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No. The club held such focus groups itself

To be fare, the club did hold the focus groups (I think) with two BIAS committee members overseeing each group. Other people could attend who may or may not have been members of BIAS to give a wider representation of supporters views. Although, I would hope, Levy would also undertake their own reasearch in the ITT. Hopefully, things are progressing as outlined above by another poster as the catering contract progresses.

In the meantime, I suppose, we are "where we are". And If that's all I have got to moan about (except Ivan not being picked for England) then we are in a good place!. 😉
 

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Is there anyone with a S106 ticket for an upcoming league game who’d like to swap for W135? I’m intrigued at how bad it could possibly be in the BCS gulag. I’ll write it up.
 

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Is there anyone with a S106 ticket for an upcoming league game who’d like to swap for W135? I’m intrigued at how bad it could possibly be in the BCS gulag. I’ll write it up.
S106-S109 all the same area
 

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Is there anyone with a S106 ticket for an upcoming league game who’d like to swap for W135? I’m intrigued at how bad it could possibly be in the BCS gulag. I’ll write it up.
Be warned - the BCS gulag is a one way ticket.
 
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Ab can you remember the original remit of bias forming please, I think it was cheaper travel for supporters to away games where drinking on coaches was banned
 

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It's just really dull in there, cramped and unwelcoming.
In your opinion. I don't understand, its full of many of the paddock lads which was very welcoming. I see little difference as I see the same people as at GP.
 

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Ab can you remember the original remit of bias forming please, I think it was cheaper travel for supporters to away games where drinking on coaches was banned
BIAS was formed to get David Webb out of the club.

 

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S106 ticket holder here in peace !! Absolutely love my seat , person next to me is a dugout seat with a nice bit of padding but it cost £200 quid more than mine ! (Not sure if the exact amount but something like that) , that’s a lot to pay for some padding. I continue to drink in the Griffin before the game , the ‘detention centre’ as some have called us really isn’t that bad and is exactly what you’d expect in a new build stadium. Could do with a bit of cosmetic sprucing up , some pictures would be nice and yes maybe somewhere to ‘park’ a drink if you need to.
Massive advantage over GP is that it doesn’t take the entire HT to go to the loo!!
Always go into the dugout after every game and was actually quite surprised to be let in immediately as again if I’d paid £200 extra I’d expect a bit of access before plebs like me !! Sunday was literally a 10 minute delay which we spent standing in the disabled area chatting about the game and taking in the fantastic view , I think it’s a really nice way to wind down after the game with a pint and a Samosa , really not sure what all the fuss is about !!
 
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BIAS was formed to get David Webb out of the club.

Cheers hobbsy just as I Remember , so one might say I was involved from the very early days . With the remit of organising away coaches for fifty two people so on many occasions very successful journeys yes I am blowing my trumpet but one my say I did get of my jacks and get involved from very early days
 

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Cheers hobbsy just as I Remember , so one might say I was involved from the very early days . With the remit of organising away coaches for fifty two people so on many occasions very successful journeys yes I am blowing my trumpet but one my say I did get of my jacks and get involved from very early days
BIAS has never organised coaches IIRC, only boats.
 

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S106 ticket holder here in peace !! Absolutely love my seat , person next to me is a dugout seat with a nice bit of padding but it cost £200 quid more than mine ! (Not sure if the exact amount but something like that) , that’s a lot to pay for some padding. I continue to drink in the Griffin before the game , the ‘detention centre’ as some have called us really isn’t that bad and is exactly what you’d expect in a new build stadium. Could do with a bit of cosmetic sprucing up , some pictures would be nice and yes maybe somewhere to ‘park’ a drink if you need to.
Massive advantage over GP is that it doesn’t take the entire HT to go to the loo!!
Always go into the dugout after every game and was actually quite surprised to be let in immediately as again if I’d paid £200 extra I’d expect a bit of access before plebs like me !! Sunday was literally a 10 minute delay which we spent standing in the disabled area chatting about the game and taking in the fantastic view , I think it’s a really nice way to wind down after the game with a pint and a Samosa , really not sure what all the fuss is about !!

This makes me feel very sheepish. Curses theres a level-headed adult in the room. It did make me feel better writing all that emotional rubbish so it must be male menopause or something.

