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henryheart
1 hour ago, SectionDJambo said:

I'd like to be paying the same price as I did back when I got my first concession season ticket book too many years ago. I still remember an old chap giving me my wee book in a wee office within the main stand. A simple piece of stationery with tickets similar to cloakroom tickets to be detatched as required throughout the season.

Took me about 4 hours for the return trip from home but I remember feeling great to have it in my possession.

 

I remember this well, although he did move across to the old police station in the early seventies. Unlike yourself for me it was a walk to Tynecastle during my school holidays to hand over my £2 2 shillings and six pence as the old guy wrote on the piece of paper that he ripped out of a carbon copy book before sticking it to the inside of the back cover of my 1969-70 book. That season I was ticket number 103, so I must have been late in getting it. My earliest number was 13.  

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davemclaren
1 hour ago, henryheart said:

 

I remember this well, although he did move across to the old police station in the early seventies. Unlike yourself for me it was a walk to Tynecastle during my school holidays to hand over my £2 2 shillings and six pence as the old guy wrote on the piece of paper that he ripped out of a carbon copy book before sticking it to the inside of the back cover of my 1969-70 book. That season I was ticket number 103, so I must have been late in getting it. My earliest number was 13.  

Season ticket weren’t my really all that popular until all seated stadiums arrived. 

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henryheart
11 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Season ticket weren’t my really all that popular until all seated stadiums arrived. 

 

That's right, and I could never quite understand why. In those days your ticket got you into every home match, including all cup games and friendlies as well as the reserves and third team games that were always played at Tynecastle. If you went to all the home games, as I tended to, then a season ticket was a real bargain plus you were almost always certain to get a ticket for England v Scotland and Wembley tickets were like gold dust. 

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davemclaren
9 minutes ago, henryheart said:

 

That's right, and I could never quite understand why. In those days your ticket got you into every home match, including all cup games and friendlies as well as the reserves and third team games that were always played at Tynecastle. If you went to all the home games, as I tended to, then a season ticket was a real bargain plus you were almost always certain to get a ticket for England v Scotland and Wembley tickets were like gold dust. 

Football was relatively cheap to go to then and crowds varied from 30odd thousand for old firm and Hibs games to well under 10,000 for the lesser clubs. Folks tended to pick and choose their games more then I suppose. 

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13 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Football was relatively cheap to go to then and crowds varied from 30odd thousand for old firm and Hibs games to well under 10,000 for the lesser clubs. Folks tended to pick and choose their games more then I suppose. 

You’re right that the football was cheap but it felt good to have a season ticket. As cheap as football was, to me, before working and then getting paid apprentice wages, the saving on entrance money was great. Not only did you get entry to all the cup ties etc., the ticket was cheaper than the admission for all the, then, 17 home league games. There was usually a separate gate for season tickets too, which could save on queuing time for big games.

As you said, since the ground became all seated it’s become more necessary to have one to ensure being next to your mates or in a good position to watch the games.

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davemclaren
12 minutes ago, SectionDJambo said:

You’re right that the football was cheap but it felt good to have a season ticket. As cheap as football was, to me, before working and then getting paid apprentice wages, the saving on entrance money was great. Not only did you get entry to all the cup ties etc., the ticket was cheaper than the admission for all the, then, 17 home league games. There was usually a separate gate for season tickets too, which could save on queuing time for big games.

As you said, since the ground became all seated it’s become more necessary to have one to ensure being next to your mates or in a good position to watch the games.

I only got my first season ticket about 1981 when Wallace Mercer put a half season on sale at xmas ( they were desperate for the cash, as usual ). Prior to that I just paid at the gate. 

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blairdin
13 hours ago, luckydug said:

You should be able to get concessions for games not covered last season. 

Should knock a few quid of the price imo. 

I have to say though if we were judging our decision whether to buy a ST on a value for money basis there would be an empty stadium. 

I don't expect value for money as such. I'm a Hearts fans, my expectations of seeing us win stuff are relatively low.

