AFC Bournemouth: Chairman Jeff Mostyn defends 20 per cent rise in season ticket prices

Bournemouth Echo: CHAIRMAN: AFC Bournemouth's Jeff Mostyn CHAIRMAN: AFC Bournemouth's Jeff Mostyn

CHERRIES chairman Jeff Mostyn acknowledged a ticket price rise would be “difficult to embrace” but said it was necessary because “ambition comes at a price”.

Season and matchday tickets for the forthcoming campaign at Dean Court will increase by 20 per cent across the board, the club has announced today.

Cherries supporters were treated to one of the most memorable seasons in recent history as Eddie Howe’s men finished 10th in the Championship.

The club’s recent success has owed much to the backing of ambitious owner Maxim Demin who is keen to see the Dorset outfit reach the Premier League.

However, clubs must abide by stringent financial fair play (FFP) rules with Mostyn insisting Cherries’ ticketing and commercial price structure has been “driven by the requirements”.

In an interview with the Daily Echo, Mostyn added: “As a club with one of the smallest stadiums in the Championship, if not the smallest, we are always going to struggle to break even given the demands of the finances within the Championship.

“We are committed to competing with the best and, as such, providing our supporters with the best matchday experience.

"The fact we achieved our highest league finish in history was a clear indication of our ambition. We were also the only promoted club to remain in the Championship and we did so in style.

“We have ambition to achieve Premier League status and that comes at a price. We have to pay top wages in order to attract top-quality players while also trying to ensure we retain our own playing squad.

“Maxim is totally committed to the club and its desire to play at the highest level. I believe we in turn have to show our commitment in supporting Maxim and the board’s objectives of not only playing at the highest level but complying with FFP to avoid any future penalties.

“We are in the entertainment business and we all know a ticket for a top concert costs more than watching a support act. We are now a top performing side and this season’s prices reflect that and still remain fantastic value.

“A family season ticket for two adults and two Junior Cherries works out at £7.80 per person, per game and that is cheaper than a visit to the cinema.

"We appreciate any increase is difficult to embrace but hope our supporters understand the rationale behind it.

“At clubs with stadia holding 25,000 to 30,000, tickets are priced to try to fill what would be half empty grounds but we do not have that luxury and have to do our very best to balance the books.

“We are 100 per cent committed to continue to provide entertainment and are committed to bringing our supporters the success their support deserves.”

CHERRIES SEASON TICKET PRICES 2014-15

Adult: £480 (Family Stand), £480 (North Stand), £545 (Main Stand outer), £660 (Main Stand centre), £505 (East Stand outer), £570 (East Stand centre).

Concession: £285 (Family Stand), £285 (North Stand), £420 (Main Stand outer), £495 (Main Stand centre), £285 (East Stand outer), £420 (East Stand centre).

Junior Cherries: £100 (Family Stand), £100 (North Stand), £100 (Main Stand outer), £175 (Main Stand centre), £100 (East Stand outer), £175 (East Stand centre).

Family: £720 (two adults, two Junior Cherries), £660 (two adults, one Junior Cherry), £420 (one adult, two Junior Cherries), £360 (one adult, one Junior Cherry).

CHERRIES MATCHDAY TICKET PRICES 2014-15

Adult: £25 (North Stand), £29 (Main Stand outer), £35 (Main Stand centre), £26 (East Stand outer), £30 (East Stand centre), £43 (Executive), £26 (Away).

Concession: £14 (North Stand), £22 (Main Stand outer), £25 (Main Stand centre), £14 (East Stand outer), £22 (East Stand centre), £29 (Executive), £12 (Away).

Junior Cherries: £7 (North Stand), £7 (Main Stand outer), £12 (Main Stand centre), £7 (East Stand outer), £12 (East Stand centre), £18 (Executive).

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6:09am Tue 20 May 14

BackOfTheNet says...

Ouch!

I don't remember paying under £26 to sit at any away ground last season, so at least we can now start charging away fans somewhere near what they charge us :)
Ouch! I don't remember paying under £26 to sit at any away ground last season, so at least we can now start charging away fans somewhere near what they charge us :) BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 26

6:21am Tue 20 May 14

pokesdown1 says...

Double VAT.

Fans are not silly.
Any dip in form,home fans or away,and they will not come.

Mostyn needs to do a free transport link-up to DC as a perk.
Double VAT. Fans are not silly. Any dip in form,home fans or away,and they will not come. Mostyn needs to do a free transport link-up to DC as a perk. pokesdown1
  • Score: -25

6:22am Tue 20 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
Ouch!

I don't remember paying under £26 to sit at any away ground last season, so at least we can now start charging away fans somewhere near what they charge us :)
Agree, we had among the cheapest tickets in the league last season, so as much as an increase hurts it is no surprise and we'll be getting what we pay for.
UTC
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: Ouch! I don't remember paying under £26 to sit at any away ground last season, so at least we can now start charging away fans somewhere near what they charge us :)[/p][/quote]Agree, we had among the cheapest tickets in the league last season, so as much as an increase hurts it is no surprise and we'll be getting what we pay for. UTC TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 30

6:41am Tue 20 May 14

joetheman says...

Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit
Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit joetheman
  • Score: 7

6:50am Tue 20 May 14

Wilkie says...

I don't think there would have been many grumbles over a 10 % rise. However, 20% is painful and may be misjudged. And before some start quoting how much this works out per game for a season ticket, my observations are that many st holders in our area miss around 4 games per season due to other commitments.
I don't think there would have been many grumbles over a 10 % rise. However, 20% is painful and may be misjudged. And before some start quoting how much this works out per game for a season ticket, my observations are that many st holders in our area miss around 4 games per season due to other commitments. Wilkie
  • Score: -12

6:54am Tue 20 May 14

Wilkie says...

Yep, I feel 10% would have passed with little comment for all the reasons Jeff stated. 20% leaves a bit of an I'll feeling though, mitigating to a degree the great relations that have been built back up between club and fans.
Yep, I feel 10% would have passed with little comment for all the reasons Jeff stated. 20% leaves a bit of an I'll feeling though, mitigating to a degree the great relations that have been built back up between club and fans. Wilkie
  • Score: 6

6:55am Tue 20 May 14

Wilkie says...

Whoops, double post!
Whoops, double post! Wilkie
  • Score: 1

6:56am Tue 20 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

I think last seasons ST prices were slightly undervalued when compared to most of our competiters. Although this rise looks steep it still represents reasonable value for money, given the level of entertainment we get.!!!
I think last seasons ST prices were slightly undervalued when compared to most of our competiters. Although this rise looks steep it still represents reasonable value for money, given the level of entertainment we get.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 23

6:59am Tue 20 May 14

mark.s says...

We all knew we had it cheap last season and that an increase was coming.

But 20&, for me is just over the top.

I guess we're in a unique position of being one of the few clubs not having any trouble selling out most games, and the rules of supply and demand dictate
We all knew we had it cheap last season and that an increase was coming. But 20&, for me is just over the top. I guess we're in a unique position of being one of the few clubs not having any trouble selling out most games, and the rules of supply and demand dictate mark.s
  • Score: -1

7:10am Tue 20 May 14

N Smith says...

I understand the increase and not opposed to it however the payment plan does little to help people afford to pay for the tickets.
Jeff needs to get back in touch with the fans this is the second **** up in the last 5 months after the closure of legends.
I understand the increase and not opposed to it however the payment plan does little to help people afford to pay for the tickets. Jeff needs to get back in touch with the fans this is the second **** up in the last 5 months after the closure of legends. N Smith
  • Score: 10

7:15am Tue 20 May 14

white 147 says...

Wow like other comments i think 20% is a bit much . How does a £50 ticket last season and now its £100 work out at 20%. For people that want season tickets but cant afford to pay in 1 go the club only offer 3 months to pay and all before season starts. I think you will see crowds drop at the start of the season due to the higher ticket price.
Wow like other comments i think 20% is a bit much . How does a £50 ticket last season and now its £100 work out at 20%. For people that want season tickets but cant afford to pay in 1 go the club only offer 3 months to pay and all before season starts. I think you will see crowds drop at the start of the season due to the higher ticket price. white 147
  • Score: -7

7:22am Tue 20 May 14

BBOTN says...

joetheman wrote:
Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit
You can get a Family Ticket (one Adult plus one Junior) for £360 (£300 + £60), which is a 20% increase on the £300 I paid last year.
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit[/p][/quote]You can get a Family Ticket (one Adult plus one Junior) for £360 (£300 + £60), which is a 20% increase on the £300 I paid last year. BBOTN
  • Score: 16

7:42am Tue 20 May 14

Square Old Codger says...

