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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2020, 04:11:58 PM »
Yes, Glastonbury has had this for years. Stopped the touts in their tracks. It works well to be honest, been last 5 times. Those reluctant to do this - you do realise they know your seat and row number anyway and have extensive CCTV in the ground so could pick you out anyway. Only thing it will do is stop you letting a mate borrow your season card if you can't go to the game.

it's all pretty incidental anyway as can't see us getting back in there for a good while yet unfortunately :(

At Glastonbury it's to stop touts because there's always a massive demand exceeding supply. Villa Park isn't like that; there's no reason why this measure should be introduced long term.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2020, 04:13:43 PM »
Agreed, lets hope it's a temporary measure but once something has been implemented...

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2020, 04:34:13 PM »
Those reluctant to do this - you do realise they know your seat and row number anyway and have extensive CCTV in the ground so could pick you out anyway. Only thing it will do is stop you letting a mate borrow your season card if you can't go to the game.

That sounds like a pretty convincing argument not to give them a photo.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2020, 04:49:00 PM »
I can see the reasoning now, if they want people inside the ground then they have to be able to say that the person sat in a certain place was definitely the person they've got on their track & trace list, and the rocking horse shit ticket hasn't been passed/sold to A.N.Onymous.

Post-covid, I can't see a single positive reason why it would be beneficial to the club. Empty seats, reduced matchday revenue, both negatives.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2020, 05:30:37 PM »
Fucking ID cards, I thought this shit got chased off in the eighties? Load of bollocks. And, come to think of it, I still haven't had my  season ticket money back.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 05:33:11 PM »
I'm sure I'll be corrected but I can't think of another industry where I have to provide photo ID to purchase tickets  so I'll give it a miss thanks.
You'd rather not go to a game than have photo ID?

Where would you draw the line - a gym membership card? hiring a car? go on holiday?

I'm not saying it's a great idea long term, but if it helps them quickly get approval of their Covid precautions then I really struggle to understand why people are so against this sort of thing.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2020, 05:34:31 PM »
I don't see any reason why this helps with Covid. It seems like a back door way of preventing people passing their season ticket to their mate when they're on holiday. Stop treating fans like hooligans when they've done nothing wrong.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2020, 05:51:47 PM »
It takes ages to get in the ground as it is.
If they bring in ID checks with all the shenanigans that will bring, youíll have to get to the ground an hour before kick off.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2020, 05:53:01 PM »
I'm sure I'll be corrected but I can't think of another industry where I have to provide photo ID to purchase tickets  so I'll give it a miss thanks.
You'd rather not go to a game than have photo ID?

Where would you draw the line - a gym membership card? hiring a car? go on holiday?

I'm not saying it's a great idea long term, but if it helps them quickly get approval of their Covid precautions then I really struggle to understand why people are so against this sort of thing.

Hiring a car means being in charge of tens of thousands of pounds worth of machinery. It's a bit different to wanting to watch Villa v Fulham.Where would you draw the line? Going to the cinema? Walking into Tesco? Being stopped in the street by a policeman demanding to see your papers?

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2020, 05:56:02 PM »
I've paid to go to Glastonbury, been paid to go to Glastonbury and climbed under the fence. The latter always yielded the best results.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2020, 05:56:08 PM »
I really struggle to understand why people are so against this sort of thing.

Thin end of the wedge. If there isn't a good reason to give people your personal info then I'm against it. They already have my seat number, name, address phone, email, DOB, shopping habits, childrens names, mates names, former addresses. Asking for a photo seems to be pushing it a bit.

I'd perhaps sell them one.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2020, 05:58:14 PM »
In gyms and casinos they have screens behind the counter at reception. I cant see them installing screens at every turnstile.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2020, 07:10:18 PM »
So I canít lend my Dad my season ticket for a game I canít attend? He has followed Villa since he came from Ireland just after the FA Cup win, through the 3rd Division and back, got me and my sister our first season tickets and now although heís 81, whenever me, my son, my sister and her lads canít make a game Grandad goes, very unhappy with this, if I have read it correct.

I am presumed a ticket tout Villa ?

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2020, 07:18:11 PM »
Fucking ID cards, I thought this shit got chased off in the eighties? Load of bollocks.
My first thought when I saw the e-mail.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2020, 07:46:56 PM »
Wonder if they'll require a photo ID with a mask on :)

 


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