Dwight1970 wrote:Pinky, where have I accused you of doing wrong?
Further down in your post
If you cannot see or are not prepared to call any flaws or abuses of the AST scheme then I don’t believe you are looking at this objectively
But let's move on.....
I have expressed an opinion that I don’t think the way the AST operates is fair, when someone can get one with little previous away attendance and be guaranteed a ticket by having one whereas someone who doesn’t yet has a 90+% attendance is now missing games.
Was it fair for pensioners to be turfed out of prime half way line seats when we moved to the bowl unless they could find twice as much money to reserve their spot ?
If you arguing "fairness" why not have a go at Bondholders as well as ASTH's, there are more of them than there are ASTH, and should they still get preferential treatment 27 years after they did their deal ?
I personally wouldn't by the way, they simply followed the rules at the time as indeed did I as an away STH.
Had the club frozen the ASTs at say 500 and a PP threshold had to be met to be eligible for one if it became available, I would feel differently but increasing them whilst introducing the ballot and higher corporate take up whilst simply allocating the new AST as first come first served then I am against them if that is how their allocation will continue and have no problem if they were scrapped, had they kept at say 500 cap and PPs in getting one I would still support them, as I said it has been an eye opener the tone of the replies I have received when all I have ever advocated is sticking to a system that rewards loyalty.
Dwight, the "tone of the replies" I believe to be relatively calm considering what you are suggesting : to be clear , because two of your mates with high points have faced being refused an AST you are happy for the entire scheme to be scrapped, something that will impact hundreds of supporters who have done nothing wrong except sticking to the rules, and you wonder why you're not getting a round of applause.
Again, I must repeat, the hundreds of supporters who have followed the rules are not responsible for the fate of your two mates.
Dwight1970 wrote:the club will find little backlash if they chose to scrap them in my view.
Actually Dwight, I think the club will find considerable backlash, but even if it doesn't, how will scrapping the scheme help your two mates get an away ticket ?
I refer you to Kialos's reply to my post further up, the process of monetising the away tickets for the benefit of GSB has already started, calls from people to scrap the away scheme will accelerate that process, and if you think the current system is unfair , you ain't seen nothing yet.