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    Quote Originally Posted by mehball View Post
    Yes they will. I think they'll even have to announce another band too. There won't be as much demand as Vitesse now people know they can't purchase tickets to sell and also the travel is more of a pain in the ass.
    There are also a fair few people who are eligible and either can't afford another match in the same month, or can't get more time off, etc. The "ID on collection" thing has certainly meant a few people I know who couldn't make it are now not buying tickets at all, rather than buying to shift on to a friend.

    I've seen a fair few Arnhem travellers who go to a lot of matches saying they can't make/afford it already. Still not convinced it'll get below 11, never mind 9.

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    Ticket purchased. Reasonable price when compared to the PL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLY View Post
    Anyone else staying in the appropriately named Hotel Herning? It looks a bit basic but its pretty close to the ground from the map etc. Hopefully not far from the train station either. Will have to buy “fluids” at Gatwick for the Stella Express from Copenhagen to Herning!
    I'm in the Østergaards Hotel. I took the view that I wanted to be near the station to get the train back to Copenhagen on Friday morning. I'm flying out on Wednesday and staying the night in Copenhagen then getting the train to Herning Thursday morning. I might see if I can hire a bike whilst I'm in Herning.

    This is your place: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@56.11...8i6656!6m1!1e1

    You're about 2.9km from the station, 3.0km to the pedestrian street in the middle of the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I'm in the Østergaards Hotel. I took the view that I wanted to be near the station to get the train back to Copenhagen on Friday morning. I'm flying out on Wednesday and staying the night in Copenhagen then getting the train to Herning Thursday morning. I might see if I can hire a bike whilst I'm in Herning.

    This is your place: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@56.11...8i6656!6m1!1e1

    You're about 2.9km from the station, 3.0km to the pedestrian street in the middle of the town.
    6 of us in the same hotel as you, took same view about being convenient for station and town centre will cab to stadium, some bars in town open until 3am on Thursday night

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsarum View Post
    6 of us in the same hotel as you, took same view about being convenient for station and town centre will cab to stadium, some bars in town open until 3am on Thursday night
    Great! I might join you at some point, if I may. Just as long as you don't mind dragging along some white-haired old wallflower

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    Just bought 3 tickets in the Europa Saints Bar 'hospitality' - not having bought hospitality before, I don't know how I go about receiving the tickets (bought online) as the confirmation email just says tickets bought etc...., is it just a case of retrieving them from ticket office ? anyone able to advise ? I have tweeted them but looks like the staff could be busy writing up about a new signing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Just bought 3 tickets in the Europa Saints Bar 'hospitality' - not having bought hospitality before, I don't know how I go about receiving the tickets (bought online) as the confirmation email just says tickets bought etc...., is it just a case of retrieving them from ticket office ? anyone able to advise ? I have tweeted them but looks like the staff could be busy writing up about a new signing !
    I was considering this too, sounds like £30 is a decent deal, although not really if the actual general sale tickets are a tenner. Anyone know what price this is likely to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLY View Post
    Anyone else staying in the appropriately named Hotel Herning? It looks a bit basic but its pretty close to the ground from the map etc. Hopefully not far from the train station either. Will have to buy “fluids” at Gatwick for the Stella Express from Copenhagen to Herning!
    In there as well although looks more hostel than hotel

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    I am in hotel Herning as well ... and on the 10 .00 train out of Copenhagen. Could well be a football special!!

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    Ticket, flights, hotels booked.

    Got a new job with a permanent contract today so the first thing I do is spunk £300 on watching Saints play. Makes total sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamesaint View Post
    I am in hotel Herning as well ... and on the 10 .00 train out of Copenhagen. Could well be a football special!!
    Did you manage to get a ticket?

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    I shall update people on the availability of our tickets in the home end in Denmark following tomorrow (and then Friday's) ticket bids. Suffice to say 3 of us are currently in the home end at worst and those tickets will become available (to appropriate people) if we all get the away end ones.

