Bradford City announce Arsenal ticket prices

City players celebrate with the fans after beating Wigan to reach the Captital One Cup quarter-finals

City players celebrate with the fans after beating Wigan to reach the Captital One Cup quarter-finals

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

City have finally released ticket details for the Arsenal cup clash as they brace themselves for Valley Parade’s biggest crowd since the Premier League days.

Season-ticket and flexi-card holders will be given priority in the clamour to book seats for the Capital One Cup quarter-final on December 11.

The club are likely to reopen areas of the ground that have been shut in recent years, including the north-west corner next to the Kop.

This means the attendance could approach the 25,136 capacity for the first time since the ambitious stadium redevelopment plans were finished more than a decade ago.

Allowing for some seats that are beyond repair, City could still house around 24,000 fans on the night. Arsenal have taken up an initial allocation of 3,000 with the option of more if needed.

City plan a three-phase sales system, with the first choice going to those with season tickets or flexi-cards. They will have the option to buy up to two tickets at a special price of £20 each for adults, £15 concessions (full-time students and over-60s) and £10 for under-16s.

Tickets will be available solely to them at first and initially online only to avoid congestion at the ground. Nearer the deadline, they can buy from the ticket office but not on home match days outside office hours.

The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games.

Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left.

Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors.

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2:13pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Sound fair to me. Don't think there is any reason people can grumble about this.
Sound fair to me. Don't think there is any reason people can grumble about this. Thee Voice of Reason
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2:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

macca1969 says...

The club have got this spot on. More than happy anyone who complains is not a city fan
The club have got this spot on. More than happy anyone who complains is not a city fan macca1969
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2:33pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bigang02 says...

does my under 11 season tkt mean i can get 2 adult tkts as i wont be fetching my child on a school night he only 5.so my season tkt and sons mean i could get 4 tkts for the arsenal game?
does my under 11 season tkt mean i can get 2 adult tkts as i wont be fetching my child on a school night he only 5.so my season tkt and sons mean i could get 4 tkts for the arsenal game? bigang02
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2:34pm Thu 8 Nov 12

macca1969 says...

When can we start buying them?
When can we start buying them? macca1969
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2:39pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Sound fair to me. Don't think there is any reason people can grumble about this.
Will be interesting to see the take up for Plymouth and Exeter games if it can generate another 2,000 on the gate it's win win all round, think 24,000+ at £25/£20 will create a great atmosphere :-)).
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Sound fair to me. Don't think there is any reason people can grumble about this.[/p][/quote]Will be interesting to see the take up for Plymouth and Exeter games if it can generate another 2,000 on the gate it's win win all round, think 24,000+ at £25/£20 will create a great atmosphere :-)). nowt fresh
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3:00pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Ralphie says...

So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game!
I do n't think so!
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so! Ralphie
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3:01pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Perfect.

Well played the men/women behind the scenes on structuring a deal for a big match which has enough incentive to boost crowds at other home games.
Perfect. Well played the men/women behind the scenes on structuring a deal for a big match which has enough incentive to boost crowds at other home games. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:03pm Thu 8 Nov 12

macca1969 says...

Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game!
I do n't think so!
Stay away then tosser you won't be missed
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Stay away then tosser you won't be missed macca1969
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3:03pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis. Andy2010
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3:09pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
If you don't want to see City, then don't come.

IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket.
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]If you don't want to see City, then don't come. IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:10pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Read again Ralphie !!
The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games.

Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left.

Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public.
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Read again Ralphie !! The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games. Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left. Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public. nowt fresh
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3:13pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Read again Ralphie !! The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games. Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left. Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public.
Or should that read "The Pathetic Bradford Sporting Public" :_)).
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Read again Ralphie !! The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games. Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left. Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public.[/p][/quote]Or should that read "The Pathetic Bradford Sporting Public" :_)). nowt fresh
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3:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division.

Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs.

So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.[/p][/quote]Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:19pm Thu 8 Nov 12

silverbantam says...

bigang02 wrote:
does my under 11 season tkt mean i can get 2 adult tkts as i wont be fetching my child on a school night he only 5.so my season tkt and sons mean i could get 4 tkts for the arsenal game?
I was wondering the same.
[quote][p][bold]bigang02[/bold] wrote: does my under 11 season tkt mean i can get 2 adult tkts as i wont be fetching my child on a school night he only 5.so my season tkt and sons mean i could get 4 tkts for the arsenal game?[/p][/quote]I was wondering the same. silverbantam
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3:21pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.
Sky it is then
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.[/p][/quote]Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.[/p][/quote]Sky it is then Andy2010
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3:22pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Ralphie says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Read again Ralphie !!
The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games.

Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left.

Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public.
Sorry did I say something that was incorrect in my post?
I need to go and see a match that I had n't intended to watch to get a voucher that MAY allow me to purchase a ticket for the Arsenal game provided there are any left!
Think I'll just stroll down a week before the game and buy one of the 5,000 or so that will still be left!
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Read again Ralphie !! The second stage will involve a voucher promotion from the Plymouth and Exeter home games. Fans paying the full match-day price for either or both will receive a voucher per each game. So watching both could entitle them to two tickets, providing there are some left. Any remaining general sale tickets will cost £25 adults, £20 concessions and £15 for juniors. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Any remaining will cost £25 - £20 - and £15 for juniors, if you don't want to support your team against Plymouth and Exeter then you will have to take a chance that there will be some left ? which I personally believe there will be knowing the apathetic Bradford Sporting Public.[/p][/quote]Sorry did I say something that was incorrect in my post? I need to go and see a match that I had n't intended to watch to get a voucher that MAY allow me to purchase a ticket for the Arsenal game provided there are any left! Think I'll just stroll down a week before the game and buy one of the 5,000 or so that will still be left! Ralphie
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3:22pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.
Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think?
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.[/p][/quote]Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.[/p][/quote]Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think? Andy2010
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3:27pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nash5002 says...

As a season ticket holder for the last 23 years (28year of old) I think its only fair that city make the most of this. Seeing my club get to the dizzy heights of the prem only to go to the bottom league, nearly folding twice, seeing games like tuesday night, crowds falling from 25,000+ to 7000 then why not be rewarded and why not try get the most of all the fans who gave up on the club when they were needed most.

The club will still sell out regardless of prices and we may get 2000 more in for games against league 2 clubs. If you dont think its far watch it on Sky as personally I wouldnt want those sort of supporters (or not as the cse may be) in the ground.
As a season ticket holder for the last 23 years (28year of old) I think its only fair that city make the most of this. Seeing my club get to the dizzy heights of the prem only to go to the bottom league, nearly folding twice, seeing games like tuesday night, crowds falling from 25,000+ to 7000 then why not be rewarded and why not try get the most of all the fans who gave up on the club when they were needed most. The club will still sell out regardless of prices and we may get 2000 more in for games against league 2 clubs. If you dont think its far watch it on Sky as personally I wouldnt want those sort of supporters (or not as the cse may be) in the ground. nash5002
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3:28pm Thu 8 Nov 12

BANT MAN says...

Great pricing! But I don't think too many floating fans will take up the offer of watching the two home games before. I think the club should have done the offer the other way round and offered discounts for home games after the Arsenal match. After a great night at VP people will be buzzing and you could see a few coming back with a £5.00 off voucher for the next home game(s). Maybe they could do this promo too? If you can get £15.00 to fill an empty seat for the next home games after Arsenal surly this is better!
Great pricing! But I don't think too many floating fans will take up the offer of watching the two home games before. I think the club should have done the offer the other way round and offered discounts for home games after the Arsenal match. After a great night at VP people will be buzzing and you could see a few coming back with a £5.00 off voucher for the next home game(s). Maybe they could do this promo too? If you can get £15.00 to fill an empty seat for the next home games after Arsenal surly this is better! BANT MAN
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3:29pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.
Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think?
I thought you were passing up the chance to watch the first decent team turning up at Valley Parade in over 10 years for the sake of £5. It might be another 10 years before another big club comes to town.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.[/p][/quote]Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.[/p][/quote]Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think?[/p][/quote]I thought you were passing up the chance to watch the first decent team turning up at Valley Parade in over 10 years for the sake of £5. It might be another 10 years before another big club comes to town. Thee Voice of Reason
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3:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away Andy2010
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3:32pm Thu 8 Nov 12

"get over it!" says...

there is pleanty of season ticket holders to go round so i am sure people will be buying that one extra ticket for sombody or nobody just in case and its still a big ask to sell 24/25k tickets ! pleanty to go round, i would be surprised if people would take up the voucher offer for the sake of saving a fiver and a guarantee of a ticket, people would just risk it and if they cant get one watch it on sky.
there is pleanty of season ticket holders to go round so i am sure people will be buying that one extra ticket for sombody or nobody just in case and its still a big ask to sell 24/25k tickets ! pleanty to go round, i would be surprised if people would take up the voucher offer for the sake of saving a fiver and a guarantee of a ticket, people would just risk it and if they cant get one watch it on sky. "get over it!"
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4:06pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket.

He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic. Danstarr69
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4:12pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

BANT MAN wrote:
Great pricing! But I don't think too many floating fans will take up the offer of watching the two home games before. I think the club should have done the offer the other way round and offered discounts for home games after the Arsenal match. After a great night at VP people will be buzzing and you could see a few coming back with a £5.00 off voucher for the next home game(s). Maybe they could do this promo too? If you can get £15.00 to fill an empty seat for the next home games after Arsenal surly this is better!
Great idea. Shame it won't happen.
[quote][p][bold]BANT MAN[/bold] wrote: Great pricing! But I don't think too many floating fans will take up the offer of watching the two home games before. I think the club should have done the offer the other way round and offered discounts for home games after the Arsenal match. After a great night at VP people will be buzzing and you could see a few coming back with a £5.00 off voucher for the next home game(s). Maybe they could do this promo too? If you can get £15.00 to fill an empty seat for the next home games after Arsenal surly this is better![/p][/quote]Great idea. Shame it won't happen. Danstarr69
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4:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ctid1980 says...

not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID
not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID ctid1980
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4:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ctid1980 says...

not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID
not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID ctid1980
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4:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ctid1980 says...

not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID
not bad but unsure weather 10k floating fans will come and watch it with it being on telly box and 2 week before xmas! hope im wrong and its a sell out but just thought there mite have been a deal in there for the non regulars regarding next home game. but will be buying mine as soon as. CTID ctid1980
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4:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Ralphie says...

Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket.

He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters.
Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground!
Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras!
[quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters. Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground! Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras! Ralphie
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4:18pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.
Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.
Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think?
If your brother holds a season ticket for 2012/2013 season I would not have thought there would be a problem,just go down with the ticket and grab yourself a ticket for thegame, I would be very supprised if the ticket office want ID ?.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. No-one will dispute season tickets holders should come first but then after a week why not just open up to the everyone else on a first come basis.[/p][/quote]Because money doesn't grow on trees and City have to make the most of occasions like this if we are to dig ourselves out of this division. Season ticket and flexicard holders can all get 1 and an extra so thats a potential 16,000 held back for them. Then whoever turns up to either of the next two home games gets a second priority spot and a £5 discount, lets say 1,000 leaving the rest up for grabs. So either find a season ticket holder or turn up to one of the next games to guarantee a ticket or just take your chances after that.[/p][/quote]Actually my brother is a season ticket holder but over in Middle East so hasnt been to any games this season. Would I be able to buy two tickets on his season ticket do you think?[/p][/quote]If your brother holds a season ticket for 2012/2013 season I would not have thought there would be a problem,just go down with the ticket and grab yourself a ticket for thegame, I would be very supprised if the ticket office want ID ?. nowt fresh
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4:21pm Thu 8 Nov 12

ctid1980 says...

LOL mis- redded!!!! it great deal love it come on city come on the bradford public support your local footy league team and you never know we mite just get an early xmas prezzi LIVE TO DREAM , LIVE THE DREAM CTID
LOL mis- redded!!!! it great deal love it come on city come on the bradford public support your local footy league team and you never know we mite just get an early xmas prezzi LIVE TO DREAM , LIVE THE DREAM CTID ctid1980
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4:29pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
Does it really matter?

In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc.

Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away
[quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]Does it really matter? In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc. Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away Andy2010
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4:29pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
If you don't want to see City, then don't come.

IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket.
Exactly. Can't be arsed to turn up for league games yet expect to get a ticket for Glory games. Hope they sell out with every flexi card and ST holder getting 2 tickets each which will be around 15000. Add the 3000 Arsenal. Then hope we get another 3000 pay in to each of the 2 league games which adds another 6000. Then we'll be sold out with none left for the plastics like you.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]If you don't want to see City, then don't come. IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Can't be arsed to turn up for league games yet expect to get a ticket for Glory games. Hope they sell out with every flexi card and ST holder getting 2 tickets each which will be around 15000. Add the 3000 Arsenal. Then hope we get another 3000 pay in to each of the 2 league games which adds another 6000. Then we'll be sold out with none left for the plastics like you. Danstarr69
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4:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!!
seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!! tyker2
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4:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!!
seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!! tyker2
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4:31pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Danstarr69 wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Ralphie wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so!
If you don't want to see City, then don't come. IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket.
Exactly. Can't be arsed to turn up for league games yet expect to get a ticket for Glory games. Hope they sell out with every flexi card and ST holder getting 2 tickets each which will be around 15000. Add the 3000 Arsenal. Then hope we get another 3000 pay in to each of the 2 league games which adds another 6000. Then we'll be sold out with none left for the plastics like you.
The mentality of some people on this thread is quite frankly laughable.