This is a low income/ high cost area , the increase is far too much and will I have no doubt cause many to have to pick and choose the games they go to - expect to see a 10% drop in gates. There are many who would love to see games at Dean Court on a regular basis who can only go 2/3 times a year, the cost is the principal reason given for this and with interest rates set to rise in the New Year ( and with that housing costs) this will only get worse. The Club has shot itself in the foot, I fear ,and hasn't looked at what happened the last time it raised prices by this magnitude- it will have to have a very good Season to bring supporters in, in the same numbers - but I suppose more room for away supporters.
This is a low income/ high cost area , the increase is far too much and will I have no doubt cause many to have to pick and choose the games they go to - expect to see a 10% drop in gates. There are many who would love to see games at Dean Court on a regular basis who can only go 2/3 times a year, the cost is the principal reason given for this and with interest rates set to rise in the New Year ( and with that housing costs) this will only get worse. The Club has shot itself in the foot, I fear ,and hasn't looked at what happened the last time it raised prices by this magnitude- it will have to have a very good Season to bring supporters in, in the same numbers - but I suppose more room for away supporters. Square Old Codger
  • Score: -2

7:51am Tue 20 May 14

bobsworthforever says...

You get what you pay for if you want to challenge for the Premiership you cant do it with Division one prices these increases only bring prices up to Championships top teams levels if Eddie improves the squad and does better than last season I will be more than happy its a yes from me I want to see us a successful team
You get what you pay for if you want to challenge for the Premiership you cant do it with Division one prices these increases only bring prices up to Championships top teams levels if Eddie improves the squad and does better than last season I will be more than happy its a yes from me I want to see us a successful team bobsworthforever
  • Score: 33

7:58am Tue 20 May 14

susi.m says...

20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages.
The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans.
Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes.
20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages. The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans. Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes. susi.m
  • Score: -14

8:06am Tue 20 May 14

rednblack37 says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
Double VAT.

Fans are not silly.
Any dip in form,home fans or away,and they will not come.

Mostyn needs to do a free transport link-up to DC as a perk.
Double VAT? Irrelevant and invalid comment, the club doesn't keep VAT, it collects it and pays it out to HM Treasury just like any other business. Mostyn has a point, but the difference is that going to a cinema/show etc is usually 2/3 hours of entertainment but a football match is 1.5 hours (occassionally not even entertaining!) - and we know the level of earnings a player gets compared to a performer on stage.
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: Double VAT. Fans are not silly. Any dip in form,home fans or away,and they will not come. Mostyn needs to do a free transport link-up to DC as a perk.[/p][/quote]Double VAT? Irrelevant and invalid comment, the club doesn't keep VAT, it collects it and pays it out to HM Treasury just like any other business. Mostyn has a point, but the difference is that going to a cinema/show etc is usually 2/3 hours of entertainment but a football match is 1.5 hours (occassionally not even entertaining!) - and we know the level of earnings a player gets compared to a performer on stage. rednblack37
  • Score: 2

8:13am Tue 20 May 14

Doddler says...

Interesting posts. I can understand the arguments on both sides - but in the end quality speaks, and has to be paid for. We are only coming up to the cost level of most of the rest of the Championship. With such a small ground, AFCB has fewer options to increase revenue than some of our ex-Premier rivals. If I allowed myself a grouse, it would be that it might have been kinder to allow more of a 'spread' in the payment schedule so that at least some of the amount cold be paid later in the season. But good luck AFCB - you deserve it!
Interesting posts. I can understand the arguments on both sides - but in the end quality speaks, and has to be paid for. We are only coming up to the cost level of most of the rest of the Championship. With such a small ground, AFCB has fewer options to increase revenue than some of our ex-Premier rivals. If I allowed myself a grouse, it would be that it might have been kinder to allow more of a 'spread' in the payment schedule so that at least some of the amount cold be paid later in the season. But good luck AFCB - you deserve it! Doddler
  • Score: 22

8:32am Tue 20 May 14

horsted says...

we have a club, lets not forget that, lets just support them, we have had cheap football over the past few years, bums on seats were a problem, in life the more you want the price goes up, we all want success, and so does Max, lets support him as well, top bloke to be here, lets just go with the ride, life's too short, enjoy the Cherries while you can, UTCIAD
we have a club, lets not forget that, lets just support them, we have had cheap football over the past few years, bums on seats were a problem, in life the more you want the price goes up, we all want success, and so does Max, lets support him as well, top bloke to be here, lets just go with the ride, life's too short, enjoy the Cherries while you can, UTCIAD horsted
  • Score: 12

8:51am Tue 20 May 14

white 147 says...

Question. Does anybody want to guess how much Grabban earns, once you know then you will understaand why club has put up prices.
Question. Does anybody want to guess how much Grabban earns, once you know then you will understaand why club has put up prices. white 147
  • Score: 14

9:19am Tue 20 May 14

afcbtintin says...

My disabled supporter ticket would appear to have gone up from £50 to £220 - whilst I will happily pay it, not exactly a 20% increase !

UTCIAD
My disabled supporter ticket would appear to have gone up from £50 to £220 - whilst I will happily pay it, not exactly a 20% increase ! UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 7

9:24am Tue 20 May 14

MikeTheCherry says...

I live n London and have had a season ticket for a few seasons now but the price per game once you include transport costs is going to rocket to over £50 per game. Not sure I can afford that.

By comparison, when people say that we had amongst the lowest season ticket prices in the Championship, I would point out that the nearest Championship club to me (Charlton) continue to charge £250 for their season ticket to all adults in the stand behind their goal.
I live n London and have had a season ticket for a few seasons now but the price per game once you include transport costs is going to rocket to over £50 per game. Not sure I can afford that. By comparison, when people say that we had amongst the lowest season ticket prices in the Championship, I would point out that the nearest Championship club to me (Charlton) continue to charge £250 for their season ticket to all adults in the stand behind their goal. MikeTheCherry
  • Score: 5

9:24am Tue 20 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

I can see both sides of this argument and nobody wants to pay 20% more for anything do they, however I will still go and it still offers brilliant football so after the dust has settled we will all agree that he has a job to do.
People, this was inevitable and compared to other forms of entertainment still offers decent value.
We could not carry on without trying to raise revenue somewhere and this is one of the ways that the club can control.

Like I said nobody likes a price increase but this was one that needed to be done.

U T C I A D.
I can see both sides of this argument and nobody wants to pay 20% more for anything do they, however I will still go and it still offers brilliant football so after the dust has settled we will all agree that he has a job to do. People, this was inevitable and compared to other forms of entertainment still offers decent value. We could not carry on without trying to raise revenue somewhere and this is one of the ways that the club can control. Like I said nobody likes a price increase but this was one that needed to be done. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 4

9:26am Tue 20 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

susi.m wrote:
20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages.
The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans.
Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes.
I genuinely feel sorry for Jeff & the board on this one. They have to try and keep the supporters happy whilst financially protecting the best interests of the club. Im sure Jeff has agonised over these rises for a while, and unfortunately with FFP it was a necessary evil.
To soften the blow i do think the club could offer a free entry voucher to the Capital one cup 1st round for ST holders or perhaps free admission to a pre-season friendly, just to give a little back.
I know the cost to some is prohibative, but we all craved championship football, and sadly it comes at a cost.
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: 20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages. The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans. Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes.[/p][/quote]I genuinely feel sorry for Jeff & the board on this one. They have to try and keep the supporters happy whilst financially protecting the best interests of the club. Im sure Jeff has agonised over these rises for a while, and unfortunately with FFP it was a necessary evil. To soften the blow i do think the club could offer a free entry voucher to the Capital one cup 1st round for ST holders or perhaps free admission to a pre-season friendly, just to give a little back. I know the cost to some is prohibative, but we all craved championship football, and sadly it comes at a cost. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 8

9:36am Tue 20 May 14

big_afcb_fan says...

over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days!
over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days! big_afcb_fan
  • Score: -28

9:45am Tue 20 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
susi.m wrote:
20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages.
The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans.
Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes.
I genuinely feel sorry for Jeff & the board on this one. They have to try and keep the supporters happy whilst financially protecting the best interests of the club. Im sure Jeff has agonised over these rises for a while, and unfortunately with FFP it was a necessary evil.
To soften the blow i do think the club could offer a free entry voucher to the Capital one cup 1st round for ST holders or perhaps free admission to a pre-season friendly, just to give a little back.
I know the cost to some is prohibative, but we all craved championship football, and sadly it comes at a cost.
Could not agree more Eddie.
Susie M I am sorry that you cannot go to as many away games as you would like however life is all about choices Susie and I myself will have to choose whether I can do other things or go to football.
Trust me I will be going to football and something else will have to give.

