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Title: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 05, 2021, 10:40:39 AM
Details from official website.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/may/Chelsea-ticket-ballot-details/
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2021, 11:05:54 AM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 05, 2021, 11:14:12 AM
30,000 season ticket holders - i have a 1 in 3 chance of getting a ticket - but the lads who sit around me whose partners work at the Villa will definately get a ticket!!

Will anyone who gets a ticket have to prove that they have had a negative test prior to entering the ground and have to take another test a day after the game?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on May 05, 2021, 11:16:05 AM
 You're not "H" are you?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 05, 2021, 11:28:59 AM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?
No it won't have any impact on future season ticket sales.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: eamonn on May 05, 2021, 12:24:33 PM
Can't wait. Bad English behind the Holte giving Timo Werner "the wankers" after he misses a sitter.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 05, 2021, 12:28:03 PM
30,000 season ticket holders - i have a 1 in 3 chance of getting a ticket - but the lads who sit around me whose partners work at the Villa will definately get a ticket!!

Are you Nigel Boyle or more plausibly, his puppetmaster?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: PGW on May 05, 2021, 12:30:56 PM
I've just entered...a simple process.
I see Government has confirmed that away fans won't be allowed this season. So that's scuppered any chance of getting
a Spurs ticket.....1 of the 500 being considered.
Oh Well !!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte L2 on May 05, 2021, 12:31:14 PM
Entered. Absolutely desperate to get back. Even reading the announcement made me emotional
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 05, 2021, 12:39:48 PM
Entered, not holding out much hope but you never know.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Towser on May 05, 2021, 12:57:49 PM
I have entered as well. Looking forward to getting back. Would prefer a full house just happy to get the opportunity to attempt to get a ticket.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 05, 2021, 01:01:51 PM
Entered. Think it will be quite emotional for those that are there after so long. Hoping to be amongst them.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: exigo on May 05, 2021, 01:07:10 PM
Entered it as well. Just gazing at my fan ID with some ticket details under it again made me emotional.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 05, 2021, 01:11:03 PM
Entered - quite straightforward process - best of luck to everyone who does enter the ballot - and whoever gets one of the "golden tickets" have a great time and enjoy!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Pete3206 on May 05, 2021, 01:13:15 PM
Having an absolute mare trying to link my ticket ID to the account
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 05, 2021, 01:17:09 PM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?
No it won't have any impact on future season ticket sales.

👍
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 05, 2021, 01:35:47 PM
I've just entered too.  Will be amazing to get to a game.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 05, 2021, 01:39:23 PM
Are they doing Hospitality ?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 05, 2021, 01:40:08 PM
Having an absolute mare trying to link my ticket ID to the account

Yeah, it was a pain in the arse. I thought it was me being thick.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 05, 2021, 01:40:28 PM
Are they doing Hospitality ?

Not on a one off basis, no. You need to have had a season ticket in there I think.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 05, 2021, 01:41:18 PM
Having an absolute mare trying to link my ticket ID to the account

Yeah, it was a pain in the arse. I thought it was me being thick.

Yes, not very straight forward. The whole online offering is still a bit of a mess.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: artvandelay on May 05, 2021, 02:02:25 PM
How are they working the ballot if you apply in a group? Surely extra people would decrease your chances of your group getting tickets? Or if there's one of you that doesn't get tickets is it just a smaller group?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 05, 2021, 02:06:47 PM
How are they working the ballot if you apply in a group? Surely extra people would decrease your chances of your group getting tickets? Or if there's one of you that doesn't get tickets is it just a smaller group?
I was wondering that.  Or if one person gets pulled out the hat does the whole group get a ticket thus increasing the chances?  I don't see how they can split them as groups may include kids, designated drivers etc
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: frank black on May 05, 2021, 02:13:26 PM
Make sure your name is exactly the same on the account as on your season ticket or it wonít link your fan ID. E.g Mike-Michael
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Border villan on May 05, 2021, 02:30:17 PM
Tried link, getting error message on first page.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lucky Eddie on May 05, 2021, 03:19:44 PM
Lots of third parties advertising tickets on line £200 to £500. How and where are they getting them from?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 05, 2021, 03:41:18 PM
Did mine really easily, which Iím worried about seeing as so many people are having issues.

I must have created the digital account a while back, and I definitely added the photos. Iíve got the confirmation email with me and my lads details, so all seems good.

I really, really want to be there.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 05, 2021, 03:44:15 PM
How are they working the ballot if you apply in a group? Surely extra people would decrease your chances of your group getting tickets? Or if there's one of you that doesn't get tickets is it just a smaller group?
I was wondering that.  Or if one person gets pulled out the hat does the whole group get a ticket thus increasing the chances?  I don't see how they can split them as groups may include kids, designated drivers etc

They are not splitting groups.  If you apply for 6, either all 6 will get a ticket or nobody will.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: UK Redsox on May 05, 2021, 03:52:39 PM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?

Same here. I want nothing to do with attending games this season.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Bobby Boy on May 05, 2021, 03:54:00 PM
Tried link, getting error message on first page.

Yes, me too. It wasn't accepting my fan ID so I requested a new ID which at least got me into the site to set up my account but has erased my previous ticket history.

Hey ho!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: artvandelay on May 05, 2021, 04:34:27 PM
How are they working the ballot if you apply in a group? Surely extra people would decrease your chances of your group getting tickets? Or if there's one of you that doesn't get tickets is it just a smaller group?
I was wondering that.  Or if one person gets pulled out the hat does the whole group get a ticket thus increasing the chances?  I don't see how they can split them as groups may include kids, designated drivers etc

They are not splitting groups.  If you apply for 6, either all 6 will get a ticket or nobody will.


So if you apply as a 6 then you're reducing your chances of getting a ticket, with most likely to get a ticket applying individually? I'd like to sit with my dad but I want to see the game more than I want to have his company while I'm watching it, I've had enough of that over the past year and a bit!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 05, 2021, 04:43:19 PM
Lots of third parties advertising tickets on line £200 to £500. How and where are they getting them from?

They literally canít have them. No one will know until the 14th if theyíve been successful.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Footy-Vill on May 05, 2021, 04:46:12 PM
Can I clarify do you have to be a season ticket holder for this ballot!?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AV82EC on May 05, 2021, 04:47:18 PM
Can I clarify do you have to be a season ticket holder for this ballot!?


Yes Footy
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Footy-Vill on May 05, 2021, 04:51:10 PM
Can I clarify do you have to be a season ticket holder for this ballot!?


Yes Footy

Right. (Thanks)
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 05, 2021, 05:07:26 PM
Lots of third parties advertising tickets on line £200 to £500. How and where are they getting them from?

They literally canít have them. No one will know until the 14th if theyíve been successful.
And if Iíve read it correctly each e-ticket will have a watermark of the photograph weíve had to upload so getting in on a second hand ticket could be tricky (assuming itís policed strictly on the day).
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: TaxDodger on May 05, 2021, 05:12:13 PM
How are they working the ballot if you apply in a group? Surely extra people would decrease your chances of your group getting tickets? Or if there's one of you that doesn't get tickets is it just a smaller group?
I was wondering that.  Or if one person gets pulled out the hat does the whole group get a ticket thus increasing the chances?  I don't see how they can split them as groups may include kids, designated drivers etc

They are not splitting groups.  If you apply for 6, either all 6 will get a ticket or nobody will.


So if you apply as a 6 then you're reducing your chances of getting a ticket, with most likely to get a ticket applying individually? I'd like to sit with my dad but I want to see the game more than I want to have his company while I'm watching it, I've had enough of that over the past year and a bit!

This seems strange. If you apply as a group of 6 you'd have a 0.06% chance of all of you getting a ticket..

Will they not just put the groups in different ballots? So like, if there's 100 groups of 6 that have applied for tickets all members of 33 of these groups (or whatever the ratio is) will get tickets and no members of the other 67 groups will get tickets? Then they'd do the same percentages for groups of 5, 4 etc.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: LeeB on May 05, 2021, 05:24:19 PM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?

Same here. I want nothing to do with attending games this season.

Same here. My nephew was trying earlier and messaged me for my ID, but I said not to bother.

I want to come back to a full and rocking Villa Park.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: West Derby Villan on May 05, 2021, 05:28:12 PM
I'm still a bit uneasy about it so feel I may as well not apply as would be taking up the seat of someone who is more keen than me.

I assume not applying won't affect my ability to buy a season ticket when things are back to normal?

Same here. I want nothing to do with attending games this season.

Same here. My nephew was trying earlier and messaged me for my ID, but I said not to bother.

I want to come back to a full and rocking Villa Park.

My thoughts exactly Lee, Iíve waited this long a couple more months I can deal with
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: rougegorge on May 05, 2021, 05:31:48 PM
Apologies if this has been discussed already.

I have a group of 3 season tickets: me, my brother, and the third is shared between my daughter and nephew.

At present the third one doesn't have a photo loaded to it, but it's in my nephew's name. My daughter would like to have the chance to go.

Will they check the photos and how will they do it anyway?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 05, 2021, 05:32:19 PM
We've entered. Crossing everything now and rubbing the lucky Villa gnome - normally just a pre-match ritual, now it's a pre-ballot ritual !
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: simboy on May 05, 2021, 05:38:19 PM
Canít everyone eligible apply in their own right? Therefore each group of six can have six entries as lead names?

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Border villan on May 05, 2021, 05:49:42 PM
Canít everyone eligible apply in their own right? Therefore each group of six can have six entries as lead names?

Using this method you could end up with 36 tickets, but only 6 different photos on the tickets.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 05, 2021, 06:20:38 PM
Canít everyone eligible apply in their own right? Therefore each group of six can have six entries as lead names?

You can only be entered once, either by yourself or in somebody else's group. I've tried, wouldn't let me as my brother had already assigned me to one of his entries.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: exigo on May 05, 2021, 06:46:47 PM
A bunch of us spent ages trying to work out the maths, and the best chance of probability.
Our hunch was that a group of six has a slightly higher chance earlier in the random draw; but that smaller groups will have a better chance later on, as the system tries to 'fill' in the edges of rows. None of us could quite crunch the numbers any more accurately than that though. My maths used to be better than it is now.
So in the end we split into a few groups of two. Be gutting to see mates going if we miss out though.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 05, 2021, 07:38:10 PM
I already had a digital account but, same as others, I initially experienced an error on the first page. Had to go in and out to eventually hit the right page. They certainly donít make it easy for us fans.
Oh well, at least we have a 1 in 3 chance. Other than just wanting to get back to Villa Park, there will not be much riding on this particular match. Unless of course we continue with a win v Manure and win the rest of our matches, to make a relentless march to European qualification.....nurse, nurse, the asylum has been taken over!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 05, 2021, 07:39:16 PM
Apologies if this has been discussed already.

