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2 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Understand,,,, but the issue is are clubs selling expensive GF guarantee memberships that only entitle a holder to standing room.

Is it just Collingwood or are other clubs doing it?

MFC have never had a GF where the guarantee applies for example

Exactly, and as someone who hopes to use his Grand Final Guarantee in the next year or 2, it's a big concern. I would hope that MFC have sold no more than the seats they would be allocated,not including standing room

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12 hours ago, Superunknown said:

Wait - this is important as our club does this too. Is this a case of GFG holder not getting a guaranteed ticket? That goes against the very product Does it not? I have had one since 2020 and although I was able to get a ticket in my basket in 21, didn’t buy it as I’m in NSW (just wanted to say I had a ticket , for 5 mins😂) I’d want to be sure of getting one

Edit: saw post on previous page. Standing room for 1k wtaf?

 

you either get a GFg or not - misleading if not and then ACCC might be interested if not 

I've had a GFG ticket since 2018 (optermisic I know, but it nearly came off that year).  2021 I bought a second for my son and I.  Thinking about it now, I'm a little disappointed the club didn't do something more to acknowledge and compensate those that bought GFG memberships in 2021, but I guess you could put the whole MFC membership in that camp and they did put on the day at the G I guess (that I didn't go to, due to being interstate and it being a little hollow).

The Ticketek finals ticking system is a farce.  The AFL are part of this issue as well.

Any grand finals guarantee tickets should be effectively quarantined from the general pool until very late in the week.  If there were a few thousand left unclaimed a few days out before the day, I'm sure they would find a good way to sell them (probably at a huge premium).

You also shouldn't need to sit in a phantom online que duing business hours to get access to tickets.  From what I've read, Ticketek themselves have confirmed what a farce this is with people basically pulled out of the que at random, rather than based on when they entered the que.  The current Ticketek system just adds stress and frustration to a time that should be enjoyable and exciting for AFL fans.

In 2023, you should be able to pre-enter all your membership details, seating/price point preferences and credit card details into the system in the days or even weeks before to register an application for tickets and then be sent those tickets to your account a day or so after both teams have qualified. 

Obviously for non garrenteed tickets there would need to be a lottery element to that, but at least that would be better than sitting around in the random que and wasting time for the eventual frustration of not being assigned a ticket or the ticket you wanted anyway.  What's more if the clubs and the ticketing allocator actually cared enough, it should be possible to take some of the randomization out the allocations and allow those who applied, but missed out on tickets for previous games first option of being allocated tickets for the next one etc.

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13 hours ago, dees189227 said:

Do you think it's mean to go on twitter and gloat to these Collingwood fans that as a Melbourne supporter I scored a seat in the mcc gf ballot. And I will happily enjoy it

Why would you let meanness get in the way?

I'm in the same boat and while it's not a great ticket, and I am only half-hearted about it, I am going to go so that's one less Collingwood voice there.

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10 hours ago, HardBallGet said:

Exactly, and as someone who hopes to use his Grand Final Guarantee in the next year or 2, it's a big concern. I would hope that MFC have sold no more than the seats they would be allocated,not including standing room

This is a question to be put to the board at the next AGM. 

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I have been a Redlegs/Platinum/ Legends (name changes every year) for 30 years. I’m not ware whether the MFC allocate three categories of GFG membership but I guess they do.

As far as I’m aware each club can only allocate a fixed number of GFG memberships and it’s probably the same number for each club. I know for the Cats it’s 6k. Probably the same for us.

In 2000 Legends members got access to tickets the day prior to ‘ordinary’ members.

This year when I logged in with my barcode I only had access to Cat 1, 2 and 3 tickets for each of our two finals. 
I assume that ‘ordinary’ members only had access to Cat 4-7 for the first 60 or so minutes to give Legends a chance.

Happy to be corrected on this.

The ‘joke’ was that I only wanted standing room for both finals and had to  go out and re-enter as an ‘ordinary member in order to access Cat 7.

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10 hours ago, HardBallGet said:

Exactly, and as someone who hopes to use his Grand Final Guarantee in the next year or 2, it's a big concern. I would hope that MFC have sold no more than the seats they would be allocated,not including standing room

See my post re the limited number of GFG memberships a club can sell.

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Important information for all Collingwood supporters going to the game next Saturday !!!

*Centrelink payments will be available as cash advances outside gates 4,7 and 8. 
*A temporary parole office will be set up near gate 3. 
*An amnesty will be available for stolen vehicles that can be left in the carpark. 
*A fight will be made available outside the Royal at 7pm. 
*Swear jars will be situated around the MCG, don’t stress because they are expected to fill very quickly and staff will do their best to keep up with the demand of replacing the jars.
*There will be a team of dentists outside gate 2.

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What a shambles. Collingwood now blaming Ticketek for giving out any standing room tickets to GFG members.

The Pies called for the AFL to increase competing club allocation from 17,000 to 20,000 and on Ticketek to “improve their system” in a statement released on Monday, in which they also said that any priority one member that was given a standing room ticket in the ballot would be upgraded to a seated ticket.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/grand-final-guarantee-collingwood-to-ensure-top-level-members-get-to-the-decider-20230925-p5e7bo.html

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17 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

What a shambles. Collingwood now blaming Ticketek for giving out any standing room tickets to GFG members.

The Pies called for the AFL to increase competing club allocation from 17,000 to 20,000 and on Ticketek to “improve their system” in a statement released on Monday, in which they also said that any priority one member that was given a standing room ticket in the ballot would be upgraded to a seated ticket.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/grand-final-guarantee-collingwood-to-ensure-top-level-members-get-to-the-decider-20230925-p5e7bo.html

I'd be blaming Ticketek too. Their systems are a joke.

When I logged on for the Carlton game and finally got through, it kept rejecting my request for category 2 or 3 seating, on the basis of insufficient tickets, despite saying they had tickets available in those sections.  Session ended up timing out and in the end I was lucky to end up with a category 4 seats behind the goals on the 4th level after waiting in the que a second time.  I was only after 3 seats.

If you pay for a grand final day guarantee, you'd expect more than standing room.

It's time Gil and the AFL got up Ticketek.  They've got a monopoly to print money and it's time they provided a service that actually works properly.

Edited by Rodney (Balls) Grinter
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12 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Unless the scum at Collingwood get the "Collywobbles" then I don't see them losing.

The Brisbane Lions just can't win on the MCG.

Happy to be proven wrong though!

i,m not so sure.

their record for end of season is not so hot since round 19

it is 5 wins 3 losses

the wins were by 1, 2, 7, 8, 70 points (the 70 was vs essendrug)

so, they are not necessarily flying

plus, 28c for grand final day should suits the bears

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