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Albion request for extra tickets rejected

The Argus: Paul Barber is encouraging season ticket holders at the Amex to sign up for Gold Membership Paul Barber is encouraging season ticket holders at the Amex to sign up for Gold Membership

Albion's request for more tickets for Saturday's potential play-off clincher has been rejected by Nottingham Forest.

The Seagulls have sold out their allocation for the clash at the City Ground.

They requested more tickets after Forest's own play-off hopes were ended by Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Bournemouth but have been turned down.

Sky Sports will select the two Championship matches for live coverage on the final day after Wigan's visit to Birmingham tonight.

Albion have urged all season tickets to sign up for free for Seagulls Priority Gold Membership ahead of a possible home leg in the play-offs to help the club in the quick turnaround between matches.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "We don't want to tempt fate, and I know fans won't want to either, but should we be successful at Nottingham Forest and other results go our way, it would help us enormously if fans would take the time between now and Saturday to sign up for Gold Membership.

"It's free of charge, and it is automatically cancelled at the end of the current season. No money will be take in the event we do not finish in the top six, but if we are successful tickets will be automatically processed, with no booking fee charged, and the game automatically uploaded to their cards."

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10:15am Tue 29 Apr 14

mark by the sea says...

Forest clearly are miffed they missed out and don't want it rubbed in there face!
Tonight's game should be a walk in the park Wigan against free fall Birmingham , but this season is odd in no side really is capable of taking control of there own destiny!
I fancy us to be on sky if Wigan seal a play off spot tonight.
Forest clearly are miffed they missed out and don't want it rubbed in there face! Tonight's game should be a walk in the park Wigan against free fall Birmingham , but this season is odd in no side really is capable of taking control of there own destiny! I fancy us to be on sky if Wigan seal a play off spot tonight. mark by the sea
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

pablobrowno says...

Ridiculous commercial decision when they can hold up to 4k away fans!

Are they mental?
Ridiculous commercial decision when they can hold up to 4k away fans! Are they mental? pablobrowno
  • Score: 8

12:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

DuncanThickett says...

If i was a neutral i'd rather see a couple of relegation matches than 6th place matches, as the top end teams will be featured a week later in the play-offs anyway.

Predictions:

Birmingham 1 Wigan 2

Reading 1 Burnley 1
Forest 0 Brighton 3

Pub, fish and chips and a sigh of relief - for now!
If i was a neutral i'd rather see a couple of relegation matches than 6th place matches, as the top end teams will be featured a week later in the play-offs anyway. Predictions: Birmingham 1 Wigan 2 Reading 1 Burnley 1 Forest 0 Brighton 3 Pub, fish and chips and a sigh of relief - for now! DuncanThickett
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

DuncanThickett says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Ridiculous commercial decision when they can hold up to 4k away fans!

Are they mental?
Not mental, just sulkers
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Ridiculous commercial decision when they can hold up to 4k away fans! Are they mental?[/p][/quote]Not mental, just sulkers DuncanThickett
  • Score: 5

12:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Mr barber,

I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them,

My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!!

I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!!
Up the Albion!!!!
Mr barber, I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them, My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!! I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Gee Jay says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Mr barber, I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them, My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!! I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!! Up the Albion!!!!
Lilkewise, I have had to get a Forest supporter to get our tickets.

With regard to Forest not releasing any more away section tickets, it may well be down to a police decision (health and safety). Although it is not as though our supporters have a history of trouble. Strange decision, as many Forest regulars will not bother to go on Saturday.

No predictions from me, I don't want to tempt fate.

UTA.
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Mr barber, I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them, My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!! I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Lilkewise, I have had to get a Forest supporter to get our tickets. With regard to Forest not releasing any more away section tickets, it may well be down to a police decision (health and safety). Although it is not as though our supporters have a history of trouble. Strange decision, as many Forest regulars will not bother to go on Saturday. No predictions from me, I don't want to tempt fate. UTA. Gee Jay
  • Score: 0

6:18pm Tue 29 Apr 14

November Charlie says...

Oh great, we go to the away Forest game most years as we have family there, 7 of us have all made arrangements as usual but can't get a ticket because our points total is not high enough. I feel most sorry for my eldest son who has "enjoyed" the delights of Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton & Barnsley in recent weeks. He did have enough points to get a ticket but was waiting for the rest of us to be able to get one. No doubt there will be thousands of empty seats in the ground.
Oh great, we go to the away Forest game most years as we have family there, 7 of us have all made arrangements as usual but can't get a ticket because our points total is not high enough. I feel most sorry for my eldest son who has "enjoyed" the delights of Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton & Barnsley in recent weeks. He did have enough points to get a ticket but was waiting for the rest of us to be able to get one. No doubt there will be thousands of empty seats in the ground. November Charlie
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ringtone says...

