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#61 OFFLINE   KennyS

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

That's a point, have they noticed yet, or is FF still in meltdown post-Kaunas?
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:13 PM

Now waiting for the inevitable Rangers fans' boycott of Pittodrie in return for this blatant gouging of their supporters ;)


They better make the most of what games they're still involved in this season, so I can't see a boycott!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:18 PM

That's a point, have they noticed yet, or is FF still in meltdown post-Kaunas?

Surprisingly the are taking things VERY well and ar against the 5% thing aswell.


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Aberdeen agree deal with Old Firm - away tickets up £1 to cover 5%

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from the evening express

Aberdeen agree deal with Old Firm

Ticket prices increased

EXCLUSIVE

By Charlie Allan
Published: 07/08/2008

OLD Firm fans will have to pay more to watch games at Pittodrie – to cover the cost of the 5% levy their clubs have imposed on ticket sales for away matches.


The decision by Rangers and Celtic to ask for a 5% cut on all ticket sales for their away games has infuriated the other SPL clubs.


But the Dons have ensured it won’t cost them a penny by raising ticket prices for seats in the South Stand by £1 for future home clashes with Glasgow’s big two.


Aberdeen have also told Rangers and Celtic they want a 5% levy from the tickets they sell for games at Ibrox and Celtic Park.
The Old Firm have accepted Aberdeen’s proposals.


Dons managing director Duncan Fraser said: “Most of our away games are all-ticket, so we understand the time and cost issues involved.
“Discussions with the both sides of the Old Firm have been cordial throughout.


“Rangers and ourselves agreed last week that they would sell the tickets for our Pittodrie clash later this month prior to the clubs reaching any firm conclusions. That was why it was extremely disappointing and wholly inaccurate for some reports to suggest that we had ‘caved in’ to the Old Firm.”


SPL rules state clubs cannot charge fans different prices for seats in the same stand.
That means Dons fans wishing to sit in the South Stand will also have to pay an extra £1.
But that sum will be refunded when they buy a ticket for one of the next two non-Old Firm games.


Fraser said: “The plan we have put in place falls within the present SPL guidelines. Fans who regularly attend games at Pittodrie won’t lose out.”
Even with the additional charge, Old Firm fans will pay less for tickets at Pittodrie than Aberdeen fans pay when they travel to Glasgow.
The charges will apply from the SPL clash with Celtic at Pittodrie on January 17.



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#2 Today, 11:05
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Fans have to shell out again.

Bravo Rangers, at least you'll cover your costs, and I assume that the £1 that you charge us for handling tickets will now be dropped?


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That is fair enough from aberdeen, price hike was always going to be passed onto us wasn't it!


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So in turn Rangers will probably now put a pound on the Sheepshaggers tickets .


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How much is the tickets at sheepland now?


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So Rangers win a moral victory....that we pay for.

Well done.

:-(


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That is fair enough from aberdeen, price hike was always going to be passed onto us wasn't it!



Agreed. The sheep as much as i dislike them have kept their prices v us at £21 for a few years now, they could easily have charged £26 like Hibs etc .As far as i know fans of all visiting teams pay £21 as well when they go to shittodrie.
There is no category A,B,C games like Ibrox

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Rangers have just shafted their own fans again. The question is though will there still be a handling/booking fee on top of the extra £1?


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Well done Aberdeen FC, the only time I will appaud them.


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The fans lose out again. Well done Rangers.


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Rangers have just shafted their own fans again. The question is though will there still be a handling/booking fee on top of the extra £1?


Of course there will.


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the new ticket office manager and others behind this at ibrox should be ashamed.

the greed of the club is a total joke.


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yeah but this was all for the fans.


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Do you know I almost hate everything to do with Rangers nowadays.


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Re: Aberdeen agree deal with Old Firm - away tickets up £1 to cover 5%

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Bain's quote re defending the fans "RFC away fans have paid over the odds for far to long for substandard facilities."

So to counter this RFC have trousered 5% and the fans pay an extra pound-for the same sub standard facilities.

Bain...you are a whank.
You defended us there all right.


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im sure the sheep ticket is the cheapest 1 in the spl


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Re: Aberdeen agree deal with Old Firm - away tickets up £1 to cover 5%

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Both Rangers and Celtic have acted shabbily over this.

Tell the world their fans deserve better, net result is we pay more and the Clubs pocket more for themselves - and make themselves look like ego-fuelled w**ks.
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I have never understood this from the start

RFC would charge say Dundee Utd 5% for selling tickets on to rangers fans for a game at tannadice, is this right?

can someone explain the situation to me?


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can Mr Bain tell me how this 5% is for the benefit of the fans when we are now paying more. Does he think we're ****n daft


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Do you know I almost hate everything to do with Rangers nowadays.


Likewise........


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The greedy b*stards at Steak Pie FC and at Ibrox brought this extra charge onto their fans themselves.

As if they care.


