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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Price at Valley Parade Buy this photo Steve Price at Valley Parade

He queued for 27 hours and pitched a tent in the snow despite already having tickets for Bradford City’s Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

But now Steven Price, 31, of Shipley, has made sure the rest of his family will be walking down Wembley Way with him on Sunday, February 24.

The Princes Soft Drinks worker, who was first to arrive outside the Valley Parade ticket office at 5.45am on Wednesday, was at the front of the line to buy ‘general sale’ tickets for the club’s clash against Premier League Swansea when they went on sale just after 9am yesterday.

Mr Price, whose nine-year-old stepson Luke Hirst was a mascot when the Bantams played Arsenal, was led down to the ticket office from inside the stadium, where eager fans were taken at 1.30am yesterday to keep them out of the cold.

Speaking outside the ticket office, shortly after buying tickets for his wife Nicola, 31, as well as his nine-year-old nephew Lyndon Marshall and in-laws Gillian and Danny Marshall, he said: “I have been here 27 hours but it’s completely worth it. It feels amazing to have my tickets at last.

“I’m going home now, but I don’t think I’ll be going to bed.

“Walking down Wembley Way I’m going to be buzzing. We’re definitely going to beat Swansea!”

Yesterday morning about 1,000 people were snaked around Valley Parade, with hopeful fans still arriving at the ground to join the back of the queue as tickets went on sale.

About half were waiting in the McCall Suite inside the stadium and half outside the ground, with fans being taken down to the ticket office in small groups of 20 to 30.

Another fan, Paul Smith, 49, of Lidget Green, had spent much of the night making hot drinks for people in the queue after arriving with a gas stove.

“It feels fantastic – absolutely amazing,” he said, after buying a ticket for his 11-year-old son Mason.

“The team have done it for us and now we’re doing it for them. I’ve been camped out up on Bantam Hill and it’s been brilliant.

“I promised my son that I’d get him a ticket and I have – that’s what this is all about. We’ve got the golden ticket!”

Another supporter, Craig Dignam, 47, originally of Woodside but now serving in the Army, said it felt “awesome” to finally have his tickets after queuing since 12.10pm on Wednesday.

“There’s been a great atmosphere down here, we’ve all had a giggle and have stuck together,” he added.

“I think when I walk down Wembley Way I’ll probably cry!”

By about 1.30pm, queues had disappeared from outside Valley Parade but hundreds of weary fans were still waiting inside the ground, including some who had not been to sleep for more than 24 hours.

Anxious supporters could be seen clutching orange slips that guaranteed that they would get their tickets and showed their place in line as they waited to be called to the ticket windows.

“It does feel a bit like an airport waiting room, waiting for your flight to be called,” said Simon Lewis, 22, of Baildon, who had taken a ‘power nap’ since arriving in the suite.

“There have been people sleeping on the floor and others playing games on their phones. But it’ll all be worth it to see Bradford City at Wembley.”

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8:09am Fri 15 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Just so this Superfan is aware, we played Notts County and Watford away before Burton at home before we drew Wigan in round 4 not round 1.
Just so this Superfan is aware, we played Notts County and Watford away before Burton at home before we drew Wigan in round 4 not round 1. Thee Voice of Reason
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8:12am Fri 15 Feb 13

Freddy says...

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Congratulations to everyone who queued, in those very cold conditions, to get their Wembley Tickets.
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Talk about " The Hard Core " of Bradford City Supporters. Camping out -on " BANTAM HILL ", and bonding through the night , to obtain their ticket objectives.
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You will ALL be contributors and participants in Football History--Bradford City's History. YOU HAVE ALL FULLY DESERVED YOUR TICKETS--Well Done!!.
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* Congratulations to everyone who queued, in those very cold conditions, to get their Wembley Tickets. * Talk about " The Hard Core " of Bradford City Supporters. Camping out -on " BANTAM HILL ", and bonding through the night , to obtain their ticket objectives. * You will ALL be contributors and participants in Football History--Bradford City's History. YOU HAVE ALL FULLY DESERVED YOUR TICKETS--Well Done!!. * Freddy
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8:29am Fri 15 Feb 13

thecitygentuk says...

Let's not forget that alot of these 'hardcore' fans were only doing it to earn a quick buck, with some £40 tickets already going for up to £250 on a well-known auction site....
Let's not forget that alot of these 'hardcore' fans were only doing it to earn a quick buck, with some £40 tickets already going for up to £250 on a well-known auction site.... thecitygentuk
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8:33am Fri 15 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

thecitygentuk wrote:
Let's not forget that alot of these 'hardcore' fans were only doing it to earn a quick buck, with some £40 tickets already going for up to £250 on a well-known auction site....
It's good to see Baldwin taking action to those trying to profit.
A guy on twitter has been told the £56 ticket he is trying to sell for £100 will be cancelled and his employers informed of him breaking the law.
[quote][p][bold]thecitygentuk[/bold] wrote: Let's not forget that alot of these 'hardcore' fans were only doing it to earn a quick buck, with some £40 tickets already going for up to £250 on a well-known auction site....[/p][/quote]It's good to see Baldwin taking action to those trying to profit. A guy on twitter has been told the £56 ticket he is trying to sell for £100 will be cancelled and his employers informed of him breaking the law. Thee Voice of Reason
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8:42am Fri 15 Feb 13

JonnyBantam says...

I, like many, are dying to know one thing....how did the landlady of the Second West get on????

