SWINDON TOWN: Town offer 10 per cent off season tickets for seven days

Swindon Town supporters will be able to purchase season tickets at discounted prices for the next seven days

Swindon Town supporters will be able to purchase season tickets at discounted prices for the next seven days

First published in STFC News

SWINDON Town are offering 10 per cent discounts on season tickets for the next seven days.

In a message to supporters, chairman Lee Power once again urged the local community to back the club as he tries to kick-start ticket sales, which have been badly affected by the recent and drawn out High Court case involving the club.

Power wrote: "Dear Supporter,

"As we draw closer to the start of the new season and with the players back in training for the new campaign, we need your support.

"It has been well documented that the recent court case took its toll on our Season Ticket sales and I know that many fans, quite understandably, were reluctant to buy or renew their tickets.

"With this in mind and with the case now resolved, we would like to offer 10% off Season Tickets for one week only. This will hopefully give supporters who have not yet signed up for 2014/15, an extra incentive to do so.

"I’ve said it before but this is your football club and we need to unite together to make this club successful.

"Here’s to a great season.

"Lee."

Season tickets can be purchased in person at the club shop or online at www.stfcdirect.com. The 10 per cent discount will be available until 5pm on Tuesday, July 15 and prices shown online now include the 10 per cent saving.

No installment plans are available, according to the club.

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12:53pm Tue 8 Jul 14

London Red says...

Fantastic News and what a lot of us were calling for last week
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Well done Lee Power
Fantastic News and what a lot of us were calling for last week . Well done Lee Power London Red
  • Score: 12

1:55pm Tue 8 Jul 14

sadgit says...

Great deal for Arkells and Don Rogers stands.
Not a very big overall saving for Town End.
Not enough to entice me to part with my money.
Great deal for Arkells and Don Rogers stands. Not a very big overall saving for Town End. Not enough to entice me to part with my money. sadgit
  • Score: -55

2:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

sadgit wrote:
Great deal for Arkells and Don Rogers stands.
Not a very big overall saving for Town End.
Not enough to entice me to part with my money.
M, so at least 5 people disapprove of your decision not to buy a season ticket?! WTF....
[quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: Great deal for Arkells and Don Rogers stands. Not a very big overall saving for Town End. Not enough to entice me to part with my money.[/p][/quote]M, so at least 5 people disapprove of your decision not to buy a season ticket?! WTF.... Oi Den!
  • Score: -18

2:38pm Tue 8 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

Watch all the whingers complain, oh I bought mine last week. (Tuff).
I'll still pay on the day as they will be cheaper like they always are if we struggle.
A step in the right direction which I applaud, just a shame he's ripping people of for kick arounds
Watch all the whingers complain, oh I bought mine last week. (Tuff). I'll still pay on the day as they will be cheaper like they always are if we struggle. A step in the right direction which I applaud, just a shame he's ripping people of for kick arounds smirg kcab
  • Score: -22

2:46pm Tue 8 Jul 14

LeGod says...

sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge. LeGod
  • Score: 27

2:50pm Tue 8 Jul 14

oz ashes says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Watch all the whingers complain, oh I bought mine last week. (Tuff).
I'll still pay on the day as they will be cheaper like they always are if we struggle.
A step in the right direction which I applaud, just a shame he's ripping people of for kick arounds
good idea smirg if we are in the bottom 8 prices go down mid table 8 prices stay the same top 8 prices go up plenty of moaners then if we go top 8 all season
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Watch all the whingers complain, oh I bought mine last week. (Tuff). I'll still pay on the day as they will be cheaper like they always are if we struggle. A step in the right direction which I applaud, just a shame he's ripping people of for kick arounds[/p][/quote]good idea smirg if we are in the bottom 8 prices go down mid table 8 prices stay the same top 8 prices go up plenty of moaners then if we go top 8 all season oz ashes
  • Score: 0

2:55pm Tue 8 Jul 14

eastern red says...

So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?
So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not? eastern red
  • Score: -1

3:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MoonrakerMatelot says...

Well done Lee! Further proof that you have the interests of the majority of fans at heart (after all, any realist would know that you cannot appease everyone); you've listened and now you've made good your word. Let's hope that as a collective, we rally behind you, and help you to make this great club even greater. Gets my vote Sir.
Well done Lee! Further proof that you have the interests of the majority of fans at heart (after all, any realist would know that you cannot appease everyone); you've listened and now you've made good your word. Let's hope that as a collective, we rally behind you, and help you to make this great club even greater. Gets my vote Sir. MoonrakerMatelot
  • Score: 12

3:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

sadgit says...

LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
As I said, great value in Arkells and DR but not in the Town End.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]As I said, great value in Arkells and DR but not in the Town End. sadgit
  • Score: -3

3:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier says...

eastern red wrote:
So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?
I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it).

A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off.

Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.
[quote][p][bold]eastern red[/bold] wrote: So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?[/p][/quote]I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it). A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off. Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested. The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier
  • Score: 9

3:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way. Oi Den!
  • Score: 4

3:36pm Tue 8 Jul 14

oz ashes says...

The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
eastern red wrote:
So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?
I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it).

A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off.

Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.
but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol
[quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastern red[/bold] wrote: So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?[/p][/quote]I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it). A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off. Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.[/p][/quote]but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol oz ashes
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

oz ashes wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
eastern red wrote:
So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?
I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it).

A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off.

Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.
but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol
It would be a lottery anyway. The most attractive games on paper don't always turn out to be the best to watch.
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastern red[/bold] wrote: So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?[/p][/quote]I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it). A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off. Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.[/p][/quote]but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol[/p][/quote]It would be a lottery anyway. The most attractive games on paper don't always turn out to be the best to watch. Oi Den!
  • Score: 3

3:55pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Cleuso says...

sadgit wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
As I said, great value in Arkells and DR but not in the Town End.
Get one in either of those stands then... you get a far better view.
[quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]As I said, great value in Arkells and DR but not in the Town End.[/p][/quote]Get one in either of those stands then... you get a far better view. Cleuso
  • Score: 5

4:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Cleuso says...

Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time.

You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders.

Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral.

It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now.

Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time. You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders. Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral. It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now. Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club. Cleuso
  • Score: 6

4:12pm Tue 8 Jul 14

the don69 says...

Well done Lee Power, He's doing his bit, come on Town fans if you can afford to buy a season ticket get one, if not go when you can, it might be a great season? or it could be a tough season? but we all support the Town, if we want a club? it's time to support! look at whats happening to Salisbury!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
Well done Lee Power, He's doing his bit, come on Town fans if you can afford to buy a season ticket get one, if not go when you can, it might be a great season? or it could be a tough season? but we all support the Town, if we want a club? it's time to support! look at whats happening to Salisbury!!!!!!!!!!! !!! the don69
  • Score: 23

4:53pm Tue 8 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
Unfortunately whether you like it or not unless some serious investment is injected into the club they will struggle to sell season tickets whatever the cost . People will not part with hard earned money to watch free transfers or loan players . Punters will pick and choose games on the performance of the team at the time .
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately whether you like it or not unless some serious investment is injected into the club they will struggle to sell season tickets whatever the cost . People will not part with hard earned money to watch free transfers or loan players . Punters will pick and choose games on the performance of the team at the time . EastleazeRed
  • Score: -4

5:02pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Cleuso wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time.

