Bradford City chief Dave Baldwin puts fans in the picture over Wembley tickets

SEE YOU AT WEMBLEY: Zavon Hines, Stephen Darby and Blair Turgott celebrate victory over Aston Villa

SEE YOU AT WEMBLEY: Zavon Hines, Stephen Darby and Blair Turgott celebrate victory over Aston Villa

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

How does the online system work? I want to buy for 14 people, does everybody have to be registered or if I enter the correct number of season-ticket details will it give me the extra tickets anyway?

Each season-ticket holder has the ability to purchase three tickets. So if you want to buy 15, they need to ensure under the friends and family link, they have five season-ticket holders. If you want them all together, you would need five season-ticket holders linked together on the friends and family account.

How many season-ticket/flexicard holders do city have?

Just short of 10,000 in total and each box holder is classed as 12 season tickets, which would account for a large percentage of the Wembley take-up. Take for example Arsenal and Aston Villa games when we sold a ratio of two to one, the take-up average was 1.7 to 1.8. On the same level for the final, that would mean potentially 26-27,000 tickets would go, leaving roughly 5,000 to 6,000.

Is there a maximum number of linked family and friends you can buy for?

My understanding is that you can link as many as you want providing you have the appropriate details.

I am part of a group of ten season-ticket holders. Will we be able to make sure online that we are sat together?

You’ve got the option to select seats on the screen on an “as available” basis. It’s not like we’ve pre-selected them for you. However, with the volume of people going for transactions the best thing is to link as many friends and family as possible. Any party trying to sit together, link them to friends and family.

If we book different sets of tickets as one booking, can we split the payment over two debit cards?

No. It has to be one payment.

Is there any secondary priority after season tickets for fans with stubs etc from previous league or cup games?

We’ll get the season-ticket period up and running first and then provide further information down the line.

Are the club planning to run any coaches or special trains to Wembley?

We’ve already entered into an agreement with a coach company – the same one that co-ordinated travel to Villa Park – and there is an independent company looking at trains. But that is not something being run by the club.

Does child membership allow us to get our five-year-old nephew a ticket at the same time as season-ticket and flexi-card holders?

No, because you’re not a season-ticket holder. You chose to pay on a game-by-game basis instead of purchasing a ticket – the only people guaranteed to get a ticket on a one-to-three basis has an actual physical season-ticket. A membership number is not the same thing.

What is the difference between the various pricing options? What would be the benefit of buying a £90 ticket rather than one for £40?

Just the position within the arc, further back or wider to the right or closer to the goal. We’ll put up online the plan of Wembley.

With it being first come first served, how quickly do you suggest we look to buy tickets?

We have over 30,000 seats and a two-week exclusive period for season-ticket holders, so there is no need to bottle-neck it on the first day. Otherwise people will all be clambering over each other, which will cause problems. There is no need to hit the panic button.

Swansea are putting tickets on general sale on February 4. Why are City waiting until later?

Swansea are selling to season-ticket holders up until the fourth but then it’s members only. General sale is on February 7, which is only six days before us. The difference is that we’ve got a greater concentration of season-ticket holders.

I’m disabled with wheelchair problems and need easy access seats. Who should I contact?

Fans with special requirements should come to the ticket office. Fans are going to have problems and people in the ticket office need to be available to resolve those problems. But the tickets are not physically there in the building to be sold – that’s why everything else will be sold online or through the hotline.

I’m a City fan who lives in Australia. I’m booking my flights but what are my chances of getting a ticket?

Be careful about making travel arrangements. We could sell out Wembley all by ourselves so the demand for tickets is extremely high. I’ll have an indication on numbers after February 9 and will feed out information. But right now I cannot guarantee anything to anyone flying in from abroad.

The trip to Wembley is going to be expensive. Any chance of the season-ticket deadline being extended?

Not at this stage. March 31 is a really good extension and at the minute I don’t know if we can go beyond that. I will review it after the final.

I have bought a season-ticket already for 2013-2014. Do I qualify for the final?

No, it is based on current season-ticket and flexicard holders.

I’m a 25-year season-ticket holder but haven’t got a season ticket this year. Am I eligible?

No, you will have to wait until the general sale.

I’m off to India on February 14 and not returning until the morning of the final. Will my ticket be there?

We intend to post out tickets as quickly as possible.

Why can we not buy directly from the ticket office?

The tickets are already pre-printed seats, it’s a different scenario to Aston Villa. It would be a physical impossibility to find each specific seat. Under league requirements, you have to have the name registered for each ticket. Premier League clubs have 20-30 ticket-office windows, we have six.

Do the club have any plans to make the criteria fairer for those fans who live away from Bradford and don’t justify having a season ticket?

The flexicard was brought in with the interests of people who don’t go to every home game or have moved away. Out of fairness we have given them the same rights as season-ticket holders.

What is the age group for concessions?

Half-price concessions are for under-16s and over-60s only. Students must pay normal prices

I have a further query. Who should I contact?

