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StewB

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  1. They probably didn't sell 27,000 tickets for ManU though as they pulled the sale [well] before the end of the window for season ticket holders to claim their seats. Like many others I was pretty sure it wasn't going to happen and didn't claim my seat. It therefore never made it to even home membership sale. Still, you're right that the ManU game alone is going to be quite an amount. SB
  2. BBC now saying 64mph, MetOffice in the 50s. It's going to be windy, just how windy!?! Forecasts are always a bit vague more than 24 hours out. I get the feeling we'll have more of an idea this time tomorrow. I'd hope (and assume) that the relevant folks in charge of this will be tracking things. Not only are there concerns with away fan travel, but quite a few home fans have a bit of a journey in, as well as all the folks doing the TV work. Let's be honest, train travel for instance is bad enough at the moment without storm force winds. If it is postponed, I hope it's done with good notice! SB
  3. Had a browser ready to go and waiting on the holding page before 9am. Immediately put into a 29 minute queue and by the time I got in all non-restricted view tickets had gone. Not a great experience so far!
  4. There's different things in each membership pack: Membership packs You get a "home" scarf with the home premier membership and an "away" scarf with the away premier membership.
  5. Got mine today as well. Looks a bit nicer in reality than in the pictures. Not so keen on the sleeve badge sponsorship thing though, but a minor detail. Also got one of the nice white training tops. They're really nice (and good for the gym). The wife said she thought that was the nicer shirt
  6. Exactly this. There's going to be some annoyed people (myself included) if they spend £50 on a "Premier" away membership only to find they can't get tickets to the games they want because thousands of others have done the same. Earlier today, the Premier away membership changed from Very Good to just Good, but then went back to Very Good later, so I'm not sure what this means, if anything.
  7. I see that Premier Away membership availability status has gone down from "Very good" to just "good", whereas standard membership is sill "very good". I guess this (re)prompts the question; is there a cap on the number of premier away memberships? Oh and it seems you do get something else for your £50; a scarf and a flag SB
  8. I think there are two things here; firstly there was the historic notion that home season ticket holders should have priority on away tickets. If you think about it, why is that the case?? That's the (only) thing I was agreeing with there. The second point is how they've gone about changing it, and I agree that it's slightly odd. You pay £50 even as a ST holder and you still might not get any away tickets if the premier level isn't capped. SB
  9. That's actually a good point. I think people will complain because "it's always been that way", but (as a ST holder) I think you're right. In the past, a season ticket was sometimes seen like a "super membership for proper fans", but I agree it's really just a discount on all home games. SB
  10. Hmm, I guess with capped ticket prices it isn't so bad, but a bit of a change for long term ST holders. I suppose the £50 cost just for the privilege of being able to apply for away tickets might put some people off, especially those who only had a game or two in mind. It will be interesting to see how many people purchase the away premier membership, and if the numbers are restricted. If not, it could mean that you're just one of many in window 1 and still unlikely to get tickets to the games you want, but £50 out of pocket. SB
  11. I might be being a bit slow this morning, but let me get this right; as a home ST holder I'm in window 3 for away tickets, but I can pay £50 for the season to get into window 1? You can be a home ST holder and an away premier member as well, right?