 

All I want to see is a team that has its own style and philosophy, tries, more often than not, to play positive entertaining football, gives a decent chance to our youth players to establish themselves and not spunk vast amounts of money bringing in mediocre players and journeymen at the expense of our academy.

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Slim1874
2 hours ago, blairdin said:

I don't expect value for money as such. I'm a Hearts fans, my expectations of seeing us win stuff are relatively low.

 

All I want to see is a team that has its own style and philosophy, tries, more often than not, to play positive entertaining football, gives a decent chance to our youth players to establish themselves and not spunk vast amounts of money bringing in mediocre players and journeymen at the expense of our academy.

Well said Blair, totally agree. 

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GinRummy
2 hours ago, blairdin said:

I don't expect value for money as such. I'm a Hearts fans, my expectations of seeing us win stuff are relatively low.

 

All I want to see is a team that has its own style and philosophy, tries, more often than not, to play positive entertaining football, gives a decent chance to our youth players to establish themselves and not spunk vast amounts of money bringing in mediocre players and journeymen at the expense of our academy.

Good post. If the club had no money or more limited resources in comparison to our rivals, I believe our fans would be more patient and understanding. It's the years of incompetence and poor decision making that gets my back up. 

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19 minutes ago, GinRummy said:

Good post. If the club had no money or more limited resources in comparison to our rivals, I believe our fans would be more patient and understanding. It's the years of incompetence and poor decision making that gets my back up. 

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luckydug
3 hours ago, blairdin said:

I don't expect value for money as such. I'm a Hearts fans, my expectations of seeing us win stuff are relatively low.

 

All I want to see is a team that has its own style and philosophy, tries, more often than not, to play positive entertaining football, gives a decent chance to our youth players to establish themselves and not spunk vast amounts of money bringing in mediocre players and journeymen at the expense of our academy.

Not to much to ask for tbh. 👍

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3 hours ago, blairdin said:

I don't expect value for money as such. I'm a Hearts fans, my expectations of seeing us win stuff are relatively low.

 

All I want to see is a team that has its own style and philosophy, tries, more often than not, to play positive entertaining football, gives a decent chance to our youth players to establish themselves and not spunk vast amounts of money bringing in mediocre players and journeymen at the expense of our academy.

i would def go along with this. Would love to see us winning stuff all the time but its not going to happen.I love Hearts FC for what it is and love going to Tynecastle. Im happy to pay full whack just for those reasons alone

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henryheart
13 hours ago, SectionDJambo said:

You’re right that the football was cheap but it felt good to have a season ticket. As cheap as football was, to me, before working and then getting paid apprentice wages, the saving on entrance money was great. Not only did you get entry to all the cup ties etc., the ticket was cheaper than the admission for all the, then, 17 home league games. There was usually a separate gate for season tickets too, which could save on queuing time for big games.

As you said, since the ground became all seated it’s become more necessary to have one to ensure being next to your mates or in a good position to watch the games.

 

That's right. There was no better feeling than strolling past the long queues of people waiting to pay to get in.

 

As for football being cheap in those days, I'd rather say that it was much more affordable. It used to be that if there was an attractive game elsewhere and the weather was decent I'd go because I like football full stop. While attendances are higher now, I suspect that that is from fewer people attending more often having bought season tickets. I haven't been to a game as a neutral in years and it is the same for away games because I find the prices downright stupid. Just looking at what Hearts charge for example, if a family of four with 2 children under the age of 13 were to buy tickets for a game v Hamilton in season 2019-20 and sat in the Main Stand the price was £92. The cheapest seats elsewhere in the ground would come in at £52. I'm sure these prices put off the occasional 'fan'.    

 

It's not just football of course. Back in the day the top bands went on tour to promote their new albums; the price of an album was circa £3 in the mid to late 70's the price for going to the Playhouse or the Odeon to see The Who, Genesis, Jam etc etc. live was pretty much the same. If you were short of cash you had to make the choice - buy the album or go and see the group live. Oh to be able to do have that choice now.  

