Incentive schmentive!!

I’m in a slightly cynical frame of mind, so bear with me – but Forest have released news today of an ‘incentive’ scheme in relation to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – something, it’s fair to say, that hasn’t exactly captured Reds fans imaginations just yet.  Basically, keep hold of your ticket stub for the next round against Bristol City or any subsequent rounds, and you’re prioritised to get a cup final ticket, should we reach it, of course.

This is a good thing, in many ways – although slightly harsh on those fans who braved the trip to Gillingham, or indeed, shivered in the City Ground for the Brentford home tie – showing more commitment than the vast majority of fans.  Should we make the final, and I guess that this kind of announcement suggests Forest are indeed taking the competition seriously, then I’d estimate there’d be around 30,000 tickets available – now given the attendances so far in the JPT, I imagine most of them are probably already season ticket holders – we have circa 10,000 season ticket holders, I really can’t see there being too much of a supply/demand/prioritisation issue.

I reckon we could rustle up 30,000 fans for a cup final, indeed, I’m quite enamoured by the idea of seeing Forest play at the Millennium Stadium with tens of thousands of trickies in attendance – but well, I dunno, the cynical side of me sees this as a preemptive strike by the club to generate a bit of extra interest in the Bristol City game, both to boost the attendance, and perhaps to try to gloss over the £15 price tag that is still in force for this game – although according to the official site, once again only the Main Stand will be open to Forest fans for the game, so they’re not expecting too many!

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  1. Billy Mouth has decided to review this blog on his website.

  2. And a charming review it is too!

    It’s here, should folks be interested:
    http://billymouth.wordpress.com/2006/11/08/22/

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