I'd have thought she'd have been at the front of the queue!!
I, like many, are dying to know one thing....how did the landlady of the Second West get on???? I'd have thought she'd have been at the front of the queue!! JonnyBantam
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8:43am Fri 15 Feb 13

benish says...

I hope all touts on eBay have there tickets cancelled!

It's not hard to identify them when they are taking pictures of the tickets containing there seat number details which are all linked to a name.
I hope all touts on eBay have there tickets cancelled! It's not hard to identify them when they are taking pictures of the tickets containing there seat number details which are all linked to a name. benish
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9:04am Fri 15 Feb 13

dannbradfc says...

JonnyBantam wrote:
I, like many, are dying to know one thing....how did the landlady of the Second West get on???? I'd have thought she'd have been at the front of the queue!!
yes strange she wasn't on any of the footage. I hope they did afta queue though and that her sad tale meant she jumped the queue......
[quote][p][bold]JonnyBantam[/bold] wrote: I, like many, are dying to know one thing....how did the landlady of the Second West get on???? I'd have thought she'd have been at the front of the queue!![/p][/quote]yes strange she wasn't on any of the footage. I hope they did afta queue though and that her sad tale meant she jumped the queue...... dannbradfc
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9:08am Fri 15 Feb 13

Hund01 says...

I am surprised that people are so stupid to actually attempt to sell their tickets on ebay. They clearly do not understand the consequences.
A bit like that stupid journalist from the Guardian who tried to sell his on Twitter.
I am surprised that people are so stupid to actually attempt to sell their tickets on ebay. They clearly do not understand the consequences. A bit like that stupid journalist from the Guardian who tried to sell his on Twitter. Hund01
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9:30am Fri 15 Feb 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Morning guys. I feel I need to post this message to you all. It's regarding LSR cameras. I know they almost a thing of the past lol. but quite a few people still possess them. I have one myself and I actually spoke to wembley about their rules on this matter and they told me that LSR cameras are NOT allowed to be brought into the stadium. you eather let them confiscate them or you will not be admitted into the stadium. Wembley say that they are regarded as items for professional use. ie. removable lenses and attachable zooms. Yeh sounds crazy but it's true. I've let Simon parker know so he can also advise everyone in the T&A and I have just spoken to the club to ask them to get that Info on the website. I hope this info has been of some help lads. Oh yeh, DIGITAL cameras are ok.
Morning guys. I feel I need to post this message to you all. It's regarding LSR cameras. I know they almost a thing of the past lol. but quite a few people still possess them. I have one myself and I actually spoke to wembley about their rules on this matter and they told me that LSR cameras are NOT allowed to be brought into the stadium. you eather let them confiscate them or you will not be admitted into the stadium. Wembley say that they are regarded as items for professional use. ie. removable lenses and attachable zooms. Yeh sounds crazy but it's true. I've let Simon parker know so he can also advise everyone in the T&A and I have just spoken to the club to ask them to get that Info on the website. I hope this info has been of some help lads. Oh yeh, DIGITAL cameras are ok. ALEXIMO.56.
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9:48am Fri 15 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

Are all tickets now sold?
Are all tickets now sold? tyker2
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10:00am Fri 15 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

no sympathy for caught touters ...

but how do all these online ticket sites get round those same laws ..and how do vip club wembley tickets appear on those sites ?

with huge markups and 'service' fees on top .. ???
no sympathy for caught touters ... but how do all these online ticket sites get round those same laws ..and how do vip club wembley tickets appear on those sites ? with huge markups and 'service' fees on top .. ??? NorthernBull
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10:01am Fri 15 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

when i left last night at 1900 a few hundred tickets were still available ??

i assume on sale this morning ..
when i left last night at 1900 a few hundred tickets were still available ?? i assume on sale this morning .. NorthernBull
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10:27am Fri 15 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

City did well overall yesterday looking after the fans ... but it came a little too late ...and left many loyal fans far too exposed to the yorkshire elements ..

The fans should not have been left exposed for so long ... there were young children with parents (questionable parent responsibility in the night i know) ...and wheelchair bound people ...queing in the freezing cold rain ...in the dark ...

but they probably expected some cover to be forthcoming from city ...

the ground covers 24000 !!!!!

Once it could be seen that 200 people were there at 22.00 hours on Wed night ... an immediate under cover entry system should have been put in place .

City should have had the id checking desk at the far end of the coop stand ..

this would have easily swallowed up , under cover in an instant , the 500 that had arrived by 04.00 am on thursday ...

then once the indoors checks had been made ..the then under cover queued fans could have made there way to the civilsed part of the plan ...up to the mcall suite .....

the stewards were magnificent and cant be praised highly enough but they needed better leadership in the plan ...

look after the people under cover !!.... they were showing you who would risk so much for the club ..and how much they loved it...

in the end a response came ..but the id wallpaper pasting desks were placed wrongly ....at the entry of the ground ... leaving people quining outside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

simplez .... just make note and lets make sure next time the id checks are under cover at the far end of the cover ...

doh !!

now i have thawed out .... and not caught double pneumonia ...hopefully ..

i can start to get ready for the biggest miracle ever in World football ...

we will have 11 players ... 55k fans as we will have the neutrals ...

and more importantly we will have 56
with us who we will never forget in Bradford...

