapidated open end with questionable facilities. Shameful of the club in my view.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:25:43
A lot of clubs have price categories dependent on opposition. Granted you usually know in advance.  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:26:23
Twitter is going to explode when we announce our prices.





Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:27:15
Don't both clubs have to come to some sort of agreement for prices in the cup?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:29:35
Don't both clubs have to come to some sort of agreement for prices in the cup?

That's a good question


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:31:32
Alfie seems happy enough  :)

https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/swindon-cup-tickets-on-sale-tomorrow.353397/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:41:42
£30 for the "privilege" of sitting in a dilapidated open end with questionable facilities. Shameful of the club in my view.

It sounds like when I went to Elm Park in the 70's and it pissed down all game and we got beat 4-0


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:46:09
It sounds like when I went to Elm Park in the 70's and it pissed down all game and we got beat 4-0

Oh fuck I remember that game, fucking soaked.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:46:47
Awful day LL


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:46:57
Don't both clubs have to come to some sort of agreement for prices in the cup?

Yes - both clubs must liaise to set the prices for the match and the away fans can be charged extra if they agree to that.

Edit:  The point about agreeing different away fans pricing needs to be negotiated, we could set across the board prices ourselves (it used to be they had to be negotiated even if we proposed flat rate).


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:47:01
Quote from: Crackity Jones
£30 for the "privilege" of sitting in a dilapidated open end with questionable facilities. Shameful of the club in my view.

30 for side stand would be expensive. But surely you can't charge the same as the bank?

or maybe you can.

we'll see


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:51:12
Are we assuming that they have been given the whole bank and if so dont we have to give away fans any covered area like we do in league games.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:51:17
30 for side stand would be expensive. But surely you can't charge the same as the bank?

or maybe you can.

we'll see

I would imagine that the FA has enabled the home team to vary away fans pricing for this very reason.  Clubs may have extra costs to accommodate the away fans that they wouldn't normally expect in the League where it is all planned for.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:52:37
Are we assuming that they have been given the whole bank and if so dont we have to give away fans any covered area like we do in league games.

No, we have to give them 15% of the capacity, unless we can provide an argument to not hit that mark - Arsenal regularly provide <15% when they play big Prem teams at home in the FA Cup on the grounds of policing costs.  Presumably, us lower league fans are better behaved.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:55:27
Funny thing is Bristol City, Rovers and Oxford are normally given more than 15% capacity in the league


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:57:31
Funny thing is Bristol City, Rovers and Oxford are normally given more than 15% capacity in the league
Matches where we are never going to fill the home end really so makes sense to maximise away income - the last time we did sell out against one of those sides was against City almost 20 years ago (Fallon!) unless someone recalls otherwise.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 14:57:48
Time to pop the "Five Dollar Shake"s on the menu for them while we are at it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:00:23
I take the view that £30 or even £35 to watch us play against the current premiership leaders in the 3rd round of the FA Cup isn't unreasonable, particularly compared to paying £23 to watch us play Harrogate  in a league 2 fixture.

This game affords the club the opportunity to raise much needed funds to continue to pay debt down, deal with the Able problem if needed as well as carrying out much needed renovation works to Stratton Bank and invest in the playing squad in January. Surely as fans we can contribute an extra £5 or £10 each to help the cause.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:02:50
I take the view that £30 or even £35 to watch us play against the current premiership leaders in the 3rd round of the FA Cup isn't unreasonable, particularly compared to paying £23 to watch us play Harrogate  in a league 2 fixture.

This game affords the club the opportunity to raise much needed funds to continue to pay debt down, deal with the Able problem if needed as well as carrying out much needed renovation works to Stratton Bank and invest in the playing squad in January. Surely as fans we can contribute an extra £5 or £10 each to help the cause.


Spot on


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:04:40
Let's hope there's no replay as they will probably charge us £50!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:08:01
Matches where we are never going to fill the home end really so makes sense to maximise away income - the last time we did sell out against one of those sides was against City almost 20 years ago (Fallon!) unless someone recalls otherwise.

Fair point but with Rovers only given us 700 this season I hope we don't give them 2500+


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:09:52
Fair point but with Rovers only given us 700 this season I hope we don't give them 2500+

I hope we give them just the bank, and it pisses down. A tidy sum and pissed off gas. Win, win.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:14:58
I don't think we can just give them the bank as I'm sure we have to give them a % under cover


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:18:56
Let's hope there's no replay as they will probably charge us £50!

Well, that is their starting price for tickets.......


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:20:01
Which many wouldn't be able to afford


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:22:36
Quote from: RobertT
Well, that is their starting price for tickets.......

in the FA cup.
against Swindon?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:25:38
in the FA cup.
against Swindon?

I think crossed wires Batch, I said hope we don't get to play them in a replay as they will probably charge £50 which is a lot more than they will be paying down here then Robert suggested that would be the minimum staring pice at the ethiad


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:27:48
no not crossed purposes

I just doubt they'd  charge full price at the etihad against a League 2 club


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:30:41
in the FA cup.
against Swindon?

No, they charged Port Vale fans 10 quid.  Happy days.

I was pointing out the 50 quid usual price as it probably underlines why they may agree to higher prices than we usually charge away fans.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:35:54
ah I see, gotcha


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:42:06
I take the view that £30 or even £35 to watch us play against the current premiership leaders in the 3rd round of the FA Cup isn't unreasonable, particularly compared to paying £23 to watch us play Harrogate  in a league 2 fixture.

This game affords the club the opportunity to raise much needed funds to continue to pay debt down, deal with the Able problem if needed as well as carrying out much needed renovation works to Stratton Bank and invest in the playing squad in January. Surely as fans we can contribute an extra £5 or £10 each to help the cause.


We aren't a fan owned club & personally I think enough fans have put hard earned cash into the club already.. Lots waived last seasons refund, bought season tickets this season with a slight increase & then have bough merchandise. I think a bit of loyalty is required in this instance.



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:47:56
We haven't seen the bigger picture yet  ::)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 15:58:46
Hmmm...

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-fans-angrily-react-6348258


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:17:24
We aren't a fan owned club & personally I think enough fans have put hard earned cash into the club already.. Lots waived last seasons refund, bought season tickets this season with a slight increase & then have bough merchandise. I think a bit of loyalty is required in this instance.

I did all of that and still won't complain about what I consider is fair value to watch Man City play at the County Ground. If you or other fans feel differently, then that's fair enough. You are not forced to attend. A Covid pandemic hit, which meant the club were starved of cash last season, so I had absolutely no issue in not requesting refunds for my S/T's or away games I had bought tickets for. I understand not everybody is in a position financially to do that, so it wouldn't be right to judge those that absolutely need the money.

I love watching my club play, it's an emotional realise from the other pressures in life and gives me great pleasure. It's not like any other business/company, where I  have no emotional attachment to and where the relationship is therefore largely transactional. Even though it is not currently fan owned, I still feel that it is my club and if they ask for more money for an attractive fixture,  then I will happily pay it.





Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:24:55
I love watching the club too & I will likely pay for my seat however that doesnít mean I think charging above the normal price is  right. I just think this could also undo some of the hard work the club has done to get fans back onside. I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this matter.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:28:29
Quote
I love watching the club too & I will likely pay for my seat however that doesnít mean I think charging above the normal price is  right. I just think this could also undo some of the hard work the club has done to get fans back onside. I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this matter.
exactly that.

but the prices haven't been confirmed yet, so we'll see


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:29:30
We aren't a fan owned club & personally I think enough fans have put hard earned cash into the club already.. Lots waived last seasons refund, bought season tickets this season with a slight increase & then have bough merchandise. I think a bit of loyalty is required in this instance.


Pretty much this, the club so far have been awful so far on all things price related and canít just keep using the early goodwill to pray on further generosity from supporters. The season ticket prices, refund Ďofferí or lack of, then trying again to convince supporters who wanted to refunds to waive them was poor. This tie should be a reward for supporters loyalty, if it transpires to be another exercise in fleecing supporters then serious questions need to be asked.

If the prices come out and the rumoured prices are true then the Trust should be up in arms against the club on this but I somehow doubt that will happenÖ.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:43:26
Pretty much this, the club so far have been awful so far on all things price related and canít just keep using the early goodwill to pray on further generosity from supporters. The season ticket prices, refund Ďofferí or lack of, then trying again to convince supporters who wanted to refunds to waive them was poor. This tie should be a reward for supporters loyalty, if it transpires to be another exercise in fleecing supporters then serious questions need to be asked.

If the prices come out and the rumoured prices are true then the Trust should be up in arms against the club on this but I somehow doubt that will happenÖ.
What are all the things price-related and how have they fleeced us already? Agree with your points regarding being rewarded still and hope to still see something happen regarding that for this game. I think £30 for any game of football is too much and think £25 would have been more than enough


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:50:33
Let's hope that £25 is the maximum they charge as they're near on certain guaranteed a capacity crowd and with the live TV revenue anymore would be sheer greed.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 17:56:27
What are all the things price-related and how have they fleeced us already? Agree with your points regarding being rewarded still and hope to still see something happen regarding that for this game. I think £30 for any game of football is too much and think £25 would have been more than enough
The immaterial discount on season ticket was poor IMO factoring in waiving of refunds for previous season and a quarter. The refund offer itself was ridiculous as it massively overvalued the iFollow cost and then those that did want a refund getting a begging letter from the club again asking to waive a refund was again very poor. Ignoring the ďweíve still got a clubĒ rhetoric weíve basically got a £20 reward for waiving £100ís and if we get further rewarded in this game with inflated prices then I think that will be disgusting personally.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 18:11:10
exactly that.

but the prices haven't been confirmed yet, so we'll see

Iím 99% certain that clubs agree the cost per ticket & they have to be the same for both fans. I, of course hope Iím wrong but canít see it. The only thing they might be able to do is offer a voucher for a kiosk perhaps.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 18:41:40
Alfie seems happy enough  :)

https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/swindon-cup-tickets-on-sale-tomorrow.353397/

Alfie might be happy but some of his chums aren't! And whose the Swindon fan on there having some fun and it's not Batch who is there on another thread


https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/swindon-cup-tickets-on-sale-tomorrow.353397/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:06:56
To be fair the majority of the City fans on that thread think £30 is a fair price by us. Only Manclad seems to have the issue.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:14:43
It would appear manclad doesnít have the full backing of his fellow citeh supporters. Neither should he. I cannot be bothered to register and go toe to with him but regarding travelling to see his beloved citeh he conveniently forgets how close his fellow blood sucking PL comrades are to his team. Got three of the fuckers on his door step, quick gallop across the moors and they have Leeds, ok a little further up they have the geordies and just a short amble down the M6 they have Villa & Wolves, furthest they have to go is Southampton and Brighton. Ok, Norwich is a bit of a shit journey but it is for everyone TBF. As for London thatís not that hard a slog. £30 tight cunt, easy to forget us bottom feeders when you live in a gilded palace of untold riches.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:19:56
Even if they can't get a train back to Manchester they still have the option of car, coach or mini bus if they don't want to stay over and no mention of Plymouth having to travel 300+ miles each way to play sheff wed in round 1 at 12.30 or Rochdale away in round 2


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:43:52
Pfft, it's costing me $7k to come back to watch the Stevenage game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:47:24
But you sound a rich guy :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:48:53
But you sound a rich guy :pint:

I'm going Hospitality as well :-)  Pressie from Mum, honest.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 19:53:22
Nice pressie! Where you travelling from?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:02:48
Even if they can't get a train back to Manchester they still have the option of car, coach or mini bus if they don't want to stay over and no mention of Plymouth having to travel 300+ miles each way to play sheff wed in round 1 at 12.30 or Rochdale away in round 2

Of course not. They wouldnít have heard of round 1 or 2 😁


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:04:25
Pfft, it's costing me $7k to come back to watch the Stevenage game.

Careful youíll be labelled as Tory scum by some on here.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:07:48
People moaning about the price (that hasn't been confirmed), don't go. Simple. If the club can benefit from this game and the extra revenue is used to improve facilities etc. then good on em.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:10:13
Of course not. They wouldnít have heard of round 1 or 2 😁

Short memories, before they became the noisy neighbors it wasn't so long ago they were going to priestfield in the league😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:11:32
Careful youíll be labelled as Tory scum by some on here.


Hmmm I wonder who they are!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:13:18
People moaning about the price (that hasn't been confirmed), don't go. Simple. If the club can benefit from this game and the extra revenue is used to improve facilities etc. then good on em.

Is that so you are able to buy a ticket?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:13:52
Nice pressie! Where you travelling from?

Atlanta, GA, USA, a bit further than Manchester.

I'm not sure why they are moaning about the Friday night thing, how is it any worse than an away game on a Tuesday night?  At least they have a Saturday to follow this one up.  Book a hotel, make  night of it - it's not like they'll be shitting themselves about losing the game!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:18:51
Probably a little warmer there as I know Savannah is and it's only a few hundred miles away


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:22:23
Is that so you are able to buy a ticket?

I'm considering a half season  ticket anyway, so makes no difference to me.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 20:25:42
Man City 3-0 up v Leeds after 32 mins😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Mr Stevens on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:13:49
It's all well and good against a poor side like Leeds but what will they be like when they come up against our defence and Harry!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:19:39
6-0 now after 75 mins but I reckon they will struggle to break us down😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:28:20
6-0 now after 75 mins but I reckon they will struggle to break us down😀
Garner might need to tweak the formation slightly. Perhaps go with 8-1-1?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:30:08
How do you stop them...... :cry:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:31:19
7-0


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:33:56
I'm considering a half season  ticket anyway, so makes no difference to me.

Which I think answers my original point which youíve clearly failed to acknowledge.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:36:46
Dunno what you're going on about.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:38:22
Dunno what you're going on about.

Of course you donít, happy clapper thatís why!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 21:58:04
Anyone still not think it's worth £30 or £35 to watch that quality needs to get a life.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 22:08:08
anyone who thinks £35 for a mullering is good value needs to get a life


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 22:09:20
Of course you donít, happy clapper thatís why!

Nope, still none the wiser.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 22:30:09
It's fair to say that we are likely to see a cricket score when the two sides meet


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 22:45:20
Anyone still not think it's worth £30 or £35 to watch that quality needs to get a life.
Speak for yourself, it would be nothing but a shameless exploitation of supporters good will!

Hopefully common sense will prevail and City have just put indicative prices on their website.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 23:10:58
Speak for yourself, it would be nothing but a shameless exploitation of supporters good will!

Hopefully common sense will prevail and City have just put indicative prices on their website.

Dont go then.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 23:59:41
Dont go then.
I canít work out if you are serious or trolling. If you canít see anything wrong with exploiting supporters after the couple of years people have had and the sacrifices made to help the club financially then I despair.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 02:57:57
You're despairing over a tenner? Poor you.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 06:44:48
Except for some people it isnít just a tenner is it. Take a family of four who sit in the side stand - on the assumption thatís £35 for an adult and £20 for an U18, thatís an extra £52 on normal match day prices coming just after Christmas and with hundreds having been waived in refunds just a few months ago.

