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  1. nutty nigel

    Name these two..

    Yep you got them between you. It's Noel Kinsey and Bill Lewis taken 9th August 1950
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    Fence-ringing

    That's fair enough Barbe. It's all opinions. Just out of intetest how many more tickets would you actually buy if the stadium was bigger? I was at all those games. Portsmouth was sold through price. I could take all ten grandkids for a tenner. It was full of families and lovely to see. The Southampton game was totally different. A much more "attractive" game but would have cost me £75 to take the grandkids. I reckon we'd sell out a bigger stadium most weeks if tickets were a tenner and kids for a quid.
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    No more season ticket waiting list

    Not surprised at all. Just like I'm not surprised they're sold out now. And I'm certainly not outraged about any of it. The Tories among us would recognize market forces...
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    No more season ticket waiting list

    There were hundreds maybe over a thousand season tkts available last season. They finally sold as half season tkts last Christmas.
  5. nutty nigel

    Fence-ringing

    They don't but they didn't increase capacity in order to have seats empty. Some of those clubs shut whole sections to reduce match day costs. I'd love to be in a stadium full of 35,000 or even 32,000 but I'm not convinced there is a demand. OK for half a dozen games in.a PL season but the stand won't suddenly have a relegation clause like players contracts. When I ran Bayer Club for all those years I soon realised that it was folly to run the business on the strength of what people said they would do. Talk is cheap. Much better to make decisions based on what people actually do. So forget the chatter right now while the sun is out and look at the evidence of seasons past. 2017 FA Cup v Southampton. There was outrage because the tickets were priced at £25 for adults £10 for U18s and £5 for u12s. Attendance 12,000 2018 FA Cup v Chelsea. Lesson learnt and prices dropped to £15 adults £5 U18s. Attendance 23,000. 2019 FA Cup v Portsmouth. Prices £10 adults £5 U21 and kids for a quid. Attendance 23,000. So looking at what folk actually did shows that it was all about price. And yet those Southampton tkts that were too expensive were much cheaper than seats in a new stand would be.
  6. A football tour to Germany is being organised by Sue from the access coach to see our beloved club play three friendlies in Germany. Sue asks for all those who would be interested to phone her on 07745718301 A.S.A.P. Departing on 12th July the prices will be arranged once she knows the numbers who want to go. Obviously the more who go the cheaper it will be.
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    Fan's Tour To Germany

    Bump
  8. nutty nigel

    Fence-ringing

    Window licker.
  9. We were away first and last games last season. What were the expectations for those? As it turned out playing Villa away last game was probably better than a couple of weeks earlier.
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    Fence-ringing

    More than a long wait. I'd say never. All seater stadiums, changes in expectations of facilities and interest free DD season tickets have put a stop to that. Back when I first went there'd be a gate of 42,000 one week and 11,000 the next. There was virtually no investment in facilities for the first 15 years I went. The only people who had STs were those in the main stand. Yes you could rock up whenever you liked and have a choice of places to stand. But who would put up with that now? We demamd different standards whether that be perfectly heated sausage rolls or sanitary products in the ladies toilets. Football clubs have to invest in facilities and couldn't afford to have unsold seats for the majority of the games. I'm not convinced there is a demand for a bigger stadium. The test would be the cup games. When we played Chelsea in 2018 we couldn't fill the stadium even though tickets were £15 and £5 for kids.
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    Fan's Tour To Germany

    No, nothing like that. It's arranged by the away fans on the access coach. Sue told me today that she has had a good response from here so I'm well pleased about that.
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    New membership scheme

    It's my birthday in August...
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    Fan's Tour To Germany

    Message from Sue.. The germany tour will depart on Saturday July 13th we now have a hotel and prices will be announced on Monday. The package includes return coach fare, ferry, 6 nights in hotel b/b and the coach will take you to all the games so come on come and see Norwich City and the players in action. Now all I need to secure a place is for those interested to text me on 07745718301 with name, contact number and room type ASAP.
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    Fence-ringing

    Well I don't see that tbh and it's a warped view of ST holders. What I see are supporters who want increased capacity when the sun is out but the option of withdrawing support when it clouds over again. In the lifetime of any new stand there would be more cloud than sunshine. If we commit to a new stand would those who want it commit to filling it?
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    Fence-ringing

    I can't begin to comprehend such a long period of time! In football we go from "Norwich will never play in the PL with this model and people won't renew their season tickets." To "we need to expand the stadium to fit in thousands more fans" in less than a year. Imagine the global warming with those creatures farting around the world for 165 million years.
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    Fence-ringing

    Nothing ever continues long-term Jim.
  17. Most people do the latter and sometimes both...
  18. I'll have you know that I only bought my season ticket for the thousand points it was worth to me for away tickets. Now all those who didn't renew, because they thought Board/Webber/Farke/Players were rubbish, can spend £50 and jump the queue. What a world......
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    New membership scheme

    Beardo, are you much of a cook?
  20. nutty nigel

    New membership scheme

    At last someone recognises that. Over half our stadium is at the cheapest price.
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    New membership scheme

    Except the things that money can't buy. That's where the real riches lie.
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    New membership scheme

    That's assuming thousands of people part with fifty quid. Like Dan I'm not going to.
  23. nutty nigel

    New membership scheme

    Massive flaw though Kingo. And it could be that this system allows more tickets to filter down the priority groups. Just depends how many pay the fifty quid and how often they go.
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    New membership scheme

    The previous system was also flawed. Mainly because it allowed home season ticket holders such an advantage over those who only went to away games. The ten stubs were better but that was too open to abuse. I agree that it's too much money. But, if I'm understanding this right, the fact that those who can afford it can jump the queue is my biggest criticism.
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    New membership scheme

    I'm still trying to get my head around all of this Dan. So forgive me if this is wrong but on face value it seems the new scheme gives your family the chance, albeit an expensive chance, of jumping the queue. Where as under the previous rules they would have struggled to get anything bar the scraps.
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