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ForzaPalace
07-07-2017, 09:04 AM
Is there still a chance this could be moved or is it definitely that date now? Looking at travel it's currently cheaper to fly than get a train if you're going up on the Friday night and coming home Sunday.

Palace Dan
07-07-2017, 09:23 AM
Ditto.

Son off to uni there and we are going to meet up. Only issue is I get back from abroad late Friday night!

ForzaPalace
07-07-2017, 09:29 AM
Apparently TV fixtures aren't announced until August 11th. I'd welcome a 5.30pm kick off, early flight Saturday morning and check into a hotel.

Palace Dan
07-07-2017, 09:48 AM
Ok. That's good to know but weekend flights from Southampton are a bit sparse

ForzaPalace
07-07-2017, 09:50 AM
Long old journey that. Flights are direct from Heathrow.

Crozzy71
07-07-2017, 10:07 AM
A few of us fancy doing the weekend up there. Fantastic city. Went there the Saturday night after the Sunderland game and i'm not ashamed to say it nigh on broke me. Got back to the hotel at 3:45am knowing I'd been give a good run for my money.

King William
07-07-2017, 08:57 PM
Ok. That's good to know but weekend flights from Southampton are a bit sparse

Was looking at that, no Saturday night flight back ...bummer

sherstonpalace
08-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Was looking at that, no Saturday night flight back ...bummer

BA 1337 - leaves NCL 19.45; arrives Heathrow 21.00. Simples.

King William
09-07-2017, 08:25 AM
BA 1337 - leaves NCL 19.45; arrives Heathrow 21.00. Simples.

Unfortunately not back to southampton

Pint of Speroni
09-07-2017, 05:32 PM
Ditto.

Son off to uni there and we are going to meet up. Only issue is I get back from abroad late Friday night!

Lucky lad.

Any chance this could be moved? Want to book trains but don't want a late Sunday or MNF game.

Oli28
09-07-2017, 05:34 PM
Lucky lad.

Any chance this could be moved? Want to book trains but don't want a late Sunday or MNF game.
Yes. Should know one way or other by first week of August. Although I don't know whats stopping them arranging it now.

scro
15-08-2017, 11:18 AM
Now this is definitely the 21st? Are we now positioned pitchside?

scro
15-08-2017, 11:22 AM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3126122/newcastle-set-to-keep-away-fans-in-the-upper-tier-at-st-james-park-despite-premier-league-rules-calling-for-every-club-to-introduce-a-pitchside-away-end/

Answering my own question.. disgrace and means i am unlikely to pay out the £70 travel costs.

whereEaglesFly
15-08-2017, 11:44 AM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3126122/newcastle-set-to-keep-away-fans-in-the-upper-tier-at-st-james-park-despite-premier-league-rules-calling-for-every-club-to-introduce-a-pitchside-away-end/

Answering my own question.. disgrace and means i am unlikely to pay out the £70 travel costs.

Don't get me wrong it is high, but don't think it's big enough a deal to stop me from going

Johnnieboy
15-08-2017, 12:16 PM
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3126122/newcastle-set-to-keep-away-fans-in-the-upper-tier-at-st-james-park-despite-premier-league-rules-calling-for-every-club-to-introduce-a-pitchside-away-end/

Answering my own question.. disgrace and means i am unlikely to pay out the £70 travel costs.

Away fans used to be in the corner pitchside before they built the upper tier without problems, so they have no excuse really. Ashley probably just doesn't want to make any more enemies locally by moving home fans

Kirby
15-08-2017, 12:54 PM
Booked the 8pm up on the Friday and the 5.50pm back on the Sunday. Staying at the Premier Inn on the Quayside. Long weekend on the toon!

cpfc4evandeva
15-08-2017, 01:00 PM
Surely no one does Newcastle away for the football?

I imagine I'll be up there again. It's a good laugh and great place for a beer.

JannerEagle
15-08-2017, 01:25 PM
Booked the 8pm up on the Friday and the 5.50pm back on the Sunday. Staying at the Premier Inn on the Quayside. Long weekend on the toon!

Watch out for the kittiwakes! :frown:

scro
15-08-2017, 01:55 PM
Surely no one does Newcastle away for the football?

I imagine I'll be up there again. It's a good laugh and great place for a beer.

If only.. unfortunately my trips are just for the football these days.

I know the view probably isn't that bad but in the world of the internet stream and the price of the trains at £70 return and rising. It isn't long before it's a consideration.

cpfc4evandeva
15-08-2017, 02:15 PM
If only.. unfortunately my trips are just for the football these days.

I know the view probably isn't that bad but in the world of the internet stream and the price of the trains at £70 return and rising. It isn't long before it's a consideration.

I fear that this season, you will have some very miserable trips :(

Woosie
16-08-2017, 09:15 PM
If only.. unfortunately my trips are just for the football these days.

I know the view probably isn't that bad but in the world of the internet stream and the price of the trains at £70 return and rising. It isn't long before it's a consideration.
If you don't mind a longer journey you can do it for £45 return with a railcard by breaking it down into Kings Cross - Leeds - Newcastle and the same on the return.

roystas
17-08-2017, 08:27 AM
If you don't mind a longer journey you can do it for £45 return with a railcard by breaking it down into Kings Cross - Leeds - Newcastle and the same on the return.

We also got the same price with a railcard, splitting it at Doncaster.

whereEaglesFly
17-08-2017, 01:33 PM
If you don't mind a longer journey you can do it for £45 return with a railcard by breaking it down into Kings Cross - Leeds - Newcastle and the same on the return.

So ridiculous that you actually have to do things like that to get the best price

elgin eagle
17-08-2017, 01:40 PM
You can get the megabus for 14 quid if you dont mind arriving at 5 to 3 and getting back to london at 7 in the morning.

Payney
21-08-2017, 04:57 PM
We also got the same price with a railcard, splitting it at Doncaster.

