Friday, 26 March 2010

There's something rotten in the state of Denmark

A number of blogs are pointing out what was evident to me yesterday; as a season ticket holder and Silver member i like thousands of others made plans to purchase an additional ticket for the Barcelona game using the frustrating and irritating online service, but guess what? no joy, just lots of waiting finger tapping and watching the dreaded 'loading' bar (to make matters worse I had asked my missus to do this as I was doing training). But no one got these additional tickets, that is no supporters judging by the general feedback!
It seems to me that the additional seats will have probably gone to customers of a corporate nature. Ultimately for such a marquee (to use an American commercialism term) game I suspect that the club where never going to sell to supporters of the club, there is clearly a undercurrent at the Emirates that the club wants to have the stadium full of customers ie;

The Emirates of the future?

It will be interesting on Wednesday to have a look around the ground and note the make up of attendees. Yes in a mid week game there are supporters in suits who have come from work , but I would hazard a guess that there are more shirts and ties and higher sales of programmes, bagels and plastic tumblers of Vin ordinaire.

So much for putting real fans first.

2 comments:

  1. Where on earth did you get the idea that supporters come first? Have you ever seen a job advertised at the Arsenal? Unless you know someone working at the Club you have little or no chance. The majority of back office staff are incompetent, weak minded individuals which Arsenal exploit by paying them peanuts. They accept this because of their ego being able to say I work for Arsenal. If you don't like it, tough titty, there are plenty of people out there waiting to take you place, rich, poor or indifferent. 40,000 waiting to buy a season ticket gives Arsenal the power to dismiss any and every supporter. Loyalty has no place in capitalism.

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  2. Peanuts. Monkeys. Etc

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