Im taking Moira with me ..my fantastic classmate from Buttershaw Upper School in 1985...
City did well overall yesterday looking after the fans ... but it came a little too late ...and left many loyal fans far too exposed to the yorkshire elements .. The fans should not have been left exposed for so long ... there were young children with parents (questionable parent responsibility in the night i know) ...and wheelchair bound people ...queing in the freezing cold rain ...in the dark ... but they probably expected some cover to be forthcoming from city ... the ground covers 24000 !!!!! Once it could be seen that 200 people were there at 22.00 hours on Wed night ... an immediate under cover entry system should have been put in place . City should have had the id checking desk at the far end of the coop stand .. this would have easily swallowed up , under cover in an instant , the 500 that had arrived by 04.00 am on thursday ... then once the indoors checks had been made ..the then under cover queued fans could have made there way to the civilsed part of the plan ...up to the mcall suite ..... the stewards were magnificent and cant be praised highly enough but they needed better leadership in the plan ... look after the people under cover !!.... they were showing you who would risk so much for the club ..and how much they loved it... in the end a response came ..but the id wallpaper pasting desks were placed wrongly ....at the entry of the ground ... leaving people quining outside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! simplez .... just make note and lets make sure next time the id checks are under cover at the far end of the cover ... doh !! now i have thawed out .... and not caught double pneumonia ...hopefully .. i can start to get ready for the biggest miracle ever in World football ... we will have 11 players ... 55k fans as we will have the neutrals ... and more importantly we will have 56 with us who we will never forget in Bradford... Im taking Moira with me ..my fantastic classmate from Buttershaw Upper School in 1985... NorthernBull
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11:01am Fri 15 Feb 13

bettyswollocks says...

NorthernBull wrote:
City did well overall yesterday looking after the fans ... but it came a little too late ...and left many loyal fans far too exposed to the yorkshire elements .. The fans should not have been left exposed for so long ... there were young children with parents (questionable parent responsibility in the night i know) ...and wheelchair bound people ...queing in the freezing cold rain ...in the dark ... but they probably expected some cover to be forthcoming from city ... the ground covers 24000 !!!!! Once it could be seen that 200 people were there at 22.00 hours on Wed night ... an immediate under cover entry system should have been put in place . City should have had the id checking desk at the far end of the coop stand .. this would have easily swallowed up , under cover in an instant , the 500 that had arrived by 04.00 am on thursday ... then once the indoors checks had been made ..the then under cover queued fans could have made there way to the civilsed part of the plan ...up to the mcall suite ..... the stewards were magnificent and cant be praised highly enough but they needed better leadership in the plan ... look after the people under cover !!.... they were showing you who would risk so much for the club ..and how much they loved it... in the end a response came ..but the id wallpaper pasting desks were placed wrongly ....at the entry of the ground ... leaving people quining outside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! simplez .... just make note and lets make sure next time the id checks are under cover at the far end of the cover ... doh !! now i have thawed out .... and not caught double pneumonia ...hopefully .. i can start to get ready for the biggest miracle ever in World football ... we will have 11 players ... 55k fans as we will have the neutrals ... and more importantly we will have 56 with us who we will never forget in Bradford... Im taking Moira with me ..my fantastic classmate from Buttershaw Upper School in 1985...
Numpty - why should the club pay to staff the ground just so that people who chose to queue up early can be under cover.

Nobody was forcing these people to be there.
[quote][p][bold]NorthernBull[/bold] wrote: City did well overall yesterday looking after the fans ... but it came a little too late ...and left many loyal fans far too exposed to the yorkshire elements .. The fans should not have been left exposed for so long ... there were young children with parents (questionable parent responsibility in the night i know) ...and wheelchair bound people ...queing in the freezing cold rain ...in the dark ... but they probably expected some cover to be forthcoming from city ... the ground covers 24000 !!!!! Once it could be seen that 200 people were there at 22.00 hours on Wed night ... an immediate under cover entry system should have been put in place . City should have had the id checking desk at the far end of the coop stand .. this would have easily swallowed up , under cover in an instant , the 500 that had arrived by 04.00 am on thursday ... then once the indoors checks had been made ..the then under cover queued fans could have made there way to the civilsed part of the plan ...up to the mcall suite ..... the stewards were magnificent and cant be praised highly enough but they needed better leadership in the plan ... look after the people under cover !!.... they were showing you who would risk so much for the club ..and how much they loved it... in the end a response came ..but the id wallpaper pasting desks were placed wrongly ....at the entry of the ground ... leaving people quining outside !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! simplez .... just make note and lets make sure next time the id checks are under cover at the far end of the cover ... doh !! now i have thawed out .... and not caught double pneumonia ...hopefully .. i can start to get ready for the biggest miracle ever in World football ... we will have 11 players ... 55k fans as we will have the neutrals ... and more importantly we will have 56 with us who we will never forget in Bradford... Im taking Moira with me ..my fantastic classmate from Buttershaw Upper School in 1985...[/p][/quote]Numpty - why should the club pay to staff the ground just so that people who chose to queue up early can be under cover. Nobody was forcing these people to be there. bettyswollocks
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12:19pm Fri 15 Feb 13