Plastic lol
[quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]If you don't want to see City, then don't come. IMO those who see City in the bread and butter games of the league deserve priority so if you can't be ar$ed turning up for 1 or 2 league games then it's tough $hit if you don't get an Arsenal ticket.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Can't be arsed to turn up for league games yet expect to get a ticket for Glory games. Hope they sell out with every flexi card and ST holder getting 2 tickets each which will be around 15000. Add the 3000 Arsenal. Then hope we get another 3000 pay in to each of the 2 league games which adds another 6000. Then we'll be sold out with none left for the plastics like you.[/p][/quote]The mentality of some people on this thread is quite frankly laughable. Plastic lol Andy2010
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4:32pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

tyker2 wrote:
seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!!
They better be careful or else some "plastic" fans might take these seats....heaven forbid
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!![/p][/quote]They better be careful or else some "plastic" fans might take these seats....heaven forbid Andy2010
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4:37pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Ralphie wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters. Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground! Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras!
We don't have 11,000 season ticket holders Ralphie,but I do think the season ticket holders and the extra tickets they can purchase will account for around 17,000 add the 3,000 Arsenal as bringing ? I would say with 4,000 + tickets left you won't have a problem getting one !! don't you have a mate who is a season ticket holder or are you "Johnny No Mates" (only joking Ralphie) hope you get a ticket and enjoy what we have been seeing this season at Valley Parade it's been quite refreshing compared with the garbage we have had to watch over the previous 9/10 seasons,come down and enjoy the atmosphere at least, as I don't think we'll have much else to shout about but hell were Bradford City who knows !!!!! :-)).
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters. Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground! Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras![/p][/quote]We don't have 11,000 season ticket holders Ralphie,but I do think the season ticket holders and the extra tickets they can purchase will account for around 17,000 add the 3,000 Arsenal as bringing ? I would say with 4,000 + tickets left you won't have a problem getting one !! don't you have a mate who is a season ticket holder or are you "Johnny No Mates" (only joking Ralphie) hope you get a ticket and enjoy what we have been seeing this season at Valley Parade it's been quite refreshing compared with the garbage we have had to watch over the previous 9/10 seasons,come down and enjoy the atmosphere at least, as I don't think we'll have much else to shout about but hell were Bradford City who knows !!!!! :-)). nowt fresh
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4:38pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The club have done absolutely no wrong here.

Many season ticket holders in the past have already paid upfront when loads were let in for £1 in various deals they have done in the past.

As they didn't benefit from those deals, they now are rewarded for their loyalty when this game has come along.
The club have done absolutely no wrong here. Many season ticket holders in the past have already paid upfront when loads were let in for £1 in various deals they have done in the past. As they didn't benefit from those deals, they now are rewarded for their loyalty when this game has come along. Thee Voice of Reason
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4:40pm Thu 8 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
Does it really matter? In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc. Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away
Sadly Andy, there are too many who have "discovered other priorities". How come these priorities keep you away from a League match against Chesterfield last Tuesday but won't keep you away from a cup match against Arsenal on a Tuesday.

Season ticket holders always get first dibs and it's difficult to suggest that this isn't fair. At City that includes flex-cards which given the numbers makes perfect sense. BCAFC do not have the systems in place to verify ex-season ticket holders or occassional fans (or those who go to a few away games down south because they live down South) and this is unfortunate. £50 for a flexi-card though was for occassional supporters so I don't think you have much argument.

The voucher system to get a ticket at £20 after the season ticket holders get theirs will only work if season ticket holders take-up is high as it is only the prospect of not getting a ticket at all that makes it an attractive financial proposition. We shall see if City have go this right but hopefully we will get the capacity crowd we are looking for (without too many plastics eh Dann!)
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]Does it really matter? In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc. Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away[/p][/quote]Sadly Andy, there are too many who have "discovered other priorities". How come these priorities keep you away from a League match against Chesterfield last Tuesday but won't keep you away from a cup match against Arsenal on a Tuesday. Season ticket holders always get first dibs and it's difficult to suggest that this isn't fair. At City that includes flex-cards which given the numbers makes perfect sense. BCAFC do not have the systems in place to verify ex-season ticket holders or occassional fans (or those who go to a few away games down south because they live down South) and this is unfortunate. £50 for a flexi-card though was for occassional supporters so I don't think you have much argument. The voucher system to get a ticket at £20 after the season ticket holders get theirs will only work if season ticket holders take-up is high as it is only the prospect of not getting a ticket at all that makes it an attractive financial proposition. We shall see if City have go this right but hopefully we will get the capacity crowd we are looking for (without too many plastics eh Dann!) KnightMcCall
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4:44pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Dancinfeet says...

Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first! Dancinfeet
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4:46pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Rich73 says...

think there will be enough tickets for everyone who wants to go, hopefully it will be a sell out, be good to see a full house after all these barren years
think there will be enough tickets for everyone who wants to go, hopefully it will be a sell out, be good to see a full house after all these barren years Rich73
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4:48pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??. nowt fresh
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4:50pm Thu 8 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters. Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground! Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras!
We don't have 11,000 season ticket holders Ralphie,but I do think the season ticket holders and the extra tickets they can purchase will account for around 17,000 add the 3,000 Arsenal as bringing ? I would say with 4,000 + tickets left you won't have a problem getting one !! don't you have a mate who is a season ticket holder or are you "Johnny No Mates" (only joking Ralphie) hope you get a ticket and enjoy what we have been seeing this season at Valley Parade it's been quite refreshing compared with the garbage we have had to watch over the previous 9/10 seasons,come down and enjoy the atmosphere at least, as I don't think we'll have much else to shout about but hell were Bradford City who knows !!!!! :-)).
If your numbers are correct NF regarding season ticket holders taking 17,000 tickets then it ma be hard for non-season ticket holders. Arsenal have the option of taking more tickets if they sell the initial 3000 seats.

Having said that, if 8500 season ticket holder buy two tickets each; they are going to have to give the second ticket to someone.

Some of those 8500 ST or Flexi-card holders are kids too so it will be interesting to see if they can buy an adult ticket along with their own or just a second junior ticket (have City thought this through!)
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]25,000 capacity,11,000 season ticket holders,3,000 tickets to Arsenal supporters. Let me see that means you need 11,000 "plastics" like him to fill the ground! Those plastics would provide City with around £275,000 gate money plus extras![/p][/quote]We don't have 11,000 season ticket holders Ralphie,but I do think the season ticket holders and the extra tickets they can purchase will account for around 17,000 add the 3,000 Arsenal as bringing ? I would say with 4,000 + tickets left you won't have a problem getting one !! don't you have a mate who is a season ticket holder or are you "Johnny No Mates" (only joking Ralphie) hope you get a ticket and enjoy what we have been seeing this season at Valley Parade it's been quite refreshing compared with the garbage we have had to watch over the previous 9/10 seasons,come down and enjoy the atmosphere at least, as I don't think we'll have much else to shout about but hell were Bradford City who knows !!!!! :-)).[/p][/quote]If your numbers are correct NF regarding season ticket holders taking 17,000 tickets then it ma be hard for non-season ticket holders. Arsenal have the option of taking more tickets if they sell the initial 3000 seats. Having said that, if 8500 season ticket holder buy two tickets each; they are going to have to give the second ticket to someone. Some of those 8500 ST or Flexi-card holders are kids too so it will be interesting to see if they can buy an adult ticket along with their own or just a second junior ticket (have City thought this through!) KnightMcCall
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4:51pm Thu 8 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
They just don't have the systems in place. If you know any season ticket holders though then ask them to buy you a ticket.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]They just don't have the systems in place. If you know any season ticket holders though then ask them to buy you a ticket. KnightMcCall
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4:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Dancinfeet wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.
Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c
om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.[/p][/quote]Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine. nowt fresh
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5:05pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
In that case you'll be going to the Plymouth game so will nothing to worry about.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]In that case you'll be going to the Plymouth game so will nothing to worry about. Thee Voice of Reason
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5:07pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Looks like Bradford City Football Club have got this ticketing price just right, like the idea of vouchers involving the Exeter City and Plymouth games. Arsenal should sell their full allocation, i'm surmising that they'll be given all of the Midland Road.

**
A minutes silence before the Northampton FA cup game is a must regarding the rememberence Sunday/Poppy appeal, should have been done prior to the Chesterfield game.

**
We shout with pride...we never hide.....Claret and Amber.
Looks like Bradford City Football Club have got this ticketing price just right, like the idea of vouchers involving the Exeter City and Plymouth games. Arsenal should sell their full allocation, i'm surmising that they'll be given all of the Midland Road. ** A minutes silence before the Northampton FA cup game is a must regarding the rememberence Sunday/Poppy appeal, should have been done prior to the Chesterfield game. ** We shout with pride...we never hide.....Claret and Amber. bcfc1903
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5:11pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.
Does it really matter? In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc. Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away
Sadly Andy, there are too many who have "discovered other priorities". How come these priorities keep you away from a League match against Chesterfield last Tuesday but won't keep you away from a cup match against Arsenal on a Tuesday. Season ticket holders always get first dibs and it's difficult to suggest that this isn't fair. At City that includes flex-cards which given the numbers makes perfect sense. BCAFC do not have the systems in place to verify ex-season ticket holders or occassional fans (or those who go to a few away games down south because they live down South) and this is unfortunate. £50 for a flexi-card though was for occassional supporters so I don't think you have much argument. The voucher system to get a ticket at £20 after the season ticket holders get theirs will only work if season ticket holders take-up is high as it is only the prospect of not getting a ticket at all that makes it an attractive financial proposition. We shall see if City have go this right but hopefully we will get the capacity crowd we are looking for (without too many plastics eh Dann!)
Your right mate about priorities

Unfortunately I work late so couldnt have made Chesterfield anyway (well I could but need to book holidays off work which I have little left). This match however and sure you will appreciate is vastly different in terms of seeing. I totally agree with you re the order in which fans should allocated tickets as is fair but my point was that I get sick of people slating other "fans" just because they dont go every week. It doesnt make them any less of a fan just because they dont have a season ticket for whatever reason. Anyway will try my best to secure one and hopefully if can get two will try and take one of the kids to entice them in with the atmosphere.

In the meantime its back on FIFA 13 tonight as City have an important Euro champ league game lol
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]Not really. £40 would drive plastics like you away. Hope you don't get a ticket, but you prb will seen as you have your bros season ticket. He is a loyal supporter by buying a ST without a guarantee of seeing the games. You're just a plastic.[/p][/quote]Does it really matter? In fact I went to nearly every home and away game for City between the age 8 and 21 then family life unfortunately took over. I tried to take my children but alas they arent interested so going regulary isnt an option. I bet over the years I have probably attended more City matches than most current season tickets holders. Just because I dont own a current one doesnt mean I dont follow them by listening on the radio etc. Its people like yourself that drive new potential season ticket holders away[/p][/quote]Sadly Andy, there are too many who have "discovered other priorities". How come these priorities keep you away from a League match against Chesterfield last Tuesday but won't keep you away from a cup match against Arsenal on a Tuesday. Season ticket holders always get first dibs and it's difficult to suggest that this isn't fair. At City that includes flex-cards which given the numbers makes perfect sense. BCAFC do not have the systems in place to verify ex-season ticket holders or occassional fans (or those who go to a few away games down south because they live down South) and this is unfortunate. £50 for a flexi-card though was for occassional supporters so I don't think you have much argument. The voucher system to get a ticket at £20 after the season ticket holders get theirs will only work if season ticket holders take-up is high as it is only the prospect of not getting a ticket at all that makes it an attractive financial proposition. We shall see if City have go this right but hopefully we will get the capacity crowd we are looking for (without too many plastics eh Dann!)[/p][/quote]Your right mate about priorities Unfortunately I work late so couldnt have made Chesterfield anyway (well I could but need to book holidays off work which I have little left). This match however and sure you will appreciate is vastly different in terms of seeing. I totally agree with you re the order in which fans should allocated tickets as is fair but my point was that I get sick of people slating other "fans" just because they dont go every week. It doesnt make them any less of a fan just because they dont have a season ticket for whatever reason. Anyway will try my best to secure one and hopefully if can get two will try and take one of the kids to entice them in with the atmosphere. In the meantime its back on FIFA 13 tonight as City have an important Euro champ league game lol Andy2010
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5:16pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Storck says...

tyker2 wrote:
seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!!
If the seat costs £20 to replace and fit then why would they bother for it to be used this once.

No point in losing money just for the sake of it.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: seats beyond repair:for goodness sake get them fixed for this one off game!![/p][/quote]If the seat costs £20 to replace and fit then why would they bother for it to be used this once. No point in losing money just for the sake of it. Storck
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5:17pm Thu 8 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

I wonder how many of the 5,000 + that went to DW will not meet the criteria, oh well, video footage it is then.

In fact, in my relish for big games, Atletico Wigan v Man City isn't bad at £30, for a League game.

Wonderful stadium, facilities and atmosphere to boot.
I wonder how many of the 5,000 + that went to DW will not meet the criteria, oh well, video footage it is then. In fact, in my relish for big games, Atletico Wigan v Man City isn't bad at £30, for a League game. Wonderful stadium, facilities and atmosphere to boot. RuggerTyke
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5:21pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mr Capp says...

City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club! Mr Capp
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5:22pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Danstarr69 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Dancinfeet wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.
Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c

om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.
The people I'm calling plastic are not people like you. You have to work weekends like I did for 8 years but you attend when you can.

The people I'm calling plastic are people like Ralph and Andy who prb could go to the league matches against Plymouth and Exeter but can't be arsed paying £20 because its only a league match. They only attend when its cheap, we're winning or a big team come to town.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.[/p][/quote]Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.[/p][/quote]The people I'm calling plastic are not people like you. You have to work weekends like I did for 8 years but you attend when you can. The people I'm calling plastic are people like Ralph and Andy who prb could go to the league matches against Plymouth and Exeter but can't be arsed paying £20 because its only a league match. They only attend when its cheap, we're winning or a big team come to town. Danstarr69
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5:28pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Mr Capp wrote:
City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp
" The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).
[quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)). nowt fresh
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5:39pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mr Capp says...

Nowt fresh about you eh nowt fresh.
Nowt fresh about you eh nowt fresh. Mr Capp
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5:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Mr Capp wrote:
Nowt fresh about you eh nowt fresh.
Is that as good as you can come back with Mr Capp I must have been right DRUNK or HIGH, go and talk to your "Stan" mates this site is far to intelligent for you !!.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: Nowt fresh about you eh nowt fresh.[/p][/quote]Is that as good as you can come back with Mr Capp I must have been right DRUNK or HIGH, go and talk to your "Stan" mates this site is far to intelligent for you !!. nowt fresh
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6:17pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Dancinfeet says...

nowt fresh wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Dancinfeet wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.
Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c

om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.
It's good to know that people are willing to help me, thank you nowt fresh. I will be going to the Plymouth game and hopefully that will see me right. It's just with all the hype and not living in bradford anymore it's easy to be worried! Also my 7 year old who has been coming with me this season would not forgive me if I didn't get him a ticket. Nowt fresh you have restored my faith in football and I will keep a note of your email in case. Thanks again.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.[/p][/quote]Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.[/p][/quote]It's good to know that people are willing to help me, thank you nowt fresh. I will be going to the Plymouth game and hopefully that will see me right. It's just with all the hype and not living in bradford anymore it's easy to be worried! Also my 7 year old who has been coming with me this season would not forgive me if I didn't get him a ticket. Nowt fresh you have restored my faith in football and I will keep a note of your email in case. Thanks again. Dancinfeet
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6:23pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Saltaire Bantam says...

