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      The Next Crazy Stretch of Matches

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      Re: The Next Crazy Stretch of Matches
      Reply #25: Nov 14, 2019 10:43:01 am
      Plus it’s a late kick off 8 o’clock which is load of bollocks as there are no public transport on Boxing Day for the fans

      Ah, even the fans need great character to get to the King Power.
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      Reply #26: Nov 14, 2019 11:13:35 am
      Plus it’s a late kick off 8 o’clock which is load of bollocks as there are no public transport on Boxing Day for the fans

      Club should put coaches on & cover the cost. Not holding my breath though
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      Reply #27: Nov 14, 2019 11:22:43 am
      Club should put coaches on & cover the cost. Not holding my breath though

      Why can't fans book coaches, if you have 50 people then surely that wouldn't be too much would it??
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      Reply #28: Nov 14, 2019 11:45:48 am
      Why can't fans book coaches, if you have 50 people then surely that wouldn't be too much would it??

      Because it would be a nice gesture. Y'know, with it being boxing day, freezing cold and an 8PM KO, meaning people wouldn't be getting home until way after midnight.

      Coach travel to Leicester usually would be about £25-£30 pp but it'll be a fair bit more due to the bank holiday, factor in that Christmas was the day before and supporters might not have that sort of money.

      Obviously you didn't think of that before posting another poor attempt at a smart arse comment
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      Reply #29: Nov 14, 2019 11:54:56 am
      Because it would be a nice gesture. Y'know, with it being boxing day, freezing cold and an 8PM KO, meaning people wouldn't be getting home until way after midnight.

      Coach travel to Leicester usually would be about £25-£30 pp but it'll be a fair bit more due to the bank holiday, factor in that Christmas was the day before and supporters might not have that sort of money.

      Obviously you didn't think of that before posting another poor attempt at a smart arse comment

      If they can't afford to travel don't travel, why should the club subsidise it? I'd be happy to pick up one of the tickets if someone else can't afford it and I'm sure many thousands of other fans would as well.
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      Reply #30: Nov 14, 2019 11:59:55 am
      If they can't afford to travel don't travel, why should the club subsidise it? I'd be happy to pick up one of the tickets if someone else can't afford it and I'm sure many thousands of other fans would as well.

      So it should come down to how much is in your pocket? Away games are a closed shop now and it's impossible to get on the ladder unless you've been following home and away regularly for years. I think loyal fans deserve to be looked after more than someone like yourself who just sits on here making sarcy comments and slating the team every week
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      Reply #32: Nov 14, 2019 12:31:40 pm
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      Reply #33: Nov 14, 2019 12:34:07 pm
      Club should put coaches on & cover the cost. Not holding my breath though

      Not the club, the broadcaster should do it.
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      Reply #34: Nov 14, 2019 12:39:23 pm
      Not the club, the broadcaster should do it.

      See your point but it's the clubs who are pocketing billions from the broadcaster
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      Reply #35: Nov 14, 2019 12:44:47 pm
      So it should come down to how much is in your pocket? Away games are a closed shop now and it's impossible to get on the ladder unless you've been following home and away regularly for years. I think loyal fans deserve to be looked after more than someone like yourself who just sits on here making sarcy comments and slating the team every week

      Of course it comes down to how much is in your pocket, most things in life do as we live in a free market economy, have you not realised this yet?
      No one was HAS TO pay and go and watch the match do they, they chose to do so and if they can't afford the travel costs then that's just tough luck, it's life. As said plenty of other fans will snap up the tickets, hell those guys with tickets will probably make a profit selling them courtesy of a free market economy!
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      Reply #36: Nov 14, 2019 12:55:33 pm

      Great gesture by the club. TV broadcasters dictate kick off times and they only take prime advert time into consideration. I'm not carping about that. TV is important to the game, but it's nowhere near as good as going to the game but for the millions who can't get to the game, it's a great second best, add to that social media and it makes following LFC a better experience.
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      Reply #37: Nov 14, 2019 01:00:09 pm
      Of course it comes down to how much is in your pocket, most things in life do as we live in a free market economy, have you not realised this yet?
      No one was HAS TO pay and go and watch the match do they, they chose to do so and if they can't afford the travel costs then that's just tough luck, it's life. As said plenty of other fans will snap up the tickets, hell those guys with tickets will probably make a profit selling them courtesy of a free market economy!

      No but football shouldn't be expensive as it is - away tickets are now capped at £30 in the PL which is a good start but a lot more needs to be done as tickets for Anfield cost around £50. Those are ridiculous prices to pay considering what they were a few years ago. Wages haven't risen nowhere near as much as the inflated ticket costs have so much more should be done by clubs (lower tickets - subsidizing etc) Otherwise you'll have a ground full of rich, half arsed tourists generating 0 atmosphere as the proper fans can't afford to attend (to be fair, it's already half way there)
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      Reply #38: Nov 14, 2019 01:12:40 pm
      No but football shouldn't be expensive as it is - away tickets are now capped at £30 in the PL which is a good start but a lot more needs to be done as tickets for Anfield cost around £50. Those are ridiculous prices to pay considering what they were a few years ago. Wages haven't risen nowhere near as much as the inflated ticket costs have so much more should be done by clubs (lower tickets - subsidizing etc) Otherwise you'll have a ground full of rich, half arsed tourists generating 0 atmosphere as the proper fans can't afford to attend (to be fair, it's already half way there)

