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It means "Ability to register online for auto opt-in to secure your seat for Cup matches (Season Ticket Holders only" - i.e. you get allocated your ST seat for home cup matches.
I've registered for that.
In the small print it indicates the ticket will automatically be purchased using your card details unless you specifically advise in advance you don't want it. Not sure that I like that idea as circumstances can always change. Think I will opt out of that scheme
 

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The key dates given on the BFC site are:

Key dates
• 8 April, 10am – 2016/17 Season Tickets on sale
• 3 May, 4pm – Seat Hold Deadline
• 3 May, 4pm – 48-hour Season Ticket Holder exclusive access to released seats
• 5 May, 4pm – 24-hour Member exclusive access to released seats
• 31 May, 4pm – Early Bird Deadline
 

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31 May. It's in little letters at the bottom of the e-mail - the one I got anyway.
That's all well and good, but, if you don't renew your existing seat by 3 May, you could potentially lose it! You'd have thought that they would have had these 2 dates the same, wouldn't you?
 

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Great that the prices have been frozen.

The only points of concern I can see are that:
1. For the last 3 seasons ST holders have been promised Lionel Road priority - by the time we move 4/5 seasons worth of ST holders will have been promised priority - how is that gonna work?
2. ST holders seats aren't reserved for very long - i.e before the end of this season - very costly for people with lots of games in April (especially if say we had the play off games to pay for as well.) - its a general trend across football so not just a "problem" with Brentford, but doesn't make it any easier for fans (even though the club have been excellent in freezing the price).
2. I wish it was longer as well...I want to keep my same seat but wasn't planning on splashing out on it this early. Eh well...

1. It was stated that those who got a season ticket for our first Champ season got first priority, then ST's from this season, then presumably next... You would imaging though that there aren't *that* many ST holders even if you add them all up, many would be repeat customers. And with a 20k stadium anyway I don't think it would be an issue.
 
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Sorry, don't disagree with value for money and all the other positives but they want me to renew my ST whilst the current season is still being played out?!

In my ideal world, and being cash strapped at the moment, I would like a couple of months of the summer (i.e. May & June) to save a bit and then buy 3 STs. Now I have less than a month to reserve the seats we've sat in for years. Just under £700 for adult, young person and junior is a lot of money to find in one go.
 

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Great that the prices have been frozen.

The only points of concern I can see are that:
1. For the last 3 seasons ST holders have been promised Lionel Road priority - by the time we move 4/5 seasons worth of ST holders will have been promised priority - how is that gonna work?
2. ST holders seats aren't reserved for very long - i.e before the end of this season - very costly for people with lots of games in April (especially if say we had the play off games to pay for as well.) - its a general trend across football so not just a "problem" with Brentford, but doesn't make it any easier for fans (even though the club have been excellent in freezing the price).
I have wondered how one will work - at present I should think only about 7K would qualify though so should be quite manageable.
 

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Sorry, don't disagree with value for money and all the other positives but they want me to renew my ST whilst the current season is still being played out?!

In my ideal world, and being cash strapped at the moment, I would like a couple of months of the summer (i.e. May & June) to save a bit and then buy 3 STs. Now I have less than a month to reserve the seats we've sat in for years. Just under £700 for adult, young person and junior is a lot of money to find in one go.
Count your blessing, mate. Posh, for example, do season ticket renewals from Feb or March.
 

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Sorry, don't disagree with value for money and all the other positives but they want me to renew my ST whilst the current season is still being played out?!

In my ideal world, and being cash strapped at the moment, I would like a couple of months of the summer (i.e. May & June) to save a bit and then buy 3 STs. Now I have less than a month to reserve the seats we've sat in for years. Just under £700 for adult, young person and junior is a lot of money to find in one go.
Why are clubs increasingly doing this? Obviously it has some benefit in terms of cashflow and interest. I presume it is also easier to do now as it is largely online. Before ticket office staff would not have the time.
 

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I have wondered how one will work - at present I should think only about 7K would qualify though so should be quite manageable.
Rate it's going, half of us will have turned our toes up by the time LR seats are available and a bunch more will be too dolally to remember what or where LR is.
 

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Why are clubs increasingly doing this? Obviously it has some benefit in terms of cashflow and interest. I presume it is also easier to do now as it is largely online. Before ticket office staff would not have the time.
Yes, right on both - I think the key benefit is to get the cash in before the close season - when no cash from matches is coming in - to finance the close season costs.
 