OH AND BELIEVE ME THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN WE REACH THE PREMIERSHIP !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: 20% is too much. £960 for me and my partners season tickets. That is a massive amount for us to find out of take home wages. The decision makers are out of touch with the normal fans. Personally, I would rather stay in Championship because at the moment it is still affordable to go to away games sometimes.[/p][/quote]I genuinely feel sorry for Jeff & the board on this one. They have to try and keep the supporters happy whilst financially protecting the best interests of the club. Im sure Jeff has agonised over these rises for a while, and unfortunately with FFP it was a necessary evil. To soften the blow i do think the club could offer a free entry voucher to the Capital one cup 1st round for ST holders or perhaps free admission to a pre-season friendly, just to give a little back. I know the cost to some is prohibative, but we all craved championship football, and sadly it comes at a cost.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more Eddie. Susie M I am sorry that you cannot go to as many away games as you would like however life is all about choices Susie and I myself will have to choose whether I can do other things or go to football. Trust me I will be going to football and something else will have to give. OH AND BELIEVE ME THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN WE REACH THE PREMIERSHIP ! U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 9

9:47am Tue 20 May 14

Devils17 says...

I am not against the price increase but as a pensioner do not have the spare money to pay in full. The increase in cost makes the 3 three payments difficult. What would be wrong in making it 6 payments?
I am not against the price increase but as a pensioner do not have the spare money to pay in full. The increase in cost makes the 3 three payments difficult. What would be wrong in making it 6 payments? Devils17
  • Score: 16

9:49am Tue 20 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

An adult ST at Brighton next season ranges from 465.00 - 715.00 and they will have in excess of 24,000 ST holders, average attendance will be over 28,000. This is what we are competing against.!!!
An adult ST at Brighton next season ranges from 465.00 - 715.00 and they will have in excess of 24,000 ST holders, average attendance will be over 28,000. This is what we are competing against.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 19

9:50am Tue 20 May 14

Afcb-AJ says...

Not chuffed paying 200 more than a concession I am 21 and not on the best money this is a lot and will stop me doing away games would have been nice to have 10% for existing fans and 20% for the jump on jacks !! but I wont start aslong as they put the away fans up big time its to cheap !! £38 Ipswitch and £30 Brighton, £27.50 Charlton we need to be around £28
Not chuffed paying 200 more than a concession I am 21 and not on the best money this is a lot and will stop me doing away games would have been nice to have 10% for existing fans and 20% for the jump on jacks !! but I wont start aslong as they put the away fans up big time its to cheap !! £38 Ipswitch and £30 Brighton, £27.50 Charlton we need to be around £28 Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 14

9:57am Tue 20 May 14

Afcb-AJ says...

white 147 wrote:
Question. Does anybody want to guess how much Grabban earns, once you know then you will understaand why club has put up prices.
If you are so wise why don't you tell us !! im sure we are not paying a Cardiff players wages ! its not just him either !
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Question. Does anybody want to guess how much Grabban earns, once you know then you will understaand why club has put up prices.[/p][/quote]If you are so wise why don't you tell us !! im sure we are not paying a Cardiff players wages ! its not just him either ! Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 3

10:08am Tue 20 May 14

pokesdown1 says...

Mr Thicko here.

Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols?
Mr Thicko here. Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols? pokesdown1
  • Score: 3

10:12am Tue 20 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
Mr Thicko here.

Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols?
Still on holiday as far as I know !

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: Mr Thicko here. Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols?[/p][/quote]Still on holiday as far as I know ! U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 1

10:19am Tue 20 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

I understand the reason why but that doesn’t mean that I think these increases are fair on fans. The club know that their fans are a loyal bunch and that whilst they may have a little moan will ultimately make sacrifices elsewhere and handover their hard earned cash to help fill the hole in the clubs finances.
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The least AFC Bournemouth can do is show that the loyalty of fans is appreciated by continuing to deliver results that do their fans proud.
I understand the reason why but that doesn’t mean that I think these increases are fair on fans. The club know that their fans are a loyal bunch and that whilst they may have a little moan will ultimately make sacrifices elsewhere and handover their hard earned cash to help fill the hole in the clubs finances. . The least AFC Bournemouth can do is show that the loyalty of fans is appreciated by continuing to deliver results that do their fans proud. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 8

10:27am Tue 20 May 14

devon fan says...

if the club are to maintain their standards they have set, it was an inevitable there would have to be a price increase, any supporter who is commited to the club will accept these increases although not all will do so willingly, what I do find rather naughty by the club is the delay in announcing these prices, many people who have saved up for their ticket now find they are quite a bit short in their savings, and another sizeable sum of money does not just come to hand, there is no reason why these prices could not have been announced 2 weeks ago
if the club are to maintain their standards they have set, it was an inevitable there would have to be a price increase, any supporter who is commited to the club will accept these increases although not all will do so willingly, what I do find rather naughty by the club is the delay in announcing these prices, many people who have saved up for their ticket now find they are quite a bit short in their savings, and another sizeable sum of money does not just come to hand, there is no reason why these prices could not have been announced 2 weeks ago devon fan
  • Score: 2

10:52am Tue 20 May 14

north dorset AFCB says...

Looking at the list of seating areas on AFCB home page, it seems we are giving up the new south stand to away supporters, I can see why, but what a shame it was working well with our support behind both goals.
AFCB are on the march, let's follow our team to VICTORY.
Looking at the list of seating areas on AFCB home page, it seems we are giving up the new south stand to away supporters, I can see why, but what a shame it was working well with our support behind both goals. AFCB are on the march, let's follow our team to VICTORY. north dorset AFCB
  • Score: 3

10:57am Tue 20 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

MikeTheCherry wrote:
I live n London and have had a season ticket for a few seasons now but the price per game once you include transport costs is going to rocket to over £50 per game. Not sure I can afford that.

By comparison, when people say that we had amongst the lowest season ticket prices in the Championship, I would point out that the nearest Championship club to me (Charlton) continue to charge £250 for their season ticket to all adults in the stand behind their goal.
The comparison is Charlton have a stadium that holds 27,111, but their average home attendance was under 15,000 (home fans only), so they have seats that would otherwise be empty. AFCB would love a capacity like Charlton's, which would allow for more away fans and the ability to try to get crowds up to 15,000 or so when form is good and for big games.
[quote][p][bold]MikeTheCherry[/bold] wrote: I live n London and have had a season ticket for a few seasons now but the price per game once you include transport costs is going to rocket to over £50 per game. Not sure I can afford that. By comparison, when people say that we had amongst the lowest season ticket prices in the Championship, I would point out that the nearest Championship club to me (Charlton) continue to charge £250 for their season ticket to all adults in the stand behind their goal.[/p][/quote]The comparison is Charlton have a stadium that holds 27,111, but their average home attendance was under 15,000 (home fans only), so they have seats that would otherwise be empty. AFCB would love a capacity like Charlton's, which would allow for more away fans and the ability to try to get crowds up to 15,000 or so when form is good and for big games. ColinPep1
  • Score: 8

10:59am Tue 20 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.
Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either. ColinPep1
  • Score: 1

