I’ve read posts on here and Facebook over the last few days about a new group being formed, possibly as an alternative to the Supporters Trust.
According to Facebook it’s being instigated by a number of “well respected fans” so can anyone put some meat on the bones and tell us who these fans are? Surely if people are going to hand over their intended season ticket money they then they deserve to know who they’re giving it to.
Does anyone know what the protocol is for attending away games and how many club officials are allowed to attend matches away from home?
The reason I ask is I’ve seen on Facebook that the club took two coaches down to Portsmouth when I’m sure the usual practice is to take one. One would hope that only the players and back room staff stayed over the night before the game and the second coach went down on the day.
Ste who runs the Ratcliffe has asked me to post to let people know the below that he sent me yesterday.
“Just to let you know we're gonna start opening when dale are at home to provide a near match day experience for supporters. Soccer Saturday and sky live games etc. If you could spread the word that would be great. And on the forum if you could Players coming in as well. Every penny counts for the club now so hopefully a good turn out.”
Just a bit of Friday night nonsense, but just summat I saw on the accounts thread that reminded me to post about it. I’ve seen it loads on here over the years and heard it too at some games so can we make a team/squad from it? I’ll start...
...I spoke to various trust reps yesterday and said I’d come back on here to give some positive feedback after my thread about tickets the other week.
I was contacted through the trust by Tony Pockney at the club and we exchanged some emails over the situation I encountered with the ticket site. During that exchange he very kindly offered me and my three kids complimentary tickets for yesterday. He also invited me to have a chat and a pint with him after the game and again, very kindly, bought me a pint before we went off for a chat. I won’t bore with the details but I found him to be a lovely bloke and a great representative of the club and he made one of my lads day by giving him a little tour of the area at the top of the main stand above the tunnel.
It’s therefore only fair that I come back on here and share that the club also gets a lot of things right. All in all it was a great day and my kids have still to see Dale lose so we need to get there as much as we can this season!
Also a quick thanks to the Trust for their involvement and Jan in the ticket office for the excellent service I received when collecting the tickets.
I’m planning to attend tomorrow so due to not wanting to pay a ridiculous on the day increase on admission thought I’d sign up to the ticket site and buy online. However, no matter how hard I try on both an iPad and laptop it simply refuses to let me select children’s tickets so wants north of 80 quid for four of us to come to the game.
Has anyone else had this and am I doing something wrong or should I just fook (oops) it off and take them Pizza Hut instead?