Itís not exactly rocket science to work out why thereís some disappointment.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Lethbridge70 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 07:43:55
According to news reports this morning,the government are planning a potential lockdown as of January 5th,so I'm assuming it will mean stadiums closed.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 07:54:53
It's fair to say that we are likely to see a cricket score when the two sides meet
Nah, Don't think we'll score that many.  😀😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:20:16
5 pages moaning about ticket prices that haven't even been confirmed yet. Peak Swindon.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:25:52
You're despairing over a tenner? Poor you.

Nobody is  forcing me to go, I admit.

As Chang said, **IF** its £35/£20 that's £110 for our family. That's verging on Wembley playoff final prices.

You know we live for these moments, I'll cough up. But its killed some goodwill for me, which will be repaid next season/next "will you waive" moment.

Now watch Angus pull a rabbit from the hat and announce £25 quid specials when buying 4 :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:29:02
5 pages moaning about ticket prices that haven't even been confirmed yet. Peak Swindon.

The club monitors social media ;)

Bit odd Man City released their info before us, that's what kicked it off. Suppose we are fannying around working out how to sell ours with 1 phone line and a ticket system that takes 5 minutes to book a cup ticket to a season ticket holder (true story) - an inherited issue granted


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 08:34:58
Except for some people it isnít just a tenner is it. Take a family of four who sit in the side stand - on the assumption thatís £35 for an adult and £20 for an U18, thatís an extra £52 on normal match day prices coming just after Christmas and with hundreds having been waived in refunds just a few months ago.

Itís not exactly rocket science to work out why thereís some disappointment.

The thought of losing our club just 6 months ago has long gone in the memory for some  ::) I'm grateful for extra revenue for the club. How would these people you mention feel about that as a regular price if we got into the championship? Stop going?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:03:08
At an average of £30 a pop, our share of the gate receipts would be approaching £250,000.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:14:51
Quote from: 4D
How would these people you mention feel about that as a regular price if we got into the championship? Stop going?

no. because that's the going.price for championship football.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:20:00
You're despairing over a tenner? Poor you.

He has to pay for his executive new build house and Corporate visits for the CG somehow 4D.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:36:04
I canít work out if you are serious or trolling. If you canít see anything wrong with exploiting supporters after the couple of years people have had and the sacrifices made to help the club financially then I despair.

Of course I am being serious. I really dont see this as "exploiting supporters" but clearly you do. The guy who has made the major sacrifice is Clem, without whom we wouldn't even have a club to support, let alone be looking forward to an FA Cup 3rd round tie against Man City. By comparison I dont consider that I have made a major sacrifice by waiving a couple of season ticket refunds and choosing to buy a couple of shirts. You think differently, that's fine let's move on.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:37:20
He has to pay for his executive new build house and Corporate visits for the CG somehow 4D.
:zzz:

Itís nothing to do with the price itís the principle of exploiting fans, it would be poor and the club would deserve to get heavily criticised for it. The whole game from gate receipts, TV money and other sales is all already unexpected revenue and a bonus so it doesnít need to be milked to the maximum to detriment of supporters.

Thatís why I hope Man City have jumped the gun and the clubs prices will actually be the standard match day prices.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:37:24
I reckon it should be £25 per person and 4d can make up the difference as he doesnít mind


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 09:42:34
Pfft, it's costing me $7k to come back to watch the Stevenage game.
Need a better travel agent


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:05:21
Hope we had scouts at the City game last night to spot the chinks in their armour.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:08:47
I didn't know that buying tickets had become compulsory?

Its all contextual isn't it, Clem has put a shit load of cash into the club, and at present seems to be expecting no return, its not as if he and Rob Angus are taking this cash and blowing it on crack and hookers, what is made will stay in the club. The question will be to what extent that shit load relates to his worth, so equally without playing bobby big bollocks an extra £15 on a ticket would not really affect me (if I were ever likley to be going), but it would have a much greater effect on someone less well off, similarly someone turning £250k a year would be less affected than me.

Its somewhat ironic that some of the people moaning on social media about potentially a £15 uplift (that we don't even know about yet) are also moaning that Clem won't basically write off £100k to get the bank account unfrozen!

It really isn't difficult, if you don't want to or can't pay it, don't go!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:13:36
Just a thought. Could the club do a sliding scale of ticket prices for home fans to 'reward' the ones that have put their hands in their pockets more? So something like this -

Season Ticket holders (1 per holder) - £15
6 match Season Ticker holders (1 per holder) - £20
Walsall or Stevenage Ticket stubs - £25
Open Sale - £30

As it happens I am going to the Walsall game, but if I wasn't I would be more than happy to pay £30 for a ticket if the demand got that far.

Or is this just a frankly ridiculous non-workable idea?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:15:58
Imagine how much money weíd make if we charged £50 per game. What a missed opportunity, the shmucks in the stand would be lucky to pay if (afterall, we have a club donít we) and if you canít afford it weíll, thatís on you buddy


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:19:05
Just a thought. Could the club do a sliding scale of ticket prices for home fans to 'reward' the ones that have put their hands in their pockets more? So something like this -

Season Ticket holders (1 per holder) - £15
6 match Season Ticker holders (1 per holder) - £20
Walsall or Stevenage Ticket stubs - £25
Open Sale - £30

As it happens I am going to the Walsall game, but if I wasn't I would be more than happy to pay £30 for a ticket if the demand got that far.

Or is this just a frankly ridiculous non-workable idea?

I wonder whether something like that is already happening hence the delays, albeit one would wonder whether the large ticket discount should in the first instance be for those ST holders who waived refunds the other year (and might help to put that beast to bed), albeit what is the situation for ST holders if this were a normal cup game, do they just pay walk up prices so £19/23.

Ultimately simple economics of supply and demand will set the pricing (albeit possibly more likley the creaking ticketing systems ability to cope).


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:30:25
Imagine how much money weíd make if we charged £50 per game. What a missed opportunity, the shmucks in the stand would be lucky to pay if (afterall, we have a club donít we) and if you canít afford it weíll, thatís on you buddy
Bit dramatic. There are rumours of a £7 increase. I still personally think it's too expensive but i will still pay it because

1)It's not a horrific price to see potential world-class players
2)The club will no doubt have to spend money to get the bank fit and proper
3)The money will go back into the club

No one is being fleeced, it will literally be someones choice. Added to that we still do not know for a fact what the idea even is and what is included in the final pricing



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:30:42
They'll probably be on general sale before season ticket holders manage to get through !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:00:07
Aye, it wasnít a completely serious point

Iím not comfortable with a price increase because

1. Thereís plenty enough money to be made (that wouldnít have been budgeted for) from running the game as BAU
2. The club has preached all summer long about Ďhaving our club backí, and then at the very first opportunity they have, looking to use those fans as a further cash cow (assuming thatís what they do, of course)
3. There has been plenty of goodwill given already towards the club by the fans with regards to season tickets, refunds, merchandise, operational struggles. Hiking the prices disregards that (again, assuming no allowances are made, which are as yet unknown)
4. Iím worried what precedent it would set for the future

I know the club are in a shit financial situation, and I know clem has done so much already to try and turn it around. But an increase in prices at the first opportunity is a misstep imo, and doesnít make me feel like Ďweíve got our Swindon backí


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:03:01
I donít like the sentiment about Ďif you canít pay it then donítí either. Thatís bad taste


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:15:26
Yep i can totally get all those points and this is why like i have said this will just see us divided as a fan base but i do totally agree the 'if you don't like it don't pay it' argument is really shit

I can see both sides to this I really can. Rather the club than me with this one



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:23:06
I can see both sides, its the clubs only venture into this level of match attendance in 12 years in the FA cup, I fully appreciate they want to make as much as they can from this tie.

But, a little incentive to fans that did not ask for a refund would have been nice, a free ticket to all those who turned down any refund for the season ticket would have been very much appreciated.

The other slightly ironic thing about all of this......

If we had drawn Man City away and were given say 10,000 tickets all priced at £35 per ticket we would probably still have sold out our allocation and fans willingly pay for that PLUS the cost of travel to get there, all because its against a Premier League side and thats the expected prices.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:25:57
the last paragraph, we probably would. however no way man city would charge that!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:28:24
the last paragraph, we probably would. however no way man city would charge that!
OK change Man City for Arsenal or West Ham away....


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:34:02
@venkman - Wigan, Chelsea, Aston Villa, 2x play-offs. All games which could have independently set ticket prices, all games which could have reasonably expected to sell out (or did), from memory prices were kept flat


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:42:13
Look at the bright side, those who don't want to or are unable to pay can still watch for free on the tv, and won't have to go out in the cold !!. How many times has that been possible in recent years ??.
Seriously though,  it's going to be a sell out whatever the price.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 11:56:34
@venkman - Wigan, Chelsea, Aston Villa, 2x play-offs. All games which could have independently set ticket prices, all games which could have reasonably expected to sell out (or did), from memory prices were kept flat

I looked at this yesterday. (thanks to people selling ticket stubs on Ebay) Chelsea in 2013 was £25, which was the same price for league tickets.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:01:39
Based upon league rules for FA cup ties which states that 15% of the entire capacity must be given over to away fans would suggest that the current capaity for the County Ground is 15,087 as we have given City an allocation of 2,263.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:28:54
Quote from: Peter Venkman
Based upon league rules for FA cup ties which states that 15% of the entire capacity must be given over to away fans would suggest that the current capaity for the County Ground is 15,087 as we have given City an allocation of 2,263.

at least 15%

it's probably 2263 is the capacity of the bank, which can't be split


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:39:23
I looked at this yesterday. (thanks to people selling ticket stubs on Ebay) Chelsea in 2013 was £25, which was the same price for league tickets.
Would of had a season ticket but cannot remember paying that much.  Have old tickets led all over the place, will have a look, would be interesting to see if the club did do any deals.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:42:07
The Bank capacity is 2,263 so that could mean that there is no need for segregation in the Arkells for the 1,200 overflow which could be given to Town fans.

Not that I expect Man City will sell more than the original allocation for a game that will probably be pretty much a youth team/reserve fixture for their fans, on a Friday night, City don't take the early rounds of the FA cup seriously at all.

Last season vs Port Vale in the 3rd round they put out almost an entire reserve side bar 2 or 3 1st teamers and still beat them 4-0, I fully expect this to be the case again.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:43:22
The Bank capacity is 2,263 so that could mean that there is no need for segregation in the Arkells for the 1,200 overflow which could be given to Town fans.

Not that I expect Man City will sell more than the original allocation for a game that will probably be pretty much a youth team/reserve fixture for their fans, on a Friday night, City don't take the early rounds of the FA cup seriously at all.

Last season vs Port Vale in the 3rd round they put out almost an entire reserve side bar 2 or 3 1st teamers and still beat them 4-0, I fully expect this to be the case again.
The 4-0 or the reserve side ??.  😀😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:45:23
The Bank capacity is 2,263 so that could mean that there is no need for segregation in the Arkells for the 1,200 overflow which could be given to Town fans.

Not that I expect Man City will sell more than the original allocation for a game that will probably be pretty much a youth team/reserve fixture for their fans, on a Friday night, City don't take the early rounds of the FA cup seriously at all.

Last season vs Port Vale in the 3rd round they put out almost an entire reserve side bar 2 or 3 1st teamers and still beat them 4-0, I fully expect this to be the case again.

4-1


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:46:49
Need a better travel agent

It's a long flight, Economy is for those who can't afford 30 quid tickets for the game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:46:58
4-1
Sorry did Vale a huge injustice!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:47:16
4-1

Anything as long as we can sing "We're better than Leeds."  ;D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:48:08
 
It's a long flight, Economy is for those who can't afford 30 quid tickets for the game.
😀😀😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:48:51
4-1

and the reserve side wasn't too shabby

https://www.google.com/search?q=man+city+v+port+vale&oq=man+city+v+port+vale&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30l4.5629j0j4&client=ms-android-huawei-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#sie=m;/g/11h91fh0xh;2;/m/02_p0;ln;fp;1;;


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:00:03
I think itís shameful housing all City fans on the open Bank. Fucking tinpot. They should have the 1000 odd in the Arkells so we can at least pretend weíre not stuck in the 80s.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:03:58
it is still an assumption that's what's happened. I haven't seen the stand confirmed yet


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:04:47
Given a fair number of the City fans are from Moss Side and Hulme, they'll see the Portloo's and weeds an upgrade.  For any Man City fans reading, you'll stuff us, let us have something..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:23:47
Anyone would think we'd been asked to sit in the bank for £30  ::)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:30:04
Hope we had scouts at the City game last night to spot the chinks in their armour.

They're not so good away from home, only scoring 15 and conceding 6, at home scoring 25 and conceding 3. 8 away games and 9 at home. No need to be concerned.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 13:45:07
Sorry did Vale a huge injustice!

That's Burslem to you  ;)

(RIP Reg!)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 14:26:49
Anyone would think we'd been asked to sit in the bank for £30  ::)
You may well be yet !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crispy on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 15:11:18
Aye, it wasnít a completely serious point

Iím not comfortable with a price increase because

1. Thereís plenty enough money to be made (that wouldnít have been budgeted for) from running the game as BAU
2. The club has preached all summer long about Ďhaving our club backí, and then at the very first opportunity they have, looking to use those fans as a further cash cow (assuming thatís what they do, of course)
3. There has been plenty of goodwill given already towards the club by the fans with regards to season tickets, refunds, merchandise, operational struggles. Hiking the prices disregards that (again, assuming no allowances are made, which are as yet unknown)
4. Iím worried what precedent it would set for the future

I know the club are in a shit financial situation, and I know clem has done so much already to try and turn it around. But an increase in prices at the first opportunity is a misstep imo, and doesnít make me feel like Ďweíve got our Swindon backí

I donít like the sentiment about Ďif you canít pay it then donítí either. Thatís bad taste

Couldn't have said it better myself. Spot on.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 17:54:26
I think itís shameful housing all City fans on the open Bank. Fucking tinpot. They should have the 1000 odd in the Arkells so we can at least pretend weíre not stuck in the 80s.
Personally find this a bizarre take. The priority should be to get as many home fans in as possible, especially with dozens of seats being lost to camera gantrys


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:23:00
£35 a ticket 😂
No issue if Money is invested back into club.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:23:51
Is that confirmed🤔


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:25:04
Fuck thar


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:25:35
Don't they want a sell out


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:26:42
I can see both sides, its the clubs only venture into this level of match attendance in 12 years in the FA cup, I fully appreciate they want to make as much as they can from this tie.

But, a little incentive to fans that did not ask for a refund would have been nice, a free ticket to all those who turned down any refund for the season ticket would have been very much appreciated.

The other slightly ironic thing about all of this......

If we had drawn Man City away and were given say 10,000 tickets all priced at £35 per ticket we would probably still have sold out our allocation and fans willingly pay for that PLUS the cost of travel to get there, all because its against a Premier League side and thats the expected prices.

ThisÖ

The other slightly ironic thing about all of this......

If we had drawn Man City away and were given say 10,000 tickets all priced at £35 per ticket we would probably still have sold out our allocation and fans willingly pay for that PLUS the cost of travel to get there, all because its against a Premier League side and thats the expected prices.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:29:53
I can see why they've done it, but leaves a bit of a bad taste for me. Same as the arguing with ST refunds


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:30:02
Seems very steep but I get the rationale...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:31:08
Season ticket holders allowed 2x tickets mini season holders 1x ticket


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:32:12
Seems very steep but I get the rationale...

