UPDATE WITH VIDEOS: AFCB vs Liverpool tickets sold out after fans queue through the night

Bournemouth Echo: Fans queue through the night for Cherries cup tickets - but many left disappointed Fans queue through the night for Cherries cup tickets - but many left disappointed

TICKETS for AFC Bournemouth's FA Cup clash with Liverpool have now sold out.

The club said this morning that the final batch of tickets - 180 unclaimed season ticket seats - were sold in 15 minutes over the phone and internet.

AFC Bournemouth fans queued through the night to get tickets yesterday – but many were left disappointed.

Those hunting for tickets began waiting at the Goldsands Stadium and at the Bournemouth International Centre on Friday evening in a bid to secure a seat for the dream clash.

But thousands were left disappointed when they were turned away.

It is thought that 500 tickets were available at the stadium and 750 at the BIC. The final few tickets not claimed by season ticket holders went on sale at 9am today and are now gone.

Throughout, there were reports of the club’s website crashing and phone lines being jammed.

At the BIC, where the queue snaked around the multi-storey car park, some fans were left angry as they accused the club of moving the goalposts on eligibility.

They said they were told that a ticket for yesterday’s Championship game with Watford would qualify them for a Liverpool ticket, only to be told at the booth that was no longer the case.

Fuming Barry Clark, from Bournemouth, told the Daily Echo: “We went to the Burton game and I rang up and asked if I bought tickets for the Watford game would that qualify us for the database and we were told it would.

“I’ve been here since 4am and we got there and flatly refused because they changed the rules yesterday.

“Now they’ve offered us a refund on the Watford ticket.”

Kyle Seager, from Poole, was second in line with his friends, having queued all night.

But he was refused tickets and said: “I have a ticket for the Watford game and I went to the Brighton and Hove Albion game.”

However, many were left holding the prized tickets and departed happy.

Jay Carter, 10, from Iford, queued with his mum Zoe and brother Leo.

Jay said: “I’m really excited to see Liverpool. I think the game is going to be 1-1.”

Andy Saul, from Canford Heath, was first in the queue.

Before the barriers were opened, he said: “I’ve been here since 8.30pm last night.

“I wanted to get certain seats. I was sheltered, so it was alright. I went to Dean Court first and there was about 30 setting up tents.

“The person in the officer said the BIC was better because I wanted to get in the North Stand.”

Although Andy got a ticket for his son, it ended up being in the East Stand, he said afterwards.

At Dean Court, thousands were turned away after waiting for hours in the cold.

Adrian Winwood, 54, and son Daniel, 18, were first in the queue.

They had pitched their tent at 7pm yesterday night.

Daniel said: "It's been quite a good laugh.

"It'll be worth it to make sure we get tickets."

Andy Lord, 47, and Chris Gibbs, 27, met in the queue after arriving at 9pm.

Andy, of New Milton, said: "I'm coming back this afternoon for the match, but I really need to sleep at some point."

Kylie Stokoe, seven, sat in the queue with parents Clair and Wayne Persence, but the family were disappointed after being turned away.

Wayne said: "It's really frustrating.

"I'm gutted about it. We've been here since 7am, it's gone 9am now and we've only just been told."

Lorraine Ballantine, of Westbourne, added: "I've been here since 6am.

"We've just been told there's no way we're going to get tickets. It's absolutely ridiculous and it's been so badly managed."

Dennis Medlycott, 73, from Verwood, tried to get tickets on the phone.

He said: “I’m disabled with a large electric wheelchair and so I had to wait on the phones, as I

don’t have a computer, rather than queue at Dean Court.

He added: “I rang at about quarter-to-nine and then again at 8.55am and both times, it said that the lines were not open yet.

“I called again at 9am, where I was put on hold, and then when someone answered the phone at 9.06am, they said that all their allocation had gone, and they put the phone down on me.

“I am very concerned as to how this system is working. I don’t see how anyone could have got ahead of me when I called at 9am and yet six minutes later all the tickets had gone.

“I had already bought tickets for the Burton game, before it was announced that the Cherries were playing Liverpool, but I see that that counts for nothing.”

A club spokesperson said: "It's unfortunate, but we went on Twitter at 8am today to tell fans not to bother turning up as there were so many people waiting.

"We have tried to be as fair as possible about this - sadly, there were always going to be people left disappointed."

After the website crashed, stadium manager Liz Finney confirmed that tickets had been withdrawn from the internet to sell at Dean Court.

She said: "We are a bit overwhelmed here this morning by the response.

"There are more people here then we were expecting. There are only so many tickets and that means there is an extremely limited availability."

On the website on Friday it said: "Non-season ticket holders must have a league ticket booking history to purchase tickets for this game. Purchases will be checked retrospectively to ensure this criteria is met."

 

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10:19am Sat 18 Jan 14

twynham says...

Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind!
Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind! twynham
  • Score: -34

10:21am Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck alasdair1967
  • Score: 86

10:26am Sat 18 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
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me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck their R OFL nickynoodah
  • Score: 22

10:38am Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

maybe the club should have stipulated that tickets would only be sold to non season ticket holders with proof of purchase prior to the 4th round draw ,thus preventing this whole scenario ,it was bound to happen the glory seekers purchasing league tickets in the hope they could get there name on the data base ,i say well done afcb for ensuring the deserving fans got there tickets ,to the remainder its live on itv so you can watch it anyway
maybe the club should have stipulated that tickets would only be sold to non season ticket holders with proof of purchase prior to the 4th round draw ,thus preventing this whole scenario ,it was bound to happen the glory seekers purchasing league tickets in the hope they could get there name on the data base ,i say well done afcb for ensuring the deserving fans got there tickets ,to the remainder its live on itv so you can watch it anyway alasdair1967
  • Score: 42

10:45am Sat 18 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

Ha Ha Ha, plastic fans are **** off. Who cares!
Ha Ha Ha, plastic fans are **** off. Who cares! SympatheticSam
  • Score: 30

10:49am Sat 18 Jan 14

UOBCherry says...

I'm glad Barry Clark was fuming as by the sounds of things he wasn't a proper Bournemouth supporter and didn't deserve a ticket. I hate the fair weather/ glory supporters that come out of nowhere for these games.
On another note, the lack of information coming out of the club regarding the internet and phone problems is appalling. I don't live near Bournemouth anymore, hence why I don't have a season ticket and didn't get priority sale, but still get back to as many home games as I can (so many that I probably should have got a season ticket). I therefore had to rely on the internet and phone and the problems have been extremely frustrating.
I'm glad Barry Clark was fuming as by the sounds of things he wasn't a proper Bournemouth supporter and didn't deserve a ticket. I hate the fair weather/ glory supporters that come out of nowhere for these games. On another note, the lack of information coming out of the club regarding the internet and phone problems is appalling. I don't live near Bournemouth anymore, hence why I don't have a season ticket and didn't get priority sale, but still get back to as many home games as I can (so many that I probably should have got a season ticket). I therefore had to rely on the internet and phone and the problems have been extremely frustrating. UOBCherry
  • Score: 51

10:51am Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

its just amazing the initial third round match prior to it being postponed was nowhere near sold out, even at £10 a ticket,amazing how quick the remaining tickets where snapped up on the monday morning after the draw was announced ,
its just amazing the initial third round match prior to it being postponed was nowhere near sold out, even at £10 a ticket,amazing how quick the remaining tickets where snapped up on the monday morning after the draw was announced , alasdair1967
  • Score: 28

10:52am Sat 18 Jan 14

your having a laugh111 says...

Chuff off glory supporters, support the cherries like the rest of do, I think they will also find the club said you had to be on the data base by last Tuesday.
Chuff off glory supporters, support the cherries like the rest of do, I think they will also find the club said you had to be on the data base by last Tuesday. your having a laugh111
  • Score: 33

10:56am Sat 18 Jan 14

Fab BamBam says...

Why are staff 'overwhelmed' by the response? This happens every time there is a big game...
Why are staff 'overwhelmed' by the response? This happens every time there is a big game... Fab BamBam
  • Score: 6

10:57am Sat 18 Jan 14

southborn6 says...

I don't think the ticketing has been poorly managed... If you went every week and follow the club online the instructions were pretty clear...all those busy bodies moaning. Read the club website, it's not rocket science
I don't think the ticketing has been poorly managed... If you went every week and follow the club online the instructions were pretty clear...all those busy bodies moaning. Read the club website, it's not rocket science southborn6
  • Score: 36

11:04am Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

it looks like the club have done the right thing,and have only sold tickets to people with ticket history prior to the 4th round draw
it looks like the club have done the right thing,and have only sold tickets to people with ticket history prior to the 4th round draw alasdair1967
  • Score: 32

11:04am Sat 18 Jan 14

bobsworthforever says...

Its not that frustrating we all know the score at the start of the season if you want your seat guaranteed for every match get a season ticket their not that expensive. What if we get in the play-offs or beat Liverpool and get the Arsenal in the next round.
Its not that frustrating we all know the score at the start of the season if you want your seat guaranteed for every match get a season ticket their not that expensive. What if we get in the play-offs or beat Liverpool and get the Arsenal in the next round. bobsworthforever
  • Score: 13

11:04am Sat 18 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
Agree, no refunds. If the club are checking attendance history then the right people have the tickets, so tough. We have to remember that because it's the FA Cup, the rules are different, I think I'm right in saying that Liverpool are entitled to 50%, so it's fair, which cuts dramatically how many tickets we can sell to our own.........but I have a feeling there's a lot of scousers that are going to be disappointed! If it goes to a replay, there should be plenty of room though! But I'd rather beat them first time. UTCIAD for todays game too!!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]Agree, no refunds. If the club are checking attendance history then the right people have the tickets, so tough. We have to remember that because it's the FA Cup, the rules are different, I think I'm right in saying that Liverpool are entitled to 50%, so it's fair, which cuts dramatically how many tickets we can sell to our own.........but I have a feeling there's a lot of scousers that are going to be disappointed! If it goes to a replay, there should be plenty of room though! But I'd rather beat them first time. UTCIAD for todays game too!! rednblack37
  • Score: 13

11:05am Sat 18 Jan 14

ASM says...

barry clarke can watch the game at the comfort of his home curtisey of ITV. With a ground that only holds 11,000 and our gates probably averaging over 9,000 these neutrals who just want to see suarez play have to accept we cannot accomodate evreyone at the goldsands. It would be nice if denim could expand the capacity of the ground to 15,000 if we settle in the championship and maye 20-25,000 if in five or ten years we can push on to the prem' (look at swansea, norwich and hull)
barry clarke can watch the game at the comfort of his home curtisey of ITV. With a ground that only holds 11,000 and our gates probably averaging over 9,000 these neutrals who just want to see suarez play have to accept we cannot accomodate evreyone at the goldsands. It would be nice if denim could expand the capacity of the ground to 15,000 if we settle in the championship and maye 20-25,000 if in five or ten years we can push on to the prem' (look at swansea, norwich and hull) ASM
  • Score: 17

11:05am Sat 18 Jan 14

UOBCherry says...

southborn6 wrote:
I don't think the ticketing has been poorly managed... If you went every week and follow the club online the instructions were pretty clear...all those busy bodies moaning. Read the club website, it's not rocket science
The clubs' own instructions were to keep abreast of social media and www.afcb.co.uk to discover whether tickets were still available. Neither of these have been updated despite tickets appearing to be unavailable. The phone line should also be updated with a message to tell you they are sold out and the internet should not still have the option to 'buy' tickets if they are sold out. Therefore, yes the ticketing has been poorly managed and I did follow the online instructions.
[quote][p][bold]southborn6[/bold] wrote: I don't think the ticketing has been poorly managed... If you went every week and follow the club online the instructions were pretty clear...all those busy bodies moaning. Read the club website, it's not rocket science[/p][/quote]The clubs' own instructions were to keep abreast of social media and www.afcb.co.uk to discover whether tickets were still available. Neither of these have been updated despite tickets appearing to be unavailable. The phone line should also be updated with a message to tell you they are sold out and the internet should not still have the option to 'buy' tickets if they are sold out. Therefore, yes the ticketing has been poorly managed and I did follow the online instructions. UOBCherry
  • Score: 4

11:07am Sat 18 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Not long home with a ticket. If I'm going to be critical, perhaps the club should of limited people to only one ticket each, but then how could you buy one for you child, is a good argument there. The fact they handed out raffle tickets, to prove you hadn't gate crashed was an excellent thought, because the number of people in front of me had increased, as one of the guys in front had counted twice and it had increased nearer 8am. So frankly, apart from a gliche or two, I don't see what else the club could of done. It proves one thing, Liverpool or not, we do need a bigger ground somehow!!! Kip, lunch, Watford, in that order :)
Not long home with a ticket. If I'm going to be critical, perhaps the club should of limited people to only one ticket each, but then how could you buy one for you child, is a good argument there. The fact they handed out raffle tickets, to prove you hadn't gate crashed was an excellent thought, because the number of people in front of me had increased, as one of the guys in front had counted twice and it had increased nearer 8am. So frankly, apart from a gliche or two, I don't see what else the club could of done. It proves one thing, Liverpool or not, we do need a bigger ground somehow!!! Kip, lunch, Watford, in that order :) Afcbpete
  • Score: 18

11:09am Sat 18 Jan 14

a real supporter says...