I have a group of 3 season tickets: me, my brother, and the third is shared between my daughter and nephew.

At present the third one doesn't have a photo loaded to it, but it's in my nephew's name. My daughter would like to have the chance to go.

Will they check the photos and how will they do it anyway?


I've tried unsuccessfully to find the blurb about how long they said they'd keep the photos for, but you could take the chance and simply attach your daughter's photo to that ticket's Fan ID. They'll look at the picture if they do check, not the name.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 05, 2021, 07:56:57 PM
The Villa web site makes me want to fucking throw my laptop through the window.

Can't log in with my previous credentials. Can't get the cunting thing to send me a password reset. How fucking useless.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 05, 2021, 08:10:21 PM
I see they're touting our fixture at Spurs:

"Villaís final away match of the 2020/21 season, the clubís first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be shown live on Sky Sports."

Errrr....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 05, 2021, 08:19:27 PM
I see they're touting our fixture at Spurs:

"Villaís final away match of the 2020/21 season, the clubís first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be shown live on Sky Sports."

Errrr....

The first visit since the last one!

By the way, Villa support on Twitter seemed to have been very helpful with quite a few people whoíve had the exact same issue as you with the log in. Might be worth a go?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 05, 2021, 08:27:35 PM
I see they're touting our fixture at Spurs:

"Villaís final away match of the 2020/21 season, the clubís first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be shown live on Sky Sports."

Errrr....

The first visit since the last one!

By the way, Villa support on Twitter seemed to have been very helpful with quite a few people whoíve had the exact same issue as you with the log in. Might be worth a go?

Have sorted it now, ta.

Makes me wonder how many people just give in, though.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 05, 2021, 08:36:42 PM
I see they're touting our fixture at Spurs:

"Villaís final away match of the 2020/21 season, the clubís first visit to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will be shown live on Sky Sports."

Errrr....
I think they mean our first win😊
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 05, 2021, 10:06:49 PM
Having an absolute mare trying to link my ticket ID to the account

Yeah, it was a pain in the arse. I thought it was me being thick.

Glad itís not just me then
Iím not very techno friendly but they do seem to make it as difficult as possible

Got there in the end more luck than judgement mind
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 05, 2021, 10:21:37 PM
I think part of the issue with the website is if you're trying to do it on a phone it'll keep telling you to link your fan ID even after you've linked it.

So I clicked the link your fan ID option 3 or 4 times before I gave up and tried on the laptop. It was only at that point I saw it was already linked.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: hipkiss92 on May 05, 2021, 11:02:44 PM
£50 feels a bit steep, though probably consistent with previous pricing structure
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john2710 on May 05, 2021, 11:13:00 PM
I think part of the issue with the website is if you're trying to do it on a phone it'll keep telling you to link your fan ID even after you've linked it.

So I clicked the link your fan ID option 3 or 4 times before I gave up and tried on the laptop. It was only at that point I saw it was already linked.

This is what happened to me. I was expecting some confirmation from the website that they'd been linked. But all I got was sent back to the original page which asked me if I wanted to link my account, even when they'd been linked.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 05, 2021, 11:26:45 PM
Me thinks Villa should do an urgent upgrade on their website. Oh, and while theyíre at it, any chance of a decent WiFi reception in the ground? It is after all 2021, it really shouldnít be too difficult.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 05, 2021, 11:28:43 PM
Entered for me and my two kids (both season ticket holders obviously). Could of probably waited till next season, but on the off chance we get tickets the kids will be mad excited. Fingers crossed. If I end up at VP with a crowd of 10,000 it will be a bit like most of the home games I went to between 85 and 87!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 05, 2021, 11:30:19 PM
£50 feels a bit steep, though probably consistent with previous pricing structure

It's not £50 everywhere. You can get cheaper if you want and are able to.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Flin5tone on May 06, 2021, 12:06:10 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 06, 2021, 04:46:18 AM
No issues all done and dusted in about 4 minutes.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 06, 2021, 06:58:00 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Where to even begin......
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 06, 2021, 07:09:14 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 06, 2021, 07:33:19 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: London Villan on May 06, 2021, 07:46:18 AM
What are the ticket prices. Funnily enough i canít find them on the site.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 06, 2021, 07:47:49 AM
Meaningless? I've never wanted to go to a Villa game more.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 06, 2021, 08:13:27 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



You wouldn't enjoy it anyway. The "I should be given priority over other people" argument is always popular.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 06, 2021, 08:19:39 AM
What are the ticket prices. Funnily enough i canít find them on the site.

Category A game prices. It is there on the site, along with all the other info about the ballot. It's in the Next Steps section
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Kevin Dawson on May 06, 2021, 08:20:28 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on May 06, 2021, 08:23:58 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.

Great post Kevin!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Scratchins on May 06, 2021, 08:37:36 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.

Great post Kevin!

Well said Kevin. Iíve been going since 1957 and after leaving work in 1992 have been to every game home and away (apart from a few European ones). I donít consider myself any better a fan than the youngster who uses any spare cash to get to games and has a season ticket instead of a Christmas present nor the ones with other financial commitments. Iím happy to join the ballot and hope against hope that I can get back to my beloved Villa Park.
I took the refund because at the time, given my age, life expectancy wasnít looking too good.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 06, 2021, 08:38:55 AM
Itís great that fans are returning and I canít wait to get back to watching games in grounds - whenever that will be. What Iíd also like to see is the recent fan pressure against the super 6 to be extended to ticket prices for Premier League games. The fact that we are cheaper than most other clubs is good but letís lead the way and drop prices to a reasonable figure. Iíd say that £30 would be about right for the best seats at Villa Park.

Good luck to everyone in the ballot
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: PGW on May 06, 2021, 09:04:00 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.

Great post Kevin!

Well said Kevin. Iíve been going since 1957 and after leaving work in 1992 have been to every game home and away (apart from a few European ones). I donít consider myself any better a fan than the youngster who uses any spare cash to get to games and has a season ticket instead of a Christmas present nor the ones with other financial commitments. Iím happy to join the ballot and hope against hope that I can get back to my beloved Villa Park.
I took the refund because at the time, given my age, life expectancy wasnít looking too good.

I too had my refund from the club but not to line my own pockets. Around the same time Wigan had gone tits up and were basically begging for donations just to
pay the staff that remained at the club, now being a pensioner my £90+ wasn't a fortune but they were happy to receive it. I think i must have been the first non-Wigan fan
to donate as i seemed to become somewhat of an on-line hero on Twitter and interviewed on Radio Manchester by Mike Minay. as a footnote that interview was embarrassing, it was Epsom Derby day and i was in the pub. Mike rang me to sort out a time for interview and i told him to ring me after the Derby, he did that and i was totally pissed, must have gone down a storm with my new Wigan friends.
My point i suppose is that it's only around 3 years since we were on brink of oblivion and two knights came riding to our rescue, 2 very wealthy knights. I took the decision to have my refund and gave them my cash. I've since found that Wigan or certainly their fans are wonderful people,Bolton & Barnsley fans may disagree. I donated further small amounts of cash to aid them.
Villa didn't need my cash at that time.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: ChicagoLion on May 06, 2021, 09:04:48 AM
All the Best Kevin, hope you get to enjoy the day.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 06, 2021, 09:55:08 AM
Superb post Kev. Happy birthday for yesterday BTW.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 06, 2021, 10:10:59 AM
I chucked a few quid to Wigan as well. I lived there for 10 years, and for a while they were my second team. My best man was a coach there under Bruce and then ran the women's team.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Kevin Dawson on May 06, 2021, 10:20:33 AM
Superb post Kev. Happy birthday for yesterday BTW.

Thanks mate.....good day for birthday's eh?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: PGW on May 06, 2021, 10:32:58 AM
I chucked a few quid to Wigan as well. I lived there for 10 years, and for a while they were my second team. My best man was a coach there under Bruce and then ran the women's team.
Fair play....I've never been to Wigan apart from watching Villa there.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: aldridgeboy on May 06, 2021, 10:56:17 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.

Kev, you won the internet today 😀
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 06, 2021, 11:23:02 AM
And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.
I did the same and agree with first part of your post however the original poster's opinion is not wrong. It's a valid opinion.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 06, 2021, 12:05:22 PM
Superb post Kev. Happy birthday for yesterday BTW.

Thanks mate.....good day for birthday's eh?

Certainly was! I donít like having a 16yr old son though. Feeling ancient!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Kevin Dawson on May 06, 2021, 12:12:38 PM
Superb post Kev. Happy birthday for yesterday BTW.

Thanks mate.....good day for birthday's eh?

Certainly was! I donít like having a 16yr old son though. Feeling ancient!

Yeah, but my daughter was 21 yesterday as well......and I was 51....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 06, 2021, 12:46:08 PM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



But that money that you 'kept in the club' is still yours. You can put that towards next seasons season ticket should you choose too. Besides, why the long whinge if you think its a meaningless game?

*Mic Drop*

I too left my money in the club, for two reasons...

1. I somewhat naively thought that it would all be over in a few months and we would have been back in the ground for at least half of this season
2. I am fortunate enough that the refund wasn't necessary for my day to day finances.

I do not think that I should have been given any preferred priority, just because I was financially better off than some of my fellow supporters. If the poster thinks that leaving the money with the club makes him a better fan then he is wrong. And as for a meaningless game? I'm not sure that in my 45 years of attending Villa Park that any game will mean more to me, should I be fortunate enough to be selected to attend. The last 14 months, without attending Villa Park, has been difficult for me, and in all probability, for countless other Villa fans,  who have invested their time, money, emotion, heart and soul in following the club that we love. I've missed the pre match beer, the chips from Ali Baba's, the good people that I sit with, and also, the people that sit near me that I dislike. I want to see them all again, shake their hand, or hug them, and tell them how good it is to see them. A few weeks ago, I had my first Covid jab. There was only one place that I could go to, so on a Sunday morning, I drove the 50-odd miles to Villa Park, got out of my car in the Holte End car park, and looked up at the mighty Holte. I'm not ashamed to say that a few tears rolled down my face. It felt like I had come home, and since then it's given me strength knowing that I've been there and will do again, if not for the Chelsea game then hopefully next season. I've missed the place more than words could possibly say. I've missed cheering on the Villa, arguing about team formations and individual players, giving stick to the opposition, moaning about VAR and the referee.

And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.

