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TheRenter
05-14-2012, 10:40 AM
The more interest generated in TFC the better, especially these days, no?!

http://dealoftheday.redflagdeals.com/deal/toronto/toronto-fc-voyageurs-cup?redirectUrl=home.action%26%26utm_campaign%3Dde aloftheday%26utm_medium%3Dwidget%26utm_source%3Dre dflagdeals%26utm_content%3Dnewnav&useDefaultCategory=true&&utm_campaign=dealoftheday&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=redflagdeals&utm_content=newnav&showSplashPopup=true

C.Ronaldo
05-14-2012, 10:46 AM
desperation

TheRenter
05-14-2012, 10:54 AM
And coincidentally, they're saying 112 purchased so far...

bigredone
05-14-2012, 11:21 AM
We got 108 row 1 for 60.00 each. Now relatively close ones are 100.00+. They have jumped quick!

I am bringing the same spirit to this as I did the Santos game. Let's do this again!!!!

Vancouver looked poor the other day (but I know, we have looked worse and for longer)....live in the moment!

Toronto
05-14-2012, 10:25 PM
The more interest generated in TFC the better, especially these days, no?!

http://dealoftheday.redflagdeals.com/deal/toronto/toronto-fc-voyageurs-cup?redirectUrl=home.action%26%26utm_campaign%3Dde aloftheday%26utm_medium%3Dwidget%26utm_source%3Dre dflagdeals%26utm_content%3Dnewnav&useDefaultCategory=true&&utm_campaign=dealoftheday&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=redflagdeals&utm_content=newnav&showSplashPopup=true


I'm going to wait for tickets for this game are being given away at Wendy's every time you buy a medium frosty. Then I'm going to check the weather report. If it's raining forget it. I'll watch on TV. MLSE you ain't getting another dime from me until you win a meaningful league game.

ginkster88
05-14-2012, 10:30 PM
"
Be a part of the action thanks to this exciting offer and grab up to 10 tickets for your family and friends before they run out – there are only 150 to 300 available per section!"


​They added the bold...

Fort York Redcoat
05-15-2012, 09:36 AM
I'm going to wait for tickets for this game are being given away at Wendy's every time you buy a medium frosty. Then I'm going to check the weather report. If it's raining forget it. I'll watch on TV. MLSE you ain't getting another dime from me until you win a meaningful league game.

It doesn't sound like you'd be noticed much at the match with that attitude. These Vcup nights get pretty loud. Especially in the rain! We've made those some of the best nights in TFC history!

I wonder how many would classify a 6-1 win in the league as their most memorable?

Chris Wren
05-15-2012, 10:05 AM
That is a hilarious post. You're right Fort York, the rain seems to bring out the lively spirit in people. These V Cup games are great, and the possible start to another CCL run. I'm once again pumped for a TFC game, rather than feeling like Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking.

C.Ronaldo
05-15-2012, 10:08 AM
the vcup games are better because the real fans show up.
mommies and children stay home, while the suits are at work

Carefree
05-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Personnally I'm waiting to see how we do in the opening leg before I decide whether to attend this one. If we're down three goals heading into the home leg, I won't bother.

I know I'm being cynical, but this is what this team has accustomed me to.

bigredone
05-15-2012, 10:37 AM
Personnally I'm waiting to see how we do in the opening leg before I decide whether to attend this one. If we're down three goals heading into the home leg, I won't bother.

I know I'm being cynical, but this is what this team has accustomed me to.

I hear ya, but this is when they would need you most!

Fort York Redcoat
05-15-2012, 10:39 AM
Personnally I'm waiting to see how we do in the opening leg before I decide whether to attend this one. If we're down three goals heading into the home leg, I won't bother.

I know I'm being cynical, but this is what this team has accustomed me to.



That still won't be as big a feat as we've already accomplished in Montreal!!

Never Give Up!!

bigredone
05-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Many people I speak with are getting fired up for the game and the SSH I know are actually using their ticks. It will be a good show, everyone is desperate for some excitement and redemption. Even Vancouver should have a good showing. They may think it is theirs for the pickin'.

burlington Red
05-15-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm going to wait for tickets for this game are being given away at Wendy's every time you buy a medium frosty. Then I'm going to check the weather report. If it's raining forget it. I'll watch on TV. MLSE you ain't getting another dime from me until you win a meaningful league game.

A proper hardcore fan eh

TheRenter
05-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Turns out WagJag is advertising the same:

https://www.wagjag.com/?w=75216

Torontotonto
05-15-2012, 05:34 PM
It doesn't sound like you'd be noticed much at the match with that attitude. These Vcup nights get pretty loud. Especially in the rain! We've made those some of the best nights in TFC history!

