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Title: Free Tickets Mags
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:06:08 PM
For next season.

Anyone cancels can (iirc) see out this season. Anyone cancelling their Direct Debit?

Can you pay outright for your ST rather than have it via DD? Currently on DD but would prefer to pay up front if possible.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:27:40 PM
I will be cancelling mine. Had it since the 03/04 season, got about 95 loyalty points but I give up. As much as I love football, going to the home matches just doesn't feel as good/enjoyable now.

Plus I'm skint every month so could do with the extra money in my bank.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:29:55 PM
50/50 so far, I would prefer to pack mine in but will go along with what the other 3 say who I go with.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:31:00 PM
Can you pay outright for your ST rather than have it via DD? Currently on DD but would prefer to pay up front if possible.

Yes, I pay for mine currently in one lump sum. Probably change it if I keep it on next season though.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:34:16 PM
Cancelled mine this time last year. Just pick and choose my games now. I'm going to the Man City match and the Derby (providing I can get a ticket) and that'll probably be my lot for this season as we have absolutely nowt to play for and £30+ is too expensive to watch football with very little riding on it other than Premier League prize money.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 06:40:44 PM
Keep. Probably.

If I didn't go to the football I'd just end up sitting at home wishing I was at the football. Plus it's a good excuse to gan on the hoy.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 07:04:35 PM
Keep.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jordan on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 07:06:19 PM
It's a tough one. I'll keep it but another year of Pardew makes me feel physically sick.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Minhosa on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 07:11:00 PM
Cancelled mine this time last year. Just pick and choose my games now. I'm going to the Man City match and the Derby (providing I can get a ticket) and that'll probably be my lot for this season as we have absolutely nowt to play for and £30+ is too expensive to watch football with very little riding on it other than Premier League prize money.



Very sensible approach.

The more NUFC put into a season, the more they should get in return. Be nice if everyone adopted this approach and they 'had' to perform to achieve decent gate reciepts.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TurboTrev on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 07:35:57 PM
Cancelled mine this time last year after 30 years and it was one of the hardest decisions of my life.  I'd started to think about it 2 years earlier and it caused me a lot of sleepless nights and stress.  Reasons for cancelling included Ashley, Pardew and a family bereavement.

I still listen to or watch every game from the comfort of my armchair, however, I can honestly say that, so far and very surprisingly, I haven't regretted cancelling it once.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 07:40:54 PM
Keep. Probably.

If I didn't go to the football I'd just end up sitting at home wishing I was at the football.
Plus it's a good excuse to gan on the hoy.

Basically me. I'd have nowt to do if I didn't go to the matches.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jill on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:31:05 PM
Keep. Probably.

If I didn't go to the football I'd just end up sitting at home wishing I was at the football. Plus it's a good excuse to gan on the hoy.

What he said.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:31:24 PM
50/50 so far, I would prefer to pack mine in but will go along with what the other 3 say who I go with.

This is me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MKSC on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:39:28 PM
Didn't renew mine for this season. I'd still like to have one but with the cost of travel and the time away from home I just wasn't getting enough enjoyment out if it. If I lived in Newcastle then I'd more than likely have one though.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:40:50 PM
50/50 so far, I would prefer to pack mine in but will go along with what the other 3 say who I go with.

This is me.

And the other two? heh
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:42:05 PM
jeje
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 08:47:22 PM
Keep.  Would spend the whole of next season regretting it otherwise.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rosenrot on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:12:02 PM
I live in Newcastle and I refuse to buy a season ticket until MA sells the club.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Magpie on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:20:18 PM
The only thing stopping me is the fact my ticket is cheaper as l'm on the 10 year deal and if I gave it up I'd have to pay quite a bit more to get one back.

Saying that we had a little girl last summer so I'd get to see her more and at the same time £40-odd a month.

But I would miss it. I know l would.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:34:10 PM
I only go to half the home games but it costs me approaching £70 a game all in, and that's only having one or two drinks and not having to pay for the petrol to get me to the train station. It'll easily be £600+ a year.

Obviously nobody forces me to spend this money but what's the f***ing point? They don't give a f***, why should I?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: JH on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:43:32 PM
I only go to half the home games but it costs me approaching £70 a game all in, and that's only having one or two drinks and not having to pay for the petrol to get me to the train station. It'll easily be £600+ a year.

Obviously nobody forces me to spend this money but what's the f***ing point? They don't give a f***, why should I?

That's why I gave mine up. I'll go back regularly when we have a club to support that has ambition.

Left at 4-0 down against Liverpool and have only been once since - the Arsenal game and that's just because I was off work and bored. Actually don't miss it much.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Zippity on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:49:28 PM
Keep.

Decided a while back that, unless I couldn't afford it, I would always go.

Not enjoying it at the moment given the negative sh!te Pardew plays but I've seen it much worse and, even though it's meant to be entertaining...well, it's almost like a duty.  :laugh:

It's more than just the game...it's the craic, the beer, me mates, the City and club I love...it's loads of things and I love it! (even though it f.ucks me off at a rate of knots most of the time!  :uglystupid2: )
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 09:51:26 PM
I only go to half the home games but it costs me approaching £70 a game all in, and that's only having one or two drinks and not having to pay for the petrol to get me to the train station. It'll easily be £600+ a year.

Obviously nobody forces me to spend this money but what's the f***ing point? They don't give a f***, why should I?

That's why I gave mine up. I'll go back regularly when we have a club to support that has ambition.

Me as well.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MW on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 10:54:23 PM
Didn't renew mine for this season. I'd still like to have one but with the cost of travel and the time away from home I just wasn't getting enough enjoyment out if it. If I lived in Newcastle then I'd more than likely have one though.

After years of commuting up most for the games I'm not renewing next year. My greatest fear was us getting to a final and not being able to get a ticket, but that clearly wont happen. Bit sick of doing the 3 hour train journey on my own as well both ways normally.  Much funner weekend not bothering, plus im right back into playing football as iv only been to 2 home games this year. Cant justify renewing it at all
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 10:58:11 PM
Didn't renew mine for this season. I'd still like to have one but with the cost of travel and the time away from home I just wasn't getting enough enjoyment out if it. If I lived in Newcastle then I'd more than likely have one though.

My greatest fear was us getting to a final and not being able to get a ticket, but that clearly wont happen.

This. Also the fact i don't enjoy it as much as i used to (Christ. I'm only 20 but it's true! 13 years of this takes it out of you!)

I said in May last year (when it was extremely likely we could get relegated) that this would be my last year. I am 99.99% sure I'll follow this through!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:07:44 PM
Didn't renew mine for this season. I'd still like to have one but with the cost of travel and the time away from home I just wasn't getting enough enjoyment out if it. If I lived in Newcastle then I'd more than likely have one though.

After years of commuting up most for the games I'm not renewing next year. My greatest fear was us getting to a final and not being able to get a ticket, but that clearly wont happen. Bit sick of doing the 3 hour train journey on my own as well both ways normally.  Much funner weekend not bothering, plus im right back into playing football as iv only been to 2 home games this year. Cant justify renewing it at all

This is similar to me, if SJP was on my doorstep it'd be a much easier decision. I'm out of the house for over six hours of a weekend to see a match, that's a lot of time away from my son. If it's a 3pm, by the time I'm back he's in bed.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Benwell Lad on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:12:27 PM
Keep.

Decided a while back that, unless I couldn't afford it, I would always go.

Not enjoying it at the moment given the negative sh!te Pardew plays but I've seen it much worse and, even though it's meant to be entertaining...well, it's almost like a duty.  :laugh:

It's more than just the game...it's the craic, the beer, me mates, the City and club I love...it's loads of things and I love it! (even though it f.ucks me off at a rate of knots most of the time!  :uglystupid2: )

Very similar feelings.
Post match Saturday was the most p*ssed off I've been (or depressed maybe) since Reading at home last season, and that includes Liverpool and Sunderland last season.
I just like being in town and at SJP on match days and probably always will.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MKSC on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:22:58 PM
I agree about the experience of a match day. I love it, drinks before and after, chatting/forgetting about the game and having a good time. I'm up this weekend for the red vs blue game and to be quite honest that is the reason I'm coming, not to see nufc play. I haven't even bought a ticket. Just gonna have a good time with the guys on saturday, watch the game in the pub on sunday before heading home. I can enjoy match day without the expense of going in to the stadium.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Zippity on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:26:03 PM
I can enjoy match day without the expense of going in to the stadium.

...or experiencing the inevitable mauling!  :blackeye:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MKSC on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:29:42 PM
I can enjoy match day without the expense of going in to the stadium.

...or experiencing the inevitable mauling!  :blackeye:

That's always the dilemma. Do you go and watch us get battered or stay away and miss us playing amazing and beat City? I normally tend to get it wrong mind so the rest of you should probably still go this week.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:43:27 PM
People on the 9 year Price Guarantee wanting to cancel their 2014/2015 season ticket need to do it by the 31st of January: -

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14.7.1 Customers wishing to cancel the 9 Year Price Guarantee direct debit payment plan for future seasons must send written notice to the Club to "Box Office, Newcastle United Football Club, St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST" by 31 January (or other date as notified by the Club) prior to the commencement of the season in which the cancellation will take effect. No cancellations will be accepted after this date for the forthcoming season.

I'm on the 9 year scheme and I'm thinking of cancelling mainly because there is a possibility I may have to work away from the North East over the 2014/2015 season. I'm also sort of waiting to see if we do any transfer business or not and what the results are like in the rest of January. Having said that, I nearly cancelled last January and the new signings and the win over Aston Villa convinced me not to. The rest of the season turned out to be a relegation avoidance battle.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Zippity on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 11:49:00 PM
I can enjoy match day without the expense of going in to the stadium.

...or experiencing the inevitable mauling!  :blackeye:

That's always the dilemma. Do you go and watch us get battered or stay away and miss us playing amazing and beat City? I normally tend to get it wrong mind so the rest of you should probably still go this week.

Aahh, well that's the thing with a season ticket. You just go and support the team and hope for the best. I'm not being facetious here-honestly-I just mean that if whether or not you went to games depended on whether or not you thought we were going to get howked, you'd hardly go at all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12:09:20 AM
I only go to half the home games but it costs me approaching £70 a game all in, and that's only having one or two drinks and not having to pay for the petrol to get me to the train station. It'll easily be £600+ a year.

Obviously nobody forces me to spend this money but what's the f***ing point? They don't give a f***, why should I?

That's why I gave mine up. I'll go back regularly when we have a club to support that has ambition.

Me as well.

I've only been to the Stoke game as a ticket was going spare but am getting the urge now so will start going to aways again, hopefully starting with West Ham.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MKSC on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12:28:14 AM
I can enjoy match day without the expense of going in to the stadium.

...or experiencing the inevitable mauling!  :blackeye:

That's always the dilemma. Do you go and watch us get battered or stay away and miss us playing amazing and beat City? I normally tend to get it wrong mind so the rest of you should probably still go this week.

Aahh, well that's the thing with a season ticket. You just go and support the team and hope for the best. I'm not being facetious here-honestly-I just mean that if whether or not you went to games depended on whether or not you thought we were going to get howked, you'd hardly go at all.

Though I've had a season ticket before I had to pick and choose which games to go too as I couldn't make them all. If I lived in the area I'd go to every game regardless but I don't see that ever happening. I just can't justify spending the best part of £80 for me and the wife to go. I'd rather drink that money on Saturday night, maybe she'll even put out.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 07:15:39 AM
Never had a season ticket and the only way I'll ever consider getting one would be through inheritance, kinda. Would be sickening tho, the thought that I had to go to every home game whether I wanted to or not.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 08:41:37 AM
If i don't renew but buy a membership do i keep my loyalty.points?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 08:57:41 AM
Just saw on fb that the club said at the fans forum that we don't want to qualify for europa as it didn't generate enough cash (6m). And that cup wins can affect league form and end.in relegation; citing Brum and Wigan as examples.

To actually come out and admit that again makes my decision easy. What's the point in just existing? I think I'll come back and renew in a few years when we want to win.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: treemag on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 09:44:31 AM
I don't post but love this site and the passion for our club held within.

It makes me really sad to read some of the comments on here and that it has come to this for some of us, I for one will not be renewing this year.

I've held a ticket on and off since Keegan arrived as a player and my current seat since 00/01, the lack of ambition and disregard for us fans from the boardroom have finally finished me.

I fell in love with this club as a 5 year old ( now 48) and will continue to be, although sadly no longer from within SJP on match days.

What is the point in investing into a regime that's sole purpose if to be mediocre and just survive day to day.

To those who keep their tickets hats off to you, you are stronger than me, I'm done until the club can match my ambition and show a desire to win.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Skirge on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 09:50:46 AM
I am stuck on what to do, with my sight issues I am debating on just getting a full motorized say setup and a few card shares so I will have most games on TV. Its not the same as being there but of late being there is not that great even when we win. Atmosphere has died on its arse, no one has any real belief left, whilst Ashley here going to the match will never be like it used to be.
Just don't want to go down this route and regret it, not like I get out the house much anyway so going to the match is a break from the norm.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 11:44:27 AM
If i don't renew but buy a membership do i keep my loyalty.points?

I didn't renew for this season and haven't bothered with a membership either. When I log in to the online ticket office my profile now says "General sale" but my loyalty points are still there.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 11:47:28 AM
I am stuck on what to do, with my sight issues I am debating on just getting a full motorized say setup and a few card shares so I will have most games on TV. Its not the same as being there but of late being there is not that great even when we win. Atmosphere has died on its arse, no one has any real belief left, whilst Ashley here going to the match will never be like it used to be.
Just don't want to go down this route and regret it, not like I get out the house much anyway so going to the match is a break from the norm.

That's it for me now. Performances under Pardew are never going to have you on the edge of your seat but at least if there was an area where you could stand and have a bit of a sing song it would make it a bit more enjoyable. Atmosphere is flat as a fart as well and it's just as if everyone is going through the motions, players and fans alike.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: The_Optimistic on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 12:20:20 PM
Keep, saving money argument won't work for me because if I wasn't at the match then wor lass would have me out shopping etc
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 01:46:23 PM
Even if you are renewing you should leave it last possible minute to do so. Make the w*****s sweat after those comments confirming they dont want to do anything above exist! Naturally those on the DD scheme dont have this option but others should do it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordiesteve710 on Wednesday 8 January 2014, 02:10:34 PM
Keep. Grudgingly.

On the downside, entering competitions without any intention to even try to win something seems pointless and goes against what I believe in, and to even come out and brazenly say as much is uninspiring to say the least and makes you wonder what the f***ing point is. It's also becoming more of a ballache travelling up from Leeds every home game, can't often stop over as work weekends and often night shifts in my job. Also got other commitments and it's harder and harder to justify to the Mrs.

On the other hand, I'd miss it, gets me out of the house and when I can stop over I love the buzz of going home for a weekend in the city on the lash planned around going to the match. Also having the season ticket means I can pick and choose which aways I go to as opposed to scrabbling round on twitter for extras etc.

Having said that, should Ashley do anything spiteful like raise prices by a couple hundred quid whilst carrying on not even pretending to compete, I can easily see a point where I'd find the sacrifices too much to bother with it any more and jack it in.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 04:10:35 AM
They've got four days to persuade me to keep, otherwise I'm cancelling.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:49:20 AM
Whatever people do, wait until about 14:40 before deciding.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: John P on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 08:35:52 AM
I'm the same as bowlingcrofty. If no-one comes in to replace cabaye then I'm waving goodbye to my season ticket
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 08:55:22 AM
They've got four days to persuade me to keep, otherwise I'm cancelling.

Might as well have the email stored in drafts now tbh
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:06:36 AM
Don't get why you would cancel after one player leaving in Jan. Chances are we will do most of our recruiting and re-building in the summer. We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially if we don't get a replacement but next season is where our true test will lie with lots of the players moving on.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:11:19 AM
Don't get why you would cancel after one player leaving in Jan. Chances are we will do most of our recruiting and re-building in the summer. We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially if we don't get a replacement but next season is where our true test will lie with lots of the players moving on.

Aye just blindly keep giving money regardless of what they do. 8 home games left, if no signings then its basically just 8 friendlies to the club. Maybe some people value themselves above being treat with such contempt on a regular basis.

Fwiw you can just as easily buy your ticket in July if/when these players you seem confident of getting(obviously no player will want to leave by then making it worse)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: John P on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:13:32 AM
Don't get why you would cancel after one player leaving in Jan. Chances are we will do most of our recruiting and re-building in the summer. We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially if we don't get a replacement but next season is where our true test will lie with lots of the players moving on.

It's not as a result of one player leaving in Jan. It's as a result of not permanently signing a single player this season, a complete lack of ambition on the club's behalf to strengthen and spend the money we do have on improving the squad, on repeatedly belittling the club and the fans and hiring Joe f***ing Kinnear to lie to the fans every transfer window. I don't see why me and my girlfriend should travel from York every other week and spend thousands per year for this treatment to be honest. If some other mug wants it they're welcome to it
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:18:32 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:22:22 AM
How do you cancel then? Simply send them an email?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: John P on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:22:55 AM
How do you cancel then? Simply send them an email?

Yep I think so, got mine written out ready
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:37:08 AM
How do you cancel then? Simply send them an email?

Yep I think so, got mine written out ready

Needs to be written and sent to the box office by 31st January.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:37:46 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NUFC_Chris on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:42:25 AM
Will they be taking direct debits on the 1st Feb anyone?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:42:50 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.

Jesus wept. Sometimes I really think you're a club insider, you come out with so much s**** sympathising with Pardew and his mob. It's sickening. I'm totally shocked that someone can so easily accept mediocrity at a stage when we have so much potential.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:43:13 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.

Jesus wept. Sometimes I really think you're a club insider, you come out with so much s**** sympathising with Pardew and his mob. It's sickening. I'm totally shocked that someone can so easily accept mediocrity at a stage when we have so much potential.

Well done on completely missing the point.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:43:14 AM
Will they be taking direct debits on the 1st Feb anyone?

If its due that day it will unless you cancell
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NUFC_Chris on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:44:45 AM
OK cheers, might have to cancel, can't afford to have the money coming out the account. lol.
You'd think they'd send a letter out beforehand like!!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:44:48 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:45:57 AM
It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.

When a manager spends one season moaning about being in Europe, then at the start of the next season declares how good it is that we're not in it, then the club explains that it's not attractive financially, then there isn't something in it?

I'm not saying we are deliberately losing games or anything daft like that, but we are actively managing the squad to be in mid-table safety, to ensure we pick up a good slice of PL money without the need for a large squad or any more than a couple of top-quality players.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:47:33 AM
It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.

When a manager spends one season moaning about being in Europe, then at the start of the next season declares how good it is that we're not in it, then the club explains that it's not attractive financially, then there isn't something in it?

I'm not saying we are deliberately losing games or anything daft like that, but we are actively managing the squad to be in mid-table safety, to ensure we pick up a good slice of PL money without the need for a large squad or any more than a couple of top-quality players.

Yeah that's true, but we're not actively trying to avoid being in Europe.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:48:51 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:49:00 AM
OK cheers, might have to cancel, can't afford to have the money coming out the account. lol.
You'd think they'd send a letter out beforehand like!!

They did when you signed up to it, why would they tell you anything if its your job to inform them if you dont want to continue? Iirc the next dd will be for 2014/15's ticket
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:54:15 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:55:18 AM
Yeah that's true, but we're not actively trying to avoid being in Europe.

Well, given we also have no real interest in the cups (for similar squad depth reasons as Europe), surely that's the same thing?

Do you think the club would be pleased if we managed to finish in the Europa spots the season? We'd all be awaiting the draw and planning flights, the club would be bemoaning the expense and hassle.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:56:59 AM
Yeah that's true, but we're not actively trying to avoid being in Europe.

Well, given we also have no real interest in the cups (for similar squad depth reasons as Europe), surely that's the same thing?

Do you think the club would be pleased if we managed to finish in the Europa spots the season? We'd all be awaiting the draw and planning flights, the club would be bemoaning the expense and hassle.

Well no, it's not the same thing at all. Many clubs see the Europa League as a hassle, and many clubs prioritise the PL over the cups. I don't like it but it's a fact, and it doesn't mean they aren't trying to finish as high up the league as possible.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:57:02 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.

Pardew will want to finish higher, those at board level do not imo.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 09:59:15 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.

Pardew doesn't get what he wants, that's not the way the club is ran. The powers that be will be doing all they can to avoid another Europa League campaign. It's almost been admitted in interviews/fan meetings.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 10:32:57 AM
Well no, it's not the same thing at all. Many clubs see the Europa League as a hassle, and many clubs prioritise the PL over the cups. I don't like it but it's a fact, and it doesn't mean they aren't trying to finish as high up the league as possible.

Long-term, as in over several seasons, it is very hard to achieve beyond spending levels. Every club will want to finish as high as they can within a season, but ultimately there is a realistic cap on what they can do without committing more to spend. Europe and higher PL finishes all come with reward but to maintain it comes at a price- clubs have to make that choice. And if things turn against you, signings don't work out, you can be left investing but still failing to hold your position.

So when we look at the trend over recent seasons and take decisions in aggregate and not in isolation, the club has put its stall out to be middle of the pack. It will take any additional pluses (5th place) along the way and take measures if the plans are under great threat (last January). But there are short-term, in-season effects.

I hate the fact that we are happy operate within ourselves. We prefer profitable mediocrity and cap-doffing to our betters, as evidenced by the endless expectations management that punctuates every sentence which flows from the assorted club mouthpieces. 'Know your place' is the mantra of a club representing a city which has always railed against such a concept. Never mind season ticket prices or flogging players, who wants to be a paid-up, badge-wearing member of that club?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 10:35:55 AM
Well no, it's not the same thing at all. Many clubs see the Europa League as a hassle, and many clubs prioritise the PL over the cups. I don't like it but it's a fact, and it doesn't mean they aren't trying to finish as high up the league as possible.

Long-term, as in over several seasons, it is very hard to achieve beyond spending levels. Every club will want to finish as high as they can within a season, but ultimately there is a realistic cap on what they can do without committing more to spend. Europe and higher PL finishes all come with reward but to maintain it comes at a price- clubs have to make that choice. And if things turn against you, signings don't work out, you can be left investing but still failing to hold your position.

So when we look at the trend over recent seasons and take decisions in aggregate and not in isolation, the club has put its stall out to be middle of the pack. It will take any additional pluses (5th place) along the way and take measures if the plans are under great threat (last January). But there are short-term, in-season effects.

I hate the fact that we are happy operate within ourselves. We prefer profitable mediocrity and cap-doffing to our betters, as evidenced by the endless expectations management that punctuates every sentence which flows from the assorted club mouthpieces. 'Know your place' is the mantra of a club representing a city which has always railed against such a concept. Never mind season ticket prices or flogging players, who wants to be a paid-up, badge-wearing member of that club?

I don't disagree with you, there's a lot of truth in all of that.

I just think that each individual matchday is interesting enough to want to watch it. That's where football is lucky. As I've said many times before, the bigger picture is incredibly depressing for most clubs in the world, now the top 4 or 5 are entrenched with oil money. (And yes, I know Ashley could spend a billion pounds on us if he wanted, but he isn't going to)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 10:37:15 AM
I could never have a season ticket under this regime. The money I'd spend isn't justifiable based on the way we're happy not to try and be any better than we are now.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BottledDog on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 10:57:35 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.

Pardew doesn't get what he wants, that's not the way the club is ran. The powers that be will be doing all they can to avoid another Europa League campaign. It's almost been admitted in interviews/fan meetings.

It's nonsense. The powers that be have said that the Premiership takes priority over cup competitions (inc. Europe presumably). Not that we don't want to be in them, they implied if nothing else it gave a chance for lesser squad players.

Pardew on the other hand has repeatedly said he wants to win something, and to get into Europe. He would prefer to have a squad capable of competing in it and has often voiced concerns over the format of the Europa League and wants it to change, but that does not mean he or the club want to finish lower in the league to avoid it ffs.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 10:59:27 AM
It's nonsense. The powers that be have said that the Premiership takes priority over cup competitions (inc. Europe presumably). Not that we don't want to be in them, they implied if nothing else it gave a chance for lesser squad players.

Pardew on the other hand has repeatedly said he wants to win something, and to get into Europe. He would prefer to have a squad capable of competing in it and has often voiced concerns over the format of the Europa League and wants it to change, but that does not mean he or the club want to finish lower in the league to avoid it ffs.

It would save a lot of hassle if everyone would read and digest this.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:04:58 AM
It would save a lot of hassle if everyone would read and digest this.

Well that's me telt!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Brazilianbob on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:49:16 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Selling your best players is akin to throwing matches, dont you think?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:51:40 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Selling your best players is akin to throwing matches, dont you think?

:lol:

No, not at all, that's a mad suggestion.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Brazilianbob on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:53:43 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Selling your best players is akin to throwing matches, dont you think?

:lol:

No, not at all, that's a mad suggestion.

Explain why please.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:57:48 AM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Selling your best players is akin to throwing matches, dont you think?

:lol:

No, not at all, that's a mad suggestion.

Explain why please.

Well selling players is an absolutely normal part of the operation of a football club and happens all the time at every level. Whereas throwing matches doesn't, and isn't.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 12:34:11 PM
It's nonsense. The powers that be have said that the Premiership takes priority over cup competitions (inc. Europe presumably). Not that we don't want to be in them, they implied if nothing else it gave a chance for lesser squad players.

Pardew on the other hand has repeatedly said he wants to win something, and to get into Europe. He would prefer to have a squad capable of competing in it and has often voiced concerns over the format of the Europa League and wants it to change, but that does not mean he or the club want to finish lower in the league to avoid it ffs.

It would save a lot of hassle if everyone would read and digest this.

I'm not gullible enough to absorb the bullshit spouted from Pardew and Ashley so I've read it then spat it straight back out. They don't want to get into Europe - it isn't worth the effort in their eyes. Pardew says one thing one day and another the next depending on what puppet setting he's on, his quotes are worth the square root of f*** all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Slim on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:23:26 PM
Nothing will ever change with people renewing their season ticket.
People will keep moaning bout Ashley wile saying here Mike take all my cash.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Karjala on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:34:49 PM
It always amazes me how a club that has won nothing since 1969, has an owner that doesn't want to be in the top 7, constantly sells its best players, doesn't want to win cups, often plays p*ss-poorly and sees managers changed more seasons than not gets an average of 50,000 fans. Loyal or stupid? (I'm not a season ticket holder you wont be surprised to hear).
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ste on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:34:56 PM
You're not throwing a match if you sell a player, f***ing hell how ludicrous. We should still beat Sunderland and Norwich if our manager shows balls.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:54:07 PM
It always amazes me how a club that has won nothing since 1969, has an owner that doesn't want to be in the top 7, constantly sells its best players, doesn't want to win cups, often plays p*ss-poorly and sees managers changed more seasons than not gets an average of 50,000 fans. Loyal or stupid? (I'm not a season ticket holder you wont be surprised to hear).

As with most clubs, attendances are pretty much an accident of geography.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:55:41 PM
You're not throwing a match if you sell a player, f***ing hell how ludicrous. We should still beat Sunderland and Norwich if our manager shows balls.
I do not want to see Pardy globes.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ste on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 02:59:36 PM
Said no woman ever.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 05:54:31 PM
The club openly said there wouldn't be any money to strengthen the squad for Europe if we got there. Considering the last time this happened the manager was completely unable to deal with the injuries, travelling and lack of match preparation time and we limped over the finish line in 16th position, it's f***ing obvious they don't want to be in it. To claim anything else is preposterous.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:13:38 PM
The club openly said there wouldn't be any money to strengthen the squad for Europe if we got there. Considering the last time this happened the manager was completely unable to deal with the injuries, travelling and lack of match preparation time and we limped over the finish line in 16th position, it's f***ing obvious they don't want to be in it. To claim anything else is preposterous.

exactly as the directors came out and said it last year at the forum ,Cashley is just happy to survive mid table and sell at a profit so Krul and another next and he sees it as a job well done while we get more and more resentful of him
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:16:04 PM
The club openly said there wouldn't be any money to strengthen the squad for Europe if we got there. Considering the last time this happened the manager was completely unable to deal with the injuries, travelling and lack of match preparation time and we limped over the finish line in 16th position, it's f***ing obvious they don't want to be in it. To claim anything else is preposterous.


:thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:17:17 PM
So we're actually going to try and lose games from now on then?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:18:02 PM
Ian man, we love you, but you have a special knack of twisting words and at times it makes me wonder if you're employed by the club :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:32:00 PM
Ian man, we love you, but you have a special knack of twisting words and at times it makes me wonder if you're employed by the club :lol:

But I mean come on, people keep trotting out this line about Europe and the cups. Yes obviously, the league is the priority over everything, that's so obvious it hardly needs discussing. Everyone accepts that, whether or not you agree with the priority is a worthy debate. But we need to stop going on as if it's some damning indictment or we're actively trying to finish lower in the table.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: alexthegreat on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:38:45 PM
We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.

Pardew doesn't get what he wants, that's not the way the club is ran. The powers that be will be doing all they can to avoid another Europa League campaign. It's almost been admitted in interviews/fan meetings.

It's nonsense. The powers that be have said that the Premiership takes priority over cup competitions (inc. Europe presumably). Not that we don't want to be in them, they implied if nothing else it gave a chance for lesser squad players.

Pardew on the other hand has repeatedly said he wants to win something, and to get into Europe. He would prefer to have a squad capable of competing in it and has often voiced concerns over the format of the Europa League and wants it to change, but that does not mean he or the club want to finish lower in the league to avoid it ffs.

In the first half of the Europa League we put some very weak teams out and muddled our way through unspectacularly. In the second half of the tournament, when it gets good, we put some strong sides out and maintained mid table Premiership form while playing those 6 matches. I'd imagine if we were to qualify we would aim to do more or less the same thing again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 06:43:11 PM
Ambition costs money, Lethargy costs nowt
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 07:14:02 PM
What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jordan on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 07:16:11 PM
Think i'll be keeping it but definitely moving seats, can't be f***ed with L7 stairs anymore :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Tuesday 28 January 2014, 11:18:20 PM
What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?

:dontknow: but I'd be interested to know.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 10:16:19 PM
What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?

:dontknow: but I'd be interested to know.
I might just do this, f*** giving them notice. They can put a mark against my credit record, the c***s.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 10:17:27 PM
Don't do that.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 10:17:34 PM
NPW
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 10:19:07 PM
What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?

:dontknow: but I'd be interested to know.
I might just do this, f*** giving them notice. They can put a mark against my credit record, the c***s.

I wouldn't advise that.

Dave. :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 10:31:33 PM
Aye, I'm not going to after reading up on it. :lol:
Such a pack of c***s setting the deadline to match that of the transfer window.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:18:31 PM
I'm quitting. I could say that it's because I've had enough of the Ashley regime. I could say it's because of our lacklustre manager Pardew. I could say it's because we lack ambition, and the team is consistently inconsistent and a source of frustration. I could say it's because our beloved stadium had been desecrated by SportsDirect advertising and Wonga sponsorship. It's all of those things and none of them, in a way. But the decision is made for me by virtue of the fact I think I've lent my ticket out to mates more often than I've been able to attend myself over the past 18 months due to ongoing spates of poor health, and in that time I've also lost a lot of money in unused and untransferable train tickets. I don't drink as much as I used to do the match day experience isn't what it was. True, I'll miss seeing the lads pre-match, but the commuting just isn't viable anymore. Will still try to make it to a free games each season, but that's me done.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:30:04 PM
I'm quitting. I could say that it's because I've had enough of the Ashley regime. I could say it's because of our lacklustre manager Pardew. I could say it's because we lack ambition, and the team is consistently inconsistent and a source of frustration. I could say it's because our beloved stadium had been desecrated by SportsDirect advertising and Wonga sponsorship. It's all of those things and none of them, in a way. But the decision is made for me by virtue of the fact I think I've lent my ticket out to mates more often than I've been able to attend myself over the past 18 months due to ongoing spates of poor health, and in that time I've also lost a lot of money in unused and untransferable train tickets. I don't drink as much as I used to do the match day experience isn't what it was. True, I'll miss seeing the lads pre-match, but the commuting just isn't viable anymore. Will still try to make it to a free games each season, but that's me done.

I've got my e-mail ready and will send direct after 11pm (which is still on the 31st) if no significant signing are made as I would finally had enough of the three c***s taking the p*ss out of us all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: antz1uk on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:34:23 PM
What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?

:dontknow: but I'd be interested to know.
I might just do this, f*** giving them notice. They can put a mark against my credit record, the c***s.

i did this a couple of seasons ago, i just stopped paying the season ticket after the last game and never went back, rang them a few months later a cpl months into the season out of curiosity and they just said the tickets had been cancelled. not sure how much out of pocket i was but dont think it was anything huge
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:36:07 PM
I'm quitting. I could say that it's because I've had enough of the Ashley regime. I could say it's because of our lacklustre manager Pardew. I could say it's because we lack ambition, and the team is consistently inconsistent and a source of frustration. I could say it's because our beloved stadium had been desecrated by SportsDirect advertising and Wonga sponsorship. It's all of those things and none of them, in a way. But the decision is made for me by virtue of the fact I think I've lent my ticket out to mates more often than I've been able to attend myself over the past 18 months due to ongoing spates of poor health, and in that time I've also lost a lot of money in unused and untransferable train tickets. I don't drink as much as I used to do the match day experience isn't what it was. True, I'll miss seeing the lads pre-match, but the commuting just isn't viable anymore. Will still try to make it to a free games each season, but that's me done.

I've got my e-mail ready and will send direct after 11pm (which is still on the 31st) if no significant signing are made as I would finally had enough of the three c***s taking the p*ss out of us all.

Can you get away with doing it email?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:38:58 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:42:33 PM
To clarify, I'm not quitting supporting my team. That'll never happen. Never. I just can't justify having a season ticket any more. I'm going to miss pre-match banter with you midds, but I'll hope to still see you when I'm down for a match.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Slim on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:47:50 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

Your a part of the problem.
Brand loyalty

you know you would do more good by not going?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Wednesday 29 January 2014, 11:57:27 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

I have been there 40 year as a season ticket holder since I was 4 and I just won't pay anymore good money to a regime which is openly taking the p*ss out of us all and has no desire to even attempt to win anything apart from avoiding relegation.

They have one last chance in the next 46 hours or so to stop me from cancelling - two loan signings in one full year is a disgrace to a club getting 50,000 average. I firmly believe that since the Keegan scenario that Ashley has lost total interest in the club and now is only used to promote his sportsdirect.com empire, which by no coincidence has seen shares rocket in his time associated with the club. He doesn't like the supporters and I firmly believe holds a deep grudge after the justified stick he has received.

I take no pride in stopping my ticket or don't feel like a martyr about it either, but when I am totally being laughed at and my support taking for granted, then I feel I have no choice. Fair play to everyone who keeps going but I think this is for the long haul and every year they are still in power, more and more people will stop going. As soon as this regime is gone then I will be back but I don't foresee that being for a very long long time.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:01:03 AM
I'm quitting. I could say that it's because I've had enough of the Ashley regime. I could say it's because of our lacklustre manager Pardew. I could say it's because we lack ambition, and the team is consistently inconsistent and a source of frustration. I could say it's because our beloved stadium had been desecrated by SportsDirect advertising and Wonga sponsorship. It's all of those things and none of them, in a way. But the decision is made for me by virtue of the fact I think I've lent my ticket out to mates more often than I've been able to attend myself over the past 18 months due to ongoing spates of poor health, and in that time I've also lost a lot of money in unused and untransferable train tickets. I don't drink as much as I used to do the match day experience isn't what it was. True, I'll miss seeing the lads pre-match, but the commuting just isn't viable anymore. Will still try to make it to a free games each season, but that's me done.

I've got my e-mail ready and will send direct after 11pm (which is still on the 31st) if no significant signing are made as I would finally had enough of the three c***s taking the p*ss out of us all.

Can you get away with doing it email?

An e-mail is classed as a legal document in court as I know from a recent court case I was involved in.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:12:39 AM
The terms of service are clear in their demand for notice in writing to the club address, not an email address. I wouldn't risk it with this current regime.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: madras on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:33:01 AM
keeping...........girl 2 still wants to go.  when they want to stop I probably will.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Thursday 30 January 2014, 02:21:29 AM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

I have been there 40 year as a season ticket holder since I was 4 and I just won't pay anymore good money to a regime which is openly taking the p*ss out of us all and has no desire to even attempt to win anything apart from avoiding relegation.

They have one last chance in the next 46 hours or so to stop me from cancelling - two loan signings in one full year is a disgrace to a club getting 50,000 average. I firmly believe that since the Keegan scenario that Ashley has lost total interest in the club and now is only used to promote his sportsdirect.com empire, which by no coincidence has seen shares rocket in his time associated with the club. He doesn't like the supporters and I firmly believe holds a deep grudge after the justified stick he has received.

I take no pride in stopping my ticket or don't feel like a martyr about it either, but when I am totally being laughed at and my support taking for granted, then I feel I have no choice. Fair play to everyone who keeps going but I think this is for the long haul and every year they are still in power, more and more people will stop going. As soon as this regime is gone then I will be back but I don't foresee that being for a very long long time.

This is a great post and one that sums up perfectly what is wrong with the club and why you are right in cancelling...if indeed you do.
I believe that as you say, Ashley hates the fans for taking KK's side after he justifiably walked out and he is well known for holding grudges...witness his dobbing-in of Whelan and Co years back for supposedly holding a cartel.
He's not exactly short on manipulating monopolies for himself, is he..?

Anyone who continues to pay STs - there is nothing wrong with picking and choosing individual games if it suits you - is keeping the regime in power and they WILL be in power for a long time if people keep doing that...loving the club is no excuse because that is like saying you won't punish a friend who has stolen your valuables because you 'love' them. If you do that, they will just think you are stupid and do it again...there are plenty of other examples you could use.
If you REALLY want the best for the club and not just for yourself because you like to get away from the wife etc on a w/e, you will do what is necessary to ensure that corrective action is taken to put things right and that means a change of regime. Plenty will hide behind the excuse that 'we could get worse'...yes, and we just might get better too.

