Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

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Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby tybfc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:47 pm

After the match last night the Club issued a statement saying where the pickup point for tickets would be in Athens and urging fans to stay in that area.

They knew that fans had already booked accommodation closer to the ground and were booking flights.

Why could they have not put that announcement out last week in anticipation of a win? There would have been nothing lost.

Also why have tickets not gone on sale at 9am today so that people know that they have got one before making plans six days before the game?

We need a communications manager.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Granny WeatherWax » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:48 pm

they announced pick up point and bars last night.

edit - just read your message correctly :)
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Loyalclaret » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:50 pm

Come on TY - you did this thread last week. It would be totally unprofessional for the club to announce it before the final result last night.

Hope you have a good trip ;)

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby CarletonClaret » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:51 pm

Plymouth Argyle!!!
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Dyched » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:51 pm

tybfc wrote:After the match last night the Club issued a statement saying where the pickup point for tickets would be in Athens and urging fans to stay in that area.

They knew that fans had already booked accommodation closer to the ground and were booking flights.

Why could they have not put that announcement out last week in anticipation of a win? There would have been nothing lost.

Also why have tickets not gone on sale at 9am today so that people know that they have got one before making plans six days before the game?

We need a communications manager.



If it the same as Istanbul, everyone will get a ticket.

Im not sure announcing details last week would have been the best thing to do.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Granny WeatherWax » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:52 pm

everyone will get a ticket. absolutely no worries here.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Rammy1968 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:54 pm

TY give your head a shake, your off to Athens next week with tweedledum and tweedledee. Just sit back relax and enjoy your trip. The club did a great job for those that went to Istanbul and they will do the same in Athens. UTC

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby MACCA » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:57 pm

Should get 1600 tickets at least, if 5% of the ground capacity.
I'd expect everyone wanting a ticket will get 1 with ease.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Granny WeatherWax » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:57 pm

MACCA wrote:Should get 1600 tickets at least, if 5% of the ground capacity.
I'd expect everyone wanting a ticket will get 1 with ease.


agreed. without doubt. we only took 550 to Istanbul, no reason why we will take many more here.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby diamondpocket » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:02 pm

I think the details last night were a good thing so people can quickly sort out their arrangements.
But I can't understand why the ticket details weren't put out also, have they not discussed the arrangements beforehand? This should have been done in-house before and then confirmed immediately after the game or at least 0900 this morning.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby NottsClaret » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:05 pm

Scratching around for stuff to complain about now. Tough times.
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby KRBFC » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:05 pm

That would have been the ultimate jinx
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Winstonswhite » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm

I don’t understand why accommodation is booked before we actually qualified for the next round- or have I misunderstood?
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Granny WeatherWax » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Winstonswhite wrote:I don’t understand why accommodation is booked before we actually qualified for the next round- or have I misunderstood?


They've been to Athens this week to scout the place out, talk to police etc. They will have ear marked a hotel to dish tickets out from before we qualified. they didn't stay at the hotel in Istanbul that we collected tickets from

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Quickenthetempo » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21 pm

Can't fault the club for this trip so far.

Strange Olympiacos charge the same price for all ages but nowt to do with our club.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:25 pm

KRBFC wrote:That would have been the ultimate jinx


Wouldn't it just.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby deanothedino » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:35 pm

tybfc wrote:After the match last night the Club issued a statement saying where the pickup point for tickets would be in Athens and urging fans to stay in that area.

They knew that fans had already booked accommodation closer to the ground and were booking flights.

Why could they have not put that announcement out last week in anticipation of a win? There would have been nothing lost.

Also why have tickets not gone on sale at 9am today so that people know that they have got one before making plans six days before the game?

We need a communications manager.

You really think the club should announce details for the next round before they've played the decider in a 0-0 tie?

You're scraping the barrel of complaints here or fishing. They got the information out as soon as it was confirmed, people booking accommodation before it was confirmed knew the risks.
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby fatboy47 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Ffs stop bloody whinging.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby CrosspoolClarets » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:23 pm

I have no problem with the club’s arrangements who have done a good job, learning each time. It is unfortunate that the square earmarked, and hotel, is a mile east of the Acropolis and thus away from the area many have booked (even if in central Athens). But it is what it is.

I am assuming that the coach is not mandatory - many will have flights arriving and a hotel needing them to check in before midnight. Picking up the tickets is one thing, leaving for the ground hours before the game in packed traffic may not fit in with their wider arrangements.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby dingbfc1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 pm

The football club are not here to walk you round ,holding your hand .
They are only doing what UEFA tell them (ticket distribution and such)
Would you like a club rep to Bob round to your hotel and give you a welcome meeting and plan a few sight seeing trips ,as well ?

Jesus, man up

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 pm

tybfc wrote:We need a communications manager.


Is that because football fans have a long history of listening to someone instead of making their own stuff up?

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby claptrappers_union » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:34 pm

I want tybfc to take over the club. Everything will be run perfectly then
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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby Pimlico_Claret » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:36 pm

Got my ticket sorted out less than 24 hours after the game ended, what more do you want?

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby deanothedino » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Would also have been disrespectful to Luzern. Zenit St Petersburg overturned a 4-0 deficit so not like it’s impossible.

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Re: Athens - Why are the Club so slow?

Postby piston broke » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:48 pm

Club announce 800 tix. Mustn’t want to pay for the returns.


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