11:01am Tue 20 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

The downside for me, travelling from Herts, is that I cannot attend every game. At £550 you can justify it a little bit more, but at £660 I'll have to think hard, maybe wait until the fixtures are out and work out how many I may not be able to attend, then decide if it's a viable decision to renew. Otherwise I may have to pick and choose games and try to get tickets when they go on sale. I wouldn't be averse to paying a membership fee to get priority on booking home tickets. A one week priority.
The downside for me, travelling from Herts, is that I cannot attend every game. At £550 you can justify it a little bit more, but at £660 I'll have to think hard, maybe wait until the fixtures are out and work out how many I may not be able to attend, then decide if it's a viable decision to renew. Otherwise I may have to pick and choose games and try to get tickets when they go on sale. I wouldn't be averse to paying a membership fee to get priority on booking home tickets. A one week priority. ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

11:09am Tue 20 May 14

mossy 1 says...

devon fan wrote:
if the club are to maintain their standards they have set, it was an inevitable there would have to be a price increase, any supporter who is commited to the club will accept these increases although not all will do so willingly, what I do find rather naughty by the club is the delay in announcing these prices, many people who have saved up for their ticket now find they are quite a bit short in their savings, and another sizeable sum of money does not just come to hand, there is no reason why these prices could not have been announced 2 weeks ago
If others can remember I mentioned this price increase a week or so ago,however I was made aware of this at the Forest game so the club must
have made the decision nearly four weeks ago at least.
On another point the reason ST can only be purchased over three months,the club tried a six month scheme a few years back;trouble was once some `supporters` received their STs they then cancelled the direct debit after only a couple of payments.To overcome this, the next season anyone using this scheme(me included)would not receive their STs until the final October payment,which then meant a trip to the ground on a match by match basis to pick up a normal printed ticket,for the first few home games.This became unpopular with both the ticket office and supporters which is why the club now collects all monies before season start.
[quote][p][bold]devon fan[/bold] wrote: if the club are to maintain their standards they have set, it was an inevitable there would have to be a price increase, any supporter who is commited to the club will accept these increases although not all will do so willingly, what I do find rather naughty by the club is the delay in announcing these prices, many people who have saved up for their ticket now find they are quite a bit short in their savings, and another sizeable sum of money does not just come to hand, there is no reason why these prices could not have been announced 2 weeks ago[/p][/quote]If others can remember I mentioned this price increase a week or so ago,however I was made aware of this at the Forest game so the club must have made the decision nearly four weeks ago at least. On another point the reason ST can only be purchased over three months,the club tried a six month scheme a few years back;trouble was once some `supporters` received their STs they then cancelled the direct debit after only a couple of payments.To overcome this, the next season anyone using this scheme(me included)would not receive their STs until the final October payment,which then meant a trip to the ground on a match by match basis to pick up a normal printed ticket,for the first few home games.This became unpopular with both the ticket office and supporters which is why the club now collects all monies before season start. mossy 1
  • Score: 7

11:30am Tue 20 May 14

Talkingheadera says...

ColinPep1 wrote:
Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.
I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week.
He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work!
[quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.[/p][/quote]I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week. He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work! Talkingheadera
  • Score: 2

11:41am Tue 20 May 14

BH1 loyal says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days!
You obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about, however 'die hard' you consider yourself.
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days![/p][/quote]You obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about, however 'die hard' you consider yourself. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 1

11:41am Tue 20 May 14

steveafcb says...

Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!!
Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!! steveafcb
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Tue 20 May 14

doccox says...

i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season . doccox
  • Score: 6

12:05pm Tue 20 May 14

WCJakaWorldCupJizzy says...

Doesn't sound unreasonable to me.
Doesn't sound unreasonable to me. WCJakaWorldCupJizzy
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Tue 20 May 14

swanagecherrie says...

Interesting price increase it brings us in line with the more expensive clubs in the championship. Will be interesting if second season syndrome kicks in this season attendances will drop like a stone if we don't perform. But I understand if we want the players needed to be a successful side they need to be paid for. I would have liked some sort of loyalty discount like our esteemed friends to the east for those of us that was there on a cold Tuesday night at the bottom of league 2. If like Jeff Mostyn said Max wants premiership football increasing the size of the ground should be done sooner rather than later. I will be renewing my season ticket but beware to those who wanted success and are now moaning about the price this increase will be nothing compared to the one if we do get to the promised land.
Interesting price increase it brings us in line with the more expensive clubs in the championship. Will be interesting if second season syndrome kicks in this season attendances will drop like a stone if we don't perform. But I understand if we want the players needed to be a successful side they need to be paid for. I would have liked some sort of loyalty discount like our esteemed friends to the east for those of us that was there on a cold Tuesday night at the bottom of league 2. If like Jeff Mostyn said Max wants premiership football increasing the size of the ground should be done sooner rather than later. I will be renewing my season ticket but beware to those who wanted success and are now moaning about the price this increase will be nothing compared to the one if we do get to the promised land. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Tue 20 May 14

coops1965cherry says...

steveafcb wrote:
Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!!
That is a good idea, easier segregation and home fans in the whole of the east stand better atmosphere.

U T C I A D.
[quote][p][bold]steveafcb[/bold] wrote: Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!![/p][/quote]That is a good idea, easier segregation and home fans in the whole of the east stand better atmosphere. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Tue 20 May 14

abc100 says...

steveafcb wrote:
Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!!
Is it not that they can't sell season tickets in the south stand as it is temporary, I'm at work so I've not read anything on line today, apologies if I'm behind the times today!!!
[quote][p][bold]steveafcb[/bold] wrote: Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Is it not that they can't sell season tickets in the south stand as it is temporary, I'm at work so I've not read anything on line today, apologies if I'm behind the times today!!! abc100
  • Score: -3

12:30pm Tue 20 May 14

white 147 says...

Giving south stand to away fans means less home fans can get tickets. Great. Oh by the way Grabban earns £35K per week.
Giving south stand to away fans means less home fans can get tickets. Great. Oh by the way Grabban earns £35K per week. white 147
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Tue 20 May 14

white 147 says...

South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season.
South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season. white 147
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Tue 20 May 14

eaststandman says...

steveafcb wrote:
Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!!
Where did that South Stand gossip come from ? Or, because there are no season tickets sold in there, people automatically assume its for away fans ?

Nah, its for the homies and on the odd occasion (liverpool) it was given to away fans. Thats why no ST's are in there.
[quote][p][bold]steveafcb[/bold] wrote: Looks like the south stand is going to be allocated to away fans. Will ramp up the atmosphere but means more pressure to get north stand tickets for people like me who can't get to every match. Still...up the cherries! !!!!!![/p][/quote]Where did that South Stand gossip come from ? Or, because there are no season tickets sold in there, people automatically assume its for away fans ? Nah, its for the homies and on the odd occasion (liverpool) it was given to away fans. Thats why no ST's are in there. eaststandman
  • Score: 6

1:06pm Tue 20 May 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I think the season just gone says it all , I watched a very high standard of football, nearly bottom end Premiership standard for league one ticket prices, I saw that as a saving, you get what you pay for, Poole town or Wimborne town is cheaper if this is the standard some want to watch, we want to be in the Prem but not pay extra ? Hmmm, my mind often boggles at these posts
I think the season just gone says it all , I watched a very high standard of football, nearly bottom end Premiership standard for league one ticket prices, I saw that as a saving, you get what you pay for, Poole town or Wimborne town is cheaper if this is the standard some want to watch, we want to be in the Prem but not pay extra ? Hmmm, my mind often boggles at these posts cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Tue 20 May 14

abc100 says...

white 147 wrote:
South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season.
I assume you are saying that as a wind up? If not it is the most ridiculous thing ever posted on here, please let us know where you heard that from as it's hilarious
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season.[/p][/quote]I assume you are saying that as a wind up? If not it is the most ridiculous thing ever posted on here, please let us know where you heard that from as it's hilarious abc100
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Tue 20 May 14

abc100 says...

abc100 wrote:
white 147 wrote:
South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season.
I assume you are saying that as a wind up? If not it is the most ridiculous thing ever posted on here, please let us know where you heard that from as it's hilarious
I am obviously referring to Grabbon being on 35k a week
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: South stand will be for home fans only. Just been confirmed to me by the club. Only be for away fans for cup games IE Liverpool last season.[/p][/quote]I assume you are saying that as a wind up? If not it is the most ridiculous thing ever posted on here, please let us know where you heard that from as it's hilarious[/p][/quote]I am obviously referring to Grabbon being on 35k a week abc100
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 20 May 14

twynhamob says...

