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    1. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      For those of you that are interested in what is going to happen next year and also in the new stadium in terms of ticketing, opportunity to buy a season ticket, and so on. The piece below was the view of the club back in November, when THST held a meeting with Ian Murphy the head of ticketing.

      This is an honest and detailed insight, which I found highly informative, especially if the clubs views don't change - there will be about 19,000 new season tickets available in the new stadium for example.....

      It's quite long, but has a lot of stuff in it. Thanks to the THST we get to know real inside information from the club.

      Members meeting Q&A with THFC head of ticketing
      11/20/2016

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      With ticketing at Spurs such a hot topic, we were delighted to secure the most senior ticketing executive at THFC – Ian Murphy (IM) - as a guest speaker for our latest Members’ Meeting. This took place on Tuesday evening, 15 November, in the function room of the William Blake pub on Old Street. Around 50 Trust members took the opportunity to question Ian on ticketing specifics in person with several others sending questions in advance on email.

      THFC’s Head of Supporter Services, Jonathan Waite (JW), was also on hand to respond to any broader, customer service questions.

      The meeting was chaired by Trust co-chair Martin Cloake (MC) with fellow co-chair Kat Law (KL) explaining the Trust position on several issues during the discussions.

      It was a lively event and we’ve tried to include as much detail as possible in this report.

      Opening comments – Ian Murphy
      The evening opened up with IM giving background on himself and his role at Spurs. A former Paxton Road Season Ticket holder, Ian joined Spurs from the FA in 2006. Ten years on, IM now manages a team of 15 staff from their office on the site of the old Corner Pin at the top of Park Lane. Ian is also responsible for the stadium tours operation.

      IM shared his observations on the changes he’s overseen throughout his decade at Spurs, the biggest being the shift to online sales from 15% in 2006 to 90% today.

      Having identified the more popular ticketing themes this season, IM expanded on decisions made by the Club and put some meat on some bones, enabling the Q&A part of the evening to flow as productively as possible.

      1. Champions League at Wembley
      The Club had been pleasantly surprised at the level of take up for the Champions League games at Wembley. In excess of 52,000 three game packages had been sold and both Group stage games so far had broken attendance records.

      IM was clear that filling Wembley and making the matches accessible to as many fans as possible was the priority and certainly not a revenue generating exercise. Operationally, including the pre-match experience, IM considered Wembley to have been a success and a valuable learning experience for THFC staff.

      There was an acknowledgement that Ticketmaster had not performed adequately, especially at peak levels and assurances were given that this was being reviewed. IM did flag that Ticketmaster had dispatched 200,000 tickets within 10 days of the draw being made with very few reported errors or complaints.

      There has been some criticism of the phasing of seat sales. IM explained this was because the high demand could not have been predicted before sales started. More blocks were released for sale as the extent of demand became clear. THFC and Wembley Stadium didn’t want to open up the entire stadium and have people dotted around. In addition, some of the seats available for individual matches were not available for all 3 matches due to varying away allocations, partner requirements, TV positions and other events using the stadium around our games e.g. Billy Joel and NFL.

      IM then addressed the reasoning for moving Champions League games to Wembley, stating categorically that those games could not have been played at White Hart Lane this season. The loss of 4,000 seats was part of the picture, but there were also issues with broadcasting and parking facilities, and the non-negotiable requirements of the broadcasting companies, UEFA partners and opposition clubs. Every possible option was explored before the decision was made to use Wembley as the home venue for the group stage matches.

      IM then repeated the request for fans to arrive early for the CSKA Moscow game. Wembley officials had been shocked at how late fans were arriving at the stadium for both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen, and had feared the entry systems would crash! IM & JW reiterated the request for fans to enter the stadium as early as possible.

      In summary, THFC has learned valuable lessons from Wembley in terms of fan behaviour and will use this information to shape the thinking for the season away and the new stadium.


      2. White Hart Lane in 16/17 – ballot system
      With the move to a ballot for home League tickets this season, IM explained the reasons why he had made the decision to alter the way in which members tickets were sold. With 4,000 seats removed from a stadium that was already too small, ticketing arrangements for this season had to change. Neither his staff, nor fans, could be expected to put up with ‘19 internet meltdowns’. Balloting has not been universally popular and IM appreciated it didn’t suit everyone but it remained, in his opinion, the best option for this season.

