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2 years 8 months ago #56364

pinky wrote: Yeah, considering they cut the two free guest tickets this season, they could have just added those back in and that would have made most people happy without costing them too much.


I have no evidence of this, but I think they had to stop offering the free tickets, due to the number of season ticket holders. Basically, they could only allow a small number of fans to take them up on the offer at each match.

They should just give us all 4 free drink vouchers. I'd be happy with that :)


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2 years 8 months ago #56365

ConnachtCows wrote: They should just give us all 4 free drink vouchers. I'd be happy with that :)


Not a bad idea.


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2 years 8 months ago #56366

They could play Canada or the US or Japan or Georgia or Samoa or whoever on a Tuesday night in November instead either. If you wanted to make a few quid and not have season tickets unused, allow season ticket holders buy a ticket for a fiver (or one euro for kids) up to a fortnight out, and sell what's not taken up at full price.

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2 years 8 months ago #56367

In all fairness it cant be that hard to assign a code to each season ticket for a discount of next years ticket. Single use and unless you state otherwise (ie contact the club) it can only be used with your account

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2 years 8 months ago #56368

To be honest, I dont really care too much about it.
It's not the branches fault. They started selling the tickets back around March. How were they to know.

Pretty stupid of them to announce 11 home games though, and then realise they made a mistake.


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2 years 8 months ago #56369

I think we are making a mountain out of a mole at the end of the day ask yourself would you have payed the same price for 10 home games and the likely answer is yes. It was a time of ambiguity for all stakeholders involved.

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2 years 8 months ago #56370

If I remember correctly we were marketed on 11 Pro 12 home games and 3 European home games. In that sense we've been falsely advertised to.
I agree with you Sligsup we all more than likely would have paid the same price for the ticket. But that would have meant the increase of the season ticket price as the saving per game would have been reduced.so value for money would have gone down

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2 years 8 months ago #56374

I don't have a major issue with the one game less senario, however the way the branch have handled it is poor.
The ST was advertised as 11 + 3 games, now its 10 + 3 , I recognise that this was effectively outside of Connachts control but to simply come out and say to your loyal supporters who have paid well in advance that you can take it or leave it is very poor and leaves a lot to be desired.
It's not a deal breaker , but it wouldn't have killed them to show a little love to the STH.


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2 years 8 months ago #56379

Sure it'll be grand, they'll give us the home pro 14 semi final as the 11th home game instead :)

I know I'm kind of missing the point but I'm not too bothered by it, the value may have been slightly diluted but the ST is still good value overall, would be nice to receive some sort of meaningful gesture from the club in response to it but in fairness they can't really be blamed, a pity they jumped the gun yesterday though. Maybe it was just an honest mistake yesterday but it still doesn't look the best...

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2 years 8 months ago #56380

Shelflife wrote: I don't have a major issue with the one game less senario, however the way the branch have handled it is poor.
The ST was advertised as 11 + 3 games, now its 10 + 3 , I recognise that this was effectively outside of Connachts control but to simply come out and say to your loyal supporters who have paid well in advance that you can take it or leave it is very poor and leaves a lot to be desired.
It's not a deal breaker , but it wouldn't have killed them to show a little love to the STH.


This sums it up for me - they've pretty much said "like it or lump it". Some sort of good will gesture needed to be made - it's still not too late, they could add something to the season ticket holder packs and flag that it is being added for that reason. It doesn't even really matter what it is.

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2 years 8 months ago #56384

According to the Star Connacht and Leinster will both have two away games in South Africa this season

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2 years 8 months ago #56388

Westie85 wrote: According to the Star Connacht and Leinster will both have two away games in South Africa this season


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2 years 8 months ago #56389

jordan5nick wrote: I'm not too bothered by it, the value may have been slightly diluted but the ST is still good value overall,


I'm not really that bothered either and as suggested I would probably have bought the season ticket anyway.
However, I really dislike the way the branch interacts with fans and this is just another example of them not really being too concerned with what season ticket holders think. They had an opportunity to appease the most avid of supporters and decided to suggest that if you weren't happy you could have a full refund, I found that to be fairly cold and not really in the spirit of doing business with your best customers on a continuing basis.
The other thing that this has proved to the branch is that they can do what they like and people will still buy the tickets which is a message I personally wouldn't want to send.


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2 years 8 months ago #56391

sparking wrote: They had an opportunity to appease the most avid of supporters and decided to suggest that if you weren't happy you could have a full refund, I found that to be fairly cold and not really in the spirit of doing business with your best customers on a continuing basis.


Yeah you're bang on the money here unfortunately. It's essentially shrugging their shoulders and saying "If you don't like it, there's the door, collect your refund on your way out.", can't imagine many, if any at all will take them up on that offer, and I think they knew full well too.

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2 years 8 months ago #56394

Folks, the thread is meant to be about the Pro 14 structure.

It has meandered off to a whine about Season tickets. Can we either open a new thread on STs or stick to topic....such as the thoughts on the bullish comments from the Pro14 leadership about expanding beyond in the future, most notably in US.

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2 years 8 months ago #56396

If they head to the us they are literally making the same mistakes as S18 did.

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