If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern.
One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!!
If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern. One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!! twynhamob
  • Score: 6

2:30pm Tue 20 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
ColinPep1 wrote:
Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.
I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week.
He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work!
He probably can't add up and didn't realise that's his monthly salary!
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.[/p][/quote]I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week. He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work![/p][/quote]He probably can't add up and didn't realise that's his monthly salary! ColinPep1
  • Score: 2

2:32pm Tue 20 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

white 147 wrote:
Giving south stand to away fans means less home fans can get tickets. Great. Oh by the way Grabban earns £35K per week.
Not a chance in hell. Maximum he'd be on is about £10k
[quote][p][bold]white 147[/bold] wrote: Giving south stand to away fans means less home fans can get tickets. Great. Oh by the way Grabban earns £35K per week.[/p][/quote]Not a chance in hell. Maximum he'd be on is about £10k ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

3:07pm Tue 20 May 14

dc addict says...

Yes, it is an expensive increase but what was the board to do?
A modest increase of say 5% would have severely limited our purchasing power. We might have survived another couple of seasons but E and J would become cheesed off and departed for greener pastures. We have all enjoyed the ride so far but the fact of the matter is that it's more expensive to travel business class than economy class. Last season we got success plus high quality football. We could all pay less and go back to mid table league 1 and, personally, I would enjoy it just as much because AFCB are my team but choices have to be made and that's what Jeff has done.
Yes, it is an expensive increase but what was the board to do? A modest increase of say 5% would have severely limited our purchasing power. We might have survived another couple of seasons but E and J would become cheesed off and departed for greener pastures. We have all enjoyed the ride so far but the fact of the matter is that it's more expensive to travel business class than economy class. Last season we got success plus high quality football. We could all pay less and go back to mid table league 1 and, personally, I would enjoy it just as much because AFCB are my team but choices have to be made and that's what Jeff has done. dc addict
  • Score: 1

3:12pm Tue 20 May 14

canfordcherry says...

twynhamob wrote:
If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern.
One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!!
QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs.
I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern. One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!![/p][/quote]QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs. I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me. canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Tue 20 May 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Clearly the hike in the price of the season tickets will be very hard for most of us however given that in the past we had to endure price rises at the same time lose some of our best players in order to make ends meet the blow of finding the extra cash will not seem to bad and once the dust has settled I am sure we will have come to terms with it. I do feel very sorry for those whom the 20% rise is beyond their reach and for the first time they have to consider giving up coming to home games.
Clearly the hike in the price of the season tickets will be very hard for most of us however given that in the past we had to endure price rises at the same time lose some of our best players in order to make ends meet the blow of finding the extra cash will not seem to bad and once the dust has settled I am sure we will have come to terms with it. I do feel very sorry for those whom the 20% rise is beyond their reach and for the first time they have to consider giving up coming to home games. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 3

3:31pm Tue 20 May 14

Joel'sGrandad says...

Welcome to the real world. If you think this price rise is steep, wait till you get to the Prem. I'm afraid football at the highest level is fast becoming a very expensive pastime. It's not a working man's game anymore and the only ones benefitting are the managers and players. Good luck and enjoy it while you can.
Welcome to the real world. If you think this price rise is steep, wait till you get to the Prem. I'm afraid football at the highest level is fast becoming a very expensive pastime. It's not a working man's game anymore and the only ones benefitting are the managers and players. Good luck and enjoy it while you can. Joel'sGrandad
  • Score: 10

3:48pm Tue 20 May 14

matt68 says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
ColinPep1 wrote:
Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.
I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week.
He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work!
wow i told a girl once i was a helicopter pilot that did not work either!!
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: Grabban's got to be on about £7k a week I guess? And the likes of Cook, Ritchie, Ward, Francis, Kermorgant cannot be far away from that either.[/p][/quote]I've been told that one player bragged he was on 27k a week. He thought it would pull a girl but it didn't work![/p][/quote]wow i told a girl once i was a helicopter pilot that did not work either!! matt68
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Tue 20 May 14

matt68 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern.
One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!!
QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs.
I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me.
you can have my st for real family stand plus 2 kids as i cant afford these prices next season!
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern. One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!![/p][/quote]QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs. I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me.[/p][/quote]you can have my st for real family stand plus 2 kids as i cant afford these prices next season! matt68
  • Score: 1

3:57pm Tue 20 May 14

lymicherry says...

I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts?
I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts? lymicherry
  • Score: 6

4:23pm Tue 20 May 14

Minty Fresh says...

I don't have a problem with the price increases but I am worried that if the season isn't as successful as we are all hoping for, that fans will drift away and the gates will be back down to 7 or 8,000. The club obviously need to sell as many season tickets as they can which I hope they do, but this will leave less tickets for those of us whom cannot attend every game.
I don't have a problem with the price increases but I am worried that if the season isn't as successful as we are all hoping for, that fans will drift away and the gates will be back down to 7 or 8,000. The club obviously need to sell as many season tickets as they can which I hope they do, but this will leave less tickets for those of us whom cannot attend every game. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Tue 20 May 14

miltonarcher says...

Phew those prices seem high, not much more to watch the South Coast Giants!!!
Phew those prices seem high, not much more to watch the South Coast Giants!!! miltonarcher
  • Score: -8

4:48pm Tue 20 May 14

turbo14 says...

joetheman wrote:
Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit
they are £60 with an adult i think
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: Last season a jc ticket for my son in the family stand was £50,this year it is £100 which is a100% increase not 20% ,while i still think it is good value for money it is a steep increase in one hit[/p][/quote]they are £60 with an adult i think turbo14
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Tue 20 May 14

stevobath says...

Yes it's a big increase. In the en you either scrape it together if you can, or you don't.

Lets blame those on benefits/ immigrants like'nomal Bournemouth Village Residents!
Yes it's a big increase. In the en you either scrape it together if you can, or you don't. Lets blame those on benefits/ immigrants like'nomal Bournemouth Village Residents! stevobath
  • Score: -6

5:44pm Tue 20 May 14

Nat1234 says...

Eddie must have a big named player lined up . Afcb can't sale one of our best players and increase ticket prices . If this is the case I'm not bothered about the increase ...
Eddie must have a big named player lined up . Afcb can't sale one of our best players and increase ticket prices . If this is the case I'm not bothered about the increase ... Nat1234
  • Score: -5

5:53pm Tue 20 May 14

afcdibby says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
An adult ST at Brighton next season ranges from 465.00 - 715.00 and they will have in excess of 24,000 ST holders, average attendance will be over 28,000. This is what we are competing against.!!!
They also sell ST on a 12 month direct debit bases, which makes it a lot easier to find the money.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: An adult ST at Brighton next season ranges from 465.00 - 715.00 and they will have in excess of 24,000 ST holders, average attendance will be over 28,000. This is what we are competing against.!!![/p][/quote]They also sell ST on a 12 month direct debit bases, which makes it a lot easier to find the money. afcdibby
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Tue 20 May 14

dustbindanny says...

Lewis Grabban is on 11'000 euro,s a week ? Just type in on Google ,' Lewis Grabban players salary.
Lewis Grabban is on 11'000 euro,s a week ? Just type in on Google ,' Lewis Grabban players salary. dustbindanny
  • Score: 0

7:24pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

we will again see who the real supporters are. a few extra quid can always be found. stop yapping on the phone would help.leave out the takeaways, you fat gits, eat one meal a day.
we will again see who the real supporters are. a few extra quid can always be found. stop yapping on the phone would help.leave out the takeaways, you fat gits, eat one meal a day. holdinkæft
  • Score: -3

7:27pm Tue 20 May 14

raypike says...