      The Hull City league match would be the first home game to reach general sale this season. The reasons for this being Hull’s decision to take a reduced away allocation (only 1,800 tickets) and the fact it’s a Wednesday night in mid-December. Every other league game has been over-subscribed by 2,000 – 2,500 members.

      IM added that the removal of the 4,000 seats from the North East corner of White Hart Lane had been announced as soon as possible after the decision was taken. This had been a big a call for the Tottenham Board.

      IM expressed gratitude for the understanding shown by the fans directly affected and explained how THFC had made every effort to move supporters in groups to suitable areas. IM accepted there had been issues with the relocation of some Season Ticket holders from the NE corner, particularly into the South Lower. The Club realise that moving supporters from the North Lower to the South Lower isn’t ideal as it is a very different match day experience but it is impossible to arrange a like for like change when one does not exist. The Club have been assisting those who have been contacting them with medical or age concerns requesting further assistance.

      IM confirmed a new core will be sunk into the hole at the NE corner very shortly, also.


      3. Year away from Tottenham – Season Ticket amnesty?
      IM confirmed that the current thinking of the Club’s board was not to offer a Season Ticket amnesty at Wembley for next season. Much time and money had gone into keeping Spurs in London, as campaigned for by the Supporters’ Trust. Milton Keynes would have been an entirely different scenario.

      The ST amnesty issue was later opened to the floor for comments and questions. KL explained THST’s current position and the reasons for this. The Trust back offering the choice of an amnesty. During campaigning for Wembley, an amnesty had been discussed at either possible venue. The goal posts had changed after Wembley was secured. Fans who expressed a preference for Wembley did so in the belief an amnesty would be offered. Moving home venue was a fundamental change to the Season Ticket contract. In the Trust’s latest survey, the majority of Season Ticket holders thought there should be the choice of an amnesty despite the majority not looking to take up the option.

      In terms of the definition of an amnesty, KL outlined what it means from the Trust’s point of view. It means pressing ‘pause’ on your membership and effectively becoming a non-member for that season. So, tickets could only be purchased via general sale, there would be virtually no access to away tickets via official routes and no loyalty points would be gained for that season. Opting to take an amnesty had implications for fans that should be carefully considered.

      Of the Season Ticket holders present, there was a difference in opinion over offering an amnesty with some outlining the problems travelling to NW London multiple times a season would cause them and others agreeing with IM that Wembley was a London venue and a Season Ticket meant you went to watch Spurs wherever they played.

      There were assurances that, should the Club’s current position on a blanket amnesty not move, THFC would listen to individuals with specific concerns about why getting to Wembley would be difficult/impossible and decisions would be made on a case by case basis.

      THST will continue to consult Trust members in order to represent the majority position on this subject and will continue their dialogue with THFC.

      4. Season Away at Wembley
      IM indicated that pricing for the full season at Wembley had not yet been agreed. It is not yet known what number of seats would be available across the season, which in turn delays any decision on the number of new Season Tickets that could be offered, too.

      5. New stadium
      IM observed it was going up very fast with the last levels of concrete almost completed. Those at the West Ham game this weekend would notice the progress since the last home match at White Hart Lane.

      IM explained that the virtual reality suite (SPVRS) for the sale of 8,000 ‘premium’ (hospitality/corporate) seats is open and going well. Part of the Premium offering was ‘access’ to away tickets. At present, executive ST holders are entitled to 9% of the away tickets pot. This is likely to increase to 12-13% once the new stadium is opened.

      IM stressed that ‘Premium’ was not a new offering. It was the blanket term for all hospitality and corporate members. At present, there was no loyalty points scheme in place for box holders etc. and they were entitled to 9% of all away allocations. The principle was not new.

      What was new was the potential increase in percentage from 9% to 12-13% once the new stadium opened, representing a pro rata increment to the current arrangement. And that was news to the Trust on the night, too.

      KL reacted on behalf of THST by requesting further discussion with the ticketing and hospitality teams around this. She felt that it should be possible to sell premium packages in a state of the art stadium without having to use the sweetener of access to an already in demand pool of away tickets. They were selling a home experience, after all. It was also pointed out that while the percentage increase was pro-rata, the fact that away allocations would remain the same meant there would be fewer tickets available for non-Premium members.

