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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #480 on: October 03, 2023, 09:19:41 AM »
I think it will be more popular for games against some of the more "glamorous" sides but those blocks of empty seats looked terrible today. I don't think it will put the likes of Heck off from his brief though. There will be more of this sort of thing to come.

So it will be full of London Reds then.

This is exactly what will happen.

Initially it will be 'fans with booking history' then when there's little take up they'll open it up and you'll have a block of the fuckers sat up there for the first time in decades.

There was always a sense with Doug that if he could sell your seat to an away fan for a couple of quid more he would, and that feeling is very much alive again.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #481 on: October 03, 2023, 09:20:03 AM »
Someone should show Mr Heck a picture of what the Holte Suite used to be like on matchdays and compare it to how it was on Saturday. He might wonder where everyone has gone.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #482 on: October 03, 2023, 09:38:44 AM »
They've stopped selling Holte Suite for Thursday - maybe lead in time for catering as I can't imagine it's sold out.

It is pretty much sold out for West Ham.  I'm not surprised as I think people will want to try it out and you're going to get far better value out of it for a 4.30 ko than a 12.30.  There will also be a lot of tanked up people in the reserved blocks and good luck to those in the upper Witton needing a piss at half time. (although of course a lot may be people upgrading ST I guess)

By the sound of the food on offer on Saturday I think people will be very under whelmed though.  How can you describe concourse standard chops and bugers as 'street food'.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #483 on: October 03, 2023, 09:42:12 AM »
Someone should show Mr Heck a picture of what the Holte Suite used to be like on matchdays and compare it to how it was on Saturday. He might wonder where everyone has gone.
I don't think a 12.30 ko with a weeks selling time is a reasonable barometer of how successful it will be.  It may well flop, but the Brighton game wont be the yardstick.

Where they really fucked up was not putting the reserved seats on general sale a few days before the game.  It's a travesty to have empty seats when there may well have been paying fans who would have been happy to take them.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #484 on: October 03, 2023, 09:44:45 AM »
I tried buying a bottle of coke in the Upper Holte concourse before the game on Saturday and I couldnt get one (only on draft). You can probably get cola bottles in the pick and mix in the Lower Grounds though.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #485 on: October 03, 2023, 09:47:25 AM »
I tried buying a bottle of coke in the Upper Holte concourse before the game on Saturday and I couldnt get one (only on draft). You can probably get cola bottles in the pick and mix in the Lower Grounds though.
Same, diet coke came in a cup when I was expecting a bottle.  More environmentally friendly I guess but it was a surprise.  Also, I didn't clock the price difference.

Pick & Mix is an odd thing to provide.  I would have thought that would be a very expensive option.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #486 on: October 03, 2023, 10:18:08 AM »


4.80 for a sausage roll against Brighton I believe
« Last Edit: October 03, 2023, 10:19:53 AM by astonvilla82 »

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #487 on: October 03, 2023, 10:25:40 AM »
At least it's cooked.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #488 on: October 03, 2023, 10:37:54 AM »
I think it will be more popular for games against some of the more "glamorous" sides but those blocks of empty seats looked terrible today. I don't think it will put the likes of Heck off from his brief though. There will be more of this sort of thing to come.

So it will be full of London Reds then.

This is exactly what will happen.

Initially it will be 'fans with booking history' then when there's little take up they'll open it up and you'll have a block of the fuckers sat up there for the first time in decades.

There was always a sense with Doug that if he could sell your seat to an away fan for a couple of quid more he would, and that feeling is very much alive again.

Many of them will already have a booking history too, from years gone by, I can see there being trouble in there, or in the stands, and us being blamed for it.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #489 on: October 03, 2023, 11:23:44 AM »
On the outside.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #490 on: October 03, 2023, 11:25:43 AM »
At least it's cooked.
looks like they BBQ'd it

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #491 on: October 03, 2023, 11:26:45 AM »
Club Facebook account now trolling its own fan base.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #492 on: October 03, 2023, 11:39:12 AM »
... I can see there being trouble in there, or in the stands ...
Heck will learn firsthand about the historical challenge, then. It'll probably strengthen his resolve to re-engineer the football-attendance dynamic to exclude the 'ordinary fan'.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #493 on: October 03, 2023, 05:35:03 PM »
Is The Witton Arms still 3 to get in or has it gone up? Assuming The Yew Tree is also charging?

I'll be at The Diggers Thursday. Longer walk but free entry.

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Re: The Holte Suite
« Reply #494 on: October 03, 2023, 05:42:11 PM »


4.80 for a sausage roll against Brighton I believe


enough to make you go Vegan that

 


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