Nobody will pay £25 to get in if its on TV! I predict the crowd will be 13000.
Nobody will pay £25 to get in if its on TV! I predict the crowd will be 13000. Saltaire Bantam
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6:27pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Dancinfeet wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.
Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.
It's good to know that people are willing to help me, thank you nowt fresh. I will be going to the Plymouth game and hopefully that will see me right. It's just with all the hype and not living in bradford anymore it's easy to be worried! Also my 7 year old who has been coming with me this season would not forgive me if I didn't get him a ticket. Nowt fresh you have restored my faith in football and I will keep a note of your email in case. Thanks again.
.No problem mate, I take my grandson who's also got a season ticket so he could get another junior ticket if needed drop me a line if you have any problems can't guarantee them but I'll try if you can't get any.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]Can't disagree with your comments Dancinfeet been there myself in the past youv'e got your priorities right mate !!surely you know a season ticket holder who can get you one ??.[/p][/quote]Dancinfeet drop me an email to davehillam@hotmail.c om untill we know when they go on sale I can't promise you a ticket but as yet I'm only purchasing mine.[/p][/quote]It's good to know that people are willing to help me, thank you nowt fresh. I will be going to the Plymouth game and hopefully that will see me right. It's just with all the hype and not living in bradford anymore it's easy to be worried! Also my 7 year old who has been coming with me this season would not forgive me if I didn't get him a ticket. Nowt fresh you have restored my faith in football and I will keep a note of your email in case. Thanks again.[/p][/quote].No problem mate, I take my grandson who's also got a season ticket so he could get another junior ticket if needed drop me a line if you have any problems can't guarantee them but I'll try if you can't get any. nowt fresh
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6:54pm Thu 8 Nov 12

tinytoonster says...

Saltaire Bantam wrote:
Nobody will pay £25 to get in if its on TV! I predict the crowd will be 13000.
i've got sky but i will still be going. with my £20 ticket for being LOYAL all these years.
good to see season ticket holders rewarded, annoys me when they do the £1 and £5 promos and the people don't come again.
some crank always sits in my seat with the good view, "oh did not realise"
read the seat number di-ckhead!
[quote][p][bold]Saltaire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nobody will pay £25 to get in if its on TV! I predict the crowd will be 13000.[/p][/quote]i've got sky but i will still be going. with my £20 ticket for being LOYAL all these years. good to see season ticket holders rewarded, annoys me when they do the £1 and £5 promos and the people don't come again. some crank always sits in my seat with the good view, "oh did not realise" read the seat number di-ckhead! tinytoonster
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6:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

tinytoonster says...

oh yeah, i have work commitments so i miss the odd game but i just let someone else use it.
still get a season ticket though, lifeblood of the club.
oh yeah, i have work commitments so i miss the odd game but i just let someone else use it. still get a season ticket though, lifeblood of the club. tinytoonster
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7:05pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

What's all this plastic rubbish? Regualrs are City supporters, non-regulars are football fans. The diiference is in the words, to support means to give something of oneself, be it money or body. To be a fan is to enjoy or like something.


This ticket scheme is perfectly set up and what everyone is missing is the price structure is a joint affair with Arsenal. The fact there may be a large uptake means there has to be some prioritisation and it is certainly only fair ST holders and 50s get first dibs as they SUPPORT regularly. Floaters have the chance to make sure they get one by attending a home match which benefits City and the floater.
What's all this plastic rubbish? Regualrs are City supporters, non-regulars are football fans. The diiference is in the words, to support means to give something of oneself, be it money or body. To be a fan is to enjoy or like something. This ticket scheme is perfectly set up and what everyone is missing is the price structure is a joint affair with Arsenal. The fact there may be a large uptake means there has to be some prioritisation and it is certainly only fair ST holders and 50s get first dibs as they SUPPORT regularly. Floaters have the chance to make sure they get one by attending a home match which benefits City and the floater. Prisoner Cell Block A
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7:39pm Thu 8 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game!
I do n't think so!
If you read it literally, if you attend a game that you don't want to see, you are entitled to a ticket for the Arsenal game. It doesn't say you have to pay.

Of course, they dojn't man that. They mean you will be entitled to buy one. At what price? £20? or £25? Again they don't say.

Shabby reporting.

I will probably go, but I don't think they'll sell 24K tickets at £25.
[quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]If you read it literally, if you attend a game that you don't want to see, you are entitled to a ticket for the Arsenal game. It doesn't say you have to pay. Of course, they dojn't man that. They mean you will be entitled to buy one. At what price? £20? or £25? Again they don't say. Shabby reporting. I will probably go, but I don't think they'll sell 24K tickets at £25. trueBradfordian
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7:47pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Mr Capp says...

Some city clowns think the casuals will fork out 25 bar to see city v arsenal fringe players.when its on the box!
A little deluded me thinks. 15k at best but i hope 'we' win!
Some city clowns think the casuals will fork out 25 bar to see city v arsenal fringe players.when its on the box! A little deluded me thinks. 15k at best but i hope 'we' win! Mr Capp
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7:50pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

There won't be 24k tickets for sale at 25 quid. FFS, what is wrong with people.

Arsenal have 3k allocated with a further 1k if required. That leaves max 20k tickets.

City ST holders are likely to take between 8 and 13k leaving a max of 12k and a min of 7k remaining. Then the deal for attending a game you don't really care about but by attending more or less guarantees you a ticket at 20 quid for the Arsenal game.


If you aren't in any of the above categories I'm afraid your input on here is about as useful and welcome as as your non attenadance at matches throughout the season.
There won't be 24k tickets for sale at 25 quid. FFS, what is wrong with people. Arsenal have 3k allocated with a further 1k if required. That leaves max 20k tickets. City ST holders are likely to take between 8 and 13k leaving a max of 12k and a min of 7k remaining. Then the deal for attending a game you don't really care about but by attending more or less guarantees you a ticket at 20 quid for the Arsenal game. If you aren't in any of the above categories I'm afraid your input on here is about as useful and welcome as as your non attenadance at matches throughout the season. Prisoner Cell Block A
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7:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Mr Capp wrote:
City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp
" The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).
You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game.

The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game:

Hard core - never misses
Dedicated - goes when he can
Casual - if there's nothing better to do
Curious - e.g. groundhoppers.

The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can.

Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).[/p][/quote]You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games. trueBradfordian
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8:03pm Thu 8 Nov 12

The Dongle says...

Why all this hostility to people who,like myself,do not normally go to watch City or,in my case,even football ? Surely you should be welcoming us with open arms.Im going to go to the game if i can get a ticket purely to support a Bradford team as i would if it was Avenue,Bulls, whoever.Theres a lot of posters on this forum who should be making me feel welcome so i might just return !!
Why all this hostility to people who,like myself,do not normally go to watch City or,in my case,even football ? Surely you should be welcoming us with open arms.Im going to go to the game if i can get a ticket purely to support a Bradford team as i would if it was Avenue,Bulls, whoever.Theres a lot of posters on this forum who should be making me feel welcome so i might just return !! The Dongle
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9:03pm Thu 8 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Quite right Dongle. Get behind your city's teams, and ignore the abuse.

Some of these people think football is a fundamentalist religion, and won't tolerate anyone who isn't as fanatical as they are.
Quite right Dongle. Get behind your city's teams, and ignore the abuse. Some of these people think football is a fundamentalist religion, and won't tolerate anyone who isn't as fanatical as they are. trueBradfordian
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9:12pm Thu 8 Nov 12

pudseykid says...

based upon your reports it seems that a concert may cost less..the last 1 i went to certainly did..Also the match is going to be televised by Sky?..if so, thats a cheaper way, but for me "not the same as being there". so i am paying it..ALL the way from Somerset, where it will cost me Fuel, 2 days pay (as a contractor i dont get paid if i dont work), and overnite accommodation plus food..Not much change out of £250..Perhaps the directors are hoping for a bumper pay day..but will they benefit or will the club?...they could have made it a little fairer..I am hoping for a full house..but if its not...they will have to take the blame-we are still in recession, and i bet most of us could use the money for other things
based upon your reports it seems that a concert may cost less..the last 1 i went to certainly did..Also the match is going to be televised by Sky?..if so, thats a cheaper way, but for me "not the same as being there". so i am paying it..ALL the way from Somerset, where it will cost me Fuel, 2 days pay (as a contractor i dont get paid if i dont work), and overnite accommodation plus food..Not much change out of £250..Perhaps the directors are hoping for a bumper pay day..but will they benefit or will the club?...they could have made it a little fairer..I am hoping for a full house..but if its not...they will have to take the blame-we are still in recession, and i bet most of us could use the money for other things pudseykid
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9:21pm Thu 8 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Mr Capp wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).
You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.
I regularly see what's happening on the T&A "Avenue" site and to be honest there are very few comments,the most resent one with any amount of comments is the one headlined " FA Cup: I want supporters to feel proud of us, says Bradford Park Avenue boss" and I'm the first wishing Avenue all the best,don't understand why you are suggesting I don't welcome all fans
die hards or other wise, in fact if you read my above comment to Dancinfeet I've told him I'll try and get him and his son a ticket for the game if he can't make the Plymouth game in order to get a voucher to purchase a couple of tickets for the Arsenal game himself ??.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).[/p][/quote]You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.[/p][/quote]I regularly see what's happening on the T&A "Avenue" site and to be honest there are very few comments,the most resent one with any amount of comments is the one headlined " FA Cup: I want supporters to feel proud of us, says Bradford Park Avenue boss" and I'm the first wishing Avenue all the best,don't understand why you are suggesting I don't welcome all fans die hards or other wise, in fact if you read my above comment to Dancinfeet I've told him I'll try and get him and his son a ticket for the game if he can't make the Plymouth game in order to get a voucher to purchase a couple of tickets for the Arsenal game himself ??. nowt fresh
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9:21pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Birky Neil says...

Don't know what some people's problems are on here. If us season ticket holders and flexicard holders get 2 tickets that should be over 16k. Then if Arsenal bring about 4k that will be 20k, so will leave about 4k available. Why do some glory fans think they have the right to get first choice of the tickets and some die hard fans miss out! Don't think so some how. If you cannot get a ticket then tough s***t.
Don't know what some people's problems are on here. If us season ticket holders and flexicard holders get 2 tickets that should be over 16k. Then if Arsenal bring about 4k that will be 20k, so will leave about 4k available. Why do some glory fans think they have the right to get first choice of the tickets and some die hard fans miss out! Don't think so some how. If you cannot get a ticket then tough s***t. Birky Neil
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9:23pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bank top bantam says...

stop worrying about tickets THIS GAME WILL NOT BE A SELL OUT
stop worrying about tickets THIS GAME WILL NOT BE A SELL OUT bank top bantam
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9:35pm Thu 8 Nov 12

silverbantam says...

Mr Capp wrote:
City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
[quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha silverbantam
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9:36pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Wrose bantam says...

I am gobsmacked by some posts. Here we are in the quarter finals of a cup competition. I said that I remember City beating Liverpool 1-0 in the times of Hansen, Dalgish, etc..and we then beat Wigan. What follows is a "i am a better fan than you" load of s£*t. I saw Roy Mc Farlane score against York City from a free Kick, watched Dolan play as a player, rember Micky Lester (Great skills..), saw "Daisy" mc Niven score a hat Trick.., remember Joe "Cooky, Cooky" Cooke, saw Cec Podd play 400 games,..remember Blakey doing great things..thouht Beagrie was as good as Hendire .but I am not a season ticket holder now. However, I want to see all City fans getting in at a fair price to cheer us on against the gooners. I can not get to 2 home games as I live 200 miles away but have seen more games in 25 years than most. Get Real, the true fans deserve tickets and let's cheer the lads on..."We beaten you before"....
I am gobsmacked by some posts. Here we are in the quarter finals of a cup competition. I said that I remember City beating Liverpool 1-0 in the times of Hansen, Dalgish, etc..and we then beat Wigan. What follows is a "i am a better fan than you" load of s£*t. I saw Roy Mc Farlane score against York City from a free Kick, watched Dolan play as a player, rember Micky Lester (Great skills..), saw "Daisy" mc Niven score a hat Trick.., remember Joe "Cooky, Cooky" Cooke, saw Cec Podd play 400 games,..remember Blakey doing great things..thouht Beagrie was as good as Hendire .but I am not a season ticket holder now. However, I want to see all City fans getting in at a fair price to cheer us on against the gooners. I can not get to 2 home games as I live 200 miles away but have seen more games in 25 years than most. Get Real, the true fans deserve tickets and let's cheer the lads on..."We beaten you before".... Wrose bantam
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9:50pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Cityman23 says...

"HAPPY VALLEY-EXCESS ALL AREAS!"

'JOOLS & LAWNEE'

The 'T&A' announces BCAFC's THREE phase plan for sale/distribution of 'Arsenal' tickets..but... was there a missing 'PHASE 4,' (??!!) which didn't quite see the light of day??????!!

In the boardroom..

J: No..no no..Lawnee...we can't make non-season and flexi ticket City-supporting fans buy a replica shirt, scarf and hat from the City shop and then present the receipt BEFORE being able to get a City v Arsenal ticket!! Get real!!

L: But we've got to do SOMETHING, Jools.. the 'loyal' supporters EXPECT it!! Haven't you read the blogs?!! They'll be appalled if these ..'JohnnyCome Latelys' just swan up to 'VP' on December 11..watch the game..like..everybod
y else...and ..then..maybe never come back until...2020..for goodness sake!!
These 'loyalists want ACTION!! some sort of 'punishment'..i demanded!!

J: PUNISHMENT??!!

L: Well..not punishment exactly...more...a ..slight rap on the knuckles...for their 'waywardness..as..so
-called City fans..in the past!!