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the only thing good i would say about an aberdeen trip is that they have kept their prices down for years where they could easily have hiked the price of their tickets up against us knowing demand.

and surely rangers will take the hit of the £1 per ticket..... wow i just saw a flying pig go by my window. this was an unthought about plan and has backfired in terms of finance, security and most of all the PR dept of rangers has lost another wheel of its wagon. your nearly as inapt as the players on the park.


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The greedy b*stards at Steak Pie FC and at Ibrox brought this extra charge onto their fans themselves.

As if they care.

That was always going to be the case.

Bain's empty statements about looking out for our fans has proven to be a frigging lie.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

Are you sure you got that from FF, K9? It seems remarkably sensible! :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:37 PM

So really the biggest mugs in this whole sham are Dundee United, haha :laughing:

Edited by Dynamo, 07 August 2008 - 02:37 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

It's incredulous says Martin Bain. :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:43 PM

And Dynamo min, get yourself onto the Zipslide thread and spend some of your earnings
on a good cause. :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:57 PM

And Dynamo min, get yourself onto the Zipslide thread and spend some of your earnings
on a good cause. :laughing:


Done, I'll need some proof like, nice to see Jimmy putting a donation in too :dontknow: :laughing:

Edited by Dynamo, 07 August 2008 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:59 PM

Done, I'll need some proof like, nice to see Jimmy putting a donation in too :dontknow: :laughing:



Cheers.

She's gonna be in golf club pre match on saturday with sponsor sheet to see others.

Jimmy's a good man. :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:09 PM

Dammit will have to go to the bowling club now :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

Dammit will have to go to the bowling club now :laughing:



ha ha, she'll hunt you down.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:28 PM

But fair :laughing:

I'm devastated
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

I'm devastated



You'll get over it. :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:34 PM

So really the biggest mugs in this whole sham are Dundee United, haha :laughing:


I agree with you this time Dynamo.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:50 PM

I'm devastated



At least it was a Dandy who said it :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:07 PM

You arnt having to pay it though are you?

Only match going fans like myself are going to be affected.

When I go to matches, I have travel all the way from Warrington, so I imagine going to Pittodrie or even any away match, is a damned site more expensive for me than it is for you. Stop being such a little tight arse. I'll be there for the next Rangers game in fact, and if it was an extra quid I wouldn't be snivelling about it like Scrooge, nor would there be much chance of me getting my money back for the next home game. Guess I'd just have to suck that lost £2 (yup TWO pounds for me as son-of-fatshaft goes too) and not get my refund on the next home game.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

When I go to matches, I have travel all the way from Warrington, so I imagine going to Pittodrie or even any away match, is a damned site more expensive for me than it is for you. Stop being such a little tight arse. I'll be there for the next Rangers game in fact, and if it was an extra quid I wouldn't be snivelling about it like Scrooge, nor would there be much chance of me getting my money back for the next home game. Guess I'd just have to suck that lost £2 (yup TWO pounds for me as son-of-fatshaft goes too) and not get my refund on the next home game.


I was under the impression that Stoney got his tickets for free.

So fans like him won't be affected if he still gets in for nothing
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:26 PM

That works. :laughing:



Well done AFC. Credit where it is due. Dont let these barstewards pi*s us about :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:27 PM

£1 is fair enough as you get it off the next game so it evens itself out.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

By my calculations Aberdeen actually make money out of this

Assume all tickets are adult

AFC was £22
Rangers £26?


Before

3800 @ £22 = £83,600

3800 @ £23 = £87,400 - 5%(£4370) = £83,030

+900 @£26 = £23,400 5% = £1170

83030+1170 = £ 84,200

so we are as a club actually upto £600 better off! (though rangers as a club gain £4370 more but it costs there fans £3800 more) so basically

AFC lose nothing (in fact we gain £600)
AFC fans need not lose anything
Rangers fans lose £3800 the club gains £4370 and lose £1170 so overall gain £3200 (which basically means that rangers fans are paying for the increased income to Rangers and giving us £600)

Oh and say the price went up AFC gain £45 per pound added

Can any one tell me Rangers Home prices, Celtics home prices and allocation (including split) and I'll do the maths

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:40 PM

By my calculations Aberdeen actually make money out of this

Assume all tickets are adult

AFC was £22
Rangers £26?


Before

3800 @ £22 = £83,600

3800 @ £23 = £87,400 - 5%(£4370) = £83,030

+900 @£26 = £23,400 5% = £1170

83030+1170 = £ 84,200

so we are as a club actually upto £600 better off! (though rangers as a club gain £4370 more but it costs there fans £3800 more) so basically

AFC lose nothing (in fact we gain £600)
AFC fans need not lose anything
Rangers fans lose £3800 the club gains £4370 (which basically means that rangers fans are paying for most of the increased income to Rangers)

Oh and say the price went up AFC gain £45 per pound added

Can any one tell me Rangers Home prices, Celtics home prices and allocation (including split) and I'll do the maths



You would know if you were a real fan! :laughing:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:41 PM

So really the biggest mugs in this whole sham are Dundee United, haha :laughing:


We should be charging the Jutes 5% for selling their tickets for when we go there, since we fill more of he ground than their fans !! So we get something bak instead of giving all the money to Arkwright and Potter
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:49 PM

You would know if you were a real fan! :laughing:



I know but unfortuanatly

1 being english Im not a born and bred fan :laughing:

2 being english and deciding to move to a place known for its carefulness with money must make me tighter than your average aberdonian

3 Ive been a mature student for the last 3 years (see point 2 do you know how much money Ive saved!) and as such couldnt justify it to 'er indoors
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

After a bit of a panic by the supports (my-self included) on how Aberdeen would react to the ugly sisters demand of a 5% tax Aberdeen have done the correct thing.

