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We need more than 'consideration' guys!

We need more than 'consideration' guys!

The season ticket situation at Pompey 'should' become a little clearer on Monday, as long as the proposals put to the board by The PST are responded to - as it is 'believed' they will be, by close of play that day...

An extension to the time being given to find £450 for the early bird offer is, I would say, among the main areas, arguably the main area, that people want looking as their gripe.

And this is 'under consideration' according to The News: 'this was one of the requests that the Pompey Supporters Trust made to the club earlier in the week and it is currently under consideration by the board.'

The actual increase, as I have said before but will say again, is NOT the main issue for fans.

Ok, this increase will rank us among the most expensive in the nopower league - assuming we are still in this league next season? - and that is hard to swallow, but in today's era of football a ticket that will cost less than £20 per game when averaged out is not 'as bad' as it could have been.

Of course this money is by no means pocket change to most! Especially to find at the drop of a hat!

The price is 'acceptable' to most, the lack of options for payment most definitely is not!

The club spokesman has added that they 'hope' to reach an agreement with the card service providers to enable credit/debit card payments an option, although this could not be guaranteed.

'If' this is possible it will not be until at least April 4th, which is beyond the 'early bird' deadline - so clearly an extension would be needed: 'we would certainly prefer that supporters were able to pay for their season tickets by debit or credit card.

'As soon as we reach an acceptable agreement with our card service providers we will open that method up to our supporters.'

I think that we have all had just about enough of this issue and have probably huffed and puffed about it until we are blue in the face - we, well I know I do, just want this sorted out now...

Quite clearly if PFC do not have a serious rethink on the strategy that they are going about with the season tickets then these numbers will tumble - the club must do the right thing and extend the early bird offer, maybe not until the end of May as requested but certainly until the end of April I would think?

PFC have had a lot of faults over the years, mostly down to gross mismanagement, whilst we have still seem some 'strange' decisions and actions over the past year or so on the whole I would say 'most' have been done with the clubs, and the fans' on the whole, best interests in mind.

All this good work could be undone by this latest disaster - which is in no way in the fans' best interest - so the next steps are, I would think, vital ones for our long-term future.

'Should' season ticket numbers dwindle, and that would most likely see the 'casual visitors' drop too, then a much needed source of income drips away and our future goes with it.

PFC cannot live without its fans, whilst not all will turn their backs on the club - and if they did over this season ticket situation you could not really hold it against anyone - a number will, unless this rethink of the time/payment methods given for the early bird price are more than 'seriously considered'...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Saturday March 26 2011
    Time: 9:05AM

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    I think the club will relax on somthing to show what good guys they are but nowhere near that which PST have requested
    MickTait
    26/03/2011 11:29:00
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    If Pompey got off to a winning start next season the fans will go. The only advantage to the club of season tickets is money up front, if the vast majority elect to buy on the day or over the net then the club will make more money out of sales.
    russellm
    27/03/2011 10:54:00
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    Mick, I think you have a point, start with an onerous situation, relax it a bit, be seen to compromise but establish your procurement strategy. Just like dealing with the unions.
    russellm
    27/03/2011 10:58:00
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    Yes if you look at the Trust's proposals, the things like 2 home cup matches included, while nice to have,are hardly deal breakers, but you have to start negotiations with something your prepared to give away. Only I don't know if the club are really going to respond much though.
    tracyc
    27/03/2011 12:30:00
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