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Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by sapajo » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:26 pm

Not all is rosy at Hairy Queens as their fans sold tickets to Munster.


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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by fortysix » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:29 pm

Fair weather supporters.
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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Cardiff Tig » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:51 pm

I don't know how the Quins members system works and if its only members that have joined for a certain time that get access to tickets, but I seem to remember that a lot of Munster fans actually bought membership to Tigers a few years ago when they were in our HC group to make sure they could get a tickets.

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by jamiewilkinson » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:50 pm

Interesting statement from the Quins official site regarding this. Think it will put some tension between club and fans for a while, not good going into the business end of the season

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Isambard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:56 pm

No not good vibes. Fair play to Munster fans who travel ticketless to places far and wide with the optimism that there will be a man with a ticket.
If Quins hoped to keep the atmosphere Quinnish by playing the match at the stoop then they seem to have lost that bet.

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Old Hob » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:53 pm

Cardiff Tig wrote:I don't know how the Quins members system works and if its only members that have joined for a certain time that get access to tickets, but I seem to remember that a lot of Munster fans actually bought membership to Tigers a few years ago when they were in our HC group to make sure they could get a tickets.
Interesting, but this seems not to have been the case here as the tickets were sold on e-bay etc. Presumably, temporary "members" would have kept them.
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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Grimlish » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:08 pm

Or Queens' vetting arrangements are totally inadequate to prevent mass short-term memberships, either to genuine fans (which I have less of a problem with) or even blatant touts...

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Orpingtontiger » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:16 pm

Greetings Tigers Fans (my first post)

There is a God after all.

The reason Quins did not play the game "across the road" (resulting in the game being watched by 40/50,000 fans) was to prevent Munster fans buying too many tickets.

Accordingly, they really are not in a position to complain when disloyal Quins fans make a quick buck!

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Cardiff Tig » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:19 pm

Old Hob wrote:
Cardiff Tig wrote:I don't know how the Quins members system works and if its only members that have joined for a certain time that get access to tickets, but I seem to remember that a lot of Munster fans actually bought membership to Tigers a few years ago when they were in our HC group to make sure they could get a tickets.
Interesting, but this seems not to have been the case here as the tickets were sold on e-bay etc. Presumably, temporary "members" would have kept them.
There seemed to be a lot of Munster fans, would be interesting if anyone here had seen how many tickets were actually being offered on ebay, and whether the club has bothered to look at the home address of the members!

Could be that as the game wasn't on a Saturday at 3pm lots of season ticket holders sold their tickets!!!

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by TigrisLeicesteris » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:50 pm

Seems like sour grapes and an attempt to make an excuse for their performance
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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by tommo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:22 pm

Saints had similar problems the first time we played Munster in the HC 3 or 4 years ago. Lots of associate members cropping up with Irish addresses. Fair play if the system lets them do it.

Saints closed the loophole the following year somehow (cant remember how now....something along the lines of 'had to be an associate member for a year or more to buy tickets')

Munstermen are ingenious and persistent when it comes to buying tickets....and they also have VERY deep pockets!
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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Bunchy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:41 pm

wow- a phenomonally strong statement - not great reading if you are a Queens fan

but surely their system allowed it, so would have expected a bit more self examination
Less is more....

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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by tommo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:28 pm

Maybe they hadn't heard of Munster, and thought they were a small provincial side with a support base that couldnt be bothered to travel?
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Re: Queens unhappy over fans selling tickets

Post by Dave Angel » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Tigers are not immune to this happening either.

I remember one QF at WR vs Munster where some ST ticktes ended up in the hands of Munster fans (via ebay etc) and some Tigers STHs/members were later identified as having sold for profit and were stripped of their season tickets by the club.

Granted, some STHs also generously gave their tickets back to the club after Tigers oversold the allocation (meaning Munster wouldn't othersise have had their required 25%) but some were also guilty of profiteering ahead of the same match.

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