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I’m sure most fans will now see they can be bought online during the their bus journey/train journey down. Think the full of Scottish football knows now, there can be no excuses.
Yes cause it’s not been advertised on social media. Not at all. 
Perspective is completely gone here.

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1 minute ago, ayrunitedfw said:

Yes cause it’s not been advertised on social media. Not at all. 

Round "the full of Scottish football"? Seriously? How important do you think you are?

I doubt very much every Ayr United fan knew before turning up at the game yesterday. I think the number of supporters of any club outside Falkirk who are aware of it can probably be counted in double figures.

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10 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Yep, that's right, every single Scottish football supporter certainly reads the Ayr United thread on Pie & Bovril! 🤣

It was in both Ayr Utd and Falkirk match previews. Where else can both Ayr and the away team put the info?

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4 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Round "the full of Scottish football"? Seriously? How important do you think you are?

I doubt very much every Ayr United fan knew before turning up at the game yesterday. I think the number of supporters of any club outside Falkirk who are aware of it can probably be counted in double figures.

There is no need for other fans to know about it until the week we play them where I would expect there own social media platforms to be making it clear. 

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1 minute ago, callum-ayr said:

It was in both Ayr Utd and Falkirk match previews. Where else can both Ayr and the away team put the info?

And?

You said "The full of Scottish football knows now". Do you think "the full of Scottish football" reads the Ayr United and Falkirk match previews and their club threads on P&B? Again, seriously?

Quite apart from that, fans who use websites are very guilty of assuming everyone else does too. There are still hundreds of people who don't troll their way round messageboards and websites on their spare time. Those same people are the least likely to deal with online shopping. It's fanciful to presume everyone relevant knows something because you put it online.

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2 minutes ago, ayrunitedfw said:

There is no need for other fans to know about it until the week we play them where I would expect there own social media platforms to be making it clear. 

I acknowledge that, it's not what he said though.

And as I noted above, you can put whatever you like on social media. There will still be a large percentage of your support turn up on matchday never having seen it.

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3 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

And?

You said "The full of Scottish football knows now". Do you think "the full of Scottish football" reads the Ayr United and Falkirk match previews and their club threads on P&B? Again, seriously?

Quite apart from that, fans who use websites are very guilty of assuming everyone else does too. There are still hundreds of people who don't troll their way round messageboards and websites on their spare time. Those same people are the least likely to deal with online shopping. It's fanciful to presume everyone relevant knows something because you put it online.

Reading on other teams forums, it seems that others have taken note. Also it was mentioned several times on open all mics. The word will get around. 

How do fans of clubs who don’t use social media, club websites, online forums know their fixtures etc? People will find out.

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Are we seriously still on this?  No one is denying there were teething problems and that these need to be sorted out, but for away fans, this system is clearly better (when in works) than the system I’ve seen st other clubs where fans need to queue up at a ticket office then queue up again at the gate.  With this system you can buy a ticket in advance and have your ticket emailed meaning you only have to queue at the gate.  If you want to pay cash, you can queue at the ticket office and buy a ticket in the same way as other clubs in the division operate.  

Sorry to the Falkirk fans who got to be the guinea pigs, but the inconvenience was hardly the end of the world.

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There is nothing wrong with the model Ayr Utd have adopted for buying tickets. Same as a cinema or theatre. The problem is the execution. Needs to be faster and slicker next time. Hopefully after the Falkirk game lessons will be learned.

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Just now, ftk said:

There is nothing wrong with the model Ayr Utd have adopted for buying tickets. Same as a cinema or theatre. The problem is the execution. Needs to be faster and slicker next time. Hopefully after the Falkirk game lessons will be learned.

Definitely.  Worth remembering that 450 Ayr fans showed up at Livingston on Tuesday with every one having to queue at a ticket office that was set up expecting about a tenth of that number.  The kick off wasn’t delayed either.

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17 minutes ago, Skyline Drifter said:

I acknowledge that, it's not what he said though.

And as I noted above, you can put whatever you like on social media. There will still be a large percentage of your support turn up on matchday never having seen it.

Totally agree with this, many people (especially the younger generation) seem to take it or granted that the entire population uses Facebook & Twitter etc, however I can assure them that this is definitely not the case.

From a personal perspective, I added the match ticket from the club website to my season ticket and this scanned without any issue yesterday, however I did notice increased queues due to there only being one turnstyle in operation at the NT which is surely a step backwards ?