Nobody cares about so called supporters who have bought a cup ticket and 1 league ticket for a match that at this time hasn’t even been played. We don’t need glory supporters we just need to ensure we reward the real fans. So hard luck but that’s life I’m afraid. As for twynham you’re a ****. We manage to put on a minimum of 23 home games each season with no problems. UTC
Nobody cares about so called supporters who have bought a cup ticket and 1 league ticket for a match that at this time hasn’t even been played. We don’t need glory supporters we just need to ensure we reward the real fans. So hard luck but that’s life I’m afraid. As for twynham you’re a ****. We manage to put on a minimum of 23 home games each season with no problems. UTC a real supporter
  • Score: 21

11:10am Sat 18 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

Fab BamBam wrote:
Why are staff 'overwhelmed' by the response? This happens every time there is a big game...
I actually laughed out at that bit! One of the most famous clubs in the world comes to Bournemouth ( Real Madrid aside, friendly, since Man Utd in 1988) and the staff are overwhelmed????? I do hope there still isn't a 'small club thinking small' attitude at the heart, or Eddie will never achieve what he wants.
[quote][p][bold]Fab BamBam[/bold] wrote: Why are staff 'overwhelmed' by the response? This happens every time there is a big game...[/p][/quote]I actually laughed out at that bit! One of the most famous clubs in the world comes to Bournemouth ( Real Madrid aside, friendly, since Man Utd in 1988) and the staff are overwhelmed????? I do hope there still isn't a 'small club thinking small' attitude at the heart, or Eddie will never achieve what he wants. rednblack37
  • Score: 7

11:10am Sat 18 Jan 14

Couchy125 says...

Got mine. Four tickets in the bag. Boooooooooooom
Got mine. Four tickets in the bag. Boooooooooooom Couchy125
  • Score: -3

11:11am Sat 18 Jan 14

carrrob says...

Stop moaning and get a season ticket if your just there to watch the big games then tough luck if you didnt get a ticket !
Stop moaning and get a season ticket if your just there to watch the big games then tough luck if you didnt get a ticket ! carrrob
  • Score: 18

11:13am Sat 18 Jan 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

rednblack37 wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
Agree, no refunds. If the club are checking attendance history then the right people have the tickets, so tough. We have to remember that because it's the FA Cup, the rules are different, I think I'm right in saying that Liverpool are entitled to 50%, so it's fair, which cuts dramatically how many tickets we can sell to our own.........but I have a feeling there's a lot of scousers that are going to be disappointed! If it goes to a replay, there should be plenty of room though! But I'd rather beat them first time. UTCIAD for todays game too!!
The away club has to have an allocation of 15% of stadium capacity, which is why Liverpool fans have the South Stand. Normal East stand away allocation is less then the 15%.
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]Agree, no refunds. If the club are checking attendance history then the right people have the tickets, so tough. We have to remember that because it's the FA Cup, the rules are different, I think I'm right in saying that Liverpool are entitled to 50%, so it's fair, which cuts dramatically how many tickets we can sell to our own.........but I have a feeling there's a lot of scousers that are going to be disappointed! If it goes to a replay, there should be plenty of room though! But I'd rather beat them first time. UTCIAD for todays game too!![/p][/quote]The away club has to have an allocation of 15% of stadium capacity, which is why Liverpool fans have the South Stand. Normal East stand away allocation is less then the 15%. Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: 6

11:13am Sat 18 Jan 14

Couchy125 says...

a real supporter wrote:
Nobody cares about so called supporters who have bought a cup ticket and 1 league ticket for a match that at this time hasn’t even been played. We don’t need glory supporters we just need to ensure we reward the real fans. So hard luck but that’s life I’m afraid. As for twynham you’re a ****. We manage to put on a minimum of 23 home games each season with no problems. UTC
Well said. Don't need part time fans. Just the loyal ones. The Real Madrid glory hunters can do one. I really do hope that all the fans there next Saturday are true supporters.
[quote][p][bold]a real supporter[/bold] wrote: Nobody cares about so called supporters who have bought a cup ticket and 1 league ticket for a match that at this time hasn’t even been played. We don’t need glory supporters we just need to ensure we reward the real fans. So hard luck but that’s life I’m afraid. As for twynham you’re a ****. We manage to put on a minimum of 23 home games each season with no problems. UTC[/p][/quote]Well said. Don't need part time fans. Just the loyal ones. The Real Madrid glory hunters can do one. I really do hope that all the fans there next Saturday are true supporters. Couchy125
  • Score: 9

11:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

bonzodog25 says...

Not fare on us exiles who can't get to home game but follow Cherries away. The to find out that they have taken off Internet sales to allow more to be sold at Dean Court. totally unfair
Not fare on us exiles who can't get to home game but follow Cherries away. The to find out that they have taken off Internet sales to allow more to be sold at Dean Court. totally unfair bonzodog25
  • Score: 2

11:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

at the end of the day there was always going to be disappointed fans ,based on the amount of fans we took to wembly and the millennium stadium this match could have sold out three times over ,we should therefore be grateful that this match is live on terrestrial tv
at the end of the day there was always going to be disappointed fans ,based on the amount of fans we took to wembly and the millennium stadium this match could have sold out three times over ,we should therefore be grateful that this match is live on terrestrial tv alasdair1967
  • Score: 15

11:14am Sat 18 Jan 14

4stands says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
Yeah but as usual there will be a prawn sandwich corporate brigade who will get tickets in the best places wh normally return to their seats 10 minutes in to the 2nd half
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]Yeah but as usual there will be a prawn sandwich corporate brigade who will get tickets in the best places wh normally return to their seats 10 minutes in to the 2nd half 4stands
  • Score: 8

11:15am Sat 18 Jan 14

abc100 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
Agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]Agree 100% abc100
  • Score: 11

11:16am Sat 18 Jan 14

Couchy125 says...

twynham wrote:
Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind!
Go to every match and you will get looked after. Simple
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind![/p][/quote]Go to every match and you will get looked after. Simple Couchy125
  • Score: 20

11:19am Sat 18 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Ironically, it has actually turned out pretty well IMHO. Anyone who knows the Club would have known that both the phone sales and web sales would be a dead loss, so headed to DC early!

I reckon those that got the tickets were those that started queuing from 7pm last night through to about 5am this morning when there was a big rush.
Ironically, it has actually turned out pretty well IMHO. Anyone who knows the Club would have known that both the phone sales and web sales would be a dead loss, so headed to DC early! I reckon those that got the tickets were those that started queuing from 7pm last night through to about 5am this morning when there was a big rush. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 6

11:20am Sat 18 Jan 14

abc100 says...

I've just looked at the photos of those leaving disappointed, I recognise some that never go to watch Afcb do not any sympathy from me, feel sorry for those that go every week home and away that have missed out, maybe the club should look at a loyalty scheme so after season ticket holders those that go every week get them before general sale but after season ticket holders then the true fans will get ticket priority
I've just looked at the photos of those leaving disappointed, I recognise some that never go to watch Afcb do not any sympathy from me, feel sorry for those that go every week home and away that have missed out, maybe the club should look at a loyalty scheme so after season ticket holders those that go every week get them before general sale but after season ticket holders then the true fans will get ticket priority abc100
  • Score: 11

11:25am Sat 18 Jan 14

DCJohn says...

Anyone having a go at people who only attend big games take a step back and think for a second. How will the fanbase ever expand if people can't get tickets for games like this? I'm not saying these people should have a priority but they should have a fair chance of getting a ticket.

Who are these extra 2,000 odd season ticket holders this season. Should they do one as well? I want my club to be successful, and we need all the support we can get, even if it is just the odd game. You never know, they may just buy a season ticket next year!
Anyone having a go at people who only attend big games take a step back and think for a second. How will the fanbase ever expand if people can't get tickets for games like this? I'm not saying these people should have a priority but they should have a fair chance of getting a ticket. Who are these extra 2,000 odd season ticket holders this season. Should they do one as well? I want my club to be successful, and we need all the support we can get, even if it is just the odd game. You never know, they may just buy a season ticket next year! DCJohn
  • Score: 4

11:25am Sat 18 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

I think the club have managed this issue the best they can bearing in mind the predicted demand. By my calculations there would only be in the region of 2,500 tickets available anyway. My only criticism of the club is the lack of updates on the website and twitter where the latest message was 2hrs ago!

At the end of the day let the ‘plastics’ have their nice day out, the atmosphere will probably be sh*te as a lot of the regulars won’t be sat together. Should there be a replay let’s see how many of them make the trek to Anfield on a cold, dark Jan/Feb Tuesday night, there’ll be tickets to spare then and I will have one!

As for me f”ck it, I’m happy to watch it on the TV and TBH look forward more to the Watford, Burnley, Leeds, QPR games etc where I can attend as normal and be around the ‘real’ fans in fortress Leftside!
UTCIAD
I think the club have managed this issue the best they can bearing in mind the predicted demand. By my calculations there would only be in the region of 2,500 tickets available anyway. My only criticism of the club is the lack of updates on the website and twitter where the latest message was 2hrs ago! At the end of the day let the ‘plastics’ have their nice day out, the atmosphere will probably be sh*te as a lot of the regulars won’t be sat together. Should there be a replay let’s see how many of them make the trek to Anfield on a cold, dark Jan/Feb Tuesday night, there’ll be tickets to spare then and I will have one! As for me f”ck it, I’m happy to watch it on the TV and TBH look forward more to the Watford, Burnley, Leeds, QPR games etc where I can attend as normal and be around the ‘real’ fans in fortress Leftside! UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 7

11:37am Sat 18 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Another thing that people need to bear in mind is that the maths is not that simple.

Yes there are 5500 or so season tickets holders, but if at a game there are 7,000 home fans, it does not mean that these 1,500 go every week.

There are in fact probably 10,000 fans who go to 1+ league matches a season. People like my brother who lives in the US, people who play football or Sat or people that work on Sat may only go to a few games - does that make them less loyal? You could argue that spening £2,000 a year on flights to watch AFCB makes you more of a fan that someone who lives locally and who goes to 5 games. These are pointless arguments

As far as I am concerned, selling the tickets outside the ground is the "least unfair" way of dealing with such a big game where there is very little prior warning (i.e. not enough games prior to issue vouchers)
Another thing that people need to bear in mind is that the maths is not that simple. Yes there are 5500 or so season tickets holders, but if at a game there are 7,000 home fans, it does not mean that these 1,500 go every week. There are in fact probably 10,000 fans who go to 1+ league matches a season. People like my brother who lives in the US, people who play football or Sat or people that work on Sat may only go to a few games - does that make them less loyal? You could argue that spening £2,000 a year on flights to watch AFCB makes you more of a fan that someone who lives locally and who goes to 5 games. These are pointless arguments As far as I am concerned, selling the tickets outside the ground is the "least unfair" way of dealing with such a big game where there is very little prior warning (i.e. not enough games prior to issue vouchers) Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 8

11:40am Sat 18 Jan 14

snnsb14 says...

For once I thought the club had got it right only selling to fans with a league history. However there are fans with a league history who do not live locally and are therefore unable to queue for tickets. If it is true that internet booking was removed in order to sell more at ground then that is not right. .Also if phone tickets had gone just after 9 why am I still able to try, every phone call costs because it is answered by a recorded message.
To the glory seekers I say I hope you enjoyed getting cold and wet on Tuesday and your night outside at this time of year. No sympathy.
For once I thought the club had got it right only selling to fans with a league history. However there are fans with a league history who do not live locally and are therefore unable to queue for tickets. If it is true that internet booking was removed in order to sell more at ground then that is not right. .Also if phone tickets had gone just after 9 why am I still able to try, every phone call costs because it is answered by a recorded message. To the glory seekers I say I hope you enjoyed getting cold and wet on Tuesday and your night outside at this time of year. No sympathy. snnsb14
  • Score: 7

11:46am Sat 18 Jan 14

bmb says...

