Swansea(A) FA Cup R5 17th Feb 4pm

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It’s a pain in the arse to get to but we can make history if we beat Swansea and make the quarter-finals for the first time in 30 years. The boys need your support so forget the tv coverage and get down there.

No doubt there will be free coaches and let’s see if we can get car shares listed on here. :sorted:
 

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Judging my Peter Gilhams excitement, I assumed we were about to hear about an FA Cup Chartered Train to Swansea not a bloody car share
 
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Judging my Peter Gilhams excitement, I assumed we were about to hear about an FA Cup Chartered Train to Swansea not a bloody car share

There’s no direct train travel as the line is closed beteeen Bristol and Cardiff.

Look on the bright side - we don’t have to pay to get into Wales by car either now!
 

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Free coaches sound very good.... :sorted: biggest game of the season so far
 

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Bring it on ;)
Will need free coaches to make a difference though.....NO TRAINS BFC...please take note ;)
 

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So it’s definitely on the Sunday my dads convinced it’s been move to the Saturday
 

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Why don't you like trains? I loved the football specials to Cardiff and Hull in the early 70's and Blackburn in the late 80's.

The reference, I believe, is because the train line is closed. This means that there are no direct trains to Swansea so asking for free coaches instead.
 

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[QUOTE and Blackburn in the late 80's.[/QUOTE]

that fecker broke down at Wembley , I thought it was a omen :sad:
 

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Lol “no trains” is not a rallying cry to avoid trains, literally there are no trains going to Swansea that weekend.

Can we take 3000?...
 

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Our website also currently has it as Saturday in the fixtures??? Although it wouldn’t be the first time there’s incorrect info on there.
 

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Is everybody happy now ,you bet your life we are done not forget your brollies lads and lasses it allways rains in wales lol
 

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The OS does have this teaser:
Ticket and travel details for the game will be confirmed in the coming days.
(my bold). I'll be driving, whatever.
 
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Our website also currently has it as Saturday in the fixtures??? Although it wouldn’t be the first time there’s incorrect info on there.

It is absolutely 100 per cent on the Sunday at 4pm.
 

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Why don't you like trains? I loved the football specials to Cardiff and Hull in the early 70's and Blackburn in the late 80's.

there will be NO trains cos the severn tunnel is closed.....as in its not do able by train that sunday... not that I don't like them as I go on them all the time to away games ;)

I hope that clears that up lol
 

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The OS does have this teaser:
(my bold). I'll be driving, whatever.

they need to sort this out quicker than that......surely they would have things in place knowing that we were virtually gonna be playing em....surely they would have thought ahead with some plans that just need to be finalised....surely that wasn't asking too much of em.......surely ????? lol the longer they leave things the less people will go....strike while the irons hot etc.......5th round massive game get everyone going etc etc etc ;) some enthusiasm from the club straight away would be good :)
 
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they need to sort this out quicker than that......surely they would have things in place knowing that we were virtually gonna be playing em....surely they would have thought ahead with some plans that just need to be finalised....surely that wasn't asking too much of em.......surely ????? lol the longer they leave things the less people will go....strike while the irons hot etc.......5th round massive game get everyone going etc etc etc ;) some enthusiasm from the club straight away would be good :)

I’m with you on this - not sure why we aren’t selling the tickets now? We’ve had eight days to negotiate prices and allocation, etc. Chelsea gave the tickets to us before the replay v Southend six years ago for the winner of that tie to take away.

In fact, from memory, we sold them straight after the final whistle.
 

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I was on the football special for Manchester United in 70s stuck at Crew for about 4 hours no fun in that it what a game
 

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I’m with you on this - not sure why we aren’t selling the tickets now? We’ve had eight days to negotiate prices and allocation, etc. Chelsea gave the tickets to us before the replay v Southend six years ago for the winner of that tie to take away.