We've been kind to Man City!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:35:46
https://twitter.com/talkinghawes/status/1471188919609958408?s=24


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:36:52
well, that's fucking disgusting


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:38:04
well, that's fucking disgusting

Get on the City forum and tell them we're the ones stitched up!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:38:59
well, that's fucking disgusting

My favourite line was ďwe looked at Fan owned Newport who charged £30Ē.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:42:44
£35! Absolute shambles, so much for Ďhaving our club backí. Fans just being exploited. I assume the Trust will be up in arms against this?! Thought not!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:44:07
Despite it being two per season ticket holder, I think there will be a good 2-3000 left for general sale given the limited sale window and high prices pre-Christmas, so at least everyone who goes regularly should get a ticket (if they are willing to pay those prices).


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:45:01
Good point


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:47:41
Did I miss when theyíre on sale from?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:48:35
I've had this issue before - we have 3 season tickets and on the ticketing website only one client number has one season ticket so we are never able to get the right amount of tickets per season ticket. Does anyone know how to fix this? We have constantly tried to communicate this with the club and have got nowhere


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:48:59
Quote from: Hyabb17
Quote
well, that's fucking disgusting
My favourite line was ďwe looked at Fan owned Newport who charged £30Ē.

yeah. I remember when they said 'keep my money' from the season before, and a bit of the season before that.

oh, wait


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:52:50
Whatís the chances

Buy your tickets before Christmas,
Post Christmas lockdown announced so no fans allowed in
Fans asked to waive a refund ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:55:25
Whatís the chances

Buy your tickets before Christmas,
Post Christmas lockdown announced so no fans allowed in
Fans asked to waive a refund ;)

You know thatís exactly what theyíd doÖ.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 18:56:24
Did I miss when theyíre on sale from?

From 20th Season Tickets first.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:01:13
Price is a tad high but Iím happy with the explanation so no gripes from me, especially if the money is reinvested into the club.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Pericardinho on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:20:12
I'd of easily paid up to £50 for this fixture, but that's not the point. This isn't about me.

There's going to be families of ST holders who simply can't afford a 50% increase across the board. Especially around xmas time.

People who waived ST refunds, bought 3 kits, travelled in numbers all over the country to support their team. Renew every year without fail and would've continued to support the club where needed in the future.

Now some may face the possibility of not watching their club play one of the greatest English sides of all time. That doesn't sit right with me at all.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:22:22
I donít understand their expected take of £100,000 in gate receipts.

Taking a simple 15,000 @ £35 is £525,000 our share of that - 45% - is £236,250

OK not everybody will pay £35 but even with concessions it must be more than £100,000


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:23:17
Plus the TV revenue


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:24:07
Dunno, a fair proportion of people at football are probably either under 18 or over 65.  They could also be talking about the number after the costs associated with operating the stadium for that game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:26:15
yeah, reckon it's net not gross


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:26:29
From 20th Season Tickets first.

Thank you sir 😁


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:27:58
😘


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:30:28
yeah, reckon it's net not gross
So, well over half the gate receipt money disappears in costs? £236,000 gross turns into £100,000 net?

Nah


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:35:50
As a principle, you tend to pay more for any sporting event based on the quality of opposition or the occasion. I would expect to pay more for a cricket test match/ODI than a T20 at Bristol.

There have been numerous lowly opposition cup games discounted to £10 and lots of people making noise about reinstating the Nationwide employees offer. So you can't have it all one way.

There are a couple of gripes of charging £1    postage for a paper ticket when there's no other option to have it electronically.

I do feel the burden is falling on mostly the same group of regular 8,500 who have shown up every 2 weeks this season. Not sure there was any way to split prices when on general sale vs the loyalty schemes first or if FA Cup rules apply to charge the same for everyone.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:36:51
did somebody say rules prevent City from waiving gate receipts ?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:37:09
I donít understand their expected take of £100,000 in gate receipts.

Taking a simple 15,000 @ £35 is £525,000 our share of that - 45% - is £236,250

OK not everybody will pay £35 but even with concessions it must be more than £100,000
I donít understand their expected take of £100,000 in gate receipts.

Taking a simple 15,000 @ £35 is £525,000 our share of that - 45% - is £236,250

OK not everybody will pay £35 but even with concessions it must be more than £100,000

Think our capacity is nearer 14K with the missing section in The Arkells and the block on Stratton Bank removed DRS end.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:42:50
Think our capacity is nearer 14K with the missing section in The Arkells and the block on Stratton Bank removed DRS end.

Seats are being replaced.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:43:31
I mean we are talking 60k extra for the club here...(£10 extra per ticket, 15k tickets, 40%)

That and the quibbling over 140 partial refund from last year...

If it's that tight at the CG they are hiding it well and we should be worried


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:43:35
Don't forget the Barrow v Ipswhich replay live on ITV4😀

Well impressed with Barrow so far


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:44:20
My favourite line was ďwe looked at Fan owned Newport who charged £30Ē.

yeah. I remember when they said 'keep my money' from the season before, and a bit of the season before that.

oh, wait

It will deffo mean more will put in for refunds now if we lose out ok any games, the good will has well & truly been lost!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:46:06
I mean we are talking 60k extra for the club here...(£10 extra per ticket, 15k tickets, 40%)

That and the quibbling over 140 partial refund from last year...

If it's that tight at the CG they are hiding it well and we should be worried

Just because we have new owners, I don't see what will have materially changed to turn us from a loss making enterprise to anything more than break even at best?  We might be making a little more on gate receipts this season, but the costs of running a football club tend not to go down too much.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:50:11
power not pocketing the cash helps Rob (allegedly, obvs)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 19:59:00
I mean we are talking 60k extra for the club here...(£10 extra per ticket, 15k tickets, 40%)

That and the quibbling over 140 partial refund from last year...

If it's that tight at the CG they are hiding it well and we should be worried

Weíre also talking about forking out the cost of 2 extra pints for a ticket. Theyíre premier league champions and champions league finalistsÖ

I donít see this much outrage at £45 for a shirt which probably costs Puma / the club £15 to manufacture


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:10:50
2 pints per ticket Joe. though for me it's not just the money, it's the principle.

we'll see a *very* strong team I'm sure, but let's not pretend it'll be full 1st 11.

anywho, I've said my piece. Some people will be fine with it, others won't be. it was always going to be thus


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:15:16
2 pints per ticket Joe. though for me it's not just the money, it's the principle.

we'll see a *very* strong team I'm sure, but let's not pretend it'll be full 1st 11.

anywho, I've said my piece. Some people will be fine with it, others won't be. it was always going to be thus

Yeah no worries Batch - no harm intended so sorry if it came across badly. I can legislate it and understand it but do understand peopleís comments. The good thing is we know the money is for the club rather than Power - Iíd rather spend £35 under a Clem Swindon than £10 under a Power Swindon


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:17:10
I think the reaction from some has been completely OTT.

It's a one off game against (currently) the best team in the country, you have to expect prices to increase.

I'm sorry if you're one of those people up in arms about it, but football clubs are businesses. We have the most commercially minded management in decades. They'd be stupid to set prices low and miss out on additional income just to please a relatively small but vocal section of the fanbase.


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Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Abrahammer on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:19:26
No issues for me at all.

Rationale clearly explained by Rob and Clem in a good example of transparency, all the money going back into club.  Supply and demand plus they are one of the very best teams in the world, better value than paying £23 for Harrogate

No danger at all of us failing to sell out still


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:19:49
I am surprised the matchday prices are still 23 quid to be honest, I am sure that was the price the season I last attended in 2016.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:21:31
I think the 6 minute video from the club is telling. I genuinely think they are torn between maintaining the status quo and taking the once in a decade chance to generate significant revenue.

I am not comfortable with the price hike (in particular the £30 the city fans have to pay to sit on the bank) but am willing to pay the £35 with the free Oldham ticket thrown in.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:22:48
I think the reaction from some has been completely OTT.

It's a one off game against (currently) the best team in the country, you have to expect prices to increase.

I'm sorry if you're one of those people up in arms about it, but football clubs are businesses. We have the most commercially minded management in decades. They'd be stupid to set prices low and miss out on additional income just to please a relatively small but vocal section of the fanbase.


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A well balanced view. Can see why those Ďloyalsí who are struggling through to pay day every week/month are naffed off mind though.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:32:49
The 'free' Oldham ticket for season ticket holders is a bit of an odd one. I assume it's to attempt to get friends/family of Season Ticket holders to go and therefore attract new fans, but is that really much of a benefit for a season ticket holder forking out the £35? Perhaps a club shop voucher or a discount on a future season ticket might have been beneficial?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:39:33
I see Whitty is telling us to stay away from stadiums now so I imagine thatís warming us up for the inevitable so all this will become irrelevant anyway.

Hope the extra £30k on paper was worth it for the erosion of good willÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:43:05
Quote from: Bob's Orange
The 'free' Oldham ticket for season ticket holders is a bit of an odd one. I assume it's to attempt to get friends/family of Season Ticket holders to go and therefore attract new fans, but is that really much of a benefit for a season ticket holder forking out the £35? Perhaps a club shop voucher or a discount on a future season ticket might have been beneficial?


a £5 club shop voucher would have been more useful.

can't usually give my session ticket away when I can't go


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:47:09
Quote from: theakston2k
I see Whitty is telling us to stay away from stadiums now so I imagine thatís warming us up for the inevitable so all this will become irrelevant anyway.

there has to be a risk.

I think it was the women who said that, not sure what her role or name is.

something like 'if you go to a stadium make it one that gives boosters rather than to watch a match'.

think live TV got the better and she was just trying to push boosters.

whitty worried me more saying he was going to curtail his Christmas plans and hoped they wouldn't be totally squashed...

regardless of the prices, I'm sure we all hope the have goes ahead in front of fans


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:49:14
I see Whitty is telling us to stay away from stadiums now so I imagine thatís warming us up for the inevitable so all this will become irrelevant anyway.

Hope the extra £30k on paper was worth it for the erosion of good willÖ
is he? I thought his advice was to think carefully about the social events you intend to attend?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 20:53:45
is he? I thought his advice was to think carefully about the social events you intend to attend?
As Batch said it was the lady alongside him at the podium apparently but it does increasingly seem like we are being warmed up for it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:02:57
Yeah will be behind closed doors

I read Wales were closing stadiums again and games played behind closed doors


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:10:39
Yeah will be behind closed doors

I read Wales were closing stadiums again and games played behind closed doors
[/quote Missed that - when is that taking effect?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Anteater on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:16:03
Iím good with the clubs reasoning around pricing, allocation etc.
They are bending over backwards to explain. Imagine this game with Power still in control !
Hope we can see it COVID permitting.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:18:53
Yeah will be behind closed doors

I read Wales were closing stadiums again and games played behind closed doors
[/quote Missed that - when is that taking effect?

Someone posted an article on twitter, whether true or not i dont know


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:22:43
Someone posted an article on twitter, whether true or not i dont know
Cheers Tans. Let's see what Friday brings ..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:30:52


Now some may face the possibility of not watching their club play one of the greatest English sides of all time. That doesn't sit right with me at all.
But they can, live on ITV.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 21:59:23
Has the FA Cup game gone on sale to ST holders? Any news if thereíll be any release for us casual fans?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 22:01:54
If you think youíll want a refund Iíd suggest paying on a credit card as youíre more likely to get a refund that way as I doubt it will be returned by the club anytime soon.

This scenario is where things get a bit daft as at normal prices you are more likely to get people donating to the club if it is behind closed doors, now will the loss of goodwill and sympathy from many the number willing to do that is likely far reduced. Surely they factored this risk in?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 22:03:20
Has the FA Cup game gone on sale to ST holders? Any news if thereíll be any release for us casual fans?

🤣🤣🤣


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 22:05:05
I'd of easily paid up to £50 for this fixture, but that's not the point. This isn't about me.

There's going to be families of ST holders who simply can't afford a 50% increase across the board. Especially around xmas time.

People who waived ST refunds, bought 3 kits, travelled in numbers all over the country to support their team. Renew every year without fail and would've continued to support the club where needed in the future.

Now some may face the possibility of not watching their club play one of the greatest English sides of all time. That doesn't sit right with me at all.

Now some may face the possibility of not watching their club play one of the greatest English sides of all time. That doesn't sit right with me at all.

Well, I understand your concern, however, the Man Citeh fans will on this occasion just have to suck it up buttercup.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 23:37:25
🤣🤣🤣


Just seen the announcement, as a 6 game holder will hopefully get one. For casuals like me I think £35 is absolutely fine for a one off. ST holders may have their own thoughts I guess. Last time we played in L1 we whored out out two stands for cash I believe? 1999?
Hopefully we can correct the wrong of Fjortoftís disallowed second goal at Maine Road. Iím convinced weíd have stayed up had that counted.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 23:45:14
well, that's fucking disgusting

Predictable response


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 23:46:04
£35! Absolute shambles, so much for Ďhaving our club backí. Fans just being exploited. I assume the Trust will be up in arms against this?! Thought not!

Yawn yawn f-------g yawn


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 00:00:08
im majority satisfied. i appreciated the thought process and time they spent on reasoning the costs- it is better in the long run to get this debt knocked out as quick as we can. I would have different views (but still have gone) under power. but just like season ticket money I am more than happy that its going to the club and its accountable.

Im excited by the tie still- its the cup, city have a tight group of players and this will be the bottom of there priorities over a tiring xmas period. once every 12 years id pay anything for it for that what if moment. i understand over peoples circumstances but this isn't a regular event

vague rumours of 5th/6th lockdowns would just sum up swindon towns history in a way...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 00:02:24
Just watched the Clem/Rob Angus video and was impressed with their honesty about the game. Fair play to all you ST holders who didnít ask for a refund. Legends. On this note, I was at York City the other day and they have a Ďwall of honourí in their new ground with a list of names of all those who didnít want ST refunds. Same in the Legends Lounge?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 07:12:27
I see Whitty is telling us to stay away from stadiums now so I imagine thatís warming us up for the inevitable so all this will become irrelevant anyway.

Hope the extra £30k on paper was worth it for the erosion of good willÖ

How many tickets are you looking to get?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 07:42:34
How many tickets are you looking to get?
If I go Iíll get my 2 season tickets worth, the point isnít about me itís the general principle of milking supporters to the maximum at the first opportunity. Iíll certainly be making sure I pay on a credit card though as this time Iíll be claiming a refund out of principle if it falls victim to Covid.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 08:08:32
Some fella on Twitter is selling off his ST as he canít be arsed to use a passport/lft to attend games. He seems to think either all games are capped at 9,999 or all games must be passport/lft enabled - the club canít switch between the 2.

I suppose he thinks we canít have Man City with 10,000+ and using passports and then revert back to no passports cos our league games will be under 10,000.

