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Given that @hobbsy posted last week he expected prices to be in line with Cat A games I suspect the former

Indeed, although to be clear I or BIAS never had any conversations around the price.

My bad as I was focussing the discussions around TAPS and priorities, but I've now got this on my hit list for future matches.
 

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The person in charge of the ticket office would not have set the prices. The issue is this:

Were they dipping their toes in the water with the earlier announced prices or was this a genuine cock-up.
I usually vote for cockup over conspiracy theory, but not too sure on this one. The original prices can't have just been plucked out of the air.
 

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I usually vote for cockup over conspiracy theory, but not too sure on this one. The original prices can't have just been plucked out of the air.
They were plucked from the list of prices that we charge for every category A league game, surely?
scroll down to "Premier league prices"
people who think these prices were insane for a cup match are entitled to their opinion but this is the same as what members pay for the nine category A league games. The difference was that ST holders were (possibly) going to be asked pay it for this game too.

If the prices were one thing and then other within a couple of hours, and Chelsea have to be consulted over prices, if anything that supports the explanation that it was communication error rather than "blimey social media hate this better give 25% off ....with Chelsea's permission obviously" a lot to agree at that short notice. Even though it is a weird error.
 
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Fully transparent. This is what we need to see.
I think flexible prices are better.
Otherwise if Rochdale or Stevenage make the 3rd round people would be up in arms paying top dollar for such a fixture?
 
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I think flexible prices are better.
Otherwise if Rochdale or Stevenage make the 3rd round people would be up in arms paying top dollar for such a fixture?
Perhaps we can grade via what division the opponents are instead? Either way, we need transparency.
 

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Perhaps we can grade via what division the opponents are instead? Either way, we need transparency.
Probably difficult to do if both clubs need to agree on prices (is that the case?)
 

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Here we go again, I can only order one for me, I am not even getting the option to try for my son who has the same amount of taps.
 

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Here we go again, I can only order one for me, I am not even getting the option to try for my son who has the same amount of taps.
Er, nothing to do with TAPs. This is for STHers to purchase their own seats. I was able to purchase for those in my F&F group.
 

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Er, nothing to do with TAPs. This is for STHers to purchase their own seats. I was able to purchase for those in my F&F group.

I am only getting the option to buy one for me, no F&F or other ST holders.
 

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I am only getting the option to buy one for me, no F&F or other ST holders.
go into F&F and it gives you option to tick their reserved tickets and buy. Thats what I did, albeit not very clear from initial screen.
 

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Er, nothing to do with TAPs. This is for STHers to purchase their own seats. I was able to purchase for those in my F&F group.

I am only getting the option to buy one for me, no F&F or other ST holders.

I worked it out, I had to go to the reserved tickets tab hidden down the list on the bottom right hand side of the website.
 

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I think flexible prices are better.
Otherwise if Rochdale or Stevenage make the 3rd round people would be up in arms paying top dollar for such a fixture?
If it's the first round of a cup I'd expect to pay the same, be it rochdale or Chelsea.
Same if it was a QF, SF or Final
 

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£30 for a League Cup Quarter Final against Chelsea...that seems fine to me. Earlier prices were a p*sstake though but this seems OK.
Arsenal are charging just £ 10 for their game for all lower tier seats

And they would have charged same even if it was v Chelsea.....
 

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We put up with crap food and drink at premium prices and that is unlikely to change, what makes you think this has legs. I hope you are right. I can see lots of Chelsea in home areas at this game.
Indeed. Bring your dancing shoes to this one I reckon. Leave the kids at home. Category contact lenses.
SHE WOOOOOOOOOOORE….. :bounce:
 

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I’m intrigued to know how whoever is in charge of ticketing has kept their job after the repeated fiascos all season so far. And it’s only November.

Incredible. Just incredible.

I am reluctant to call for a person to lose their job but agree the current situation needs to be addressed concertedly, transparently and without delay. 'Fiasco' is very definitely the word!!
 