There is a designated email address, wembley@the-bantams.co.uk, for problem solving. But be aware that given the weight of interest you may not get an immediate response. There is also an onsite call centre for purchasing tickets only. Telephone 08719-788000 from 9am tomorrow. The enquiry e-mail address is the one to contact with problems – don’t ring the ticket number. And please be patient.

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10:30am Tue 29 Jan 13

silverbantam says...

Does that mean we can pick specific seats in a block like we did for the Arsenal and Villa home matches ?

I want to sit at the back of a block.
Does that mean we can pick specific seats in a block like we did for the Arsenal and Villa home matches ? I want to sit at the back of a block. silverbantam
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10:53am Tue 29 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

I appreciate competitions require sponsors, ambassadors and the such, but on a 90,000 stadium, approx. 64,000 go to the clubs that are actually in the final, but 26,000 tickets which i suggest both clubs could sell between them just go to who exactly?
I appreciate competitions require sponsors, ambassadors and the such, but on a 90,000 stadium, approx. 64,000 go to the clubs that are actually in the final, but 26,000 tickets which i suggest both clubs could sell between them just go to who exactly? Citygentleman1968
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11:07am Tue 29 Jan 13

Rambo says...

I have a question. On the BCFC site it says -

"All tickets purchased over the phone are subject to a £1.50 per ticket transaction fee/ All tickets purchased online are subject to a £2.00 total transaction fee and a £5.00 postage and packaging charge which guarantees the secure delivery of your tickets, complying with Wembley's high ticketing standards."

What exactly are these "high ticketing standards" other than forcing people if theres no chance to buy/collect tickets in person?
I have a question. On the BCFC site it says - "All tickets purchased over the phone are subject to a £1.50 per ticket transaction fee/ All tickets purchased online are subject to a £2.00 total transaction fee and a £5.00 postage and packaging charge which guarantees the secure delivery of your tickets, complying with Wembley's high ticketing standards." What exactly are these "high ticketing standards" other than forcing people if theres no chance to buy/collect tickets in person? Rambo
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11:22am Tue 29 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

check out livefootballticket.c
om prices from over £150 a ticket
check out livefootballticket.c om prices from over £150 a ticket tyker2
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11:26am Tue 29 Jan 13

brucebantam says...

Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.
Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID. brucebantam
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12:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

silverbantam says...

Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ! silverbantam
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12:16pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

silverbantam wrote:
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
Brucebantam, your going to bootcamp.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]Brucebantam, your going to bootcamp. Thee Voice of Reason
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12:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

brucebantam says...

Come on guys! A bit harsh! I'm not complaining - things are the way they are. I am just stuck with not much chance of getting a ticket, and was asking for a bit of help, that's all. If I've **** you guys off I'm sorry. CTID
Come on guys! A bit harsh! I'm not complaining - things are the way they are. I am just stuck with not much chance of getting a ticket, and was asking for a bit of help, that's all. If I've **** you guys off I'm sorry. CTID brucebantam
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12:23pm Tue 29 Jan 13

The SBD says...

Silverbantam- You can book any seat you like in the Bradford City FC end.

Citygentleman1968- Last time Man Utd got to the FA Cup Final at the New Wembley their supporters were allocated 20 000 tickets. We should thank our lucky stars there is more than enough to go round.

Rambo- I don't like the extra charges either, it's like booking a flight on a no frills airline. The charges are per booking though rather than per ticket.

Hope this all helps.
Silverbantam- You can book any seat you like in the Bradford City FC end. Citygentleman1968- Last time Man Utd got to the FA Cup Final at the New Wembley their supporters were allocated 20 000 tickets. We should thank our lucky stars there is more than enough to go round. Rambo- I don't like the extra charges either, it's like booking a flight on a no frills airline. The charges are per booking though rather than per ticket. Hope this all helps. The SBD
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12:23pm Tue 29 Jan 13

brucebantam says...

Ooops! I've used a banned word evidently! Just the "p" word. Not my day is it! LOL! :-)
Ooops! I've used a banned word evidently! Just the "p" word. Not my day is it! LOL! :-) brucebantam
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12:28pm Tue 29 Jan 13

dealhunter says...

Ilkley coach holiday company Gold Crest Holidays are running a 2-night Wembley trip for £99. You can call them on 01943 433 457 www.gold-crest.com
Ilkley coach holiday company Gold Crest Holidays are running a 2-night Wembley trip for £99. You can call them on 01943 433 457 www.gold-crest.com dealhunter
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12:43pm Tue 29 Jan 13

theoutsider says...

Think that just about covers it City ! so lets get the show on the road.

Going for my full allocation thats for sure ( and advise you do the same ! ) as these are like gold dust !
Think that just about covers it City ! so lets get the show on the road. Going for my full allocation thats for sure ( and advise you do the same ! ) as these are like gold dust ! theoutsider
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1:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

brucebantam wrote:
Come on guys! A bit harsh! I'm not complaining - things are the way they are. I am just stuck with not much chance of getting a ticket, and was asking for a bit of help, that's all. If I've **** you guys off I'm sorry. CTID
I feel for you in this situation, as you say, somethings are just beyond our financial or sensible limits. I would hope you'll find a few folk wanting to offload a ticket or two on twitter or even be able to get the general sale ones.

