Cup Final Tickets

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by foxywfc, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Check your PM mate.
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  2. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Yea, all hope is not lost just yet for sure! I also noticed the three friends I attend with every season are also Cat C so I hope that 22,000 is inflated by people like them.

    I'll also make sure I'm 'working from home' the day they go on sale.
  3. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Oops obviously got your day confused with someone else...and the madness setting in of course!
  4. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Btw anyone on here in the South Coast Hornets group?
  5. Lincshornet

    Lincshornet Academy Graduate

    I'm slightly confused about my group. I'm a cat B for buying home tickets but nothing for away. I gather therefore that I'm in the the last group for a ticket. It appears that you need cat D away to be in a higher group?
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Well technically NI is overseas, or at least over one sea !
    Would ROI be any different ? If so why ?
  7. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    I read the Home and Away categories as being separate, rather than together - i.e. if you are Home Group B, that is enough - your Away category is irrelevant. I am Home Group B, but only Away Group D but am assuming I'm Cup Final Group B.
    It is entirely possible that I have completely misinterpreted this, though - in which case, apologies.
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  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I'm all set up to book my tickets.
    Can someone bring a cheese sandwich and a cup of tea to WGC on Tuesday at approximately 1.45ppm please?
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  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    So is the Isle of Wight.
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    If you're Cat B for home tickets you'll be in Cup Final Group B.
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  11. That's a joke, how can someone from NI who never attends games be able to enter the draw and you can't because you do get over, that make no sense?

    I'd try again for the draw if I were you, surely they must realise how ridiculous that condition is, absolutely crazy o_O
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  12. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Wouldn't it be better if Cat C tickets went to a ballot rather than an internet free for all?

    I'm Cat A by the way so no self interest
  13. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Get your mum/brother/cousin/milkman to apply... Bobs your uncle and hes won the ballot.
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  14. At least you got an answer - I got an automated response telling me that he would reply when ticket sales commenced.

    I don't suppose that my plea of having spent nearly four decades in Australia and now temporarily living in Scotland will qualify me for the overseas ballot though - even without a ticket-buying history.
  15. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    It was perfectly fine for someone wanting to get closer to the action (I learnt my lesson after in 2016 I was up in block 501 on the halfway line just a few metres from the Palace fans - I wouldn't recommend that section to even Luton fans!) - good sweeping view of the pitch, players not too small at the opposite end, and a pretty clear view of the Wolves fans opposite. You don't get that all-round view from higher up where you can see basically everything without having to crane your neck, but that's a small sacrifice to make to be part of a great atmosphere and the greatest Watford game I've ever been to (and that includes Cardiff 2006 and Emirates 2016).

    You should try and get within rows 10-14 though, beyond that would be a bit close imo.
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  16. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    I don't even fit into F... That's me watching it in the boozer. :(
  17. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Good luck mate - Same boat as you. Hope you both get tickets.
  18. Grover

    Grover First Year Pro

    I think there will be many waiting for cat C to sit with family and friends, my old man is a ST holder, I’m cat B and my son is annoyingly Cat C on 9 games, we will all have to wait until Cat C opens to buy together........ if I can get the day off work!
  19. BusheyOrn

    BusheyOrn Reservist

    All of this brings back memories of '84 when queueing down occupation road and into the allotments. What started out as a thin line of people swelled when each person in the line was 'saving a place' for about 10 others. I seem to remember that Watford initialy was going to allow selling 4 tickets to each person but changed this very early to one or two (my memory could be playing tricks on me on that point).
    Either way, it took about 3 or 4 hours to move a hundred yards. Those were the days! Many parellels to today even though we are digital! :)
  20. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Well if I luckily win overseas tickets I will only be using one of them. So I will offer this to an overseas fan too. Hopefully all of the others who only need one will take us into consideration. Fingers crossed
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  21. gingerexplorer

    gingerexplorer Academy Graduate

    If your son buys a home ticket before they run the categories again he will have 10 games and become cat b. You can then get the tickets on the second wave. I think I read that they r reseting them on the 16th. So have a couple of days.

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  22. Oregon Hornet

    Oregon Hornet Academy Graduate

    Damn that was the one thing that I was afraid of hearing. I live on the west coast of the US and come home for three to four matches a season. I was just back for Cardiff away and Leicester home games and only a family bereavement stopped me from using the Liverpool away ticket I bought. Also came back for GT statue unveiling. I spend a small fortune on seeing Watford a few times a season and have done for decades.

    I’ll be gutted if I can’t use the ballot. The alternative is Cat C and getting on my computer at 1am for god knows how many hours all night.

    Really hope I haven’t wasted a flight and hotels to watch it in a pub.

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  23. Cheers, good luck getting tickets too mate.
  24. WeveGotSteviePalmerNo1

    WeveGotSteviePalmerNo1 Academy Graduate

    Info says it was tickets up the morning they released the cup final tixket info. So cant add any now i’m afraid .
  25. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Indeed. Good luck to all those glory hunters who haven't been to a game for a years because they couldn't be bothered in getting a undeserved ticket over someone like Norniron who goes whenever he can. Luckily they'll see us smashed 5-0 and never go again.
  26. I'd buy your 2 when cat B opens, and get your son's extra (if you can) when it goes on to cat C somewhere near your seats. It was pretty much a free for all where we were so a small 9 year old should be able to stand or sit with you. At least your guaranteed the 2.
  27. Where do us smug group A category post?!
  28. Rich A

    Rich A Academy Graduate

    Yes I'm in SCH, but you still need to meet the requirements to book tickets. I ordered and paid for 4 all in Cat A but was turned down due to not all ids being in the group.
    Will book together with 1881 instead.
    Incidentally I'm not sure South Coast Hornets get a group booking, the groups down this way merged to become Southern Counties Hornets and I think we had about 160 in the group booking for the Semi.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  29. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Question about the overseas ticket ballot (not me). Are they for people who are on the club database? If not what’s the point?
  30. Top three finish

    Top three finish Academy Graduate

    It is really not that hard to hit cat B in a season if your in commutable distance,

    I am A "New" fan as such first game was Chelsea away in October 2017, a mate invited me and i was blown away by watford and their fans at the time even though they lost (i was generally a neutral football fan then, family of Londoners but they all support man u and i cannot get behind that) so after that game i knew watford were the club for me been going when i can ever since cup, away, home, pre season but i average a game every 6 weeks due to work and after a year and a half im two matches away from cat A

    Much much harder to build up they away notches and on occasion i have had to buy awful memberships plus a ticket to sit and watch the game with the enemy

    I am hoping to get a £45 or £75 seat for the final as money is tight this month and i would also like to get watford v west ham ticket and Chelsea away if eligible so that'd be another £36-76 without the fa cup ticket
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  31. Well when you express interest, you're asked to supply a fan ID if you have one. I don't know how they intend to select who gets one & who doesn't, but I'd like to think that applicants would be sorted into two piles - those with a fan ID and those without & preference given to the former.
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  32. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Hi. Sorry - I meant Southern Counties Hornets. My sister and I are both registered with the group, although we tend to get tickets independently as we like to choose where we sit. Still need to decide what to do for the final - have 24 hours to make a decision!
  33. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    One thread down from where us ‘have contacts at the club,can get more than two tickets and can go to any match we choose cheaper’ group post
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The backstop.
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    And, arguably, the Isle of Sheppey.

    Pozzo type loophole?

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