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Season tickets are fine for me. In the Kop it works out at £13.70 a game - that seems reasonable to me. I considered not getting one but the idea that I can miss 8 home games and still break-even so to speak is fine, based on last season's matchday prices (as if we'll lower them haha).

You're moaning about Pavis prices which is fine, it's more expensive obviously by quite a bit but it's life innit - you don't have to pay a premium. The view is absolutely fine as well in the Kop before anyone says owt...it's unreserved seating so you can plonk yourself high and central if you fancy. So, if you choose to sit somewhere more expensive you can't then complain how more expensive it is. £16.95 a game still isn't exactly robbery in my mind.

Our matchday prices are ludicrous however, won't get me arguing there. No need to ever charge over £20 for a League 2 game regardless of where you sit.

As an aside as well to give the club some rare credit, £57.50 for Under-18s is a very very good deal. Whatever though, judgement for Notts fans being so embarrassingly fickle really that we can't afford to lower prices in my opinion - if we had more consistent support then the club would be much easier to run on that front with pricing. As it stands though you need to milk them for as much as you can because you know they'll all fuck off if you lose 2 games in a row.
 

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We'll agree to disagree on ST:

Watching 23 home games from behind the goal is not even worth contemplating, poor view, can't truly/accurately watch the action.
I'm better than that.
£390/£410/£420 is too high for League 2 football (4th tier). How many clubs charge more than that for a ST in L2 this season?
No token price reduction after a relegation to the basement division? All to quick to raise prices, scrap early bird discount when we go up a division (from the 4th tier mind)
No nominal price reduction to the most loyal of fans after seeing just 4 (or was it 5) home wins outta 23?
The board are so out of touch when it comes to pricing its scary! Its basically bleed every penny out of a diminishing core support. Shocking approach.
Missed opportunity to give a little back to the long suffering supporters, the relationship between fans and the club isn't exactly healthy and positive currently (understandably) so this would of been a nice gesture whilst reconnecting a little with the fans. Worth a lot more than the extra few quid they might make. Who knows it may even get the odd dozen extra to renewal after last seasons woeful season

All this after the scrapping of the early bird and replacement with a price freeze when in L1. A joke.

Do agree with you on the Student Ticket prices (excellent price) and Match day ticket prices (again who pays more in L2?). £315 for the Kop is decent enough but the difference is too great (£100!!) to that watching from the side of the pitch. Which lets be honest is where the majority of home fans should watch the home matches. The fact the club put a time pressure on supporters in the Main Stand to renew is an insult.

****s!
 

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We were on something like 1,500 sales 2 or 3 weeks ago. As discussed no early bird discount so a lot are waiting, myself included - if the club don't need the cash in the bank, it might as well be in mine instead. I'll buy mine next month after my next pay cheque, £275 to stand in the Habbin (along the side) is a reasonable price as far as I'm concerned.
 

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I saw yesterday that we've sold 1,200 so far.
 

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Bloody hell another 300 have been sold taking it up to 1,500 in just a few days, not bad considering we only have 9 players signed up for next season. :lol:
 

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Our matchday ticket prices have been announced for the coming season - the first of the new match categorisation system which I'm not a fan of, but can see why they're bringing it considering at many points last season, demand certainly outgrew supply.

Headline numbers - Cat A in the first few weeks are Oxford, Portsmouth and Plymouth, paying £22 for adults. Cat B are Mansfield, Wimbledon and York paying the same as last season at £20. Cat C are Bristol Rovers and Leyton Orient on Tuesday nights reduced back to Conference levels to £18.
 

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Good idea - I wish we done category grades for games.
 

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Good idea - I wish we done category grades for games.
I don't think we need to grade games. For Luton, because of their high proportion of season tickets, it seems to be as much about fleecing away fans that travel in numbers as attracting extras to the lesser opponents.

I can see their logic in seeking to attract fans to mid week games - I'd rather we went for targeted promotions (bring a friend, South Stand Initiatives, etc.) for those games that won't bring many away fans. That gives a positive PR vibe - whereas I can see plenty of moaning and limited benefit from just going for a less flexible grading system.
 