steeton bantam says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
Morning guys. I feel I need to post this message to you all. It's regarding LSR cameras. I know they almost a thing of the past lol. but quite a few people still possess them. I have one myself and I actually spoke to wembley about their rules on this matter and they told me that LSR cameras are NOT allowed to be brought into the stadium. you eather let them confiscate them or you will not be admitted into the stadium. Wembley say that they are regarded as items for professional use. ie. removable lenses and attachable zooms. Yeh sounds crazy but it's true. I've let Simon parker know so he can also advise everyone in the T&A and I have just spoken to the club to ask them to get that Info on the website. I hope this info has been of some help lads. Oh yeh, DIGITAL cameras are ok.
Aleximo I had just the opposite response. I contacted Wembley regarding Cameras with detachable lenses. They told me mine would be perfectly Ok its people with Lenses the size of small rocket launchers that would not be allowed in
But based on what you have saidI think I'll take the email with me to Wembley
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: Morning guys. I feel I need to post this message to you all. It's regarding LSR cameras. I know they almost a thing of the past lol. but quite a few people still possess them. I have one myself and I actually spoke to wembley about their rules on this matter and they told me that LSR cameras are NOT allowed to be brought into the stadium. you eather let them confiscate them or you will not be admitted into the stadium. Wembley say that they are regarded as items for professional use. ie. removable lenses and attachable zooms. Yeh sounds crazy but it's true. I've let Simon parker know so he can also advise everyone in the T&A and I have just spoken to the club to ask them to get that Info on the website. I hope this info has been of some help lads. Oh yeh, DIGITAL cameras are ok.[/p][/quote]Aleximo I had just the opposite response. I contacted Wembley regarding Cameras with detachable lenses. They told me mine would be perfectly Ok its people with Lenses the size of small rocket launchers that would not be allowed in But based on what you have saidI think I'll take the email with me to Wembley steeton bantam
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12:30pm Fri 15 Feb 13

doubledigiter says...

NorthernBull - how utterly ridiculous to complain at how City dealt with accommodating the queuing supporters! Those supporters CHOSE to go there and queue overnight - nobody forced them to. I was actually astonished that the club opened its doors to look after those people but actually extremely proud of them for doing so - they had absolutley no obligation to do so - they are not a charity and no doubt it would have cost them to open their doors and provide shelter and warmth and pay staff in the process. The staff present will have given up their night to do so too. It shouldnt matter one jot how they handled it - the fact is they didnt have to do it but they did yet you still find something to complain about? Utterly utterly utterly ungrateful! I'm glad I wasn't helping you with anything if that's the thanks I would get!
NorthernBull - how utterly ridiculous to complain at how City dealt with accommodating the queuing supporters! Those supporters CHOSE to go there and queue overnight - nobody forced them to. I was actually astonished that the club opened its doors to look after those people but actually extremely proud of them for doing so - they had absolutley no obligation to do so - they are not a charity and no doubt it would have cost them to open their doors and provide shelter and warmth and pay staff in the process. The staff present will have given up their night to do so too. It shouldnt matter one jot how they handled it - the fact is they didnt have to do it but they did yet you still find something to complain about? Utterly utterly utterly ungrateful! I'm glad I wasn't helping you with anything if that's the thanks I would get! doubledigiter
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12:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Pity Poor Bradford says...

Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex).

So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?
Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex). So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok? Pity Poor Bradford
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12:37pm Fri 15 Feb 13

MarkS1 says...

Great picture of VP with upturned bins and rubbish all over the place.
Great picture of VP with upturned bins and rubbish all over the place. MarkS1
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1:19pm Fri 15 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

swetty :

its called duty of care ..

so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ...

beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders...

so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum ..

double digiter :

the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ?

i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium ..

that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ...

this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance..

i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ...

so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !!
swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !! NorthernBull
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1:52pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Bantam65 says...

I queued from 1215 on Wednesday and enjoyed the atmosphere with very nice people all day and night long it was an awesome experience and I would do it all again if I had to. Bradford City were not obliged to do anything for us it was our choice to do so. I haven't stopped buzzing since 1000 yesterday when I got my tickets see you all on Sunday 24th.
I queued from 1215 on Wednesday and enjoyed the atmosphere with very nice people all day and night long it was an awesome experience and I would do it all again if I had to. Bradford City were not obliged to do anything for us it was our choice to do so. I haven't stopped buzzing since 1000 yesterday when I got my tickets see you all on Sunday 24th. Bantam65
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3:12pm Fri 15 Feb 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Pity Poor Bradford wrote:
Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex).

So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?
yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again.
[quote][p][bold]Pity Poor Bradford[/bold] wrote: Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex). So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?[/p][/quote]yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again. ALEXIMO.56.
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5:03pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Well as of 4pm there were 100 tickets left... Quick some 1 phone the landlady at the 2 west
Well as of 4pm there were 100 tickets left... Quick some 1 phone the landlady at the 2 west Plastic Bantam
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7:01pm Fri 15 Feb 13

bcfcincheshire says...

Now let's all finally put every one of the ticketing issues firmly behind us and concentrate on the biggest Bradford and North London based parties football has seen for many a year! Are you watching Elland United???
Now let's all finally put every one of the ticketing issues firmly behind us and concentrate on the biggest Bradford and North London based parties football has seen for many a year! Are you watching Elland United??? bcfcincheshire
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7:10pm Fri 15 Feb 13

COLATS says...

