Sarries away it is then....

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Post by ayepod » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:05 pm

Really hope this is at Twickenham now, would be a great day out. Big feed for lunch, pub by the river sunbathing and watching the frog match for the afternoon then march on Twickenham. Am sure the Munster fans over for the weekend would be tempted by cheap tickets too.

The alternative if its at AP will be awful in comparison, and plenty of Ulster fans will miss out on a ticket.

Do the right thing Sarries.

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Post by Cornerfleg » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:09 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Does SKY cover Championship football matches or just premiership?

They've been known to broadcast Irish League football matches - so my guess is they show a dog taking a shyte if they had a space to fill. Fortunately for Crusaders and Cliftonville fans all the dogs near a sky TV camera were constipated the other weekend.
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Re: Sarries away it is then....

Post by OneMore » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:17 pm

Sky do cover Championship. Friday nights, Saturday evenings and maybe Sundays (wouldn't take Sundays as gospel). I'd say, if what the Sarries poster stated is correct, that Sky then don't have their scheduling changes made that far forward then (fair enough - they like to wait to see who's in the mix come the last couple of weeks of the season).

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Re: Sarries away it is then....

Post by bangorboy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:53 pm

How much traveling support do we realistically expect?

Assuming they go to AP and we get the full 25% allocation of 3750...

UR/Blazers/Team/Heineken/Corporates/Travel Packages are going to eat up quite a few meaning there could be less than 3k actually for sale.

If they operate a 1 Season ticket - 1 QF ticket arrangement it will be a nightmare for groups and people who want to sit/stand together.- or for an ST holder who wants to buy for a partner/child.

Flights & hotel all booked... fingers crossed I get the bloody tickets now!
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Post by AyeYerMa » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:58 pm

I wouldn't anticipate any general sales.
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Post by BigHairyMonster » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:58 pm

Weekend booked travelling from Glasgow. Just waiting on venue and ticket news. Hope it's twickers.
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Re: Sarries away it is then....

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:13 pm

Cornerfleg wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Does SKY cover Championship football matches or just premiership?

They've been known to broadcast Irish League football matches - so my guess is they show a dog taking a shyte if they had a space to fill. Fortunately for Crusaders and Cliftonville fans all the dogs near a sky TV camera were constipated the other weekend.
IFA insisted on that when selling the rights to Norn iron matches - SKY didn't want them, but were oblifged to take them to get the international stuff.

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Post by BR » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:19 pm

bangorboy wrote:How much traveling support do we realistically expect?
Couple of thousand
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Post by ruckover » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Sarries are required by ERC to give us at least 25% of the tickets, so we'll be allocated roughly 3,750 tickets. I'd like to hope we'll take all of them.
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Post by Russ » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:50 pm

ruckover wrote:Sarries are required by ERC to give us at least 25% of the tickets, so we'll be allocated roughly 3,750 tickets. I'd like to hope we'll take all of them.
So our 3750 and their 53 is 3803.

3803 is not 15000

They would be safer giving themselves their 53, giving away 1000 to the local jews and giving us the rest.

Only chance they will get of an atmosphere beyond a tanoy

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Post by Bart S » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Russ - Various reasons why but Ulster may not even be able to fill their 25% allocation if it's at AP. Sarries should be able to take the rest through various promos/discounts/offers etc.

Plenty on here already saying they'll wait for the semi final (which hopefully we'll have of course).

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Post by big mervyn » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00 pm

How many did we take to MK for the Saints q/f?
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Post by Russ » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Bart S wrote:Russ - Various reasons why but Ulster may not even be able to fill their 25% allocation if it's at AP. Sarries should be able to take the rest through various promos/discounts/offers etc.

Plenty on here already saying they'll wait for the semi final (which hopefully we'll have of course).
You may stop being the voice of reason when there are people with hopes and ambitions around.

How many University students are in the UK right now from NI. A feck lot.

How many exNI people now live and work in the UK, particularly the London area. A feck lot.

Simple marketing will allow you to tap into this potential.

The main one being, oh feck, my mates been to 3 games this year and says its amazing, I don't normally get to go unless it's the Xmas game as that's the time I am home with mammy

Bit of common sense Bart.

Our Engrish NI brethren will be hard tasked to go to the semi and final in the Doob.

This to me has always been the people of NI's problem. Oh it cannot be done, it's too hard.

Take a sip of tighten up syrup el barto and man the feck up.

Now, if you, as a decent human being, would call up a mate in England and say, he I can't go, but remember those times back in 62 with WJMcB and the lads, remember how awesome it was. Well they are playing in your neck of the woods.

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Re: Sarries away it is then....

Post by big mervyn » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Russ wrote:
How many University students are in the UK right now from NI. A feck lot.
Most of them will be home for the 3 week Easter break.
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Re: Sarries away it is then....

Post by Russ » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:18 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:
How many University students are in the UK right now from NI. A feck lot.
Most of them will be home for the 3 week Easter break.
Well bloody well send them back again!

The QF is over Easter? Then surely we can force our own University students to go! Even the school kids, except the large Belfast schools

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