I love this post. Just brilliant on every point made.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Moonraker on May 06, 2021, 01:13:09 PM
Great post Kev, I left my money in as well and agree with every word. Go and treat yourself with a pint at the Montpellier.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: The Edge on May 06, 2021, 02:49:50 PM
And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.
I did the same and agree with first part of your post however the original poster's opinion is not wrong. It's a valid opinion.
While the posters opinion is valid I do agree with Kev that the opinion is wrong. I've read Kev's post twice it was that good and completely right. In my opinion.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: dorsetvillian on May 06, 2021, 03:33:21 PM
6 of the Bournemouth Lions have applied as a group, so we shall see what happens.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: darren woolley on May 06, 2021, 03:52:31 PM
I could never watch Aston Villa and call it meaningless no matter what this pandemic as been the worst time ever for us all and not having Aston Villa in my life going home and away with my friends seeing my mates at games was hard to take it made my mental illness so much worse but I cling on to the hope that we will all be back there next season and when I go through the turnstiles it will be emotional that's for sure I look forward to meeting up with you guys again.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on May 06, 2021, 04:02:44 PM
I could never watch Aston Villa and call it meaningless no matter what this pandemic as been the worst time ever for us all and not having Aston Villa in my life going home and away with my friends seeing my mates at games was hard to take it made my mental illness so much worse but I cling on to the hope that we will all be back there next season and when I go through the turnstiles it will be emotional that's for sure I look forward to meeting up with you guys again.

You still owe me a pint from the game at Spurs last year mate....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: eamonn on May 06, 2021, 07:04:39 PM
Ali Baba's....isn't that the Asian Ebay?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: darren woolley on May 06, 2021, 07:36:16 PM
I could never watch Aston Villa and call it meaningless no matter what this pandemic as been the worst time ever for us all and not having Aston Villa in my life going home and away with my friends seeing my mates at games was hard to take it made my mental illness so much worse but I cling on to the hope that we will all be back there next season and when I go through the turnstiles it will be emotional that's for sure I look forward to meeting up with you guys again.

You still owe me a pint from the game at Spurs last year mate....

I will buy you a few pints when we get back in the grounds I've missed seeing you lads.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 06, 2021, 09:34:57 PM
And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.
I did the same and agree with first part of your post however the original poster's opinion is not wrong. It's a valid opinion.
While the posters opinion is valid I do agree with Kev that the opinion is wrong. I've read Kev's post twice it was that good and completely right. In my opinion.
I disagree with your opinion but your opinion is not wrong.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: The Edge on May 06, 2021, 11:20:20 PM
And you call it meaningless? You are entitled to your opinion I guess, but so am I. And your opinion is wrong.
I did the same and agree with first part of your post however the original poster's opinion is not wrong. It's a valid opinion.
While the posters opinion is valid I do agree with Kev that the opinion is wrong. I've read Kev's post twice it was that good and completely right. In my opinion.
I disagree with your opinion but your opinion is not wrong.
At this point I feel that I should use the "opinions are like arseholes" line - but I won't.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 07, 2021, 06:24:24 PM
Quite interesting to see Burnley release details of their ballot for the home game with Liverpool.

Tickets will be free of charge.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: andrew08 on May 07, 2021, 06:31:03 PM
Quite interesting to see Burnley release details of their ballot for the home game with Liverpool.

Tickets will be free of charge.

But only if youíve purchased a season ticket for next season already.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 07, 2021, 09:27:50 PM
Quite interesting to see Burnley release details of their ballot for the home game with Liverpool.

Tickets will be free of charge.

But only if youíve purchased a season ticket for next season already.

Still, itís a good gesture.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Aldridge Villa on May 07, 2021, 09:45:55 PM
What pandemonium that was to apply for, probably my like of IT skills mind !!! Good luck to all , canít wait to get back if not season, then certainly next.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Legion on May 07, 2021, 11:20:57 PM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 07, 2021, 11:41:12 PM
What an incredible & wonderful gesture from Burnley. To thank their season ticket holders, they are allowing 3,500 of them to go to the match v Liverpool, for FREE, for those that are successful in their ballot. This is just the type of thing that I wish our club would have thought of doing. Instead, they have made our match v Chelsea a category A game so, some fans will have to pay £50. At last, at least Burnley are putting their fans best interest at heart instead of just paying lip service.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Legion on May 07, 2021, 11:56:14 PM
Quite interesting to see Burnley release details of their ballot for the home game with Liverpool.

Tickets will be free of charge.

But only if youíve purchased a season ticket for next season already.

Still, itís a good gesture.

It is.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Drummond on May 08, 2021, 06:53:25 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.

Do you have to give yourself a warning now? ☺
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 08, 2021, 07:18:05 AM
What an incredible & wonderful gesture from Burnley. To thank their season ticket holders, they are allowing 3,500 of them to go to the match v Liverpool, for FREE, for those that are successful in their ballot. This is just the type of thing that I wish our club would have thought of doing. Instead, they have made our match v Chelsea a category A game so, some fans will have to pay £50. At last, at least Burnley are putting their fans best interest at heart instead of just paying lip service.

Our owners have invested £400m. Only Chelsea and Man City's owners have invested more of their own money.

Burnley's owners have bought the club via loans and loaded them onto the club, like the Glazers did.

I think its clear who has the best interests of the fans at heart.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Three Spires Villa on May 08, 2021, 09:31:02 AM
That's a really nice gesture from Burnley, well done to them
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Nunkin1965 on May 08, 2021, 09:39:13 AM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.

Do you have to give yourself a warning now? ☺

What an extraordinary post.
If you think any Villa game is meaningless then perhaps you should be using your spare time and money on other things.
You must have been having a REALLY shitty day to post that.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 08, 2021, 10:15:06 AM
The season Burnley they were promoted, they gave everyone who already had a season ticket, a free season ticket for their first season in the Premier League.

It was an incentive from the previous seasonís season ticket sales, but still pretty good.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Drummond on May 08, 2021, 12:29:05 PM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.

Do you have to give yourself a warning now? ☺

What an extraordinary post.
If you think any Villa game is meaningless then perhaps you should be using your spare time and money on other things.
You must have been having a REALLY shitty day to post that.

I'm presuming that was directed at the original post rather than me?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Legion on May 08, 2021, 12:41:36 PM
That is how I read it.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 08, 2021, 01:42:23 PM
You'd have to pay me to watch Burnley every week.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Legion on May 08, 2021, 01:48:35 PM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.

Do you have to give yourself a warning now? ☺

I've been duly reprimanded!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Jane on May 08, 2021, 05:12:01 PM
You'd have to pay me to watch Burnley every week.

I've actually quite liked watching Burnley this year - it's like, spot the ex Villa player!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 08, 2021, 05:23:27 PM
Farcical
Those of us who kept our money in the Club should have been given Priority.I still have Vouchers that expire in September and have a 1/3 chance of being able to partially use them.

Had a read through the process and the procedures required if successful and it just seems so much hassle to watch a Meaningless Football match. It was less hassle booking and travelling on a flight last Summer to Finland.

£50 for zone 1 seating for those 'lucky' to be successful in the Ballot?

Don't give me this rubbish that they care about the fans , Purslow would have jumped at the chance to join the Super League if invited.



Mod hat off.

You are an utter idiot. Meaningless? No Villa fixture is meaningless. Purslow has integrity. What a clueless set of comments. How many more returns will there be after your usual flounces out?

Mod hat back on.

Do you have to give yourself a warning now? ☺

I've been duly reprimanded!

Iíd have given you a pay rise and a promotion mate.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 11, 2021, 07:33:46 AM
I was reading yesterday on the Birmingham Mail website that only 9,000 had applied for tickets, if it is true then anyone who has entered the ballot will get a ticket!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 11, 2021, 07:41:11 AM
It took 3 hours for the ballot to become over subscribed.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 11, 2021, 07:45:21 AM
I was reading yesterday on the Birmingham Mail website that only 9,000 had applied for tickets, if it is true then anyone who has entered the ballot will get a ticket!

No, 10,000 or whatever the allocation is applied within three hours. The ballot only closed on Sunday. That's what they meant.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 11, 2021, 08:35:11 AM
Does anyone know when the lucky winners will hear the good news
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 11, 2021, 08:42:08 AM
Does anyone know when the lucky winners will hear the good news

Before Friday 14th May apparently.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 11, 2021, 09:46:20 AM
What an incredible & wonderful gesture from Burnley. To thank their season ticket holders, they are allowing 3,500 of them to go to the match v Liverpool, for FREE, for those that are successful in their ballot. This is just the type of thing that I wish our club would have thought of doing. Instead, they have made our match v Chelsea a category A game so, some fans will have to pay £50. At last, at least Burnley are putting their fans best interest at heart instead of just paying lip service.

Our owners have invested £400m. Only Chelsea and Man City's owners have invested more of their own money.

Burnley's owners have bought the club via loans and loaded them onto the club, like the Glazers did.

I think its clear who has the best interests of the fans at heart.
Exactly.  I'd rather our owners save us from Administration and then invest hubdreds of millions making us a competitive team in the PL than give me a free ticket for a game I would have gladly been paying for anyway if it wasn't for the pandemic.

And although its cat A that doesn't mean all tickets will be £50.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 11, 2021, 09:57:05 AM
I was reading yesterday on the Birmingham Mail website that only 9,000 had applied for tickets, if it is true then anyone who has entered the ballot will get a ticket!

Wouldnít be like them to post utter bollocks as click bait.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 11, 2021, 10:56:19 AM
We didnít apply until Thursday because we were finalising our group. We were trying to invite the bloke who usually sits next to us on his own, via Facebook, but he doesnít use facebook very much so we gave it a few days.

We are meeting him for lunch though, whether we get tickets or not!

For us there was simply no rush, itís not like a cup final ticket where all the seats, or the best seats would have gone. As long as you were in the hat by Sunday you have the same chance as everyone else.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Avfcrich82 on May 11, 2021, 11:17:39 AM
Does anyone know if children have to upload a photo too? I didnt want to upload my sons as he is only 5.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 11, 2021, 11:29:28 AM
Does anyone know if children have to upload a photo too? I didnt want to upload my sons as he is only 5.

Yes. You need to upload one to their account. I had issues with my lads password for some reason, but Villa Support on Twitter were very helpful. Easy.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Avfcrich82 on May 11, 2021, 11:31:42 AM
Does anyone know if children have to upload a photo too? I didnt want to upload my sons as he is only 5.

Yes. You need to upload one to their account. I had issues with my lads password for some reason, but Villa Support on Twitter were very helpful. Easy.
Does anyone know if children have to upload a photo too? I didnt want to upload my sons as he is only 5.

Yes. You need to upload one to their account. I had issues with my lads password for some reason, but Villa Support on Twitter were very helpful. Easy.

Great. Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 11, 2021, 12:18:19 PM
I was reading yesterday on the Birmingham Mail website that only 9,000 had applied for tickets, if it is true then anyone who has entered the ballot will get a ticket!
9,000 applications means how many tickets though? Eg Iíve done for me and my dad, sounds about right, average group size 3.3.

It took 3 hours for the ballot to become over subscribed.

