Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets

Football fans queued around the block today to snap up tickets for Bradford City’s forthcoming Capital One Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.

Tickets went on sale to season-ticket holders from 9am - but some supporters had arrived at Valley Parade a couple of hours before to make sure of booking the spots they wanted.

A club spokesman said: “It’s been manic outside with the line stretching round the office building to the car park. But it just shows how much people are looking forward to the game.”

Season-ticket and flexi-card holders can buy a maximum of two tickets each for the match on Tuesday. December 11. Once the initial phase of sales is over, there will be a voucher priority scheme for those who attend the home games against Exeter on Saturday and Plymouth next Tuesday.

It will be City’s first appearance in the last eight of the competition since 1989.

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12:49pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Save2020 says...

A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical!
A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical! Save2020
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12:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

These fans are muppet, it is season ticket holders only.

Back in your box dingle.

It is also 'there' not their and 'you're' not you are.

I'd also capitalise Burton and City as both are pronouns in this instance.


Not a very good attempt, please try harder.
These fans are muppet, it is season ticket holders only. Back in your box dingle. It is also 'there' not their and 'you're' not you are. I'd also capitalise Burton and City as both are pronouns in this instance. Not a very good attempt, please try harder. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:58pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Save2020 wrote:
A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical!
They are though as they are season ticket holders, as they are the only ones who can buy tickets at the moment.

So everyone in that queue has a season ticket or flexicard so your way off the mark.

As it happens I just logged onto the website and bought mine which saved queuing up in the rain.
[quote][p][bold]Save2020[/bold] wrote: A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical![/p][/quote]They are though as they are season ticket holders, as they are the only ones who can buy tickets at the moment. So everyone in that queue has a season ticket or flexicard so your way off the mark. As it happens I just logged onto the website and bought mine which saved queuing up in the rain. Thee Voice of Reason
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1:01pm Mon 12 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

Save2020 wrote:
A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical!
Comprehension not your strong point then.

Will be interesting to see if Wenger will risk a second string against a boisterous home crowd, just a shame Davies and Oliver are out as it would be Stoke all over again for them.
[quote][p][bold]Save2020[/bold] wrote: A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical![/p][/quote]Comprehension not your strong point then. Will be interesting to see if Wenger will risk a second string against a boisterous home crowd, just a shame Davies and Oliver are out as it would be Stoke all over again for them. RuggerTyke
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1:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Onebrianmitchell says...

Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service.

Get out of the cold people!!
Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service. Get out of the cold people!! Onebrianmitchell
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1:07pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

Still queuing and what a joke. Anybody tried the website? Does not recognise my post code and when I get it to send my password to my email there is nothing there! Left my puppy in the car so probably go back to a chewed up arm rest!
Still queuing and what a joke. Anybody tried the website? Does not recognise my post code and when I get it to send my password to my email there is nothing there! Left my puppy in the car so probably go back to a chewed up arm rest! Birky Neil
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1:12pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Birky Neil wrote:
Still queuing and what a joke. Anybody tried the website? Does not recognise my post code and when I get it to send my password to my email there is nothing there! Left my puppy in the car so probably go back to a chewed up arm rest!
Don't put a space in your postcode btw.
[quote][p][bold]Birky Neil[/bold] wrote: Still queuing and what a joke. Anybody tried the website? Does not recognise my post code and when I get it to send my password to my email there is nothing there! Left my puppy in the car so probably go back to a chewed up arm rest![/p][/quote]Don't put a space in your postcode btw. Thee Voice of Reason
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1:16pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

Cheers tried that though!
Cheers tried that though! Birky Neil
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1:16pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service.

Get out of the cold people!!
The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet?

Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected.


And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet.
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service. Get out of the cold people!![/p][/quote]The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet? Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected. And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:19pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Q How can I purchase Arsenal tickets?

A You can purchase tickets either online or at the ticket office; we’d recommend purchasing online if you want to beat the queues! From Monday (12 November), tickets can be brought the Bantams Ticketing Website (CLICK HERE)

From http://www.bradfordc
ityfc.co.uk//news/ar
ticle/arsenal-faq-48
1260.aspx?pageView=f
ull#anchored


Added to the fact that it was announced at the Chesterfield home game and has been in the paper.

Help the club by using the online system. Widely ignored as per usual.
Q How can I purchase Arsenal tickets? A You can purchase tickets either online or at the ticket office; we’d recommend purchasing online if you want to beat the queues! From Monday (12 November), tickets can be brought the Bantams Ticketing Website (CLICK HERE) From http://www.bradfordc ityfc.co.uk//news/ar ticle/arsenal-faq-48 1260.aspx?pageView=f ull#anchored Added to the fact that it was announced at the Chesterfield home game and has been in the paper. Help the club by using the online system. Widely ignored as per usual. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.
I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong. Birky Neil
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1:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.
I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong. Birky Neil
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1:36pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

have you removed the preceding 0000s neil?

Having said that, they had me down at number 7 when I live at number 1 so mistakes have been made by Ticket Office admin staff also.
have you removed the preceding 0000s neil? Having said that, they had me down at number 7 when I live at number 1 so mistakes have been made by Ticket Office admin staff also. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:39pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
have you removed the preceding 0000s neil?

Having said that, they had me down at number 7 when I live at number 1 so mistakes have been made by Ticket Office admin staff also.
Yes tried that mate without the zeros.
Nearly at front of the que now and being filmed by look north so not so bad now lol.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: have you removed the preceding 0000s neil? Having said that, they had me down at number 7 when I live at number 1 so mistakes have been made by Ticket Office admin staff also.[/p][/quote]Yes tried that mate without the zeros. Nearly at front of the que now and being filmed by look north so not so bad now lol. Birky Neil
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1:46pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Onebrianmitchell says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service.

Get out of the cold people!!
The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet?

Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected.


And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet.
Its also site and not sight.

And there should be a space between next and to.

Am i right when i say on some devices the auto correct works- like with the I that should be capitalsied in this sentence- and with others it doesnt?

Either way, I am blaming Monday.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service. Get out of the cold people!![/p][/quote]The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet? Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected. And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet.[/p][/quote]Its also site and not sight. And there should be a space between next and to. Am i right when i say on some devices the auto correct works- like with the I that should be capitalsied in this sentence- and with others it doesnt? Either way, I am blaming Monday. Onebrianmitchell
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1:46pm Mon 12 Nov 12

BD16-And-Annoyed says...

9am.....Don't these people have work to attend?
9am.....Don't these people have work to attend? BD16-And-Annoyed
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2:09pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service.

Get out of the cold people!!
The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet?

Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected.


And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet.
Its also site and not sight.

And there should be a space between next and to.

Am i right when i say on some devices the auto correct works- like with the I that should be capitalsied in this sentence- and with others it doesnt?

Either way, I am blaming Monday.
Also ticket and not ticet....blame Monday, everyone else's brain seems to have stayed in bed, might as well bandwagon it mate.