Wembley for the tinpot cup, the play off final & Real Madrid does not a booking history make! Shame for any exiles who attend many away games or those who attend on a regular basis who don't have an ST but no sympathy whatsoever for the glory hunters. To them well it's on TV & you're more used to watching it from your armchair anyway!!
Wembley for the tinpot cup, the play off final & Real Madrid does not a booking history make! Shame for any exiles who attend many away games or those who attend on a regular basis who don't have an ST but no sympathy whatsoever for the glory hunters. To them well it's on TV & you're more used to watching it from your armchair anyway!! bmb
  • Score: 11

11:46am Sat 18 Jan 14

brungo says...

oh well, i wasn't lucky so any suggestions for pubs etc showing the game? maybe a few other venues could hire a large screen tv & have a full house of fans eating & drining?
oh well, i wasn't lucky so any suggestions for pubs etc showing the game? maybe a few other venues could hire a large screen tv & have a full house of fans eating & drining? brungo
  • Score: 7

11:48am Sat 18 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

I am not a footballing person but i am of the opnion that those fans who regulary go and support the Cherries should be priority.For they are the ones who turn out in the cold, wind and rain on a weeknight, weekend and some pay to travel away to support the club both on footballing terms and financially.

Would the response of been the same if it was Accrington Stanley or Yeovil.No disrespect to those teams and their supporters.

It's a repitition of the Real Madrid game which was a friendly which attracted pusedo fans of the club.

This one has a lot at stake against one of the biggest clubs in the world.

As i wrote before i am not a football person but i wish the cherries well and hope the Cherries fans become our twelfth man.It is exciting times at Dean Court.Sorry but as an 'old Boscombe Boy' i can't get used to the name 'Goldsands Stadium.'

i suppose in financial terms a draw would suit and then a replay at Anfield.The Liverpool supporter will have to leave Lime Street at 5.47 am according to the Liverpool Echo.

Anyway good luck to the club and all those supporters going.Enjoy the 90 minutes.
I am not a footballing person but i am of the opnion that those fans who regulary go and support the Cherries should be priority.For they are the ones who turn out in the cold, wind and rain on a weeknight, weekend and some pay to travel away to support the club both on footballing terms and financially. Would the response of been the same if it was Accrington Stanley or Yeovil.No disrespect to those teams and their supporters. It's a repitition of the Real Madrid game which was a friendly which attracted pusedo fans of the club. This one has a lot at stake against one of the biggest clubs in the world. As i wrote before i am not a football person but i wish the cherries well and hope the Cherries fans become our twelfth man.It is exciting times at Dean Court.Sorry but as an 'old Boscombe Boy' i can't get used to the name 'Goldsands Stadium.' i suppose in financial terms a draw would suit and then a replay at Anfield.The Liverpool supporter will have to leave Lime Street at 5.47 am according to the Liverpool Echo. Anyway good luck to the club and all those supporters going.Enjoy the 90 minutes. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 14

11:51am Sat 18 Jan 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.
Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets. Verwoodcherrry
  • Score: 0

12:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

lymicherry says...

Of course it's disappointing to miss out, but you'll always get whingers when supply exceeds demand. Season ticket holders aside, nobody was ever guaranteed a seat and the mere act of queueing, for however long, does not bring automatic entitlement. Did any of the moaners turn out on dreary winter's nights two seasons ago to support the team through meaningless mid-table Division One fixtures? No, thought not.
Of course it's disappointing to miss out, but you'll always get whingers when supply exceeds demand. Season ticket holders aside, nobody was ever guaranteed a seat and the mere act of queueing, for however long, does not bring automatic entitlement. Did any of the moaners turn out on dreary winter's nights two seasons ago to support the team through meaningless mid-table Division One fixtures? No, thought not. lymicherry
  • Score: 8

12:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

lymicherry says...

lymicherry wrote:
Of course it's disappointing to miss out, but you'll always get whingers when supply exceeds demand. Season ticket holders aside, nobody was ever guaranteed a seat and the mere act of queueing, for however long, does not bring automatic entitlement. Did any of the moaners turn out on dreary winter's nights two seasons ago to support the team through meaningless mid-table Division One fixtures? No, thought not.
And you'll always get posters who write "supply exceeds demand" when they mean "demand exceeds supply". Mea culpa...
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Of course it's disappointing to miss out, but you'll always get whingers when supply exceeds demand. Season ticket holders aside, nobody was ever guaranteed a seat and the mere act of queueing, for however long, does not bring automatic entitlement. Did any of the moaners turn out on dreary winter's nights two seasons ago to support the team through meaningless mid-table Division One fixtures? No, thought not.[/p][/quote]And you'll always get posters who write "supply exceeds demand" when they mean "demand exceeds supply". Mea culpa... lymicherry
  • Score: 5

12:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Oakdale12 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
Well said
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]Well said Oakdale12
  • Score: 2

12:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

wintonCheryl says...

Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.
What time did you get there?
[quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.[/p][/quote]What time did you get there? wintonCheryl
  • Score: 1

12:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Red_Horse says...

Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!! Red_Horse
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cmutts83 says...

I agree that people who queued up first got the tickets. The point that disgruntled me and hundreds of other people that were queuing since 6am was the fact that no1 bothered to tell us the official total of tickets that would be available at DC until 9am, when we then got turned away. Could have saved a lot of people a few hours of pointless queuing!!!!

Should have done a loyalty tier system for non season ticket sales where people with 6 or more games on database get priority, then 4 or more games next priority the next day and so on. Would be more fair to the more regular attendees.
I agree that people who queued up first got the tickets. The point that disgruntled me and hundreds of other people that were queuing since 6am was the fact that no1 bothered to tell us the official total of tickets that would be available at DC until 9am, when we then got turned away. Could have saved a lot of people a few hours of pointless queuing!!!! Should have done a loyalty tier system for non season ticket sales where people with 6 or more games on database get priority, then 4 or more games next priority the next day and so on. Would be more fair to the more regular attendees. cmutts83
  • Score: 4

12:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

UOBCherry says...

snnsb14 wrote:
For once I thought the club had got it right only selling to fans with a league history. However there are fans with a league history who do not live locally and are therefore unable to queue for tickets. If it is true that internet booking was removed in order to sell more at ground then that is not right. .Also if phone tickets had gone just after 9 why am I still able to try, every phone call costs because it is answered by a recorded message.
To the glory seekers I say I hope you enjoyed getting cold and wet on Tuesday and your night outside at this time of year. No sympathy.
You are in exactly the same situation as me and I completely agree with your sentiments. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]snnsb14[/bold] wrote: For once I thought the club had got it right only selling to fans with a league history. However there are fans with a league history who do not live locally and are therefore unable to queue for tickets. If it is true that internet booking was removed in order to sell more at ground then that is not right. .Also if phone tickets had gone just after 9 why am I still able to try, every phone call costs because it is answered by a recorded message. To the glory seekers I say I hope you enjoyed getting cold and wet on Tuesday and your night outside at this time of year. No sympathy.[/p][/quote]You are in exactly the same situation as me and I completely agree with your sentiments. Well said. UOBCherry
  • Score: 2

12:41pm Sat 18 Jan 14

doccox says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck
WHERE ARE ALL THE TICKETS 750 AT THE BIC AND 500 AT DEAN COURT STINKS UTTERLY STINKS
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: By the sounds of it the tickets have gone to the right people ,amazing how people have tried to purchase tickets for recent matches since the draw was announced in my opinion no refunds should be given for today's tickets if these people where true supporters they would attend me thinks glory seekers trying to chance there luck[/p][/quote]WHERE ARE ALL THE TICKETS 750 AT THE BIC AND 500 AT DEAN COURT STINKS UTTERLY STINKS doccox
  • Score: -9

12:43pm Sat 18 Jan 14

doccox says...

WHERE ARE ALL THE TICKETS 750 AT THE BIC 500AT DEAN COURT STINKS UTTERLY STINKS
WHERE ARE ALL THE TICKETS 750 AT THE BIC 500AT DEAN COURT STINKS UTTERLY STINKS doccox
  • Score: -14

12:45pm Sat 18 Jan 14

abc100 says...

Red_Horse wrote:
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
I'm sorry you didn't get a ticket, but why on earth did you go to the pavilion? It was well documented that it was not open this weekend for tickets
[quote][p][bold]Red_Horse[/bold] wrote: Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!![/p][/quote]I'm sorry you didn't get a ticket, but why on earth did you go to the pavilion? It was well documented that it was not open this weekend for tickets abc100
  • Score: 10

12:57pm Sat 18 Jan 14

thewhittler91 says...

twynham wrote:
Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind!
Actually I got there at 4.30am and thought the set up was good. I was worried tickets would go to the wrong people but I don't think they have. Barry Clarke can enjoy the game on the TV. I'm sure that's his usual ticket number anyway...
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind![/p][/quote]Actually I got there at 4.30am and thought the set up was good. I was worried tickets would go to the wrong people but I don't think they have. Barry Clarke can enjoy the game on the TV. I'm sure that's his usual ticket number anyway... thewhittler91
  • Score: 14

1:02pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Verwoodcherrry says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
Verwoodcherrry wrote:
Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.
What time did you get there?
Got there about 7.30 this morning. In hindsight that was a bit optimistic!
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Verwoodcherrry[/bold] wrote: Ive been to 8 home games this season plus 2 away games and been a regular since 1980. Stood in the queue this morning at DC and got turned away. I reckon it would of been fairer to do it on a lottery basis. I.e register your interest if you have a history and then draw names and allow you to purchase up to 2 tickets.[/p][/quote]What time did you get there?[/p][/quote]Got there about 7.30 this morning. In hindsight that was a bit optimistic! Verwoodcherrry
  • Score: 7

1:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Don@TAS22 says...

Got ours .... yippee. Cherries 3 Pool 0 and then away to Arsenal in the next round. Can dreams really come true???? We were at the ground at 5:40 this morning and one of the very last few to get tickets. If you were not there by just after 6:00, then no ticket. Arriving at 6:30 would not have got you a ticket, even if you had stayed. Will do it all again when we get in the playoffs, but may get the tent out of the garage, just in case :-)
Got ours .... yippee. Cherries 3 Pool 0 and then away to Arsenal in the next round. Can dreams really come true???? We were at the ground at 5:40 this morning and one of the very last few to get tickets. If you were not there by just after 6:00, then no ticket. Arriving at 6:30 would not have got you a ticket, even if you had stayed. Will do it all again when we get in the playoffs, but may get the tent out of the garage, just in case :-) Don@TAS22
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Sat 18 Jan 14

mossy 1 says...

cmutts83 wrote:
I agree that people who queued up first got the tickets. The point that disgruntled me and hundreds of other people that were queuing since 6am was the fact that no1 bothered to tell us the official total of tickets that would be available at DC until 9am, when we then got turned away. Could have saved a lot of people a few hours of pointless queuing!!!!

Should have done a loyalty tier system for non season ticket sales where people with 6 or more games on database get priority, then 4 or more games next priority the next day and so on. Would be more fair to the more regular attendees.
Since this match was always going to sell out,the club would have had another six days to sell tickets,I thought the same as you about giving priority based on games attended this season,but I would have started with 10 games,( a virtual regular attendee)tickets available today(considering those people would most probaby be at today`s game),then go to eight games(tickets tomorrow)monday six games etc.

