Away Match Build Up 27/01/2024 L1: Bristol Rovers v OUFC

Who will win?

  • OUFC

    Votes: 23 53.5%
  • Draw

    Votes: 8 18.6%
  • Bristol

    Votes: 12 27.9%

  • Total voters
    43
 
Iam going for a 1-0 defeat sadly ,we need a performance with purpose .They need a win and will be up for it. Can Des get the boys going ,Leigh has tried in the OM to get a rallying call going .COYY
 
This has "just lost a game so everyone expects us to lose, so we go on and win 4-0" written all over it
 
Iam going for a 1-0 defeat sadly ,we need a performance with purpose .They need a win and will be up for it. Can Des get the boys going ,Leigh has tried in the OM to get a rallying call going .COYY
Rovers are very attacking.
I think that I heard that in their past 15 games, 13 have resulted in both teams scoring
And in their last game Exeter won their 1 0.
Not sure that Rovers need a win- they are just about certain to be in L1 next season.
We have won 3 of our last 6. They have won 2.
So... it probably is a very good time to play them.
 
Aren't there rules about treating home and away fans equally when it comes to ticket pricing? Or are clubs allowed a number of exceptions each year?
I think you're allowed 'X' amount of home fixtures that have promotional pricing/deals.
 
Aren't there rules about treating home and away fans equally when it comes to ticket pricing? Or are clubs allowed a number of exceptions each year?
Remember the Bradford game? Everyone a quid to get in and the away fans chanting "We want our pound back" at two down after half an hour.
 
EFL Regulation:

35.3.88 No Club shall charge higher admission prices for visiting supporters for accommodation that is ranked as comparable with or inferior to that used by supporters of the Home Club in the same or next highest ranked accommodation. For the purposes of this Regulation, accommodation shall be allocated a ranking as indicated by the table below (where 1 represents the best available and 6 the lowest) having regard to the following criteria:(a) Covered seating;(b) Uncovered seating;(c) Covered terracing;(d) Uncovered terracing;(e) Behind the touchline;(f) Behind the goal line; and(g) In the corners of the stadium (i.e. behind both the touchline and the goal line)
The complete regulations can be found by using this link to a pdf file. Go to page 97. EFL handbook
 
Good question. I thought there were rules.

35.3.11Guidance
Under the Regulations should any Club wish to offer promotions or discounts for a specific
match or across up to a maximum of 4 matches they must either (a) offer the discount
or special promotion on a similar basis to visiting supporters or (b) seek the permission
of the visiting club to run the promotion for home fans only. In the instance that an
agreement cannot be reached it should be reported to the League for consideration. For
example if a Club offered supporters the chance to purchase tickets for 3 named matches
at a discounted cost i.e. 3 matches for £60, then permission should be gained from the 3
visiting Clubs to run the promotion or the pro rate price i.e. £20 should be offered to the
visiting supporters. Should the Club run an offer of buy two matches get the third match
free, permission would only need to be sought from the visiting Club for the third match
that is offered free of charge
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Does this mean that we turned down the offer / agreed that it was for home fans only?

Or is there a gentleman's agreement that away clubs generally don't take up the home club offer, and in return, when we are the home club and run a discounted ticket eg armed forces day, that the away club don't take up the offer?

Apart from cheaper Cup tickets, I don't remember getting discounts for any away games.
 
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The cheap tickets are an incentive to get the new stand up to 75% capacity so that they can pass safety testing and then run at full capacity from their next home game.

They tried this in their last home game, against Exeter, but they clearly didn't make it to the target.

In order for the Brunel South Stand to become fully operational beginning with our game versus Oxford on Saturday 27th January, the club is required to prove full functionality through a 75% capacity test event beforehand.


This likely also explains why they released more seating tickets to U's fans. I think any Oxford fan with a seating ticket is well within their rights to request a refund of the difference in ticket price. It should also be brought up with OUSP, OxVox, etc...

In fact, surely the EFL regulation quoted above implies that those with terrace tickets should also pay the discounted price as that is surely ranked as "inferior" accommodation?
 
Apart from cheaper Cup tickets, I don't remember getting discounts for any away games.
Reading gave season ticket holders a couple of quid off. I don't get to every away game but I'm certain there was at least one other league game that was unexpectedly cheap.
 
Reading gave season ticket holders a couple of quid off. I don't get to every away game but I'm certain there was at least one other league game that was unexpectedly cheap.
Apart from Cup games, the only games i've seen in the last five years under £20 were Burton £18 and AFC Wimbledon £17. Sometimes there is the buy-in advance discount, or what Morecambe used to do and shut the terrace on the day so people were forced to pay the higher seating price. Reading was £22 which is the same that Charlton are being charged.
 
Apart from Cup games, the only games i've seen in the last five years under £20 were Burton £18 and AFC Wimbledon £17. Sometimes there is the buy-in advance discount, or what Morecambe used to do and shut the terrace on the day so people were forced to pay the higher seating price. Reading was £22 which is the same that Charlton are being charged.
I've worked it out: Derby away in August was only £16. But it seems this was just because it was a category C fixture, not because of a promo.

What I do find odd is that adult home tickets were £16 behind the goal, but £20 in the corners. We were definitely in a corner so not sure why my ticket was cheaper (but not complaining!)
 
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