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Today our season ticket sales have hit 1,700.
 

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I don't think we need to grade games. For Luton, because of their high proportion of season tickets, it seems to be as much about fleecing away fans that travel in numbers as attracting extras to the lesser opponents.
If anyone is getting fleeced (for the sake of £2 more than last year) its home fans. Apart from cup games, away teams get a maximum of around 1,050 tickets - only about 3-4 teams managed to sell that last year.

Reason for the categorisation is because demand is outstripping supply. We have around 5,600 ST holders, so there's only about 2,750 seats available for matchday home ticket holders, not including the Executive Box holders.
 

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My views are strong on the season ticket pricing at Notts County FC, very strong. Nice to see the early bird discount back, although its a f***ing shame of an offering, and a clever but sneeky approach by the Chairman! Just cos its not been extended means f**k all in my eyes in terms of likely sales, due to the inept running of the club when it comes to ST and Match day pricing and offers. The phrase 'taking the piss' springs to mind after a relegation and the fact you can count the number of home league wins last season on one hand. Yep £390 - 420 for a ST, sounds perfectly fine to me for L2. *****

I agree, but if they priced them properly we'd be skint and have a lower League Two budget the entire time and everyone would just kick off about that. Football is broken rather than us.
 

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Categorising tickets should be banned for away fans, though. Vile thing to do.
 

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I agree, but if they priced them properly we'd be skint and have a lower League Two budget the entire time and everyone would just kick off about that. Football is broken rather than us.

I'm interested what do you class as 'price them properly'? What range are we talking for say League 2?
 

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Barry Corr just rang my wife up to ask her if she was renewing her season ticket (the only reason we haven't done it yet is the lack of incentive to do so earlier). Either we've blown all the Man U money or were employing a whole new technique to getting people to renew!
 

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We're on about 2300,no report since we broke the 2000 barrier. I think we'll do about 3500.

However, today we signed Kudus Oyenugu, so it could go through the roof.
 

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Barry Corr just rang my wife up to ask her if she was renewing her season ticket (the only reason we haven't done it yet is the lack of incentive to do so earlier). Either we've blown all the Man U money or were employing a whole new technique to getting people to renew!

This belongs in the tinpot thread surely...
 

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From what I read on the club web site, I think AFC have got about 2300-2500 ST holders already, not bad when the ground only holds 4850. So with my maths over half the ground sold each week, plus the away support of 825MAX. Not bad in my opinion.
 

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From what I read on the club web site, I think AFC have got about 2300-2500 ST holders already, not bad when the ground only holds 4850. So with my maths over half the ground sold each week, plus the away support of 825MAX. Not bad in my opinion.
The negative though is that you can't capitalise on a potentially higher fan base. New ground required!
 

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We've sold just under 4,000 :pmsl:

Just shows how moronic we all are down here. Most won't even bother turning up FFS. :doh:
 

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3,500 we've sold. Pretty meh but at our prices I'm not surprised.
 

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Just over 5,600 sold as of today according to our official site.
 

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Just over 5,600 sold as of today according to our official site.
Fantastic number - pretty much equal to this time last year, with an inflation busting 10% increase in prices. Should be looking at matching last season's attendance figures of over 200,000 through the gates.
 

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I wonder how many people that pay on the gate the loss of Kyle Dempsey (and Brad Potts) will have cost us.

People will pay to come in and cheer on young, local players doing well when the team are doing shite, especially if they are giving it their all. People are also more likely to turn out when there's a flair player or two on the pitch with confidence and the possibility to do something exciting. These things just give people something to focus their support on, make them enjoy the game more and more likely to come to the next one.