J: .. I ...er...take your point Lawnee..but surely it's better to ..offer a carrot..to the regular fans...than a 'rod' on the backs...of the ..well...

L: ..soft 'underbelly'...of City support...

J: well..

L: those...who don't understand the meaning of the word..'loyalty'

J: yes..NO!! I mean ..perhaps they've been regularly BEFORE..but now...
L: ..have something BETTER do with their time???!!

J: not exactly...more..they
've perhaps..'lapsed'..o
ver the years!

L: Yes..lapsed..on the settee...watching...
Chelsea...Man U...or Arsenal..I'll be bound!!

J: But we can't....'punish them for that surely? And ..don't we want to be ENCOURAGINGTHE DISSAFFECTED?!!

L: Look...Jools..the 'boot's on the other foo..er...we CAN'T just make it EASY FOR THEM..with this game why shouldn't we ISSUE OUR DEMANDS?!! Make it ...just a LITTLE 'tougher' on them...that's all!
They might just..se the error of their previous ways!!

J: What?!!

Look Jools YOU'VE come up with THREE phases, the first one OK rewards...the regular fans...the second makes some of the 'Johnnys' go to a couple of home games..fair enough...the third 'first come..etc. But what about fitting ANOTHER phase ...between one and two..??

J: What exactly...??

L: I suggest..we get them to... PAY a £30 'bond' towards a season ticket for next season! It's a bit like a PAWN ticket...if they pay the rest next season, they get a 2013/14 season ticket..no probs.

J: But..what if....they..dont?!!

L: Well. then..they LOSE their 30 quid! It'll go down a STORM with the regular!

J: That can't even be legal..Lawnee...ther
e's just no way...we can do that!!

L: Well..what if I look into it...and..

J: ..and...??!!

L: ..and..if...not...we can go back...to MY FIRST SUGGESTION!!! Hee Hee!!

J: Oh no...NOT your FIRST SUGGESTION!!!

Thankfully good 'sense' prevailed in the end...or...did it?!!!
"HAPPY VALLEY-EXCESS ALL AREAS!" 'JOOLS & LAWNEE' The 'T&A' announces BCAFC's THREE phase plan for sale/distribution of 'Arsenal' tickets..but... was there a missing 'PHASE 4,' (??!!) which didn't quite see the light of day??????!! In the boardroom.. J: No..no no..Lawnee...we can't make non-season and flexi ticket City-supporting fans buy a replica shirt, scarf and hat from the City shop and then present the receipt BEFORE being able to get a City v Arsenal ticket!! Get real!! L: But we've got to do SOMETHING, Jools.. the 'loyal' supporters EXPECT it!! Haven't you read the blogs?!! They'll be appalled if these ..'JohnnyCome Latelys' just swan up to 'VP' on December 11..watch the game..like..everybod y else...and ..then..maybe never come back until...2020..for goodness sake!! These 'loyalists want ACTION!! some sort of 'punishment'..i demanded!! J: PUNISHMENT??!! L: Well..not punishment exactly...more...a ..slight rap on the knuckles...for their 'waywardness..as..so -called City fans..in the past!! J: .. I ...er...take your point Lawnee..but surely it's better to ..offer a carrot..to the regular fans...than a 'rod' on the backs...of the ..well... L: ..soft 'underbelly'...of City support... J: well.. L: those...who don't understand the meaning of the word..'loyalty' J: yes..NO!! I mean ..perhaps they've been regularly BEFORE..but now... L: ..have something BETTER do with their time???!! J: not exactly...more..they 've perhaps..'lapsed'..o ver the years! L: Yes..lapsed..on the settee...watching... Chelsea...Man U...or Arsenal..I'll be bound!! J: But we can't....'punish them for that surely? And ..don't we want to be ENCOURAGINGTHE DISSAFFECTED?!! L: Look...Jools..the 'boot's on the other foo..er...we CAN'T just make it EASY FOR THEM..with this game why shouldn't we ISSUE OUR DEMANDS?!! Make it ...just a LITTLE 'tougher' on them...that's all! They might just..se the error of their previous ways!! J: What?!! Look Jools YOU'VE come up with THREE phases, the first one OK rewards...the regular fans...the second makes some of the 'Johnnys' go to a couple of home games..fair enough...the third 'first come..etc. But what about fitting ANOTHER phase ...between one and two..?? J: What exactly...?? L: I suggest..we get them to... PAY a £30 'bond' towards a season ticket for next season! It's a bit like a PAWN ticket...if they pay the rest next season, they get a 2013/14 season ticket..no probs. J: But..what if....they..dont?!! L: Well. then..they LOSE their 30 quid! It'll go down a STORM with the regular! J: That can't even be legal..Lawnee...ther e's just no way...we can do that!! L: Well..what if I look into it...and.. J: ..and...??!! L: ..and..if...not...we can go back...to MY FIRST SUGGESTION!!! Hee Hee!! J: Oh no...NOT your FIRST SUGGESTION!!! Thankfully good 'sense' prevailed in the end...or...did it?!!! Cityman23
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10:04pm Thu 8 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

nowt fresh wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Mr Capp wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).
You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.
I regularly see what's happening on the T&A "Avenue" site and to be honest there are very few comments,the most resent one with any amount of comments is the one headlined " FA Cup: I want supporters to feel proud of us, says Bradford Park Avenue boss" and I'm the first wishing Avenue all the best,don't understand why you are suggesting I don't welcome all fans
die hards or other wise, in fact if you read my above comment to Dancinfeet I've told him I'll try and get him and his son a ticket for the game if he can't make the Plymouth game in order to get a voucher to purchase a couple of tickets for the Arsenal game himself ??.
I was referring to the fans forum, not the T&A site. Just making the point that it's lively and (mostly) intelligent.

I was also referring to the fact that some BPA fans also seem to resent the casual fans who aren't as fanatical as they are. City have a few like that too.

My point is that we should welcome anyone to VP, Odsal or Horsfall, however infrequently they attend, and whoever they might also support.

It wasn't directed at you, Mr Fresh, so apologies if it caused offence.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).[/p][/quote]You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.[/p][/quote]I regularly see what's happening on the T&A "Avenue" site and to be honest there are very few comments,the most resent one with any amount of comments is the one headlined " FA Cup: I want supporters to feel proud of us, says Bradford Park Avenue boss" and I'm the first wishing Avenue all the best,don't understand why you are suggesting I don't welcome all fans die hards or other wise, in fact if you read my above comment to Dancinfeet I've told him I'll try and get him and his son a ticket for the game if he can't make the Plymouth game in order to get a voucher to purchase a couple of tickets for the Arsenal game himself ??.[/p][/quote]I was referring to the fans forum, not the T&A site. Just making the point that it's lively and (mostly) intelligent. I was also referring to the fact that some BPA fans also seem to resent the casual fans who aren't as fanatical as they are. City have a few like that too. My point is that we should welcome anyone to VP, Odsal or Horsfall, however infrequently they attend, and whoever they might also support. It wasn't directed at you, Mr Fresh, so apologies if it caused offence. trueBradfordian
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10:47pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Here you go, the solution to end this.


The tickets are £25 each. If you are a season ticket or 50er then you get a £5 discount. If you contribute to the clubs fortunes by attending another game prior to the cup match you also get. £5 discount. If you fancy a good evenings entertainment instead of stopping in all night you'll have to pay the full asking price. I don't see a problem with there being availability for floating/curious football fans.

Also, another note re our opponents. They are offering their Platinum members tickets at £20, all others £25. Wonder how much being a Platinum club member costs compared to a full season of footy at VP.


City still the best team in England to support if you are a 'diehard' as regards cost per match.
Here you go, the solution to end this. The tickets are £25 each. If you are a season ticket or 50er then you get a £5 discount. If you contribute to the clubs fortunes by attending another game prior to the cup match you also get. £5 discount. If you fancy a good evenings entertainment instead of stopping in all night you'll have to pay the full asking price. I don't see a problem with there being availability for floating/curious football fans. Also, another note re our opponents. They are offering their Platinum members tickets at £20, all others £25. Wonder how much being a Platinum club member costs compared to a full season of footy at VP. City still the best team in England to support if you are a 'diehard' as regards cost per match. Prisoner Cell Block A
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10:58pm Thu 8 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903
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11:14pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Bantam76 says...

Come on guys - we've all got something in common here - we want to see City win. So stop the squabbling between ourselves and let's stick together and back the City boys - lets be the twelfth man in the night, let's make sure that whatever happens, whatever the cost of the tickets or who gets first dibs, we ensure the Gooners know they've been in a match, and we've far out-shouted the travelling fans!

The boys have done brilliantly to get here, it's been a busy season so far, but let's enjoy the night on the night, and afterwards enjoy the money that will come in good time for the January transfer window so we can strengthen the squad prior to the run in that will hopefully see us leave this division!!

CTID :-D
Come on guys - we've all got something in common here - we want to see City win. So stop the squabbling between ourselves and let's stick together and back the City boys - lets be the twelfth man in the night, let's make sure that whatever happens, whatever the cost of the tickets or who gets first dibs, we ensure the Gooners know they've been in a match, and we've far out-shouted the travelling fans! The boys have done brilliantly to get here, it's been a busy season so far, but let's enjoy the night on the night, and afterwards enjoy the money that will come in good time for the January transfer window so we can strengthen the squad prior to the run in that will hopefully see us leave this division!! CTID :-D Bantam76
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11:28pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Onebrianmitchell says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Here you go, the solution to end this.


The tickets are £25 each. If you are a season ticket or 50er then you get a £5 discount. If you contribute to the clubs fortunes by attending another game prior to the cup match you also get. £5 discount. If you fancy a good evenings entertainment instead of stopping in all night you'll have to pay the full asking price. I don't see a problem with there being availability for floating/curious football fans.

Also, another note re our opponents. They are offering their Platinum members tickets at £20, all others £25. Wonder how much being a Platinum club member costs compared to a full season of footy at VP.


City still the best team in England to support if you are a 'diehard' as regards cost per match.
CHRIST.

PCBA tries to calm the rising tide.

This is the best offer I've seen. I would have charged £25 for every ticket. The fact the club hasn't is, again, a fillip to the club.

They have rewarded those who, for the last say 7 years, have still turned up with a hundred notes or so to get their year long card of dedication. Why wouldn't they?

If you haven't been for years, if you can't get there, I really don't care. I hope you get a ticket. I really do. You're not plastic, you're no worse than the next man.

BUT, surely, you accept that the ST holders, deserve more than you? Surely?
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Here you go, the solution to end this. The tickets are £25 each. If you are a season ticket or 50er then you get a £5 discount. If you contribute to the clubs fortunes by attending another game prior to the cup match you also get. £5 discount. If you fancy a good evenings entertainment instead of stopping in all night you'll have to pay the full asking price. I don't see a problem with there being availability for floating/curious football fans. Also, another note re our opponents. They are offering their Platinum members tickets at £20, all others £25. Wonder how much being a Platinum club member costs compared to a full season of footy at VP. City still the best team in England to support if you are a 'diehard' as regards cost per match.[/p][/quote]CHRIST. PCBA tries to calm the rising tide. This is the best offer I've seen. I would have charged £25 for every ticket. The fact the club hasn't is, again, a fillip to the club. They have rewarded those who, for the last say 7 years, have still turned up with a hundred notes or so to get their year long card of dedication. Why wouldn't they? If you haven't been for years, if you can't get there, I really don't care. I hope you get a ticket. I really do. You're not plastic, you're no worse than the next man. BUT, surely, you accept that the ST holders, deserve more than you? Surely? Onebrianmitchell
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12:20am Fri 9 Nov 12

Waynus1971 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
Ralphie wrote:
So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game!
I do n't think so!
If you read it literally, if you attend a game that you don't want to see, you are entitled to a ticket for the Arsenal game. It doesn't say you have to pay.

Of course, they dojn't man that. They mean you will be entitled to buy one. At what price? £20? or £25? Again they don't say.

Shabby reporting.

I will probably go, but I don't think they'll sell 24K tickets at £25.
They don't have to fill the 24,000 seats at £25 or was that lost on you? We have around 8500 ticket holders, be it season ticket or flexi-card holders. They are all entitled to buying an extra ticket too. Thus up to 17,000 potentially will be going and will be paying between £10 and £20 each. Arsenal have a min allocation of 3,000 tickets, leaving just 5,000. Some of them will be filled by FANS that are willing to buy a ticket for Plymouth or Exeter, meaning there will be less than 5,000 having to pay the full £25...!
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralphie[/bold] wrote: So if you are not a season ticket/flexi card holder you have to pay £20 to watch a game you did n't want to see and you might get a ticket for the Arsenal game! I do n't think so![/p][/quote]If you read it literally, if you attend a game that you don't want to see, you are entitled to a ticket for the Arsenal game. It doesn't say you have to pay. Of course, they dojn't man that. They mean you will be entitled to buy one. At what price? £20? or £25? Again they don't say. Shabby reporting. I will probably go, but I don't think they'll sell 24K tickets at £25.[/p][/quote]They don't have to fill the 24,000 seats at £25 or was that lost on you? We have around 8500 ticket holders, be it season ticket or flexi-card holders. They are all entitled to buying an extra ticket too. Thus up to 17,000 potentially will be going and will be paying between £10 and £20 each. Arsenal have a min allocation of 3,000 tickets, leaving just 5,000. Some of them will be filled by FANS that are willing to buy a ticket for Plymouth or Exeter, meaning there will be less than 5,000 having to pay the full £25...! Waynus1971
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12:34am Fri 9 Nov 12

Waynus1971 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away
In a word "no". The idea is to reward fans that are prepared to support the club. You buy a ticket to confirm your commitment and in return you become a higher priority for an Arsenal ticket.