I'd also say that while this works for me and isn't an issue, I can see why it is for many people and to say that this is a step forward in customer service is just nonsense as this system is in no way easier than just walking up to the ground and handing over a twenty quid note.

Let's be clear, the club is doing this to save money (which is fair enough) however for anyone to claim that it's a step forward to help our fans is completely disingenuous as far as I'm concerned........

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Was it not also mentioned in the Ayrshire Post a couple of times. I could understand a couple of home fans maybe not knowing the situation but the vast majority knew what was happening and simply weren’t prepared for it.

 

The club however should be better prepared and hopefully have a few more areas for buying tickets open. Have tickets with barcodes pre-printed and ready to be dished out.

 

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29 minutes ago, Mgc1910 said:

Definitely.  Worth remembering that 450 Ayr fans showed up at Livingston on Tuesday with every one having to queue at a ticket office that was set up expecting about a tenth of that number.  The kick off wasn’t delayed either.

This is the 4th or 5th time I have seen someone refer to the kick off delay as if it's something the club has the power to decide. It doesn't. Kick off time is the preserve of the referee with input as necessary from the Police. The club could potentially ask the referee to delay kick off if there are delays in getting supporters in but he is under no obligation to agree to it. Perhaps the referee on Tuesday was unwilling to delay the kick off.

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Interesting that McCall said we were after 2 players that went to Falkirk in the summer. I would imagine Doyle might’ve been one of them.

Wonder if McCall has a particular guy in mind from down south or if he’ll wait and see if he’s offered anyone after the League Cup

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I d say it was more lightly to e Tidster and Sammon .

 

I'm sure McCall still has contacts down south and I'm willing to bet there is a Scottish player down there not getting a game who'd welcome a paid trip home with some football games bolted on ....

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6 minutes ago, railwayend said:

Interesting that McCall said we were after 2 players that went to Falkirk in the summer. I would imagine Doyle might’ve been one of them.

Wonder if McCall has a particular guy in mind from down south or if he’ll wait and see if he’s offered anyone after the League Cup

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I d say it was more lightly to e Tidster and Sammon .

 

I'm sure McCall still has contacts down south and I'm willing to bet there is a Scottish player down there not getting a game who'd welcome a paid trip home with some football games bolted on ....

One was Doyle. 

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4 hours ago, itzdrk said:

I like the noises the machine makes. 

Yeah, its like a siren when your ticket is accepted. Seems a bit counter intuitive if you ask me.

2 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

Yep, that's right, every single Scottish football supporter certainly reads the Ayr United thread on Pie & Bovril! 🤣

No. Just Queen of the South fans though! 🤣

2 hours ago, WATTOO said:

Let's be clear, the club is doing this to save money (which is fair enough) however for anyone to claim that it's a step forward to help our fans is completely disingenuous as far as I'm concerned........

Not sure how it saves the club money? If we had an automated ticket scanner rather than a person that may be the case. That might be the long term direction but we aint there yet!

19 minutes ago, itzdrk said:

One was Doyle. 

We dodged a bullet there!

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Apparently this is the last season we're selling paper match programmes for the league games. Online only from next season. 

 

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1 minute ago, AYRSHIRE_ANGUS said:

Apparently this is the last season we're selling paper match programmes for the league games. Online only from next season. 

 

This is surely the way forward, while we're at it why not just go the whole hog and do away with the actual match and just play a simulated version online similar to that "E-Sports" nonsense.

Sadly, it's not as far fetched as some would think.

Strange times indeed...................

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Apparently this is the last season we're selling paper match programmes for the league games. Online only from next season. 
 
Don't mind the cashless tickets stuff but that is gutting, nothing better than reading the program I still have mine from the Saint Valentine's day massacre of them in 1998 the pages are stuck together because of the rain that day but I wouldn't swap it for anything.

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1 minute ago, Superhursy7 said:
5 minutes ago, AYRSHIRE_ANGUS said:
Apparently this is the last season we're selling paper match programmes for the league games. Online only from next season. 
 

Don't mind the cashless tickets stuff but that is gutting, nothing better than reading the program I still have mine from the Saint Valentine's day massacre of them in 1998 the pages are stuck together because of the rain that day but I wouldn't swap it for anything.

 

 

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