Not sure if heís right there, though.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 08:42:29
I for one will not be attending.
I can stomach the price hike for adults, they're the current champions with some of the world's best players so understandably make hay while the sun shines.
However when you factor in 3 U18's with a price hike of over 400% that to me isn't what it's all about.
Due to work commitments we can only go to a certain amount of games so whether that be at home or away we travel on my days off, home matches are a 100 mile round trip themself.
So far this season:
Scunny, Cambridge, Walsall away
Carlisle, Tranmere, Vale, Mansfield, Bradford, Colchester. Harrogate.
Now as luckily our home games fall on my days off we bought 3 U18 6 match passes this on top of 2 shirts for each of them and a mascot package this season. I get it not as much as many of you but that is out of my hands.
To be hampered with those rises, they know the ground will sell out so its profiteering in my eyes. There is plenty of opportunity to make the extra money, hitting the regular fans isn't it.
Yes it's to help the club with debts etc but I'll save my fuel sit in front of the fire with a few beers and a take away and support from the armchair.
Gutted to not go but can't justify the additional costs.
See you at Walsall Saturday.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 08:45:08
We're at home Saturday Skip  :)

Regarding the passport thing Aud, it's a piece of piss if you have the NHS app.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 08:54:53
We're at home Saturday Skip  :)

Regarding the passport thing Aud, it's a piece of piss if you have the NHS app.

Yes sorry, was caught up in the moment, yep Walsall at home, had already bought my Northampton ticket aswell before the 6 match bundle. Next year my rota was very favourable, however I quit my job last week so all weekends free from now onwards but cant get to midweek games due to the time restraints. So won't be getting the half season ticket. Start new one Monday pay is comparable but NO weekends!!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 08:58:10
We're at home Saturday Skip  :)

Regarding the passport thing Aud, it's a piece of piss if you have the NHS app.

"he canít be arsed to use a passport/lft to attend games".

Making an assumption he hasn't been vaccinated (Fine, his choice) but getting a negative LFT is piss easy and free!! Seems like some people are cutting off their nose to spite their face a bit (which would then make an LFT test very tricky!!)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:12:37
Blimey, reading back the last few pages, i forgot I was on the TEF and thought I was on Twitter.  I can't be arsed with all of the outrage on either side and will sit in front of the TV with a beer in hand.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:17:49
I dont get the whole animosity of having a pass to be honest? No different to showing ID for fags and beer


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:25:13
At least it's free  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:38:12
What's the situation WRT sharing proceeds in league games, I know we only get 45% of what is made with this game?

Mindful of what its going to cost in terms of extra stewards, extra rozzers, upgrades to the bank etc etc is there not the danger the club could have made very little if anything based on standard ticket pricing? Taking into account the fact that the club doesn't actually seem to wash its face apart from player sales (and we have few assets in that department at the moment) and we are presently £2.5m in debt?

Blimey, reading back the last few pages, i forgot I was on the TEF and thought I was on Twitter.  I can't be arsed with all of the outrage on either side and will sit in front of the TV with a beer in hand.

From  what I have seen of City this season, I think I will be hiding behind the settee to be honest!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:40:19
Can't see them sending a full first team, still be a very tough game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:46:01
What's the situation WRT sharing proceeds in league games, I know we only get 45% of what is made with this game?

My understanding is the home team keeps the lot aside from a small commission to the away club for any tickets they have sold:

Quote
34.3.3    For League Matches only, the Away Club shall be entitled to a commission representing 5 (five) per cent of the aggregate sales (exclusive of VAT) of tickets sold on behalf of the Home Club, unless otherwise agreed between the Clubs. The Away Club shall submit a VAT invoice, in respect of the commission due, to the Home Club within five working days of the date of the match taking place.

https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl-rules--regulations/efl-regulations/section-5--fixtures/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 09:56:11
Not suggesting that Clem & Rob are going to trouser the extra cash, unlike the previous owner, but just imagine the reaction if he had done this & upped the ticket prices for this type of game.

People (rightly) lost their shit when we had to pay again for the replayed Rovers game, to me this is in the same ballpark.

The other thing thatís a bit weird, is that I can buy two tickets (my own seat & another random one), maybe the thinking is ST holders can flog them for £45, therefore offsetting the price increase 🤷🏼‍♂️


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:06:21
Not suggesting that Clem & Rob are going to trouser the extra cash, unlike the previous owner, but just imagine the reaction if he had done this & upped the ticket prices for this type of game.

People (rightly) lost their shit when we had to pay again for the replayed Rovers game, to me this is in the same ballpark.

The other thing thatís a bit weird, is that I can buy two tickets (my own seat & another random one), maybe the thinking is ST holders can flog them for £45, therefore offsetting the price increase 🤷🏼‍♂️
You don't really think that do you


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:33:21
Not suggesting that Clem & Rob are going to trouser the extra cash, unlike the previous owner, but just imagine the reaction if he had done this & upped the ticket prices for this type of game.

People (rightly) lost their shit when we had to pay again for the replayed Rovers game, to me this is in the same ballpark.

You are comparing apples and pineapples.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:34:47
My understanding is the home team keeps the lot aside from a small commission to the away club for any tickets they have sold:

https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl-rules--regulations/efl-regulations/section-5--fixtures/

Cheers, that was what I was sort of getting at is that we would only be getting 45% of receipts so the game could end up costing us bloody money (really don't have time to do the maths).


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:53:39
You are comparing apples and pineapples.

Not really, itís being seen as an opportunity to make more money out of a fixture.

Iíd agree that thereís no comparison on where that money is likely to be going.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:56:04
What is slightly annoying is that ST holders can order two, meaning someone who never goes can jump the queue ahead of people who cant afford season tickets etc


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:57:14
You don't really think that do you

Probably not, but why should I be able to get two tickets, especially as they wonít be together so itís not like I can bring a friend


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:03:07
Probably not, but why should I be able to get two tickets, especially as they wonít be together so itís not like I can bring a friend
I did wonder this, surely the club will let an ST holder move seats for the match to where there are two available next to each other otherwise it will limit the take up of the additional ticketÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:06:58
You are comparing apples and pineapples.

Actually, you're comparing apples with a diarrhoea shit sandwich. With added haemorrhoids.

Jeez, that strained my spellchecker.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:18:06
My understanding is the home team keeps the lot aside from a small commission to the away club for any tickets they have sold:

https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl-rules--regulations/efl-regulations/section-5--fixtures/

Doesnít that only apply to league games, itís why smaller teams always wanted an away draw to the big boys in the FA Cup, as theyíd get 45% of a bigger crowd


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:52:49
Doesnít that only apply to league games, itís why smaller teams always wanted an away draw to the big boys in the FA Cup, as theyíd get 45% of a bigger crowd
Yes, that's right. What I wrote was in direct response to a questions about league games...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:58:50
Yes, that's right. What I wrote was in direct response to a questions about league games...
👍


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 13:03:27
At least it's free  :)
Flash will want two.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Ticker45 on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 20:39:00
Being a concession ST holder my actual price per game for this season was just under £11 which is so cheap and I have  absolutely no complaints, but the increase for the City game is a jump, not that well thought out and I am a little disappointed that there was not more of a sliding scale for all the ST people. I can afford the increase and have paid the going rates for away games plus the ancillary costs so it is not a problem personally but I can really appreciate the family holders and those possibly struggling having to dig deep if they want to see the game, and is does not sit well with me.

STFC is still in the deep doodah as we all know and the money raised should help, I just hope it does not alienate too many fans.

 :hmmm:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 20:58:09
Being a concession ST holder my actual price per game for this season was just under £11 which is so cheap and I have  absolutely no complaints, but the increase for the City game is a jump, not that well thought out and I am a little disappointed that there was not more of a sliding scale for all the ST people. I can afford the increase and have paid the going rates for away games plus the ancillary costs so it is not a problem personally but I can really appreciate the family holders and those possibly struggling having to dig deep if they want to see the game, and is does not sit well with me.

STFC is still in the deep doodah as we all know and the money raised should help, I just hope it does not alienate too many fans.

 :hmmm:

Iíll offer any fan on here that cannot afford the hike - the difference of a usual cost to make sure they can make it. I understand it from the club, but for those less off Iíll happily subsidise the difference.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 20:59:15
Nice gesture, fair play :clap:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Thursday, December 16, 2021, 23:14:50
Angus mentioned earlier that the community foundation and ĎBoom Battle Barí (at Regent Circus) are supporting with additional hospitality for this, I assume some extra stuff offsite? Anyone after hospitality get in touch with the club as itís being sold already and doesnít appear to have been advertised anywhere.

Also confirmed portaloos for the Bank (yes, someone really did message in to ask that question) - the City fans are in for a treat.

Interesting to note we may lose some seating in the Arkells (also for league matches) due to strengthening of the Ďred zoneí, which I assume means subs sat distanced in the stand. Some ST holders will be dislodged as a result.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 17, 2021, 09:28:26
The Trust view.........

https://truststfc.tv/manchester-city-pricing/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Friday, December 17, 2021, 09:33:49
The Trust view.........

https://truststfc.tv/manchester-city-pricing/
Seen a mixed response to this statement on Twitter. Personally, I'm not sure what the Trust can do other than advise the club of the supporters' wishes and express their own view that a price freeze would be the correct course of action. Aside from organising a boycott of course...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 09:41:12
not sure what else they can do either.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Friday, December 17, 2021, 09:49:49
They had to say something, but itís clear their hands are tied and the club had made their mind up regardless of the strong feedback given.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: fuzzy on Friday, December 17, 2021, 10:09:06
To us, our club is more than a business BUT, at the end of the day, a business is what it is.

Sadly, the man who has stepped up, put his hand in his pocket and saved our club from a predecessor who seems to have been intent on running us into the ground in a fit of pique, needs to operate as a business and take this opportunity to maximise revenue.

Is it going to hurt some of us? Yes it is but Clem and Rob have worked wonders to get us where we are. Let them make the hard calls and do what they need to to ensure our ongoing progress. If I can afford to pay the additional money to buy tickets I will. If I can't I won't but will watch it on ITV instead.

COYMFR


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:08:06
To us, our club is more than a business BUT, at the end of the day, a business is what it is.

Sadly, the man who has stepped up, put his hand in his pocket and saved our club from a predecessor who seems to have been intent on running us into the ground in a fit of pique, needs to operate as a business and take this opportunity to maximise revenue.

Is it going to hurt some of us? Yes it is but Clem and Rob have worked wonders to get us where we are. Let them make the hard calls and do what they need to to ensure our ongoing progress. If I can afford to pay the additional money to buy tickets I will. If I can't I won't but will watch it on ITV instead.

COYMFR

Exactly.  And this is why some of the massive over reaction on Twitter and other places needs to be put into context.  Agree or not agree, the outrage is some places is embarrassing.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:27:56
I'm not embarrassed by my own outrage. hth


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:28:32
I'm not embarrassed by my own outrage. hth

^This and this but not this. I think some like the outrage tbh.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:29:17
haha, I  knackered your post 4D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:34:46
 ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:52:34
I'm not embarrassed by my own outrage. hth

tbf, making it clear you disagree with the clubs stance is not outrage, which is what you have done, which is fair enough.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:53:19
no. I toddler stropped on Twitter to be fair


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, December 17, 2021, 11:59:44
no. I toddler stropped on Twitter to be fair

Saw that!  :D

I would suggest that you were clearly not outraged, more disappointed with the clubs behaviour ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:04:50
More sulkish?  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:19:09
certainly not outraged enough not to go

certainly outraged enough not to go out my way to put extra money in come ST renewal.

twattish, but it is my choice


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:24:09
certainly not outraged enough not to go

certainly outraged enough not to go out my way to put extra money in come ST renewal.

twattish, but it is my choice

Quite right, this combined with the pressure being applied to waive a partial refund for last season has made me question again whether to get a ST when I canít make it to every home game anyway.

What is annoying me more is people telling me I should be grateful to be able to be fleeced


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:34:01
I do worry the state of the club is somewhat worse than is publically portrayed

I mean we have all seen the debts in the minutes of the advisory board.

we have all seen Clem put a lot of money in, I get that.

but on the other side I see ticket line issues in getting through, reduced shop opening hours, chasing the st refundees, hiking the man city prices up

yeah. I accept it could simply be the ruthless cost control to minimise losses.
-----------
you aren't a proper fan Posh :)

for me a bought an u18 ST that will get used about 5 times this season. I'll drop that next season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Friday, December 17, 2021, 13:42:29
More disappointed than outraged. I feel the club could of been smarter with giving priority to people who attend say Stevenage and Northampton- that way you get two bumper crowds on top of the City sell out and dont need to fleece the fanbase so blatantly. (I know RA said on last nights 'On the Sofa' thats not so easy to do but come on its not rocket science).

The most ironic part is they are eroding a lot of goodwill to make a quick buck that they then have to give 55% of away! Seems short sighted to me, look after the fans and in the long term it would have been more beneficial to the club.

We waived our ST refunds last year as were privileged enough to be in a position to do so- those who arent shouldnt be hounded and guilt tripped to forego the refund- thats very shoddy- you cant come out and say theres plenty of funds in the bank to pay of able if needs be on one hand and then plead poverty in the next sentence.

Fingers crossed this wave isnt as severe as feared, but should City be behind closed door/ the rest of the season be impacted Ill be claiming a refund... would have considered writing it off before this episode.



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Munichred on Friday, December 17, 2021, 13:52:32
How will the postponed game/s affect Conroy's suspension? Will it mean he could miss the City game?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Friday, December 17, 2021, 14:00:58
How will the postponed game/s affect Conroy's suspension? Will it mean he could miss the City game?

League and FA cup are separate suspensions this season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, December 17, 2021, 15:05:17
Iíll offer any fan on here that cannot afford the hike - the difference of a usual cost to make sure they can make it. I understand it from the club, but for those less off Iíll happily subsidise the difference.

Nice gesture.

I sub 4D every fucking home game with beer money!

Probably get the sponging parasite a ticket though.....im all heart.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 17, 2021, 15:23:54
 :bullshit:

I'm always in the chair.....when I eventually get there  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crispy on Friday, December 17, 2021, 15:44:28
no. I toddler stropped on Twitter to be fair

Likewise... And my opinion hasn't changed to be fair


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Friday, December 17, 2021, 17:25:52
^This and this but not this. I think some like the outrage tbh.
Absolutely this tbh. I'm not happy with the increase but you know there's a handful of people who were desperate to have this to kick off about


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Munichred on Friday, December 17, 2021, 18:09:59
League and FA cup are separate suspensions this season.

Thanks


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, December 17, 2021, 20:01:09
Thanks

This, this, this and this. Or maybe to many thisí.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Moss on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 16:33:42
Every premier league team changes more for the visits of the premium sides, man city, Man U Liverpool etc and they charge far more than £35!

Supporting Swindon town or any lower league club is a bit like supporting your local pta fete or whatever. You understand you pay a bit more than the going rate but itís for the charity, which is pretty much what the club is. I really do not understand some of the tight cunts on here whining about prices. If you donít like it, donít buy it. If you buy it on the understanding you are funding the club that was almost out of business a few months ago, do so happy in the knowledge your supporting the club and stop fucking whining.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 17:12:15
Every premier league team changes more for the visits of the premium sides, man city, Man U Liverpool etc and they charge far more than £35!

Supporting Swindon town or any lower league club is a bit like supporting your local pta fete or whatever. You understand you pay a bit more than the going rate but itís for the charity, which is pretty much what the club is. I really do not understand some of the tight cunts on here whining about prices. If you donít like it, donít buy it. If you buy it on the understanding you are funding the club that was almost out of business a few months ago, do so happy in the knowledge your supporting the club and stop fucking whining.

