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I know we're only a small section of the support on here and its all a bit 'raw' but hopefully the club will get the message that they've maybe kicked the a**e out of it this time.

In the past I'd be ringing the club tomorrow to renew my ST's but its not like you need a ST to guarantee a seat in Dens, a lot of us have bought them to benefit the club rather than to benefit ourselves. I'll not be paying more than 340 quid a skull for our tickets and I'll not be buying in the next 2 weeks. I take no pleasure in this, while I'm a bit disgruntled about how we've been over the last couple of season, I'd assumed almost automatically that I'd be renewing, it wasn't a consideration and my missus was a bit surprised when I told her but it is what it is.

I hope this strategy works for the club and they get the money they're looking for but I fear they've got this one badly wrong. If that's the case I hope they're big enough to have a rethink instead of becoming entrenched about it.

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1 hour ago, Attilio said:

If the ST still has the free peh and cup of hot water then I'm in.  Not.

As a few others have said this is madness and as far as I can see, completely unnecessary.  I doubt the ST books have been printed yet so it may well be a case of give us your money now and pick up your book in May.  I miss a few games because of holidays and Sunday games so this is likely to be the straw that breaks the camels back for me and the two U18's.

You need to buy the hot water to get the peh mate !!!

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1 hour ago, chomp my root said:

This is where I am. I don't miss many home games but I do miss the odd one here and there (got 2 stubs in my book this season) and my missus doesn't do the midweek games and I haven't grudged paying the money (while thinking it a bit high) in the past as its money going to the club. This is looking like my 'bridge too far', I would pay the 340 quid, admittedly through gritted teeth if we end up in the Championship but I'll not be railroaded into paying it in March. The last couple seasons I've quite enjoyed the weekends that either we've not been playing or its an away game I wasn't going to, its allowed me to do other stuff I'm into. By coincidence, last weekend I realised my mind was wandering instead of being focused on the game it was that bloody awful (DFC were the least awful but as a spectacle it was fecking awful). I don't want to be hasty but as it stands I doubt I'll get a ST this year and I'll cut down on my home games, I enjoy away games more anyway to be honest so I'll maybe be more selfish and do more of them than go to Dens. 

I'll not speculate on why the club have come out with this, that's their call, my call is whether or not to go with it and I'm finding it very easy not to. The one thing I can absolutely guarantee is that I will not be paying 395 quid a book in a last minute panic, a bawhair short of 800 quid, nah, I'm looking at the Gucci hill walking gear I can get with that.

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Really disappointed with this. The timing is poor, the deal is a little bewildering and the full price cost is nothing short of ridiculous.

I hadn't even begun to consider budgeting for a ST this early in the year and with a whole load of different stuff going on here over recent months, it's something that's been a million miles from my mind. 

I really can't justify scraping about for the money within the next two weeks and I really need to see how things go before committing to anything prior to the start of May.

I know in my heart of hearts that if I don't buy a ST, then there's no way I'll be rocking up regularly and paying £24-£30 for a product I genuinely haven't enjoyed for around three years now. Like a few others have said I am beginning to look forward to weekends that I'm not going to games as much, if not more, than weekends where I am (Sunday being a prime example).

Things like the bring a friend scheme add zero value for me, because I genuinely can't give the ticket away, so it's just down to whether I a) find the money and b) justify spending it on something that's more habit that anything else.

That all said, it's easy saying all the above, but it's harder to make that emotional break and admit that I won't be going to games. Announcing this package has made that a real decision this time when it really hasn't been before now. 

The fan 'engagement' from the board has been piss poor in recent times and this will undoubtedly sour those relationships further.

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5 minutes ago, chomp my root said:

I know we're only a small section of the support on here and its all a bit 'raw' but hopefully the club will get the message that they've maybe kicked the a**e out of it this time.

This is exactly my hopes as well.

In the majority, the reaction on twitter has mirrored the comments on this thread, so while we are indeed a small section of the support I would suggest this will be pretty representative of the wider opinion.

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6 minutes ago, barkblue said:

Like a few others have said I am beginning to look forward to weekends that I'm not going to games as much, if not more, than weekends where I am (Sunday being a prime example).

I could make Sunday but got the chance of earning some extra dosh and decided that that was a better option than sitting in the cold witnessing 3000 cavemen disrespecting your club whilst their heroes leave yours chasing shadows for 90 mins. Going to support your team is dropping further down the priority list as each season passes for me.

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2 minutes ago, Reverend Lovejoy said:

I could make Sunday but got the chance of earning some extra dosh and decided that that was a better option than sitting in the cold witnessing 3000 cavemen disrespecting your club whilst their heroes leave yours chasing shadows for 90 mins. Going to support your team is dropping further down the priority list as each season passes for me.

With you word for word Rev. I'll be going on Sunday, but the appeal of fixtures like these are diminishing with every one that passes.

I know it's a little OT, but with the police now investigating Aberdeen fans for sectarian singing at Ibrox (who could have guessed that their first investigation into this wouldn't be pointed towards either of the bigot brothers?) I think Scottish Football is just about burst. 

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14 minutes ago, Reverend Lovejoy said:

I could make Sunday but got the chance of earning some extra dosh and decided that that was a better option than sitting in the cold witnessing 3000 cavemen disrespecting your club whilst their heroes leave yours chasing shadows for 90 mins. Going to support your team is dropping further down the priority list as each season passes for me.

If I was paying on a game by game basis, this would be one I'd miss. Not because its not a saturday 3pm kick off (although paying for Sky/BT would make it an easier decision) but for the reasons you list. Why pay more to watch your team most likely take a scudding. 