Had we run the scheme you suggested, many of the fans that get tickets for the Arsenal game will disappear back to where they have just come from. We won't increase gates before the Arsenal game and won't get any extra fans afterwards.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt a better proposal have been to simply give the season ticket holders one week to buy 2 tickets each then charge the remainder out on a first come first served basis at say £40 a ticket? This would create far more revenue than the current idea and potentially bring some of the supporters back to the club. The slating of people on here who arent season ticket holders is quite frankly laughable and it's attitudes like that that keep new supporters away[/p][/quote]In a word "no". The idea is to reward fans that are prepared to support the club. You buy a ticket to confirm your commitment and in return you become a higher priority for an Arsenal ticket. Had we run the scheme you suggested, many of the fans that get tickets for the Arsenal game will disappear back to where they have just come from. We won't increase gates before the Arsenal game and won't get any extra fans afterwards. Waynus1971
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12:43am Fri 9 Nov 12

Waynus1971 says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first!
So, if putting food on the table and a roof over your head comes first, as they should, you won't have a spare £20-£25 for a ticket anyway will you?
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Bit gutted they haven't thought about previous coc games. Work commitments mean Saturdays are out for me so a season ticket is pointless but I have been to all previous coc games and midweek games. This leaves me a bit worried I won't get a ticket. Call me 'plastic' but putting a roof over our heads and eating come first![/p][/quote]So, if putting food on the table and a roof over your head comes first, as they should, you won't have a spare £20-£25 for a ticket anyway will you? Waynus1971
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12:59am Fri 9 Nov 12

Waynus1971 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Mr Capp wrote:
City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!
Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp
" The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).
You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game.

The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game:

Hard core - never misses
Dedicated - goes when he can
Casual - if there's nothing better to do
Curious - e.g. groundhoppers.

The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can.

Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.
I will be honest with you. I'm one of the "Hard" Core and there are many "dedicated" fans here. I don't have any issues with "curious" either, as I was one of those myself at one point.

The type of 'fan' I can't deal with are those you classify as "casual". All the others could/will return, but these casuals will just return for our NEXT big game. I sincerely hope there are tickets left for these types of fans
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Capp[/bold] wrote: City have missed out here. They could have filled the stadium and attracted the casuals, however the pricing and the ticketing arrangements will ensure that most casuals will watch it on sky and city will be lucky to fill two thirds of the stadium costing them thousands. It's the attitude of the directors and'diehards' that will ensure that city will never get out of league two. The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club![/p][/quote]Are you "DRUNK or HIGH" Mr CRAPP ups sorry Mr Capp " The forward thinking Bradford park avenue and there welcoming supporters will soon become bradford's premier football club!" yes BLUE SQUARE PREMIER, I can understand why you come on here as on the Stans siteyou would be talking to yourself LOL keepthe stupid comments coming us Bradford City fans enjoy a good laugh :-)).[/p][/quote]You might like to visit the BPA forum.Mr. Fresh. There have been some quite intelligent debates about this subject (e.g. why do all these people "come out of the woodwork" for a big game. The concensus is that you get 4 types of fan at a game: Hard core - never misses Dedicated - goes when he can Casual - if there's nothing better to do Curious - e.g. groundhoppers. The point is that we should welcome all attendees, and not denigrate those who are not hard core like ourselves. Most people have other interests and commitments, but we should be grateful that they attend as and when they can. Clearly, though, hard core fans should get first option for the big games.[/p][/quote]I will be honest with you. I'm one of the "Hard" Core and there are many "dedicated" fans here. I don't have any issues with "curious" either, as I was one of those myself at one point. The type of 'fan' I can't deal with are those you classify as "casual". All the others could/will return, but these casuals will just return for our NEXT big game. I sincerely hope there are tickets left for these types of fans Waynus1971
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1:59am Fri 9 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

what do fans want: Aldershot chan
rge fans 23 plus to sit on a plastic seat attached to ralway sleepers with little of no view of a lot of teh ground. People should get real!! The preices announced and the incentives announced are an absolute steal. if you prefer watching at in your armchair then you have no perception of watching a real games against a top 6 team is all about especially under lights!!

Nothing better and for £20 :
what do fans want: Aldershot chan rge fans 23 plus to sit on a plastic seat attached to ralway sleepers with little of no view of a lot of teh ground. People should get real!! The preices announced and the incentives announced are an absolute steal. if you prefer watching at in your armchair then you have no perception of watching a real games against a top 6 team is all about especially under lights!! Nothing better and for £20 : tyker2
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9:39am Fri 9 Nov 12

olijack09 says...

This seems quite fair and this is from someone who will need to wait until general release.
I live in the West Mids and go to every away game around a the general area, Oxford, Burton, Northampton Port Vale etc, I went to Wigan and spent alot on having my lad as Mascot this year V Barnet, I also was offered a box which was very expensive but it made the day extra special. I have stood on the terraces of Macclesfield on a Tuesday night with a few hundred, yet, I accept due to geographics City can not cater for a life long city supporter of 30 years.
The club need to make as much money as possible and sentiment has to take a bit of a back seat as to whether I deserve an opportunity at a definate ticket. I think there will be plenty left for general release. Next stop for me Bristol then Port Vale in the paint brush cup, (how many City will fancy that on a tuesday night ;-]
This seems quite fair and this is from someone who will need to wait until general release. I live in the West Mids and go to every away game around a the general area, Oxford, Burton, Northampton Port Vale etc, I went to Wigan and spent alot on having my lad as Mascot this year V Barnet, I also was offered a box which was very expensive but it made the day extra special. I have stood on the terraces of Macclesfield on a Tuesday night with a few hundred, yet, I accept due to geographics City can not cater for a life long city supporter of 30 years. The club need to make as much money as possible and sentiment has to take a bit of a back seat as to whether I deserve an opportunity at a definate ticket. I think there will be plenty left for general release. Next stop for me Bristol then Port Vale in the paint brush cup, (how many City will fancy that on a tuesday night ;-] olijack09
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11:04am Fri 9 Nov 12

audal says...

The board are damned if they do and damned if the, don't, but be fair you just cannot please 100% of supporters it will in parts seem unfair to the majority of the 125,000 fans who have watched city since the 1911 cup final. but seriously i still wonder why clubs let season ticket holders(of which i am one)buy more than one ticket because then the fan can let his once a year mate watch the "big one."
The board are damned if they do and damned if the, don't, but be fair you just cannot please 100% of supporters it will in parts seem unfair to the majority of the 125,000 fans who have watched city since the 1911 cup final. but seriously i still wonder why clubs let season ticket holders(of which i am one)buy more than one ticket because then the fan can let his once a year mate watch the "big one." audal
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11:24am Fri 9 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from. trueBradfordian
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12:17pm Fri 9 Nov 12

cromycromy says...

Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted
Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted cromycromy
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12:20pm Fri 9 Nov 12

cromycromy says...

Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this
Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this cromycromy
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12:31pm Fri 9 Nov 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Excellent pricing and structure considering it will be on Sky. We will be travelling down to watch (1.5 hrs there 1.5 back) whilst recording the game on Sky. £20 a ticket plus petrol to experience the event is fair enough.

I think the Club has catered for just about every category of supporter with this deal; season/flexi ticket holders, casual and one-off visitors who just want to see a premiership team, the lot.

Those that believe they could have come up with a better all-round deal need to get down to the Club and offer their intellect and services to the Club. They may have better ideas but just complaining about things not being perfect on a website (after the planning has been developed, priced and finalised) is a waste of talent and comes across as just a boring whinge.
Excellent pricing and structure considering it will be on Sky. We will be travelling down to watch (1.5 hrs there 1.5 back) whilst recording the game on Sky. £20 a ticket plus petrol to experience the event is fair enough. I think the Club has catered for just about every category of supporter with this deal; season/flexi ticket holders, casual and one-off visitors who just want to see a premiership team, the lot. Those that believe they could have come up with a better all-round deal need to get down to the Club and offer their intellect and services to the Club. They may have better ideas but just complaining about things not being perfect on a website (after the planning has been developed, priced and finalised) is a waste of talent and comes across as just a boring whinge. lonniejockstrap
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12:37pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Victor Clayton says...

A fiver too expensive all round IMO.
A fiver too expensive all round IMO. Victor Clayton
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1:03pm Fri 9 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

cromycromy wrote:
Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted
Don't you have any mates who are season ticket holders who you could ask to get you one ? there will still be plenty left when the season ticket holders and Arsenal have taken there allocations,send an email to davidbaldwin@the-ban
tams.co.uk or give him a bell, I'm sure he will do everything he can for you although I'm sure he will have had a few sob stories,but you sound pretty genuine cromycromy an email or phone call can't harm :-)) good luck, any dealings I've had with Dave in the past have allways been good.
[quote][p][bold]cromycromy[/bold] wrote: Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted[/p][/quote]Don't you have any mates who are season ticket holders who you could ask to get you one ? there will still be plenty left when the season ticket holders and Arsenal have taken there allocations,send an email to davidbaldwin@the-ban tams.co.uk or give him a bell, I'm sure he will do everything he can for you although I'm sure he will have had a few sob stories,but you sound pretty genuine cromycromy an email or phone call can't harm :-)) good luck, any dealings I've had with Dave in the past have allways been good. nowt fresh
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1:45pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

cromycromy wrote:
Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this
They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal.

Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City.

The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason.

Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets.
[quote][p][bold]cromycromy[/bold] wrote: Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this[/p][/quote]They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal. Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City. The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason. Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets. Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:30pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Dugoutboy says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
cromycromy wrote:
Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this
They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal.

Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City.

The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason.

Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets.
Nicely put PCBA.
If you look at Arsenal's web site Cromy I think you will find it even harder to get a ticket from them than you will from Bradford. They have got 7 different periods of buying tickets, one with only a two hour slot. They have given priority to Gold, silver, platinum, red, yellow, travel members and goodness knows who else before they release them to the public. I feel certain there will be plenty for everyone at Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromycromy[/bold] wrote: Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this[/p][/quote]They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal. Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City. The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason. Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets.[/p][/quote]Nicely put PCBA. If you look at Arsenal's web site Cromy I think you will find it even harder to get a ticket from them than you will from Bradford. They have got 7 different periods of buying tickets, one with only a two hour slot. They have given priority to Gold, silver, platinum, red, yellow, travel members and goodness knows who else before they release them to the public. I feel certain there will be plenty for everyone at Bradford. Dugoutboy
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2:44pm Fri 9 Nov 12

bradfordranger says...

There is no way we will get 24,000, we never got that in the Prem Lge. Its on the TV, so expect prob 15,000-18,000
There is no way we will get 24,000, we never got that in the Prem Lge. Its on the TV, so expect prob 15,000-18,000 bradfordranger
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3:01pm Fri 9 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bradfordranger wrote:
There is no way we will get 24,000, we never got that in the Prem Lge. Its on the TV, so expect prob 15,000-18,000
Are you sure we had the 24,000+ capacity in the Premier days? I could be wrong but I don't think every thing was completed and in place in our Premier days, I agree I don't think it will be a sell out but we will certainly get more than 18,000 even though it's on Sky,10,000ish season - 50/50 ticket holders 3,000 from Arsenal that's 13,000 you don't think we will attract 5,000+ casual City fans ? time will tell ranger :-)).
[quote][p][bold]bradfordranger[/bold] wrote: There is no way we will get 24,000, we never got that in the Prem Lge. Its on the TV, so expect prob 15,000-18,000[/p][/quote]Are you sure we had the 24,000+ capacity in the Premier days? I could be wrong but I don't think every thing was completed and in place in our Premier days, I agree I don't think it will be a sell out but we will certainly get more than 18,000 even though it's on Sky,10,000ish season - 50/50 ticket holders 3,000 from Arsenal that's 13,000 you don't think we will attract 5,000+ casual City fans ? time will tell ranger :-)). nowt fresh
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5:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool.

I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game.

This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out.
Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool. I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game. This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out. trueBradfordian
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7:01pm Fri 9 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him. bcfc1903
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7:21pm Fri 9 Nov 12

BungleMagic says...

I'm a ST along with my daughter and we're going to use the offer of buying the extra tickets for a couple of casuals.

My work colleague is a Liverpool fan, born & bred and gets to the odd game over there when he can, I offered him the tickets, he didn't have to ask........... why?

Because his lad is 8 years old and although plays & is better at rugby, he's footie mad.

His lad is Bradford born and whilst his dad will let him choose his own way with his football team, this is my effort to try & swing it the bantams way and have another young lad falling in love with City.

I expect that City will do us proud against Arsenal and this should rub off onto our younger generation, cup excitement like this and if we can keep our season going will see the fanbase increase, this is what we all want at the end of the day so that City can build on it and reap the benefits now and for future seasons.
I'm a ST along with my daughter and we're going to use the offer of buying the extra tickets for a couple of casuals. My work colleague is a Liverpool fan, born & bred and gets to the odd game over there when he can, I offered him the tickets, he didn't have to ask........... why? Because his lad is 8 years old and although plays & is better at rugby, he's footie mad. His lad is Bradford born and whilst his dad will let him choose his own way with his football team, this is my effort to try & swing it the bantams way and have another young lad falling in love with City. I expect that City will do us proud against Arsenal and this should rub off onto our younger generation, cup excitement like this and if we can keep our season going will see the fanbase increase, this is what we all want at the end of the day so that City can build on it and reap the benefits now and for future seasons. BungleMagic
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7:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Colin Allcars says...

May have missed it, but are city charging Arsenal fans/season ticket holders £25, or £20. Just wondering going by the discount City fans get on buying in advance for some away games. Do City offer this to away teams?
May have missed it, but are city charging Arsenal fans/season ticket holders £25, or £20. Just wondering going by the discount City fans get on buying in advance for some away games. Do City offer this to away teams? Colin Allcars
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7:53pm Fri 9 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Colin Allcars wrote:
May have missed it, but are city charging Arsenal fans/season ticket holders £25, or £20. Just wondering going by the discount City fans get on buying in advance for some away games. Do City offer this to away teams?
Yeah, you've missed something, Arsenal fans get exactly the same deal as Bradford ST fans £20. Bradford City Football Club can charge what they like for league games but i don't believe we give a discount for away fans buying advanced league match tickets..
[quote][p][bold]Colin Allcars[/bold] wrote: May have missed it, but are city charging Arsenal fans/season ticket holders £25, or £20. Just wondering going by the discount City fans get on buying in advance for some away games. Do City offer this to away teams?[/p][/quote]Yeah, you've missed something, Arsenal fans get exactly the same deal as Bradford ST fans £20. Bradford City Football Club can charge what they like for league games but i don't believe we give a discount for away fans buying advanced league match tickets.. bcfc1903
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12:11am Sat 10 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team.

It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed.