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portobellojambo1
On 07/05/2021 at 16:00, davemclaren said:

Good to know. This will be my last season paying the full whack. I’m officially elderly next year. 

I contacted the club yesterday (10/05/21) dave, just to check up on what happens. I reached age 65 3 months ago and just got in touch with them to check if I needed to renew my ST in the ticket office, to provide evidence I'm now in the old fart bracket or if I could still do it online. The TO confirmed they had checked my records and have my correct DOB on record and that the information issued to me for renewal will relate to OAP ticket prices and that I can renew online (just have to wait on that info. coming out now (I'm happy to pay the full cost of an OAP ticket, rather than query for any sort of reduction based on the season just ended and the number of home games available during that season, will still give me a good few quid in my pocket for other things).

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29 minutes ago, portobellojambo1 said:

I contacted the club yesterday (10/05/21) dave, just to check up on what happens. I reached age 65 3 months ago and just got in touch with them to check if I needed to renew my ST in the ticket office, to provide evidence I'm now in the old fart bracket or if I could still do it online. The TO confirmed they had checked my records and have my correct DOB on record and that the information issued to me for renewal will relate to OAP ticket prices and that I can renew online (just have to wait on that info. coming out now (I'm happy to pay the full cost of an OAP ticket, rather than query for any sort of reduction based on the season just ended and the number of home games available during that season, will still give me a good few quid in my pocket for other things).


I paid £290 last season for my platinum seat, it’s a decent saving if you’re an old fart.

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The Real Maroonblood
31 minutes ago, MTS1874 said:


I paid £290 last season for my platinum seat, it’s a decent saving if you’re an old fart.

It does have it’s advantages being old.

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portobellojambo1
1 hour ago, MTS1874 said:


I paid £290 last season for my platinum seat, it’s a decent saving if you’re an old fart.

My ST for last season was £500/£550, so it does represent a very decent saving for me. My seat is in the very back row of the Wheatfield, so it may be my last season in that seat, as I get older I may have to think about moving further down the stand or across to the new stand, although the view from my existing seat isn't one I'm awfully keen on relinquishing, and been up there for an awful lot of years now and know everyone who sits around me.

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davemclaren
2 hours ago, portobellojambo1 said:

I contacted the club yesterday (10/05/21) dave, just to check up on what happens. I reached age 65 3 months ago and just got in touch with them to check if I needed to renew my ST in the ticket office, to provide evidence I'm now in the old fart bracket or if I could still do it online. The TO confirmed they had checked my records and have my correct DOB on record and that the information issued to me for renewal will relate to OAP ticket prices and that I can renew online (just have to wait on that info. coming out now (I'm happy to pay the full cost of an OAP ticket, rather than query for any sort of reduction based on the season just ended and the number of home games available during that season, will still give me a good few quid in my pocket for other things).

Thanks. 👍

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Motherwell giving everyone that bought a season ticket for this season a free one for next season. 

 

Very generous, not sure how they are affording that!

 

 

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1971fozzy
5 minutes ago, dtgj said:

Motherwell giving everyone that bought a season ticket for this season a free one for next season. 

 

Very generous, not sure how they are affording that!

 

 


wow.  That’s some gesture. Suppose they don’t have aa many as some but all the same that’s a brilliant gesture by the club. 

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11 minutes ago, dtgj said:

Motherwell giving everyone that bought a season ticket for this season a free one for next season. 

 

Very generous, not sure how they are affording that!

 

 

 

Fair play to them for that. 👏

 

Probably be £8950 for the cheapest ticket the season after though :lol:

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I think the turnbull transfer will cover the season tickets. Motherwell have been upgrading the ground and replacing seats 

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frankblack
3 hours ago, portobellojambo1 said:

My ST for last season was £500/£550, so it does represent a very decent saving for me. My seat is in the very back row of the Wheatfield, so it may be my last season in that seat, as I get older I may have to think about moving further down the stand or across to the new stand, although the view from my existing seat isn't one I'm awfully keen on relinquishing, and been up there for an awful lot of years now and know everyone who sits around me.

