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chav_corner 7:07 Fri Oct 18
West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
The following has just been posted on Hammers United Facebook Page.-Good for Hammers Chat,WesthamFanTV ,KUMB and LLTB for highlighting this.We will not try and reinvent the wheel,their comments below perfectly sum up the situation:-

A number of West Ham United away ticket holders have been banned by the club for selling on tickets to away matches to fellow supporters.

Several supporters received notice today that they were being temporarily banned from attending both home and away matches for up to six weeks, after they were accused of selling on their match day tickets.

West Ham wrote to a number of supporters less than 48 hours before United travel to Merseyside in order to face Everton.

That was almost a fortnight since the club's last Premier League fixture, at home to Crystal Palace, by which time most of those affected by the bans had already made plans and paid for travel and accommodation.

One of those supporters affected was twitter user and KUMB follower James_21995. "I've got a ban today for this," he wrote. "Work changed my shift after I bought tickets and I've been told I'm banned until the end of November.

"I'm sure the club will sell my seat to someone else and make money doing so. They haven't even given me the option to appeal."

Meanwhile another supporter to receive a ban, @chris_whu62 confirmed that he had been contacted directly by the club to be informed of his suspension: "I've just had a call from the ticket office," he added.

"Someone reported me for selling my Everton tickets and, as a result, I am banned from buying tickets for the next three games and have a stadium ban until 3 November.

"It's strange how the club do nothing about the touts we all see outside of the stadium, yet they jump on anyone genuinely trying to help out a fellow fan rather than see a ticket wasted. Bizarre behaviour, but hardly surprising."

West Ham Fan TV@westhamfantv

Let me just say this.
There are 500 people now, on an away ticket scheme, that have agreed to pay for a ticket in advance. Sheffield United has now moved to a friday night.
There is no scheme in place for them to sell these tickets on.
And you are BANNING People. @WestHam

News of the bans comes little more than a week after the club's Official Supporter Board met to discuss the club's ticketing policy following numerous complaints regarding the manner in which it has been handled.

"The OSB had a ticketing meeting a week ago and now fans are being banned," wrote Hammers Chat's Geo Mackie. "Either they discussed this issue, or the club are stitching them up."

West Ham steadfastly refuse to offer any details regarding the distribution of their away ticket allocations, for which up to ten per cent are available through a ballot.

News of the bans comes on the same day that co-owner David Gold was accused of retweeting a messagefrom a supporter asking to be put in contact with anyone who has tickets available for this weekend's trip to Everton.

KUMB

#LONGLIVETHEBOLEYN

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billywhitehorse 9:56 Wed Oct 30
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Can't see this really working. As I am often just scraping in on the priority points I often get away tickets less than a week from the game so wouldn't get them back in time.

It also doesn't help if it's a last minute thing like illness. Not that being ill has caused me to miss a single game in the past 45 years.

Rossal 5:52 Wed Oct 30
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
So if youre unsuccessful in the first ballott you cant make any plans for that game in case youre successful in the 2nd

As usual West Ham take a good idea and make a pigs ear out of implementing it

Fifth Column 5:04 Wed Oct 30
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
New means of selling away tickets back to the club [no-one will do this]

Return Ticket Policy (Trial Process for Chelsea)
Supporters having secured away tickets, who are now unable to attend, may return their ticket/s for re-sale.

Any unwanted tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office, sent by Recorded Delivery to arrive no later than seven working days prior to the match whereupon, a secondary ballot will be undertaken. Initial submitted applications will be used for this process and there will be no need to re-apply.

Successful applicants will be notified immediately, and tickets dispatched.


Read more at https://www.whufc.com/tickets/match-tickets/away-matches/chelsea-vs-west-ham-united-0#bSt2yXqC6EeBvbDA.99

Hermit Road 4:30 Mon Oct 28
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
I dont have a problem with the current system but it is cunty selling them on for a profit

TheBoleynBoy 4:28 Mon Oct 28
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
So you had the choice to say no but didn’t and now moaning that the price was too high even though you agreed and paid it.

Funny old game this.

Aalborg Hammer 2:56 Mon Oct 28
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Due to family and work commitments,I don't get much chance to go to games...howevere,I promised my mate a Bournemouth away ticket as he doesn't see to many games either ( he runs a shop) I was delighted to be offered a couple of Bournemouth away and said I'd have them...somewhat miffed to be charged £150 the pair..I know I could have said 'no' but my mate was desperate to go..a £45 mark up per ticket...I don't mind buying a fella a drink but that was taking the piss a little

Pop Robson 9:15 Fri Oct 25
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
All this Hoo Ha over away tickets, stick them back up to 50-60 and that'll sort it out

Niblets 11:06 Fri Oct 25
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Can just imagine plod would love 3k West Ham fans queuing up with the hump at Stamford Bridge while ID checks take place.

