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[Albion] Your Semi-Final ticket buying strategy

How are you going to play your semi-final ticket purchasing?

  • STH - buying within the STH tiers

    Votes: 218 43.4%
  • STH - waiting for members/guests to buy with

    Votes: 118 23.5%
  • STH - not going

    Votes: 15 3.0%
  • Member - buying straight away

    Votes: 69 13.7%
  • Member - waiting for guests to buy with

    Votes: 21 4.2%
  • Member - not going

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • Non-STH/Member - buying if/when I can

    Votes: 33 6.6%
  • Non-STH/Member - not going

    Votes: 15 3.0%

  • Total voters
    502


Hamilton

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 7, 2003
12,649
Brighton
The whole things is f***ing stupid! Designed by idiots. But I'm sure Paul Barber has his copy and paste email ready to go to any fan that emails him. That said, even he would have to only spend twenty minutes having to work through just one scenario to see that this is mad.

We watch football with our mates, not just to watch the football.
 






Herr Tubthumper

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 11, 2003
60,300
The Fatherland
Jibbing not an option?
 


Herr Tubthumper

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 11, 2003
60,300
The Fatherland
I'm half thinking about going to the pub to watch it. Wembley just makes me feel completely cold. Maybe it's age. I'll probably get talked into going though...
The first time I went to the new Wembley was the last semi-final. I was hugely disappointed for many reasons including the surrounding area which is now just a mass of cheap looking dull architecture.
 


Bold Seagull

strong and stable with me, or...
Mar 18, 2010
29,953
Hove
The whole things is f***ing stupid! Designed by idiots. But I'm sure Paul Barber has his copy and paste email ready to go to any fan that emails him. That said, even he would have to only spend twenty minutes having to work through just one scenario to see that this is mad.

We watch football with our mates, not just to watch the football.
Don't you just wait for the priority windows your mates are in to then sit with them? Not sure it's that much of a problem...
 




Sir Geoff

New member
Mar 22, 2023
2
Mrs Sir G and her friend (both Window 2) have bought theirs already, my mate and I (Window 4) will log in at the appropriate time to get ours.
Quite painless this morning.
 


Publius Ovidius

Well-known member
Jul 5, 2003
46,276
at home
Booked my single ( sad old bloke with no friends) ticket in block 137! Was there for the eagles NFL game a few years ago…good view and close to the toilets ( again an old person necessity)

just got to find some parking now!
 


Brian Fantana

Well-known member
Oct 8, 2006
7,368
In the field
Don't you just wait for the priority windows your mates are in to then sit with them? Not sure it's that much of a problem...

This.

It seems a really logical system to me, with not too much of a gap between each window so people aren't left hanging on for ages if they're waiting to buy with others in a lower priority window.
 




Ludensian Gull

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2009
3,748
Thorpness Suffolk
Unless my Son In law can nab me a Club Wembley seat like last time it doesn't look like I'll be going. Not much hope of purchase history tickets being on sale .
 


Magicman

Active member
Jul 19, 2011
292
Elm Grove
@Bozza or anyone with prior knowledge. My good friend who is P1 and registered disabled is having no luck trying to book 2 tickets for himself and his carer (all registered at the Albion) He can get his but not one for his carer.
He kindly waited until this morning so our group of 4(my son and I are P2) can sit together.
As you can imagine customer services are overwhelmed both via phone and online.
We are hoping to get it resolved before P3 kicks in at 2pm.
Many thanks in advance.
Tony
 


jcdenton08

Offended Liver Sausage
NSC Patron
Oct 17, 2008
11,309
@Bozza or anyone with prior knowledge. My good friend who is P1 and registered disabled is having no luck trying to book 2 tickets for himself and his carer (all registered at the Albion) He can get his but not one for his carer.
He kindly waited until this morning so our group of 4(my son and I are P2) can sit together.
As you can imagine customer services are overwhelmed both via phone and online.
We are hoping to get it resolved before P3 kicks in at 2pm.
Many thanks in advance.
Tony
Is there not a specific liaison for disabled ticket holders any more? When I went with a friend, a wheelchair user, some years back, there was a dedicated staff member who was superb.
 




