Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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b4life
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Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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Coaches for both Rochdale and Kidderminster are now for sale. Links below.
Rochdale
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/69960205 ... tdtcreator

Kidderminster
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/69960684 ... tdtcreator

PLEASE BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AS COACHES WILL BE CANCELLED IF WE DO NOT GET ENOUGH PEOPLE.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358109Post 11bee717 »

How has the uptake been so far? Will be booking shortly.
b4life
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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11bee717 wrote: 18 Aug 2023, 14:39 How has the uptake been so far? Will be booking shortly.
Only one booking so far, but very early days.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358115Post wearebees »

Hopefully the club will advertise it/push it on social media?
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358333Post 11bee717 »

As a fanbase we need to support the BFCSAs effort much more when it comes to away travel. Book up!
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358337Post John Hunt »

Everybody promote on your socials please.

I cannot attend either but i hope it is a roaring success.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358338Post becbee »

The problem as I see it is that take up might well increase if rail strikes are called but that won't be known until much nearer the time.
b4life
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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becbee wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 14:41 The problem as I see it is that take up might well increase if rail strikes are called but that won't be known until much nearer the time.
Rail strikes? We're top of the table and this is one of the top things supporters asked for! I am sure 90% of other NL teams could easily fill a coach for a fixture like this. Use it or lose it.....
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358342Post hoppy »

With a no refund policy I’m guessing a lot of Bees fans will wait a bit before booking.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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b4life wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 15:15
becbee wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 14:41 The problem as I see it is that take up might well increase if rail strikes are called but that won't be known until much nearer the time.
Rail strikes? We're top of the table and this is one of the top things supporters asked for! I am sure 90% of other NL teams could easily fill a coach for a fixture like this. Use it or lose it.....
I completely agree but you know that there will be fans who will be thinking of going by train but then if rail strikes hit will wish they could go by coach. That's not me being unkind. I'm planning on going by rail myself but that's because we're planning on making a weekend of it.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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b4life wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 15:15
becbee wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 14:41 The problem as I see it is that take up might well increase if rail strikes are called but that won't be known until much nearer the time.
Rail strikes? We're top of the table and this is one of the top things supporters asked for! I am sure 90% of other NL teams could easily fill a coach for a fixture like this. Use it or lose it.....
I don't disagree, and I think it's great that the SA have resurrected coaches in some capacity. But - and I've always thought this is the case with sporadic coaches - it's about people's habits.

If people primarily take the train or drive to matches, because it's the only regular option, they're probably not going to change that approach unless there's a reason to - so excessively high advanced train ticket prices, or a rail strike. There's also the "Percy bus" splitting a modest number of people across two services.

I appreciate that it's a really difficult situation though, if the club don't have the inclination to run a consistent service throughout the campaign, so I really hope that there's a good take-up.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358346Post Anthony »

b4life wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 15:15
becbee wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 14:41 The problem as I see it is that take up might well increase if rail strikes are called but that won't be known until much nearer the time.
Rail strikes? We're top of the table and this is one of the top things supporters asked for! I am sure 90% of other NL teams could easily fill a coach for a fixture like this. Use it or lose it.....
Barnet providing supporters coaches are like McDonalds serving salads. Everyone wants to see it, but when push comes to shove, not enough people actually want it. This has been shown on many occasions now.

I can understand your frustration, but with weeks to go and no refund option available, then it is always going to be the case that people are going to keep their options open (including the fact that they may not want/be able to go). We may be top of the league, but we all have different things going on in our lives which may preclude us from committing to spending half a weekend travelling across the country until the very last minute.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358347Post Reckless »

The no refunds policy- blame the selfish mob who welshed on a previous trip. No option but to have it.
Habits have changed within our travelling fan base since the old supporters club was buried.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

Post: # 358348Post Anthony »

Reckless wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 17:32 The no refunds policy- blame the selfish mob who welshed on a previous trip. No option but to have it.
Habits have changed within our travelling fan base since the old supporters club was buried.
Its not about blame, but understanding that lots of people will not buy a non refundable ticket a month in advance when they aren’t sure of their plans.
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Re: Coaches to Rochdale and Kidderminster

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Anthony wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 17:53
Reckless wrote: 22 Aug 2023, 17:32 The no refunds policy- blame the selfish mob who welshed on a previous trip. No option but to have it.
Habits have changed within our travelling fan base since the old supporters club was buried.
Its not about blame, but understanding that lots of people will not buy a non refundable ticket a month in advance when they aren’t sure of their plans.
Advance train ticket also non refundable! Exact same thing applies except in the case of Rochdale the coach takes you right to the ground.
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