      I agree that tickets could and should be capped, they are not the major source of revenue these days anyway and as you say a good atmosphere is very important to any team.
      I would however like to see tickets distributed a bit more fairly, I find it almost impossible to get a ticket for a game these days which is quite frustrating.
      I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the away game against MK Dons recently, kindly provided by another forum member, it was fun but not the same as being at Anfield and seeing all the star players, soaking up that incredible atmosphere.
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      Reply #39: Nov 14, 2019 01:48:57 pm
      See your point but it's the clubs who are pocketing billions from the broadcaster

      The broadcaster is the one that moved it. It's the least they should do.
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      Reply #40: Nov 14, 2019 02:00:22 pm
      I agree that tickets could and should be capped, they are not the major source of revenue these days anyway and as you say a good atmosphere is very important to any team.
      I would however like to see tickets distributed a bit more fairly, I find it almost impossible to get a ticket for a game these days which is quite frustrating.
      I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the away game against MK Dons recently, kindly provided by another forum member, it was fun but not the same as being at Anfield and seeing all the star players, soaking up that incredible atmosphere.

      Away games do have their positives as I enjoy standing up as opposed to being seated, travelling support is always pretty vocal too and Anfield can sometimes be hit and miss depending on the game / where you're sat.

      Tickets are an absolute slog to get but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a simple fix & the only way around it would be to obviously expand the stadium again to free up some of the demand. At the start of the decade it was straightforward enough to get tickets as we were in a bit of a baron spell but demand has exploded lately, even with the 9k expansion, it's the hardest it's ever been
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      Reply #41: Nov 14, 2019 06:36:14 pm
      Of course it comes down to how much is in your pocket, most things in life do as we live in a free market economy, have you not realised this yet?
      No one was HAS TO pay and go and watch the match do they, they chose to do so and if they can't afford the travel costs then that's just tough luck, it's life. As said plenty of other fans will snap up the tickets, hell those guys with tickets will probably make a profit selling them courtesy of a free market economy!

      Well, the club have decided to provide free coach service for all LFC fans with tickets to the fixture. I hope you don't object to that. I thought it was quite a decent gesture given the circumstances.

      That trip would make a great subject for a documentary or short film, by the way.
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      Reply #42: Nov 14, 2019 06:37:47 pm
      Do supporters' clubs hire coaches for away games anymore, or has that gone the way of so many other traditions?
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      Reply #43: Nov 14, 2019 08:31:45 pm
      Away games do have their positives as I enjoy standing up as opposed to being seated,

      I haven't sat in the kop since the middle half of last season!!

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      Reply #44: Nov 14, 2019 08:34:48 pm
      I agree that tickets could and should be capped, they are not the major source of revenue these days anyway and as you say a good atmosphere is very important to any team.
      I would however like to see tickets distributed a bit more fairly, I find it almost impossible to get a ticket for a game these days which is quite frustrating.
      I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the away game against MK Dons recently, kindly provided by another forum member, it was fun but not the same as being at Anfield and seeing all the star players, soaking up that incredible atmosphere.

      So you want tickets distributed fairly, yet still want to experience the incredible atmosphere?

      Who do you think creates that incredible atmosphere? I'll give you a clue, it isn't the tourist element of our support!!
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      Reply #45: Nov 14, 2019 08:35:34 pm
      I haven't sat in the kop since the middle half of last season!!


      What would be capacity of the Kop if there were to be safe standing ?

      You look at the old pics and see a sea of people.. awe inspiring
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      Reply #46: Nov 14, 2019 08:39:56 pm
      What would be capacity of the Kop if there were to be safe standing ?

      You look at the old pics and see a sea of people.. awe inspiring


      Still roughly the same as it is now 12,500, don't forget with safe standing, it just means the implementation of the rail seating method, it doesn't allow anymore in than goes in the kop, now, it would just be similar standing in your seat spec.
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      Reply #47: Nov 15, 2019 08:34:54 am
      I haven't sat in the kop since the middle half of last season!!

      That's if you're lucky enough to get a ticket for the Kop!

      Usually end up in the Main Stand & the majority of the people around me look like they just came for a nap!
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      Reply #48: Nov 15, 2019 08:41:18 am
      So you want tickets distributed fairly, yet still want to experience the incredible atmosphere?

      Who do you think creates that incredible atmosphere? I'll give you a clue, it isn't the tourist element of our support!!

      I think they're already distributed fairly as they possibly can be - you could argue that it's even a bit unfair on some of the more regular match-goers.

      For the upcoming bulk sale unless you attended 13 games the previous season you're basically lumped in the free for all sale with all members. So somebody who attended 12 games last season will basically have an equal chance of getting a ticket as somebody who attended 0
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      Reply #49: Nov 15, 2019 08:45:31 am
      Do supporters' clubs hire coaches for away games anymore, or has that gone the way of so many other traditions?

      Still happens, SOS put coaches on for all games & various other groups of supporters arrange coach travel themselves. The club themselves also put coaches on which you can buy tickets for. Although the club coaches have a strict no-alcohol policy so I don't think they're very popular

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