Speaking to dodgy character who goes in the west, they have all got tickets you will be glad to know? I couldn't possibly reveal his name but he looks like worzel gummage??
Speaking to dodgy character who goes in the west, they have all got tickets you will be glad to know? I couldn't possibly reveal his name but he looks like worzel gummage?? COLATS
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7:12pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

Well done anyone who has been fortunate to get tickets. We play Dagenham and Redbridge at home the next game after Wembley come back and see City Parade the Capitol One Cup. Come on City!!!
Well done anyone who has been fortunate to get tickets. We play Dagenham and Redbridge at home the next game after Wembley come back and see City Parade the Capitol One Cup. Come on City!!! Whoisevans?
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7:21pm Fri 15 Feb 13

mickcbcfc says...

hang on? i thought it was 2 tickets per person. how things change.
hang on? i thought it was 2 tickets per person. how things change. mickcbcfc
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8:18pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

NorthernBull wrote:
swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !!
By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here.

Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final.

It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely.
[quote][p][bold]NorthernBull[/bold] wrote: swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !![/p][/quote]By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here. Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final. It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely. Michael Clayton
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8:34pm Fri 15 Feb 13

steeton bantam says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
Pity Poor Bradford wrote:
Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex).

So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?
yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again.
Aleximon - this is the reply I got from Wembley
"We can confirm that small personal use cameras are permitted. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are permitted, however anything really huge i.e. the type that professionals use at pitch side, will not be allowed." -
Alex Burkwood Customer Relations Officer
I used the'contact us' bit on the Wmbley Website
- I still think I'll take a copy of the email with me. I have a Nikon SLR with a 70-300mm zoom wold hate to not have it with me for the big day
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pity Poor Bradford[/bold] wrote: Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex). So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?[/p][/quote]yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again.[/p][/quote]Aleximon - this is the reply I got from Wembley "We can confirm that small personal use cameras are permitted. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are permitted, however anything really huge i.e. the type that professionals use at pitch side, will not be allowed." - Alex Burkwood Customer Relations Officer I used the'contact us' bit on the Wmbley Website - I still think I'll take a copy of the email with me. I have a Nikon SLR with a 70-300mm zoom wold hate to not have it with me for the big day steeton bantam
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8:54pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

steeton bantam wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
Pity Poor Bradford wrote:
Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex).

So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?
yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again.
Aleximon - this is the reply I got from Wembley
"We can confirm that small personal use cameras are permitted. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are permitted, however anything really huge i.e. the type that professionals use at pitch side, will not be allowed." -
Alex Burkwood Customer Relations Officer
I used the'contact us' bit on the Wmbley Website
- I still think I'll take a copy of the email with me. I have a Nikon SLR with a 70-300mm zoom wold hate to not have it with me for the big day
Typical Yorkshire tight-fistedness buy the DVD when it comes out lol
[quote][p][bold]steeton bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pity Poor Bradford[/bold] wrote: Sorry to be pedantic but when you say LSR cameras, I presume you mean SLR cameras (Single Lens Reflex)? The same will then go for DSLR cameras (Digital Single Lens Reflex). So basically you're saying anything with a removable lens will be banned/confiscated but a 'Compact Digital' point and shoot is ok?[/p][/quote]yeh m8 sorry. a miss-type. I was told that a digital was ok, Steeton bantam tells me that he got the opposite response and now it seems my Cannon SLR, could be ok. I need to clarify this once again.[/p][/quote]Aleximon - this is the reply I got from Wembley "We can confirm that small personal use cameras are permitted. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are permitted, however anything really huge i.e. the type that professionals use at pitch side, will not be allowed." - Alex Burkwood Customer Relations Officer I used the'contact us' bit on the Wmbley Website - I still think I'll take a copy of the email with me. I have a Nikon SLR with a 70-300mm zoom wold hate to not have it with me for the big day[/p][/quote]Typical Yorkshire tight-fistedness buy the DVD when it comes out lol Whoisevans?
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9:08pm Fri 15 Feb 13

NorthernBull says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
NorthernBull wrote:
swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !!
By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here.

Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final.

It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely.
michael clayton ... there are 23000 hangers on by your definition ...

which makes you a minority speaker ...but a probable pedlar of tickets to 2 people you call hangers on (i.e none seaon ticket holders) ....

66% of 3 should have been the allocation to ST / flexi holders ..in the first week ..as the online site allowed large linked group purchases anyway.


then a further opportunity to sell up to 5000 13/14 ST's was in play by making 13/14 st's valid for wembley ticket qualification .... with each new hanger on ST purchaser entitled to 2 online tickets each for the second week of sales ..

result possible 15000 ST's next season ...

£1 million new revenue

Then a general sale to mop up remaining tickets ....

It has turned out ok ... as the vast majority of people have tickets ....all got them that queued on the first day of the general sale ..

but next year there will still be just 10000 ST's ..

a missed opportunity ... and a lot of empty seats in a big stadium ..

that the club will never own again ..if it fails to seize the opportunities presented by its superb cup run this season ...

what is disgusting,more than my words of complaint, is wheelchair bound people and children stood for 6 hours and more in the freezing cold rain ...but you obviously werent there to see the doors were not thrown open as indicated at 01.30 am...

hopefully we can learn from this ..for the next big game ...which might hopefully be the play off final if we cant get the third place auto promotion spot ..

For that game , it can only be right, for balance, to allow 2012 /13 league game stub holders to take first pick with 3 each ...

with the remain going on sale 2 weeks later to 2012 /13 st holders , who would get a maximum of 2 each.