I respect this view point to a degree.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 17:26:01
Quote
Every premier league team changes more for the visits of the premium sides, man city, Man U Liverpool etc and they charge far more than £35!

 
rightly so, premier League team v premier League team in a level competition

It's a slightly different scenario imo. I would expect to pay more for League games if we were in the championship (not going to pretend premier League is going to be reached ever again)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 17:37:57
Let's hope if there is a two week circuit breaker and games are played without any crowds let's hope that the club can come up with some shithousery excuse to get the game called off so at least we can play in front of a full capacity a couple of weeks after.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 17:46:18
indeed Jimmy. regardless of ticket cost view I'm sure we agree there.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 17:48:44
 :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:26:43
Oh please, it was not that long ago we had tiered prices for A, B & C league games. Do I want to pay £35 to see us spanked by arguably the best team in England, possibly Europe? Fuck no. I want free admission because I have three season tickets. Do I understand the clubs point of view? Of course I do. Will I pay it? Yes. Why?, because all those stay away glory hunting once in a blue moon attendees will also have to pay it too.

I look at the bigger picture and so should those of you who are bitching, selfish cunts. Iím not flush with cash, five weeks off work with no money, my choice. My son is likely to be going to Uni next year after saying he didnít want to, his choice, my responsibility to help pay. The club have put into words for even the thickest of fans to understand where every penny made will be spent in the monthly statement. Think about this. The bank is going to be fully, yes fully seated. Not just for this game but permanently so in future all away fans have the bank and the John Trollope stand will at last have a FULL compliment of seats for Home fans. Made possible by the visit of MC. I hope NEXT season the bank will have a cover over it to make it more fan friendly. Weíre going up the leagues, we need better facilities, that costs money. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey.

On the thorny subject of refunds of season tickets, if you really need the refund stick to your guns and demand it. On the shirt issue I donít know what to say other than make a contingency plan and give the club some fucking stick if you must but don't be an aggressive unreasonable cunt about it.

Happy Christmas you wankers.

😉😁



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:31:17
I love it when you get things off your chest LL :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:52:06
I can say with some certainty that the heavy FA cup defeat will take place behind closed doors.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:53:04
I love it when you get things off your chest LL :pint:

Well it had to be said. Season of goodwill? Fuck off. It is everyone for themselves. Selfishness is for the many not the few 🙄


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:56:40
I can say with some certainty that the heavy FA cup defeat will take place behind closed doors.

Put money on it then. You can smugly use the winnings to help subsidise the bitching tossers who think that they have the right to get a Porsche for the price of a Ford Focus. Just think of the kudos youíll gain with them. Everyone else will still think youíre a prize knob.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 18:59:30
Put money on it then. You can smugly use the winnings to help subsidise the bitching tossers who think that they have the right to get a Porsche for the price of a Ford Focus. Just think of the kudos youíll gain with them. Everyone else will still think youíre a prize knob.

 :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 19:03:30
:girlgiggle:

Glad it tickled your tits.

BTW, how is the book getting along. I fear you may have missed the Christmas bonanza. Still you have time to get proof read, printed ans online in time for the summer holiday airport crowd.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 19:14:34
What's the book about single & double decker buses and the match day experience at the Swindon bus station😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 19:23:38
Many thanks for your posts. I am still genuinely touched that there is ongoing interest in my travels through Swindon town centre.  I suspect that sights including the open use of hard drugs and threats of violence by those who display signs of mental illness are well documented.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: AMayesIng on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 19:28:40
Oh please, it was not that long ago we had tiered prices for A, B & C league games. Do I want to pay £35 to see us spanked by arguably the best team in England, possibly Europe? Fuck no. I want free admission because I have three season tickets. Do I understand the clubs point of view? Of course I do. Will I pay it? Yes. Why?, because all those stay away glory hunting once in a blue moon attendees will also have to pay it too.

I look at the bigger picture and so should those of you who are bitching, selfish cunts. Iím not flush with cash, five weeks off work with no money, my choice. My son is likely to be going to Uni next year after saying he didnít want to, his choice, my responsibility to help pay. The club have put into words for even the thickest of fans to understand where every penny made will be spent in the monthly statement. Think about this. The bank is going to be fully, yes fully seated. Not just for this game but permanently so in future all away fans have the bank and the John Trollope stand will at last have a FULL compliment of seats for Home fans. Made possible by the visit of MC. I hope NEXT season the bank will have a cover over it to make it more fan friendly. Weíre going up the leagues, we need better facilities, that costs money. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey.

On the thorny subject of refunds of season tickets, if you really need the refund stick to your guns and demand it. On the shirt issue I donít know what to say other than make a contingency plan and give the club some fucking stick if you must but don't be an aggressive unreasonable cunt about it.

Happy Christmas you wankers.

😉😁



100% this. Happy Christmas to you all too!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 19:50:34
Many thanks for your posts. I am still genuinely touched that there is ongoing interest in my travels through Swindon town centre.  I suspect that sights including the open use of hard drugs and threats of violence by those who display signs of mental illness are well documented.

Have you reported your findings to the Wiltshire constabulary as you seem to make reference quite frequently on match days to the Bus station hence the forums concern for your own wellbeing.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 20:13:20
Have you reported your findings to the Wiltshire constabulary as you seem to make reference quite frequently on match days to the Bus station hence the forums concern for your own wellbeing.

No as my interactions are usually a source of amusement rather than concern.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 20:17:26
I'm not sure I would find it amusing rather distressing based on what you are saying.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 20:26:25
What's the book about single & double decker buses and the match day experience at the Swindon bus station😀

Thatíll be the one. He was hoping to get Blakey to endorse it but it looks like he has missed the bus..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 20:27:31
 :clap: :pint:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 20:28:53
No as my interactions are usually a source of amusement rather than concern.

Yeah, must be a bit humiliating when the locals down Manchester Road, Station Road and all stops in between laugh at your Willy flashing interactions.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 21:21:04
some people agree with you LL, some don't. Get over it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 21:27:56
More stuff for the outrage thread  :)


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 21:36:07
looks like no fucker will be watching the city match anyway :(

Premier League have a meeting to discuss the situation Monday... plan c being drawn up .  etc etc


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 21:53:54
some people agree with you LL, some don't. Get over it.

I think you ay be slightly misguided. I honestly have nothing to Ďget overí.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 22:14:17
looks like no fucker will be watching the city match anyway :(

Premier League have a meeting to discuss the situation Monday... plan c being drawn up .  etc etc
If 15 people at the club have Covid, then surely, they won't be ready to play by 7 Jan anyway?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 22:17:52
Ten days isolation from when the symptons started not when you get the PCR results. It would be nice if the club updated the fans as many will be buying Exeter tickets and may not be able to go to any arranged game later on in the season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 22:25:10
yeah I think the players will be fine if they didn't get more severe symptoms.

but the noises are for this circuit breaker.

I wonder if football will be suspended for 2 weeks, but with the fixtures chaos that would ensue I suppose it'll be closed doors.

and that would be tragic


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 12:22:27
Unfortunately any two week period after today would mean it's probably not worth queing up for Man City tickets.
It's going to be touch and go.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 12:32:20
Issue is with two weeks is that it won't be two weeks. It takes around 2.5-3 months for any form of lockdown to have a huge impact. Incubation period means for some they'd be getting COVID just as restrictions would be lifting at the end of the two week period. Tighten restrictions and I could see it being in effect until early March


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 12:35:03
I guess the thinking is 2 weeks to get boosters and become effective (maybe a bit more)..

surely that's the difference this time, vaccine.

I don't aim that at you Mr Mezz, just a general hope/expectation


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 13:04:03
I think you ay be slightly misguided. I honestly have nothing to Ďget overí.

Now you are just being a prick. Perhaps lay off the sauce when posting.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 15:36:00
Now you are just being a prick. Perhaps lay off the sauce when posting.

If youíre going to insult me you need to try harder. Flesh your insult out a bit and maybe use bigger words and be more creative, thanks.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 15:41:11
Newcastle 0 Man City 4 it's looking ominous for us unless their goals suddenly dry up!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PwS4Elr3KJg


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Boy About Town on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 15:56:41
If youíre going to insult me you need to try harder. Flesh your insult out a bit and maybe use bigger words and be more creative, thanks.

I donít need to. Deep down you know what you are.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 16:09:44
I donít need to. Deep down you know what you are.

I do indeed and am very comfortable with it thanks. But seeing as you sold me short and didn't do yourself any justice you ought to have an opportunity to express yourself on a more cerebral level.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 16:32:34
Newcastle 0 Man City 4 it's looking ominous for us unless their goals suddenly dry up!

You can't judge anything on current form as it's likely to be a completely different 11 we play, however the same result is probably likely


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 16:36:23
Whoever they will pick will be drilled to play the same clinical way


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 16:44:40
Whoever they will pick will be drilled to play the same clinical way
With our absence of a centre midfield and defence weíre going to get thumped thatís a given, just enjoy the occasion I guess. Cheltenham caused them a scare last season as they were defensively strong, physical and had a weapon with the long throw. Unfortunately thatís not something we are equipped to do, we will instead be very open which against a quality opposition will be a massive problem.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 16:48:09
I couldn't agree more and it makes you wonder how Garner is going to come up with a plan to nullify their attacking threats whoever they play.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: DiV on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 17:19:35
City will send their under 23s anywayÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 17:21:42
Let's hope so but it will be what's on the bench that could be the problem!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 17:32:26
City will send their under 23s anywayÖ

Has Pep ever done this? I donít think so.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 17:36:45
Man Cityís side away to Cheltenham in the FA Cup - January this year.

13 Steffen
78 Harwood-Bellis (Rķben Dias)
50 GarcŪa
14 Laporte
22 Mendy (Cancelo)
26 Mahrez
69 Doyle (GŁndogan)
25 Fernandinho
47 Foden
21 Torres
9 Gabriel Jesus


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 17:38:27
Scary to think Spanish international Torres can barely get a game this season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, December 19, 2021, 18:21:31
City will send their under 23s anywayÖ
Heís never done that, heís one of the few managers that takes every cup seriously, even the league cup he wonít risk anything. Heíll probably play youngsters like Delap and Palmer but I bet weíll see the likes of Stones, Ake, Torres and Fernandinho involved for them.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 20, 2021, 08:21:00
Well todayís the day !!!!  Dread to think what itís going to be like getting through to get Man City tickets,  took them weeks to sort out 4000 season tickets,  how on earth are they going to cope with up to 4000 tickets in one day ??.
Glad Iím not working in the office !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 08:22:25
surely it won't be 4000, most people will go online?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Lemis on Monday, December 20, 2021, 09:43:02
Tickets now on sale


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 09:45:02
I'm not sure how somebody posted a photo of 2x tickets yesterday on the STFC Facebook page.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: LittleRed on Monday, December 20, 2021, 09:50:47
Says Iím not a season ticket holder 🤦🏼&zwj;♂️


Sent from my iPhone


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 09:52:28
You didn't expect it to be straightforward did you😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 09:53:27
How the bloody hell do you select your ST seats?


edit : got it : Select your face thingy top right and select "reserved seats"


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:00:07
How the bloody hell do you select your ST seats?


edit : got it : Select your face thingy top right and select "reserved seats"
Yep. That threw me for a bit. It's not obvious that you have reserved tickets.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:12:30
I know it's like slowing down to look at a car crash, but twitter is already full of fans complaining about issues. They will know about it of course, but the club really need to sort out their ticketing issues this summer when they get a proper chance.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:20:19
Has anyone else completely lost interest in this game, with all that's going on? No? Just me then!  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:21:22
One problem is I think this is incomplete

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/december/ticketing-linking-accounts/

Its not enough just to link accounts. You need to ask permission to be able to but tickets on the linked parties account. Once they verify from their end then you are good to go.

Maybe that's don't by default when linking, I don't *think* so - but the other party definitely needs to accept anyway. I had this when trying to buy walsall tickets for someone else

If the other person doesn't have their own account, I think you are stuffed!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:21:53
Not just this game what about Exeter is it on or off🤔


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:21:54
Has anyone else completely lost interest in this game, with all that's going on? No? Just me then!  :D

The edge has been massively taken off by Covid and other factors (but lets not go there again)

Just can't see it going ahead TBH, but maybe a postponement?!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:25:23
The edge has been massively taken off by Covid and other factors (but lets not go there again)

Just can't see it going ahead TBH, but maybe a postponement?!

Yes, mostly COVID related. We've had the enjoyment beaten out of us this past 18 months or so, so it's difficult to get excited about the game when it could well be called off (players missing or circuit breaker)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:26:58
If it was played behind closed doors that's a lot of refunds the club would have to do!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crispy on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:36:20
Not just this game what about Exeter is it on or off🤔

 :no:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:37:05
Is the ticket office/shop open this week?

Hoping to pop in on the way back from Nottingham tomorrow PM.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:49:43
Is anyone struggling to add the additional tickets?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:52:17
Iíve bought tickets for us both before, but thereís no option to do it for Man City.

The word tinpot springs to mind


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: china red on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:04:03
What a complete pile of steaming shite!  Cannot buy the tickets for my son and daughter, cannot buy the additional tickets, can literally only buy a ticket for myself


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:04:36
How the bloody hell do you select your ST seats?


edit : got it : Select your face thingy top right and select "reserved seats"

Nice one Batch.
Thought I would check on here first before entering the ďcubeĒ ordering tickets.
Read your comment and sorted without any problem. They even had the season tickets reserved by name that made it easier.
All calm 🙃


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:05:37
Not just this game what about Exeter is it on or off🤔

Will be off Mate.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:06:45
Cheers Duke not much news coming out of the club!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:11:39
Cheers Duke not much news coming out of the club!

Agree. Clearly self isolating and can only wait until further news.
Can see the at least 2 weeks of this season being played behind closed doors as a start.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:14:07
Iíve bought tickets for us both before, but thereís no option to do it for Man City.

The word tinpot springs to mind

Note the comment from batch.
Your Tickets will be reserved under your logging.
Go into the ticket ordering page and hit the image of the head / face.
Should give you the screen showing tickets reserved.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:14:54
After adding my season tickets and 2 additional it said I had selected more than I was allowed!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:16:25
After adding my season tickets and 2 additional it said I had selected more than I was allowed!
you are allowed your reserved season ticket (held until 6 pm tomorrow) and one additional.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:21:33
What a complete pile of steaming shite!  Cannot buy the tickets for my son and daughter, cannot buy the additional tickets, can literally only buy a ticket for myself

Have you purchased for them before and are they season ticket holders?
You should have authority to buy on their behalf, if you have you will have reserved seats against your logging in screen (ticketing ordering screen). ďThe icon of the head.Ē


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:23:17
you are allowed your reserved season ticket (held until 6 pm tomorrow) and one additional.

I have 2 season tickets on my account - so should be allowed 2 additional tickets.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:24:45
Note the comment from batch.
Your Tickets will be reserved under your logging.
Go into the ticket ordering page and hit the image of the head / face.
Should give you the screen showing tickets reserved.

Nope, only had my single ticket (even though Iíve bought tickets for us both before).

Had to sign in to his account separately and do two separate transactions.

