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  1. 2 minutes ago, daz39 said:

    Maybe without the cost of tickets added on travel maybe now affordable for them or they could get a lift or something, not having to pay for tickets would be a great help to them I guess. 

    I would suggest it would be nothing more than a boost to the beer kitty.

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  2. 9 minutes ago, David Shepherd said:

    I'd guess there's a catch all clause in ticket master's ts&cs that covers something like this.

    That said, the lad that told me about it hasn't had his cancelled yet.

    I suppose he might only find out when he tries using them at the turnstiles

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  3. 2 hours ago, gingerjon said:

    I thought GDPR had rolled over? I'm not directly involved in its use right now so will admit to being a bit behind.

    I wasn’t aware anything had changed tbh. Have only been sending out marketing info to those who have specifically requested/agreed to receive.

    In years gone by, Random Town NHS trust would just provide a list of email addresses and would be hit with single use promo codes, or at least one a little more specific to gauge which ones have been more popular etc.

    In all the years that the more generic promo codes have been in use for RFL events (let’s be honest, who else went nuts for them at RLWC 2013), this is the first time I’ve ever seen it at anything greater than 50% and even then it just seemed immediately obvious to me that it was an error that was rectified fairly quickly. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Jughead said:

    The RFL ticketing website now including specific categories called “NHS worker” and “Military Staff”, after a terrible statement followed by another before the afternoon is out, where it could be seen that they’re implying rugby league fans aren’t welcoming to NHS workers or military staff, and hoping people don’t realise is a special case of amateurish behaviour that only The RFL could sink to. 

    Those categories were not visible when this farcical situation begun and treating its customer base like this is shambolic. 

    Those categories have been available at concession price throughout the sales period and have also been available through the clubs 

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  5. 7 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

    You don’t have single step codes like that unless you’re happy for them to be shared outside of the initial group.

    In previous years, they would have been single use codes that would have been sent directly to those being targeted, but post-GDPR you can't send them directly and as such without corresponding email addresses you can't generate the single use codes.

  6. 6 minutes ago, Dave T said:

    I won't be upset if one of the conditions is employee ID, that some of these who jumped on it won't have. 

    Me neither, but I expect Tottenham will either say they haven't got the extra resources to put such checks in place, or will bill the RFL accordingly who, having already taken the hit on the tickets, probably won't want to pay the extra to put the checks in place. Personally I'd just cancel everything that hasn't been sent to an NHS email address.

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Chris22 said:

    Here's the 'source' of the discount code. It seems a sensible enough thing to do, but does need to be tightened up in future to avoid situations like this one.

    It's something of a grey area as they won't have been 'direct marketed' to the extent that they could have received a single use code, but likewise if you're sending a 'one fits all' code then it's hard to stop it spreading outside of that circle.

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  8. 51 minutes ago, fighting irish said:

    Your claim that the 1895 is the main event (for you) and your loyalty to Leigh is touching. A few others here have said the same thing.

    Your ambivalence towards the other game though, is sadly disappointing (to me).

    You seem to be implying that being in one of the best grounds in the country, for one of our games premier events, is only marginally better (''we might as well stay'') than watching it in the pub.

    If you and your half dozen on the 16.30 train are typical of our so called fans, it's no wonder we can't fill Wembley.

    I live in hope IMG can find us some new ones.

    As posted earlier, I’m not on the 16:30 train as I’m staying for the CCF too. If the 1895 was elsewhere then I wouldn’t be attending, no, as I can’t justify shelling out hundreds of pounds to watch two teams I don’t support.

    However, if people leaving the house at 5am and paying £55 each for a match ticket to watch two Championship teams aren’t dedicated to the game then there’s some questions to be asked.

    I agree that we need to broaden our support base as a game, but it can’t be done at the expense of those fans who shell out thousands every season to support their clubs, or these mythical new fans simply won’t have any big events to go to. 

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  9. On 14/05/2022 at 23:52, Cw25 said:

    Says on virgin tv guide that Premier are showing this game.

    Also on BBC red button.

    Apologies if anyone else has mentioned it but there won’t be golden point if the game is level after 80 minutes. What an anti climax that would be!

  10. 4 hours ago, fighting irish said:

    Well your post isn't a lot to go on.

    I'd say though that given your story, you qualify as someone who is interested in seeing the whole game prosper, who does have some interest in the game beyond his local area (even if he can't afford to indulge that interest, with actual attendance).

    So in my estimate, you are not typical of the group that are the target of my disdain.

    Please enlighten me?

    Here's the acid test - 

    You may have forgotten the post that prompted my intervention into this thread but let me ask you, will you be leaving WHL before the main event begins?

    If your not going to the cup final this time, let's just ask, if you were going, would you leave the ground immediately after the 1895 final?

    I won’t be leaving WHL before the main event begins, because that would mean entering at half 11 and then turning back round 25 minutes later.

    I will be staying for both games, but largely only because one of our immediate group is a Wigan fan (who has a family member playing for Huddersfield, ironically enough). Of our extended group of about 25 tickets, five are travelling down with a 5 year old so are likely to clear off once he gets bored after the Leigh game and another half dozen are booked on the 16:30 train back so will likely see the first half of the Challenge Cup.

    For those who aren’t having to care for the afflicted, I wouldn’t blame them one bit for clearing off if their team got a shoeing in the 1895. We just figured we might as well stay for the game rather than watching it in the pub. 

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  11. 4 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

    Flares popping up more and more, they can be good but they need to be in a controlled and planned environment.

    And once it is controlled and planned, all the danger and edginess is gone and they move on to a new trend. I said years ago that was the way of stamping it out. Indeed, the criminalisation of the smoke bombs is half of the reason they’re lobbed on to the pitch to avoid being caught holding one (even though they can quite literally leave you red handed)

    When in Toronto watching Leigh (not a true RL fan though according to another thread), I went to the Toronto FC v New York Red Bulls game and they have ‘pyro time’ at 15-20 minute intervals with some guy stood on a platform miles away from everyone else, holding a smoke canister and thinking he’s the capo at Napoli. Reality is that it looked so lame it was untrue and would kill the trend stone dead over here. 

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  12. 1 hour ago, fighting irish said:

    What I'm saying is that if all we had was the type of ''fans'' that are only interested in own team then we need to get some others.

    And it was the existence of those fans that brought the gate receipts in the 1880s. Without those gate receipts there’d be no professionalism. No professionalism, no rugby league. The same rings true today - the Challenge Cup Final might have a significant dependence on neutrals, but discard those week in, week out fans that are the target of your disdain and there’s no game full stop, never mind a cup final.

    In years gone by I would go to probably 10-15 games a season as a neutral. These days, work, cost and family dictate that I just watch Leigh (only missed two games home and away this season, one through Covid and one because of work - not bad when three of those have been Monday night away games) and internationals with only the occasional neutral foray. But because I can’t justify shelling out the equivalent of a holiday on watching two (or four) teams I don’t support then I suppose I mustn’t be a true fan eh. 

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