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What's your breaking point.

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Del Woppio, Jun 2, 2009.

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What is the maximum you will pay for an earlybird season ticktet

  1. Behind goals - £450

    12 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. Behind goals - £500

    10 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Behind goals - £600

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Behind goals - £700

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Flanks - £450

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. Flanks - £500

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  7. Flanks - £550

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Flanks - £600

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. Del Woppio

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    I'm sure there will be a figure in your mind that if the Early Bird price passes, you'll think enough is enough, and just pick your games; I'm curious as to what yours is.

    As they're only so many poll options, for the purposes of the poll we'll put in place a situation whereby it's March 2010, and it's renewal deadline day tomorrow. We're 15th, and look like staying up, as there are 8 games to go and we're 4 points clear of 18th. It's for one single adult season ticket.

    At what point do you walk away from the club, and not renew? The poll will be confidential. I know there are other considerations, such as kids, matchday additional costs etc; just curious as to if there is mental limit for other people as there is for me
     
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  2. Tuco

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    I'd say the 522 it would be to buy a southbank ticket tomorrow is as far as I'd go considering we would have finished 15th. I'd say that would be the clubs position anyway if we stay up, a price freeze barring any meteoric rise into the top six.

    It would be the least they could do considering the big increase in prices for the coming season.
     
  3. John

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    Depends on who is in the team and if it looks like I'm paying wages to decent players, not lining the owners pockets.
     
  4. saturday boy

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    The 'actual' cost is not the issue - like many I would buy regardless...there is no competition for my custom. If I didn't watch Wolves, I wouldn't go to football.

    Football clubs should take that into account when fleecing their fans.
     
  5. John

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    £1500 behind the goals and you'd pay it?
     
  6. Dougal McGuire

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    £400 behind the goals.
     
  7. Price-wise, and due to my situation as a new dad with a $$$$ job, my breaking point was reached several years ago unfortunately. :(
     
  8. Wolv3nsam

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    My breaking point has been reached with the current ticket prices.
     
  9. Marvin

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    I think they do take the fan's loyalty into account, and that is precisely why clubs feel they can get away with charging high prices. There is some sort of a cut-off point for most fans, but they will always be a hard-core that will pay over the odds, even though they know they are.

    The almost unique customer loyalty attached to football clubs puts a significant skew on the normal supply/demand curves, which clubs can and do take advantage of.
     
  10. Dougal McGuire

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    Realistically I think mine has too.

    As things stand I'd struggle to justify it :(
     
  11. Wolv3nsam

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    Shame really, I sat through two seasons of Hoddle's bile for this and I can't afford it now. :(
     
  12. Dougal McGuire

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    Not looking forward to being one of those fans after next season ;)
     
  13. Wolv3nsam

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    Makes me want to scromit that some armchair fan is going to be occupying my seat next season. ;)
     
  14. Tuco

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    Everyone who did that (myself included) should have been given a medal. Maybe if you phoned up and explained they might take pity on you:D

    I usually go to the Cheltenham festival for 2 days, that's usually earlybird week, so that might have to go out the window. Strange really, I might only be able to afford next season if we get relegated. Condidering I've been the last 5 seasons hoping they go up, it's a strange state of affairs.
     
  15. Mr Wolf

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    There is no way I will pay near £500 plus for the ealry bird next year if we are anywhere near the relegation zone, which we probably will be.

    I'd expect the club to come out with 2 early bird offers which will be best I think.
    £350 if playing in the championship and £450 if in the prem.
     
  16. envillewolf

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    There'll be no need either way - once the novelty of the Prem's gone for 1 season, if we're struggling people won't pay it .....
    I would even suggest fat bloke Jez will need to look at reducing if we survive and haven't finished anywhere near the top half ...
     
  17. My breaking point has been reached. I've renewed early bird as usual this year, BUT, if the early bird price is anywhere near £500 the season following this, then Moxey can congratulate himself of pricing yet another working class football fan away from the game... and this after 40 years! I will not pay these prices, EVER, so Moxey please take note.

    Just for comparison, £150 gets you full membership (£100 without voting rights) for a full season at Warwickshire County Cricket Club (sitting in the sun with beer in hand - bliss). Contrast that with paying £430 (current - Steve Bull stand) and possibly paying anything from £520 to £590 in the future... forget it. I'm done with being fleeced for my support... Moxey, go find some other sucker!!!
     
  18. saturday boy

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    I don't sit behind the goals, I am in the Steve Bull. If they forced me to move behind the goals and charged me £1500 then maybe I would waver for a little while.

    I suppose there is an amount that would be too much but realistically they aren't going to increase the prices by that much in a short space of time. In 20 years I have gone from paying £90 a season to £450 per season - I will probably be paying £1500+ within the next 10 to 20 years unless there is an attitude shift across the whole of football.
     
  19. Boss Hogg

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    Same with me. I'll be going to even less games now - probably the only ones I can now justify will probably be band B games on a Monday night against the likes of Fulham, Bolton, etc.
     
  20. Wolv3nsam

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    Maybe they'll give me a discount out of pity for the hours of my life I wasted!
     
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    This is quite a good poll Del - I'm sure every little bit of info such as this can only aid the club in their pricing strategies. I assume you'll be forwarding this on, as long as you get a suitable enough sample size?

    "Breaking point" is an interesting subject. Is it actually the financial breaking point, i.e. you simply can't afford it, or could it be because you don't agree with the principles behind the pricing, even though you can afford one?

