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Astute
August 12, 2017, 6:36am Report to Moderator
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I know Luke. I have a lad who is a GTFC supporter. I have watched a lot of your games over the years. You are a good bunch of lads. But decisions are made by those who think they know better. It is is supporters that are left to suffer.

This is going to cost your club a lot of money. And nobody will have to answer for what they have done. In all my years of watching Grimsby games I have never known anything like it happen before.

One game I will never forget was away to WBA. Must be over 20 years ago now. Was a very windy day. Suddenly the corrugated roof started falling onto the terrace. They wouldn't let us move until HT. Wr spent the first half looking up getting ready to watch the next bit coming down on us. Does anyone remember that game? If you was there you will.
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I can understand why so many pay on the gate as Coventry sell their away tickets via Ticketmaster for some reason, and we all know how exorbitant their admin/postage fees are.



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I think that this could all be a reaction from the Sheffield Utd friendly where the police were caught out. I believe there are now rules were the police cannot just turn buses away because 6 lads at the back have form, this tactic was challenged last year by I think Bristol City fans, so the authorities next plan is to make it as difficult as possible to get into games.Once again the minority spoil it for the majority.
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Astute
August 12, 2017, 7:42am Report to Moderator
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But if they only wanted a certain amount of us to go why not just allow us that many tickets instead of saying we could have 1,800 and POTG then take them off sale?
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Quoted from Astute
But if they only wanted a certain amount of us to go why not just allow us that many tickets instead of saying we could have 1,800 and POTG then take them off sale?


Because they are clueless and inept at policing large matches.
If there is no trouble, the police will say they got it right. If there is trouble, the police will say I told you so.

They got it badly wrong against Sheffield Utd last year and again against Mansfield.  It would appear that everyone except police intelligence knows where the trouble will be.


Why?
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What surprises me is that our great club are burying their head in the sand once more no communication with the fans on how they are going to handle the situation with potentially 100s turning up without tickets wanting to purchase home end tickets, do locals need to produce proof of address ?
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I don't know why they didn't just make it all ticket for the away fans...judging by how many they sold already, they would easily have sold out the away end. Then the police have exact numbers. Job done. It worked fine for us at Chesterfield just a week ago.


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I don't know why they didn't just make it all ticket for the away fans...judging by how many they sold already, they would easily have sold out the away end. Then the police have exact numbers. Job done. It worked fine for us at Chesterfield just a week ago.


According to les they use ticket master which I suppose will be very unpopular with the fans so perhaps Coventry advised to allow on the day sales,but this seems like a very poor idea allowing the opportunity of our idiots to purchase tickets in there
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What an absolute mess. Once again fans being treated like dirt. I hope this doesn't put fans off travelling as I'm sure they will be able to get tickets for the Osmond on the day. Whatever excuses are given it doesn't justify the timing of the decision. If police budgets have been hammered so much that they need to stop fans attending matches because they can't police them then things are even worse than I thought. As for the club I'd imagine they'll lose around 20 grand and even more credibility from this decision.
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It is up to the club to share what has happened. I know the reasons but can't say as it's been shared by family member and not been announced by the club for a reason.

If it was the police, don't you think GTFC would have already come out and said that? Yes.

It's not the police at all, it's down to the club and the SAG had no choice.
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