Sounds a bit more likely.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 11, 2021, 01:56:44 PM
Does anyone know when the lucky winners will hear the good news

Before Friday 14th May apparently.


Ok thanks
Fingers crossed
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 11, 2021, 03:33:52 PM
Anybody else checking this thread a few times a day to see if anyone has put if they are successful in the ballot?  Glad nobody else has found out yet as it puts me at ease haha.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 11, 2021, 03:46:00 PM
Anybody else checking this thread a few times a day to see if anyone has put if they are successful in the ballot?  Glad nobody else has found out yet as it puts me at ease haha.

Fridayís the day mate. Lots of email refreshing on that day!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: FailsworthVillan on May 11, 2021, 04:43:30 PM
The Club says we should know by no later than friday. Iíll be panicking come friday if I havenít heard anything!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 12, 2021, 11:07:03 AM
Yeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss! Application successful! Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 12, 2021, 11:22:18 AM
Yeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss! Application successful! Woo hoo!

Must be doing the Private VIP boxes first. ;)  Great to hear, enjoy!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 12, 2021, 11:32:46 AM
And so the e-mail refreshing begins..........!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 12, 2021, 11:47:42 AM
Just checked my email - no luck yet - hopefully everyone who is fortunate enough to get one has a great time!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte L2 on May 12, 2021, 12:23:11 PM
Nothing for me either yet. Keep praying.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: rjp on May 12, 2021, 12:45:49 PM
Nothing yet :'(
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 12, 2021, 12:52:39 PM
I think as soon as we start getting non-hospitality successes then itís worth the email spotting, weíll all know by tomorrow it seems...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: frank black on May 12, 2021, 05:53:32 PM
I thought the draw is Friday isnít it? Unless you are Risso it seems
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 12, 2021, 06:04:30 PM
I thought the draw is Friday isnít it? Unless you are Risso it seems

They said we would hear BY Friday, but I think Risso is on a wind up. Right across Social Media I canít see any other sign of notifications to anyone.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 12, 2021, 06:05:10 PM
I thought the draw is Friday isnít it? Unless you are Risso it seems

Typical Tory cronyism, innit? He's been on the blower to DC.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 12, 2021, 06:52:50 PM
Risso, you a naughty man!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: JB1811 on May 14, 2021, 09:20:05 AM
Anyone heard anything yet?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: frank on May 14, 2021, 09:29:33 AM
Still waiting and hoping!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Flin5tone on May 14, 2021, 09:33:22 AM
Some News Papers reporting this Morning that the Roadmap could be delayed due to the Indian variant which has Doubled in a week.
 
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 14, 2021, 09:49:17 AM
If there is any doubt due to the Indian Variant then they should abandon the idea of tickets for this match and hope that we can return in August.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 14, 2021, 10:41:19 AM
Iíve got
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 14, 2021, 10:42:39 AM
Some News Papers reporting this Morning that the Roadmap could be delayed due to the Indian variant which has Doubled in a week.
 
Aye. Iíd probably not let it happen if I had a say, but as vaccíd would probably go.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Karlos96 on May 14, 2021, 10:44:45 AM
Just got my email Iím going.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 14, 2021, 10:44:52 AM
Ballot Success: Get ready to buy tickets
Xx, congratulations! Your ballot entry (ref: xx) has been successful and you will now be able to purchase a ticket for each of the following Fan-ID(s) entered in your application:


You will be able to purchase tickets from 12pm on Monday 17th May until 11:59pm on Wednesday 19th May.

You'll receive an email on Monday with instructions on how to buy your tickets, or you can go straight to tickets.avfc.co.uk > Men's Team > Home Tickets where the match will be available for you to purchase tickets for the Fan IDs listed above once you're logged in.

Please note each attendee must have a Photo ID attached to their ticketing account (unless the fan is under 14).
Please follow the steps here to upload a Photo ID.

All tickets are print-at-home and collection is not possible. You must abide by all stadium regulations whilst maintaining social distancing. By attending the match, you agree to comply with the Fans Code of Conduct.
IMPORTANT: All attendees must also complete a Health Declaration questionnaire from 72 hours before attending the fixture, which will be emailed to you ahead of the game. Fans who have not completed this will not be permitted into the stadium.

Before travelling to Villa Park, all fans must assess their own health and the health of those in their group, and understand the risks of attending the game. The lead booker will receive an SMS on the morning of the game as a reminder. Please update your preferences to receive this important message.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at Villa Park very soon!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 14, 2021, 10:45:15 AM
I have had the email at 10.39 am I am in!!! Best of luck to everyone
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 14, 2021, 10:46:21 AM
Just had the e-mail as well to say I'm successful as well.  Get in there!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: murfee on May 14, 2021, 10:46:50 AM
yes!!

 congratulations! Your ballot entry (ref: 3566207) has been successful and you will now be able to purchase a ticket for each of the following Fan-ID(s) entered in your application:


   
   
   
You will be able to purchase tickets from 12pm on Monday 17th May until 11:59pm on Wednesday 19th May.

You'll receive an email on Monday with instructions on how to buy your tickets, or you can go straight to tickets.avfc.co.uk > Men's Team > Home Tickets where the match will be available for you to purchase tickets for the Fan IDs listed above once you're logged in.

Please note each attendee must have a Photo ID attached to their ticketing account (unless the fan is under 14).
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: charleeco7 on May 14, 2021, 10:47:05 AM
Iím in 🎉
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on May 14, 2021, 10:48:30 AM
Iím in too
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: liam on May 14, 2021, 10:51:54 AM
Success for me and the 3 kids!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 14, 2021, 10:52:24 AM
feels important to acknowledge there will be some of us deeply disappointed today, so thinking of those that donít get lucky...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: leylandalbion on May 14, 2021, 10:55:01 AM
Me,.my 3 boys, brother and dad are in!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte L2 on May 14, 2021, 10:56:41 AM
I've been a season ticket holder for 30 years.Dont miss aways either. No email. Bitterly disappointed doesn't come close.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 14, 2021, 10:56:55 AM
Nothing received. Gutted. Hope those that are lucky enjoy the day.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: charleeco7 on May 14, 2021, 10:59:54 AM
Hopefully theyíre still chucking emails out. Fingers crossed for you all.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 14, 2021, 11:02:40 AM
Fingers and toes crossed for everyone
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 14, 2021, 11:03:49 AM
For those who haven't heard yet, maybe a chance they open up more tickets after the deadline for those who were successful has passed. Bound to be some who won the ballot but decide not to apply for whatever reason. I wouldn't give up hope yet.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Pete3206 on May 14, 2021, 11:05:33 AM
At least we'll be able to watch in the pub.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 14, 2021, 11:06:02 AM
Nothing.Nada.
Boo.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: mas54321 on May 14, 2021, 11:11:21 AM
I got my 2 tickets. I did wonder if everybody that applied would get them... but seems not. Sorry folks that missed out
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 14, 2021, 11:12:15 AM
I don't know why but I was pretty convinced I'd get a ticket.  Wrong again.  Tits.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Flin5tone on May 14, 2021, 11:17:15 AM
Club have had my money for over a year and all I have is six poxy vouchers that I can't get rid of that expire in September and who knows what the situation will be then with new variants . Can't see full stadiums

Congratulations to all those who were successful
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 14, 2021, 11:22:09 AM
☹️
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john2710 on May 14, 2021, 11:30:26 AM
We're in, me the Mrs & my Son.

Gutted for those who didn't get picked.

We'll make plenty of noise.

Been a long time since last February...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: rjp on May 14, 2021, 11:36:08 AM
My cupboard is bare :(  At least there will be real crowd noise when I watch on the TV.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 14, 2021, 11:36:56 AM
Club have had my money for over a year and all I have is six poxy vouchers that I can't get rid of that expire in September and who knows what the situation will be then with new variants . Can't see full stadiums

Congratulations to all those who were successful
Look, there's no way that they're not going to extend the expiry date of those vouchers so stop panicking about them.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 14, 2021, 11:44:35 AM
I thought the draw is Friday isnít it? Unless you are Risso it seems

They said we would hear BY Friday, but I think Risso is on a wind up. Right across Social Media I canít see any other sign of notifications to anyone.

Why would I be on a wind up?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: ColinMac on May 14, 2021, 11:45:39 AM
Got tickets.. me and brother and brother in law .not ashamed  to say there were a couple of tears when I saw the email. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Towser on May 14, 2021, 11:54:38 AM
Success for my Wife and I. We can purchase from Monday. So looking forward to getting back to the Villa.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 14, 2021, 11:57:41 AM
I'm in!  So happy!!!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: astonvilla82 on May 14, 2021, 12:03:15 PM
 👍
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: dorsetvillian on May 14, 2021, 12:05:52 PM
Got tickets. Gutted for those who don't get one.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 14, 2021, 12:14:43 PM
Seems like Iím another one that will be watching on tv.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Walmley_Villa on May 14, 2021, 12:20:09 PM
In!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: astonvilla82 on May 14, 2021, 12:21:10 PM
🤗
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Drummond on May 14, 2021, 12:29:03 PM
My direct debit went through! Live on Sky for me.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: in exile on May 14, 2021, 12:29:23 PM
Congratulations to all successful applicants. 
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Richard E on May 14, 2021, 12:30:37 PM
IN! :-)
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Three Spires Villa on May 14, 2021, 12:32:29 PM
Looks like I have missed out, oh well, well done to all of you who have heard, enjoy your day.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 14, 2021, 12:46:18 PM
Gutted for those who didn't get picked.

We'll make plenty of noise.

Been a long time since last February...

This, make sure Jack and the new guys get a taste of what it'll be like come August to hear a full VP getting behind our much improved team.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: McGraths Dry Cleaning on May 14, 2021, 12:49:49 PM
Me and the oldest are in!! Game is the week before his 10th birthday too
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Clampy on May 14, 2021, 01:06:42 PM
No email for me either but to be honest, just seeing fans back in the ground is going to be fantastic. Hope everyone going has a great day.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 14, 2021, 01:23:11 PM
Havenít heard anything. Gutted and more so for my kids, but ah well, well done to those that got them
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Towser on May 14, 2021, 01:25:08 PM
I have had the email at 10.39 am I am in!!! Best of luck to everyone
my email is also timed at 10:39.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Pete3206 on May 14, 2021, 01:26:26 PM
Those still clicking refresh on their inbox can save time by logging into their avfc ticket account. If it says 'no tickets to show', you aint in.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: artvandelay on May 14, 2021, 01:33:42 PM
Those still clicking refresh on their inbox can save time by logging into their avfc ticket account. If it says 'no tickets to show', you aint in.