If things don't improve, this thread will be repeated time after time as will the Cabaye/replacement scenario and everyone knows this deep down - if you are happy with that, go ahead, but there will be plenty who aren't - and that number will grow and grow until Ashley achieves his aim of ensuring NUFC is never a force in the PL again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 07:52:42 AM
I phoned the box office a few weeks ago saying I wanted to cancel and what to do, they said either email them or write a letter. I emailed explaining I was not renewing and what to do with the direct debit.

They responded saying I have to pay at the start of February, then to just cancel the direct debit. If they try to argue with me I have evidence of an email so they won't get another penny from me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: treemag on Thursday 30 January 2014, 08:13:42 AM
I emailed but got no acknowledgement ,so I followed up with a letter and they have now confirmed the cancellation, sad it has come to this
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: |maze| on Thursday 30 January 2014, 08:29:51 AM
If you guys are actually 'tough enough' to cancel your STs, I wonder if you are 'daft enough' to run back like fools, and renew just because the current regime makes some decent transfers. In that case Mike Ashley got you all in his pocket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Thursday 30 January 2014, 08:43:24 AM
If there are near enough full stadiums every week, it's implied approval of Ashley's running and ambition of the club, for those ticket-paying fans.

1) Loving and following your team; and
2) bankrolling Ashley

...are very much mutually exclusive for me, but not everyone will feel the same, which I understand if disagree with - but that probably oversimplifies the equation too tbf, as there are many other factors involved (eg - routine, family enjoy it, seeing mates etc).
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 30 January 2014, 08:54:28 AM

We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


It really isn't, and this is a moronic thing for people to keep saying.

Ashley took legal advice on the ramifications of us not bothering to compete in the Europa League last season. That came from the only proper ITK we've got.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 30 January 2014, 08:57:57 AM

Yeah that's true, but we're not actively trying to avoid being in Europe.

Well, given we also have no real interest in the cups (for similar squad depth reasons as Europe), surely that's the same thing?

Do you think the club would be pleased if we managed to finish in the Europa spots the season? We'd all be awaiting the draw and planning flights, the club would be bemoaning the expense and hassle.

Well no, it's not the same thing at all. Many clubs see the Europa League as a hassle, and many clubs prioritise the PL over the cups. I don't like it but it's a fact, and it doesn't mean they aren't trying to finish as high up the league as possible.

They aren't, Ian. That would involve spending the money we can afford on improving the squad.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:01:26 AM

We had an outside chance of Europe this season but now that seems all but gone especially...

...especially now the club is actively avoiding competing in it


That old chestnut. Avoiding a top 6 finish, are you really that thick? Do you honestly believe we will throw matches just so we fall short of it?

Not so much throwing matches but selling our best player and the severe lack of incoming transfers do suggest they don't want to finish top 6. Add to that a lot of the quotes attached to Pardew which belittle the Europa League and it does appear that they would rather not have the hassle. They've already accepted they aren't too arsed about Cup competitions so why would they want to qualify for another. I think you may be being naive.

Pardew wants to finsih as high up the league table as possible, to think otherwise is mental. The players themselves will be in the same boat trying to push for it as well, precisley why we are only 7 points of a champions league spot. Not that i think we are capable of getting in that position but at least they are keeping themselves in touch with the top 6 teams and not just folding away like other clubs have.

Pardew doesn't get what he wants, that's not the way the club is ran. The powers that be will be doing all they can to avoid another Europa League campaign. It's almost been admitted in interviews/fan meetings.

It's nonsense.

In the same sense that the idea Pardew would personally benefit from NUFC having a healthy bank balance was nonsense?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Foluwashola on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:03:13 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:03:56 AM
It's nonsense. The powers that be have said that the Premiership takes priority over cup competitions (inc. Europe presumably). Not that we don't want to be in them, they implied if nothing else it gave a chance for lesser squad players.

Pardew on the other hand has repeatedly said he wants to win something, and to get into Europe. He would prefer to have a squad capable of competing in it and has often voiced concerns over the format of the Europa League and wants it to change, but that does not mean he or the club want to finish lower in the league to avoid it ffs.

It would save a lot of hassle if
everyone would read and digest this.

:lol:

You two, man.

The club has said.......

They're proven liars.

Pardew has said......

One of your main lines of argument is that he talks s***!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:04:15 AM
Doubt I'll be living in Newcastle next year, sadly, so would have to chuck it in regardless. However, if I did have the option of renewing my answer would be; no way.

People need to start walking away imo.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:16:07 AM

What happens if you don't meet the 31st deadline to cancel but just cancel the DD with your bank?

Nothing, I cancelled in May or June. You just don't get your money back if you've already paid some.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:28:53 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:04:04 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:26:59 AM
Just called and checked that they do accept email cancellations - only I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address though! Gonna have to phone again :(
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:34:33 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.

Doesn't alter the fact that you can go now quite easily and get a season ticket, as merlin says there is no waiting list
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:35:38 AM
Much as some would like to play this out as a reactionary thing, it is really more of a natural demographic.
Moaning about the ownership, the chairman, the manager, the s*** team, the s*** player etc, and stopping attending, buying a season ticket or whatever is really nothing new. It's happened as long as I've supported Newcastle and human nature means it always will.
There was a period which coincided with our best recent years after the Magpie Group took over, we were on a high, the Premier League hype was ramping up, football changed from a rough working class experience to a fashionable day out, stadiums were revamped and a whole lot of "mode" fans jumped on board (some would say "plastics"), and this was when the mythical 20,000 waiting list stuff came about.
These "mode" fans really did come along, I saw it, as did many others. They were fine, good lads and lasses who I knew, but they had never been real "football people" - it just became the thing to do for them on a weekend. Unsurprisingly most of them have since found something else to fill in Saturday afternoons - and good luck to them. It wasn't just us, it was football generally and even Sunderland saw their gates double overnight when the novelty of a new stadium hit town.
There always has been a certain percentage of a certain generation who will quit going for whatever reason. Any of the above complaints, or perhaps financial reasons, or they just get into doing other stuff. However life goes on, there's always a new generation coming along, for who the thrill of getting out in town with their mates and attending the match for the first time will hook them forever.
Throughout the whole of football attendances will go up and down, people will stop attending while others start, but Newcastle as always will be one of the best supported teams around. That's just the way it is.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:35:55 AM
Just called and checked that they do accept email cancellations - only I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address though! Gonna have to phone again :(

Can you post it please mate if you don't mind
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:38:34 AM
Much as some would like to play this out as a reactionary thing, it is really more of a natural demographic.
Moaning about the ownership, the chairman, the manager, the s*** team, the s*** player etc, and stopping attending, buying a season ticket or whatever is really nothing new. It's happened as long as I've supported Newcastle and human nature means it always will.
There was a period which coincided with our best recent years after the Magpie Group took over, we were on a high, the Premier League hype was ramping up, football changed from a rough working class experience to a fashionable day out, stadiums were revamped and a whole lot of "mode" fans jumped on board (some would say "plastics"), and this was when the mythical 20,000 waiting list stuff came about.
These "mode" fans really did come along, I saw it, as did many others. They were fine, good lads and lasses who I knew, but they had never been real "football people" - it just became the thing to do for them on a weekend. Unsurprisingly most of them have since found something else to fill in Saturday afternoons - and good luck to them. It wasn't just us, it was football generally and even Sunderland saw their gates double overnight when the novelty of a new stadium hit town.
There always has been a certain percentage of a certain generation who will quit going for whatever reason. Any of the above complaints, or perhaps financial reasons, or they just get into doing other stuff. However life goes on, there's always a new generation coming along for who the thrill of getting out in town with their mates and attending the match for the first time will hook them forever.
Throughout the whole of football attendances will go up and down, people will stop attending while others start, but Newcastle as always will be one of the best supported teams around. That's just the way it is.

Good post but think our crowds will start dropping quite rapidly if the current regime is there for a long stint unless they completely overturn their policies, which is not going to happen.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:44:24 AM
Just called and checked that they do accept email cancellations - only I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address though! Gonna have to phone again :(

Can you post it please mate if you don't mind
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:45:18 AM
Just called and checked that they do accept email cancellations - only I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address though! Gonna have to phone again :(

Can you post it please mate if you don't mind

Aye - did you miss this bit of my post? "I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address"
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Just called and checked that they do accept email cancellations - only I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address though! Gonna have to phone again :(

Can you post it please mate if you don't mind

Aye - did you miss this bit of my post? "I've just gone and lost the bit of paper where I'd written down the fecking email address"

Cursed man we are
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:51:02 AM
What needs to be included on the email?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:14:32 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
The stadium was expanded from 45,000 to 52,000 of which 5% has to be kept for away fans...

Just saying...like...the difference is NOT 20,000....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:15:09 AM
I mean, we're not as successful, so less people will want to go. That's just football.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:23:35 AM
I mean, we're not as successful, so less people will want to go. That's just football.

It's the no even attempting to be successful which is the crux of the matter though
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:27:38 AM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
The stadium was expanded from 45,000 to 52,000 of which 5% has to be kept for away fans...

Just saying...like...the difference is NOT 20,000....

It went from 36,000 to 52,000.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:33:59 AM
I mean, we're not as successful, so less people will want to go. That's just football.

I was looking on .com at stats for the first season when I went to games. Our first six home attendances of the season were, 35,000,  57,000,  33,000,  43,000, 29,000, 14,000, and so it went on through the season. Later we had consecutive home game attendances of 27,000 versus the mackems and 55,000 versus Leeds. Bizarre by today's standards or what ? 
Anyway, it looks like fans coming and going is nowt new  :)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: colinmk on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:38:21 AM
Going to a match should be a release no? Should make you forget about all the s*** during the week and just enjoy the football and being at the match. You can completely understand why people are giving it up. Doesn't mean they support the club any less, just means the club aren't delivering what they should be.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:40:01 AM
Going to a match should be a release no? Should make you forget about all the s*** during the week and just enjoy the football and being at the match. You can completely understand why people are giving it up. Doesn't mean they support the club any less, just means the club aren't delivering what they should be.

In a way, that's the reason I still want to go. Actually watching 90 minutes of football is a relief from thinking about the bigger picture.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:40:05 AM
I mean, we're not as successful, so less people will want to go. That's just football.

That's got very little to do with it for a lot of people packing it in, if you read the thread and soak in the actual points being made for once then you'd know that.

Your "input" here is just a constant stream of non-points, seemingly made exclusively to trivialise other people's genuine concerns about the club.

Sod it, you're going on ignore with some other muppets. :lol: It's been really good fun, Ian - bye!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 11:43:40 AM
I mean, we're not as successful, so less people will want to go. That's just football.

That's got very little to do with it for a lot of people packing it in, if you read the thread and soak in the actual points being made for once then you'd know that.

Your "input" here is just a constant stream of non-points, seemingly made exclusively to trivialise other people's genuine concerns about the club.

Sod it, you're going on ignore with some other muppets. :lol: It's been really good fun, Ian - bye!

Hardly fair, I just took you off ignore to give you a second chance.

What I meant was, of course people have all sorts of reasons for not going. But if we were challenging at the top of the league the place would be packed. No matter what anyone thinks about Sports Direct advertising or any of that. Conversely, if we had a great owner and were always battling relegation, crowds would be smaller. 

Sorry my posts don't come up to the exacting standards expected of people who post on this site. FFS.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:13:11 PM
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Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:28:41 PM
Keith Barrett, whoever he is, clearly needs to get some professional help, and not just with his poor grammar, either. The man's clearly bi-polar. :nope:

Right - for those who want to do it by email:

Email [email protected] with your supporter number (and probably your seat number etc just to be on the safe side) stating your desire to cancel your season ticket at the end of the current season.

If you say you're cancelling with immediate effect they'll bar your season ticket with immediate effect, so you'll not get to see matches you've already paid for.


Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:30:42 PM
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What a sad pathetic pile of s****.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:30:52 PM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
The stadium was expanded from 45,000 to 52,000 of which 5% has to be kept for away fans...

Just saying...like...the difference is NOT 20,000....

It went from 36,000 to 52,000. That's 16,000 extras seats.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:34:07 PM
Keith Barrett, whoever he is, clearly needs to get some professional help, and not just with his poor grammar, either. The man's clearly bi-polar. :nope:

Right - for those who want to do it by email:

Email [email protected] with your supporter number (and probably your seat number etc just to be on the safe side) stating your desire to cancel your season ticket at the end of the current season.

If you say you're cancelling with immediate effect they'll bar your season ticket with immediate effect, so you'll not get to see matches you've already paid for.

Keith Barrett is one of the most loyal outstanding Newcastle United supporters in recent times. I'm very surprised you haven't heard of him, he doesn't go anymore because of Mike Ashley which is a great shame. Got some great stories from my uncle when he used to charter planes to Newcastle away games. Great bloke.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:35:49 PM
Keith Barrett, whoever he is, clearly needs to get some professional help, and not just with his poor grammar, either. The man's clearly bi-polar. :nope:

Right - for those who want to do it by email:

Email [email protected] with your supporter number (and probably your seat number etc just to be on the safe side) stating your desire to cancel your season ticket at the end of the current season.

If you say you're cancelling with immediate effect they'll bar your season ticket with immediate effect, so you'll not get to see matches you've already paid for.

Keith Barrett is one of the most loyal outstanding Newcastle United supporters in recent times. I'm very surprised you haven't heard of him, he doesn't go anymore because of Mike Ashley which is a great shame. Got some great stories from my uncle when he used to charter planes to Newcastle away games. Great bloke.

I thought he didn't go any more because he got banned for trying to lamp someone during the relegation season? :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:37:18 PM
Keith Barrett, whoever he is, clearly needs to get some professional help, and not just with his poor grammar, either. The man's clearly bi-polar. :nope:

Right - for those who want to do it by email:

Email [email protected] with your supporter number (and probably your seat number etc just to be on the safe side) stating your desire to cancel your season ticket at the end of the current season.

If you say you're cancelling with immediate effect they'll bar your season ticket with immediate effect, so you'll not get to see matches you've already paid for.

Keith Barrett is one of the most loyal outstanding Newcastle United supporters in recent times. I'm very surprised you haven't heard of him, he doesn't go anymore because of Mike Ashley which is a great shame. Got some great stories from my uncle when he used to charter planes to Newcastle away games. Great bloke.

I thought he didn't go any more because he got banned for trying to lamp someone during the relegation season? :lol:

 :lol: He did at Hull Away in the FA Cup but that banning order is finished now. He chooses not to go these days.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:39:08 PM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
The stadium was expanded from 45,000 to 52,000 of which 5% has to be kept for away fans...

Just saying...like...the difference is NOT 20,000....

It went from 36,000 to 52,000. That's 16,000 extras seats.

From what date are you assessing this..? The final capacity of SJP, following the completion of the SJH and Gallowgate stands was either 42 or 45,000...it was only 36,000 before the ground was completely covered and the capacity was raised to 52,000 after the extension of the SJH stand and the Milburn.
The ground could hold 29,000 even before the new SJH and Gallowgate stands were erected..check how many got in for our game with Bristol City after KKs appointment as manager in Feb 92....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Atticus on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:42:46 PM
Capacity was 36,600-odd until the expansion wasn't it?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:43:56 PM
Keith Barrett is one of the most loyal outstanding Newcastle United supporters in recent times. I'm very surprised you haven't heard of him, he doesn't go anymore because of Mike Ashley which is a great shame. Got some great stories from my uncle when he used to charter planes to Newcastle away games. Great bloke.

Course I've f***ing heard of him. I was being sarcastic ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:44:25 PM
It was 36000 until the Level 7 extension of the Milburn and Leazes. It was never 42 or 45k.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:45:59 PM
Keith Barrett is one of the most loyal outstanding Newcastle United supporters in recent times. I'm very surprised you haven't heard of him, he doesn't go anymore because of Mike Ashley which is a great shame. Got some great stories from my uncle when he used to charter planes to Newcastle away games. Great bloke.

Course I've f***ing heard of him. I was being sarcastic ffs. :lol:

 :lol: 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 30 January 2014, 12:46:42 PM
People go to the match because they enjoy the socialising aspect of it and because they love NUFC. Certainly isn't some sort of display of approval for the t*** of an owner.

Always tickles me when people talk about not going anymore like it is a brave act of defiance. Fair enough if you've had enough, but you will be replaced.

Replaced, eh..? You mean like the 20,000 who were on the waiting list for STs under KK and SJH and who have either now replaced those who have dropped out or given up themselves...?? There aint NO 20,000 waiting list now...!
I think the stadium expansion may have had something to do with that, like.
The stadium was expanded from 45,000 to 52,000 of which 5% has to be kept for away fans...

Just saying...like...the difference is NOT 20,000....

It went from 36,000 to 52,000. That's 16,000 extras seats.

From what date are you assessing this..? The final capacity of SJP, following the completion of the SJH and Gallowgate stands was either 42 or 45,000...it was only 36,000 before the ground was completely covered and the capacity was raised to 52,000 after the extension of the SJH stand and the Milburn.
The ground could hold 29,000 even before the new SJH and Gallowgate stands were erected..check how many got in for our game with Bristol City after KKs appointment as manager in Feb 92....

Our ground couldn't hold that much you daft b******. It jumped to 52,000 when Level 7 was built. Before that it was 36,000. Our highest PL attendances before the extension were:

93/94 - 36,388
94/95 - 35,626
95/96 - 36,589
96/97 - 36,582
97/98 - 36,783
98/99 - 36,665
99/00 - 36,619
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Benwell Lad on Thursday 30 January 2014, 01:05:33 PM
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What a sad pathetic pile of s****.

Even amongst the rush of Ashley angst inspired, new wave Geordie artists, that is a particularly lamentable effort  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 30 January 2014, 01:39:13 PM
Keith Barrett, whoever he is, clearly needs to get some professional help, and not just with his poor grammar, either. The man's clearly bi-polar. :nope:

Right - for those who want to do it by email:

Email [email protected] with your supporter number (and probably your seat number etc just to be on the safe side) stating your desire to cancel your season ticket at the end of the current season.

If you say you're cancelling with immediate effect they'll bar your season ticket with immediate effect, so you'll not get to see matches you've already paid for.



Ta. :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Thursday 30 January 2014, 01:54:45 PM
My bulk payment to cover 3 years meant i paid about £480 a season.  If I stay in the same seat it's going to cost me at least £602 this years price) unless I get another loyalty offer from them.  So that'll be a minimum 25% hike to watch a club who haven't bought a player in 18 months.
 
Other option is to take my nephew and get us both a seat in the family section for about £480.  No hike, but means embracing middle age.

Decisions.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 02:09:02 PM
Didn't realise they were putting up season ticket prices so much. Is that increase just because you were getting a cheap deal before?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 30 January 2014, 02:16:37 PM
My bulk payment to cover 3 years meant i paid about £480 a season.  If I stay in the same seat it's going to cost me at least £602 this years price) unless I get another loyalty offer from them.  So that'll be a minimum 25% hike to watch a club who haven't bought a player in 18 months.
 
Other option is to take my nephew and get us both a seat in the family section for about £480.  No hike, but means embracing middle age.

Decisions.

Christ that's some increase. I'm in the 10 year deal but 99% sure I'm packing in, but that'll mean I'll be paying a ridiculous price if I take it up again :/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Thursday 30 January 2014, 02:22:08 PM
Didn't realise they were putting up season ticket prices so much. Is that increase just because you were getting a cheap deal before?

Yeah.  They moved me down from the L7 corner and said they would honour what I was paying there.  Lads who I sit with pay more than I do because they couldn't pay ahead 3 years though, so I don't think they'll make me that offer again.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Hughesy on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:10:18 PM
Not really sure why anyone feels in a position to make far-reaching statements on those who do or don't renew.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Deputy Dawg UK on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:42:14 PM
you would think at renewal time they would make some sort of signing to get people to re-sign on the dotted line
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:46:40 PM
Was Sid Barrett his Dad? Fruitcake.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ben-nufc on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:47:59 PM
you would think at renewal time they would make some sort of signing to get people to re-sign on the dotted line
We got De Jong, and Dan Gosling back what more do you want?  :troll:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:55:59 PM
you would think at renewal time they would make some sort of signing to get people to re-sign on the dotted line

Maybe it's in their interests to get folks NOT to re-sign, especially those on the long deals, based on HF's post above he's paying about £25 a game. If they can get folks going "game by game" at more current prices, maybe they'll make more, lets face it, if the team was/is doing well they'll still fill the place near as damn it. #conspiracy

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Thursday 30 January 2014, 03:56:30 PM
you would think at renewal time they would make some sort of signing to get people to re-sign on the dotted line

Maybe it's in their interests to get folks NOT to re-sign, especially those on the long deals, based on HF's post above he's paying about £25 a game. If they can get folks going "game by game" at more current prices, maybe they'll make more, lets face it, if the team was/is doing well they'll still fill the place near as damn it. #conspiracy



Most games you can tickets for £15.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Deputy Dawg UK on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:00:06 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:01:29 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!

What is this based on? We've hardly made any moves to increase prices, in fact quite the opposite.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:03:14 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!

What is this based on? We've hardly made any moves to increase prices, in fact quite the opposite.

They cant increase prices if the fans know they aren't trying for cups, aren't bustung a gut for european football and they are happy to just maintain prem status.

They cant possibly increase the prices with that "business plan"

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Deputy Dawg UK on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:05:16 PM
I know from friends (no longer at he club)  that they want to try and follow London type prices which we all know will never happen .. and they also know that even though 52000 people come through the door they can never  ever match the income of clubs from the capital...

We are a big club but we do not generate nothing like the income of clubs form the south !!

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:05:55 PM
I know from friends (no longer at he club)  that they want to try and follow London type prices which we all know will never happen .. and they also know that even though 52000 people come through the door they can never  ever match the income of clubs from the capital...

We are a big club but we do not generate nothing like the income of clubs form the south !!



We used to.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TRon on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:07:38 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!

What is this based on? We've hardly made any moves to increase prices, in fact quite the opposite.

They cant increase prices if the fans know they aren't trying for cups, aren't bustung a gut for european football and they are happy to just maintain prem status.

They cant possibly increase the prices with that "business plan"



Nail on the head. The London clubs achieving better prices are offering a better product.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Deputy Dawg UK on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:08:46 PM
' we used to '  sums it up would we get the corporate deals ??  £1000 per year season tickets no I think Mike Ashley now knows this which is why even with trying to achieve more we will never be up there..... I sincerely hope I am wrong but I only listen to what others have talked about in my company !!!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:10:09 PM
' we used to '  sums it up would we get the corporate deals ??  £1000 per year season tickets no I think Mike Ashley now knows this which is why even with trying to achieve more we will never be up there..... I sincerely hope I am wrong but I only listen to what others have talked about in my company !!!

If he built a top 5 to top 4 challenging team, people would be falling over themselves to get season tickets.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:11:29 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!

What is this based on? We've hardly made any moves to increase prices, in fact quite the opposite.

They cant increase prices if the fans know they aren't trying for cups, aren't bustung a gut for european football and they are happy to just maintain prem status.

They cant possibly increase the prices with that "business plan"



Nail on the head. The London clubs achieving better prices are offering a better product.

This is an extremely weird criticism. FYI QPR and Fulham charge a fortune also.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Deputy Dawg UK on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:11:47 PM
do You think ??   I would like to think that too  .....  I am not being negative more trying to be realistic  our season ticket prices are half that of some rubbish premier league sides
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:13:02 PM
do You think ??   I would like to think that too  .....  I am not being negative more trying to be realistic  our season ticket prices are half that of some rubbish premier league sides

AND we have rubbish commercial income. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:20:55 PM
do You think ??   I would like to think that too  .....  I am not being negative more trying to be realistic  our season ticket prices are half that of some rubbish premier league sides

AND we have rubbish commercial income. 

This is the main reason
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TRon on Thursday 30 January 2014, 04:23:33 PM
you can walk in ...they want people to sign up ..sadly they will never ever achieve the London prices (which I know Ashley wants)  they need bums on seats and I feel this may possibly be the bit of straw that broke the camels back !!

What is this based on? We've hardly made any moves to increase prices, in fact quite the opposite.

They cant increase prices if the fans know they aren't trying for cups, aren't bustung a gut for european football and they are happy to just maintain prem status.

They cant possibly increase the prices with that "business plan"



Nail on the head. The London clubs achieving better prices are offering a better product.

This is an extremely weird criticism. FYI QPR and Fulham charge a fortune also.

They have smaller grounds and they can fill them easier. If we had 25k capacity we'd probably charge a lot more too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:23:47 PM
This is tougher than I thought it would be. I've drafted the e-mail, but I'm really hesitant to send it. :-/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:29:46 PM
This is tougher than I thought it would be. I've drafted the e-mail, but I'm really hesitant to send it. :-/
I'm the same. I'm a little bottler though. :(
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Incognito on Thursday 30 January 2014, 09:41:28 PM
My bulk payment to cover 3 years meant i paid about £480 a season.  If I stay in the same seat it's going to cost me at least £602 this years price) unless I get another loyalty offer from them.  So that'll be a minimum 25% hike to watch a club who haven't bought a player in 18 months.
 
Other option is to take my nephew and get us both a seat in the family section for about £480.  No hike, but means embracing middle age.

Decisions.

Take Ben with you, you old bollocks ;)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 31 January 2014, 07:52:49 AM
This is tougher than I thought it would be. I've drafted the e-mail, but I'm really hesitant to send it. :-/
I'm the same. I'm a little bottler though. :(

Can't decide, man! :explode:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: John P on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:06:29 AM
This is tougher than I thought it would be. I've drafted the e-mail, but I'm really hesitant to send it. :-/
I'm the same. I'm a little bottler though. :(

Can't decide, man! :explode:

I'm struggling with it too, so hard to let go of it!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: treemag on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:19:51 AM
It's hard too do , but if you are struggling to let go, maybe that us your answer
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:27:18 AM
A friend of mine hates Ashley and co but is renewing stating "I will still be around when he has gone" but whinges on about this that and the other and my argument is   watch the match in the toon with the lads and you still get your fix ,his attitude is a contributing factor why we will not   force change and that pisses me off.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:35:16 AM
Have to say if I lived nearer than I do (currently Edinburgh) then it would be less of a big deal decision for me....but it's a seat in the Gallowgate, ffs.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Slim on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:53:08 AM
A friend of mine hates Ashley and co but is renewing stating "I will still be around when he has gone" but whinges on about this that and the other and my argument is   watch the match in the toon with the lads and you still get your fix ,his attitude is a contributing factor why we will not   force change and that pisses me off.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 31 January 2014, 11:13:00 AM
I've bottled it. I'm staying put and keeping it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Friday 31 January 2014, 11:17:52 AM
A friend of mine hates Ashley and co but is renewing stating "I will still be around when he has gone" but whinges on about this that and the other and my argument is   watch the match in the toon with the lads and you still get your fix ,his attitude is a contributing factor why we will not   force change and that pisses me off.

We need to face the fact that attendances will never get to a level that will "force change", whatever that change will be. People like going to the match, it's normal. My advice would be to keep going as long as you fancy it, there's no reason to feel guilty about supporting your team on a match day.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ManDoon on Friday 31 January 2014, 11:19:20 AM
The happy medium is to go but to stage sit in protests, vocal displeasure etc. that's about the best we will get
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 31 January 2014, 12:17:26 PM
I know from friends (no longer at he club)  that they want to try and follow London type prices which we all know will never happen .. and they also know that even though 52000 people come through the door they can never  ever match the income of clubs from the capital...

We are a big club but we do not generate nothing like the income of clubs form the south !!



Ticket prices for tomorrow ranged from £45-£70 and it sold out in a few hours. If we had the success the likes of Chelsea have enjoyed for the past decade and were genuine title challengers, Champions League every season, winning cups, we could sell out our stadium easily charging "London" prices. I'll state now that i'm totally against charging all that for what was once a working mans game but NUFC are one of the few clubs that could get away with charging daft money for tickets if they ever realised their potential.  Remember under Freddy Shepherd the club were charging £40 a ticket up in Milburn level 7 (whether that was against Fulham or Man Utd) in what is now the cheapest section in the stadium and he was filling it as well.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 07:59:05 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:04:29 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.

Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:04:57 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.

Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:08:20 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.


Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.

Found an article. Apparently the deadline was 5pm. Doh.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:09:39 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.


Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.

Found an article. Apparently the deadline was 5pm. Doh.



Thought is was 01.02?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:27:31 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.


Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.

Found an article. Apparently the deadline was 5pm. Doh.



Thought is was 01.02?

Apparently you can hand a letter in at the box office tomorrow as well.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:28:39 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.


Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.

Found an article. Apparently the deadline was 5pm. Doh.



Thought is was 01.02?

Apparently you can hand a letter in at the box office tomorrow as well.

Did you email to cancel? What happens if you email tomorrow?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:31:05 PM
Apologies in advance as its no doubt been mentioned loads of times but how do I go about cancelling my season ticket? Is it a simple phone call? and does it have to be done by tomorrow night?

Not 100% doing it but that Net Spend table has really hit home to me just what a mug I've been spending money on this s****.

Cheers lads.


Has to be done tonight.  Apparently you can by email.

Cheers pal.

Found an article. Apparently the deadline was 5pm. Doh.



Thought is was 01.02?

Apparently you can hand a letter in at the box office tomorrow as well.

Did you email to cancel? What happens if you email tomorrow?

No I haven't and nee idea. just cant bring myself to, despite everything. Still might though.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Friday 31 January 2014, 08:54:44 PM
Just the thought that my season ticket goes towards JK wages just makes me want to be sick. :jones:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Benwell Lad on Friday 31 January 2014, 11:10:57 PM
Just the thought that my season ticket goes towards JK wages just makes me want to be sick. :jones:

You said the same last night marra. Not sure who your season card money goes to but don't worry it's not JFK he's on chicken feed.
I console myself by thinking mine goes to pay for Krul, Debuchy, Ben Arfa, Willo, Sissoko, Gouff, Anita, Santon etc etc.
It's a much better thought.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: palnese on Saturday 1 February 2014, 02:55:26 PM
Soooo...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: SEMTEX on Saturday 1 February 2014, 02:56:47 PM
Keep handing over that cheese gents. Tell yourself that a club is more than its owners, then hand said owners a big fat cheque.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 1 February 2014, 02:59:06 PM
You don't need a season's ticket, just pop up to any game you want, i think they've just given you the perfect ad to not renew it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:03:30 PM
You don't need a season's ticket, just pop up to any game you want, i think they've just given you the perfect ad to not renew it.

Nutshell :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:14:02 PM
That's me done until he goes.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:28:18 PM
So what happens if you phone on Monday and cancel the direct debit?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:35:25 PM
So what happens if you phone on Monday and cancel the direct debit?

Think you pay the first payment for next year.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:39:34 PM
So what happens if you phone on Monday and cancel the direct debit?

Think you pay the first payment for next year.

Just cancel your direct debit. Let them take you to court the f***ers. They ain't getting another penny out of me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jordan on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:44:09 PM
I'm done after today. Not putting another penny into the club until Ashley and Pardew are gone.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 03:56:37 PM
I'm done after today. Not putting another penny into the club until Ashley and Pardew are gone.

Agreed. Will cancel my ST on Monday.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:13:04 PM
Seriously considering jacking it in. They would get 1 month but f*** all else. We're a f***ing joke.     
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:14:41 PM
cancel it fellas
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:16:06 PM
You don't need a season's ticket, just pop up to any game you want, i think they've just given you the perfect ad to not renew it.

 :clap:

Exactly. Ashley takes the season ticket money for granted, so if the majority of those holders cancel, or don't renew, then he may take notice.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Karjala on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:18:18 PM
Cancel your direct debit and they cant take it.

Can't see why anybody would waste money on a season ticket for a club that openly doesn't want to qualify for Europe or win a cup. And that employs Kinnear.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:30:22 PM
Seriously considering jacking it in. They would get 1 month but f*** all else. We're a f***ing joke.     

I cancelled my season ticket yesterday as they are just taking the p*ss and this club will never move forward until they have gone. The only way Ashley is going to go is hit him in the pocket big-time and it will hurt not to go but not as much as someone making the club and the supporters a laughing stock. I have been a season ticket holder 40 year since I was 4, but enough is enough, I can't go on supporting three cockney c***s with the one at the top purposely trying to ensure he takes the p*ss out of us after past events.

Unless some mega rich Arab gives him an offer to swell his coffers (which in my opinion would of happened now if they were) the only way to get them out is to put him in a position to sell and the only way to do that is on mass - by continuing to go your not a super supporter as I would put my record against most, you are just ensuring that this sorry episode in the clubs history continues on for years, with the excitement of a place between 8th and 17th the target and of course the none existent cup runs. Wake up and smell the coffee people as you can't say he needs to go, rant and rave and then continue to put your money into his wallet - that is what is feeding the beast.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:32:28 PM
Just cancelled mine. Be quick they take the Direct Debit on the 2nd usually.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:35:06 PM
Don't just cancel the DD lads please, you'll regret it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mr. Snrub on Saturday 1 February 2014, 04:38:46 PM
Until people stop going and stop lining that fat b******s pockets nothing will ever change.  Booing and chanting means f*** all.

There shouldn't be more than 20k at a home match for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Saturday 1 February 2014, 05:09:21 PM
The email to cancel my season ticket was written ready to send in January 2013. The hope I got from the new signings and beating Aston Villa made me not send it. I'd left the cancellation email in my Draft emails for a year. After bringing no players in and then the sale of Cabaye I gave it a day or two to see if Cabaye would be replaced. I then finally sent the cancellation email on Tuesday the 28th of January. My 'gamble' that no players would be bought turned out to be true. I can't say I'm regretting the decision to cancel, especially after today. If in the future the owners of NUFC become interested in more than just Premier League survival I can always buy another season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 05:09:22 PM
I won't be able to cancel mine until Monday, if I go in then and try to do it what will the result be? Can I stop the direct debits for the rest of the season?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:37:27 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:39:01 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.


Feel for you.  You seem gutted by it all. :(
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:39:32 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Of course you can still go. But now you are at liberty to decide whether it offers 'value for money' and can sack it off as and when you decide it doesn't.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ronaldo on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:41:45 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Exactly how I felt a year ago when I sold mine.

Got to be done mate. I'm extremely glad I've managed to avoid all games for almost 11 months now.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:45:40 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.


Feel for you.  You seem gutted by it all. :(

Keep telling myself its just football, but it really doesnt help  :lol:  sat here in bits. 12 years down the drain.  :jesuswept:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:49:33 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.


Feel for you.  You seem gutted by it all. :(

Keep telling myself its just football, but it really doesnt help  :lol:  sat here in bits. 12 years down the drain.  :jesuswept:

You will have your points still btw,ftw.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:51:35 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.


Feel for you.  You seem gutted by it all. :(

Keep telling myself its just football, but it really doesnt help  :lol:  sat here in bits. 12 years down the drain.  :jesuswept:
Why waste your time and money if you are not enjoying it? Watching football should be fun, not a chore.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:52:02 PM
Would i still have to buy a membership to keep my loyalties next year?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:52:39 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Same here after 40 year it hurts but what other choice is there - as soon as he leaves this club I will be back - I even give him the benefit of the doubt in replacing Cabaye  - no enough is enough but until it happens on mass it is not going to change and I don't expect to be at St James after this season anytime soon.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:52:53 PM
Would i still have to buy a membership to keep my loyalties next year?

I think you do, c***s.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:55:13 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.


Feel for you.  You seem gutted by it all. :(

Keep telling myself its just football, but it really doesnt help  :lol:  sat here in bits. 12 years down the drain.  :jesuswept:
Why waste your time and money if you are not enjoying it? Watching football should be fun, not a chore.

I just always enjoyed supporting the team no matter what. Never really had a problem with being s****, but i cant accept having the hope sucked out of me. Cant believe ive been forced away for the place I love.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:58:53 PM
It's not the club I fell in love with anymore. I find myself taking my frustration out on fellow mags.

Today a kidda in his late teens was applauding When Krul did that hoof to Shola and Shola nearly scored. I turned to him and said "why the f*** are you applauding that hoofball s****?" And he said "because he nearly scored".

I then knew it was time to take a step away. Not going back under Ashley.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Saturday 1 February 2014, 09:59:25 PM
Haven't had a ST since 2007 but even still, as I'm now based in the midlands I think I'm done.

Aye I'll stream the game every week, but I didn't get out the office til 7 last night.  Stotted back up for the weekend to watch that utter shower.  Going back down tomorrow afternoon.  Ultimately wasted £36 on a ticket and £40 petrol for f*** all.

I'd originally thought I'd plan the occasional trips back around games but now I'm not fussed.  Can't fathom why anyone would continue to go if I'm honest.  I'd rather save my money to travel.  Vietnam could be a massive disappointment, but it'll never be as much so as watching that dross.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:00:04 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Same here after 40 year it hurts but what other choice is there - as soon as he leaves this club I will be back - I even give him the benefit of the doubt in replacing Cabaye  - no enough is enough but until it happens on mass it is not going to change and I don't expect to be at St James after this season anytime soon.

f***ing hell 40? I left after the Carroll window(Bolton game was my last) after 15 years ST holder and another 10+ as a 10+ game a season kid. It was the right thing after seeing how this t*** runs us but must be tough to do after that long
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:00:39 PM
I urge everyone to cancel it now. We need to get Ashley out asap.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: doublecrown on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:08:11 PM
That was absolutely miserable. I live in the United States and have been a fan for 15 years, through highs and many more lows. This is the lowest, for me. After we sold Cabaye and didn't bring Cabayereplacement in, I knew we were f-ed. Sure, we may stumble to 40 points, a few lucky ties will do that. I don't have the connection that many of you do - when I started following English soccer/football, I chose Newcastle just because I liked the beer. Since then I have bought jerseys, decked my men's recreational soccer team in black n' white, and have brought my family to a game in Newcastle in 2005 (Emre won it for us vs. Birmingham). But I have seriously began to think about switching teams. If I do, it won't be one of the top four and it won't be Sunderland. Maybe Norwich? A player on my co-ed team is from England, and owns a tiny share in the club. West Ham - same situation, a fellow on my team from England follows them. I really can't see switching, but I really can't see waking up at 4am much longer watching this crap. If I do switch, once Ashley sells I'll be back.

