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1 hour ago, Fosse69 said:

Talking of ticketing my locals not happy, Leicester new ST and match tickets up 10%,
now all on mobile but cards can be requested, but upto 3 matches on STs can be re-sold. We can but dream.

I understand they have been freezed for the past 7 years though and you get the to watch premier league football. Compared to previous owners they have had I think these ones really do care about there supporters, i.e free pies and a pint at certain games etc. But we have great owners now too. In the dark days of the mid/late 80s my dad used to take me occasionally living in leics but that stopped after they decided they were going to charge a 7 yr old full price 7 quid I think it was to watch Charlton in the top flight with about 7 thousand in the ground because we turned up on the day of the game. I know alot of fans turned the back on them too because of the way they were treated for a variety Having really good owners is critical to the success of the football club is just a shame we carnt sell these dam tickets to repay our owners in some way for what they have done.

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I must admit it is making me chuckle reading numerous posts attempting to justifying not selling out both games (we may sell out the home game but it looks unlikely). If the shoe was on the other foot we would be ridiculing Swindon. 

The notion has always been that a wider potential fan base has been there. Meaning that so called fair weather fans will be attracted to success and the big games. Well our last play off game was in 1993, so a whole generation of loyal Vale fans, part time Vale fans, potential Vale fans, mates of Vale fans etc etc haven’t seen one. If we aren’t going to capture them now, when are we? There should also be a fair number of locals who are football fans but support neither Vale or Stoke who could be attracted to this fixture - is the database thing having an impact?

It’s disappointing to be honest and frustrating. It’s a play off semi final with a chance of getting to Wembley - this comes around nearly every 30 years clearly. Carol probably expected us to sell out both games easily. There’s been a lot of noise on here regarding tickets, attendances, allocations over the last few weeks. Some of which has probably over shadowed the football and has proved unnecessary. 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, JimmyPVFC said:

I understand they have been freezed for the past 7 years though and you get the to watch premier league football. Compared to previous owners they have had I think these ones really do care about there supporters, i.e free pies and a pint at certain games etc. But we have great owners now too. In the dark days of the mid/late 80s my dad used to take me occasionally living in leics but that stopped after they decided they were going to charge a 7 yr old full price 7 quid I think it was to watch Charlton in the top flight with about 7 thousand in the ground because we turned up on the day of the game. I know alot of fans turned the back on them too because of the way they were treated for a variety Having really good owners is critical to the success of the football club is just a shame we carnt sell these dam tickets to repay our owners in some way for what they have done.

Completely agree. The owners deserve a full house, and so does Darrell. Last home game of the season after years of misery, play off semi final. We have to be looking at 10k home fans minimum. Sell out ideally.

I am a bit confused though when considering all of the following;

- number of seats available on the website

- 8k+ sold so far

- 3k+ confirmed in the Hamil

Then think back to the Newport game. 8,700 Vale fans at the game apparently. There couldn't have been any less than 2,500 in the bycars, and bar a few hundred seats the Railway and Lorne St were full.

Going off the above, something doesn't add up. Either; the available tickets is wrong, the 8k sold is wrong, and/or the Newport attendance was wrong.

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Completely agree. The owners deserve a full house, and so does Darrell. Last home game of the season after years of misery, play off semi final. We have to be looking at 10k home fans minimum. Sell out ideally.
I am a bit confused though when considering all of the following;
- number of seats available on the website
- 8k+ sold so far
- 3k+ confirmed in the Hamil
Then think back to the Newport game. 8,700 Vale fans at the game apparently. There couldn't have been any less than 2,500 in the bycars, and bar a few hundred seats the Railway and Lorne St were full.
Going off the above, something doesn't add up. Either; the available tickets is wrong, the 8k sold is wrong, and/or the Newport attendance was wrong.
The Paddock/Stand weren't anywhere near that full. It looks about right to me.

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8 minutes ago, Rory said:
32 minutes ago, Family Stand Terrier said:
Completely agree. The owners deserve a full house, and so does Darrell. Last home game of the season after years of misery, play off semi final. We have to be looking at 10k home fans minimum. Sell out ideally.
I am a bit confused though when considering all of the following;
- number of seats available on the website
- 8k+ sold so far
- 3k+ confirmed in the Hamil
Then think back to the Newport game. 8,700 Vale fans at the game apparently. There couldn't have been any less than 2,500 in the bycars, and bar a few hundred seats the Railway and Lorne St were full.
Going off the above, something doesn't add up. Either; the available tickets is wrong, the 8k sold is wrong, and/or the Newport attendance was wrong.

The Paddock/Stand weren't anywhere near that full. It looks about right to me.

I was in the railway  sitting at the back against bristol there were loads of empty seats around me some were reserved ST holders.

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12 minutes ago, Rory said:
36 minutes ago, Family Stand Terrier said:
Completely agree. The owners deserve a full house, and so does Darrell. Last home game of the season after years of misery, play off semi final. We have to be looking at 10k home fans minimum. Sell out ideally.
I am a bit confused though when considering all of the following;
- number of seats available on the website
- 8k+ sold so far
- 3k+ confirmed in the Hamil
Then think back to the Newport game. 8,700 Vale fans at the game apparently. There couldn't have been any less than 2,500 in the bycars, and bar a few hundred seats the Railway and Lorne St were full.
Going off the above, something doesn't add up. Either; the available tickets is wrong, the 8k sold is wrong, and/or the Newport attendance was wrong.