You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders.

Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral.

It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now.

Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.
I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time. You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders. Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral. It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now. Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.[/p][/quote]I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge. Oi Den!
  • Score: -1

5:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

RamsburyRed says...

I don't really get the debate. It's purely a personal decision, it doesn't suit or work for a lot of people, for others it does. The price (within reason) is immaterial.
I don't really get the debate. It's purely a personal decision, it doesn't suit or work for a lot of people, for others it does. The price (within reason) is immaterial. RamsburyRed
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Tue 8 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
Unfortunately whether you like it or not unless some serious investment is injected into the club they will struggle to sell season tickets whatever the cost . People will not part with hard earned money to watch free transfers or loan players . Punters will pick and choose games on the performance of the team at the time .
FINALLY Someone with a brain...
So far the team looks very weak and people wont part with there money after hearing that the budget is cut again plus having a very small and young team..
All the good loan players have returned to there clubs..
And the biggest one is watching the boring football like it was for most of last season..
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately whether you like it or not unless some serious investment is injected into the club they will struggle to sell season tickets whatever the cost . People will not part with hard earned money to watch free transfers or loan players . Punters will pick and choose games on the performance of the team at the time .[/p][/quote]FINALLY Someone with a brain... So far the team looks very weak and people wont part with there money after hearing that the budget is cut again plus having a very small and young team.. All the good loan players have returned to there clubs.. And the biggest one is watching the boring football like it was for most of last season.. dazzastfc
  • Score: -11

5:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

The Spurs Farmer says...

oz ashes wrote:
The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier wrote:
eastern red wrote:
So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?
I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it).

A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off.

Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.
but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol
Price each game at a discount from Match day prices( big clubs £22 lesser clubs £18 mid clubs £20 ) select 10 or more games , add up the total, pay your money- get your tickets.. It's not the saving I'm after it's to give the club money up front for the season, I can easily afford match day prices.
[quote][p][bold]oz ashes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The artist formerly known as Marmite Soldier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastern red[/bold] wrote: So still no acknowledgement of the long distance fans who stay loyal to their club! Mr Power, there is £300 in bank account waiting to give to you up front in return for a 10 game season ticket bundle ( x1 Adult & x1 Junior) do you want it or not?[/p][/quote]I understand your position completely Eastern Red (and not because I am in it). A part 'season ticket' is an excellent idea for those you can't get to every game, an argument that was presented here last week by a shift worker who works three days on/three days off. Just a thought...have you tried contacting the club directly to suggest it? It's seems exactly the sort of idea that they would consider if they knew it was being suggested.[/p][/quote]but how would it work the buyer would want the best 10 games and the club would want to give away the worst 10 games it is a good idea though maybe have to do a lottery lol[/p][/quote]Price each game at a discount from Match day prices( big clubs £22 lesser clubs £18 mid clubs £20 ) select 10 or more games , add up the total, pay your money- get your tickets.. It's not the saving I'm after it's to give the club money up front for the season, I can easily afford match day prices. The Spurs Farmer
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

RamsburyRed wrote:
I don't really get the debate. It's purely a personal decision, it doesn't suit or work for a lot of people, for others it does. The price (within reason) is immaterial.
Precisely what I was trying to say. A poster now has 34 thumbs downs because he said he's not getting a season ticket. Beats me.
[quote][p][bold]RamsburyRed[/bold] wrote: I don't really get the debate. It's purely a personal decision, it doesn't suit or work for a lot of people, for others it does. The price (within reason) is immaterial.[/p][/quote]Precisely what I was trying to say. A poster now has 34 thumbs downs because he said he's not getting a season ticket. Beats me. Oi Den!
  • Score: -5

6:18pm Tue 8 Jul 14

LeGod says...

The squad may look lightweight at the moment but as LP said there will be three or four coming in from Premier league teams. Looking at who we had last year im not worried Hall has gone to Birmingham as he in my eye was a poor players if we get Stephens he is far superior to Hall and and additional centre back with a bit of experience will put us in good stead and probably a full back to replace Jay. A pity about Troy who is a very good players but can only play one game a week and if he couldnt get insured its too risky for the club so as much as im sorry to see him go you have to look at the overall picture for the team and club.
Another striker is definelty needed as we only have Smith and looks like Storey will be off to Pompey.
I think their is every reason to be optimistic when we get the additions in as most sign this month as they normally do so i would expect some movement in the next 7- 10 days.
On last seasons performances we had some very good games and yes there were a few where they werent that good to watch but you can say that about all teams in our league. We probably had the youngest team where alot were plying their first season in league football and the energy levels need to be alot higher than what they had been used to in the under 21 league but this season the ones we still have here would have gained alot of experience from that and all should be better for it. i think it is harsh criticsm about some of the games last season as to be honest you can take most seasons whoever has been our manager and there has been some dire games and it will happen again this season as players cant always play well week in week out it happens in all leagues and to all players ie Fernando Torres when did he last have a decent game.
The squad may look lightweight at the moment but as LP said there will be three or four coming in from Premier league teams. Looking at who we had last year im not worried Hall has gone to Birmingham as he in my eye was a poor players if we get Stephens he is far superior to Hall and and additional centre back with a bit of experience will put us in good stead and probably a full back to replace Jay. A pity about Troy who is a very good players but can only play one game a week and if he couldnt get insured its too risky for the club so as much as im sorry to see him go you have to look at the overall picture for the team and club. Another striker is definelty needed as we only have Smith and looks like Storey will be off to Pompey. I think their is every reason to be optimistic when we get the additions in as most sign this month as they normally do so i would expect some movement in the next 7- 10 days. On last seasons performances we had some very good games and yes there were a few where they werent that good to watch but you can say that about all teams in our league. We probably had the youngest team where alot were plying their first season in league football and the energy levels need to be alot higher than what they had been used to in the under 21 league but this season the ones we still have here would have gained alot of experience from that and all should be better for it. i think it is harsh criticsm about some of the games last season as to be honest you can take most seasons whoever has been our manager and there has been some dire games and it will happen again this season as players cant always play well week in week out it happens in all leagues and to all players ie Fernando Torres when did he last have a decent game. LeGod
  • Score: 4

7:14pm Tue 8 Jul 14

LeGod says...

i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped.
£16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.
i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped. £16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book. LeGod
  • Score: 15

7:26pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

Cleuso wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time.

You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders.

Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral.

It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now.

Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.
Good points but its a fair point from Den that some fans stopped going as the football at times was plain boring.

Knocking 10% off the prices surely won't change the minds of those people - they had the option of a cheap ticket back months ago...

We have the same manager so same tactics so that will not entice them back.

More importantly we have lost a number of key players including our best defender (Troy) our best winger (Pritchard) our best attacking midfielder (Mason) our best left back (Jay) and our best striker (Ranger) so even less chance of them coming back!

