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Yep - that's me. I'm all over this. Understand why others might not be so keen though...
...quite seriously mate...fair play to you....hope you get a 'golden ticket':sorted:
 

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Doesn’t interest me,but don’t mind the club making money in actual fact I encourage it.The club have acted well with their initiatives over this dreadful period.I won’t be going back untill it’s safe for everyone and sitting in a stadium looking at a screen with a small group of randoms is not appealing to me.
 

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A bit steep perhaps but how much would you pay in a London high street for these items?

Buttermilk chicken burger with sweet potato wedges - £7.50/10?
(Vegan option available)
- Half-time pie - £5/7?
- Two Peroni bottled beers, house wines or soft drinks -
£7/10? depending on size.

So, could plausibly be £27 or so for the food alone, which would make this only slightly more expensive than iFollow.
What high street is it seven quid for a small Peroni ? Kensington !!
 

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Awful pricing and more evidence of how the club are detaching from the inclusive/community image.

How on earth do they expect numbers to turn up for those prices, especially if they have kids.
Everyone to there own, but think its good value. Paid 3 times that amount for the Preston home game at GP last season... that got cancelled. Yeah, it was seeing a live game too and a tour of ground.
 

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I am slow. Took a friend to point out the £40. I thought it was club reaching out to old lags. Doh....I was same when I got my season ticket. I thought Dug Out were partially blocked view seats. My bad.
 

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I appreciate this seems quite steep but I am sure the club has done their research and are confident sufficient numbers will take up the offer. I am sure with all the precautions and restrictions in place offering this at a competitive price would be challenging.

Personally I am not sure I see the appeal but if it gives the club an additional revenue stream then I hope it works out.
It's not for me either, nor do I begrudge the club taking money from those who want to go at those prices, not sure what the need is to rant and kick off when not interested?
 

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It's not for me either, nor do I begrudge the club taking money from those who want to go at those prices, not sure what the need is to rant and kick off when not interested?
agree no one is forcing anyone to go so not sure what the problem is. Not for me at that price but I hope they sell out !
 

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...its a breast of chicken marinated in buttermilk....surrounded by something commonly known as a bun/bap or roll....depending on demographics....and will also usually include lettuce and tomato.....but i would agree.... 40 quid does seem excessive.
OMG ! Reading that quickly i thought it was breast milk marinated in chicken. BTW anyone know what size the Peroni's are 330mls or 500mls. At forty quid they should be pints.
 

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Full agree with other posters re price but for those saying they will watch at home on tv I thought Saturday away matches weren’t available on video ifollow !? Only midweek away matches
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TV and Desktop PC are upstairs in two bedrooms about 4m apart . With help.of others on GPG I have cables between both so we can watch the game on TV . You may be able to watch on TV with one of the Smart TV's
 

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OMG ! Reading that quickly i thought it was breast milk marinated in chicken. BTW anyone know what size the Peroni's are 330mls or 500mls. At forty quid they should be pints.
...you need therapy....not italian beer.
 

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Doesn’t interest me,but don’t mind the club making money in actual fact I encourage it.The club have acted well with their initiatives over this dreadful period.I won’t be going back untill it’s safe for everyone and sitting in a stadium looking at a screen with a small group of randoms is not appealing to me.
Be on a table by yourself Bill
 

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Let’s do the maths on this. Parents with two kids = £140.

Anyone that says this is a fair price needs their head testing.
My first thought but as a special treat at the new ground it's not too bad.
Not for me but a great opportunity to sort the flags out. Lol
Hope you and the family are all ok mate.
 

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Is there any other way to watch the game?
 

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This is aimed at the elite and says we don’t want no lower class filth in our posh lounge. Don’t you know we a new Brentford.

But is anyone really surprised this is happening? really?
 

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Or you could pay £10 iFollow and get yourself down to the Co-Op for their special deal of 8 San Miguel and 4
Pizzas for £10.
 

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This feels like it was prepared prior to the move to tier 2. As rebus points out the likelihood of a single household feeling this is value for money feels small. Same as shipping 3 or 4 iFollow codes to a household of season ticket holders as compensation for the value they all get in attending.
 

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Er, I've not received any email, not even a simple "You want some?"

Anyhow for the record, even though I could probably find the cash, I won't be availing of it myself. And I don't think it's too bad, all things considered, since I suspect that £40 is what they need to charge in order to cover the Covid costs for a relatively small number of people.

Oh, and it's not compulsory...
 

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The “indoors” bit could be them thinking of crowd control, initially. It is silly. A stumbling around for a “responsible” approach. It’s not family friendly pricing for those with kids. They probably expect enough adults.
It’s enough to attract me and family, but we’re nearly all separate households and not eligible anyway. “Vegan option”, is hardly an adequate description to be attractive to people not wanting to chew flesh.
 

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They don't need (or want) big numbers to turn up though. With all the restrictions I'd guess they can only accommodate low three figures at most, and there will probably be enough takers at the price being charged to fill the capacity. If anything the price is being set at a level to minimise demand from the average fan.

I do agree that this could be a PR own goal, but in commercial terms it makes perfect sense.
All they have to do is control numbers coming in, not rip off and price out fans.

What your saying is the club is taking advantage to profit from the virus
 

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A lot of fuss about nothing here. £40 is a lot and i won't be paying it and yes, it would be extortionate for a family. But we can all pay £10 to watch at home. Its not like its the only choice. When the club wasn't doing it, no one gave a toss. Its like the tours of GP. The club put them in place when many of us thought we'd never get back in and all that happened on here was moaning about 200 missing seats. The club doesn't always get everything right, for example it needed excellent work from BIAS to arrive at the options for season ticket holders, but some people just want to have a pop about stuff they didn't even care about 2 days earlier.
 

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Doesn’t interest me,but don’t mind the club making money in actual fact I encourage it.The club have acted well with their initiatives over this dreadful period.I won’t be going back untill it’s safe for everyone and sitting in a stadium looking at a screen with a small group of randoms is not appealing to me.
Same as that Bill, not for me, also the cost of getting there. But not knocking the club, it’s about choice. Your not compelled to go, and i am sure loads of bees fans will take the opportunity to see the new ground from the inside. What i would say , the club are looking to play in the premiership, and to compete prices are going to rise and the day of the £10 ticket are over.
 

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All they have to do is control numbers coming in, not rip off and price out fans.

What your saying is the club is taking advantage to profit from the virus
That's another way of putting it, yes. They're not going to be making a fortune out of it though, if they can only accommodate 200 people. £8000 less the cost of the food and drink and 30 or 40 staff for the afternoon?
 

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