Still, have now bought both although no option to buy the other tickets that we were supposed to be able to get.  Just as well I hadnít promised to do that for anyone else


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:32:48
on separate accounts, there's a difference between linked accounts, and permission to buy tickets for a linked account . very odd if you've done it before though ...

two ST tickets under one account seems FUBAR. I thought the intention was one account one customer. gawd knows what happened there


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Leggett on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:51:30
My 8 year old's account is registered on my email, so is my account, when I try to gain ticket privileges for him it sends an email to me asking to log in as him and allow it... but he is 8, and doesn't have a log in. Ugh.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 11:53:33
and presumably the 'accept permissions' doesn't appear under "my network' in your account Leggett?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: migzy on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:17:47
My 8 year old's account is registered on my email, so is my account, when I try to gain ticket privileges for him it sends an email to me asking to log in as him and allow it... but he is 8, and doesn't have a log in. Ugh.

I always have exactly this issue and can't see a way around it!

I have bought 4 tickets but in different seats to my usual season ticket seats. At least that means we have tickets. I will see if the club can swap them to my usual seats but better than nothing and can't be bothered with the wait on the phone.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Berniman on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:22:47
Has anyone else completely lost interest in this game, with all that's going on? No? Just me then!  :D

I'm with you


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Leggett on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:28:13
and presumably the 'accept permissions' doesn't appear under "my network' in your account Leggett?

Nope.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:30:52
How difficult can it be to order a ticket on line, ffs.

Or get down the CG and pick one up.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:32:23
.
https://youtu.be/zjedLeVGcfE


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:38:41
Has anyone followed the "how to link accounts" advice on the official site?


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 13:12:52
Quote
Has anyone followed the "how to link accounts" advice on the official site?
the advice is correct

however it used to be there case you had to request and be granted permission to buy/assign tickets on somebody else's behalf. this was an additional step

having done this as recently as the Walsall fa cup game all my tickets in the network were available to purchase.

if you have one client number for several st, or several st on one account, or the same name on several st you could be stuffed. not sure about u11 accounts either...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: doomster on Monday, December 20, 2021, 13:14:47
Just did it myself.  Click on the person in top right once you login, click view account menu, under account management click network.  Add your membership numbers and your hood.  Then when buying tickets assign them to members accordingly


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Leggett on Monday, December 20, 2021, 13:48:52
Assigning isn't the problem, it's getting the reserved ticket for him that's the issue, in the meantime the seat next to me that I wanted for my eldest has sold. Mind you, nobody's actually going to be sat watching this game in the stadium, soooo...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: doomster on Monday, December 20, 2021, 13:55:45
When in your basket you should be able to assign need to ensure you only have max 2 per person


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Cheltred on Monday, December 20, 2021, 14:02:21
I'm with you
I'm probably losing interest because City's recent results suggest we're not likely to even make a game of it! I hope I'm wrong


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:20:56
Premier League play on, but fa cup replays at risk.

Will just have to do it over the 90

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59732905


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:40:22
Iím glad I sorted all this ticket linking nonsense during the Rovers ticket fiasco, the ticketing system just isnít fit for purpose but that doesnít excuse the piss poor effort on the phones. The constant excuses and apologies are starting to wear a bit thin now, in a normal business this level of customer service would destroy a company.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:41:44
The window for Season Ticket & Half Season Ticket Holders to purchase tickets for @ManCity will be extended to Thursday.

They will not be released to General Sale until Thursday night.

This will allow all ST Holders Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday to purchase tickets.

#STFC


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:48:22
Rumours from 27th we are headed back into Step 2 restrictions ...

We looking at a reduced capacity then?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:53:54
Whatís the fucking point in being vaccinated if youíre still banned from doing stuff. Treat people like adults. If anyone is worried, donít go. If youíre not worried, carry on.

Theyíre even thinking off having to have a rapid test to enter bars/restaurants here even if youíre double vaccinated and boosted.



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 20, 2021, 15:58:33
Exeter now official - postponed.
No surprises.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Monday, December 20, 2021, 16:29:24
Whatís the fucking point in being vaccinated if youíre still banned from doing stuff. Treat people like adults. If anyone is worried, donít go. If youíre not worried, carry on.
This


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 20, 2021, 16:40:41
I guess they think this is so fast spreading it'll put too many in hospital - assuming they have the modelling right.
===
At what point will variants not do this? Fair question.

At least being vaccinated gives you the best chance of not dying.

Its all so bloody frustrating.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 16:42:37
Maybe it's time to piss the anti vaxers off and make the vaccines mandatory


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Monday, December 20, 2021, 17:21:03
Any news if 6-game flexi ticket holders window has been delayed? Was supposed to be tomorrow 10am?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 17:44:03
No mention on the STFC Facebook site just season ticket holders and half season holders have all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with any general sale late on Thursday


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, December 20, 2021, 17:50:41
I don't think anyone with their children account linked manage to buy them online. All had to ring up.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Monday, December 20, 2021, 19:52:22
not worth the shit getting to the 3rd round. we havent had and don't have the infrastructure to make everyone happy.

for what its worth i clicked straight onto the website this morning and purchased within 2 minutes but its worth avoiding twitter for another week and then probably the rest of the season when refund issues happen.

sack off a little profit and get an external company to manage it all.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:40:03
not worth the shit getting to the 3rd round. we havent had and don't have the infrastructure to make everyone happy.

for what its worth i clicked straight onto the website this morning and purchased within 2 minutes but its worth avoiding twitter for another week and then probably the rest of the season when refund issues happen.

sack off a little profit and get an external company to manage it all.
Same for me,   Was expecting a total ball ache getting tickets,   Logged in, first attempt got through ordered tickets,  total time online 4 minutes at 10.30 this morning,  very impressed.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:41:22
I see some queued up for 5 hours at the County ground!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:41:53
Not so sure itíll be as quick when we have to apply for refunds !!!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:42:42
I see some queued up for 5 hours at the County ground!
Loyal supporters ÖÖ.     


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:45:42
Different in the summer of 1990 & 1993 when it was warmer and Wembley beckoned!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, December 20, 2021, 21:56:49
Different in the summer of 1990 & 1993 when it was warmer and Wembley beckoned!
And we had a chance of winning !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, December 20, 2021, 22:00:26
And we had a chance of winning !!.

😀😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:03:37
Sorry if this has been covered before - I've had a quick read back but can't seen anything.

I bought a 6 game flexi ticket which I thought allowed me to buy Man City tickets today - but the website isn't letting me.

I know ST holder have been given a few extra days but has anyone else with flexi tickets experienced any issues??





Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:05:39
Thers no mention of the flexi tickets I would ring the club and see if you can purchase before they go on general sale late on Thursday.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: STFC no2 fan on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:08:19
Having the same issue with the flexi tickets too


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:09:53
I would imagine everything has been put back 1 day.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:12:31
Sorry if this has been covered before - I've had a quick read back but can't seen anything.

I bought a 6 game flexi ticket which I thought allowed me to buy Man City tickets today - but the website isn't letting me.

I know ST holder have been given a few extra days but has anyone else with flexi tickets experienced any issues??





I assume the half ST the club refer to are the 6 game flexi tickets?

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/december/man-city-priority-window-extended-for-st--half-st-holders/

The club have just tweeted that they have extended the priority window for both ST and half ST holders through to Thursday so in theory you should be good to go.

If you need to phone the club they have also tweeted that you ring 0330 002 1879 and press 1 for ticketing. I saw a few comments that phone line queues seemed to be improving but also a fair few that had been on hold for hours and then had been hung up on when they got through to someone. Needless to say, there is a LOT of noise on twitter about tickets which the club just have to address.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:30:05
no, half season  and Flexi are different


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:38:50
no, half season  and Flexi are different

Ah ok shows how much attention I pay! And also goes to show that assumptions are the mother of all fuck ups! Apologies for the misinformation.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:44:29
Canít even see these getting to general sale as I understand there was quite a few shifted yesterday despite delays in getting them?


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:46:07
yeah. they treated st & half ST as equal priority - rightly so as they have reserved seat. Flexi came in on second day of sales.

so I'd give it a go if I were a Flexi holder. That's it you can get through

original details: https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2021/december/manchester-city-ticket-details/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:47:34
Have the club confirmed the capacity is it 14,500 - 15,000?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:48:03
Did we have this ticketing system when we played Chelsea, I don't recall it being quite the shit show this is proving to be?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:49:16
It is very strange letting season ticket holders buy plus 1. You would think 1 ticket would be enough and this is the reason why people aren't getting their exact season ticket seats. if season tickets all bought plus 1 then thats like 8-9k tickets sold, add in half season and 6 game plus man city allocation and things not a lot left.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:52:41
What a complete pile of steaming shite!  Cannot buy the tickets for my son and daughter, cannot buy the additional tickets, can literally only buy a ticket for myself

Thanks for sorting my ticket out me old China!! Top man :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:53:47
Did we have this ticketing system when we played Chelsea, I don't recall it being quite the shit show this is proving to be?

That's modern technology for you, we never had that problem in the late 70's when we had well over 22,000 v Arsenal, Spurs & Wolves just old fashioned queuing up😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:56:41
Got mine, thanks to a very kind pal who queued. Beers inbound  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:57:29
Got mine, thanks to a very kind pal who queued. Beers inbound  :)

You stay in the warm😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 10:59:38
Sorry if this has been covered before - I've had a quick read back but can't seen anything.

I bought a 6 game flexi ticket which I thought allowed me to buy Man City tickets today - but the website isn't letting me.

I know ST holder have been given a few extra days but has anyone else with flexi tickets experienced any issues??





Just had a quick scan on twitter and appears it's now open to the 6 game flexi holders now if you try again online.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:02:48
sounds like phones are being answered much quicker today.

which is good


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:15:00
In the extremely unlikely event of anyone not going to be buying theirs but having priority, please send me a DM. Iím after 4 ideally, but would take 2! ĎGood oneí GIF incomingÖ


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:16:32
Do ticket touts still exist or is that a thing of the past🤔


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:24:22
Perhaps they gave season tickets option of buying 2 in the hope that they would sell more of the half season tickets/flexi game pass-fair play I guess.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Power to people on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 11:38:28
I don't think anyone with their children account linked manage to buy them online. All had to ring up.

I've got the same problem, my sons account is not linked for me to buy tickets for him as well, have emailed someone at the club yesterday but yet to hear back, don't fancy spending an hour or so holding on the phone


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:08:41
S'pose its one way of getting a ticket.

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Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:11:00
Just wondering how they are getting the tickets to offer the package


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:11:08
Had look on the internet, both sides seem really well full, other than odd seats the only empty ones are at the ends.  However, think we 'll have a better idea when they go on general sale as the seats 'not available ' at present will become available after season ticket holders have had their fill.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:14:54
Just wondering how they are getting the tickets to offer the package

Sorry? How the club are getting the tickets?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:16:41
I guess the club are putting them a side for more profit


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:18:13
Just wondering how they are getting the tickets to offer the package
Probably because as it says 'They have teamed up with Swindon town',   must mean there's a few quid in it for us !!.
Presume the club won't care who has the tickets once they go on general sale, besides it's probably quicker to get rid of 'x amount ' of tickets in bulk rather than muck about with individuals.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:20:10
You may be right but there may also be many fans who would like to see the match who can't afford the package.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:21:38
You may be right but there may also be many fans who would like to see the match who can't afford the package.
But, again, they can see it, it's on TV !!!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:23:06
But many would still prefer to go to the game but won't be able to due to the lack of tickets going on general sale.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:43:33
We don't have that problem week in week out though, I feel sorry for regulars who may not be able to get a ticket, not for a first match of the season attendee.

I think they should have included a general sale band for 5+ game attendees this season.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:44:32
It was the regulars I was talking about😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:48:15
But you're assuming every single season ticket holder is going to buy 2 tickets, what's that, 7k? We should have 12,500 home seats which would still leave 5.5k for general sale. If they were prioritised for 5+ game attendees then I don't see a problem.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:54:23
But you're assuming every single season ticket holder is going to buy 2 tickets, what's that, 7k? We should have 12,500 home seats which would still leave 5.5k for general sale. If they were prioritised for 5+ game attendees then I don't see a problem.
5.5k tickets allocated to the Boom Bar apparently.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 13:58:52
But you're assuming every single season ticket holder is going to buy 2 tickets, what's that, 7k? We should have 12,500 home seats which would still leave 5.5k for general sale. If they were prioritised for 5+ game attendees then I don't see a problem.

Aren't we closer to 4500 - 5000 season ticket holders now, especially with the half season ticket holders? That could mean 9000-10,000 gone already.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:04:21
Aren't we closer to 4500 - 5000 season ticket holders now, especially with the half season ticket holders? That could mean 9000-10,000 gone already.
Only 3000 sold yesterday so can't see it being more than 9000 gone by the time they're on general sale. Plenty of ST holders won't take up the extra ticket, especially kids.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:07:52
But you're assuming every single season ticket holder is going to buy 2 tickets, what's that, 7k? We should have 12,500 home seats which would still leave 5.5k for general sale. If they were prioritised for 5+ game attendees then I don't see a problem.

Season ticket sales were around 4500 plus the mini season ticket holders which takes it up to around 10,000 cup tickets potentially selling. I've yet to see what the capacity will be so can't comment  how many will make it to general sale but with our average league crowd around 8000 I doubt that there will be 3000+ left for general sale on Thursday evening.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:09:27
Only 3000 sold yesterday so can't see it being more than 9000 gone by the time they're on general sale. Plenty of ST holders won't take up the extra ticket, especially kids.

Maybe the threat of playing behind closed doors is putting fans off


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hyabb17 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:12:03
If was also very slow to get through on the phone, people's season ticket seats not linked. I personally feel 9000 plus will be sold prior to general sale...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:20:53
If was also very slow to get through on the phone, people's season ticket seats not linked. I personally feel 9000 plus will be sold prior to general sale...
If you are excluding the 15 points window from general sale then Iím hoping that nothing is left by general sale to be honest. That would mean all tickets have been bought by people who have attended games this season and the only ones attending that havenít been will be friends of said supporters.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:23:20
Which is fair enough


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:29:53
See Scotland are now banning fans for 3 weeks, fans attending this must really be in the balance now.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:31:00
It's only a matter of time now and I would prefer games were cancelled than played behind closed doors.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: kirky69 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:36:59
Which is fair enough

Just wondering if fans are banned from attending FA Cup games due to govt restrictions, whether the ties can be moved by a couple of weeks to the midweek dates that would have been left free for potential replays (now abolished) to allow clubs to benefit from the otherwise lost gate income, which will be significant for lower league clubs like ours. That is assuming of course that the restrictions are ended by then. Nobody wants an FA Cup week-end with no fans in attendance, they will be completely soulless events.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:42:10
Good shout  :clap:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:50:15
Probably because as it says 'They have teamed up with Swindon town',   must mean there's a few quid in it for us !!.
Presume the club won't care who has the tickets once they go on general sale, besides it's probably quicker to get rid of 'x amount ' of tickets in bulk rather than muck about with individuals.

From the flyer you book the tickets from the club, hence my confusion to the query as to where the tickets were coming from.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 14:51:41
My query was are they allocating tickets for more profit rather than letting them go on general sale unless of course the match day experience is from executive boxes😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:17:58
Do I have to go through ticketmaster?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:24:35
The club aren't selling tickets for the Stevenage game so is it about to be called off


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:29:15
Quote
Do I have to go through ticketmaster?
no, you can ring up, or go in person.

the online sales are using Ticketmaster underneath, but you don't get stung by TM style fees, just £1 p&p

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


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:31:01
Quote
The club aren't selling tickets for the Stevenage game so is it about to be called off
https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/EDP/Event/Index/636 (https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/EDP/Event/Index/636)


???