Which website did you book this on? TIA

roystas
22-08-2017, 07:54 AM
Which website did you book this on? TIA

Just on the Trainline... looks like they have gone up already since doing it though as we tried to book an extra one the other day which was looking very expensive.

Jimmy Eagle
22-08-2017, 08:24 AM
You can get the megabus for 14 quid if you dont mind arriving at 5 to 3 and getting back to london at 7 in the morning.

:D

pgw152
22-08-2017, 01:43 PM
If you don't mind a longer journey you can do it for £45 return with a railcard by breaking it down into Kings Cross - Leeds - Newcastle and the same on the return.
This is still available for £66 (before discounts) depending on times/days of course.

Not too bad + they do reasonable tickets for kids/concs + a top night out

TheMexicanHorse
22-08-2017, 04:27 PM
Hotel
And flights booked.

RCUK
24-08-2017, 02:21 PM
Still waiting for them to confirm this date - dont wanna book sat night hotel and train tickets to find out its an MNF, or worse an FNF.

Kirby
24-08-2017, 02:35 PM
Still waiting for them to confirm this date - dont wanna book sat night hotel and train tickets to find out its an MNF, or worse an FNF.

It's already been confirmed.

ForzaPalace
05-09-2017, 08:10 AM
So it's about £100 for trains and about £150 for flights. Bit steep. That's all before the inevitable £200+ spent on the day and night out.

JLY_CPFC
05-09-2017, 10:48 AM
looking for some help
Driving up from eastbourne and going to do a Friday-monday, to anyone that has been before where is a good place to stay within a close distance to ground and nightlife.
So this fixture date/time cannot be changed now it seems?

Kirby
05-09-2017, 10:51 AM
looking for some help
Driving up from eastbourne and going to do a Friday-monday, to anyone that has been before where is a good place to stay within a close distance to ground and nightlife.
So this fixture date/time cannot be changed now it seems?

No it can't be changed now (barring a weather/major incident postponement!).

Quayside or city centre are the best places to stay for nightlife and the stadium. All within easy walking distance.

theCoach
05-09-2017, 02:19 PM
looking for some help
Driving up from eastbourne and going to do a Friday-monday, to anyone that has been before where is a good place to stay within a close distance to ground and nightlife.
So this fixture date/time cannot be changed now it seems?

signature hotel next to st james metro and stadium. short walk into the toon
head for cosy joes .
quayside quieter then the bigg market but ok place to start and then walk up.
ill be up there Thursday to sunday

mether
05-09-2017, 05:38 PM
So it's about £100 for trains and about £150 for flights. Bit steep. That's all before the inevitable £200+ spent on the day and night out.

Worth every penny for the nightlife. Not going to mention the football.

New LP
06-09-2017, 07:06 AM
Worth every penny for the nightlife. Not going to mention the football.


Crazy though, you could probably go to Barcelona or Milan for a game and night out for about the same cost!

eagle mart
06-09-2017, 07:22 AM
It used to be better in the days over the bridge where Buffalo Joes, Baja beach club and the Tuxedo Princess were.

Still, I'd go there now.

Kirby
06-09-2017, 08:02 AM
I take it Buffalo Joe's has gone then?

Sam Jacks closed down earlier in the year as well :sob:

cpfc4evandeva
06-09-2017, 10:48 AM
I take it Buffalo Joe's has gone then?

Sam Jacks closed down earlier in the year as well :sob:

:(

It's not worth it now.

Kirby
06-09-2017, 12:51 PM
:(

It's not worth it now.

I know :(

Been waiting for years to go back and now it's gone! :sob:

Must find an alternative.

spotkick
06-09-2017, 09:15 PM
Got direct train tickets. Looking forward to this.

andyocpfc
18-09-2017, 03:41 PM
When can we expect the match tickets to go on sale for this?

MENTALLY TOUGH
18-09-2017, 05:19 PM
When can we expect the match tickets to go on sale for this?
Would think before we score a goal in the league.

transformerman
21-09-2017, 12:43 PM
Just had my e-mail to say 'Away season ticket ' on sale tomorrow - so likely to start Monday subject to points , I guess .

Kirby
21-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Anyone else staying at the Quayside Premier Inn?

EddieEdwards
21-09-2017, 12:57 PM
Just had my e-mail to say 'Away season ticket ' on sale tomorrow - so likely to start Monday subject to points , I guess .Away ST holders get 4 days so it'll probably be Tuesday.

transformerman
21-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Malmaison on Quayside for me & Mrs Transformerman

thehound
21-09-2017, 02:54 PM
Anyone else staying at the Quayside Premier Inn?

Any reason?

oddrod
21-09-2017, 04:06 PM
Anyone else staying at the Quayside Premier Inn?

No. Why?

Kirby
21-09-2017, 04:18 PM
https://i0.wp.com/blog.hireahelper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Key-Bowl.jpg

No?

Just me then.

EddieEdwards
22-09-2017, 01:25 PM
Tuesday 26th September - ST holders and members with 2500+ points
Wednesday 27th September - ST holders
Thursday 28th September - Members
Monday 2nd October - 2 per person for ST holders and members

Coach travel £30 departing 5:30am

jjeagle
22-09-2017, 02:44 PM
Tuesday 26th September - ST holders and members with 2500+ points
Wednesday 27th September - ST holders
Thursday 28th September - Members
Monday 2nd October - 2 per person for ST holders and members

Coach travel £30 departing 5:30am

5.30am!! Blimey, they will have to wait for the Strawberry to open!!

Dorking .Eagle
22-09-2017, 03:08 PM
Leaving at 5.30am they could drive through central London's empty streets and pick up the M1 at the start.

keltic eagle
22-09-2017, 07:55 PM
Tuesday 26th September - ST holders and members with 2500+ points
Wednesday 27th September - ST holders
Thursday 28th September - Members
Monday 2nd October - 2 per person for ST holders and members

Coach travel £30 departing 5:30am

How many per season ticket?

