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  1. Declan

    Season ticket renewals

    Mentioned above, but photo now attached from my Purchase History...
  2. Declan

    BT Sport

    If you have BT Broadband you get their sports via their Android or Apple app (or their website) for free - we had the Palace game on the telly via an iPad on New Year’s Day with no issues whatsoever.
  3. Declan

    Season ticket renewals

    I did find it odd we capped our limited casual tickets to £30 this season given we were more than happy to charge £40 for the same seats in the Championship (and I believe £45 for some games in the South Stand?). With 3,000 tickets allocated to away fans, and say 22,000 season ticket holders that's almost half a million pounds we chose not to collect in gate receipts should we have opted for £40 (which would have almost certainly sold even with us at the foot of the table). Funnily enough, that amount is pretty much what we made introducing Premier memberships for away tickets... I'd expect another freeze for next year, with maybe even tighter deadlines and higher increases for those that miss them. Basing that primarily on the fact that if I look at my Purchase History on the online ticket sales I have a line on Thursday 19 December that states 'PURCHASED' for SEASON TICKET 2020-21 at £499.50 which is interesting as I'm a direct debit renewer.
  4. Declan

    Spurs Tickets

    Same as every ticket sale I go for whether football or not, F5/refreshing from about three minutes before ‘go live’ - it has worked for every away ticket sale I’ve wanted to go to this year, but given other people’s experiences maybe I have been lucky...who knows? My advice to anyone would be if something’s working for you stick with it!
  5. Declan

    Spurs Tickets

    I refreshed and got in at 9am. Another window I left open on the page got in at pretty much the same time without being touched at all so there is an auto-refresh that happens somewhere along the line. Would assume the advice they give is to stop the servers being overwhelmed with requests as See Tickets etc experience every big release window such as Glastonbury, but who really knows - in theory it’s ‘only’ c.6,000 people trying to get in so assuming we’ve not gone nuclear on ticket office servers!
  6. This. If this was our first ever season of Premier League football (like Blackpool, for example) then you could perhaps excuse the 'we're just happy to be here' giddy mentality of our owners. Come May we'll have spent five of the last ten years in the top flight. We've received Sky money in nine(!) of those ten years and yet have still never really managed to get the foothold required to kick on as a club and establish ourselves. It's not even like we've spent lavishly on our surroundings in that time either...a £5m investment into the training ground (that needed initial funding from others in the form of a bond), a refurb of the facilities at Carrow Road and a splash of technology with the screen in the corner and DigiRibbons at both ends?
  7. Declan

    Crystal Palace Tickets

    Not true though, is it? You are in the group as it stands purely because you did 10 games in 2018/19 (and paid your £50 this year)...it's literally nothing to do with any of the previous 19 years - you will have people that qualified for it off the back of a promotion season...some of those may well have never been to an away game before last season and now find themselves alongside you in this group.
  8. Declan

    Crystal Palace Tickets

    Yep...I thought it was odd they separated out lower and upper tier at West Ham as options, but at least they were both on sale at the same time. This is a really poor thing to do, there'll be people that missed out and wandered away/went to work/gave up that could have got something had they all been listed at 9am. Talking of which, sent you a DM a few days ago...
  9. Declan

    Crystal Palace Tickets

    Restricted view now on sale if you refresh, there's a Severely Restricted that'll follow after that I reckon...
  10. Declan

    West Ham tickets

    Lol. As long as we are self fan-funded we're all just cogs that work up the balance sheet...
  11. Declan

    West Ham tickets

    I doubt many (any?!) other clubs have ever scrapped their previous away ticket allocation system with no mention of it being looked at let alone a transition period and then announced the the new one literally a few hours before it was put on sale...let alone announcing it without indicating at all the number of memberships that would be available so creating even more of a rush to get in before it was sold out. The old system had flaws for sure, but transitional tweaks could have fixed it. The new one is a previously untapped revenue stream* - it'll be interesting to see future take-ups of Academy donations/add-ons, share sales, season ticket rebates and bond opportunities following it's introduction... * Wonder how much the freshening up at Carrow Road and Colney cost over the summer? A cynic may wonder if it's around £membershipSchemeReceipts with them presumably needing paying before the season started...
  12. Declan

    New membership scheme

    Maybe not, but there's ways of introducing a new scheme that isn't quite as harsh - drop season ticket 'bonus points' down to a more manageable level so that there's not as much weighting in their favour, or if the argument is that there's too many of those to make that 'fair' then why not scrap the bonuses altogether and allow everyone's away points to continue as before (at 50pts a game, or whatever arbitary unit you choose to use). Then it's a case of selling on a points basis, start with whatever the minimum number of points that would sell that allocation out in its entirety and drop on a regular basis. Spurs (a) is the ticket this year...if there's 3,000 tickets available and the closest you can cut the data to ensure 3,000 people with points recorded can attend is 1,000 (so 20 games last season) then start with that. First tranche: 1,000pts Second tranche: 950pts Third tranche: 900pts Fourth tranche: 850pts Fifth tranche: 800pts Loyalty's rewarded, and you know that attending matches in a season will count towards the next too...I have a feeling those that have been granted priority access may find it doesn't exist next year, and we'll all find ourselves paying £50 to jump to the front of a queue that's had a monetary fast lane introduced for ludicrous reasons. That's just the away...the fact those that may well find themselves attending 'casually' home and away need to secure two of these passes (per person!). In a time where football is worrying about ageing attendances and how to best secure the next wave of supporters through the door I just can't see how asking a parent and child for £200 to get them both to the front of home and away queues is the act of a prudent or fan-focussed club!
  13. Declan

    Season Tickets on sale

    Bringing the final deadline forward eight weeks seems a bit sneaky...there can't be any other club that expects fans to renew their season tickets with 10 games (c.20% of the season) left to secure a better price than 'full RRP'?!
  14. >> I suppose that it''s not beyond the realms of possibility that there are some season ticket holders who, for various reasons, may have not been able to attend all games and haven''t actually seen us win yet...

    I didn''t see a win until my sixth visit on Saturday 9 December this season (Sheffield Wednesday), and have only seen one other (Middlesbrough).

    Home record: P10 W2 D5 L3 F10 A11

    To be brutally honest the thought of making another round-trip from Kent to see us outpass but fail to outscore a Fulham, Villa and Cardiff side that I think we should be in and around (if not above) doesn''t particularly fill me with much enthusiasm.

    I can''t make the Reading weekend so at best I''ll be looking at fourteen games this season making it c.£35 a visit and roughly one home goal a game (based on current rates!).

    My away record (inc. Arsenal) in comparison: P5 W2 D1 L2 F4 A7
  15. Declan


    > If attendances at Carrow Road do start to drop drastically, it''ll certainly make our current board sit up and take notice

    It does seem to be something they base their decisions on...

    On 6th January 2009, Mick Dennis wrote*: ''Fortunately as well, Delia and Michael will be brave again. I know they were moved by the huge number of supporters who traveled to The Valley. They accept without hesitation that fans who show that sort of loyalty have an absolute right to voice frustration, disappointment and hurt...So they''ll take the stick again this time. They won''t sack Roeder.''

    On 13th January an opportunity arose to vote with our feet, an FA Cup replay against Charlton Athletic - season ticket holders don''t count for those, and only 13,997 were in attendance**.

    On 14th January, Glenn Roeder was sacked.

    * http://norwichcity.myfootballwriter.com/2009/01/06/for-me-replacing-glenn-now-with-any-tom-dick-or-paul-would-be-insane/

    ** Our lowest league attendance that year was 23,225, vs. Preston on 8th November, and we averaged 24,542 despite getting relegated to League One