Give us a wave then neil. :D
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: Can i just advise people that i have bought 4 tickets using the online ticeting sales sight this morning. It took about 4 minutes to buy 4 adult tickets nextto each other. Very good service. Get out of the cold people!![/p][/quote]The amount of idiocy in relation to this whole game just astounds me. Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet? Shouldn't really be surprised though. I hear these people week in week out talking 'football' one more piece of doylumness is to be expected. And a correction of my above comment it is "you're" not your. And not you are as I said. Doh. now who's the muppet.[/p][/quote]Its also site and not sight. And there should be a space between next and to. Am i right when i say on some devices the auto correct works- like with the I that should be capitalsied in this sentence- and with others it doesnt? Either way, I am blaming Monday.[/p][/quote]Also ticket and not ticet....blame Monday, everyone else's brain seems to have stayed in bed, might as well bandwagon it mate. Give us a wave then neil. :D Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Alex, the club have been saying since the draw that it is best practise to use the site. They also definitely stated NO reserved seating for ST holders as approx a 3rd of our STs are in Midland Road and they are being moved. It wouldn't be fair to give you your seat but shift over 2k around the ground.
Alex, the club have been saying since the draw that it is best practise to use the site. They also definitely stated NO reserved seating for ST holders as approx a 3rd of our STs are in Midland Road and they are being moved. It wouldn't be fair to give you your seat but shift over 2k around the ground. Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:45pm Mon 12 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

Hope none of them people in the photo blobbed at work today :-)
Hope none of them people in the photo blobbed at work today :-) fatbloke
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3:03pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Alex, the club have been saying since the draw that it is best practise to use the site. They also definitely stated NO reserved seating for ST holders as approx a 3rd of our STs are in Midland Road and they are being moved. It wouldn't be fair to give you your seat but shift over 2k around the ground.
Maybe I missed that bit about the unresrved seating. You do have a point but how would you feel if you had your same seat for 10yrs. You may have also read my other complaint about me being on disability and they told me on the phone that I could not get a total of 4 tickets on my 2 s/tks. today I was told that I could have bought 4 paid for 3 and 1 free carer. My nephews friend is buying the extra 2 for me today on line and of course as close as possible to my 2 new seats. If I had have known all this before, I would have bought 4 seats together today. and there wouldnt been any fuss or bother.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Alex, the club have been saying since the draw that it is best practise to use the site. They also definitely stated NO reserved seating for ST holders as approx a 3rd of our STs are in Midland Road and they are being moved. It wouldn't be fair to give you your seat but shift over 2k around the ground.[/p][/quote]Maybe I missed that bit about the unresrved seating. You do have a point but how would you feel if you had your same seat for 10yrs. You may have also read my other complaint about me being on disability and they told me on the phone that I could not get a total of 4 tickets on my 2 s/tks. today I was told that I could have bought 4 paid for 3 and 1 free carer. My nephews friend is buying the extra 2 for me today on line and of course as close as possible to my 2 new seats. If I had have known all this before, I would have bought 4 seats together today. and there wouldnt been any fuss or bother. ALEXIMO.56.
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3:30pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

That bit surprises me as David Baldwin posted on twitter that all Sts are classed as full for the sake of this game, including U11s.
That bit surprises me as David Baldwin posted on twitter that all Sts are classed as full for the sake of this game, including U11s. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:38pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
That bit surprises me as David Baldwin posted on twitter that all Sts are classed as full for the sake of this game, including U11s.
Can't remember his name, I think he is in charge but he told me I could only purchase mine and a free minder. then of course the lady at the window confirmed that I could havd got all 4.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: That bit surprises me as David Baldwin posted on twitter that all Sts are classed as full for the sake of this game, including U11s.[/p][/quote]Can't remember his name, I think he is in charge but he told me I could only purchase mine and a free minder. then of course the lady at the window confirmed that I could havd got all 4. ALEXIMO.56.
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3:39pm Mon 12 Nov 12

johnhem says...

i don't really care for football, i mean come on.... the balls ROUND FGS. but joking aside i wish the minnows all the luck in the world against the sharks, it would really be good for the spirit in bradford to get just such a lift, even if only by association. giant killing has been done before, lets keep fingers crossed for another one this time. go for it city, but whatever the outcome make the most of the day, both players and supporters.
i don't really care for football, i mean come on.... the balls ROUND FGS. but joking aside i wish the minnows all the luck in the world against the sharks, it would really be good for the spirit in bradford to get just such a lift, even if only by association. giant killing has been done before, lets keep fingers crossed for another one this time. go for it city, but whatever the outcome make the most of the day, both players and supporters. johnhem
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3:55pm Mon 12 Nov 12

bctomuk2 says...

I bought 8 tickets at about 10am on the website this morning.

I was very impressed with the website and how easy it was to use... easier than ticketmaster and booking fee only £2 in total.

Very impressed well done City!
I bought 8 tickets at about 10am on the website this morning. I was very impressed with the website and how easy it was to use... easier than ticketmaster and booking fee only £2 in total. Very impressed well done City! bctomuk2
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4:27pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

It's only day one of the ticket sale and there is a huge buzz amongst the fans. I've simmered a bit now after my little complaint, and I am also starting to get that magical buzz. Something tells me that after 11/12/12, the mighty Bantams will be a win and a draw away from Wembley. Let's keep the belief. c.t.i.d.
It's only day one of the ticket sale and there is a huge buzz amongst the fans. I've simmered a bit now after my little complaint, and I am also starting to get that magical buzz. Something tells me that after 11/12/12, the mighty Bantams will be a win and a draw away from Wembley. Let's keep the belief. c.t.i.d. ALEXIMO.56.
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4:37pm Mon 12 Nov 12

collos25 says...

The British will queue for anything.
The British will queue for anything. collos25
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5:19pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.
Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth
,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team.

So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.[/p][/quote]Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it. nowt fresh
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5:58pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bantambhoy says...

Just bought 2 tickets online, no problem,dead easy except I wanted 1 concession and 1 junior and have had to buy two full price! There is nowhere on the website to state what you want. Are all tickets full price or is that the price you pay for avoiding the queue! On another subject, how can the club be expected to allow ST holders to have their own seats when you are allowed 2 each and everyone will want the seat next to them. DOH!!
Just bought 2 tickets online, no problem,dead easy except I wanted 1 concession and 1 junior and have had to buy two full price! There is nowhere on the website to state what you want. Are all tickets full price or is that the price you pay for avoiding the queue! On another subject, how can the club be expected to allow ST holders to have their own seats when you are allowed 2 each and everyone will want the seat next to them. DOH!! Bantambhoy
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6:01pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Meat Pie wrote:
A joke Baldwin

I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why?

Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out.

I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon.

I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers.

Rubbish Baldwin.

CTID
Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: A joke Baldwin I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why? Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out. I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon. I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers. Rubbish Baldwin. CTID[/p][/quote]Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon. Thee Voice of Reason
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6:35pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Onebrianmitchell says...

Meat Pie wrote:
A joke Baldwin

I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why?

Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out.

I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon.

I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers.

Rubbish Baldwin.

CTID
I really don't understand why your so precious about your seat.

It was clearly set out by the club that the Arsenal fans would occupy the Midland Road stand.

Therefore thousands of ST holders, me being one, have been uprooted from their seats. Am I moaning? No. That's life and it's an extraordinary game.

It also follows that no one, in the interest of fairness, would be given first dibs on their seats. This allows those evictedfrom their MR seats have a chance, like everyone else, to get a decent ticket.

We all knew this before 0900 this morning also.

All in all a good reasoned decision making process by the board and in particular Baldwin.