EddieEdwards
22-09-2017, 08:20 PM
How many per season ticket?One initially, then two from Monday 2nd October.

keltic eagle
23-09-2017, 05:11 AM
One initially, then two from Monday 2nd October.

Thanks. Thats piss poor though. Surely we won't sell out. This is the one game I can take a large group of mates from Scotland that ive converted to palace. Will be difficult to get them all sitting together now if I have to wait for general sale

CharlieCPFC
23-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Thanks. Thats piss poor though. Surely we won't sell out. This is the one game I can take a large group of mates from Scotland that ive converted to palace. Will be difficult to get them all sitting together now if I have to wait for general sale

Just wait until general sale to get the lot including yours, that's what I'll be doing.

TheMexicanHorse
23-09-2017, 08:34 AM
Staying in Hilton Gateshead , just by the Tyne bridge
Assume we are still in the gods for this one?
Now sam jacks has closed, where else can we see the dregs of society and Brexit voters wasting their salary pre game over dentists chairs and pole dancers?

newish eagle
24-09-2017, 06:20 PM
Given the state of our form, perhaps the club should be looking to lay on a fair bit of free travel to games like this. 5.30am! May the force be with everyone on those coaches!

sherstonpalace
24-09-2017, 06:47 PM
Staying in Hilton Gateshead , just by the Tyne bridge
Assume we are still in the gods for this one?
Now sam jacks has closed, where else can we see the dregs of society and Brexit voters wasting their salary pre game over dentists chairs and pole dancers?

The box office seemed to want to offer me a pitch-level seat when I phoned on Friday. Not sure if the arrangements for away fans have changed.

Enfield eagle
25-09-2017, 05:17 AM
New rules means part of away fans must now be pitch level.

Dorking .Eagle
25-09-2017, 05:30 AM
There are no pitch level seats at Newcastle unless you are on the bench.

Newcastle dodged the new ruling for a year at least.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4601826/Newcastle-away-fans-gods-St-James-Park.html

Palace are currently selling in blocks LL7M (gallery) -one seat left- and L7M

the next two adjacent blocks are currently greyed out but will presumably be sold once a good percentage of the current blocks have gone. I counted and I think 120 seats sold to away s/t so far. Some people have actually chosen to be in the very back row!

MENTALLY TOUGH
25-09-2017, 10:20 AM
Some people have actually chosen to be in the very back row!

Sensible people,the further away from the pitch the better.

sherstonpalace
25-09-2017, 03:26 PM
New rules means part of away fans must now be pitch level.

Which part? The feet, I'd hope......

meee
25-09-2017, 05:32 PM
Leaving at 5.30am they could drive through central London's empty streets and pick up the M1 at the start.

You appear to have insider info.

Little Fozzie
26-09-2017, 11:27 AM
Never been before, I'm guessing row U is right at the back? Don't really want that, so I'm also guessing I'm safe to wait for another block to open up...

NorthernEagle80
26-09-2017, 12:04 PM
Its on row V now.

Oli28
26-09-2017, 12:55 PM
I expect there'll be plenty of space to move around. They generally have a couple of blocks on sale though, and if you phone the box office you can usually specify where you'd like to sit.

EddieEdwards
26-09-2017, 04:11 PM
Block L7L now available online.

TheMexicanHorse
26-09-2017, 07:17 PM
Tickets purchased
Anyone else flying it

ebyeeckeagle
26-09-2017, 07:50 PM
Tickets purchased
Anyone else flying it

Thinking about it but might be easier to just get the train. ;)

mether
27-09-2017, 09:33 AM
Tickets purchased
Anyone else flying it

By the time you get to Heathrow and to Newcastle town centre from the airport, will be quicker by train.

CPFC_Fan
27-09-2017, 11:46 AM
Much much quicker by train.

NorthernEagle80
27-09-2017, 12:18 PM
Its on row Y now online so it looks like its going backwards. I can't find any stadium maps though which show the rows and seat numbers. Don't know whether its better to just get tickets now or wait and see if some rows further forward get released.

mether
27-09-2017, 12:54 PM
Its on row Y now online so it looks like its going backwards. I can't find any stadium maps though which show the rows and seat numbers. Don't know whether its better to just get tickets now or wait and see if some rows further forward get released.

Block k row f on now.

FourtyTwo
28-09-2017, 09:07 AM
Row W for block L
Row K (still) for block F

Tickets booked - bring it on.

Worried about what happens when the "we're on the pitch if Palace score" chant happens ;)

andyocpfc
28-09-2017, 09:20 AM
Row W for block L

Row K (still) for block F



Tickets booked - bring it on.



Worried about what happens when the "we're on the pitch if Palace score" chant happens ;)


We ask a lot of people to step aside on our trek down. [emoji16]

ollie_porter
28-09-2017, 09:29 AM
Row W for block L
Row K (still) for block F

Tickets booked - bring it on.

Worried about what happens when the "we're on the pitch if Palace score" chant happens ;)

That strange. I only got block K row L as an option!

andyocpfc
28-09-2017, 09:37 AM
49518

1st time for me here - jeez, picture according to my row/seat.

west eagle
28-09-2017, 09:50 AM
It really is not a great experience,

Palace Dan
28-09-2017, 10:06 AM
Son in university accommodation some 100 yards from the ground.....

He could fall out of bed at 14:45 and still be in time for KO!!!

Seats are in the gods tho...

Yoda
28-09-2017, 10:10 AM
Row W for block L
Row K (still) for block F

Tickets booked - bring it on.

Worried about what happens when the "we're on the pitch if Palace score" chant happens ;)

Youíll need a zip wire!

Pinkie Brown
28-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Anyone 'mad' enough to want to travel to this should get a free ticket and coach travel paid for by the club or the players themselves!

Kirby
28-09-2017, 10:27 AM
Anyone 'mad' enough to want to travel to this should get a free ticket and coach travel paid for by the club or the players themselves!