 

You can drop down a fair bit in the upper section of the Wheatfield and get the quality views.  Its the lower section where the view is a bit flatter as you get closer to the pitch level.

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, dtgj said:

Motherwell giving everyone that bought a season ticket for this season a free one for next season. 

 

Very generous, not sure how they are affording that!

 

It's one of the perks of being "Fan Owned" and them having some influence. 

 

Doesn't apply to Hearts (at least for a while yet).

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davemclaren
1 minute ago, Footballfirst said:

It's one of the perks of being "Fan Owned". 

 

Doesn't apply to Hearts (at least for a while yet).

I wonder ho w many season tickets they have and what proportion they normally are of their income. 

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Footballfirst
5 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

I wonder ho w many season tickets they have and what proportion they normally are of their income. 

They don't provide that level of info in their accounts.

 

In the year to 31 May 2020, their turnover was £4.95m.   Their gate receipts (matchday income?) amounted to £1.52m.  Their deferred income (where ST monies are usually held) amounted to £528k.

 

I'd suggest caution in using the £528k at the ST figure, given that the year end date is 31 May, which is quite early in the ST renewal period.

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bigdavemaddog

anybody know when the prices are going to be announced?

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Jambof3tornado
2 hours ago, bigdavemaddog said:

anybody know when the prices are going to be announced?

Really dont think its going to be anytime soon. They dont even know when and how many fans we can get in so you cant sell 10k season tickets then announce oh by the way Jimmy Krankie is only letting is  have a capacity of 2k!

 

Farce. Pretty sure every other business has a clue as to the way forward.....football.....nah balls to that.

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The Real Maroonblood
1 hour ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Really dont think its going to be anytime soon. They dont even know when and how many fans we can get in so you cant sell 10k season tickets then announce oh by the way Jimmy Krankie is only letting is  have a capacity of 2k!

 

Farce. Pretty sure every other business has a clue as to the way forward.....football.....nah balls to that.

:facepalm:

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Jambof3tornado
13 minutes ago, The Real Maroonblood said:

:facepalm:

Care to expand? Larger capacity events coming up yet clubs still havent a clue of the way forward.

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portobellojambo1
1 hour ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Really dont think its going to be anytime soon. They dont even know when and how many fans we can get in so you cant sell 10k season tickets then announce oh by the way Jimmy Krankie is only letting is  have a capacity of 2k!

 

Farce. Pretty sure every other business has a clue as to the way forward.....football.....nah balls to that.

 

Yes, it will make it difficult to announce prices. They will have to be taking into account the season just finished, and the number of fans who took up the option to watch the games online, and those who either couldn't or chose not to use that option, and price tickets accordingly. They will also have to consider the numbers who will be allowed into home games next season, and take into account things like families, as they will need to look to get the parents and kids attending the same matches, if the parents are uncomfortable with allowing young children to go to the games themselves. If it is a case, which seems hightly likely, that it will be restricted attendances I'm guesing that as well could have a bearing on the actual ST prices, and I think it will be all based on ST holders, the club won't be able to sell a proportion of tickets to walk up customers.

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Jambof3tornado
21 minutes ago, portobellojambo1 said:

 

Yes, it will make it difficult to announce prices. They will have to be taking into account the season just finished, and the number of fans who took up the option to watch the games online, and those who either couldn't or chose not to use that option, and price tickets accordingly. They will also have to consider the numbers who will be allowed into home games next season, and take into account things like families, as they will need to look to get the parents and kids attending the same matches, if the parents are uncomfortable with allowing young children to go to the games themselves. If it is a case, which seems hightly likely, that it will be restricted attendances I'm guesing that as well could have a bearing on the actual ST prices, and I think it will be all based on ST holders, the club won't be able to sell a proportion of tickets to walk up customers.

Its certainly going to be complex.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Its certainly going to be complex.

 

 

 

Thats exactly why I would ask on here as opposed to just emailing the club.

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davemclaren
20 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Its certainly going to be complex.

 

 

Not much more complex than Hibs or Aberdeen who already have theirs on sale. 

