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(@geoffw)
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So the Wakefield fans have been allocated blocks A B & C as the East & West stands are not available for some reason. I agree it seems this is the best solution available as a crowd of 5,000 is anticipated.  However the club has not said where the Widnes fans who have season tickets in section C should sit for this game which would have been useful.  Does anyone know if there are many empty seats normally in section D above row 10?  I may go in the north stand for a change if not.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/06/2024 11:15 pm
(@ratboy)
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Big game a shame the club not advertising with posters in the Town centre and at Espositos Coffee shop. Local Train stations Hough Green and Widnes Station poster with upcoming fixtures. The Merseyside Gateway on the  digital board be nice too. Marketing could be improved. 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 9:06 am
(@scouseviking55)
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Wakefield fans being put in the north stand is an awful decision. I understand some southers were unhappy because some away fans sat in their seats previously but the amount of wakey fans putting them in north is a recipe for disaster after their previous behaviour.

id like to know what the circumstances are for the east and west not being able to open. Their poor excuse doesn’t cut it for me 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 11:41 am
Sinbad reacted
(@sinbad)
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The day is unlikely to pass without incident.If Wakefield sell their allocation then what's to stop any of them buying general sale tickets in the North Stand,amongst the Widnes fans? Of course anyone should be expected to behave themselves inside a stadium watching a game of sport but it isn't that simple, unfortunately.

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Posted : 12/06/2024 12:05 pm
(@sandgroper)
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As an older pensioner I buy a ST simply to be able to sit safely to watch the game.

Mixing fans is going backwards and that is just stupid. But if this is the way we are going it makes my ST decision simple - just buy the TV game and stay at home! 

For anyone encouraged to take their youngsters along it could end that idea. 

I guess that it depends on their take up if tickets but is a very ham fisted way to plan crowd safety!

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Posted : 12/06/2024 12:32 pm
(@ditton-donkey)
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Yes agree this is not the best solution - what is wrong with west and east stands ? 
suspect this is a money saving option, but potentially a recipe for disaster

Don’t think it will be a friendly atmosphere in the north stand - May see how much to transfer to south 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 12:40 pm
(@ratboy)
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I feel it would be best to put Wakefield fans in the South Stand, if can't open east and west stands. Less rowdy the Widnes fans in the South. Other option 2 Sections in South and other in the North Stand so not as many trouble makers. 😂😂

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Posted : 12/06/2024 1:05 pm
(@viking25)
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Probably get told I’m over reacting, but I think the build up to this game has been a shambles.

It’s 1st v 2nd. Our biggest game in years.

Match Sponsorship for this game was still available on Monday. Last week we advertised for a match sponsor for Kemik. What is the commercial person doing at the club if the match sponsorship is still available less than a week before the game?

The promotion over tickets just isn’t good enough. It costs them nothing to send a post out on social media. We’ve had 3 tweets promoting tickets all week. One of them featured a video from our assistant coach. If you’re a general fan and not someone who knows the ins and outs of the club- would an assistant coach telling you to get a ticket really entice you? I get you don’t want to flood everyone and there is a saturation point, but we should be shouting from the rooftops about this game.

I actually think away fans should be seated in North Stand (if they can’t open the East). In the South, we pay for a specific seat- that’s one of the main draws. On numerous occasions there are aways fans that sit in season ticket holders’s seats. Stewards are useless and don’t help move away fans from our seats, so to avoid confrontation, we just find some other seats. That shouldn’t be the case, we pay for specific seats for specific reasons.

But to only announce this on a Tuesday before a game smacks of poor preparation. Why so late in the day? Also, telling Wakefield fans to buy a ticket for the south, but then sit in the north. Can they not update the ticketing website? It’s just poor all round. 

I just feel the players and coaches deserve more. They’re a team well worth watching this season and leave everything on the pitch- they deserve more people through the game, but I can, to some extent, understand why more aren’t attending 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 2:47 pm
PaulieWalnuts
(@pauliewalnuts)
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Didn't realise Lazio Ultras were in Town this Sunday.

What a massive over-reaction.

 

Paulie xx

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Posted : 12/06/2024 5:10 pm
(@eddieo57)
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Posted by: @pauliewalnuts

Didn't realise Lazio Ultras were in Town this Sunday.

What a massive over-reaction.

 

Paulie xx

 

You would be over reacting too if they were sat in your South Stand seat and you was moved. The lack of use in end stands is disgraceful. I know the East is basically one huge storeroom but not sure why the West hasn't been opened.

 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 5:44 pm
PaulieWalnuts
(@pauliewalnuts)
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Posted by: @eddieo57

Posted by: @pauliewalnuts

Didn't realise Lazio Ultras were in Town this Sunday.

What a massive over-reaction.

 

Paulie xx

 

You would be over reacting too if they were sat in your South Stand seat and you was moved. The lack of use in end stands is disgraceful. I know the East is basically one huge storeroom but not sure why the West hasn't been opened.

 

 

It wouldn't bother me one bit if Wakefield fans were sat in the South Stand (I'm sure some will be).

It wouldn't be cost effective to open the ends. I think fans are over-estimating the size of the crowd as the England/Serbia game is on that evening, and I think a lot will be choosing to spend their 'hard earned' in the pub watching that, than attending the DCBL.

The Club may have missed a trick on that one. Maybe keeping the Bridge Suite open for the football for fans attending the Wakey game. 

More revenue missed.

 

Paulie xx

 

 

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Posted : 12/06/2024 8:14 pm
(@farnworth-viking)
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@pauliewalnuts I don’t think many fans would have hung around for 3 hours at the stadium to watch the England match, when they would have had plenty of time to go home get a meal and then go to their local/favourite pub to watch it.

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Posted : 13/06/2024 12:47 pm
(@sinbad)
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It only takes one moron chucking a missile across at the away fans and the club are in sh1t again.Not an over reaction.1200+ away fans in the North is unprecedented,large followings have always been accommodated in one of the ends.Not sure what the point is of the west and east stands anymore.May as well demolish them.

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Posted : 13/06/2024 1:26 pm
(@farnworth-viking)
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@sinbad Not saying it’s right, but it’s probably a council decision to save money on stewarding.

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Posted : 13/06/2024 2:22 pm
PaulieWalnuts
(@pauliewalnuts)
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Posted by: @farnworth-viking

@sinbad Not saying it’s right, but it’s probably a council decision to save money on stewarding.

 

It doesn't cost the Council at all, it costs the Club.

 

Paulie xx

 

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Posted : 13/06/2024 3:27 pm
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