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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.
ST don't count for this. So all tickets should be sold with people actually attending barring any last minute problems for them.
 

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The initial prices were a rip off and IMO the club dipped their toe.

BUT..................... £30 for a league cup Quarter final is absolutely fine IMO. If you cant afford it then fine dont go. But to call that a rip off is OTT. Regardless if Chelsea are in the same league.

I seem to remember the club set very reasonable prices for the other rounds.

Kick off about the initial pricing............... But to complain about £30 is being a bit silly. Its the League Cup Quarter Final FFS.

I remember when i used to be buzzing about a JPT Semi final.

But we are a shambles off the putch and its about time someone at the club (JV?) took some responsibility.

Ive said it many times before, Devlin would have been hounded out months ago.
 

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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.
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.
There was a shocking amount of empty seats all over the ground.
Take that how you want but there shouldn't be an empty seat in our 15,000 home end allocation for any game
 

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I fail to see how £30 is a rip off 🤦
£30 is fine IMHO.
Early prices were a joke & if I was in the Dugout I think £40 is steep ish.
However I was expecting the tix to be £35/40 as that's what members pay for Cat A games.
It's a league Cup Q/F not a JPT area final.
There's only 2 domestic cup fixtures bigger than this - a home leg league Cup S/F or a home FA Cup Q/F so you gotta take the cheap as chips games v FGR/Oldham into account IMHO.
ST holders who froze are watching EPL at champ prices so , although the whole ticket website & competence of that aspect of the club is a joke & has been for a few years , I don't see £30 as rinsing anyone.
If we stay up this year I fully expect at least a 20% hike in next year's ST prices. Might even be more, but we've had it good & been looked after for a good while on prices.
We're not mid table Div 3 any more
 

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There was a shocking amount of empty seats all over the ground.
Take that how you want but there shouldn't be an empty seat in our 15,000 home end allocation for any game
Same thing happens at many grounds.
Look at Arsenal - gate always 60k but on the box often obvious there's 25% vacant seats.
 

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Same thing happens at many grounds.
Look at Arsenal - gate always 60k but on the box often obvious there's 25% vacant seats.
Our stadium is a quarter the size of theirs.

I can't stand arsenal as a club , as a whole. so would rather not be compared to them
 

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Our stadium is a quarter the size of theirs.

I can't stand arsenal as a club , as a whole. so would rather not be compared to them
If ST holders can't go to any game and don't want to list their ticket it's up to them. Doesn't really affect the club apart from a marginal increase in price. The ticket holder loses out - their choice. If I can't go I give my actual ticket to a friend or family member to go. Don't think I'd ever list it though with our bloody ticketing system. Wouldn't trust it at all.
 

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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?
Get him some slippers instead.
 

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If ST holders can't go to any game and don't want to list their ticket it's up to them. Doesn't really affect the club apart from a marginal increase in price. The ticket holder loses out - their choice. If I can't go I give my actual ticket to a friend or family member to go. Don't think I'd ever list it though with our bloody ticketing system. Wouldn't trust it at all.
It's not an argument of not being able to go, that happens.
But for our tiny stadiums to see so many empty seats was embarrassing.

I get how cack our ticketing system is too but what's not to trust about telling them you wont be there ?
They can only balls it up for themselves
 

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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.

Or they were there but went for a really big poo.
 

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It's not an argument of not being able to go, that happens.
But for our tiny stadiums to see so many empty seats was embarrassing.

I get how cack our ticketing system is too but what's not to trust about telling them you wont be there ?
They can only balls it up for themselves
If you based it on percentages it's probably not a big number

Loads of our fans probably have no idea re the exchange site stuff.
Indeed it's often an afterthought from the club with too little notice to make a difference

There's a glaring weakness in the behind the scenes operations at the club, has been for a long while
 

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If you based it on percentages it's probably not a big number

Loads of our fans probably have no idea re the exchange site stuff.
Indeed it's often an afterthought from the club with too little notice to make a difference

There's a glaring weakness in the behind the scenes operations at the club, has been for a long while
And we were all told that moving to the new ground would improve everything
 

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Given the amount of members the club now has this will still be a sell
Out. Will be an odd crowd though.
 

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Given the amount of members the club now has this will still be a sell
Out. Will be an odd crowd though.
Unlikely to have the hell on earth atmosphere of the league game!
 

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Unlikely to have the hell on earth atmosphere of the league game!

Why not? I’ve not seen too many say they’re not going.

Late kick off during Christmas week - all the ingredients are there
 

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Why not? I’ve not seen too many say they’re not going.

Late kick off during Christmas week - all the ingredients are there
It will be an incredible atmosphere . Half day booked , and everyone will be bang up for it .
COYR
 

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Given the amount of members the club now has this will still be a sell
Out
. Will be an odd crowd though.
I do hope so, As we have had an embarrassing amount of empty seats for every game so far this season.