Jeff Mostyn seriously needs to address the problems with the catering at the ground on match days particularly in the Ted Mcdougal stand where fans walk away rather than wait up to 30 mins (my son and I actually waited that long taking it in turns to stand in the queue) for a cup of tea etc. Also in the bar where the downstairs bar was closed even though it was extremely popular and now fans have to queue to get in the upstairs bar and many don't bother. These are important sources of revenue and important for the comfort and convenience of supporters. Ray Pike, lifelong supporter as was my father before me and also now my 3 sons, stepdaughter and grandchildren are.
Jeff Mostyn seriously needs to address the problems with the catering at the ground on match days particularly in the Ted Mcdougal stand where fans walk away rather than wait up to 30 mins (my son and I actually waited that long taking it in turns to stand in the queue) for a cup of tea etc. Also in the bar where the downstairs bar was closed even though it was extremely popular and now fans have to queue to get in the upstairs bar and many don't bother. These are important sources of revenue and important for the comfort and convenience of supporters. Ray Pike, lifelong supporter as was my father before me and also now my 3 sons, stepdaughter and grandchildren are. raypike
  • Score: 3

7:29pm Tue 20 May 14

Afcbpete says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
I think last seasons ST prices were slightly undervalued when compared to most of our competiters. Although this rise looks steep it still represents reasonable value for money, given the level of entertainment we get.!!!
I've not read through 70 odd posts, but I totally agree. I was expecting to pay more last season. I may well not end up being able to buy one this season, but I'm not complaining about the rise, i think it's necessary, and at just over £20, great value for money, when you consider the wonderful football we were watching at the end of the season!!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: I think last seasons ST prices were slightly undervalued when compared to most of our competiters. Although this rise looks steep it still represents reasonable value for money, given the level of entertainment we get.!!![/p][/quote]I've not read through 70 odd posts, but I totally agree. I was expecting to pay more last season. I may well not end up being able to buy one this season, but I'm not complaining about the rise, i think it's necessary, and at just over £20, great value for money, when you consider the wonderful football we were watching at the end of the season!!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: 2

7:51pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

coops1965cherry wrote:
pokesdown1 wrote:
Mr Thicko here.

Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols?
Still on holiday as far as I know !

U T C I A D.
on holiday visitng, london, cardiff, middlesbough, and a couple of other places.
[quote][p][bold]coops1965cherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: Mr Thicko here. Has Grabban gone officially or is he on his hols?[/p][/quote]Still on holiday as far as I know ! U T C I A D.[/p][/quote]on holiday visitng, london, cardiff, middlesbough, and a couple of other places. holdinkæft
  • Score: -3

8:02pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
[quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN, holdinkæft
  • Score: -11

8:20pm Tue 20 May 14

raybren says...

Just thought I would let those of you that remember , that as I am pensioner East Stand Outer , that OXBOG owes me £ 285 ! Am not holding my breath though , could be dangerous at my age !
Just thought I would let those of you that remember , that as I am pensioner East Stand Outer , that OXBOG owes me £ 285 ! Am not holding my breath though , could be dangerous at my age ! raybren
  • Score: 4

8:20pm Tue 20 May 14

Nat1234 says...

holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ... Nat1234
  • Score: 2

8:22pm Tue 20 May 14

canfordcherry says...

matt68 wrote:
canfordcherry wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern.
One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!!
QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs.
I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me.
you can have my st for real family stand plus 2 kids as i cant afford these prices next season!
As much as I would love to be able to take your seats I really hope that you can somehow find the extra and be there yourself. Best of luck!!
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: If you understood (in the fullest of terms) what the 'fair-play' rules mean, over the next few seasons AFCB would be in jeopardy. Unfortunately when you read these rules, the chances of teams like Wigan, Fulham, or basically any team with gates of under 20k would never last more than one season in the premier. We just have to face the fact that euro-based sports are going the way of USA sports. One League of just a few teams. The remainder are of no-concern. One minute you are all hoping Grabban stays no-matter the cost, until you have to pay more, then you complain about his wages!![/p][/quote]QPR are up for a massive fine for breaking the rules and they still couldn't guarantee promotion. Then next season we have the next 'golden boys' with their parachute payments while we and smaller clubs have to abide by this rule which does nothing but protect the bigger clubs. I'll renew my ST and my nippers and hopefully, though sympathetically understanding the reasons others cant afford this increase, move from Block 1 back up to the 'real' Family Stand next to the mighty NS. From a totally selfish point of view it could help me! I hate watching the away fans celebrating opposite me.[/p][/quote]you can have my st for real family stand plus 2 kids as i cant afford these prices next season![/p][/quote]As much as I would love to be able to take your seats I really hope that you can somehow find the extra and be there yourself. Best of luck!! canfordcherry
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Tue 20 May 14

abc100 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
I agree Nat, how on earth did you manage a post without mentioning how awful Rantie is? See it's not so difficult, well done you!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...[/p][/quote]I agree Nat, how on earth did you manage a post without mentioning how awful Rantie is? See it's not so difficult, well done you!!!!! abc100
  • Score: -2

8:32pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I think the season just gone says it all , I watched a very high standard of football, nearly bottom end Premiership standard for league one ticket prices, I saw that as a saving, you get what you pay for, Poole town or Wimborne town is cheaper if this is the standard some want to watch, we want to be in the Prem but not pay extra ? Hmmm, my mind often boggles at these posts
Cherries, Adult: £480 (Family Stand), £20,87p per game
Saints, Adult £541 (Family Stand), £28,47p per game
Poole Adult £195 £8,86p per game
They also play only 19 games compared to Cherries 23 games.and Poole 22 games

SO STOP COMPLAINING AND PAYUP. otherwise follow the Mitchell clan to Poole Town, I hear you get a free Greyhound with each season ticket bought.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I think the season just gone says it all , I watched a very high standard of football, nearly bottom end Premiership standard for league one ticket prices, I saw that as a saving, you get what you pay for, Poole town or Wimborne town is cheaper if this is the standard some want to watch, we want to be in the Prem but not pay extra ? Hmmm, my mind often boggles at these posts[/p][/quote]Cherries, Adult: £480 (Family Stand), £20,87p per game Saints, Adult £541 (Family Stand), £28,47p per game Poole Adult £195 £8,86p per game They also play only 19 games compared to Cherries 23 games.and Poole 22 games SO STOP COMPLAINING AND PAYUP. otherwise follow the Mitchell clan to Poole Town, I hear you get a free Greyhound with each season ticket bought. holdinkæft
  • Score: -6

8:47pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...[/p][/quote]NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance. holdinkæft
  • Score: -11

8:59pm Tue 20 May 14

West moors 1 says...

Steep but understandable. The cost of running a squad of players is crazy, perhaps we are carrying too many players? This business called football is getting out of hand and sincerely hope we don't lose too many fans. Far more fans will opt for pay as you go and this will depend on the teams performance. With our new signings and quality in the team already, I'm confident we will be a force to fear! Up the cherries!
Steep but understandable. The cost of running a squad of players is crazy, perhaps we are carrying too many players? This business called football is getting out of hand and sincerely hope we don't lose too many fans. Far more fans will opt for pay as you go and this will depend on the teams performance. With our new signings and quality in the team already, I'm confident we will be a force to fear! Up the cherries! West moors 1
  • Score: -2

9:08pm Tue 20 May 14

Afcbpete says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.
shame you're not in front of me, I'd suddenly become incontinent and pee down your neck tw@t!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...[/p][/quote]NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.[/p][/quote]shame you're not in front of me, I'd suddenly become incontinent and pee down your neck tw@t!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

We could always sign up a few eastern european players, with the amount of them around the local area we would get new supporters, they have cash because they work, and they could fill a few of the expensive seats.
We could always sign up a few eastern european players, with the amount of them around the local area we would get new supporters, they have cash because they work, and they could fill a few of the expensive seats. holdinkæft
  • Score: -1

9:47pm Tue 20 May 14

Flumpydumpy says...

