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Offline Elgindon

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #140 on: October 16, 2018, 08:16:30 PM »

 15k is about our average for semis the last few years.Hope we wouldnt be too far off that again

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #141 on: October 17, 2018, 07:43:05 AM »
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The Scottish Professional Football League has written to Aberdeen to voice anger at the club's refusal to sell League Cup semi-final tickets block by block, which would have allowed unsold tickets to be sold to Rangers fans. The Dons have sold 10,000 tickets from their allocation of 20,300 amid fears that unsold tickets could cost the four semi-finalists a cut of an additional six-figure sum.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aberdeen-another-collision-furious-spfl-13428463

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Bring it on.
What a fucking shame for the SPFL and the 10.000 Sevco fans  :wave:
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #142 on: October 17, 2018, 08:56:38 AM »
Good on afc. Fuck the weegie bastards

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #143 on: October 17, 2018, 09:09:52 AM »
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aberdeen-another-collision-furious-spfl-13428463

It has started already.
Bring it on.
What a fucking shame for the SPFL and the 10.000 Sevco fans  :wave:

Aye, good on the club again.

Pity no-one wants to buy the shite seats/the trains aren't running on time/I hate the HunFA but won't go help the team try beat them etc  ;)

In all seriousness, it's great that Milne (Cormack?) seems to have grown a backbone but unfortunate, and short-sighted, that the board didn't wake up before a large portion of the support had thrown in the towel.
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Can you blame the man for going out of his mind temporarily?

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #144 on: October 17, 2018, 10:48:42 AM »
Will be interesting to see if the completely unbiased Scottish media will support the Dons or take the side of the SPFL and the Sevco fans on this one.

Aberdeen have played a blinder on this one regardless of the attendance.  :thumbsup:

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #145 on: October 17, 2018, 11:01:25 AM »
Will be interesting to see if the completely unbiased Scottish media will support the Dons or take the side of the SPFL and the Sevco fans on this one.

Aberdeen have played a blinder on this one regardless of the attendance.  :thumbsup:

I have no desire to do any research on how many tickets we have already sold or how many we will sell. On here and on the hat the consensus view is we have sold around 12-13k. But on Abmad there's a guy who has posted that we've already sold 15k and backs it up with some facts and figures....whether these are genuine I've no idea but FWIW i think we will get fairly close to selling out our allocation....within 1500 or so....especially if we have a good result against Fartz at the weekend.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #146 on: October 17, 2018, 11:11:29 AM »
Aberdeen have played a blinder on this one regardless of the attendance.  :thumbsup:

No they haven't. Two thirds of our allocation are for seats that have an unacceptably awful view. They should have insisted that we either be given half the North stand or all of it. We're now just cutting our nose off to spite our faces (correctly) without a public statement of why we're doing so. It's a fucking mess, and we'll be left with a smaller support as a result of it.

We should be making a public statement to say why we're not selling the tickets block by block and slating the SFA/SFPL on our allocation in the process. It's fucking obvious that the seats that are closer to the sides have the best view, and that they would sell before those in the centre of the ends.  This could all have been avoided, and we could still hand back some tickets to der Hun so that the overall semis pot could be higher. This is not an AFC issue, and the club should be making that very clear.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #147 on: October 17, 2018, 11:34:00 AM »
No they haven't. Two thirds of our allocation are for seats that have an unacceptably awful view. They should have insisted that we either be given half the North stand or all of it. We're now just cutting our nose off to spite our faces (correctly) without a public statement of why we're doing so. It's a fucking mess, and we'll be left with a smaller support as a result of it.

We should be making a public statement to say why we're not selling the tickets block by block and slating the SFA/SFPL on our allocation in the process. It's fucking obvious that the seats that are closer to the sides have the best view, and that they would sell before those in the centre of the ends.  This could all have been avoided, and we could still hand back some tickets to der Hun so that the overall semis pot could be higher. This is not an AFC issue, and the club should be making that very clear.


I may be wrong but am sure I read somewhere that Aberdeen asked for half the North stand but SPFL refused them that option to keep the huns onside.

Awaiting another Aberdeen statement to confirm or deny the D.R article is true or false.
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #148 on: October 17, 2018, 01:12:46 PM »
While I agree with any fuck the Tribute Act actions I would say that if the numbers sold suggested in the Daily Ranger are correct then we can have absolutely no complaint if the SFA/SPFL slash our allocation for future games. 

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #149 on: October 17, 2018, 01:36:20 PM »
While I agree with any fuck the Tribute Act actions I would say that if the numbers sold suggested in the Daily Ranger are correct then we can have absolutely no complaint if the SFA/SPFL slash our allocation for future games.

Yes we can. They have 15K of tickets in seats with an actual view. More than double. They've fucked us.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #150 on: October 17, 2018, 01:39:17 PM »

I may be wrong but am sure I read somewhere that Aberdeen asked for half the North stand but SPFL refused them that option to keep the huns onside.

Awaiting another Aberdeen statement to confirm or deny the D.R article is true or false.