PS. The way you describe your 40 years of watching City doesn't make it sound like a "lucky" seat.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: A joke Baldwin I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why? Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out. I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon. I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers. Rubbish Baldwin. CTID[/p][/quote]I really don't understand why your so precious about your seat. It was clearly set out by the club that the Arsenal fans would occupy the Midland Road stand. Therefore thousands of ST holders, me being one, have been uprooted from their seats. Am I moaning? No. That's life and it's an extraordinary game. It also follows that no one, in the interest of fairness, would be given first dibs on their seats. This allows those evictedfrom their MR seats have a chance, like everyone else, to get a decent ticket. We all knew this before 0900 this morning also. All in all a good reasoned decision making process by the board and in particular Baldwin. PS. The way you describe your 40 years of watching City doesn't make it sound like a "lucky" seat. Onebrianmitchell
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6:40pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Meat Pie wrote:
A joke Baldwin

I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why?

Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out.

I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon.

I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers.

Rubbish Baldwin.

CTID
Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon.
Also, once again, as a large number of ST holders sit in the Midland Road stand how could seats be reserved? If the club cannot reserve every ST seat they can't reserve any. Hence completely fair to all.

The club have strived to make his as accessible to ST holders as possible and given a week where, without panic you can and will buy a ticket/tickets.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: A joke Baldwin I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why? Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out. I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon. I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers. Rubbish Baldwin. CTID[/p][/quote]Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon.[/p][/quote]Also, once again, as a large number of ST holders sit in the Midland Road stand how could seats be reserved? If the club cannot reserve every ST seat they can't reserve any. Hence completely fair to all. The club have strived to make his as accessible to ST holders as possible and given a week where, without panic you can and will buy a ticket/tickets. Prisoner Cell Block A
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6:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

shoatsy says...

Winge winge winge!!! ,move you seat who cares ! I've had the same seat for years and couldn't care less if I get moved for this game.. the tickets are selling and we are making money that's all that matters
Winge winge winge!!! ,move you seat who cares ! I've had the same seat for years and couldn't care less if I get moved for this game.. the tickets are selling and we are making money that's all that matters shoatsy
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6:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning;

1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat.

2) The ticket office is open at the same times all year...9-5 on weekdays then 9-12 on Saturdays so people can get tickets for future games. After those times are match times where its match ticket only sales.

3) Expensive??? £20-£25 against top Premier League side Arsenal in the league cup, is cheap to real fans like me. Just imagine how much more 'expensive' it would've been if it was at the Emirates Stadium.

Then there is the best point mentioned above; If everyone who has a season ticket bought a ticket plus 1 other for a non season ticket holder. How can you expect to sit in 'your' seat, when the non season ticket holder will be sat next to you?
To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning; 1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat. 2) The ticket office is open at the same times all year...9-5 on weekdays then 9-12 on Saturdays so people can get tickets for future games. After those times are match times where its match ticket only sales. 3) Expensive??? £20-£25 against top Premier League side Arsenal in the league cup, is cheap to real fans like me. Just imagine how much more 'expensive' it would've been if it was at the Emirates Stadium. Then there is the best point mentioned above; If everyone who has a season ticket bought a ticket plus 1 other for a non season ticket holder. How can you expect to sit in 'your' seat, when the non season ticket holder will be sat next to you? Danstarr69
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7:12pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?.
Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?. nowt fresh
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7:16pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Where's Shadrachs post gone ??????
Where's Shadrachs post gone ?????? nowt fresh
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7:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bredon Bantam says...

Danstarr69 says...
6:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning;

1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat.

As someone who has had a season ticket in the Midland Road Stand ever since it was built. I for one have never complained on the odd occasion "we have been moved",perhaps i have missed something on here but i have not read anyone from the Midland Road complaining re moving for the Arsenal supporters.

Ps I bought two tickets today for the Carlsberg Stand, whats the odds somebody will be cursing me for "nicking" their tickets lol!
Danstarr69 says... 6:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12 To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning; 1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat. As someone who has had a season ticket in the Midland Road Stand ever since it was built. I for one have never complained on the odd occasion "we have been moved",perhaps i have missed something on here but i have not read anyone from the Midland Road complaining re moving for the Arsenal supporters. Ps I bought two tickets today for the Carlsberg Stand, whats the odds somebody will be cursing me for "nicking" their tickets lol! Bredon Bantam
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7:40pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Shadrach Dingle says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?.
Thanks, nf, I'll be heeding that advice and buying my tickets online immediately after dinner.

The problem of disappearing ticket sellers at 12 O'clock was noticed by a family member who also told me that City staff ushered a certain section of the queue elsewhere who then got to the front before the people who were originally in front of them in the first place. As you can imagine, that almost led to violence! Like I said, 'pee up', 'brewery'.

By the way, is it me or has my original post disappeared?
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?.[/p][/quote]Thanks, nf, I'll be heeding that advice and buying my tickets online immediately after dinner. The problem of disappearing ticket sellers at 12 O'clock was noticed by a family member who also told me that City staff ushered a certain section of the queue elsewhere who then got to the front before the people who were originally in front of them in the first place. As you can imagine, that almost led to violence! Like I said, 'pee up', 'brewery'. By the way, is it me or has my original post disappeared? Shadrach Dingle
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7:41pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cityman23 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Meat Pie wrote:
A joke Baldwin

I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why?

Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out.

I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon.

I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers.

Rubbish Baldwin.

CTID
Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon.
It would have been good to sit in my 'own' seat but I can appreciate the club's problem over this.

With the season ticket holders in the Midland Rd FORCED to move because 'Arsenal' fans are taking the WHOLE stand, the only way to 'share out' the 'pain' of movement was to offer ALL seats 'up fo grabs' on a first come/first served basis.

Otherwise it would have ONLY been the Midlan d fans suffering ALL the 'inconvenience.'

My guess is 'Midland Rd' fans are the ones taking our 'usual' seats!!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: A joke Baldwin I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why? Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out. I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon. I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers. Rubbish Baldwin. CTID[/p][/quote]Seeing as the current sale of tickets is restricted to season ticket and flexicard holders there is a good chance they will be at City anytime soon.[/p][/quote]It would have been good to sit in my 'own' seat but I can appreciate the club's problem over this. With the season ticket holders in the Midland Rd FORCED to move because 'Arsenal' fans are taking the WHOLE stand, the only way to 'share out' the 'pain' of movement was to offer ALL seats 'up fo grabs' on a first come/first served basis. Otherwise it would have ONLY been the Midlan d fans suffering ALL the 'inconvenience.' My guess is 'Midland Rd' fans are the ones taking our 'usual' seats!! Cityman23
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8:16pm Mon 12 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Was going to get eight tickets today, going to try online instead lol...there are fans coming over from Ireland ....we may lose our usual seats in the kop but who cares, the club has handled this correctly by letting all season ticket holders have the same opportunity of booking unreserved seats in home parts of the ground, well done David Baldwin. Away fans should not be housed in the Bradford End, i'd make that part of the ground for 16 year olds and under only next season.... for league games.... see if the kids can get it rocking.
Was going to get eight tickets today, going to try online instead lol...there are fans coming over from Ireland ....we may lose our usual seats in the kop but who cares, the club has handled this correctly by letting all season ticket holders have the same opportunity of booking unreserved seats in home parts of the ground, well done David Baldwin. Away fans should not be housed in the Bradford End, i'd make that part of the ground for 16 year olds and under only next season.... for league games.... see if the kids can get it rocking. bcfc1903
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8:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

seasonticketholder says...

