Fan pays £2,050 for ticket stubs in bid to get Capital One final tickets

David Baldwin

David Baldwin

First published in Capital One Cup Final – Bradford City v Swansea Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Two stubs of complementary Bradford City tickets were last night sold for more than £2,000 on eBay as desperate fans scramble to get tickets for the Capital One cup final at Wembley.

City bosses last night condemned as ‘disgraceful’ those fans selling their Bantams’ ticket stubs for hugely more than the original face value.

Listings for stubs started appearing on internet auction site eBay last weekend, shortly after City announced that anyone wanting to buy any of the remaining 2,500 tickets for its Capital One Cup final against Swansea must produce a stub from a home league game this season.

Last night, one fan had bid £2,050 for the home match ticket stubs from Saturday’s game against Gillingham which were put up on the auction website for just 99p... which may not even get the bidder a cup final ticket.

Four more ticket stubs had gone well over £1,100 last night, and at least seven other sets of tickets were being auctioned.

Other fans turned to social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to offer their ticket stubs, saying they were willing to accept offers.

But David Baldwin, Bantams’ director of operations, yesterday branded it “disgraceful behaviour” and vowed to take action against those caught buying and selling stubs.

“We will take any means possible to sift them out to make sure genuine supporters can come to the final,” he said.

“It’s not in the spirit of what this is about.”

He also reiterated that having a stub did not necessarily mean supporters would be able to buy a ticket for the final on Sunday, February 24. The demand is far greater than the amount of tickets available,” he said.

The club has revealed details of how it will oversee the general sale of Wembley tickets. Fans will be able to buy a maximum of two tickets each, on a first come, first served basis at the ticket office.

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9:14am Tue 12 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

those who buy are idiots:there is no guarantee they will get tickets from these stubs. Hope the seller has cleared funds
those who buy are idiots:there is no guarantee they will get tickets from these stubs. Hope the seller has cleared funds tyker2
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9:16am Tue 12 Feb 13

OutOfBradford says...

This listing was hijacked!

The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs.

Don't be so naive T&A!
This listing was hijacked! The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs. Don't be so naive T&A! OutOfBradford
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9:37am Tue 12 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

OutOfBradford wrote:
This listing was hijacked!

The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs.

Don't be so naive T&A!
are you certain?
[quote][p][bold]OutOfBradford[/bold] wrote: This listing was hijacked! The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs. Don't be so naive T&A![/p][/quote]are you certain? tyker2
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9:45am Tue 12 Feb 13

OutOfBradford says...

tyker2 wrote:
OutOfBradford wrote:
This listing was hijacked!

The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs.

Don't be so naive T&A!
are you certain?
The last 11 bids on this listing came from people without Zero feedback. Accounts probably opened just to bid on this auction.

It's common. It happens with Concert/Festival Tickets all the time. Face value under £100, "sell" on Ebay to new accounts with Zero feedback for thousands of pounds.

I don't believe for a second that someone has actually handed over £2k for these tickets.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OutOfBradford[/bold] wrote: This listing was hijacked! The bidding was inflated with no intention of paying up. Nobody has actually paid £2k for these stubs. Don't be so naive T&A![/p][/quote]are you certain?[/p][/quote]The last 11 bids on this listing came from people without Zero feedback. Accounts probably opened just to bid on this auction. It's common. It happens with Concert/Festival Tickets all the time. Face value under £100, "sell" on Ebay to new accounts with Zero feedback for thousands of pounds. I don't believe for a second that someone has actually handed over £2k for these tickets. OutOfBradford
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10:07am Tue 12 Feb 13

BigFigure says...