Talk to your GP. In confidence.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence. trueBradfordian
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12:15am Sat 10 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
Alternatively come along and see for yourself. You will get a hearty welcome from the Leeds Scum while you are counting the several hundred fans, and you can tell the fat crook to his face what you think of him.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]Alternatively come along and see for yourself. You will get a hearty welcome from the Leeds Scum while you are counting the several hundred fans, and you can tell the fat crook to his face what you think of him. trueBradfordian
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1:36am Sat 10 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team.

It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed.

Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol. bcfc1903
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1:51am Sat 10 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day.

**
Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol.

**
We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903.

I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today.

I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans.

Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
Alternatively come along and see for yourself. You will get a hearty welcome from the Leeds Scum while you are counting the several hundred fans, and you can tell the fat crook to his face what you think of him.
No thanks, but thanks for the invite..... By several hundred fans, i take it you'd be playing FC Halifax on my proposed visit. I'd would though be tempted to attend when the new 20,000 capacity ground in Leeds is built.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]Alternatively come along and see for yourself. You will get a hearty welcome from the Leeds Scum while you are counting the several hundred fans, and you can tell the fat crook to his face what you think of him.[/p][/quote]No thanks, but thanks for the invite..... By several hundred fans, i take it you'd be playing FC Halifax on my proposed visit. I'd would though be tempted to attend when the new 20,000 capacity ground in Leeds is built. bcfc1903
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1:17pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Storck says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool.

I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game.

This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out.
The Man Utd game was a sell out as were various other games when in the PL.
The capacity didn't hit the full amount until we got relegated, the top of the main stand been the last to be finished.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool. I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game. This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out.[/p][/quote]The Man Utd game was a sell out as were various other games when in the PL. The capacity didn't hit the full amount until we got relegated, the top of the main stand been the last to be finished. Storck
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2:02pm Sat 10 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Storck wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote: Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool. I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game. This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out.
The Man Utd game was a sell out as were various other games when in the PL. The capacity didn't hit the full amount until we got relegated, the top of the main stand been the last to be finished.
Thanks for your input Storck as I said above I did not think the ground was finished in our Premier days (capacity wise/safety certificates) but I stood to be corrected.
[quote][p][bold]Storck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: Stats for 2000/1 show the capacity as 25K and the highest turnout 22K for Liverpool. I was always mildly disappointed with our Pemier League gates. We didn't even sell out for the Man United game. This is a one-off, though, and there might be enough interest to come close to a sell-out.[/p][/quote]The Man Utd game was a sell out as were various other games when in the PL. The capacity didn't hit the full amount until we got relegated, the top of the main stand been the last to be finished.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your input Storck as I said above I did not think the ground was finished in our Premier days (capacity wise/safety certificates) but I stood to be corrected. nowt fresh
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3:43pm Sat 10 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004.

Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.[/p][/quote]I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?. nowt fresh
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7:03pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Great comment bungle magic. Just the type of attitude needed to help the club 'grow' and progress.
Great comment bungle magic. Just the type of attitude needed to help the club 'grow' and progress. Prisoner Cell Block A
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7:44pm Sat 10 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004.

Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.
I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.[/p][/quote]I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.[/p][/quote]I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds. bcfc1903
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1:39am Sun 11 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

I hope that City, Avenue and the Bulls all prosper.

The attitude of some old Avenue fans wanting to blame everyone else for their club's demise is pathetic. The club were badly run and poorly supported. City and Northern were hardly any better. City and Northern survived. Avenue had to reform. Everyone has to eat humble pie at one time or another. I've had a bellyfull.

Carry hating Avenue, 1903. Carry on hoping they will fold. It won't make any difference. I prefer to admire the people who have spent 20+ years resurrecting a great name from the ashes.
I hope that City, Avenue and the Bulls all prosper. The attitude of some old Avenue fans wanting to blame everyone else for their club's demise is pathetic. The club were badly run and poorly supported. City and Northern were hardly any better. City and Northern survived. Avenue had to reform. Everyone has to eat humble pie at one time or another. I've had a bellyfull. Carry hating Avenue, 1903. Carry on hoping they will fold. It won't make any difference. I prefer to admire the people who have spent 20+ years resurrecting a great name from the ashes. trueBradfordian
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10:05am Sun 11 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

And so did i til 2004....that was the end of that for me and many others in that particular admiration...what happened in 2004 was a total disgrace that should have been denounced by other BPA fans in the T&A.....That never happened....silence can speak a thousand words...so Avenue can indeed fold with no tear shed by many BCFC fans...some that actually supported Avenue on many occasions.
And so did i til 2004....that was the end of that for me and many others in that particular admiration...what happened in 2004 was a total disgrace that should have been denounced by other BPA fans in the T&A.....That never happened....silence can speak a thousand words...so Avenue can indeed fold with no tear shed by many BCFC fans...some that actually supported Avenue on many occasions. bcfc1903
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1:00pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable.


Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance.



In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances.
Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable. Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance. In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:05pm Sun 11 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

I see where you are coming from, 1903. Every club has it fair share of idiots. Maybe BPA has more than its fair share of bitter and twisted fans living with their grudges.

It would be a shame if you go down the same road.
I see where you are coming from, 1903. Every club has it fair share of idiots. Maybe BPA has more than its fair share of bitter and twisted fans living with their grudges. It would be a shame if you go down the same road. trueBradfordian
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1:50pm Sun 11 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.
I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.
Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.[/p][/quote]I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.[/p][/quote]I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.[/p][/quote]Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!. nowt fresh
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4:09pm Sun 11 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable.


Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance.



In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances.
I agree about 95% with this, Prisoner. BPA was a shambles and deserved to go under. The only people I feel sorry for are the few hundred fans who stayed to the very end. Everyone else had bailed out long since.

The bit I don't agree with is the tin-pot aura being there ever since the club reformed. There was a period when I thought the new club was very well run, balancing the books and making good use of volunteer resources to get important jobs one.

The current regime were not so appreciative of the fans efforts, and alienated a lot of people. Certain aspects of the club, like the tin-pot web site, have been a complete embarassment, but it's wrong to say it has always been so.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable. Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance. In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances.[/p][/quote]I agree about 95% with this, Prisoner. BPA was a shambles and deserved to go under. The only people I feel sorry for are the few hundred fans who stayed to the very end. Everyone else had bailed out long since. The bit I don't agree with is the tin-pot aura being there ever since the club reformed. There was a period when I thought the new club was very well run, balancing the books and making good use of volunteer resources to get important jobs one. The current regime were not so appreciative of the fans efforts, and alienated a lot of people. Certain aspects of the club, like the tin-pot web site, have been a complete embarassment, but it's wrong to say it has always been so. trueBradfordian
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4:22pm Sun 11 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable.


Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance.



In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances.
... and I think the voting system was not one-club-one-vote. The full members (1st and second divisions) hade one vote each. The associate members (Divs 3 and 4) had 4 votes between them. I'm not over the moon about Stafford Heg allegedly not supporting BPA's application, but ultimately it didn't make any difference. I can't remember the final tally, but BPA were miles behind Cambridge.

BPA finished bottom 3 years in a row, by which time Cambridge United were a much better prospect and deserved their chance.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Let's be straight about Avenue's demise. They were poorly supported, they finished bottom four often, they had to apply for re-election time and again and they had become financially unviable. Unless Bcafc had the casting 91st vote the blame does not and never has lain at our door. 91 clubs voted on re-election, eventually the 91 clubs decided it was time to give a better run club a chance. In recent years I played against BPA during their reformation and even more recently coached their academy side in the Yorkshire U19 league. The tin pot aura hasn't left the club in all the time they have been dead and resurrected. The men at the top will not get BPA back into the league. The reasons being many but mainly ineptitude and still a lack of finances.[/p][/quote]... and I think the voting system was not one-club-one-vote. The full members (1st and second divisions) hade one vote each. The associate members (Divs 3 and 4) had 4 votes between them. I'm not over the moon about Stafford Heg allegedly not supporting BPA's application, but ultimately it didn't make any difference. I can't remember the final tally, but BPA were miles behind Cambridge. BPA finished bottom 3 years in a row, by which time Cambridge United were a much better prospect and deserved their chance. trueBradfordian
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7:26pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot.

Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues.
Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot. Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues. Prisoner Cell Block A
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8:05pm Sun 11 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

The next season was worse with the club finishing bottom, a position in which Avenue were to remain for two more seasons until the league lost patience and replaced them with Cambridge United. The Southern League champions collected 31 votes, the same as Newport County, while Bradford with 17 had one fewer than Northern Premier runners-up Wigan Athletic.
The next season was worse with the club finishing bottom, a position in which Avenue were to remain for two more seasons until the league lost patience and replaced them with Cambridge United. The Southern League champions collected 31 votes, the same as Newport County, while Bradford with 17 had one fewer than Northern Premier runners-up Wigan Athletic. nowt fresh
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9:32pm Sun 11 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot.

Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues.
No slanging matches for me, thank you.

I accept your insights.

My point was that there was a time (before the current regime) when the club was better organised, even though most of the important jobs were done by the fans on a voluntary basis.

Blackburn gets a bad press from some City fans. Some even call him a crook. I don't know. He alienated fans by trying to professionalise things, taking them out of the hands of volunteers and making a complete arse of them (the programme, web site, tea bar, etc..). He also made the club a complete laughing stock over a phantom tour of Spain, a 20,000 seat stadium and taking part in slanging matches on the BPA fans forum.

But we all know that football players, managers, directors and chairmen come and go. And they are not what really makes the club.

At City we are fortunate to have joint chairmen who care about he club, even if one of them has a big mouth that makes him look daft from time to time. It's not long since BCFC was in the hands of a much more dubious character, who almost sank the club without a trace by borrowing countless millions that couldn't be repaid. But as good supporters we remained faithful while the mess was sorted out and the regime changed again. Another slice of humble pie.

And Leeds have got Ken Bates.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot. Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues.[/p][/quote]No slanging matches for me, thank you. I accept your insights. My point was that there was a time (before the current regime) when the club was better organised, even though most of the important jobs were done by the fans on a voluntary basis. Blackburn gets a bad press from some City fans. Some even call him a crook. I don't know. He alienated fans by trying to professionalise things, taking them out of the hands of volunteers and making a complete arse of them (the programme, web site, tea bar, etc..). He also made the club a complete laughing stock over a phantom tour of Spain, a 20,000 seat stadium and taking part in slanging matches on the BPA fans forum. But we all know that football players, managers, directors and chairmen come and go. And they are not what really makes the club. At City we are fortunate to have joint chairmen who care about he club, even if one of them has a big mouth that makes him look daft from time to time. It's not long since BCFC was in the hands of a much more dubious character, who almost sank the club without a trace by borrowing countless millions that couldn't be repaid. But as good supporters we remained faithful while the mess was sorted out and the regime changed again. Another slice of humble pie. And Leeds have got Ken Bates. trueBradfordian
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10:33pm Sun 11 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.
I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.
Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!.
You need to read my reply again slowly and while your at it get off the high horse......speculati
on is nothing more than unsubstanciated crap...no pun intended. We all know why the Stans got into the mess they did and it had f**k all to do with Bradford City Football Club. It seems like the Avenue perspective as you put it was based on nothing and even to speculate that their demise was in any way down to BCFC is a disgrace...BPA fans have no excuses for sending the letters in 2004 stabbing Bradford City Football Club in the back....what goes around comes around...BPA a nonentity of a club with a crook bankrolling it and no fan base or ground... now why would i be bitter!!!!
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.[/p][/quote]I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.[/p][/quote]I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.[/p][/quote]Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!.[/p][/quote]You need to read my reply again slowly and while your at it get off the high horse......speculati on is nothing more than unsubstanciated crap...no pun intended. We all know why the Stans got into the mess they did and it had f**k all to do with Bradford City Football Club. It seems like the Avenue perspective as you put it was based on nothing and even to speculate that their demise was in any way down to BCFC is a disgrace...BPA fans have no excuses for sending the letters in 2004 stabbing Bradford City Football Club in the back....what goes around comes around...BPA a nonentity of a club with a crook bankrolling it and no fan base or ground... now why would i be bitter!!!! bcfc1903
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10:47pm Sun 11 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
I see where you are coming from, 1903. Every club has it fair share of idiots. Maybe BPA has more than its fair share of bitter and twisted fans living with their grudges.

It would be a shame if you go down the same road.
I wouldn't like to tar all fifty regular BPA fans with the bitter and twisted brush, that would be unfair.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: I see where you are coming from, 1903. Every club has it fair share of idiots. Maybe BPA has more than its fair share of bitter and twisted fans living with their grudges. It would be a shame if you go down the same road.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't like to tar all fifty regular BPA fans with the bitter and twisted brush, that would be unfair. bcfc1903
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11:52pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Craig1985 says...