Yep, that's certainly what the Hun statement said happened.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:27 PM »
I have no desire to do any research on how many tickets we have already sold or how many we will sell. On here and on the hat the consensus view is we have sold around 12-13k. But on Abmad there's a guy who has posted that we've already sold 15k and backs it up with some facts and figures....whether these are genuine I've no idea but FWIW i think we will get fairly close to selling out our allocation....within 1500 or so....especially if we have a good result against Fartz at the weekend.

We've sold under 10,000 according to the ticket office.


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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2018, 02:28:50 PM »
We've sold under 10,000 according to the ticket office.

Good. That will teach the SPFL a lesson they will never forget. Aberdeen FC and their fans have principles unlike a few clubs I could mention.  :thumbsup:
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #153 on: October 17, 2018, 05:28:47 PM »
Good. That will teach the SPFL a lesson they will never forget. Aberdeen FC and their fans have principles unlike a few clubs I could mention.  :thumbsup:

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #154 on: October 17, 2018, 09:45:25 PM »
regardless of how many tickets us, or any other club sell for any particular game held at that glasgow shitehole, it is a game held at a neutral stadium, so the option of a 50/50 split should always be on the table.
Of course, a fair draw for the home and away team should also happen but since we're stuck with that cunting place we will always have to accept that the "traditional" ends will always be there and we will always have to put up with the standard pandering to either of the cheeks.

Absolute cunts to a man, both the huns and the corrupt pricks that run our game and fuck the lot of them.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #155 on: October 18, 2018, 08:24:46 AM »
Was just thinking of the days when the Cup semi-finals were played midweek on a Wednesday night and Aberdeen usually took around 4.000 away fans and nobody cared. This was the days of no live TV coverage with the radio the only means of knowing the live score.

My opinion is all cup semis should be held at a neutral stadium as near half way between the clubs involved on a Saturday afternoon at 15.00 regardless if the Glasgow two are involved. Play both ties at the same time. Live TV coverage one on BT and one on Sky.

All ticket sales would be 50/50 if a club can not sell all their allocation tough shit still 50/50. Do not give left over tickets to the other club.

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Ps...Why should semi finals have to be played at Hamden at all. is it because the owners of the stadium sats it must be so. Play them round the country to full houses.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #156 on: October 18, 2018, 11:01:36 AM »
While I agree with any fuck the Tribute Act actions I would say that if the numbers sold suggested in the Daily Ranger are correct then we can have absolutely no complaint if the SFA/SPFL slash our allocation for future games.

Yes we do have a complaint. All clubs have a legitimate complaint if  a 50/50 share of tickets is not initially offered. It is supposed to be a neutral venue, not a home match for either of the 2 big Glasgow clubs. It's bad enough that the match is being played on their doorstep.

I keep harking back to it, but it's a point that people, supporters of the big 2 and the ruling authorities can't seem to get their heads around despite it being relatively simple.
It's a neutral venue FFS!

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #157 on: October 18, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
Yes we do have a complaint. All clubs have a legitimate complaint if  a 50/50 share of tickets is not initially offered. It is supposed to be a neutral venue, not a home match for either of the 2 big Glasgow clubs. It's bad enough that the match is being played on their doorstep.

I keep harking back to it, but it's a point that people, supporters of the big 2 and the ruling authorities can't seem to get their heads around despite it being relatively simple.
It's a neutral venue FFS!

Exactly. We got a near full house the few times the hun have visited, so the evidence is there that if the stadium was in Aberdeen we'd easily sell our allocation. That teams should be punished due to their location is certainly something worth discussing. It certainly isn't neutral.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #158 on: October 18, 2018, 01:46:28 PM »
https://www.afc.co.uk/2018/10/18/semi-final-update/

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With just over a week to go until our Betfred Cup Semi-Final against Rangers at Hampden Park just over 9,000 tickets have been sold to The Red Army. Despite strong initial sales, particularly from our supporters’ clubs, overall ticket sales for the match have fallen short of the demand expected.

Given current sales figures, with the SPFL recording less than 100 being sold by Aberdeen FC today, the SPFL have now taken back certain sections of the East Stand. In return, the SPFL will issue the Club with an additional allocation of seats in the South Stand Upper and Lower tickets. This will necessitate the relocation of some supporters to alternative seats and the Club will be in touch with any affected fans to finalise arrangements.

With 5,500 tickets still available for our supporters, and access to a further allocation if we demonstrate additional demand in the next few days, the focus now quickly turns to building on the tickets that have been sold to fulfil the remainder of our allocation and ensure that the team walk out to a wall of noise from Dons supporters in attendance.

We must now ALL PLAY OUR PART in building upon this current sales figure to ensure we have fantastic backing at Hampden next Sunday.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #159 on: October 18, 2018, 02:13:10 PM »
Only 9.000 tickets sold...So what. Not bothered.

We sell a lot less than that when we visit Ibrox and Parkhead and have won there.

No point in listening to what the Scottish media say on this matter as they are supporting only one team to reach the final anyway.

The team has to turn up on the day and reach the Final be it with 9.000 or 15.000 fans.


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