Hahahaha Hannah! These were sales which had been sabotaged by irate fans...you only had to look around eBay to find others selling at "Buy it Now" prices of £20-30, or giving stubs away on Twitter and Facebook, so why would anyone carry on bidding to these levels?
And the sellers had also made the sales cash on collection....so no guarantee of payment or Paypal protection either. Bet they didn't collect!
Hahahaha Hannah! These were sales which had been sabotaged by irate fans...you only had to look around eBay to find others selling at "Buy it Now" prices of £20-30, or giving stubs away on Twitter and Facebook, so why would anyone carry on bidding to these levels? And the sellers had also made the sales cash on collection....so no guarantee of payment or Paypal protection either. Bet they didn't collect! BigFigure
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10:09am Tue 12 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

#Fail

What a joke this story is.

Anyone can see this was a hijacked auction by City fans who were disgusted in people trying to make a quick profit.

No one paid £2k for tickets, for £2k they could buy club wembley tickets and enjoy the game from a box.

Pi55 poor reporting.
#Fail What a joke this story is. Anyone can see this was a hijacked auction by City fans who were disgusted in people trying to make a quick profit. No one paid £2k for tickets, for £2k they could buy club wembley tickets and enjoy the game from a box. Pi55 poor reporting. Thee Voice of Reason
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10:09am Tue 12 Feb 13

BigFigure says...

Forgot to add that the stubs referred to in the article were also from COMPLIMENTARY tickets....so the seller hadn't even paid for them in the first place!
Forgot to add that the stubs referred to in the article were also from COMPLIMENTARY tickets....so the seller hadn't even paid for them in the first place! BigFigure
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10:25am Tue 12 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Anyone but the club looking to make profit from any of this needs 'outing' and banned from VP.

But, as above, and after reading twitter comments, the stupid prices are due to disgusted fans making a mockery out of those who have tried to profit by hijacking their ebay sales.
Anyone but the club looking to make profit from any of this needs 'outing' and banned from VP. But, as above, and after reading twitter comments, the stupid prices are due to disgusted fans making a mockery out of those who have tried to profit by hijacking their ebay sales. Prisoner Cell Block A
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10:43am Tue 12 Feb 13

Edinburgh -bantam says...

City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story"

Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles"

Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold"
City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story" Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles" Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold" Edinburgh -bantam
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11:01am Tue 12 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Edinburgh -bantam wrote:
City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story"

Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles"

Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold"
My wife has just pulled the 'dog got your tickets' on me, she called to say they had arrived but then really downbeat said

"sorry but the dog got them"

believable until I remembered they came registered post.

Cow. :)
[quote][p][bold]Edinburgh -bantam[/bold] wrote: City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story" Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles" Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold"[/p][/quote]My wife has just pulled the 'dog got your tickets' on me, she called to say they had arrived but then really downbeat said "sorry but the dog got them" believable until I remembered they came registered post. Cow. :) Prisoner Cell Block A
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11:39am Tue 12 Feb 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents


Time to change the wife....laugh
They can be buggers sometime.!!!!


Yours

Gentemanbob
Hi Gents Time to change the wife....laugh They can be buggers sometime.!!!! Yours Gentemanbob gentlemanbob
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12:13pm Tue 12 Feb 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents


Time to change the wife....laugh
They can be buggers sometime.!!!!


Yours

Gentemanbob
Hi Gents Time to change the wife....laugh They can be buggers sometime.!!!! Yours Gentemanbob gentlemanbob
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12:18pm Tue 12 Feb 13

seasonticketholder says...

Perhaps better to buy a season ticket for ten seasons, see City play for a decade. So that is 230 home games and less all the Wembley costs/travel time.

Madness
Perhaps better to buy a season ticket for ten seasons, see City play for a decade. So that is 230 home games and less all the Wembley costs/travel time. Madness seasonticketholder
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12:24pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Hund01 says...