I'm going for a City, United and Newcastle hat-trick. The least they can do is buy me a beer in the Bigg Market.

andyocpfc
28-09-2017, 10:34 AM
The least they can do is f--king score a goal and win a game. They can keep all the ticket and travel money for all I care then. [emoji16]

stamford triumph
29-09-2017, 04:02 PM
seems to be selling fast - only offered me V of the last block just now

SussexRed&Blue
29-09-2017, 05:11 PM
Looking forward to this one always a top weekend! Getting in training for the walk up to the seats. Need oxygen when you reach the sumit!

colonel
29-09-2017, 06:08 PM
Looking forward to this one always a top weekend! Getting in training for the walk up to the seats. Need oxygen when you reach the sumit!

Bit like the Olympic Stadium!

King William
29-09-2017, 06:35 PM
Looking forward to this one always a top weekend! Getting in training for the walk up to the seats. Need oxygen when you reach the sumit!

Use the lift

Son of Coveta
29-09-2017, 06:44 PM
I thought Premier league clubs were not allowed to sit the away fans so far away from the pitch from this season. No ?

King William
29-09-2017, 06:51 PM
I thought Premier league clubs were not allowed to sit the away fans so far away from the pitch from this season. No ?

Newcastle got an exception

newish eagle
01-10-2017, 07:00 PM
Thinking of doing this. £180 on the train for me and my son!!! Looks like it might be a long drive.

Nth Kent Eagle
01-10-2017, 07:38 PM
I'm getting a bit old for a drive from Kent to Newcastle and back in a day. The feeling of getting back to Kings Cross at 9 and then being able to get HS1 home makes that a better option for me.

EddieEdwards
02-10-2017, 12:12 PM
Was supposed to go to 2 per member at 10am today but that hasn't happened yet. By around midday the last few tickets in block K had gone and there are now a few more available in block L.

So far we've sold blocks K, L and M which is about 1,500. If we have an option on block J then that'll be about another 500 but that's unknown at the moment (unless anyone has any info on that?) so anyone who hasn't yet got a ticket and definitely wants to go should probably get in now.

A full 3,000 allocation would also have included blocks F and H but those blocks are on sale to home supporters so we've definitely told Newcastle that we don't want those.

HOVE EAGLE
02-10-2017, 01:40 PM
I had this reply from Newcastle re bag policy after my man Utd fiasco

Small bags (rucksacks and similar sized bags) are okay to bring to the stadium as long as they fit under a seat and don’t cause any obstruction.

If you are refused entry due to the size of a bag, we do not have any left luggage facilities, or anywhere we would store a bag.

Steve Storey

Head of Safety & Security
Newcastle United Football Club
St. James' Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4ST

bald-eagle
02-10-2017, 04:01 PM
just got block L row K about 2 hours ago..seem to be selling in a strange order?
Also got 2 per ST

Kirby
02-10-2017, 04:18 PM
Also just bought 2 x tickets in Block L, row K.

Saw us concede nine goals this week so the least the useless bastards can do is score us a goal this time!

newish eagle
02-10-2017, 05:28 PM
Won’t let me buy two seats (separately or together) so perhaps all gone?

Oli28
02-10-2017, 05:44 PM
I just got mine.

It doesn't do the drop-down menu thing once you've selected how many tickets you want, but if you press "find tickets" then it gives you some.

VKR1888
02-10-2017, 06:14 PM
I take it there is no chance of extra tickets going on sale, I thought I would be okay getting in late today and buying them but all sold out

:sob::sob::sob::sob:

Dorking .Eagle
02-10-2017, 06:26 PM
Its usually that the box office just need to load another batch of tickets on.

Even if its supposedly sold out (far too early for that), there is always the players families returns a few days before

Nth Kent Eagle
02-10-2017, 06:29 PM
Bananas policy. It is the 2nd of October and the match is on the 21st. We've only taken half the allocation and we've sold out now denying Palace fans the opportunity to watch their club. Another stupid decision taken by those running the club. Who on earth makes these ridiculous customer last policy decisions which alienate fans at a time when the team is in turmoil? EDIT, just seen Dorking Eagle's post, which
I hope is correct. Why then doesn't the club put the message on the site?

newish eagle
02-10-2017, 06:32 PM
I just got mine.

It doesn't do the drop-down menu thing once you've selected how many tickets you want, but if you press "find tickets" then it gives you some.
Thatís really odd. I tried doing that about six times just before I posted and it wouldnít sell me more than one. Anyway, cheers or the help, glad you got sorted. Cheers.

newish eagle
02-10-2017, 06:34 PM
Its usually that the box office just need to load another batch of tickets on.

Even if its supposedly sold out (far too early for that), there is always the players families returns a few days before
Ah, okay, many thanks for the heads up.

Nth Kent Eagle
02-10-2017, 06:43 PM
Someone from the club should be clearing up this kind of confusion. Get a grip. We seem to be as badly organised off the pitch as on it.

SHIPEAGLE
02-10-2017, 06:52 PM
The official club website now shows Newcastle is sold out , if it is correct that the Club only took 1,500 tickets for a match that is popular for the weekend away then it shows whoever makes these decisions does not understand our support and should be removed from making these decisions

oddrod
02-10-2017, 06:58 PM
Been said far too much lately regarding ticket allocations, but yet these decisions still get made

EddieEdwards
02-10-2017, 07:24 PM
The official club website now shows Newcastle is sold out , if it is correct that the Club only took 1,500 tickets for a match that is popular for the weekend away then it shows whoever makes these decisions does not understand our support and should be removed from making these decisionsIt says sold out on the ticket site but that can just mean they need to load more tickets. There's no announcement on the main site yet.

They've been loading some remaining block L tickets a few at a time during the afternoon since block K sold out around midday. Whether they have any more to add tomorrow we don't know. Apart from these remaining odds and ends, it looks like we've sold out blocks M, L and K which is about 1,500 in total. If that is all that we've taken and they were virtually all gone before it even got to the 2 per member stage then it is indeed yet another huge piss-take, but it may be that we have an option on block J and we're waiting for Newcastle to send them. That would be another 500-ish (maybe fewer because of segregation) but that would definitely be the last lot because, as I mentioned above, we've already turned down blocks F and H and those blocks are on sale to home supporters.