For you fans in Newcastle, I'd simply stop going. It's not entertaining any more, the team has no desire to win and going just shows Ashley that it doesn't matter who's on the field, fans will still come. Yes, all teams lose on occasion, but today's game had a team not even trying to win. It really saddened me to see Ben Arfa, who's finally getting a chance, not even run for the last 10 minutes of the game.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:21:06 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Same here after 40 year it hurts but what other choice is there - as soon as he leaves this club I will be back - I even give him the benefit of the doubt in replacing Cabaye  - no enough is enough but until it happens on mass it is not going to change and I don't expect to be at St James after this season anytime soon.

f***ing hell 40? I left after the Carroll window(Bolton game was my last) after 15 years ST holder and another 10+ as a 10+ game a season kid. It was the right thing after seeing how this t*** runs us but must be tough to do after that long

Yep I first started going when Supermac was the boy, I've seen worst times that's for sure under Ardiles, Dinnis, McFaul, Jack Charlton etc. After years I finally thought we had achieved the way forward to challenge and be successful but then we had the Shepherd/Douglas Hall scandal, Shepherd appointing poor managers any buying 'big money flops' and finally John Hall taking his bit and selling to the first person he could, whilst feeding the support a load of s*** saying Ashley was the person to take the club forward. Missed five home games in that time due to illness and don't count myself as a superfan or a martyr or anything.

I just can't except someone openly taking the p*ss out of our support, which is amazing considering apart from a couple of years of mediocre success really in 60 years, is still averaging over 50 thousand. Enough is enough, I want to go to the match knowing that the club wants to attempt to being a success bring in quality and progress to match the support - under this regime that will never happen and it's got to the stage now when going to watch the match is a chore with very little enjoyment.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: morpeth mag on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:27:42 PM
Also a fan of over 40 years and a season ticket holder for the last ten. Just put our seats up for sale on virago go for the rest of the season. Pardew has to go, Ashley I'd like to go, kinnear isn't even there to actually go as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:28:54 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Same here after 40 year it hurts but what other choice is there - as soon as he leaves this club I will be back - I even give him the benefit of the doubt in replacing Cabaye  - no enough is enough but until it happens on mass it is not going to change and I don't expect to be at St James after this season anytime soon.

f***ing hell 40? I left after the Carroll window(Bolton game was my last) after 15 years ST holder and another 10+ as a 10+ game a season kid. It was the right thing after seeing how this t*** runs us but must be tough to do after that long

Yep I first started going when Supermac was the boy, I've seen worst times that's for sure under Ardiles, Dinnis, McFaul, Jack Charlton etc. After years I finally thought we had achieved the way forward to challenge and be successful but then we had the Shepherd/Douglas Hall scandal, Shepherd appointing poor managers any buying 'big money flops' and finally John Hall taking his bit and selling to the first person he could, whilst feeding the support a load of s*** saying Ashley was the person to take the club forward. Missed five home games in that time due to illness and don't count myself as a superfan or a martyr or anything.

I just can't except someone openly taking the p*ss out of our support, which is amazing considering apart from a couple of years of mediocre success really in 60 years, is still averaging over 50 thousand. Enough is enough, I want to go to the match knowing that the club wants to attempt to being a success bring in quality and progress to match the support - under this regime that will never happen and it's got to the stage now when going to watch the match is a chore with very little enjoyment.

Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:35:40 PM
Sent my email. One of the most heartbreaking things ive ever done. Feel like I  was forced into it. I never want to stop going to SJP  but what choice have i been left with? Gutted. Absolutey gutted.

Same here after 40 year it hurts but what other choice is there - as soon as he leaves this club I will be back - I even give him the benefit of the doubt in replacing Cabaye  - no enough is enough but until it happens on mass it is not going to change and I don't expect to be at St James after this season anytime soon.

f***ing hell 40? I left after the Carroll window(Bolton game was my last) after 15 years ST holder and another 10+ as a 10+ game a season kid. It was the right thing after seeing how this t*** runs us but must be tough to do after that long

Yep I first started going when Supermac was the boy, I've seen worst times that's for sure under Ardiles, Dinnis, McFaul, Jack Charlton etc. After years I finally thought we had achieved the way forward to challenge and be successful but then we had the Shepherd/Douglas Hall scandal, Shepherd appointing poor managers any buying 'big money flops' and finally John Hall taking his bit and selling to the first person he could, whilst feeding the support a load of s*** saying Ashley was the person to take the club forward. Missed five home games in that time due to illness and don't count myself as a superfan or a martyr or anything.

I just can't except someone openly taking the p*ss out of our support, which is amazing considering apart from a couple of years of mediocre success really in 60 years, is still averaging over 50 thousand. Enough is enough, I want to go to the match knowing that the club wants to attempt to being a success bring in quality and progress to match the support - under this regime that will never happen and it's got to the stage now when going to watch the match is a chore with very little enjoyment.

Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:

Even in the 80s I enjoyed going to the match even though the team and club were in a far poorer position. The crowds were not as big, but nobody's were really. I hate these three c***s with a passion for forcing me no choice but to call it a day until they go; and as I said in another thread I don't expect to go back anytime soon after this season as there are too many who will just put up with the s*** and just voice there feelings on a keyboard - sorry that won't change anything.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:40:21 PM
There was nothing better(even when you knew it was an arseraping) than going to the match. That buzz died thanks to Ashley and his many pearls of wisdom. Will never forget the complete apathy when i left the ground that last time, the feeling that i knew i had to stop was awful.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:40:42 PM


Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:

:lol:  I used to play football with Kenny Wharton.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: palnese on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:41:18 PM
I've only been to a handful of games in my life, but I'll never go back as long as these c***s are in charge. I used to buy the home kit every year and I  had a subscription for NufcTV, but no more.

There's not much I can do, but at least I won't be giving any money to Ashley.

It's a shame as I f***ing love the city, the area and it's people. Might be going back a few times a year on for non-footy related holidays.


Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:41:40 PM


Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:

:lol:  I used to play football with Kenny Wharton.

I always feel bad cos he played at a time when i always remember us being thoroughly s**** :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:46:40 PM


Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:

:lol:  I used to play football with Kenny Wharton.

I always feel bad cos he played at a time when i always remember us being thoroughly s**** :lol:

His p*ss take against Luton was good though.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Saturday 1 February 2014, 10:47:08 PM


I always feel bad cos he played at a time when i always remember us being thoroughly s**** :lol:

We weren't always s****, he played with Keegan and Keegan loved him.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:16:01 AM


Can only dream of seeing the likes on Supermac as a young lad, i think i saw 5 or 6 games in the late 80's til my first Newcastle goal and that was in Kenny Whartons testimonial :lol:

:lol:  I used to play football with Kenny Wharton.

I always feel bad cos he played at a time when i always remember us being thoroughly s**** :lol:

His p*ss take against Luton was good though.

I was at that game... Gazza juggling the ball also... Think it's on YT somewhere...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:23:08 AM
To all of you who have cancelled, well done - if its any consolation, its the ONLY action you can take to even begin to get rid of this awful regime. As I have said before, quite a number of us attached to the Magpie Group did the same thing in the late 80s in order to force McKeag out and because John Hall had such a large share-holding but wouldn't put any money into the club until he got control, the club got into a financial mess and then McKeag had to go or the club would have gone under - hence the rescue by SJH.
I am not saying it will be as easy this time because it won't - Ashley is in another league financially when compared to McKeag or even SJH and it will take financial losses or an even richer person to force him out. He is only interested in taking your money and giving as little as possible back on the field....the only reason we got signings last year was because his policies had got us landed with a lousy manager(shown up totally by Poyet yesterday)and too many second-rate players whilst selling decent ones, and we were in danger of relegation which we missed by the skin of our teeth on the last day.
All of the club's problems have been brought on us by Ashley himself - he went behind KK's back by recruiting Wise and his two Spanish stooges and then proceeded to sell a player Keegan wanted to keep whilst pretending that Sebastian Schweinsteiger was going to be joining the club(at least this is what KK was told but he contacted the player's agent and found out this was totally false...allegedly..!). Keegan then walked out - justifiably, a verdict backed by the Tribunal who heard his constructive dismissal case - and Ashley had to cough up compensation. The fans were rightfully furious at the treatment of one of the club's legends and protested that they wanted Ashley out. Instead of admitting he had made a mistake, he set out to alienate the fans and anyone else who disagreed with him and that vendetta continues today. He has appointed and retained the 'services' of a manager who is patently out of his depth at a club of NUFC's potential and other smaller clubs have got rid of him exactly for that reason too - he has succeeded in breaking record after record from the club's past ; the only trouble is that the 'records' concerned are not ones we should be proud of ...Biggest home defeat in over 80 years last season, 9 goals conceded without reply in two home games last season, 3 of them to our Derby rivals(I won't pay them the compliment of calling them our 'biggest' rivals, because they are not big enough for that - yet..!), a spectacular achievement bettered yesterday by supervising our 3rd Derby defeat in a row, another record which hasn't happened since 1924...great stuff, isn't it ? And this all because he is Ashley's stooge and a yes-man who knows he wouldn't get a decent job anywhere else or he would follow KK's example and walk out because of lack of support from the other clown who Ashley appointed after his 'Fantastic record' with the Crazy Gang...just the pedigree you need to manage or run NUFC - NOT.
Our lack of investment is there for all to see with the latest PL club spending chart - BOTTOM, with a net INCOME from transfers of 45m...nothing else needs to be said. The people in charge of finance at the club have clearly stated that winning trophies is not a club aim and just finishing in a 'mediocre' PL postion is enough because it guarantees the owner a large wedge of SKY cash and free advertising for his tatty sports outfit.

Sorry this has gone on but it helps to remind yourselves just WHY you have made the sacrifice and stopped giving him ST money...there is no reason why you can't go to the occasional game if it suits YOU, but then sometimes you need to see an ex-partner to know why you left them in the first place..!
Ashley will be gone one day but it may not be very quickly...in the meantime we will be forced to endure more days like yesterday and the transfer which preceded it this week - that much is certain.
When it happens, you will at least have the satisfaction of knowing that you didn't contribute to the whole mess and that others will undoubtedly follow in due course. The next 2 games could be more of the same and the season is now a write-off so once again, well done....you've made the first step to getting change at the club.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Sunday 2 February 2014, 05:48:56 AM
My bulk payment to cover 3 years meant i paid about £480 a season.  If I stay in the same seat it's going to cost me at least £602 this years price) unless I get another loyalty offer from them.  So that'll be a minimum 25% hike to watch a club who haven't bought a player in 18 months.
 
Other option is to take my nephew and get us both a seat in the family section for about £480.  No hike, but means embracing middle age.

Decisions.

Take Ben with you, you old bollocks ;)

I couldn't put the lad through that s**** ;)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ToonTastic on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:05:11 AM
I wish I could follow what some of you guys have done but I can't. It's a drug and I'm hooked, there's noubt better than being in the stadium watching newcastle win, sitting at home or in the pub watching the same just doesn't have the same buzz if you like.

As for Ashley, I simply don't think enough fans will leave. Too many are daft like myself and will keep going, at worst I can see there still being 45k fans there next season. Those numbers will increase again if the team goes on a good run and again we'll have a stadium with 52k in it after a decent run and a good offer on half season tickets.

I love the premiss of everyone jacking it in and forcing his hand but as a set of fans we're crap at organising anything. Protests are met by the mad folk who claim it has a detrimental effect of player performances (it doesn't). We couldn't get everyone to walk out at a certain time as was planned a little while back because the team we're playing well on the pitch and to that point people are still trying to organise for fans to stop outside the ground during a TV game but people won't do it claiming I've already paid my cash so it won't make a difference even though they know deep down it will as the focus on the fans discontent would be there for all to see.
So if we can't organise minor events like these which effect fans for one match, there isn't a hope in hell of organising for people not to buy season tickets therefore we get stuck in a loop.

Yes we're getting shafted by Ashley and co but frankly I'm waiting for my next fix against Spurs already.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rocker on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:33:26 AM
Never going back until he's gone, nor buying any merchandise.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ToonTastic on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:41:16 AM
Never going back until he's gone, nor buying any merchandise.

I've not bought merchandise, food, drink or programmes for years now, can't say I've missed out on anything.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Bert Shaft on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:55:46 AM
I wish I could follow what some of you guys have done but I can't. It's a drug and I'm hooked, there's noubt better than being in the stadium watching newcastle win, sitting at home or in the pub watching the same just doesn't have the same buzz if you like.

As for Ashley, I simply don't think enough fans will leave. Too many are daft like myself and will keep going, at worst I can see there still being 45k fans there next season. Those numbers will increase again if the team goes on a good run and again we'll have a stadium with 52k in it after a decent run and a good offer on half season tickets.

I love the premiss of everyone jacking it in and forcing his hand but as a set of fans we're crap at organising anything. Protests are met by the mad folk who claim it has a detrimental effect of player performances (it doesn't). We couldn't get everyone to walk out at a certain time as was planned a little while back because the team we're playing well on the pitch and to that point people are still trying to organise for fans to stop outside the ground during a TV game but people won't do it claiming I've already paid my cash so it won't make a difference even though they know deep down it will as the focus on the fans discontent would be there for all to see.
So if we can't organise minor events like these which effect fans for one match, there isn't a hope in hell of organising for people not to buy season tickets therefore we get stuck in a loop.

Yes we're getting shafted by Ashley and co but frankly I'm waiting for my next fix against Spurs already.

"This drug" you need your fix of, what exactly is it that you are frightened of missing if you stayed away from games.

Are you scared you will miss them finishing the top 4, ain' t gonna happen.
What about a Europa league place finish, well, even if they qualify for it which they have already stated that they don't want to, NUFC will only field a team of reserves in it and won't be bothered when they get knocked out.

Why would we expect to go on a decent FA Cup or Micky Mouse Cup run after you know who has already stated that "winning a cup is not a priority". This has been borne out by the pathetic team selection against Cardiff a few weeks ago and against Brighton  over the past couple of seasons.

Supporting Mike Ashley's Sports Direct United is Basically  a waste of time and money, only some fans refuse to see it.





Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: nufc4eva on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:55:50 AM
Decided not to renew mine now. 23 years I have had season ticket in same seat and this just pushed me over the edge. I give up on us as a club with those c***s in charge
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 2 February 2014, 08:56:32 AM
He's ruthless and devoid of sentiment. Fans need to be too if your going showdisdain. Might not make much difference but i feel less subjegated by the whims of a despot.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:00:21 AM
I wish I could follow what some of you guys have done but I can't. It's a drug and I'm hooked, there's noubt better than being in the stadium watching newcastle win, sitting at home or in the pub watching the same just doesn't have the same buzz if you like.

As for Ashley, I simply don't think enough fans will leave. Too many are daft like myself and will keep going, at worst I can see there still being 45k fans there next season. Those numbers will increase again if the team goes on a good run and again we'll have a stadium with 52k in it after a decent run and a good offer on half season tickets.

I love the premiss of everyone jacking it in and forcing his hand but as a set of fans we're crap at organising anything. Protests are met by the mad folk who claim it has a detrimental effect of player performances (it doesn't). We couldn't get everyone to walk out at a certain time as was planned a little while back because the team we're playing well on the pitch and to that point people are still trying to organise for fans to stop outside the ground during a TV game but people won't do it claiming I've already paid my cash so it won't make a difference even though they know deep down it will as the focus on the fans discontent would be there for all to see.
So if we can't organise minor events like these which effect fans for one match, there isn't a hope in hell of organising for people not to buy season tickets therefore we get stuck in a loop.

Yes we're getting shafted by Ashley and co but frankly I'm waiting for my next fix against Spurs already.

"This drug" you need your fix of, what exactly is it that you are frightened of missing if you stayed away from games.

Are you scared you will miss them finishing the top 4, ain' t gonna happen.
What about a Europa league place finish, well, even if they qualify for it which they have already stated that they don't want to, NUFC will only field a team of reserves in it and won't be bothered when they get knocked out.

Why would we expect to go on a decent FA Cup or Micky Mouse Cup run after you know who has already stated that "winning a cup is not a priority". This has been borne out by the pathetic team selection against Cardiff a few weeks ago and against Brighton  over the past couple of seasons.

Supporting Mike Ashley's Sports Direct United is Basically  a waste of time and money, only some fans refuse to see it.

 :thup:

Say we go and beat Spurs, so what? Means nothing. I've had to quit because there's not even hope anymore. They've beat me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ToonTastic on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:00:37 AM
"This drug" you need your fix of, what exactly is it that you are frightened of missing if you stayed away from games.

Are you scared you will miss them finishing the top 4, ain' t gonna happen.
What about a Europa league place finish, well, even if they qualify for it which they have already stated that they don't want to, NUFC will only field a team of reserves in it and won't be bothered when they get knocked out.

Why would we expect to go on a decent FA Cup or Micky Mouse Cup run after you know who has already stated that "winning a cup is not a priority". This has been borne out by the pathetic team selection against Cardiff a few weeks ago and against Brighton  over the past couple of seasons.

Supporting Mike Ashley's Sports Direct United is Basically  a waste of time and money, only some fans refuse to see it.

It's not about winning anything or qualifying for anything, if it was I'd be a Man U supporter and not have supported Newcastle all these years. Newcastle were in a rotten position with a rotten chairman when I first went to see a game. Like I said the enjoyment is still in being at the game, not all games are like yesterday. We may not play great football but I still enjoy being their and would rather be in the stadium than watching it on some crappy internet stream or in the pub or worst of all not watching the games at all and being stuck shopping or whatever.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ToonTastic on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:02:14 AM
:thup:

Say we go and beat Spurs, so what? Means nothing. I've had to quit because there's not even hope anymore. They've beat me.
And that's great, wish I could as well but I can't.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:24:33 AM
I emailed the club the other week and they said I have one more payment (February) then to just cancel the direct debit. That covers my back if they try to take action over me cancelling the direct debit via the bank and not them doing it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:28:36 AM
Anyone got a example of their cancellation email, or should i just run with "Cancel my season ticket you bitch"
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:31:39 AM
Anyone got a example of their cancellation email, or should i just run with "Cancel my season ticket you bitch"
I said:
Good afternoon,

I would like to cancel my direct debit as I will not be renewing for the 2014/15 season. My details are as follows:
Name: Kevin Watson
Supporter number: 1028280

What happens now? Will any more payments come out of my bank account since I have paid earlier this month.

Regards,
Kevin Watson


Didn't want to sound like a t*** with them since its a normal working lad/lass reading it who are probably fans themselves.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:35:38 AM
Anyone got a example of their cancellation email, or should i just run with "Cancel my season ticket you bitch"
I said:
Good afternoon,

I would like to cancel my direct debit as I will not be renewing for the 2014/15 season. My details are as follows:
Name: Kevin Watson
Supporter number: 1028280

What happens now? Will any more payments come out of my bank account since I have paid earlier this month.

Regards,
Kevin Watson


Didn't want to sound like a t*** with them since its a normal working lad/lass reading it who are probably fans themselves.

Cheers
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:44:43 AM
I'm still torn about what to do, I love the club and still look forward to every game. But I don't like getting the p*ss pulled out of me and these three muppets have gone too far this time in my opinion.

Money is Ashley's only thought and he bases every decision he makes at the club around it. I still have a feeling that he will sell up this summer and that crazy thought is the only reason I have not stopped my direct debt. I have decided to give it a week and make my mind up either way by friday.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:45:01 AM
Nobody should renew. Nobody.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Howaythelads on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:49:45 AM
To all of you who have cancelled, well done - if its any consolation, its the ONLY action you can take to even begin to get rid of this awful regime. As I have said before, quite a number of us attached to the Magpie Group did the same thing in the late 80s in order to force McKeag out and because John Hall had such a large share-holding but wouldn't put any money into the club until he got control, the club got into a financial mess and then McKeag had to go or the club would have gone under - hence the rescue by SJH.
I am not saying it will be as easy this time because it won't - Ashley is in another league financially when compared to McKeag or even SJH and it will take financial losses or an even richer person to force him out. He is only interested in taking your money and giving as little as possible back on the field....the only reason we got signings last year was because his policies had got us landed with a lousy manager(shown up totally by Poyet yesterday)and too many second-rate players whilst selling decent ones, and we were in danger of relegation which we missed by the skin of our teeth on the last day.
All of the club's problems have been brought on us by Ashley himself - he went behind KK's back by recruiting Wise and his two Spanish stooges and then proceeded to sell a player Keegan wanted to keep whilst pretending that Sebastian Schweinsteiger was going to be joining the club(at least this is what KK was told but he contacted the player's agent and found out this was totally false...allegedly..!). Keegan then walked out - justifiably, a verdict backed by the Tribunal who heard his constructive dismissal case - and Ashley had to cough up compensation. The fans were rightfully furious at the treatment of one of the club's legends and protested that they wanted Ashley out. Instead of admitting he had made a mistake, he set out to alienate the fans and anyone else who disagreed with him and that vendetta continues today. He has appointed and retained the 'services' of a manager who is patently out of his depth at a club of NUFC's potential and other smaller clubs have got rid of him exactly for that reason too - he has succeeded in breaking record after record from the club's past ; the only trouble is that the 'records' concerned are not ones we should be proud of ...Biggest home defeat in over 80 years last season, 9 goals conceded without reply in two home games last season, 3 of them to our Derby rivals(I won't pay them the compliment of calling them our 'biggest' rivals, because they are not big enough for that - yet..!), a spectacular achievement bettered yesterday by supervising our 3rd Derby defeat in a row, another record which hasn't happened since 1924...great stuff, isn't it ? And this all because he is Ashley's stooge and a yes-man who knows he wouldn't get a decent job anywhere else or he would follow KK's example and walk out because of lack of support from the other clown who Ashley appointed after his 'Fantastic record' with the Crazy Gang...just the pedigree you need to manage or run NUFC - NOT.
Our lack of investment is there for all to see with the latest PL club spending chart - BOTTOM, with a net INCOME from transfers of 45m...nothing else needs to be said. The people in charge of finance at the club have clearly stated that winning trophies is not a club aim and just finishing in a 'mediocre' PL postion is enough because it guarantees the owner a large wedge of SKY cash and free advertising for his tatty sports outfit.

Sorry this has gone on but it helps to remind yourselves just WHY you have made the sacrifice and stopped giving him ST money...there is no reason why you can't go to the occasional game if it suits YOU, but then sometimes you need to see an ex-partner to know why you left them in the first place..!
Ashley will be gone one day but it may not be very quickly...in the meantime we will be forced to endure more days like yesterday and the transfer which preceded it this week - that much is certain.
When it happens, you will at least have the satisfaction of knowing that you didn't contribute to the whole mess and that others will undoubtedly follow in due course. The next 2 games could be more of the same and the season is now a write-off so once again, well done....you've made the first step to getting change at the club.

Top post.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:51:07 AM


I always feel bad cos he played at a time when i always remember us being thoroughly s**** :lol:

We weren't always s****, he played with Keegan and Keegan loved him.

Sadly i was about 4 when KK played so missed that time, we were pretty bad in most the games i remember though from 86+
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Sunday 2 February 2014, 10:18:15 AM

Also a fan of over 40 years and a season ticket holder for the last ten. Just put our seats up for sale on virago go for the rest of the season. Pardew has to go, Ashley I'd like to go, kinnear isn't even there to actually go as far as I can tell.

Money still going into the club.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ToonTastic on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:58:56 AM
I'm assuming he's paid for the year rather than monthly
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Sunday 2 February 2014, 12:13:13 PM
I wish I could follow what some of you guys have done but I can't. It's a drug and I'm hooked, there's noubt better than being in the stadium watching newcastle win, sitting at home or in the pub watching the same just doesn't have the same buzz if you like.

As for Ashley, I simply don't think enough fans will leave. Too many are daft like myself and will keep going, at worst I can see there still being 45k fans there next season. Those numbers will increase again if the team goes on a good run and again we'll have a stadium with 52k in it after a decent run and a good offer on half season tickets.

I love the premiss of everyone jacking it in and forcing his hand but as a set of fans we're crap at organising anything. Protests are met by the mad folk who claim it has a detrimental effect of player performances (it doesn't). We couldn't get everyone to walk out at a certain time as was planned a little while back because the team we're playing well on the pitch and to that point people are still trying to organise for fans to stop outside the ground during a TV game but people won't do it claiming I've already paid my cash so it won't make a difference even though they know deep down it will as the focus on the fans discontent would be there for all to see.
So if we can't organise minor events like these which effect fans for one match, there isn't a hope in hell of organising for people not to buy season tickets therefore we get stuck in a loop.

Yes we're getting shafted by Ashley and co but frankly I'm waiting for my next fix against Spurs already.
Can i use you as an example as there are many like you out there and that includes my friends and my next door neighbour who go to the match week in week out for there football fix.My argument is give it up watch a s*** stream or in a pub but do not whinge about "how s*** the regime is and the manager is crap etc",i gave up years ago through financial reasons but had been a regular since 1972 and i am 50 now and season ticket holder for 22 years and i would go back tomorrow under new ownership but not until , i go to the pub and watch streams at home so in my mind i am still as loyal as a match goer not missing any games but giving up will not be a hardship for a few years and Ashley gets bored with it and his revenue suffers ,who knows what might happen his empire could collapse never say never and someone could come a long and set up a rival business selling sports wear etc and we just hope something changes.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: palnese on Sunday 2 February 2014, 12:17:32 PM
Nobody should renew. Nobody.

Don't think he's got a season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Sunday 2 February 2014, 12:34:14 PM

Nobody should renew. Nobody.

Don't think he's got a season ticket.

What's your point?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Sunday 2 February 2014, 12:42:29 PM

Nobody should renew. Nobody.

Don't think he's got a season ticket.

What's your point?

That he can't renew if he doesn't have a season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Sunday 2 February 2014, 12:52:46 PM

Nobody should renew. Nobody.

Don't think he's got a season ticket.

What's your point?

Spoiler
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Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:02:24 PM
Jeez :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TRon on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:04:36 PM
Ashley knows what he's doing. He's written off this season and it won't cost him a penny as the season tickets have already been sold. In the summer we'll buy a couple of players and those who are wavering will jump back on the bandwagon.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:05:52 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/still-love-newcastle-united-just-fun-anymore-newcastle-fans/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: jimmymag on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:07:02 PM
:thup:

Say we go and beat Spurs, so what? Means nothing. I've had to quit because there's not even hope anymore. They've beat me.
And that's great, wish I could as well but I can't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23M8WT_PS7E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23M8WT_PS7E)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:10:56 PM
This thread is a really sobering read. Sad times.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Bert Shaft on Sunday 2 February 2014, 01:49:18 PM
"This drug" you need your fix of, what exactly is it that you are frightened of missing if you stayed away from games.

Are you scared you will miss them finishing the top 4, ain' t gonna happen.
What about a Europa league place finish, well, even if they qualify for it which they have already stated that they don't want to, NUFC will only field a team of reserves in it and won't be bothered when they get knocked out.

Why would we expect to go on a decent FA Cup or Micky Mouse Cup run after you know who has already stated that "winning a cup is not a priority". This has been borne out by the pathetic team selection against Cardiff a few weeks ago and against Brighton  over the past couple of seasons.

Supporting Mike Ashley's Sports Direct United is Basically  a waste of time and money, only some fans refuse to see it.

It's not about winning anything or qualifying for anything, if it was I'd be a Man U supporter and not have supported Newcastle all these years. Newcastle were in a rotten position with a rotten chairman when I first went to see a game. Like I said the enjoyment is still in being at the game, not all games are like yesterday. We may not play great football but I still enjoy being their and would rather be in the stadium than watching it on some crappy internet stream or in the pub or worst of all not watching the games at all and being stuck shopping or whatever.

Being a Newcastle fan hasn't been about winning owt for years now. Thats fine.
I've been an addict myself, strangely enough during the "when we were absolute dogshite" years. Shinto Rafferty etc

Footy never used to cost an arm and a leg to go to like it does now so having yer pants pulled down and being shafted by the FCB is a totally different matter.

Even when NUFC were sh*t before, at least they tried to win things even if they had no chance of doing so. This fat whopper has already told you he doesn't want to qualify for the Europa or win a domestic cup and wants to finish 8th 9th or 10th (so he keeps getting wads of your/Sky money)  so there is NO POINT anymore.

Like it or lump it, thats how I feel anyway......

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pinkeye on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:04:10 PM
Me and my dad have decided this morning that we are cancelling today - we have been going since I was a kid - I am 48 now.  Shame as I have a great seat with good people around me but, as many others have said I can pick and choose my games next season.

I will be calling the box office tomorrow to let them know and will be cancelling the direct debit now.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:36:00 PM
Me and my dad have decided this morning that we are cancelling today - we have been going since I was a kid - I am 48 now.  Shame as I have a great seat with good people around me but, as many others have said I can pick and choose my games next season.

I will be calling the box office tomorrow to let them know and will be cancelling the direct debit now.

No offence meant, but what basis will you use to choose your games? I mean, any ticket purchase will be supporting Ashley etc.

Very sad post BTW.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:38:35 PM


No offence meant, but what basis will you use to choose your games? I mean, any ticket purchase will be supporting Ashley etc.

Very sad post BTW.

Why do you even ask?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:40:25 PM
I'm so sad I feel this way about Newcastle United- the thought of cancellingy season ticket makes my stomach churn, but giving an extra pound to that detestable man is even worse, and makes me feel like a complete fool.

Newcastle United is dead.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:41:59 PM


No offence meant, but what basis will you use to choose your games? I mean, any ticket purchase will be supporting Ashley etc.

Very sad post BTW.

Why do you even ask?

Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wil on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:43:33 PM
As has been said above, this is all very sad.
I don't have a season ticket as I'm in the south, but my son and I had been planning to come up for a game or two in the spring. We won't now.
He is 30 this year and I've brought him up a fan. After yesterday he's said he won't even watch us on tv anymore this season. I see his point. There's nothing to look forward to, no joy anyway.
This particular time is one of the biggest lows I can remember in years, in terms of spirit and hope, and all the intangibles of being a fan.
Still, the regime will change, eventually. Just have to wait this lot out.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: palnese on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:45:27 PM
Jeez :lol:

It was bad, I know :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:46:29 PM


No offence meant, but what basis will you use to choose your games? I mean, any ticket purchase will be supporting Ashley etc.

Very sad post BTW.

Why do you even ask?

Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

Really?  Does it?  After going to the match every other week for god knows how long it seems 'odd' that he might fancy it now and again without paying hundreds of pounds for a season ticket?

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 02:50:31 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:28:18 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game.

Aye, and as we have a good amount of season ticket holders year on year, he's taken it for granted and pretty much knew that people would renew/buy them regardless of what he did. Hopefully the drop in holders (either by non-renewal or by cancellation now), will be significant enough for him to take notice.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:40:43 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game.

Aye, and as we have a good amount of season ticket holders year on year, he's taken it for granted and pretty much knew that people would renew/buy them regardless of what he did. Hopefully the drop in holders (either by non-renewal or by cancellation now), will be significant enough for him to take notice.

Most ST holders are now on the longterm price freeze so cancellations wont be enough to change anything imo. Ashley has roped in the fans, beaten them down and laughed in their faces without any meaningful opposition. People can say singing nasty things at him will make a difference but it really wont bother him one jot, he is profiting from it regardless.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:41:24 PM
This thread is a really sobering read. Sad times.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pinkeye on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:51:16 PM
Just to answer the question about picking and choosing matches next season....

I think it is just lip service to myself to say I can still go to the match if I want to.  I dont think I will go again until the ownership changes.  But,  you are all right paying for something I stopped enjoying some time ago, once it became clear that there is no ambition left at the club,  is a total waste.

The life has been sucked out of my club and I am heart broken about it.....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:53:56 PM
I've just sent this:

Supporters No: XXXXXXXX

Seat No: XXXXXXXX


To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to let you know that I wish to cancel my season ticket from the start of next season, season 2014/15. 

I no longer wish to do anything which makes it look as if I am backing an owner of my football club who has no ambition other than to avoid relegation and go out of cup competitions as the earliest possible opportunity.

I no longer wish to appear to support a Director of Football who openly lies to people by claiming that no player will leave the club only for two players to leave, one who has since claimed that he had an agreement with the club to leave.

I no longer wish to appear to support a manager of the club who is poor at his job and can only be employed because he is a mouth piece for our unambitious owner and board of directors who have openly admitted that we are not interested in competing as a football club.  You have employed a manager who goes out of his way to constantly tell us that we can’t compete with clubs like Swansea and Southampton when it comes to incoming transfers.  He has done a brilliant job at that and I now fully understand that and accept it, therefore I will no longer waste my time supporting a club who can’t compete with those clubs

After decades of watching Newcastle United fail to match the hopes (not expectations) of the people who have supported the club, I have decided that I can no longer back the football club with my time or money and I will not return while our current owner remains at the club.  This decision has nothing to do with the cost of attending and has everything to do with being unwilling to support a club which does not strive to improve.  A club which treats it’s loyal supporters as if they were customers of a tacky sports outlet.

Yours Faithfully

XXXXXXXX
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:54:42 PM
Is the thread title not a bit mis-leading? Is it not the end of the month that the next amount is removed via DD?...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: r0cafella on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:55:52 PM
I've just sent this:

Supporters No: XXXXXXXX

Seat No: XXXXXXXX


To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to let you know that I wish to cancel my season ticket from the start of next season, season 2014/15. 

I no longer wish to do anything which makes it look as if I am backing an owner of my football club who has no ambition other than to avoid relegation and go out of cup competitions as the earliest possible opportunity.

I no longer wish to appear to support a Director of Football who openly lies to people by claiming that no player will leave the club only for two players to leave, one who has since claimed that he had an agreement with the club to leave.

I no longer wish to appear to support a manager of the club who is poor at his job and can only be employed because he is a mouth piece for our unambitious owner and board of directors who have openly admitted that we are not interested in competing as a football club.  You have employed a manager who goes out of his way to constantly tell us that we can’t compete with clubs like Swansea and Southampton when it comes to incoming transfers.  He has done a brilliant job at that and I now fully understand that and accept it, therefore I will no longer waste my time supporting a club who can’t compete with those clubs

After decades of watching Newcastle United fail to match the hopes (not expectations) of the people who have supported the club, I have decided that I can no longer back the football club with my time or money and I will not return while our current owner remains at the club.  This decision has nothing to do with the cost of attending and has everything to do with being unwilling to support a club which does not strive to improve.  A club which treats it’s loyal supporters as if they were customers of a tacky sports outlet.

Yours Faithfully

XXXXXXXX

Deserves a response but will only fall on deaf ears
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:57:04 PM
It's a good letter, Mick. Don't know why you felt the need to anonymise the bottom when your username is Mick though :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 03:59:13 PM
Is it not too late to cancel for the next season?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:00:19 PM
Good letter - thats the way it should be done IMO... telling the club exactly why you are cancelling/not renewing.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:02:13 PM
Is it not too late to cancel for the next season?

No why would it be? You can cancel the ticket at any point although depending on when DD's are taken you may lose money doing so.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:02:43 PM
Is it not too late to cancel for the next season?

No, they might get one more payment from me but it doesn't matter because it has nothing to do with the money anyway.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:06:24 PM
So you cancelling payments from June?  I'm confused as to how the payments are structured since they changed it to 12 monthly payments
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:08:05 PM
God,  to read fans' cancellation emails put like that is a testament to what this regime is doing. They really are a cancer on what was a proud football club supported by people who would fight the club's corner whatever the situation.

This horrendous man had the chance to own a club with the most loyal of supporters at his back. All he has done nigh on since day 1, is seek to tear away the affinity with the club from decent people. It's heartbreaking to read and yet it really is the only way to go.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:08:06 PM
So you cancelling payments from June?  I'm confused as to how the payments are structured since they changed it to 12 monthly payments

My season ticket for this season is paid for, they will take a payment in February for next season, I think.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:09:16 PM
Good letter - thats the way it should be done IMO... telling the club exactly why you are cancelling/not renewing.
The problem is that cancellation emails will be read by one of the box office people (I think I read NUFC only have 8 box office staff). The box office staff will cancel the season ticket as requested. The reasons people have given for cancelling are unlikely to be passed up the chain of command.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Incognito on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:10:35 PM
Maybe send a copy of the emails to media.  Local;  national wherever . Publicise it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:20:46 PM
So you cancelling payments from June?  I'm confused as to how the payments are structured since they changed it to 12 monthly payments

My season ticket for this season is paid for, they will take a payment in February for next season, I think.
Am sure they changed it from 9 monthly payments to 12?  My monthly figure went down so I assumed I'd now finish paying for this season in May as opposed to where before it was Feb.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:27:22 PM
Maybe send a copy of the emails to media.  Local;  national wherever . Publicise it.

National media see us as a bunch of ungrateful upstarts, they think we should be licking Ashleys boots.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:31:20 PM
So you cancelling payments from June?  I'm confused as to how the payments are structured since they changed it to 12 monthly payments

My season ticket for this season is paid for, they will take a payment in February for next season, I think.
Am sure they changed it from 9 monthly payments to 12?  My monthly figure went down so I assumed I'd now finish paying for this season in May as opposed to where before it was Feb.

To clarify the cancellation process .

If you cancel the direct debit in February this won't affect the rest of the current season.  This is when the club takes out the DD for the following season.

You'll lose any price freeze or deal associated with your ticket if you decide to go back though this is reviewed on an individual basis (ie - ST holder for 30 years or someone who has 4 tickets more likely to get the deal over someone who's only in a 2nd season)

Please remember the Box Office staff are following orders and probably dislike MA as much as you do.  They don't control transfer policy or pricing.  A number of emails have gone into the club this week abusing staff, this will cost you your ticket and membership.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: antz1uk on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:35:18 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game.