What confuses me is that the club already have a data base of registered customers with their own individual numbers and purchase history.
Why didn't they just temporarily close registration and allow the registered fans to buy tickets online?
There is nothing to stop season ticket holders from turning up on Thursday morning with a stub to buy an extra couple of tickets.
This ticket stub and proof of identity is a complete, amateurish farce. They should have also said that Gillingham stubs would not count.
And yes the ebay bidding for stubs was sabotaged, any idiot can see that.
Quite honestly I would be even tempted to sell my genuine ticket for a grand or two. But those with that kind of cash to splash can easily obtain genuine tickets in the Club Wembley seats, there are enough members desperate to get rid of their seats because they have no interest in Swansea or a League 2 club.
What confuses me is that the club already have a data base of registered customers with their own individual numbers and purchase history. Why didn't they just temporarily close registration and allow the registered fans to buy tickets online? There is nothing to stop season ticket holders from turning up on Thursday morning with a stub to buy an extra couple of tickets. This ticket stub and proof of identity is a complete, amateurish farce. They should have also said that Gillingham stubs would not count. And yes the ebay bidding for stubs was sabotaged, any idiot can see that. Quite honestly I would be even tempted to sell my genuine ticket for a grand or two. But those with that kind of cash to splash can easily obtain genuine tickets in the Club Wembley seats, there are enough members desperate to get rid of their seats because they have no interest in Swansea or a League 2 club. Hund01
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12:26pm Tue 12 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

Why didn't the club just sell to fans who have a customer number.

That is those who have had season tickets in the past.

Asking for stubs just encourages selling on the black market.
Why didn't the club just sell to fans who have a customer number. That is those who have had season tickets in the past. Asking for stubs just encourages selling on the black market. silverbantam
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12:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

cheekymofo says...

Deffo fake bids after a facebook idea from a bradford city fan group. Why would anybody pay 2k when you can get £100 seats for the big game for £425 from footballseatfinder.c
om

Good story though T&A. Keep up the good work.
Deffo fake bids after a facebook idea from a bradford city fan group. Why would anybody pay 2k when you can get £100 seats for the big game for £425 from footballseatfinder.c om Good story though T&A. Keep up the good work. cheekymofo
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1:03pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Pricey878 says...

I have checked with city and season ticket holders r complimentary tickets cant be used, so anyone buying these on ebay will be very disappointed come thursday morning when they are turned away, it is individual purchased
tickets only
I have checked with city and season ticket holders r complimentary tickets cant be used, so anyone buying these on ebay will be very disappointed come thursday morning when they are turned away, it is individual purchased tickets only Pricey878
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1:03pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Pricey878 says...

I have checked with city and season ticket holders r complimentary tickets cant be used, so anyone buying these on ebay will be very disappointed come thursday morning when they are turned away, it is individual purchased
tickets only
I have checked with city and season ticket holders r complimentary tickets cant be used, so anyone buying these on ebay will be very disappointed come thursday morning when they are turned away, it is individual purchased tickets only Pricey878
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1:09pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Old Peculiar says...

As long as the stubs are going to City fans, I don't really see the problem. And lets face it, no one is going to pay in excess of £50 for a stub unless they are genuine fans. There are second hand shirts selling on ebay for nearly £100, which will have only cost £40 when brand new - I can't really see the difference, its an opportunity for someone to make a few quid, and if the buyer is happy, what's the problem ?? The club made the rules, and if the rules can be bent to benefit your own interests - fair play.
As long as the stubs are going to City fans, I don't really see the problem. And lets face it, no one is going to pay in excess of £50 for a stub unless they are genuine fans. There are second hand shirts selling on ebay for nearly £100, which will have only cost £40 when brand new - I can't really see the difference, its an opportunity for someone to make a few quid, and if the buyer is happy, what's the problem ?? The club made the rules, and if the rules can be bent to benefit your own interests - fair play. Old Peculiar
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1:13pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

cheekymofo wrote:
Deffo fake bids after a facebook idea from a bradford city fan group. Why would anybody pay 2k when you can get £100 seats for the big game for £425 from footballseatfinder.c om Good story though T&A. Keep up the good work.
What does the editor of this paper do? Seriously letting this go to press is embarrassing.
[quote][p][bold]cheekymofo[/bold] wrote: Deffo fake bids after a facebook idea from a bradford city fan group. Why would anybody pay 2k when you can get £100 seats for the big game for £425 from footballseatfinder.c om Good story though T&A. Keep up the good work.[/p][/quote]What does the editor of this paper do? Seriously letting this go to press is embarrassing. Thee Voice of Reason
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1:29pm Tue 12 Feb 13

markthemenace says...

