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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2020, 05:11:01 PM »
But to what end? They'd be worse off both financially and in support from the stands.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2020, 05:52:16 PM »
Oh for the good old days of paying at the turnstile with cash and a mobile phone was a thing from a science fiction film.
Iíve had the email and Iím not keen on providing a photo to be honest.



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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2020, 07:44:50 PM »

There is no way they would introduce it then do away with it. I bet you a million pounds it will still be in place if and when we are at full capacity again (of Woodhall's money, I'm skint).

I think you're wrong.  It's going to increase entry times, which obviously they can live with if capacity is reduced by 25%.  If it was full capacity, it would make getting everybody in a nightmare, for no real benefit.  With covid still being a thing, it's going to be a lottery for the chance to buy tickets, and they'll want to know and demonstrate to the authorities that the people who end up with the tickets to come in are the actual people who turn up.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2020, 08:37:59 PM »
Why would the authorities care who turns up, so long as they're social distancing?

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2020, 08:38:57 PM »
It seems to me to be yet another infringement that will be passed off as necessary and eventually be accepted as normal.

Absolutely bang on the money!

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2020, 08:41:01 PM »
Why would the authorities care who turns up, so long as they're social distancing?

Because it makes tracing people easier if the people who say they are there are actually the ones who go.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2020, 08:45:02 PM »
There is already an existing app for that. Pubs are not making people obtain photo ID to use their premises, football clubs don't need to.

This is ID cards by the back door.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2020, 08:47:25 PM »
There is already an existing app for that. Pubs are not making people obtain photo ID to use their premises, football clubs don't need to.

This is ID cards by the back door.

Is correct, you donít need a photo to check in with NHS track and trace.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2020, 08:49:55 PM »
There is already an existing app for that. Pubs are not making people obtain photo ID to use their premises, football clubs don't need to.

This is ID cards by the back door.

Is correct, you donít need a photo to check in with NHS track and trace.

But there is no dynamic which would make people want to use normal track and trace whilst masquerading as someone else.

There quite clearly is when you're dealing with football grounds with a few thousand in rather than fifty thousand. For a start there is a massive market right there for touting tickets.

Amazed so many people struggling with this.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2020, 08:52:14 PM »
I went in the local library not long back and they do track and trace. No photo ID needed there. Same as pubs as already mentioned and loads of other places.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2020, 08:54:22 PM »
Maybe I'm being overly paranoid, but I've seen too many attempts to register and control football supporters not to be suspicious of anything like this.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #71 on: October 22, 2020, 08:56:31 PM »
I went in the local library not long back and they do track and trace. No photo ID needed there. Same as pubs as already mentioned and loads of other places.

Anyone tried to sell you a ticket at 10x face value to get into your library or pub because the numbers are limited?

That is exactly what will happen for football matches - something you used to sell 40,000 tickets for every game and suddenly you can only sell 2,000 - basic economics, the tickets, if transferrable, would start changing hands at massive mark up.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #72 on: October 22, 2020, 09:01:06 PM »
Yeah I can imagine the queue of people willing to pay 400 for Villa v Brighton.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #73 on: October 22, 2020, 09:03:09 PM »
There is already an existing app for that. Pubs are not making people obtain photo ID to use their premises, football clubs don't need to.

This is ID cards by the back door.

Is correct, you donít need a photo to check in with NHS track and trace.

But there is no dynamic which would make people want to use normal track and trace whilst masquerading as someone else.

There quite clearly is when you're dealing with football grounds with a few thousand in rather than fifty thousand. For a start there is a massive market right there for touting tickets.

Amazed so many people struggling with this.

So with a reduced capacity of season ticket holders the club has picked logs in with track and trace, you know if the right people have been, unless of course the ticket owner sells their ticket and lends them their phone as well. If you donít have a phone you can register another way. I donít like the implication that I am guilty of being a ticket tout because I am a ST holder.

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Re: Photo ID now required to purchase tickets
« Reply #74 on: October 22, 2020, 09:24:21 PM »
Maybe I'm being overly paranoid, but I've seen too many attempts to register and control football supporters not to be suspicious of anything like this.

I think they've got slightly bigger fish to fry these days to be honest.

 


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