Aye, and as we have a good amount of season ticket holders year on year, he's taken it for granted and pretty much knew that people would renew/buy them regardless of what he did. Hopefully the drop in holders (either by non-renewal or by cancellation now), will be significant enough for him to take notice.

Most ST holders are now on the longterm price freeze so cancellations wont be enough to change anything imo. Ashley has roped in the fans, beaten them down and laughed in their faces without any meaningful opposition. People can say singing nasty things at him will make a difference but it really wont bother him one jot, he is profiting from it regardless.

This bit is not true, he may have had 2 or 3 years out of them (i bought two but after 1 year decided he wasn't getting anything else off me and cancelled)

he would have only profited if you stay for the full duration of the offer. it's like having any other business, you can have customers, but if you don't look after them they will leave. Pubs are like this all the time, they open up nice and fancy, all new stuff, customers flock, pub gets mucky, doesn't invest, custoemrs stop going. it's really as simple as that. unfortunately they think/thought newcastle fans are different and will keep turnnig up regardless, well i'm beginning to think/hope that the worm is finally turning. I have has season tickets barr only a few years recent since i was 15, i'm 40 now, as as the post said a few previous, there is no intention no, even when we were s*** we were at least trying. this man has created so much apathy it is unbelievable, i feel anyone who puts money into the club now is just enabling him and i despise him for the situation he has created. this isn't just a football club/team it's a fkn religion! I can no longer bare going to my 'church' because the damn archbishop and his vicar are complete utter frauds. i feel i hav lost my faith
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:38:17 PM
Ah so for this season it was Feb 13 to Jan 14....then Feb 14 for next season.  That makes sense now...cheers for that. :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:40:16 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game.

Aye, and as we have a good amount of season ticket holders year on year, he's taken it for granted and pretty much knew that people would renew/buy them regardless of what he did. Hopefully the drop in holders (either by non-renewal or by cancellation now), will be significant enough for him to take notice.

Most ST holders are now on the longterm price freeze so cancellations wont be enough to change anything imo. Ashley has roped in the fans, beaten them down and laughed in their faces without any meaningful opposition. People can say singing nasty things at him will make a difference but it really wont bother him one jot, he is profiting from it regardless.

This bit is not true, he may have had 2 or 3 years out of them (i bought two but after 1 year decided he wasn't getting anything else off me and cancelled)


Not sure you follow what i said tbh given that it is clearly true. My point was that most fans are happily reaping the financial rewards of the longterm prices so wont give it up in fear of paying more when they return. Unless you have proof that most ST holders arent signed up to the cheaper deals(which i doubt)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: antz1uk on Sunday 2 February 2014, 04:55:55 PM


Just wondering about the motivation for cancelling and then paying for certain tickets. As I said, not criticising, just wondering because there seems to be a bit of a conflict there. I mean, if you hate Ashley enough to stay away after a lifetime of going it seems odd to buy tickets at all.

The whole idea of a season ticket for the club is so that they know how much they are going to have coming in and use it to plan.  It gives them an amount of forward planning and depending how you pay, money up front, or at least a guaranteed income. 

I pay at a certain date in the month and they know that they will get that money, even if I don't go to a game.

Aye, and as we have a good amount of season ticket holders year on year, he's taken it for granted and pretty much knew that people would renew/buy them regardless of what he did. Hopefully the drop in holders (either by non-renewal or by cancellation now), will be significant enough for him to take notice.

Most ST holders are now on the longterm price freeze so cancellations wont be enough to change anything imo. Ashley has roped in the fans, beaten them down and laughed in their faces without any meaningful opposition. People can say singing nasty things at him will make a difference but it really wont bother him one jot, he is profiting from it regardless.

This bit is not true, he may have had 2 or 3 years out of them (i bought two but after 1 year decided he wasn't getting anything else off me and cancelled)


Not sure you follow what i said tbh given that it is clearly true. My point was that most fans are happily reaping the financial rewards of the longterm prices so wont give it up in fear of paying more when they return. Unless you have proof that most ST holders arent signed up to the cheaper deals(which i doubt)

yeayh, sorry, i should have made my point a bit clearer, it is certainly not true about me as a fan, i took the saving for one year then thought, nah no more, I'd quite happily pay more for a team that wants to at least have a go at winning things, I actually didnt take the ticket based on price, i took it based on the ease of 12 months of payments. however how many more people would rather pay £700 for a ticket for a team that tries than £500 for a team that isn't interested (by team i mean management structure)?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Sunday 2 February 2014, 05:47:35 PM
"This drug" you need your fix of, what exactly is it that you are frightened of missing if you stayed away from games.

Are you scared you will miss them finishing the top 4, ain' t gonna happen.
What about a Europa league place finish, well, even if they qualify for it which they have already stated that they don't want to, NUFC will only field a team of reserves in it and won't be bothered when they get knocked out.

Why would we expect to go on a decent FA Cup or Micky Mouse Cup run after you know who has already stated that "winning a cup is not a priority". This has been borne out by the pathetic team selection against Cardiff a few weeks ago and against Brighton  over the past couple of seasons.

Supporting Mike Ashley's Sports Direct United is Basically  a waste of time and money, only some fans refuse to see it.

It's not about winning anything or qualifying for anything, if it was I'd be a Man U supporter and not have supported Newcastle all these years. Newcastle were in a rotten position with a rotten chairman when I first went to see a game. Like I said the enjoyment is still in being at the game, not all games are like yesterday. We may not play great football but I still enjoy being their and would rather be in the stadium than watching it on some crappy internet stream or in the pub or worst of all not watching the games at all and being stuck shopping or whatever.

Being a Newcastle fan hasn't been about winning owt for years now. Thats fine.
I've been an addict myself, strangely enough during the "when we were absolute dogshite" years. Shinto Rafferty etc

Footy never used to cost an arm and a leg to go to like it does now so having yer pants pulled down and being shafted by the FCB is a totally different matter.

Even when NUFC were sh*t before, at least they tried to win things even if they had no chance of doing so. This fat whopper has already told you he doesn't want to qualify for the Europa or win a domestic cup and wants to finish 8th 9th or 10th (so he keeps getting wads of your/Sky money)  so there is NO POINT anymore.

Like it or lump it, thats how I feel anyway......


Same for me they were s*** days but as you say they did try to win things but players were generally crap ,worrying times when we have Remy who has no intention of signing and Grenier who does not want to be Cabaye replacement (pathetic excuse imho) so we cannot attract players with the goon squad negotiating for us .
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:34:24 PM
After 10 years i've just emailed my cancellation for next season.

 :weep:

Biggest surprise of the year so far......

Thank you for contacting the Newcastle United Box Office.
 
We are experiencing high volume of queries at present and aim to respond to all emails within 3 days. If your query is urgent please call the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. We're open 10am - 5pm Monday to Fridays. We're also open on matchdays from 9am until kick off
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: The Bard of Byker on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:56:46 PM
After 10 years i've just emailed my cancellation for next season.

 :weep:

Biggest surprise of the year so far......

Thank you for contacting the Newcastle United Box Office.
 
We are experiencing high volume of queries at present and aim to respond to all emails within 3 days. If your query is urgent please call the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. We're open 10am - 5pm Monday to Fridays. We're also open on matchdays from 9am until kick off

Every time I've emailed the Box Office I've had that reply, so I wouldn't read too much into it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 09:59:22 PM
After 10 years i've just emailed my cancellation for next season.

 :weep:

Biggest surprise of the year so far......

Thank you for contacting the Newcastle United Box Office.
 
We are experiencing high volume of queries at present and aim to respond to all emails within 3 days. If your query is urgent please call the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. We're open 10am - 5pm Monday to Fridays. We're also open on matchdays from 9am until kick off

I've just checked my e-mail and ironically the automated response was in my Junk e-mail folder.  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordiemonster on Sunday 2 February 2014, 10:01:49 PM
4 of us just cancelled tonight. Got an automated reply so will see what they say. Yesterday was the final straw.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bhoywhonder on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:00:06 PM
After 10 years i've just emailed my cancellation for next season.

 :weep:

Biggest surprise of the year so far......

Thank you for contacting the Newcastle United Box Office.
 
We are experiencing high volume of queries at present and aim to respond to all emails within 3 days. If your query is urgent please call the Box Office on 0844 372 1892. We're open 10am - 5pm Monday to Fridays. We're also open on matchdays from 9am until kick off

ST holder since 04-05, finally cancelled last week. Mate cancelled his and got confirmation email back straight away, but after 2 days I hadn't received one so rang the box office. Their reply? "Sorry, but we really are receiving a lot of emails this week...."
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:16:24 PM
What's the email address?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:21:22 PM
What's the email address?

[email protected]
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NewJerseyMag on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:31:05 PM
The revolution starts ...... hopefully.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:45:05 PM
Cheers Mick, loyalty points will remain however if you buy a membership, is that correct?

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Sunday 2 February 2014, 11:46:18 PM
Cheers Mick, loyalty points will remain however if you buy a membership, is that correct?



I believe they do.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:09:18 AM
Cheers Mick, loyalty points will remain however if you buy a membership, is that correct?



Loyalty points remain even if you don't buy a membership. I packed my season ticket in this time last year and my profile now says general sale but when I log in my loyalty points are still on.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:26:54 AM
Cheers Mick, loyalty points will remain however if you buy a membership, is that correct?



Loyalty points remain even if you don't buy a membership. I packed my season ticket in this time last year and my profile now says general sale but when I log in my loyalty points are still on.

I think that's just for 12 month... They may go... But feel free to get that confirmed...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:41:42 AM
Your loyalty points stay on your file.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:48:33 AM
Does that Mary still post on here? Wonder if she could get an idea of cancellation numbers.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:04:29 AM
I've just sent this:

Supporters No: XXXXXXXX

Seat No: XXXXXXXX


To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to let you know that I wish to cancel my season ticket from the start of next season, season 2014/15. 

I no longer wish to do anything which makes it look as if I am backing an owner of my football club who has no ambition other than to avoid relegation and go out of cup competitions as the earliest possible opportunity.

I no longer wish to appear to support a Director of Football who openly lies to people by claiming that no player will leave the club only for two players to leave, one who has since claimed that he had an agreement with the club to leave.

I no longer wish to appear to support a manager of the club who is poor at his job and can only be employed because he is a mouth piece for our unambitious owner and board of directors who have openly admitted that we are not interested in competing as a football club.  You have employed a manager who goes out of his way to constantly tell us that we can’t compete with clubs like Swansea and Southampton when it comes to incoming transfers.  He has done a brilliant job at that and I now fully understand that and accept it, therefore I will no longer waste my time supporting a club who can’t compete with those clubs

After decades of watching Newcastle United fail to match the hopes (not expectations) of the people who have supported the club, I have decided that I can no longer back the football club with my time or money and I will not return while our current owner remains at the club.  This decision has nothing to do with the cost of attending and has everything to do with being unwilling to support a club which does not strive to improve.  A club which treats it’s loyal supporters as if they were customers of a tacky sports outlet.

Yours Faithfully

XXXXXXXX


Absolutely brilliant, Mick - you can be sure that although they won't admit seeing it, the gist of it will reach Ashley's shell-like via Kinnear.

They'll hate that.... well done !
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:21:23 AM
Cheers Mick, loyalty points will remain however if you buy a membership, is that correct?



Loyalty points remain even if you don't buy a membership. I packed my season ticket in this time last year and my profile now says general sale but when I log in my loyalty points are still on.

I think that's just for 12 month... They may go... But feel free to get that confirmed...

Mine are still on there after 2 years, also I can't buy a membership because it says I already have one (I don't). So I suspect this is just down to poor data maintenance than anything else.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:27:53 AM
Direct debit cancelled.

Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:31:36 AM
Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.

Eh?

£50?  for L7?

To fellow fans?

There's only the platinum club that charges that.

I'd remove a post like that if I was an admin tbh.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:33:13 AM
Presumably he means for the lot.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:34:01 AM
Presumably he means for the lot.

Quite obvious really.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:39:54 AM
I've just sent this:

Supporters No: XXXXXXXX

Seat No: XXXXXXXX


To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to let you know that I wish to cancel my season ticket from the start of next season, season 2014/15. 

I no longer wish to do anything which makes it look as if I am backing an owner of my football club who has no ambition other than to avoid relegation and go out of cup competitions as the earliest possible opportunity.

I no longer wish to appear to support a Director of Football who openly lies to people by claiming that no player will leave the club only for two players to leave, one who has since claimed that he had an agreement with the club to leave.

I no longer wish to appear to support a manager of the club who is poor at his job and can only be employed because he is a mouth piece for our unambitious owner and board of directors who have openly admitted that we are not interested in competing as a football club.  You have employed a manager who goes out of his way to constantly tell us that we can’t compete with clubs like Swansea and Southampton when it comes to incoming transfers.  He has done a brilliant job at that and I now fully understand that and accept it, therefore I will no longer waste my time supporting a club who can’t compete with those clubs

After decades of watching Newcastle United fail to match the hopes (not expectations) of the people who have supported the club, I have decided that I can no longer back the football club with my time or money and I will not return while our current owner remains at the club.  This decision has nothing to do with the cost of attending and has everything to do with being unwilling to support a club which does not strive to improve.  A club which treats it’s loyal supporters as if they were customers of a tacky sports outlet.

Yours Faithfully

XXXXXXXX


Watching the humiliating defeat on Saturday. Feeling the air of despair and despondency falling upon the city as we all left the stadium. Reading Mick's email to the Box Office. Reading the Telegraph account of the post-match interview with Pardew and now Twitter chat about Cisse being sold is just too much, man.

I'm done. I havered on Friday and thought I'd keep it on. But this is like persisting with a rotten, abusive relationship where your partner is blatantly taking the p*ss. You wouldn't stand for that, so why stand for this? heartbreaking nonetheless, but sometimes walking away is the only thing you can f***ing well do.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:41:05 AM
Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.

Eh?

£50?  for L7?

To fellow fans?

There's only the platinum club that charges that.

I'd remove a post like that if I was an admin tbh.

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:41:11 AM
Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.

Eh?

£50?  for L7?

To fellow fans?

There's only the platinum club that charges that.

I'd remove a post like that if I was an admin tbh.

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:49:59 AM
Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.

Eh?

£50?  for L7?

To fellow fans?

There's only the platinum club that charges that.

I'd remove a post like that if I was an admin tbh.
Read it again, haha. I mean for all 7 remaining home games.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:19:23 AM
Walking out on a team 8th in the league just seems baffling to me, especially when a relegation scrap was mainly called to be on the cards. Seen a few cancelling who were in the relegation thread in the summer/start of the season saying we hardly have a chance of survival. If i was predicting that then found us well clear, surely they are surpassing your expectation?

It was a horrific result once again against the mackems but the way we conducted ourselves as fans was nothing short of embarrassing, was the first time i'd ever walked out feeling ashamed to be associated with Newcastle United. That wasn’t just down the performance of the players, the mentality of the manager or the circus in the boardroom, was down to our fanbase as well. I’d say it was a few nuggets running on the pitch, enforcing Krul to have a go at the fans but it was the thousands that totally forgot we were in a derby and after 20 minutes stopped chanting for the players and turned their attention to the board even though there was still a game to be played and plenty of time to get back in the match. Nobody came out of that derby with any sort of credit from a Newcastle perspective, it was an absolutely rotten all round.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:20:45 AM
Selling the remaining 7 home matches for £50 if anyone is interested. 18-21 section in L7.

Eh?

£50?  for L7?

To fellow fans?

There's only the platinum club that charges that.

I'd remove a post like that if I was an admin tbh.

:lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MKSC on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:43:06 AM
Walking out on a team 8th in the league just seems baffling to me, especially when a relegation scrap was mainly called to be on the cards. Seen a few cancelling who were in the relegation thread in the summer/start of the season saying we hardly have a chance of survival. If i was predicting that then found us well clear, surely they are surpassing your expectation?

It was a horrific result once again against the mackems but the way we conducted ourselves as fans was nothing short of embarrassing, was the first time i'd ever walked out feeling ashamed to be associated with Newcastle United. That wasn’t just down the performance of the players, the mentality of the manager or the circus in the boardroom, was down to our fanbase as well. I’d say it was a few nuggets running on the pitch, enforcing Krul to have a go at the fans but it was the thousands that totally forgot we were in a derby and after 20 minutes stopped chanting for the players and turned their attention to the board even though there was still a game to be played and plenty of time to get back in the match. Nobody came out of that derby with any sort of credit from a Newcastle perspective, it was an absolutely rotten all round.

Brett, you're a nice lad even though you're s*** at darts, and I agree with you about the dickheads running on the pitch (just makes us look as bad as the mackems) but I don't know what you expected the fans to do? After last years capitulation and near relegation, the lack of signings (both summer and jan), the sale of our best player with no replacement, Kinnear, Pardew's constant drivel and excuses, the cup competition debacle and the plethora of other issues under the tenure of Mr M W Ashley to then find ourselves once again being dominated by our most despised local rivals on our own patch I'm frankly surprised that there wasn't a lot more anger. That says a lot about how our fans feel now, many can't even be bothered to kick up a fuss.

I cancelled my season ticket last year and have only been up twice this season, for Man City and this weekend (and I didn't even go to the City game). Next time I come up for the weekend it will be purely to meet up with the guys off here and I will have no intention of setting foot in the stadium. I gave them the chance to win me back on Saturday and they showed how little they wanted my patronage.

The way the manager and players just slipped off down the tunnel, barely able to look at the stands said everything about them as a group. They can say what they like about how they are trying etc etc but it means nothing when from top to bottom there is no ambition to succeed. It was always going to filter down to the players eventually.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:19:47 PM
Ah so for this season it was Feb 13 to Jan 14....then Feb 14 for next season.  That makes sense now...cheers for that. :thup:
Not 100% but i think Febs' payment is the last one for this season and March payment is the 1st for next season. Whatever they take after Feb is paying for next season, so if you want to get out, do it ASAP.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:23:57 PM
Lad at work says he cancelled his DD on friday afternoon, and started to have second thoughts about what he'd done, on saturday morning.

By saturday afternoon, he was certain he'd done the right thing.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:34:38 PM
Sent NUFC a email today. Pretty much copied what Mick said above (Hope you don't mind but it pretty much summed up my feelings too) with a little bit of personal edit.

Enough is enough. Don't feel the need to just hand over £500 every year for the owner, JFK, and Pardew to constantly lie to the fans and pretty much alienate everyone to do with the club, and not even give a toss about history (stadium name) and reduce it to his tacky SD brand.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Spudil on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:36:29 PM
Fair play :thup:

It certainly is admirable when someone is willing to sacrifice the match day experience for the greater good of the club.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:58:16 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

What a f***ing mug.

Binning it, f*** them.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Monday 3 February 2014, 12:59:47 PM
Sent NUFC a email today. Pretty much copied what Mick said above (Hope you don't mind but it pretty much summed up my feelings too) with a little bit of personal edit.

Enough is enough. Don't feel the need to just hand over £500 every year for the owner, JFK, and Pardew to constantly lie to the fans and pretty much alienate everyone to do with the club, and not even give a toss about history (stadium name) and reduce it to his tacky SD brand.
well done and that goes to all who have jacked in ,we will all return when he is gone and until then its pub and live streaming for all  O0
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:00:22 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

What a f***ing mug.

Binning it, f*** them.
O0
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:00:46 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

What a f***ing mug.

Binning it, f*** them.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:01:28 PM
I love the club more than I hate the current regime. They'll not drive me away from following my team.

Fair play to anyone who decides they've had enough though. :thup:

What a f***ing mug.

Binning it, f*** them.

:laugh:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:01:35 PM
Seems to be some momentum building.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bobbydazzla on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:06:31 PM
I cancelled mine a few years back because of Ashley's treatment of the fans and club. I thought I'd really miss the games and at first it felt strange not going, but you soon get used to it.

As someone else had said - view it like an abusive relationship, there comes a point when walking away is the only thing you can do.

And cutting off an income stream is the only way to damage Ashley. He's not arsed about anything else other than money.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:11:22 PM
Seems to be some momentum building.

Quite a few on the mag website cancelling theirs too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:13:30 PM
I can't cancel mine as I don't have one. But can at least send them an email saying I won't be attending any more games. Better than nowt I suppose, especially if a lot of folk do it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:17:33 PM
Seems to be some momentum building.

Quite a few on the mag website cancelling theirs too.

 :thup:

We need to try and get the message out. Walking away is all we can do. He's shown he doesnt give a s*** about protests, quitting is the only thing that hasnt been tried.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:36:53 PM
Just received this email.

Hi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
We will cancel your season ticket as requested although you may still receive a payment schedule as they have already gone to print.
 
Kind Regards
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:38:43 PM
Looks like a templated response. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: binnsy on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:39:55 PM
Just received this email.

Hi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
We will cancel your season ticket as requested although you may still receive a payment schedule as they have already gone to print.
 
Kind Regards

how can they have gone to print when the season ticket renewal packs haven't even been sent out yet? 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:41:02 PM
Just received this email.

Hi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
We will cancel your season ticket as requested although you may still receive a payment schedule as they have already gone to print.
 
Kind Regards

how can they have gone to print when the season ticket renewal packs haven't even been sent out yet? 

Think they mean the payment schedule has gone to print for those on the DD scheme.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 01:43:41 PM
Just received this email.

Hi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
We will cancel your season ticket as requested although you may still receive a payment schedule as they have already gone to print.
 
Kind Regards

Yep, same as me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Monday 3 February 2014, 07:42:14 PM
Only heard bits and pieces of TotalSport on the way home, but did any fans manage to get through and state they were cancelling/not renewing season tickets?

Heard a couple of callers critical of Ashley and Pardew, but neither seeming to mention the ST situation.

Hopefully some of the media might pick up on it at some point.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wilson on Monday 3 February 2014, 07:43:55 PM
Need to make my mind up.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mattoon on Monday 3 February 2014, 07:50:41 PM
Absolutely :thup: to those that have cancelled, I don't live in the area but have stopped any revenue going into the club, merchandise etc since the Wonga ordeal (I bought every kit up until then) I have also stopped going in SD and would rather pay a premium at JD than put any more money in his coffers.

I know it must be hard on you guys and I absolutely respect you for that! Reading a lot over the internet since the Cabaye debacle and it seems like this has more legs on it than I anticipated. My only hope is that in the unlikely event we beat Chelsea it'll get brushed under the carpet again as we "do it for mike".
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Monday 3 February 2014, 07:52:12 PM
Absolutely :thup: to those that have cancelled, I don't live in the area but have stopped any revenue going into the club, merchandise etc since the Wonga ordeal (I bought every kit up until then) I have also stopped going in SD and would rather pay a premium at JD than put any more money in his coffers.

I know it must be hard on you guys and I absolutely respect you for that! Reading a lot over the internet since the Cabaye debacle and it seems like this has more legs on it than I anticipated. My only hope is that in the unlikely event we beat Chelsea it'll get brushed under the carpet again as we "do it for mike".

 There's definitely more than I've seen before cancelling I'm sure. Would be interesting to get some numbers.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wilson on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:01:49 PM
"do it for mike".

:anguish:

Can't believe he said that.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:08:15 PM
Just received this email.

Hi,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.
 
We will cancel your season ticket as requested although you may still receive a payment schedule as they have already gone to print.
 
Kind Regards

Yep, same as me.

And me which shows there has been a few to draft a response.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:12:41 PM


And me which shows there has been a few to draft a response.

I've had nothing back since yesterday before the automated response was changed.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:20:37 PM
Added a poll to get an idea of numbers. Would be interesting to see how many are cancelling.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:22:32 PM
Added a poll to get an idea of numbers. Would be interesting to see how many are cancelling.

Add "Don't have one" just to get an idea of a ratio.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:23:34 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:23:58 PM


And me which shows there has been a few to draft a response.

I've had nothing back since yesterday before the automated response was changed.

Could possibly mean there is a huge number and they have not got to yours yet Mick
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:24:58 PM
Someone on Twitter said that apparently the club have received over 4,000 cancellations since Saturday.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:27:36 PM
Someone on Twitter said that apparently the club have received over 4,000 cancellations since Saturday.

That would be roughly 10% of season ticket holders and a larger percentage of those on a deal who have to let them know roughly at this time, if true.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:28:51 PM
It's almost certainly nonsense, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:32:57 PM
It's almost certainly nonsense, unfortunately.

I agree but it might encourage others to do it if they think a large number are doing it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: NEEJ on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:38:45 PM
Mine's being kept on because my cousin wants the seat. I'm not harsh enough to deny her the chance to go to the match and I'd rather it was kept on the price freeze instead of someone else coming along and paying and inflated sum to the fat c***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:42:40 PM
It's almost certainly nonsense, unfortunately.

I agree but it might encourage others to do it if they think a large number are doing it.

That's got to be our biggest hope, that people won't see their decision as totally ineffective and meaningless.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:53:28 PM
Done.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:54:29 PM
Encouraging, 2 out of 3 not renewing so far.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 3 February 2014, 08:55:55 PM
Done.

By this I mean I have cancelled my ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:04:16 PM
Bang. After much prevarication, it's now done. Cancelled.

f***. :(

Thanks Mick for the inspiration for the cancellation letter.  Tough email to write.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:08:25 PM
Will I not get strung up by the club given that the terms on the website said it was 31st Jan deadline to cancel? I'm in the 9yr prize freeze malarky.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: dinotheprehistoricgeordie on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:10:57 PM
I didn't renew my ST at the start of this season as I was expecting to be out of the city from January, I was planning on buying tickets and going to most / all of the games until I left. This all changed when Kinnear got rehired, that was the final straw for me. There was no way a sane owner would hire his drunk mate to run our club. Ashley just doesn't care as long as the numbers are good. He's not getting anymore of my money.

My admiration to everyone who cancelled their ticket, especially after many years for some. I really think this is the only way we will get his attention.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:14:50 PM
Will I not get strung up by the club given that the terms on the website said it was 31st Jan deadline to cancel? I'm in the 9yr prize freeze malarky.

The way I figure it, there's such a wave on discontent they'd only be bringing more trouble on their heads if they tried to fight fans on this. If they want to be shitty then yeah, they could probably turn round as say it's not valid, but it'll cause a media shitstorm for them.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:14:56 PM
Will I not get strung up by the club given that the terms on the website said it was 31st Jan deadline to cancel? I'm in the 9yr prize freeze malarky.

Think it just means you'll pay the first installment for next season.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ranter on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:22:36 PM
Long time  reader, first time poster here. Season ticket holder of 10 years.

I emailed the club today to inform them it would not be getting renewed. Enough is enough. I like countless others am at the end of my tether and begrudge making him wealthier whilst seeing NO investment, NO ambition, and NO point in funding nothingness.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wilson on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:22:46 PM
Was thinking that myself, what happens if you tell them you're not renewing and cancel the DD?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:23:08 PM
Bang. After much prevarication, it's now done. Cancelled.

f***. :(

Thanks Mick for the inspiration for the cancellation letter.  Tough email to write.

One of the hardest things I've ever had to do mate but they are basically just laughing in our faces - we will all be back in the future (I think)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:24:01 PM
Bang. After much prevarication, it's now done. Cancelled.

f***. :(

Thanks Mick for the inspiration for the cancellation letter.  Tough email to write.

I feel guilty now, I didn't want to try and persuade anybody to pack it in.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:25:58 PM
Bang. After much prevarication, it's now done. Cancelled.

f***. :(

Thanks Mick for the inspiration for the cancellation letter.  Tough email to write.

I feel guilty now, I didn't want to try and persuade anybody to pack it in.

Mick the only 3 people who have persuaded anyone to cancel are Ashley, Kinnear and Pardew (and not particularly in that order either)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:38:13 PM
Mick is the only reason I cancelled.







;)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:45:29 PM
Bang. After much prevarication, it's now done. Cancelled.

f***. :(

Thanks Mick for the inspiration for the cancellation letter.  Tough email to write.

I feel guilty now, I didn't want to try and persuade anybody to pack it in.

Mick the only 3 people who have persuaded anyone to cancel are Ashley, Kinnear and Pardew (and not particularly in that order either)

Aye. Not your fault mate. Unless you're the t*** responsible for the lack of investment, desire to win etc? Is your surname actually Ashley?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 3 February 2014, 09:48:46 PM
I dont have one, not had one for along time.  Ashley is getting no money out of me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:03:47 PM


Aye. Not your fault mate. Unless you're the t*** responsible for the lack of investment, desire to win etc? Is your surname actually Ashley?

Even if I was I wouldn't call myself Mike.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:14:41 PM


Aye. Not your fault mate. Unless you're the t*** responsible for the lack of investment, desire to win etc? Is your surname actually Ashley?

Even if I was I wouldn't call myself Mike.

:thup: Mike really is a tosser's name, innit?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jordan on Monday 3 February 2014, 10:44:30 PM
10 years and I'm done. It's gone and quite frankly I couldn't give a f***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 3 February 2014, 11:38:58 PM
Don't stop lads.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Monday 3 February 2014, 11:41:43 PM
Don't stop lads.

Agreed, keep the pressure on the b******s.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chris_R on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:20:49 AM
Kinnear leaving changes nothing. Not one thing.

That statement from the club showed utter contempt of the fans. "There will be no further comment". Well fine, there'll be no further money from me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 07:57:58 AM
Keep seeing people asking what happens if you cancel after the deadline. Nothing. I was in the 9 year deal and cancelled in June or July. I lost the payments since February, but there was no other result. I've been checking my credit file for other reasons since then btw, nowt.

You also retain your loyalty points.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:37:43 AM
"Hi there,

I’m sorry we are unable to cancel your season ticket, as per our terms and conditions all cancellation had to be received in writing no later than 31stJanuary.

Kind regards

 

Jan

NUFC Box Office"

Got this reply from the BO, yet haven't they moved the date forward without notice? I dont recall it being mentioned in the letter last year...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mary on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:45:37 AM
Got this reply from the BO, yet haven't they moved the date forward without notice? I dont recall it being mentioned in the letter last year...

It is in your terms and conditions (the small print as they say) 

Don't have a copy to hand at the moment but its certainly there.  You could simply cancel the payment, unlikely the club would chase it up but I would say legally they are entitled to
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:48:36 AM
Here we go.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:52:19 AM
"Hi there,

I’m sorry we are unable to cancel your season ticket, as per our terms and conditions all cancellation had to be received in writing no later than 31stJanuary.

Kind regards

 

Jan

NUFC Box Office"

Got this reply from the BO, yet haven't they moved the date forward without notice? I dont recall it being mentioned in the letter last year...

I knew this would happen. Tell them to shove it as far up their arse as possible. For a ST that runs from August 2014-May 2015 you shouldn't have to give notice a full 7 month before the thing comes into effect, f***ing jokers.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:03:47 PM
Letting Mike Ashley's NUFC - Direct have access to your bank accounts.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:25:06 PM
Letting Mike Ashley's NUFC - Direct have access to your bank accounts.  :facepalm:

:lol:

Eh? What are they going to do like?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:51:17 PM
Got this reply from the BO, yet haven't they moved the date forward without notice? I dont recall it being mentioned in the letter last year...

It is in your terms and conditions (the small print as they say) 

Don't have a copy to hand at the moment but its certainly there.  You could simply cancel the payment, unlikely the club would chase it up but I would say legally they are entitled to
I'm sure somebody from within the club is on record as saying you could cancel in February, it was almost certainly mentioned at a fans forum and will be minuted.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chris_R on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:59:36 PM
No wonder they're saying there's been less than a hundred cancellations! :lol:

Anyway, just cancel the direct debit. Not a thing they can do. Even the terms and conditions say that all they can do is stop you going on a price freeze scheme again in the future. Hardly even the slightest concern if you're refusing to support this corrupt, rotten regime anymore.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 01:46:35 PM
"I haven't even had my renewal letter yet which is a month for the DD money to be taken out from that point, so I'm sorry but it's still a months notice. I've also had no communication at all about this sudden change in date for the deadline (it wasn't even in the last letter?!) And I don't see why I should pay for a 'product' that's broken and with a owner who has no disregard for his 'customers' whatsoever. I'm not renewing."

Saved it as a draft for now, but thats what I was thinking of replying with?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mattoon on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:08:59 PM
"I haven't even had my renewal letter yet which is a month for the DD money to be taken out from that point, so I'm sorry but it's still a months notice. I've also had no communication at all about this sudden change in date for the deadline (it wasn't even in the last letter?!) And I don't see why I should pay for a 'product' that's broken and with a owner who has no disregard for his 'customers' whatsoever. I'm not renewing."

Saved it as a draft for now, but thats what I was thinking of replying with?

Sorry to be a grammar nazi TU but it should state he has no regard or an owner that disregards, either is fine and other than that the email seems fine and to the point.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:09:01 PM
Got the same reply TU. Absolute bell wipes.

Cancelled my direct debit now,  sue me you c***s.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:10:05 PM
"I haven't even had my renewal letter yet which is a month for the DD money to be taken out from that point, so I'm sorry but it's still a months notice. I've also had no communication at all about this sudden change in date for the deadline (it wasn't even in the last letter?!) And I don't see why I should pay for a 'product' that's broken and with a owner who has no disregard for his 'customers' whatsoever. I'm not renewing."

Saved it as a draft for now, but thats what I was thinking of replying with?

Total disregard
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:10:34 PM
"I haven't even had my renewal letter yet which is a month for the DD money to be taken out from that point, so I'm sorry but it's still a months notice. I've also had no communication at all about this sudden change in date for the deadline (it wasn't even in the last letter?!) And I don't see why I should pay for a 'product' that's broken and with a owner who has no disregard for his 'customers' whatsoever. I'm not renewing."

Saved it as a draft for now, but thats what I was thinking of replying with?

Total disregard

Ball-crushing disregard.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:15:56 PM
Respect for those that have packed in - I know it won't have been an easy decision. I would have done the same had still been going, although I packed in 6 years ago. Club is rotten to the core and it sounds like some momentum is going now, which he will take notice of.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:18:51 PM
"I haven't even had my renewal letter yet which is a month for the DD money to be taken out from that point, so I'm sorry but it's still a months notice. I've also had no communication at all about this sudden change in date for the deadline (it wasn't even in the last letter?!) And I don't see why I should pay for a 'product' that's broken and with a owner who has no disregard for his 'customers' whatsoever. I'm not renewing."

Saved it as a draft for now, but thats what I was thinking of replying with?

Sorry to be a grammar nazi TU but it should state he has no regard or an owner that disregards, either is fine and other than that the email seems fine and to the point.

Ha. Cheers mate. Glad I posted it on here first then!

Anyway. Fixed. Sent. Next stop: Bank.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 02:46:50 PM
Has anyone had their cancellation accepted who sent the email after 31st Jan?

We can use that as leverage.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 03:29:54 PM
The original cancellation date was 28th February when the price freeze first started: http://web.archive.org/web/20111201223012/http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/System/Terms

It changed at the start of last season, apparently: http://www.nufc.co.uk/page/System/Terms

(See point 14.7)

Whether that constitutes the club actually informing you correctly or not is for someone who understands this s*** to say...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Brazilianbob on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 03:38:22 PM
Just tell them the product is not as advertised and is not therefore fit for purpose
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 03:41:51 PM
Surely the cancellation date means nothing? Essentially you, the fan, is paying for a service which you are yet to use. Until the first day of the season you should be able to cancel without incurring any sort of penalty.

The club can pluck dates out of the air and be obtrusive as possible but I'm sure consumer law would say that their cancellation date is worth absolutely bot all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 03:48:02 PM
It'll never come down to consumer law anyway, because they won't pursue you.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 03:59:32 PM
Someone should contact Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert about this. Or the chronicle. Or Anne Robinson.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:02:10 PM
Not a big fan of Wraith but I agree with this:

I don't think I have ever felt as low as a supporter of Newcastle United as I do now. I'm not this low because of the gutless display on Saturday against our local rivals or because of the sale of Cabaye our prize asset in the January transfer window. I'm so despondent because since Mike Ashley arrived 7 years ago he has systematically knocked the collective stuffing out of us all over and over again and it doesn't look like he's finished yet. I have tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. I've tried to look at some of his decision making objectively but I'm afraid I can only come to one conclusion. He bought our club to help make Sports Direct a global brand, nothing more nothing less. The football club, the fans, the staff, the region mean nothing to him. All he cares about is the bottom line and profit margins and how many trainers and tennis rackets have been sold in his tatty shops.

I have attended games since 1984. I managed to persuade my Dad to come back with me in 1989. He had walked away from the club we love when another owner had sold the crown jewels 'Supermac'. My younger brother was next when I took him onto the old Gallowgate terraces to experience warm trouser legs at half-time and being slammed against the metal fence when Mickey Quinn banged a goal in against Port Vale in the 90's. We have experienced the highs and lows together as a family unit since 1992 in the paddocks and then the New Gallowgate End. That all now looks as if it may come to an end. Why? Because of Mike Ashley and what he has done to our club. Some may say its melodramatic. Some may say we have seen worse times. On the pitch we certainly have, but off the pitch I genuinely believe that this regime has reached new depths with their lies and deceit. When the renewal form drops through the Wraiths letter box I'm not convinced they will be going back in this time. Some will say that means your not a 'real fan', whatever one of those is? I'd say it makes you a realistic fan. What does paying for this torment really give you these days? A guaranteed Cup Final ticket if you get to Wembley. Fat chance of that. A guaranteed ticket for the big away games? Only if you have the loyalty points. As for the home games, gone are the days of thousands on the waiting list, so you can usually pick up a ticket on the day. So looking at it like that paying in excess of £500 of my hard earned cash in advance to Mike Ashley this Spring is stupidity.

The ‪#‎Time4Change‬ movement is admirable. Graeme Cansdale deserves the freedom of the city for trying to unite our divided support. I for one am willing to swallow my pride and sit down with all of the other fanzines, fans groups, and movers and shakers to work together for the better of our club. Liverpool fans have given us the blueprint with their excellent fans movement 'The Spirit Of Shankly.' We should all put our petty differences to one side, leave our egos at the door and come together not just to oust this poisonous regime but to try and attract potential new owners by showing them that our fans want to work with the club not against it. We just want to have a club to be proud of again and one that we can relate to.