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But this includes the cup games so they pay nothing
Only FA Cup games
(and in the past, european games , they seem to be short of those this season).

Their fans know that the League Cup is a cheap night out where the club are happy to get some different faces in the ground. Giving these tickets away for free would just mean empty seats.
 

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They've got about four times as many seats to sell as us though.
And we still struggle to get a full house in the prem, the amount of empty seats against norwich was shocking.

So we try unreasonably whacking the prices up for the league cup cos its chelsea. Just wrong
 

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When I read the title I thought Geoffrey has married someone younger. The club really need to have a look at all its ticketing arrangements as so many post on this site every week. I thought a fans representative was involved with making key decisions
 

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And we still struggle to get a full house in the prem, the amount of empty seats against norwich was shocking.

So we try unreasonably whacking the prices up for the league cup cos its chelsea. Just wrong
We sold Norwich out in an hour on sale to members, like every home game. Despite what you seem to be implying there is no shortage of demand at current prices.

If you saw empty seats that is something for the club to investigate and understand - but that is not "nobody was willing to pay for these tickets". The tickets have been sold. And if the club reduced prices there'd be the same number of people there... with less gate money.
 
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I thought a fans representative was involved with making key decisions
He’s a non executive director. He does as he’s told. I can’t imagine any director outside Nity and Cliff are involved in off pitch issues like this.
 
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I want to take a friend in his 70s to this match. He is not a member and I have a season ticket and so does my son who sits next to me. My son also wants to go to the match and he is happy to sit anywhere but I can’t see how I can get an additional ticket as the old guy is not a member . Was going to be a Christmas treat for him. Any suggestions?
 

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I want to take a friend in his 70s to this match. He is not a member and I have a season ticket and so does my son who sits next to me. My son also wants to go to the match and he is happy to sit anywhere but I can’t see how I can get an additional ticket as the old guy is not a member . Was going to be a Christmas treat for him. Any suggestions?
I know this bloke called Abdullah who always has tickets going. He’s friends with @Banana
 

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I want to take a friend in his 70s to this match. He is not a member and I have a season ticket and so does my son who sits next to me. My son also wants to go to the match and he is happy to sit anywhere but I can’t see how I can get an additional ticket as the old guy is not a member . Was going to be a Christmas treat for him. Any suggestions?
BFC say "we do not expect tickets to go on general sale".

Make friends with a season ticket holder or member who is not attending ("boycotting") and ask if you can use their allocation.
Encourage your friend to become a member and then they can ring up to buy a ticket.
 

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I can't see £30 for a League Cup Quarter final against the European Champions as a rip-off either to be honest. I respect & others may have an alternative view.
 

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As mentioned above shocked when the first prices came out I would have been in the boycott brigade but £30 for me £10 for my grandson (South stand left of dug out) not to bad. What happened to the £20s plenty £30s dirty campaign (initially backed by virgin media/southampton who now charge £20 for a child ticket)
I know this isn't the right thread but are the days now gone where generations follow the same team my grandad/uncle/dad took me in turn I have taken my grandson which is just about manageable but I have 2 more grandsons who will soon want to start coming with me well I just won't be able to afford it
The price of success
 

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As mentioned above shocked when the first prices came out I would have been in the boycott brigade but £30 for me £10 for my grandson (South stand left of dug out) not to bad. What happened to the £20s plenty £30s dirty campaign (initially backed by virgin media/southampton who now charge £20 for a child ticket)
I know this isn't the right thread but are the days now gone where generations follow the same team my grandad/uncle/dad took me in turn I have taken my grandson which is just about manageable but I have 2 more grandsons who will soon want to start coming with me well I just won't be able to afford it
The price of success
Twenty’s plenty was/is a Football League campaign for away tickets I think. I doubt we‘d go down to £30 even if relegated.
 

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Empty seats does not mean not sold. These are likely just ST seats that the occupant has just not made available for resale.
 
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