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eighties casual
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What a disgrace
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Hell fire -now you would be GUTTED wouldn't you!
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A disgrace they have been stolen? Yes.
A disgrace that the stadium authorities cannot solve the logistical nightmare of re-issuing the tickets, when duplicates exist and will be being sold on the black market? No.

Incredibly bad luck for the people who will miss out, it goes without saying.

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They have the name and address of each ticket being sent but they can't come to an arrangement with the fans? How hard would it be to issue different tickets for the 1600 seats and require ID?
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quote:
The stadium holds 74,000 with Liverpool and West Ham allocated 24,436 tickets each for the game, with the rest going to the FA.
My quick maths makes that 25,000(ish) tickets going to the FA. I'm not sure why those with no affiliation for either club should receive a third of available tickets. A fairer split would be 40% to each finalist, with 20% to the FA.
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'I've forgotten it mate'

'ID, I never knew we needed ID'

'What the fuck are you talking about, let me in you cunt'

The stolen tickets will get in, no problem. Turnstile operators rarely look at the tickets they get.

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The sooner we all have biometric ID cards and electrodes taped to our gonads the easier it will be for the stadium operators to eject anyone who dares to sit in any of the seats belong dem stolen tickets. Could make for far more entertaining pre-kick-off entertainment than the pipe band of the Royal welsh guards or whatever.
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well I hope it doesn't ever happen to you Janik.

it would be easy to announce the ticket numbers/sections etc and make it known that anyone in possession of these tickets will not get in.

then re-print those tickets and make them say a different colour to the originals.

this is the year 2006 isn't it?

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maybe that's what they're doing, a public announcement that they won't get in, whilst secretly giving them different tickets and hoping to catch the crooks out.
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How many police and stewards would it take to arrest 1600 people trying to get in? Do you really think they can be arsed with that?
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Yes but you need to look at it from a commercial point of view.
Normally there would be an incentive for the vendor to go the extra half yard to make sure that the consumer actually receives the product/service they have purchased - the good publicity would ensure repeat purchases, while bad publiicity accruing from failing to do so would result in a serious drop in sales.
However, this case is far from normal in the that vendor - Millenium stadium Cardiff - will almost certainly never be offering the same product/service/ again (Wembley) and indeed, even if it was it would be most unlikely that it would be marketing said product/service to the same consumer groups, and - as the vendor would still have a complete monopoly, it would be unlikley that even if it was selling to the same consumer groups, that many members of the said groups would be put off by its bad retail record - hence it has the commercial freedom to royally shaft anyone dumb enough to cough up.

The problem essentially boils down to the vendor's monopoly position regarding the product/service it is selling. As with all monopolies the only solution is to open the market to free competition and allow any accredited vendor to sell tickets to their own FA cup finals. This may result in some 'dilution' of the FA Cup brand, but it will at the same time ensure that the brand receives far greater exposure and can be tailored to fit the needs of any number of consumer groups, rather than just two at present, allowing everyone finally to emerge a winner.

[ 09.05.2006, 16:25: Message edited by: Triandafiligan ]

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Boris, those 25,000 tickets to the FA get split between FA staff and council members, corpotate partners, but the majority goes to the County FAs.

Now given there are about 50 County FAs that mean they get about 500 each (it's not that straightforward, London get about 600, Huntingdon get 34, Surrey less than 400).

The tickets in each county FA get allocated to staff (in Surrey for examble there are 14), council members (over 60), then other groups like the 10 or so Referees associations (we have 1100 refs) and to clubs by ballots (1300 in Surrey).

I was offered 2 tickets but passed on my allocation as I didn't fancy going.

[ 09.05.2006, 17:03: Message edited by: Bo D ]

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I'd have gone with you Jason.
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That's more appealing how Pumpkinboy?

So I turned down FA Cup but have picked up a FREE SIP (Slightly Important Person) ticket to the FA Trophy (Grays Athletic v Woking) where I'll be munching on FA prawn sandwiches pre-match, half time and post match!

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Err Bo, I have a mate who would like a ticket for that game...Any chance?
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