I wonder how many would classify a 6-1 win in the league as their most memorable?

Agreed Pete,

Don't know why we play so well in concacaf, but for sure they have been some of the best matches I've been to in the past 6 seasons.
Just look at last week, our club is 0-8 in MLS, but the atmosphere in the stands for the Vcup was electric as usual...

narduch
05-15-2012, 05:35 PM
At this pace, TFC is going to be selling season tickets on WagJag, Trazelzoo, etc.

Toronto
05-15-2012, 07:15 PM
A proper hardcore fan eh

No not a MLSE whore willing to lie down for them. If they're going to discount tickets, what does that say to people who bought season tickets at full pop. So some guy who paid 60 bucks is sitting next to a sucker who paid 82 bucks way back in March. What happens when those 82 buck season tickets can be had from the FO firesale at 20 bucks in August?

It's one thing sitting next to a guy who bought a 82 buck ticket on Stubhub for 15 bucks, but when the club is willing to fuck over it's season ticket base that much....

come on..it's not about being a hardcore fan anymore...

Fort York Redcoat
05-15-2012, 08:47 PM
No not a MLSE whore willing to lie down for them. If they're going to discount tickets, what does that say to people who bought season tickets at full pop. So some guy who paid 60 bucks is sitting next to a sucker who paid 82 bucks way back in March. What happens when those 82 buck season tickets can be had from the FO firesale at 20 bucks in August?

It's one thing sitting next to a guy who bought a 82 buck ticket on Stubhub for 15 bucks, but when the club is willing to fuck over it's season ticket base that much....

come on..it's not about being a hardcore fan anymore...

That's up to you mate. That guy saving $20 brings little to the team long term. You feel like a sucker, fine. Do what you feel you need to for your wallet and your principle but the people left have their reasons to stay. Terms like MLSE whore do not need to be thrown around. It's petulant name calling. Leave it out. There are better ways to illustrate your obvious frustration.

Roogsy
05-15-2012, 08:52 PM
While the language may have been too much, I can't disagree with the sentiment. There is little to be proud of when you're a willing victim. In doing so, supporters have become enablers to MLSE's greed.

Oldtimer
05-15-2012, 09:29 PM
Be sure to buy first from people on the board before you give ML$E any more money:

http://redpatchboys.ca/forums/showthread.php?31751-Canadian-Championship-May-23-Wed-Toronto-FC-v-Whitecaps-BMO-Field-8-00-PM

__wowza
05-16-2012, 08:16 AM
While the language may have been too much, I can't disagree with the sentiment. There is little to be proud of when you're a willing victim. In doing so, supporters have become enablers to MLSE's greed.
sup∑port
verb (used with object)
1.to bear (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bear) or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.

2.to sustain or withstand (weight, pressure, strain, etc.) without giving way; serve as a prop for.

3.to undergo or endure, especially with patience or submission; tolerate.

4.to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction: They supported him throughout his ordeal.

5.to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for: to support a family.



sound about right for what we do? how would you suggest we support the team while not being "enablers" to the greed of our ownership?

C.Ronaldo
05-16-2012, 11:05 AM
we had dero back then

no one gets more pumped for a game than he does, the man is clutch

burlington Red
05-16-2012, 11:24 AM
No not a MLSE whore willing to lie down for them. If they're going to discount tickets, what does that say to people who bought season tickets at full pop. So some guy who paid 60 bucks is sitting next to a sucker who paid 82 bucks way back in March. What happens when those 82 buck season tickets can be had from the FO firesale at 20 bucks in August?

It's one thing sitting next to a guy who bought a 82 buck ticket on Stubhub for 15 bucks, but when the club is willing to fuck over it's season ticket base that much....

come on..it's not about being a hardcore fan anymore...

Just to recap your original post, you said you would first check the weather and if it was raining you would stay at home and watch- to admit that on a forum such as this is actually quite funny.
Then you said you would not go to another game until we won a meaningful game- again pretty outrageous.

Anyway, cut the getting charged too much money nonsense out, that's life, supply and demand. Rest assured that this scenario will not occur when teams like New York and LA come to town. If we were say 7-1 and playing great football, you'd be first in line for each game. We aren't playing good football in the league, and the weather at home games so far hasn't been great. There's your excuse in a nut shell for you mate. No-one forces you to buy tickets, the mls season is a short one, get out and support your team. The atmosphere at the Montreal game was as good as it's been in years, I am sure any of your fellow fairweather fans who avoided that match are now kicking themselves.
We'd all like things to be cheaper- tickets, beer, shirts etc, myself included, but again that's life, deal with it.Bigger battles to fight than this one.

bigredone
05-16-2012, 11:42 AM
I am open to suggestions on how to support the boys and not MLSE. I still have my Adidas jersey which I will wear until we get an mls title. A title will earn them a $100.00 or so from me. I do pre-drink like hell so I am ready to cheer and scream for our boys and MLSE won't get my beer money.

