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    Ticketek (and Ticketmaster too) have started using dynamic pricing where the prices are put up in advance of the event and reduced if they have can't sell them. It's a disgrace, and is effectively legalised scalping.
    As an example, I went to a concert the other week with the tickets selling at $450 when they were released, and a couple of weeks out from the show they were reduced to $250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimitron5000 View Post
    Ticketek (and Ticketmaster too) have started using dynamic pricing where the prices are put up in advance of the event and reduced if they have can't sell them. It's a disgrace, and is effectively legalised scalping.
    As an example, I went to a concert the other week with the tickets selling at $450 when they were released, and a couple of weeks out from the show they were reduced to $250.
    As agents, surely the Two Ts only do that on instruction from the event organiser. They might have introduced the technology to support it, but the AFL sets prices for games so must be the one deciding how to sell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalbilto View Post
    I have just purchased 3 tickets for the Collingwood game at the MCG and was annoyed with the lack of choice I had through the Ticketek web site for general admission seats. The only available seats were in section behind the goal posts on M bays level 1. The website showed that there were no other seats available. What a farce. No impressed. For 3 refundable tickets it cost me $252. Is this the general going rate?
    Disclaimer: I am frequently wrong, just ask my wife.

    I vaguely recall Collingwood having a less than generous view on where to place visiting members (and others I figure).

    My favourite spot is Level 2 and all other residents of MCG are willing to grant my wish as a visiting club member, I'm always on one of the 50m lines.

    Was even granted that spot at last years Elimination Final.

    Collingwood? Nope.

    I ordered tickets for the Collingwood, Richmond and Hawthorn games at the MCG, given the same spot for Richmond and Hawthorn (N29), not an option for Collingwood (M50).

    I recall complaints about this in the news some time last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    Given how big a membership Collingwood has, and how much of the MCG is set aside for MCG and AFL members, it's probably not surprising that little is available to the general public. It may be that other tickets won't come available until the week before the game, when members return tickets that they won't be using. But those offer the prospect of sitting surround by an ocean of Pies fans.
    May well be when they're unfurling the flag too? That would get them all out of the woodwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant View Post
    May well be when they're unfurling the flag too? That would get them all out of the woodwork.
    It is. The AFL must think we love seeing flags unfurled. I've lost count of how many times we've had to witness an opponent do this.

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    When the three village idiots, Brown, Montagna and Ricciuto don’t think we can make the finals, then you know we are a certainty to make it. What a tiresome pack of loud mouthed clowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redunderthebed View Post
    When the three village idiots, Brown, Montagna and Ricciuto don’t think we can make the finals, then you know we are a certainty to make it. What a tiresome pack of loud mouthed clowns.
    Don’t think we can or don’t think we will?

    I think expect this season to be much like last, with a huge group of teams and little to separate them. I expect most teams to be capable of beating any other team “on their day”. Who makes the top eight will come down to lick with injury and the ability to edge out (or not) close games.

    When it’s possible to make a case for most teams to make the top eight, anyone trying to get non-2023 finalists in has to take someone out. It’s a very hard prediction to make.

    My main criticism of all those making their predictions in the media is that they are expending so much energy and earnestness doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    It is. The AFL must think we love seeing flags unfurled. I've lost count of how many times we've had to witness an opponent do this.
    Including 2017 when we played the Bulldogs at Marvel and they unfurled the 2016 premiership flag 😤.

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    "Built like Tarzan plays like Jane" as i recall Gerard Healy once describing Craig!

    I remember seeing him playing on Tony Lockett at Moorabbin back in the day. He tried to rough up Plugger, who duly ripped off his headband during a wrestle & threw into the St Kilda faithful. Plugger was unstoppable kicking a big bag of 12+ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_C View Post
    Including 2017 when we played the Bulldogs at Marvel and they unfurled the 2016 premiership flag 😤.
    Did they present the umps with their premiership medallions and life memberships at the same time?

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    Put your neck on the line, and your predictions on line.

    Swans: 5-8 (wanna see us fix centre square/clearance/contested ball and kick forward of 50 problem before I believe more)
    If Chad popped in 22, Errol popped in 23, in 2024 . . . . Logan will pop with 50 goals
    Logan will stay or go at seasons end, after a $1m+ a year contract and 2x first round draft pick offer from Freo. . . stay.
    If JPK fell away in 22, Buddy in 23, in 2024 . . . Lloyd will.
    First time AA: Tom McCartin.
    The enigma Issac Heeney will …. Kill it as a 70/30 mid/forward.
    My man McInerney will . . . Slay, including finally getting amongst it as a pinch hitting centre square player.
    My other man McLean will . . . Take more contested marks than any Swan

    Top 8: Brisbane, GWS, Pies, Carlton, Swans, Dogs (vomit, but watch Sam Darcy do a Cam Green and go from ungangly puppy to a nightmare in an instant at some point), Dees and Adelaide.

    Big slider: Port and Saints.

    First coach sacked: Simon Goodwin, once the text messages on Joel Smith’s phone are revealed.

    Sleeper: Freo. Reckon they’ve got a better pool of young talent than many realise. Just a @@@@ coach.

    Bottom four: Norf, Richmond, WC, and Hawks.
    'Delicious' is a fun word to say

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