I do hope that they can sort out the main offenders who appear to be ST holders, who continue to be absent and who never put their tickets on the exchange, Therefore stopping Members attending matches, They must know who they are by the electronic ticket entry count, It's a difficult situation to sort out, But not impossible, We need a packed ground for every game.
 

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If ST holders can't go to any game and don't want to list their ticket it's up to them. Doesn't really affect the club apart from a marginal increase in price. The ticket holder loses out - their choice. If I can't go I give my actual ticket to a friend or family member to go. Don't think I'd ever list it though with our bloody ticketing system. Wouldn't trust it at all.
Same with me. Imagine the reaction amongst my group if my seat was sold on by the club to an away supporter who has a membership. I know plenty of proper football people who I would happily give my ST to for nothing. Unlikely that I will miss a game all the same.
 

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Some of these cup games, up to 3 I think, are included in some season ticket packages.

If that season ticket holder does not take up their ‘free’ entitlement within about 4 days of the tickets going on sale/being available, then that seat is released for general sale availability.

Just on the overall issue of ticket administration etc…, I think that as with so many things nowadays, whether it’s your multi-choice of energy supplier, a ticket for almost anything, car insurance renewal, etc… that there are so many variations of price and ways of doing it, that it has all become very complicated.

Simplification of the systems is vital.
This is particularly true online, as you always have to press an infinite combination of buttons to get to where you want in many ordering systems!

So any ticket system has to be designed so that the proverbial man on the 65 bus can do it, without having to over analyse whether they are being ripped off or being confused.
 

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£30 is fair and the limit. Anymore would have been taking the piss.
Disgusting the pricing for the senior's especially.
I don't doubt that they were testing the waters.

Twenty's plenty for every round regardless of oppo?
 
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Is it just me... but I have visions of someone from TOWIE whenever I see the tread title?
I keep on humming that execrable Chelsea Dagger song from a few years back.
 

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A quick observation whilst I'm here.

In the past we would have probably expected a League cup Quarter Final to be priced normally.

Discounted cup football was an incentive due to understrength teams and the level of the opposition

Im a Season Ticket holder and was shocked at the original price. £50 to watch Brentford in my usual seat... But at the same time, if I put my seat on the Ticket Exchange a club member will have to pay £50 to use it.

I actually dread the cost of renewing my season ticket and have a lot of empathy for the fans who are members, who are having to pay these prices regularly.
 

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A quick observation whilst I'm here.

In the past we would have probably expected a League cup Quarter Final to be priced normally.

Discounted cup football was an incentive due to understrength teams and the level of the opposition

Im a Season Ticket holder and was shocked at the original price. £50 to watch Brentford in my usual seat... But at the same time, if I put my seat on the Ticket Exchange a club member will have to pay £50 to use it.

I actually dread the cost of renewing my season ticket and have a lot of empathy for the fans who are members, who are having to pay these prices regularly.

In the past we could’ve actually probably expected an uplift on league prices. Pretty that historically prices have been increased for ‘big’ cup games including Chelsea, Everton etc
 

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.....I keep thinking this thread is about the new star of the Women's Cricket World Cup....
 

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In the past we could’ve actually probably expected an uplift on league prices. Pretty that historically prices have been increased for ‘big’ cup games including Chelsea, Everton etc
Yes the last time I definitely remember this was for one of those two legged ties v Spurs in the late 90s/early 00s...priced jumped to something like £18 in the seats from the normal £12-15. I don't recall if that sold out but I think the club stopped that sort of policy for a long time afterwards.

It would be very hard to justify that when we already have a price for a league game v Chelsea this season. But remember the "outrageous" prices quoted and then withdrawn were not "bumped up" they are the prices for a category A game this season.
 
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I've had to miss just one home game so far this season. Put my ST into exchange and it was sold. The credit was available for me to take when purchasing my Chelsea QF ticket. So quite happy.

I didn't realise you get a credit straight away, I thought it got carried over till next season.
 

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£30 is fair and the limit. Anymore would have been taking the piss.
Disgusting the pricing for the senior's especially.
I don't doubt that they were testing the waters.

Twenty's plenty for every round regardless of oppo?
I agree 30 is fair but the limit.regarding the disgusting senior pricing is that the same generation that brought a 3 bed semi for £15,000 and is now worth half a million? Can we have a providing for a young family discount? Milk the old coffin dodgers I say! 🎣
 

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I do hope so, As we have had an embarrassing amount of empty seats for every game so far this season.

I do hope that they can sort out the main offenders who appear to be ST holders, who continue to be absent and who never put their tickets on the exchange, Therefore stopping Members attending matches, They must know who they are by the electronic ticket entry count, It's a difficult situation to sort out, But not impossible, We need a packed ground for every game.
Embarrassing amount ? What ya talkin about Willis ? 😳 I’ve seen a few here and there but Arsenal Liverpool and Chelsea games virtually nothing🧐 it’s just people not turning up which happens at every ground 😉
 
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