I have been successful, however, mine also says that, and the email said I'd be able to actually buy the tickets from Monday
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Pete3206 on May 14, 2021, 01:35:35 PM
I stand corrected. Thanks art
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 14, 2021, 01:40:33 PM
Yes yes yes...lucky me.😊
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 14, 2021, 01:41:50 PM
Yes yes yes...lucky me.😊

Great news, did you get me a spare one as well? ;)
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Neil Hawkes on May 14, 2021, 01:43:20 PM
Enjoy you lucky barstewards
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: mr underhill on May 14, 2021, 01:45:40 PM
Just got my email to say I was successful which I'm obviously delighted about. Have they announced any prices yet or will that be revealed on monday?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 14, 2021, 01:55:19 PM
Yes yes yes...lucky me.😊

Great news, did you get me a spare one as well? ;)
I did ask in the comments box ďPlease sir can I have one for my mate from Brazil?Ē Just waiting for reply😂
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 14, 2021, 02:39:17 PM
Yes yes yes...lucky me.😊

Great news, did you get me a spare one as well? ;)
I did ask in the comments box ďPlease sir can I have one for my mate from Brazil?Ē Just waiting for reply😂

Cheers, once Dougee and Wes read the comments I'll be sorted! :)
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 14, 2021, 02:48:49 PM
Well done to everyone going. Chelsea don't win and they won't make top 4 so that will add a bit of spice and I imagine will get a hostile reception anyway after the nonsense of last few weeks so will be a really good atmosphere, I assume we'll just use Holte end and lower tier of either Trinity or Witton?

I presume mask wearing and earlier arrival is part of the deal for this?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 14, 2021, 02:58:25 PM
Looks Like Iíve kept my 100% record of getting a big fat zero
Never got anything even from the away ticket ballots that Iíve entered in the past
Is there a football equivalent to being blackballed in Golf

well done to all you winners though Iím sure youíll make some noise and have a great time








Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dr Butler on May 14, 2021, 03:03:05 PM
have a great time to all those that got them...


UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 14, 2021, 03:04:00 PM
Get the fuckety fuck in!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: FrankyH on May 14, 2021, 03:05:08 PM
Congratulations if you got a Golden Ticket . I knew I be disappointed if I missed out , but didn't think I'd be so bummed out !
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 14, 2021, 04:17:48 PM
Congratulations if you got a Golden Ticket . I knew I be disappointed if I missed out , but didn't think I'd be so bummed out !

This for me too. Iím off to listen to Morrissey.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Richard E on May 14, 2021, 04:21:47 PM
Congratulations if you got a Golden Ticket . I knew I be disappointed if I missed out , but didn't think I'd be so bummed out !

This for me too. Iím off to listen to Morrissey.

You'll feel better about it when we are 6-0 down at half time.

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 14, 2021, 04:42:11 PM
Is it reasonable to assume that all the emails went out at similar time this morning and so I can stop refreshing now, we aren't going?

It's the hope that kills ya !
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 14, 2021, 04:46:39 PM
Is it reasonable to assume that all the emails went out at similar time this morning and so I can stop refreshing now, we aren't going?

It's the hope that kills ya !
Afraid so. The club has tweeted that all emails have been sent.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2021, 04:47:12 PM
First of all I hope everyone that goes has a great time and see's us win!

Second of all I am gutted!

I had convinced myself that I wasn't bothered either way but now that I haven't got one I am more down than I thought I would be. Season ticket for over 30 years. You can count the number of home games I have missed on one hand.

Not really sure this was done the fairest way with no consideration for "time served". Maybe a case of sour grapes but I am pissed off!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 14, 2021, 04:51:22 PM
Is it reasonable to assume that all the emails went out at similar time this morning and so I can stop refreshing now, we aren't going?

It's the hope that kills ya !
Afraid so. The club has tweeted that all emails have been sent.

Ah...thank you. Next season it is for us then.
Those that won........have a great day, and sing up you b**tards haha
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 14, 2021, 05:11:16 PM
First of all I hope everyone that goes has a great time and see's us win!

Second of all I am gutted!

I had convinced myself that I wasn't bothered either way but now that I haven't got one I am more down than I thought I would be. Season ticket for over 30 years. You can count the number of home games I have missed on one hand.

Not really sure this was done the fairest way with no consideration for "time served". Maybe a case of sour grapes but I am pissed off!

I agree and am much less deserving than you, but you never know how many more chances youíll get to go as a family etc so would never turn it down.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: john e on May 14, 2021, 05:18:56 PM
Villa on tour didnít get one either



 
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 14, 2021, 05:20:35 PM
I'm still against tiering classes of fan for time served.  How are the newer and younger fans ever supposed to build up a history to get tickets for big games or away days?    You'll have the same 4 or 5k people first in the queue for ever more and that doesn't sit well with me.

Certainly for this game, all £30k had stumped up the money for their season ticket and in my view had as much right as eachother to go to the game.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: hipkiss92 on May 14, 2021, 05:34:49 PM
I'm still against tiering classes of fan for time served.  How are the newer and younger fans ever supposed to build up a history to get tickets for big games or away days?    You'll have the same 4 or 5k people first in the queue for ever more and that doesn't sit well with me.

Certainly for this game, all £30k had stumped up the money for their season ticket and in my view had as much right as eachother to go to the game.

Much like membership of the MCC, you would have to wait for the older generation to pop their clogs. Could bring a new dimension to the deathwatch thread?

Generally I agree with you, though from a purely selfish perspective, those of us who have retained their season ticket from 15/16 onwards should have some form of benefit from the last 5 years of performances.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 14, 2021, 05:45:56 PM
I didn't get one but I have no issues with how the ballot was run....not sure what else they could do . I get the "time served " argument, and if that had been applied I might have stood a pretty good chance, but how far do you go? No complaints here .......Disappointed but not the end of the world in the grand scheme.

 I remember promotion year when, having luckily been able to go to enough aways to get a ticket for the Hawthorns semi final, I promised on here to make enough noise for those that weren't so lucky ....this time the boot's on the other foot, so once again....SING UP YOU LUCKY B**TARDS !!!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: artvandelay on May 14, 2021, 05:52:23 PM
The time served argument is an interesting one. I think the problem is we've never had a 'loyalty point' system like other clubs though, so anything we came up with would be retrospectively applied, which isn't really fair. If it was number of season ticket renewals, I'd be low down the list, however I had one for 20 consecutive years before a 3 year gap ending in 2017 and for the last 3 years have done pretty much every single home and away game.

I'm sure there are lots of others in similar situations, how could you simply and fairly reward people's loyalty retrospectively to get to a 10000 person cap?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 14, 2021, 06:46:30 PM
As long as I'm always guaranteed a ticket, I'm not arsed.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: London Villan on May 14, 2021, 06:50:58 PM
On an individual basis it would have worked, but for groups of fans booking together how would they have allocated tickets based on length of time having a season ticket if there were different time periods.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 14, 2021, 07:00:04 PM
Club have had my money for over a year and all I have is six poxy vouchers that I can't get rid of that expire in September and who knows what the situation will be then with new variants . Can't see full stadiums


Hello darkness my old friend....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: saunders_heroes on May 14, 2021, 07:35:36 PM
Gutted I didnít get a ticket, but chuffed for everyone that did.
Meanwhile back on planet Earth...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lucky Eddie on May 14, 2021, 07:40:56 PM
Fair play to everyone lucky enough to get one.

Questionable 'business" decision to piss off many of your most loyal 'customers' by failing to acknowledge them though. Years ago this would have surprised me greatly, but those days are long gone.

Even the FA still have a go at rewarding England fans commitment.

It pains me that I'm not furious or even angry but that's what the game has done to me.

See you next season.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 14, 2021, 07:42:22 PM
Just hope that the Chelsea game is a lot better, for you chosen few, than last nights match.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: andrew08 on May 14, 2021, 09:31:33 PM
I was initially devastated and have to say I still am!

I canít be anything other than pleased for fellow Villa Fans who are going but having been a season tickets holder since 1981 and cleaned seats at the ground as a kid to get in for free and probably been to 95% of all away games for the last 30 years and seen us play across Europe and the USA and spent, especially when I was younger a large chunk of my disposable income on it..... just a little bit of my love for Us died today.

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on May 14, 2021, 09:46:44 PM
On the issue of rewarding loyalty versus giving everybody the same chance of a ticket, Iíd say the England travel club have the fairest method for away games and tournaments which could work at club level too.

70% of the allocation goes on a loyalty basis to those whoíve attended most games, with the other 30% going into a random ballot which gives new supporters a chance to get on the ladder and avoid it becoming a closed shop.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 14, 2021, 09:52:30 PM
Ultimately with just 10k allowed some long servers would've been disappointed whatever the selection method.

Personally I'd have given away 1k of the tickets to local health workers and hope we do that next season so that would've miffed some of you off more!

Also would prefer we got a more normal matchday experience before I start going again next season e.g. no masks, can mill no problem in concourse and can rock up at five to three and get in so who knows how long into next season before that all occurs like the old days.

Spoke to a Newcastle fan I know earlier who's got tickets for their home game next midweek v Sheffield United. Says he has to be in his seat a minimum of 45 minutes before kick off so you can just about get away with that sort of thing in May but won't be that many willing next November-December.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 14, 2021, 11:39:44 PM
As long as I'm always guaranteed a ticket, I'm not arsed.
Aha a ticket super leaguer.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Villatillidie1982 on May 15, 2021, 01:33:24 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Villafirst on May 15, 2021, 05:39:28 AM
I'm in! Feels great to go again after so long away. I hope the ticket purchasing is easier than setting up the ID, linking accounts etc.! Commiserations to those who did'nt get in.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Joe S on May 15, 2021, 05:56:21 AM
Were the ballot rules clear from the onset?
I assume it was simply names in a hat, etc with no weighting to "length of service"?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 15, 2021, 07:40:58 AM
As long as I'm always guaranteed a ticket, I'm not arsed.
Aha a ticket super leaguer.

More an addict.

Glad I won, but ballots are shite and unfair.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 15, 2021, 08:04:50 AM
I havenít got a ticket and gutted but thatís the way it is. But Iím not sure the longevity of going argument would work in a ballot. Apart from a gap in the mid 90s when I was away at uni, coinciding when we happened to be bloody good, Iíve been going regularly since mid 80s. But I go with my kids now who have been season ticket holders since last year of the championship. Rewarding long service if you like basically means anyone with kids can only go without them. Kids are the future and all that.
Anyway....Iím not going but enjoy those who are.be back in August using my voucher reduced season ticket hopefully.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 15, 2021, 08:38:40 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..

Given how many people have missed out who want to go, posting that is about as tone deaf as it gets!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: leylandalbion on May 15, 2021, 09:14:09 AM
Has anyone got an answer from the club on how a family shared ST can operate with the photo ID? Simple as changing the photo when it's a printed ticket like this game?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 15, 2021, 09:23:44 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..