I shall go sit quetly in the corner and reflect on my behaviour.

Sorry everyone I am suitably chastened for my outburst.
 

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S106 ticket holder here in peace !! Absolutely love my seat , person next to me is a dugout seat with a nice bit of padding but it cost £200 quid more than mine ! (Not sure if the exact amount but something like that) , that’s a lot to pay for some padding. I continue to drink in the Griffin before the game , the ‘detention centre’ as some have called us really isn’t that bad and is exactly what you’d expect in a new build stadium. Could do with a bit of cosmetic sprucing up , some pictures would be nice and yes maybe somewhere to ‘park’ a drink if you need to.
Massive advantage over GP is that it doesn’t take the entire HT to go to the loo!!
Always go into the dugout after every game and was actually quite surprised to be let in immediately as again if I’d paid £200 extra I’d expect a bit of access before plebs like me !! Sunday was literally a 10 minute delay which we spent standing in the disabled area chatting about the game and taking in the fantastic view , I think it’s a really nice way to wind down after the game with a pint and a Samosa , really not sure what all the fuss is about !!
Well said mate
 

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My son and I (both North Standers) go into the Dugout bar after every game. Admittedly, some of the beer is pretty ropey and could do with improvement but service is good and friendly. I enjoy the place and will continue to use it.

Maybe there should be a GPG area in there?
 

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My son and I (both North Standers) go into the Dugout bar after every game. Admittedly, some of the beer is pretty ropey and could do with improvement but service is good and friendly. I enjoy the place and will continue to use it.

Maybe there should be a GPG area in there?
id fkin hope not !!!!! its bad enough having to listen to some of the weirdos on here without actually having to meet them in the real world lol
 

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My son and I (both North Standers) go into the Dugout bar after every game. Admittedly, some of the beer is pretty ropey and could do with improvement but service is good and friendly. I enjoy the place and will continue to use it.

Maybe there should be a GPG area in there?
No because of the costs of paying for carers and counsellors and additional security
 

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S106 ticket holder here in peace !! Absolutely love my seat , person next to me is a dugout seat with a nice bit of padding but it cost £200 quid more than mine ! (Not sure if the exact amount but something like that) , that’s a lot to pay for some padding. I continue to drink in the Griffin before the game , the ‘detention centre’ as some have called us really isn’t that bad and is exactly what you’d expect in a new build stadium. Could do with a bit of cosmetic sprucing up , some pictures would be nice and yes maybe somewhere to ‘park’ a drink if you need to.
Massive advantage over GP is that it doesn’t take the entire HT to go to the loo!!
Always go into the dugout after every game and was actually quite surprised to be let in immediately as again if I’d paid £200 extra I’d expect a bit of access before plebs like me !! Sunday was literally a 10 minute delay which we spent standing in the disabled area chatting about the game and taking in the fantastic view , I think it’s a really nice way to wind down after the game with a pint and a Samosa , really not sure what all the fuss is about !!
Seat was excellent and good people around me.
 

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S106 ticket holder here in peace !! Absolutely love my seat , person next to me is a dugout seat with a nice bit of padding but it cost £200 quid more than mine ! (Not sure if the exact amount but something like that) , that’s a lot to pay for some padding. I continue to drink in the Griffin before the game , the ‘detention centre’ as some have called us really isn’t that bad and is exactly what you’d expect in a new build stadium. Could do with a bit of cosmetic sprucing up , some pictures would be nice and yes maybe somewhere to ‘park’ a drink if you need to.
Massive advantage over GP is that it doesn’t take the entire HT to go to the loo!!
Always go into the dugout after every game and was actually quite surprised to be let in immediately as again if I’d paid £200 extra I’d expect a bit of access before plebs like me !! Sunday was literally a 10 minute delay which we spent standing in the disabled area chatting about the game and taking in the fantastic view , I think it’s a really nice way to wind down after the game with a pint and a Samosa , really not sure what all the fuss is about !!
disappointed we are letting in plebs I did pay extra to get away from those sort of fans.
 

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I’m glad you are enjoying it. I just think it’s a shame that a lot of long standing, loyal bees, have paid for a premium facility and have only been provided with an absolute bare minimum offering, they deserved more. The club had the opportunity (and to an extent a duty to the long standing fans it was marketed at) to create a supporter focal point to be proud of (even if it was exclusive for those who have paid - which is quite understandable). It’s not a patch on Dick’s bar at the Amex (which itself has its limitations) and it should have been easy enough to at least match that.