Last year with a child as a Junior Cherry it cost £300 for my husband and son to have season tickets in the family stand. This year as my son reaches the ages of 16 the cost rises to £765 an increase that we simply cannot afford or justify. The football attendance has been an enjoyable time for them both and I believe an important one as my son grows up enjoying spending time with his dad. I would like to see the age limit for Junior Cherries raised to 18. All children now have to stay on in some kind of further education or training until the age of 18. They cannot afford these prices. Please sign the petition here http://www.change.or
g/en-GB/petitions/je
ff-mostyn-raise-the-
junior-cherry-age-to
-18# . By the age of 18 they will be leaving school and earning in some shape or form and more able to pay than they are at age 16.
Last year with a child as a Junior Cherry it cost £300 for my husband and son to have season tickets in the family stand. This year as my son reaches the ages of 16 the cost rises to £765 an increase that we simply cannot afford or justify. The football attendance has been an enjoyable time for them both and I believe an important one as my son grows up enjoying spending time with his dad. I would like to see the age limit for Junior Cherries raised to 18. All children now have to stay on in some kind of further education or training until the age of 18. They cannot afford these prices. Please sign the petition here http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/je ff-mostyn-raise-the- junior-cherry-age-to -18# . By the age of 18 they will be leaving school and earning in some shape or form and more able to pay than they are at age 16. Flumpydumpy
  • Score: 1

9:55pm Tue 20 May 14

denisjames says...

Forget the emotion and face facts. Of all the club's that have published season ticket prices not one is anywhere near as expensive ad AFCB. If you can afford it or think it's worth it then good luck to you. Either like it or lump it.
Forget the emotion and face facts. Of all the club's that have published season ticket prices not one is anywhere near as expensive ad AFCB. If you can afford it or think it's worth it then good luck to you. Either like it or lump it. denisjames
  • Score: 1

9:59pm Tue 20 May 14

Afcbpete says...

Flumpydumpy wrote:
Last year with a child as a Junior Cherry it cost £300 for my husband and son to have season tickets in the family stand. This year as my son reaches the ages of 16 the cost rises to £765 an increase that we simply cannot afford or justify. The football attendance has been an enjoyable time for them both and I believe an important one as my son grows up enjoying spending time with his dad. I would like to see the age limit for Junior Cherries raised to 18. All children now have to stay on in some kind of further education or training until the age of 18. They cannot afford these prices. Please sign the petition here http://www.change.or

g/en-GB/petitions/je

ff-mostyn-raise-the-

junior-cherry-age-to

-18# . By the age of 18 they will be leaving school and earning in some shape or form and more able to pay than they are at age 16.
as a 16 year old, I always had to pay for my own football ticket, and I did a paper round or worked. Surely there are part - time jobs around for youngsters?? I too, will struggle, to afford the increase, but I'm not complaining, I'll do all i can to find a way of affording it, otherwise I'll have to make do with a few games here and there. We want success, but it will always be at a price!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]Flumpydumpy[/bold] wrote: Last year with a child as a Junior Cherry it cost £300 for my husband and son to have season tickets in the family stand. This year as my son reaches the ages of 16 the cost rises to £765 an increase that we simply cannot afford or justify. The football attendance has been an enjoyable time for them both and I believe an important one as my son grows up enjoying spending time with his dad. I would like to see the age limit for Junior Cherries raised to 18. All children now have to stay on in some kind of further education or training until the age of 18. They cannot afford these prices. Please sign the petition here http://www.change.or g/en-GB/petitions/je ff-mostyn-raise-the- junior-cherry-age-to -18# . By the age of 18 they will be leaving school and earning in some shape or form and more able to pay than they are at age 16.[/p][/quote]as a 16 year old, I always had to pay for my own football ticket, and I did a paper round or worked. Surely there are part - time jobs around for youngsters?? I too, will struggle, to afford the increase, but I'm not complaining, I'll do all i can to find a way of affording it, otherwise I'll have to make do with a few games here and there. We want success, but it will always be at a price!! UTCIAD Afcbpete
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Tue 20 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Sad and shocked, as I don't think the club is justified at a such a large hike-despite the well mannered debate. I am fortunate I can afford this rise but it's the others that can't that I feel so aggrieved.

Of course we know about players and their wages, staff costs etc. What price though loyalty? The die hards that followed the club through thick and thin are being treated in the same way as the newbies that want to come and watch football at D.C...(NOT SO if you are a season ticket holder already it will cost more to be a fresh-face applicant, I here you cry).

...Others that are not so fortunate as to be able to afford/pay for a season ticket are commenting on here and so they should. The price is massive and the football club is small, so we see the reasoning Mr Mostyn but the maths don't work(they never can, you can't make a profit in football from this modest fan base and you know it! See the debates above my post all very well informed). We will lose money next season too and the hike is not going to fill the void of debt. What is it for then? Why could you not have been sensible? A modest 5% for season tickets and a 20 percent rise for the newbies and occassional ticket buyer would have helped surely? You would have shown some incredible loyalty Mr Mostyn to those that have followed this club through thick and thin...Is the die cast are we to go bust if we don't get promotion this year?
..
Mr. Mostyn and the Board really are saying, with all sincerity, “I say pay up boys and girls and enjoy the journey cause I will; so go beg, steal or borrow and afford the new prices and remember that others are behind you in the queue to buy your seat should you not pay up!” ( IS that his sad stand-point/reflecti
on?) ...I think it is and sadly there is nothing we/you can do.
..
I really hope that all of you loyal old guard can make the hike in prices as we shall miss you at Dean Court next season. I have met some very rude old ones at DC over the years but if your story is true and not a wind up and if you have been supporting the club for so long; then no doubt one of our players will step up and help you out. Get writing to the editor of this paper...

UP the Cherries!
Sad and shocked, as I don't think the club is justified at a such a large hike-despite the well mannered debate. I am fortunate I can afford this rise but it's the others that can't that I feel so aggrieved. Of course we know about players and their wages, staff costs etc. What price though loyalty? The die hards that followed the club through thick and thin are being treated in the same way as the newbies that want to come and watch football at D.C...(NOT SO if you are a season ticket holder already it will cost more to be a fresh-face applicant, I here you cry). ...Others that are not so fortunate as to be able to afford/pay for a season ticket are commenting on here and so they should. The price is massive and the football club is small, so we see the reasoning Mr Mostyn but the maths don't work(they never can, you can't make a profit in football from this modest fan base and you know it! See the debates above my post all very well informed). We will lose money next season too and the hike is not going to fill the void of debt. What is it for then? Why could you not have been sensible? A modest 5% for season tickets and a 20 percent rise for the newbies and occassional ticket buyer would have helped surely? You would have shown some incredible loyalty Mr Mostyn to those that have followed this club through thick and thin...Is the die cast are we to go bust if we don't get promotion this year? .. Mr. Mostyn and the Board really are saying, with all sincerity, “I say pay up boys and girls and enjoy the journey cause I will; so go beg, steal or borrow and afford the new prices and remember that others are behind you in the queue to buy your seat should you not pay up!” ( IS that his sad stand-point/reflecti on?) ...I think it is and sadly there is nothing we/you can do. .. I really hope that all of you loyal old guard can make the hike in prices as we shall miss you at Dean Court next season. I have met some very rude old ones at DC over the years but if your story is true and not a wind up and if you have been supporting the club for so long; then no doubt one of our players will step up and help you out. Get writing to the editor of this paper... UP the Cherries! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: -4

10:31pm Tue 20 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

PS A season ticket at Cineworld starts at £9.90 a month very reasonable Mr Mosytyn...
PS A season ticket at Cineworld starts at £9.90 a month very reasonable Mr Mosytyn... St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 0

11:28pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

Afcbpete wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote:
i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it.
but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.
shame you're not in front of me, I'd suddenly become incontinent and pee down your neck tw@t!!!
I was the guy sat behind you who accidently **** on your seat, when you went at half time, you tried to wipe it off thinking it was the rain. Gobshite.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...[/p][/quote]NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.[/p][/quote]shame you're not in front of me, I'd suddenly become incontinent and pee down your neck tw@t!!![/p][/quote]I was the guy sat behind you who accidently **** on your seat, when you went at half time, you tried to wipe it off thinking it was the rain. Gobshite. holdinkæft
  • Score: -10

11:44pm Tue 20 May 14

holdinkæft says...