      Members suggested introducing a loyalty points scheme for premium seat holders to bring those in line with General Admission members.

      There will be much more discussion around this to come with THST’s initial position being against any increase in the percentage of away tickets reserved for Premium members.

      IM wanted to reassure those present that general admission fans had not been forgotten in the new stadium and hoped to have more news in the spring. There would be designated ‘home’ and ‘family’ areas. Lessons had been learned from new venues around the world, and some closer to home.

      As regards allocating Season Tickets in the new ground, current thinking was that existing Season Ticket holders and those at the top of the waiting list would be asked where they’d like to sit and who they’d like to sit with. Wembley showed some useful patterns in this respect.

      Pricing and concession areas were under review.

      IM confirmed the approximate figures for Season Tickets in the new stadium. There are currently c 21,000 ST holders, excluding the ‘Premium’ members. Rough figures indicated they were looking at increasing that to 40,000 in the new stadium, excluding the 8,000 ‘Premium’ seats.


      Open session – Q&A with members
      There then followed an opportunity for Trust members to question IM on specific areas of ticketing.

      6. StubHub
      A question was raised on the possible resale platform for Wembley after the current StubHub contract expires in May. IM confirmed that all options are being reviewed, including an in-house exchange.

      IM re-emphasised that secondary ticketing (i.e. StubHub) only opens when a game has sold out. 20% of Season Ticket holders have sold tickets on StubHub in the last two seasons, with an average of 1500 tickets per game sold on the platform. IM felt the StubHub partnership represented a good commercial deal for THFC, while recognising that the whole dynamic of secondary ticketing will change at Wembley and in the new stadium.

      MC reminded everyone that Season Ticket holders can choose to sell tickets at a ‘break-even’ price – ticket cost plus admin charges.

      7. Category A match concessions
      The issue of restricted concessionary areas at White Hart Lane was raised. The ballot was seeing those on concessionary memberships offered full price tickets outside of concessionary areas, which some felt was unfair. The Club had extended concessionary areas into the South stand along with the North for Category B and C games but would not be extending outside of the North stand for Category A games.

      IM explained the two main reasons behind this decision. The first was that broadening the concessionary area would lead to a pricing disparity between match day concessionaires and Season Ticket holders, the latter of whom would have paid a full adult price for the same seats at the start of the season, even if they could have qualified for a concessionary rate in the North stand. The second was the potential loss of revenue.

      THST’s position on this was that concessionary members should be charged a concessionary rate regardless of stand for this exceptional season at White Hart Lane. Pricing disparity was already a reality with the extension of concessionary areas into the South stand for B and C category games. It wasn’t possible to validate the financial loss this would cause without access to data around the volume of concessionary members applying for each match, which wasn’t forthcoming.

      THST continues to push for extended concessionary areas at Wembley for the season away and in the new stadium.

      8. Safe Standing
      Recent movement around Safe Standing was remarked on by Trust members, with the subject included on the Premier League Shareholders Meeting Agenda for the first time this week. Those present on the night agreed that a Safe Standing area in the new ground would be a positive move. This was about choice: the choice to stand and the choice to sit.

      While a change in primary legislation was thought to have been required to permit standing at Premier League games, there is a growing question as to whether rail seating should be regarded as sitting or standing. If it is agreed to be equivalent to sitting, then legislative change might not be needed.

      THST felt it important to clarify a few facts about Safe Standing so everyone understood what they were calling for. It was likely the ratio of a standing space to a seat would be 1:1, so it was likely there would be no reduction in price for tickets in a standing area. By opening a dedicated standing area, it was also likely local authorities and Clubs would look to clamp down on standing elsewhere around stadiums.

      JW confirmed that, should Safe Standing get the green light, 7,200 places in the lower section of the 17,000 single tier end could be converted for this purpose. The rake in the new stadium was too steep for this to apply to the entire end. Several present questioned whether this would be a large enough area and why the rake had been designed at such an angle. The Club have been to see specific standing areas at Celtic, Dortmund, PSV and FC Koln to assess the operational requirements.

      JW felt any progression towards permitting Safe Standing would be lengthy, safety driven and safety focused.