Bozza

You can change this
Helpful Moderator
Jul 4, 2003
55,990
Back in Sussex
@Bozza or anyone with prior knowledge. My good friend who is P1 and registered disabled is having no luck trying to book 2 tickets for himself and his carer (all registered at the Albion) He can get his but not one for his carer.
He kindly waited until this morning so our group of 4(my son and I are P2) can sit together.
As you can imagine customer services are overwhelmed both via phone and online.
We are hoping to get it resolved before P3 kicks in at 2pm.
Many thanks in advance.
Tony
I'm sorry - I don't know how registered disabled and carer tickets and allocations work.
 


Originunknown

BINFEST'ING
Aug 30, 2011
3,079
SUSSEX
The whole things is f***ing stupid! Designed by idiots. But I'm sure Paul Barber has his copy and paste email ready to go to any fan that emails him. That said, even he would have to only spend twenty minutes having to work through just one scenario to see that this is mad.

We watch football with our mates, not just to watch the football.
Sorry, why? What would you implement differently, this is the fairest system to my mind. If you allowed STH and Members to buy guests from the outset then there may not be any left for the lower groups.

Personally waiting to get 2 groups of 3 tickets as only 2 ST are Tier 1. If you pick the same sort of blocks you can easily meet up on the concourse, no drama.
 
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Magicman

Active member
Jul 19, 2011
292
Elm Grove
@Bozza or anyone with prior knowledge. My good friend who is P1 and registered disabled is having no luck trying to book 2 tickets for himself and his carer (all registered at the Albion) He can get his but not one for his carer.
He kindly waited until this morning so our group of 4(my son and I are P2) can sit together.
As you can imagine customer services are overwhelmed both via phone and online.
We are hoping to get it resolved before P3 kicks in at 2pm.
Many thanks in advance.
Tony
All sorted now thanks 👍
 




Mellotron

I've asked for soup
Jul 2, 2008
32,037
Brighton
Sorry, why? What would you implement differently, this is the fairest system to my mind. If you allowed STH and Members to buy guests from the outset then there may not be any left for the lower groups.

Personally waiting to get 2 groups of 3 tickets as only 2 ST are Tier 1. If you pick the same sort of blocks you can easily meet up on the concourse, no drama.
This. I can't see a better way really to be honest, and would be very interested if @Hamilton can think of one that is realistic, workable and fair.

We have a group of around 7/8 of us, of which 3 of us are STHs. We're gonna wait so we can sit together as much as possible.

Seems fair to me.
 






Beanstalk

Well-known member
Apr 5, 2017
2,714
London
Unless my Son In law can nab me a Club Wembley seat like last time it doesn't look like I'll be going. Not much hope of purchase history tickets being on sale .
If you know a season ticket holder ask them to get you a pair for you and your son from 5/6 April and you'll be off to Wembley no issue.
 




Hamilton

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 7, 2003
12,649
Brighton
Sorry, why? What would you implement differently, this is the fairest system to my mind. If you allowed STH and Members to buy guests from the outset then there may not be any left for the lower groups.

Personally waiting to get 2 groups of 3 tickets as only 2 ST are Tier 1. If you pick the same sort of blocks you can easily meet up on the concourse, no drama.
One simple idea.

All season ticket holders are guaranteed a tick. So, if you are in Windows 1 - 4 you're fine. So, why not allow those in Priority 1 Window to buy two tickets one of which can be assigned to any holder in windows say 1-3. This then presents a priority 1 holder from having to wait until window 4 where their mate might be. This ensures that supporters with a significant number of points can sit together.

Or, ask Priority 1 holders who want to sit with friends to identify a group size of up to 4. That group - provided it is in windows 1-4 is then guaranteed seats together but they are not assigned until after window 4 has closed.

There are lots of ways in which the confusion and uncertainty can be managed far more effectively.
 


Originunknown

BINFEST'ING
Aug 30, 2011
3,079
SUSSEX
One simple idea.

All season ticket holders are guaranteed a tick. So, if you are in Windows 1 - 4 you're fine. So, why not allow those in Priority 1 Window to buy two tickets one of which can be assigned to any holder in windows say 1-3. This then presents a priority 1 holder from having to wait until window 4 where their mate might be. This ensures that supporters with a significant number of points can sit together.

Or, ask Priority 1 holders who want to sit with friends to identify a group size of up to 4. That group - provided it is in windows 1-4 is then guaranteed seats together but they are not assigned until after window 4 has closed.

There are lots of ways in which the confusion and uncertainty can be managed far more effectively.
This is possible as is, you just need to wait until the lowest common denominator qualifies.

There is still huge availability and you'll have the pick of most of the blocks tomorrow from 9AM for any ST holder.
 


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