Any other money that isn't spent cheering for the boys is spent for the love of soccer.

ryan
05-16-2012, 11:47 AM
if you dont have your own tickets, buy them from here. MLSE sees nothing from you.


perhaps break something on the way out so your visit actually costs them money. :D hahaha

bigredone
05-16-2012, 12:01 PM
if you dont have your own tickets, buy them from here. MLSE sees nothing from you.


perhaps break something on the way out so your visit actually costs them money. :D hahaha


I will consider your suggestion. As for tickets, my apologies for not buying them from here, but from now on I will.

Carefree
05-16-2012, 12:03 PM
Just got this week's Travelzoo top 20, and guess what...

http://www.travelzoo.com/ca/entertainment/-24-up-Soccer-Final-Toronto-vs-Vancouver-at-BMO-Field-1238247/?nsc=1&utm_source=top20_ca&utm_medium=email

Red CB Toronto
05-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Are we really surprised that they using sites like these to move tickets considering they will have only two weeks to sell this game. It just makes sense for them.

And by the way I will be there loud and proud as I always am.

Carefree
05-16-2012, 12:16 PM
Are we really surprised that they using sites like these to move tickets considering they will have only two weeks to sell this game. It just makes sense for them.

And by the way I will be there loud and proud as I always am.

I don't think surprised is the right word. Disapointed maybe, and somewhat bitter for those who rushed in and paid full price when they thought these tickets would be hard to get...

Fort York Redcoat
05-16-2012, 01:10 PM
I don't think surprised is the right word. Disapointed maybe, and somewhat bitter for those who rushed in and paid full price when they thought these tickets would be hard to get...

In the past 3 tournaments of its kind there has been no sellout.


That said it's still more electric than more than half the league games at BMO...

Toronto
05-16-2012, 08:59 PM
No not a MLSE whore willing to lie down for them. If they're going to discount tickets, what does that say to people who bought season tickets at full pop. So some guy who paid 60 bucks is sitting next to a sucker who paid 82 bucks way back in March. What happens when those 82 buck season tickets can be had from the FO firesale at 20 bucks in August?

It's one thing sitting next to a guy who bought a 82 buck ticket on Stubhub for 15 bucks, but when the club is willing to fuck over it's season ticket base that much....

come on..it's not about being a hardcore fan anymore...

I'll keep this potty mouth clean.

I don't think there is any battle bigger than this issue. It's about integrity of the product. And it's value. If I bought an 82 dollar tickets and it's now being sold for 40 bucks, what are you saying about your pricing? and the value of your product? it's telling me that you don't care about those who paid 82 bucks for the ticket.

Now if TFC was to start pricing these tickets as say the Buffalo Sabres do, which is breaking down the opponent into 3 price ranges, I'd be fine with that, as the Sabres do this before any game is played. That doesn't change if the Sabres are 40-17 or 17-40. It's not a sliding scale. The tickets have a pre determined value and integrity. So LA is costing me 82 bucks, while the Amway games are costing 40. I'd be fine with that. It's all upfront. That's called respect. Selling my 82 buck ticket on group-on for 40 is slimly and bush league after I've fully paid for that tickets months in advance. How hard is that to understand?

There is a huge difference from selling these upcoming games at discount-- than selling last year's kit at 50% off. You want to let people into empty seats at half-time for 41 bucks, fill your boots. I lived in Ottawa in the last days of the CFL team. I had buddies who had bought season tickets in March that cost 399 bucks. In June after a slow start the team started the same season tickets at 99 bucks. Do you think anyone with a brain renewed their season ticket the following year early? BTW the team folded the season after.

What the FO is saying is, wait until tickets are on groupon. Don't buy them early and don't buy them through ticketmaster. What a great marketing plan.

And I understand that the crowds have been great for the Amway games. Good stuff. But as a supporter there is no issue bigger than this. Being fucked over on the cost of a ticket is a huge issue. And I agree, that if you want to pick up an extra ticket, do it through this site.

You can support the squad without supporting the corporation who owns the team-- just as you can support the troops without supporting the war.

Roogsy
05-16-2012, 10:04 PM
I'll keep this potty mouth clean.