Until the stay aways and the undecided see that last years 'boring' team which has been severely weakened starts getting strengthened, they are unlikely to come back. In fact the damage may have been done and the entertainment improves may stay away for a time yet, maybe until Cooper goes......
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time. You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders. Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral. It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now. Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.[/p][/quote]Good points but its a fair point from Den that some fans stopped going as the football at times was plain boring. Knocking 10% off the prices surely won't change the minds of those people - they had the option of a cheap ticket back months ago... We have the same manager so same tactics so that will not entice them back. More importantly we have lost a number of key players including our best defender (Troy) our best winger (Pritchard) our best attacking midfielder (Mason) our best left back (Jay) and our best striker (Ranger) so even less chance of them coming back! Until the stay aways and the undecided see that last years 'boring' team which has been severely weakened starts getting strengthened, they are unlikely to come back. In fact the damage may have been done and the entertainment improves may stay away for a time yet, maybe until Cooper goes...... Wilesy
  • Score: -3

8:05pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MITTED says...

Chicken and egg. if you don't buy your season ticket, then the club cannot sign better players and you then moan that you won't buy a ST because the club hasn't signed decent quality players .... and round and around we go. Sometimes in life, you have to have a little faith, if not the eternal optimism of being a supper of REAL football, not that greed-league premier sh1te. I bought my ST months ago. Faith? maybe. Optimist? You bet!
COYR.
Chicken and egg. if you don't buy your season ticket, then the club cannot sign better players and you then moan that you won't buy a ST because the club hasn't signed decent quality players .... and round and around we go. Sometimes in life, you have to have a little faith, if not the eternal optimism of being a supper of REAL football, not that greed-league premier sh1te. I bought my ST months ago. Faith? maybe. Optimist? You bet! COYR. MITTED
  • Score: 17

8:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MITTED says...

MITTED wrote:
Chicken and egg. if you don't buy your season ticket, then the club cannot sign better players and you then moan that you won't buy a ST because the club hasn't signed decent quality players .... and round and around we go. Sometimes in life, you have to have a little faith, if not the eternal optimism of being a supper of REAL football, not that greed-league premier sh1te. I bought my ST months ago. Faith? maybe. Optimist? You bet!
COYR.
supper? supporter
[quote][p][bold]MITTED[/bold] wrote: Chicken and egg. if you don't buy your season ticket, then the club cannot sign better players and you then moan that you won't buy a ST because the club hasn't signed decent quality players .... and round and around we go. Sometimes in life, you have to have a little faith, if not the eternal optimism of being a supper of REAL football, not that greed-league premier sh1te. I bought my ST months ago. Faith? maybe. Optimist? You bet! COYR.[/p][/quote]supper? supporter MITTED
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

That's all true Mitted. You are at the top end of the loyalty scale. But many have a loyalty threshold that's governed mainly by success/entertainmen
t and partly by price. It's something that will never change.
That's all true Mitted. You are at the top end of the loyalty scale. But many have a loyalty threshold that's governed mainly by success/entertainmen t and partly by price. It's something that will never change. Oi Den!
  • Score: 1

8:33pm Tue 8 Jul 14

LeGod says...

while i agree Ranger and Troy are a loss im not worried about the others that have left. Mason although a good player hardly played, Pritchard was good when he was on his game but even he had limitations and had a number of off games and yes he was good when he was good but to me he needs another season in L1 and not sure hes ready for the championship yet.
Ranger was great player but only played half a season. Jay and Troy both injury prone and Ranger although a very good player and too good for L1 also had his games especially away from home when he didnt feel like playing.
Everyone needs to reserve judgement to see who we get first coming in before being too negative. As for Cooper im sure he has learnt alot from last season and i for one am expecting an improvement especially away from home as we were dire which is why our away following dropped dramatically.
Upwards and onwards and we should all be optimistic for the season ahead remember last season we didnt get a team together until a couple of weeks before the season started and we did ok and im sure this season we will be better organised and hopefully have players in earlier.
while i agree Ranger and Troy are a loss im not worried about the others that have left. Mason although a good player hardly played, Pritchard was good when he was on his game but even he had limitations and had a number of off games and yes he was good when he was good but to me he needs another season in L1 and not sure hes ready for the championship yet. Ranger was great player but only played half a season. Jay and Troy both injury prone and Ranger although a very good player and too good for L1 also had his games especially away from home when he didnt feel like playing. Everyone needs to reserve judgement to see who we get first coming in before being too negative. As for Cooper im sure he has learnt alot from last season and i for one am expecting an improvement especially away from home as we were dire which is why our away following dropped dramatically. Upwards and onwards and we should all be optimistic for the season ahead remember last season we didnt get a team together until a couple of weeks before the season started and we did ok and im sure this season we will be better organised and hopefully have players in earlier. LeGod
  • Score: 6

8:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

Most fans support their clubs through thick or thin, I'm skint as I am the only one working in the house with the wife out of work, so pay all the bills and work extra long hours and weekends to pay for my season ticket after everything else is paid including the Mrs and shopping. There would be no club if the fans were all like some on here winging about the young players and loans and boring football well let me just say that if you don't support your club then be prepared to loose it one day. Yes we all want to win every game and steamroll other teams and pay peanuts to watch it but that is called fantasy world and all we are is a club in the old third division on gates of 8000 and unless there is someone out there with millions to throw at it then the club relies totally on its fans and selling players to survive and that they say is a FACT.
Most fans support their clubs through thick or thin, I'm skint as I am the only one working in the house with the wife out of work, so pay all the bills and work extra long hours and weekends to pay for my season ticket after everything else is paid including the Mrs and shopping. There would be no club if the fans were all like some on here winging about the young players and loans and boring football well let me just say that if you don't support your club then be prepared to loose it one day. Yes we all want to win every game and steamroll other teams and pay peanuts to watch it but that is called fantasy world and all we are is a club in the old third division on gates of 8000 and unless there is someone out there with millions to throw at it then the club relies totally on its fans and selling players to survive and that they say is a FACT. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 7

8:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

LeGod wrote:
while i agree Ranger and Troy are a loss im not worried about the others that have left. Mason although a good player hardly played, Pritchard was good when he was on his game but even he had limitations and had a number of off games and yes he was good when he was good but to me he needs another season in L1 and not sure hes ready for the championship yet.
Ranger was great player but only played half a season. Jay and Troy both injury prone and Ranger although a very good player and too good for L1 also had his games especially away from home when he didnt feel like playing.
Everyone needs to reserve judgement to see who we get first coming in before being too negative. As for Cooper im sure he has learnt alot from last season and i for one am expecting an improvement especially away from home as we were dire which is why our away following dropped dramatically.
Upwards and onwards and we should all be optimistic for the season ahead remember last season we didnt get a team together until a couple of weeks before the season started and we did ok and im sure this season we will be better organised and hopefully have players in earlier.
Good post LeGod and some one being realistic.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: while i agree Ranger and Troy are a loss im not worried about the others that have left. Mason although a good player hardly played, Pritchard was good when he was on his game but even he had limitations and had a number of off games and yes he was good when he was good but to me he needs another season in L1 and not sure hes ready for the championship yet. Ranger was great player but only played half a season. Jay and Troy both injury prone and Ranger although a very good player and too good for L1 also had his games especially away from home when he didnt feel like playing. Everyone needs to reserve judgement to see who we get first coming in before being too negative. As for Cooper im sure he has learnt alot from last season and i for one am expecting an improvement especially away from home as we were dire which is why our away following dropped dramatically. Upwards and onwards and we should all be optimistic for the season ahead remember last season we didnt get a team together until a couple of weeks before the season started and we did ok and im sure this season we will be better organised and hopefully have players in earlier.[/p][/quote]Good post LeGod and some one being realistic. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Dover Red says...

