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I understand the principle, but it's a slippery slope.

Unfortunately the Sheff Wed game is one that I will definitely be buying a standalone matchday ticket for so you might be on your own in the posh seats @Biz!

I'll wave to you from the Riverside.

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I imagine for those two Cat A+ games there will be a bigger discount than normal for 1875 members to offset.

Therefore the club needs to do a better job of signing walk up fans up to it or there will be a lot of angry folk around the time of those games.

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Just now, S8 & Blue said:

I understand the principle, but it's a slippery slope.

Unfortunately the Sheff Wed game is one that I will definitely be buying a standalone matchday ticket for so you might be on your own in the posh seats @Biz!

I'll wave to you from the Riverside.

You can spend the extra tenner on’t first round in’t WMC post game then lad.

TBF though I’m with you on this, it seems either petty or the beginning of another increase/increment process at Ewood.

Further proof our low turnover isn’t “ignorable”

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This is a smart move by Mr Waggott.

Open up the gap between matchday prices and ST prices so that buying a ST becomes more of a no brainer.

Over £200 difference now. I calculate £540 for a walk on in the Riverside. An extra £69 for anyone daft enough to pay the walk on tax.

Slight concession on the walk on tax for night games, changing the cut off to 6pm instead of 12pm. At least it's a move to fairness. Especially as they have stated no 12pm KOs this season.

 

Anyone planning on attending regularly will now have to seriously look at getting a ST.

 

Pity there isn't something for those who know they can only get to a few games by way of a mini (multi game) ST.

The idea should still be to fill the stadium, not rip folks off or put folks off.

 

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Then shouldn’t they have announced the match day prices at the same time as STs? Highlighting the big savings, instead of with three and a half weeks to KO?

Possibly a panic announcement as ST sales are down...

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£40 tickets for the BBE... it's going to get more and more empty.

You can't charge those prices for the area...your out of touch with the fans Waggott,nothing to be gained from it.

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Just now, OldEwoodBlue said:

Anyone planning on attending regularly will now have to seriously look at getting a ST.

 

And casual fans, who may decide last minute to go, are shit on twice. Once with another price increase and again with the ridiculously unjustifiable £3 match day fee.

Ive not slagged Waggot off once since he's been here but that's just taking the mick out of our own fans.

So, Leeds and Sheffield Wed don't care about their own fans and rip them off at £40 a ticket. In response, we rip the same sets of fans off ourselves. Do you think either of those two clubs are going to reconsider their pricing because of this? Sheffield Weds £40 for god sake. 

 

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Just now, Hasta said:

And casual fans, who may decide last minute to go, are shit on twice. Once with another price increase and again with the ridiculously unjustifiable £3 match day fee.

Ive not slagged Waggot off once since he's been here but that's just taking the mick out of our own fans.

 

Agreed, which is why they should have recognised there is a casual fanbase and offered a fair ALTERNATIVE such as a 6 or 10 game flexi ST.

 

Regardless of which team you follow and what prices they are charging, 10 free games is a fair old carrot to dangle for getting a ST.

 

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Just now, OldEwoodBlue said:

 

Agreed, which is why they should have recognised there is a casual fanbase and offered a fair ALTERNATIVE such as a 6 or 10 game flexi ST.

 

Regardless of which team you follow and what prices they are charging, 10 free games is a fair old carrot to dangle for getting a ST.

 

I agree. But for people who aren't hooked, and aren't going to commit £340+ in July, they are getting priced out.

I know several people who went to a handful of games last year. They aren't on here. They aren't on the Rovers website. They will never know about the 1875 club to offset these increases.

If they wan to draw attention to Sheffield Weds ripping fans off, they should have gone £10 a ticket, filled the ground and gone on a PR offensive

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Those top end prices are an absolute disgrace. Waggott needs to give his head a wobble at his earliest convenience.

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Just now, K-Hod said:

Those top end prices are an absolute disgrace. Waggott needs to give his head a wobble at his earliest convenience.

Waggot is completely and utterly out of touch with reality. 

BWD has one of the Lowest wage rates in the whole country 

 

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Like Matty says, I think the Leeds/Sheff Wed games will have bigger discounts than usual for 1875 members. 

They really need to hammer this 1875 membership home on all social media, do a mail drop for folk on the database who go to around 6/7 games a season etc

I just don't think it's marketed well.

