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38 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Once again we are here with a pathetic ticket sales process. Hardly usable on your mobile device, not much better on your laptop (the individual seats are so small you have to zoom right in) - earlier in the week when looking for £30 tickets in the family areas there were none - suddenly there are plenty. Earlier in the week the 2nd tier was not for sale, now it is (hopefully that is a good sign). 

It should never, ever be awkward to buy a ticket for an event that will have tens of thousands of empty seats.

The website is chronic isn't it. To not be usable on a phone is unforgiveable (and I'm amazed if this is Ticketmaster's default setup).

Still some strange things going on - e.g. plenty of £30 tickets in the main bowl but they're still selling ones for the same value up in the Gods. I don't know why they haven't taken those off sale and just focussed on that lower tier.

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Just now, M j M said:

The website is chronic isn't it. To not be usable on a phone is unforgiveable (and I'm amazed if this is Ticketmaster's default setup).

Still some strange things going on - e.g. plenty of £30 tickets in the main bowl but they're still selling ones for the same value up in the Gods. I don't know why they haven't taken those off sale and just focussed on that lower tier.

I bought through Ticketmaster for the Ageas Bowl (Southampton cricket) a week or so ago. The process was so much simpler it's hard to believe it's actually the same company offering the service.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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42 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Once again we are here with a pathetic ticket sales process. Hardly usable on your mobile device, not much better on your laptop (the individual seats are so small you have to zoom right in) - earlier in the week when looking for £30 tickets in the family areas there were none - suddenly there are plenty. Earlier in the week the 2nd tier was not for sale, now it is (hopefully that is a good sign). 

It should never, ever be awkward to buy a ticket for an event that will have tens of thousands of empty seats.

I'm far from a technophobe and completely agree. Very awkward ticketing system they seem to have, could easily put off less determined Punters. 

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1 hour ago, Dave T said:

Once again we are here with a pathetic ticket sales process. Hardly usable on your mobile device, not much better on your laptop (the individual seats are so small you have to zoom right in) - earlier in the week when looking for £30 tickets in the family areas there were none - suddenly there are plenty. Earlier in the week the 2nd tier was not for sale, now it is (hopefully that is a good sign). 

It should never, ever be awkward to buy a ticket for an event that will have tens of thousands of empty seats.

Agreed. I tried to buy on my mobile but found it impossible so had to use my laptop instead. 

I am a keen fan and my team is playing, so I did it. Other / casual fans may have given up.

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12 minutes ago, Chris22 said:

Agreed. I tried to buy on my mobile but found it impossible so had to use my laptop instead. 

I am a keen fan and my team is playing, so I did it. Other / casual fans may have given up.

It's a bit fiddly but it's not impossible. It's also comparable to buying tickets for other sports I go to like cricket and Union 

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The latest article on BBC about Catalans is suggesting about 1,000 of their fans will be travelling over. It says a lot of their fans are having trouble with the travel because a lot of French people don't have passports (I guess due to living in the Schengen Zone) and tend to just use identity cards so they are desperately trying to get emergency passports sorted. 

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Please keep political stuff out of this. Thank you.

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On 05/10/2021 at 10:42, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Just on the point of Catalans fans travelling, is it difficult because the French have the UK on some form of 'red list'? As far as I can see we don't have France on our red list and now the amber list has also been scrapped i'm just trying to understand what obstacles there are? 

One of the main problems is most French people don't have Passports as they can travel within the EU with their National ID cards. Of course, now they need a passport to travel to the UK which in terms of both money/processing time is not feasible.

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2 hours ago, Colliwobble said:

One of the main problems is most French people don't have Passports as they can travel within the EU with their National ID cards. Of course, now they need a passport to travel to the UK which in terms of both money/processing time is not feasible.

Yeah that's also fair comment however that does feel like something that was in their control (albeit not very feasible as you say if they're literally applying this week), opposed to the Covid, flights and fuel issues that others have mentioned. 

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4 minutes ago, hunsletgreenandgold said:

Yeah that's also fair comment however that does feel like something that was in their control (albeit not very feasible as you say if they're literally applying this week), opposed to the Covid, flights and fuel issues that others have mentioned. 

The UK only implemented the change to require passports this week.

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30 minutes ago, M j M said:

The UK only implemented the change to require passports this week.

...but the change was announced a year ago. 

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4 minutes ago, Dave T said:

 

 

That's interesting. Has that offer been made before?

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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52 minutes ago, JohnM said:

...but the change was announced a year ago. 

Yes, I'm sure lots of people in the south of France were monitoring that UK government announcement.

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13 minutes ago, M j M said:

Yes, I'm sure lots of people in the south of France were monitoring that UK government announcement.

Fog in channel. Continent cut off.

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31 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

That's interesting. Has that offer been made before?

It should have been made to all SL season ticket holders as well. On last Saturday morning.

It's insane that I've had no communication at all from my club encouraging me to go or about buying tickets for this.

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