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:rover: i overheard 2 lads this morning talking about the rovers,one had been a season ticket holder but since he was not working could not afford a season ticket or match ticket.his mate was in the same boat,and i asked them if they would go to ewood if the club did a special deal for the unemployed,both said they would but doubted the rovers would as they could only afford a few quid.could or would the club dare to offer the unemployed discount tickets. :brfc:
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i think it has to be a good idea right.....better someone who has payed less because they simply cant afford it otherwise, than no one at all..........theyll never do it though.......i can see it now.......'record number of people claiming job seekers in blackburn area for september'.

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:rover: i overheard 2 lads this morning talking about the rovers,one had been a season ticket holder but since he was not working could not afford a season ticket or match ticket.his mate was in the same boat,and i asked them if they would go to ewood if the club did a special deal for the unemployed,both said they would but doubted the rovers would as they could only afford a few quid.could or would the club dare to offer the unemployed discount tickets. :brfc:

NOOOOOOOOOO !

People are given jobseekers allowance and other benefits to feed/cloth them and keep them in housing.

NOT to pay for Premier League football tickets, whatever the price, satellite dishes, mobile phones and Special Brew.

Anyone who is unemployed can find a job tomorrow. I cannot get staff in some areas to do unskilled work.

If we need to fill the seats why not let people turn up at the turnstile with a tenner and be given a ticket with a seat number you cannot choose. No need for all this queueing at the ticket office

By the way I did a political quiz yesterday and the political figure it said was closest too was Pol Pot......!!!!

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i think it has to be a good idea right.....better someone who has payed less because they simply cant afford it otherwise, than no one at all..........theyll never do it though.......i can see it now.......'record number of people claiming job seekers in blackburn area for september'.

I think we should introduce a staggered pricing scheme so that those on low income pay less, and those who earn more pay more.

P60 required at every ticket purchase.

Or perhaps I cant think of a worse idea. Oh yeah I can, army lads getting priority over season ticket holders on away tickets.

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These unemployed people who cant afford 15 quid for an adult ticket on ewood will no doubt find the same expense to sit in a pub all day!

From my uni days, notts county did a similar scheme whereby the unemployed paid the same price as students. ie £9. Not something I agree with because i believe the jobs are out there, its just some people are too lazy too look for them

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it could well do more harm than good if it p*ssed off many of the employed people.

I agree. I don't think it's right for certain people to have to pay and others who can't afford it be let in for free.

What would happen is those with a job, if it was a cr@ppy one, would give it up to go and watch Rovers.

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The match tickets are as cheap as they could possibly go and considering they are one of the cheapest in the Premier League, I don't think changing the price of tickets is the answer. If they however had special links with the public transport where supporters can get big discounts to get to the game then it might help bring in more fans from outside of the area.

Coming from Southampton, I can tell you that it is a hell of a lot of money to get up to Ewood Park on one occassion, let alone throughout the season, due to the cost of trains/coaches/flights but if there was quite a reduction on transport prices on match days after purchasing a Blackburn membership then it might encourage a lot more fans to make that trip more often.

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An excellent idea - a chance for the club to put something back into the community and help those less fortunate than most of us on here. Perhaps also a subsidised (or free) meal at one of the food outlets in the concourse and subsidised travel to Ewood. Then, their benefit from the Government could be used 100% towards their family life as it should be. :brfc:

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:rover: not suprised by the response off my fellow members,i for one have been looking in the job market for the last month or so,just after a little part-time job to pay for europe,but they are very few and far between.what amazes me virtually every unskilled job, offer a massive wage off £5.30 - £5.80 per hour :blink: not being desperate for work i ignore these,but the rate off pay is a disgrace.i am lucky i can afford a season ticket,but if people think you can feed/clothe and drink off £60 a week in benefits they must be magicians :brfc:
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i realise that in saying this i will stand in the face of a mighty wind......and i have a very working class/socialist background.........

but some jobs out there are just a bag of pants......telesales, spec street sales, crappy multi-national till work...etc etc etc

its just the state of this countries economy.....i just dont believe that the idea that your doing anything of any importance is one that is attached to most lower paid jobs these days.........they can really soul sapping....i dont blame some people for not wanting to do them!

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Absolutely not

There is virtually full employment, therefore those who are unemployed choose to be unemployed. As for the rate of pay per hour, why isn't the minimum wage sufficient? That's why they're UNSKILLED posts. If you were saying it was unacceptable for skilled posts I'd agree with you.

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An excellent idea - a chance for the club to put something back into the community and help those less fortunate than most of us on here. Perhaps also a subsidised (or free) meal at one of the food outlets in the concourse and subsidised travel to Ewood. Then, their benefit from the Government could be used 100% towards their family life as it should be. :brfc:

Please tell me this is a joke! :huh:

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:rover: sometimes skilled people have to take unskilled work THATS WHEN IT'S UNACCEPTABLE. :brfc:

No- it's unacceptable that skilled people have to take unskilled jobs. The wage is commensurate with the level of skill the job requires, not the level of skill the employee has. Otherwise I could take a job as a roadsweeper and still get paid in accordance with my skills!!

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I personally don`t think it is a good idea,when i first started work i started on unskilled jobs and worked my way up onto what i can now only describe as an average paid job.yet i run a house,a car and have 2 kids,and still have money left for season tickets for me and my son.Over the last 10 years the government have encouraged people NOT to work by subsidising their income.I am sure there are many families who won`t work "because they will lose money" (i know of quite a few myself).At the end of the day it comes down to personal pride and i am sorry even though i have arthritis (and some days i am in pure agony),my conscience will not let some poor other bugger pay for me to sit on my backside !

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