Hannah you need to take a reality check do you really believe some clown paid £2,000 for ticket stubs............any
thing to sell papers!!!

There are a number of ticket stubs on ebay, mostly at 99p, although some people just don't read because most of them are cup tickets from the Arsenal & Villa games...DOHHH!!!!

Bradford City should identify the culprits and not allow these tickets to be used because the majority of them you can see the block, row & seat number and some have their membership numbers on!
Hannah you need to take a reality check do you really believe some clown paid £2,000 for ticket stubs............any thing to sell papers!!! There are a number of ticket stubs on ebay, mostly at 99p, although some people just don't read because most of them are cup tickets from the Arsenal & Villa games...DOHHH!!!! Bradford City should identify the culprits and not allow these tickets to be used because the majority of them you can see the block, row & seat number and some have their membership numbers on! markthemenace
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1:31pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

So many ****-ups. A lot of the T&A journalists do not have much by way of life experience. This leads to 'disasters' like this.
So many ****-ups. A lot of the T&A journalists do not have much by way of life experience. This leads to 'disasters' like this. Michael Clayton
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1:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

Does anyone know if you can use the ticket stub from the next home match v Dagenham or the postponed home match against Wycombe ?
Does anyone know if you can use the ticket stub from the next home match v Dagenham or the postponed home match against Wycombe ? silverbantam
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2:10pm Tue 12 Feb 13

loftyme says...

Yet another naff story written by a reporter who looks like she just left school last year.
Yet another naff story written by a reporter who looks like she just left school last year. loftyme
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2:44pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

gentlemanbob wrote:
Hi Gents


Time to change the wife....laugh
They can be buggers sometime.!!!!


Yours

Gentemanbob
If only Bob, if only ;)

hahaha
[quote][p][bold]gentlemanbob[/bold] wrote: Hi Gents Time to change the wife....laugh They can be buggers sometime.!!!! Yours Gentemanbob[/p][/quote]If only Bob, if only ;) hahaha Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Pricey878 says...

It has to be a game that has already been played and only tickets that are bought for that match. Not season ticket stubs or complimentary tickets, or cup games. There are going to be a lot of people buying these stubs on ebay and still not getting a ticket. If a season ticket stubis used the wembley and seasin ticket will be cancelled, I have checked all this with ticket office. Please pasd on so people dont queue with wrongg stubs.
It has to be a game that has already been played and only tickets that are bought for that match. Not season ticket stubs or complimentary tickets, or cup games. There are going to be a lot of people buying these stubs on ebay and still not getting a ticket. If a season ticket stubis used the wembley and seasin ticket will be cancelled, I have checked all this with ticket office. Please pasd on so people dont queue with wrongg stubs. Pricey878
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3:24pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Chillum Bantam says...

T&A reporting at it's best again.
T&A reporting at it's best again. Chillum Bantam
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4:22pm Tue 12 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

Complimentary tickets are allowed for anyone wanting to know.
Complimentary tickets are allowed for anyone wanting to know. silverbantam
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4:53pm Tue 12 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

If people are just selling ticket stubs on ebay anyone can get hold of them.

Potentially they could get into the hands of Swansea supporters which must be dangerous.

The club must scrap this stub ruling and only accept sales from those already on City's database which includes previous season ticket holders.
If people are just selling ticket stubs on ebay anyone can get hold of them. Potentially they could get into the hands of Swansea supporters which must be dangerous. The club must scrap this stub ruling and only accept sales from those already on City's database which includes previous season ticket holders. silverbantam
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4:55pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Plastic Bantam says...