So we'll have to wait and see about block J. Really bad that the club don't provide any info about these allocations. I don't expect regular updates but they should at the very least tell us at the start how many they've taken and whether there is an option for more. This would be very helpful info for fans who, for example, are considering waiting for the 2 per member phase so that they can buy tickets together for themselves and their guests.

newish eagle
02-10-2017, 07:40 PM
It says sold out on the ticket site but that can just mean they need to load more tickets. There's no announcement on the main site yet.

They've been loading some remaining block L tickets a few at a time during the afternoon since block K sold out around midday. Whether they have any more to add tomorrow we don't know. Apart from these remaining odds and ends, it looks like we've sold out blocks M, L and K which is about 1,500 in total. If that is all that we've taken and they were virtually all gone before it even got to the 2 per member stage then it is indeed yet another huge piss-take, but it may be that we have an option on block J and we're waiting for Newcastle to send them. That would be another 500-ish (maybe fewer because of segregation) but that would definitely be the last lot because, as I mentioned above, we've already turned down blocks F and H and those blocks are on sale to home supporters.

So we'll have to wait and see about block J. Really bad that the club don't provide any info about these allocations. I don't expect regular updates but they should at the very least tell us at the start how many they've taken and whether there is an option for more. This would be very helpful info for fans who, for example, are considering waiting for the 2 per member phase so that they can buy tickets together for themselves and their guests.
Can’t disagree with any of that. Just a little info, that’s all (i.e. how may we have taken). Some of the simple stuff like basic customer service/updates seems beyond us.

newish eagle
02-10-2017, 07:42 PM
Someone from the club should be clearing up this kind of confusion. Get a grip. We seem to be as badly organised off the pitch as on it.
Nail on head! For a business with a 80m plus turnover PA, they badly need to get a grip.

VKR1888
02-10-2017, 07:50 PM
A lot of good points being made. A bit of transparency would help. The fact it said we could buy an extra ticket this morning and then was not available is also poor.

I have over 2000 points but my mate has less, depending on what game it is I sometimes need to wait to get seats together.

Hopefully they have done the sensible thing and held back blocks to sell if we sold out early.

Sadly I dont think they will have that kind of foresight!

middleeagle
03-10-2017, 09:18 AM
Clubs an absolute farce. Waiting list at box office, no plan to take another block.

Couldn't tell me why they don't make people aware on how ticket sales are going or why we continue not to take a bigger allocation.

They should be lucky fans actually want to travel to Newcastle to support them yet were then restricted all for the sake of losing a few bob when likes of mutch and Lee picking up a salary. Joke

mether
03-10-2017, 09:33 AM
Who does make the decision on how many tickets we take ?

ebyeeckeagle
03-10-2017, 09:38 AM
Who does make the decision on how many tickets we take ?

Hmm. That would be an interesting question.

I'm banking on last minute comp tickets being available.

VKR1888
03-10-2017, 09:38 AM
Clubs an absolute farce. Waiting list at box office, no plan to take another block.

Couldn't tell me why they don't make people aware on how ticket sales are going or why we continue not to take a bigger allocation.

They should be lucky fans actually want to travel to Newcastle to support them yet were then restricted all for the sake of losing a few bob when likes of mutch and Lee picking up a salary. Joke

Absolute farce. You think they would try and look after the fans especially when the product is so poor on the pitch!

I might tweet Parish!

mether
03-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Why don’t they state how many tickets we have taken, when they release the buying phases. Would make it so much easier. Must say tho done well selling 1500 two weeks before the game,where train tickets are over £120 return.

VKR1888
03-10-2017, 10:05 AM
Why donít they state how many tickets we have taken, when they release the buying phases. Would make it so much easier. Must say tho done well selling 1500 two weeks before the game,where train tickets are over £120 return.

It is a good job but you wonder how many more we could take. I know there is six of us who have not got any. Partly my fault for not being on the ball but had work to deal with!

middleeagle
03-10-2017, 10:10 AM
Why donít they state how many tickets we have taken, when they release the buying phases. Would make it so much easier. Must say tho done well selling 1500 two weeks before the game,where train tickets are over £120 return.

This. Need to tell people what the allocation is and also how many we have sold.

Reason it has sold already is because after 1 day of sales, any season ticket holder could purchase and then so on, its a farce.

Nth Kent Eagle
03-10-2017, 10:11 AM
Hmm. That would be an interesting question.

I'm banking on last minute comp tickets being available.

Makes you wonder how many they hold back as comps for staff, players and corporates?

Nth Kent Eagle
03-10-2017, 10:14 AM
This is pretty grim behaviour by the club. There will be plenty (perhaps 30-40%) of fans without a credit card and who have to wait to the end of the month payday to buy the tickets. Pathetic penny pinching, alienating customers, at a time when the product offering on the pitch is woeful. We can moan about results, lack of transfers and players, but this is worse as the club have denied Palace fans the opportunity to watch their team.

Oli28
03-10-2017, 10:22 AM
This. Need to tell people what the allocation is and also how many we have sold.

Reason it has sold already is because after 1 day of sales, any season ticket holder could purchase and then so on, its a farce.
Ideally they'd say what the allocation, and how many fans are at each points threshold. Steve browett did this on here for a few big games over the years.

It'd be especially useful for Brighton but they won't do it.

EddieEdwards
03-10-2017, 10:26 AM
Hugely important game, popular ground that we didn't visit last season, following on from two very unappealing trips to Manchester, tickets capped at 30 quid. Club takes half the available allocation and we sell out three weeks in advance with it barely reaching the 2 per member phase. Appalling decision and disgusting treatment of the fans yet again.

How sad is it that we still have large numbers of fans who want to travel this sort of distance at considerable expense to support a team who have been performing so badly, but many are prevented from doing so because our own club can't be arsed to handle a bigger ticket allocation?