For those who missed out,bear in mind there could be a limited amount of spare tickets tomorrow from those ST holders who didn` t take up their option for tickets.
[quote][p][bold]cmutts83[/bold] wrote: I agree that people who queued up first got the tickets. The point that disgruntled me and hundreds of other people that were queuing since 6am was the fact that no1 bothered to tell us the official total of tickets that would be available at DC until 9am, when we then got turned away. Could have saved a lot of people a few hours of pointless queuing!!!! Should have done a loyalty tier system for non season ticket sales where people with 6 or more games on database get priority, then 4 or more games next priority the next day and so on. Would be more fair to the more regular attendees.[/p][/quote]Since this match was always going to sell out,the club would have had another six days to sell tickets,I thought the same as you about giving priority based on games attended this season,but I would have started with 10 games,( a virtual regular attendee)tickets available today(considering those people would most probaby be at today`s game),then go to eight games(tickets tomorrow)monday six games etc. For those who missed out,bear in mind there could be a limited amount of spare tickets tomorrow from those ST holders who didn` t take up their option for tickets. mossy 1
  • Score: 5

1:21pm Sat 18 Jan 14

keith milton says...

queueing through the night for soccer tickets,insanity,

its all bread and circuses like the x-factor,dancing with the stars,

keep you busy looking over there while you're being ****** ** *** *ss by government.

a country full of brainwashed sheep.
queueing through the night for soccer tickets,insanity, its all bread and circuses like the x-factor,dancing with the stars, keep you busy looking over there while you're being ****** ** *** *ss by government. a country full of brainwashed sheep. keith milton
  • Score: -11

1:25pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

It would seem the tickets have gone to the correct people ,I have searched eBay and none for sale there so as of yet no one trying to profit time will tell though,
It would seem the tickets have gone to the correct people ,I have searched eBay and none for sale there so as of yet no one trying to profit time will tell though, alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

I hope the 'fans' who have obtained tickets after attending possibly one earlier league game are going to add to the home support atmosphere and are not L/pool supporting, or taking their offspring to watch their heroes without a thought of supporting us. I hope if anyone tries to gain admission to the home areas, adult or child, wearing a L/pool replica shirt or hat/scarf they are turned away. You can bet that the away fans will be noisy and we will all need to up our game to help the lads out.
I feel sorry for the real fans who have missed out on tickets.
I hope the club will be monitoring social selling sites for anyone selling these tickets on for a profit and ban them from attending future games.
I hope the 'fans' who have obtained tickets after attending possibly one earlier league game are going to add to the home support atmosphere and are not L/pool supporting, or taking their offspring to watch their heroes without a thought of supporting us. I hope if anyone tries to gain admission to the home areas, adult or child, wearing a L/pool replica shirt or hat/scarf they are turned away. You can bet that the away fans will be noisy and we will all need to up our game to help the lads out. I feel sorry for the real fans who have missed out on tickets. I hope the club will be monitoring social selling sites for anyone selling these tickets on for a profit and ban them from attending future games. canfordcherry
  • Score: 7

1:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

hebers says...

Queued from 6.30am this morning. Been to 6 games this season and 2 away. Missed out on a ticket by less than 50 people, gutted.. Mind you this proves get a season ticket and you are guaranteed all matches.. I know I will next season!!!
Queued from 6.30am this morning. Been to 6 games this season and 2 away. Missed out on a ticket by less than 50 people, gutted.. Mind you this proves get a season ticket and you are guaranteed all matches.. I know I will next season!!! hebers
  • Score: 8

1:33pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Ian_SE says...

There will be plenty of people with massive phone bills incurred by calling the expensive 0844 ticket line either multiple times or by being kept on hold for an hour or more before speaking to someone.

Calls to the 0844 number cost 5p to 12p/min (plus 15p connection fee) from landlines and 20p to 41p/min from mobile phones. The call price includes an undeclared 7p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party.

Watford FC dumped their expensive 0844 number after similar complaints last year. Google search for the original story.

0844 numbers, indeed all 084, 087 and 09 numbers, become illegal for customer service lines on 13 June 2014.
There will be plenty of people with massive phone bills incurred by calling the expensive 0844 ticket line either multiple times or by being kept on hold for an hour or more before speaking to someone. Calls to the 0844 number cost 5p to 12p/min (plus 15p connection fee) from landlines and 20p to 41p/min from mobile phones. The call price includes an undeclared 7p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party. Watford FC dumped their expensive 0844 number after similar complaints last year. Google search [WatfordObserver 0844 Watford FC] for the original story. 0844 numbers, indeed all 084, 087 and 09 numbers, become illegal for customer service lines on 13 June 2014. Ian_SE
  • Score: 9

1:35pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Ian_SE says...

There will be plenty of people with massive phone bills incurred by calling the expensive 0844 ticket line either multiple times or by being kept on hold for an hour or more before speaking to someone.

Calls to the 0844 number cost 5p to 12p/min (plus 15p connection fee) from landlines and 20p to 41p/min from mobile phones. The call price includes an undeclared 7p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party.

Watford FC dumped their expensive 0844 number after similar complaints last year. Google search "WatfordObserver 0844 Watford FC" for the original story.

0844 numbers, indeed all 084, 087 and 09 numbers, become illegal for customer service lines on 13 June 2014.
There will be plenty of people with massive phone bills incurred by calling the expensive 0844 ticket line either multiple times or by being kept on hold for an hour or more before speaking to someone. Calls to the 0844 number cost 5p to 12p/min (plus 15p connection fee) from landlines and 20p to 41p/min from mobile phones. The call price includes an undeclared 7p/min Service Charge to the benefit of the called party. Watford FC dumped their expensive 0844 number after similar complaints last year. Google search "WatfordObserver 0844 Watford FC" for the original story. 0844 numbers, indeed all 084, 087 and 09 numbers, become illegal for customer service lines on 13 June 2014. Ian_SE
  • Score: 7

1:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

elfinia says...

I unerstand that te nuber of tckets is limited but feel that the posters here should try to be a bit more open minded.
I am a teacher of English to foreign students many of who are die-hard football fans.....of the British League in general .

They keep up with events and were very proud and excited that "their" temporary English town, Bournemouth, were playing Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Very innocently they went along and queued hoping for a ticket.
Of course it was a hopeless quest....but there should be less scorn poured on football fans excited by this fixture.

We should be proud that visitors to our town are so impressed, and the rules
for ticket eligibility should be published ( in the Daily Echo for example ) and made clear !
I unerstand that te nuber of tckets is limited but feel that the posters here should try to be a bit more open minded. I am a teacher of English to foreign students many of who are die-hard football fans.....of the British League in general . They keep up with events and were very proud and excited that "their" temporary English town, Bournemouth, were playing Liverpool in the FA Cup. Very innocently they went along and queued hoping for a ticket. Of course it was a hopeless quest....but there should be less scorn poured on football fans excited by this fixture. We should be proud that visitors to our town are so impressed, and the rules for ticket eligibility should be published ( in the Daily Echo for example ) and made clear ! elfinia
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Aside from the Exiles etc I still think queuing is the fairest or least-unfair way.

The more you want a ticket, the longer you will be prepared to queue. Does queuing overnight make you a 100% genuine fan? - No - but I was at DC from 10.45pm last night and I would happily vouch that at least the first 100 or so punters were hardcore fans.

To be honest anyone who thinks they were going to have a good chance of getting a ticket by rocking up at 7am does not know football never mind AFCB.
Aside from the Exiles etc I still think queuing is the fairest or least-unfair way. The more you want a ticket, the longer you will be prepared to queue. Does queuing overnight make you a 100% genuine fan? - No - but I was at DC from 10.45pm last night and I would happily vouch that at least the first 100 or so punters were hardcore fans. To be honest anyone who thinks they were going to have a good chance of getting a ticket by rocking up at 7am does not know football never mind AFCB. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Sat 18 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

canfordcherry wrote:
I hope the 'fans' who have obtained tickets after attending possibly one earlier league game are going to add to the home support atmosphere and are not L/pool supporting, or taking their offspring to watch their heroes without a thought of supporting us. I hope if anyone tries to gain admission to the home areas, adult or child, wearing a L/pool replica shirt or hat/scarf they are turned away. You can bet that the away fans will be noisy and we will all need to up our game to help the lads out.
I feel sorry for the real fans who have missed out on tickets.
I hope the club will be monitoring social selling sites for anyone selling these tickets on for a profit and ban them from attending future games.
Half my local pub who have got tickets from the BIC this morning are LFC fans.
Actually, they are "Bournemouth and LFC fans".

just like some of them are "Bournemouth and Man Utd" fans or "Bournemouth and Chelsea" fans.

All this hoo-ha about buying tickets for a game in which the over-rated home side will probably get cuffed and yet it seems most local football supporters can't make their mind up which team they support anyway!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: I hope the 'fans' who have obtained tickets after attending possibly one earlier league game are going to add to the home support atmosphere and are not L/pool supporting, or taking their offspring to watch their heroes without a thought of supporting us. I hope if anyone tries to gain admission to the home areas, adult or child, wearing a L/pool replica shirt or hat/scarf they are turned away. You can bet that the away fans will be noisy and we will all need to up our game to help the lads out. I feel sorry for the real fans who have missed out on tickets. I hope the club will be monitoring social selling sites for anyone selling these tickets on for a profit and ban them from attending future games.[/p][/quote]Half my local pub who have got tickets from the BIC this morning are LFC fans. Actually, they are "Bournemouth and LFC fans". just like some of them are "Bournemouth and Man Utd" fans or "Bournemouth and Chelsea" fans. All this hoo-ha about buying tickets for a game in which the over-rated home side will probably get cuffed and yet it seems most local football supporters can't make their mind up which team they support anyway! MrPitiful
  • Score: -3

1:50pm Sat 18 Jan 14

old duffa says...

love it
love it
love it

got 3 season tickets for me and lads,go to every home and 50% away

3 tickets for match with liverpool in the bag

but give me today s home game against watford anyday, we are after revenge for that summers day,oh yes we were there as well,utc
love it love it love it got 3 season tickets for me and lads,go to every home and 50% away 3 tickets for match with liverpool in the bag but give me today s home game against watford anyday, we are after revenge for that summers day,oh yes we were there as well,utc old duffa
  • Score: 8

2:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

999mark says...

some of us cant make games every saturday due to work etc and not living in Bournemouth. I have watched the Cherries since 1966, only giving up my season ticket 3 years ago. I cant get a ticket for the Liverpool game, but I put my hand in my pocket many a time when they were shaking buckets outside the ground to keep the club going. I'm not bitter, just think that the club should have offered tickets to supporters that have attended at least say 6 or 8 home games this season.
some of us cant make games every saturday due to work etc and not living in Bournemouth. I have watched the Cherries since 1966, only giving up my season ticket 3 years ago. I cant get a ticket for the Liverpool game, but I put my hand in my pocket many a time when they were shaking buckets outside the ground to keep the club going. I'm not bitter, just think that the club should have offered tickets to supporters that have attended at least say 6 or 8 home games this season. 999mark
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Sat 18 Jan 14

stuff the cherries says...

Am only a fairweather supporter however club was aware of no of tickets available at dc. Surely could have told fans outside to save them waiting??.
Am only a fairweather supporter however club was aware of no of tickets available at dc. Surely could have told fans outside to save them waiting??. stuff the cherries
  • Score: 3

2:43pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

stuff the cherries wrote:
Am only a fairweather supporter however club was aware of no of tickets available at dc. Surely could have told fans outside to save them waiting??.
The club would not have known how many people waiting where eligible non eligible for tickets
[quote][p][bold]stuff the cherries[/bold] wrote: Am only a fairweather supporter however club was aware of no of tickets available at dc. Surely could have told fans outside to save them waiting??.[/p][/quote]The club would not have known how many people waiting where eligible non eligible for tickets alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

2:54pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

brungo wrote:
oh well, i wasn't lucky so any suggestions for pubs etc showing the game? maybe a few other venues could hire a large screen tv & have a full house of fans eating & drining?
Any pub that has a tv as match being shown on itv so no need for a satellite !
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: oh well, i wasn't lucky so any suggestions for pubs etc showing the game? maybe a few other venues could hire a large screen tv & have a full house of fans eating & drining?[/p][/quote]Any pub that has a tv as match being shown on itv so no need for a satellite ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

3:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

bonzodog25 says...

If there were 500 tickets at DC and 750 at BIC allowing for Season tickets holders say 2500. That is 3750. Where are the other tickets?
If there were 500 tickets at DC and 750 at BIC allowing for Season tickets holders say 2500. That is 3750. Where are the other tickets? bonzodog25
  • Score: 7

3:20pm Sat 18 Jan 14

rudestickers says...

My lad got his ticket... He is a season ticket holder so hopefully the rest real fans managed to get theirs.
My lad got his ticket... He is a season ticket holder so hopefully the rest real fans managed to get theirs. rudestickers
  • Score: 4

3:22pm Sat 18 Jan 14

sunny1966 says...

this club has got to big for its own boots and will eventually fall on its a...ss. I give them £1500 donation when times were tough, I moved abroad for a few years and decided on my return to the UK to meet up with a family member who I had watched the cherries with over the years home and away putting thousands into the club, only to be told that to purchase tickets for any game we had to be members or purchase there and then 3 tickets for up and coming league games if we wanted in to watch the next home game. The woman in the stadium shop looked at us and spoke to us like ****. Come on Liverpool teach them the lesson they deserve. I will be sat here at home in Dorset on the 25th watching the cherries get a good kicking in the comfort of my own home. Clubs a JOKE
this club has got to big for its own boots and will eventually fall on its a...ss. I give them £1500 donation when times were tough, I moved abroad for a few years and decided on my return to the UK to meet up with a family member who I had watched the cherries with over the years home and away putting thousands into the club, only to be told that to purchase tickets for any game we had to be members or purchase there and then 3 tickets for up and coming league games if we wanted in to watch the next home game. The woman in the stadium shop looked at us and spoke to us like ****. Come on Liverpool teach them the lesson they deserve. I will be sat here at home in Dorset on the 25th watching the cherries get a good kicking in the comfort of my own home. Clubs a JOKE sunny1966
  • Score: -12

3:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

B*lls. There are more important things in life than watching men playing with theirs.
B*lls. There are more important things in life than watching men playing with theirs. Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

white 147 says...