Sorry two wrongs dont make a right ... so i retract the suggestion to favour pay on the day fans next time !..
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NorthernBull[/bold] wrote: swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !![/p][/quote]By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here. Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final. It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely.[/p][/quote]michael clayton ... there are 23000 hangers on by your definition ... which makes you a minority speaker ...but a probable pedlar of tickets to 2 people you call hangers on (i.e none seaon ticket holders) .... 66% of 3 should have been the allocation to ST / flexi holders ..in the first week ..as the online site allowed large linked group purchases anyway. then a further opportunity to sell up to 5000 13/14 ST's was in play by making 13/14 st's valid for wembley ticket qualification .... with each new hanger on ST purchaser entitled to 2 online tickets each for the second week of sales .. result possible 15000 ST's next season ... £1 million new revenue Then a general sale to mop up remaining tickets .... It has turned out ok ... as the vast majority of people have tickets ....all got them that queued on the first day of the general sale .. but next year there will still be just 10000 ST's .. a missed opportunity ... and a lot of empty seats in a big stadium .. that the club will never own again ..if it fails to seize the opportunities presented by its superb cup run this season ... what is disgusting,more than my words of complaint, is wheelchair bound people and children stood for 6 hours and more in the freezing cold rain ...but you obviously werent there to see the doors were not thrown open as indicated at 01.30 am... hopefully we can learn from this ..for the next big game ...which might hopefully be the play off final if we cant get the third place auto promotion spot .. For that game , it can only be right, for balance, to allow 2012 /13 league game stub holders to take first pick with 3 each ... with the remain going on sale 2 weeks later to 2012 /13 st holders , who would get a maximum of 2 each. Sorry two wrongs dont make a right ... so i retract the suggestion to favour pay on the day fans next time !.. NorthernBull
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11:36pm Fri 15 Feb 13

trevorwilkie says...

I spent my time in the que, I didn't expect to be there from 07.00 to 15.45,that was too long, that said we had a good time, (I liked the capital radio girl asking the young lad's behind us what they were doing there), and in the que was the racial intergration we so need,(good), the (horse) berger van running out of food and drink at about 10.30 was a bit stupid, and City could have made a killing selling food in the lounge at a fair price (coffee 50p,not bad) and at least we were in the warm, but in the end we got our tickets,so Wembley here we come.
I spent my time in the que, I didn't expect to be there from 07.00 to 15.45,that was too long, that said we had a good time, (I liked the capital radio girl asking the young lad's behind us what they were doing there), and in the que was the racial intergration we so need,(good), the (horse) berger van running out of food and drink at about 10.30 was a bit stupid, and City could have made a killing selling food in the lounge at a fair price (coffee 50p,not bad) and at least we were in the warm, but in the end we got our tickets,so Wembley here we come. trevorwilkie
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8:37am Sat 16 Feb 13

TirNaNog says...

Have we got the biggest set of whiney, moaning, ungrateful, miserable sods or what? Jeez!
Anyone else like to whinge about anything before the Final? Get it off your chest now!
Have we got the biggest set of whiney, moaning, ungrateful, miserable sods or what? Jeez! Anyone else like to whinge about anything before the Final? Get it off your chest now! TirNaNog
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9:44am Sat 16 Feb 13

seasonticketholder says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Congratulations to everyone who queued, in those very cold conditions, to get their Wembley Tickets.
*
Talk about " The Hard Core " of Bradford City Supporters. Camping out -on " BANTAM HILL ", and bonding through the night , to obtain their ticket objectives.
*
You will ALL be contributors and participants in Football History--Bradford City's History. YOU HAVE ALL FULLY DESERVED YOUR TICKETS--Well Done!!.
*
Yes they have Freddy.
I look forward to welcoming all these people to the match against Dagenham and Redbridge on Wednesday 27th February 2013, a mere 3 days after Wembley!
I hope they took the time to get a ticket for that match whilst at the Ground. It will save time on the night.
Hey if you can camp overnight it shows a commitment.























Or does it?
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Congratulations to everyone who queued, in those very cold conditions, to get their Wembley Tickets. * Talk about " The Hard Core " of Bradford City Supporters. Camping out -on " BANTAM HILL ", and bonding through the night , to obtain their ticket objectives. * You will ALL be contributors and participants in Football History--Bradford City's History. YOU HAVE ALL FULLY DESERVED YOUR TICKETS--Well Done!!. *[/p][/quote]Yes they have Freddy. I look forward to welcoming all these people to the match against Dagenham and Redbridge on Wednesday 27th February 2013, a mere 3 days after Wembley! I hope they took the time to get a ticket for that match whilst at the Ground. It will save time on the night. Hey if you can camp overnight it shows a commitment. Or does it? seasonticketholder
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10:48am Sat 16 Feb 13

audal says...

Is thats it now, have all the tickets been sold/cadged/given away and all the wives/mistresses'/gi
rlfriends been dispatched to buy new outfits for the occasion(what colours did you say darling)? phew! good luck to you all and lets get these sites back to sanity,me included.
Is thats it now, have all the tickets been sold/cadged/given away and all the wives/mistresses'/gi rlfriends been dispatched to buy new outfits for the occasion(what colours did you say darling)? phew! good luck to you all and lets get these sites back to sanity,me included. audal
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12:16pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Cityman23 says...

It's sad that City's success has brought out the both the VERY BEST AND WORST out of people connected or not connected to the club:

Best:

Camaraderie amongst fans, helping one another re: getting to Wembley etc.