LeGod wrote:
i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped.
£16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.
When you stay off your Oxford rants you make good sense !!! I also think £16 is outstanding value
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped. £16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.[/p][/quote]When you stay off your Oxford rants you make good sense !!! I also think £16 is outstanding value Dover Red
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

London Red says...

LeGod wrote:
i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped.
£16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.
No one has said they should get one cheaper
.
Also it's not just for out of towners - but others like shift workers who live in Swindon
.
Or just for the less affluent fans who can not afford £415 or even £373 as it is now
.
All for differing reasons can't go to all 23 - otherwise they would buy an ST
.
However - lots want to give the club guaranteed income and up front - plus like ST holders get themselves a better deal
.
My suggestion was for each set of tickets it gets cheaper to reward the ones who buy the most up front
.
For example £25 for Matchday, £23 for book of 5, £21.50 for book of 10, £20 for book of 15 and then £18 for Full Price ST and £16 for Early Bird/Promotion ST
.
I can't make 23 games for a variety of reason and as I go to a mix of home and away, league and cup means an ST is simply not value for money as it takes my cost per game to over £30 a game - so why would I pay £50-75 more?
.
£215 for a book of 10 though I would buy every year.
[quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped. £16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.[/p][/quote]No one has said they should get one cheaper . Also it's not just for out of towners - but others like shift workers who live in Swindon . Or just for the less affluent fans who can not afford £415 or even £373 as it is now . All for differing reasons can't go to all 23 - otherwise they would buy an ST . However - lots want to give the club guaranteed income and up front - plus like ST holders get themselves a better deal . My suggestion was for each set of tickets it gets cheaper to reward the ones who buy the most up front . For example £25 for Matchday, £23 for book of 5, £21.50 for book of 10, £20 for book of 15 and then £18 for Full Price ST and £16 for Early Bird/Promotion ST . I can't make 23 games for a variety of reason and as I go to a mix of home and away, league and cup means an ST is simply not value for money as it takes my cost per game to over £30 a game - so why would I pay £50-75 more? . £215 for a book of 10 though I would buy every year. London Red
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Tue 8 Jul 14

port de soller says...

I come over 4/5 times a year flights are expensive now let alone tickets for games stillI support STFC have done since Dec 1961
I come over 4/5 times a year flights are expensive now let alone tickets for games stillI support STFC have done since Dec 1961 port de soller
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Tue 8 Jul 14

The Jockster says...

Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.
Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach. The Jockster
  • Score: -2

10:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

The Jockster wrote:
Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.
Absolutely agree Jock crikey talk about pure football and the way they have taken Brazil apart is embarrassing. Our game in England is way behind some of these other countries and its quite shocking but no surprise when you look at the muppets running the show. Wonder If Lee Power should look at a few German players for next season.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Jock crikey talk about pure football and the way they have taken Brazil apart is embarrassing. Our game in England is way behind some of these other countries and its quite shocking but no surprise when you look at the muppets running the show. Wonder If Lee Power should look at a few German players for next season. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

10:08pm Tue 8 Jul 14

London Red says...

The Jockster wrote:
Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.
Yep - Good to see the Pole become top scorer of all time - set up by the Turk and the Ghanian keeping it tight at the back for Germany!
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.[/p][/quote]Yep - Good to see the Pole become top scorer of all time - set up by the Turk and the Ghanian keeping it tight at the back for Germany! London Red
  • Score: 9

10:54pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Di kanny oh says...

The Jockster wrote:
Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.
Germany 7 Brazil 1 blimey what a destruction that was but Brazil were shocking and clueless and I reckon even England would have won this tonight.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: Off topic - Brazil 0 Germany 5! If ever there was an example for those muppets at the FA & the Premier League to sit up and take notice then tonight is the time. When Scudamore and Dyke finally understand that the unlimited influx of foreign players is stifling any development of home grown talent then England might once again just become a threat at international level. They could do far worse than copy the Germans approach.[/p][/quote]Germany 7 Brazil 1 blimey what a destruction that was but Brazil were shocking and clueless and I reckon even England would have won this tonight. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Tue 8 Jul 14

glenda hoddle says...

Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND.
Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND. glenda hoddle
  • Score: -10

11:08pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oxon-Red says...

London Red wrote:
LeGod wrote:
i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped.
£16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.
No one has said they should get one cheaper
.
Also it's not just for out of towners - but others like shift workers who live in Swindon
.
Or just for the less affluent fans who can not afford £415 or even £373 as it is now
.
All for differing reasons can't go to all 23 - otherwise they would buy an ST
.
However - lots want to give the club guaranteed income and up front - plus like ST holders get themselves a better deal
.
My suggestion was for each set of tickets it gets cheaper to reward the ones who buy the most up front
.
For example £25 for Matchday, £23 for book of 5, £21.50 for book of 10, £20 for book of 15 and then £18 for Full Price ST and £16 for Early Bird/Promotion ST
.
I can't make 23 games for a variety of reason and as I go to a mix of home and away, league and cup means an ST is simply not value for money as it takes my cost per game to over £30 a game - so why would I pay £50-75 more?
.
£215 for a book of 10 though I would buy every year.
I concur with the sentiments on tickets and buying blocks but I think you need to consider how matches are watched.

Buying a season ticket buys you a seat in the same position for every game, if you cannot make a game you can lend the ticket to a mate and they sit in that seat.

Buy a 10 ticket season ticket and that seat is possibly booked for only 10 of the 23 home games.

I know the stadium is only half full most weeks but a part season ticket would present problems. One possible solution would be to sell the for the bank but would this stop people using them against City for instance. Sell them for the Town End only, another possibility ?

Not against the idea but they need a bit of thought, standing area could resolve it !