This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.
This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right. white 147
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Try the Percy Shelley there is one being raffled in there. Excess funds goes to Click Sargeant
Try the Percy Shelley there is one being raffled in there. Excess funds goes to Click Sargeant Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

4:34pm Sat 18 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

white 147 wrote:
This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.
Catch 22 if you had stayed you may have got a ticket you will never know ,if I had been you I would have stayed in line and waited patiently whilst trying to obtain a ticket using my mobile phone
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.[/p][/quote]Catch 22 if you had stayed you may have got a ticket you will never know ,if I had been you I would have stayed in line and waited patiently whilst trying to obtain a ticket using my mobile phone alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

white 147 wrote:
This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.
I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess!

I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't!

Mind you I think I have pneumonia!
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.[/p][/quote]I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess! I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't! Mind you I think I have pneumonia! Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

Just to watch a few men kick a ball about!
What a waste of time.
Just to watch a few men kick a ball about! What a waste of time. Turtlebay
  • Score: -7

6:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

spryte67 says...

I don't expect that the people who have tickets will complain, but it seems that those of us who have attended matches this season (9) and who are on shift work had no chance at all of getting a ticket. Phones inundated and the website crashing. Funnily enough when I bought tickets for the 3rd round I nearly had the choice of the stadium as it seemed hat not that many people were interested. Then the postponement and 4th round draw and behold the stadium was full. Would have seemed perfectly in order that the 10,000 people that endured the elements of attending the postponement and the rearranged match could of had first choice of tickets, as it seemed even quite a few of the season ticket holders weren't interested in going to watch such a lowly team as Burton Albion. Wonder if the future attendances will show how high some of the supporters have been **** on. Well done to the management of a club that were begging to get supporters through the turnstiles a few years ago.
I don't expect that the people who have tickets will complain, but it seems that those of us who have attended matches this season (9) and who are on shift work had no chance at all of getting a ticket. Phones inundated and the website crashing. Funnily enough when I bought tickets for the 3rd round I nearly had the choice of the stadium as it seemed hat not that many people were interested. Then the postponement and 4th round draw and behold the stadium was full. Would have seemed perfectly in order that the 10,000 people that endured the elements of attending the postponement and the rearranged match could of had first choice of tickets, as it seemed even quite a few of the season ticket holders weren't interested in going to watch such a lowly team as Burton Albion. Wonder if the future attendances will show how high some of the supporters have been **** on. Well done to the management of a club that were begging to get supporters through the turnstiles a few years ago. spryte67
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Sat 18 Jan 14

wintonCheryl says...

Ive been let down and after queue ing for 12 hours now have 2 tickets in the east stand next to eachother spare. Open to offers.
Ive been let down and after queue ing for 12 hours now have 2 tickets in the east stand next to eachother spare. Open to offers. wintonCheryl
  • Score: -10

6:34pm Sat 18 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Just to watch a few men kick a ball about!
What a waste of time.
Don't read the storey in the sports section then
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Just to watch a few men kick a ball about! What a waste of time.[/p][/quote]Don't read the storey in the sports section then cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Sat 18 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

kindly piddle off plastics back to your man united and chelski :)
kindly piddle off plastics back to your man united and chelski :) big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Now we have 2 tickets being sold off,and i bet at a big profit.
Now we have 2 tickets being sold off,and i bet at a big profit. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

6:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

white 147 says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
white 147 wrote:
This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.
I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess!

I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't!

Mind you I think I have pneumonia!
Really why should i get there before 6 as i have been to every home game and 5 away games i think i am entitled to a ticket. lets see how many want a ticket if we draw, not as many thats for sure. #plastic supporters.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.[/p][/quote]I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess! I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't! Mind you I think I have pneumonia![/p][/quote]Really why should i get there before 6 as i have been to every home game and 5 away games i think i am entitled to a ticket. lets see how many want a ticket if we draw, not as many thats for sure. #plastic supporters. white 147
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

abc100 says...

white 147 wrote:
Brock_and_Roll wrote:
white 147 wrote:
This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.
I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess!

I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't!

Mind you I think I have pneumonia!
Really why should i get there before 6 as i have been to every home game and 5 away games i think i am entitled to a ticket. lets see how many want a ticket if we draw, not as many thats for sure. #plastic supporters.
After season ticket holders have them surely before general sale the fans that have been to the most games should get them and not just cos your on the clubs database, I have had my ST for years but my wife is on the database cos when my son wants to come she books him a ticket yet she has never been to Dean Court but she could of got two tickets had she wanted to if she could of got through on the phone, which would of been incredibly unfair, it can't be that difficult to set up a loyalty scheme can it??
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: This has been badley managed. I have been coming since i was 14 am now 43 but could not get a ticket. Got my boys tickets as they are season ticket holders. I arrived at 6 this morning and there was about 1000 already there. so went home finally got through on phone and it said your in the queue then cut me off. taking tickets off line is a disgrace. Lets hope for a draw then we will see the true supporters are who go to the reply.Many kids only wanting to see Liverpool not interested in Bournemouth. The club may look nice but cant get things like this right.[/p][/quote]I am the same age as you and also started watching at 14 - if you really wanted a ticket you would have got there well before 6am! Pretty darn obvious to anyone with knowledge of AFCB that a) demand would be high c) web and phone ordering would be farcical mess! I spent a cold wet night in the queue but as they say in footie, I guess I wanted it more than you - that's why I have a ticket in my wallet and you don't! Mind you I think I have pneumonia![/p][/quote]Really why should i get there before 6 as i have been to every home game and 5 away games i think i am entitled to a ticket. lets see how many want a ticket if we draw, not as many thats for sure. #plastic supporters.[/p][/quote]After season ticket holders have them surely before general sale the fans that have been to the most games should get them and not just cos your on the clubs database, I have had my ST for years but my wife is on the database cos when my son wants to come she books him a ticket yet she has never been to Dean Court but she could of got two tickets had she wanted to if she could of got through on the phone, which would of been incredibly unfair, it can't be that difficult to set up a loyalty scheme can it?? abc100
  • Score: 3

8:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

billm says...

I hope they sort it all out before the next round. It might be Arsenal, Chelsea or Man City and everyone would have to go through it all over again.

It'll be just the same when we get promoted.
I hope they sort it all out before the next round. It might be Arsenal, Chelsea or Man City and everyone would have to go through it all over again. It'll be just the same when we get promoted. billm
  • Score: 5

8:33pm Sat 18 Jan 14

lofty1971 says...

I have zero sympathy for the plastics who will be the ones that whine and moan the most.

With 6000 season ticket holders now in place which is an amazing amount the number of spare tickets is going to be restricted.

What I don't understand is the way the club try to sell tickets for these big matches. The website always fails, as do the phone lines. Why not just do first come first served at the stadium ticket office?
I have zero sympathy for the plastics who will be the ones that whine and moan the most. With 6000 season ticket holders now in place which is an amazing amount the number of spare tickets is going to be restricted. What I don't understand is the way the club try to sell tickets for these big matches. The website always fails, as do the phone lines. Why not just do first come first served at the stadium ticket office? lofty1971
  • Score: 6

9:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

andy_marsh says...

Got to the BIC at 6:20. About 150 in front of me but queue was sensibly directed into the Car Park where it was surprisingly warm and of course dry. Good humoured queue, BIC staff very pleasant, kept us informed, manager carrying out counts to make sure we were not wasting our time. Got my 2 tickets at 11:28. Only surprise was the number of people in the queue with me who we're trying to wing it by using false details etc. glad to say all got turned away (politely) by the BIC staff. Well done BIC .
Got to the BIC at 6:20. About 150 in front of me but queue was sensibly directed into the Car Park where it was surprisingly warm and of course dry. Good humoured queue, BIC staff very pleasant, kept us informed, manager carrying out counts to make sure we were not wasting our time. Got my 2 tickets at 11:28. Only surprise was the number of people in the queue with me who we're trying to wing it by using false details etc. glad to say all got turned away (politely) by the BIC staff. Well done BIC . andy_marsh
  • Score: 4

9:15pm Sat 18 Jan 14

apm1954 says...

shame that only 10,350 turned up today, i trust these were lucky to obtain tickets for the liverpool game , not like the once a decade fans.
shame that only 10,350 turned up today, i trust these were lucky to obtain tickets for the liverpool game , not like the once a decade fans. apm1954
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Sat 18 Jan 14

afcdibby says...

bonzodog25 wrote:
If there were 500 tickets at DC and 750 at BIC allowing for Season tickets holders say 2500. That is 3750. Where are the other tickets?
Allowing for season ticket holders say 2500. LOL, AFCB has over 6000 Season ticket holders now. When was the last time you went to DC?
[quote][p][bold]bonzodog25[/bold] wrote: If there were 500 tickets at DC and 750 at BIC allowing for Season tickets holders say 2500. That is 3750. Where are the other tickets?[/p][/quote]Allowing for season ticket holders say 2500. LOL, AFCB has over 6000 Season ticket holders now. When was the last time you went to DC? afcdibby
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Sat 18 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

Reading many of the comments on here about the fact that they only sold 500 tickets at DC, I do wonder if the club would have had more control over the ticket sales if they had sold all 1250 tickets from DC rather than fragmenting sales from the BIC lso (apparently no sales at the Pavilion?). Regular supporters would perhaps have had more chance to get a ticket. After queing for the Real Madrid game, I had my fill of early morning queing and decided to watch the game on TV but with arthritic knees was not going to wait in the cold to be turned away and have the disappointment of not getting a ticket.
I do hope we give Liverpool a cracking game and plenty to think about and searing pace from Grabban and Rantie against Skertel,Agger or Toure will test them out and maybe just maybe we can turn them over !!!. UTC
Reading many of the comments on here about the fact that they only sold 500 tickets at DC, I do wonder if the club would have had more control over the ticket sales if they had sold all 1250 tickets from DC rather than fragmenting sales from the BIC lso (apparently no sales at the Pavilion?). Regular supporters would perhaps have had more chance to get a ticket. After queing for the Real Madrid game, I had my fill of early morning queing and decided to watch the game on TV but with arthritic knees was not going to wait in the cold to be turned away and have the disappointment of not getting a ticket. I do hope we give Liverpool a cracking game and plenty to think about and searing pace from Grabban and Rantie against Skertel,Agger or Toure will test them out and maybe just maybe we can turn them over !!!. UTC dekayedcherry
  • Score: 5

10:07pm Sat 18 Jan 14

matt68 says...

If all these plastics had turned up regularly for league 1 and 2 games we would have had the demand and money to build a bigger stadium, where were you all when the club needed you? now you are all complaining the ground isnt big enough and moaning about allocation,if you wanted to see your team!? you could of gone today as it was not a sell out, there are plenty of league games left so buy a ticket for 1 of these as i expect the games will be a lot better than the Liverpool game!
If all these plastics had turned up regularly for league 1 and 2 games we would have had the demand and money to build a bigger stadium, where were you all when the club needed you? now you are all complaining the ground isnt big enough and moaning about allocation,if you wanted to see your team!? you could of gone today as it was not a sell out, there are plenty of league games left so buy a ticket for 1 of these as i expect the games will be a lot better than the Liverpool game! matt68
  • Score: 7

10:18pm Sat 18 Jan 14

susi.m says...

The echo calls them fans. Well where were all these fans back in the dark days of 2008 when the club desperately needed them?
Were these so called fans the ones who were deadly quiet throughout the Burton game on Tuesday?
These glory seekers make me sick - I just hope most of the real and loyal fans got their tickets.
Be interested to see how many of these so called fans are at next Tuesdays home game against Huddersfield.
The echo calls them fans. Well where were all these fans back in the dark days of 2008 when the club desperately needed them? Were these so called fans the ones who were deadly quiet throughout the Burton game on Tuesday? These glory seekers make me sick - I just hope most of the real and loyal fans got their tickets. Be interested to see how many of these so called fans are at next Tuesdays home game against Huddersfield. susi.m
  • Score: 8

1:35am Sun 19 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

Just a thought...