      9. Europa League at Wembley?
      Should Spurs fail to qualify for the knock out stages of the Champions League, would any potential Europa League matches be played at Wembley or White Hart Lane? IM commented that, as Spurs are still in the Champions League, no decisions have been reached regarding playing in the Europa League.

      UEFA permit relocation after the group stages of either competition. However, that home venue then needs to stay right the way through to the semi-final stage.

      10. Allocation of away tickets and the price cap
      KL shared some questions around the allocation of away tickets from One Hotspur Members who felt the price cap had made accessing away tickets an impossibility for them. Several had requested that away allocations be changed to either a ballot or be divided into percentages for ST holder and percentages for members to give more fans a chance to attend away matches.

      IM said that, so far as was possible, Season Ticket holders would continue to get away ticket priority. Any ballot or split allocation would be difficult to manage operationally and would be unfair on Season Ticket holders who have always had priority for away game allocations. It was a benefit to those fans who parted with c £1000 each May for a Season Ticket. Any change might please some members but would displease just as many Season Ticket holders.

      IM clarified that the loyalty point scheme for Season Ticket holders and One Hotspur members was not comparable, with members collecting points for every home game attended whereas Season Ticket holders were only allotted home league points once, upon renewing each summer.

      MC explained that the Trust was often criticised for supposedly only caring about Season Ticket holders. He explained that the Trust undertook a lot of work on behalf of One Hotspur members and that members of the THST Board were Bronze members, but this was the system we had and the Trust believed it was the fairest right now.

      The joint Club and Trust decision to suspend Platinum Memberships was also raised from the floor. Ian explained the reasoning. Following the price cap there was a flurry of people enquiring about away season tickets. In chat rooms and forums, people were talking about buying away season tickets and making their money back over the season by selling the ticket on for most away games but guaranteeing tickets for the bigger away games, which is not really in the spirit of things.

      Ian wrapped up this section by explaining how he had to deal with a very emotive subject in a clinical manner in developing a system that was fairer to the majority of supporters.

      11. Manual adjustments on online accounts
      One member said that the “manual adjustment” of loyalty points made it impossible to check game-by-game points allocations on One Hotspur accounts online. IM said this shouldn’t be the case and will check and come back to the Supporters’ Trust.

      12. Community activity and the new stadium
      Would there be increased support for and inclusion of the local community with the opening of the new stadium? IM and JW ran through what is already being done. THFC works with the five adjacent boroughs and with local community centres at present. The work of the Foundation is well documented and widely considered to be outstanding. (MC recommended “And The Sun Shines Now” by Adrian Tempany for those wanting to learn more about the Foundation and its contribution to and positive impact on the Haringey community).

      IM pointed out that planning approval conditions for the new stadium (Section 106) require THFC to involve local residents in the new development. Tickets would be made available for local residents under the terms of the S106.

      Another member present pointed out that the profile of fans attending matches does match that of local residents. IM/JW advised that THFC tracks the demographics of fans; and that there are 200 languages spoken and 75 nationalities living within a ten mile radius of the ground.

      The balance is to embrace the local community and also support loyal ticket-buying fans, whether or not they live locally.

      13. Under-21 games
      One member present praised the Club for the way these games were organised and hosted. It was great to see so many youngsters enthusiastically supporting the team at these matches.

      14. Late changes to KO timings
      A member raised the recent shift in date of the Burnley fixture next month and how much of a problem late changes to games are for fans. A trend of late moves in fixtures between Burnley and Spurs was also remarked on!

      KL confirmed that, for this specific game, THFC had agreed to compensate fans who were in possession of a valid match ticket and had booked non-refundable travel or accommodation before the date change was announced. This was received with a round of applause.

      15. NFL in the new stadium
      Would Tottenham Hotspur members and / or Season Ticket holders be given priority booking for any NFL games at the new stadium? IM said this was being explored but the NFL teams already had their own ST holders to accommodate and consider. It may be possible to run something along the lines of O2’s Priority Moments scheme but this is yet to be bottomed out.

      16. The Tottenham Experience and Museum
      JW explained that Spurs have appointed Mather and Co to design the Experience and Museum at the new stadium. Mather are vastly experienced in this field, having worked on the museums at Porto and the AELTC (Wimbledon) to name 2 recent projects. They are now ready to speak with fans in an attempt to capture supporter experiences of White Hart Lane to feed into their final designs. Volunteers were encouraged to speak with JW at the close of the session should they wish to be involved in this consultation and this proved to be a popular request.