There will be a massive clamour this week as people try get their's for certain and seats with friends/family etc but once this dies down I hope you'll find that the sales are a bit slower and that plenty of the 18k City fans who bought for Villa and Arsenal at home have already got tickets.

Good luck Bruce, if unlucky can always audition for X-Factor

Sorry just playing along with the dead grandmas cat stuff.
[quote][p][bold]brucebantam[/bold] wrote: Come on guys! A bit harsh! I'm not complaining - things are the way they are. I am just stuck with not much chance of getting a ticket, and was asking for a bit of help, that's all. If I've **** you guys off I'm sorry. CTID[/p][/quote]I feel for you in this situation, as you say, somethings are just beyond our financial or sensible limits. I would hope you'll find a few folk wanting to offload a ticket or two on twitter or even be able to get the general sale ones. There will be a massive clamour this week as people try get their's for certain and seats with friends/family etc but once this dies down I hope you'll find that the sales are a bit slower and that plenty of the 18k City fans who bought for Villa and Arsenal at home have already got tickets. Good luck Bruce, if unlucky can always audition for X-Factor Sorry just playing along with the dead grandmas cat stuff. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:07pm Tue 29 Jan 13

PaddyBantam says...

silverbantam wrote:
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match.
The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man.

Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match. The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man. Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck. PaddyBantam
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1:10pm Tue 29 Jan 13

PaddyBantam says...

silverbantam wrote:
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
No doubt you will make contact with the T&A and get my above comment removed as you did last time - truth hurts obviously silverbantam.

Have a look at yourself fella.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]No doubt you will make contact with the T&A and get my above comment removed as you did last time - truth hurts obviously silverbantam. Have a look at yourself fella. PaddyBantam
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2:05pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Babbsy says...

brucebantam wrote:
Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.
We've played 5 non-Saturday games already, in half a season's fixtures Bruce, and there's plenty more to come - 5 games attended and the Flexi Card has paid for itself.

Good luck in getting a ticket.
[quote][p][bold]brucebantam[/bold] wrote: Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.[/p][/quote]We've played 5 non-Saturday games already, in half a season's fixtures Bruce, and there's plenty more to come - 5 games attended and the Flexi Card has paid for itself. Good luck in getting a ticket. Babbsy
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2:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents


Hope somebody can and is willing to help you

Brucebantam,,,

Yours

Gentlemanbob

p.s

Bugger i need help myself,,,laugh
Hi Gents Hope somebody can and is willing to help you Brucebantam,,, Yours Gentlemanbob p.s Bugger i need help myself,,,laugh gentlemanbob
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2:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Babbsy says...

brucebantam wrote:
Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.
Bruce, just to let you know, the club has already played 5 home league games in half the season so far, and there plenty more to come in the second half. 5 games attended and your flexi-card has paid for itself.

Good luck in getting a ticket mate.
[quote][p][bold]brucebantam[/bold] wrote: Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.[/p][/quote]Bruce, just to let you know, the club has already played 5 home league games in half the season so far, and there plenty more to come in the second half. 5 games attended and your flexi-card has paid for itself. Good luck in getting a ticket mate. Babbsy
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2:12pm Tue 29 Jan 13

BD16 says...

PaddyBantam wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match. The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man. Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.
Well said Paddy.
[quote][p][bold]PaddyBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match. The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man. Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.[/p][/quote]Well said Paddy. BD16
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2:31pm Tue 29 Jan 13

ES says...

Brucebantam, we must have been neighbours. I was born and brought up on Lupton Street.
Good luck with getting some tickets.
Brucebantam, we must have been neighbours. I was born and brought up on Lupton Street. Good luck with getting some tickets. ES
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3:21pm Tue 29 Jan 13

tinytoonster says...

this is from the swansea website.
Swansea City are covering all associated internet fees and postage charges as a means of thanking supporters to their support this season and to enable them to use this internet service to access tickets conveniently for this exciting event.

Tickets will be processed and dispatched recorded delivery and again no fees will be charged for this service.
why are we paying £7 in total charges?
somebody is obviously making out of this because it does not cost a fiver to send recorded!!
this is from the swansea website. Swansea City are covering all associated internet fees and postage charges as a means of thanking supporters to their support this season and to enable them to use this internet service to access tickets conveniently for this exciting event. Tickets will be processed and dispatched recorded delivery and again no fees will be charged for this service. why are we paying £7 in total charges? somebody is obviously making out of this because it does not cost a fiver to send recorded!! tinytoonster
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3:45pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

So what if we are making a little bit out of any of this? We need to, this golden goose won't be here next season.

30k x £7 is 210k minus whatever the true costs are so any surplus will hopefully be fed back into the club to improve it overall.
So what if we are making a little bit out of any of this? We need to, this golden goose won't be here next season. 30k x £7 is 210k minus whatever the true costs are so any surplus will hopefully be fed back into the club to improve it overall. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has.

Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it?
It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has. Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it? Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:10pm Tue 29 Jan 13

brucebantam says...

Thanks Paddy, BD16, Bob, Prisoner & Babbsy for the kind words. Much appreciated. Sorry for causing a bit of conflict there!

Babbsy I was unable to take up the 5 games Flexicard as you suggest due to my shifts being anytime during 7 days a week 365 days a year. I retire in May and WILL buy a Flexicard next season and get to VP somehow.

ES, I was born in Southfield Square in 1948, if that helps! :-)

I'm signing off now before I ruffle any more feathers! LOL!
Thanks Paddy, BD16, Bob, Prisoner & Babbsy for the kind words. Much appreciated. Sorry for causing a bit of conflict there! Babbsy I was unable to take up the 5 games Flexicard as you suggest due to my shifts being anytime during 7 days a week 365 days a year. I retire in May and WILL buy a Flexicard next season and get to VP somehow. ES, I was born in Southfield Square in 1948, if that helps! :-) I'm signing off now before I ruffle any more feathers! LOL! brucebantam
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4:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

ES says...

Brucebantam,
Top side of Manningham lane I think. Lupton Street is just off Hollywell Ash lane, so I don't think our paths will have crossed.
Brucebantam, Top side of Manningham lane I think. Lupton Street is just off Hollywell Ash lane, so I don't think our paths will have crossed. ES
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4:29pm Tue 29 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

brucebantam wrote:
Thanks Paddy, BD16, Bob, Prisoner & Babbsy for the kind words. Much appreciated. Sorry for causing a bit of conflict there!

Babbsy I was unable to take up the 5 games Flexicard as you suggest due to my shifts being anytime during 7 days a week 365 days a year. I retire in May and WILL buy a Flexicard next season and get to VP somehow.

ES, I was born in Southfield Square in 1948, if that helps! :-)

I'm signing off now before I ruffle any more feathers! LOL!
register o the city site and you may be able to get a ticket when the balance becomes available: I know some season ticket holders either not taking up their option or only getting one or two tickets out of their entitlement.

For those thinking of selling I would say it is an illegal event and they could be prosecuted if found out
[quote][p][bold]brucebantam[/bold] wrote: Thanks Paddy, BD16, Bob, Prisoner & Babbsy for the kind words. Much appreciated. Sorry for causing a bit of conflict there! Babbsy I was unable to take up the 5 games Flexicard as you suggest due to my shifts being anytime during 7 days a week 365 days a year. I retire in May and WILL buy a Flexicard next season and get to VP somehow. ES, I was born in Southfield Square in 1948, if that helps! :-) I'm signing off now before I ruffle any more feathers! LOL![/p][/quote]register o the city site and you may be able to get a ticket when the balance becomes available: I know some season ticket holders either not taking up their option or only getting one or two tickets out of their entitlement. For those thinking of selling I would say it is an illegal event and they could be prosecuted if found out tyker2
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4:46pm Tue 29 Jan 13

audal says...

Any advance on D.O.B 1st match 2nd game from the south seas 3rd from alcatraz 4th from wikikamukau? wow ! even shipley glen, save me a ticket please.
Any advance on D.O.B 1st match 2nd game from the south seas 3rd from alcatraz 4th from wikikamukau? wow ! even shipley glen, save me a ticket please. audal
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4:48pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Down South says...

Well said PaddyBantam. There will be plenty of sob stories and one of them is the away supporter! I have bought 25 tickets this season for me, my wife and my boys but they're virtually exclusively for away games. Where's the flexi-card away supporter system? I'll just have to sit and wait and my boys will probably miss out. He ho, at least we're in the final. I can always go next time!!!!
Well said PaddyBantam. There will be plenty of sob stories and one of them is the away supporter! I have bought 25 tickets this season for me, my wife and my boys but they're virtually exclusively for away games. Where's the flexi-card away supporter system? I'll just have to sit and wait and my boys will probably miss out. He ho, at least we're in the final. I can always go next time!!!! Down South
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5:03pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Rambo says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has.

Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it?
Its not penny pinching. Its that fact that when the only option is to buy online or on the phone and have it posted only. Then they whack on an extra fee.

What next? £5 to walk down Wembley way? £5 turnstile tax?

And while some people are saying its once in a lifetime etc, that doesn't mean we have to get bent over and f***ed for every pound possible
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has. Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it?[/p][/quote]Its not penny pinching. Its that fact that when the only option is to buy online or on the phone and have it posted only. Then they whack on an extra fee. What next? £5 to walk down Wembley way? £5 turnstile tax? And while some people are saying its once in a lifetime etc, that doesn't mean we have to get bent over and f***ed for every pound possible Rambo
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5:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

tinytoonster says...

Rambo wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has.

Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it?
Its not penny pinching. Its that fact that when the only option is to buy online or on the phone and have it posted only. Then they whack on an extra fee.