Lmfao, I'm new to this comments section because I could never be bothered to register for a website I rarely visit but thought it was worth it just for the comedy value of this articles comments. Now I'm 28 have been going to city since I was about 5 have bought season tickets upto the age of about 20 when I started a family (yes my family is more important the Bcfc although not a lot else is) before some sad arse makes a smarmy remark about that one, its not just the having children that stopped me going as I could of still gone but having kids buying a house etc means you have to get a job which unfortunately means you have in my case to work evenings which rules out midweek games, also I have to work Saturdays most times so can't always go on a Saturday (although I listen on the radio). I do go when I can be it home or away I have a car so travel within reason, I'm not going all the way to gillingham etc as its not feasible, this year most games I've been to are away I didn't buy a flexicard as I didn't know how many games I could go to if it means i end up spending an extra couple of hundred quid over the season so be it, I have bought me and my 2 children every seasons home kit since they were born and me for the past 20 years. I think the pricing is reasonable if people don't want to pay their money then in my opinion these are the plastics not everyone falls into that category just because they don't have a current season ticket. Some people can't afford it or like me its not the money it's work and I'm not prepared to throw away a very good very well paid job to go to vp every other Saturday for a season just because it happens that this year I can't go but next year and every year after that as before this season I will be there with my kids all season ticket holders too. I think people are too quick to judge on here you don't know the people or their circumstances we all support the same team all be it some more than others. Some people spent money on a season ticket others didn't big deal. Some like me will by the end of the season of spent twice that of season ticket holders on going to watch city so surely if anything that makes us better fans than you? No it doesn't We are all equal (except the clowns who moan about prices etc) they are just going to see arsenal that's obvious if it was city against Barnett or someone similar they wouldn't be in as much of a hurry to buy tickets I bet.
Lmfao, I'm new to this comments section because I could never be bothered to register for a website I rarely visit but thought it was worth it just for the comedy value of this articles comments. Now I'm 28 have been going to city since I was about 5 have bought season tickets upto the age of about 20 when I started a family (yes my family is more important the Bcfc although not a lot else is) before some sad arse makes a smarmy remark about that one, its not just the having children that stopped me going as I could of still gone but having kids buying a house etc means you have to get a job which unfortunately means you have in my case to work evenings which rules out midweek games, also I have to work Saturdays most times so can't always go on a Saturday (although I listen on the radio). I do go when I can be it home or away I have a car so travel within reason, I'm not going all the way to gillingham etc as its not feasible, this year most games I've been to are away I didn't buy a flexicard as I didn't know how many games I could go to if it means i end up spending an extra couple of hundred quid over the season so be it, I have bought me and my 2 children every seasons home kit since they were born and me for the past 20 years. I think the pricing is reasonable if people don't want to pay their money then in my opinion these are the plastics not everyone falls into that category just because they don't have a current season ticket. Some people can't afford it or like me its not the money it's work and I'm not prepared to throw away a very good very well paid job to go to vp every other Saturday for a season just because it happens that this year I can't go but next year and every year after that as before this season I will be there with my kids all season ticket holders too. I think people are too quick to judge on here you don't know the people or their circumstances we all support the same team all be it some more than others. Some people spent money on a season ticket others didn't big deal. Some like me will by the end of the season of spent twice that of season ticket holders on going to watch city so surely if anything that makes us better fans than you? No it doesn't We are all equal (except the clowns who moan about prices etc) they are just going to see arsenal that's obvious if it was city against Barnett or someone similar they wouldn't be in as much of a hurry to buy tickets I bet. Craig1985
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9:27am Mon 12 Nov 12

Walruss says...

The suggestions, for the distribution of tickets for the match, in this forum get more and more bizarre and complicated.

I'll make it simple.

So, those of you who are wanting to attend the match move your clothes down onto the lower peg immediately after lunch, before you write your letter home, if you're not getting your hair cut, unless you've got a younger brother who is going out this weekend as the guest of another fan, in which case, collect his note before lunch, put it in your letter after you've had your hair cut, and make sure he moves your clothes down onto the lower peg for you. Now,--

I do wish you'd listen. It's perfectly simple. If you're not getting your hair cut, you don't have to move your brother's clothes down to the lower peg. You simply collect his note before lunch, after you've done your scripture prep, when you've written your letter home, before rest, move your own clothes onto the lower peg, greet the visitors, and report to VP for your ticket to prove that you've had your chit signed.

Acknowledgements to Monty Python.
The suggestions, for the distribution of tickets for the match, in this forum get more and more bizarre and complicated. I'll make it simple. So, those of you who are wanting to attend the match move your clothes down onto the lower peg immediately after lunch, before you write your letter home, if you're not getting your hair cut, unless you've got a younger brother who is going out this weekend as the guest of another fan, in which case, collect his note before lunch, put it in your letter after you've had your hair cut, and make sure he moves your clothes down onto the lower peg for you. Now,-- I do wish you'd listen. It's perfectly simple. If you're not getting your hair cut, you don't have to move your brother's clothes down to the lower peg. You simply collect his note before lunch, after you've done your scripture prep, when you've written your letter home, before rest, move your own clothes onto the lower peg, greet the visitors, and report to VP for your ticket to prove that you've had your chit signed. Acknowledgements to Monty Python. Walruss
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10:44am Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
trueBradfordian wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.
So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.
You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.
1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.
No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.
I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.
I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.
Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!.
You need to read my reply again slowly and while your at it get off the high horse......speculati on is nothing more than unsubstanciated crap...no pun intended. We all know why the Stans got into the mess they did and it had f**k all to do with Bradford City Football Club. It seems like the Avenue perspective as you put it was based on nothing and even to speculate that their demise was in any way down to BCFC is a disgrace...BPA fans have no excuses for sending the letters in 2004 stabbing Bradford City Football Club in the back....what goes around comes around...BPA a nonentity of a club with a crook bankrolling it and no fan base or ground... now why would i be bitter!!!!
Your not bitter? read some of your comments above Re Avenue ? I'm a Bradford City supporter of many years as yourself but I can't understand why you would be happy to see the demise of any football club and what it means to that clubs fans when we went through two administrations ourselves and know how near we were to going out of business, be it that some Avenue fans wanted Bradford City to go under in 2004 as you say, it makes you no better than them does it ?.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Didn't know BPA had any fans, fanatical or otherwise, thought they were sad Leeds scum slumming for a day. ** Back to the main topic, the Sligo lads will be over for the Arsenal game, all five being flexicard holders...well done fellas, thought you'd never show lol. Will no doubt be visiting the Harp before and after the game with the lads...to be sure lol. ** We shout with pride....we never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]So you learn something new every day, 1903. I have watched City on a wet Tuesday night with less than 1,400 in attendance, just grateful that I still had a team to watch. The 1,300-plus that turned up were just as passionate, probably more so, than the 9,000 today. I feel the same about BPA. The club is alive and prospering. Their gates will never challenge City's s long as they are a non-league team, but the few hundred that attend are just as passionate and dedicated as City fans. Not sure where you get "... sad Leeds scum .... " from.[/p][/quote]You'll never watch Bradford City Football Club first team playing with 130 present though..will you lol unless the games at Torquey on a wet Tuesday night. Surely most sad stans are Leeds fans in disguise. Hopefully that fat crook who runs the stans will go bankrupt again lol and take the club down with him.[/p][/quote]1903 - you can get treatment for your condition. I'm proud to support all Bradford's clubs, but you seem to have a self-esteem problem. You can only feel good about yourself by putting down your local non-league team. It's a common condition. No need to be ashamed. Talk to your GP. In confidence.[/p][/quote]No i just recognize **** when i see it and call a spade a spade, if that's low esteem, i guess i have it. It would be interesting to psycho analyze the letters from bitter stan fans printed in the T&A when BCFC were in administration in 2004 hoping Bradford City Football Club would fold, as you can guess the feelings mutual, hopefully sooner rather than later, you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him..... nothing personal of course lol.[/p][/quote]I won't get too involved in your lovers tiff with "trueBradfordian" (as I'm not into threesomes') but if you go back to when Avenue got thrown out of the football league in 1970 and replaced by Cambridge United there was speculation at the time that the Bradford City board of directors (through the chairman) voted against Avenue being re-elected,if you remember in those days it was the "old boys" brigade who had the power to vote clubs out of the league,now I'm not saying at that time that Herbert Metcalfe who owned Avenue did himself any favours with his fellow chairmen as he was know at the time to get his way with any thing and every thing involved at Avenue it was even reported that at the time of his death he was in Glasgow scouting players ? but if we as a club had any involvement in voting Avenue out of the football league surely you can understand why some "Stan" would want the same outcome for us in our administration in 2004. Used to love the old derby games with Avenue in the late 50s and until they went out of the league so I'm sorry to say I can't agree with your comments re " you can tell the fat BPA controller from me personally lol that the sooner he goes bust again the better and hopefully take that toilet of a team with him....." I don't think I will see league games against Avenue in my day, but then again I never thought I would see my beloved Bradford City play at the top level of English football so you never know ?.[/p][/quote]I've absolutely no idea what the Bradford City FC board did regarding ParkAvenue and neither do you by the sound of it. If the vote was public then it should be common knowledge, i'm surmising it was a secret ballot, so no one knows who voted BPA out, i seem to remember hearing that BPA were being run about as poorly as it's possible to run a football club at the time they got voted out, so their demise was brought on by people running Bradford Park Avenue Football Club and to blame it on Bradford City Football Club is an absolute disgrace. My Dad took me to Park Avenue when i was very small to watch them play Fulham in the FA cup, my family all Bradford City FC fans went to watch both on occasions....some of BPA fans stabbed BCFC in the back in 2004, for that they'll never be forgiven by our family. I hope their club folds.[/p][/quote]Get off your soapbox bcfc1903 and read my post again slowly !! I said in my post when Avenue got voted out "there was speculation" of course I don't know, never neither do you know it was not true at the time what was said, just putting an Avenue fans perspective on it, all us City fans are not as bitter as you seem to be, your entitled to your opinion but don't put words in my mouth that I never said !!.[/p][/quote]You need to read my reply again slowly and while your at it get off the high horse......speculati on is nothing more than unsubstanciated crap...no pun intended. We all know why the Stans got into the mess they did and it had f**k all to do with Bradford City Football Club. It seems like the Avenue perspective as you put it was based on nothing and even to speculate that their demise was in any way down to BCFC is a disgrace...BPA fans have no excuses for sending the letters in 2004 stabbing Bradford City Football Club in the back....what goes around comes around...BPA a nonentity of a club with a crook bankrolling it and no fan base or ground... now why would i be bitter!!!![/p][/quote]Your not bitter? read some of your comments above Re Avenue ? I'm a Bradford City supporter of many years as yourself but I can't understand why you would be happy to see the demise of any football club and what it means to that clubs fans when we went through two administrations ourselves and know how near we were to going out of business, be it that some Avenue fans wanted Bradford City to go under in 2004 as you say, it makes you no better than them does it ?. nowt fresh
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11:04am Mon 12 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that.
Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that. bcfc1903
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11:34am Mon 12 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that.
No it doesn't bcfc1903 why dwell on the past ? we survived, Avenue are doing O/K so life goes on, were you around in the old derby years and if you were surely they made the hairs on the back of you neck stand up in anticipation of the games out come when you could go into work or school and brag about your team winning the local derby game, if Avenue ever got into our league (by there promotions rather than our relegations) the rivalry would be far better than a game against the likes of Leeds,Huddersfield ETC,I know it will not happen in my lifetime (although I never thought I'd ever see Bradford City in the Premier league in my lifetime) and that's why I only want the best for any Bradford club be that obviously City the Bulls or Avenue, at the time when Leeds were very near to going out of business I worked with several lads who were die hard Leeds fans and you could see how much losing their team meant to them, watching your football club is usually a lifetimes dedication so as much as I disliked Leeds I did not want them to go under just for the sake of those fans and thousands like them, so sorry for not agreeing with your Avenue sentiment we will have to agree to disagree on this one
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that.[/p][/quote]No it doesn't bcfc1903 why dwell on the past ? we survived, Avenue are doing O/K so life goes on, were you around in the old derby years and if you were surely they made the hairs on the back of you neck stand up in anticipation of the games out come when you could go into work or school and brag about your team winning the local derby game, if Avenue ever got into our league (by there promotions rather than our relegations) the rivalry would be far better than a game against the likes of Leeds,Huddersfield ETC,I know it will not happen in my lifetime (although I never thought I'd ever see Bradford City in the Premier league in my lifetime) and that's why I only want the best for any Bradford club be that obviously City the Bulls or Avenue, at the time when Leeds were very near to going out of business I worked with several lads who were die hard Leeds fans and you could see how much losing their team meant to them, watching your football club is usually a lifetimes dedication so as much as I disliked Leeds I did not want them to go under just for the sake of those fans and thousands like them, so sorry for not agreeing with your Avenue sentiment we will have to agree to disagree on this one nowt fresh
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11:52am Mon 12 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

trueBradfordian wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot.

Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues.
No slanging matches for me, thank you.

I accept your insights.

My point was that there was a time (before the current regime) when the club was better organised, even though most of the important jobs were done by the fans on a voluntary basis.

Blackburn gets a bad press from some City fans. Some even call him a crook. I don't know. He alienated fans by trying to professionalise things, taking them out of the hands of volunteers and making a complete arse of them (the programme, web site, tea bar, etc..). He also made the club a complete laughing stock over a phantom tour of Spain, a 20,000 seat stadium and taking part in slanging matches on the BPA fans forum.

But we all know that football players, managers, directors and chairmen come and go. And they are not what really makes the club.

At City we are fortunate to have joint chairmen who care about he club, even if one of them has a big mouth that makes him look daft from time to time. It's not long since BCFC was in the hands of a much more dubious character, who almost sank the club without a trace by borrowing countless millions that couldn't be repaid. But as good supporters we remained faithful while the mess was sorted out and the regime changed again. Another slice of humble pie.

And Leeds have got Ken Bates.
Luck of the draw who or what you get at the very top of the tree. You are indeed spot on, the supporters are the constants, the players, managers, board and chair change.
[quote][p][bold]trueBradfordian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Without wanting to get into a slanging match with you bradfordian, I have played, coached and managed county am sides with a more professional back club set up. My time at BPA was horrendous, no imprtance placed on the younger end of the club, occasionally having to 'give' points to the ops as BPA couldn't give the academy side the pitch when it was fully known it was needed midweek for the U19 matches. If a club cannot fulfill it's commitments it is, in my opinion still tin pot. Things may have changed in the last couple of years but whilever Blackburn is around I can't and won't wish them well. He has taken the club as far as he can, someone with proper money to invest needs to come in to carry them further and lift them throgh the leagues.[/p][/quote]No slanging matches for me, thank you. I accept your insights. My point was that there was a time (before the current regime) when the club was better organised, even though most of the important jobs were done by the fans on a voluntary basis. Blackburn gets a bad press from some City fans. Some even call him a crook. I don't know. He alienated fans by trying to professionalise things, taking them out of the hands of volunteers and making a complete arse of them (the programme, web site, tea bar, etc..). He also made the club a complete laughing stock over a phantom tour of Spain, a 20,000 seat stadium and taking part in slanging matches on the BPA fans forum. But we all know that football players, managers, directors and chairmen come and go. And they are not what really makes the club. At City we are fortunate to have joint chairmen who care about he club, even if one of them has a big mouth that makes him look daft from time to time. It's not long since BCFC was in the hands of a much more dubious character, who almost sank the club without a trace by borrowing countless millions that couldn't be repaid. But as good supporters we remained faithful while the mess was sorted out and the regime changed again. Another slice of humble pie. And Leeds have got Ken Bates.[/p][/quote]Luck of the draw who or what you get at the very top of the tree. You are indeed spot on, the supporters are the constants, the players, managers, board and chair change. Prisoner Cell Block A
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5:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

trueBradfordian says...

