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Stoney
Post subject: ACF fair dinkum
PostPosted: 03:56 on 2nd Jul 2013

Joined: 12:56 on 3rd Oct 2012
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Managed to get bay 13 in Perth for 3 of 4 days even though I didn't mention barmy army at all. I think it's bull s..t that they have allocated bay 13 for BA on ground plan and selling to anyone. Typical of cricket Australia they don't give a rats !!!!!

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burnleyinoz
Post subject: Re: ACF fair dinkum
PostPosted: 07:39 on 2nd Jul 2013

Joined: 16:55 on 14th May 2013
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you did better than me stoney....all I could get was two days there. had to take tickets in other sections of ground or nothing available..unless I was willing to pay top dollar.

they have been invaded today with ticket sales and I am thinking is not going to be many tickets available for sale after this week...and they make them available to public on 17th July.
has been the same right around the country.
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Stoney
Post subject: Re: ACF fair dinkum
PostPosted: 08:13 on 2nd Jul 2013

Joined: 12:56 on 3rd Oct 2012
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burnleyinoz Wrote:
you did better than me stoney....all I could get was two days there. had to take tickets in other sections of ground or nothing available..unless I was willing to pay top dollar.

they have been invaded today with ticket sales and I am thinking is not going to be many tickets available for sale after this week...and they make them available to public on 17th July.
has been the same right around the country.


Hi Burnley
Live in Perth but was long wides getting tickets for Queensland, SA and WA . Like you said will possibly be very limited seats by the time they go on general sale.

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addtamx
Post subject: Re: ACF fair dinkum
PostPosted: 04:00 on 9th Jul 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
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Location: Australia
burnleyinoz Wrote:

they have been invaded today with ticket sales and I am thinking is not going to be many tickets available for sale after this week...and they make them available to public on 17th July.
has been the same right around the country.


We don't know that they have been "invaded with ticket sales" it could be that they only released a very small number of tickets at each venue for these ACF pre sales. I posted this in another thread so I'll put it here too.......I could be very wrong of course but I'm a glass is half full kinda guy and this is my theory.......

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Obviously can't say for sure but I reckon the allocation for these pre sales was relatively small and they've held the bulk back for general release.

Makes sense, they sold the ACF tickets at a discount and if they keep the numbers small so they sell out fast it will create a panic and buying frenzy for full priced tickets on the 17th General release date.

I just can't imagine that most Australian's that will go to the cricket will be that organised or motivated to jump on these tickets this quickly, not in large numbers anyway.

Of course I could be very wrong and we won't know for sure until the 17th when we all wade in.


Just to add to that, this series is not being hyped in anything like the way 2006/07 was when tickets were really hard to come by. The economy here is finally really slowing down and the Aussie cricket team are shit........all leads me to think that only the real die hards (and there aren't that many of them) will be jumping in this early. A lot will be waiting to see if the Aussies get thumped in England before committing to spending a day at the cricket and watching another arse whooping at home.

BUT, this is only my take on things but personally I'm not that worried about at this stage on getting the rest of the tickets I want on General Release day.
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burnleyinoz
Post subject: Re: ACF fair dinkum
PostPosted: 08:55 on 9th Jul 2013

Joined: 16:55 on 14th May 2013
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I'm thinking the same as you addtamx...about DOC's holding back buying tickets to see how they go in England first.
and....having spoken to a guy in CA...who told me that tickets in the Milo family areas at Adelaide Oval are not going on sale until the general public sales begin on July 17th.

also...this came as part of an email from ACF about half an hour ago...

Operation #ReturnTheUrn: The Ashes preview

UPDATED 09 July, 2013 4:43PM AEDT | by Sam Ferris

England
If you've made it to this point, well done. I'll try to keep it brief from now on. England have a strong side, no doubt. They've got the experience, the home-ground advantage, and that winning feeling. So instead of looking at their strengths (boring) let's see where they'll lose it, player by player, really fast. Ready? GO!

Alistair Cook - Umm, ahh, yeah..weaknesses. Left-arm swing? He's pretty good. Shoddy captain. I'll get back to you.
Joe Root - The Boy Wonder can do no wrong. Big gamble upsetting the Cook-Compton partnership. He's done well in the first six Tests he played. Let's see how he goes up against the new ball.
Jonathan Trott - Has the occasional brain fade. Very occasional. Rattle him early with some Sweet Chin Music and this Heartbreak Kid could tap out early.
Kevin Pietersen - Hopefully KP upsets the England camp again and is kind enough to send Clarke a few tips via SMS or at least Whatsapp. Superstar. Low full tosses on off-stump sometimes works.
Ian Bell - Ian Bell has played 88 Test matches. 88! How? Outside off, touch of swing. Goodnight, Ian.
Johnny Bairtsow - Dunno about this bloke. The Windies got at him with the short ball last summer. Tino Best is awesome.
Matt Prior - Expansive player who until recently didn't value his wicket. He'll make 50 or none. I'll take the latter.
Stuart Broad - I don't want to talk about Stuart Broad.
Graeme Swann - If conditions are wrong Swann can be susceptible to a bashing, but that doesn't happen all that often these days. We've also got many left-handers. Barney.
Tim Bresnan - No nonsense kind of player. Runs in hard. Tries hard. Walks back. Like Swann, without help from the conditions he could go for a few.
Steven Finn - Big, lanky guy. Can bowl express. Not many cricketers can say they're the direct reason for a rule change. He's one of them.
James Anderson - Woeful nightwatchman. He's good at everything else, annoyingly.
Graham Onions - I hope he plays just so I can hear Michael Holding say his name.

The Verdict
Ashes series are tight, often decided by a few sessions here or there. If Australia stay composed, play to their strengths and score some runs, it will be really close. The best part about this is that even though England is this monstrous favourite, nobody is confident that they'll just walk away with a series win. This pleases me. So in a tight affair, teeth's skin kinda stuff, I'm picking Australia to win handsomely 3-1.

Agree? Disagree? Agree to disagree? We want to know who you think will take it out. All I know is that 18 Australians are going to give everything they have to #ReturnTheUrn.

IF YOU WANT TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE.....SEE BELOW.

www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2013/7/9/o ... elder%20(1)&utm_content=
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