      Thoughts moved onto the last match of the season, with IM confirming if anything happened that displaced Manchester United as the final game, the last match would be a category A game. The Club had always planned for the last match to be a category A game regardless of opposition.

      Close of meeting
      MC thanked everyone for attending and especially Ian and Jonathan for speaking so honestly and candidly.
       
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    2. Finchbee

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      Good read.....10k on waiting list should be a season ticket
       
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    3. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Interesting to see there should be an extra 19k season tickets at the new gaff ad as I'm about 19.5k down the season ticket waiting list. Oh how that will be so sweet!
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      not if the bubbles have their way!
       
    5. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      They can get fucked mate. I've wanted a season ticket ever since I went to see spurs v Leeds at the lane. It was George Grahams last game as Leeds boss before he took over at the lane. Ended as a draw but I can't remember if it was 1-1 or 3-3, we scored at the very end of the game from a set piece. Think Judas scored our equaliser too.
       
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      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I'm currently 17549. I don't expect every single one of those ahead of me to take up the option so hopefully, fingers crossed.
       
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    7. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      That's pretty much my logic too, not all will take it up so I could have a season ticket in a couple of years time! No more wheel of doom bollocks for me!
       
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      I don't get it. Looking though the Internet there are loads of places offering tickets. There are tickets for the NLD from around £550, tickets for the United game from £600 and tickets for the semi-final form around £250. Re-selling football tickets is illegal in the UK:

      In the United Kingdom resale of soccer tickets is illegal under section 166 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 unless the resale is authorized by the organiser of the match.

      As far as I know only Snubhub is authorised by THFC to resell tickets, the club and Wembley must be able to identify who is selling these tickets to the offshore touting companies so why is it still going on and what aren't the villains being busted?
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Stubhub and thomas cook circumvent the law by acting as agents for thfc,but you are right about offshore selling companies.I have contacted THFC THST last year when i saw NLD tickets for sale on ebay "premier hub" tickets,TBF thfc replied and said its "brand protection" team would get them removed,they did but there were still tickets for loads of other teams on sale,PL sides obviously cant work together on this,BTW the tickets were $1,800 for a pair and suprise suprise the same pair of tickets in the east stand were up for sale for all home matches.Makes me sick seeing that.Club should be able to trace STHs constantly selling and take them away,if you sell on stubhub more than twice a season you dont need a season ticket IMO.
       
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    10. Wotspur

      Wotspur Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Well got my Chelski tickets, 522 row 33 up in the Gods again, let hope it's a better result,than last time I was up there , got 3 .......me and Callum , and a junior, as yet to be decided, eh Col
       
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    11. Finchbee

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      How do you know ?
       
    12. Wotspur

      Wotspur Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you......

      Ok, go into your account, ( the points aren't allocated yet) and look at your account history, it'll have your details and ticket seat nos
       
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    13. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Can you advise me when the auction is for certain members of this parish's tickets and what currency is being used for the bidding!!!......I assume you applied using Steve's as well??
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Spurs vs Chelsea 22nd April FA Cup Semi final

      From the club


      We have carried out the necessary analysis of applications that were submitted by the deadline and can confirm that the number of loyalty points required for a ticket is 148 points.

      All Bronze and Lilywhite members with 148 or more points who applied before the deadline will now be automatically allocated a ticket on a random, best available basis, with money being deducted from the payment details submitted at the time of application. Tickets will start to be dispatched for One Hotspur Bronze and Lilywhite members in the week commencing Monday, April 3.

      THERE IS NO NEED FOR MEMBERS WITH THE REQUIRED POINTS TOTAL TO CONTACT THE TICKET OFFICE.

      If you are unsure of how many points you currently have, you can find out by CLICKING HERE, logging into the e-ticketing system and visiting the ‘My Account' section of the site.

      Please note – all successful applicants with the required loyalty points total who applied in a group will be allocated tickets with the other members of their group who also had sufficient points.

      We would like to thank all One Hotspur members for their continued support and would advise all unsuccessful applicants that in the event of any tickets being returned, they will be allocated in loyalty points order to those members who have missed out.
       
