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Give Us The Figures Villa

With the article the other day from the official site talking about the great success of the Price Freeze promotion, I just wondered why Villa haven't declared exactly how many season ticket have been sold?

With all the talk of long queues, especially the one last Saturday from 3.30am, and the busy box office, maybe they should declare the figures instead of talking in the 'smoke and mirrors' speak we are so used to.

PLEASE, don't get me wrong, this isn't aimed at the people at the ticket office, they are all great people and very helpful, I've certainly had great service over the years. It is just IF there is good news, why not share it?

I know I'm running out of Villa mates as they are all refusing to renew (or at least that is what they have told me!!!!). So, if I know eight people that I would usually meet up with who aren't going back next season, how many do you know? The ticket sales have got to have slumped or something very strange is going on.

SO COME ON VILLA, let us know the figures, or is this all talk like the 'takeover' and the '8million ring-fenced for Bodymoor Heath' ?

An article in the Express and Star says: The club is reluctant to confirm how many have renewed, but the numbers have brought some relief after fears of a boycott. WHY? Why are they reluctant if the mass exodus of fans isn't happening? You would surely shout the figures from the roof tops?

If we get another season like last year, you can guarantee that the 7% drop will be doubled this time because the patience of the fans can only be stretched so far.

Head of consumer sales Nicola Keye commented on the official site:

'Last week was exceptional - as I would have expected it to be coming up to the renewal date. Well over 1,500 season ticket holders renewed on Friday alone and over 4,000 season ticket holders took advantage of the price freeze in the final week. People queued from 3.30am on Saturday morning to relocate their seats.'

Adding: 'The numbers are fine. Because we didn't do a price freeze last year, the numbers are significantly higher than this time last year, when the renewal date was July 8. Aston Villa is clearly in the supporters' blood and it's pleasing to think fans are backing the team for the new campaign.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 20 2006

Time: 12:31PM

Your Comments

I don't know anyone who is renewing. So that's 5 of my mates, me and everybody I've spoken to. It's a ruse to try and get people thinking that everyone is renewing so they should too. More Ellis propaganda
DougInABox
Thats a load of *****e i reckon, are they allowed to bull***** or can they get away with telling lies.
danvilla2
In my batch of regulars I know of only 1 who has renewed, so that is another 7 lost sales.
Bubbadog
well a queue might be just two people standing in line, they don't say how big the queue was do they?!?! I'm just wondering who turned up at 3.30 am and why when they could have renewed online!
The Fear
What a load of propaganda balls...3.30am is anyone either that desperate or that thick?
fatloser
"I'm just wondering who turned up at 3.30 am and why when they could have renewed online! " probably two pikey's looking to break in i spect.
danvilla2
Someone phone Phil Mepham and ask him for an official figure...
GaztonVilla
Its not that hard to mix up the ticket office with the cab office at 3.30am after a couple of hundred pints! Just Villa's way of keeping up with the Jones who have sold all of their season tickets.
TeddyLyon
There's four of us, travel to most of the away games together, have done for years. We saw 34 Premiership games last season, plus the F.A. and League Cup ties. We havent got our season tickets yet, dont think we will. Season ticket sales have to be down. No one in their right mind would believe the ticket office statement.
glensider
 

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