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GinRummy
5 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Not much more complex than Hibs or Aberdeen who already have theirs on sale. 

It’s surely just timing. I’m expecting a couple of decent signings soon and the st package released at the same time. 

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lost in space
49 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Not much more complex than Hibs or Aberdeen who already have theirs on sale. 

Easier for us to calculate then those 2 clubs.

They have to factor in cup ties after the first rounds of each cup!!!

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davemclaren
1 minute ago, lost in space said:

Easier for us to calculate then those 2 clubs.

They have to factor in cup ties after the first rounds of each cup!!!

Cup ties aren’t included in season tickets, not since the 80s anyway. 🧐

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The Real Maroonblood
1 hour ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Care to expand? Larger capacity events coming up yet clubs still havent a clue of the way forward.

Jimmy Krankie ffs.

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1 minute ago, davemclaren said:

Cup ties aren’t included in season tickets, not since the 80s anyway. 🧐

I know. I know. It wasn't meant to be too serious. It was an attempted, never tried before, criticism of our head coach's cup record.

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davemclaren
Just now, lost in space said:

I know. I know. It wasn't meant to be too serious. It was an attempted, never tried before, criticism of our head coach's cup record.

I did suspect that. 😎

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On 11/05/2021 at 15:05, portobellojambo1 said:

My ST for last season was £500/£550, so it does represent a very decent saving for me. My seat is in the very back row of the Wheatfield, so it may be my last season in that seat, as I get older I may have to think about moving further down the stand or across to the new stand, although the view from my existing seat isn't one I'm awfully keen on relinquishing, and been up there for an awful lot of years now and know everyone who sits around me.

Whilst considering moving over to the main stand be mindful the wind blows from the west 🥶 ❄️

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davemclaren
6 minutes ago, Psychedelicropcircle said:

Whilst considering moving over to the main stand be mindful the wind blows from the west 🥶 ❄️

And the sun shines in your eyes in the main stand. 

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41 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

And the sun shines in your eyes in the main stand when it shines!

FTFY

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davemclaren
26 minutes ago, Psychedelicropcircle said:

FTFY

Good point. 👍

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jr ewing

The way things are at the moment it's going to be a logistical nightmare. 

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Jambof3tornado

22k in for the cup final down south.

 

Very positive.

 

Will we still be in masks? Not an issue for me, wear one all day for work. Sitting in family/group bubbles, very hard to organise and maintain?

 

I just wish the club would give us an idea of what they are aiming for in terms of getting us back in. Right now it seems highly unlikely we will be in the stadium in any decent numbers for the season opener. 

 

Preseason friendlies used as trials events? 

 

More questions than answers, I just hope someone has some of the answers.

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4 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

22k in for the cup final down south.

 

Very positive.

 

Will we still be in masks? Not an issue for me, wear one all day for work. Sitting in family/group bubbles, very hard to organise and maintain?

 

I just wish the club would give us an idea of what they are aiming for in terms of getting us back in. Right now it seems highly unlikely we will be in the stadium in any decent numbers for the season opener. 

 

Preseason friendlies used as trials events? 

 

More questions than answers, I just hope someone has some of the answers.

Will people be allowed to travel as we go in and out of levels ?

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Jambof3tornado
2 minutes ago, jr ewing said:

Will people be allowed to travel as we go in and out of levels ?

Yup another potential issue,if we keep locking down for spikes. I assume you mean home fans that live away from Edinburgh as I dont see away fans getting in anywhere while numbers are restricted.

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jr ewing
2 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Yup another potential issue,if we keep locking down for spikes. I assume you mean home fans that live away from Edinburgh as I dont see away fans getting in anywhere while numbers are restricted.

Exactly. 

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On 11/05/2021 at 10:17, GinRummy said:

Good post. If the club had no money or more limited resources in comparison to our rivals, I believe our fans would be more patient and understanding. It's the years of incompetence and poor decision making that gets my back up. 

Oh how right you are. This season coming we should all be excited and impatient for our first game. But I’m afraid most fans I know are only looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. And who can blame them.

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