Getting 'behind' the club

Bringing back a terrific 'atmosphere' to 'VP' with the singing/noise from home supporters in the stands

The response from some other Lge Two clubs has been magnanimous/friendly

(See 'City Gent') with other teams/supporters wishing us well

The benefit to Bradford itself with 'City' replacing the weather as main talking point and the 'buzz' in the town that is tangible and a bit of pride in our town

Worst:

The carping spiteful (at times viscious) comments directed at non-season ticket holding supporters and others who are keen to attend the game and..who have 'committed a sin/crime' in the eyes of some other fans for NO being a 'regular'

Those sellng tickets on-line and elsewhere to make a 'fast buck' out of fellow supporters and thinking this is 'acceptable'

The 'scorning' of people prepared to 'brave the elements' to get a ticket for the game (would people REALLY do this if they 'didn't' care about City/Bradford?

The 'one-upmanship-sanct
imomniousnous' displayed by some fans who think they are BETTER than other supporters for whatever reason (!!??!!)

____________

The truth is this is fone of the highest points in the history o the club and we should savour it (without rancour) for until we know the result of the game, we have to accept it MIGHT not get any better than this. As the young Asian lad said to me, as I was buying a paper at a newspaper kiosk in the city centre the other day, " CITY ARE WINNERS..whatever the result on 24 February...aren't they?"

I couldn't help agree with his thoughtful comment and feel, perhaps the biggest gain is bringing all the people of Bradford together, (even just for a short time).

It's just a pity, it was slightly 'tainted' ..with all the other..'stuff.'
It's sad that City's success has brought out the both the VERY BEST AND WORST out of people connected or not connected to the club: Best: Camaraderie amongst fans, helping one another re: getting to Wembley etc. Getting 'behind' the club Bringing back a terrific 'atmosphere' to 'VP' with the singing/noise from home supporters in the stands The response from some other Lge Two clubs has been magnanimous/friendly (See 'City Gent') with other teams/supporters wishing us well The benefit to Bradford itself with 'City' replacing the weather as main talking point and the 'buzz' in the town that is tangible and a bit of pride in our town Worst: The carping spiteful (at times viscious) comments directed at non-season ticket holding supporters and others who are keen to attend the game and..who have 'committed a sin/crime' in the eyes of some other fans for NO being a 'regular' Those sellng tickets on-line and elsewhere to make a 'fast buck' out of fellow supporters and thinking this is 'acceptable' The 'scorning' of people prepared to 'brave the elements' to get a ticket for the game (would people REALLY do this if they 'didn't' care about City/Bradford? The 'one-upmanship-sanct imomniousnous' displayed by some fans who think they are BETTER than other supporters for whatever reason (!!??!!) ____________ The truth is this is fone of the highest points in the history o the club and we should savour it (without rancour) for until we know the result of the game, we have to accept it MIGHT not get any better than this. As the young Asian lad said to me, as I was buying a paper at a newspaper kiosk in the city centre the other day, " CITY ARE WINNERS..whatever the result on 24 February...aren't they?" I couldn't help agree with his thoughtful comment and feel, perhaps the biggest gain is bringing all the people of Bradford together, (even just for a short time). It's just a pity, it was slightly 'tainted' ..with all the other..'stuff.' Cityman23
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6:19pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Whoisevans? says...

TirNaNog wrote:
Have we got the biggest set of whiney, moaning, ungrateful, miserable sods or what? Jeez!
Anyone else like to whinge about anything before the Final? Get it off your chest now!
Bradford City has a famous moaners corner. I think most of them have expressed that on here.
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: Have we got the biggest set of whiney, moaning, ungrateful, miserable sods or what? Jeez! Anyone else like to whinge about anything before the Final? Get it off your chest now![/p][/quote]Bradford City has a famous moaners corner. I think most of them have expressed that on here. Whoisevans?
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11:36pm Sat 16 Feb 13

WayneRouke says...

Overheard in Pub today, before leaving to go to the Bulls match.

A 'Fan' asked his &"mate", who was a season ticket holder and only wanted one, to get two more as his allowance,for the 'mate'.

Season ticket holder did as was asked, but when he met with fan/mate he wanted £150.00 per ticket .

Result: Season ticket holder now has two tickets he doesnt want, the friendship no longer exists and apparently so called Friend went to VP and bought two tickets, as there apparently were 100 not yet sold.

That is the (small) risk a ticket 'sitter' runs. Be they regular fan, part time fan, season ticket holder or bandwagon jumper, if they are looking for a quick profit and the potential buyers revolt, they run the small risk of being left with spare tickets they do not want, or have to offload them at a loss.

The resolution is therefore simple.. Dont buy from such sources. Do hardcore fans have the willpower to turn the opportunity down?

Excellent result at the Bulls match today.
Overheard in Pub today, before leaving to go to the Bulls match. A 'Fan' asked his &"mate", who was a season ticket holder and only wanted one, to get two more as his allowance,for the 'mate'. Season ticket holder did as was asked, but when he met with fan/mate he wanted £150.00 per ticket . Result: Season ticket holder now has two tickets he doesnt want, the friendship no longer exists and apparently so called Friend went to VP and bought two tickets, as there apparently were 100 not yet sold. That is the (small) risk a ticket 'sitter' runs. Be they regular fan, part time fan, season ticket holder or bandwagon jumper, if they are looking for a quick profit and the potential buyers revolt, they run the small risk of being left with spare tickets they do not want, or have to offload them at a loss. The resolution is therefore simple.. Dont buy from such sources. Do hardcore fans have the willpower to turn the opportunity down? Excellent result at the Bulls match today. WayneRouke
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7:54am Tue 19 Feb 13

Michael Clayton says...

