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Maybe the club AREN’T involved and are just letting Ticketmaster make all the decisions.  Mansfield maybe requesting some of the things you’ve listed.  Who knows?
If Mansfield are being proactive and Vale aren't then I still blame Vale.

Our supporters are being shafted like hell here and it's a scandal.

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Ticketmaster will be doing what they are told. The Wembley Stadium Company (or whatever they are called) will be calling the shots. I've been to Wembley Stadium many times. I don't want to sit behind the goal or in a cluster of seats around a corner flag. I (and I imagine many) will want to sit somewhere toward the half way line and high enough to get a worthwhile view of the whole field. The arrangements must be the decision of an organisation who have no interest in us as Port Vale supporters and are motivated by the hosting authority in their efforts to save a few quid.

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I can't understand why Mansfield got a bigger allocation and have a decent choice of available tickets.

I think we might need to call a meeting.

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31 minutes ago, Rory said:

If Mansfield are being proactive and Vale aren't then I still blame Vale.

Our supporters are being shafted like hell here and it's a scandal.

You seriously believe that Carol and Kevin, or anyone else at the club are shafting the supporters? Calm down, it's absolutely nothing to do with them at all. More will become available tomorrow. Looking on ticketmaster there's about 100 left. There's not a cat in hells chance we've sold 25,000 (11,000 in the last 24 hours) and even if we had (we haven't), it's an initial allocation. The club would request more at this early stage.

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Maybe they think we're a stupid lot who will accept what they're given. I live in Shropshire. I've booked my return train journey but I won't purchase a match ticket until we are given the choice we would expect, which we obviously need to complain to get.

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You seriously believe that Carol and Kevin, or anyone else at the club are shafting the supporters? Calm down, it's absolutely nothing to do with them at all. More will become available tomorrow. Looking on ticketmaster there's about 100 left. There's not a cat in hells chance we've sold 25,000 (11,000 in the last 24 hours) and even if we had (we haven't), it's an initial allocation. The club would request more at this early stage.
I don't believe that Carol and Kevin are shafting us, of course not. I wouldn't bet against some sort of incompetence elsewhere within the club causing us these problems though. I cannot think of another reason why Mansfield fans would be getting superior treatment I'm afraid.

Anyway, whoever is to blame and whatever the reason is we just need to get it sorted ASAP for people looking to buy tickets and make plans.

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Maybe they think we're a stupid lot who will accept what they're given. I live in Shropshire. I've booked my return train journey but I won't purchase a match ticket until we are given the choice we would expect, which we obviously need to complain to get.
You have to hope it'll get sorted tomorrow early doors. I would say we could end up with the ludicrous situation of a sell out with thousands of empty seats but it wouldn't be the first time this month.

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I’d imagine allocation (initial) is based on clubs request so they’ve probably said to Vale how many do you think you’d need and we’ve said 25000 which is a fair estimate. Mansfield obviously said 30000.

If we need more we can request but imagine neither will sell more than 25000 in the end.

Looks like both clubs sales are tracking roughly the same.

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I’d imagine allocation (initial) is based on clubs request so they’ve probably said to Vale how many do you think you’d need and we’ve said 25000 which is a fair estimate. Mansfield obviously said 30000.

If we need more we can request but imagine neither will sell more than 25000 in the end.

Looks like both clubs sales are tracking roughly the same.
Yeah probably. The strategy in terms of which blocks are available to buy and when have been completely different between the two clubs as well.

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It's clearly not down to Vale. Others have seen Mansfield fans on their forum saying exactly the same thing so it's not a case they're doing things better than Vale.

Calm down. No one needs to panic, no one needs to complain. On our side of the ground there are at least 25,000 more seats that can be made available if we need them. More will obviously become available tomorrow.

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It would be disappointing if people get panicked into buying seats they don't really want because the release of the blocks where they do want to sit are being staggered.

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I hope you are right Rory. Many will have purchased tickets they would not have because they had little choice at the time of the opening offer(s). The sellers know what they are doing while the buyers are (by and large) inexperienced and will have taken what was available at the time.

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People saying Mansfield have had more blocks released, however someone said the white areas are the ones not released yet, grey are sold, blue are available. So looking at these pics I don't think there is much difference. Seems Vale have sold most of the seats down the bottom side, behind the goal and towards the corner of the top side of the pic. With white blocks on the top side still to be released.

Mansfield look similar with plenty of white blocks still to be released on the top side of the pic. However clearly Mansfield haven't sold as many bottom corner or behind the goal.

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The reason for the staggered sales is so we have the best possible atmosphere and that means fans as close in blocks as possible. If they had put all areas on sale, it is likely our allocation would be spread out, leaving large gaps between fans which would kill the atmosphere. Noise rises, so it makes sense to sell out the lower tiers first, plus it looks good for TV. 

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People saying Mansfield have had more blocks released, however someone said the white areas are the ones not released yet, grey are sold, blue are available. So looking at these pics I don't think there is much difference. Seems Vale have sold most of the seats down the bottom side, behind the goal and towards the corner of the top side of the pic. With white blocks on the top side still to be released.
Mansfield look similar with plenty of white blocks still to be released on the top side of the pic. However clearly Mansfield haven't sold as many bottom corner or behind the goal.
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It is strange. Where the white areas and the grey areas are keep changing without ever having been blue. Been waiting for them to release more on the 2nd tier and its really frustrating and nerve racking. There are hardly any tickets avaialable together now. Assumed it would be some sort of algorithm that opened the areas but it increasingly looks like someone must do it manually, hopefully they start work at 9.

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We’ve had similar issues the 362 times we’ve been to the new Wembley in recent years, although we had allocated ‘singing blocks’ which I’m not sure you’ve had? We asked Wembley to release certain blocks behind the goal for those fans who would definitely sing, not be bothered about people standing up, etc which worked very well.

And the answer to the person who was surprised at the low attendance between us and Blackpool a few years back is that it was during the Blackpool fans’ protest against their former owners so they had very few fans there.

We took 33,000 against morecambe (our first ever trip to Wembley in our history), then 22,000 the following year against Cambridge, about 18,000 against Blackpool and then about 14,000 against Coventry. Wembley gets boring obviously.

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Other than individual seats, there were 3x2, 3x3 and 3x5 left when I checked just now. It's ludicrous they haven't released more blocks at this point, whether it's TM or Wembley to blame, they'll pretty obviously be missing out on revenue at this point, with nothing left to be gained.

Perhaps some of us need to message them and inform them of the demand for other areas?

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You'd think a sophisticated site would detect so many visits to the site that haven't resulted in a sale. It may just be set times that blocks are opened up and nothing to do with how many are left. It does make you wonder if its a way of panicking people into spending more. 

 

Daft though as I'm sure ultimately they'd make more selling more, cheaper tickets.

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