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Sorry, don't disagree with value for money and all the other positives but they want me to renew my ST whilst the current season is still being played out?!

In my ideal world, and being cash strapped at the moment, I would like a couple of months of the summer (i.e. May & June) to save a bit and then buy 3 STs. Now I have less than a month to reserve the seats we've sat in for years. Just under £700 for adult, young person and junior is a lot of money to find in one go.
The finance thing makes it a lot more manageable mate , Godsend for me
 
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Great that the prices have been frozen.

The only points of concern I can see are that:
1. For the last 3 seasons ST holders have been promised Lionel Road priority - by the time we move 4/5 seasons worth of ST holders will have been promised priority - how is that gonna work?
2. ST holders seats aren't reserved for very long - i.e before the end of this season - very costly for people with lots of games in April (especially if say we had the play off games to pay for as well.) - its a general trend across football so not just a "problem" with Brentford, but doesn't make it any easier for fans (even though the club have been excellent in freezing the price).
2. I agree. The season won't have even finished by the time our seats would be released. Normally the end of May at least from what I remember, if not the middle of June.
 
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Sorry, don't disagree with value for money and all the other positives but they want me to renew my ST whilst the current season is still being played out?!

In my ideal world, and being cash strapped at the moment, I would like a couple of months of the summer (i.e. May & June) to save a bit and then buy 3 STs. Now I have less than a month to reserve the seats we've sat in for years. Just under £700 for adult, young person and junior is a lot of money to find in one go.
Interest free loan limited period would have helped. Not sure of rationale for the 3rd May date.
 

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Interest free loan limited period would have helped. Not sure of rationale for the 3rd May date.
Deposit of say £30 (Non - Refundable) and rest payable by end of June might have worked?
 

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Forgive me if this has been covered... I cannot work out exactly what the cup tie and away schemes are. Do you commit to anything by ticking either of these boxes? Do you pay extra? What are these exactly?
 
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My understanding is that you commit yourself to buying tickets for all the relevant matches(all home cup ties or all away league matches) . You can't opt out once in or decide not to go to one particular match.
 

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Many thanks you two. It's far from clear on the BFC website. In fact I couldn't find it explained anywhere.
 

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Waiting till the summer to get mine.
 

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I will get the shadows now, as it's only £90, but may have to buy mine over the year by dd.

Cannot be without an st now!
 

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Anyone else having the problem that a senior season ticket is showing as an adult one when trying to renew?
Are you under or over 65? They should be sticking by their pledge to honour existing 60-65 holders.
 

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The email I received says that you should ring the ticket office so that they can honour this for those between 60-64.Not sure why though.
 

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Very simple for me as me and my Dad stand at Ealing Road. We just have to pay by 31st May to get the early bird discount.
 

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Season ticket for the boy and I renewed. We're waving goodbye to the New Rd after many years and upgrading to the Paddock. COYR.
 

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Season ticket for the boy and I renewed. We're waving goodbye to the New Rd after many years and upgrading to the Paddock. COYR.
Have you stopped exercising then?
 

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Thinking of getting a ST next year...is there a singing section ?
To be honest, in my opinion if you want the best atmosphere/most chanting then Ealing Road is where that's most prevalent.

However, unfortunately I also personally feel that the view from there...well, sucks, and doesn't hold a candle to middle sections in New Road or Braemar Road.

So it depends what sacrifice you'd prefer to make.
 
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To be honest, in my opinion if you want the best atmosphere/most chanting then Ealing Road is where that's most prevalent.

However, unfortunately I also personally feel that the view from there...well, sucks, and doesn't hold a candle to middle sections in New Road or Braemar Road.

So it depends what sacrifice you'd prefer to make.
Only a couple years left of terracing... :(
 

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Officially next year is our last year, unless we get special dispensation.
If we stick a couple of bricks together at Lionel rd. might they give us an extra year?
 

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If we stick a couple of bricks together at Lionel rd. might they give us an extra year?
Yes I would think if we can demonstrate significant progress then we should be OK.
 

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The buyback amount is now nicely showing against the purchase of my two seats so all systems go.

I notice that any tickets returned for Bristol will be credited against 17/18 season now, and assume will be the same for Fulham as it is likely to be over 90% sold.
 

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