This tax should always have been paid by the sisters’ supports and it if completely just that Aberdeen has passed that cost onto them. It is also great to see that Aberdeen will issue vouchers so Aberdeen fans will not be out of pocket.

However Aberdeen IMO has behaved in a highly professional and respectful manner in their dealings with Rangers and Celtic, whom to be quite frank, do not deserve such professionalism and respect.

As we normally get a sell out for games with the ugly sister, hopefully a large number will use the vouchers thus the following two game will have a higher than normal attendance.

Well done AFC :thumbup1:
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 08:55 PM

I was under the impression that Stoney got his tickets for free.

So fans like him won't be affected if he still gets in for nothing

LMFAO
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:28 PM

Was going to moan about any money going to the Old Firm, but the Dons seem to have done well here! :thumbup1: Good work.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 09:44 PM

After a bit of a panic by the supports (my-self included) on how Aberdeen would react to the ugly sisters demand of a 5% tax Aberdeen have done the correct thing.

This tax should always have been paid by the sisters’ supports and it if completely just that Aberdeen has passed that cost onto them. It is also great to see that Aberdeen will issue vouchers so Aberdeen fans will not be out of pocket.

However Aberdeen IMO has behaved in a highly professional and respectful manner in their dealings with Rangers and Celtic, whom to be quite frank, do not deserve such professionalism and respect.

As we normally get a sell out for games with the ugly sister, hopefully a large number will use the vouchers thus the following two game will have a higher than normal attendance.

Well done AFC :applause:


Totally agree they have even managed to be fare to The Old Firm fans as well (£1! I'd have made it £5 at least) turning the whole thing back on the ugly sisters and hopefully make them think twice before trying this sort of sh*t on again.

Well done the board(something I never thought I would say).
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:11 PM

i'm with the Falkirk fan on this one. this is a bad move by AFC that will only lead to the OF getting bigger and bigger each year. It doesn't take a maths genius to work out that the Of take more fans to other grounds than the rest of the SPL. So they will get more money from this than anyone else.

It doesn't really matter too much whose fans are paying for the 5% increase. If the OF get money from their 10k fans that go to Dundee/Killie/Motherwell etc then there's only one winner from that, and it isn't AFC and the rest of the SPL.

the principal that home ticket money was for the home team has been surrendered by Aberdeen, so Rangers and Celtic will be laughing. Do you think they care less whether its their fans who pay £21 instead of £22? wake up!
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:19 PM

i'm with the Falkirk fan on this one. this is a bad move by AFC that will only lead to the OF getting bigger and bigger each year. It doesn't take a maths genius to work out that the Of take more fans to other grounds than the rest of the SPL. So they will get more money from this than anyone else.

It doesn't really matter too much whose fans are paying for the 5% increase. If the OF get money from their 10k fans that go to Dundee/Killie/Motherwell etc then there's only one winner from that, and it isn't AFC and the rest of the SPL.

the principal that home ticket money was for the home team has been surrendered by Aberdeen, so Rangers and Celtic will be laughing. Do you think they care less whether its their fans who pay £21 instead of £22? wake up!


I get what you are saying, but considering all the options, the actions of AFC have meant OF fans will pay the extra their clubs are seeking so Afc will not lose out. reading the reaction of Follow Follow, looks like Rangers might have to cave into charging Rangers fans a £1 handling fee for buying away tickets meaning they are back to square 1.

And as we are charging the 5% they will in fact be worse off than before.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:22 PM

Given the options I'd have rather told the OF to stick the 5% up their *rse and sell the tickets ourselves. That would have left us in control, ensured that we got all the money, and more importantly, would wind up their most loyal fans as they would no longer be guaranteed tickets thus turning them upon their own club.

However, this isn't a bad compromise. Yes, the OF clubs make more money but it is their fans that are paying for it. Afc also make more money, although admittedly this is funded via our fans. However the opportunity is provided to recoup that additional pound in the next two subsequent matches. If our own fans decide to only turn up for OF games and not the less glamorous games then I see nothing wrong whatsoever with charging this small premium. I am really surprised that this isn't already the case.

Only caveat is that the OF might pull the old t!t-for-tat routine by putting prices up for us. That is a risk. But we already pay an extortionate amount in order to go their, so am not sure that they could justify it, esp as they have more of their own fans to consider (as we get the corners at both grounds I am not sure which stand it would affect - both???).
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