What next? £5 to walk down Wembley way? £5 turnstile tax?

And while some people are saying its once in a lifetime etc, that doesn't mean we have to get bent over and f***ed for every pound possible
exactly, if the money was for city and only city then fine.
it wont be though because why would swansea be saying they will take the hit on charges?
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: It is this penny pinching, self absorbed attitude that has held this club down as long as it has. Whilst we have chance to fly let's try fly, if it means we incur a little pain or cost to ourselves surely it is worth it?[/p][/quote]Its not penny pinching. Its that fact that when the only option is to buy online or on the phone and have it posted only. Then they whack on an extra fee. What next? £5 to walk down Wembley way? £5 turnstile tax? And while some people are saying its once in a lifetime etc, that doesn't mean we have to get bent over and f***ed for every pound possible[/p][/quote]exactly, if the money was for city and only city then fine. it wont be though because why would swansea be saying they will take the hit on charges? tinytoonster
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5:55pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Rambo says...

I said it near the top, it's "Wembleys high ticketing standards" according to the City website. What exactly are these standards? My name on the ticket and a hologram. AMAZING
I said it near the top, it's "Wembleys high ticketing standards" according to the City website. What exactly are these standards? My name on the ticket and a hologram. AMAZING Rambo
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5:57pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Edinburgh -bantam says...

I wish all genuine City fans success in buying tickets.Don't forget to wear your claret and amber at Wembley.

PCBA -I still miss the exchanges on 606 but thank goodness for the articulate postings on Width of a Post.

All the best
EB
I wish all genuine City fans success in buying tickets.Don't forget to wear your claret and amber at Wembley. PCBA -I still miss the exchanges on 606 but thank goodness for the articulate postings on Width of a Post. All the best EB Edinburgh -bantam
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9:01pm Tue 29 Jan 13

seasonticketholder says...

brucebantam wrote:
Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.
In all fairness you follow Bradford City, but by your own admission you are a lapsed supporter as you no longer attend matches!

If you are 64, then you will be eligble to a concession, something students and the unemployed do not get.

I would think that there will be at least an extra thousand tickets not taken up by season ticket holders.

What about people who have become ill and will not be able to attend etc etc

That is the way it goes.
[quote][p][bold]brucebantam[/bold] wrote: Citygentleman is quite right. I will probably not be lucky enough to buy a ticket under the present rules as I will have to wait until they go on general sale and cross my fingers. There is a mood among a few season ticket/flexi holders that they are the ONLY real fans of the club, and if we were true fans we would at least have flexi-cards ourselves. What about me then, friends? I live in Nottingham and work shifts meaning I work match days. I am in a low paid job and can't afford a car and even the train would be expensive on what I earn. I'm not bleating or asking for sympathy - things are the way they are. My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway. Yet I am a lifelong supporter. When I lived in Bradford I went with my dad and grandpa to every home game from the age of eight. I am now 64 and a few months off retirement. I was in fact born not 200yds from Valley Parade. Yet as things are some people will be buying their three tickets and selling two on. A good friend of mine in Nottingham has offered to drive us both up so I am hoping for 2 tickets. If any season ticket/flexicard holder only needs one ticket and could sell me his other two I would be overjoyed. I am on Twitter as @brucebantam and lots of City Tweeters will know me. CTID.[/p][/quote]In all fairness you follow Bradford City, but by your own admission you are a lapsed supporter as you no longer attend matches! If you are 64, then you will be eligble to a concession, something students and the unemployed do not get. I would think that there will be at least an extra thousand tickets not taken up by season ticket holders. What about people who have become ill and will not be able to attend etc etc That is the way it goes. seasonticketholder
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9:14pm Tue 29 Jan 13

richbar62 says...

tyker2 wrote:
check out livefootballticket.c

om prices from over £150 a ticket
Is this reputable ticket seller i.e, real tickets or fake ones ???
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: check out livefootballticket.c om prices from over £150 a ticket[/p][/quote]Is this reputable ticket seller i.e, real tickets or fake ones ??? richbar62
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9:19pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Dancinfeet says...

How can something so positive and quite frankly brilliant turn people so nasty and twisted. Stop the bickering and one upmanship.
Well done season ticket holders your loyalty has rightly been rewarded but you can't blame people for wanting to go to a once in a lifetime occasion.
How can something so positive and quite frankly brilliant turn people so nasty and twisted. Stop the bickering and one upmanship. Well done season ticket holders your loyalty has rightly been rewarded but you can't blame people for wanting to go to a once in a lifetime occasion. Dancinfeet
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10:07pm Tue 29 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

it is a shocking site with CompuServe involved. Already aghast at trying to link others. The site WILL crash for certain. It is behaving badly tonight and all night until now
it is a shocking site with CompuServe involved. Already aghast at trying to link others. The site WILL crash for certain. It is behaving badly tonight and all night until now tyker2
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10:22pm Tue 29 Jan 13

zakenterprises says...