Curle has, I would say, strengthened our squad overall this summer. We look to have a stronger spine, and more experience running through the team, but the squad also seems less exciting, less likely to entertain and with fewer players who fans will root for as individuals. The prospect of coming to see us play, I would say is less enticing than it was before, and I would say Curle will struggle to do something about that. You can't just go out and buy Kyle Dempseys, you have to bring them through the youth system. Sadly the increasing inequality in football means that lower league teams that bring players through get less time with them than they used to, Dempsey was about the most exciting player to come through our youth system in a long while, and while we all knew our time with him would be limited I think we hope we'd get more than one season. But the money that it costs bigger clubs to sign a Kyle Dempsey is increasingly now peanuts to them, so they can take more risks and sign promising players earlier and earlier, soon we won't get the opportunity to bring our own promising academy players into the first team at all.
 

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I wonder how many people that pay on the gate the loss of Kyle Dempsey (and Brad Potts) will have cost us.

People will pay to come in and cheer on young, local players doing well when the team are doing shite, especially if they are giving it their all. People are also more likely to turn out when there's a flair player or two on the pitch with confidence and the possibility to do something exciting. These things just give people something to focus their support on, make them enjoy the game more and more likely to come to the next one.

Curle has, I would say, strengthened our squad overall this summer. We look to have a stronger spine, and more experience running through the team, but the squad also seems less exciting, less likely to entertain and with fewer players who fans will root for as individuals. The prospect of coming to see us play, I would say is less enticing than it was before, and I would say Curle will struggle to do something about that. You can't just go out and buy Kyle Dempseys, you have to bring them through the youth system. Sadly the increasing inequality in football means that lower league teams that bring players through get less time with them than they used to, Dempsey was about the most exciting player to come through our youth system in a long while, and while we all knew our time with him would be limited I think we hope we'd get more than one season. But the money that it costs bigger clubs to sign a Kyle Dempsey is increasingly now peanuts to them, so they can take more risks and sign promising players earlier and earlier, soon we won't get the opportunity to bring our own promising academy players into the first team at all.
Agree with most of that, and I think Hery will prove to be an exciting player, though it's unlikely he'll reach the levels Dempsey produced.

I'd say only 2 youth players will be frequent 1st teamers this season - Brough and Gillespie. Hammell could prove to be a decent little player in the future, but I doubt he'll play a big part this year. I think Matty Douglas could be an important player for us in the coming years, so hopefully he gets some first team action.
 

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I do not think the sale of players will make a difference. Like the last 3 seasons the start almost certainly will.

Carlisle as a public has zero care about the football club at this present moment, I hardly hear it talked about anywhere at moment apart from when its others who go usually, their PR is as normal dreadful so there has been no hype at all in both local news or Radio and any PR the last few weeks has been just bad PR for the club putting it in a negative light to the locals.

So apart from the 4,000 no one else is going to turn up..........this pre-season like others before has given zero reason for others to turn up, there is no hype, no buzz about the place, the only ones talking about Carlisle United are the ones who will go anyway.

A Good start and suddenly its good PR, good local press, abit of a buzz from people going and it soon spreads................a Bad start and well no extras will come for the entire season and we may lose some of the 4,000 who are turning up.

think personally squad is worse than last season...........but I think the last 3 seasons have been defined by atrocious starts which crushed team/fan morale and unity of the squad before end of August, if we can have a positive start, then like Wycombe last season it can have a positive effect on morale/unity and you can push on.

That Cambridge home game is vital...........3 god-awful first home games the last 3 seasons and it needs to end this time.
 

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Agree with most of that, and I think Hery will prove to be an exciting player, though it's unlikely he'll reach the levels Dempsey produced.

I hope so, while the benefit of a player who is both exciting and an academy product is doubled, a number of our exciting players in the last few years, who help bring crowds in haven't been academy products. Zoko for example.
 

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We're on about 2300,no report since we broke the 2000 barrier. I think we'll do about 3500.

However, today we signed Kudus Oyenugu, so it could go through the roof.
It's 2600 now , I think it will be just short of 3000,.we've cut pay on the day tickets so a few more away and home fans me thinks ..... Kudos Whatshisname is more likely to have refund requests going in than boosting sales .... still we can always loan him to Mansfield when they struggle
 

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