There is a big open space down by the pier where a certain cinema used to be located. ( I won't name it because it gets certain folk on their high-horses)

When said cinema was knocked down last year, the powers that be created a rather nice patio with some potted palms in its place. They had a huge ( tax-payer paid) opening bash of a concert which was meant to appeal to a wide range of all Bournemouth townsfolk featuring ... the local orchestra.

Great.

Now, if our powers that be get their fingers from up their behinds and get their heads on and use a few quid out of the coffers - and may be even raise a bit of sponsorship - then they could hire a large screen ( just like the ones they found for Wimbledon tennis in the gardens a few years back and the ones they use for the air show ) and stick it on said patio.

This way, all the upset Cherries fans/local taxpayers - be they plastic, Liverpool fans, foreign students, season ticket holders or whatever - could all get together and have a bit of a carnival down by the pier next Saturday lunchtime.

Blimey - even Stan at S&D Leisure could stick his "bar on the back of a truck" there - imagine the cash Stan!

Come on Bournemouth Borough Council - think of the good PR - especially if the Cherries do cause an (highly unlikely) upset.

Or am I being too ambitious, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking?
Just a thought... There is a big open space down by the pier where a certain cinema used to be located. ( I won't name it because it gets certain folk on their high-horses) When said cinema was knocked down last year, the powers that be created a rather nice patio with some potted palms in its place. They had a huge ( tax-payer paid) opening bash of a concert which was meant to appeal to a wide range of all Bournemouth townsfolk featuring ... the local orchestra. Great. Now, if our powers that be get their fingers from up their behinds and get their heads on and use a few quid out of the coffers - and may be even raise a bit of sponsorship - then they could hire a large screen ( just like the ones they found for Wimbledon tennis in the gardens a few years back and the ones they use for the air show ) and stick it on said patio. This way, all the upset Cherries fans/local taxpayers - be they plastic, Liverpool fans, foreign students, season ticket holders or whatever - could all get together and have a bit of a carnival down by the pier next Saturday lunchtime. Blimey - even Stan at S&D Leisure could stick his "bar on the back of a truck" there - imagine the cash Stan! Come on Bournemouth Borough Council - think of the good PR - especially if the Cherries do cause an (highly unlikely) upset. Or am I being too ambitious, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking? MrPitiful
  • Score: 6

9:14am Sun 19 Jan 14

bisadave says...

Red_Horse wrote:
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in.

The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.
[quote][p][bold]Red_Horse[/bold] wrote: Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!![/p][/quote]If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in. The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option. bisadave
  • Score: 3

9:35am Sun 19 Jan 14

abc100 says...

bisadave wrote:
Red_Horse wrote:
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in.

The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.
The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason
[quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red_Horse[/bold] wrote: Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!![/p][/quote]If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in. The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.[/p][/quote]The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason abc100
  • Score: -2

9:53am Sun 19 Jan 14

white 147 says...

another 180 tickets on sale this morning. I was on line well before 9 and as soon as it was 9 i was through and selected 1 ticket and it said no tickets left. How can that possible happen. The web site is ****. also phoned at 1 minute to 9 was closed called dead on 9 said queue was full really. Total lack of organization from the club.
another 180 tickets on sale this morning. I was on line well before 9 and as soon as it was 9 i was through and selected 1 ticket and it said no tickets left. How can that possible happen. The web site is ****. also phoned at 1 minute to 9 was closed called dead on 9 said queue was full really. Total lack of organization from the club. white 147
  • Score: 0

10:00am Sun 19 Jan 14

boardsandphotos says...

My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever.... boardsandphotos
  • Score: -1

10:17am Sun 19 Jan 14

Eddie's dog says...

Should have put the prices up to around £45 - 50 a seat; might have stopped all these problems, plus more money for the club.
Obvious really........
Should have put the prices up to around £45 - 50 a seat; might have stopped all these problems, plus more money for the club. Obvious really........ Eddie's dog
  • Score: 0

10:17am Sun 19 Jan 14

nikki978 says...

Well I was there from 11pm friday night and there was already around 40 people ahead of us so could see that anyone arriving later would be disappointed
Well I was there from 11pm friday night and there was already around 40 people ahead of us so could see that anyone arriving later would be disappointed nikki978
  • Score: 4

10:44am Sun 19 Jan 14

Lowe-Ryder says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
Good - I'm glad we've annoyed you as we don't want people like you coming in the first place. And by the way, a season ticket costs £400 not £2000.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....[/p][/quote]Good - I'm glad we've annoyed you as we don't want people like you coming in the first place. And by the way, a season ticket costs £400 not £2000. Lowe-Ryder
  • Score: 2

10:57am Sun 19 Jan 14

abc100 says...

Lowe-Ryder wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
Good - I'm glad we've annoyed you as we don't want people like you coming in the first place. And by the way, a season ticket costs £400 not £2000.
What a doughnut, football is nothing like any other sort of entertainment, when you support your local team cos you have lived there all your life cos you sat on your dad's shoulders when you were three years old, travelled all over the country to some awful places and seen some dreadful games, once it's got hold if you it never lets you go and your hooked for life, I wouldn't have it any other way!!! Up the cherries
[quote][p][bold]Lowe-Ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....[/p][/quote]Good - I'm glad we've annoyed you as we don't want people like you coming in the first place. And by the way, a season ticket costs £400 not £2000.[/p][/quote]What a doughnut, football is nothing like any other sort of entertainment, when you support your local team cos you have lived there all your life cos you sat on your dad's shoulders when you were three years old, travelled all over the country to some awful places and seen some dreadful games, once it's got hold if you it never lets you go and your hooked for life, I wouldn't have it any other way!!! Up the cherries abc100
  • Score: 6

11:15am Sun 19 Jan 14

dommobommo1 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
What a complete numpty!!!!

Going to watch your local team who you have watched through thick and thin, nearly go out the football league, see them put 5 goals past the opposition at Cardiff to go up, see them promoted last year, see the good players being sold, is nothing like going to the dogs, the cinema, or speedway!!!!

It is all about passion, commitment, and loyalty! The excitement of seeing what will happen! Without the die hards there wouldn't be a football club!

To being able to see a competitive match against 5 times European champs with the likes of Gerrard and Suarez is a dream come true! And having a team that could cause an upset!!

I suggest you go to the cinema to watch "Driving Miss Daisy" or to the dogs to see George the Greyhound, whilst the passionate supporters at Bournemouth sing their hearts out for the lads and experience an
unforgettable day!!!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....[/p][/quote]What a complete numpty!!!! Going to watch your local team who you have watched through thick and thin, nearly go out the football league, see them put 5 goals past the opposition at Cardiff to go up, see them promoted last year, see the good players being sold, is nothing like going to the dogs, the cinema, or speedway!!!! It is all about passion, commitment, and loyalty! The excitement of seeing what will happen! Without the die hards there wouldn't be a football club! To being able to see a competitive match against 5 times European champs with the likes of Gerrard and Suarez is a dream come true! And having a team that could cause an upset!! I suggest you go to the cinema to watch "Driving Miss Daisy" or to the dogs to see George the Greyhound, whilst the passionate supporters at Bournemouth sing their hearts out for the lads and experience an unforgettable day!!! dommobommo1
  • Score: 5

11:55am Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

So that's it the match is finally sold out ,at the end of the day I'm glad the people who specifically purchased tickets for the Watford game a game that was yet to be played just to get on the data base for the chance to purchase tickets for the cup match failed ,there was always going to be problems regarding the phone lines and internet as demand certainly outweighed available tickets,for those who have tickets enjoy the match for the others like me watching in the pub don't go for a smoke or a toilet break your bound to miss a goal :-)
So that's it the match is finally sold out ,at the end of the day I'm glad the people who specifically purchased tickets for the Watford game a game that was yet to be played just to get on the data base for the chance to purchase tickets for the cup match failed ,there was always going to be problems regarding the phone lines and internet as demand certainly outweighed available tickets,for those who have tickets enjoy the match for the others like me watching in the pub don't go for a smoke or a toilet break your bound to miss a goal :-) alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

12:06pm Sun 19 Jan 14

samjdavis says...

Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations.

Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday.

I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon.

The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion.

At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc.

I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no.

The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait.

I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games.

Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider.

I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on.

It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.
Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations. Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday. I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon. The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion. At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc. I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no. The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait. I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games. Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider. I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on. It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it. samjdavis
  • Score: 15

12:07pm Sun 19 Jan 14

samjdavis says...

one??! *won!!!
one??! *won!!! samjdavis
  • Score: -1

12:09pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
Seasons are only £400 or so. Plus every game at home this year has been exiting , despite the results always great entertainment. you can always get in at Poole speedway, but beware about 75% of races are deadly dull, dull ,dull
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....[/p][/quote]Seasons are only £400 or so. Plus every game at home this year has been exiting , despite the results always great entertainment. you can always get in at Poole speedway, but beware about 75% of races are deadly dull, dull ,dull Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 1

12:15pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

samjdavis wrote:
Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations.

Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday.

I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon.

The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion.

At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc.

I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no.

The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait.

I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games.

Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider.

I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on.

It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.
Spot on sir
[quote][p][bold]samjdavis[/bold] wrote: Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations. Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday. I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon. The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion. At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc. I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no. The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait. I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games. Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider. I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on. It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.[/p][/quote]Spot on sir alasdair1967
  • Score: 4

12:26pm Sun 19 Jan 14

abc100 says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
samjdavis wrote:
Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations.

Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday.

I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon.

The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion.

At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc.

I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no.

The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait.

I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games.

Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider.

I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on.

It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.
Spot on sir
A very good post, can't argue with anything said
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]samjdavis[/bold] wrote: Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations. Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday. I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon. The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion. At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc. I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no. The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait. I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games. Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider. I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on. It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.[/p][/quote]Spot on sir[/p][/quote]A very good post, can't argue with anything said abc100
  • Score: 8

12:52pm Sun 19 Jan 14

madlegg70 says...

What annoys me is some fans buying tickets then selling them on to Liverpool fans I know a few people that have done this. Hopefully the stewards will for once do there jobs properly and remove any Liverpool fan from the home fans areas as per ground regulations.

I think the club has been as fair as it can be it was always a lose lose situation for the club. I hate the fact that people think buying tickets for Burton or Watford entitles them to Liverpool tickets. Get a life and watch on tv like you normally do, in the mean time let the true fans watch the matches live, to me every game the cherries play is a big game. EHBA
What annoys me is some fans buying tickets then selling them on to Liverpool fans I know a few people that have done this. Hopefully the stewards will for once do there jobs properly and remove any Liverpool fan from the home fans areas as per ground regulations. I think the club has been as fair as it can be it was always a lose lose situation for the club. I hate the fact that people think buying tickets for Burton or Watford entitles them to Liverpool tickets. Get a life and watch on tv like you normally do, in the mean time let the true fans watch the matches live, to me every game the cherries play is a big game. EHBA madlegg70
  • Score: 2

1:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Phil McG (Italy) says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....
That was quite an idiotic comment really.

Firstly, for those who 'fancy watching an occasional live match' you have the option which comes with a remote control. That's usually when those people generally watch matches anyway. You can't expect to walk in to a 'once in a blue moon match' just because you fancy it.

Secondly, as others have stated, a standard season ticket at DC doesn't cost anywhere near the figure you've quoted. If it did, we would have hadly any S.T. holders.

Thirdly, to compare watching a match to going to the cinema is laughable. If you want to see a big block buster film, you have a choice of venues and times over a period of a few weeks or you could wait for the DVD to come out. Not one venue, one time and a one off.
What's more just because a film is praised by critics and cost a fortune to make, it doesn't guarantee that you're going to like it or be disappointed by it. That's the only thing that going to a cinema and watching a live match do have in common.

Why don't you stick to watching the box in the comfort of your own home and let the die hards enjoy the day and follow their team.