Just had a look on Ebay and already there are tickets being sold for the cup final. I have just seen 2 tickets currently being bid on with nearly 2 days remaining going at £325.00 it is ridiculous that people can make money out of this. Just like some people i will have to wait and hope there are some going on general sale.

It seems all the tickets may be taken up with people buying them at a cheaper price and then selling them on Ebay.

I think we will be lucky if there are even a cuple of thousand going on general sale.

I just thought you were not allowed to sell tickets for football games unless it was for the face value of the ticket.

Zak
Just had a look on Ebay and already there are tickets being sold for the cup final. I have just seen 2 tickets currently being bid on with nearly 2 days remaining going at £325.00 it is ridiculous that people can make money out of this. Just like some people i will have to wait and hope there are some going on general sale. It seems all the tickets may be taken up with people buying them at a cheaper price and then selling them on Ebay. I think we will be lucky if there are even a cuple of thousand going on general sale. I just thought you were not allowed to sell tickets for football games unless it was for the face value of the ticket. Zak zakenterprises
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1:05am Wed 30 Jan 13

Rambo says...

I've just seen they've actually put the price of postage UP since this morning, was a straight £5, but not £5.65! Whoever decided that has got a huge pair.
I've just seen they've actually put the price of postage UP since this morning, was a straight £5, but not £5.65! Whoever decided that has got a huge pair. Rambo
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3:24am Wed 30 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

zakenterprises wrote:
Just had a look on Ebay and already there are tickets being sold for the cup final. I have just seen 2 tickets currently being bid on with nearly 2 days remaining going at £325.00 it is ridiculous that people can make money out of this. Just like some people i will have to wait and hope there are some going on general sale.

It seems all the tickets may be taken up with people buying them at a cheaper price and then selling them on Ebay.

I think we will be lucky if there are even a cuple of thousand going on general sale.

I just thought you were not allowed to sell tickets for football games unless it was for the face value of the ticket.

Zak
it is an illegal act to sell tickets;check out their identity by asking the seller for the reference number of the tickets
[quote][p][bold]zakenterprises[/bold] wrote: Just had a look on Ebay and already there are tickets being sold for the cup final. I have just seen 2 tickets currently being bid on with nearly 2 days remaining going at £325.00 it is ridiculous that people can make money out of this. Just like some people i will have to wait and hope there are some going on general sale. It seems all the tickets may be taken up with people buying them at a cheaper price and then selling them on Ebay. I think we will be lucky if there are even a cuple of thousand going on general sale. I just thought you were not allowed to sell tickets for football games unless it was for the face value of the ticket. Zak[/p][/quote]it is an illegal act to sell tickets;check out their identity by asking the seller for the reference number of the tickets tyker2
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8:43am Wed 30 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

PaddyBantam wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match.
The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man.

Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.
To be fair, he couldn't justify paying out £50 for a flexi card (or £25 if a season ticket/flexi bought it for him), due to his financial circumstances.

How the h3ll does he propose to pay for his Wembley tickets, let alone transport and/or cost of staying over???
[quote][p][bold]PaddyBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match. The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man. Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.[/p][/quote]To be fair, he couldn't justify paying out £50 for a flexi card (or £25 if a season ticket/flexi bought it for him), due to his financial circumstances. How the h3ll does he propose to pay for his Wembley tickets, let alone transport and/or cost of staying over??? Waynus1971
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9:35am Wed 30 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

completely agree:anyone got tickets yet.we are being told not to close the browser and have been since opening time
completely agree:anyone got tickets yet.we are being told not to close the browser and have been since opening time tyker2
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11:59am Wed 30 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

got through to basket:no reductions for pensioners or children, checked why and got timed out. Been on since bang on 9.

rumour has it even administrators for the site cannot get on to deal with queries!!MUST BE BAD
got through to basket:no reductions for pensioners or children, checked why and got timed out. Been on since bang on 9. rumour has it even administrators for the site cannot get on to deal with queries!!MUST BE BAD tyker2
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12:41pm Wed 30 Jan 13

_Size3_ says...

Just got my tickets after waiting for nearly 3 and a half hours.....yeeeaaaaaa
hhhhhhhhh!

:) :) :)
Just got my tickets after waiting for nearly 3 and a half hours.....yeeeaaaaaa hhhhhhhhh! :) :) :) _Size3_
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12:47pm Wed 30 Jan 13

PaddyBantam says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
PaddyBantam wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please !
brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match.
The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man.

Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.
To be fair, he couldn't justify paying out £50 for a flexi card (or £25 if a season ticket/flexi bought it for him), due to his financial circumstances.