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Just now, MarkBRFC said:

Like Matty says, I think the Leeds/Sheff Wed games will have bigger discounts than usual for 1875 members. 

They really need to hammer this 1875 membership home on all social media, do a mail drop for folk on the database who go to around 6/7 games a season etc

I just don't think it's marketed well.

Agree,for me it's a no brainer As a member I more than make up the cost, by having reduced match price for  my daughter, when she's home. Plus a reasonable Club cash amount to spend at end of season. Tweeted Rovers to push the advantages, no reply, cannot buy online at proper price, amateurish.

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Waggott has shown zero lateral thinking in his time at Rovers. It's a simple approach of up and up the prices and squeeze what you can from the regulars.

With woeful season ticket sales to date this can be interpreted as a last gasp attempt to try and drive up some sales.

At the last count 2500 behind last seasons summer total sales and 3000 behind sales in the Bowyer days. Quite clearly unless there's a significant take up over the coming few weeks that he's succeeded in diminishing ticket sales from 5-6 years ago despite all the on the pitch progress. Some achievement that.

Suppose we need to pay Gladwin's new contract somehow.

Completely out of touch and frankly I'm sick of it. Effectively guaranteeing that walk on numbers will never get above a few hundred.

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Got to give Waggot credit, he is just preparing supporters for the 20/21 season Premier league game with that lot from down the road, A++++ game, ko Sunday morning 9.45 am , 65 quid a ticket

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Just now, Mattyblue said:

We won’t end up behind... only 1500 to go to reach last season’s sales, supposedly <_<

He can make up figures which the Telegraph will regurgitate but suspect his employers in India won't be conned as easily.

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At the end of the day the club is sticking up for its own fans and kicking back at the clubs who rip us off. The club have openly stated they’d be happy to enter into reciprocal arrangements with other clubs and agree a set price of £20.

1875 members will pay around the same as last season.

and put simply:

 

* Go to more than 3 games - join 1875 and you’re in profit

* Go to more than 10 games - get a season ticket and you’re in profit

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Only works if most walk on fans are members of or are planning to join 1875.

I would wager that plenty aren’t and will take one look at those prices when Leeds and Sheff Wed come to town and just don’t bother.

 

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The Leeds game is at the business end of the season and could well be an important one, it's almost certain to be on Sky too, because its Leeds.

IF we needed something out the game surely there's be a re-think over the prices.

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8 hours ago, Ossydave said:

The Leeds game is at the business end of the season and could well be an important one, it's almost certain to be on Sky too, because its Leeds.

IF we needed something out the game surely there's be a re-think over the prices.

I’d say there would be an end of season offer for the last few games like there has been last few seasons e.g. ‘big 6’

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The ‘Big 6’ is a waste of time. We struggle to sell a 100 of them. By that time if you want to commit to multiple matches you already will have done, with either a full or half ST.

A better idea is to target a couple of matches in the run in with £10/15 tickets anywhere in the ground.

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12 hours ago, Hasta said:

I agree. But for people who aren't hooked, and aren't going to commit £340+ in July, they are getting priced out.

I know several people who went to a handful of games last year. They aren't on here. They aren't on the Rovers website. They will never know about the 1875 club to offset these increases.

If they wan to draw attention to Sheffield Weds ripping fans off, they should have gone £10 a ticket, filled the ground and gone on a PR offensive

One of the poorest areas in the whole country. You'd have to be totally uninformed to believe tickets would sell in numbers at that price. Can only be an attempt to push people into a season ticket and people generally react badly to being pushed into anything.

Waggot seems to forget this is entirely discretionary expenditure and there are many whose discretion is very limited.

Most seeing this sort of price on offer would simply decide not to go. How does that help us?

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Waggott still hasn’t got to grips with the Rovers fanbase or the area we operate in. This isn’t Coventry, 9th biggest city in the country and support across Warwickshire. They are a poor side, but a few decent results and the fans flood in. That trick doesn’t work here.

Famous old name, 31000 seats, must mean a big floating fanbase ready to fill the place up? No. At £400 in the JW (£30 on a match day) for bottom half Championship football, he’s in cloud cuckoo land.

Williams got it, this fella hasn’t. I would say, twenty years on from JW becoming Chief Exec, with a decade of tripe on the pitch and rapid demographic change in the town itself, that has led to more and more of our fanbase residing a decent distance from Ewood, Waggott’s job of maintaining and increasing  bums on seats is much harder, but he’s making a right pig’s ear of it.

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