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Some good points made by people. It is one hour 50 by car and that's going steady. Nice town centre in the main for those wanting a few sherbets. 

We should take 1000 plus here . Can't help thinking that people have over estimated the remaining away games.

Oldham 1200 maybe ( usually poor support there compared to going Bury )

Carlisle and Cambridge 500 each

Plymouth 400 to 3000 depending what's on it .

We certainly don't need to be offering one per season ticket. 

And why has this happened ? Because people who go regularly but can't afford a season ticket didn't know a single season ticket holder who could get them a Man City ticket !! 

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Be great if they take loads to Cheltenham and no doubt about it if that calamitous 90th minute giveaway had not occurred they would have .

Lets respect the excellent support who do go as it doesn’t matter if it’s 500 or 1400 who go these folk are giving up a lot of there weekend to go watch the lads .

We had just won 3 on the bounce and the week before Walsall put in a excellent display v Colchester creating a want to go the game at Walsall .

Unfortunately second half last two games standards have slipped and we have conceded some absolutely terrible goals and folk just haven’t got the money to go all games and pick and choose the ones they will go .

Are the team deserving of a packed away end 

Id say yes they are but we tend to play better when there isn’t a great away following .

At Walsall for 30 minutes attacking our own supporters we look terrified of our away following as we were mainly stuck in our own half until Popey entered the fray.

Id say we are more inclined win if we take less than a full allocation as no doubt the 2307 who went to Walsall me included came away thinking we seemed to not find the level of performance required to win that game and were fortunate in the end even take a point .

Having said that be great if that they did sell out .

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1 hour ago, darren1810 said:

Some good points made by people. It is one hour 50 by car and that's going steady. Nice town centre in the main for those wanting a few sherbets. 

We should take 1000 plus here . Can't help thinking that people have over estimated the remaining away games.

Oldham 1200 maybe ( usually poor support there compared to going Bury )

Carlisle and Cambridge 500 each

Plymouth 400 to 3000 depending what's on it .

We certainly don't need to be offering one per season ticket. 

And why has this happened ? Because people who go regularly but can't afford a season ticket didn't know a single season ticket holder who could get them a Man City ticket !! 

I think we may take a decent number to Carlisle. I know a lot who have already booked trains etc for a day on the pop, whereas I hardly know anyone going Saturday. 

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I'm a little disappointed with the response to this game.  After 2,300 at Walsall I was hoping we'd take four figures again here.  90 Miles down the motorway and a great chippy just along the road.  What's not to like?!
At the Supporters Club meeting last week Carol was asking what the club could do ensure that regular fans got tickets for the last few away games because if we continue in the play off places, demand might well exceed supply for some of the games, especially the last one at Plymouth.  If the response to the Cheltenham game is anything to go by it shouldn't be a problem though which is a bit sad.
I believe the Ticket Office are keeping a record of who is purchasing tickets for Saturday and the ticket stubs may well be useful at some future date.  I appreciate that finances are an issue with away games but I hope enough of us will make the effort when the club needs our support more than ever at this time.
To misquote Delia, come on Valiants, let's be 'aving you!
I hope they are taking note of who buys them, because I dont want to miss out on plymouth, already booked my hotel!!

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I dont want to miss out on plymouth either. I'm not a season ticket holder but have been to colchester,bradford,cheltenham,scunthorpe,mancity,stevenage,swindon,northampton,walsall away and every home came bar forest green and exeter due to work and cant go grimsby either. I'm going saturday and plan go to the other away games but dont want miss out on plymouth due to a season ticket holder that may have missed quite a few home games and only been man city and crewe all of a sudden deciding they want go plymouth. 

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1 hour ago, cheshirevaliant said:

I think we may take a decent number to Carlisle. I know a lot who have already booked trains etc for a day on the pop, whereas I hardly know anyone going Saturday. 

Oldham got a big away end holds something like 3000 so dont need worry to get a ticket for that. Carlise is a straight run on train from crewe which is usually why crewe take about 500 there and us only take 250 but this time we will take more  

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5 hours ago, cheshirevaliant said:

Many will be saving their pennies for Oldham I reckon. 

Could well be. Vale fans travel in greater numbers to the north than they do to the south. Don't know why but it seems to follow - there are obvious exceptions, like those that travelled to Wycombe or Brighton, but they were promotion games.

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2 hours ago, Heatwave said:

Could well be. Vale fans travel in greater numbers to the north than they do to the south. Don't know why but it seems to follow - there are obvious exceptions, like those that travelled to Wycombe or Brighton, but they were promotion games.

Because the road home is down hill

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I dont want to miss out on plymouth either. I'm not a season ticket holder but have been to colchester,bradford,cheltenham,scunthorpe,mancity,stevenage,swindon,northampton,walsall away and every home came bar forest green and exeter due to work and cant go grimsby either. I'm going saturday and plan go to the other away games but dont want miss out on plymouth due to a season ticket holder that may have missed quite a few home games and only been man city and crewe all of a sudden deciding they want go plymouth. 
That's your view but I'm a season ticket holder who put money into the club upfront when the prices were first announced.

The fact I and others did this allowed the owners to budget for the season and build the squad that has gone on to do so well.

If we hadn't bought season tickets the owners may not have been able to invest in the players that they did.

A weaker squad may not have performed as well as we have and you may have decided to keep your money in your back pocket rather than spend it on tickets to watch a struggling team.

There is a reason why season ticket holders get first dibs on tickets and your view is pretty blinkered to your situation.