This person didn't run the 2nd west pub by any chance did they?!
This person didn't run the 2nd west pub by any chance did they?! Plastic Bantam
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5:18pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Pricey878 says...

Compliamentary tickets do not count, I got that from ticket office.
Compliamentary tickets do not count, I got that from ticket office. Pricey878
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5:43pm Tue 12 Feb 13

tinytoonster says...

not in the spirit of the club, neither's letting people get 25 year season tickets then screwing em!!
use the cup run money and pay em back!
i'm not one by the way.
not in the spirit of the club, neither's letting people get 25 year season tickets then screwing em!! use the cup run money and pay em back! i'm not one by the way. tinytoonster
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6:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

Pricey878 wrote:
Compliamentary tickets do not count, I got that from ticket office.
Apparently nobody knows for sure. Depending on who you speak to in the ticket office you get a different answer everytime.

Anyway obviously this was a hijack but cant understand why some fans are shooting down those that sell their stubs. Was a stupid idea (stubs) in the first place but whats wrong with some fans making a little money? Whats the difference between that and them buying 3 tickets and selling one to a work colleague for example which has been rife
[quote][p][bold]Pricey878[/bold] wrote: Compliamentary tickets do not count, I got that from ticket office.[/p][/quote]Apparently nobody knows for sure. Depending on who you speak to in the ticket office you get a different answer everytime. Anyway obviously this was a hijack but cant understand why some fans are shooting down those that sell their stubs. Was a stupid idea (stubs) in the first place but whats wrong with some fans making a little money? Whats the difference between that and them buying 3 tickets and selling one to a work colleague for example which has been rife Andy2010
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8:03pm Tue 12 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

There's gonna be some angry people in the queue on Thursday !!

There is confusion over which stubs are acceptable or not. Can you use a Complimentary ticket stub ? Or a future home match ? On ebay someone was selling a Wycombe home match stub which was postponed and not played yet ?

Also which postcodes are acceptable for buying a ticket ? Only Bradford or all of West Yorkshire or even further afield?

If these points aren't clarified by the club before Thursday there are gonna be some irate people getting upset after queuing for hours then finding they can't buy a ticket on some technicality !
There's gonna be some angry people in the queue on Thursday !! There is confusion over which stubs are acceptable or not. Can you use a Complimentary ticket stub ? Or a future home match ? On ebay someone was selling a Wycombe home match stub which was postponed and not played yet ? Also which postcodes are acceptable for buying a ticket ? Only Bradford or all of West Yorkshire or even further afield? If these points aren't clarified by the club before Thursday there are gonna be some irate people getting upset after queuing for hours then finding they can't buy a ticket on some technicality ! silverbantam
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8:10pm Tue 12 Feb 13

undercliffebantam says...

tinytoonster says...
5:43pm Tue 12 Feb 13

not in the spirit of the club, neither's letting people get 25 year season tickets then screwing em!!
use the cup run money and pay em back!
i'm not one by the way.

Great post.
I am one by the way.
tinytoonster says... 5:43pm Tue 12 Feb 13 not in the spirit of the club, neither's letting people get 25 year season tickets then screwing em!! use the cup run money and pay em back! i'm not one by the way. Great post. I am one by the way. undercliffebantam
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8:44pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Statler4 says...

silverbantam wrote:
Does anyone know if you can use the ticket stub from the next home match v Dagenham or the postponed home match against Wycombe ?
Yes, you can definitely use the stubs from the postponed Wycombe game. I have those and I checked with the club yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know if you can use the ticket stub from the next home match v Dagenham or the postponed home match against Wycombe ?[/p][/quote]Yes, you can definitely use the stubs from the postponed Wycombe game. I have those and I checked with the club yesterday. Statler4
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9:45pm Tue 12 Feb 13

seen it all before says...

