Stoke City beam back to Lionel Road

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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?
Exactly, plus cost of 'Bees legend' for the afternoon. How much does Bob Booker charge these days??
 

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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.
Its not about corporate/executive its about matchday viewing. They could be promoting this to be as close to a matchday experience as possible. If they opened for a minimal fee and let people eat/drink how they want tehyd probably get more interest. They could still sell 40quid offers for the poshos
 

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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?
So not really worth it then ? Just ripping off the fans
 

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Won't be paying £40 for this, might even pay £10 for ifollow.
 

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It's not even a bad deal, everyones getting their knickers in a twist about £40, but you get quite a lot for that.

However, I can understand the frustration towards the rules, which are looking a little silly right now.
 

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What a ridiculous fuss about nowt. You pay if you want, you stay away if you don't. Everyone can watch at home instead if they prefer. Or go to a non-league game. Or go for a walk. Nobody is twisting your arm behind your back and frog-marching you to Lionel Road.
 

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I like the thought of PG fiddling about for an hour before the game trying to get iFollow to work on the big screen, while the assembled diners shout helpful suggestions.
But not being able to get up and go and help 😁
 

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If the price of entry was £1, would this thread just be people moaning about who should get priority to get to the front of the queue?

“ Premium” vs “standard” - Old vs Young -TAPs vs ST’s plus one - Southampton ticket survivor vs Barrow ticket holder.
 

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What a ridiculous fuss about nowt. You pay if you want, you stay away if you don't. Everyone can watch at home instead if they prefer. Or go to a non-league game. Or go for a walk. Nobody is twisting your arm behind your back and frog-marching you to Lionel Road.
I will be going for a walk. I actually thought....doh......it was club reaching out to some of the oldies. I never saw the price. Getting old naieve and stupid
 

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Pricing ok as far as I am concerned, but tier-2 rules mean I will sit on my own, which I might as well do from home.
 

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So not really worth it then ? Just ripping off the fans
If someone is happy to pay the cost of the meal, drink, pie & watch the game then how are they being ripped off? Nobody is being forced to buy it. What you think is not "worth it" isn't necessarily everyones view.
 

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If someone is happy to pay the cost of the meal, drink, pie & watch the game then how are they being ripped off? Nobody is being forced to buy it. What you think is not "worth it" isn't necessarily everyones view.

I'm going. Its well worth 40 sobs to get away from the wife for a day. COYB
 

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I will be going for a walk. I actually thought....doh......it was club reaching out to some of the oldies. I never saw the price. Getting old naieve and stupid
mori thats the fourth time you have told us that on this thread!! :D Get over it. Brentford is a business now, thats just they way its gonna operate from here on in. you got to get used to it I am afraid.
 

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Take up has been very large apparently 🤷‍♂️
Doesn't surprise me given that it is the first opportunity to visit the new stadium and the lack of live football since March. Contrary to others I don't see £40 as being that bad if you add in the £10 it would cost to watch on iFollow at home :unsure:
 

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Good news if take up is good. Each to their own but it seems like a right royal expense to me! Especially as I would have to take my kid with me :nono:
 
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The question now, is......who gets “chosen” to attend the first beam back!!?? 😎😁
 

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Dilemma:
1. Do I stay at home, eat a nice free lunch (free in the sense that I will already have paid for the ingredients) and watch the game free on IFollow (as I’ve already paid for it) or
2. Go to Lionel Road, eat a less than attractive sounding lunch with a couple of bottles of stuff I wouldn’t normally touch and pay £40 on top of what I’ve already paid to watch on tv?

With option 1. I can go to the toilet as many times as I like during the game, using the ‘stop’ button to ensure that I don’t miss anything.

With option 2. I can still go to the toilet as often as I like but run the risk of someone remarking on it with a clever joke, and, with my luck, miss a goal.

Now, let me see....
You missed out being free to fart as often and as loud as you like without trying to disguise it.
 

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I guess the saying "you can please some of the people some of the times, but not all the people all of the time" sums up the reaction. In normal times it would cost far more to travel to Stoke for the day out.The only difference being that you you are watching on a screen, rather than sitting in the Stoke City stadium.
 

