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#1 Wendall

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

If Crusaders wnat to attract fans then they need to allow fans to pay on on the day at the turnstiles.

Listened to radio manchester before and hundreds of Salford fans were turned away because they could not pay on the gate and didnt have tickets.

How can a club like this expect to attract fans?

Bloody scandalous if you ask me.





#2 dkw

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

Unless they had announced prior to the day that the game is all ticket, and theres a good reason.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (dkw @ Aug 1 2010, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless they had announced prior to the day that the game is all ticket, and theres a good reason.



Yes but is their a need for Cru to make games all ticket when the ground is 3/4 empty!??





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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 1 2010, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes but is their a need for Cru to make games all ticket when the ground is 3/4 empty!??


This requires further investigation as to why. Not a good day having travelled over.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:54 PM

Unfortunately my impression from the neath game was that the organisation hasnt really improved since the bridgend days - programme sellers outside but not inside, a badly hand written sign for the food area that a village fete would be ashamed of, no merchandise selling except after the game in a small and packed club house - but at least you could pay on the gate!
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#6 Silvia Saint

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:58 PM

Its possible the stadium no longer has cash turnstiles.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

If Wendalls point is correct that is ridiculous. When I went to see Wire at Crusaders a lot of what Janner said is true. Our ticket experience was nearly as daft. But well done for that result today - play off possibilities?

#8 snapski

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

hundreds? from salford?. you really sure about that?

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 1 2010, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Crusaders wnat to attract fans then they need to allow fans to pay on on the day at the turnstiles.

Listened to radio manchester before and hundreds of Salford fans were turned away because they could not pay on the gate and didnt have tickets.

How can a club like this expect to attract fans?

Bloody scandalous if you ask me.

If you had listened to everything on Radio Manchester you would have heard the full story, or are you selectively reporting.

Supporters got in, but some where late, the club apologised for the problems, one woman who came on the radio was given 20 cash back. The bloke who ballsed it up is to be sacked.

The club website (according to a Salford supporter) pointed out that tickets would have to be bought from the ticket office prior to the game.

What's bloody scandalous is your pathetic attempt to hype this beyond what it is.


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (Padge @ Aug 1 2010, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The club website (according to a Salford supporter) pointed out that tickets would have to be bought from the ticket office prior to the game.


Sounds a bit like the Keepmoat.
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#11 Wendall

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (Padge @ Aug 1 2010, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you had listened to everything on Radio Manchester you would have heard the full story, or are you selectively reporting.

Supporters got in, but some where late, the club apologised for the problems, one woman who came on the radio was given 20 cash back. The bloke who ballsed it up is to be sacked.

The club website (according to a Salford supporter) pointed out that tickets would have to be bought from the ticket office prior to the game.

What's bloody scandalous is your pathetic attempt to hype this beyond what it is.


Just heard it on Radio Manchester dont shoot the messenger!



#12 Padge

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 1 2010, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just heard it on Radio Manchester dont shoot the messenger!

So you would have heard the woman that explained about the apology, the cashback and the fate of the bloke at the ticket office then?

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#13 Dave T

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:07 PM

It's not really unusual to have to buy your tickets from the office nowadays before going to the turnstyles is it?

We did it at Wrexham with no issues whatsoever.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

What is truely scandalous,is that yet again Wendall tries to inflame a situation with false,misleading and inaccurate information.Quite why Admin allow him to continually post such disgraceful posts is beyond me.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:31 AM

Bramall Lane is the same. Unmanned turnstiles so you buy the ticket beforehand and use it to open the gate
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#16 Wendall

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

I think the pc brigade on here are missing the point.

Why does a club like Crusaders who get low crowds have to make games all ticket?

Its just a barmy situation, they should have pay on the turnstiles.



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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 2 2010, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the pc brigade on here are missing the point.

Why does a club like Crusaders who get low crowds have to make games all ticket?

Its just a barmy situation, they should have pay on the turnstiles.


Slightly off-topic, I recall a rugby league World Cup fixture at Widnes being ticket only. It ended up with massive queues forming outside a dimly-lit box office, where an elderly gentleman was struggling to cope. Hundreds didn't get into the ground until after kick-off.

And yes, it cannot be compared to the Crusaders situation. cool.gif

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 2 2010, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the pc brigade on here are missing the point.

Why does a club like Crusaders who get low crowds have to make games all ticket?

Its just a barmy situation, they should have pay on the turnstiles.
Plenty of grounds no longer have pay on the turnstiles, it's really no big deal.

The game isn't all ticket as such, it is simply how you get into their stadium. I found it simple as anything when I went, sorted my ticket out and then went for a few pints, wonder why these 'hundreds' of Salford fans struggled?


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (cookey @ Aug 2 2010, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is truely scandalous,is that yet again Wendall tries to inflame a situation with false,misleading and inaccurate information.Quite why Admin allow him to continually post such disgraceful posts is beyond me.


And yet if we were to put him down for the good of the board we'd be the ones in trouble.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (gingerjon @ Aug 2 2010, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And yet if we were to put him down for the good of the board we'd be the ones in trouble.

It truly is a mad world.


Dont put a good man down then! rolleyes.gif

Back on topic. Its a shame that clubs like Crusaders do have this all ticket policy, when we are as a sport are struggling to attract spectators.

We are not soccer fans who need monitoring. We are RL fans who have a tradition of walking up to games on the day.