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  1. Dreams of 1995

    Derby V Rovers

    Nyambe for JRC and then exactly the same side that played Wycombe. Easy 3 points. I'm going for a 2-0 win for back to back clean sheets and an Armstrong brace.
  2. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    Our package goes above and beyond the likes of Bolton's, who for some reason have been held up by some on here as a "how to do business". Remarkable, really. No Bolton fan was offered a refund pro-rata the ticket. It was a "buy it and that's it" kind of deal. They are of course helped by the fact their average tickets cost less than an iFollow pass, resulting in an instant saving guaranteed simply by purchasing the ticket anyway. Probably goes a long way to explaining the 7k sales they have had. The only bad thing Waggott has done in this whole debacle is put that price increase in possibly the most poorly timed money grab I have seen. Literally everything in economics is currently trending towards reduced prices (reduced demand = less cost generally) but here we are. The club have probably missed a trick here. They could now be saying to supporters: "there's a price increase coming next season providing fans are allowed back in, however if you buy our season ticket as priced now (last years prices) we will freeze your rate for the following year plus reserve your long-standing seat". That in line with the pro-rata refund would have given us the best package available probably in the League.
  3. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    I don't think you can accuse Waggott of over pricing. We are priced within the average ST sale price for Championship clubs. In some areas we are lower than average, ie our most expensive. Again, the price hike came at a silly time, but for years we as fans have gotten used to a product that is undervalued in respect to its market comparison. Waggott might have sold more tickets had he not raised it by however many % but that was a commercial risk he took. I don't think we would have got anywhere near the 8k sold mark even if prices remained the same as last season. There's a whole lot of rants about Waggott on here that are both fair and unfair in equal measure. He does strike me as a cheap skate, and everything he does has an element of cheapness to it, but at the same time he is in an almost impossible position of trying to satisfy our now expected low-cost season ticket with the accountants demanding increase in revenue. If the price hike was too expensive for some then it should be more of a jibe at the modern game. You cannot blame our executives for pricing within the average ticket price. Had we been excessively over the market value then the argument stands up to scrutiny, but the simple fact of the matter is that we are bang average in our pricing.
  4. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    I'm hoping that people are overestimating others' ability to 'fall out of the habit' of football. This isn't like it is a voluntary stay away for some fans. Behind closed doors is a policy forced on us, and presumably by the time it is lifted we will have fans itching to see some football again.
  5. Dreams of 1995

    Coronavirus

    Bloody hell is that place still allowed to be open? I thought it would have been shut down after that bloke live streamed a mass shooting on it or something. The internet is actually a disgusting place
  6. Dreams of 1995

    Coronavirus

    Which is what we originally planned to do when we heard the rules. That’s obviously out the question now because we can’t meet another household as far as I am aware. Which begs the question - what’s the point of pubs even being open now? You can’t even sit with the people from other households you go there to mix with!!! Stupid rules and not my only beef with this new update. I think you were in the same boat as me of giving the govt at least a reasonable benefit of the doubt at the beginning of this but they’ve had 6 months to get it right now....nowhere near getting there. Quite frankly we need a serious government to actually dedicate time and effort in adapting this countries methods to allow a degree of normality for the vast proportion of us. The one thing I will agree with the doubters of this whole thing is that the balancing of risk is not being done appropriately. There is absolutely no reason why, for example, a private uni halls in Dundee have all had to self isolate (in box uni dorm rooms) on the basis of a few potential cases where some symptoms are shown. Ever heard of freshers flu? It’s pathetic
  7. Dreams of 1995

    Coronavirus

    I didn’t need Toby Young retweeting to tell me that. The only benefit I thought is that after 10pm is when you are most drunk and most likely to flout rules. Other than that there’s absolutely no benefit to shutting pubs and restaurants at that time. In fact, it is pathetic over the top rules like this that drive people to believe this is some sort of conspiracy of mass control.
  8. Dreams of 1995

    Coronavirus

    Hear hear. I knew there’d be a post you make I agree with one day. I think one of them sites is Parler. Get the man to join that, he’ll be loved.
  9. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    What more can the club do? They have now released kits, season tickets, sold cardboard cut outs, sold iFollow passes. How else can they generate cash flow when the country is once again entering a state of restrictions? All businesses are suffering, not just ours. The above league of losses, if you will, is testament to how we are performing in comparison to other clubs. Cardiff are neither here nor there in terms of expenditure but they are losing a staggering amount of money per match day. The next step is perhaps introducing a 'membership fee' a la the Bundesliga but I doubt many Rovers fan would stump up £50+ for a membership fee to a club that won't offer what the German clubs do - a vote / share Genuinely unsure at what kind of strategy you are after from Rovers to generate income in the event of a Covid-19 restricted lockdown.
  10. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    You learn something new everyday. Always assumed that because you could at non-league games and in other countries it was an FA rule not law. Needs changing in this day and age imo.
  11. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    That’s a fantastic idea. However I believe there is a stupid rule which prohibits alcohol being consumed whilst viewing the game if I remember correctly from my time at Aston Villa. This is an FA rule so it would be up to them to cancel it, but I suspect if they don’t it will scupper this idea unless you agree to only have soft drinks served.
  12. Dreams of 1995

    Politics

    And luckily it will never decline to the levels of Communism, where the only people to embrace it are forced to. We have been through this but for your entirely unforced 'education', us liberals don't believe in forcing an idea upon another, see this website: https://freetibet.org/about/china-argument I am sure you are well aware of the horrors colonialism or regional expansion have on the world, as no doubt you are very vocal about the harms the British Empire caused. In which case I'd have thought you'd have respected and understood the thoughts of the Tibetan people when they want their right to independence restored and not have to live under the shadow of a colonial super power.
  13. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    If he does do that then I would suggest it would be the nail in his coffin at Rovers. The price increase would have to be on around £170.00 to counter any credit you get back on a £399 ticket. It just won't wash. Even if he tries to claw back 25% of that it is still nearly a £50 rise on top of the increase in prices this year. I don't think you will see a price rise of that magnitude in any commercial business except maybe ones that rely on resources prone to fluctuations (gold, oil, whatever). This is why I genuinely think Rovers will further discount tickets next season. It makes the most commercial sense. It is definitely something I'd be doing if I was working in their department. Although I massively underestimated the uptake in season tickets this year, so any further discount won't benefit the majority and only the 1,200 that have purchased tickets this year. I suspect any reduction in price next season would only bring it back in line with last years ticket prices. I don't think it made short term business sense, as seen by the uptake, but I don't know what the long term commercial plan is. A £80.00 rise is near enough 20% so something suggests a further adjustment in the prices will follow. Again, all guesswork.
  14. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    The cash has left your bank but that doesn’t mean it’s spent. Although you are right about not knowing what will happen in the next 12 months so, in a short term accounting view, you are right. Like I said to Hoochie though if you are in a position to wait for your money back and want to watch every game, assuming no fans are allowed back this year, then it makes financial sense to buy a ticket. I understand this won’t work for everyone. Honestly, if the price rises next year to offset club credit then I’ll eat my hat and seize watchin Rovers whilst he is in the stadium. That just isn’t business savvy and I won’t try and make out like Waggott would do that because I think it’s unfair to berate the man for something he hasn’t done
  15. Dreams of 1995

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    That's not necessarily true though Mark. It will cost you £390.00 as you will receive the rest of the money in club credit. Your cash outgoings might show a figure similar to £559.00 but your accounts next year will benefit from that. It is also impossible for him now to reneg on the refund pro-rata because it is written into the contract when you buy the ticket. The only possible get out of the discount is to rise tickets in line with the pro-rata refund offered, but that is business suicide.
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