    Personally I think the club are already a little above what would constitute a fair price, considering the demographics of the surrounding area plus what they'll be charging in comparison with the rest of the Prem.

    That said, riding on the euphoria of the successful 08/09 season will lead to a higher than average peak in demand - which no doubt the club are trying to capitalise on - and my fear is that if prices stay the same next year, numbers will dwindle, even if we protect our top-flight status.
     
  22. HSV Wolf

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    Mine has come.............Can't justify to the rest of the family £500+ for a season ticket, particularly having recently been made redundant and taking a lower paid job.....Ironic really having had one for all but one of the last 18 years....Like a lot of others will try and pick games

    hey Ho !!
     
  23. Tarcisio Mifsud

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    I came to Wolverhampton twice in the past season to just see 3 matches, can assure you that I have spent much more than the highest amount shown above just covering my expenses. So I would surely have bought a very good season ticket if I lived in England.
     
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    £500 is probably my limit although at a pinch I could go to £600 but that's only if sufficient numbers of Yorkshire Wolves members also renew to justify the (shared) petrol costs.
     
  25. andy-in-seat-190

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    I don't want to sit behind the goals. I don't really know what my breaking point would be for the Billy Wright. At the moment I feel that I get a good deal when you factor in the cost of the tickets for my children. If I had to put a figure on it I suppose anything over £1300 (at current prices) for the 3 of us and I would have to do alot of washing up and ironing!:eek:. But seeing that Will is only 7 and Hannah is a teenager I guess that she will have moved out / be working and will then be able to pay for her own before that happens (I hope). The problem is that you have to get let the children down so in a way good old Jez has got me over the proverbial barrel (not a pretty thought:eek:!)
     
  26. PL jaspa888

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    Wolves is not the only option.

    Several of my old SB buddies, now that they are effectively priced out, attend non-league and lower league matches for their weekly football fix. Since these teams are not in direct competition with Wolves, they do not feel disloyal either.
     
  27. andy-in-seat-190

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    "Will, you can't go to the Wolves any more..." Do you want to tell him?
     
  28. one4canel

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    Come on mr morgan ,go on extend the ground to 40.000 seater , and when you have priced the likes of me and the thousands of wolves fans that will give up and lose the buzz to go down the molineux as season ticket holders because they cost to much , we will just have to turn up and chose the games that we could really afford to watch , cus there will be plenty of empty seats going , thats if were are still in the top division or the fizzy pop division, just look at villa park if you want proof , there attendances never a full ground ,and there ticket prices and there a top six club in europe..........£230 top tier witton end
    (get a grip on yourself cus the the moneys no good) the stranglers , and thats what were going to be STANGLED
     
  29. SBWolf92

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    Surely the club would make more money by lowering the cost of tickets anyway rather than say 5,000 empty seats each week.
     
  30. The match by match pricing for the coming season suggests the club have their finger on the pulse. I've yet to see any evidence of profiteering, quite the opposite.
    I am sure that Wolves will have their toes in the water next year. I doubt if Early Bird prices will be much more expensive than this year, a club people buy into perhaps.
     
  31. I am with dougal on this, if i had not took the early bird this season, i doubt i would have got to many games.
    I shall enjoy the next season, but i doubt i will be able to renew for the 2010/11 unless at about the £400 price bracket.
     
  32. MobNet Wolf

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    Having attended on a match by match basis last season for me the issue is more to do with can I afford the £500+ now.

    Throughout last season I was under no doubt that I would be buying a season ticket this year regardless of which league we were in (having been to so many individual games that not getting one is a bit pointless).

    However, as a student, I know in my heart of hearts I cannot afford it. I could lace it onto several credit cards, but it will only cripple me in the future.

    When I add that to the fact that actually, because of student match by match prices, it is cheaper to buy individually, a ST becomes unrealistic.

    I am hoping that on a match by match basis tickets, at least at home, won't be impossible to get, especially if you have your finger on the pulse when it comes to building up loyalty points early, and using the online system effectively.

    The real wounder comes in accepting that I won't be able to make the trips to Old Trafford, Anfield, and the local London grounds, that I have so been looking forward to since last time in 2003. For such trips I think I, like many others will just have to scout for supporter numbers etc.

    Fortunately, I reckon the Wigan and Bolton away trips and similar may go on limited general sale, or to those with a decent amount of points.
     
  33. I know it's getting a bit off the subject of season tickets prices, but I've just had a look at the match by match prices. That's way over my breaking point range!

    If I cadged a lift down with Jimbo, had a sandwich, had a couple of pints and then went to watch Wolves play Liverpool, it would cost me more than £50. I refused to pay that when I was earning over 25 grand a year, so there's no way I'm going to waste my dole money (or pittance from some menial job) on a single game.

    Take Jaspa's advice and get yourselves down to the Porn Star stadium instead!
     
  34. PL jaspa888

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    I would if I couldnt afford it. As many cant...
     
  35. Professional

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    Being in the North West, away matches will be quite easy to get into. Blackburn, Wigan, Bolton, Man City- no problems- and I will be able to get tickets for Everton, Liverpool and Burnley. Going to home matches that my brother that can't get to, I'm hoping to see a fair few games next season. Let's hope we are not utter $$$$ing $$$$e.
     
  36. O.W.E.I

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    It's already ludicrously over-priced.
    I only got one for this season because Mrs OWEI kept badgering me to get one...
     

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