shoatsy wrote:
Winge winge winge!!! ,move you seat who cares ! I've had the same seat for years and couldn't care less if I get moved for this game.. the tickets are selling and we are making money that's all that matters
Hi Shoatsy

Left the Bradford City Fans FC forum have yer? Got my ticket for the seat I have sat in for several years as did the rest of us. did it on line this morning.
Having our own seat then there will be no problem going to the WC at half time and then not being able to find your seat eh!!
[quote][p][bold]shoatsy[/bold] wrote: Winge winge winge!!! ,move you seat who cares ! I've had the same seat for years and couldn't care less if I get moved for this game.. the tickets are selling and we are making money that's all that matters[/p][/quote]Hi Shoatsy Left the Bradford City Fans FC forum have yer? Got my ticket for the seat I have sat in for several years as did the rest of us. did it on line this morning. Having our own seat then there will be no problem going to the WC at half time and then not being able to find your seat eh!! seasonticketholder
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8:24pm Mon 12 Nov 12

shaun from richmond says...

GOT MINE!!....No problem online....and Im in Cape Town at the Mo!!...
Just found out we won on Saturday.....HAPPY DAYS!!.
BLIMEY!!....We may be top of the league by the time I get home!!.
GOT MINE!!....No problem online....and Im in Cape Town at the Mo!!... Just found out we won on Saturday.....HAPPY DAYS!!. BLIMEY!!....We may be top of the league by the time I get home!!. shaun from richmond
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8:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

Bredon Bantam wrote:
Danstarr69 says...
6:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning;

1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat.

As someone who has had a season ticket in the Midland Road Stand ever since it was built. I for one have never complained on the odd occasion "we have been moved",perhaps i have missed something on here but i have not read anyone from the Midland Road complaining re moving for the Arsenal supporters.

Ps I bought two tickets today for the Carlsberg Stand, whats the odds somebody will be cursing me for "nicking" their tickets lol!
If you go on Facebook and Twitter you will see loads. I've seen hundreds of people complaining about not getting 'their' seats, even though ALL cup games are free-for-all. Season tickets reserve seats for LEAGUE games only. I'll probably have someone in my seat, but do I care? No.

Plus there are still people asking how much the tickets are, and when are they on general sale.....I guess that's the plastic army.
[quote][p][bold]Bredon Bantam[/bold] wrote: Danstarr69 says... 6:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12 To the supposed Bradford City fans moaning; 1) Midland Road season ticket holder's moaning about seating arrangements. You know Midland Road always has away fans in it and you could be moved when you bought your season ticket. Plus its a 'cup game' so no-one gets 'their' seat. As someone who has had a season ticket in the Midland Road Stand ever since it was built. I for one have never complained on the odd occasion "we have been moved",perhaps i have missed something on here but i have not read anyone from the Midland Road complaining re moving for the Arsenal supporters. Ps I bought two tickets today for the Carlsberg Stand, whats the odds somebody will be cursing me for "nicking" their tickets lol![/p][/quote]If you go on Facebook and Twitter you will see loads. I've seen hundreds of people complaining about not getting 'their' seats, even though ALL cup games are free-for-all. Season tickets reserve seats for LEAGUE games only. I'll probably have someone in my seat, but do I care? No. Plus there are still people asking how much the tickets are, and when are they on general sale.....I guess that's the plastic army. Danstarr69
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8:49pm Mon 12 Nov 12

parader123 says...

whats all the fuss about
I logged on this morning 9am
had my tickets by 9.30, got my ususal seats plus 2 besides.
just one question
do I now have to go and pick up my tickets, or does the extra 2 quid pay for postage?
whats all the fuss about I logged on this morning 9am had my tickets by 9.30, got my ususal seats plus 2 besides. just one question do I now have to go and pick up my tickets, or does the extra 2 quid pay for postage? parader123
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9:12pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Shadrach Dingle wrote:
nowt fresh wrote: Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?.
Thanks, nf, I'll be heeding that advice and buying my tickets online immediately after dinner. The problem of disappearing ticket sellers at 12 O'clock was noticed by a family member who also told me that City staff ushered a certain section of the queue elsewhere who then got to the front before the people who were originally in front of them in the first place. As you can imagine, that almost led to violence! Like I said, 'pee up', 'brewery'. By the way, is it me or has my original post disappeared?
Mentioned it above mate re your originalpost? watch out big brothers about !!.
[quote][p][bold]Shadrach Dingle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Can understand your frustration Shadrach Dingle but why not try the online system I got mine today no problem after a few cross words between me and Mr Baldwin it's so easy ?.[/p][/quote]Thanks, nf, I'll be heeding that advice and buying my tickets online immediately after dinner. The problem of disappearing ticket sellers at 12 O'clock was noticed by a family member who also told me that City staff ushered a certain section of the queue elsewhere who then got to the front before the people who were originally in front of them in the first place. As you can imagine, that almost led to violence! Like I said, 'pee up', 'brewery'. By the way, is it me or has my original post disappeared?[/p][/quote]Mentioned it above mate re your originalpost? watch out big brothers about !!. nowt fresh
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9:18pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

parader123 wrote:
whats all the fuss about I logged on this morning 9am had my tickets by 9.30, got my ususal seats plus 2 besides. just one question do I now have to go and pick up my tickets, or does the extra 2 quid pay for postage?
I was going to ask the same question parader123 but Prisoner Cell Block A posted this comment "Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet?" so I suppose they will delivered by post ?
[quote][p][bold]parader123[/bold] wrote: whats all the fuss about I logged on this morning 9am had my tickets by 9.30, got my ususal seats plus 2 besides. just one question do I now have to go and pick up my tickets, or does the extra 2 quid pay for postage?[/p][/quote]I was going to ask the same question parader123 but Prisoner Cell Block A posted this comment "Four clicks and let the club/postal service do the work or waste your own time stood in a queue getting wet?" so I suppose they will delivered by post ? nowt fresh
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9:56pm Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Whats up with this forum first Shadrach Dingle'soriginalpost get's deleted then Meat Pie wrote:
A joke Baldwin

I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why?

Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out.

I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon.

I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers.

Rubbish Baldwin.