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37 minutes ago, barkblue said:

With you word for word Rev. I'll be going on Sunday, but the appeal of fixtures like these are diminishing with every one that passes.

I know it's a little OT, but with the police now investigating Aberdeen fans for sectarian singing at Ibrox (who could have guessed that their first investigation into this wouldn't be pointed towards either of the bigot brothers?) I think Scottish Football is just about burst. 

Wasn't aware of this, yeah those 'Sheep shaggers' with their rampant sectarianism.....

Remember mate, Sectarianism is a 'Scottish football' problem, not an OF problem (or even OF and Embra clubs problem)... best to root it out alphabetically. ;)

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Will head up early tomorrow morning to try and get to the front of the queue. 

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8 minutes ago, TheWhiteCafu said:

Will head up early tomorrow morning to try and get to the front of the queue. 

Take a sleeping bag and go now mate. Just for the kudos you'll want to be in the first thousand. :P

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11 minutes ago, chomp my root said:

Wasn't aware of this, yeah those 'Sheep shaggers' with their rampant sectarianism.....

Remember mate, Sectarian is a 'Scottish football' problem, not an OF problem (or even OF and Embra clubs problem)... best to root it out alphabetically. 

Watch out Airdrie!

The media and authorities are desperate to pretend that sectarianism is an all encompassing problem throughout Scottish football, rather than simply look at where 99.99999999% of the problem lies. Anyway, this is maybe best kept for a separate thread...

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2 minutes ago, barkblue said:

Watch out Airdrie!

The media and authorities are desperate to pretend that sectarianism is an all encompassing problem throughout Scottish football, rather than simply look at where 99.99999999% of the problem lies. Anyway, this is maybe best kept for a separate thread...

We already have one....

Honest, its a Scottish football problem, honest.

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4 minutes ago, barkblue said:

Watch out Airdrie!

The media and authorities are desperate to pretend that sectarianism is an all encompassing problem throughout Scottish football, rather than simply look at where 99.99999999% of the problem lies. Anyway, this is maybe best kept for a separate thread...

Albion Rovers will be next especially as their stadium is in Coatbridge which is next door to Airdrie. 

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Something maybe worth considering.  Found an online brochure in my computer files a few months back for season tickets for the 2009 / 2010 season (Melville & Jocky)  Interesting reading and information maybe.  The adult prices for premium early bird and standard tickets were £260 and £280 and prices were frozen from the year before.  My advanced arithmetic makes that an average 3.5% increase year on year to get to the 2019 prices from 2009, although some financial whizz might want to put me right on that.

Was £260/£280 acceptable for 2009/2010?   That season would have cost me £332 for the kids and myself, whereas 3 tickets will cost me £620 in May.

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7 minutes ago, barkblue said:

Watch out Airdrie!

The media and authorities are desperate to pretend that sectarianism is an all encompassing problem throughout Scottish football, rather than simply look at where 99.99999999% of the problem lies. Anyway, this is maybe best kept for a separate thread...

BBC Glasgow were at it this evening.

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1 minute ago, Attilio said:

BBC Glasgow were at it this evening.

Surely not. 

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1 minute ago, barkblue said:

Surely not. 

Hard to believe I know but yes.   Stevie G looking all 'abused'.

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Worst release of the FPS era for me and a release that has me worried about the future of our club due to -

1 - The amount of lifelong loyal fans who have stood by the club and backed them financially through a really poor period on the park with nothing in return (1 home win this season plus 3 relegation battles) that we're going to lose/drive away as this extremely early release with an extremely short early bird period with ridiculous post early bird prices

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2 - Why are they releasing them mid March with only a two week early bird period? We must be absolutely desperate for cash. They mighy get some of that cash in the next fortnight but the amount they will lose by driving lifelong fans away completely offsets it.

Joked a couple of seasons ago something along the lines of - they'd be as well charging 500 quid a season ticket and just selling 1500 of them. It's heading that way season on season. Zero long term thinking in increasing the support or even holding on to existing support.

Today the club are basically saying - Buy a season ticket mid March. Find out what division for in mid May. You've got two weeks. Go!

It beggars belief in every single way from the period dates to the post April 2nd prices to the releasing mid March in a relegation battle.

Every season the club seems to be out doing itself on driving away fans with daft post super early bird adult season ticket prices and £30 ticket categories introduced etc.

It's a shambles.

How to p1ss off and drive away a loyal long suffering support.

Think we'll struggle to sell over 2000 if we go down.

2500 maybe a couple hundred more if we stay up.

Seriously. 

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4 minutes ago, Attilio said:

Hard to believe I know but yes.   Stevie G looking all 'abused'.

I knew that Rangers allowing that ridiculously huge horde of Aberdeen fans in to the game would come back to haunt them.  

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If this is John Nelms decision to try to sell season tickets for the 2019-20 season when he has no idea what League will be playing in next season then in my opinion he has lost the plot. 

He must think that long suffering Dundee supporters are  ‘soft touches’ and will shell out for a season ticket each year come what may..

To date I have never had a season ticket but if everything goes to Plan I am hoping to be back  living in Dundee permanently and in a position to purchase a season ticket for next season. 

Now I am not so sure as I might be cheaper paying at the gate especially if we are playing in the Championship next season as there is no way that the BoD can charge Premier League prices for Championship League games. 

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Do we actually have marketing staff or just sales staff? They are two different disciplines. The club should be marketed in a myriad of ways to secure positivity, fan engagement, goodwill, expectations....I could go on....then selling is easy.

The only guy we ever had at Dens that understood this was Derek Soutar.

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