I hope you get a ticket as you are clearly an avid fan but to imply that someone else is less deserving than you is unfair. Especially if that someone invested almost blindly in the squad and as in the circumstance you described has given money to the club for games that they were unable to go to.
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I’d sooner we had an extra thousand on the next home attendance than take them to Cheltenham.Season Ticket holders should ALWAYS have first dibs on tickets.How many would be going on Saturday if we had nothing to play for?I can’t travel long distances anymore but I’ve seen every home match this season including all cup games.

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13 hours ago, wotsyobeef said:

but to imply that someone else is less deserving than you is unfair.

What about people who live miles out of the area and/or often work weekends for whom buying a season ticket is pointless as they can only fit a small number of games in? It’s a pain in the arse enough already to get tickets for away games as they can’t always be posted out in time if it’s a numbers restricted away match. 

I have in the past held a ST even though I could barely use it just to put the money in the club. Next week I’m paying separately instead of using the offer for Bradford and Crawley just to put the extra few quid in the club. I inefficiently use annual leave days to try to get to certain  matches. I travelled just under 14,000 miles in 5 days in 2013 to fly back for the Rochdale and Northampton games. Should a ST ticket holder in Sneyd Green or Seabridge who has it easy getting to Vale have had priority over the many Vale fans like me who live miles away or don’t work MF 9-5 in getting a home ticket for that Northampton match? 

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Never simple when demand exceeds supply, highest priority should be ST holders with ample away tickets/vouchers, then STs . But what value do you put on away supporters  without STs. Does it help away performances to hear SVA or not? There should be a balance somewhere. STs obviously have priority for home ticket games, not that we have had many lately, but away games are not that simple. No doubt some non-STs attend a few more than 30 games, surely worthy of recognition? No doubt a reasonably equitable system will be available for next season.

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1 hour ago, Doha said:

What about people who live miles out of the area and/or often work weekends for whom buying a season ticket is pointless as they can only fit a small number of games in? It’s a pain in the arse enough already to get tickets for away games as they can’t always be posted out in time if it’s a numbers restricted away match. 

I have in the past held a ST even though I could barely use it just to put the money in the club. Next week I’m paying separately instead of using the offer for Bradford and Crawley just to put the extra few quid in the club. I inefficiently use annual leave days to try to get to certain  matches. I travelled just under 14,000 miles in 5 days in 2013 to fly back for the Rochdale and Northampton games. Should a ST ticket holder in Sneyd Green or Seabridge who has it easy getting to Vale have had priority over the many Vale fans like me who live miles away or don’t work MF 9-5 in getting a home ticket for that Northampton match? 

I live out of the area and work during the week so can't get to the ticket office when they go on sale during the week and everyone has to queue.

I might sometimes moan that the ticket office don't answer the phone and that the club don't make more provision for someone in my situation to get tickets. I don't however moan that the person who gets a ticket ahead of me doesn't deserve it as much as me. I just see it as unfortunate for me.

I was just stating that there is a reason that the club provide tickets to season ticket holders first and it isn't right to imply that someone who gets a ticket doesn't deserve it when they given money to the club whatever way.

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Never simple when demand exceeds supply, highest priority should be ST holders with ample away tickets/vouchers, then STs . But what value do you put on away supporters  without STs. Does it help away performances to hear SVA or not? There should be a balance somewhere. STs obviously have priority for home ticket games, not that we have had many lately, but away games are not that simple. No doubt some non-STs attend a few more than 30 games, surely worthy of recognition? No doubt a reasonably equitable system will be available for next season.
Agree with most of that. Only thing I differ on is, if you've got away tickets for the last 4/5 games of the season, you should be equal priority to a season ticket holder.
Before I get jumped on, I am a season ticket holder and can see both sides of the debate.

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506 tickets sold at close of play yesterday ,hats off to all them who are attending just hope Vale  have not paid up front for all the 1400 tickets about 600 to 700 should have been more than enough as Cheltenham pricing is far too expensive especially when folk are having probably pay double the 22 quid adult get in as you got get there and on the train it’s a fair bit and if go on coach I bet it’s about 20 quid minimum.

So I say that’s a excellent effort thus far 

Those fans can make a difference the ones who do not go like me cannot .

UTV 

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2 hours ago, connor hackett said:

Agree with most of that. Only thing I differ on is, if you've got away tickets for the last 4/5 games of the season, you should be equal priority to a season ticket holder.
Before I get jumped on, I am a season ticket holder and can see both sides of the debate.

It is a problem of success and not having a proper ticketing system. Hopefully next season with full ticketing records it will be easier to judge demand and allocate in a fair manner with the experience gained and comments received. 

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Seems a shame as Vale are selling tickets for the side end as well as behind the goal.  That will water down the atmosphere created by SVA., if only 6 or 700 tickets are sold.

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19 hours ago, wotsyobeef said:

That's your view but I'm a season ticket holder who put money into the club upfront when the prices were first announced.

The fact I and others did this allowed the owners to budget for the season and build the squad that has gone on to do so well.

If we hadn't bought season tickets the owners may not have been able to invest in the players that they did.

A weaker squad may not have performed as well as we have and you may have decided to keep your money in your back pocket rather than spend it on tickets to watch a struggling team.

There is a reason why season ticket holders get first dibs on tickets and your view is pretty blinkered to your situation.

I hope you get a ticket as you are clearly an avid fan but to imply that someone else is less deserving than you is unfair. Especially if that someone invested almost blindly in the squad and as in the circumstance you described has given money to the club for games that they were unable to go to.

The reason why I didnt have a season ticket is because my washing machine packed in so the money had to be used for that. I would still go the games even if we were bottom of the league so vale bave got my 20 quid for a ticket for 20 home games a season which works out more money than what a season ticket is so I pay out more. 

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We have this argument every time there is a ticket shortage for a game. Can someone tell me any league club that does not give priority to season ticket holders in these circumstances?

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