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:33:09
How odd I'm seeing the below


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:42:53
I've still got Exeter tickets on sale when I look!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:43:43
Very strange😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:55:14
How odd I'm seeing the below

I get that


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 18:59:42
It's like the club already know it will be off


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 19:13:02
I've still got Exeter tickets on sale when I look!
And me !!,    Notice the Mansfield game is rearranged for Tuesday 11th January.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Cheltred on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:12:27
The club aren't selling tickets for the Stevenage game so is it about to be called off
I've just ordered a Stevenage ticket


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:15:10
I'm not sure why they aren't showing when I log in


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:18:39
Does anyone know how ST holders go about buying that extra ticket they're able to? The option doesn't show anywhere in the Reserved Tickets area.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:22:10
I assumed you just selected them from the normal place, not the reserved bit.

remeber to change the quantity as appropriate.

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontown/EDP/Event/Index/671


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:41:21
Thanks Batch. Found it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 20:59:14
How odd I'm seeing the below


 :D 'fab swingers' tab i see


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 21:01:29
You've lost me


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 21:02:01
no, you can ring up, or go in person.

the online sales are using Ticketmaster underneath, but you don't get stung by TM style fees, just £1 p&p

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

So let me get this right. If I try online, it is through ticket master and for three tickets I have to pay £5 booking fee but going to the ground or ringing them up it is only £1 p&p?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 21:14:27
So let me get this right. If I try online, it is through ticket master and for three tickets I have to pay £5 booking fee but going to the ground or ringing them up it is only £1 p&p?
No mate,  ordered 2 online,  only charged £1 postage.    You can review your order before payment so should be able to see all charges before paying.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 21:16:51
So let me get this right. If I try online, it is through ticket master and for three tickets I have to pay £5 booking fee but going to the ground or ringing them up it is only £1 p&p?
Sorry, Iíve Just read it again,   Order through the Swindon website donít think it has anything to do with ticketmaster. There is no booking fee just the £1 postage.


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 21:59:44
Quote
So let me get this right. If I try online, it is through ticket master and for three tickets I have to pay £5 booking fee but going to the ground or ringing them up it is only £1 p&p?
where are you getting £5 booking fee?

e-tickets is powered by Ticketmaster, but you don't go near the Ticketmaster site


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 22:03:19
where are you getting £5 booking fee?

e-tickets is powered by Ticketmaster, but you don't go near the Ticketmaster site
Maybe trying to book directly through  ticket master ??.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 22:15:14
You've lost me

He means from your screenshot, where one of your open tabs is for 'fabswingers'. Which I'm sure is all about improving your golfing technique.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JoeMezz on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 22:21:46

 :D 'fab swingers' tab i see

 :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 22:37:17
Hahaha, Fabswingers.com :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 22:41:45
Haha, good spot!



Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 01:45:13
Ice cream tossing?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 01:52:35
Shared device at work and someone will be getting a bo*******g tomorrow. Thanks for pointing it out though it's much appreciated although it's like being at school with all the sniggering behind your back in the playground.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 07:15:42
Website has crashed due amount of TEF members trying to log in !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 07:38:10
Shared device at work and someone will be getting a bo*******g tomorrow. Thanks for pointing it out though it's much appreciated although it's like being at school with all the sniggering behind your back in the playground.
Good to share Jimmy


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 07:41:38
Itís the season for sharing and good will(y) to all men (and women).


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 08:32:17
Shared device at work and someone will be getting a bo*******g tomorrow.

"your honour"


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 08:44:57
Shared device at work and someone will be getting a bo*******g tomorrow. Thanks for pointing it out though it's much appreciated although it's like being at school with all the sniggering behind your back in the playground.

 :hmmm:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 08:57:38
You work late Jimmy  ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 08:59:41
You work late Jimmy  ;)

He was in looking for his keys.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 09:52:02
Poor old Jimmy. Busted :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 09:53:12
Website has crashed due amount of TEF members trying to log in !!.

what fabswingers.com....

Reminds me of another forum I frequent. where much of the clientele are men 60+ (its a history site) and the number of times people have come on moaning that the adverts on the site are all for Russian and Thai brides!  


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:10:00
Just got a ticket in the TE for myself. Also tried to buy one for a mate who has 15 loyalty points but it's saying he's not eligible. I have permission to assign and manage his tickets so can't be that, and I tried through my account then through his with no joy. Hmm.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:16:12
You work late Jimmy  ;)

It's called shift work


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:23:43
It's called shaft work

FIFY.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 10:53:40
FIFY.

 :girlgiggle:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:35:34
A mate just got my ticket with our linked accounts. I have 85 points.  Very few left apparently.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:40:15
A mate just got my ticket with our linked accounts. I have 85 points.  Very few left apparently.

Looking at it right now, about 200 left in DRS, 350 in TE and 200 in the Arkells. Might be some more tomorrow night once the ST holders' seats are released though given that some aren't going or have booked different seats.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:47:38
typical swindon, swings and roundabouts


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:47:39
I'd never peg Jimmy as a swinger.

Good for you fella.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:48:21
Properly glorious turn for the thread this.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:49:16
Maybe I should try it as many of you seem to know all about it😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:53:08
Looking at it right now, about 200 left in DRS, 350 in TE and 200 in the Arkells. Might be some more tomorrow night once the ST holders' seats are released though given that some aren't going or have booked different seats.

Do we have tickets in the arkells away section?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:55:25
Ive yet to see what the capacity is but would be surprised if some of the end rows weren't blanked off in the Arkells and the DRS to keep fans away from the Blue Moon lot


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Broadbents Tackle on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 11:56:07
what fabswingers.com....

Reminds me of another forum I frequent. where much of the clientele are men 60+ (its a history site) and the number of times people have come on moaning that the adverts on the site are all for Russian and Thai brides!  

A sadly no longer with us member did it on here!   :soapy tit wank:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:10:59
.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nOqtmmwa0d0


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Benzel on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:12:46
Poor old Jimmy. Busted :D
Oh he busted alright

Sent from my CLT-L09


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:13:14
Ive yet to see what the capacity is but would be surprised if some of the end rows weren't blanked off in the Arkells and the DRS to keep fans away from the Blue Moon lot
Away section of Arkells is available to Town fans right up to the SB end. Same in DRS.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:17:27
Quote from: reeves4england
Looking at it right now, about 200 left in DRS, 350 in TE and 200 in the Arkells. Might be some more tomorrow night once the ST holders' seats are released though given that some aren't going or have booked different seats.

presumably a few will be dumped back available some time tomorrow evening when st deadline expires


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:25:17
presumably a few will be dumped back available some time tomorrow evening when st deadline expires
Is there an echo in here?  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:26:24
echo


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 12:46:02
Away section of Arkells is available to Town fans right up to the SB end. Same in DRS.

I wonder if that would have been the case if we were playing Bristol City, Oxford or Millwall etc.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: WR5 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 13:12:57
just booked 2, only away section of Arkells left.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 13:17:40
Surprisingly, despite the moaning, City have sold all theirs.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 14:37:39
Just had a look, not many left at all


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 14:49:55
just booked 2, only away section of Arkells left.
And a handful of seats near the TE. And 30-40 in the DRS. And a couple of hundred in the TE.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 15:08:01
Just had a look, not many left at all

Who gives a shit, we are all waiting on Jimmy's fab swingers booking!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 15:28:39
Surprisingly, despite the moaning, City have sold all theirs.

i guess Citeh have been given the Bank and the corner of the Arkells.
Noted a few still spare in the away end of the Arkells that would be Citeh?
This will be a sell out providing it goes ahead.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 15:29:35
No, city only have the bank.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 16:04:18
Who gives a shit, we are all waiting on Jimmy's fab swingers booking!

:Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 16:51:10
Let's hope if there is a two week circuit breaker and games are played without any crowds let's hope that the club can come up with some shithousery excuse to get the game called off so at least we can play in front of a full capacity a couple of weeks after.

St Mirren have been royally shafted in Scotlands. They had both Rangers and Celtic at home during that period.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:07:30
Knowing Boris we will lose Man City and he will extend it so we also miss Bristol Rovers.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:22:34
Let's hope any circuit breaker has a carve out for meetings of broad minded adults who like to meet with other broad minded adults


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:27:27
:)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:38:30
Itíll be Ďbehind closed doorsí. I expect the City cup game will be, too.  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:44:36
No, city only have the bank.


Makes it more interesting.
Should sell out our allocation I would have thought.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: WR5 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 17:57:29
And a handful of seats near the TE. And 30-40 in the DRS. And a couple of hundred in the TE.

 >:(
The bloke it the ticket office ( Phone ) said Arkells was all I could have.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:01:35
I wonder if that's because the ones left are reserved for season ticket holders who still have 24 hours to purchase.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:22:11
Let's hope any circuit breaker has a carve out for meetings of broad minded adults who like to meet with other broad minded adults

At bus stations?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:23:02
I wonder if that's because the ones left are reserved for season ticket holders who still have 24 hours to purchase.

Wouldn't have thought so, that section of the TE is usually sparce.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:26:18
Fair point


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:32:10
6pm deadline tomorrow for ST/half ST, then general sale


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:42:09
At bus stations?

Won't be going to any games in the next month or so (assuming supporters can attend) as the wife starts cancer treatment just after Christmas day.  I will have to get my bus station fix by looking at Google street view on match days.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:44:30
Won't be going to any games in the next month or so (assuming supporters can attend) as the wife starts cancer treatment just after Christmas day.  I will have to get my bus station fix by looking at Google street view on match days.

Hope everything goes well for your wife.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:46:42
Hope everything goes well for your wife.

That's kind - many thanks


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:47:43
Won't be going to any games in the next month or so (assuming supporters can attend) as the wife starts cancer treatment just after Christmas day.  I will have to get my bus station fix by looking at Google street view on match days.

All the best to her for her treatment JBZ. Look after her and yourself.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 18:48:29
That's kind - many thanks

No worries wish you both well. Sometimes things are more important in life than Mickey taking on forums.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 19:01:03
Can we still get tickets for Jimmys next rendezvous or is that going to be behind closed doors?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 19:08:51
Won't be going to any games in the next month or so (assuming supporters can attend) as the wife starts cancer treatment just after Christmas day.  I will have to get my bus station fix by looking at Google street view on match days.
Hope all goes well. Take advantage of all the support that's on offer. My wife was focus on the fact that she wasn't going to stop her living her life. She tried to exercise as much as possible and focussed on eating foods that could help. 'Eat to Beat Disease' by Dr William Li is something she now swears by.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 19:27:12
Can we still get tickets for Jimmys next rendezvous or is that going to be behind closed doors?
Depends on whether you have a dog to walk.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 19:33:02
Hope everything goes well for your wife.

Seconded, hope all goes well mate.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 19:51:34
Many thanks!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: jimbob on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 20:27:53
Tough times JBZ for you both-I wish you all the very best.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 21:14:43
best wish to Mrs JBZ  & yourself .


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 21:17:35
didn't realise it was open to 15 loyalty points  now...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 21:18:43
One less to worry about

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BCD0AnSDDQM&t=245s


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 21:56:39
There is so much noise on this page about tickets and peripheral shit that Iím confused. Iím giving it one more go tonight to book our three ST allocated tickets and if I canít do it then fuck it Iíll watch it on TV. It should be a straight forward transaction but for me it isnít.

I donít understand what Ďlinked accountsí means or has to do with buying three tickets from the club. It said I had three allocated tickets yet when I went to pay it said I couldnít as it was to many..


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 22:25:57
LL - are all the season tickets in your name?

my friend had that issue. 3 reserved tickets in the name of Mr Jones. go to check out, 'too many' because you can only buy 2 per person

he couldn't 'asign' them to another name.

he rang up and they sorted out.

apparently the phones were answered much quicker today


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 22:48:42
LL - are all the season tickets in your name?

my friend had that issue. 3 reserved tickets in the name of Mr Jones. go to check out, 'too many' because you can only buy 2 per person

he couldn't 'asign' them to another name.

he rang up and they sorted out.

apparently the phones were answered much quicker today

Might have to do that but my work commitments tomorrow wonít afford me the opportunity to phone or go down in person. Iím hoping the Mrs will be able to go down at some point. I really have no faith in trying to resolve anything over the phone with ANYONE or ANY COMPANY at the moment. Furthermore my Mrsí time is precious work wise to. Things like this should be straight forward and trouble free. Thank you for the heads up though, much appreciated.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 01:46:50
1 left in the DRS, around 200 in the TE and about 100 in the Arkells.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 08:21:33
Many thanks!

Goes without saying my thoughts are with you both.
Hope it all gets sorted.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 08:54:36
1 left in the DRS, around 200 in the TE and about 100 in the Arkells.

Drs sold out, about 185 in the TE and 72 in the Arkells.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:06:32
Drs sold out, about 185 in the TE and 72 in the Arkells.

When the ST holder deadline passes, there'll be a few 'addbacks'.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:17:53
The sooner this game is out of the way the better.

Iíll be happy if we keep it down to 4.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:25:37
Drs sold out, about 185 in the TE and 72 in the Arkells.

Are you really that bored that you are counting the seats on that map thing on the website?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:40:59
Are you really that bored that you are counting the seats on that map thing on the website?

He sweeps them out on a Sunday!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Cheltred on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:50:34
The sooner this game is out of the way the better.

Iíll be happy if we keep it down to 4.
The way they've been scoring I can't argue with that


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:53:33
Are you really that bored that you are counting the seats on that map thing on the website?

Yes, yes I am.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 09:55:15
When the ST holder deadline passes, there'll be a few 'addbacks'.

I thought it had already passed?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:01:47
The sooner this game is out of the way the better.

Iíll be happy if we keep it down to 4.

I don't think we'll score that many tbh.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:02:54
Does anyone know if seats were added in the empty bits?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:23:50
Does anyone know if seats were added in the empty bits?

bank full now. Gap in the arkells isnt, yet.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 10:28:10
I thought it had already passed?

Twittered at 10:20 this morning:

"Season Ticket Holders have until 6pm tonight to purchase their seats for
@ManCity
.

After that, they will be released to General Sale.

However, in the meantime, we would ask fans not to come in-store or phone as they won't be available until 6pm.

#STFC"


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:06:04
All gone, apart from any seat releases later today.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:07:36
Maybe a couple of hundred at best then


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:40:19
at least 3 ...


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:42:45
You not going then Batch?


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:44:03
Quote
You not going then Batch?
I am, I just moaned a lot

a couple of mates aren't for various reasons. mainly it being the Friday

actually it's 5 that will be released from our group


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:49:41
I've been to nearly every home game yet it's likely I won't get a ticket. Strange, as there were plenty of empty seats in all of those games I attended  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:53:25
I've been to nearly every home game yet it's likely I won't get a ticket. Strange, as there were plenty of empty seats in all of those games I attended  :)

All you can do is try at six o'clock and hope for the best.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:55:35
All you can do is try at six o'clock and hope for the best.

Yep, that's what I'm planning to do, although I'm expecting the ticketing site to have a meltdown at this time!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 11:57:09
It's hard considering you've been to so many home games.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:02:19
It's hard considering you've been to so many home games.