Amen. Over and out.
Amen. Over and out. trueBradfordian
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7:32pm Mon 12 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that.
No it doesn't bcfc1903 why dwell on the past ? we survived, Avenue are doing O/K so life goes on, were you around in the old derby years and if you were surely they made the hairs on the back of you neck stand up in anticipation of the games out come when you could go into work or school and brag about your team winning the local derby game, if Avenue ever got into our league (by there promotions rather than our relegations) the rivalry would be far better than a game against the likes of Leeds,Huddersfield ETC,I know it will not happen in my lifetime (although I never thought I'd ever see Bradford City in the Premier league in my lifetime) and that's why I only want the best for any Bradford club be that obviously City the Bulls or Avenue, at the time when Leeds were very near to going out of business I worked with several lads who were die hard Leeds fans and you could see how much losing their team meant to them, watching your football club is usually a lifetimes dedication so as much as I disliked Leeds I did not want them to go under just for the sake of those fans and thousands like them, so sorry for not agreeing with your Avenue sentiment we will have to agree to disagree on this one
I don't dwell on the past, but it seems you do nowt fresh lol, the rivalry wouldn't be better than against the scummers, not for most BCFC fans, the last away game i went to was BCFC playing LUFC that atmosphere is unique produced by Bradford City fans, the stans are a nonentity and will stay that way, i don't go to their games or check how they've done, i don't wish them well, that's in the present not the past, what happened in the past regarding the T&A letters simply formed an opinion of them which i hold ...in regards to Leeds... i agree....who would we BCFC fans have to take the pi*s out of if they went under.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Yeah your right..i'd never for one minute think i was any better than a Stan fan...but i wouldn't cast aspersions on the back of speculation...i'd want facts. Let me put this senario to you....this is my mentality by the way...If Bradford City FC had been voted out of the league and the speculation was that BPA had voted our club out...i'd have said that speculation is based on nothing....years pass Bradford City fc reform, i'm a fan of BCFC but Avenue hit hards times and need council help...i can guarantee you that i wouldn't have written to the T&A basically saying give Avenue nothing and let it die.....that is where i differ from those Avenue fans that did the dirty deed. I don't know if that makes my position clear Nowt Fresh, but i can't explain it any better than that.[/p][/quote]No it doesn't bcfc1903 why dwell on the past ? we survived, Avenue are doing O/K so life goes on, were you around in the old derby years and if you were surely they made the hairs on the back of you neck stand up in anticipation of the games out come when you could go into work or school and brag about your team winning the local derby game, if Avenue ever got into our league (by there promotions rather than our relegations) the rivalry would be far better than a game against the likes of Leeds,Huddersfield ETC,I know it will not happen in my lifetime (although I never thought I'd ever see Bradford City in the Premier league in my lifetime) and that's why I only want the best for any Bradford club be that obviously City the Bulls or Avenue, at the time when Leeds were very near to going out of business I worked with several lads who were die hard Leeds fans and you could see how much losing their team meant to them, watching your football club is usually a lifetimes dedication so as much as I disliked Leeds I did not want them to go under just for the sake of those fans and thousands like them, so sorry for not agreeing with your Avenue sentiment we will have to agree to disagree on this one[/p][/quote]I don't dwell on the past, but it seems you do nowt fresh lol, the rivalry wouldn't be better than against the scummers, not for most BCFC fans, the last away game i went to was BCFC playing LUFC that atmosphere is unique produced by Bradford City fans, the stans are a nonentity and will stay that way, i don't go to their games or check how they've done, i don't wish them well, that's in the present not the past, what happened in the past regarding the T&A letters simply formed an opinion of them which i hold ...in regards to Leeds... i agree....who would we BCFC fans have to take the pi*s out of if they went under. bcfc1903
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10:47pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cockerel says...

I was at the Leeds game too bcfc1903. As a season ticket holder and regular away traveller I must say that I didn't see the support from the bcc fans you say you did. I was surrounded by a bunch of young thugs shouting vile chants, more bothered about their Burberry hats being correctly positioned on their tramlined scalps. These so called city fans are why I will never take my grandchildren to vp. Having seen the aggression displayed by some of the contributors on this message board thus far I can see we have a few of these malicious little chavs with access to pc's!
I was at the Leeds game too bcfc1903. As a season ticket holder and regular away traveller I must say that I didn't see the support from the bcc fans you say you did. I was surrounded by a bunch of young thugs shouting vile chants, more bothered about their Burberry hats being correctly positioned on their tramlined scalps. These so called city fans are why I will never take my grandchildren to vp. Having seen the aggression displayed by some of the contributors on this message board thus far I can see we have a few of these malicious little chavs with access to pc's! Cockerel
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10:55pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cockerel says...

Last away game against Leeds bcfc1903? You hardly have any room to preach to anybody about bcfc, being a glory hunting part timer. I suppose you'll just watch the arsenal game on sky and tell everyone you were there? You don't have a Burberry cap and a grey track suit do you?
Last away game against Leeds bcfc1903? You hardly have any room to preach to anybody about bcfc, being a glory hunting part timer. I suppose you'll just watch the arsenal game on sky and tell everyone you were there? You don't have a Burberry cap and a grey track suit do you? Cockerel
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8:23am Tue 13 Nov 12

cromycromy says...

Dugoutboy wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
cromycromy wrote: Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this
They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal. Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City. The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason. Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets.
Nicely put PCBA. If you look at Arsenal's web site Cromy I think you will find it even harder to get a ticket from them than you will from Bradford. They have got 7 different periods of buying tickets, one with only a two hour slot. They have given priority to Gold, silver, platinum, red, yellow, travel members and goodness knows who else before they release them to the public. I feel certain there will be plenty for everyone at Bradford.
I was only joshing mate. It woundnt be worth the hassle theres no way i could stand there and not cheer lol
[quote][p][bold]Dugoutboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromycromy[/bold] wrote: Sod it i will try get one in the arsenal end. I doubt there doing this[/p][/quote]They are. The price structure had to be agreed with Arsenal. Arsenal are giving their 'loyal' supporters a £5 discount and then opening it up to the rest of the support/fans at £25, EXACTLY the same as City. The club have put together a perfectly, well balanced deal, which rewards loyalty, without which we would have gone under years ago but still gives opportunity to others to contribute and get a discounted ticket or even the chance to get a ticket for the curious and interested or those that can only make this one game for whatever reason. Time for one and all to accept that as a club City are at the forefront of protecting their loyal fan base and bringing affordable professional football to the country by taking the lead they did in regards to pre-purchased season tickets.[/p][/quote]Nicely put PCBA. If you look at Arsenal's web site Cromy I think you will find it even harder to get a ticket from them than you will from Bradford. They have got 7 different periods of buying tickets, one with only a two hour slot. They have given priority to Gold, silver, platinum, red, yellow, travel members and goodness knows who else before they release them to the public. I feel certain there will be plenty for everyone at Bradford.[/p][/quote]I was only joshing mate. It woundnt be worth the hassle theres no way i could stand there and not cheer lol cromycromy
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8:27am Tue 13 Nov 12

cromycromy says...

nowt fresh wrote:
cromycromy wrote: Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted
Don't you have any mates who are season ticket holders who you could ask to get you one ? there will still be plenty left when the season ticket holders and Arsenal have taken there allocations,send an email to davidbaldwin@the-ban tams.co.uk or give him a bell, I'm sure he will do everything he can for you although I'm sure he will have had a few sob stories,but you sound pretty genuine cromycromy an email or phone call can't harm :-)) good luck, any dealings I've had with Dave in the past have allways been good.
Cheers Mate
I have rang around to see if someone can get me a ticket and if that fails i will do as you sugessted and send them an email. Worth a try i suppose.
Thanks again
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromycromy[/bold] wrote: Completely understand why they have done this but I'm not sure if this is a good thing and only time will tell. Making people go to the other games could stop them from going to the arsenal match and just stay at home and watch it on sky. Also this should be used as a pr stunt to try get new supporters ie kids. They shouldn’t be saying you have to come to these games and them we might give you a ticket. Unfortunately it looks like I wont be able to get a ticket now. I have had a season ticket since I was 9 standing in the kop and had one for about 10 years. Then I was posted to Germany with the army but I still bought a season ticket because I knew I would still try and make the matches (even though they were playing poor) I then went to London for three yrs and still had a season ticket. I am now in Belgium and this is the first year I didn’t buy one since I finally faced the fact I will probably only make one or two games if I’m lucky. When I watched the draw for the arsenal game I immediately booked time off work and booked a flight and now I find this out. I know I am whingeing a bit but you must understand I am absolutely gutted[/p][/quote]Don't you have any mates who are season ticket holders who you could ask to get you one ? there will still be plenty left when the season ticket holders and Arsenal have taken there allocations,send an email to davidbaldwin@the-ban tams.co.uk or give him a bell, I'm sure he will do everything he can for you although I'm sure he will have had a few sob stories,but you sound pretty genuine cromycromy an email or phone call can't harm :-)) good luck, any dealings I've had with Dave in the past have allways been good.[/p][/quote]Cheers Mate I have rang around to see if someone can get me a ticket and if that fails i will do as you sugessted and send them an email. Worth a try i suppose. Thanks again cromycromy
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1:48pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Cockerel wrote:
I was at the Leeds game too bcfc1903. As a season ticket holder and regular away traveller I must say that I didn't see the support from the bcc fans you say you did. I was surrounded by a bunch of young thugs shouting vile chants, more bothered about their Burberry hats being correctly positioned on their tramlined scalps. These so called city fans are why I will never take my grandchildren to vp. Having seen the aggression displayed by some of the contributors on this message board thus far I can see we have a few of these malicious little chavs with access to pc's!
I'm amazed you didn't hear the support.... i like the buzz of that particular game.... being season ticket for many years, i've taken my kids to VP games with no problems ..we also went to Elland Road game...it's more a family club nowadays...but LUFC have had a few problems over the years just as BCFC have. Can't say i've noticed aggression on this thread..just banter.
[quote][p][bold]Cockerel[/bold] wrote: I was at the Leeds game too bcfc1903. As a season ticket holder and regular away traveller I must say that I didn't see the support from the bcc fans you say you did. I was surrounded by a bunch of young thugs shouting vile chants, more bothered about their Burberry hats being correctly positioned on their tramlined scalps. These so called city fans are why I will never take my grandchildren to vp. Having seen the aggression displayed by some of the contributors on this message board thus far I can see we have a few of these malicious little chavs with access to pc's![/p][/quote]I'm amazed you didn't hear the support.... i like the buzz of that particular game.... being season ticket for many years, i've taken my kids to VP games with no problems ..we also went to Elland Road game...it's more a family club nowadays...but LUFC have had a few problems over the years just as BCFC have. Can't say i've noticed aggression on this thread..just banter. bcfc1903
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2:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Cockerel wrote:
Last away game against Leeds bcfc1903? You hardly have any room to preach to anybody about bcfc, being a glory hunting part timer. I suppose you'll just watch the arsenal game on sky and tell everyone you were there? You don't have a Burberry cap and a grey track suit do you?
Deary me cockeral, such aggression tut tut lol..I don't preach, it's called an opinion, anyone can have one. Burberry hat, no... do you? Grey track suit....lol... How you've extrapolated that from my admission that my last away game was at Bellend Road i've no idea....
[quote][p][bold]Cockerel[/bold] wrote: Last away game against Leeds bcfc1903? You hardly have any room to preach to anybody about bcfc, being a glory hunting part timer. I suppose you'll just watch the arsenal game on sky and tell everyone you were there? You don't have a Burberry cap and a grey track suit do you?[/p][/quote]Deary me cockeral, such aggression tut tut lol..I don't preach, it's called an opinion, anyone can have one. Burberry hat, no... do you? Grey track suit....lol... How you've extrapolated that from my admission that my last away game was at Bellend Road i've no idea.... bcfc1903
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12:18am Thu 15 Nov 12

the Laird says...

Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it.
Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is!
Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it. Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is! the Laird
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12:12pm Thu 15 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

the Laird wrote:
Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it. Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is!
In my case the area my seat is in was not open, so I couldn't sit in my seat daft thing is that's a similar comment Dave Baldwin the "Director Of Operations" came out with during our telephone conversation "you won't be in your normal seat for the Northampton game tomorrow night" no David I won't the difference is nobody will be sitting in it as the upper tier of the main stand is closed for the Northampton game, unlike someone sitting in my seat for the (big occasion game) Arsenal just because they can afford to pay you £75 minimum for a one off game as sure as hell they won't be back for the next home game against Accrington Stanley.
[quote][p][bold]the Laird[/bold] wrote: Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it. Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is![/p][/quote]In my case the area my seat is in was not open, so I couldn't sit in my seat daft thing is that's a similar comment Dave Baldwin the "Director Of Operations" came out with during our telephone conversation "you won't be in your normal seat for the Northampton game tomorrow night" no David I won't the difference is nobody will be sitting in it as the upper tier of the main stand is closed for the Northampton game, unlike someone sitting in my seat for the (big occasion game) Arsenal just because they can afford to pay you £75 minimum for a one off game as sure as hell they won't be back for the next home game against Accrington Stanley. nowt fresh
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1:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

the Laird wrote:
Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it.
Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is!
I paid 800 quid for my cheap lol season tickets...never understood that particular take on Bradford City season ticket prices..obviously our true support is around 10,000 per home league game...the Arsenal tickets had gone on sale the day before the Northampton Town FA cup game...the lack of available cash due to those quarter final cup ticket purchases explains the small turnout. I suspect another 1000+ fans would have attended the game otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]the Laird[/bold] wrote: Did all the season ticket holders who were whining above about not being able to sit in their own precious seat for the Arsenal game, bother to attend the Northampton match to sit in the very same seat? As the crowd was under 3,000 somehow I doubt it. Just goes to show that when its a game not covered by the cheap season ticket, and not a glamour draw, what the true level of support actually is![/p][/quote]I paid 800 quid for my cheap lol season tickets...never understood that particular take on Bradford City season ticket prices..obviously our true support is around 10,000 per home league game...the Arsenal tickets had gone on sale the day before the Northampton Town FA cup game...the lack of available cash due to those quarter final cup ticket purchases explains the small turnout. I suspect another 1000+ fans would have attended the game otherwise. bcfc1903
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