@Risso - the wind up comment was nothing personal it was simply that I couldnít see anyone else anywhere, that had had news of tickets at that stage. I thought if anyone had heard, I would at least have seen some mention on a Villa channel that people were starting to hear, even if I didnít hear directly of anyone else who had one. Anyway - I hope you have a great day as you have always helped others, including me, out with tickets so youíve earned this.

...but Villatilidie1982 - this is serious trolling. I donít think you have any idea how gutted many of us are not to be able to go, and if it really is so difficult for you, please feel free to just leave it. It really isnít difficult. All youíve got to do now is nothing. Donít pay for your ticket & itíll go to someone who really wants it, or who doesnít get their kicks from basically laughing in the faces of their fellow fans disappointment.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 15, 2021, 09:44:52 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..

...but Villatilidie1982 - this is serious trolling. I donít think you have any idea how gutted many of us are not to be able to go, and if it really is so difficult for you, please feel free to just leave it. It really isnít difficult. All youíve got to do now is nothing. Donít pay for your ticket & itíll go to someone who really wants it, or who doesnít get their kicks from basically laughing in the faces of their fellow fans disappointment.

I read his post as tongue in cheek/sarky and that he was parodying one of our sporadic trolls, let's call him Fred, for whom the Villa can do no right. Don't believe Vtid82 meant any harm.   
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 15, 2021, 10:46:33 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..

...but Villatilidie1982 - this is serious trolling. I donít think you have any idea how gutted many of us are not to be able to go, and if it really is so difficult for you, please feel free to just leave it. It really isnít difficult. All youíve got to do now is nothing. Donít pay for your ticket & itíll go to someone who really wants it, or who doesnít get their kicks from basically laughing in the faces of their fellow fans disappointment.

I read his post as tongue in cheek/sarky and that he was parodying one of our sporadic trolls, let's call him Fred, for whom the Villa can do no right. Don't believe Vtid82 meant any harm.   

Agreed BV. I just saw it as a dig at Wilma too.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 15, 2021, 11:15:53 AM
I have WON a ticket which I have to pay for. Now I have to go through the rigmarole of buying it. Is it worth the hassle as I had so much hassle getting into the draw in the first place? Villa donít make anything simple, and I still have all of these vouchers to use. Can I use one to buy the ticket? So many questionsÖ..

...but Villatilidie1982 - this is serious trolling. I donít think you have any idea how gutted many of us are not to be able to go, and if it really is so difficult for you, please feel free to just leave it. It really isnít difficult. All youíve got to do now is nothing. Donít pay for your ticket & itíll go to someone who really wants it, or who doesnít get their kicks from basically laughing in the faces of their fellow fans disappointment.

I read his post as tongue in cheek/sarky and that he was parodying one of our sporadic trolls, let's call him Fred, for whom the Villa can do no right. Don't believe Vtid82 meant any harm.   

Agreed BV. I just saw it as a dig at Wilma too.

Yep. This was clearly a dig at Pebbles. I got it straight away VTID.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 15, 2021, 01:42:27 PM
As long as I'm always guaranteed a ticket, I'm not arsed.
Aha a ticket super leaguer.

More an addict.

Glad I won, but ballots are shite and unfair.
Letís hope this is the last and only ballot.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 15, 2021, 01:57:57 PM
I'm still against tiering classes of fan for time served.  How are the newer and younger fans ever supposed to build up a history to get tickets for big games or away days?    You'll have the same 4 or 5k people first in the queue for ever more and that doesn't sit well with me.

Certainly for this game, all £30k had stumped up the money for their season ticket and in my view had as much right as eachother to go to the game.

I can see both sides of the debate and was letting off a little steam. I do stand by the fact that I feel a bit let down though. Somebody going to the game who has had a season ticket for a couple of years when I (and many others) have missed out doesn't sit well with me.
There will always be a problem when demand far outstrips supply and I know its a problem to build up a history. We have this issue with away tickets which is a bit of a closed shop.
We don't say that for the first away match next season all season ticket holders have an equal right to go so we will have a ballot and its down to luck do we?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 15, 2021, 01:58:06 PM
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brend'Watkins on May 15, 2021, 02:05:10 PM
Missed out. Not that fussed to be honest.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: West Derby Villan on May 15, 2021, 02:35:10 PM
Good luck to all successful applicants and commiserations to the unlucky ones. Canít wait to be back in a full Villa Park next season
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2021, 02:37:55 PM
No criteria based on longevity, please. Children shouldn't be discriminated against for not being born earlier. Season ticket holder raffle seems the fairest to me. Hopefully it won't matter after this game and we can have full houses next season.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 15, 2021, 03:06:23 PM
Loyalty should always count.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 15, 2021, 03:18:53 PM
My youngest is 11 and has been villa mad since he was 6, seen us get relegated, promoted etc. I think in the ballot as a season ticket holder he deserved an equal chance of getting a ticket or not as is the case as someone who can say they have been going for more or less 40 years like me on account that Iím getting in a bit. I was just as much a loyal villa fan at 13 as I am now.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AV82EC on May 15, 2021, 03:20:18 PM
Loyalty should always count.

To a degree in my view or you risk alienating the younger fans coming through. Fortunately we aren't in a position yet to be having this regularly but its a fact of life for those clubs who get to Finals esp Euro's on a regular basis.  The first time this is going to bite is if we maintain 30k season tickets and then get to an FA Cup Final. Not enough of an allocation to go around for 30k STH's. I agree that longevity should be one of a number of criteria but we need to be careful. Quite liked that idea from earlier in the thread which England use.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 15, 2021, 03:26:21 PM
I donít think there's an issue at home. These are unique circumstances of it being significantly oversubscribed for a public health reason. It's not ideal, but I get it.

I think we'll shift 30,000 season tickets again and then there is a slog on for the 8000 or so match tickets out of members, but Villa Park in 5 years will be bigger than it is now

Away from home there's perhaps a 1000 core of us who've been going home and away for the last 30 years. That loyalty should be rewarded with the Away Scheme.

I dont know whether it would be fairer to weight games for those outside that. At present you qualify for games based on attendance, so game X opens up at 12+ aways and so on. But it might be possible for say a standard game to be worth 1 point and more distant fixture 3 points. So kicking off tomorrow at midday at a ground 16 days away would attract more than going to the Wolves. Its either that or retain the tiered system but have a 15% of all away tickets go I to.a ballot for season ticket holders.

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: N'ZMAV on May 15, 2021, 03:27:23 PM
give them to acorns to raffle off
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 15, 2021, 03:57:19 PM
I think it should be much more than 15% open to newer younger fans.  At least 30%, possibly more.  You can't have a closed shop forever and even with a ballot it will take someone years to build up enough credit to be one of the chosen few.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: exigo on May 15, 2021, 05:06:50 PM
I donít think there's an issue at home. These are unique circumstances of it being significantly oversubscribed for a public health reason. It's not ideal, but I get it.

I think we'll shift 30,000 season tickets again and then there is a slog on for the 8000 or so match tickets out of members, but Villa Park in 5 years will be bigger than it is now

Away from home there's perhaps a 1000 core of us who've been going home and away for the last 30 years. That loyalty should be rewarded with the Away Scheme.

I dont know whether it would be fairer to weight games for those outside that. At present you qualify for games based on attendance, so game X opens up at 12+ aways and so on. But it might be possible for say a standard game to be worth 1 point and more distant fixture 3 points. So kicking off tomorrow at midday at a ground 16 days away would attract more than going to the Wolves. Its either that or retain the tiered system but have a 15% of all away tickets go I to.a ballot for season ticket holders.



It's not that easy though. I live 120 miles away from Villa Park, in London so I've got half a dozen away games within easy reach every season. Who's to say what a standard or difficult game to get to is? Home games are a five hour round trip for me. I only missed 4 games league and cup, home and away before lockdown, racking up 6,000 miles. I worked my way up through the Lions club first, then with a season ticket I was doing enough games to start climbing through the tiers all the way to the 12+ top tier.

I've missed out in the ballot, and I'm gutted. But I totally accept that was the fairest way. If we got to the cup final and had 30,000 season ticket holders all wanting 25,000 tickets, there'd almost certainly be a weighted system Ė but it's never going to be 100% 'fair'.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 15, 2021, 06:42:48 PM
I hope the 10k that have tickets are busy sorting out songs for the new players....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 15, 2021, 06:57:45 PM
I hope the 10k that have tickets are busy sorting out songs for the new players....

Oh Ollie, Ollie! Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, Ollie, Ollie Watkins

Oh Emi, Emi! etc etc
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 15, 2021, 07:19:08 PM
Easy. There's only one Emiliano MartŪnez, one.....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 15, 2021, 07:36:30 PM
I hope the 10k that have tickets are busy sorting out songs for the new players....

It's that long since I've been at Villa Park I've forgotten the songs for the old players!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 15, 2021, 08:06:31 PM
I hope the 10k that have tickets are busy sorting out songs for the new players....

It's that long since I've been at Villa Park I've forgotten the songs for the old players!!

Guess Barkley will be classed as old player by time of Chelsea game so round of "you're not fit to wear the shirt" as he walks round at the end (probably won't even be at the ground).
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 15, 2021, 08:14:03 PM
I am rehearsing:
Bye bye Barkley
Barkley goodbye
Bye bye Barkley
It won't make me cry
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 15, 2021, 08:23:57 PM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 15, 2021, 08:59:39 PM
Loyalty should always count.

And it did by only having the ballot amongst season ticket holders.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 15, 2021, 09:24:24 PM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2021, 09:32:12 PM
Empty seats, my Lord.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 15, 2021, 11:54:17 PM
I hope the 10k that have tickets are busy sorting out songs for the new players....

Itís a damn fine point. Though one that could equally be applied to a lot of the old ones too who needed decent songs.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 16, 2021, 03:12:04 AM
Empty seats, my Lord.

Weíre supposed to be at home.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 16, 2021, 08:56:46 AM
Empty seats, my Lord.

Weíre supposed to be at home.

Good ground some fans, good ground some fans.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Smithy on May 16, 2021, 09:02:27 AM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 16, 2021, 09:15:21 AM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez

That's much better  I've never been any good at lyrics!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 16, 2021, 10:40:28 AM
The loudest song as weíre playing Chelsea will probably be ďOh Tammy TammyĒ
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: mr underhill on May 16, 2021, 10:41:55 AM
Let's reserve that for August
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 16, 2021, 10:42:28 AM
Tammy will go to West Ham unfortunately.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 16, 2021, 11:13:11 AM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez
Excellent!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 16, 2021, 11:14:45 AM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez
Excellent!

Itís brilliant, just needs a second line I think.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: andyh on May 16, 2021, 11:17:26 AM
What is the process for those who have been successful in the ballot.
Do you have to have/prove a covid test before and after the match?
How will they handle entry and exit to the ground, and Will food and drink stands be available as well as toilets?