Yeah, I couldn't commit to a season ticket this year. Sadly, loyalty went out the window when the club made it 2 tickets per ST.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:09:09
Quote from: Gnasher
I've been to nearly every home game yet it's likely I won't get a ticket. Strange, as there were plenty of empty seats in all of those games I attended  :)

it's open to 15 points holders, as it was yesterday


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:11:58
it's open to 15 points holders, as it was yesterday

I have 90 points. Says no seats available matching your criteria. What am I doing wrong?


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:12:20
they may be sold out now.

I get the same :(

sorry dude, I did post in here yesterday.

I can't even get my friend ST spare as not in network :(

** get in quick at 6pm**

no idea if it helps but my friends that will be released is in DRS row S around 155 (DU5 I think).

personally I think they cocked up a bit on ticketing in concept, should have been more tiered. the execution we know went sideways


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:19:11
I got one! I kept refreshing and refreshing, and one suddenly appeared in the away section of the Arkell's. Thanks Batch! Yes I should check on here more often.

they may be sold out now.

I get the same :(

sorry dude, I did post in here yesterday.

I can't even get my friend ST spare as not in network :(

** get in quick at 6pm**

no idea if it helps but my friends that will be released is in DRS row S around 155 (DU5 I think).

personally I think they cocked up a bit on ticketing in concept, should have been more tiered. the execution we know went sideways


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:20:02
brilliant news Gnasher!

keep everything crossed it's on with fans allowed 🤞🤞🤞🤞


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12:21:37
Cheers mate, I can relax now (and yes, now we just have to hope it's on!)

brilliant news Gnasher!

keep everything crossed it's on with fans allowed 🤞🤞🤞🤞


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:47:52
Anyone know what capacity is as I've seen 14,500 - 15,700


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:57:29
Anyone know what capacity is as I've seen 14,500 - 15,700

It's not 15,700 for sure. Pretty sure it was already over 14,500 recently but if they've filled in the SB missing seats I'd expect right around the 15k mark at the moment.


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:59:20
Anyone know what capacity is as I've seen 14,500 - 15,700
Cannot be bothered to look back but someone has confirmed it on here previously, a touch over 15k rings a bell.

Even with that many the place is going to be swinging.

Sent from my SM-A125F


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 13:59:42
Around 15k was my thinking but maybe slightly lower


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 14:00:12
15K battling for refunds is gonna be GREAT fun :D


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 14:01:14
Cannot be bothered to look back but someone has confirmed it on here previously, a touch over 15k rings a bell.

Even with that many the place is going to be swinging.

Sent from my SM-A125F

Zzzzzz


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: theakston2k on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 14:19:26
Anyone know what capacity is as I've seen 14,500 - 15,700
Attendance was 14,924 against Chelsea 8 years ago. With no segregation needed in the Arkellís there are probably 300/400 more seats available there so Iíd imagine somewhere just below 15,500.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 14:20:30
Cheers, slightly more than I thought.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 14:55:09
Should have switched the tie to The Etihad and taken 45% of 55,000 instead!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Leggett on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 15:01:54
*5,500 :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 15:15:19
Should have switched the tie to The Etihad and taken 45% of 55,000 instead!

They struggle to sell out champions league games at home😀


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: stfcjack on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 15:55:27
If we get over 15k will that be a sort of modern day attendance record then? When was the last time we had over 15k at the CG?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:00:43
I'm guessing in the premier league


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:08:24
Biggest home attendance I've been at was 18,169 against Man Utd.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:12:38
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980119


Middlesbrough in 97


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:14:09
Biggest home attendance I've been at was 18,169 against Man Utd.

Spurs & Wolves cup games in Jan 1980 both 26,000 and only four days apart.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:15:36
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980119


Middlesbrough in 97

Good spot that one passed me by.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:37:05
Damn whippersnappers!

32,000 in the CG v Arsenal

Or if you want a league game - 28,898 v Watford


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 16:51:18
Damn whippersnappers!

32,000 in the CG v Arsenal

Or if you want a league game - 28,898 v Watford

Yep, me too. Both of those.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 17:53:39
There is no way that the Spurs game in 1980 in the FA Cup 4th round was only 26,000 either, you couldnt move anywhere inside the ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLtReXyrjA


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 17:54:18
I agree


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 18:13:01
Well blow me down, I got a ticket.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 18:33:07
odd single seats left around the ground. I haven't counted them but can't be more than 30.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 18:48:42
Call me a bastard, but I bought another as one became available near my usual seat.


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 19:23:13
Biggest home attendance I've been at was 18,169 against Man Utd.
18,627 Vs West Ham in the Cup in 1989. Think that was the highest attendance after the reduction in capacity post Bradford and pre Hillsborough disasters.

I think the capacity was just under 20,000 in 1989 and then the terrace capacities were reduced each year post Hillsborough.


Title: Re: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 19:43:03
18,627 Vs West Ham in the Cup in 1989. Think that was the highest attendance after the reduction in capacity post Bradford and pre Hillsborough disasters.

I think the capacity was just under 20,000 in 1989 and then the terrace capacities were reduced each year post Hillsborough.

I was at that game and West Ham had around 4000 on the bank


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Crackity Jones on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:25:17
21795 is the biggest gate I have been in at the CG. I was on the Stratton bank for the 4-3 game against Arsenal in the league cup. My Dad made us leave at 3-3 because I had school the next day


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:31:55
I was in the Town end that night and watched extra time stood on the floodlight. I also had school the next day!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:32:05
21795 is the biggest gate I have been in at the CG. I was on the Stratton bank for the 4-3 game against Arsenal in the league cup. My Dad made us leave at 3-3 because I had school the next day

Town end for me.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:43:56
Fingers crossed we have our x3 ST seats booked via the club over the phone. Mrs panicked a bit when she phoned up from work and was 20 in the queue. Bought three in the town end. I was not a happy chappy. Anyway she phoned again and hit through, explained our situation and had it confirmed our three were still available. So the STFC operative cancelled the TE ones and rebooked the DR for us. Remains to be seen if the tickets turn up.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:57:09
I was at that game and West Ham had around 4000 on the bank
And an inflatable doll....I was forced to move from the Stratton Bank into the away end. Crap view and annoyance at the move gave me the hump and I stopped going for a while afterwards!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 20:59:37
Boring fans though hardly sang anything apart from their bubbles anthem.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Thursday, December 23, 2021, 22:05:16
Fingers crossed we have our x3 ST seats booked via the club over the phone. Mrs panicked a bit when she phoned up from work and was 20 in the queue. Bought three in the town end. I was not a happy chappy. Anyway she phoned again and hit through, explained our situation and had it confirmed our three were still available. So the STFC operative cancelled the TE ones and rebooked the DR for us. Remains to be seen if the tickets turn up.

Great news 👍


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 24, 2021, 01:35:04
We should have a TEF meet up pre match beer(s). Might have to leave work early  :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, December 24, 2021, 09:44:46
We should have a TEF meet up pre match beer(s). Might have to leave work early  :)

Everyone buys their own!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, December 24, 2021, 09:45:24
We should have a TEF meet up pre match beer(s). Might have to leave work early  :)

Gluepot a good shout.

Everywhere else will be rammed.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 24, 2021, 09:48:14
Everyone buys their own!

Ditto.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, December 24, 2021, 09:52:02
You mean first round on 4D.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:16:23
Anyone with experience of refunding a ticket please? I tried calling 0330 002 1993 but can't get through. Thank you.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:22:16
Call me a bastard, but I bought another as one became available near my usual seat.


Anyone with experience of refunding a ticket please? I tried calling 0330 002 1993 but can't get through. Thank you.

karma. :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:31:18
karma. :)

 :D Well I always intended to get a refund for the first ticket, or flog it to someone on here.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:32:39
:D Well I always intended to get a refund for the first ticket, or flog it to someone on here.

Was just kidding fella. TBH I reckon you'll have no issues flogging it here, or on social media at least. Might save you a few hours on the phone to STFC!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:37:00
Was just kidding fella. TBH I reckon you'll have no issues flogging it here, or on social media at least. Might save you a few hours on the phone to STFC!

I know  :) If anyone wants it then let me know pronto


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: magicroundabout on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:43:17
There was some twat on twitter 2 days ago trying to flog 3 tickets for £100 each.
He thought it was a good deal and couldn't understand why no one was buying them.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:48:23
There was some twat on twitter 2 days ago trying to flog 3 tickets for £100 each.
He thought it was a good deal and couldn't understand why no one was buying them.


I think he was TRYING to be funny.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: magicroundabout on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:49:40
I don't think it worked :)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, December 24, 2021, 10:51:34
I know  :) If anyone wants it then let me know pronto

At least if someone on here takes it, you will know it isnt a day tripper.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 24, 2021, 11:00:56
At least if someone on here takes it, you will know it isnt a day tripper.

True. The ticket line is closed today, so I guess I have to wait for the ticket to arrive by post. If anyone wants it then pm me.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, December 24, 2021, 11:04:12
Anyone with experience of refunding a ticket please? I tried calling 0330 002 1993 but can't get through. Thank you.

Basically they will ask you to reconsider your request, then a few months later email you to ask you to change your mind, if you donít a couple of months later you may get a call asking you to change your mind. ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Friday, December 24, 2021, 11:08:41
 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick: As much as I love the club, I'd rather the ticket went to a non plastic who really wants to watch the game.

Basically they will ask you to reconsider your request, then a few months later email you to ask you to change your mind, if you donít a couple of months later you may get a call asking you to change your mind. ;)


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Friday, December 24, 2021, 11:18:53
I wasnít fortunate enough to be able to purchase tickets, should anyone have 2 for sale together in any stand please message me!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, December 24, 2021, 12:37:51
I don't think it worked :)

He got the wrath of Matt Heywood I saw!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: singingiiiffy on Friday, December 24, 2021, 12:59:34
At least if someone on here takes it, you will know it isnt a day tripper.

I though TEF attendances were terribly low and rare for the majority?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Friday, December 24, 2021, 13:47:19
He got the wrath of Matt Heywood I saw!

Just spotted it's the same guy who threatened to smash up the club shop. If it's a parody/joke account it's a fucking weird one.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: London Pride on Friday, December 24, 2021, 18:07:25
Sold out
Only seats available are with Hospitality


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Friday, December 24, 2021, 18:53:26
Sold out
Only seats available are with Hospitality

Get in!!!
Now open up the gates.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 14:56:24
Man City 1 up against Leicester and 93% possession  :D


Title: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 15:03:18
2-0 : just had a penalty VAR review given.

if you grab someone like that in the box you run the risk

3-0 after 20

4-0 after 24 mins


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 15:16:00
We should piss it against them.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Hunk on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 15:45:56
Man C are so good. One of the best teams Iíve ever seen


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 16:22:10
5-3, a little wobble shitting themselves when thinking about the swindon game


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: tans on Sunday, December 26, 2021, 16:35:11
6 now


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 11:54:00
1 adult ticket (away end of Arkells) available for the Man City game = £36. PM me if you want it.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: reeves4england on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 13:57:20
Iíve got a spare for the TE available at face value


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 17:15:05
Just seen the first ITV ad for the game.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 17:25:11
Just seen the first ITV ad for the game.
Saw my 1st ad for the game on Christmas Day on ITV, our 5 mins of fame!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 17:26:01
Anyone know when tickets are likely to be posted out? Sorry if already mentioned.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Shrivvy Road on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 17:28:47
Today buddy


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Super Hans on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 17:38:48
Today buddy
Excellent. Thank you  :thumb:


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 19:28:54
Anyone know when tickets are likely to be posted out? Sorry if already mentioned.

Heard in the shop tonight that they are looking at the next day or so..
Not that it affects me we're not going.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: 4D on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 02:46:33
6 are worried  :D

https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/swindon-town-a-fa-cup-3rd-round-fri-7th-jan-20-00-pre-match-thread.353621/page-6


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 08:01:52
Up to 8 now! What planet are they on?


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 08:39:41
Noticed this

20 Swindon Town FC v Manchester City FC
Referee Darren England
Assistant Referees Lee Betts & Harry Lennard
Fourth Official David Coote.

Extra time and penalties, no cash cow replay sadly.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:18:00
Up to 8 now! What planet are they on?
9 now, must be that white powder stuff.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: swindonmaniac on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12:19:59
Mind you,  might be worth a sneaky pound @ 20-1,   even 10-1 the draw !!.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, January 3, 2022, 09:02:40
Quite like the chat on their forum. Refreshing lack of billy big bollocks and this was pleasing:

Quote
Just been over to a Swindon town forum thetownend.com seems a great site, it has a flavour not unlike Bluemoon !

...to which someone replied "So, loads of post-match meltdowns."  :D


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, January 3, 2022, 09:13:55
Quite like the chat on their forum. Refreshing lack of billy big bollocks and this was pleasing:

...to which someone replied "So, loads of post-match meltdowns."  :D

They will need more than a Covid booster and mask, taking their lives into their own hands spending more than 2 hours on the Bank.😂😂
Itís our museum that needs to carry a Government health warning.
Imagine one minute going into the Etihad then to the depths of hell 😂


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Monday, January 3, 2022, 09:38:56
They will need more than a Covid booster and mask, taking their lives into their own hands spending more than 2 hours on the Bank.😂😂
Itís our museum that needs to carry a Government health warning.
Imagine one minute going into the Etihad then to the depths of hell 😂


I thought for one minute you were describing walking through Moss Side en route to Maine Road!


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Nemo on Monday, January 3, 2022, 09:42:25
Quite like the chat on their forum. Refreshing lack of billy big bollocks and this was pleasing:

...to which someone replied "So, loads of post-match meltdowns."  :D

We had a... conflict? with Blue Moon years and years ago over rigging the vote in a Nipper of the Year competition in favour of Mex's nephew or a friend of Mex's son, I forget. Pretty sure we won as a few of our members were ahead of the game on how to make use of proxies.

It was probably pre-money at City as well, or they might well have bought out the competition operators.


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Batch on Monday, January 3, 2022, 10:35:47
I forgot about that. shhhh


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 3, 2022, 12:34:23
We had a... conflict? with Blue Moon years and years ago over rigging the vote in a Nipper of the Year competition in favour of Mex's nephew or a friend of Mex's son, I forget. Pretty sure we won as a few of our members were ahead of the game on how to make use of proxies.

It was probably pre-money at City as well, or they might well have bought out the competition operators.

That was great fun. I found the threads.

Here's the TEF side:

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=42331.0

And for the visiting City fans, here's your thread of when you had your arses handed to you:

https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/nippa-final-swindon-town-vs-manchester-city.204740/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Monday, January 3, 2022, 16:51:00
Remembering Summerbee Major and Summerbee Minor - but as an STFC fan in Stroud, I also got to know brother (and uncle) John Summerbee. Memories here. I shall be in the Beehive late afternoon on Friday btw if any friends of Reg are about. Anyway: John Summerbee. It's an interesting tale. http://radicalstroud.co.uk/for-john-summerbee/


Title: Re: FA Cup 3rd round
Post by: Christy on Monday, January 3, 2022, 20:42:59
Awww, thatís gorgeous WormholesÖand if Reg was our Mick, weíve gained our JohnÖ