Back to the Mad Stad

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by windermereROYAL » 27 Nov 2020 11:38

There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Hendo » 27 Nov 2020 11:46

windermereROYAL There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13


Whilst all well and good, if the club have given a contract to another supplier, this isn't going to change anything as they won't just break a contact to appease the fans.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Old Man Andrews » 27 Nov 2020 11:52

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windermereROYAL There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13


Whilst all well and good, if the club have given a contract to another supplier, this isn't going to change anything as they won't just break a contact to appease the fans.

If supporters want to make a point then just don't buy any food or drink once supporters are allowed to return. Simple.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Hendo » 27 Nov 2020 11:55

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windermereROYAL There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13


Whilst all well and good, if the club have given a contract to another supplier, this isn't going to change anything as they won't just break a contact to appease the fans.

If supporters want to make a point then just don't buy any food or drink once supporters are allowed to return. Simple.


This is obviously correct and will actually force the club into reviewing this situation, a petition, while still buying food and drink will have zero impact.

FWIW, I think WBB will remain at the club as its been there for quite a while now.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Hound » 27 Nov 2020 11:56

ah that's a huge shame. The food was excellent


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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Sutekh » 27 Nov 2020 13:22

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windermereROYAL That's a shocker from GR. :shock:


You say that but the link has been shared and I bet most replying here clicked the link. You click, they get paid. Job. Done.


Sad but true, though you can usually tell from the “headline” whether it’s going to be a load of pointless drivel or not. In this case that’s certainly true and you must know to expect just a snapshot of the expected “gags” that could be equally applied to any club outside the top of the PL.

Perhaps we should all just slow down and think about whether it’s actually worth clicking on any link beforehand and eventually cr@p like this might start disappearing.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Sutekh » 27 Nov 2020 13:28

windermereROYAL There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13


Did STAR make any representation to the club on behalf of fans over this change or was this something that just came out of the blue?

Presume this change is money driven given that I don’t remember seeing a fan survey on non-concourse food.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Hound » 27 Nov 2020 13:43

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windermereROYAL That's a shocker from GR. :shock:


You say that but the link has been shared and I bet most replying here clicked the link. You click, they get paid. Job. Done.


Sad but true, though you can usually tell from the “headline” whether it’s going to be a load of pointless drivel or not. In this case that’s certainly true and you must know to expect just a snapshot of the expected “gags” that could be equally applied to any club outside the top of the PL.

Perhaps we should all just slow down and think about whether it’s actually worth clicking on any link beforehand and eventually cr@p like this might start disappearing.


as would JLow's job I assume

tbh its dire content but I do feel sorry for him. Clearly has absolute scraps to work with

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by muirinho » 27 Nov 2020 14:38

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windermereROYAL There is a petition up and running.

https://www.change.org/p/reading-fc-fan ... 764e049b13


Did STAR make any representation to the club on behalf of fans over this change or was this something that just came out of the blue?

Presume this change is money driven given that I don’t remember seeing a fan survey on non-concourse food.


I emailed the club and got back the response

"The club fully recognises the positive impact having quality street food available at the stadium has had on the matchday experience. However, all contracts the club holds with external providers have to be commercially viable to continue."

So, yep, petitions won't change a thing, boycotting the food stands may do.


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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Zip » 27 Nov 2020 15:01

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You say that but the link has been shared and I bet most replying here clicked the link. You click, they get paid. Job. Done.


Sad but true, though you can usually tell from the “headline” whether it’s going to be a load of pointless drivel or not. In this case that’s certainly true and you must know to expect just a snapshot of the expected “gags” that could be equally applied to any club outside the top of the PL.

Perhaps we should all just slow down and think about whether it’s actually worth clicking on any link beforehand and eventually cr@p like this might start disappearing.


as would JLow's job I assume

tbh its dire content but I do feel sorry for him. Clearly has absolute scraps to work with


Yep the club clearly don’t give him anything so not sure what people expect from him.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Nameless » 27 Nov 2020 16:16

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windermereROYAL So 2.000 fans it is then, will be interesting how the the club do this.


Name of retainer payee goes into the magic hat, VP spends a morning drawing 2000 names, those names not drawn remain in magic hat for next the home game (presuming the govt. don’t ban us all again) :wink:

Gets interesting though if less than 2000 paid a retainer.