Dorking .Eagle
03-10-2017, 10:40 AM
deleted as more tickets on sale now

Ooh Betty
03-10-2017, 11:15 AM
Yet another ridiculous ****up from the club.

What sort of idiots make these decisions? I suppose we will only ask for a reduced allocation for Brighton as well.

We are being run by a bunch of ****wits. They can't even hand over away tickets if you go to the box office in person. They insist on posting them out.

Amateur hour again.

VKR1888
03-10-2017, 11:18 AM
I have tweeted both CPFC and Parish.

Not expecting a response though!

andyocpfc
03-10-2017, 11:34 AM
The club are clearly so worried about being lumbered they would prefer to err on the side of caution and risk upsetting supporters than losing money. Maybe the club should introduce a 'pre sales interest form' to gauge what sort of response they will get although clearly not guaranteed. Least the club would know if the fans are interested.

elgin eagle
03-10-2017, 11:40 AM
The club are clearly so worried about being lumbered they would prefer to err on the side of caution and risk upsetting supporters than losing money. Maybe the club should introduce a 'pre sales interest form' to gauge what sort of response they will get although clearly not guaranteed. Least the club would know if the fans are interested.

Which is nuts when viewed in comparison to what they spend on the squad to be crap. Although taking a block at a time would seem a sensible solution.

andyocpfc
03-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Which is nuts when viewed in comparison to what they spend on the squad to be crap. Although taking a block at a time would seem a sensible solution.

Yep, it certainly would. There has got to be a more sensible answer to it than this. I remember the issues we had at the back end of last season with the Man Utd away tickets. Fortunately it didn't affect me but if I hadn't have got a ticket I would have been gutted/fuming.

SHIPEAGLE
03-10-2017, 12:45 PM
Whilst not defending the Club, the problem is caused by the Premier League rules on away tickets whereby Clubs have to tell the home team how many tickets they require by a certain time based on the size of blocks and segregation of the seating. This does not allow the away team any flexability unless offered by the home Club.
At Newcastle it would appear that the blocks are about 500 seats but it also need segregation in the seating and concourse area.
It is possible that Newcastle offered an allocation of 1500 or 3000 and if taking the 3000 it is my understanding that 750 of the extra seats had to be sold or the Club has to pay for the whole allocation.
So had the Club taken the higher allocation and then only sold say 1000 tickets they would still have to pay for 3000.
Im not sure whether it would have been possible to have taken an extra block making it 2000.
The big Clubs have no problem with selling 3000 tickets for every away game but this is a problem that hits Clubs like Palace, Burnley, Swansea etc.
I suggested a few years ago that for matches where there is an option of how many tickets the Club can take that the tickets should be put on sale very early ie well before the Club have to commit to confirming required allocation which i believe is about 4 weeks prior to the fixture.
This early booking would be open to all supporters Season ticket Holders , Members etc.
Should less than the full allocation be sold then the Club would know how many are sold and could request allocation accordingly. If tickets are oversubscribed then they would be allocated according to loyalty points
Such a scheme would assist the Club in knowing what allocations to take.
The main problem would be supporters would have to commit much earlier to wanting away match tickets

Nth Kent Eagle
03-10-2017, 12:48 PM
Highlights the lack of communication between the fans and club in recent months. The chief executive needs to look at that.

WhippedPlane
03-10-2017, 01:30 PM
Block L7J has now been released.

EddieEdwards
03-10-2017, 01:51 PM
Block L7J has now been released.Yes, just seen that. Good news! Might not be the whole block because of segregation but at least those who were waiting for the 2 per member phase (or for payday) now have a chance to buy.

Ooh Betty
03-10-2017, 02:23 PM
Highlights the lack of communication between the fans and club in recent months. The chief executive needs to look at that.

Pmsl.
Classic

Bubble Wrap
03-10-2017, 02:29 PM
Makes you wonder how many they hold back as comps for staff, players and corporates?

Not that many a few each unless its a cup final and they get as many as they want looking at the last Final.

newish eagle
03-10-2017, 05:06 PM
Mailed the box office last night and got a couple of returns today. It does seem like they have seriously underestimated the demand for this match.

Oli28
03-10-2017, 05:21 PM
Mailed the box office last night and got a couple of returns today. It does seem like they have seriously underestimated the demand for this match.
Tbf I'm quite surprised we've sold 1500 three weeks before the game all things considered. Recent turnouts at Newcastle have been relatively small and we didn't have many at either Manchester trip.

chrisophiex
03-10-2017, 07:19 PM
People want tickets for this game . They want to say "I was there" when we score a goal.

VKR1888
03-10-2017, 07:47 PM
Tbf I'm quite surprised we've sold 1500 three weeks before the game all things considered. Recent turnouts at Newcastle have been relatively small and we didn't have many at either Manchester trip.

We sold out man u, although I am not sure how many we got in the first place.

Oli28
03-10-2017, 08:11 PM
We sold out man u, although I am not sure how many we got in the first place.
Not many. It was definitely a smaller amount than the reduced allocation we had in May.

Gollum
04-10-2017, 08:51 AM
Our season starts there.......

andyocpfc
10-10-2017, 01:26 PM
Sold out according to the Palace website. Good effort all [emoji106]

EddieEdwards
10-10-2017, 02:18 PM
Sold out according to the Palace website. Good effort all [emoji106]We didn't take the full allocation. We've only taken about three and a half blocks out of a possible six.

Ooh Betty
10-10-2017, 04:12 PM
Sold out according to the Palace website. Good effort all [emoji106]

Hardly a good effort when we only took a small allocation in the first place.

Nth Kent Eagle
10-10-2017, 04:32 PM
Very poor behaviour from the administrative side of the club. The owners have lost money through lower ticket sales, they've alienated supporters and denied Palace fans the chance to see their team. The Board (whom
I suppose would be represented in this decision by the chief executive) needs to develop a more customer first policy rather than just trying to avoid any risk of unsold tickets.