CTID
and that seems to have been deleted daft thing is it's been quoted several times in replies by other posters so whats the point ? anyway here's my take on the ticket situation and I do have simpathy with the midland roaders:
My original query why I could not sit in (my seat/the seat I sit in every home game) I could have accepted if a fellow City fan had got it on a first come first served basis, but I was annoyed that it was going to someone just because they could afford to pay the corporate rate for a one off game and will possibly not attend another game at Valley Parade unless it's another "Big Draw" so when the club say it's season ticket holders,50/50 ticket holders, and voucher holders who get priority it is not the case !! because if you can afford the corporate rate you get your choice of were you sit in the reserved areas for corporate or hospitality, as I said earlier I was not happy with the situation but on reflection I can see why the club have done it to generate as much revenue as possible, the saying goes "money can't buy love or health" but it can sure as hell open doors that are closed to many.
Whats up with this forum first Shadrach Dingle'soriginalpost get's deleted then Meat Pie wrote: A joke Baldwin I have sat for 40 years watching (usually) the same old rubbish that City teams usually serve up and we get one game like this and I find my seats have been sold to someone else - why? Why couldn't you let season ticket holders have their usual seats or at least give them even a day to sort it out. I go week in week out, I have been to 70 grounds watching City, my seats had gone before I could get on-line and it is a real, real pi55er that the person sat in my seat (where all my mates sit and we have done for years) will probably not be there tomorrow night, or any other time soon. I did manage to get tickets and will at least be at the game but this is just another axample of a club seemingly unable to look after its customers. Rubbish Baldwin. CTID and that seems to have been deleted daft thing is it's been quoted several times in replies by other posters so whats the point ? anyway here's my take on the ticket situation and I do have simpathy with the midland roaders: My original query why I could not sit in (my seat/the seat I sit in every home game) I could have accepted if a fellow City fan had got it on a first come first served basis, but I was annoyed that it was going to someone just because they could afford to pay the corporate rate for a one off game and will possibly not attend another game at Valley Parade unless it's another "Big Draw" so when the club say it's season ticket holders,50/50 ticket holders, and voucher holders who get priority it is not the case !! because if you can afford the corporate rate you get your choice of were you sit in the reserved areas for corporate or hospitality, as I said earlier I was not happy with the situation but on reflection I can see why the club have done it to generate as much revenue as possible, the saying goes "money can't buy love or health" but it can sure as hell open doors that are closed to many. nowt fresh
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10:16am Tue 13 Nov 12

DLBOxford says...

I live in Oxford and unfortunately cannot visit City at home often.
I do however, watch city away on many occasions, in fact 3 times in the last 3 weeks.
We are the supporters who miss out, not being able to get Arsenal tickets.
So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD.
Some things never change,so less about where you sit and be thankful you have a ticket and support the team
I live in Oxford and unfortunately cannot visit City at home often. I do however, watch city away on many occasions, in fact 3 times in the last 3 weeks. We are the supporters who miss out, not being able to get Arsenal tickets. So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD. Some things never change,so less about where you sit and be thankful you have a ticket and support the team DLBOxford
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11:04am Tue 13 Nov 12

bantamOAP says...

Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets.
Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets. bantamOAP
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11:10am Tue 13 Nov 12

bantamOAP says...

DLBOxford wrote:
I live in Oxford and unfortunately cannot visit City at home often. I do however, watch city away on many occasions, in fact 3 times in the last 3 weeks. We are the supporters who miss out, not being able to get Arsenal tickets. So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD. Some things never change,so less about where you sit and be thankful you have a ticket and support the team
My son lives on Isle of Wight and goes to more away games than home but he is going to Arsenal and yes he is a ticket holder.
[quote][p][bold]DLBOxford[/bold] wrote: I live in Oxford and unfortunately cannot visit City at home often. I do however, watch city away on many occasions, in fact 3 times in the last 3 weeks. We are the supporters who miss out, not being able to get Arsenal tickets. So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD. Some things never change,so less about where you sit and be thankful you have a ticket and support the team[/p][/quote]My son lives on Isle of Wight and goes to more away games than home but he is going to Arsenal and yes he is a ticket holder. bantamOAP
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11:18am Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bantamOAP wrote:
Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets.
Look in you "junk mail" box as the email conformation could be in there ? my conformation came through within 2/3 minutes but as I say it went into my junkmail box :-))
[quote][p][bold]bantamOAP[/bold] wrote: Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets.[/p][/quote]Look in you "junk mail" box as the email conformation could be in there ? my conformation came through within 2/3 minutes but as I say it went into my junkmail box :-)) nowt fresh
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12:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

What a pointless, whiny statement this is

"So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD."

The benefit to Bradford City of you paying these clubs to watch is what exactly? A nasally 'come on city' ??

Those on cheap tickets as you like to call them stump up year after year, this is what the club wants, this is what the club appreciates.

I choose my away games by virtue of being able to get to the ground from my home in less time than the match takes, ie if I can't get there in under 90 minutes I won't go.

This leaves me with all the M62 corridor games, S Yorks, N Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the A1. Plenty of chances to vocally support my side but by also purchasing the 'cheap' season tickets I support financially too.

High horse needs shooting fella.
What a pointless, whiny statement this is "So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD." The benefit to Bradford City of you paying these clubs to watch is what exactly? A nasally 'come on city' ?? Those on cheap tickets as you like to call them stump up year after year, this is what the club wants, this is what the club appreciates. I choose my away games by virtue of being able to get to the ground from my home in less time than the match takes, ie if I can't get there in under 90 minutes I won't go. This leaves me with all the M62 corridor games, S Yorks, N Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the A1. Plenty of chances to vocally support my side but by also purchasing the 'cheap' season tickets I support financially too. High horse needs shooting fella. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:36pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bantamOAP says...

nowt fresh wrote:
bantamOAP wrote: Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets.
Look in you "junk mail" box as the email conformation could be in there ? my conformation came through within 2/3 minutes but as I say it went into my junkmail box :-))
Looked in junk mail and nothing there. looked at purchase history and it is saying pending. but I do have a reference number so hoping it will be OK.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bantamOAP[/bold] wrote: Bought 8 tickets online this morning. said an EMail would be sent to confirm. Not received one yet. Is anyone else still waiting for confirmation that they have got their tickets.[/p][/quote]Look in you "junk mail" box as the email conformation could be in there ? my conformation came through within 2/3 minutes but as I say it went into my junkmail box :-))[/p][/quote]Looked in junk mail and nothing there. looked at purchase history and it is saying pending. but I do have a reference number so hoping it will be OK. bantamOAP
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2:38pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
What a pointless, whiny statement this is

"So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD."

The benefit to Bradford City of you paying these clubs to watch is what exactly? A nasally 'come on city' ??

Those on cheap tickets as you like to call them stump up year after year, this is what the club wants, this is what the club appreciates.

I choose my away games by virtue of being able to get to the ground from my home in less time than the match takes, ie if I can't get there in under 90 minutes I won't go.

This leaves me with all the M62 corridor games, S Yorks, N Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the A1. Plenty of chances to vocally support my side but by also purchasing the 'cheap' season tickets I support financially too.

High horse needs shooting fella.
Spot on PCBA.... cheap tickets...£800 isn't cheap for me and probably most folk. Our season tickets may be cheaper but they are not cheap. I'm like you, i chose what games to go to nowadays but have done in the past whole seasons missing very few away and none at home. Those days are long gone, that's a young mans game.