UP THE CHERRIES!!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: My god here we go again, every time this happened all you Season Ticket holders come on here with your bitter words **** about people who fancy watching an occasional live game of football. Some people just aren't interested in football enough to stand about in the cold every week or want to shell out £2000, however, football is entertainment and much the same as going to the dogs, the speedway or even non sport related entertainment, if im going to the cinena i dont pick a film i think will be crap do i...? people go to be entertained, a show, a spectacle......we're not here to be part of your miserable family of fans because to be honest with the attitude some of you show, who would want to be, you do nothing to promote or encourage loyalty what so ever....[/p][/quote]That was quite an idiotic comment really. Firstly, for those who 'fancy watching an occasional live match' you have the option which comes with a remote control. That's usually when those people generally watch matches anyway. You can't expect to walk in to a 'once in a blue moon match' just because you fancy it. Secondly, as others have stated, a standard season ticket at DC doesn't cost anywhere near the figure you've quoted. If it did, we would have hadly any S.T. holders. Thirdly, to compare watching a match to going to the cinema is laughable. If you want to see a big block buster film, you have a choice of venues and times over a period of a few weeks or you could wait for the DVD to come out. Not one venue, one time and a one off. What's more just because a film is praised by critics and cost a fortune to make, it doesn't guarantee that you're going to like it or be disappointed by it. That's the only thing that going to a cinema and watching a live match do have in common. Why don't you stick to watching the box in the comfort of your own home and let the die hards enjoy the day and follow their team. UP THE CHERRIES!! Phil McG (Italy)
  • Score: 7

1:06pm Sun 19 Jan 14

big_afcb_fan says...

madlegg70 wrote:
What annoys me is some fans buying tickets then selling them on to Liverpool fans I know a few people that have done this. Hopefully the stewards will for once do there jobs properly and remove any Liverpool fan from the home fans areas as per ground regulations.

I think the club has been as fair as it can be it was always a lose lose situation for the club. I hate the fact that people think buying tickets for Burton or Watford entitles them to Liverpool tickets. Get a life and watch on tv like you normally do, in the mean time let the true fans watch the matches live, to me every game the cherries play is a big game. EHBA
like.
[quote][p][bold]madlegg70[/bold] wrote: What annoys me is some fans buying tickets then selling them on to Liverpool fans I know a few people that have done this. Hopefully the stewards will for once do there jobs properly and remove any Liverpool fan from the home fans areas as per ground regulations. I think the club has been as fair as it can be it was always a lose lose situation for the club. I hate the fact that people think buying tickets for Burton or Watford entitles them to Liverpool tickets. Get a life and watch on tv like you normally do, in the mean time let the true fans watch the matches live, to me every game the cherries play is a big game. EHBA[/p][/quote]like. big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 2

1:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

bonzodog25 says...

I remember the membership scheme when Leeds came to DC and so called Cherries supporters sold there membership cards to Leeds fans. So no point in having these sort of schemes.
I remember the membership scheme when Leeds came to DC and so called Cherries supporters sold there membership cards to Leeds fans. So no point in having these sort of schemes. bonzodog25
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Slightly off subject according to Wikipedia joe mason has signed for afcb from cardiff city
Slightly off subject according to Wikipedia joe mason has signed for afcb from cardiff city alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

2:29pm Sun 19 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Was announced at 2301 last night that a bid had been made in region of 1.5 million on sky sports transfer center just been sent link to Wikipedia site and that now states he is an afcb player
Was announced at 2301 last night that a bid had been made in region of 1.5 million on sky sports transfer center just been sent link to Wikipedia site and that now states he is an afcb player alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Sun 19 Jan 14

MidlandExile says...

abc100 wrote:
bisadave wrote:
Red_Horse wrote:
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in.

The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.
The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason
Like many other 'true' supporters I tried and failed to get a ticket for the Liverpool game. We can all moan and, with hindsight, tell the club how they should have managed the sale of tickets. But let's face it, this is a rare event and it was always going to be struggle. What is more important is what happens in the future as, hopefully, such occasions are going to become more common.
As a Midlands based fan I don't get to many home games (though I have been this season) but have seen the majority of away games. The allocation process for the Liverpool game effectively made my support at away games, where surely the support is of equal or greater value and where the cost of getting to a game is greater, count for less than those people who had travelled a couple of miles down the road to a couple of home games this season. I agree with those advocating a loyalty system for the future but hope that includes and values away supporters. Incidentally, when I was buying tickets for games such as Watford, Huddersfield and Forest earlier this season, names and ages were recorded for all the tickets I bought. When I asked why, I was told it was in case of days such as this Cup Tie. Whatever happened to that promise?
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red_Horse[/bold] wrote: Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!![/p][/quote]If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in. The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.[/p][/quote]The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason[/p][/quote]Like many other 'true' supporters I tried and failed to get a ticket for the Liverpool game. We can all moan and, with hindsight, tell the club how they should have managed the sale of tickets. But let's face it, this is a rare event and it was always going to be struggle. What is more important is what happens in the future as, hopefully, such occasions are going to become more common. As a Midlands based fan I don't get to many home games (though I have been this season) but have seen the majority of away games. The allocation process for the Liverpool game effectively made my support at away games, where surely the support is of equal or greater value and where the cost of getting to a game is greater, count for less than those people who had travelled a couple of miles down the road to a couple of home games this season. I agree with those advocating a loyalty system for the future but hope that includes and values away supporters. Incidentally, when I was buying tickets for games such as Watford, Huddersfield and Forest earlier this season, names and ages were recorded for all the tickets I bought. When I asked why, I was told it was in case of days such as this Cup Tie. Whatever happened to that promise? MidlandExile
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Randb18 says...

Feel sorry for any regular fans that haven't managed to get tickets but for me there is only one fair way of doing this, season tickets first deservedly so for the loyalty shown. Then people have a few days to register their interest providing they have data base history, after the cut off point names are drawn at random and club contacts the lucky chosen ones. No phone crash, no ticket drama, no need to que at all! Just simply luck of the draw! At least that way everyone gets a chance!!
Feel sorry for any regular fans that haven't managed to get tickets but for me there is only one fair way of doing this, season tickets first deservedly so for the loyalty shown. Then people have a few days to register their interest providing they have data base history, after the cut off point names are drawn at random and club contacts the lucky chosen ones. No phone crash, no ticket drama, no need to que at all! Just simply luck of the draw! At least that way everyone gets a chance!! Randb18
  • Score: 1

3:56pm Sun 19 Jan 14

abc100 says...

Randb18 wrote:
Feel sorry for any regular fans that haven't managed to get tickets but for me there is only one fair way of doing this, season tickets first deservedly so for the loyalty shown. Then people have a few days to register their interest providing they have data base history, after the cut off point names are drawn at random and club contacts the lucky chosen ones. No phone crash, no ticket drama, no need to que at all! Just simply luck of the draw! At least that way everyone gets a chance!!
I don't think it's right that just because you are on the database you all have equal chance of a ticket, surely the more tickets you have bought the greater the chance of a ticket, my wife is on the database yet has never been to dean court, the ones I feel for are the ones that go ever week and have done for years are treated the same as those that might of been to a couple of the bigger league games, dosnt seem fair to me, my uncle and son live 100 Miles away and come to the majority of home games and majority of away games yet because they couldn't get to Bmth on a Friday night to queue up all night and then the internet & phone lines crashed they had no chance of a ticket, but they will be at all the less glamorous games that most of us won't be at away from home on a cold Tuesday night, I'm a ST holder for years do I'm ok but feel gutted for the genuine fans that have missed out
[quote][p][bold]Randb18[/bold] wrote: Feel sorry for any regular fans that haven't managed to get tickets but for me there is only one fair way of doing this, season tickets first deservedly so for the loyalty shown. Then people have a few days to register their interest providing they have data base history, after the cut off point names are drawn at random and club contacts the lucky chosen ones. No phone crash, no ticket drama, no need to que at all! Just simply luck of the draw! At least that way everyone gets a chance!![/p][/quote]I don't think it's right that just because you are on the database you all have equal chance of a ticket, surely the more tickets you have bought the greater the chance of a ticket, my wife is on the database yet has never been to dean court, the ones I feel for are the ones that go ever week and have done for years are treated the same as those that might of been to a couple of the bigger league games, dosnt seem fair to me, my uncle and son live 100 Miles away and come to the majority of home games and majority of away games yet because they couldn't get to Bmth on a Friday night to queue up all night and then the internet & phone lines crashed they had no chance of a ticket, but they will be at all the less glamorous games that most of us won't be at away from home on a cold Tuesday night, I'm a ST holder for years do I'm ok but feel gutted for the genuine fans that have missed out abc100
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Sun 19 Jan 14

mossy 1 says...

samjdavis wrote:
Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations.

Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday.

I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon.

The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion.

At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc.

I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no.

The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait.

I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games.

Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider.

I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on.

It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.
A ST normally costs the equivalent of 20 games,a saving of three games.I`ve missed more games than you already,due to various reasons.I feel that despite maybe missing out financially,I can still justify having a season ticket just for the convenience of having your seat guaranteed for situations such as this,priority in games such as play-offs,and the time saving element of not having to book tickets for league games on a match-by-match basis(or even using the blockbooking system).
[quote][p][bold]samjdavis[/bold] wrote: Now that I'm over the disappointment of drawing a game I feel we should have one yesterday, I want to make the following observations. Firstly, I haven't got a Season Ticket, and have gone to all but two home games this season. It didn't make financial sense for me to get one based on what I would miss this season. I'm a loyal supporter, had ST's for many years, ran the unofficial website etc - but yesterday, I fell under the General Sales category. As much as this was annoying, I knew I'd be in this position, so I got in the queue at the BIC at 5am yesterday. I did not want to risk it online or over the phone. Even Ticketmaster, See Tickets and all the big companies have issues when there is demand for tickets. Servers crash, phone lines are engaged or full - it happens - that's why I went in person. Do not complain to the club about having inadequate facilities. This "big" game happens once in a blue moon. The club, if they are guilty of anything, probably were a bit too vague with the info provided. In these situations they need to be ultra clear. ie: At the BIC, there were people queuing who believed having history of buying tickets last season would be OK. In the end, this did turn out to be the case, as half way through, the manager at the BIC previously said it was only people who had Championship booking history that would be able to get tickets. It turned out that last season applied too. The club needed to be more specific on this to avoid the confusion. At 9am, we expected the queue to move fast - however it didn't. People were complaining as they weren't on the database and then there was anger being aimed at the manager etc - so things went very slowly. Sales were therefore not being retrospectively checked, they were being checked beforehand. I did think it was a bizarre thing to say originally that sales would be checked retrospectively, as this is quite a job to do, and refunds cost money - both card fees, re-printing tickets, re-sending them out etc. I DO NOT feel sorry for people who bought tickets for the Watford game thinking this is "league history". These instructions were issues BEFORE the Watford game, and league history, to me, does not include a game in the future. These were obviously fair-weather fans. Do I have a history of attending gigs at the BIC if I've got a ticket for Jason Durulo in March - no. The situation with handing out raffle tickets for the first X amount of people down the queue at DC was a good one and should have been implemented at the BIC - would have meant people wouldn't have had to pointlessly wait. I do feel like a loyalty system should be in place somehow, and perhaps banded. ie: ST holders of course should get priority. But then if 1 match = 1 point. Then the next priority goes Band A: 10-15 games attended. Band B: 5-10 games. Band C: 0-5 games. Then distribution is fair. Don't know how this would/could work for away games. Despite all this - this situation happens very seldom, so having these bands and loyalty systems is all well and good - but it does take work. However maybe the club should realise that these big games will now increase due to us being in the Championship, and having 3rd round FA Cup entry etc - not having to face the likes of Blythe Spartans early on - so maybe it is something to consider. I think fairweather fans should be welcomed at the club, as we need all the money we can get, however these "fans" must realise that for big games, loyal supporters should get priority and it is simply ridiculous that they think they can come along, get a ticket, and then cheer when Liverpool score - that is not on. It's going to be a cracking game. Gutted to any true supporters who didn't get tickets, but certainly hope they'll enjoy the game nevertheless on the TV. For any supporters who thought they'd come along on the off chance, why not come on the following Tuesday - we're playing Huddersfield, in what will be a very entertaining game, and then on the following Sat its Leicester at home! Go on, try it, you might like it.[/p][/quote]A ST normally costs the equivalent of 20 games,a saving of three games.I`ve missed more games than you already,due to various reasons.I feel that despite maybe missing out financially,I can still justify having a season ticket just for the convenience of having your seat guaranteed for situations such as this,priority in games such as play-offs,and the time saving element of not having to book tickets for league games on a match-by-match basis(or even using the blockbooking system). mossy 1
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Sun 19 Jan 14

raybren says...

