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Most liked posts in thread: Loyalty Points & Priority for Away Matches

  1. NorthernMonkey

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    Just found out that you can enter the link multiple times.

    That's 15 votes for loyalty cards being reintroduced then.
     
  2. Tony Wilkinson

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    Isn't this all a perfect reason that when a away allocation has been sold out and paid for then i-follow should be available solely through the away club...?
     
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    Simple answer to this is to get out of this God awful division and then it probably won't matter half as much.
     
  4. Rogered Tart

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    Just voted away ticket priority for the shits and giggles
     
  5. Offcomedun

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    I hope the club does issue Away Priority tickets, just to piss off @Loyalbantam@Loyalbantam , whose views on this issue are so strident and dogmatic.

    I actually resent the logic that going to lots of current away games makes you more of an uberfan and that it should therefore guarantee you first dibs on limited supply tickets.

    A single 20 year old, in work, will have disposable income and lots of time to go swanning off to away matches to their heart's content. But a married supporter with a mortgage and family commitments may well have neither. Likewise, a retired supporter may have limited income and or health issues that preclude them from regular away game travel.
    Both of the latter probably have decades of loyal support, home and away, probably have season tickets and attend regular home games. Why should those supporters have less chance of getting tickets for popular matches than those whose personal circumstances just happen to make them able to attend lots of away games right now?
     
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  6. Keefly Bantam

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    They missed off hot running water
     
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    Loyalty is about spending money that affects the bottom line at BCAFC not at Hartlepool, the benefit of that loyalty is the ability to buy tickets for away matches

    My wife is loyal to tesco, the benefit is clubcard points that can be traded in for goodies, Tesco dont reward her for shopping at Asda and Bradford City shouldnt reward you for shopping at Hartlepool FC.

    Buying and attending away matches should be the prize, but you should get zero loyalty points for buying away tickets because the club doesn't benefit financially.

    You should get more loyalty points for buying a scarf in the shop or a pie at half time, than you should for going to Hartlepool or Barrow

    We live in a capitalist society.
     
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  8. Rogered Tart

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    This whole thread gives me more pleasure every time I see it. I'm at the stage in life where I'm not bothered if I get a ticket or not. Good luck to those counting Thier loyalty points, you're dedication to the cause keeps me amused.
     
  9. Rogered Tart

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    I look at it this way. Customers are your cash cow, as a business its up to your commercial department to rinse them of every penny they can. Its a harsh example but knowing a very successful commercial executive i know how this stuff works. I can see why folk think its out of order but thats commercialism.
     
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    That's true but it doesn't function as a mouthpiece for the club. The club's recognised media outlets are its Twitter account, the club website, the City app and direct mailing to our email addresses. The club has sufficient media outlets which it controls directly rather than have to rely on the minutes of the SB. Personally, I'd take any of them in preference to the Supporter Board's minutes! If the club wishes to publicise how the Loyalty scheme is intended to operate, it needs to focus on using its established media outlets as it does for most other things.
     
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    Since 1959 about 3/4 of a million;)
     
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    I've been ignoring this thread but just read the email or rather just read halfway down the email.

    Could they have made it any more complicated? Good grief. If you're in band A you get 24 hours to buy your ticket ahead of others but only if it rained on the Wednesday before hand. If it didn't rain in your specific postcode but it rained in your parent post code then you get 12 hours notice.

    I mean talk about over complicating the simple transaction of buying a ticket.
     
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    Yeah same here Monkey, let's get this voted in. It's what the fans want.
     
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    What really pisses me off about the current loyalty scheme is the allocation of points for attending home games, even when you've already bought a season ticket.
    Due to weddings and other events, postponed from the last two years because of Covid, I'm going to miss quite a few home games this Autumn. Why should I be penalised for that when I've already bought the ticket for those games?
     
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    do you get extra points for that?
     
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    I don't quite understand people on this thread at the minute, pretty sure it was always there to encourage those who spend more to further spend more.

    regardless it is still a much better system than the priority pass

    I remember the times where we really didn't have much of a pot to P*** in during the parky days.. then people are surprised to see the club do as much as it can to generate as much money as possible? I mean the CEOs previous role was head of commercial.

    Now hopefully this money can be invested back into the club correctly!
     
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    The whole loyalty scheme was brought in so that those who travel around the country the most watching City at places like Sutton and Crawley were front of the queue should a mega tie like Man City come round and allow them to obtain tickets for their effort.

    It has now turned into a complete clusterfuck where if you buy a fecking scarf for £35 you get the same loyalty points as someone who has been to Crawley, Colchester x 2, Forest Green, Crawley, Bristol, Exeter x 3 & Stevenage. And these people exist, whatever the results they are there.

    How can you feck up something so simple in obtaining points through attendance?
     
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    I think the biggest problem here is the club have given this scheme the name "loyalty" where the benefits are priority access to match tickets, yet are actually selling a different product.

    A loyalty scheme for tickets, for me, means rewarding the most loyal fans who travel up and down the country supporting the team.

    Yet what we actually have is a system where someone who goes to a Papa Johns game vs Leicester U21s gets a bigger reward than someone who goes to a league game away at Colchester on a Tuesday night. And where someone who spends £35 on some tat can have as many points as someone who spends hundreds of pounds on ten away games throughout the season. In my opinion that's bang out of order and is not a loyalty scheme whatsoever.
     
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    Bradford city should publish there rules on there own website . Not some independent supporters club who no one listens too . It’s a Bradford city’s product there selling .Its not hard to state the basic rules
     
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    Whatever the club does on this issue, some will be unhappy.