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We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber

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I see Gibb is up in court for assaulting someone... i wonder if he gets fined whether he'll put the VP rent up. I guess we could end up with a jail bird owning the ground.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: What a pointless, whiny statement this is "So less of your moaning, all you so called supporters on cheap tickets and where are you all when city play away? 270 at Aldershot, same at Northampton with with many, I suggest, not actually from BRADFORD." The benefit to Bradford City of you paying these clubs to watch is what exactly? A nasally 'come on city' ?? Those on cheap tickets as you like to call them stump up year after year, this is what the club wants, this is what the club appreciates. I choose my away games by virtue of being able to get to the ground from my home in less time than the match takes, ie if I can't get there in under 90 minutes I won't go. This leaves me with all the M62 corridor games, S Yorks, N Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the A1. Plenty of chances to vocally support my side but by also purchasing the 'cheap' season tickets I support financially too. High horse needs shooting fella.[/p][/quote]Spot on PCBA.... cheap tickets...£800 isn't cheap for me and probably most folk. Our season tickets may be cheaper but they are not cheap. I'm like you, i chose what games to go to nowadays but have done in the past whole seasons missing very few away and none at home. Those days are long gone, that's a young mans game. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber ** I see Gibb is up in court for assaulting someone... i wonder if he gets fined whether he'll put the VP rent up. I guess we could end up with a jail bird owning the ground. bcfc1903
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3:23pm Tue 13 Nov 12

james28uk says...

is it me or doest it seem alittle unfair that a season ticket holder of over 30 years at valley parade in the same seat for the last 20 years now in his late sixties can not have his seat for the Arsenal game and infact cant have a seat anywhere near his normal one all becaouse the club seem to think its fair that a non season ticket holder can have the seat ahead of him.
is it me or doest it seem alittle unfair that a season ticket holder of over 30 years at valley parade in the same seat for the last 20 years now in his late sixties can not have his seat for the Arsenal game and infact cant have a seat anywhere near his normal one all becaouse the club seem to think its fair that a non season ticket holder can have the seat ahead of him. james28uk
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4:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

james28uk wrote:
is it me or doest it seem alittle unfair that a season ticket holder of over 30 years at valley parade in the same seat for the last 20 years now in his late sixties can not have his seat for the Arsenal game and infact cant have a seat anywhere near his normal one all becaouse the club seem to think its fair that a non season ticket holder can have the seat ahead of him.
Mentioned above mate the club made the decision that for this game corporate clients are going to generate mega money so basically $crew you, me, and any other season ticket holder in the new designated "corporate area"!!, not word for word what DaveBaldwin said to me over the phone but as good as ?.
[quote][p][bold]james28uk[/bold] wrote: is it me or doest it seem alittle unfair that a season ticket holder of over 30 years at valley parade in the same seat for the last 20 years now in his late sixties can not have his seat for the Arsenal game and infact cant have a seat anywhere near his normal one all becaouse the club seem to think its fair that a non season ticket holder can have the seat ahead of him.[/p][/quote]Mentioned above mate the club made the decision that for this game corporate clients are going to generate mega money so basically $crew you, me, and any other season ticket holder in the new designated "corporate area"!!, not word for word what DaveBaldwin said to me over the phone but as good as ?. nowt fresh
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

James...a non-season ticket holder will not be likely to have your seat. If your seat is taken already this is by a season ticket holder, it will be two weeks before non ST holders get a chance to purchase.

If you are sat in Midland Road, then along with the rest of us you will have to join the scramble for seats elsewhere as all ST holders have been moved from there en bloc.

I cannot commend the club enough for the fair way they have tried to have these tickets distributed.
James...a non-season ticket holder will not be likely to have your seat. If your seat is taken already this is by a season ticket holder, it will be two weeks before non ST holders get a chance to purchase. If you are sat in Midland Road, then along with the rest of us you will have to join the scramble for seats elsewhere as all ST holders have been moved from there en bloc. I cannot commend the club enough for the fair way they have tried to have these tickets distributed. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:40pm Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
James...a non-season ticket holder will not be likely to have your seat. If your seat is taken already this is by a season ticket holder, it will be two weeks before non ST holders get a chance to purchase. If you are sat in Midland Road, then along with the rest of us you will have to join the scramble for seats elsewhere as all ST holders have been moved from there en bloc. I cannot commend the club enough for the fair way they have tried to have these tickets distributed.
His reference to" non season ticket holder" could mean he's in the same area as I am where the club has given them to the corporate/hospitalit
y clients (those who can afford to pay £75 minimum for the big game experiance) maybe ?.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: James...a non-season ticket holder will not be likely to have your seat. If your seat is taken already this is by a season ticket holder, it will be two weeks before non ST holders get a chance to purchase. If you are sat in Midland Road, then along with the rest of us you will have to join the scramble for seats elsewhere as all ST holders have been moved from there en bloc. I cannot commend the club enough for the fair way they have tried to have these tickets distributed.[/p][/quote]His reference to" non season ticket holder" could mean he's in the same area as I am where the club has given them to the corporate/hospitalit y clients (those who can afford to pay £75 minimum for the big game experiance) maybe ?. nowt fresh
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4:45pm Tue 13 Nov 12

james28uk says...

my understanding is that a season ticket holder can buy TWO ticket and therefore half the ground is potentially full of non season ticket holders (part time supporters) where as im left at home watching on sky. spoken to David Baldwin and expressed my views and explained that he may have issues come xmas when they want supporters to renew season tickets
my understanding is that a season ticket holder can buy TWO ticket and therefore half the ground is potentially full of non season ticket holders (part time supporters) where as im left at home watching on sky. spoken to David Baldwin and expressed my views and explained that he may have issues come xmas when they want supporters to renew season tickets james28uk
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5:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

If as you say james28uk youv'e watched the lads over 30 years Dave Baldwin won't lose any sleep over you or me (55 years) as deep down he knows Bradford City are in our blood and we will renew our season tickets next season no matter what division were in ??.
If as you say james28uk youv'e watched the lads over 30 years Dave Baldwin won't lose any sleep over you or me (55 years) as deep down he knows Bradford City are in our blood and we will renew our season tickets next season no matter what division were in ??. nowt fresh
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6:27pm Tue 13 Nov 12

COLATS says...

Birky Neil wrote:
I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.
They had my post code wrong too, had a d instead of a b?
[quote][p][bold]Birky Neil[/bold] wrote: I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.[/p][/quote]They had my post code wrong too, had a d instead of a b? COLATS
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6:27pm Tue 13 Nov 12

COLATS says...

Birky Neil wrote:
I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.
They had my post code wrong too, had a d instead of a b?
[quote][p][bold]Birky Neil[/bold] wrote: I think the website works ok. Probably the idiots at the ticket office taken my postcode down wrong.[/p][/quote]They had my post code wrong too, had a d instead of a b? COLATS
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9:39am Wed 14 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

james28uk wrote:
my understanding is that a season ticket holder can buy TWO ticket and therefore half the ground is potentially full of non season ticket holders (part time supporters) where as im left at home watching on sky. spoken to David Baldwin and expressed my views and explained that he may have issues come xmas when they want supporters to renew season tickets
Why are you left at home watching on telly? You are a season ticket holder, you can get a ticket, just not in your seat. We have approx 8k ST/50 50 holders, that is a total of 16k take up. 4.5k to Arsenal and there will still be 'voucher' tickets and more than likely general sale tickets too.

Unless you are advocating one cup ticket to one season ticket holder, thereby costing the club money just so you can get to the match.

I may be missing something for your explanation but if it is nothing more than the fact you are cheesed off that a non-season ticket holder will be sat in your seat then your attitude is actually damaging to Bradford City and not supportive/supportin
g.