Whatever your status , I am data base minus one game ( on hol ) , you have to be realistic . Liverpool at home ? Mmm I thought , will go at 5 a. m. , then thought again , so my pal and I became part of the tented village at 11 p . m .
We got our 4 tickets , success for forward planning !
Whatever your status , I am data base minus one game ( on hol ) , you have to be realistic . Liverpool at home ? Mmm I thought , will go at 5 a. m. , then thought again , so my pal and I became part of the tented village at 11 p . m . We got our 4 tickets , success for forward planning ! raybren
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Sun 19 Jan 14

canford heathcherry says...

would Mr Clark have gone to the re-arranged Burton game if the draw had not been Liverpool - also why would he want a refund for the Watford game
true supporter ? well done the bic for not allowing him a ticket
would Mr Clark have gone to the re-arranged Burton game if the draw had not been Liverpool - also why would he want a refund for the Watford game true supporter ? well done the bic for not allowing him a ticket canford heathcherry
  • Score: 5

8:38pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Ianwat says...

Long shot but would anyone be willing to swap a main stand ticket for an East stand ticket so that my 6yr old son (junior cherry) can sit with his uncle?
Long shot but would anyone be willing to swap a main stand ticket for an East stand ticket so that my 6yr old son (junior cherry) can sit with his uncle? Ianwat
  • Score: 0

8:51pm Sun 19 Jan 14

rpg says...

this was always going to be a nightmare to arrange, "fair" is never going to be.
Who are the real fans???? ST's? 180 never took their tickets!
I think, ST's first, then queue up with a history with a loyalty system in place, I got a ticket yesterday, queued at 5.30, been to 4 games this season, having spent afew months in Afghanistan.
Ref phone sales though, a young lad n front of me was on his phone for 2 hours on hold, got through (AFCB NUMBER) at 1135 and got 2 tickets as we reached the ticket office!
Couldn't get my Huddersfield tickets though! Guy on thedesk almost had afit!!!
this was always going to be a nightmare to arrange, "fair" is never going to be. Who are the real fans???? ST's? 180 never took their tickets! I think, ST's first, then queue up with a history with a loyalty system in place, I got a ticket yesterday, queued at 5.30, been to 4 games this season, having spent afew months in Afghanistan. Ref phone sales though, a young lad n front of me was on his phone for 2 hours on hold, got through (AFCB NUMBER) at 1135 and got 2 tickets as we reached the ticket office! Couldn't get my Huddersfield tickets though! Guy on thedesk almost had afit!!! rpg
  • Score: 2

11:54pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Mrs C. A Townend says...

All I have to say is...Bournemouth you better win, now I've been put in the position of rivalling my friend!
All I have to say is...Bournemouth you better win, now I've been put in the position of rivalling my friend! Mrs C. A Townend
  • Score: 0

12:57am Mon 20 Jan 14

james1968 says...

Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?
Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas? james1968
  • Score: -2

1:49am Mon 20 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

james1968 wrote:
Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?
Blimey - you're brave.
Sell them to me - I'm not a Cherries fan - I support football instead.
[quote][p][bold]james1968[/bold] wrote: Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?[/p][/quote]Blimey - you're brave. Sell them to me - I'm not a Cherries fan - I support football instead. MrPitiful
  • Score: -2

2:07am Mon 20 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

MidlandExile wrote:
abc100 wrote:
bisadave wrote:
Red_Horse wrote:
Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!!
If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in.

The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.
The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason
Like many other 'true' supporters I tried and failed to get a ticket for the Liverpool game. We can all moan and, with hindsight, tell the club how they should have managed the sale of tickets. But let's face it, this is a rare event and it was always going to be struggle. What is more important is what happens in the future as, hopefully, such occasions are going to become more common.
As a Midlands based fan I don't get to many home games (though I have been this season) but have seen the majority of away games. The allocation process for the Liverpool game effectively made my support at away games, where surely the support is of equal or greater value and where the cost of getting to a game is greater, count for less than those people who had travelled a couple of miles down the road to a couple of home games this season. I agree with those advocating a loyalty system for the future but hope that includes and values away supporters. Incidentally, when I was buying tickets for games such as Watford, Huddersfield and Forest earlier this season, names and ages were recorded for all the tickets I bought. When I asked why, I was told it was in case of days such as this Cup Tie. Whatever happened to that promise?
Up to now, this MidlandExile guy sounds about the only true Cherries & football fan on here and the only one without a ticket who actually deserves one.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bisadave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Red_Horse[/bold] wrote: Well I have just wasted 6 hours of my life I can never get back. I AM a lifelong Cherries supporter. I just happen not to have a season ticket. I read the instructions on in the media of how to get tickets but I was not prepared for the last minute changes in these instructions. I was queuing up at the ground at 6.30am only to be told at 9.10am that only 500 tickets were being issued at the ground. We needed to go to the BIC or Pavillion or online or phone. So we went to the Pavilion where there was a notice that they were not selling tickets. The queue at the BIC was now ridiculously long so I went back home to try online. No joy. Luckily I read the Echo website which then told me that as the ticketiing website had crashed they were now transferring that allocation back to the ground. So back to Dean Court I went to queue for another hour. Finally got told all sold out. So if I had not taken any notice of the steward at the ground this morning I would now have a ticket. Thanks AFCB!!!![/p][/quote]If its any consolation, which it wont be, if you had stayed at Dean Court you wouldn't have got a ticket as only those in the queue by about 5:20am were successful. And that was after the online tickets were added in. The advice I heard being given out by the stewards to those who had no chance at DC, was that they could try the BIC, online or phones. The Pavilion was never an option.[/p][/quote]The only way to stop this happening again is a loyalty scheme, so after ST holders have theirs then the fans that come every week get their tickets before general sale, easy to do as it is all on the clubs database who has bought the most tickets and that will stop the plastics getting tickets first, very unfair that you could of been to one game in the last few seasons that you are classed the same as someone who goes every week but doesn't have a ST for whatever reason[/p][/quote]Like many other 'true' supporters I tried and failed to get a ticket for the Liverpool game. We can all moan and, with hindsight, tell the club how they should have managed the sale of tickets. But let's face it, this is a rare event and it was always going to be struggle. What is more important is what happens in the future as, hopefully, such occasions are going to become more common. As a Midlands based fan I don't get to many home games (though I have been this season) but have seen the majority of away games. The allocation process for the Liverpool game effectively made my support at away games, where surely the support is of equal or greater value and where the cost of getting to a game is greater, count for less than those people who had travelled a couple of miles down the road to a couple of home games this season. I agree with those advocating a loyalty system for the future but hope that includes and values away supporters. Incidentally, when I was buying tickets for games such as Watford, Huddersfield and Forest earlier this season, names and ages were recorded for all the tickets I bought. When I asked why, I was told it was in case of days such as this Cup Tie. Whatever happened to that promise?[/p][/quote]Up to now, this MidlandExile guy sounds about the only true Cherries & football fan on here and the only one without a ticket who actually deserves one. MrPitiful
  • Score: 3

4:35am Mon 20 Jan 14

JessyM says...

I've supported Bournemouth for almost 40 years. I currently live in the USA and always time my visits back to England when i can see the most games.. I saw two games over Easter and two over Christmas. I listen to all the games on Radio Solent. Was gutted when the Burton game was called off as I had to return to the States the next day. I will hopefully be able to watch the Liverpool game on TV. I'd love to be at the game but will be there in spirit.
I've supported Bournemouth for almost 40 years. I currently live in the USA and always time my visits back to England when i can see the most games.. I saw two games over Easter and two over Christmas. I listen to all the games on Radio Solent. Was gutted when the Burton game was called off as I had to return to the States the next day. I will hopefully be able to watch the Liverpool game on TV. I'd love to be at the game but will be there in spirit. JessyM
  • Score: 3

7:48am Mon 20 Jan 14

Ian_SE says...

Ref phone sales though, a young lad in front of me was on his phone for 2 hours on hold, got through (AFCB NUMBER) at 1135 and got 2 tickets as we reached the ticket office!


If that phone call was to the 0844 telephone number, it would have cost anything from £24 to £50 and most likely to be somewhere around £42. Of that, around £8.40 is Service Charge to the benefit of the called party.

Seems like there will be plenty of other people that spent similar sums on the phone, and many of those will have failed to actually buy a ticket.
[quote]Ref phone sales though, a young lad in front of me was on his phone for 2 hours on hold, got through (AFCB NUMBER) at 1135 and got 2 tickets as we reached the ticket office![/quote] If that phone call was to the 0844 telephone number, it would have cost anything from £24 to £50 and most likely to be somewhere around £42. Of that, around £8.40 is Service Charge to the benefit of the called party. Seems like there will be plenty of other people that spent similar sums on the phone, and many of those will have failed to actually buy a ticket. Ian_SE
  • Score: 5

7:53am Mon 20 Jan 14

CC C-siders says...

twynham wrote:
Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind!
Even so, you still wouldn't find it!
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Couldn't run a p1ss up in a brewery springs to mind![/p][/quote]Even so, you still wouldn't find it! CC C-siders
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Mon 20 Jan 14

mossy 1 says...

james1968 wrote:
Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?
The club are tracking tickets that are being offered for resale and cancelling them.
[quote][p][bold]james1968[/bold] wrote: Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?[/p][/quote]The club are tracking tickets that are being offered for resale and cancelling them. mossy 1
  • Score: 2

2:03pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ian_the_bute says...

raybren wrote:
Whatever your status , I am data base minus one game ( on hol ) , you have to be realistic . Liverpool at home ? Mmm I thought , will go at 5 a. m. , then thought again , so my pal and I became part of the tented village at 11 p . m .
We got our 4 tickets , success for forward planning !
i couldnt agree more. Also I cant afford to go to many games as taking my two boys would cost £50 ,so according to peoples loyalty system i don't deserve tickets.
arriving at 5am was always going to be too late ,so i pitched up a tent at 1am and got tickets. I could see friends and relatives of people in front of me were turning up at 8:50am and jumping the queue ,i confronted 1 and he said my son has been camping overnight so he can have a space ??? stewards didnt care
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: Whatever your status , I am data base minus one game ( on hol ) , you have to be realistic . Liverpool at home ? Mmm I thought , will go at 5 a. m. , then thought again , so my pal and I became part of the tented village at 11 p . m . We got our 4 tickets , success for forward planning ![/p][/quote]i couldnt agree more. Also I cant afford to go to many games as taking my two boys would cost £50 ,so according to peoples loyalty system i don't deserve tickets. arriving at 5am was always going to be too late ,so i pitched up a tent at 1am and got tickets. I could see friends and relatives of people in front of me were turning up at 8:50am and jumping the queue ,i confronted 1 and he said my son has been camping overnight so he can have a space ??? stewards didnt care ian_the_bute
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Mon 20 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

mossy 1 wrote:
james1968 wrote:
Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?
The club are tracking tickets that are being offered for resale and cancelling them.
I really hope so ,the ones that did it should be hounded out,completely unfair to those regular fans who have been loyal.Come on everyone if you know any that sold off their tickets do the obvious thing and report them,they are the lowest of the low.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]james1968[/bold] wrote: Right! How do I sell the 4 tickets I have for the most money, Liverpool fans only, I don't want B'mouth fans getting their hands on them. any ideas?[/p][/quote]The club are tracking tickets that are being offered for resale and cancelling them.[/p][/quote]I really hope so ,the ones that did it should be hounded out,completely unfair to those regular fans who have been loyal.Come on everyone if you know any that sold off their tickets do the obvious thing and report them,they are the lowest of the low. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

11:44am Tue 21 Jan 14

kopite1 says...

I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone.
I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone. kopite1
  • Score: 6

12:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Matt Richie says...

kopite1 wrote:
I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone.
scummer
[quote][p][bold]kopite1[/bold] wrote: I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone.[/p][/quote]scummer Matt Richie
  • Score: 4

1:13pm Tue 21 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

kopite1 wrote:
I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone.
Honest.

And a seemingly true football fan.
[quote][p][bold]kopite1[/bold] wrote: I am a liverpool fan and have been all my life. I am a member of the club and go to watch 10/12 matches at anfield every year. I feel this match is a reward for me for all the hours on the motorway going to watch them. The only reason I got a ticket to this game is because of the unfair way the tickets was released. Rightly so every season ticket holder had access to a ticket. Then it should have been non season ticket holders who have been to every home game on the the clubs database is next for one ticket each and then people who have been to all home games this season bar one is next and so on. A relative of mine has been to four matches this year so I queued from 3am on Saturday to take advantage of this weak system and get 2 tickets in the East stand. This has let people like me having a chance to go. I know I am definately taking the seat of a loyal Bournemouth fan who couldn't get a ticket but this is this ticket offices fault for making it possible for me. This is me being totally honest about my personal situation. I hope Bournemouth have a great day, enjoy the occasion and make the most of the day. Although I will be cheering on Liverpool under my breath. You'll never walk alone.[/p][/quote]Honest. And a seemingly true football fan. MrPitiful
  • Score: 2

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