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  • #282882
    FerriteFerrite
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    At first glance, it looks like the board has got the balance right between cutting prices to attract fans and making sure the club still earns enough money. Well done.

    Don’t get me wrong, I still think English football is far too expensive on the whole but we have to be realistic that the club can’t put itself at a huge disadvantage by cutting prices too far.

    #282883
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    With the level of debt being reduced substantially it’s strange we still cannot pay for season tickets on debit or credit cards, guess we are still considered a bad financial risk?

    #282884
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    With the level of debt being reduced substantially it’s strange we still cannot pay for season tickets on debit or credit cards, guess we are still considered a bad financial risk?

    The club have more important things to pay for than a bond to a credit/debit card merchant.

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    At first glance, it looks like the board has got the balance right between cutting prices to attract fans and making sure the club still earns enough money. Well done.

    Don’t get me wrong, I still think English football is far too expensive on the whole but we have to be realistic that the club can’t put itself at a huge disadvantage by cutting prices too far.

    I’d expected them to be more expensive than they are, but they still seem a bit ‘Hilton plucked a wow price out of the air’.

    #282888
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    I’d expected them to be more expensive than they are, but they still seem a bit ‘Hilton plucked a wow price out of the air’.

    How do you mean?

    With the level of debt being reduced substantially it’s strange we still cannot pay for season tickets on debit or credit cards, guess we are still considered a bad financial risk?

    Possibly but I suspect it may be more about the securities/guarantees required to operate that sort of scheme. I’d hope it would return in time.

    #282889
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    I’d say Hilton’s “wow price” hamstrung them somewhat, Left them with a £300 barrier to break through, had he not set his super cheap tickets so low and a bit nearer the £300 line they could ?

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    I’d say Hilton’s “wow price” hamstrung them somewhat, Left them with a £300 barrier to break through, had he not set his super cheap tickets so low and a bit nearer the £300 line they could ?

    Yes, pretty much what I was getting at. It’s generally accepted that there were ‘flights of fancy’ going on during David Hilton’s ownership – and I actually always thought the low season ticket price was one of them. It was too good an opportunity to miss. I’ve spent the season expecting that to be redressed when the time comes for renewal – but bearing in mind inflation and blah blah blah, it remains a very low price which can’t be doing the board too many favours. Seems odd, to me.

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    #282892
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    I think the current board had a difficult tightrope to walk, they need to put up prices to be viable but if they put them up too much they risk a backlash, especially given the recent poor results on the pitch.

    #282893
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    Be good to see the club try and push these, they did an excellent job with the marketing for the community day and an aim for 2k shouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility.

    #282894
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    How much more expensive did you expect Apollo11 a 50%increase in under 18s seems way over the top to me.

    #282895
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    Last season the season ticket money was going into a conman’s pocket, this next season it’s going into the clubs account to ensure we have a team to support.
    We shouldn’t begrudge a rise in the price of season tickets to support our club, not too long ago we very nearly didn’t have one to support.

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    #282896
    Apollo11Apollo11
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    How much more expensive did you expect Apollo11 a 50%increase in under 18s seems way over the top to me.

    I’m not under 18 so I didn’t look at the Under 18s section.

    As an adult, the Early Bird for the current season worked out at £9-something per match for the terrace, and next season will work out at £10-something. An increase of around a single pound. I was anticipating perhaps in the region of £12.50 or £13 Early Bird and then two quid more than that when the full prices kick in.

    #282897
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    £190 for under 18s is a bargain,not much more than days wage for them no doubt and certainly less than fashionable jumpers they like to wear.£199 for a season here or two games at Arsenal etc?

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    £190 for under 18s is a bargain,not much more than days wage for them no doubt and certainly less than fashionable jumpers they like to wear.£199 for a season here or two games at Arsenal etc?

    Under 18’s have gone from £50 to £75, I believe the £190 is for 18/21/students, still it’s quite a big jump in comparison to other age groups!

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    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Absolute shit show from the club %rises all over the place from a reasonable 5.4% rise for an adult seating to a 14.4% rise for a senior standing and 12.4%for adult executive, why not just the same % rate across the board.
    Perhaps they should bring someone in who is on the ball when it comes to finance.
    Love 64 for is empathy with all the 12 to 18 year olds who don’t have an income.

    #282902
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Only slight criticism would be keeping the under 12’s free. I don’t think it’s unfair to charge £1/2 a game for them and noticed that most clubs at this level also charge for them.

    #282903
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    perhaps their parents might teach them the value of money less Fifa manager, stylish clothes ,fancy phones etc or real football? I as an adult wage earner still have have to make those choices in life why not them? I thought a right winger like you would love that sentiment?
    Or we could get a con man in with short arms and big promises to fool idiots into thinking the club can run for nothing while bringing in prize assets? These are just price adjustments to correct your pals mistakes .It’s dirt cheap when you consider it’s a full time business,in fact too cheap

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    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    And there was me thinking you were a leftie and demanded equality. What’s is wrong with the same % increase for everyone wouldn’t that be the fairest way.
    By the way we’re talking a club in the national league north not div 2, without any price increase we’d have the top income in that league and a top 7 if we make it to the national league.
    All the increases and still with the prospect of drop in quality in players forthcoming, bloody bargain id say.

    #282907
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    Not bad, for comparison Boston charge £300 Standing, £340 Seated and £120-140 Under 16s. If you can commit to them all it’s a good deal.

    Game by game will be interesting to see, What’s the difference in paying £18 to see Scunny or £6 to watch Winterton or Barton for the standard of football on offer.

    #282915
    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    Not that it effects me but in discussion with my daughter whom it does i thought the ST pricing was excellent regardless if in NLN or hopefully NL next season especially the Britcon terrace which would be my choice.

    #282916
    Rene ArtoisRene Artois
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    S&G were correct – “it’s a funny old game”

    You can purchase an ad-hoc €5 ticket to watch the equivalent of an English League Two game in Spain this coming Sunday.
    A team in the play-off positions against the eighth placed team in a 30,000 capacity stadium that was a World Cup venue in the past.
    There will be about 8,000 to 10,000 fans there.
    Your €5 (£4.27) ticket is for a half-way line seat in the main stand with unobstructed views of the pitch.
    Match day (hard copy) programs are free.
    Great atmosphere at these games btw.

    #282937
    backofthenet18backofthenet18
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    £10 extra to spread the payments over 6 months
    Not bad at all

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    #282940
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Fair play to the board with their repayment scheme for season tickets, they are bending over backwards in difficult times for the club to encourage new and old supporters to come along next season. Well done Michelle & Co.

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    #282946
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    “Not bad at all” If you buy an executive ticket at £470 Not so good if you buy an under 18 ticket at £75, but at least the facility is there.

    #282996
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    Decent value for money; renewed mine today!

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