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    First flasks now bottle tops.....when will the madness stop?!?

    Is it time to get the wider football community to help during these current dark dark times??

    Bottle tops United...we'll never be defeated!
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      My final word on this issue is that yes it does seem pretty draconian and although the club will try to persuade us it's for safety of the players, we all know that in reality it's all about money and getting us to buy their fayre in the ground to maximise profits - even though I find this annoying, I can understand and can see the bigger picture.

      My one concern though is that if small adjustments are constantly made to the match day experience, how many people will decide that as a result they will no longer buy food and drink in the ground on principle thus defeating the object of trying to sell us more in the ground? I personally don't buy anything other than a pint on a match day at the ground but a few people I sit with have expressed the above views and that they won't buy anything now on a match day. Maybe being petty but if enough people followed suit? Self defeating?
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      I will come if we can campaign for Sporks in the WSU as well.
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      And banned gullys girls are we were all leering perverts seemly!

      I yearn for withdean.
      Now that is a tops off that might prove to be more popular..................
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      My final word on this issue is that yes it does seem pretty draconian and although the club will try to persuade us it's for safety of the players, we all know that in reality it's all about money and getting us to buy their fayre in the ground to maximise profits - even though I find this annoying, I can understand and can see the bigger picture.

      My one concern though is that if small adjustments are constantly made to the match day experience, how many people will decide that as a result they will no longer buy food and drink in the ground on principle thus defeating the object of trying to sell us more in the ground? I personally don't buy anything other than a pint on a match day at the ground but a few people I sit with have expressed the above views and that they won't buy anything now on a match day. Maybe being petty but if enough people followed suit? Self defeating?
      Absolutely... BUT... If you didn't spend anything extra on matchday because you brought your own food and drink and now can't bring you own food and drink but refuse to buy any from the club... How will they even know? They sell you nothing now but sold you nothing before! Same... nothing changed.

      All it takes is for a few people to buy a few more items and the club benefit. I honestly can't see as many people who, previously having been matchday 'spenders' coming out in solidarity for their 'bring-from-home' friends, suddenly boycotting the refreshments.

      If you then take it one step further, walk away and stop going to matches... your ticket will go to one of the 7k on the waiting list.

      Demand far out-strips suppy at the moment so the club can afford to be a little draconian, arogant or maybe even money-grabbing. For as long as we have more people wanting to be at games as we have seats available the club will operate in such a way as it turns a profit and, one day, gives TB his investment back.

      It might not be very 'traditional', socialist or even, right. But it is the reality of being a successful, popular club with an affluent fan base who owe >£400m and our PL success to an owner who deserves (even if he isn't and maybe never will ask) his money back.


      Once we have paid TB back, then I think we are entitled to get free stuff, but until then, I for one am greatful that we have a club, that it has a ground and that the ground is in Brighton. I am doubly greatful that it is a club I feel proud to support, even if I am denied a top for my bottle!

      I think some people need a full-on, slap-in-the-face, reality check! We could so easily be in a completely different place.
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      I yearn for withdean.
      They wouldn't let us have bottle tops at Withdean either, lost many a bottle of diet coke to an over exuberant goal celebration.

      Will they be banning the lids for hot drinks next? Reckon a hot cup of borvil with a lid could be luzzed quite far.
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      I can see the first get together looking a bit like this

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      We need to make a stand, it's time for ....... GILETS JAUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      If you then take it one step further, walk away and stop going to matches... your ticket will go to one of the 7k on the waiting list.

      Demand far out-strips suppy at the moment so the club can afford to be a little draconian, arogant or maybe even money-grabbing.
      Totally agree.

      Flasks and plastic bottles are no more of a terrorist threat now than they were when the Amex opened. It is petty in the extreme but it would be far more acceptable if Barber was honest and up-front about his reasons for introducing these measures.

      Supply and demand, yes. But what if things don't go so well and we get relegated (or even, heavens forbid, end up doing a Sunderland)? Barber isn't going to be so smug then when he is struggling to put bums on seats!
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      Or by a member of the staff in their new uniforms waiting outside to search you !!!!!
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