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1 hour ago, Chubbychops said:

I think the pricing is fair enough.   

Plenty time to make signings. 

I think it’s tough to judge unless you know what walk up prices will be if and when that’s allowed. If they’re still £20 then £305 isn’t much of saving really.

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I think it’s tough to judge unless you know what walk up prices will be if and when that’s allowed. If they’re still £20 then £305 isn’t much of saving really.

How not? It’s a £55 saving, assuming (as looks likely) we’ll be allowed in the grounds. You will only ‘lose’ money, if 7 or more games are behind closed doors (assuming £12 stream and £20 patg). Given where we are with vaccinations, that seems incredibly unlikely.

That’s before you consider that it’s very likely that there will be games that only season ticket holders can attend, or (at the very least) those wanting patg tickets will have to enter a ballot and will not be guaranteed tickets. Part of the package this year, is that it’s likely you will be back in the ground for all games, which is very unlikely for non season ticket holders.
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9 hours ago, CallumPar said:


But it’s £16.95 per game. Last season it was £17.85 per league game. This is actually cheaper per gamethan last season, despite the fact it’s likely that season ticket holders will be in the stadium for every single home game.

You really think we should charge the same overall price, despite having 4 extra home games? Season tickets normally go on sale in May, when we’ve usually made zero signings. So that’s nothing new either.

Feel free not to buy, but complaining about a price increase, despite a lower cost per game than last season is ridiculous. Honestly, some people will moan about anything.

Fair enough mate, I hadn't actually sat and worked that out when I posted. That does put it a bit more into perspective.
I'll still be buying mine, but I think giving a wee nod/something/anything to ST renewers would have been a nice touch from the board.
Like you said yourself, McArthur seems to do nothing to recognise the loyalty of the fanbase.

I know its an entirely different club with an entirely different financial situation but to see Motherwell give out free season tickets while we barely even get a thank you seems a bit shite from McArthur & co.

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You seem to be in the same boat as us, new manager and no signings yet, except you've actually released your season ticket prices.

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9 hours ago, Cardle is Magic said:

You were the one arguing he won’t be signing players because he needs to assess the squad.

I was pointing out that’s daft because anyone that’s followed football for five minutes knows what we’re looking for in terms of recruitment.

No, I said he'll be delayed in making signings, especially since there was doubt around Whittaker. 

What we need depends on how the manager wants to play. Whilst he will probably be aware of the positions that need filled, he may need to discuss his plans with Whittaker and Shields first and ask them for assessment of the players currently at the club to see how/if they could fit his system. He may then need to discuss targets. They may know a central midfielder is needed for example, but what type?

Anyway, for all we know they've offered out loads of contracts and are just waiting to hear back. Or they could have done nothing, but I feel that's unlikely.

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3 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I fear the walkup prices will go up. They're already too high. Paying over £20 for any league game in Scotland isn't acceptable.

I remember the first time I experienced it hitting the £20 mark, away to United in 05/06, walked up to the turnstile with a £20 note in my hand and expected a few quid back -

Me, steaming 'One adult please'

Turnstile lassie '£20' 

Me, steaming 'Kin hell!'

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15 hours ago, DA Baracus said:

Another team signs a player = our manager is genuinely doing f**k all.

How do you know what negotiations are ongoing? How do you know the club didn't bid for McGinn either?

Also helps that Wright has been in post long enough to have identified targets well in advance of the season ending (he probably had a couple of lists; one for if they stayed up and one for if they went down). Our manager will be behind because he will have had to assess the squad first before seeing what he felt he needs.

It's not just a single player though, I think that's five Killie have brought in now. Anyway, was just a wee joke, I'm sure no one actually thinks Peter Grant is on holiday, pressure is on to get his first signing right.

 

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1 hour ago, Goldenface said:

Fair enough mate, I hadn't actually sat and worked that out when I posted. That does put it a bit more into perspective.
I'll still be buying mine, but I think giving a wee nod/something/anything to ST renewers would have been a nice touch from the board.
Like you said yourself, McArthur seems to do nothing to recognise the loyalty of the fanbase.

I know its an entirely different club with an entirely different financial situation but to see Motherwell give out free season tickets while we barely even get a thank you seems a bit shite from McArthur & co.

Ayr are giving everyone who renews their ticket £20 voucher for shop and even giving those who had 1 last year and not renewing £10 voucher 

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1 hour ago, DA Baracus said:

No, I said he'll be delayed in making signings, especially since there was doubt around Whittaker. 

What we need depends on how the manager wants to play. Whilst he will probably be aware of the positions that need filled, he may need to discuss his plans with Whittaker and Shields first and ask them for assessment of the players currently at the club to see how/if they could fit his system. He may then need to discuss targets. They may know a central midfielder is needed for example, but what type?

Anyway, for all we know they've offered out loads of contracts and are just waiting to hear back. Or they could have done nothing, but I feel that's unlikely.

I just think you’re massively overestimating how long that takes. Assessing the squad with his coaches takes hours not days.

I’m also not believing any serious candidate applied for a manager’s job without a good idea of the players he’d want to bring to the club. This will have been discussed during any interview with McArthur/Meggle.

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If enough people refuse to pay the ridiculous prices, they will come down.

If enough people keep handing over £20+ out of some perverse loyalty then clubs are quite right to keep charging those prices.

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3 minutes ago, Cardle is Magic said:

If enough people refuse to pay the ridiculous prices, they will come down.

If enough people keep handing over £20+ out of some perverse loyalty then clubs are quite right to keep charging those prices.

This scenario always reminds me of an interview with some Celtic travel club moron at Tynecastle, complaining of the rise in prices that Hearts started charging Celtic... and then said they'd still sell out their allocation. F*cking idiot. 

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2 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

This scenario always reminds me of an interview with some Celtic travel club moron at Tynecastle, complaining of the rise in prices that Hearts started charging Celtic... and then said they'd still sell out their allocation. F*cking idiot. 

The market will correct itself. Clubs are well within their rights to maximise their income, especially when so many supporters/customers are thick as mince and will just pay whatever they’re asked.

Don’t like the prices? Don’t pay them, write to the club and explain why you’re not paying them. Handing over £20 and then moaning is the behaviour of an absolute mouth breather.

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Attendances have been falling at East End for a while now. Some of the crowds we were getting pre-pandemic were alarmingly low.

The gash football was obviously putting folk off. The worry is that the pandemic will have got a lot of folk 'out of the habit' who may be thinking of choosing their games rather than a season ticket, but if prices go up they might just not bother at all.

Add to that the disastrous appointment of Grant that utterly deflated many fans and has completely sapped any enthusiasm for the new season, along with prices that aren't exactly jumping out (including no 'early bird' type deals) and a feeling of complacency coming from the club and there has to be a very serious concern about how many season tickets will be shifted.

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14 minutes ago, Stellaboz said:

"disastrous"

I hope you keep saying that when we're league champions this coming season.

Nope! 

I'll refuse to celebrate and will vociferously booo the team as they lift the league trophy!

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