Would need to be more sophisticated than that. Not everyone who paid the retainer might want a ticket.
I believe way more than 2000 paid. I recall seeing somewhere that 80% of STH paid up which would be something like 8-9000.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Zip » 27 Nov 2020 16:20

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windermereROYAL So 2.000 fans it is then, will be interesting how the the club do this.


Name of retainer payee goes into the magic hat, VP spends a morning drawing 2000 names, those names not drawn remain in magic hat for next the home game (presuming the govt. don’t ban us all again) :wink:

Gets interesting though if less than 2000 paid a retainer.


Would need to be more sophisticated than that. Not everyone who paid the retainer might want a ticket.
I believe way more than 2000 paid. I recall seeing somewhere that 80% of STH paid up which would be something like 8-9000.


That’s more than I expected.


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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Nameless » 27 Nov 2020 16:29

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Name of retainer payee goes into the magic hat, VP spends a morning drawing 2000 names, those names not drawn remain in magic hat for next the home game (presuming the govt. don’t ban us all again) :wink:

Gets interesting though if less than 2000 paid a retainer.


Would need to be more sophisticated than that. Not everyone who paid the retainer might want a ticket.
I believe way more than 2000 paid. I recall seeing somewhere that 80% of STH paid up which would be something like 8-9000.


That’s more than I expected.


It may be a Trump level claim, can’t remember where I heard it but do recall being impressed ....

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Ascotexgunner » 27 Nov 2020 19:27

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Would need to be more sophisticated than that. Not everyone who paid the retainer might want a ticket.
I believe way more than 2000 paid. I recall seeing somewhere that 80% of STH paid up which would be something like 8-9000.


That’s more than I expected.


It may be a Trump level claim, can’t remember where I heard it but do recall being impressed ....


If I don't get a ticket I'm refusing to concede. It's rigged.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by JR » 27 Nov 2020 19:56

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Hoping I'll still be able to watch on IFollow.



Would not want the first pint out of those beer pumps in the madstad TBF


This is an excellent point! Although do our pies count as a substantial meal?!

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by RoyalBlue » 28 Nov 2020 17:20

The Real Sandhurst Royal Watford are doing a ticket ballot

https://www.watfordfc.com/news/ticket/news-ticket-ballot-open-for-december-matches


Ticket ballot for each game from those season ticket holders who paid the retainer and want to attend IMO would be the best approach. I believe that was what Atlanta Utd were doing in MLS. They made it clear that season ticket holders who decided they didn't want to attend or were unable to do so for health reasons would not lose out when 'normality' returned.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Nameless » 28 Nov 2020 17:43

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The Real Sandhurst Royal Watford are doing a ticket ballot

https://www.watfordfc.com/news/ticket/news-ticket-ballot-open-for-december-matches


Ticket ballot for each game from those season ticket holders who paid the retainer and want to attend IMO would be the best approach. I believe that was what Atlanta Utd were doing in MLS. They made it clear that season ticket holders who decided they didn't want to attend or were unable to do so for health reasons would not lose out when 'normality' returned.


That’s what was stated would happen when they did the retainer. They even stated how ticket prices would be calculated.
IIRC each succeeding game, people who didn’t get tickets for previous games would get priority

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by Lower West » 28 Nov 2020 23:46

Be points based as well. Which rewards loyal supporters.

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Re: Back to the Mad Stad

by PieEater » 29 Nov 2020 10:50

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The Real Sandhurst Royal Watford are doing a ticket ballot

https://www.watfordfc.com/news/ticket/news-ticket-ballot-open-for-december-matches


Ticket ballot for each game from those season ticket holders who paid the retainer and want to attend IMO would be the best approach. I believe that was what Atlanta Utd were doing in MLS. They made it clear that season ticket holders who decided they didn't want to attend or were unable to do so for health reasons would not lose out when 'normality' returned.


There's health reasons but more likely you'd want to attend with your friends and family. Single tickets from a draw won't be any use to a lot of people.

Fortunately I won't have to manage a situation with 3 STHs (Adult and 2 kids) where only one ticket is drawn.

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