I'm not a dugout S/T holder but have used the bar and catering outlets within it. For just north of £30 per game of premiership football with use of the facility and very decent view of the pitch, it appears to me to be tremendous value.
Dugout S/T holders may have some ideas of how to better the experience but for the price of nearly every adult away ticket you are getting a much better product.
 

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I'm not a dugout S/T holder but have used the bar and catering outlets within it. For just north of £30 per game of premiership football with use of the facility and very decent view of the pitch, it appears to me to be tremendous value.
Dugout S/T holders may have some ideas of how to better the experience but for the price of nearly every adult away ticket you are getting a much better product.
Its brilliant , just a shame i doubt i will be able to afford it next year unless they do it over 10 payments not 3 . 🙏
 

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I'm not a dugout S/T holder but have used the bar and catering outlets within it. For just north of £30 per game of premiership football with use of the facility and very decent view of the pitch, it appears to me to be tremendous value.
Dugout S/T holders may have some ideas of how to better the experience but for the price of nearly every adult away ticket you are getting a much better product.

The dugout concept is great, as is the current pricing (although I suspect it will be bumped up a bit if we’re still in the prem, as will all other areas of the ground, given we’re paying 2020 prices).

I found the facility underwhelming as I was expecting something more akin to a bar/lounge, rather than a concourse with a few tables. Either way it’s a lot better than S106-S109 which I’m enduring, but I still don’t think the club made enough of an effort with fitting it out.
 
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We need a good old sing song in the dug out bar for Chrimbo anyone got a piano and can play? Ps Nick Logan just giving page ?
 

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Was in the dugout until closing last night, really good atmosphere (unsurprisingly) and there was live music with a guy and a guitar which added to the overall vibe, which is a good idea, was this a one off with the music?
 

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They are on order now to hold the hoipoloi for 10/15 minutes before allowing access. Ostensibly to “ease the overcrowding” so a lovely steward informed me. She intimated it was for all matches moving forward. Thing is, I didn’t experience much overcrowding when there weee no restrictions, so does seem to be a response to complaints from other fans.
 

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Was in the dugout until closing last night, really good atmosphere (unsurprisingly) and there was live music with a guy and a guitar which added to the overall vibe, which is a good idea, was this a one off with the music?
Had a chat with the guy. He was doing it as a trial and hoping to be booked again. He enjoyed it. I told him I did too. He and his dad used to do the music at LI when they played at Reading and he normally has a keyboard player or a bigger band and will bring them if it’s working and enjoyed. I suggested he should have an alternate set for games we don’t win. Nice lad. Well done to the club in booking him in.
 

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Had a chat with the guy. He was doing it as a trial and hoping to be booked again. He enjoyed it. I told him I did too. He and his dad used to do the music at LI when they played at Reading and he normally has a keyboard player or a bigger band and will bring them if it’s working and enjoyed. I suggested he should have an alternate set for games we don’t win. Nice lad. Well done to the club in booking him in.
Great idea.
 

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I sit in the dugout, great place to have a drink before at ht and after the match. Cant understand the wingers that moan at every opportunity,, trying to get a drink and have a piss in the new rd was a joke. Now we have really smart urinals, with plenty of soap dispensers. A premiership football team yet we still hear the moaners . Cracking ground that we should all be proud of. Also have to mention that the gestapo that were hovering around seemed to have disappeared, if so good move by the club.
 

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It is good that there was a cordoned off queue for the Dug Out away to one side. It let the Dug Out STs leave and people from other areas get in smoothly.
 

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Had a chat with the guy. He was doing it as a trial and hoping to be booked again. He enjoyed it. I told him I did too. He and his dad used to do the music at LI when they played at Reading and he normally has a keyboard player or a bigger band and will bring them if it’s working and enjoyed. I suggested he should have an alternate set for games we don’t win. Nice lad. Well done to the club in booking him in.
My lads had a good chat with him as they went to school together at St. James's in Twickenham. He is part of a band that are all brothers and quite well known around the area They're an Irish family hence playing after LI games.
 
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