How the h3ll does he propose to pay for his Wembley tickets, let alone transport and/or cost of staying over???
I agree to a point Waynus, my issue is that there was no need for the 'sob' story response. As i said i've read a few of his responses on other threads and they are quite spiteful. I have noticed that since Arsenal there has been a very much them and us divide amongst City 'fans' on who and who shouldn't get tickets. For what ever reason some people can not get to City games does that mean then that they can not be a fan? I agree that season/flexi card holders should have first priority on obtaining match tickets, but you could argue that they are entitled to one ticket per season/flexi ticket, where does 3 come in to it? As for Brucebantam he asked a simple question - is anybody in a position to sell to him a spare ticket, if they have one. He has been a fan for 56 years and for what ever reason he can not attend matches on a regular basis and would like many others like to attend this 'once in a lifetime'! opportunity to see City at Wembley, what is wrong with that? The attitude of some mainly season ticket holders has been terrible against those that don't attend week in week out, it doesn't make them less of a supporter as there could be a million and one reasons why they don't see them play in person - granted without footfall there would be no club, but there is no excuse for some responses on here. At the end of the day those who have a season/flexi card get the first chance of a ticket, so whats the issue.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaddyBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Can we have more X Factor style sob stories please ![/p][/quote]brucebantam is asking whether there is anybody in a position to help and you respond with a comment like that - its not the first time i have had the misfortune to have to read your spiteful comments. It wasn't so long ago that you were slagging the team and PP off - as i posted back then you strike me as being a right horrible little man. He didn't ask you direct did he? I don't think he would bother wasting his breath as you are unlikely to help anyone bar yourself - my only hope is that your transport breaksdown and you are unable to get to the match. The guy is 64 a life long fan and not in a good financial position, your response speaks volumes. I hope nobody stops to offer assistance if your transport breaksdown - vile little man. Bruce bantam i hope somebody comes through for you mate - good luck.[/p][/quote]To be fair, he couldn't justify paying out £50 for a flexi card (or £25 if a season ticket/flexi bought it for him), due to his financial circumstances. How the h3ll does he propose to pay for his Wembley tickets, let alone transport and/or cost of staying over???[/p][/quote]I agree to a point Waynus, my issue is that there was no need for the 'sob' story response. As i said i've read a few of his responses on other threads and they are quite spiteful. I have noticed that since Arsenal there has been a very much them and us divide amongst City 'fans' on who and who shouldn't get tickets. For what ever reason some people can not get to City games does that mean then that they can not be a fan? I agree that season/flexi card holders should have first priority on obtaining match tickets, but you could argue that they are entitled to one ticket per season/flexi ticket, where does 3 come in to it? As for Brucebantam he asked a simple question - is anybody in a position to sell to him a spare ticket, if they have one. He has been a fan for 56 years and for what ever reason he can not attend matches on a regular basis and would like many others like to attend this 'once in a lifetime'! opportunity to see City at Wembley, what is wrong with that? The attitude of some mainly season ticket holders has been terrible against those that don't attend week in week out, it doesn't make them less of a supporter as there could be a million and one reasons why they don't see them play in person - granted without footfall there would be no club, but there is no excuse for some responses on here. At the end of the day those who have a season/flexi card get the first chance of a ticket, so whats the issue. PaddyBantam
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12:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

PaddyBantam says...

A final point - his financial status should not be up for debate, he asked about a ticket that anyone may have for sale - he did not ask for a free ticket, he didn't ask for a reduced price ticket, so how will he fund his ticket, travel etc doesn't really have owt to do with it waynus nor is it any business of you or i.
A final point - his financial status should not be up for debate, he asked about a ticket that anyone may have for sale - he did not ask for a free ticket, he didn't ask for a reduced price ticket, so how will he fund his ticket, travel etc doesn't really have owt to do with it waynus nor is it any business of you or i. PaddyBantam
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5:30pm Wed 30 Jan 13

jeanettew says...

please can anyone help us, we are a family of 4 and have managed to purchase 3 adult tickets. we need 2 adult and 2 child tickets or 4 adult so we can all be together for the game. can anyone swap or advice us what to do or it means us getting 1 more ticket and me staying with the children and my husband watching somewhere else. PLEASE help us stay together!!
please can anyone help us, we are a family of 4 and have managed to purchase 3 adult tickets. we need 2 adult and 2 child tickets or 4 adult so we can all be together for the game. can anyone swap or advice us what to do or it means us getting 1 more ticket and me staying with the children and my husband watching somewhere else. PLEASE help us stay together!! jeanettew
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6:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

brucebantam says...

You know guys, I wish I'd never gone on here to ask what I thought at the time was a perfectly reasonable request. Lots of people have been really nice and made fair comments. PaddyBantam especially - thank you. But a few people have been nasty and spiteful and what's worse, made assumptions about my personal financial circumstances without knowing anything about me. This is a football game folks, and I was hoping for a ticket, that's all - I'm not asking for a heart transplant. There don't seem to be that many hearts amongst Bradford City fans these days, sadly. Hoping, not begging, and certainly not claiming I was some special case, which I am not.

Let's get it straight, season ticket/flexicard holders come first. No question. I am down the pecking order and accept that.

To answer Waynus1971 directly, who has made ignorant assumptions based on prejudice, here are a few facts for you to chew on buddy: I never said I couldn't afford a flexicard. What I said was "My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway". I am a community support worker and can be rotad on any day of the year. I worked Christmas Day, as it happens. So why would I waste money on a flexicard I couldn't use? I retire in May and WILL buy a flexicard for next season, and get to Bradford the cheapest way I can as often as I can afford, and be back late in the evening.