NorthernBull wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
NorthernBull wrote: swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !!
By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here. Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final. It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely.
michael clayton ... there are 23000 hangers on by your definition ... which makes you a minority speaker ...but a probable pedlar of tickets to 2 people you call hangers on (i.e none seaon ticket holders) .... 66% of 3 should have been the allocation to ST / flexi holders ..in the first week ..as the online site allowed large linked group purchases anyway. then a further opportunity to sell up to 5000 13/14 ST's was in play by making 13/14 st's valid for wembley ticket qualification .... with each new hanger on ST purchaser entitled to 2 online tickets each for the second week of sales .. result possible 15000 ST's next season ... £1 million new revenue Then a general sale to mop up remaining tickets .... It has turned out ok ... as the vast majority of people have tickets ....all got them that queued on the first day of the general sale .. but next year there will still be just 10000 ST's .. a missed opportunity ... and a lot of empty seats in a big stadium .. that the club will never own again ..if it fails to seize the opportunities presented by its superb cup run this season ... what is disgusting,more than my words of complaint, is wheelchair bound people and children stood for 6 hours and more in the freezing cold rain ...but you obviously werent there to see the doors were not thrown open as indicated at 01.30 am... hopefully we can learn from this ..for the next big game ...which might hopefully be the play off final if we cant get the third place auto promotion spot .. For that game , it can only be right, for balance, to allow 2012 /13 league game stub holders to take first pick with 3 each ... with the remain going on sale 2 weeks later to 2012 /13 st holders , who would get a maximum of 2 each. Sorry two wrongs dont make a right ... so i retract the suggestion to favour pay on the day fans next time !..
It is all conjecture in terms of who decides to buy a season ticket for 2013-2014.

I am not clear in terms of the various percentages (for example, "66% of 3"; that sounds like two) and numbers you have estimated but what you seem to be suggesting is that more tickets should have been made available to those willing to invest in 2013-2014?

Please clarify
[quote][p][bold]NorthernBull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NorthernBull[/bold] wrote: swetty : its called duty of care .. so that makes you the very definition of a numpty ... beyond duty of care it is respect for people who would queue so desperately at these times to secure tickets ...made so precious by the clubs distribution of 3 to season ticket holders... so sweaty please talk boll** on another forum .. double digiter : the club is and has been a charity (ne basket case) for a long time ..or are you arguing its been a functioning business ? i have bricks in the stand to prove this .. thankfully we now have more prudent financial operation of the club ... long after it lost ownership of its own stadium .. that aside the report about opening doors at 1.30 am is not accurate ... they started to let people inch forward towards the doors ... on top of anytime people had previously queued ..in the dark and rain ... this took 5 hours to get 350 people through the doors ..as the id desk was placed at the stadium entrance.. i have already said the stewards were magnificent ..my thread suggested lions led by lambs in the speed of response to the early and (subsequently dangerous) queues ... so one digit salute for you and swetty - two wud be too many !![/p][/quote]By far the most disgusting thing I have read on here. Joint-chairman willing to throw their doors open to the lowest deserving of all those attending the final. It is just a shame it was impossible to calculate a % just over the "3 for 1" deal in order to eradicate these hangers-on completely.[/p][/quote]michael clayton ... there are 23000 hangers on by your definition ... which makes you a minority speaker ...but a probable pedlar of tickets to 2 people you call hangers on (i.e none seaon ticket holders) .... 66% of 3 should have been the allocation to ST / flexi holders ..in the first week ..as the online site allowed large linked group purchases anyway. then a further opportunity to sell up to 5000 13/14 ST's was in play by making 13/14 st's valid for wembley ticket qualification .... with each new hanger on ST purchaser entitled to 2 online tickets each for the second week of sales .. result possible 15000 ST's next season ... £1 million new revenue Then a general sale to mop up remaining tickets .... It has turned out ok ... as the vast majority of people have tickets ....all got them that queued on the first day of the general sale .. but next year there will still be just 10000 ST's .. a missed opportunity ... and a lot of empty seats in a big stadium .. that the club will never own again ..if it fails to seize the opportunities presented by its superb cup run this season ... what is disgusting,more than my words of complaint, is wheelchair bound people and children stood for 6 hours and more in the freezing cold rain ...but you obviously werent there to see the doors were not thrown open as indicated at 01.30 am... hopefully we can learn from this ..for the next big game ...which might hopefully be the play off final if we cant get the third place auto promotion spot .. For that game , it can only be right, for balance, to allow 2012 /13 league game stub holders to take first pick with 3 each ... with the remain going on sale 2 weeks later to 2012 /13 st holders , who would get a maximum of 2 each. Sorry two wrongs dont make a right ... so i retract the suggestion to favour pay on the day fans next time !..[/p][/quote]It is all conjecture in terms of who decides to buy a season ticket for 2013-2014. I am not clear in terms of the various percentages (for example, "66% of 3"; that sounds like two) and numbers you have estimated but what you seem to be suggesting is that more tickets should have been made available to those willing to invest in 2013-2014? Please clarify Michael Clayton
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