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      My random generator did well!

      504 35 104 for me
       
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      Official email received today, who got tickets ?
       
    17. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Not yet but working on it....
       
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      Well that's the latest in a long line of ticket rejections. Can't believe I'm not going to get back to the lane one last time.
      I know that the demand outstrips supply and I've just been very unlucky to miss out time after time in the ballots, but it pees me right off that 25 years of going to a few matches a year doesn't make me loyal enough to get a ticket for any cat a games.
       
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      I was told that I didn't have the required loyalty points, which was 148. Grrr.......
       
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      My ticket arrived today
       
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    21. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Fuck off.....ha ha
       
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      Yeah mine tickets arrived today, up in the Gods block 522 tow 34 las time I was up there......let's hope this time they've installed a Stannah .......
      And today hot notification of Man Utd, went for top tickets at 81, they gave us East Upper at 71......... would have preferred lower stand, but beggars and ll that.......
      What a fecking expensive month .......oh well, it'll only happen once, or will it, that WHL Shuts down !
       
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      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Can those with Chelsea FA Cup semi final tickets, please stop going on about it.....at least until the rest of us catch up. Thanks in advance ha ha.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      ok,:)
      BTW this is my 40yr karma,the lottery stuck me on my beloved shelf for man u

      [​IMG]

      I am more than delighted,have to say.
       
    26. Wotspur

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      Yeah we're twins, both first game QPR 0-3 loss back in 1976 .........what shite we've seen over the years, despite having some wonderful players, from Perryman, Hoddle Waddle, Shaggy ardiles, Lineker gazza Ginola, bale etc
      Anyway for Man U , I'm also back on the Shelf, not where I ever stood, as in block D.......I used to stand close to G......could be worse, gonna get in there early and get the flag up.
      There's plenty of hope elsewhere of organising a '78 ticker tape finale
       
    27. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I was up there yesterday......pretending I had £4000 for a premium seat in the new stadium. I spent about an hour asking questions (having photo's by the old cockerel and also by the old clock, which I didn't know we had) watching the 360 degree movie presentation, sitting in the new leather luxury seats with VR headsets on and virtually wandering around the new lounges and checking out the views from the seats. It's an amazing and very professional experience with not much selling required..... if you have £4k spare, which I don't. In short it's like Club Wembley, only 100x better and 50% cheaper.

      All the best seats @ £6k a season have gone, these are described as sitting on Daniel levy's lap, there are only 8 out of 104 in the tunnel club left, all the £2.5 -£4k seats are gone, so they now start at £4,250 per seat for minimum of 3 years. There are a total 7,800 'premium seats. This doesn't include the individual corporate boxes. Prices include a programme, bowl food and a half time drink.....so really quite reasonable then!!?? ha ha.

      There will be in addition approx. 41,000 season tickets, so if you're under 25,000 on the waiting list you'll probably get one if you want one. Note: I'm not and I want one so happy to discuss when the time comes with anyone who might want to share etc.??

      That's about it, there are a load of other benefits in terms of access to away tickets, Cup finals etc. but a quick bit of Maths will tell you that the club have already sold around £20m of premium tickets, not including boxes, based on one season.....so £60m minimum over three seasons, a significant help to funding.
       
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    28. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I was more block H in the late 70's and 80's, in front of the same barrier every time. For United it's Paxton upper. We should do the fucking lot.........'Angels' was it Benfica, no-one really knows, ticker tape - ohh those torn up newspapers for Ricky and Ossie, think my banner will be in honour of Burkinshaw. Loved that bloke and the football we played at the time.

      This is all the stuff that those wankers on the other site will never appreciate.
       
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    29. birdonaball

      birdonaball Player in Training.

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      How is everyones great ticket hunt going for the Chelsea and Arsenal match going? Congrats to those who were lucky enough to get them.

      Interesting read Don, bit curious on what happens to the members who can't get a season ticket and have to remain members..... seems like us lowly bottom feeders have been forgotten about. Any clue to what actual real tickets will look like for the non 'premium' gang.

      Got a funny feeling we'll be at WHL next season....
       
    30. Ted the Yid

      Ted the Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Levy is a dodgy wotsit announces the club may play another season at the Lane as soon as tickets for the last match go on sale.
       

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