Your next wrong assumption buddy - how the hell can I afford the ticket and travel costs (as I am so impoverished?). Well, I have some good friends who decided amongst themselves a couple of weeks back to club round and buy me a ticket, and one of them agreed to drive us both down to Wembley at his expense, as a 65th birthday present. I go on about Bradford City every Thursday when we all meet at the pub. I am well known as a lifelong Bradford City supporter, and none of them would question my right to watch my beloved team at Wembley.

Does that satisfy you Waynus1971, or is there anything else you would like to know about my personal life. I have had enough now guys. All this bad feeling over a game of football. Even the lovely Bantamblonde has been getting abuse from 'fans' wanting tickets. For the record, I apologise for being the catalyst for much of this negativity. My mistake - I should have realised there are people out there who manage to twist your words and make them sound bad. I will wait until the tickets go on general sale with everybody else, and if I'm lucky I'm lucky, if I'm not I'll go round to one of my many friends house and watch it on Sky, as I did the earlier games. Good luck to jeanettew by the way. I hope you manage to all sit together. CTID
You know guys, I wish I'd never gone on here to ask what I thought at the time was a perfectly reasonable request. Lots of people have been really nice and made fair comments. PaddyBantam especially - thank you. But a few people have been nasty and spiteful and what's worse, made assumptions about my personal financial circumstances without knowing anything about me. This is a football game folks, and I was hoping for a ticket, that's all - I'm not asking for a heart transplant. There don't seem to be that many hearts amongst Bradford City fans these days, sadly. Hoping, not begging, and certainly not claiming I was some special case, which I am not. Let's get it straight, season ticket/flexicard holders come first. No question. I am down the pecking order and accept that. To answer Waynus1971 directly, who has made ignorant assumptions based on prejudice, here are a few facts for you to chew on buddy: I never said I couldn't afford a flexicard. What I said was "My shifts mean I wouldn't be able to watch 95% the games anyway". I am a community support worker and can be rotad on any day of the year. I worked Christmas Day, as it happens. So why would I waste money on a flexicard I couldn't use? I retire in May and WILL buy a flexicard for next season, and get to Bradford the cheapest way I can as often as I can afford, and be back late in the evening. Your next wrong assumption buddy - how the hell can I afford the ticket and travel costs (as I am so impoverished?). Well, I have some good friends who decided amongst themselves a couple of weeks back to club round and buy me a ticket, and one of them agreed to drive us both down to Wembley at his expense, as a 65th birthday present. I go on about Bradford City every Thursday when we all meet at the pub. I am well known as a lifelong Bradford City supporter, and none of them would question my right to watch my beloved team at Wembley. Does that satisfy you Waynus1971, or is there anything else you would like to know about my personal life. I have had enough now guys. All this bad feeling over a game of football. Even the lovely Bantamblonde has been getting abuse from 'fans' wanting tickets. For the record, I apologise for being the catalyst for much of this negativity. My mistake - I should have realised there are people out there who manage to twist your words and make them sound bad. I will wait until the tickets go on general sale with everybody else, and if I'm lucky I'm lucky, if I'm not I'll go round to one of my many friends house and watch it on Sky, as I did the earlier games. Good luck to jeanettew by the way. I hope you manage to all sit together. CTID brucebantam
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6:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

PaddyBantam says...

jeanettew wrote:
please can anyone help us, we are a family of 4 and have managed to purchase 3 adult tickets. we need 2 adult and 2 child tickets or 4 adult so we can all be together for the game. can anyone swap or advice us what to do or it means us getting 1 more ticket and me staying with the children and my husband watching somewhere else. PLEASE help us stay together!!
I'm sorry about your situation, but you have done completely the wrong thing by coming on here and asking for any form of support its not that kind of site, you will be slagged off and questioned how you got your ticket, do you deserve them, how many games have you attended, your children should not have tickets at the expense of an adult fan and told to go tell your sob story to somebody who cares, because thats the response you are likely to get from a very sinister selfish minority of me myself and I supposed City fans.

However, i hope somebody is able to help.
[quote][p][bold]jeanettew[/bold] wrote: please can anyone help us, we are a family of 4 and have managed to purchase 3 adult tickets. we need 2 adult and 2 child tickets or 4 adult so we can all be together for the game. can anyone swap or advice us what to do or it means us getting 1 more ticket and me staying with the children and my husband watching somewhere else. PLEASE help us stay together!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry about your situation, but you have done completely the wrong thing by coming on here and asking for any form of support its not that kind of site, you will be slagged off and questioned how you got your ticket, do you deserve them, how many games have you attended, your children should not have tickets at the expense of an adult fan and told to go tell your sob story to somebody who cares, because thats the response you are likely to get from a very sinister selfish minority of me myself and I supposed City fans. However, i hope somebody is able to help. PaddyBantam
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