Sorry but that is the long and short of it.
[quote][p][bold]james28uk[/bold] wrote: my understanding is that a season ticket holder can buy TWO ticket and therefore half the ground is potentially full of non season ticket holders (part time supporters) where as im left at home watching on sky. spoken to David Baldwin and expressed my views and explained that he may have issues come xmas when they want supporters to renew season tickets[/p][/quote]Why are you left at home watching on telly? You are a season ticket holder, you can get a ticket, just not in your seat. We have approx 8k ST/50 50 holders, that is a total of 16k take up. 4.5k to Arsenal and there will still be 'voucher' tickets and more than likely general sale tickets too. Unless you are advocating one cup ticket to one season ticket holder, thereby costing the club money just so you can get to the match. I may be missing something for your explanation but if it is nothing more than the fact you are cheesed off that a non-season ticket holder will be sat in your seat then your attitude is actually damaging to Bradford City and not supportive/supportin g. Sorry but that is the long and short of it. Prisoner Cell Block A
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9:29pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Shipleyvegas says...

Save2020 wrote:
A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical!
Why not be glad they're turning out? I intend buying a ticket despite only ever being to Valley Parade as an away supporter and having a season ticket elsewhere.

I live in Bradford and I want them to tonk the gunners out of the cup, so why shouldn't I go? It puts £30 in the pockets of the club doesn't it? And I might even have a pie as well!
[quote][p][bold]Save2020[/bold] wrote: A shame all these so called fans aren't their on a weekend when your playing burton Albion and York city, typical![/p][/quote]Why not be glad they're turning out? I intend buying a ticket despite only ever being to Valley Parade as an away supporter and having a season ticket elsewhere. I live in Bradford and I want them to tonk the gunners out of the cup, so why shouldn't I go? It puts £30 in the pockets of the club doesn't it? And I might even have a pie as well! Shipleyvegas
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7:40pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Brisbane Bantam says...

nowt fresh wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.
Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth

,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team.

So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.
Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.[/p][/quote]Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.[/p][/quote]Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season Brisbane Bantam
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8:15pm Thu 15 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Brisbane Bantam wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.
Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.
Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season
Pointed all the above points out to Dave Baldwin as I say and he got the message I was far from happy, nothing is going to change the situation Bradford City have to give the away team a percentage of tickets under FA rules FACT so just where would you suggest Bradford City accommodate 4/5,000 Arsenal fans ? I'm in my 60s and also been treated poorly in the past 25 year season ticket ETC, I don't like the fact that a "johnny come lately" can have my seat (yes your correct it's a great view) because he can afford £75 + for a one off game and possibly not return until we get another "plum draw" but that's where we agree,now I can't agree with your comments with regard not buying another season ticket I'll be there again next season just as I have been for the last 55 +years (hopefully watching OUR team) in division one, I wouldn't call any one petty or otherwise regarding the Arsenal game all I will repeat is if gets the club valuable revenue in to get better player and achieve promotion I can live with that (don't like it) but the choice you are offering is not a choice would chose.

But if that's the way you feel then theres nothing more I can add, beilve me Brisbane Bantam I'm far from happy.
[quote][p][bold]Brisbane Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.[/p][/quote]Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.[/p][/quote]Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season[/p][/quote]Pointed all the above points out to Dave Baldwin as I say and he got the message I was far from happy, nothing is going to change the situation Bradford City have to give the away team a percentage of tickets under FA rules FACT so just where would you suggest Bradford City accommodate 4/5,000 Arsenal fans ? I'm in my 60s and also been treated poorly in the past 25 year season ticket ETC, I don't like the fact that a "johnny come lately" can have my seat (yes your correct it's a great view) because he can afford £75 + for a one off game and possibly not return until we get another "plum draw" but that's where we agree,now I can't agree with your comments with regard not buying another season ticket I'll be there again next season just as I have been for the last 55 +years (hopefully watching OUR team) in division one, I wouldn't call any one petty or otherwise regarding the Arsenal game all I will repeat is if gets the club valuable revenue in to get better player and achieve promotion I can live with that (don't like it) but the choice you are offering is not a choice would chose. But if that's the way you feel then theres nothing more I can add, beilve me Brisbane Bantam I'm far from happy. nowt fresh
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12:21am Fri 16 Nov 12

Brisbane Bantam says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Brisbane Bantam wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.
Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.
Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season
Pointed all the above points out to Dave Baldwin as I say and he got the message I was far from happy, nothing is going to change the situation Bradford City have to give the away team a percentage of tickets under FA rules FACT so just where would you suggest Bradford City accommodate 4/5,000 Arsenal fans ? I'm in my 60s and also been treated poorly in the past 25 year season ticket ETC, I don't like the fact that a "johnny come lately" can have my seat (yes your correct it's a great view) because he can afford £75 + for a one off game and possibly not return until we get another "plum draw" but that's where we agree,now I can't agree with your comments with regard not buying another season ticket I'll be there again next season just as I have been for the last 55 +years (hopefully watching OUR team) in division one, I wouldn't call any one petty or otherwise regarding the Arsenal game all I will repeat is if gets the club valuable revenue in to get better player and achieve promotion I can live with that (don't like it) but the choice you are offering is not a choice would chose.