The lack of investment in the playing squad, the stadium name change fiasco,the treatment of club legends Keegan and Shearer, the Wonga sponsorship deal,displacement of supporters for having an opinion,banning of NCJ Media, the reappearance of Joe Kinnear, the sale of star players, the banning of the NUST from the forum, the list really is endless. Seeing supporters angered enough to invade the pitch and throw season tickets at Pardew hasn't been seen since the days of Jim Smith in the late eighties. Patience is wearing thin and the natives are getting restless. Ashley has had more than one chance over the last few years to sell the club but hasn't. It looks like he is here for a little while longer. It's time to hit the man where it hurts him the most, in his pocket. When the season ticket renewals come through don't renew. That doesn't mean stop supporting the team. You can pay match per match. Just don't give him the money upfront. It's the only language people like him understand. Ashley out. It's time for change.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:11:55 PM
Some very good points in that piece, its not just one or two things Ashley has done wrong, its absolutely loads
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:15:57 PM
It'll never come down to consumer law anyway, because they won't pursue you.

On balance of all probabilities, no - but they'll f*** up your credit rating.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:20:37 PM
It'll never come down to consumer law anyway, because they won't pursue you.

On balance of all probabilities, no - but they'll f*** up your credit rating.

I cancelled on 22nd June and it didn't show on mine. Just checked my emails.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:22:18 PM
Only ponces have a high credit rating anyway.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:23:52 PM
Only ponces people who want to buy a house have a high credit rating anyway.

Corrected.

Although I realise you'll just counter with "Aye, they're ponces too". :p
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:25:04 PM
Only ponces people who want to buy a house have a high credit rating anyway.

Corrected.

Although I realise you'll just counter with "Aye, they're ponces too". :p

As a home owner I can confirm that I am a massive ponce.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:29:19 PM
Only ponces people who want to buy a house have a high credit rating anyway.

Corrected.

Although I realise you'll just counter with "Aye, they're ponces too". :p

Never had a credit card. Own a house.

Check me out.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:30:51 PM
I'm pretty sure there is no credit agreement embedded in there, so it wouldn't have any impact unless you were subject to a court order of some kind.

The early renewal long-term ticket scheme was the day it all started to go wrong. Why would you need to lock people in structurally and financially unless it was to counteract a desire to bin their ticket?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:32:07 PM
Not a big fan of Wraith but I agree with this:

I don't think I have ever felt as low as a supporter of Newcastle United as I do now. I'm not this low because of the gutless display on Saturday against our local rivals or because of the sale of Cabaye our prize asset in the January transfer window. I'm so despondent because since Mike Ashley arrived 7 years ago he has systematically knocked the collective stuffing out of us all over and over again and it doesn't look like he's finished yet. I have tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. I've tried to look at some of his decision making objectively but I'm afraid I can only come to one conclusion. He bought our club to help make Sports Direct a global brand, nothing more nothing less. The football club, the fans, the staff, the region mean nothing to him. All he cares about is the bottom line and profit margins and how many trainers and tennis rackets have been sold in his tatty shops.

I have attended games since 1984. I managed to persuade my Dad to come back with me in 1989. He had walked away from the club we love when another owner had sold the crown jewels 'Supermac'. My younger brother was next when I took him onto the old Gallowgate terraces to experience warm trouser legs at half-time and being slammed against the metal fence when Mickey Quinn banged a goal in against Port Vale in the 90's. We have experienced the highs and lows together as a family unit since 1992 in the paddocks and then the New Gallowgate End. That all now looks as if it may come to an end. Why? Because of Mike Ashley and what he has done to our club. Some may say its melodramatic. Some may say we have seen worse times. On the pitch we certainly have, but off the pitch I genuinely believe that this regime has reached new depths with their lies and deceit. When the renewal form drops through the Wraiths letter box I'm not convinced they will be going back in this time. Some will say that means your not a 'real fan', whatever one of those is? I'd say it makes you a realistic fan. What does paying for this torment really give you these days? A guaranteed Cup Final ticket if you get to Wembley. Fat chance of that. A guaranteed ticket for the big away games? Only if you have the loyalty points. As for the home games, gone are the days of thousands on the waiting list, so you can usually pick up a ticket on the day. So looking at it like that paying in excess of £500 of my hard earned cash in advance to Mike Ashley this Spring is stupidity.

The ‪#‎Time4Change‬ movement is admirable. Graeme Cansdale deserves the freedom of the city for trying to unite our divided support. I for one am willing to swallow my pride and sit down with all of the other fanzines, fans groups, and movers and shakers to work together for the better of our club. Liverpool fans have given us the blueprint with their excellent fans movement 'The Spirit Of Shankly.' We should all put our petty differences to one side, leave our egos at the door and come together not just to oust this poisonous regime but to try and attract potential new owners by showing them that our fans want to work with the club not against it. We just want to have a club to be proud of again and one that we can relate to.

The lack of investment in the playing squad, the stadium name change fiasco,the treatment of club legends Keegan and Shearer, the Wonga sponsorship deal,displacement of supporters for having an opinion,banning of NCJ Media, the reappearance of Joe Kinnear, the sale of star players, the banning of the NUST from the forum, the list really is endless. Seeing supporters angered enough to invade the pitch and throw season tickets at Pardew hasn't been seen since the days of Jim Smith in the late eighties. Patience is wearing thin and the natives are getting restless. Ashley has had more than one chance over the last few years to sell the club but hasn't. It looks like he is here for a little while longer. It's time to hit the man where it hurts him the most, in his pocket. When the season ticket renewals come through don't renew. That doesn't mean stop supporting the team. You can pay match per match. Just don't give him the money upfront. It's the only language people like him understand. Ashley out. It's time for change.

Some very good points in that piece, its not just one or two things Ashley has done wrong, its absolutely loads

Aye some good points, but he doesn't seem to appreciate that fans stuck on a 10 year season ticket can't now cancel their ST come renewal time. Opportunity has been and gone and those of us who tried to cancel after 31st January have been served up with an email from the club that amounts to them saying "suck it, bitch".

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:34:29 PM
Just rang the Box Office to confirm a few things re cancelling using DD. The deadline was indeed the 31st January but when I asked how I would go about cancelling for next season, conversation went as follows:

"it's against the terms and conditions but if you cancel your DD mandate at the bank there's nothing we can do about that."

"So will I still be able to attend the rest of the games this season or will my card become inactive?"

"You've paid for the season so that's fine."

"Do I need to send you an email to confirm it?"

"No."

"So I just cancel the DD and that's it?"

"Yes".
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 04:41:32 PM
Just rang the Box Office to confirm a few things re cancelling using DD. The deadline was indeed the 31st January but when I asked how I would go about cancelling for next season, conversation went as follows:

"it's against the terms and conditions but if you cancel your DD mandate at the bank there's nothing we can do about that."

"So will I still be able to attend the rest of the games this season or will my card become inactive?"

"You've paid for the season so that's fine."

"Do I need to send you an email to confirm it?"

"No."

"So I just cancel the DD and that's it?"

"Yes".

This is midds earlier:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q71/1380548_690223334345319_1298299133_n.jpg)

Cheers bud :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:04:20 PM
I've just got a similar reply pointing to the smallprint of cancelling before 31st Jan and that I authorised auto-renewal. Yet they fail to mention that they haven't notified about a change at all so surely that makes it invalid as my authority was for a cancellation date of 28th Feb? I'd go through the t&c but I'm at work atm. Hopefully theres a way round it as I definitely don't want to renew...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:04:47 PM
Me -
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Thanks for your response.
 
Where can I obtain the figures for the amount of season ticket cancellations for next season?
 
I look forward to hearing from you.


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Hi there,

 

That’s not something we have ever made public.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jan


Worth a try  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:05:42 PM
Freedom of information request?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:07:59 PM
Why would you need to lock people in structurally and financially unless it was to counteract a desire to bin their ticket?

Just so that you are better able to predict and guarantee income. Obviously you want people to buy a ticket rather than not, but that's kind of the function of the club anyway.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:08:47 PM
I just replied,

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Hi Jan,



Thanks for your response.

Can I make an application to find this information out? Is there anything in particular stopping the club releasing the infomation?

Many Thanks,

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:14:44 PM
What would be the footballing equivalent of a Denial-of-Service attack? Overload the SD servers so legitimate traffic can't get through :laugh:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:14:57 PM
Has anyone had their cancellation accepted who sent the email after 31st Jan?

We can use that as leverage.

I have, i sent mine on Sunday.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:43:28 PM
Wraith on Radio Newcastle. Saying this himself, his dad and his brother aren't renewing their season tickets. Picked up on my 'North Korea' comment, which I said on the wireless yesterday morning. Says he's been warned about not criticising the regime on certain media outlets (I would assume Sky)

Moi; 2hrs 22 mins in, yesterday;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01q02lb/Alfie_and_Charlie_at_Breakfast_03_02_2014/

TS just pulled him when he mentioned about the club 'lying in court' over Keegan. It's Martin the mackem hosting again tonight. :D
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordiemonster on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:46:12 PM
Has anyone had their cancellation accepted who sent the email after 31st Jan?

We can use that as leverage.

I have, i sent mine on Sunday.

Sent mine late Sunday night and got confirmation on Monday that it was cancelled.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:47:04 PM
Oh good. Steve Wraith's getting himself in the limelight. Not sure how that helps anyone other than Steve Wraith and his ego, but never mind.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:52:23 PM
Wraith on Radio Newcastle. Saying this himself, his dad and his brother aren't renewing their season tickets. Picked up on my 'North Korea' comment, which I said on the wireless yesterday morning. Says he's been warned about not criticising the regime on certain media outlets (I would assume Sky)

Moi; 2hrs 22 mins in, yesterday;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01q02lb/Alfie_and_Charlie_at_Breakfast_03_02_2014/

TS just pulled him when he mentioned about the club 'lying in court' over Keegan. It's Martin the mackem hosting again tonight. :D


quickly go to the travel- err weather- anything!!!1  :lol:


surprised he got so long a run at it there tbh, well said him.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 05:59:41 PM
Martin has done that before (to me) when I've mentioned the club lying, on previous calls.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 06:10:41 PM
"Yet my authority was based on a deadline cancellation date of 28th Feb when I signed up. And even quoting your own T&Cs the club have not notified me on any change to this date as stated in my previous reply whether it be letter or email. To not let the consumer know of any changes surely breaches the said T&Cs."

My reply so far :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 06:28:35 PM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/newcastle-united-fans-wanting-cancel-4751388


The club has informed supporters who buy tickets on the 10-year deal that they can only leave half-way through the 2013-2014 season.

Fan Tom Ireland, 69, of South Shields, South Tyneside wanted to stop supporting the team, but club bosses said he must wait.

Tom, who has supported United since he was a boy of 13, said: “I tried to cancel and get a refund on next season’s ticket, but I was told it was not allowed. I rang them up and said I was not happy with some of Joe Kinnear’s comments.

“I have supported them since the 1950s when Bob Stokoe was a player and I can name entire squads from that era. But I have had enough, I did not sign up for all of this.”

Tom is three years into a 10-year deal where he pays the same amount each year for a season ticket.

Club bosses were sympathetic but said there was little they could do.

Supporter liaison manager Lee Marshall said: “When the season ticket is initially applied for, supporters and the club agree to a set of terms and conditions which stipulates a date ahead of each season by which the ticket holder can request to cancel.

“Given that Mr Ireland purchased a 10-year season ticket, it is highly likely that his cancellation deadline is in February ahead of each season so I asked him to check in his terms and conditions in order to be sure.

“This date is likely to be in January for those with nine-year season tickets and, again, I would encourage season ticket holders to refer to their terms and conditions.

“We are unable to cancel Mr Ireland’s season ticket for the 2013/14 season and I informed him that payments he has made towards the ticket are non- refundable.”


Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 06:56:11 PM
I dont have a lot time for Wraith but I agreed with pretty much everything he said. His comment about being told not to criticize Ashley was interesting yet hardly surprising.

Glad I wasnt the only one picking up on Emerson rushing him off when he started talking the KK Court case. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 07:01:20 PM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 07:17:04 PM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.

Until the box office try to take the money... different story I bet!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 07:29:03 PM
I'm going to report the club to the OFT for changing important  terms and conditions and hiding it in the small print.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 08:32:46 PM
I'm going to report the club to the OFT for changing important  terms and conditions and hiding it in the small print.

Very happy to put my name to that letter/email mate.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: binnsy on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 09:08:41 PM
wasn't sure where to put this but if anyone has questions about cancelling season tickets then they may want to go to this ....
The next #fansutd meeting is Tues 18/02 - be great to see some new faces there. http://eepurl.com/NHZBf  #nufc #oneUnited

these meetings are normally attended by someone from the club, wendy taylor or Lee Marshall, or even both and would think they would answer any questions
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 09:14:59 PM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.

Sorry that is just no way true or people on this board are talking s*** and my family, friends and associates are talking s*** also
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ElCid on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 09:16:16 PM
wasn't sure where to put this but if anyone has questions about cancelling season tickets then they may want to go to this ....
The next #fansutd meeting is Tues 18/02 - be great to see some new faces there. http://eepurl.com/NHZBf  #nufc #oneUnited

these meetings are normally attended by someone from the club, wendy taylor or Lee Marshall, or even both and would think they would answer any questions

Do you really think representatives at the club will tell truths about the numbers - no chance
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 09:33:01 PM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.

Sorry that is just no way true or people on this board are talking s*** and my family, friends and associates are talking s*** also

Aye it's total bollocks.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:02:35 PM
I might have found a way out which I'll try tomorrow, to be a season ticket holder you must be a member, I can't see anything in the terms and conditions that states that you can't cancel your membership at any time so I'm going to inform the club that I'm cancelling that from 30th June.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:18:49 PM
I might have found a way out which I'll try tomorrow, to be a season ticket holder you must be a member, I can't see anything in the terms and conditions that states that you can't cancel your membership at any time so I'm going to inform the club that I'm cancelling that from 30th June.

:lol: Like a dog with a bone.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:35:43 PM
My dad and I have both just cancelled
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:36:22 PM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 10:38:39 PM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Tuesday 4 February 2014, 11:47:05 PM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 08:52:25 AM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.
#

Perhaps some of the 35 have just said they have when they don't even have a Season Ticket, to try and boost the perception of it being a popular choice.

I personally know a couple of dozen lads that go, not forum avatars, but people to drink with, and not one of them has cancelled.

Fingers crossed the numbers keep rising and it has the desired effect though  :)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 08:57:40 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

Not sure the the 97 (almost two thirds) of posters that don't currently have a season ticket will have an effect?

Taking the numbers at face value you have 57% of 68 posters not renewing.  43% will renew.

Relatively even split for such an angry forum where "apologists" are much maligned.



Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 08:58:03 AM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.
#

Perhaps some of the 35 have just said they have when they don't even have a Season Ticket, to try and boost the perception of it being a popular choice.

I personally know a couple of dozen lads that go, not forum avatars, but people to drink with, and not one of them has cancelled.

Fingers crossed the numbers keep rising and it has the desired effect though  :)

Even if that was the case, 100 still doesnt make sense. Everyone I speak to knows someone who had jacked it in. Two lads I go with have chucked it last week (possibly three) and myself.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:01:15 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:05:52 AM
Mary said in the JFK thread that less than 100 have cancelled. That just cant. There's 35 in this thread. So less than 65 other people out of xx amount of season ticket holders have cancelled despite everything thats happened? Bulllshit.
#

Perhaps some of the 35 have just said they have when they don't even have a Season Ticket, to try and boost the perception of it being a popular choice.

I personally know a couple of dozen lads that go, not forum avatars, but people to drink with, and not one of them has cancelled.

Fingers crossed the numbers keep rising and it has the desired effect though  :)

Even if that was the case, 100 still doesnt make sense. Everyone I speak to knows someone who had jacked it in. Two lads I go with have chucked it last week (possibly three) and myself.

The 100 probably related to cancellations received in time for the cancellation date.   I don't doubt they've had more in the couple of days after, and then even more in the last 24 hours as people felt comfortable making the decision in bigger numbers.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:06:19 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:14:27 AM
Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Not you.  The title of the thread is "fans to blame" though.

There's people in there saying it's "retarded" "romanticism" that is "backwards".

That deserves rejecting.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:17:54 AM
Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

And I don't make fun of this forum.  I make fun of the odd post.

Must have posted on here for a decade on and off.  By and large I'm respectful of everyone and disregard a lot of the petty stuff to give heartfelt responses that engage in the topic rather than snidey s***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:22:12 AM
Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Not you.  The title of the thread is "fans to blame" though.

There's people in there saying it's "retarded" "romanticism" that is "backwards".

That deserves rejecting.

I didn't realise putting a question mark at the end of it makes it a fact and not a discussion.

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Being bothered by it would be a direct result of (and the primary intention behind) the goading taking place.

The entire debate started from Someone saying it's ok to boycott now, if you don't like the way the chairman is running things.  That supporting your team through thick and thin wouldn't be applicable in those circumstances.  As if the Man U fans that go to old trafford in Green and Gold would get a pass if their attendances dropped to 40k now that Moyes is doing a bit s***.  It's not a stand being made on principal if you decide to take that stand 7 years after the owner arrived, or 3 years after he appointed the manager and sold your other biggest assets.  If you enjoyed the season where his approach took you to 5th place and then the Europa campaign that followed, but decided to make the stand when you're playing s*** and get beaten in the derby then you are doing the opposite of supporting the team through thick and thin, and you're trying to justify it with high minded footballese. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

And this is apparently fine.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:22:46 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:25:57 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

 :lol:

Obviously i'm in the 17 percent staying on. I predicted us to finish 8th and i would have snapped hands off if I was offered it in the summer after last season, so don't see why i would cancel now after battling through last season which was a lot worse. Yes we made signings in January last year but i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

We got De Jong which I never expected and happy he’s arrived (although he probably wants to go back after the reception he seen on Saturday) but I don’t think waiting till the summer for Cabaye’s replacement is the worst decision in the world as we aren’t in a desperate league position and I’m happy for Ben Arfa/Marv to take on the creativity role in the side.

If people wish to leave and never come back that’s fair enough and entirely their choice but would hope they stick by their word and don’t come back even if there is an upturn in our fortunes under this regime, be that a few great coups in the summer or even by some miracle a trip to Wembley through a cup run.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:26:54 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

The Matchday revenue is £24m.

The additional TV money could be anywhere between £20m and £40m.

He could keep going as he is and give away every ticket in the stadium.

He'd have more difficulty keeping up with the other clubs who had increased their spending power.  But if you aren't buying any players in 18 months anyway, you're no worse off are you :D
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:31:31 AM
If people wish to leave and never come back that’s fair enough and entirely their choice but would hope they stick by their word and don’t come back even if there is an upturn in our fortunes under this regime, be that a few great coups in the summer or even by some miracle a trip to Wembley through a cup run.

Plenty of people have made it clear that they are binning STs, not necessarily never buying a ticket. The dynamic between supporters and club is very different when you can opt to attend or not a couple of days before rather than being commited months in advance.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:38:00 AM
If people wish to leave and never come back that’s fair enough and entirely their choice but would hope they stick by their word and don’t come back even if there is an upturn in our fortunes under this regime, be that a few great coups in the summer or even by some miracle a trip to Wembley through a cup run.

Plenty of people have made it clear that they are binning STs, not necessarily never buying a ticket. The dynamic between supporters and club is very different when you can opt to attend or not a couple of days before rather than being commited months in advance.

Yeah, struggling to grasp what that achieves? Hardly going to bother Ashley if people bin ST's then buy single match day tickets?

Anyways the point was to those saying they aren't going back till the owner has sold up or Pardew is sacked or whatever the reason they say.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:41:19 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:43:32 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

The Matchday revenue is £24m.

The additional TV money could be anywhere between £20m and £40m.

He could keep going as he is and give away every ticket in the stadium.

He'd have more difficulty keeping up with the other clubs who had increased their spending power.  But if you aren't buying any players in 18 months anyway, you're no worse off are you :D

But that can't continue forever and you have to buy someone, sometime, due to Bosman etc. The pot will get smaller by degrees, and the spiral would be downwards, the point still stands, it's not Ashley's pocket that will take the hit. When is the point where the evacuee's declare it's better and do they come back.

What if (unlikely I know) the cash not yet spent was splurged in the summer, is that better ?? Would people come back ??
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:54:00 AM
i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Yeah i honestly do. It's looking likely Cisse will leave, Remy likely head elsewhere, is Ashely really going to let Pardew go into the season with only Shola as a striker? Absolutley not.

We will replace Cabaye, no doubt about it in my mind. The exact player i obviously don't know but i'd expect a Cabella/Grenier standard player. I really do fancy us to get a few in like we did last January when we were desperate. Fancy us to let a few go and bring a few in. Don't think Ashley will just sell and leave Pardew with what he has which some expect him to do.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:59:30 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Spent £9m in 2010
£19m in 2011
£18m in 2012
£16m in 2013

There's no reason we wont spend at least similar in 2014.

Not sure about the "few", but it'll depend what bargains can be had.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:06:39 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

The Matchday revenue is £24m.

The additional TV money could be anywhere between £20m and £40m.

He could keep going as he is and give away every ticket in the stadium.

He'd have more difficulty keeping up with the other clubs who had increased their spending power.  But if you aren't buying any players in 18 months anyway, you're no worse off are you :D

But that can't continue forever and you have to buy someone, sometime, due to Bosman etc. The pot will get smaller by degrees, and the spiral would be downwards, the point still stands, it's not Ashley's pocket that will take the hit. When is the point where the evacuee's declare it's better and do they come back.

What if (unlikely I know) the cash not yet spent was splurged in the summer, is that better ?? Would people come back ??

Maybe that's why he's holding back the £60m as long as possible.

As annoyed as I am by the lack of January spending....and the sales, I can at least see the logic, and it looks to me like a lesson learned over what annoyed me previously.

When we finished 5th, we spent nothing in the summer.  I was raging at the lost opportunity for pushing on.

s*** season followed and we had to buy in January to avoid relegation.

The very best time to buy big and make a statement is in the summer, so you get the best start possiblem rather than putting the club on a downer.  then in January you aren't desparate and forced into paying over the odds for survival.

What were the options in the 2014 windows?

1. Spend big in January and push to gain one or two league positions.  No money left to spend big in Summer and the whole club is on a downer.

2. Spend nothing in January, keep your powder dry safe in the knowledge you're not being relegated, even if you drop a few places.  Then spend big in summer, either to make loanees permanent or bring in new blood.  Lift the whole club for next season so the money works harder for you in terms of making an ambitious statement at the right time.

3.  Spend big in January AND Summer.  Mike Ashley?   ;D
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:10:37 AM
Spend wisely in January using funds we’ve gained from player sales. Gain one or two places in the league and qualify for Europe. This gives a massive lift in the summer as the new recruits have 6 months Premier League experience under their belts. The new TV money comes in the summer, again we spend within our means and improve the squad although some players leave (Cisse and Remy) but we’ve bought in enough quality to manage a decent run in Europe and to attack the cup competitions.


Oh but we can dream to be run so well.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:17:47 AM
Spend wisely in January using funds we’ve gained from player sales. Gain one or two places in the league and qualify for Europe. This gives a massive lift in the summer as the new recruits have 6 months Premier League experience under their belts. The new TV money comes in the summer, again we spend within our means and improve the squad although some players leave (Cisse and Remy) but we’ve bought in enough quality to manage a decent run in Europe and to attack the cup competitions.


Oh but we can dream to be run so well.

I think that was the view tbf.

Gremier for £8m - £10m would have been sanctioned as a move to keep us in the top half without busting the bank.  So some other names could com in the summer.

At £12-£15m or whatever was being asked I get the impression it cut into our summer budget too much.  If he's staying where he is anyway we may as well go back in the summer when we might get him for less and he'll help galvanise the club for 14/15. Or if he's still not interested an equally headline grabbing buy of another player to inspire confidence.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:19:43 AM
Apart from the Europa League qualification and attacking the cups which we know have been marked as poison by Pardew and those who make the decisions.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:30:08 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

I don't know how old you are but if you can't remember what happened in 1992 you can't have been following the club for long because before the Magpie Group succeeded in ousting McKeag, crowds were down to below 20,000 and we were heading for the old 3rd Div....after the takeover there was an immediate surge in attendances and by the time we played Grimsby in Nov 92, going for our 12th straight win(which we lost) there were 7000 people locked out. It wasn't until the ground was extended in 93/94 that we were able to satisfy anything LIKE the demand for tickets and as you may know, we had a 20,000 waiting list by 1995....

If you think the fans wouldn't be back under a better more progressive owner, you are way way wrong.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:54:25 AM
i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Yeah i honestly do. It's looking likely Cisse will leave, Remy likely head elsewhere, is Ashely really going to let Pardew go into the season with only Shola as a striker? Absolutley not.

We will replace Cabaye, no doubt about it in my mind. The exact player i obviously don't know but i'd expect a Cabella/Grenier standard player. I really do fancy us to get a few in like we did last January when we were desperate. Fancy us to let a few go and bring a few in. Don't think Ashley will just sell and leave Pardew with what he has which some expect him to do.

Aahh, to have that innocent, child like optimism and excitement all over again.  I remember feeling like this when I was a nipper too. Ignore everything that has gone on and still have high hopes for everything.  Give those straws an extra clutch from me too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 10:56:43 AM
i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Yeah i honestly do. It's looking likely Cisse will leave, Remy likely head elsewhere, is Ashely really going to let Pardew go into the season with only Shola as a striker? Absolutley not.

We will replace Cabaye, no doubt about it in my mind. The exact player i obviously don't know but i'd expect a Cabella/Grenier standard player. I really do fancy us to get a few in like we did last January when we were desperate. Fancy us to let a few go and bring a few in. Don't think Ashley will just sell and leave Pardew with what he has which some expect him to do.

Aahh, to have that innocent, child like optimism and excitement all over again.  I remember feeling like this when I was a nipper too. Ignore everything that has gone on and still have high hopes for everything.  Give those straws an extra clutch from me too.

I wasn't even going to give it a response. If everything is rosy in la-la land then I think it's best to let it be.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:02:11 AM
i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Yeah i honestly do. It's looking likely Cisse will leave, Remy likely head elsewhere, is Ashely really going to let Pardew go into the season with only Shola as a striker? Absolutley not.

We will replace Cabaye, no doubt about it in my mind. The exact player i obviously don't know but i'd expect a Cabella/Grenier standard player. I really do fancy us to get a few in like we did last January when we were desperate. Fancy us to let a few go and bring a few in. Don't think Ashley will just sell and leave Pardew with what he has which some expect him to do.

Aahh, to have that innocent, child like optimism and excitement all over again.  I remember feeling like this when I was a nipper too. Ignore everything that has gone on and still have high hopes for everything.  Give those straws an extra clutch from me too.

So you think Shola will be our number 1 striker next season...i'll only trawl back through your posts when you're wrong again like i can do this summer when you said we are in for a relagtion battle. I was young and stupid then too. How can we possibly finish top 8 after almost getting relegated, it all seemed such a far stretch of the imagination with Pardew in charge, yet hey ho here we are in the top 8.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:06:11 AM
We'll have to make some signings in the summer, if only to replace players leaving. Probably be the same type of deals as we've done many times in the last few years.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:08:26 AM
i expect us to grab a few good names in the summer along the lines of Gomis/Cabella or the like.

:facepalm: Do you actually believe what you wrote there? Just for your information, santa claus isn't real.

Yeah i honestly do. It's looking likely Cisse will leave, Remy likely head elsewhere, is Ashely really going to let Pardew go into the season with only Shola as a striker? Absolutley not.

We will replace Cabaye, no doubt about it in my mind. The exact player i obviously don't know but i'd expect a Cabella/Grenier standard player. I really do fancy us to get a few in like we did last January when we were desperate. Fancy us to let a few go and bring a few in. Don't think Ashley will just sell and leave Pardew with what he has which some expect him to do.

Aahh, to have that innocent, child like optimism and excitement all over again.  I remember feeling like this when I was a nipper too. Ignore everything that has gone on and still have high hopes for everything.  Give those straws an extra clutch from me too.

So you think Shola will be our number 1 striker next season...i'll only trawl back through your posts when you're wrong again like i can do this summer when you said we are in for a relagtion battle. I was young and stupid then too. How can we possibly finish top 8 after almost getting relegated, it all seemed such a far stretch of the imagination with Pardew in charge, yet hey ho here we are in the top 8.

Don't get so het up, you might snap your crayons.  No, Shola won't be our number 1 striker as his contract up, Not once have I said he will either, so not sure what you are blithering on about there.  There is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing top 8 either. As for Mike Ashley skipping up the A1 with bags full of cash for us to go and buy loads of fabulous signings, I just don't see it at all. But you keep fighting the fight young man.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:09:30 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

I don't know how old you are but if you can't remember what happened in 1992 you can't have been following the club for long because before the Magpie Group succeeded in ousting McKeag, crowds were down to below 20,000 and we were heading for the old 3rd Div....after the takeover there was an immediate surge in attendances and by the time we played Grimsby in Nov 92, going for our 12th straight win(which we lost) there were 7000 people locked out. It wasn't until the ground was extended in 93/94 that we were able to satisfy anything LIKE the demand for tickets and as you may know, we had a 20,000 waiting list by 1995....

If you think the fans wouldn't be back under a better more progressive owner, you are way way wrong.

My first game was 1967. That surge was KK and results driven absolutely nowt to do with who the owners were. IF we were in the third level, or verging on, do you really really think there'd be the same resurgence, without a corresponding run of results a'la KK's, just because that was the point at which Ashley left.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:13:13 AM
Yeah, struggling to grasp what that achieves? Hardly going to bother Ashley if people bin ST's then buy single match day tickets?

For a start, it's unlikely that someone who has jacked their ST would then buy every game (or even most) but there is clearly an impact if a significant amount of revenue becomes dependent on ambition shown on the playing side, rather than being as good as guaranteed before the season's even begun. They might ignore it and stick to their current modus operandi, but at that points fans can also adopt the same approach of 'sensible, prudent business' with their own wallets.

That's why the renewal deadline is so early, in the year, by the time the summer's gone you've already paid over half the cost of the ticket and you're locked in for another year. Hope has proved a very valuable commodity in keeping numbers up.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Spudil on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:13:35 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

 :clap:


HF has gone full on mental here like, he's the pure definition of a soopafan and is actively trying to ridicule those who take responsibility for their actions.

You are responsible for the direct and predictable consequences of you actions. Mike Ashley is much less likely to leave with a full stadium than with an empty one. You are a Mike Ashley enabler.

And by trying to convince others with your empty rhetoric to follow suit, you are more than a Mike Ashley enabler - you are now actively helping him.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:17:17 AM
I find this all rather bizarre.

So where does it end. If we lose say 50% of ST holders all Ashley will do is cut the clubs cloth so it doesn't cost him any of his own cash, if that cloth cutting takes us on a downward spiral and we end up with a Div 1 budget in Div 1 we'll have maybe 15-20K "core" left - (at the very best). At which point let's say Ashley sells up to some bunch, will everyone come back because the great evil has gone and "our club" is good again and the damage Ashley has done is over ??

I think I know the answer to that one

I don't know how old you are but if you can't remember what happened in 1992 you can't have been following the club for long because before the Magpie Group succeeded in ousting McKeag, crowds were down to below 20,000 and we were heading for the old 3rd Div....after the takeover there was an immediate surge in attendances and by the time we played Grimsby in Nov 92, going for our 12th straight win(which we lost) there were 7000 people locked out. It wasn't until the ground was extended in 93/94 that we were able to satisfy anything LIKE the demand for tickets and as you may know, we had a 20,000 waiting list by 1995....

If you think the fans wouldn't be back under a better more progressive owner, you are way way wrong.

My first game was 1967. That surge was KK and results driven absolutely nowt to do with who the owners were. IF we were in the third level, or verging on, do you really really think there'd be the same resurgence, without a corresponding run of results a'la KK's, just because that was the point at which Ashley left.

Aye, there was only a limited surge after the takeover, nothing immediate...  even after Keegan arrived really.  We still got 21k for Tranmere.  23k for Swindon and Millwall.  It took the 11 game winning streak the following season to get attendance back up to 30k for anything except the derby.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Incognito on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:17:26 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

 :clap:


HF has gone full on mental here like, he's the pure definition of a soopafan and is actively trying to ridicule those who take responsibility for their actions.

You are responsible for the direct and predictable consequences of you actions. Mike Ashley is much less likely to leave with a full stadium than with an empty one. You are a Mike Ashley enabler.

And by trying to convince others with your empty rhetoric to follow suit, you are more than a Mike Ashley enabler - you are now actively helping him.

Pretty sure HF said he wasn't renewing?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:20:01 AM
Don't get so het up, you might snap your crayons.  No, Shola won't be our number 1 striker as his contract up, Not once have I said he will either, so not sure what you are blithering on about there.  There is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing top 8 either. As for Mike Ashley skipping up the A1 with bags full of cash for us to go and buy loads of fabulous signings.  I just don't see it at all, but you keep fighting the fight young man.

Buy loads? I said 3 players, think we'll sign a striker or two, replace Cabaye and possibly a defender. Fancy us to sign a few and let a few go. Just think we'll bring decent standard of quality like De Jong/Gomis, Cabella/Grenier, them sort of targets. We are often linked with players heavily only for the move delayed, it takes longer from them to come in as Ashley waits for the right deal. Whether or not deals like the Debuchy one are in the best interests of the club or not is entirely down to opinion but Ashley is always going to look to save money and not dive straight into paying what the selling club want.

If you think Pardew will just be left with this current squad over the summer and nobody brought in because Ashley won’t come up the A1 with his bag of cash or whatever else, that’s your opinion. I personally just think no matter how much people including myself hate Ashley, he’s a lot wiser than people think and there’s no chance in hell he won’t get the cheque book out in the summer.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:24:35 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

 :clap:


HF has gone full on mental here like, he's the pure definition of a soopafan and is actively trying to ridicule those who take responsibility for their actions.

You are responsible for the direct and predictable consequences of you actions. Mike Ashley is much less likely to leave with a full stadium than with an empty one. You are a Mike Ashley enabler.

And by trying to convince others with your empty rhetoric to follow suit, you are more than a Mike Ashley enabler - you are now actively helping him.

Pretty sure HF said he wasn't renewing?

Sort of.

I said I might not.  Might buy 2 tickets though and take my nephew.  It'll still cost less.

I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

But Spudil goes around calling those that don't retarded, backward people.. then he calls me a soopafan when I defend myself for not having ccancelled as yet and he has the audacity to say I'm the one ridiculing people when I don't think I've used a single pejorative term like he has.

Perhaps if you pulled back the rhetoric a little Spudil, you wouldn't get such harsh reaction to the stick you direct at season ticket holders.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:27:08 AM
Don't get so het up, you might snap your crayons.  No, Shola won't be our number 1 striker as his contract up, Not once have I said he will either, so not sure what you are blithering on about there.  There is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing top 8 either. As for Mike Ashley skipping up the A1 with bags full of cash for us to go and buy loads of fabulous signings.  I just don't see it at all, but you keep fighting the fight young man.

Buy loads? I said 3 players, think we'll sign a striker or two, replace Cabaye and possibly a defender. Fancy us to sign a few and let a few go. Just think we'll bring decent standard of quality like De Jong/Gomis, Cabella/Grenier, them sort of targets. We are often linked with players heavily only for the move delayed, it takes longer from them to come in as Ashley waits for the right deal. Whether or not deals like the Debuchy one are in the best interests of the club or not is entirely down to opinion but Ashley is always going to look to save money and not dive straight into paying what the selling club want.

If you think Pardew will just be left with this current squad over the summer and nobody brought in because Ashley won’t come up the A1 with his bag of cash or whatever else, that’s your opinion. I personally just think no matter how much people including myself hate Ashley, he’s a lot wiser than people think and there’s no chance in hell he won’t get the cheque book out in the summer.

I thought that last summer and look what happened.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:28:33 AM
there’s no chance in hell he won’t get the cheque book out in the summer.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Spudil on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:32:11 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

 :clap:


HF has gone full on mental here like, he's the pure definition of a soopafan and is actively trying to ridicule those who take responsibility for their actions.

You are responsible for the direct and predictable consequences of you actions. Mike Ashley is much less likely to leave with a full stadium than with an empty one. You are a Mike Ashley enabler.

And by trying to convince others with your empty rhetoric to follow suit, you are more than a Mike Ashley enabler - you are now actively helping him.

Pretty sure HF said he wasn't renewing?
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

But Spudil goes around calling those that don't retarded, backward people.. then he calls me a soopafan when I defend myself for not having ccancelled as yet and he has the audacity to say I'm the one ridiculing people when I don't think I've used a single pejorative term like he has.

Perhaps if you pulled back the rhetoric a little Spudil, you wouldn't get such harsh reaction to the stick you direct at season ticket holders.

You can barely make a single post without outright lying.  I never said what you accuse me of saying and you very clearly went way beyond defending yourself. 

And in the quoted post : "In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan." This from the guy who says "I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't [renew]".

Come on, you're a joke at this stage. You cant make a single coherent, reasonable post.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:37:41 AM
Don't get so het up, you might snap your crayons.  No, Shola won't be our number 1 striker as his contract up, Not once have I said he will either, so not sure what you are blithering on about there.  There is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing top 8 either. As for Mike Ashley skipping up the A1 with bags full of cash for us to go and buy loads of fabulous signings.  I just don't see it at all, but you keep fighting the fight young man.