20 quid a match, to watch exciting football at Dean Court, and you all start moaning. If you dont like it, listen to Radio Solent, Willo will entertain you for free, you will save the walk too, as you are surely too poor to own a car and pay the £1 parking fee.
The Cherries are climbing high and you are falling off the top rung of the ladder. Call yourselves supporters.
20 quid a match, to watch exciting football at Dean Court, and you all start moaning. If you dont like it, listen to Radio Solent, Willo will entertain you for free, you will save the walk too, as you are surely too poor to own a car and pay the £1 parking fee. The Cherries are climbing high and you are falling off the top rung of the ladder. Call yourselves supporters. holdinkæft
  • Score: -11

2:13am Wed 21 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!!
I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 1

8:12am Wed 21 May 14

NM Exile says...

big_afcb_fan wrote:
over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days!
Absolute rubbish! Nothing to do with so called ‘Plastic Fans’... more to do with the cost of being in a certain Championship! Higher level = Higher prices... just the way it is!
[quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days![/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish! Nothing to do with so called ‘Plastic Fans’... more to do with the cost of being in a certain Championship! Higher level = Higher prices... just the way it is! NM Exile
  • Score: -1

11:49am Wed 21 May 14

ColinPep1 says...

lymicherry wrote:
I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts?
Have to agree with this. Just putting a blank application form in the post is a joke really. No covering letter, no details already filled in on the form (the personal touch would be nice). The club needs to get better at PR in that respect. Time to move with the times. If you are charging up to £660, it's right for supporters to expect a bit more.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts?[/p][/quote]Have to agree with this. Just putting a blank application form in the post is a joke really. No covering letter, no details already filled in on the form (the personal touch would be nice). The club needs to get better at PR in that respect. Time to move with the times. If you are charging up to £660, it's right for supporters to expect a bit more. ColinPep1
  • Score: 7

1:42pm Wed 21 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

ColinPep1 wrote:
lymicherry wrote:
I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts?
Have to agree with this. Just putting a blank application form in the post is a joke really. No covering letter, no details already filled in on the form (the personal touch would be nice). The club needs to get better at PR in that respect. Time to move with the times. If you are charging up to £660, it's right for supporters to expect a bit more.
Just a wee foot note. The senior staff at DC for as long as I remember have always been a little arrogant/over defensive when a fan has expressed any considered observation/opinion.
..(OK me!)
I really hope that we all take this on the chin, move on and enjoy our season..
I do identify with any fan that is struggling and hope that the board reads our concerns... It is legitimate concern and not moaning; if you don't see that then fine expect to pay further increases on food, programme and shop
[quote][p][bold]ColinPep1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the new pricing structure per se - the £550 I paid for a main stand centre seat last season was worth every penny and more. What I do object to is the cavalier, presumptuous way in which the club posted out renewal forms without so much as a line of explanation as to why prices are going up, and not a word of acknowledgment or appreciation for regular supporters' loyalty. Nor did the communication which I received this morning give any indication of individual match ticket prices for the coming campaign; surely it is hard for anyone thinking of buying or renewing a season ticket to make an informed decision when they are denied all the facts?[/p][/quote]Have to agree with this. Just putting a blank application form in the post is a joke really. No covering letter, no details already filled in on the form (the personal touch would be nice). The club needs to get better at PR in that respect. Time to move with the times. If you are charging up to £660, it's right for supporters to expect a bit more.[/p][/quote]Just a wee foot note. The senior staff at DC for as long as I remember have always been a little arrogant/over defensive when a fan has expressed any considered observation/opinion. ..(OK me!) I really hope that we all take this on the chin, move on and enjoy our season.. I do identify with any fan that is struggling and hope that the board reads our concerns... It is legitimate concern and not moaning; if you don't see that then fine expect to pay further increases on food, programme and shop St Albans Cherry
  • Score: -2

5:00pm Wed 21 May 14

kangaroo_joey says...

holdinkæft wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
doccox wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .
BYE THEN,
That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...
NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.
What a P***K
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]doccox[/bold] wrote: i have been going to dean court for 62 years and have been able to afford it. but it looks as though i will have to hang up my boots as this 20% increase hasjust tipped it over what i can afford. I hope you all Have a really good season .[/p][/quote]BYE THEN,[/p][/quote]That's a nice thing to say ,, how long have you been supporting AFCB , I bet you one of the glory hunter fans . Probably been watching for 2or 3 seasons at the most ...[/p][/quote]NA, been in the north stand for years luv. hes just a moaner, waiting for god type. Give up doing the lottery mate. Listen to solent in your rocking chair. mate. weve had your money mate. now sod off. give the youth a chance.[/p][/quote]What a P***K kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 3

5:16pm Wed 21 May 14

big_afcb_fan says...

NM Exile wrote:
big_afcb_fan wrote:
over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days!
Absolute rubbish! Nothing to do with so called ‘Plastic Fans’... more to do with the cost of being in a certain Championship! Higher level = Higher prices... just the way it is!
one word 'wigan'

cheap cheap cheap....

tw@t!
[quote][p][bold]NM Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big_afcb_fan[/bold] wrote: over £500 for an east stand ST thats a disgrace. kick in the teeth to the die hards. all about the plastics these days![/p][/quote]Absolute rubbish! Nothing to do with so called ‘Plastic Fans’... more to do with the cost of being in a certain Championship! Higher level = Higher prices... just the way it is![/p][/quote]one word 'wigan' cheap cheap cheap.... tw@t! big_afcb_fan
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Wed 21 May 14

cromwell9 says...

No problem with the ticket prices.
Lets make this stadium a 25,000 all seater,Fill in the corners and erect a larger Ted Mach one,
We have a catchment area as big as Bristol,A lot of supporters couldnt buy tickets for a lot of the matches last season
The stadium is not fit for purpose ,with Max Demins ambitions.
If he has the money ,(which I think he has ),Buy the stadium and Build it up to Premier Standard,Eddy Howe is here for the long term,
So are we MAX.
No problem with the ticket prices. Lets make this stadium a 25,000 all seater,Fill in the corners and erect a larger Ted Mach one, We have a catchment area as big as Bristol,A lot of supporters couldnt buy tickets for a lot of the matches last season The stadium is not fit for purpose ,with Max Demins ambitions. If he has the money ,(which I think he has ),Buy the stadium and Build it up to Premier Standard,Eddy Howe is here for the long term, So are we MAX. cromwell9
  • Score: 0

6:53pm Wed 21 May 14

holdinkæft says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!!
Hypocrite.
You can talk with all the rubbish you spout on about to your saints and pompy mates,

Recent studies in Psychology have identified the evolutionary bases and the mental mechanisms of hypocrisy, tracing its roots to adaptations that serve contradictory functions in the human brain, and to cognitive biases and distortions that predispose humans to readily perceive and condemn faults in others, while failing to perceive and condemn faults of their own.
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!![/p][/quote]Hypocrite. You can talk with all the rubbish you spout on about to your saints and pompy mates, Recent studies in Psychology have identified the evolutionary bases and the mental mechanisms of hypocrisy, tracing its roots to adaptations that serve contradictory functions in the human brain, and to cognitive biases and distortions that predispose humans to readily perceive and condemn faults in others, while failing to perceive and condemn faults of their own. holdinkæft
  • Score: -2

8:42pm Wed 21 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

holdinkæft wrote:
STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!!
Hypocrite.
You can talk with all the rubbish you spout on about to your saints and pompy mates,

Recent studies in Psychology have identified the evolutionary bases and the mental mechanisms of hypocrisy, tracing its roots to adaptations that serve contradictory functions in the human brain, and to cognitive biases and distortions that predispose humans to readily perceive and condemn faults in others, while failing to perceive and condemn faults of their own.
Better make that 9 idiotic comments.!!!!
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: I make that at least 8 idiotic posts from you on this topic holdingkock. Aren't you getting any attention elsewhere. General rule of thumb is..... if you have nothing useful to contribute, keep it shut.!!![/p][/quote]Hypocrite. You can talk with all the rubbish you spout on about to your saints and pompy mates, Recent studies in Psychology have identified the evolutionary bases and the mental mechanisms of hypocrisy, tracing its roots to adaptations that serve contradictory functions in the human brain, and to cognitive biases and distortions that predispose humans to readily perceive and condemn faults in others, while failing to perceive and condemn faults of their own.[/p][/quote]Better make that 9 idiotic comments.!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 3

11:03pm Thu 22 May 14

holdinkæft says...

100
100 holdinkæft
  • Score: 1

10:15am Fri 23 May 14

Local fan says...

Would be better if concessions start from age 60 as many other clubs charge.
Would be better if concessions start from age 60 as many other clubs charge. Local fan
  • Score: 1

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