  12. I haven''t heard anything back from the club on this.  Perhaps some of us have an unusually large cranium? :-)I suspect more people will say something closer to the first day of the season when they''ve bought one and tried it on (and more importantly tried to take it off!)SB
  13. I got my new home shirt delivered this morning, and it seems quite nice.  I got the XL version as I have for many years, and in most respects it fits quite nicely.  What I did notice though was that it''s _really_ tight going over my head, especially taking it off.  The ''head hole'' seems quite small and there doesn''t seem to be much give in the design (given it''s stitched all the way round).  I don''t think I have a particularly large head (!) so I''m thinking I can''t be alone here.  I asked, and the next size up doesn''t increase the ''head hole'' size.Anyone else have this problem?I spoke to the club shop and they said that a few people have mentioned it, but if anyone else has this problem please let the club shop know so that they can feed this back to the manufacturer.SB
  14. Grrrr[url=https://twitter.com/PLDan/status/613788053979701249] twitter link [/url]
  15. Assuming this twitter account is real (which I think it is), we''re looking at sometime around the second week in July. Twitter link
  16. When I showed my wife the new shirt, the first thing she did was point that out and say "they''ve printed it on the wrong side".  It just looks wrong!Being on the inside at the back of the shirt, you wont see it properly and to everyone else, they see backwards black text through the yellow shirt.SB
  17. Here''s the GA train line planned works info for October also.SB
  18. I think it''s the A14 towards Bury St Edmunds.Link to the HA site is here with details of diversions for the A11 in October.  Click on the "Journey Impact" tab on the page.I wonder how many Chelsea fans will know about this before they charge up the M11/A11 or head towards the train station!SB
  19. [Apologies if this has been covered in another thread.  I did look/search for this elsewhere, but couldn''t see anything.]As someone who travels to home games from Cambridgeshire, it''s just struck me that there could be some fun and games getting to the game on Sunday both for away fans and home fans from outside of Norfolk.Firstly, the A11 is going to be closed Northbound at the Fiveways roundabout all weekend as part of the works to dual the A11.  This is probably going to cause some serious disruption as everyone is forced to take a diversion.Secondly, the Greater Anglia (GA) mainline train service from London Liverpool Street to Norwich is closed between Ipswich and Norwich on Sunday, with a bus replacement service.  There''s also other lines closed on Sunday, like Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds, which will create more congestion on the lines which remain open.The game on Sunday is a 1.30pm kick-off, and trains aren''t at their best on Sundays at the best of times.  It''s worth noting that GA seem to have stuck on a couple of extra trains on Sunday.  There''s a ''fast'' service from Cambridge to Norwich at 10:28, stopping only at Ely and a return at 16:00 from Norwich to Cambridge, stopping again only at Ely.  I suspect these will be pretty busy with both home and away fans using them.  The normal trains which run on a Sunday are also likely to be more busy as a result of all this, especially as there aren''t many that run early enough to catch the start of the game.Worth making your plans now if you haven''t already and you''re coming to the game from further afield.SB
  20. Agree with this.  Got the XL version of both the home and away shirt and the away version does seem a little more snug.  It''s not a huge difference, but if you were just about okay with one size in the home shirt, you might want the next one up in the away shirt.I paid for standard delivery and got mine delivered this morning too.  As ever it requires a signature, but if you pre-ordered you''ll probably receive it today.SB
  21. Well it said so on the inernet, so it must be true right? [:P]Seriously though, it might be that they meant they would be delivered on Friday, or that they''ve got more orders than expected so some will be sent on Friday.  Who knows, whatever I don''t think a day makes a big difference.I''m not surprised that there have been a lot of orders for the away shirt, as it''s one of their better efforts.  The printing offer was pretty good too, though I decided against it as I intend to wear this to work in central London on some casual Fridays, and I didn''t want to explain every 5 minutes why I have "WOLFSWIKNEL" on my back [:)]SB
  22. The website states "Post orders to be despatched Thursday, July 25".  I was expecting them to send them on Thursday so they arrive on Friday.SB
  23. Just got mine in the post too, along with the free football. I personally think it looks nicer ''in the flesh'' than in the pictures. I''m 6''2" and quite ''stocky'' and an XL fits fine.
  24. As someone who commutes to London from Cambridge and travels to every home game on the train, I sympathise.  The problem is that whilst Cambridge has two electrified routes into London which are designed for large amounts of commuter traffic, the Cambridge to Norwich line isn''t either of these.  It wasn''t that long ago that there were no direct services Cambridge<>Norwich, and when they did come [back] in a few years ago, they were nearly all two unit diesels whereas now they''re nearly always three.  The service just isn''t designed for large amounts of passengers that something like a football match creates.  I''ve been saying for ages that on football days they should run some additional services, especially when the London to Norwich line is out and they send everyone up via Cambridge, but they can''t run more than three units in a train and they don''t seem to be able to run any extra services.It''s probably worth pointing out here that the problem is likely to be much worse for the Spurs game with Norwich to London services not running due to engineering works, and Greater Anglia sending everyone via Cambridge again.  The speical service from Cambridge is due to stop at Northumberland Park (which is handy) but it looks like the Norwich<>Cambridge service will be really busy again.  They''ve put on an extra Cambridge<>Norwich service and it''s worth planning now!  Details of the services for the Spurs game:http://www.greateranglia.co.uk./about-us/news/2012/03/extra-train-for-spurs-v-norwich-on-easter-monday-9-aprilSB
  25. Squad out v Histon tonight; Matthews, Florence, foffolo, Kelly, jones, dereman, adeyemi, brindle, drmola, ball, dorking.
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