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Villa v Chelsea Ticket News + ALL Ticket News

Tickets are now available for our home game v Chelsea. + there is a 'bring a buddy' offer for just 15. Now if I had friends I would love to do that!

Bring up to six friends to this clash for 15 each. This offer is only available for the first 1,000 tickets and is not applicable to Category One seating areas.

Villa v Chelsea
Saturday October 16 - 5.30pm

Ticket Prices: 25 to 45 for adults 23 to 45 for young adults/ students/armed forces 20 to 45 for over 65s 20 to 45 for under 16s

Full info: www.avfc.co.uk

The latest ticket info:

Stoke v Villa
Monday September 13 - ko 8.00pm
Britannia Stadium Ticket Allocation: 2,900

Ticket Prices: 30 [adults] 21 [over 65s] 17 [under 17s] 14 [under 11s] 21 [disabled supporters [with free Personal Assistant]]

Full info: www.avfc.co.uk

VILLA v Bolton:
Saturday September 18 - 3pm

Ticket Prices: 20 to 36 for adults 18 to 36 for young adults/ students/armed forces 17 to 36 for over 65s 15 to 36 for under 16s 30 for Adult/Junior Combo ticket* (available via the Ticket Office)

Full info: www.avfc.co.uk

Wolves v Villa
Sunday September 26 - ko 14.05pm
Molineux - Ticket Allocation: 2,583

Ticket Prices: 38 [adults] 25 [over 65s and students [with valid NUS]] 17 [under 17s] 15 [under 12s] 17-38 [disabled supporters [with free Personal Assistant]]

Full info: Click Here

Cup Ticket Info: Click Here




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 31 2010

Time: 3:41PM

Your Comments

ha ha, not quite sure why your rant is in here, but you make a valid point about those friends of yours who went on the pee instead of the match. That's the problem and I certainly can't disagree but it's by no means exclusive to us would be the only caveat I'd add - I'd also disagree they are the most vocal online, if this site is anything to go by the most vocal majority are seasoners or regulars in the main.

As for swear filter, it includes 'partials' for people who like to hide words - tis why it unfortunately catches Scunthorpe (play at Glanford Park) unless that's been changed recently?
mike_field
Looks like Arsenal and Scunthorpe both get throught the filter. Next time I get the hump with someone I will have to call them a Scunthorpe haha
voiceoftheholte
I have been reading this website as a casual observer for a few years. On several occasions I have been tempted to register and comment but never have. That is until reading the above comment from 'voiceoftheholte'. He (I assume) has hit a nerve and has addressed an issue I have been banging on about for a long time. I completely agree with his sentiments about Villa 'fans' who couldn't direct you to Villa Park but regularly pontificate about the rights and wrongs of all things AVFC. To put it mildly, our attendances are a disgrace. Like voiceoftheholte points out, this is not a rant at Villa fans who are restricted financially and simply can't afford to go to all the games. It is a diatribe against those who happily blow 200 every weekend but would never get down to Villa Park to support the club they profess to 'love'. I have plenty of mates who do this themselves. As a club we will never push on due to the lack of proper support from these 'fans'. Even though we have attractive pricing policies these people still won't come. How on earth are we suppose to compete financially with the likes of Spurs when they sell out with far higher prices than we charge? We could help the situation by selling 42,000 every week but that isn't going to happen. Frankly, our attendance has always got on my tits. In a city of a million people we shoud always be selling out. To put it in perspective, Blackburn has a population of roughly 90,000. Of this, 22,000 regularly go to Ewood Park. Taking into account away fans, probably 1 in 5 from Blackburn attend home games (I doubt they get many day trippers). How big would Villa Park have to be if we could boast that percentage?? The truth is, unfortunately, that as Villans we have some of the most fickle, uncommited 'fans' in our midst. We have a 35,000 hardcore which I salute and respect but have far more people who can, but never will, support their club by putting their money where their mouths are.
Holte Ender 1874
but of course that is a distorted position because wolves dont only get support from wolverhampton but draw it from alot of surrounding areas also ,as i said its not so simple as to say right this town is population this and this is a pecentage lots of factors come into play 9them having not long being in the prem being another one i do understand your point but cant wholly agree
bale
I'm not sure that would work voth. I think a better long-term solution would be for the club to give away tickets to local schools and then hope that the kids get the bug, thereby securing paying fans for years to come. There would be people who argue that this penalises those who have paid to watch the same match, but I for one would rather see kids in those empty seats with the hope that they and their mates will be season ticket holders of the future.
Holte Ender 1874
Interesting points Mike. But your last one misses the point again. The short term gain of kids for a quid has actually harmed Small Heath, not helped them. As for getting to top 4 and winning cups, you are still completely not grasping of how poor our attendances are. Approximately 15% of the population of Manchester attend Man Citeh, 15% of Wolverhampton attend Wolves and 15% of Sunderland attend the Sunderland games. About 3.5% of Brum attends Villa games. I have deliberately used those clubs because they have all had less success than the Villa. There is a fundemental problem. By avoiding the obvious only increases the problem. Stop burying your head in the sand. This is a fundemental situation and cannot be explained away by your excuses/reasons. Even though your points of reasonably balanced lol :o)
voiceoftheholte
Blimey lads you've taken this to a whole new level. I can tell you mike these are my first posts so someone must have a similar user name. I think we are all in agreement that our attendances could be improved but the question is how!! I do believe my point about giving tickets to school kids is valid voth as I firmly believe it would tap into a future resource. Without going into economics or populations or diversities I think we may as well abandon the 'stay-aways' and try and focus on the hundreds of thousands of kids in our city. A game here or there may dissuade them from going into the adidas shop on new street and picking up the new Chelsea or Liverpool top....which in Brum should be a social stigma but unfortunately is not!!
Holte Ender 1874
Like most things it's a good debate why we stay well clear of generalities and get into the nitty gritty. The truth and way forward will be somewhere between (and a mixture of all) the ideas expressed no doubt but I think luckily we aren't in control of those decisions lol

1874, must be similar name mate, you're right at home here though!

What I will counter with (and yes I wasn't at God's testimonial, didn't have the money for the ticket offered but I was 15 or something at the time lol) but with regards to previous testimonials and the Old stars the PR from the club was particularly bad and I remember at points it was literally only fansites who took the time to contact them to help promo games that would carry FPA news at all (we were one of them in a previous incarnation). It's something I'd like to see the match day program and official site do far more in terms of promotion. For those who've never been to an Old Stars game, I'd highly recommend it - it's a fantastic experience and a great opportunity to chat openly with the lads.

With regards to the wider point the more the club are family orientated, and in some ways less 'match day' orientated the more hopefully fans will not only attend when they can but also make an effort for the Oldies, an effort for the Reserve games and so on. I think good strides have been made in that direction, but this very conversation proves, more can be done.
mike_field
 

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