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Online thick_mike

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #735 on: May 26, 2019, 10:38:03 PM »
Just chatting to my brother in law. He was offered £1000 each for his three (normal) tickets.

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #736 on: May 26, 2019, 10:54:47 PM »
I'm coming down from Rochdale to Wembley tomorrow without a ticket - I've told my 2 sons to use the 2 Club Wembley tickets that one of them got through his company. So if anyone in your party can't make it tomorrow, let me know and I would be eternally grateful.

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #737 on: May 27, 2019, 05:44:02 AM »
We are also One ticket short on our minibus. Anyone hear of a ticket PM me. Cheers.  UTV

Offline dicedlam

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #738 on: May 27, 2019, 01:10:27 PM »
I will be watching the game from home today.
I managed to get a couple of places in a clients box for me and the lad but decided to give up my seat to my son's best pal who was unable to get a ticket. I just hope the pair of them behave themselves!

Offline wozwebs

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #739 on: June 20, 2019, 03:41:57 PM »
Just read this on Popbitch weekly email. Any truth it it?

The Championship play-off final is often touted as the richest game in football, worth an estimated £170m to the winning team.

Ahead of their victory this year, Aston Villa offered one of their best loved legends, European Cup winner Gordon Cowans, a ticket to Wembley to watch the match - as a thank you for all his efforts for the club back in the day.

And all they asked for in return...? £70.

Cowans ended up watching it in the Horse & Jockey in Lichfield instead.

Offline RussellC

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #740 on: June 20, 2019, 04:02:06 PM »
Just read this on Popbitch weekly email. Any truth it it?

The Championship play-off final is often touted as the richest game in football, worth an estimated £170m to the winning team.

Ahead of their victory this year, Aston Villa offered one of their best loved legends, European Cup winner Gordon Cowans, a ticket to Wembley to watch the match - as a thank you for all his efforts for the club back in the day.

And all they asked for in return...? £70.

Cowans ended up watching it in the Horse & Jockey in Lichfield instead.

I'm sure there were loads of tickets from Villa's allocation that were sold outside of the 'paying fanbase' (ex players, players families, employees families, etc). it;s the only feasible explanation for how so many people who qualified for a ticket for the semi-final home-leg, couldn't then get one for the final.

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #741 on: June 20, 2019, 04:09:57 PM »
Just read this on Popbitch weekly email. Any truth it it?

The Championship play-off final is often touted as the richest game in football, worth an estimated £170m to the winning team.

Ahead of their victory this year, Aston Villa offered one of their best loved legends, European Cup winner Gordon Cowans, a ticket to Wembley to watch the match - as a thank you for all his efforts for the club back in the day.

And all they asked for in return...? £70.

Cowans ended up watching it in the Horse & Jockey in Lichfield instead.

I'm sure there were loads of tickets from Villa's allocation that were sold outside of the 'paying fanbase' (ex players, players families, employees families, etc). it;s the only feasible explanation for how so many people who qualified for a ticket for the semi-final home-leg, couldn't then get one for the final.

I think the shocking part is that Sid was asked to pay for his ticket.

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #742 on: June 20, 2019, 04:16:43 PM »
Of course a legend like Sid who has given so much to the club shouldn't have to pay.  But should the club draw a line somewhere or should all ex-players get a free ticket to every game?

Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #743 on: June 20, 2019, 04:24:27 PM »
Probably nearer to the truth is that he was on a mailing list of all ex-players and was simply sent a letter/email giving him first refusal to purchase a ticket.

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #744 on: June 20, 2019, 05:11:50 PM »
A horrible reality was a row of about a dozen unused highest band seats right in front of us, not sure if they were club ones that werenít taken up, an AV steward was touring round at one point and pointed them out to a bigwig.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2019, 01:38:38 PM by purpletrousers »

Online The Edge

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #745 on: June 20, 2019, 05:12:07 PM »
Of course a legend like Sid who has given so much to the club shouldn't have to pay.  But should the club draw a line somewhere or should all ex-players get a free ticket to every game?
Thats a good point. Even so if i had seen a ticketless Sid before the game i'd have been honoured to give him mine.

Offline john e

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #746 on: June 20, 2019, 05:36:38 PM »
Iíve mentioned this before but I was sat/stood next to Sid in the Semi Final against Bolton at the Old Wembley in the cheapest seats behind the goal

I thought then if he had asked the club they would probably have sorted him out but I could be wrong as I donít know how these things work

I have some photos of the day my own lad was only 12 at the time Sids lad in the photo is presumably the one playing football now

Offline dalians umbrella

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #747 on: June 21, 2019, 01:35:25 PM »
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Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #748 on: June 25, 2019, 06:10:15 PM »
Are they still on sale?  Will need one for a cup occasion in may.

Offline stubbsyandy

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Re: Wembley Tickets
« Reply #749 on: June 25, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
The Horse and Jockey is a cracking pub though