    I have a horrible suspicion that after tomorrow, only I won't have a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamesaint View Post
    I am in hotel Herning as well ... and on the 10 .00 train out of Copenhagen. Could well be a football special!!
    Didn't think there was a 10am from Copenhagen? I was aiming for the 10:50....will be on my own though so more than happy to make some friends!!

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    I'm thinking of booking the Day Trip from Bournemouth. I can only get one day off work and this suits. A bit pricey but works for me. Would of preferred from Southampton but Bournemouth not so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aarcher View Post
    I'm thinking of booking the Day Trip from Bournemouth. I can only get one day off work and this suits. A bit pricey but works for me. Would of preferred from Southampton but Bournemouth not so bad.
    The day trip is from Southampton, not Bournemouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Didn't think there was a 10am from Copenhagen? I was aiming for the 10:50....will be on my own though so more than happy to make some friends!!
    I may well be on the same train. Is that from Copenhagen Central?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    Did you manage to get a ticket?
    Yes. Through work I knew a Danish salesman who happens to have a Danish credit card. :-) . How about you ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I may well be on the same train. Is that from Copenhagen Central?
    Indeed, might need to book train ticket though, am guessing the cost will increase with demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Indeed, might need to book train ticket though, am guessing the cost will increase with demand.
    I don't think their prices change, the price is the price, but if you want a seat rather than standing for 3 hours, you might want to book it early...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Didn't think there was a 10am from Copenhagen? I was aiming for the 10:50....will be on my own though so more than happy to make some friends!!
    You are correct. 10.50 it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    I'm in the Østergaards Hotel. I took the view that I wanted to be near the station to get the train back to Copenhagen on Friday morning. I'm flying out on Wednesday and staying the night in Copenhagen then getting the train to Herning Thursday morning. I might see if I can hire a bike whilst I'm in Herning.

    This is your place: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@56.11...8i6656!6m1!1e1

    You're about 2.9km from the station, 3.0km to the pedestrian street in the middle of the town.
    Thanks for that. I don't arrive in Copenhagen until 1135 on Friday so I think I'll be on the train straight from the airport at about 1215-1230. Also got an early start on Friday morning - getting a train about 0630 to get my flight at 12 noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamesaint View Post
    I am in hotel Herning as well ... and on the 10 .00 train out of Copenhagen. Could well be a football special!!
    I don't arrive in Copenhagen until 1135 on Friday so I think I'll be on the train straight from the airport at about 1215-1230, see you in the bar!

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    Friday ? That's a day too late!!

    train is 12 30 by the way gets to Herning 16.01

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegrant View Post
    I don't think their prices change, the price is the price, but if you want a seat rather than standing for 3 hours, you might want to book it early...
    Need to get s ticket first Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    The day trip is from Southampton, not Bournemouth.
    Or perhaps it isn't now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamesaint View Post
    Yes. Through work I knew a Danish salesman who happens to have a Danish credit card. :-) . How about you ??
    Yes thanks, I got two through our Danish friends. It is very likely that I will have one spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Indeed, might need to book train ticket though, am guessing the cost will increase with demand.
    I'll probably book my train tickets tomorrow. They are a bit cheaper for the over 65s and if you need to change at Skanderborg you can only book seats for the first leg. I'm in the hotel Ansgar in Copenhagen on Wednesday night and Herning on Thursday.

    The airport trains to Herning go through Copenhagen Central but from what I can see of the ticket regulations you can't break your journey with a stopover.

    We shall have to coordinate our movements in the next week or so.

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    From what I gather, there are plenty of Saints fans travelling from Copenhagen on the Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    From what I gather, there are plenty of Saints fans travelling from Copenhagen on the Thursday.
    But how will I recognise them?