In fact, from memory, we sold them straight after the final whistle.

its proper mental how we aren't all over this today.......do they not understand how sales and marketing works ? gives people time to hum and har and decide not too and watch on tele instead the longer they don't have em on sale....its the basics there which needs to be looked at.....its almost like selling tickets is secondary to anything else......I just don't get it personally :(

its like josh fkin mac runs the ticket office there !!!!!! lol lol
 

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It's based on an assumption that people will buy, and you don't need to try. If the club want us to bring many supporters, then they should put it up first thing this morning (if not last night). Ride the momentum of a win...

I certainly can't see a reason why we can't start selling tickets before they've physically arrived at the ticket office, or at least say the first 50% of the allocation could be sold and then sent out once they've arrived. If the current system doesn't allow it then it seems like a fairly restrictive system?
 

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It's based on an assumption that people will buy, and you don't need to try. If the club want us to bring many supporters, then they should put it up first thing this morning (if not last night). Ride the momentum of a win...

I certainly can't see a reason why we can't start selling tickets before they've physically arrived at the ticket office, or at least say the first 50% of the allocation could be sold and then sent out once they've arrived. If the current system doesn't allow it then it seems like a fairly restrictive system?
The system can't "know" if tickets have been physically received or not, the only restriction is that they can't be allocated and dispatched. On the other hand, it may not be wise to have on-line ticket sales when you can't go to the ticket office and buy – that would open up a parallel complaints stream.
 
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The system can't "know" if tickets have been physically received or not, the only restriction is that they can't be allocated and dispatched. On the other hand, it may not be wise to have on-line ticket sales when you can't go to the ticket office and buy – that would open up a parallel complaints stream.

The argument is moot. We have the tickets already.
 

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In that case... where's mine!!! Get 'em out there.

there'll be enough tickets for those that want to go but leaving it so late puts travel complications and late deliveries etc etc in the spec....this should have all been sorted in advance of this morning so it was ready to be put in place immediately.......its not like anyone thought barnet would actually win that replay did they ???

shoddy imho
 

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The only thing that I can think of, is that they want to put the tickets on sale at the same time that they announce free-coaches that can be signed up for simultaneously. At which point they may be waiting to confirm those first before selling tickets.
 

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The only thing that I can think of, is that they want to put the tickets on sale at the same time that they announce free-coaches that can be signed up for simultaneously. At which point they may be waiting to confirm those first before selling tickets.

lets us hope so ;)
 
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Griffin Park to Liberty Stadium is three hours on the M4. Get your arses down there!
 

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The only thing that I can think of, is that they want to put the tickets on sale at the same time that they announce free-coaches that can be signed up for simultaneously. At which point they may be waiting to confirm those first before selling tickets.

I suppose it's possible that you'll only be able to book a place on the coach once you've booked your match ticket to avoid loads of no-shows...
 

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quite lively in the league and play off game down there a few years ago, those on the left came charging towards

the Friday night league game (lost 2-1) the first time we played down there was one of the best atmospheres ever at a game...20k and about 1500 bees....was proper and a game to match too ;) went there a couple of years late for a new years day game (lost 2-0) and it was a morgue but that may be more down to hangovers etc lol
 

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It’s a pain in the arse to get to but we can make history if we beat Swansea and make the quarter-finals for the first time in 30 years. The boys need your support so forget the tv coverage and get down there.

No doubt there will be free coaches and let’s see if we can get car shares listed on here. :sorted:

Will be a good opportunity for Jon Varney to get the fans on his side, so come on Jon, good Ticket Sales Plan and free coach travel
 
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the Friday night league game (lost 2-1) the first time we played down there was one of the best atmospheres ever at a game...20k and about 1500 bees....was proper and a game to match too ;) went there a couple of years late for a new years day game (lost 2-0) and it was a morgue but that may be more down to hangovers etc lol

Yep, the noise was something else, very intimidating but good fun in the corner, proper atmosphere! We were on song too! ..ha remember the new years day game too, as you said it was dead.... apart from outside, as we walked around their stadium with a 7ft england flag and a cuddly sheep we bought at the service station...:sneakoff:
 
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