Yoda
10-10-2017, 04:35 PM
We didn't take the full allocation. We've only taken about three and a half blocks out of a possible six.

Having travelled there once from Croydon to watch the match from the dizzy heights of 14 flights of stairs up, I applaud anyone for repeating that experience.

Itís an interesting city if you can combine your trip with a short break though.

CPFC_AwayDays
12-10-2017, 07:39 PM
Tickets are still available on the website so I don't see why everyone is moaning

BALDYEAGLE
12-10-2017, 10:08 PM
https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/october/tickets-newcastle-sold-out/
That was posted 2 days ago

EddieEdwards
12-10-2017, 10:43 PM
Tickets are still available on the website so I don't see why everyone is moaningLooks like a few extra seats have been made available in the gallery section at the front of the upper tier. There'll probably be a few unused comps available next week too, as happens a few days before most away matches. Often a good opportunity for those who want to make a late decision and are able to make travel plans etc. at short notice.

I imagine people are unhappy that a massively important game sold out 11 days in advance with a restriction of 2 tickets per person. And of course that the club never provide any info about allocation size, making it more difficult for fans to make plans. It does appear that they're now doing what they can to squeeze in a few more fans with a strip of seats in block J being added last week and now these gallery seats, but still the club has once again restricted its own away following by taking too small an allocation.

Gazza2
12-10-2017, 10:56 PM
Very poor behaviour from the administrative side of the club. The owners have lost money through lower ticket sales, they've alienated supporters and denied Palace fans the chance to see their team. The Board (whom
I suppose would be represented in this decision by the chief executive) needs to develop a more customer first policy rather than just trying to avoid any risk of unsold tickets.

Away clubs dont get any gate money so lower number of away fans makes no difference financially to away club.

hong_kong_hg
15-10-2017, 06:41 AM
Flights booked, train @ 0900 from KX and snuck in with a balcony ticket just now on cpfctickets.com.

HK will be represented in Newcastle next weekend.

nickpalaceh
15-10-2017, 07:17 AM
Away clubs dont get any gate money so lower number of away fans makes no difference financially to away club.
When they agree to take a certain amount of tickets, any unsold are charged to the away club. Madness i know but its how they do it. And its not like they can just ask for 20 more at a time. They have to take another 1k/1.5k and hope that they can get rid of them otherwise they're out of pocket.

cpfcfly
15-10-2017, 07:23 AM
When they agree to take a certain amount of tickets, any unsold are charged to the away club. Madness i know but its how they do it. And its not like they can just ask for 20 more at a time. They have to take another 1k/1.5k and hope that they can get rid of them otherwise they're out of pocket.
Even more so these days with the restrictions on away ticket pricing. I bet most clubs hope others ask for a reduced allocation because they could sell the same seat for £20 more if it was sold to home fans instead!

rednblue eagle
15-10-2017, 07:49 AM
When they agree to take a certain amount of tickets, any unsold are charged to the away club. Madness i know but its how they do it. And its not like they can just ask for 20 more at a time. They have to take another 1k/1.5k and hope that they can get rid of them otherwise they're out of pocket.

Just to give this some context. If we had taken an extra 1000 tickets and none of them were sold (which clearly wouldn't be the case) that would cost the club £30k. We are paying Jordan Mutch more than that per week. The club does not care about the average fan.

Gazza2
15-10-2017, 07:58 AM
When they agree to take a certain amount of tickets, any unsold are charged to the away club. Madness i know but its how they do it. And its not like they can just ask for 20 more at a time. They have to take another 1k/1.5k and hope that they can get rid of them otherwise they're out of pocket.

Yes I know but liability for unsold away tickets only applies to additional tickets over and above the minimum allocation.
But I get general point which is away club cannot make money on ticket sales but could lose money!

Nth Kent Eagle
15-10-2017, 10:15 AM
Away clubs dont get any gate money so lower number of away fans makes no difference financially to away club.

Don't they get paid commission or admin costs for selling away tickets?

Swoonara
15-10-2017, 11:03 AM
Just to give this some context. If we had taken an extra 1000 tickets and none of them were sold (which clearly wouldn't be the case) that would cost the club £30k. We are paying Jordan Mutch more than that per week. The club does not care about the average fan.

I think that the club would get better value to take the extra 1000 tickets and burn them than to pay Jordan Mutch his wages!

King William
15-10-2017, 11:14 AM
Don't they get paid commission or admin costs for selling away tickets?

No. Zilch

fat pigeon
15-10-2017, 07:16 PM
V disapointed to see we did not take our full allocation and this is now sold out. Gutted. Should have got my finger out earlier.

EddieEdwards
15-10-2017, 07:45 PM
No. ZilchAnd of course CPFC get all the money for away tickets sold by other clubs visiting Selhurst.

EddieEdwards
15-10-2017, 07:46 PM
V disapointed to see we did not take our full allocation and this is now sold out. Gutted. Should have got my finger out earlier.Keep watching the tickets site this week. A few unused comps etc. often go on sale a few days before sold out away games.

EddieEdwards
16-10-2017, 12:47 PM
A few tickets currently available online.

eddieskyclad
17-10-2017, 03:03 PM
I was hoping I'd still be able to grab a few tickets for this. Website again showing sold out - shame that I missed the few available online yesterday.

Chillo
17-10-2017, 03:45 PM
I was hoping I'd still be able to grab a few tickets for this. Website again showing sold out - shame that I missed the few available online yesterday.

Just booked one now, so still available.

EddieEdwards
17-10-2017, 06:09 PM
Yes, still a few available on there.

eddieskyclad
18-10-2017, 07:55 AM
Website says sold out for Palace fans :-/

EddieEdwards
18-10-2017, 12:08 PM
Website says sold out for Palace fans :-/Yes, it was officially announced as sold out early last week, but since then, as often happens, a few tickets have become available for one reason or another. Go to the tickets site or call the box office and you'll be able to buy.

