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Redwhitepurple

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I cant understand why citys coaches have gone up drastically over the years.... They were once a very affordable way of travelling

forgest green rovers charge A MAXIMUM £22 cat A game, which is before the £5 season ticket saving so £17.... forest green rovers to carlisle if a season ticket holder £17! bristol city to millwall £23 if season ticket holder. we take probaly 4 times as many coaches so it should be even cheaper for city to hire than forest green hiring coaches, with buying power etc. to me its just another way of exploiting fans instead of rewarding them

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It's just the way things go, not every club are going to be the same.. like Stoke who offered FREE away travel for the season, we will never do that.. the free Purple&Lime shirt given to the fans who went to Boro this season was probably the first thing they've rewarded fans with in a VERY long time.

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14 minutes ago, WhenHarryMetAlli said:

It's just the way things go, not every club are going to be the same.. like Stoke who offered FREE away travel for the season, we will never do that.. the free Purple&Lime shirt given to the fans who went to Boro this season was probably the first thing they've rewarded fans with in a VERY long time.

Wasn't this when they were in the prem and all teams get given money for fan initiatives? Think Arsenal use it to cap away ticket costs etc

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16 minutes ago, hodge said:

Wasn't this when they were in the prem and all teams get given money for fan initiatives? Think Arsenal use it to cap away ticket costs etc

This was when they were in the Prem but they extended it for this season when they got relegated.

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20 minutes ago, WhenHarryMetAlli said:

This was when they were in the Prem but they extended it for this season when they got relegated.

Guess it'll be a case of seeing if they still do it in a season or 2 when parachute payments go down/disappear 

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1 hour ago, WhenHarryMetAlli said:

It's just the way things go, not every club are going to be the same.. like Stoke who offered FREE away travel for the season, we will never do that.. the free Purple&Lime shirt given to the fans who went to Boro this season was probably the first thing they've rewarded fans with in a VERY long time.

Stoke didn't offer free away travel for the season.

Stokes SPONSOR offered free away travel for the season.

8 minutes ago, hodge said:

Guess it'll be a case of seeing if they still do it in a season or 2 when parachute payments go down/disappear 

They didn't do it in the first place, was their sponsor.

 

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1 hour ago, Redwhitepurple said:

I cant understand why citys coaches have gone up drastically over the years.... They were once a very affordable way of travelling

forgest green rovers charge A MAXIMUM £22 cat A game, which is before the £5 season ticket saving so £17.... forest green rovers to carlisle if a season ticket holder £17! bristol city to millwall £23 if season ticket holder. we take probaly 4 times as many coaches so it should be even cheaper for city to hire than forest green hiring coaches, with buying power etc. to me its just another way of exploiting fans instead of rewarding them

What FGR failed to mention was their transport is a horse and cart. Supporters have to take a week off work for Carlisle away.

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2 hours ago, BCFC11 said:

What FGR failed to mention was their transport is a horse and cart. Supporters have to take a week off work for Carlisle away.

If I've told you once I've told you a million times @BCFC11 there's no need to exaggerate … 

Horse and cart ffs, that ridiculous. 

Anyway here's photo evidence of a typical FGR away day... 

tandem_bike_by_davidjasdero-d322ftn.jpg

and a video too.... https://youtu.be/K0m29taNmE8 

 

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3 hours ago, WhistleHappy said:

If I've told you once I've told you a million times @BCFC11 there's no need to exaggerate … 

Horse and cart ffs, that ridiculous. 

Anyway here's photo evidence of a typical FGR away day... 

tandem_bike_by_davidjasdero-d322ftn.jpg

 

 

Ah the Goodies!

People love to knock the 70s, but in those days we had Saturdays that included City in the top division, and the Goodies and Dr Who (Tom Baker - the best Doctor) on TV in the evening. Ain't nostalgia great!

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It all comes down to beans, and the bean counters. 

Bristol Sport bean counter: "So, let me just get this right: you want us to pay out some beans so that more of our clients can travel to Sheffield/Millwall/Hull and give beans to them? You want us to have less so they can get more? Are you mad?" 

 

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Question for the OP.

Would you rather City averaged the cost of coach travel, based on expected number of miles/fans over a season?

Every coach trip being the same price, regardless of the distance.

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I often compare coach prices with a friend in Preston. Her costs for a comparable distance often are around £8 cheaper. She pays £22, we pay £30 for example.

Stoke have free travel. We have been told in the past because they were in the Premier League and it was paid for by their sponsors, a betting company so we couldn’t possibly do the same. Well except for parachute payments they are in the same boat as us now. I don’t expect free travel but in line with Preston perhaps?

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11 hours ago, Redwhitepurple said:

I cant understand why citys coaches have gone up drastically over the years.... They were once a very affordable way of travelling

forgest green rovers charge A MAXIMUM £22 cat A game, which is before the £5 season ticket saving so £17.... forest green rovers to carlisle if a season ticket holder £17! bristol city to millwall £23 if season ticket holder. we take probaly 4 times as many coaches so it should be even cheaper for city to hire than forest green hiring coaches, with buying power etc. to me its just another way of exploiting fans instead of rewarding them

Because as Landsdown said its a business, making money from the fans, like charging a extra £1 for every matchday tkt sold, 

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Supply and demand... Simple. 

To be fair Peter carol are decent coaches as well compared to some other teams.

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3 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

£23 to Bermondsey and back seems reasonable to me TBH 

Not so reasonable for a family of 3 or 4......or even a couple?

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8 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

Not so reasonable for a family of 3 or 4......or even a couple?

Or 9 or 10 or 11? What's your point? £23 for 1 person to South London seems reasonable to me. How much do you think it should be? 