Not in the spirit of things! WHAT
Get a life, is paying a foriegn numb nut £200,000 per week in the spirit of the game.
bet you could get as many tickets as you want at Wembley £200
Not in the spirit of things! WHAT Get a life, is paying a foriegn numb nut £200,000 per week in the spirit of the game. bet you could get as many tickets as you want at Wembley £200 seen it all before
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11:13pm Tue 12 Feb 13

seasonticketholder says...

From the reporter who brought you 'Second West', now this.

Next it will be City trolley bus found on the moon!
From the reporter who brought you 'Second West', now this. Next it will be City trolley bus found on the moon! seasonticketholder
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12:03am Wed 13 Feb 13

Bradford_city_fan says...

Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!!
Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!! Bradford_city_fan
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12:39am Wed 13 Feb 13

TirNaNog says...

How naive is this reporter? Does she sit at the computer all day believing tales from Facebook/Twitter? I've heard a story she might be interested in. Apparently a young, attractive girl is being kept locked up and forced to do housework whilst her 2 sisters go out all the time and they're right munters. I've heard that Billy Pearce is involved somewhere along the line. The T&A should send her out to investigate.
How naive is this reporter? Does she sit at the computer all day believing tales from Facebook/Twitter? I've heard a story she might be interested in. Apparently a young, attractive girl is being kept locked up and forced to do housework whilst her 2 sisters go out all the time and they're right munters. I've heard that Billy Pearce is involved somewhere along the line. The T&A should send her out to investigate. TirNaNog
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12:57am Wed 13 Feb 13

JamesRobertshaw says...

its a fake, bantamsbanter were thinking of doing the same, bidding way more than what it should cost to try to stop people from selling old tickets, good on them is what i say
its a fake, bantamsbanter were thinking of doing the same, bidding way more than what it should cost to try to stop people from selling old tickets, good on them is what i say JamesRobertshaw
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8:19am Wed 13 Feb 13

Statler4 says...

TirNaNog wrote:
How naive is this reporter? Does she sit at the computer all day believing tales from Facebook/Twitter? I've heard a story she might be interested in. Apparently a young, attractive girl is being kept locked up and forced to do housework whilst her 2 sisters go out all the time and they're right munters. I've heard that Billy Pearce is involved somewhere along the line. The T&A should send her out to investigate.
The reporter does not simply write the story then put it in the paper. It is gone through by sub editors and chopped and changed. Even some of the leading journalists in the land can open their newspaper and read an article purportedly written by them but which bears very little resemblance to the one they wrote after the sub editors have been at it.
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: How naive is this reporter? Does she sit at the computer all day believing tales from Facebook/Twitter? I've heard a story she might be interested in. Apparently a young, attractive girl is being kept locked up and forced to do housework whilst her 2 sisters go out all the time and they're right munters. I've heard that Billy Pearce is involved somewhere along the line. The T&A should send her out to investigate.[/p][/quote]The reporter does not simply write the story then put it in the paper. It is gone through by sub editors and chopped and changed. Even some of the leading journalists in the land can open their newspaper and read an article purportedly written by them but which bears very little resemblance to the one they wrote after the sub editors have been at it. Statler4
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9:43am Wed 13 Feb 13

cityfan608 says...

I am so bored of people moaning and plotting about Wembley tickets. I am only 29 and had season ticket for well over half my life. I save up for a season ticket.... May I suggest if you are so bothered about bradford city you put your money where your mouth is and start a committed support!
I am so bored of people moaning and plotting about Wembley tickets. I am only 29 and had season ticket for well over half my life. I save up for a season ticket.... May I suggest if you are so bothered about bradford city you put your money where your mouth is and start a committed support! cityfan608
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12:05pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

Bradford_city_fan wrote:
Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!!
Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions

If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford_city_fan[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses. Andy2010
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12:39pm Wed 13 Feb 13

TirNaNog says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Bradford_city_fan wrote:
Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!!
Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions

If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses.
Erm , no it isn't! If he was selling the tickets and getting people to artificially bump up the price THAT would be shill bidding. He's merely wrecking some chancers auction - and rightly so! I have a photo of some tickets taken from ebay that clearly show the ticket details if BCFC are interested in tracing the culprits!
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford_city_fan[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses.[/p][/quote]Erm , no it isn't! If he was selling the tickets and getting people to artificially bump up the price THAT would be shill bidding. He's merely wrecking some chancers auction - and rightly so! I have a photo of some tickets taken from ebay that clearly show the ticket details if BCFC are interested in tracing the culprits! TirNaNog
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1:11pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

TirNaNog wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Bradford_city_fan wrote:
Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!!
Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions

If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses.
Erm , no it isn't! If he was selling the tickets and getting people to artificially bump up the price THAT would be shill bidding. He's merely wrecking some chancers auction - and rightly so! I have a photo of some tickets taken from ebay that clearly show the ticket details if BCFC are interested in tracing the culprits!
OK fair enough but what business is it of his or others in his little gang to wreck other peoples auctions?

none whatsoever. would it not be the same as for example if I objected against someone selling something they owned simple because I didnt like the idea?

Like i said I understand the sentiment and grievance but it was not his/her or any of their little gangs business to get involved
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford_city_fan[/bold] wrote: Just to clarify nobody actually paid over 2 grand for any Stubbs I run a Facebook page called Bradford city fan (feel free to take a peek) and it was my idea to get members to setup fake eBay accounts and bid them upto stupid amounts as we think its a horrendous thing to do to people. Do the T&A not research things? So relax mr Baldwin all is good. By the way can you not trace the tickets as each auction has photos showing the member number. Why should innocent people be ripped off? Remember check out Bradford city fan on Facebook we show the latest news and have debates/discussions about things happening at Bradford city!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst I can understand your sentiment, what you encouraged others to do was wrong. Its called Shill bidding and what gives you the right to say who can and cant sell their OWN possessions If someone is willing to pay and someone willing to sell what business is it of yours or anyone elses.[/p][/quote]Erm , no it isn't! If he was selling the tickets and getting people to artificially bump up the price THAT would be shill bidding. He's merely wrecking some chancers auction - and rightly so! I have a photo of some tickets taken from ebay that clearly show the ticket details if BCFC are interested in tracing the culprits![/p][/quote]OK fair enough but what business is it of his or others in his little gang to wreck other peoples auctions? none whatsoever. would it not be the same as for example if I objected against someone selling something they owned simple because I didnt like the idea? Like i said I understand the sentiment and grievance but it was not his/her or any of their little gangs business to get involved Andy2010
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2:00pm Wed 13 Feb 13

dannbradfc says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Edinburgh -bantam wrote: City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story" Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles" Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold"
My wife has just pulled the 'dog got your tickets' on me, she called to say they had arrived but then really downbeat said "sorry but the dog got them" believable until I remembered they came registered post. Cow. :)
For real my wife had put my Villa home tickets in the recycle bin. I couldn't find them on the morning of the game, the same day the bins were put out for collection.

Thus had i not checked and waited till i got home they wouild have gone and quite possibly so would have the wife.......
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edinburgh -bantam[/bold] wrote: City's cup final is proving a boost to journalists who have to fill column inches.I'm just waiting for "the dog ate my ticket story" Next week we'll have " The arrival of overseas Bantams", followed by "The Players' Wives' Cup Final hairstyles" Tomorrow " The start of the queue" then "The hard luck story-I was next but they'd all been sold"[/p][/quote]My wife has just pulled the 'dog got your tickets' on me, she called to say they had arrived but then really downbeat said "sorry but the dog got them" believable until I remembered they came registered post. Cow. :)[/p][/quote]For real my wife had put my Villa home tickets in the recycle bin. I couldn't find them on the morning of the game, the same day the bins were put out for collection. Thus had i not checked and waited till i got home they wouild have gone and quite possibly so would have the wife....... dannbradfc
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