Barber not after money?

I thought hell would freeze over before this
Barber not after money? I thought hell would freeze over before this ringtone
  • Score: -2

8:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

Gee Jay wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Mr barber, I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them, My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!! I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!! Up the Albion!!!!
Lilkewise, I have had to get a Forest supporter to get our tickets.

With regard to Forest not releasing any more away section tickets, it may well be down to a police decision (health and safety). Although it is not as though our supporters have a history of trouble. Strange decision, as many Forest regulars will not bother to go on Saturday.

No predictions from me, I don't want to tempt fate.

UTA.
Just think were classed like second class ok to sell us away tickets rest off the season, but come last league game, season ticket holders who some not all decide they would like to go to Forest, I don't blame them I blame club, I've told them so as well, !!!!
Up the Albion!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Gee Jay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Mr barber, I would like to ask you a question, how come all season ticket holders get priority only on this game at forest, you had no trouble selling me twenty away tickets all season, and now were on the fringe off playoffs you decide to its loyalty points, some people do not live anywhere near Brighton but lucky for you still follow them, My point is were where some off these fans on a Tuesday night at Leicester Burnley hull, sat at home that's were, loyalty points you should get 200for away games so makes it fair, when I applied for ticket your computer said NO, look on your computer barber it tells you who goes away games, some might agree some won't, by the way been to ten home games so not bad!! I've managed to get a ticket off a mate but should not have to rely on someone else, the club look after the fans who actually go to away games first in my opinion!! Up the Albion!!!![/p][/quote]Lilkewise, I have had to get a Forest supporter to get our tickets. With regard to Forest not releasing any more away section tickets, it may well be down to a police decision (health and safety). Although it is not as though our supporters have a history of trouble. Strange decision, as many Forest regulars will not bother to go on Saturday. No predictions from me, I don't want to tempt fate. UTA.[/p][/quote]Just think were classed like second class ok to sell us away tickets rest off the season, but come last league game, season ticket holders who some not all decide they would like to go to Forest, I don't blame them I blame club, I've told them so as well, !!!! Up the Albion!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Tue 29 Apr 14

JeffLomer says...

November Charlie wrote:
Oh great, we go to the away Forest game most years as we have family there, 7 of us have all made arrangements as usual but can't get a ticket because our points total is not high enough. I feel most sorry for my eldest son who has "enjoyed" the delights of Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton & Barnsley in recent weeks. He did have enough points to get a ticket but was waiting for the rest of us to be able to get one. No doubt there will be thousands of empty seats in the ground.
Feel for you, why don't you get tickets for forest end at least your see game just a thought, I would sit in there end!!!
Up the Albio!!!!
[quote][p][bold]November Charlie[/bold] wrote: Oh great, we go to the away Forest game most years as we have family there, 7 of us have all made arrangements as usual but can't get a ticket because our points total is not high enough. I feel most sorry for my eldest son who has "enjoyed" the delights of Wigan, Blackburn, Bolton & Barnsley in recent weeks. He did have enough points to get a ticket but was waiting for the rest of us to be able to get one. No doubt there will be thousands of empty seats in the ground.[/p][/quote]Feel for you, why don't you get tickets for forest end at least your see game just a thought, I would sit in there end!!! Up the Albio!!!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 1

9:07am Wed 30 Apr 14

northernseagull says...

Forest have the same capacity as Albion, 30,500. The average crowd they get is about 6000 lower. Given that why do they decided to make only 2000 away tickets available to home fans for every game - the minimum required by FL rules?

I hope other clubs will remember this at the point that Forest request tickets in the future.

This is not Albion's or Barber's fault, this s poorly thought out and selfish management by Forest.
Forest have the same capacity as Albion, 30,500. The average crowd they get is about 6000 lower. Given that why do they decided to make only 2000 away tickets available to home fans for every game - the minimum required by FL rules? I hope other clubs will remember this at the point that Forest request tickets in the future. This is not Albion's or Barber's fault, this s poorly thought out and selfish management by Forest. northernseagull
  • Score: 1

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