taffhammer wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Just to clarify, a real 'away' supporter is someone who puts in the miles wether you sit in the posh seats, corprate or behind a goal and are in the right place in line for a ticket. I've had a season ticket for years would love to go away more but only got a chance for away tickets once last year as have only 7 points. That said if anyone has the points because they have done the travel supporting the club they deserve to go ahead of me, thats fair. Whats not is giving out away tickets with a package ahead of someone in the queue, and i'm sure theres loads more on points higher than me missing out. Giving a corprate package with away tickets is a two fingers up to loyal fans.
Taff, we're on the same page.
Kialos wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 pm
If the club actually offered value for money in corporate they wouldn't have the need to make such incentives, but they can't be arsed to address the core issue of charging top dollar for a bottom dollar offering.
Marky wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:26 pm
This. I (note not a corporate) had 2 seats for 3 years at the Forge up until this season and I genuinely felt robbed. The amount I paid for what I got back from the club was unforgivable. Not one ****er from the club asked for any feedback after I spent £18,0000 with them.
And I agree with all of these two posts as well.
The club are conflating issues - they're creating a second problem in trying to address the first problem.
The reason of course is our Vice Chair negotiated a terrible deal when we moved home.
I think I may have mentioned before the move that the fans were going to get shafted - I'll check back.
Let's also not forget those supporters who for years paid top dollar for a halfway line seat at the Boleyn ground believing that one day they would turn it in to a concession seat when they became a pensioner. Now of course, no such concession seats exist in prime spots.It's why I now have to pay considerably more than I ever did, and will have to do so until the day i drop.
Worringly, it's the lack of humility from the club, the lack of any acknowledgement of their very real part in upsetting and continuing to upset supporters that causes the distrust between supporter and the clubs Board to be what it is.
They've created the environment from which they are struggling to escape.I can't help but feel if they partook in some form of meanigful engagement with properly elected fans groups or representatives much of this could be nipped in the bud before we engage in another spat.
At what point will the clubs Board realise we are supposed to be on the same side ?