But if that's the way you feel then theres nothing more I can add, beilve me Brisbane Bantam I'm far from happy.
most sensible solution would have been to offer season tickets holders the chance to buy their seats (without the option to buy additional tickets) at the same time offer the ST holders from Midland Road the option to buy any unallocated seat in any other part of the ground... then offer any ST holder that wasn't bothered about sitting in their own seats the opportuinty to buy two tickets per ST for any remaining seats not already bought... then general sale if you buy a ticket for another game... then general sale. I appreciate that the Midland Road fans are having to move because we have to offer ANY TEAM (not just Arsenal) a minimum of 20% of the capacity for Cup games... but these fans have had to move in the past and this ticket arrangement has never been used before, so why would people expect it to be used now... my complaint to them was that they never communiated the situation properly, people have said you should have read the website, but I did on Friday and it just said two tickets per ST... not that it was an open house (first come first serve) this was changed at the weekend while I was in Aldershot watching City... Personally I think City have not understood the upset their decisions would cause or the interest that this fixture would create and that can only be down to poor personal at the club... I think City have undersold the tickets if there claim that the funds are being used for a promotion push, as true fans would have paid a bit more and 'johnny's' would have paid more to watch Arsenal anyway... again I no longer know what to about that feeling of being bent over by City everytime an opportunity to reward the people who come regardless (other than to protest with my wallet) I have spoken to them, written to them and to be honest they don't want to listen and never learn... so like I said I've made my decision on a matter of principle and enough is enough, like you City will always be in my blood but we'll just take different paths to make our opinions heard and I can't wait to see if I actually get a reply from City because DB didn't have anything other than excuses when I spoke to him either...
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brisbane Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This ticket selling lark is a TOTAL £UCK-UP. I got to the ground at 10-45am and was served at 1-10pm. they had only 4 windows open and when I was finally served, I was told that my RESERVED S/TKT seats were sold but there were some further down the row for me. I was led to believe that ALL s/tkt holders seats would NOT be sold until next tuesday,and would remain reserved until then. but the lady at the t/off told me that it was ALL unreserved seating. There were lots of people complaining because they couldnt sit in their own seat. For me BCFC have really messed this one up and not, in my opinion thought about this. luckily I have my seats on the same row. Maybe next time, instead of seeing pound signs in front of their eyes, they should look after us season ticket holders better and not treat us like $hit.[/p][/quote]Just been on phone to Dave Baldwin as I could not get through to anyone else, as I could not bring mine and my grandsons seats up on the seating plan as we sit in the main stand above the corporate box's, on asking why I was told all these seats were being offered to corporate clients and then babbled on about FA rules say they have to offer XXXXX seats to corporate clients and it would also maximise revenue to Bradford City Football Club,to which I said will these corporate clients be at the Northampton,Plymouth ,Exeter games to which he gave me the answer of we have given this situation very serious thought even though they knew it would not go down too well with season ticket holders who wanted their normal seats it was the best way Bradford City could deal with the situation (but if I wanted to upgrade to my normal seat it would cost me £75) I think it's poor way of treating hard core season ticket holders but I can understand their reasons for wanting to generate as much revenue as possible and hopefully handing some of it to Phil Parkinson to improve the team. So basically they can moan all they want but at the end of the day if the money is spent on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it.[/p][/quote]Nowt Fresh... interesting point but have to disagree completely with you 'that if we spend this money on team strengthening which ultimatly gets us out of this awfull division it will be worth it' what City have done is nothing but short sighted amatuerish business. I'm in my forties and have been treated badly plenty of times by city in relation to tickets, Wembley & Premeirship just two examples (without including the 25 year season ticket rip-off). When they say it's to maximise revenue for a promotion push, it actually means we can get some cash back for spending more than we could afford, AGAIN on the players budget for this season... When they say they have given your seat away because of FA rules, they mean you sit in a nice seat with a good view, and when they say we had to relocate fans from the Midland Road and this was the best solution, it's means they have no idea what being a supporter is actually about... I've already written a letter and had a conversation with them about the fact that I cannot buy my usual seat, but unlike you I don't think that it's ok and I'm not going to shut up and stop moaning about it... What I am going to do is refuse to pay for any more games that my season ticket doesn't cover this season and then I'm not going to renew my season ticket (regardless of which division we are in) and then I'll go to watch City at the away games next year and maybe take in the odd England game as well... now you can call me petty if you want but I don't know of any other way to get my point across to City bcasue they never listen... so if they want some 'Johhny come only when it's a Premiership team' sat in my seat then so be it, but let's see if that person buys the three season tickets a year that I buy, the three shirts and countless other pounds and pence they get from me... and all of a sudden their business choices and your comments don't make sense to me, no offence... see you at an away game next season[/p][/quote]Pointed all the above points out to Dave Baldwin as I say and he got the message I was far from happy, nothing is going to change the situation Bradford City have to give the away team a percentage of tickets under FA rules FACT so just where would you suggest Bradford City accommodate 4/5,000 Arsenal fans ? I'm in my 60s and also been treated poorly in the past 25 year season ticket ETC, I don't like the fact that a "johnny come lately" can have my seat (yes your correct it's a great view) because he can afford £75 + for a one off game and possibly not return until we get another "plum draw" but that's where we agree,now I can't agree with your comments with regard not buying another season ticket I'll be there again next season just as I have been for the last 55 +years (hopefully watching OUR team) in division one, I wouldn't call any one petty or otherwise regarding the Arsenal game all I will repeat is if gets the club valuable revenue in to get better player and achieve promotion I can live with that (don't like it) but the choice you are offering is not a choice would chose. But if that's the way you feel then theres nothing more I can add, beilve me Brisbane Bantam I'm far from happy.[/p][/quote]most sensible solution would have been to offer season tickets holders the chance to buy their seats (without the option to buy additional tickets) at the same time offer the ST holders from Midland Road the option to buy any unallocated seat in any other part of the ground... then offer any ST holder that wasn't bothered about sitting in their own seats the opportuinty to buy two tickets per ST for any remaining seats not already bought... then general sale if you buy a ticket for another game... then general sale. I appreciate that the Midland Road fans are having to move because we have to offer ANY TEAM (not just Arsenal) a minimum of 20% of the capacity for Cup games... but these fans have had to move in the past and this ticket arrangement has never been used before, so why would people expect it to be used now... my complaint to them was that they never communiated the situation properly, people have said you should have read the website, but I did on Friday and it just said two tickets per ST... not that it was an open house (first come first serve) this was changed at the weekend while I was in Aldershot watching City... Personally I think City have not understood the upset their decisions would cause or the interest that this fixture would create and that can only be down to poor personal at the club... I think City have undersold the tickets if there claim that the funds are being used for a promotion push, as true fans would have paid a bit more and 'johnny's' would have paid more to watch Arsenal anyway... again I no longer know what to about that feeling of being bent over by City everytime an opportunity to reward the people who come regardless (other than to protest with my wallet) I have spoken to them, written to them and to be honest they don't want to listen and never learn... so like I said I've made my decision on a matter of principle and enough is enough, like you City will always be in my blood but we'll just take different paths to make our opinions heard and I can't wait to see if I actually get a reply from City because DB didn't have anything other than excuses when I spoke to him either... Brisbane Bantam
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9:27am Fri 16 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

It will very much surprise me if you don't get a reply from Dave Baldwin (you obviously won't agree with it) as in the past my dealing with him have always been amicable but when I got him on the phone his replies were let's say not what you would expect from the "Director of Operations" as I commented in previous posts, by the way Dave Baldwin did not say the monies generated from this game would be given to Phil Parkinson, that was my view that IMO if Phil Parkinson got money to bring better players in and it got us out of this awful league it would have been worth it (you obviously don't ) with your above reply, as you say we will all deal with it differently I'll still buy mine and my grandsons ticket next season you say you won't.
It will very much surprise me if you don't get a reply from Dave Baldwin (you obviously won't agree with it) as in the past my dealing with him have always been amicable but when I got him on the phone his replies were let's say not what you would expect from the "Director of Operations" as I commented in previous posts, by the way Dave Baldwin did not say the monies generated from this game would be given to Phil Parkinson, that was my view that IMO if Phil Parkinson got money to bring better players in and it got us out of this awful league it would have been worth it (you obviously don't ) with your above reply, as you say we will all deal with it differently I'll still buy mine and my grandsons ticket next season you say you won't. nowt fresh
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3:50am Sun 18 Nov 12

hx3bantam says...

What is so hard to understand about unreserved seating? You buy your ST for League games. The seat isn't yours for Cup games. It is simple. It would be a logistical nightmare trying to sell tickets around reserved seating. If you queued for 2 or 3 hours you were warned in advance and recommended to buy them online. I bought 10 tickets all together from the comfort of my huge sofa whilst sipping a cappuccino by simply collecting friends and family's ST numbers and postcodes. It was a doddle and a huge thank you to BCFC for setting that facility up.
There will always be moaners. Best to just laugh them off! C'mon The Hoops!
What is so hard to understand about unreserved seating? You buy your ST for League games. The seat isn't yours for Cup games. It is simple. It would be a logistical nightmare trying to sell tickets around reserved seating. If you queued for 2 or 3 hours you were warned in advance and recommended to buy them online. I bought 10 tickets all together from the comfort of my huge sofa whilst sipping a cappuccino by simply collecting friends and family's ST numbers and postcodes. It was a doddle and a huge thank you to BCFC for setting that facility up. There will always be moaners. Best to just laugh them off! C'mon The Hoops! hx3bantam
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