Hopefully, the Ďexperienceí with a reduced crowd should still be as normal as possible, in readiness for next season.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Smithy on May 16, 2021, 12:54:06 PM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez
Excellent!

Itís brilliant, just needs a second line I think.

When you go home with nowt, it's 'cos he kept you out, that's Martinez
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Brazilian Villain on May 16, 2021, 01:05:56 PM
When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez

When you go home with nowt, it's 'cos he kept you out, that's Martinez

Very good and presumably Villa inspired by Dean Martinez's original version.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: RamboandBruno on May 16, 2021, 08:59:20 PM
A song for Martinez from Dean martins amore, just because heís foreign, and exotic 🤔😂

When the score ends in nought, and the strikers can't score, that's Martinez...

When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez
Excellent!

Itís brilliant, just needs a second line I think.

When you go home with nowt, it's 'cos he kept you out, that's Martinez
Brilliant Smithy, would love to hear this down Villa Park
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Flin5tone on May 16, 2021, 11:29:15 PM
I do hope with the rise in cases and the new Variant that is spreading like Wildfire in some areas of the County people will be careful and follow the Guidelines next Sunday.

I am surprised a Lateral Flow Test was not a Requirement for Entry. Who knows what situation the Country will be in this time next week, things can change so quickly . NHS Lateral Flow tests can be ordered online and give a Result within 30 minutes, be good if all those who are Attending take the Test on the morning of the match.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 16, 2021, 11:48:32 PM
What is the process for those who have been successful in the ballot.
Do you have to have/prove a covid test before and after the match?
How will they handle entry and exit to the ground, and Will food and drink stands be available as well as toilets?

Hopefully, the Ďexperienceí with a reduced crowd should still be as normal as possible, in readiness for next season.
Donít know any of this Andy. Hoping to find out tomorrow when actual tickets become available.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 17, 2021, 12:50:11 AM
When the score ends in nil, 'cos the keeper's been brill, that's Martinez

When you go home with nowt, it's 'cos he kept you out, that's Martinez

Very good and presumably Villa inspired by Dean Martinez's original version.

If ever there was a week in our history to get some decent chants recorded and shared on social media, getting the kids/hardcore hearing/practicing them this would be it.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Skerra on May 17, 2021, 09:22:15 AM
Andy/Oftalab, all the details about ground protocols were listed on the ďEnter BallotĒ site. No doubt they will put a reminder to those of you that got tickets when you go to actually purchase them. Have a great day at the match.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 17, 2021, 12:12:11 PM
Is anybody else finding it hard to buy tickets? I cannot find anywhere on the site that is selling them.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 17, 2021, 12:15:16 PM
Is anybody else finding it hard to buy tickets? I cannot find anywhere on the site that is selling them.

Have you tried clicking on the cunningly titled "tickets" link? Takes you to the queuing system.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Risso on May 17, 2021, 12:17:07 PM

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Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 17, 2021, 12:17:20 PM
Yep. And get through the queue to nothing. Useless.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: ColinMac on May 17, 2021, 12:17:30 PM
Bought my tickets... Realise I will pissing off all the people who were unsuccessful in the ballot . But £42 to sit in the Lower Holte?? Bloody hell!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on May 17, 2021, 12:19:43 PM
Is anybody else finding it hard to buy tickets? I cannot find anywhere on the site that is selling them.

You need to log in to your account once youíre at the front of the queue. I had the same issue
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ads on May 17, 2021, 12:21:36 PM
Yep just twigged. £45 for adults in the upper Holte.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 17, 2021, 12:24:15 PM
Yep. And get through the queue to nothing. Useless.

As in I am. Logged in and all good, three seats along from our usual.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 17, 2021, 12:25:26 PM
Bought my tickets... Realise I will pissing off all the people who were unsuccessful in the ballot . But £42 to sit in the Lower Holte?? Bloody hell!

Yeah I dare not say anything but that is steep.  I'm in the Upper Holte at £45.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on May 17, 2021, 12:34:53 PM
£32 lower north. Struggled to get £27 tickets for Holte as availability for group number wasn't there.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Meanwood Villa on May 17, 2021, 12:49:51 PM
Bought my tickets... Realise I will pissing off all the people who were unsuccessful in the ballot . But £42 to sit in the Lower Holte?? Bloody hell!

Yeah I dare not say anything but that is steep.  I'm in the Upper Holte at £45.

How much are they charging for Trinity? Most I've ever paid at VP is 45 quid to sit there
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Towser on May 17, 2021, 12:54:32 PM
Bought my tickets... Realise I will pissing off all the people who were unsuccessful in the ballot . But £42 to sit in the Lower Holte?? Bloody hell!

Yeah I dare not say anything but that is steep.  I'm in the Upper Holte at £45.

How much are they charging for Trinity? Most I've ever paid at VP is 45 quid to sit there
I just paid £50 each for Upper Trinity not far from my normal seat.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 17, 2021, 12:59:39 PM
Was hoping my e-mail has just been lost, but still "no events found"  Tits.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on May 17, 2021, 01:22:48 PM
I got 3 tickets in the Holte End Lower, quite a straight forward transaction really, roll on Sunday.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: BC54 VFC on May 17, 2021, 01:26:58 PM
Was hoping my e-mail has just been lost, but still "no events found"  Tits.
Have you logged in?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 17, 2021, 01:36:39 PM
Was hoping my e-mail has just been lost, but still "no events found"  Tits.
Have you logged in?
Yes, just didn't get lucky in the ballot.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Drummond on May 17, 2021, 01:59:12 PM
Easy. There's only one Emiliano MartŪnez, one.....

Villa's Number twenty six.....
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Drummond on May 17, 2021, 02:01:15 PM
Tammy will go to West Ham Unfortunately.

Blimey, it's West Ham United, I thought you'd have known that by now.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 17, 2021, 02:04:03 PM
Just ordered mine - 1 ticket in the Holte End Lower
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 17, 2021, 02:06:16 PM
3 tickets purchased in the upper North almost close to my normal ST seats. Job done.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: wittonwarrior on May 17, 2021, 02:26:51 PM
can someone please clarify - I am right in thinking I do not need to print the ticket off but can have the same scanned from my mobile?  Am I reading what Villa have sent correctly
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: liam on May 17, 2021, 02:29:38 PM
on some areas the i select the seats and they just flash for a few seconds then go back to normal - if i go in the upper tiers of the doug ellis its fine, i have 3 kids so would rather be at the lower end...any reason for this ?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: ColinMac on May 17, 2021, 04:51:14 PM
can someone please clarify - I am right in thinking I do not need to print the ticket off but can have the same scanned from my mobile?  Am I reading what Villa have sent correctly

Yes, they should be able to scan the PDF ticket that's been sent to your email.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 17, 2021, 04:53:38 PM
on some areas the i select the seats and they just flash for a few seconds then go back to normal - if i go in the upper tiers of the doug ellis its fine, i have 3 kids so would rather be at the lower end...any reason for this ?
So if you are buying 4 tickets click on group of 4 seats. The allocation is very clever and seats are set aside to ensure application bubbles stay together.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: artvandelay on May 17, 2021, 05:23:07 PM
For anyone that missed out, any seats unclaimed as of midnight on Wednesday are going back into another ballot which you'll be automatically entered for according to AVFC Support on twitter. All hope isn't lost!

Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 17, 2021, 05:32:00 PM
For anyone that missed out, any seats unclaimed as of midnight on Wednesday are going back into another ballot which you'll be automatically entered for according to AVFC Support on twitter. All hope isn't lost!



Donít say that. Itís the hope that kills you!!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: mr underhill on May 18, 2021, 08:54:16 AM
eventually got one in the DE, don't know about anyone else, but had real problems trying to select a single seat.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 18, 2021, 09:00:40 AM
Mr Underhill - i had the same issue as i was trying to purchase a single ticket - was a bit of a nightmare
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: mr underhill on May 18, 2021, 10:14:28 AM
glad I wasn't the only one ! Thought i was going senile
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: dorsetvillian on May 18, 2021, 11:05:01 AM
We are L9
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Towser on May 18, 2021, 11:18:06 AM
326 seats left accorning to my calculations
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Pete3206 on May 18, 2021, 01:43:09 PM
You lucky beggars
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: langleylions on May 18, 2021, 01:56:21 PM
anybody know what the policy regarding the photo id is ....as i might not be able to attend but was hoping to give my ticket to my son or can i just forward the PDF file to him and he can scan himself in ?????
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AV82EC on May 18, 2021, 01:58:41 PM
anybody know what the policy regarding the photo id is ....as i might not be able to attend but was hoping to give my ticket to my son or can i just forward the PDF file to him and he can scan himself in ?????

YOu have to attend, if you cant you'll have to give your ticket back. I asked about this and they said no transfers to other people.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Villafirst on May 18, 2021, 06:58:38 PM
anybody know what the policy regarding the photo id is ....as i might not be able to attend but was hoping to give my ticket to my son or can i just forward the PDF file to him and he can scan himself in ?????

No chance
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 20, 2021, 11:46:40 AM
Had an email saying I had re-ballot success and there were a few tix available but click on Buy Tickets and no link to the game just the kids match - assume this means theyíve sold ?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: markp on May 20, 2021, 11:51:03 AM
Had an email saying I had re-ballot success and there were a few tix available but click on Buy Tickets and no link to the game just the kids match - assume this means theyíve sold ?

Yep, exactly the same for me - got very excited for a few minutes 😩
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 11:52:31 AM
Had an email saying I had re-ballot success and there were a few tix available but click on Buy Tickets and no link to the game just the kids match - assume this means theyíve sold ?

Yep, exactly the same for me - got very excited for a few minutes 😩
Fuck it, wish I'd seen that e-mail earlier.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: markp on May 20, 2021, 12:04:29 PM
If you got an email I would try again now - tickets appeared for me and I managed to get one 😀 Suspect they became available at midday.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 20, 2021, 12:04:57 PM
Had an email saying I had re-ballot success and there were a few tix available but click on Buy Tickets and no link to the game just the kids match - assume this means theyíve sold ?

Yep, exactly the same for me - got very excited for a few minutes 😩
Fuck it, wish I'd seen that e-mail earlier.
Keep trying - just got 2 !! About 20 left it appeared
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: purpletrousers on May 20, 2021, 12:19:46 PM
Separate to this but as per youth thread am quoting, those that didnít win the ballot, 19/20 ST holders can get Mondays youth fa cup final tix

Just got two tix for Monday. They went on sale at 12. 4750 only first come first served to those that didnít get Chelsea tix. Now off to Warwick races - first outdoor event since forever. Hope itís a lucky omen !
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 12:24:12 PM
Had an email saying I had re-ballot success and there were a few tix available but click on Buy Tickets and no link to the game just the kids match - assume this means theyíve sold ?