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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
How can the club "rip you off" if you have the choice to go or not. I reckon a burger, 2 beers, a pie & watch the game without paying a tenner at home means you get to see the new ground & all it offers for approx. £7.50 But the best bit is that it's your choice if you go. So ripping you off doesn't really stack up does it.
 
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It's a no from me, not my kind of fun. £40 is to steep imo, don't need a burger and pie. Plus the masks, no singing, no mixing.
Good luck to the club if they manage to make some money from this.
 

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mori thats the fourth time you have told us that on this thread!! :D Get over it. Brentford is a business now, thats just they way its gonna operate from here on in. you got to get used to it I am afraid.
Not for me Dave. I was just replying to someone else. Obviously senile but really felt a warm feeling when I looked at the email first time.
 

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If someone is happy to pay the cost of the meal, drink, pie & watch the game then how are they being ripped off? Nobody is being forced to buy it. What you think is not "worth it" isn't necessarily everyones view.
No, my point is there a load of fans who would love to do it, would see it is as worthwhile and a way to financially support the club further but are being unreasonably priced out.
 

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I guess the saying "you can please some of the people some of the times, but not all the people all of the time" sums up the reaction. In normal times it would cost far more to travel to Stoke for the day out.The only difference being that you you are watching on a screen, rather than sitting in the Stoke City stadium.
Truth is it would be much in difference travelling to stoke. But that’s not the point
 

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How can the club "rip you off" if you have the choice to go or not. I reckon a burger, 2 beers, a pie & watch the game without paying a tenner at home means you get to see the new ground & all it offers for approx. £7.50 But the best bit is that it's your choice if you go. So ripping you off doesn't really stack up does it.
Not much of a choice for those who want to but can’t pay that price
 

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isnt it about £30 to go to a game normally ? Beers and burgers on top would be over £40 .Dont see the sense of everyone being in the same room though
 

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Boycott.

Make sure the people putting these prices together know exactly what’s thought of this. The club need to reach out to supporters at this time, and not profiteer. We’ve just banked £60m over five years so this stinks.
I bet the buttermilk's Tesco own brand as well.
 
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It cost about £30 a head, with food and drink, to watch the Play Off Final in the Lord Nelson.

So not too far off. £30 and £20 would’ve been a ‘kinder’ fee to charge adults and juniors....🤷
 

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pay a tenner on ifollow and some #cans from the offy is the choice .
Which will be my choice. Many of those who would like to go to LR and contribute won’t be able to do so as it’s unreasonable.

Is this a one off or the plan going forward ?
 

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I have no problem with charging the adults £40, but £30 for kids does seem a little toppy.

Having said that all the kids these days have brand new iPhones and better trainers than me...so **** em! :redcard:
 

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It cost about £30 a head, with food and drink, to watch the Play Off Final in the Lord Nelson.

So not too far off. £30 and £20 would’ve been a ‘kinder’ fee to charge adults and juniors....🤷
£10 a head , spending on what food a drink you want while there.

Plus the £40 or whatever offers they want to offer on top.
 

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Not much of a choice for those who want to but can’t pay that price
But the club doesn't have much choice, either, since they have to limit the numbers, plus carry out extra Covid precautions etc.

Whereas if this were a normal season, they could do a beam back to LR for far greater numbers, at lesser expense, and charge a much lower price per head.

As it is, I doubt they'll make much profit (if any), and I daresay this gives the club a chance to train staff, polish up on procedures and prepare properly for when bigger numbers are allowed back into matches.

It also gives the staff who will have to be taken on for this a half or a full day's wages, which is not to be sniffed at in these testing times.
 

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Which will be my choice. Many of those who would like to go to LR and contribute won’t be able to do so as it’s unreasonable.

Is this a one off or the plan going forward ?
But another way of looking at it is BFC is not a charity. On one hand we drool over players like Watkins and Benrahetc and on the other hand we should be letting in everyone for free :fishing: I can afford it and would like to go to LR but have made a decision that its not worth the money vs benefit. It really is no different than the decisions we all make every day surely? It is not like draft 1 of Season Ticket gate which was just a bastards trick.
 

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