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Obviously it is nothing like being in the stadium, but if that is the case, you wouldnt watch away games in normal times on TV, you wouldnt watch full re runs or even highlights or via the red button if its as cut as dry as that.

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Really worrying the ifollow figures are so low, I thought they would be decent as you would have the fans up and down the UK and internationally as well as local fans. Also we started the season well, playing attractive football and have a decent team. To only sell 2k or so is very troubling. 

Have to say future of the club is looking pretty bleak.

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If you think about it though, there will be families etc using the same passes when in normal circumstances they would obviously have seperate tickets, that will bring the numbers down. Many will be on furlough or worse so will be down financially. That might lead to people not buying or even seeking free alternatives with less disposable income. It is almost impossible to feel at least an element of detachment as if its going through the motions and the experience will be much worse. More season passes may have been sold had Waggott and co had any modicum of common sense. We are again loitering in mid table. So many factors.

The one thing I dont understand is why the delay is such an integral factor but it seems that even more trivial issues such as that and production values are a deterrant and at the end of the day especially in these circumstances it is totally understandable why people are not willing to part with their money for an unavoidably inferior product. I have got a season pass and buy the away games but it isnt the same so it is understandable.

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I don’t think anybody would choose an iFollow stream over going to Ewood but it seems a perfectly acceptable next best given actually going to a game isn’t an option. In truth I never really enjoy commentators on any broadcast but I’m comfortable with Neil Yardley. If I wasn’t I could turn it off or even have a go at the away feed.

Presumably people’s issues with the quality of the stream are more about their internet signal rather than iFollow? Mine’s been fine - not super HD quality but perfectly fine.

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Thinking of buying a pass for the North End game. They’re the biggest two games of the season to me.

Jeez we need to beat them. 

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Re read the article . The figure of 2200 bought passes added to the 2600 available for season ticket holders is approaching 5000 which is around 50% perhaps of an attendance in the ground for rovers fans. Based on 10000. Even the lower 1200 figure added to season ticket holders is approaching 40%. What sort of figures were they expecting.

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You're stretching the numbers there Roger to make your case. Season ticket sales in mid October were reported to the Fans Forum as just under 2,500 and I doubt they have sold even 100 more since. At the same time match pass sales were reported as averaging between 1,500 and 2,000 so the average will be nearer 4,000 than 5,000. 

The one positive is that Rovers will be making some money from match passes for away games which they would not have done before.

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15 minutes ago, only2garners said:

You're stretching the numbers there Roger to make your case. Season ticket sales in mid October were reported to the Fans Forum as just under 2,500 and I doubt they have sold even 100 more since. At the same time match pass sales were reported as averaging between 1,500 and 2,000 so the average will be nearer 4,000 than 5,000. 

The one positive is that Rovers will be making some money from match passes for away games which they would not have done before.

Fair point even on those figures it's 40-45% on a 10000 basis just seems it's another round of being the fans fault yet again

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I think the coverage of this match could easily be, by a long way, the worst viewing experience on my TV screen ever. Constant buffering was nowhere near as jarring as the grossly unprofessional cameraman zooming about the pitch, the replays designed to play whenever a chance occurred or the commentators endlessly banging on about nothing. I've no idea what they said as I tried my best to ignore them. Why are they able to collect an income for such tripe?!

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This is a guess, but I believe the 2nd commentator is just a media guy. Not actually a former footballer with an insight into the game, which is bizarre.

A lot of clubs take the local BBC radio output, the club would be best served following suit...

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Today was by far the worst on ifollow. First half commentary was out of sync and the picture continuously stopped. Second half no problem.

I did a chat with ifollow who ask you the usual question (cut and paste) but when I asked why did it improve in second half when I did nothing they kindly said "we will look into it" and ended the chat. 

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The camera work was diabolical, its hard to believe that's acceptable at championship level.

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it's a known inferior product. Top tip don't buy it, listen to the radio.

 

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A lot of families go to Ewood.

You only need one pass. You could easily treble any iFollow figures to get an idea of bums on seats.

Sadly Waggott has never seemed to care about bums on seats as much as sums on spreadsheets.

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Question please.

Ive paid my £10 for the north end game about half an hour ago,  booked it on iPad. It said I would get a confirmation email which I haven’t had yet.

how do I view the match? Do I need to download an App, or will I get a link sent to me?

Thanks.

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57 minutes ago, den said:

Question please.

Ive paid my £10 for the north end game about half an hour ago,  booked it on iPad. It said I would get a confirmation email which I haven’t had yet.

how do I view the match? Do I need to download an App, or will I get a link sent to me?

Thanks.

The emails don't always come through den and sometimes it takes a while. If you're worried about it, simply go into the app again and see whether it tells you you've already purchased the game.

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Just now, oldjamfan1 said:

The emails don't always come through den and sometimes it takes a while. If you're worried about it, simply go into the app again and see whether it tells you you've already purchased the game.

Thanks Oldham. I bought it on the rovers website. I haven’t got a confirmation email. On the iFollow App I can’t see any confirmation, but don’t know where it would show.

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1 hour ago, den said:

Question please.

Ive paid my £10 for the north end game about half an hour ago,  booked it on iPad. It said I would get a confirmation email which I haven’t had yet.

how do I view the match? Do I need to download an App, or will I get a link sent to me?

Thanks.

Look at this thread Den.

https://www.brfcs.com/mb/index.php?/forums/topic/34678-match-pass/

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Den - assuming your payment has gone through you should just be able to back to the Rovers website an hour before the game. Just select live match centre and you should have access. I have had no problems whether it;'s been a home game through my season ticket or an away game paying for a match pass.

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Thanks everyone, very helpful.

I thought I’d read somewhere that I needed a code, but I’ve never had one. It does say on rovers site though, that I’ve ordered the game so hopefully it will be okay.

 

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At first you needed a code from Rovers to get a free pass for home games if you were a ST holder but that's been fixed now.

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Is the Preston game one of the free 7 away games available to Season Pass holders?

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I think all the midweek away games were made available for ST holders.

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24 minutes ago, blondie said:

Is the Preston game one of the free 7 away games available to Season Pass holders?

From memory yes and I thought it was one of seven.

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