Buy loads? I said 3 players, think we'll sign a striker or two, replace Cabaye and possibly a defender. Fancy us to sign a few and let a few go. Just think we'll bring decent standard of quality like De Jong/Gomis, Cabella/Grenier, them sort of targets. We are often linked with players heavily only for the move delayed, it takes longer from them to come in as Ashley waits for the right deal. Whether or not deals like the Debuchy one are in the best interests of the club or not is entirely down to opinion but Ashley is always going to look to save money and not dive straight into paying what the selling club want.

If you think Pardew will just be left with this current squad over the summer and nobody brought in because Ashley won’t come up the A1 with his bag of cash or whatever else, that’s your opinion. I personally just think no matter how much people including myself hate Ashley, he’s a lot wiser than people think and there’s no chance in hell he won’t get the cheque book out in the summer.

I thought that last summer and look what happened.

Why though? He just spent a fair amount in the summer and brought deals forward? The summer he f***ed up on was when we only signed Anita, that's where we should have really strengthened our position and he failed to do so. Last summer he had already bought the players he was looking to get in the summer and paid extra to get them early. He didn't need to pay extra this time around to get Gomis/Cabella or whoever, as far as he is concerned we are sitting comfortable in the league and those type of deals can wait till summer where it will be better financially. Don’t think no permanent signings last summer was a huge shock, was just disappointing we failed to get any from a fans perspective.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:41:23 AM
So only 19.3 % will have a season ticket next year from 155 members. :notbad:

I see Bret's voted.  :lol:

Don't forget HF the Soopa Fan.

 :lol:

I haven't been to an away game in 2 years.

I have to say "yes I am a mug for renewing!" or I'm a superfan for defending the decision against criticism?

f*** off.

Where did I say you are a mug for renewing? As for the superfan part,

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,95067.msg4858782.html#msg4858782

Yes, get off your high horse and f*** off back to toontastic where you can continue making fun of this forum instead.

 :clap:


HF has gone full on mental here like, he's the pure definition of a soopafan and is actively trying to ridicule those who take responsibility for their actions.

You are responsible for the direct and predictable consequences of you actions. Mike Ashley is much less likely to leave with a full stadium than with an empty one. You are a Mike Ashley enabler.

And by trying to convince others with your empty rhetoric to follow suit, you are more than a Mike Ashley enabler - you are now actively helping him.

Pretty sure HF said he wasn't renewing?
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

But Spudil goes around calling those that don't retarded, backward people.. then he calls me a soopafan when I defend myself for not having ccancelled as yet and he has the audacity to say I'm the one ridiculing people when I don't think I've used a single pejorative term like he has.

Perhaps if you pulled back the rhetoric a little Spudil, you wouldn't get such harsh reaction to the stick you direct at season ticket holders.

You can barely make a single post without outright lying.  I never said what you accuse me of saying and you very clearly went way beyond defending yourself. 

And in the post quoted post : "In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan."

Come on, you're a joke at this stage. You cant make a single coherent, reasonable post.

Which is akin to some sort of retarded old military romanticism like charging at machine guns.

it is a romantic, backwards, unproductive and Mike Ashley enabling viewpoint to hold.

Anyone lecturing on the principal of cancelling when they've only cancelled off the back of a derby defeat 7 years into Ashley's tenure is a charlatan.

I don't know you from Adam.  Don't know if you've been to a game or started your own boycott as soon as Keegan walked.  You might be a highly principled man.  The likes of Steve Wraith spouting s**** in the last couple of days makes him a charlatan IYAM though.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:43:06 AM
Don't get so het up, you might snap your crayons.  No, Shola won't be our number 1 striker as his contract up, Not once have I said he will either, so not sure what you are blithering on about there.  There is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing top 8 either. As for Mike Ashley skipping up the A1 with bags full of cash for us to go and buy loads of fabulous signings.  I just don't see it at all, but you keep fighting the fight young man.

Buy loads? I said 3 players, think we'll sign a striker or two, replace Cabaye and possibly a defender. Fancy us to sign a few and let a few go. Just think we'll bring decent standard of quality like De Jong/Gomis, Cabella/Grenier, them sort of targets. We are often linked with players heavily only for the move delayed, it takes longer from them to come in as Ashley waits for the right deal. Whether or not deals like the Debuchy one are in the best interests of the club or not is entirely down to opinion but Ashley is always going to look to save money and not dive straight into paying what the selling club want.

If you think Pardew will just be left with this current squad over the summer and nobody brought in because Ashley won’t come up the A1 with his bag of cash or whatever else, that’s your opinion. I personally just think no matter how much people including myself hate Ashley, he’s a lot wiser than people think and there’s no chance in hell he won’t get the cheque book out in the summer.

I thought that last summer and look what happened.

Why though? He just spent a fair amount in the summer and brought deals forward? The summer he f***ed up on was when we only signed Anita, that's where we should have really strengthened our position and he failed to do so. Last summer he had already bought the players he was looking to get in the summer and paid extra to get them early. He didn't need to pay extra this time around to get Gomis/Cabella or whoever, as far as he is concerned we are sitting comfortable in the league and those type of deals can wait till summer where it will be better financially. Don’t think no permanent signings last summer was a huge shock, was just disappointing we failed to get any from a fans perspective.

Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:52:06 AM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:55:13 AM
Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.

We'll just leave it there then. You think we won't sign anyone, i do. I'll call back and prove you wrong again like i did at Xmas when you said Pardew would be gone by now and we would be in a relegation battle. Or during the friendlies you failed to spot Newcastle progressing as a passing side and not all hoof ball, yet you couldn't see us doing anything other than that during this season. Once again you were wrong on that account as we've played hoof ball sparingly this season as I told you we would. So my next prediction is we'll spend at least 15 million in the summer, if not more. New players will arrive and a few will be shipped on.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Spudil on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 11:56:02 AM
Re: HappyFace
Which is akin to some sort of retarded old military romanticism like charging at machine guns.
The full quote:

We will of course though see in this thread the vacuous argument that being a supporter means going to matches regardless of any circumstance and that it is even somehow admirable to actively enable those who take the p*ss out of you. Which is akin to some sort of retarded old military romanticism like charging at machine guns.

So I am ridiculing via an analogy a very specific viewpoint, not everyone who does not boycott. You accused me of
Quote
But Spudil goes around calling those that don't [boycott] retarded, backward people..

You are, as you so often do, deliberately twisting and misrepresenting arguments.

it is a romantic, backwards, unproductive and Mike Ashley enabling viewpoint to hold.

In this post I am also ridiculing the same very specific viewpoint quoted in this post and not simply people who choose not to boycott like you accuse me of.


Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:00:50 PM
Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.

We'll just leave it there then. You think we won't sign anyone, i do. I'll call back and prove you wrong again like i did at Xmas when you said Pardew would be gone by now and we would be in a relegation battle. Or during the friendlies you failed to spot Newcastle progressing as a passing side and not all hoof ball, yet you couldn't see us doing anything other than that during this season. Once again you were wrong on that account as we've played hoof ball sparingly this season as I told you we would. So my next prediction is we'll spend at least 15 million in the summer, if not more. New players will arrive and a few will be shipped on.

And there we go, proof we are dealing with a child. "prove you wrong" for f*** sake.  I hope if you do, you will be standing there with your thumbs at the side of your head and your tongue out.   Reading through these posts, you seem to be a bit of a mystic meg in your own mind.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:04:51 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:09:17 PM
Re: HappyFace
Which is akin to some sort of retarded old military romanticism like charging at machine guns.
The full quote:

We will of course though see in this thread the vacuous argument that being a supporter means going to matches regardless of any circumstance and that it is even somehow admirable to actively enable those who take the p*ss out of you. Which is akin to some sort of retarded old military romanticism like charging at machine guns.

So I am ridiculing via an analogy a very specific viewpoint, not everyone who does not boycott. You accused me of
Quote
But Spudil goes around calling those that don't [boycott] retarded, backward people..

So you are lying again.

it is a romantic, backwards, unproductive and Mike Ashley enabling viewpoint to hold.

In this post I am also ridiculing the same very specific viewpoint quoted in this post and not people who choose not to boycott like you accuse me of.

Fair do's.  We're on the same page than.

No-one thinks anyone should necessarily boycott.  And no-one thinks anyone should necessarily keep going.

Everyone agrees people just shouldn't spout off about doing one or the other as if they've got it all figured out and the other lot are lesser.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:17:02 PM
Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.

We'll just leave it there then. You think we won't sign anyone, i do. I'll call back and prove you wrong again like i did at Xmas when you said Pardew would be gone by now and we would be in a relegation battle. Or during the friendlies you failed to spot Newcastle progressing as a passing side and not all hoof ball, yet you couldn't see us doing anything other than that during this season. Once again you were wrong on that account as we've played hoof ball sparingly this season as I told you we would. So my next prediction is we'll spend at least 15 million in the summer, if not more. New players will arrive and a few will be shipped on.

And there we go, proof we are dealing with a child. "prove you wrong" for f*** sake.  I hope if you do, you will be standing there with your thumbs at the side of your head and your tongue out.   Reading through these posts, you seem to be a bit of a mystic meg in your own mind.

Because you done this in the summer with the whole what do you know, you're just a child, happy dreams, top 8 my arse, we've got no chance, we are in a relegation battle, pardew will get sacked. All of this on and on, rolling out the negatives and little digs at me for my opinions yet i was the one who was right but was taking the flack in the summer.

Then you do it now when i say we will sign players, try and make me look an idiot because i believe we'll sign players in the summer. Right now, people will be reading probably agreeing with you. However months down the line when looking back and i was the one who was right about the situation, only you will look like the clueless idiot then. You'll be a happy one though because we'll have some signings to cheer for. I’d say similar to now but we are top 8 and not in your relegation battle and you still aren’t happy. You might find something else to moan about in the summer even if we do spend my predicted 15 million plus.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:24:52 PM
It would be very amusing to revisit this thread in 12 months to see how many of the 39 evacuee's would scrabbling for a cup final ticket if we by some miracle "pulled a mackems".

None I'm sure  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:27:48 PM
Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.

We'll just leave it there then. You think we won't sign anyone, i do. I'll call back and prove you wrong again like i did at Xmas when you said Pardew would be gone by now and we would be in a relegation battle. Or during the friendlies you failed to spot Newcastle progressing as a passing side and not all hoof ball, yet you couldn't see us doing anything other than that during this season. Once again you were wrong on that account as we've played hoof ball sparingly this season as I told you we would. So my next prediction is we'll spend at least 15 million in the summer, if not more. New players will arrive and a few will be shipped on.

And there we go, proof we are dealing with a child. "prove you wrong" for f*** sake.  I hope if you do, you will be standing there with your thumbs at the side of your head and your tongue out.   Reading through these posts, you seem to be a bit of a mystic meg in your own mind.

Because you done this in the summer with the whole what do you know, you're just a child, happy dreams, top 8 my arse, we've got no chance, we are in a relegation battle, pardew will get sacked. All of this on and on, rolling out the negatives and little digs at me for my opinions yet i was the one who was right but was taking the flack in the summer.

Then you do it now when i say we will sign players, try and make me look an idiot because i believe we'll sign players in the summer. Right now, people will be reading probably agreeing with you. However months down the line when looking back and i was the one who was right about the situation, only you will look like the clueless idiot then. You'll be a happy one though because we'll have some signings to cheer for. I’d say similar to now but we are top 8 and not in your relegation battle and you still aren’t happy. You might find something else to moan about in the summer even if we do spend my predicted 15 million plus.

We sign nobody in January 2014 but you accept it because "we'll keep our war chest for the Summer". How can we ever improve if people have this attitude? You accept last months transfer window because "We were safe". You've been brainwashed.

You think 8th place is great because of the way you've been brainwashed by the club. 8th place is nothing to aspire to, it's mediocre, average, ordinary, middle of the f***ing road.

This isn't Summer 2014, this isn't pretend bids or potential signings. This is the here and now.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:27:55 PM
Good god brett, how naive are you to fall for that p*ss take of a comment from the club. I can't believe we blew our budget on Sissoko and Gouffran who we bought for peanuts in the January.  It's such a s*** excuse for not buying players in the summer, that I am even surprised someone as gullible as you fell for it.

We'll just leave it there then. You think we won't sign anyone, i do. I'll call back and prove you wrong again like i did at Xmas when you said Pardew would be gone by now and we would be in a relegation battle. Or during the friendlies you failed to spot Newcastle progressing as a passing side and not all hoof ball, yet you couldn't see us doing anything other than that during this season. Once again you were wrong on that account as we've played hoof ball sparingly this season as I told you we would. So my next prediction is we'll spend at least 15 million in the summer, if not more. New players will arrive and a few will be shipped on.

And there we go, proof we are dealing with a child. "prove you wrong" for f*** sake.  I hope if you do, you will be standing there with your thumbs at the side of your head and your tongue out.   Reading through these posts, you seem to be a bit of a mystic meg in your own mind.

Because you done this in the summer with the whole what do you know, you're just a child, happy dreams, top 8 my arse, we've got no chance, we are in a relegation battle, pardew will get sacked. All of this on and on, rolling out the negatives and little digs at me for my opinions yet i was the one who was right but was taking the flack in the summer.

Then you do it now when i say we will sign players, try and make me look an idiot because i believe we'll sign players in the summer. Right now, people will be reading probably agreeing with you. However months down the line when looking back and i was the one who was right about the situation, only you will look like the clueless idiot then. You'll be a happy one though because we'll have some signings to cheer for. I’d say similar to now but we are top 8 and not in your relegation battle and you still aren’t happy. You might find something else to moan about in the summer even if we do spend my predicted 15 million plus.


you have proved nothing right though Brett.  Preseason was the usual shambles, nothing changed.  Though we are higher than I expected in the league, there is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing in the top 8. The football this season has not been better on the eye, we have huffed and puffed throughout and it's been s*** to watch, the difference is we have been lucky with injuries this season (something even you and your crystal ball couldn't have envisaged).  I said Pardew should get sacked, and I still stand by that, not that he will.  So you haven't been right on anything really.

I don't need to make you look an idiot Brett, you do a bang up job on your own.  I don't think we will jump in with a boat load of amazing signings in the summer, but if some miraculous reason we do, how will that make me look a clueless idiot?  No one is expecting us to all of a sudden change our s*** transfer strategy except you.  I would love us to sign players.  It's not that I am never happy, I am just realistic. There is nothing to be excited about with the current structure at the club. I just find your constant chirpy enthusiasm about anything and everything completely nauseating.

On a side note, I really hope you are right, more for the fact it will make you feel good about yourself, you look like you need that kind of reassurance.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:32:41 PM
It would be very amusing to revisit this thread in 12 months to see how many of the 39 evacuee's would scrabbling for a cup final ticket if we by some miracle "pulled a mackems".

None I'm sure  :lol:

I gave up my season ticket 4 year ago, I've been to about 2 home games since through free tickets. I have the opportunity to use my Dads ticket on most weekends - including last week against Sunderland. I wasn't tempted one bit.

I get to as many aways as possible. By attending away games only I feel like I'm not lining his pockets (ticket receipts go to the home side).

Don't give it the big licks about how fickle fans would look. If we got to a final I'd probably get my hands on a ticket - but that doesn't mean I'm less a fan than someone who kept their season ticket going. The day MA leaves this club is the day I'll ring up to order a season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:36:18 PM
It would be very amusing to revisit this thread in 12 months to see how many of the 39 evacuee's would scrabbling for a cup final ticket if we by some miracle "pulled a mackems".

None I'm sure  :lol:

Coming from you, thicko.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

ST martyrs of NO. Only those holding a ticket are important or drown in your sea of irrelevance.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:47:46 PM
It would be very amusing to revisit this thread in 12 months to see how many of the 39 evacuee's would scrabbling for a cup final ticket if we by some miracle "pulled a mackems".

None I'm sure  :lol:

Coming from you, thicko.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

ST martyrs of NO. Only those holding a ticket are important or drown in your sea of irrelevance.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:55:19 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:57:19 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:58:04 PM
There's really no need for the in fighting, like. I'm as keen for everyone to stop money going into the club as anyone, but I'm not going to start telling people it's what they SHOULD be doing.

Likewise people shouldn't be ridiculed for thinking that stopping money going into the club is our only hope of causing change. After all, what else have we got?

Also, this stuff about exactly WHEN you decide to cancel is unfair. No-one has the right to tell anyone else what their moral view is or should be.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 12:58:56 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

That's what the graphs say...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:02:05 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

er....yeah.  That's what I said in the post you quoted

 ???
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:03:14 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

 :laugh:

According to you .
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:09:26 PM
Also, this stuff about exactly WHEN you decide to cancel is unfair. No-one has the right to tell anyone else what their moral view is or should be.

Again, i must have been unclear.  I've got no issue with whenever anyone cancels and I'm still considering cancellation myself.

It's not the cancellations. It's the one third of people (according to a NO poll) who blame fans that still go.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:11:50 PM
Well I'd agree with that. It's Ashley's fault, not the fans
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:15:19 PM
you have proved nothing right though Brett.  Preseason was the usual shambles, nothing changed.  Though we are higher than I expected in the league, there is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing in the top 8. The football this season has not been better on the eye, we have huffed and puffed throughout and it's been s*** to watch, the difference is we have been lucky with injuries this season (something even you and your crystal ball couldn't have envisaged).  I said Pardew should get sacked, and I still stand by that, not that he will.  So you haven't been right on anything really.

I don't need to make you look an idiot Brett, you do a bang up job on your own.  I don't think we will jump in with a boat load of amazing signings in the summer, but if some miraculous reason we do, how will that make me look a clueless idiot?  No one is expecting us to all of a sudden change our s*** transfer strategy except you.  I would love us to sign players.  It's not that I am never happy, I am just realistic. There is nothing to be excited about with the current structure at the club. I just find your constant chirpy enthusiasm about anything and everything completely nauseating.

On a side note, I really hope you are right, more for the fact it will make you feel good about yourself, you look like you need that kind of reassurance.

My enthusiasm for saying we definitely wouldn't be in a relegation battle was also making you feel sick in the summer. The confidence to even beat that talk away as laughable didn’t sit right with you. I mentioned the relegationometer thread to be a farce and sure enough it turned out to be the case when it got scrapped or changed into something else once it became clear we were nowhere near that standard. Amount of people giving us only 30/20 percent chance of survival was staggering.

The football this season has been much improved and we've had some very good spells of football, some of the best we've seen in years. Once again you’re probably blinkered and will just say it's been crap. Our long balls were slowly decreasing back end of last season even though results were still awful. The friendlies in the summer then started to indicate a definite change in style of play and we've carried that on this season by playing some very good football at times. You couldn’t accept we were moving away from hoof ball under Pardew and still beat him with that stick yet it’s been used sparingly this season.

I'm still confident of top 8 even with the loss of Cabaye and a couple of hard fixtures upcoming. Then I do feel we will see incomings in the summer to help us replace those who we have lost. You’re not confident of top 8 and you can’t see players arriving in the summer, you say you’re a realist yet you struggle to see we are still better than the sides below us, and we won’t go into next season with 1 striker, so that already starts to doubt your apparent realistic prediction.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:18:43 PM
you have proved nothing right though Brett.  Preseason was the usual shambles, nothing changed.  Though we are higher than I expected in the league, there is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing in the top 8. The football this season has not been better on the eye, we have huffed and puffed throughout and it's been s*** to watch, the difference is we have been lucky with injuries this season (something even you and your crystal ball couldn't have envisaged).  I said Pardew should get sacked, and I still stand by that, not that he will.  So you haven't been right on anything really.

I don't need to make you look an idiot Brett, you do a bang up job on your own.  I don't think we will jump in with a boat load of amazing signings in the summer, but if some miraculous reason we do, how will that make me look a clueless idiot?  No one is expecting us to all of a sudden change our s*** transfer strategy except you.  I would love us to sign players.  It's not that I am never happy, I am just realistic. There is nothing to be excited about with the current structure at the club. I just find your constant chirpy enthusiasm about anything and everything completely nauseating.

On a side note, I really hope you are right, more for the fact it will make you feel good about yourself, you look like you need that kind of reassurance.

My enthusiasm for saying we definitely wouldn't be in a relegation battle was also making you feel sick in the summer. The confidence to even beat that talk away as laughable didn’t sit right with you. I mentioned the relegationometer thread to be a farce and sure enough it turned out to be the case when it got scrapped or changed into something else once it became clear we were nowhere near that standard. Amount of people giving us only 30/20 percent chance of survival was staggering.

The football this season has been much improved and we've had some very good spells of football, some of the best we've seen in years. Once again you’re probably blinkered and will just say it's been crap. Our long balls were slowly decreasing back end of last season even though results were still awful. The friendlies in the summer then started to indicate a definite change in style of play and we've carried that on this season by playing some very good football at times. You couldn’t accept we were moving away from hoof ball under Pardew and still beat him with that stick yet it’s been used sparingly this season.

I'm still confident of top 8 even with the loss of Cabaye and a couple of hard fixtures upcoming. Then I do feel we will see incomings in the summer to help us replace those who we have lost. You’re not confident of top 8 and you can’t see players arriving in the summer, you say you’re a realist yet you struggle to see we are still better than the sides below us, and we won’t go into next season with 1 striker, so that already starts to doubt your apparent realistic prediction.

What's so great about finishing 8th? Why are we waiting till the Summer to sign players?, have you just written off the rest of the season because our real ambition was to stay up? The height of our ambition is to stay in the league - and you've been brainwashed into thinking that is adequate.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:32:53 PM
you have proved nothing right though Brett.  Preseason was the usual shambles, nothing changed.  Though we are higher than I expected in the league, there is absolutely no guarantee of us finishing in the top 8. The football this season has not been better on the eye, we have huffed and puffed throughout and it's been s*** to watch, the difference is we have been lucky with injuries this season (something even you and your crystal ball couldn't have envisaged).  I said Pardew should get sacked, and I still stand by that, not that he will.  So you haven't been right on anything really.

I don't need to make you look an idiot Brett, you do a bang up job on your own.  I don't think we will jump in with a boat load of amazing signings in the summer, but if some miraculous reason we do, how will that make me look a clueless idiot?  No one is expecting us to all of a sudden change our s*** transfer strategy except you.  I would love us to sign players.  It's not that I am never happy, I am just realistic. There is nothing to be excited about with the current structure at the club. I just find your constant chirpy enthusiasm about anything and everything completely nauseating.

On a side note, I really hope you are right, more for the fact it will make you feel good about yourself, you look like you need that kind of reassurance.

My enthusiasm for saying we definitely wouldn't be in a relegation battle was also making you feel sick in the summer. The confidence to even beat that talk away as laughable didn’t sit right with you. I mentioned the relegationometer thread to be a farce and sure enough it turned out to be the case when it got scrapped or changed into something else once it became clear we were nowhere near that standard. Amount of people giving us only 30/20 percent chance of survival was staggering.

The football this season has been much improved and we've had some very good spells of football, some of the best we've seen in years. Once again you’re probably blinkered and will just say it's been crap. Our long balls were slowly decreasing back end of last season even though results were still awful. The friendlies in the summer then started to indicate a definite change in style of play and we've carried that on this season by playing some very good football at times. You couldn’t accept we were moving away from hoof ball under Pardew and still beat him with that stick yet it’s been used sparingly this season.

I'm still confident of top 8 even with the loss of Cabaye and a couple of hard fixtures upcoming. Then I do feel we will see incomings in the summer to help us replace those who we have lost. You’re not confident of top 8 and you can’t see players arriving in the summer, you say you’re a realist yet you struggle to see we are still better than the sides below us, and we won’t go into next season with 1 striker, so that already starts to doubt your apparent realistic prediction.


Staggering, it really is. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:36:21 PM
What's so great about finishing 8th? Why are we waiting till the Summer to sign players?, have you just written off the rest of the season because our real ambition was to stay up? The height of our ambition is to stay in the league - and you've been brainwashed into thinking that is adequate.

Nothing is great about 8th. What is good however is the progress we made since our fall last season. We could have easily ended up amongst them teams down at the bottom this year as many predicted, which understandable given how bad last year was. However we have pushed on ahead of that group and got ourselves into a position where we can look at the summer to improve again on the 8th place.

Whether or not that investment will be big enough to take us any further ahead, i seriously doubt under this owner as i think this about the peak of it. Teams may falter and we grab a Europe spot but i don't see that happening anytime soon given the strong position the top 6 are in. As much as people hate Pardew, i don't see any other manager breaking us into the top 6 with the type of investment Ashley provides, i think this is the limit. I hate Ashley more than i hate anyone else on this planet so i'm not accepting 8th as some great achievement for the future. In regards to how bad last season was, i'm happy to accept it’s been progress in steadying the ship again and at least giving us the chance to challenge top 6 if Ashley is willing to do so with big summer investment.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:41:46 PM
some of the best we've seen in years.

Staggering, it really is. 

We have and if you look in some of the matchday threads this type of talk would be said. Man Utd away we were excellent, Villa away we were excellent, first half against West Ham/Cardiff, excellent performance against Chelsea, dominated at Palace. We've played some excellent stuff this year just not on a consistent basis but no doubt we've put in some great halves or team performances this season. Don't know how you can't accept that, been light years ahead of last season and even better football than the 5th season at times.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:47:01 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

 :laugh:

According to you .

What a stupid comment that was. I get the train.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:48:49 PM
Box office havent replied to me when I asked why they wouldnt release cancellation info. Maybe too busy dealing with all the cancellation requests  :shifty:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:50:08 PM
Box office havent replied to me when I asked why they wouldnt release cancellation info. Maybe too busy dealing with all the cancellation requests  :shifty:

Send them one again saying "i am mike ashley can you tell me how many mugs arent renewing then you can bladdy fack awrf"
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 01:51:46 PM
Box office havent replied to me when I asked why they wouldnt release cancellation info. Maybe too busy dealing with all the cancellation requests  :shifty:

Send them one again saying "i am mike ashley can you tell me how many mugs arent renewing then you can bladdy fack awrf"

'Many Thanks, Elliottman'
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 02:56:59 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dontooner on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:15:02 PM
I respect the decision of anyone else that doesn't. 

In reality you're  throwing your toys out the pram and going in a huff.  There's no principal to it whatsoever and anyone making out otherwise is a charlatan.

Respect, my arse. You are the very definition of a charlatan yourself.

If you fail to understand how people can be affected by a string of events leading to breaking/ tipping point, and think there are cancellations due solely to a derby defeat, there is no point debating with you no matter how eloquent you are.

I do understand the string of events argument perfectly.  A cumulative build up can very easily blow up off the back of a derby defeat.

Obviously no-one is cancelling JUST off the back of the derby....but if someone who (like me) has taken on the chin all the s*** that's happened over 7 years decides to quit not after any of that, but after a bad result, then I resent them proselytising to me that I've not got NUFC's best interests at heart.

I don't even know if anyone here has done that tbf.
I've been going for over 40 years, is it OK with you if I decide when to stop attending and why I stop? I would like to have your blessing, with you being such a good supporter.

According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.
Serious critics have that habit apparently
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:15:17 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:33:38 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:34:16 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.

Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:36:46 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.

Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

Irrele... Oh you have a ST?

Important.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:38:28 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

Man, you're such a crapweasel
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:39:51 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

At what point do I say anything about anyone on toontastic? I was agreeing with the general pet hate. If this is the best you could dig up, then I'm unimpressed to say the least. Spineless little rat.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:40:33 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:41:32 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

Man, you're such a crapweasel

Thanks.  I'd hate to be a good weasel like.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:44:22 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:46:32 PM
The irony of course being that there's even less chance of that happening now than ever before.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:46:33 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

At what point do I say anything about anyone on toontastic? I was agreeing with the general pet hate. If this is the best you could dig up, then I'm unimpressed to say the least. Spineless little rat.

At what point did I say owt about anyone on NO that hasn't been said to them here?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:47:07 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

:lol: that's total rubbish imo. There is no hierarchy of fandom. I'd argue I care more about NUFC than some ST holders and I've never had one
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:48:13 PM
Season ticket holder priority isn't a reward for games attended in the past, it's reward for games you're likely to attend in future.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:51:08 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

At what point do I say anything about anyone on toontastic? I was agreeing with the general pet hate. If this is the best you could dig up, then I'm unimpressed to say the least. Spineless little rat.

At what point did I say owt about anyone on NO that hasn't been said to them here?

Doesn't matter. Keep it in here rather than mocking people where they can't even see it. It's just awful form.

Done with this anyway, I wouldn't want to ruin my calm and collected persona by getting into a meaningless internet battle. I've made my opinion known, you obviously disagree and think it's fine to talk about people behind their backs.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:53:16 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.

Of course it does, according to some this is the thinnest of the thin of times, therefore someone who supports the team in the leanest of shitty times damn well does deserve a ticket, over someone not there, if there is a glimmer in the darkness.

I used to watch the Beckenbauer-esque Glen f***ing Keeley week in week out, does that make me deserve any potential cup final ticket, does it f***.

To not attend matches, because we are s***, but then go to a potential "glory" game, is the very definition of a glory hunter.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:56:08 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

:lol: that's total rubbish imo. There is no hierarchy of fandom. I'd argue I care more about NUFC than some ST holders and I've never had one

Well for example, if i didn't get a ticket for the final then Kev who has thrown in the towel with the club gets one, I'd be more than p*ssed off :lol:

I don't think it should be a raffle between ST holders and genral public. The points system works well so i'm not arguing with the club with that as if you've put your money, time and effort into attending matches, you'll get your rewards when the big matches come along, you'd like to hope so anyways.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:56:38 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.

Of course it does, according to some this is the thinnest of the thin of times, therefore someone who supports the team in the leanest of shitty times damn well does deserve a ticket, over someone not there, if there is a glimmer in the darkness.

I used to watch the Beckenbauer-esque Glen f***ing Keeley week in week out, does that make me deserve any potential cup final ticket, does it f***.

To not attend matches, because we are s***, but then go to a potential "glory" game, is the very definition of a glory hunter.

But that isn't what people are doing? It's not people saying "we're s*** I'm not going". People are trying to make a stand against an ownership that has denigrated the club and continues to do so. Can you not see the difference?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:57:37 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

:lol: that's total rubbish imo. There is no hierarchy of fandom. I'd argue I care more about NUFC than some ST holders and I've never had one

Well for example, if i didn't get a ticket for the final then Kev who has thrown in the towel with the club gets one, I'd be more than p*ssed off :lol:

I don't think it should be a raffle between ST holders and genral public. The points system works well so i'm not arguing with the club with that as if you've put your money, time and effort into attending matches, you'll get your rewards when the big matches come along, you'd like to hope so anyways.

What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 03:59:36 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.

Of course it does, according to some this is the thinnest of the thin of times, therefore someone who supports the team in the leanest of shitty times damn well does deserve a ticket, over someone not there, if there is a glimmer in the darkness.

I used to watch the Beckenbauer-esque Glen f***ing Keeley week in week out, does that make me deserve any potential cup final ticket, does it f***.

To not attend matches, because we are s***, but then go to a potential "glory" game, is the very definition of a glory hunter.

No it doesn't. Whether or not someone is 'deserving' of something is an emotional judgement by another person based on a belief system - in this case, the soopafan, toontastic ideology you and others on here adhere to. If the man has spent his money in the past, gained 'loyalty points' through attending matches and got a ticket, then whether you or other think he deserved to get there is completely irrelevant.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:00:12 PM
According to HF all the fans giving up only go to 2 games a year.

http://i.imgur.com/eEXvzdQ.jpg

Honestly who the f*** goes to a separate forum to say smarmy things about people behind their back? Spineless pricks. If I'm gonna call neesy a c***, I'm going to call him a c*** to his face/on N-O, I'm not gonna skulk off to mumsnet and bitch about him over there.

You and Cajun?

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,91360.msg3928798.html#msg3928798

;)

At what point do I say anything about anyone on toontastic? I was agreeing with the general pet hate. If this is the best you could dig up, then I'm unimpressed to say the least. Spineless little rat.

At what point did I say owt about anyone on NO that hasn't been said to them here?

Doesn't matter. Keep it in here rather than mocking people where they can't even see it. It's just awful form.

Done with this anyway, I wouldn't want to ruin my calm and collected persona by getting into a meaningless internet battle. I've made my opinion known, you obviously disagree and think it's fine to talk about people behind their backs.

I've not talked about anyone behind their back man.  I've had 2 days of up-front argument on here with people about the rights and wrongs of boycotting and crowing about it.  In the flow of a natural conversation about boycotting over on TT Toonpack mentioned NO and I agreed.  Very much like you agreed with Cajun after he slagged off Wolfy from TT.  you didn't pull him up on his bad form at all, and nor would I expect you to,

You're touchy if the very mention of a discussion anywhere else gets you worked up.  Glad we agree it's meaningless and should be dropped.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:00:32 PM
SEMTEX :thup:

Sad state of affairs.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: alijmitchell on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:01:27 PM
Has that person spent more money than you in the past and gained points through the clubs loyalty system? If yes, and he qualifies for a ticket, then he is entitled to get a ticket. Even if he did jack in the season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:02:41 PM
We aren't qualifier for a cup competition final for a long long time - case closed.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:04:39 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:05:15 PM
What the hell has happened to this thread?   :idiot2:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:07:22 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:08:14 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.

Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.
I've been to more than enough away games including Europe, and will go to a few every season without renewing my ST. Away games don't really line his pockets is my reasoning for this. I'd say I would deserve a ticket.

That's my opinion and its a pointless debate though..

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:08:26 PM
You're touchy if the very mention of a discussion anywhere else gets you worked up.

Don't want to be told I'm a mug by the people that were happy to go 5 days ago.

is that happening? :lol:

"Match-going fans - deserving of blame?"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Andymc1 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:09:07 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

:lol: that's total rubbish imo. There is no hierarchy of fandom. I'd argue I care more about NUFC than some ST holders and I've never had one

Well for example, if i didn't get a ticket for the final then Kev who has thrown in the towel with the club gets one, I'd be more than p*ssed off :lol:


I believe if Kev remains a member he'll keep his 100+ points anyway.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: PCW1983 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:12:11 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

Loyalty points count for nothing, the whole system is a joke. 

Every single away game people are trying to flog tickets via twitter etc, generally child tickets.  People running busses using other peoples tickets to get more punters on board even though the actual ticket owner doesn't go.

The amount of points you have is no representation of worthiness, i have 49 points and have attended 48 games and have cancelled my ticket for next year but someone who has 99 points having attended 23 games gets a ticket over me, is this person more "worthy" because they are a season ticket holder?

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:15:18 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 

I'm not sure who said better fan :lol:

I think the points system works well and is fair. If you've gained the points, in theory you'll get your ticket. If you've just been buying on the day or get away tickets through a friend or whatever, you're running the risk of losing out on a ticket.

If you give up your ST and just pick and choose which matches you attend, once again you'll be running the risk of missing out.

If you've gave up your ST because you are fed up and said you'll never return under this regime and watch us again, then you want a cup final ticket, you don't deserve one imo. If you stick by your word and miss it, respect to them, if you try and grab one, it's fickle and glory hunting  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rangers Pack on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:17:06 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.

Of course it does, according to some this is the thinnest of the thin of times, therefore someone who supports the team in the leanest of shitty times damn well does deserve a ticket, over someone not there, if there is a glimmer in the darkness.

I used to watch the Beckenbauer-esque Glen f***ing Keeley week in week out, does that make me deserve any potential cup final ticket, does it f***.

To not attend matches, because we are s***, but then go to a potential "glory" game, is the very definition of a glory hunter.

But that isn't what people are doing? It's not people saying "we're s*** I'm not going". People are trying to make a stand against an ownership that has denigrated the club and continues to do so. Can you not see the difference?

There is no difference, the ownership has supposedly created "the worst of times" due to which folks are giving up (as happens to many clubs all the time). There are, and will always be "worst of times" and those who go throughout those times are the "real" supporters, everyone else (and I include myself in this) is a fan.

I used to be one of those supporters in the REAL worst of times, when we really were unrelentingly s***, I go no longer, I actually stopped when we were actually pretty good (under SBR) for non regime/football related reasons. I am a fan, not a supporter and I deserve f*** all in terms of "experiencing" any glory that may happen along (although I suspect that won't happen anytime soon, irrespective of regime). I certainly won't be trying to get any future final ticket and that's solely on principle because I don't deserve one.

If you're stopping going to force change, but you enjoy the match-day experience/craic etc. you are cutting your nose off to spite your face, there likely won't be change, even if there is there's no guarantee of anything being better "on the pitch" which is what it's all supposed to be about I reckon.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:17:32 PM
I believe if Kev remains a member he'll keep his 100+ points anyway.

Yeah you should keep the points, i think the points system works well. Would still p*ss me off if i lost out to someone who had give up on the team though :lol: Wouldn't make it any less infuriating.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:18:07 PM
Love the fact people are arguing over who deserves a cup final ticket more.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:20:27 PM
Love the fact people are arguing over who deserves a cup final ticket more.

We've basically turned into RTG with a little less Mag Kernt.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:22:00 PM
Love the fact people are arguing over who deserves a cup final ticket more.

We've basically turned into RTG.

But they are actually going to Wembley.  We can't get past the friggin first rounds. Wembley has never felt so far away.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Kevo on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:22:30 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 

I'm not sure who said better fan :lol:

I think the points system works well and is fair. If you've gained the points, in theory you'll get your ticket. If you've just been buying on the day or get away tickets through a friend or whatever, you're running the risk of losing out on a ticket.

If you give up your ST and just pick and choose which matches you attend, once again you'll be running the risk of missing out.

If you've gave up your ST because you are fed up and said you'll never return under this regime and watch us again, then you want a cup final ticket, you don't deserve one imo. If you stick by your word and miss it, respect to them, if you try and grab one, it's fickle and glory hunting  :lol:
I don't want to give Mike Ashley more of my money, and his regime for running the club is a joke. This means I will sacrifice home games (except for mates offering their tickets) and continue to attend some away games. How does that make me fickle and a glory hunter if I wanted a cup final ticket?

I've spent thousands throughout my life on NUFC, majority of it away from home including around Europe. I supported us in the Championship, so the term glory hunter couldn't be any further away from the truth IMO.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:24:48 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 

I'm not sure who said better fan :lol:

I think the points system works well and is fair. If you've gained the points, in theory you'll get your ticket. If you've just been buying on the day or get away tickets through a friend or whatever, you're running the risk of losing out on a ticket.