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7 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

Or 9 or 10 or 11? What's your point? £23 for 1 person to South London seems reasonable to me. How much do you think it should be? 

10 pound.

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19 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

Not so reasonable for a family of 3 or 4......or even a couple?

I don’t think it’s the coach price that might stop people arranging “Date night” or a family trip to a midweek away match at Millwall..! 

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25 minutes ago, CyderInACan said:

Or 9 or 10 or 11? What's your point? £23 for 1 person to South London seems reasonable to me. How much do you think it should be? 

£23 for 1 adult isn't the issue. £46 for 2 adults isn't an issue either.....but another £46 for 2 extra kids could be.

 

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3 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

£23 to Bermondsey and back seems reasonable to me TBH 

£3 to get there and a bargain £20 to get the heck out and back to the wonderful West Country again ?  

(personally, as every passenger is a paying customer for the match itself and therefore contributing to the football 'industry' (which basically is what it is) I think transport should be subsidised by clubs/sponsors anyway, or at least non profit making, why not?  Certainly for dedicated followers and season ticket holders )   

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2 minutes ago, italian dave said:

Includes a free £7 Bristol City Easter egg perhaps? 

Limited to 4 per customer 😂

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1 hour ago, RedLionLad said:

£23 for 1 adult isn't the issue. £46 for 2 adults isn't an issue either.....but another £46 for 2 extra kids could be.

 

It’s £23 per seat. It’s not the club’s fault that seats might be taken up by kids. There aren’t thousands of seats available, like in a stadium, so it’s difficult to offer child prices. 

Having a family makes everything more expensive. You know that before you wished she’d swallowed.!

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3 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

It’s £23 per seat. It’s not the club’s fault that seats might be taken up by kids. There aren’t thousands of seats available, like in a stadium, so it’s difficult to offer child prices. 

Having a family makes everything more expensive. You know that before you wished she’d swallowed.!

Where else do kids get charged the same price as adults?

 

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4 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

Where else do kids get charged the same price as adults?

 

Theatre, concerts, other football clubs official travel services. 

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17 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

Theatre, concerts, other football clubs official travel services. 

Theatres and concerts etc, will have a range of ticket prices so you do have the option of buying the cheapest tickets available.

Most other forms of transport/travel will charge kids less than adults.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

Theatres and concerts etc, will have a range of ticket prices so you do have the option of buying the cheapest tickets available.

Most other forms of transport/travel will charge kids less than adults.

 

 

Most football coaches don’t. Megabus don’t. National Express don’t seem too. Taxis don’t. 

I’m not sure there is a cheaper way of getting from Ashton Gate to Millwall and back, other than driving yourself. 

 

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1 minute ago, Bar BS3 said:

Most football coaches don’t. Megabus don’t. National Express don’t seem too. Taxis don’t. 

I’m not sure there is a cheaper way of getting from Ashton Gate to Millwall and back, other than driving yourself. 

 

Megabus are cheap no matter who sits in the seat.....and Taxi's don't charge per seat.

I drive to all away games, but sometimes it would be nice to go by coach. The thought of paying £120+ for four of us to go to Hull instead of £40/50 by car makes the decision for me.

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13 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

Megabus are cheap no matter who sits in the seat.....and Taxi's don't charge per seat.

I drive to all away games, but sometimes it would be nice to go by coach. The thought of paying £120+ for four of us to go to Hull instead of £40/50 by car makes the decision for me.

You pay for the convenience of not driving I suppose. 

Certainly having a family of 4 makes things pricey & driving is the cheapest option. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

You pay for the convenience of not driving I suppose. 

Certainly having a family of 4 makes things pricey & driving is the cheapest option. 

 

 

Not having to listen to other people's inane conversations behind me is another good reason to take the car.

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1 hour ago, WhistleHappy said:

Used to be able to buy a brick, times have changed. 

Not on the away coaches.....and especially not on the way to Millwall!!

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7 minutes ago, italian dave said:

Not on the away coaches.....and especially not on the way to Millwall!!

True, you get them for free at Millwall! 

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31 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

True, you get them for free at Millwall! 

 

15 minutes ago, weepywall said:

And they "pass" them through the window to you !!

Seem to remember in the 70's visiting fans sometimes kindly returned bricks and stones through the gaps between the East End roof and walls when the club had carelessly forgotten and left them outside. That was nice of them eh?  ;)  

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4 hours ago, phantom said:

Perhaps the higher rate is ready to unveil this beauty next season?

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I doubt they’d use the old badge..! 😉

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On 16/04/2019 at 15:15, RedLionLad said:

Not having to listen to other people's inane conversations behind me is another good reason to take the car.

From my experience, driving to away games is no guarantee of avoiding insane conversations taking place in the seat behind😂😂😂🚗

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On 16/04/2019 at 13:54, Bar BS3 said:

Theatre, concerts, other football clubs official travel services. 

Concerts? Not true - eg there are significantly reduced ticket prices for kids at the gigs on the Downs - usually £55 for adults and £15 for under 12s...

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42 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

Concerts? Not true - eg there are significantly reduced ticket prices for kids at the gigs on the Downs - usually £55 for adults and £15 for under 12s...

There are plenty that don’t offer discounts for kids. 

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15 minutes ago, Bar BS3 said:

There are plenty that don’t offer discounts for kids. 

....but you'll agree that most (where applicable) do?

I do appreciate that not all concerts are open to U18's

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34 minutes ago, RedLionLad said:

....but you'll agree that most (where applicable) do?

I do appreciate that not all concerts are open to U18's

I don’t know if most do. I just know that plenty don’t. 

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