The Paddock/Stand weren't anywhere near that full. It looks about right to me.

I agree with that.Ive just had a very quick count and very approximately there’s just over 2000 available in the Lorne,RP and RS combined.

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Considering there was 2000 in the Bycars which have been replaced by Swindon and 3000 are now in the Hamil 8000 Vale looks about right.Should be a gate of 11000.

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6 minutes ago, Howjy04 said:

I agree with that.Ive just had a very quick count and very approximately there’s just over 2000 available in the Lorne,RP and RS combined.

Can you double check? !!🥳😜

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3 minutes ago, Howjy04 said:

I agree with that.Ive just had a very quick count and very approximately there’s just over 2000 available in the Lorne,RP and RS combined.

I think if you could/ can pay on the day people would go. Some people might fancy it being a nice night and a cup game u might get a few stokies down or people who havnt been before. At the end of the day that's the only way to attract new supporters. We are trying to increase our attendances with basically our current fanbase ain't gonna happen we only get 5-6k normally when we doing well and prob have 8k proper fans tops.

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30 minutes ago, Rory said:
54 minutes ago, Family Stand Terrier said:
Completely agree. The owners deserve a full house, and so does Darrell. Last home game of the season after years of misery, play off semi final. We have to be looking at 10k home fans minimum. Sell out ideally.
I am a bit confused though when considering all of the following;
- number of seats available on the website
- 8k+ sold so far
- 3k+ confirmed in the Hamil
Then think back to the Newport game. 8,700 Vale fans at the game apparently. There couldn't have been any less than 2,500 in the bycars, and bar a few hundred seats the Railway and Lorne St were full.
Going off the above, something doesn't add up. Either; the available tickets is wrong, the 8k sold is wrong, and/or the Newport attendance was wrong.

The Paddock/Stand weren't anywhere near that full. It looks about right to me.

Like I said, bar a few hundred seats. You couldn't have fit thousands in there. We know the issues re capacity limits etc, but there was a lot more in than there currently seems to be for Thursday.

So my point is, if there were 8.7k v Newport, we've sold over 8k for Thursday with 3k going in the Hamil (similar to Bycars v Newport) why are so many seats still available in the Railway and Lorne St?

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With out doubt trying to be fair to all has back fired a bit. Maybe should have been all on general sale from the off or just give the season ticket holders one day to claim ! We have made it harder than it needs to be to get a ticket, and disadvantaged the worker and out of area fans. All I suppose a learning curve.

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With out doubt trying to be fair to all has back fired a bit. Maybe should have been all on general sale from the off or just give the season ticket holders one day to claim ! We have made it harder than it needs to be to get a ticket, and disadvantaged the worker and out of area fans. All I suppose a learning curve.
Away tickets I can understand but everyone has had plenty of time to get a ticket for the home game.

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7 minutes ago, bomber said:

With out doubt trying to be fair to all has back fired a bit. Maybe should have been all on general sale from the off or just give the season ticket holders one day to claim ! We have made it harder than it needs to be to get a ticket, and disadvantaged the worker and out of area fans. All I suppose a learning curve.

The problem is making games all ticket distracts the supporter from attending great when u are guaranteed a full house but not so when u aren't selling the tickets and because we dont have many proper fans we suffer. I remember a game in I think 89/90 afainst west brom which we made all ticket and we attracted a poor attendance of 7 thousand many less than expected as people couldn't pay on the day and policing costs were through the roof. We are only really going to get more people through the gate if we try and make it as inclusive as possible for everyone to attend. I suppose having a 3rd of the ground not open partly condemned dosnt help and I'm sure the owners will want to put this right going forward. Another thing is when the organisation and ticketing arrangements are poor which it was against bristol puts the supporter off attending. This can all be put right I'm sure with time and money going forward. But this could be another reason why a few people are not going. 

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5 minutes ago, JimmyPVFC said:

The problem is making games all ticket distracts the supporter from attending great when u are guaranteed a full house but not so when u aren't selling the tickets and because we dont have many proper fans we suffer. I remember a game in I think 89/90 afainst west brom which we made all ticket and we attracted a poor attendance of 7 thousand many less than expected as people couldn't pay on the day and policing costs were through the roof. We are only really going to get more people through the gate if we try and make it as inclusive as possible for everyone to attend. I suppose having a 3rd of the ground not open partly condemned dosnt help and I'm sure the owners will want to put this right going forward. Another thing is when the organisation and ticketing arrangements are poor which it was against bristol puts the supporter off attending. This can all be put right I'm sure with time and money going forward. But this could be another reason why a few people are not going. 

And to add for example u are a stoke city supporter and there are a few who will go and watch the vale, I was talking to a guy at the station who was one against bristol you expect more for your 20 quid today than you did 30/40 yrs ago and certainly not the ticketing fiasco and long queues we had on the day. People want and expect the whole matchday experience  and if we dont sort it they havnt got to go far to get one. Again not a criticism of the owners as this is all new just highlighting what needs sorting going forward.

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Five lads from work, none of whom are Vale fans all said they’d go the home leg but have no way of getting tickets as they’re not on the database. Luckily I offered to get them tickets. How many fans aren’t bothering because of this I wonder? Fair weather fans are hardly going to pester people to get them tickets. 

 

 

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