COYMR
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: i dont get why long distance fans should get their season ticket cheaper we all choose where we want to live. I was born and bred in Swindon but due to business reasons moved to Southampton years ago and have always gone to all the home games and quite a few away games. There is four of us that travek up every week with a 140-150 mile round trip and no doubt there are fans that live further away than me. We are all responsible for our own destiny. As i said earlier if you support a london club and take west ham they were moaning about the dross they were watching every week last season and paying a nice hefty price for it and i understand its on average £100 per game to watch AresenaL plus your travelling money plus expenses for the day ok its premier league but i couldnt give two hoots about watching a load of foreign players every week and dont give a toss about the premier league which is over hyped. £16 per game at the CG is good value no argument in my book.[/p][/quote]No one has said they should get one cheaper . Also it's not just for out of towners - but others like shift workers who live in Swindon . Or just for the less affluent fans who can not afford £415 or even £373 as it is now . All for differing reasons can't go to all 23 - otherwise they would buy an ST . However - lots want to give the club guaranteed income and up front - plus like ST holders get themselves a better deal . My suggestion was for each set of tickets it gets cheaper to reward the ones who buy the most up front . For example £25 for Matchday, £23 for book of 5, £21.50 for book of 10, £20 for book of 15 and then £18 for Full Price ST and £16 for Early Bird/Promotion ST . I can't make 23 games for a variety of reason and as I go to a mix of home and away, league and cup means an ST is simply not value for money as it takes my cost per game to over £30 a game - so why would I pay £50-75 more? . £215 for a book of 10 though I would buy every year.[/p][/quote]I concur with the sentiments on tickets and buying blocks but I think you need to consider how matches are watched. Buying a season ticket buys you a seat in the same position for every game, if you cannot make a game you can lend the ticket to a mate and they sit in that seat. Buy a 10 ticket season ticket and that seat is possibly booked for only 10 of the 23 home games. I know the stadium is only half full most weeks but a part season ticket would present problems. One possible solution would be to sell the for the bank but would this stop people using them against City for instance. Sell them for the Town End only, another possibility ? Not against the idea but they need a bit of thought, standing area could resolve it ! COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 1

11:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

I agree Le God has made a lot of valid points. But we can't just pretend that everyone's going to roll up and pay their money regardless of form and style of football, however frustrating that may be for fans who are there through thick and thin.

Brazil awful but take nothing away from the Germans - superb stuff.
Ah well, at least the third place game might be interesting for a change.
I agree Le God has made a lot of valid points. But we can't just pretend that everyone's going to roll up and pay their money regardless of form and style of football, however frustrating that may be for fans who are there through thick and thin. Brazil awful but take nothing away from the Germans - superb stuff. Ah well, at least the third place game might be interesting for a change. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Tue 8 Jul 14

london paolo says...

I have suggested to the club a mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches in a season several times going back recent years - to Fitton, Wray, Watkins et al. (Not sure about the previous chairman - Jedda and season ticket money don't sit comfortably in the same sentence). No-one ever responded, which indicates they didn't like the idea.

In practical terms it wouldn't operate like a season ticket - no specified seats and no nominated games. It would just be a bulk commitment to a certain number of games, reflecting what people can manage with work or other commitments, including PLAYING FOOTBALL as some of us still do. It would also give the club cash-flow up front.

As to giving people out of town a discounted price...yes we all make our choices about where we live. For the club though, it's about getting as much money in over the season as possible. If out-of-towners came to more games at £18-20 than they would at £25, and there's more money in total shelled out as a result, then that would be a good thing.

However gauging price elasticity (sensitivity) of demand is a difficult thing. That's why you need to experiment or just take a view. It's not about preferential treatment or priority - just smart marketing. Kids get a lower price, as do OAPs (I think). It's all about segmenting your target market.

If you're a Londoner, going to Swindon and back takes out the bulk of the day. It also costs petrol, parking, lunch and match ticket. It brings forward that day when you have to replace four tyres, and rear axle seals and wheel bearings (plus labour and VAT). Personally, a saving of £5 on the ticket would make little difference to me if the total spend for the day is £80-100, but others may feel differently. Free and reserved parking might be a nice gesture though.

If I lived in Swindon and was physically inactive on a Saturday afternoon, I would buy a season ticket, and not because there's nothing else to do other than go to those wife swapping parties.
I have suggested to the club a mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches in a season several times going back recent years - to Fitton, Wray, Watkins et al. (Not sure about the previous chairman - Jedda and season ticket money don't sit comfortably in the same sentence). No-one ever responded, which indicates they didn't like the idea. In practical terms it wouldn't operate like a season ticket - no specified seats and no nominated games. It would just be a bulk commitment to a certain number of games, reflecting what people can manage with work or other commitments, including PLAYING FOOTBALL as some of us still do. It would also give the club cash-flow up front. As to giving people out of town a discounted price...yes we all make our choices about where we live. For the club though, it's about getting as much money in over the season as possible. If out-of-towners came to more games at £18-20 than they would at £25, and there's more money in total shelled out as a result, then that would be a good thing. However gauging price elasticity (sensitivity) of demand is a difficult thing. That's why you need to experiment or just take a view. It's not about preferential treatment or priority - just smart marketing. Kids get a lower price, as do OAPs (I think). It's all about segmenting your target market. If you're a Londoner, going to Swindon and back takes out the bulk of the day. It also costs petrol, parking, lunch and match ticket. It brings forward that day when you have to replace four tyres, and rear axle seals and wheel bearings (plus labour and VAT). Personally, a saving of £5 on the ticket would make little difference to me if the total spend for the day is £80-100, but others may feel differently. Free and reserved parking might be a nice gesture though. If I lived in Swindon and was physically inactive on a Saturday afternoon, I would buy a season ticket, and not because there's nothing else to do other than go to those wife swapping parties. london paolo
  • Score: 0

1:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

Cleuso says...

Oi Den! wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time.

You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders.

Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral.

It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now.

Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.
I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge.
Well in my eyes that attitude has to change if the club are going to have regular succcess at first division or even championship level. Without continued support the path will always be rocky or at best hit and miss.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time. You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders. Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral. It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now. Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.[/p][/quote]I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge.[/p][/quote]Well in my eyes that attitude has to change if the club are going to have regular succcess at first division or even championship level. Without continued support the path will always be rocky or at best hit and miss. Cleuso
  • Score: 4

6:47am Wed 9 Jul 14

old town robin says...

Anyone have any idea how many ST's sold, Last I heard with the early bird rush was 3,500. Things might pick up this week, pity they are not offering the instalment plan, which I found a great help with my budget.

One or two quality signings might help a few fans make their mind up. I'm surprised nothing has been forthcoming to date considering we are supposed to have 3 or 4 targets. It suggest we cannot expect too many any new arrivals just yet as the likelyhood is any additions are likely to be mostly loans
Anyone have any idea how many ST's sold, Last I heard with the early bird rush was 3,500. Things might pick up this week, pity they are not offering the instalment plan, which I found a great help with my budget. One or two quality signings might help a few fans make their mind up. I'm surprised nothing has been forthcoming to date considering we are supposed to have 3 or 4 targets. It suggest we cannot expect too many any new arrivals just yet as the likelyhood is any additions are likely to be mostly loans old town robin
  • Score: 0

7:02am Wed 9 Jul 14

dazzastfc says...

glenda hoddle wrote:
Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND.
I think there are a lot of fans thinking the same way as I cant stand looking at him let a loan him being are manager
[quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND.[/p][/quote]I think there are a lot of fans thinking the same way as I cant stand looking at him let a loan him being are manager dazzastfc
  • Score: -4

7:34am Wed 9 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Cleuso wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
Cleuso wrote:
Oi Den! wrote:
LeGod wrote:
sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!!
Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days.
I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is.
its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.
LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.
I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time.

You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders.

Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral.

It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now.

Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.
I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge.
Well in my eyes that attitude has to change if the club are going to have regular succcess at first division or even championship level. Without continued support the path will always be rocky or at best hit and miss.
So you don't expect attendances to increase with good results, good football, good public relations etc? Whose attitude do you want to change? The people who frustrate me are not those who are tempted to the County Ground when things are good but the ones who claim to be football fans but refuse to support their local club because they'd rather attach themselves to a big name. People tell me they "support" Man United, Liverpool etc because the football is better. In most cases that's not the real reason. It's because they want a fashion symbol rather than a football club or because they just can't be bothered to get off their backsides.
[quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cleuso[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeGod[/bold] wrote: sadgit - how much do you wnat to pay for a season ticket ? £16 for a game to watch in the Don Rogers is great value perhaps you want LP to donate you a free one!!!!! Disagree with smirg kcab on most stuff but he's right on this one and i paid the higher price but i dont care its my team. LP is putting alot of resource into our club to support it and as he says we need to do our little bit which is buy season tickets or pay the extra on match days. I really dont know what people want from the club we had all the crap about when certain managers were here they wouldnt turn up and they still havent, it seems to me people just like moaning whatever it is. its a good job you dont support a London club then as you would never go to a game the prices they charge.[/p][/quote]LeGod, I can't speak for sadgit but there will be many people not buying season tickets (yet?) because they want to wait and see how the team shapes up or because they've weighed up what they expect to get for their money and have decided it would be better spent elsewhere. Who are we to argue with that? Don't forget that many season ticket holders stopped going in the middle of last season because they thought the football was as dull as ditchwater. They may trying to avoid getting caught like that again. Wilesy has made the point on another thread that the squad looks weak and that Power hasn't fully acknowledged that - yet, at least. Perhaps that's in people's minds too? We're all different. Some people even suggested we should all be getting season tickets while there was still the possibility of McCrory regaining control, despite the fact that he was clearly taking the club down the pan. I wouldn't have renewed mine then and I think you were the same. I have now by the way.[/p][/quote]I acknowledge you say you have renewed for but really all you say is just another of the lame excuses that gets trawled out time after time. You either want to support the club fully or just be a fairweather fan is the choice you are inferring. That aplies equally to pay on the day or season ticket holders. Somehow choosing the latter option of fairweather will only lessen the times that the club is likely to be successful. Without the funds it goes nowhere and the opportunities for success will be diminished to such an extent that it will create a downward spiral. It happened the last time the Town were in the Championship, as it is now, Fans "deserted" supporting the club for reasons of being "fairweather" as results weren't good and lo and behold, we have never been back since.. not far off 20 years now. Maybe waiting now may just delay an important signing that could turn the season into a success. If not you will have the knowledge that you have your YOUR club.[/p][/quote]I'm just stating the reality Cleuso. There are always varying degrees of loyalty. Some people are easier to get through the gate than others - whether it's with a season ticket or match ticket. That's why attendances vary at any club. A lot of damage has been done to the name of STFC over the last 18 months. Floaters, casuals - call them what you will - are put off by that kind of stuff. They are also put off by boring football. As I said, even season ticket holders were chucking the towel in last season. It might not be comfortable but it's the reality. The club doesn't have to do much to attract some of us. Others are more of a challenge.[/p][/quote]Well in my eyes that attitude has to change if the club are going to have regular succcess at first division or even championship level. Without continued support the path will always be rocky or at best hit and miss.[/p][/quote]So you don't expect attendances to increase with good results, good football, good public relations etc? Whose attitude do you want to change? The people who frustrate me are not those who are tempted to the County Ground when things are good but the ones who claim to be football fans but refuse to support their local club because they'd rather attach themselves to a big name. People tell me they "support" Man United, Liverpool etc because the football is better. In most cases that's not the real reason. It's because they want a fashion symbol rather than a football club or because they just can't be bothered to get off their backsides. Oi Den!
  • Score: 5

7:47am Wed 9 Jul 14

umpcah says...

london paolo wrote:
I have suggested to the club a mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches in a season several times going back recent years - to Fitton, Wray, Watkins et al. (Not sure about the previous chairman - Jedda and season ticket money don't sit comfortably in the same sentence). No-one ever responded, which indicates they didn't like the idea.

In practical terms it wouldn't operate like a season ticket - no specified seats and no nominated games. It would just be a bulk commitment to a certain number of games, reflecting what people can manage with work or other commitments, including PLAYING FOOTBALL as some of us still do. It would also give the club cash-flow up front.

As to giving people out of town a discounted price...yes we all make our choices about where we live. For the club though, it's about getting as much money in over the season as possible. If out-of-towners came to more games at £18-20 than they would at £25, and there's more money in total shelled out as a result, then that would be a good thing.

However gauging price elasticity (sensitivity) of demand is a difficult thing. That's why you need to experiment or just take a view. It's not about preferential treatment or priority - just smart marketing. Kids get a lower price, as do OAPs (I think). It's all about segmenting your target market.

If you're a Londoner, going to Swindon and back takes out the bulk of the day. It also costs petrol, parking, lunch and match ticket. It brings forward that day when you have to replace four tyres, and rear axle seals and wheel bearings (plus labour and VAT). Personally, a saving of £5 on the ticket would make little difference to me if the total spend for the day is £80-100, but others may feel differently. Free and reserved parking might be a nice gesture though.

If I lived in Swindon and was physically inactive on a Saturday afternoon, I would buy a season ticket, and not because there's nothing else to do other than go to those wife swapping parties.
" A mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches " ? This would`ve been a good idea in the old days have standing all around. On entry to say The Arkells where would you sit ? How would you know which seats were not related to a seasonticket ? Or being sold at the office two minutes after you had sat down ?
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: I have suggested to the club a mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches in a season several times going back recent years - to Fitton, Wray, Watkins et al. (Not sure about the previous chairman - Jedda and season ticket money don't sit comfortably in the same sentence). No-one ever responded, which indicates they didn't like the idea. In practical terms it wouldn't operate like a season ticket - no specified seats and no nominated games. It would just be a bulk commitment to a certain number of games, reflecting what people can manage with work or other commitments, including PLAYING FOOTBALL as some of us still do. It would also give the club cash-flow up front. As to giving people out of town a discounted price...yes we all make our choices about where we live. For the club though, it's about getting as much money in over the season as possible. If out-of-towners came to more games at £18-20 than they would at £25, and there's more money in total shelled out as a result, then that would be a good thing. However gauging price elasticity (sensitivity) of demand is a difficult thing. That's why you need to experiment or just take a view. It's not about preferential treatment or priority - just smart marketing. Kids get a lower price, as do OAPs (I think). It's all about segmenting your target market. If you're a Londoner, going to Swindon and back takes out the bulk of the day. It also costs petrol, parking, lunch and match ticket. It brings forward that day when you have to replace four tyres, and rear axle seals and wheel bearings (plus labour and VAT). Personally, a saving of £5 on the ticket would make little difference to me if the total spend for the day is £80-100, but others may feel differently. Free and reserved parking might be a nice gesture though. If I lived in Swindon and was physically inactive on a Saturday afternoon, I would buy a season ticket, and not because there's nothing else to do other than go to those wife swapping parties.[/p][/quote]" A mini season ticket or 'book' of 10 matches " ? This would`ve been a good idea in the old days have standing all around. On entry to say The Arkells where would you sit ? How would you know which seats were not related to a seasonticket ? Or being sold at the office two minutes after you had sat down ? umpcah
  • Score: 1

8:10am Wed 9 Jul 14

London Red says...