If you give up your ST and just pick and choose which matches you attend, once again you'll be running the risk of missing out.

If you've gave up your ST because you are fed up and said you'll never return under this regime and watch us again, then you want a cup final ticket, you don't deserve one imo. If you stick by your word and miss it, respect to them, if you try and grab one, it's fickle and glory hunting  :lol:
I don't want to give Mike Ashley more of my money, and his regime for running the club is a joke. This means I will sacrifice home games (except for mates offering their tickets) and continue to attend some away games. How does that make me fickle and a glory hunter if I wanted a cup final ticket?

I've spent thousands throughout my life on NUFC, majority of it away from home including around Europe. I supported us in the Championship, so the term glory hunter couldn't be any further away from the truth IMO.

I wouldn't bother mate, it's like chasing the village idiot around the may pole, it just wears you out.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:25:42 PM
I don't want to give Mike Ashley more of my money, and his regime for running the club is a joke. This means I will sacrifice home games (except for mates offering their tickets) and continue to attend some away games. How does that make me fickle and a glory hunter if I wanted a cup final ticket?

I've spent thousands throughout my life on NUFC, majority of it away from home including around Europe. I supported us in the Championship, so the term glory hunter couldn't be any further away from the truth IMO.

You're still attending matches though? That's fine, it's those who say they are never going back. You're giving up your ST but then still going, so not like you fall into that category.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BrettNUFC on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:30:34 PM
I wouldn't bother mate, it's like chasing the village idiot around the may pole, it just wears you out.

Mr Realistic arrives to wake everyone up to tell us it's never going to happen so it's a pointless debate.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:32:09 PM
I wouldn't bother mate, it's like chasing the village idiot around the may pole, it just wears you out.

Harsh on VI. He's a good poster.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:38:02 PM
We've basically turned into RTG with a little less Mag Kernt.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 04:50:44 PM
You're touchy if the very mention of a discussion anywhere else gets you worked up.

Don't want to be told I'm a mug by the people that were happy to go 5 days ago.

is that happening? :lol:

"Match-going fans - deserving of blame?"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chicken Dancer on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 05:29:21 PM
Dad, Granda and brother have cancelled. Don't blame them but I just can't bring myself to do it. It's more for the day out in town rather than the match for me. I wish I had the balls to at times but like someone said in a previous page or a different thread, I've got age on my side. Surely I will be going to the games long after that fat c*** has f***ed off. I do find it upsetting that my Granda who has been going since he was 8 and my Dad who's been going all my life have jacked it in, but that's what Ashley has driven people too. Killed the passion people once had.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 05:42:05 PM
See Brett's back in action then
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 05:57:22 PM
Emailed them at the start of January asking when to cancel, they said after February's just cancel the DD. I done this, emailed them to inform them and asked if my season ticket was 100% valid for the rest of this season and how/when to buy a membership if it keeps loyalty points. f*** all back this time round. Ignorant c*nts.

Reference 'if we got to a cup final' - yes I'd want a ticket. If anyone says I shouldn't deserve one or whatever for walking out on my ST then LOL.

You wouldn't deserve, nor should get one, ahead of a current ST holder at the time though.
Hypocritical in the extreme tbh You're stopping going because Ashley is a b******, yet if the b****** (who you despise) by some strange quirk of fate/fluke delivered the chance of "glory" you'd want back in.   :lol:

That'd make you a glory hunter IMO.

 :thup:

Hold on, hold on! What if one of those current season ticket holders only got the ticket this season? What if they weren't there through the relegation season? Or the Souness years? Pointless argument. If the guy wanted a ticket for a cup final, and got one, despite jacking in the season ticket, then deserving it doesn't come into it whatsoever.

Of course it does, according to some this is the thinnest of the thin of times, therefore someone who supports the team in the leanest of shitty times damn well does deserve a ticket, over someone not there, if there is a glimmer in the darkness.

I used to watch the Beckenbauer-esque Glen f***ing Keeley week in week out, does that make me deserve any potential cup final ticket, does it f***.

To not attend matches, because we are s***, but then go to a potential "glory" game, is the very definition of a glory hunter.

Stop it, man.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:01:02 PM
Just been some lad txt'd in on TS who reckons 5000 have so far not renewed. Of course, unconfirmed but Martin the Mackem shouted it down straightaway.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:06:00 PM
I could believe it tbh.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MW on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:06:17 PM
I'm all for it but it's not a massive chunk of revenue, will be be that bothered?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:11:16 PM
If it's true, it's a canny drop inside 4-5 days
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: oldtype on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:13:01 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 

I'm not sure who said better fan :lol:

I think the points system works well and is fair. If you've gained the points, in theory you'll get your ticket. If you've just been buying on the day or get away tickets through a friend or whatever, you're running the risk of losing out on a ticket.

If you give up your ST and just pick and choose which matches you attend, once again you'll be running the risk of missing out.

If you've gave up your ST because you are fed up and said you'll never return under this regime and watch us again, then you want a cup final ticket, you don't deserve one imo. If you stick by your word and miss it, respect to them, if you try and grab one, it's fickle and glory hunting  :lol:
I don't want to give Mike Ashley more of my money, and his regime for running the club is a joke. This means I will sacrifice home games (except for mates offering their tickets) and continue to attend some away games. How does that make me fickle and a glory hunter if I wanted a cup final ticket?

I've spent thousands throughout my life on NUFC, majority of it away from home including around Europe. I supported us in the Championship, so the term glory hunter couldn't be any further away from the truth IMO.

I wouldn't bother mate, it's like chasing the village idiot around the may pole, it just wears you out.

If we're in a cup final (:yao:) and you really, really want to go there's always the capitalist option of throwing money at it. I for one would certainly be willing to invest several thousand pounds into a ticket off ebay or something assuming I had the disposable income at the time.

As far as distributing the supporters allocation goes, I think the points system is pretty fair despite the fact that it disadvantages me.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:19:24 PM
If it's true, it's a canny drop inside 4-5 days

As before, it can't possibly be right. If only because the club's horrendous phone lines and email system wouldn't be able to hack it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Incognito on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 06:59:49 PM
What if you've lived away from the area? Easy to have a ST if you live local? how is it fair if I haven't had one when it wouldn't have been possible anyway?

Basically hard luck, sure there's fans all around the world who follow us madly and would love to save up for a trip to Wembley but just have to accept unless you know people who might get you a ticket, you're unfortunately just going to have to watch on the TV. I know it sounds harsh but i think it's still the fairest way. Would have just as much sympathy for those who actually live in the area but can't afford to attend.

:lol:  you can't reduce support to any kind of value judgement though. I was going to games when I was 5, some people might have started later than me? that make me a better fan? I was at Villa away relegation season, I've followed us for 20plus years.  This mentality of ST stuff is totally wrong imo. Nothing makes you a better fan, its an abstract concept. 

I'm not sure who said better fan :lol:

I think the points system works well and is fair. If you've gained the points, in theory you'll get your ticket. If you've just been buying on the day or get away tickets through a friend or whatever, you're running the risk of losing out on a ticket.

If you give up your ST and just pick and choose which matches you attend, once again you'll be running the risk of missing out.

If you've gave up your ST because you are fed up and said you'll never return under this regime and watch us again, then you want a cup final ticket, you don't deserve one imo. If you stick by your word and miss it, respect to them, if you try and grab one, it's fickle and glory hunting  :lol:

Is it f*** glory hunting...it may be an admission of fallibility for one though it's hypothetical anyhow unless they start playing 3rd round ties at Wembley.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 07:12:58 PM
Season ticket holder priority isn't a reward for games attended in the past, it's reward for games you're likely to attend in future.

I might be duplicating something but bullshit, tickets are dished out according to loyalty points which are from games already attended, not future games.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 07:15:03 PM
Season ticket holder priority isn't a reward for games attended in the past, it's reward for games you're likely to attend in future.

I might be duplicating something but bullshit, tickets are dished out according to loyalty points which are from games already attended, not future games.

The discussion wasn't around points though. It was around season ticket holders vs past season ticket holders.

:)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 07:40:21 PM
My wife went to cancel my Direct Debit at the bank today and was told loads of people were doing the same thing.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Tsunami on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 08:13:46 PM
If you jack in your ST ticket you can't use your points (if they are kept) ahead of an existing ST holder. I have a mate who stopped going a while ago as he lives down south (used to come up every game) and he has to wait to members sale and then it is a free for all.

I'll keep going for the craic with the lads and the occasional away game where those points come in very useful. I'd hate to have to start over and when I do give up my ST it'll be an acceptance that I'll miss out on any good times.

I attended every home game when we were real rubbish under McGarry etc and missed out on KK as manager due to playing Saturday afternoon local league. Ashley won't last forever but I certainly applaud those willing to give up their ST on principle in an attempt to hasten his departure.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:33:15 PM
And we thought the Pardew thread went to s***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 6 February 2014, 06:34:57 PM
Pardew talking about season tickets and making signings in the summer. Rattled.

Its working  :shifty:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 6 February 2014, 06:37:35 PM
Pardew talking about season tickets and making signings in the summer. Rattled.

Its working  :shifty:

Was he?  Sent out to talk about season tickets?  hahaha the w*****s, managers or chairmen would never ever do that half way through the season, they usually mention it in the build up to preseason to get a few extra bums in.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Friday 7 February 2014, 04:47:28 PM
So is it definitely OK to just cancel your direct debit if they've emailed you back to say you're locked in because you missed the cancellation deadline?

Sorry, it's probably already been covered earlier in the thread but I've been ill and really not up to trailing through pages and pages. Any help appreciated?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Friday 7 February 2014, 04:53:21 PM
IIRC - the consensus was they could technically come after you, but they won't / they'd do so at a loss to themselves.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Friday 7 February 2014, 04:55:47 PM
And Venkman said his credit rating was alright afterwards, too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 7 February 2014, 06:17:47 PM
After I cancelled my ticket I sent the club an email asking if I could get details of the amount of cancellations. You reckon he's taking the p*ss?  :lol:

Quote
Hi ,

Thank you for your response to the email you have received from the Box Office at Newcastle United.

Unfortunately, as is the case with most professional clubs, we do not announce season ticket numbers and there are no plans to change this policy I'm afraid.

I'm fully aware of rumours circulating on social media regarding season ticket cancellations - and they are simply rumours - but I hope the fact that the club's magnificent fans have once again snapped up all tickets for another two away fixtures this week (Chelsea and Hull City) will reassure you about how incredibly well the team is continuing to be supported.

If you are enquiring with regard to availability and would like to purchase a season ticket for the 2014/15 season, the club's Box Office staff would be happy to assist you in providing the information you require. I hope that doesn't sound presumptuous - I'd simply like to assist you as best I can.

Thanks again for taking the time to email and for your continued support. Please accept my apologies that we are unable to provide the information you require.

Kind regards,

Lee

Lee Marshall
PR and Supporter Liaison Manager
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Friday 7 February 2014, 06:46:22 PM
That's actually pretty funny. Gotta give the guy credit :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ash on Thursday 13 February 2014, 12:02:07 PM
Just cancelled mine. Couldn't even muster the energy to say why in the email, just said I was done.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 13 February 2014, 04:34:19 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 13 February 2014, 04:42:17 PM
Have you got a direct email address for that guy?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 13 February 2014, 04:55:59 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/exclusive-newcastle-united-confirm-direct-debit-season-tickets-can-still-cancelled/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 13 February 2014, 05:00:58 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/exclusive-newcastle-united-confirm-direct-debit-season-tickets-can-still-cancelled/

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 13 February 2014, 05:31:31 PM

And Venkman said his credit rating was alright afterwards, too.

I cancelled in June. Fwiw the 'agreement' with the club didn't show up on my file in any way whatsoever.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Thursday 13 February 2014, 05:35:34 PM
It's not a credit agreement so it wouldn't be reportable to credit reference agencies.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr Venkman on Thursday 13 February 2014, 05:46:14 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Brazilianbob on Thursday 13 February 2014, 06:08:35 PM
I don't understand this insistence on keeping ST's so you can get a cup final ticket.  We have been to 4cup finals since 1974 and lost them all ( I was at Wembley for the first two).  We were completely outplayed in all four finals, so i just don't understand why anyone would want to put themselves thru that torture
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chris_R on Thursday 13 February 2014, 07:03:47 PM
Why spunk over £500 on a season ticket on the microscopic chance of a cup final anyway?

If you're that desperate and we do do by some remote miracle manage to Sunderland our way to Wembley, then just turn up in London on the day with that same £500 and I guarantee someone will sell you one.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ronaldo on Thursday 13 February 2014, 07:07:24 PM
Mine's gone. Amazed 39 people are keeping. Mentalists.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 13 February 2014, 07:13:21 PM
There's always the next match or the next season though isn't there, that's how people think. That's the essence of what keeps people going back to football.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ash on Thursday 13 February 2014, 07:15:08 PM
There's always the next match or the next season though isn't there, that's how people think. That's the essence of what keeps people going back to football.

That's the essence of what will be keeping me away - knowing Pardew will still be in charge of the next match.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Brazilianbob on Thursday 13 February 2014, 08:03:01 PM
It's amazing how living and working away from Newcastle after spending the first 31 years of my life in the toon and a season ticket holder to boot, puts nufc into perspective.  I don't miss going to the match at all now and certainly wouldn't buy a ticket, I would probably say no to a free ticket as well as things stand.  In my youth I was there, rain hail or shine living and breathing nufc.  Now I couldnt give a t*ss!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WashyGeordie on Thursday 13 February 2014, 08:03:44 PM
Do i actually need a confirmation from the club? Just from the last message i sent to the Box Office they never replied but I've cancelled through the bank. Is that enough?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 13 February 2014, 08:29:00 PM
End of Feb ???
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Thursday 13 February 2014, 08:34:51 PM
End of Feb ???

http://www.newcastle-online.org/nufcforum/index.php/topic,94970.msg4872690.html#msg4872690
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: The Bard of Byker on Thursday 13 February 2014, 08:50:24 PM
It's amazing how living and working away from Newcastle after spending the first 31 years of my life in the toon and a season ticket holder to boot, puts nufc into perspective.  I don't miss going to the match at all now and certainly wouldn't buy a ticket, I would probably say no to a free ticket as well as things stand.  In my youth I was there, rain hail or shine living and breathing nufc.  Now I couldnt give a t*ss!

:puke:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Thursday 13 February 2014, 09:27:33 PM
I don't understand this insistence on keeping ST's so you can get a cup final ticket.  We have been to 4cup finals since 1974 and lost them all ( I was at Wembley for the first two).  We were completely outplayed in all four finals, so i just don't understand why anyone would want to put themselves thru that torture
It's amazing how living and working away from Newcastle after spending the first 31 years of my life in the toon and a season ticket holder to boot, puts nufc into perspective.  I don't miss going to the match at all now and certainly wouldn't buy a ticket, I would probably say no to a free ticket as well as things stand.  In my youth I was there, rain hail or shine living and breathing nufc.  Now I couldnt give a t*ss!
:facepalm: :morph:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 14 February 2014, 11:48:20 AM
Do i actually need a confirmation from the club? Just from the last message i sent to the Box Office they never replied but I've cancelled through the bank. Is that enough?

I emailed them on the 1st of Feb telling them that I wish to cancel for next season. I also immediately cancelled my DD with the bank. I received no confirmation from NUFC however and today I have received a letter asking me to authorise my Direct Debit again as they have tried to take a payment twice and have been unsuccessful.
The thing that puzzles me is that the letter states that the payment is for the season 2013-14 ticket and has no mention of next season the 2014-15 ticket. I thought this season was already payed for ?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: treemag on Friday 14 February 2014, 12:02:51 PM
I had same, the Feb DD is last instalment for 2013-14 ticket, if you want to see out this season you must pay one last time
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pedro111 on Friday 14 February 2014, 12:11:14 PM
I had same, the Feb DD is last instalment for 2013-14 ticket, if you want to see out this season you must pay one last time

Many thanks.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 02:00:47 PM
Renewal letters have just dropped through the post... They've offered to freeze the 10 year deal for a further 3 year and the 9yr deal they've dropped the price by £24 a season...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 02:03:05 PM
Renewal letters have just dropped through the post... They've offered to freeze the 10 year deal for a further 3 year and the 9yr deal they've dropped the price by £24 a season...

http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140219/united-freeze-or-reduce-season-ticket-prices_2281670_3676426

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 02:05:41 PM
Renewal letters have just dropped through the post... They've offered to freeze the 10 year deal for a further 3 year and the 9yr deal they've dropped the price by £24 a season...

http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140219/united-freeze-or-reduce-season-ticket-prices_2281670_3676426

Ashley Rattled?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: morpeth mag on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 02:39:35 PM

Renewal letters have just dropped through the post... They've offered to freeze the 10 year deal for a further 3 year and the 9yr deal they've dropped the price by £24 a season...

http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140219/united-freeze-or-reduce-season-ticket-prices_2281670_3676426

Ashley Rattled?
He knows he won't be here in 7 years time.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: nufc4eva on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 02:57:30 PM
Renewal letters have just dropped through the post... They've offered to freeze the 10 year deal for a further 3 year and the 9yr deal they've dropped the price by £24 a season...

http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140219/united-freeze-or-reduce-season-ticket-prices_2281670_3676426

Ashley Rattled?

Expecting a defeat against Villa I reckon at which point most people will go f*** it mines gone as well.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 06:01:54 PM
Have people in the same household received their renewal letters together.  I've got mine but daughter hasn't.  Maybe sent out in batches according to ticket numbers? Or maybe they've just cocked up, again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: morpeth mag on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 06:13:35 PM
My son and I got ours together but we do seat together and have successive membership nos.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 06:20:19 PM
Those running the club are clueless, pile them up high and sell them cheap.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: olliemort on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 06:27:02 PM
I really hope they take a massive hit although probably won't make a huge difference now with the tv money :(
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BigValley on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 06:30:47 PM
Can`t we all just go out on the pitch after 60 min and have a protest :cheesy:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 07:14:30 PM
Yeeeessssssss just got my share of the Cabaye money ...............£24 result
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 07:24:16 PM
Yeeeessssssss just got my share of the Cabaye money ...............£24 result

And don't think for a second that, that's not exactly where Pardew will say "Mike" spent it :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 07:58:15 PM
I'm clutching at straws here but I'm hoping these new deals are so that the club will look more sell-able with a healthy list of season ticket holders. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 08:37:13 PM
I'm clutching at straws here but I'm hoping these new deals are so that the club will look more sell-able with a healthy list of season ticket holders. 

Erm, nah.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mattoon on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 08:48:07 PM
Just fees like renewing a ST is masochism, to want to subject yourself to the s*** we're being served is tantamount to perversion!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: duo on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:23:40 PM
The man is clever.

Such a hard decision. :(
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MW on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:34:39 PM
You would think such a small reduction makes little difference
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:39:17 PM
Not comfortable giving the club another penny when I know precisely none of it is going towards moving the club forwards. None of it was spent improving the playing staff and the club aren't interested in winning anything.

If people are happy to continue to pump money into this organisation with such obvious scant disregard for ambition then that's up to them. As long as people continue to bend over and take it then the same thing will continue to happen. If people are willing to continue to spend £45 a month to fund it then that's a tacit endorsement of the skewed mismanagement of the club and the team imo.

It's a "yeah, I don't mind what you're doing and here's more cash to see you right while you're doing it" rubber stamp. Each to their own though.     
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chris_R on Wednesday 19 February 2014, 11:59:12 PM
I don't get the finance argument. Not one bit.

People thinking "Oh, but I can save so much money by getting a ticket". Guess what? You can save even more by NOT getting one, and simultaneously send a message to the ambitionless prats in charge of the club in the only way they understand.

Plus, even if things DO change in a year or 2 (Hahaha!) or the club is sold to someone with ambitions beyond advertising his tatty charva clothes shops, just start going again. The money you'll save on not having a ticket for the next year or 2 will more than outweigh any possible increased costs in getting a leter season ticket.

Plus you'll not even miss any games. Just watch them online.

(Don't buy Sky, he gets money from that too.)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Thursday 20 February 2014, 01:54:12 AM
The man is clever.

Such a hard decision. :(

CLEVER ...? Because he has reduced the price of his product to get poorer clients to buy it...?
Its hardly rocket science but, like Quantitative Easing, it devalues what its meant to protect.

In the 90s, people paid FAR more for STs, Bonds, Platinum Club etc because they knew if they didn't there were plenty who would and also, they knew the football was worth it.

All Ashley is doing is ensuring there will be less and less spent on the team so he can maintain his own take.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Magpie on Thursday 20 February 2014, 09:57:50 AM
Jesus, I see the whole targeting of people who do renew has turned full circle. If people decide to renew then so be it but to start having a go at them because of it is crossing the line a bit in my opinion.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:06:44 AM
Enjoy the day out, had my seat for about 20 years, it's got my name on it and I've got 100 loyalty points I don't want to lose both because I enjoy away games and maybe one day we'll be good again and I'll be sick if I miss out on a final or something.  Plus I'm on the 10 year deal so I don't have to go through the painful process of actually filling in bank details.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:08:07 AM
So he's reduced the price of a poor performing product in the hope that business will increase, the man is a genius.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: BlueStar on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:11:01 AM
It's what he did with Lonsdale etc isn't it, buy an established premium name, drive down costs by turning it into an inferior product, sell it cheaper.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:13:30 AM
It's what he did with Lonsdale etc isn't it, buy an established premium name, drive down costs by turning it into an inferior product, sell it cheaper.

As well as Everlast, Slazenger, Dunlop, Firetrap...cant think of anyone else. There must be more.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:13:56 AM
kerrimor
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: KDT on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:19:38 AM
Apart from our TV money our revenue streams must be on par with that of most Championship clubs. We've received no actual figures of sponsorship income from Wonga and we have little to no income from in ground advertising. One way we seem to be able to consistently bring in money is from outgoing transfers, if we do see a big drop in season ticket holders next season we're going to be even worse off. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:31:46 AM
Apart from our TV money our revenue streams must be on par with that of most Championship clubs. We've received no actual figures of sponsorship income from Wonga and we have little to no income from in ground advertising. One way we seem to be able to consistently bring in money is from outgoing transfers, if we do see a big drop in season ticket holders next season we're going to be even worse off. 

How much was the wonga deal supposed to be worth again?

Did we get any of that cash?  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TK-421 on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:37:20 AM
Apart from our TV money our revenue streams must be on par with that of most Championship clubs. We've received no actual figures of sponsorship income from Wonga and we have little to no income from in ground advertising. One way we seem to be able to consistently bring in money is from outgoing transfers, if we do see a big drop in season ticket holders next season we're going to be even worse off. 

How much was the wonga deal supposed to be worth again?

Did we get any of that cash?  :lol:

Remember, there should also have been money Wonga allegedly paid to rename the ground back to St James' Park, too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:42:47 AM
Wonga are like "what money?"  :whistle:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:43:46 AM
Wonga's sponsorship money was just a loan. We now owe then half a billion.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:45:22 AM
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 20 February 2014, 10:45:39 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mr. Slugworth on Thursday 20 February 2014, 05:02:43 PM
Two things happened yesterday:

1. My season ticket renewal letter arrived.
2. I ran out of toilet paper.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 06:18:17 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/newcastle-united-send-inflammatory-letter-fans/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Thursday 20 February 2014, 06:58:44 PM
How is that inflammatory?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: SEMTEX on Thursday 20 February 2014, 07:01:37 PM
That "article" cost me 30 seconds of my life that I'll never get back.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Atticus on Thursday 20 February 2014, 07:03:14 PM
Gimp, this has to stop :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 20 February 2014, 07:03:37 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 20 February 2014, 07:04:09 PM
Someone post links to random Gimp posts in the comments on the Mag's website.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:18:31 PM
Alreet calm doon.  Ill knock my mag addiction on the heed.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:19:01 PM
:lol: :( Only joking, man.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 February 2014, 08:23:05 PM
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 22 February 2014, 05:05:04 AM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/our-ISP-bill-has-trebled-because-some-mung-is-linking-us-every-time-we-take-a-dump/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 26 February 2014, 04:21:28 PM
That's my ticket cancelled, I thought I would feel bad but its more like relief.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 26 February 2014, 05:47:49 PM

http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/our-ISP-bill-has-trebled-because-some-mung-is-linking-us-every-time-we-take-a-dump/

 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 5 March 2014, 04:13:56 PM
Before I pay the payment can anyone on here confirm whether the final payment to cover the current season would need to have been made in February?

I have had a call today saying that Jan was not the last payment and in fact Feb should have been and I need to pay it or my ticket will be blocked for the next home match.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 5 March 2014, 04:23:34 PM
Before I pay the payment can anyone on here confirm whether the final payment to cover the current season would need to have been made in February?

I have had a call today saying that Jan was not the last payment and in fact Feb should have been and I need to pay it or my ticket will be blocked for the next home match.

Grow some and keep it.

PS - they are correct.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 5 March 2014, 05:03:02 PM
Cheers Crumpy,
It took more balls to cancel, decision made.

Thanks for the confirmation, will pay up this week.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:13:31 PM
Was just wondering, if Ashley sacked Pardew and brought in a "proper" manager (not going to name names but an appointment where it's clearly for footballing reasons and not a crony Ashley's heard of like Curbishley or Sanchez, etc), would people go back?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:14:40 PM
Great question.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:16:38 PM
Was just wondering, if Ashley sacked Pardew and brought in a "proper" manager (not going to name names but an appointment where it's clearly for footballing reasons and not a crony Ashley's heard of like Curbishley or Sanchez, etc), would people go back?

I think quite a few would if we signifigantly strengthened too. Im still not til Ashley goes like, which may be about the same time we do what i said at the start :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:17:31 PM
If he was backed adequately (£100m NOT required...) and we generally started operating like a proper Premier League football club then yeah, I'd consider it.

I don't believe Ashley is going anywhere any time soon, so the most we can hope for is the club tries its best. We're currently so far from that it's laughable.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:18:37 PM
Appointing a proper manager AND showing enough ambition to back him properly (not expecting a ridiculous amount to be spend) and I'd probably get 2. One for me and one for the boy.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:20:30 PM
If he was backed adequately (£100m NOT required...) and we generally started operating like a proper Premier League football club then yeah, I'd consider it.

I don't believe Ashley is going anywhere any time soon, so the most we can hope for is the club tries its best. We're currently so far from that it's laughable.

Aye, would require almost a u-turn from the way the club is ran currently.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:33:29 PM
Again, just hypothetical, but even if he was still a tight arse but got decent players in the areas we need (Gomis on a Bosman for example) and a manager like Laudrup.

Would you go back?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:44:15 PM
Again, just hypothetical, but even if he was still a tight arse but got decent players in the areas we need (Gomis on a Bosman for example) and a manager like Laudrup.

Would you go back?

Yep. A decent manager would go a long way.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: HawK on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:50:30 PM
Again, just hypothetical, but even if he was still a tight arse but got decent players in the areas we need (Gomis on a Bosman for example) and a manager like Laudrup.

Would you go back?

Yep. A decent manager would go a long way.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:32:13 PM
Was just wondering, if Ashley sacked Pardew and brought in a "proper" manager (not going to name names but an appointment where it's clearly for footballing reasons and not a crony Ashley's heard of like Curbishley or Sanchez, etc), would people go back?

If Pardew is sacked and replaced by a decent manager I'll go back, even if it's as soon as next season and knowing I would have to pay more for a new season ticket.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:34:38 PM
Again, just hypothetical, but even if he was still a tight arse but got decent players in the areas we need (Gomis on a Bosman for example) and a manager like Laudrup.

Would you go back?

I don't care how much we spend if we're getting decent players, I'd rather get them for nothing.  The manager and everything ours stands for is my problem and until he goes, I don't go.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Chris_R on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:39:35 PM
Again, just hypothetical, but even if he was still a tight arse but got decent players in the areas we need (Gomis on a Bosman for example) and a manager like Laudrup.

Would you go back?

I don't care how much we spend if we're getting decent players, I'd rather get them for nothing.  The manager and everything ours stands for is my problem and until he goes, I don't go.

This.

There's no need, necessarily, for MA to pump millions into the club. I don't even expect him to spend a penny, just to run us well and try to maximise our chances of winning games and playing well. The current incumbent is a lying, cowardly fraud and I despise him and everything he stands for.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:40:13 PM
Never going back til fat boy goes
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordie_b on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:45:51 PM
Is there any way of cancelling my ticket but keeping my points? Will retaining my club membership work?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Atticus on Friday 2 May 2014, 11:53:19 PM
Pardew is absolutely the number one problem for me these days. He's draining the life out of me with the way he manages us.

There is no reason for us to be so poor with what he has available, though I appreciate he's hardly been backed to the hilt.

Another way of looking at it for me re: Ashley is like a computer game boss, where you need to kill one bit of it to get onto the next (usually an arm, ending in the head, etc.)

That analogy could be much better. He's the first step, basically.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallace on Saturday 3 May 2014, 10:15:36 AM
I think even with the way Ashley runs the club, the appointment of a good manager who plays decent football and can improve players and develop youth would address a lot of the issues.  If fans can go to games in anticipation of enjoying them and competing in them, it would be a start.

If the next manager is an out of work old-timer with links to Ashley, then we will know that nothing will change and it really would be pointless in renewing.

I haven't renewed yet so for me it is a case of wait and see.  I'll end up paying more but I would be happy with that if it meant that I would enjoy it more.



Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Saturday 3 May 2014, 11:02:40 AM
Is there any way of cancelling my ticket but keeping my points? Will retaining my club membership work?
I can understand anyone cancelling their ticket and thought about it myself.  The points thing is a major factor.  It's a season ticket holder benefit and we can't have it both ways,  although being a member only may get round it. Personally can't bring myself to cancel, yet. They're saying they see the need to improve the squad. I've started paying for next season so suppose I'll have to see what happens and rethink my position next feb. I know I shouldn't believe a word they tell us but I'm probably just living in hope.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Saturday 3 May 2014, 11:55:36 AM
Pardew is absolutely the number one problem for me these days. He's draining the life out of me with the way he manages us.

There is no reason for us to be so poor with what he has available, though I appreciate he's hardly been backed to the hilt.

Another way of looking at it for me re: Ashley is like a computer game boss, where you need to kill one bit of it to get onto the next (usually an arm, ending in the head, etc.)

That analogy could be much better. He's the first step, basically.

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 10:46:02 AM
Never thought it would come to this but I think I'm going.

Has everyone who cancelled still got their loyalty points on their account? Do you still need to pay to be a member to keep them?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 10:50:10 AM
Welcome to the other side Wullie.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:17:27 AM
Never thought it would come to this but I think I'm going.

Has everyone who cancelled still got their loyalty points on their account? Do you still need to pay to be a member to keep them?

You do keep them but you need to be a member to use them properly.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan_Taylor on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:48:48 AM
Spent circa 700 quid on match tickets last season between me and my lass. Both agreed we won't be doing it again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:54:22 AM
Never thought it would come to this but I think I'm going.

Has everyone who cancelled still got their loyalty points on their account? Do you still need to pay to be a member to keep them?

You do keep them but you need to be a member to use them properly.

How do you even use them anyway without a ST?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:56:50 AM
Never thought it would come to this but I think I'm going.

Has everyone who cancelled still got their loyalty points on their account? Do you still need to pay to be a member to keep them?

You do keep them but you need to be a member to use them properly.

How do you even use them anyway without a ST?

Buy your away ticket with your membership online
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 11:59:48 AM
Ah right, I've got you.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordie_b on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 01:05:29 PM
I was told that cancelling you ST will mean you lose your points regardless of whether you stay a member. If I could have kept my points I would have cancelled by now, as it is I'm still in an undecided limbo :s
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 01:06:58 PM
I was told that cancelling you ST will mean you lose your points regardless of whether you stay a member. If I could have kept my points I would have cancelled by now, as it is I'm still in an undecided limbo :s

Who told you that?  My points are still in my account from when I quit last year when I login online.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 01:06:59 PM
I was told that cancelling you ST will mean you lose your points regardless of whether you stay a member. If I could have kept my points I would have cancelled by now, as it is I'm still in an undecided limbo :s

Can they do that?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jordan on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 01:09:01 PM
I'm finished. I'd rather give my money to Gateshead. A proper club which doesn't take the p*ss out of it's fans. I could begrudgingly handle the club under Ashley but Pardew as well? no. He's killed my enjoyment from watching this club.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: geordie_b on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 01:16:13 PM
I was told that cancelling you ST will mean you lose your points regardless of whether you stay a member. If I could have kept my points I would have cancelled by now, as it is I'm still in an undecided limbo :s

Who told you that?  My points are still in my account from when I quit last year when I login online.

One of the lads on the club/fan panel, they asked the question and that was the club answer
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallace on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 02:32:19 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if they start cancelling the points if people don't renew their season tickets.  The club can be pretty spiteful at times. 

Although you should really be able to retain them because don't you get loyalty points as a member?  Maybe they have two categories - season ticket loyalty points and member's loyalty points.

I have been to a lot of away games and I have just realised that they have not been adding on all my loyalty points.

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 13 May 2014, 03:06:10 PM
I was told that cancelling you ST will mean you lose your points regardless of whether you stay a member. If I could have kept my points I would have cancelled by now, as it is I'm still in an undecided limbo :s

Who told you that?  My points are still in my account from when I quit last year when I login online.

Same here and I didn't buy a membership either. My profile just says general sale but my 109 loyalty points are still on. Obviously they're no good to me as i'm not allowed to buy away tickets but i'd imagine if Ashley & Pardew both left and I bought another season ticket they would come in quite handy.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MW on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 08:13:11 AM
having points as a member is pointless. there is no "members sale with 50 points"

so i've heard from various people you keep your points with a membership, do you keep them if you don't buy a membership too? is that what you did neesy?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 08:54:42 AM
They will have to start the propaganda/lies soon if they want to keep/attract ST holders. No doubt a fair few will fall for it. However, think we will sign a few (we have to) but will spin the line that there will be more to come. At that time the fecking line will be too difficult to cross.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:06:31 AM
Ridiculous how much trying to make this decision is tearing me up. Feel absolutely gutted at the thought of it. f***ing utter c***s.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:23:46 AM
Ridiculous how much trying to make this decision is tearing me up. Feel absolutely gutted at the thought of it. f***ing utter c***s.

Don't envy you, big thing to give up.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:25:28 AM
Ridiculous how much trying to make this decision is tearing me up. Feel absolutely gutted at the thought of it. f***ing utter c***s.
It will feel like a release if you bin it, it did for me. I even left my last game after 60 minutes and I felt good and bad about that.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Matt on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:29:21 AM
You can always go to a game. The point is you are doing it on your terms, when, like our transfer strategy, you think its 'value for money'.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:48:38 AM
I thought about it for weeks before finally giving in and chucking it, the thought of sitting in the same stadium with Pardew and Ashley disgusts me. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Curtained Wasp on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 09:52:42 AM
Think about all the extra time you'll have to be on here bitching about the club Wullie!

;)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:17:59 AM
The thing is that unless you've become attached to a specific seat or have to be at Sunderland away (which we'll lose anyway) you don't need a season ticket. It's not like it was from 1993-2000 when a season ticket was really the only way to get into St James' Park now you can pick up tickets on the day of the game more often than not.

I'd had my season ticket from 1991 when Ardiles was manager and cancelled it in February last year so this was the first season for 23 years I didn't have it. I've been to 8 home games this season (Chelsea (£34), Norwich (£17.50), West Brom (£5), Arsenal (£34),  Man City (£34), Mackems (£45), Man Utd (Free), Swansea (£5)). Works out at £21 a game which isn't bad considering I was at most of the big games and never had to drag my backside up there for midweek games either and it worked out much cheaper per match than if I had renewed my season ticket.

Like I said when I log into the ticket office my loyalty points still show up even though i'm just "general sale" now. I go to the matches now when I want to go rather than feeling like I've got to go because i've already paid for it and as things stand i'm not planning on going to any games next season unless there's dramatic changes (even this reported £60m spending spree, not that it will ever happen mind wouldn't tempt me back if Pardew is still in the dugout). My spare money can be spent on other things, instead of being bored out of my skull for 90 minutes up there.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LFEE on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 11:25:26 AM
The thing is that unless you've become attached to a specific seat or have to be at Sunderland away (which we'll lose anyway) you don't need a season ticket. It's not like it was from 1993-2000 when a season ticket was really the only way to get into St James' Park now you can pick up tickets on the day of the game more often than not.

This...

And the growing outlets where you can watch an "un-televised" match is what this club (and other clubs to an extent) need to be mindful of...

I was talked into giving it one more year when I was about to cancel in Feb and to be honest I'm regretting it in many ways as far as giving this particular owner the money to do very little with... The overriding reason to renew was to guarantee attendance to any away game as I've over 100 points but as said above that is becoming less of a necessity these days...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 11:38:31 AM
I'm out. I've done it.

The lack of investment doesn't bother me in terms of not renewing. Obviously it bothers me in terms of the team but I know that the money remains inside the club for the most part.

Pardew is the straw that has broken the camel's back for me. Even said in the email that if he gets the bullet in the near future then cancel the cancellation. My conscience won't let me put any more money towards that man's employment.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 06:56:57 PM
I've definitely done the right thing. Scum.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Elliottman on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 07:03:15 PM
 :thup:

Bet you dont regret it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 07:08:29 PM
Anyone that renews now has no football soul
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: S Norman on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:15:34 PM
What happens if I cancel DD now?
Would the club chase full payment?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:17:27 PM
What happens if I cancel DD now?
Would the club chase full payment?

If you cancel the DD absolutely nothing will happen. I did the same thing in February and nothing happened.

You haven't got a hope of being refunded for what you've paid but they won't do anything. That's straight from the horses mouth.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:18:43 PM
The club have no credit agreement in place so there are no consequences. You lose what you've paid so far and that is literally all that will happen.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: r0cafella on Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10:21:04 PM
I hope everyone cancels and stops putting their hard earned money into this sham.