Yep, exactly the same for me - got very excited for a few minutes 😩
Fuck it, wish I'd seen that e-mail earlier.
Keep trying - just got 2 !! About 20 left it appeared
Brilliant, thanks for the heads up.  At the Villa Sunday and Monday!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 12:26:39 PM
96 seats left for Sunday
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 20, 2021, 12:38:10 PM
I'm going Monday too.  Feel slightly guilty I'm going Sunday and Monday.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 12:38:30 PM
There's only about 150 left for the youth cup final.  I wonder why they don't release another 1,000 or so.  I guess because it would mean opening another stand?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 20, 2021, 12:39:44 PM
Has anybody had the health questionnaire sent through yet?  This has to be completed before Sunday doesnt it?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: BC54 VFC on May 20, 2021, 01:16:47 PM
Whilst looking at Youth tickets noticed that STILL 25 TICKETS LEFT FOR CHELSEA GAME
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: martyn ellis on May 20, 2021, 01:18:46 PM
Re Health Questionnaire. They are not very clear whether this is filled in on the morning of the game via SMS or whether we can access it online. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: martyn ellis on May 20, 2021, 01:20:00 PM
Just getting nervous re the health declaration having been plucked out in the ballot for the last 100 or so tickets.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 20, 2021, 01:24:42 PM
Thought you couldn't go to Sunday and Monday?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 01:27:38 PM
Thought you couldn't go to Sunday and Monday?
They never said that.  Just people who didn't get Chelsea tickets had first dibs at youth cup game.  Both currently still have tickets available.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 20, 2021, 01:57:41 PM
Iím doing both too. Canít wait. Think Sunday could be quite emotional.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 20, 2021, 02:06:54 PM
I was told by the club weíd get the health questionnaire in an email today (Thursday).
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: martyn ellis on May 20, 2021, 02:26:18 PM
Thanks for the info CT. It's unclear on the website.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 20, 2021, 02:30:23 PM
Does the email go to the lead name in the group, or does everyone in the group get  an individual email?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on May 20, 2021, 02:39:43 PM
Thought you couldn't go to Sunday and Monday?
They never said that.  Just people who didn't get Chelsea tickets had first dibs at youth cup game.  Both currently still have tickets available.
So if you can go Sunday you can also go Monday.But if you are only eligible for Monday you can't go Sunday.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 02:50:51 PM
I think any ST holder can go Monday - just book a ticket they are on general sale to ST holders.

Those who didn't win the Chelsea ballot had first dibs on the Youth game but it's now been opened up to all ST holders from today.

Some people who didn't get in the first Chelsea ballot were offered a second bite of the cherry for the Chelsea game today - so some of us who already had a ticket for Monday managed to snag a ticket for Sunday too.  But there's no reason it wouldn't work the other way round too.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 20, 2021, 03:13:23 PM
Does the email go to the lead name in the group, or does everyone in the group get  an individual email?

Yeah, Iíd guess the lead name in the group, whoever booked and paid for all the tickets.

Still no email as of yet (3.15pm)
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 20, 2021, 03:16:14 PM
Our lead booker didnít get an email either.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 20, 2021, 03:19:59 PM
Probably 72 hours means exactly that - 72 hours before kick off, rather than 72 hours being 3 days which is what I thought it meant
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: DBTW on May 20, 2021, 04:24:59 PM
Still no email here yet
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 20, 2021, 04:43:29 PM
There's still 27 seats available for this game if anybody hasn't got one yet.  I'm not sure if it's open to everone who entered the initial ballot as the e-mail said they had done a second chance ballot.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Villafirst on May 20, 2021, 04:45:05 PM
No email yet? The ballot and ticket purchases weren't that straightforward, hopefully this is simpler?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 20, 2021, 04:48:18 PM
Probably 72 hours means exactly that - 72 hours before kick off, rather than 72 hours being 3 days which is what I thought it meant
Games starts at 4 on Sunday so we are now in the 72 hour window.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: amfy on May 20, 2021, 07:59:52 PM
There's still 27 seats available for this game if anybody hasn't got one yet.  I'm not sure if it's open to everone who entered the initial ballot as the e-mail said they had done a second chance ballot.

Well our group hasnít had an email and canít get into the ticketing site so Iím not sure whatís happening there!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Three Spires Villa on May 20, 2021, 08:50:31 PM
so, two friends of mine have been able to get Chelsea tickets, but when I have tried via website and app, the tickets are not showing only Liverpool!! Anyone else had this or know what is going on. I see a second ballot mentioned but apparently no mention of this on site just tickets available, very frustrating.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 20, 2021, 08:53:23 PM
My email said tickets were only going to be made available until 4pm.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Three Spires Villa on May 20, 2021, 09:06:37 PM
Yes my friends email said 4pm, but he didn't see the email and still got his ticket at 8.30, rang me hence the panic, but i didn't get an email.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 21, 2021, 06:53:55 AM
still no email about the health check up
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 21, 2021, 08:16:44 AM
Email has arrived
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: chrisw1 on May 21, 2021, 08:26:35 AM
Yes my friends email said 4pm, but he didn't see the email and still got his ticket at 8.30, rang me hence the panic, but i didn't get an email.
The e-mail for Chelsea tickets said there had been a second ballot and I had been successful in that.  I'm not sure if thats true or if it was just everybody who missed out on the first ballot.  If you didn't get an e-mail then yes, perhaps you were just very unlucky and didn't make the second ballot either?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 21, 2021, 08:29:30 AM
Yeah, the health questionnaire email has arrived but my link to the form isn't working
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: charleeco7 on May 21, 2021, 08:31:59 AM
Yeah, the health questionnaire email has arrived but my link to the form isn't working

Same for me and I only have three links but four tickets. 🤦🏻‍♂️
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Karlos96 on May 21, 2021, 08:37:40 AM
Got the health questionnaire but the link isnít working for me.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 21, 2021, 08:39:58 AM
Mine not working either. Sure itíll be sorted. Although should I be concerned that the link only appears to be for the wifeís ID and not mine ?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 21, 2021, 08:46:33 AM
Mine not working either. Sure itíll be sorted. Although should I be concerned that the link only appears to be for the wifeís ID and not mine ?

As long as they are told there's an issue with the link, otherwise they won't know it needs sorting. And yes, in answer to your question. Should be one link for each ID
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Holte132 on May 21, 2021, 08:47:25 AM
My link is working now. Panic over
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: sid1964 on May 21, 2021, 09:06:59 AM
Completed the form, straight forward - just hope that I read the questions correctly!!

Looking forward to Sunday
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 21, 2021, 09:52:00 AM
Mine not working either. Sure itíll be sorted. Although should I be concerned that the link only appears to be for the wifeís ID and not mine ?

As long as they are told there's an issue with the link, otherwise they won't know it needs sorting. And yes, in answer to your question. Should be one link for each ID
Thanks. Have received a second email now. All sorted. Canít wait.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 21, 2021, 01:09:54 PM
No email yet for Monday's game...
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 21, 2021, 02:23:42 PM
Have just spoken to the club. The questionnaires for Monday will go out after 8pm tonight. If you got through the second ballot for Sunday you should be getting one sometime this afternoon.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 21, 2021, 05:06:45 PM
Have just spoken to the club. The questionnaires for Monday will go out after 8pm tonight. If you got through the second ballot for Sunday you should be getting one sometime this afternoon.

Thanks Ex!
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Exeter 77 on May 21, 2021, 05:13:11 PM
Have just spoken to the club. The questionnaires for Monday will go out after 8pm tonight. If you got through the second ballot for Sunday you should be getting one sometime this afternoon.

Thanks Ex!
No problem. I had to check because somehow I got a ticket for Sunday in a second ballot and hadn't got the questionnaire.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: CT on May 21, 2021, 08:16:33 PM
Have just spoken to the club. The questionnaires for Monday will go out after 8pm tonight. If you got through the second ballot for Sunday you should be getting one sometime this afternoon.

Thanks Ex!
No problem. I had to check because somehow I got a ticket for Sunday in a second ballot and hadn't got the questionnaire.

Bang on 8pm. All done, canít wait for Monday, but it will be interesting to hear everyoneís experiences on Sunday. 
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: olaftab on May 21, 2021, 11:05:44 PM
So far, I must say, everything  about the organisation for the match on Sunday has worked absolutely perfectly. Well done Aston Villa and particularly the staff handling this. Can't praise them enough.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: johnc on May 22, 2021, 03:47:39 PM
Has everyone recieved tickets for the match. I filled in the healrh questionnaire but havent got the tickets yet
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Lsvilla on May 22, 2021, 04:09:52 PM
Has everyone recieved tickets for the match. I filled in the healrh questionnaire but havent got the tickets yet
Arenít they on your original confirmation email ?
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Ad@m on May 22, 2021, 04:43:45 PM
Has everyone recieved tickets for the match. I filled in the healrh questionnaire but havent got the tickets yet
Arenít they on your original confirmation email ?

Yep, mine was.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 22, 2021, 05:03:49 PM
Yes I got my tickets straight away
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: FatSam on May 22, 2021, 09:23:41 PM
Off topic, but I found out yesterday that Iíve lost out in the ballot for the England v Scotland game at the Euros, due to the reduced capacity. Having bought the tickets about two years ago, I had been enjoying the increasing possibility of seeing a few Villa play. With my second vaccination lined-up before then it looked like it would work out, so Iím royally fucked off.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: LeeB on May 22, 2021, 09:35:21 PM
Anyone else struggling to get the health questionnaire to submit? Mine is for Monday, just keep getting 'API error' after submitting
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: Dave P on May 22, 2021, 09:42:44 PM
Off topic, but I found out yesterday that Iíve lost out in the ballot for the England v Scotland game at the Euros, due to the reduced capacity. Having bought the tickets about two years ago, I had been enjoying the increasing possibility of seeing a few Villa play. With my second vaccination lined-up before then it looked like it would work out, so Iím royally fucked off.

Iíll see you losing this game and raise that I lost tickets for the final in the ballot.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: FatSam on May 22, 2021, 10:26:23 PM
Off topic, but I found out yesterday that Iíve lost out in the ballot for the England v Scotland game at the Euros, due to the reduced capacity. Having bought the tickets about two years ago, I had been enjoying the increasing possibility of seeing a few Villa play. With my second vaccination lined-up before then it looked like it would work out, so Iím royally fucked off.

Iíll see you losing this game and raise that I lost tickets for the final in the ballot.

I feel you bro. I also had England v Czech Republic, but sent them back when they changed the refund policy a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Ticket Ballot For Chelsea Game
Post by: steamer on May 23, 2021, 08:32:15 AM
I had tickets by Ballot for The Springboks vs British Lions. Now no fans to attend
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