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    Real Fans?

    There was a time when I used to buy 4 tickets for any Ireland game I could and give 2 of them to some mates. I remember them asking for tickets for the "big" games like as though they'd die if they didn't get to the game. I automatically bought them tickets for the friendlies too. Sometimes they'd give me an excuse not to go and I'd accept that and sell the tickets for face value or less. It all came to a head when they said they couldn't be bothered going to the Georgia and Albania games in the last qualifying campaign. These are the type of people who should be the last ones to get any tickets. I certainly wont buy or offer tickets for them again. They're in the pub every weekend watching Manchester United so I'm sure they'll be quite at home there for the Ireland games too.
    If we're trying to distinguish between people who are or are not "real fans" then I maintain that this type of people are not "real fans."
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    Absolutely, a 'real fan' is someone who is as interested in going to a small game as a big one.
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    i'd love to go to every game but work gets in the way, but i do agree that all games are equal and should be supported the same way
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    I'm a blockbooker who lives in England so going to home games is an expensive do, that said I've never missed a competative home game in about 6yrs but.............. never been to a freindly.

    Guess that means I'm not real fan

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    Originally posted by Paul03
    I'm a blockbooker who lives in England so going to home games is an expensive do, that said I've never missed a competative home game in about 6yrs but.............. never been to a freindly.

    Guess that means I'm not real fan
    There are extenuating circumstances there. If you lived in Dublin, would you go to friendlies?
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    We have these coming out of the woodwork in spades, looking for tickets to england and wales, but not any of the other games.
    Plenty of ROI fans have asked me for tickets to see these games too

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    the reason his friends won't take the tickets ot because they're not real, ya know all in his head !!!
    Ignore Max Power, he is no more, the future is Ron Burgundy. I'd love to be Ron Burgundy but they won't let me........

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    Aw ya the story affected me deeply,so very very deeply.The story touched me in places i,ve never been touched before,pas the tissues somebody,please i'm soaking the keyboard.

    Seriously though he has a good point,I don't think it's fair that the 'Big game' supporters should get a Ticket and that someone who goes to every game,the true supporter should be left without one.

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    Originally posted by Paul03
    never been to a freindly.

    Guess that means I'm not real fan
    These lads live in Dublin.
    Knocking around their house on a Saturday afternoon and couldn't be arsed to go across town to watch Ireland playing.

    Out of curiosity, will you travel over for the Brazil game?
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    If they live in Dublin and couldn't be arsed to go to the so called smaller games then i've no time for the fcukers.

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    There are extenuating circumstances there. If you lived in Dublin, would you go to friendlies?

    Yes I'd definately attend if I lived in Dublin, in particular the Canada as I'd have loved to have seen Reid live in action.

    Out of curiosity, will you travel over for the Brazil game?

    No I don't think so

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    There are extenuating circumstances there. If you lived in Dublin, would you go to friendlies?

    Yes I'd definately attend if I lived in Dublin, in particular the Canada as I'd have loved to have seen Reid live in action.

    Out of curiosity, will you travel over for the Brazil game?

    No I don't think so

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    Originally posted by Peadar
    These lads live in Dublin.
    Knocking around their house on a Saturday afternoon and couldn't be arsed to go across town to watch Ireland playing.

    Out of curiosity, will you travel over for the Brazil game?
    I know this question was posed at Paul03, however I suppose it could be applied to me as Im in a similar boat.

    I pretty much go to all competitive matches, home and away, however have selected my friendlies over the years due to holidays from work, money etc..

    I didn't come over for the Canada game, but will for the Brazil game. Im a football fan at the end of the day and the opportunity to see my team play against the best in the world is something I have never had the opportunity of doing so far and I will take the opportunity with both hands.

    If I lived in Ireland, I would make the effort to attend all games comp or not (economic situation, family etc.. allowing). However, it is my choice to live in England and I don't expect any allowances to be made for that.

    In terms of prioritising tickets for games. History of attendances of all games need to be recorded (competitive/friendly - Home and Away). With some kind of scoring being applied to the games.

    However, as in all cases , this is far from foolproof. People would gladly spend 30euros on a ticket for say Faroes (away) with no intention of travelling in the hope that this will give them a higher scoring for when the France tickets came up for sale.
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    hi we should do what scotland does and they give the tickets a[t the team hotel for away games that way people cant buy tickets and not use them u have to travel to pick up tickets and u build up a n account an earn points for goign to matches

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    that would work at the poorly attended away games, but it would have caused riots in switzerland

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    well it only works for tickets that come directly from the FAI and u sign , it works if u have a system in place thjat the Tartan army have in place and they had 15,000 in Belgium so i think if they can hanle it so can we t[

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    Originally posted by Neil04
    well it only works for tickets that come directly from the FAI and u sign , it works if u have a system in place thjat the Tartan army have in place and they had 15,000 in Belgium so i think if they can hanle it so can we t[
    I think this could work. All admin being done, payments etc... before hand in Dublin.

    Ticket issued on production of receipt. Agree, not quite sure of the expense of say 10-15k turning up at a parisian hotel, plenty of whom probably haven't followed procedure etc...
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    Junior

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    Originally posted by Neil04
    hi we should do what scotland does and they give the tickets a[t the team hotel for away games that way people cant buy tickets and not use them u have to travel to pick up tickets and u build up a n account an earn points for goign to matches
    One problem with that Neil, it would only work if the FAI were willing to do even more work than they don't do already

    I live in England so finacially every game is away game for me, taking that and annual holidays into account, I just budget for the full internationals. I am making an exception for the Brazil game though, as myself and a few brothers will be going.

    There should be some system though, some kind of loyalty scheme. The current set up is totaly unfair.

    To go home and away as so many of us did in the last qualifiers, and to get shafted for the final game in Basel, as so many of us did, was a total fcuking disgrace.

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    well the tartan army have a scheme its called the Travel Club, you pay 20 quid some we will say 35 Euro every 2 years to join. and you are awarded points for every game that you go to. About a month before every game they send out an application form to the people to apply and does with most points get the the tickets until the allocation is full up. Once you have applied for tickets and been told that you are getting them, they inform you of where to pick them up. So in relation to the Swiss game we were allocated 3,000 tickets, the FAI would have given them 3,000 fans with the highest loyalty points. They woudl not deal with any other tickets only then the ones alocated to them.

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