Club is on life support
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: tompa__82 on Thursday 15 May 2014, 08:27:02 PM
Reading in a national paper here in Sweden that 94% of the ST holders already has renewed it........... :fool:
WTF
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 15 May 2014, 08:39:03 PM
I wouldnt take nufcs word for it mind.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Thursday 15 May 2014, 08:40:10 PM
Full year renewals aren't even f***ing out yet as far as I know, they just say anything.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 15 May 2014, 08:43:31 PM
Anyone who renews their ticket for next season deserves Ashley & Pardew for the rest of their lives.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 17 May 2014, 02:22:42 PM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/meet-newcastle-uniteds-oldest-season-7124309

I think he might keep his. 99 years old :kasper:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieT on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 05:20:49 PM
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140604/season-ticket-renewal-deadline-extended_2281670_3881586

Read into it what you will.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: palnese on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 05:25:24 PM
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140604/season-ticket-renewal-deadline-extended_2281670_3881586

Read into it what you will.

Probably announcing a few signings on the 13th.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Papavasiliou on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 05:40:45 PM
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140604/season-ticket-renewal-deadline-extended_2281670_3881586

Read into it what you will.

Probably announcing a few signings on the 13th.

I hope they have extra staff on, ready to cope with the massive demand for renewals once we unveil Colback...
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:13:03 PM
"any seats that have not been renewed will be released on general sale so supporters are advised to return their forms as a matter of priority to avoid disappointment"  :spit:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:23:55 PM
I thought they said in the fan forum meeting the amount of fans who hadn't renewed was about 6%, which happens every season and this 6% is replaced by new St requests?

Club lying again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: GeordieT on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:35:17 PM
I thought they said in the fan forum meeting the amount of fans who hadn't renewed was about 6%, which happens every season and this 6% is replaced by new St requests?

Club lying again.

No doubt. Even in the docile East Stand where I am, there was loads of people packing it in. I guess there is a chance that the number who haven't renewed isn't as high as polls on here. But there is simply no way people without a season ticket this year decided they were missing out and had to get one..
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:42:02 PM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:43:15 PM
I can understand people getting to the end of the season and deciding that they didn't want to lose the money they'd already paid and going for one more season, nearly fell into that trap myself, that's why the club make the cut off point so far before the end of the season. But anyone who gets to this point and hands over £500+ to this lot is mentally unsound.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:48:19 PM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.

I think you could argue that in many cases, it's the less committed who continue to turn up, the people who can afford it comfortably who just like going to the game. I consider myself fairly hardcore (missed about half a dozen home games in all competitions over more than ten years) but it's gotten to a point where feeding money to this bunch is actively detrimental to NUFC in the long term.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Papavasiliou on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:50:37 PM
I can understand people getting to the end of the season and deciding that they didn't want to lose the money they'd already paid and going for one more season, nearly fell into that trap myself, that's why the club make the cut off point so far before the end of the season. But anyone who gets to this point and hands over £500+ to this lot is mentally unsound.

Same here. Thankfully the direct debit was set up on a credit card that's now well gone.

They've been ringing and leaving messages, wanting me to set up the new DD. They can swivel.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:50:43 PM
Really wish I'd packed it in like.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 08:13:49 PM
Wow, surprising move.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 09:50:41 PM
The youngin from work has just bought the seat I paid £602 for last season for £110 because he is 16.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AyeDubbleYoo on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 09:58:07 PM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.

I think you could argue that in many cases, it's the less committed who continue to turn up, the people who can afford it comfortably who just like going to the game. I consider myself fairly hardcore (missed about half a dozen home games in all competitions over more than ten years) but it's gotten to a point where feeding money to this bunch is actively detrimental to NUFC in the long term.

I think you're right. I've never had a season ticket but I probably will go to a couple of games next season just because I like visiting SJP when I'm home every so often.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: jimmymag on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 10:11:40 PM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.

I think you could argue that in many cases, it's the less committed who continue to turn up, the people who can afford it comfortably who just like going to the game. I consider myself fairly hardcore (missed about half a dozen home games in all competitions over more than ten years) but it's gotten to a point where feeding money to this bunch is actively detrimental to NUFC in the long term.

I think you're right. I've never had a season ticket but I probably will go to a couple of games next season just because I like visiting SJP when I'm home every so often.

Ashley/Pardew apologist helps perpetuate regime shocker!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 5 June 2014, 05:00:57 AM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.

I think you could argue that in many cases, it's the less committed who continue to turn up, the people who can afford it comfortably who just like going to the game. I consider myself fairly hardcore (missed about half a dozen home games in all competitions over more than ten years) but it's gotten to a point where feeding money to this bunch is actively detrimental to NUFC in the long term.

I think you're right. I've never had a season ticket but I probably will go to a couple of games next season just because I like visiting SJP when I'm home every so often.

Ashley/Pardew apologist helps perpetuate regime shocker!

I'm planning to take my boy to SJP next time i'm in Newcastle whether Ashley is in charge or not.  It's not a question of perpetuating the regime, it's a question of having a very rare chance to do it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mistle17 on Saturday 7 June 2014, 12:39:41 AM
Atmosphere is totally futile anyway. 10,000 empty seats won't make a big difference atmospherically.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Saturday 7 June 2014, 06:39:42 AM
Atmosphere is totally futile anyway. 10,000 empty seats won't make a big difference atmospherically.

wow I think we should take down the "howay the lads" sign in the tunnel at st James and replace it with this quote
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bhoywhonder on Saturday 7 June 2014, 09:39:26 AM
Atmosphere is totally futile anyway. 10,000 empty seats won't make a big difference atmospherically.

wow I think we should take down the "howay the lads" sign in the tunnel at st James and replace it with this quote

While we're at it, can we take down the SJP gates and replace them with those 'Arbeit Macht Frei' ones. Seems more inkeeping with the current regime.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Saturday 7 June 2014, 09:50:07 AM
Only the brainwashed and hardcore will renew. Those who are less committed could well be lured away by more attractive offerings such as shopping with the missus.

:scared:

Just tell her you've renewed and enjoy a heavier wallet/freedom of the city on Saturday.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Beren on Saturday 7 June 2014, 09:53:10 AM
Some guy at work loathed his job, but wouldn't retire because then he'd have to spend time with his wife and she would nag him to do the gardening.

Choice was taken out of his hands and he was made redundant in the end. Poor guy.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 7 June 2014, 10:04:10 AM
Explains why Mick is always so p*ssed off.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: JS on Saturday 7 June 2014, 10:14:06 AM
:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: HawK on Saturday 7 June 2014, 10:22:24 AM
What I'm going to be buying shortly!

http://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Saturday 7 June 2014, 11:48:19 AM
What I'm going to be buying shortly!

http://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/

How unfortunate.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: HawK on Saturday 7 June 2014, 03:59:19 PM
What I'm going to be buying shortly!

http://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/tickets/season-tickets/

How unfortunate.

I know, I could be giving some money to Mike Ashley instead eh?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 7 June 2014, 07:21:45 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10301589_646153578805826_7437860238072045522_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:42:55 AM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:52:24 AM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:

:lol:

Mind it's a bad deal compared to some places in Germany (offer free travel to games) and other countries.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:54:38 AM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:

:lol:

Mind it's a bad deal compared to some places in Germany (offer free travel to games) and other countries.

Well yeah but it only takes one cup game to make it £1 a game. Costs me £4ish return to the town, those greedy b******s subsidising costs by over £50 :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:57:11 AM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:

:lol:

Mind it's a bad deal compared to some places in Germany (offer free travel to games) and other countries.

Well yeah but it only takes one cup game to make it £1 a game. Costs me £4ish return to the town, those greedy b******s subsidising costs by over £50 :lol:

Yeah, it's still very good value.  Transport costs are a disgrace in this country tbh.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:58:27 AM
I don't think the club subsidise it. I think Nexus spot that 50k people come into town every other week and think they'd rather get 20,000 people paying £1 a game rather than nowt.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 11:59:43 AM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:

:lol:

Mind it's a bad deal compared to some places in Germany (offer free travel to games) and other countries.

Well yeah but it only takes one cup game to make it £1 a game. Costs me £4ish return to the town, those greedy b******s subsidising costs by over £50 :lol:

Yeah, it's still very good value.  Transport costs are a disgrace in this country tbh.

Best part of not going anymore is not having some fat bloke in a football top sqashed against you on the tramp wagon. ONly just found out what buses charge these days, its a disgrace tbh
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:00:15 PM
Magpie Mover is now £20, still great value but people on twitter accusing the club of ripping fans off :lol:

:lol:

Mind it's a bad deal compared to some places in Germany (offer free travel to games) and other countries.

If you have a Schalke 04 match ticket you can get round the City for nowt on match days. :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:01:07 PM
I don't think the club subsidise it. I think Nexus spot that 50k people come into town every other week and think they'd rather get 20,000 people paying £1 a game rather than nowt.

Aye thats my point. As if its the club deciding the price, nexus must lose a fortune on matchdays but its better than having loads of jobsworths checking tickets with that many getting off
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:03:14 PM
Is today the last day? (until they extend it further)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: MW on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:19:28 PM
I got an email saying it was extended to 14th June
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:41:57 PM
I got an email saying it was extended to 14th June

Assume 14th is for those who hand it in though, wouldnt trust the post to make it on time(not that the club would care if it turned up on Monday like)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:45:27 PM
Explains why Mick is always so p*ssed off.
I would retire tomorrow if I was old enough, I'd rather do the garden than work, not that I would anyway. What's the point of having kids if you have to work in the garden?  I tell them to cut the grass and they do it as I've trained them to do as I say and not as I do. :lol: Anyway, I hate Pardew.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: merlin on Friday 13 June 2014, 01:10:45 PM
Season Ticket deadline extended..? 'Don't buy it, don't buy it, it stinks when you try it'.......

Couldn't be more obvious that they are starting to panic - they'll have something to panic about too if they haven't made a decent signing - or 4 - by mid July......
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 13 June 2014, 01:13:12 PM
Season Ticket deadline extended..? 'Don't buy it, don't buy it, it stinks when you try it'.......

Couldn't be more obvious that they are starting to panic - they'll have something to panic about too if they haven't made a decent signing - or 4 - by mid July......

Panic? They started hoying concrete at France to entice fans back. b****** shitting themselves
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ryan on Friday 13 June 2014, 01:17:05 PM
Young persons area being moved down to level 4 next season from level 7. Guessing the top of the stadium is going to be all family enclosure next year.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Friday 13 June 2014, 02:48:22 PM
It'll be a f***ing maternity ward in 10 years time.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Friday 13 June 2014, 02:56:44 PM
Will be 50k there for first home game as usual.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 13 June 2014, 04:27:33 PM
It'll be a f***ing maternity ward in 10 years time.

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dontooner on Friday 13 June 2014, 04:27:36 PM
Will be 50k there for first home game as usual.
Not sustainable like Pardew's football. When the passion dies slowly in some years the gate receipt will naturally fall. The game is all about passion in the end afterall, Ashley and co. are doing a pretty good job at slowly killing it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Friday 13 June 2014, 04:29:51 PM
They're bound to run out of kids who enjoy going. The atmosphere is s**** and we play s**** football.

Kids are fickle. Unless its parents forcing them to go so they get cheaper tickets?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Friday 13 June 2014, 07:23:51 PM
Will be 50k there for first home game as usual.

We didn't even manage 50k for our first home game of last season man.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: hobshobs on Saturday 14 June 2014, 11:41:17 AM
Young persons area being moved down to level 4 next season from level 7. Guessing the top of the stadium is going to be all family enclosure next year.

Family section is getting larger each season. Why? They can't fill the ground because more and more long time fans have had enough. Answer! Increase the chepest seats / option and the stadium is more full and crowds don't look like they're dropping.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dunedin on Saturday 14 June 2014, 12:04:36 PM
Announced this morning in Edinburgh that Hearts have dropped Wonga as their shirt sponsor. The contract had several years to run but Hearts have agreed with Wonga to terminate. The club did not wish to be associated with companies like Wonga anymore with the new ownership. If only our club would act this way. I hate seeing their signs around the ground and on our shirts.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 14 June 2014, 06:35:59 PM
Very soon - it'll be advertised as not coming to see Newcastle, but to see Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool, etc at St James Park. We will merely become an after-thought whist being turned over.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Monday 23 June 2014, 01:31:03 PM
http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20140623/season-tickets-now-on-sale_2281670_3924898

Can't see many buying yet if at all.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Monday 23 June 2014, 01:32:42 PM
Apart from using it as an excuse for a day out on the p*ss I can't see why anyone's bothered anymore.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Monday 23 June 2014, 02:54:28 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/el1px8hbz/Screen_Shot_2014_06_23_at_14_53_22.png)

There's more, all of a similar nature.  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Disco on Monday 23 June 2014, 02:55:07 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Monday 23 June 2014, 03:18:44 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/el1px8hbz/Screen_Shot_2014_06_23_at_14_53_22.png)

There's more, all of a similar nature.  :lol:
:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: r0cafella on Monday 23 June 2014, 03:20:40 PM
vocal minority has the tide changed?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Monday 23 June 2014, 03:20:59 PM
Twitters the same :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Monday 23 June 2014, 03:23:22 PM
Good that they are taking the p*ss out of the club. Might redress the balance a bit.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Varadi on Monday 23 June 2014, 05:54:57 PM
In amongst all the vitriol on that Facebook link there's one bloke banging the Ashley drum louder than ever - I'm convinced the club must be paying people to peddle this s***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: magpie1892 on Monday 23 June 2014, 05:59:38 PM
In amongst all the vitriol on that Facebook link there's one bloke banging the Ashley drum louder than ever - I'm convinced the club must be paying people to peddle this s***.

The club have a number of shill accounts on FB, twitter and chroniclelive.co.uk - on the latter, user: 'wor noodlebug' was Bendy Wendy herself. She doesn't post any more.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: henke on Monday 23 June 2014, 06:01:57 PM
Couldn't care less. I'll be paying on a match by match basis to watch non league football next year, for the forseable in fact. :)
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 23 June 2014, 06:52:21 PM
Got to be years since s/t's last went on general sale, when we are a top division side? I hope thousands have jacked in.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 23 June 2014, 06:53:51 PM
Got to be years since s/t's last went on general sale, when we are a top division side? I hope thousands have jacked in.

They've been on General Sale for every season since Ashley has been here. :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:01:49 PM
(http://imgur.com/pRNuEDl.png)

:lol: Everything about that is hilarious, not least that it has 11 likes. :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:06:26 PM
(http://imgur.com/IUqIQok.png)

Since when?! :lol: The whole point is that they're not even re-investing the money people put in FFS. :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:22:06 PM
I stand corrected, Neesy. I've not been a s/t holder now for 7 years.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:23:18 PM
I stand corrected, Neesy. I've not been a s/t holder now for 7 years.

:thup:

Been easy enough to get one for ages now, think more have not renewed for this season imo.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:28:17 PM
I hope so. Why get one when the owner is ripping the p*ss out of you?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Interpolic on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:33:54 PM
He's pumped £500m in man FFS, if you don't like it then you should buy the club yourself.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: midds on Monday 23 June 2014, 07:46:34 PM
Can't help but admire the job him and his little clique have done on brainwashing people into believing we simly can't compete financially. The constant drip drip drip propaganda the club pumps out has had a massive impact on the c***s too thick to see through it or question it. 
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Rent-A-Quote on Monday 23 June 2014, 08:40:25 PM
Can't help but admire the job him and his little clique have done on brainwashing people into believing we simly can't compete financially. The constant drip drip drip propaganda the club pumps out has had a massive impact on the c***s too thick to see through it or question it.

Spot on.

I would bet that 'Denis Noble' (and all other ashley apologists) still believe he 'wiped our debts', but don't realise he loaned us £100m...the only person who benefited is him with taxes by loaning, in essence, himself £100m. That loan only increased when HE got us relegated and Barclays wouldn't support our £30million premier league overdraft in the championship so he had to inject £29million in cash to bump up the loan to £129 million. So he actually has us loaded with more debt than f shepherd, Denis. The only way he would have lost money is if he converted the debt to equity, in essence writing it off. Not a f*cking chance. I'd love to know where is all our income is going.

Having only taken one payment off that debt, it seems he realises that if our debt is paid off then we will be one of the most saleable clubs in world football. If we aren't spending money on players then surely we should be paying off our debt to him as we keep hearing how profitable we are...

The same way he keeps the ticket prices low, one of the few ways to realistically boost income under FFFP. Ironically some of those low ticket prices are in 'the biggest family section in england', right in the place where the singing section used to be before he ripped it out because they were signing about him, right next to the away fans who can sign almost unapposed as it's mostly bairns up there.

To up ticket prices we'd need constant full houses, or at least a demand for season tickets by playing decent football, or at least attacking football or some ambition... ha ha who the f*ck am I kidding?



(http://www.nufc.co.uk/javaImages/6e/3d/0,,10278~12926318,00.jpg)

Now this is more like the p*ss taking we're used to...the boys are back in toon...buy your season tickets...
unless they get sold of course then our four best players are gone and no point coming as ben arfa won't play or any flair players at all should be next that * personally.....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Monday 23 June 2014, 10:13:03 PM
I imagine that picture would look a lot better with a new purple in the front instead of last year's players that have all been linked with moves away
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 24 June 2014, 12:44:32 PM
Love that comment on Facebook when he says he was going to buy a season ticket but he couldn't get the payment over the line  :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 24 June 2014, 01:40:10 PM

The same way he keeps the ticket prices low, one of the few ways to realistically boost income under FFFP.

This is another little clique that has been used to brainwash people. Our ticket prices aren't low. Sure if you've got a bairn and don't mind sitting up in the gods there's a decent deal to be had but does anyone actually know how expensive standard 1 year season tickets are?

Gallowgate/Leazes: £578 (£30.42 per game)
East Stand/Milburn Paddocks: £710 (£37.36 per game)
Leazes End, Sports Bar £724 (£38.10 per game)
Milburn, Bar 1892: £819 (£43.10 per game)
Milburn, Platinum Club: £924 (£48.63 per game)

Season tickets certainly aren't cheap, especially considering the standard of football on display and the average wage of the area. For comparison sunderland season tickets are typically £200 cheaper, ie £370 behind the goals and £500 for a good seat along the side of the pitch.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Unbelievable! on Tuesday 24 June 2014, 01:54:38 PM
(http://imgur.com/pRNuEDl.png)

:lol: Everything about that is hilarious, not least that it has 11 likes. :lol:

Ashley has spent 500 milion on us, has he? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 28 June 2014, 11:46:34 AM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/unsold-season-ticket-totals-mean-newcastle-crowds-40000-almost-guaranteed/

Will they care if crowds drop to sub 40k?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 June 2014, 11:46:51 AM
Nope. Not that they'll be sub-40k.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 28 June 2014, 11:48:44 AM
Nope. Not that they'll be sub-40k.
Aye fully expect 50k on the opening day
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 28 June 2014, 11:52:40 AM
I think the crowds might start off OK - new season optimism and all that but will drop off when we play s*** which is bound to happen with Pardew in charge. It is not enjoyable anymore for many people.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Saturday 28 June 2014, 11:54:07 AM
All they'd do is reduce ticket prices. Then use that as a reason why we can't afford players.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: antz1uk on Saturday 28 June 2014, 12:21:31 PM
I think the crowds might start off OK - new season optimism and all that but will drop off when we play s*** which is bound to happen with Pardew in charge. It is not enjoyable anymore for many people.

what on earth is there to be optimistic about? at least we used to try, i remember being optimistic about a season when we signed Andy Thorn, Dave Beasant and John Hendrie and that's when we were run by McKeag. we're a long way from that at this very moment
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: antz1uk on Saturday 28 June 2014, 12:26:14 PM
All they'd do is reduce ticket prices. Then use that as a reason why we can't afford players.

Like someone previously said, they actually don't reduce them that much, the decent seating areas in the ground are still at a higher price (which i have no issue about) i'd gladly pay £500/£600 to watch if there was some ambition.

they just advertise the family area getting bigger, which after one season I jacked in as the view was s*** and i nearly had a coronary walking up those stairs every other week. Even my 11 yr old son (at the time) said he didn't enjoy going anymore, buying him a season ticket was supposed to get him engrossed and have that feeling of belonging we all used to have once over.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: sempuki on Saturday 28 June 2014, 12:26:28 PM
I think the crowds might start off OK - new season optimism and all that but will drop off when we play s*** which is bound to happen with Pardew in charge. It is not enjoyable anymore for many people.

what on earth is there to be optimistic about? at least we used to try, i remember being optimistic about a season when we signed Andy Thorn, Dave Beasant and John Hendrie and that's when we were run by McKeag. we're a long way from that at this very moment
Because we signed Jack Colback? There is no reason to be positive but I am sure many will believe whatever propaganda is thrown at them.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Saturday 28 June 2014, 04:07:47 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/unsold-season-ticket-totals-mean-newcastle-crowds-40000-almost-guaranteed/

Will they care if crowds drop to sub 40k?
gee that guy is anal sitting counting the seats and guesstimating crowds like  :spit: seriously think crowds will be below 40 for a majority of games depending on opposition or how we are doing
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: biggs on Saturday 28 June 2014, 04:10:14 PM
All they'd do is reduce ticket prices. Then use that as a reason why we can't afford players.
That must be season 15/16 as it is unfair on season ticket holders for the coming one having already paid up front ?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Saturday 28 June 2014, 05:26:41 PM
All they'd do is reduce ticket prices. Then use that as a reason why we can't afford players.
That must be season 15/16 as it is unfair on season ticket holders for the coming one having already paid up front ?

Ashley runs his business empire by being unfair a few rattled season ticket holders wont stop him making money
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 28 June 2014, 09:27:05 PM
http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/unsold-season-ticket-totals-mean-newcastle-crowds-40000-almost-guaranteed/

Will they care if crowds drop to sub 40k?
gee that guy is anal sitting counting the seats and guesstimating crowds like  :spit: seriously think crowds will be below 40 for a majority of games depending on opposition or how we are doing

he has changed that article. Lad on FB posted it with him banging on about the 6% not renewing as though the club had lied massively. Fwiw they would have but he ignored that a fair few fans still pay each year hence the delayed deadline the other week.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dan Gleebals on Monday 30 June 2014, 09:03:07 AM
In a number of years we have gone from having a very stable season ticket contingent with a massive waiting list to this, general sale and still the risk there will be 1000's unsold.

Just another feather in Ashley's cap this. Idiots.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Monday 30 June 2014, 09:05:29 AM
In a number of years we have gone from having a very stable season ticket contingent with a massive waiting list to this, general sale and still the risk there will be 1000's unsold.

Just another feather in Ashley's cap this. Idiots.

Maybe the fact we increased the capacity from 36k to 52k 14 years ago had a bearing on the waiting list?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: AlanSkärare on Monday 30 June 2014, 09:17:17 AM
Can't help but admire the job him and his little clique have done on brainwashing people into believing we simly can't compete financially. The constant drip drip drip propaganda the club pumps out has had a massive impact on the c***s too thick to see through it or question it.

Spot on.

I would bet that 'Denis Noble' (and all other ashley apologists) still believe he 'wiped our debts', but don't realise he loaned us £100m...the only person who benefited is him with taxes by loaning, in essence, himself £100m. That loan only increased when HE got us relegated and Barclays wouldn't support our £30million premier league overdraft in the championship so he had to inject £29million in cash to bump up the loan to £129 million. So he actually has us loaded with more debt than f shepherd, Denis. The only way he would have lost money is if he converted the debt to equity, in essence writing it off. Not a f*cking chance. I'd love to know where is all our income is going.

Having only taken one payment off that debt, it seems he realises that if our debt is paid off then we will be one of the most saleable clubs in world football. If we aren't spending money on players then surely we should be paying off our debt to him as we keep hearing how profitable we are...

The same way he keeps the ticket prices low, one of the few ways to realistically boost income under FFFP. Ironically some of those low ticket prices are in 'the biggest family section in england', right in the place where the singing section used to be before he ripped it out because they were signing about him, right next to the away fans who can sign almost unapposed as it's mostly bairns up there.

To up ticket prices we'd need constant full houses, or at least a demand for season tickets by playing decent football, or at least attacking football or some ambition... ha ha who the f*ck am I kidding?

Now this is more like the p*ss taking we're used to...the boys are back in toon...buy your season tickets...
unless they get sold of course then our four best players are gone and no point coming as ben arfa won't play or any flair players at all should be next that * personally.....

Why would he be paying it off? It's his main tool here.

Their storyline is simple. We were on the verge of going bust, he saved us, took the debt upon himself and made it interest free to stoop us bleeding, he uses that fact as an argument to use all the advertising space for his personal interest. We can't compete with the big clubs about commercial deals as no one will offer us more than we owe Ashley (£8m/year). The end.

Him taking that loan is no cost to him, I'm sure he's already been repaid in Sports Direct's growth over the period in which he's had it. Not that it matters, there's plenty of more money to make off this situation.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: thenorthumbrian on Monday 30 June 2014, 02:11:39 PM
United have made 17 million quid profit in transfers in the the last 5 years under Ashley.
Where has all the money which has flooded into Newcastle over this period gone ? The club received 70 odd million from tv last year alone.
http://transferleague.co.uk/league-tables/transfer-league-table-last-five-seasons.html   
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Monday 30 June 2014, 02:59:06 PM
Only £17 million ?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: thenorthumbrian on Monday 30 June 2014, 03:23:37 PM
Only £17 million ?

Thats over the last 5 years, here is a comparison table which shows that since 2007 when Ashley took over Newcastle have made nearly £36 million in transfer profits.
He owes United fans.   

http://transferleague.co.uk/premiership-football-club-comparisons/premier-league-comparisons.html
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Teasy on Monday 30 June 2014, 05:08:19 PM
Not sure how that website is coming to those numbers.  We're in profit by over £30m since Ashley look over, so that's close enough.  But £17m in the last 5 years is far too low, think its more like £38m in those 5 years (we actually made a loss on transfers in his first couple of years, about £8m).

Not that it matters, still £30m+ profit on transfers overall either way.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:48:19 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BriVJjGCEAEq_T_.jpg)

Sorry if I'm repeating anyone, but this is the current avalibility in the back section of the Gallowgate on the website.

6%

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:52:52 PM
6% left?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:53:35 PM
Looks like a big game of space invaders
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:54:15 PM
Looks like a big game of space invaders

What I thought too. :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Happy Face on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:56:29 PM
6% left?

Counting up I make it about 300 of 1000 seats sold there.  Which would be 16000 if extrapolated out to 52k capacity.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:59:09 PM
6% left?

Counting up I make it about 300 of 1000 seats sold there.  Which would be 16000 if extrapolated out to 52k capacity.

Back of Gallowgate is usually a poor seller for ST's, so probably not a fair refection. I'd imagine it's 8-10k haven't renewed, which will be 20-25% of season ticket holders.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12:59:47 PM
6% left?

Counting up I make it about 300 of 1000 seats sold there.  Which would be 16000 if extrapolated out to 52k capacity.

:lol: Just how it works in realy life.

Didnt the 6% thing come from the long term deals back in Feb rather than the other ST's? Not that i know how many are on each like. I know more who got renewals in the post who stopped than i do that cancelled the 10 years deals.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: H09 on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 05:56:11 PM
Hear this millions of fans haven't renewed every year on here and it turns out everyone renewed :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: pinkeye on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 08:32:25 PM
I can assure you that I did not renew mine....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Saturday 5 July 2014, 01:19:42 PM
Same, and my dad.

13 years of loyalty points down the swanny. Not that we'd need them as we'll never get to a cup final or to Brugges again.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ploppy43 on Tuesday 8 July 2014, 07:42:49 AM
After 15 years I have not renewed and I stand by my decision, we are going nowhere and it is killing football for me (sad but true) :blackeye:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dan Gleebals on Thursday 10 July 2014, 08:31:22 AM
In a number of years we have gone from having a very stable season ticket contingent with a massive waiting list to this, general sale and still the risk there will be 1000's unsold.

Just another feather in Ashley's cap this. Idiots.

Maybe the fact we increased the capacity from 36k to 52k 14 years ago had a bearing on the waiting list?

Pretty sure there was a waiting list after the extension to ground was done.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 10 July 2014, 08:40:23 AM
In a number of years we have gone from having a very stable season ticket contingent with a massive waiting list to this, general sale and still the risk there will be 1000's unsold.

Just another feather in Ashley's cap this. Idiots.

Maybe the fact we increased the capacity from 36k to 52k 14 years ago had a bearing on the waiting list?

Pretty sure there was a waiting list after the extension to ground was done.

More than 16k? Cant see it like, plenty of games there was loads of seats in the Gallowgate empty/pay as you go from 2000 onwards like so where was the waiting list then?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 10 July 2014, 10:47:19 AM
It's ok lads if you buy a season ticket now you can win a trip to watch the first team train and have dinner with them, I'm buying now! #Desparation
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Thursday 10 July 2014, 10:48:42 AM
It's ok lads if you buy a season ticket now you can win a trip to watch the first team train and have dinner with them, I'm buying now! #Desparation

:lol: Surely the winner gets a full refund, that sounds like the boody prize
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Sima on Thursday 10 July 2014, 12:06:55 PM
tbf I'd pay to see Steven Taylor negotiate a knife and fork.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mattoon on Thursday 10 July 2014, 12:09:46 PM
Ashley makes them eat their food with chopsticks because you don't need a knife AND fork when chopsticks are 2 for £1
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 10 July 2014, 02:12:53 PM
Ashley makes them eat their food with chopsticks because you don't need a knife AND fork when chopsticks are 2 for £1

:yao:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: HawK on Friday 11 July 2014, 03:15:14 PM
Ashley makes them eat their food with chopsticks because you don't need a knife AND fork when chopsticks are 2 for £1

:yao:

When bought with 100% cotton 3pack of Donnay white sports socks.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: rnmag on Monday 14 July 2014, 04:54:56 PM
Gave my season ticket card to some french lad in a pub last week as little souviner. Are they issuing new ones or am i going to need to pay an admin fee to get a replacement for this year?!
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Monday 14 July 2014, 04:58:59 PM
You had to keep it for next year. Think they charge 5 quid for a new card too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mickthemagpie on Monday 14 July 2014, 05:35:20 PM
Gave my season ticket card to some french lad in a pub last week as little souviner. Are they issuing new ones or am i going to need to pay an admin fee to get a replacement for this year?!


Five quid's nowt when you're doing your bit for the Entente Cordiale like.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: JJ7 on Wednesday 16 July 2014, 09:13:22 PM
Contemplating actually getting one next year and going against everything I've been saying for about the last 5 years. Pardew is probably what's putting me off at the moment in all honesty.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 03:00:06 PM
I've caved in like  :undecided:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 03:03:34 PM
What made you cave, as you put it?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 03:16:25 PM
A mixture of still looking forward to going to the football on a weekend with mates, and actually being mildly excited by the summer transfers. Realise it's all part of the Ashley cycle of pain and soon enough we'll see a couple of horrific sales, but f*** it.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 03:55:22 PM
I'm still staying away but my stance has softened a bit, I've made a metal agreement with myself that if Pardew gets sacked I will go back on a trial basis to see if we can sort things out.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 04:55:09 PM
I've caved in like  :undecided:

Caved in. :lol:

You've spent the last three years singing the manager's praises.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 05:22:18 PM
I've caved in like  :undecided:

Caved in. :lol:

You've spent the last three years singing the manager's praises.

Well I'd say more defending the manager than singing his praises, although he has long since given up the right to be defended.

More caving in to giving big Mike money. This was the main concern.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 05:35:07 PM
I've caved in like  :undecided:

Caved in. :lol:

You've spent the last three years singing the manager's praises.

Well I'd say more defending the manager than singing his praises, although he has long since given up the right to be defended.

More caving in to giving big Mike money. This was the main concern.

When he nearly relegated us, you said he deserved to keep his job so you don't need to worry about regretting your season ticket purchase. It'll be more of the same that we've had for the last two seasons, concede more than we score and lose more than we win, mackems will kick the s*** out of us again and there'll be plenty of those cyber tears for you and HV to mock so :thup: :thup: :thup:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 05:38:32 PM
f***ing morons, those of you that have caved.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Foluwashola on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 05:40:00 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Mick on Tuesday 22 July 2014, 06:16:05 PM
I'm still delighted that I'll not be wasting my time this season. I'll be amazed if I can't think of anything better to do.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 12:36:46 AM
Watch the team gel and be class the summer every c*** decides to jack it in :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: chopey on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 06:07:27 AM
I still have a very bitter taste in my mouth after last year and will find it very hard to fully support a team that pardew is in charge of, if we score I will be over them moon and then I'll look a pardew and it will be just meh .....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 09:20:29 AM
Watch the team gel and be class the summer every c*** decides to jack it in :lol:

I walked away the March before the 5th season, despite that run i have never regretted doing it. Strange saying that while never watching Cabaye play live :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 24 July 2014, 01:03:00 PM
Man City tickets went on sale today and going by the seating plan loads have chucked it, as many as 10k I would say. Another giveaway to poor st sales is that they are selling kids tickets for a fiver for a match against the league champions, something they were doing at the back end of last season.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Haris Vuckic on Thursday 24 July 2014, 01:05:37 PM
£28 for adults seems a bit cheap too....
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 02:02:21 PM
£28 for what is a category A game is very cheap compared to last few seasons.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: TheGuv on Thursday 24 July 2014, 02:40:39 PM
Good. I hope we get sub 40k crowds this season
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 02:44:32 PM
Good. I hope we get sub 40k crowds this season

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Jack Flash on Thursday 24 July 2014, 02:52:49 PM
We only play Man City, Palace, Hull and Leicester at home until November, so after the "Ya can't miss the forst day, man" mob go away we could be looking at low numbers (for us) for quite a while.

Also a possibility of a very sparse League Cup game/defeat in there too.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Danh1 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 03:58:34 PM
Still glad I have packed in like, we have made some signings that get me excited but we are a Football club and should be doing that every year like every f***er else in the league....we're still a couple short as well and without a decent striker coming in I think we will struggle. £600 I have saved and even if we somehow have a good season I won't regret it. Got no doubt Pardew will ensure a Sunderland double over us as well, makes Roeder and Souness look like clever tacticians he is that inept. He is also a lying, smug c***.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 04:04:49 PM
Good. I hope we get sub 40k crowds this season
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 04:06:14 PM
we have made some signings that get me excited but we are a Football club and should be doing that every year like every f***er else in the league

leedscrest.jpg
portsmouthcrest.jpg

madness
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Danh1 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 04:08:12 PM
:lol:

Sad thing is there are some out there actually believe that using money to improve the squad and not selling players as soon as there is an interest in them can lead to a Leeds/Portsmouth style downfall. These people are just as bad for the club as Ashley and his puppett.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 24 July 2014, 04:18:31 PM
pardew is a master really, he has to be appreciated for the job he's done in crushing expectations like, he's in a league of his own on that front to be fair

Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: ujpest doza on Friday 25 July 2014, 10:43:52 AM
Anyone know if we are we getting new season cards or do we use last years?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Friday 25 July 2014, 10:46:09 AM
Anyone know if we are we getting new season cards or do we use last years?

Last years according to .com

NB: 2013/14 ST holders renewing with unchanged details and seat should continue to use their existing ST cards.

New ST cards will only be issued to new ST holders, those changing age bands or moving seats.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: leejeffers91 on Saturday 2 August 2014, 09:36:22 AM
Does anyone here by any chance know Blefuscu-D Pringle she gets me tickets but my phones broke and ive lost her number if anyone could pm me it that would be great thank you.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:40:11 AM
She's on Twitter. If you're nice to her you might get a blowie.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Roger Kint on Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:44:53 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:46:02 AM
She's on Twitter. If you're nice to her you might get a blowie.

:spit:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 2 August 2014, 10:57:43 AM
She's on Twitter. If you're nice to her you might get a blowie.

Below the belt
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Dave on Saturday 2 August 2014, 11:03:15 AM
Well, yeah.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Ash on Saturday 2 August 2014, 11:19:51 AM
Anyone else had an email with an 'exclusive' offer for a half-season ticket?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Saturday 2 August 2014, 12:41:25 PM
She's on Twitter. If you're nice to her you might get a blowie.

f***ing hell, Dave. I thought you were meant to be canny :lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Fenham Mag on Saturday 2 August 2014, 12:43:39 PM
Ahhh memories :lol:

Dave you dog.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: r0cafella on Saturday 2 August 2014, 12:45:12 PM
Get the feeling I'm missing out on some forum history lol
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 2 August 2014, 12:57:21 PM
Well, yeah.

:lol:
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: henke on Saturday 2 August 2014, 05:44:52 PM
Was tempted to get two seats a couple of weeks back, that feelings well and truly vanished.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: henke on Sunday 3 August 2014, 06:40:05 PM
I'm just looking at the stadium plan now on .co.uk, seeing what's left.

I cannot believe how many season tickets have apparently sold. Would it be cynical to think that maybe the club are bullshitting about what's left in a hurry up and get them sort of way?
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 3 August 2014, 06:47:38 PM
I'm just looking at the stadium plan now on .co.uk, seeing what's left.

I cannot believe how many season tickets have apparently sold. Would it be cynical to think that maybe the club are bullshitting about what's left in a hurry up and get them sort of way?

Don't forget any seats that have been bought for the Man City game will show as unavailable for a ST.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: henke on Sunday 3 August 2014, 08:12:26 PM
I'm just looking at the stadium plan now on .co.uk, seeing what's left.

I cannot believe how many season tickets have apparently sold. Would it be cynical to think that maybe the club are bullshitting about what's left in a hurry up and get them sort of way?

Don't forget any seats that have been bought for the Man City game will show as unavailable for a ST.

Aaahhh now that makes a hell of a lot more sense.
Title: Re: Season Tickets
Post by: Wullie on Wednesday 6 August 2014, 05:22:01 PM