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Semi final details

Semi final details

The much anticipated semi final meeting with West Brom has had its details confirmed, well as far as when it will take place.

We will be playing on Saturday 5th April, with a 12.15pm kick off time. We already knew that we had 33,000 tickets and details of how to get hold of these are to be announced on the Pompey Site today.

Clearly season ticket holders and club members get priority, but the near on sell out at Fratton Park last night 'might' help some others, as they seek to jump on the bandwagon - I am not saying everyone is wanting to do this of course, but it would be interesting to know how full it would have been last night if 'redeeming' your ticket for that game, and the one on Saturday with Villa might not have given you a 'better chance' of semi final tickets as a result…

All along I have said that I hope those that truly deserve tickets get tickets, and also hope that those that then do get tickets really do want them - if I notice them for sell on t'internet I will be livid, and will make sure that I make the club aware of this - what they would do about it I do not know…

Speaking of tickets, there will be an increase in ticket prices for season tickets next season. Peter Storrie told The News: 'we have held prices for the last three years but obviously we have to look at it realistically and cannot hold that forever, unfortunately.

'The level of the squad we have currently got on the wage role is increasing and we have kept it as low as we possibly can.

'These increases average about five per cent.

'For the first time in three years this has happened so we haven't done too bad.

'I have seen what some of the other clubs are doing and they have started to push prices more than us'.

These increases do not seem as bad as I had been led to believe they would be, so I am not that unhappy to be honest.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday March 13 2008
Time: 8:10AM

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Season Ticket Prices are fair and there are a couple of payment options this season.. can pay in two or ten installments to spread the cost.. also for those who can afford it the early bird discount for existing seaon ticket holders gives about sixty quid off if you get in by (I think) 15 April - Can't complain really.
Chix
13/03/2008 08:21:00
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Re Semi Final prices they are gonna be between £25 & £55 and working it out there should be plenty for general sale (15,000 season ticket holders, 5,000 ckub members, 5,000 ticket stub members leaves about 5,000 on general sale) They're are bound to some on the internet as the Wembley club members will probably sell there's back to the FA so if you miss out make that you first port of call ..more expensive but the best view...
Chix
13/03/2008 08:24:00
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On a separate note has anybody heard rumours that they is no train access to Wembley from Pompey ..heard last night that British Rail have chosen the weekend to work on Pompey to Waterloo line and also parts of the Underground... Don't know if true but might be worth checking it out... If I get the chance I'll do it today and put a post up in the forum
Chix
13/03/2008 08:26:00
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Yes the train stuff is true. Another reason why our 'supposed' game with West Ham on that Saturday was moved to Monday, I think. It will add more chaos to the roads which makes the KO time more daft. What is wrong with 1.30pm or 3pm? TV first, fans last!
storagematt
13/03/2008 08:56:00
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Fingers crossed for the semi tickets, hope we all manage to get them! I'll be gutted if I don't.
tracyc
13/03/2008 08:57:00
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when does the work start matt?
pompeyrug
13/03/2008 08:57:00
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yep gutted is one word i would use... i'll cry i know that much!
pompeyrug
13/03/2008 08:58:00
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My trip to Wembley will be via satelite but I will be cheering as though I was there and I still have a rattle than is now banned at games but not banned in my house.
frattonaussie
13/03/2008 09:24:00
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Not far off Chix. Ticket Office manager tells me there are 14,750 season ticket holders. Not sure how many members 5,000 sounds high.
eastneydave
13/03/2008 09:31:00
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Not sure when it starts but I think it's a weekend job. I read it on a West Ham web page 'cause they were moaning it had to be be moved. (prior to the cup game). Suggestions are you are going to have to get to Wembley by 10.30-11am to have to time to park & get in. Very early start.
storagematt
13/03/2008 09:59:00
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