I don't think there is any battle bigger than this issue. It's about integrity of the product. And it's value. If I bought an 82 dollar tickets and it's now being sold for 40 bucks, what are you saying about your pricing? and the value of your product? it's telling me that you don't care about those who paid 82 bucks for the ticket.

Now if TFC was to start pricing these tickets as say the Buffalo Sabres do, which is breaking down the opponent into 3 price ranges, I'd be fine with that, as the Sabres do this before any game is played. That doesn't change if the Sabres are 40-17 or 17-40. It's not a sliding scale. The tickets have a pre determined value and integrity. So LA is costing me 82 bucks, while the Amway games are costing 40. I'd be fine with that. It's all upfront. That's called respect. Selling my 82 buck ticket on group-on for 40 is slimly and bush league after I've fully paid for that tickets months in advance. How hard is that to understand?

There is a huge difference from selling these upcoming games at discount-- than selling last year's kit at 50% off. You want to let people into empty seats at half-time for 41 bucks, fill your boots. I lived in Ottawa in the last days of the CFL team. I had buddies who had bought season tickets in March that cost 399 bucks. In June after a slow start the team started the same season tickets at 99 bucks. Do you think anyone with a brain renewed their season ticket the following year early? BTW the team folded the season after.

What the FO is saying is, wait until tickets are on groupon. Don't buy them early and don't buy them through ticketmaster. What a great marketing plan.

And I understand that the crowds have been great for the Amway games. Good stuff. But as a supporter there is no issue bigger than this. Being fucked over on the cost of a ticket is a huge issue. And I agree, that if you want to pick up an extra ticket, do it through this site.

You can support the squad without supporting the corporation who owns the team-- just as you can support the troops without supporting the war.


People need to read this post.

Fort York Redcoat
05-17-2012, 07:16 AM
I'll keep this potty mouth clean.

I don't think there is any battle bigger than this issue. It's about integrity of the product. And it's value. If I bought an 82 dollar tickets and it's now being sold for 40 bucks, what are you saying about your pricing? and the value of your product? it's telling me that you don't care about those who paid 82 bucks for the ticket.

Now if TFC was to start pricing these tickets as say the Buffalo Sabres do, which is breaking down the opponent into 3 price ranges, I'd be fine with that, as the Sabres do this before any game is played. That doesn't change if the Sabres are 40-17 or 17-40. It's not a sliding scale. The tickets have a pre determined value and integrity. So LA is costing me 82 bucks, while the Amway games are costing 40. I'd be fine with that. It's all upfront. That's called respect. Selling my 82 buck ticket on group-on for 40 is slimly and bush league after I've fully paid for that tickets months in advance. How hard is that to understand?

There is a huge difference from selling these upcoming games at discount-- than selling last year's kit at 50% off. You want to let people into empty seats at half-time for 41 bucks, fill your boots. I lived in Ottawa in the last days of the CFL team. I had buddies who had bought season tickets in March that cost 399 bucks. In June after a slow start the team started the same season tickets at 99 bucks. Do you think anyone with a brain renewed their season ticket the following year early? BTW the team folded the season after.

What the FO is saying is, wait until tickets are on groupon. Don't buy them early and don't buy them through ticketmaster. What a great marketing plan.

And I understand that the crowds have been great for the Amway games. Good stuff. But as a supporter there is no issue bigger than this. Being fucked over on the cost of a ticket is a huge issue. And I agree, that if you want to pick up an extra ticket, do it through this site.

You can support the squad without supporting the corporation who owns the team-- just as you can support the troops without supporting the war.

This issue isn't new. They had secondary sales since season 3 or earlier. It's common practice and it's for those like yourself or Roogs or others that don't feel they can commit to the price offered. Yes it means the company is overvaluing their product for the mainstream public and a growing number of SSH in other areas of the stadium but the war you speak of is not going to stop until scalping is eliminated from the ground as well.

As for your problem with the pricing of these matches I have no sympathy to cheapen the event. YOU are the one who wants to depreciate it. I've said in years past I don't want cheaper tix to this tournament. I want people to be educated in its significance and make the decision if they agree or not.

When they first introduced the different game prices (as they continue to do) my eyes almost rolled out of my head. Year 3 and I was being told what regular season game was more important than another. Sheesh. So no I don't want MORE specialization for pricing but more consistency.

But then I still want to make every game and don't underrate any game (except mid season friendlies of courseg:D)

Dave67
05-17-2012, 06:59 PM
I'll keep this potty mouth clean.