CJ PLUM
18-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Everyone going to Newcastle are reminded that they also have a restriction on bags in the stadium.

They will only allow bags smaller than an equivalent to an A4 size (210 x 297 cm or 8.5 x 11.5 in). Larger bags will only be allowed at the discretion of senior stewards.

They do not have any storage facilities so either leave bags in your car or at left luggage store at the station.

No large amounts of food are allowed to be taken in and bottles and cans are also excluded. There is no clarification on the allowance for soft drinks but I would assume that only sealed 500ml plastic bottles of water are likely to be allowed.

jjeagle
18-10-2017, 07:30 PM
Looking at the station info, there are no left luggage facilities!

Yoda
18-10-2017, 08:04 PM
Looking at the station info, there are no left luggage facilities!

That creates a problem for Palace fans who train up Saturday morning with an overnight bag, and donít have time to reach their hotels before the match!

My friends going for the weekend were concerned this might occur, so it was a small part of their decision to travel Friday-Sunday, rather than Saturday-Monday.

Johnnieboy
18-10-2017, 08:13 PM
There haven't been any lockers at the station for many years. There are reportedly some lockers at the Eldon Square bus station, which is quite close to the ground. There is also left luggage at the airport, but that's no good if you arrive by train. I have also heard that Safestore somewhere near the station (reported 10 min walk, don't know their hours) will store bags. Best to check all of those in advance yourself though, it's just what I've been told and may be out of date.

Or alternatively "go geordie" and just wear the tshirt you arrive in all weekend ;-)

oddrod
19-10-2017, 04:10 PM
More tickets showing on website now...

Kirby
19-10-2017, 06:14 PM
On the 8pm from Kings X tomorrow :lux:

Chillo
19-10-2017, 10:48 PM
That creates a problem for Palace fans who train up Saturday morning with an overnight bag, and donít have time to reach their hotels before the match!

.... or who aren't staying the night. :hi:

And I thought the Man Utd policy was bad; at least they had facilities for bag storage. :mad:

Yoda
19-10-2017, 11:50 PM
.... or who aren't staying the night. :hi:

And I thought the Man Utd policy was bad; at least they had facilities for bag storage. :mad:

We went to the O2 recently and they have a bag storage facility for bags larger than a typical handbag.

Seems sensible to me, as any large entertainment venue is likely to attract a small percentage of tourists and weekend visitors, some of whom will have travel bags.

O2 charged £10 for it, presumably to cover the cost of creating this new facility beside one of their car parks, and for their staffing costs. A bit pricey, given many places have a free bag store, but Iíd rather have the option of paying for a store than be told thereís no store at all.

keltic eagle
20-10-2017, 09:18 AM
I can't see why bags are not allowed. Its not going to change how long it takes to get in all of a sudden as all bags have always been checked in the past anyway. It would be pretty obvious to anyone if there were batteries and wires all over the place. Its just a case of allowing the scumbag cowards to inconvenience as many people as possible

Keith Powell
20-10-2017, 11:52 AM
Yes, it was officially announced as sold out early last week, but since then, as often happens, a few tickets have become available for one reason or another. Go to the tickets site or call the box office and you'll be able to buy.

From what I've been told we took an allocation of 2,000 tickets then took an extra 400

EddieEdwards
20-10-2017, 12:25 PM
From what I've been told we took an allocation of 2,000 tickets then took an extra 400I'd be surprised if those numbers are correct. A full 3,000 allocation would be blocks F, H, J, K, L and M. The block size obviously varies a bit but they're roughly 500 each. We originally had blocks M, L and K and they sold out fairly quickly. A day or so later a strip of about 200 seats in block J went on sale, plus a few gallery seats. So it looks to me like we took about 1,500 originally and then another 250-300.

mether
20-10-2017, 01:24 PM
I'd be surprised if those numbers are correct. A full 3,000 allocation would be blocks F, H, J, K, L and M. The block size obviously varies a bit but they're roughly 500 each. We originally had blocks M, L and K and they sold out fairly quickly. A day or so later a strip of about 200 seats in block J went on sale, plus a few gallery seats. So it looks to me like we took about 1,500 originally and then another 250-300.
Anything close to 2000 is a good turn out for us ,especially with the price of trains. Think a few are staying over.

FourtyTwo
20-10-2017, 01:58 PM
I looked a trains today from Leeds, as I'm not sure I can be bothered driving, and it was upwards of £50 for a return. Admittedly last minute, but still.

So, looks like I'll be driving and using the MetroCentre Park and Ride.

ebyeeckeagle
20-10-2017, 02:37 PM
I looked a trains today from Leeds, as I'm not sure I can be bothered driving, and it was upwards of £50 for a return. Admittedly last minute, but still.
....

Ridiculous. Less than a month advance and prices in this country become stupid.

FourtyTwo
20-10-2017, 02:54 PM
Ridiculous. Less than a month advance and prices in this country become stupid.

Offer of a lift is still available - let me know in the pub later ;)

stamford triumph
20-10-2017, 06:08 PM
I looked a trains today from Leeds, as I'm not sure I can be bothered driving, and it was upwards of £50 for a return. Admittedly last minute, but still.

So, looks like I'll be driving and using the MetroCentre Park and Ride.

Might be worth trying cross country trains from Donny or stations north as they do a day return.

Keith Powell
21-10-2017, 09:47 AM
I'd be surprised if those numbers are correct. A full 3,000 allocation would be blocks F, H, J, K, L and M. The block size obviously varies a bit but they're roughly 500 each. We originally had blocks M, L and K and they sold out fairly quickly. A day or so later a strip of about 200 seats in block J went on sale, plus a few gallery seats. So it looks to me like we took about 1,500 originally and then another 250-300.

The supporters trust have now put the notes from the meeting they had with the club earlier this week which mentions ticket allocation for Newcastle on there website

stamford triumph
21-10-2017, 10:26 AM
Might be worth trying cross country trains from Donny or stations north as they do a day return.

Looks like quite a few Palace chose this route - it's heaving