TheBoleynBoy 3:02 Fri Oct 25
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
What makes you think that the club who we are visiting would give a shit about checking ID's etc upon entry. Stop crying about points and get on with it FFS!

WHUDeano 10:40 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Cuntish I know, but since away tickets went down to £30, the whole PP situation changed. I have met loads of great lads who have helped me out over the last few years for aways, and I’d have had no issue paying an extra £5 to change name & member number to get myself the point if that’s what needed to happen.

WHUDeano 10:35 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Pretty easy thing to sort if teams work together, just print name & DOB on tickets, show ID on entry. If you can’t make it, please let ticket office know and either the ticket can be refunded and passed on (dependant on demand) for an admin fee of say £5 to either the person of their choosing or into the general sale pot, in which case no admin fee...plus of course the original ticket purchaser loses the points. If the ticket is not used, the buyer loses the point.

dicksie3 9:53 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
The PP system is absolutely the fair way of allocating tickets.

Unfortunately, points-wise I am fucked now (the past two seasons) as I could literally get tickets for 90% of Away games without any issue at all but that’s my fault for not going to as many Away games as I used to since we moved ground.

I’m fine with that though. Those that go more deserve priority. It’s as simple as that.

Pop Robson 7:59 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
The Ticket Office are also monitoring the non-attendance of supporters who have purchased away tickets with the sole intention of earning points, and there was discussion on how the Club could take action on this.

More Grassing by do gooder types, craft beer drinkers

Oh Billy Billy.... 6:16 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
RichyP - so if the people you are referring to are identified and their access to tickets stopped, they would likely be given to people higher up the PP list than you - so you would miss out on going to the game completely - as you would not be able to buy from friends/contacts etc. - is that what you are advocating? Weird if so.

Any system is open to some abuse - but you do not change something that works in the main just because a few moan on social media

If people want this alleged abuse to stop, don’t buy the tickets from them

The club could fix this by offering a ticket/points exchange system, with controls, but they won’t because it will cost money

RichyP 5:47 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Oh Billy Billy.... 4:01 Thu Oct 24

I'm not a newbie, had a ST for 25 years and went away loads 95 - 05 and had to stop due to personal circumstances.

I personally think that the points system is completely fair as long as its not being abused. Unfortunately there are some people, it may be a small minority, that are abusing it. I know of 2 people that are maxed out on PP's and buy tickets for every away game and sell all of them on apart from the London games which are the only aways that they go to and they have been doing this for a number of years. The only PP's that I have these days are the ones that I've been allocated for home cup games which isn't many and not enough to get an away ticket with so I go to away games when i can by buying tickets on the secondary market. I've done more away games in the last 2 seasons than these 2 have between them yet i have no PP's to show for it and these guys are still maxed out.

I don't have the answer, i'm not moaning and i'm not about to grass anyone up, but there are defo people abusing the system which is a blocker for other fans trying to work their way up the PP ladder and that doesn't seem right to me.

Oh Billy Billy.... 4:01 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
These people moaning are likely to be the same newbies that bought 2 Season tickets when we moved to the bowl and then turn up with someone different each week - no different - yet they fail to see the irony

Niblets 2:46 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Increasing the amount of AST to around 800, plus greasing the palms of corporate with first dibs on tickets has had an effect on this.

AST should have stayed at 500 and forms should still have to be faxed in like the good old days.

The corporate thing especially though is a cunt. I know certain people will deny this is happening but I know for a fact it is, with a few people I know given it as an incentive when they weren't going to renew.

One bloke I know was allowed to buy 8 tickets to a fixture that didn't even make it to PP...

TheBoleynBoy 2:41 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
“My issue is there are many that get a chance to purchase before others due to their points total yet haven't been to all the games that they have purchased to allow them to get to this points total.”

How in the fucking fuck would the club or anyone work out whose turned up on the ticket, get a fucking life. No ticket no game. Who gives a fuck really. Crying because someone with more points has got a ticket before you were able to get one. Fucking hell. The things you read on here.

Oh Billy Billy.... 1:03 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
The grasses will then move on to whinging about “standing up” at away games next - no doubt

Vexed 11:05 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
Nice of other fans to grass them up. Proper old school classy.

Huffers 9:53 Thu Oct 24
Re: West Ham ban fans for selling on away tickets
You will see virtually no returns on away tickets.

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