I don't think there is any battle bigger than this issue. It's about integrity of the product. And it's value. If I bought an 82 dollar tickets and it's now being sold for 40 bucks, what are you saying about your pricing? and the value of your product? it's telling me that you don't care about those who paid 82 bucks for the ticket.

Now if TFC was to start pricing these tickets as say the Buffalo Sabres do, which is breaking down the opponent into 3 price ranges, I'd be fine with that, as the Sabres do this before any game is played. That doesn't change if the Sabres are 40-17 or 17-40. It's not a sliding scale. The tickets have a pre determined value and integrity. So LA is costing me 82 bucks, while the Amway games are costing 40. I'd be fine with that. It's all upfront. That's called respect. Selling my 82 buck ticket on group-on for 40 is slimly and bush league after I've fully paid for that tickets months in advance. How hard is that to understand?

There is a huge difference from selling these upcoming games at discount-- than selling last year's kit at 50% off. You want to let people into empty seats at half-time for 41 bucks, fill your boots. I lived in Ottawa in the last days of the CFL team. I had buddies who had bought season tickets in March that cost 399 bucks. In June after a slow start the team started the same season tickets at 99 bucks. Do you think anyone with a brain renewed their season ticket the following year early? BTW the team folded the season after.

What the FO is saying is, wait until tickets are on groupon. Don't buy them early and don't buy them through ticketmaster. What a great marketing plan.

And I understand that the crowds have been great for the Amway games. Good stuff. But as a supporter there is no issue bigger than this. Being fucked over on the cost of a ticket is a huge issue. And I agree, that if you want to pick up an extra ticket, do it through this site.

You can support the squad without supporting the corporation who owns the team-- just as you can support the troops without supporting the war.

This is a great post.

james
05-18-2012, 08:07 AM
This issue isn't new. They had secondary sales since season 3 or earlier. It's common practice and it's for those like yourself or Roogs or others that don't feel they can commit to the price offered. Yes it means the company is overvaluing their product for the mainstream public and a growing number of SSH in other areas of the stadium but the war you speak of is not going to stop until scalping is eliminated from the ground as well.

As for your problem with the pricing of these matches I have no sympathy to cheapen the event. YOU are the one who wants to depreciate it. I've said in years past I don't want cheaper tix to this tournament. I want people to be educated in its significance and make the decision if they agree or not.

When they first introduced the different game prices (as they continue to do) my eyes almost rolled out of my head. Year 3 and I was being told what regular season game was more important than another. Sheesh. So no I don't want MORE specialization for pricing but more consistency.

But then I still want to make every game and don't underrate any game (except mid season friendlies of courseg:D)

i know what you mean, it is a very important match but many people just don't understand the system. But at the same time you can look at other leagues like England for example where early stages especially and even into further rounds of Carling Cup and FA Cup matches are cheaper then regular League matches despite the importance of them. Last year I got FA Cup 5th round tickets at west ham for £17, they usually sell them for £32. I think this is often because short notice of ticket sales as you usually only have few weeks or so at times before the next match. This still being early stages to qualify for CHampions League, i don't see anything wrong with lowering prices. And if you want to educate more fans on the importance of the tournament then maybe the best way is to lower the prices to get bums in the seats.

As for different prices between seeing FC Dallas play vs say Seattle or who ever it may be i agree is stupid. Every league game should cost the same, as in MLS there is no BIG clubs that seem to always be at the top year after year. In some cases they have sold NY Red Bulls, Houston, LA and other team tickets as a Premium prices in a season that they finished average, below average and even at the bottom of the entire league!

cmonyoureds
05-18-2012, 10:01 AM
This issue isn't new. They had secondary sales since season 3 or earlier. It's common practice and it's for those like yourself or Roogs or others that don't feel they can commit to the price offered. Yes it means the company is overvaluing their product for the mainstream public and a growing number of SSH in other areas of the stadium but the war you speak of is not going to stop until scalping is eliminated from the ground as well.

As for your problem with the pricing of these matches I have no sympathy to cheapen the event. YOU are the one who wants to depreciate it. I've said in years past I don't want cheaper tix to this tournament. I want people to be educated in its significance and make the decision if they agree or not.

When they first introduced the different game prices (as they continue to do) my eyes almost rolled out of my head. Year 3 and I was being told what regular season game was more important than another. Sheesh. So no I don't want MORE specialization for pricing but more consistency.

But then I still want to make every game and don't underrate any game (except mid season friendlies of courseg:D)

A bit off topic, but I had to laugh at this when I wondered aloud "in a world of variable pricing, what would other clubs charge with 0-8 TFC coming to town"?