The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket
.
That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate
.
Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat
.
Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale
.
The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat
The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket . That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate . Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat . Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale . The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat London Red
  • Score: -1

8:52am Wed 9 Jul 14

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

London sorry to single you out, but why don't you pay that extra money to support the club? You can clearly afford it...... Yes it goes against your accountancy brain but some things in life are good to do from the heart not just the head.

Clearly that's why I support the Town because no one in their right mind would have done for the last 40 years?!........

COYR
London sorry to single you out, but why don't you pay that extra money to support the club? You can clearly afford it...... Yes it goes against your accountancy brain but some things in life are good to do from the heart not just the head. Clearly that's why I support the Town because no one in their right mind would have done for the last 40 years?!........ COYR dreamofacleansheet2
  • Score: 1

8:52am Wed 9 Jul 14

newburymike says...

What about the current borderline season ticket holders, who might think the 10 or 15 match pack would suit me better. Result = probable overall loss of income or maybe break even. Not worth the gamble by the club in my opinion
What about the current borderline season ticket holders, who might think the 10 or 15 match pack would suit me better. Result = probable overall loss of income or maybe break even. Not worth the gamble by the club in my opinion newburymike
  • Score: 1

8:59am Wed 9 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

newburymike wrote:
What about the current borderline season ticket holders, who might think the 10 or 15 match pack would suit me better. Result = probable overall loss of income or maybe break even. Not worth the gamble by the club in my opinion
Very good point.
[quote][p][bold]newburymike[/bold] wrote: What about the current borderline season ticket holders, who might think the 10 or 15 match pack would suit me better. Result = probable overall loss of income or maybe break even. Not worth the gamble by the club in my opinion[/p][/quote]Very good point. Oi Den!
  • Score: 0

9:00am Wed 9 Jul 14

the wizard says...

The club needs to know where its budget is going to be , so S/T sales set the bar. Power can hardly assume that the sales will reach a certain figure if they are stagnant. This will also effect which players he is able to bring in. It's all chicken and egg, and Jedgate did him, the club, nor us any favours.,
If sales dry up Power will start to question any further investment of his own into the club he has fought so hard to save. He'll start to question, was it all worthwhile ? I hope the sales provide a positive answer or who knows where we will end up.
The club needs to know where its budget is going to be , so S/T sales set the bar. Power can hardly assume that the sales will reach a certain figure if they are stagnant. This will also effect which players he is able to bring in. It's all chicken and egg, and Jedgate did him, the club, nor us any favours., If sales dry up Power will start to question any further investment of his own into the club he has fought so hard to save. He'll start to question, was it all worthwhile ? I hope the sales provide a positive answer or who knows where we will end up. the wizard
  • Score: -4

9:10am Wed 9 Jul 14

Davethered says...

Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle. Davethered
  • Score: 0

9:18am Wed 9 Jul 14

umpcah says...

London Red wrote:
The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket
.
That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate
.
Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat
.
Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale
.
The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat
Gotcha ! That system could work easily ! I`m now all for it.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket . That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate . Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat . Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale . The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat[/p][/quote]Gotcha ! That system could work easily ! I`m now all for it. umpcah
  • Score: 0

9:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

London Red says...

Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Have you bothered to actually look on the official site?
.
There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week
.
Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Have you bothered to actually look on the official site? . There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week . Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going London Red
  • Score: 0

9:44am Wed 9 Jul 14

stutest says...

I like the idea as proposed by LR but I think Newbury Mike is right. LRs' scheme is so good that it is likely that some season ticket holders would prefer to use it and actual season ticket revenue could drop. I think this is a risk that the club won't want to take.
There are a few reasons why ST sales are down and I don't think the quarrel with the advertiser has helped. Normally there would have been a drip, drip , drip of information through the summer, photos of pre-season training reports from the tour and this year the army camp, news on the pitch etc. none of which have been covered this year. Sure the committed fans can go on the STFC web site (which I dislike and avoid) but the target audience don't bother much with this. The Adver provides good steady advertising and I feel the loss of this this year has also had an impact on ST sales.
I like the idea as proposed by LR but I think Newbury Mike is right. LRs' scheme is so good that it is likely that some season ticket holders would prefer to use it and actual season ticket revenue could drop. I think this is a risk that the club won't want to take. There are a few reasons why ST sales are down and I don't think the quarrel with the advertiser has helped. Normally there would have been a drip, drip , drip of information through the summer, photos of pre-season training reports from the tour and this year the army camp, news on the pitch etc. none of which have been covered this year. Sure the committed fans can go on the STFC web site (which I dislike and avoid) but the target audience don't bother much with this. The Adver provides good steady advertising and I feel the loss of this this year has also had an impact on ST sales. stutest
  • Score: 0

9:54am Wed 9 Jul 14

stutest says...

London Red wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Have you bothered to actually look on the official site?
.
There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week
.
Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going
Its just not the same LR
The Adver is in the shops, delivered to your home, in waiting rooms and generally in your face. If you are prepared to search out the news for yourself then you probably wont need to be persuaded to consider buying a ST you will all ready have decided wether to or not. Good advertising just needs to be there nudging and prompting in the background, constantly reminding you about the club and it is this presence which is missing this year.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Have you bothered to actually look on the official site? . There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week . Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going[/p][/quote]Its just not the same LR The Adver is in the shops, delivered to your home, in waiting rooms and generally in your face. If you are prepared to search out the news for yourself then you probably wont need to be persuaded to consider buying a ST you will all ready have decided wether to or not. Good advertising just needs to be there nudging and prompting in the background, constantly reminding you about the club and it is this presence which is missing this year. stutest
  • Score: 0

9:55am Wed 9 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Have you bothered to actually look on the official site?
.
There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week
.
Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going
Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear.

Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Have you bothered to actually look on the official site? . There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week . Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going[/p][/quote]Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear. Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans. Wilesy
  • Score: 1

10:30am Wed 9 Jul 14

South Stand says...

glenda hoddle wrote:
Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND.
Whatever you say Dazza.
[quote][p][bold]glenda hoddle[/bold] wrote: Ihavn't bought season ticket for 1 reason. Nothing to do with money.MARK COOPER IS ARE MANAGER. Season ticket holder for a long time. i'll still go to games but when i fancy. I COULDN'T HAVE THE MANAGER ON MY MIND.[/p][/quote]Whatever you say Dazza. South Stand
  • Score: 3

10:44am Wed 9 Jul 14

London Red says...

Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Have you bothered to actually look on the official site?
.
There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week
.
Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going
Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear.

Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans.
It's not trawling through a number of sites - it's simply bookmark Adver and FLIC and then look on both for STFC news - if Adver has no story look on the other - which normally does
.
Or alternatively do what I do and bookmark NewsNow on Swindon and that will bring every article about us to your attention - you can then pick and choose what to read
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Have you bothered to actually look on the official site? . There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week . Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going[/p][/quote]Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear. Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans.[/p][/quote]It's not trawling through a number of sites - it's simply bookmark Adver and FLIC and then look on both for STFC news - if Adver has no story look on the other - which normally does . Or alternatively do what I do and bookmark NewsNow on Swindon and that will bring every article about us to your attention - you can then pick and choose what to read London Red
  • Score: -1

11:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Have you bothered to actually look on the official site?
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There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week
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Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going
Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear.

Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans.
It's not trawling through a number of sites - it's simply bookmark Adver and FLIC and then look on both for STFC news - if Adver has no story look on the other - which normally does
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Or alternatively do what I do and bookmark NewsNow on Swindon and that will bring every article about us to your attention - you can then pick and choose what to read
Not an issue to me or you but it could be to some.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Have you bothered to actually look on the official site? . There was pictures of the pitch when it was being laid in June and pictures of the lads on day 1 training last week . Also the Adver is not the only source of news - FLIC have had interviews with Cooper this week about the trialists and how training has been going[/p][/quote]Agree with both to an extent but not everyone wants to or has time to go trawling through a number of websites, the Adver has always been a common source of info and also debate. Patching things up with the Adver would be a good start for Power, if the ego will allow - I think he has made his point clear. Alternatively the Adver could switch reporters which would be a shame for Sam as I like his coverage but the current stand-off isn't helping anyone - the paper, the club or the readers / fans.[/p][/quote]It's not trawling through a number of sites - it's simply bookmark Adver and FLIC and then look on both for STFC news - if Adver has no story look on the other - which normally does . Or alternatively do what I do and bookmark NewsNow on Swindon and that will bring every article about us to your attention - you can then pick and choose what to read[/p][/quote]Not an issue to me or you but it could be to some. Wilesy
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11:27am Wed 9 Jul 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket
.
That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate
.
Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat
.
Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale
.
The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat
Good idea, alternatively the club could just reduce all ticket prices for buying in advance?

I think it was Colchester that did something similar last season, with the price rising in stages as you got closer to the game, only getting to full whack in the last few days and match day.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket . That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate . Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat . Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale . The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat[/p][/quote]Good idea, alternatively the club could just reduce all ticket prices for buying in advance? I think it was Colchester that did something similar last season, with the price rising in stages as you got closer to the game, only getting to full whack in the last few days and match day. Wilesy
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12:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Wilesy wrote:
London Red wrote:
The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket
.
That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate
.
Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat
.
Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale
.
The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat
Good idea, alternatively the club could just reduce all ticket prices for buying in advance?

I think it was Colchester that did something similar last season, with the price rising in stages as you got closer to the game, only getting to full whack in the last few days and match day.
Trouble with that one is that some people don't decide to go until on or near the day. Then they might think "I've missed the cheaper deals - I'll give it a miss." These things are never easy for the club to address. The bottom line is that winning and/or playing exciting football (mostly the former) is what gets bums on seats. We haven't got much money so unless we manage to fashion a good team with some skill and good fortune, we might just have to accept that the stayaways will continue to stay away.
[quote][p][bold]Wilesy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: The solution for a book of 10 is you don't get a set seat like a full ST but a voucher which you exchange for a ticket . That can be ordered up front and seat chosen or simply swapped at the gate . Most holders would be changing seats every game so probably aren't that bothered by a set seat . Alternatively like a cup game a seat is reserved up to a certain date for each book holder - if it is not purchased by that date then it goes on general sale . The book holder wouldn't "lose" that game by a late decision but could "lose" their seat[/p][/quote]Good idea, alternatively the club could just reduce all ticket prices for buying in advance? I think it was Colchester that did something similar last season, with the price rising in stages as you got closer to the game, only getting to full whack in the last few days and match day.[/p][/quote]Trouble with that one is that some people don't decide to go until on or near the day. Then they might think "I've missed the cheaper deals - I'll give it a miss." These things are never easy for the club to address. The bottom line is that winning and/or playing exciting football (mostly the former) is what gets bums on seats. We haven't got much money so unless we manage to fashion a good team with some skill and good fortune, we might just have to accept that the stayaways will continue to stay away. Oi Den!
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1:28pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Micky Hazard says...

Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished.
There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week.
Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look?
Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining.
Yawn.
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished. There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week. Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look? Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining. Yawn. Micky Hazard
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4:41pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Davethered says...

Micky Hazard wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished.
There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week.
Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look?
Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining.
Yawn.
Look here keypad hard man , the only paper/site I look at is the local adver site. I can't spend my time looking around for some news. I want to read about my club in the adver , very poor , if you don't like what I do then you can go and do one. Now be a good lad and troll somebody else.
[quote][p][bold]Micky Hazard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished. There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week. Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look? Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining. Yawn.[/p][/quote]Look here keypad hard man , the only paper/site I look at is the local adver site. I can't spend my time looking around for some news. I want to read about my club in the adver , very poor , if you don't like what I do then you can go and do one. Now be a good lad and troll somebody else. Davethered
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11:04am Thu 10 Jul 14

Micky Hazard says...

Davethered wrote:
Micky Hazard wrote:
Davethered wrote:
Poor season ticket sales .
Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.
Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished.
There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week.
Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look?
Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining.
Yawn.
Look here keypad hard man , the only paper/site I look at is the local adver site. I can't spend my time looking around for some news. I want to read about my club in the adver , very poor , if you don't like what I do then you can go and do one. Now be a good lad and troll somebody else.
Sensitive soul aren't you.
"I've always only looked in the Adver & I will always only look in the Adver!" Haha listen to yourself. How does it take up time to look at the club's official site?! I look forward to your next nonsensical answer.
Not trolling - just advising you that you need to keep up with what's going on. If you're too delicate to be able to handle that then I can't help you. The world is changing fast - you can either keep up with it, or continue bleating like a halfwit.
Now you get back to blaming others for your own inadequacies.
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Micky Hazard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: Poor season ticket sales . Sorry but this close season has hardly set the appetite watering. No news except for the court case , no pictures of the pitch being re lade. Where's the pictures of the boy's training. Nothing at all. To get good sales you need to sell the club through the local media. I think you need a decent marketing manager in place very soon or you're going to struggle.[/p][/quote]Marcus Cassidy has posted loads of pictures of his work on the pitch since last season finished. There are loads of pictures AND a short video of the boys training this week. Is it STFC's fault that you either haven't got a clue where to look, or simply couldn't be bothered to look? Congratulations for your completely unfounded & unwarranted whining. Yawn.[/p][/quote]Look here keypad hard man , the only paper/site I look at is the local adver site. I can't spend my time looking around for some news. I want to read about my club in the adver , very poor , if you don't like what I do then you can go and do one. Now be a good lad and troll somebody else.[/p][/quote]Sensitive soul aren't you. "I've always only looked in the Adver & I will always only look in the Adver!" Haha listen to yourself. How does it take up time to look at the club's official site?! I look forward to your next nonsensical answer. Not trolling - just advising you that you need to keep up with what's going on. If you're too delicate to be able to handle that then I can't help you. The world is changing fast - you can either keep up with it, or continue bleating like a halfwit. Now you get back to blaming others for your own inadequacies. Micky Hazard
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