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    Are there direct trains from Copenhagen to Herning? All the ones I seem to have found involve a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    But how will I recognise them?
    I will have a large suitcase with me. I am going to America next week on holiday and am flying to Copenhagen from New Orleans. I hope the trains don't charge excess baggage!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Mash View Post
    Are there direct trains from Copenhagen to Herning? All the ones I seem to have found involve a change.
    Indeed you have to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    But how will I recognise them?
    Ask them a question in Danish and if they start shouting in response... Saints fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The9 View Post
    Ask them a question in Danish and if they start shouting in response... Saints fans.
    Going by our last trip i'd say listen out for people singing a version of the lion sleeps tonight, but with different lyrics, drunk and non stop for about three days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Mash View Post
    Are there direct trains from Copenhagen to Herning? All the ones I seem to have found involve a change.
    Yes, change at Skanderborg. Be careful of the journey options that involve more than one change but may appear to be quicker. These seem to include a bus for part of the journey whcih may not be your cup of tea. The Danish word for train is 'tog' pronounced a bit like 'toe' in English. The word for 'bus' is 'bus', in case you wondered

    I now have my train tickets and seat reservations for the sections Skanderborg to Copenhagen. I bought them as separate tickets, Copenhagen Central to Herning leaving at 10:00 on the 27th and Herning to Copenhagen Airport leaving at 10:08 although these tickets can be used on any trains. I wouldn't expect the seat reservations to be valid on others, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The9 View Post
    Ask them a question in Danish and if they start shouting in response... Saints fans.
    I know some Danish but it is very rusty. This might come in handy though:

    Hvor kan jeg købe kondomer?

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    Yes - it's a ballache but understandable. They were probably caught out by the amount of abuse of the system for Vitesse, both in terms of non-attendance (not sure quite how many empty seats there were) and people buying for others, meaning some of those on 7-9 aways would have missed out.

    I think, in hindsight, they were probably wrong to claim to be making a link between that game and attendance at future Europa League games. With such a cheap ticket it was worth purchasing even if you had no chance of going. I'm surprised they've said the same about Midtjylland, but with the collection process with photo ID it really means there is no point buying if you can't attend.

    Is there a better system? Probably only a points-based one which would assign ST holders and members points, meaning that a member who does a lot of home and away in theory could get above a ST holder with no aways in the pecking order. That doesn't get rid of the abuse of any loyalty system, mind. Only ID with collection can do that. Maybe, like England I believe, a certain % of allocation could be made available via ballot to broaden the pool?

    As we have discussed elsewhere, clearly it was the very public nature of the abuse of the system that has caused them to act in this way. It had to be gutting if you were a ST holder with 8 aways to miss out and see what was happening. People will always try and abuse systems (I'm fairly certain no-one can hold their hands up to not trying to circumnavigate rules for something or other, even if not Saints tickets), but the very public nature of it will have caused the club to act.

    I think the club have broadly tried to do the right thing - but certainly they've been consistent with the last 4 or 5 seasons. Seeing ST holders saying they are annoyed because the want to buy the ticket for Midtjylland to give to a mate is bloody frustrating, so they've taken care of that. Likewise, I'm not sure how those who booked flights the moment the draw was made deserve much sympathy...a cursory glance easily informed you on the rough size of the away allocation - it certainly doesn't make you any more deserving that someone with a ST and more aways on their record (although I suppose selling out all the flights is a good way of preventing them from going!).

    Quote Originally Posted by stevegrant View Post
    In reality, they perhaps should have done something for the Vitesse game as well, but with a bigger allocation it becomes such a massive operation.

    I've had to suffer "100% collection" scenarios with England away games for years, it's a massive pain in the arse for the fans and it's probably a massive pain in the arse for the people who actually run the whole thing, but it does ensure that the tickets go to those who are entitled to them - the only way to sell the ticket on would be to collect it in person and then sell it, but that leaves a pretty small window, and you'd have still had to have made the effort to travel in the first place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsarum View Post
    Friday ? That's a day too late!!

    train is 12 30 by the way gets to Herning 16.01
    Sorry meant Thursday! Into Herning at 1601 it is then. Cheers

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    I don't suppose anyone has heard about the plans for collection yet, I seem to recall them hinting at multiple locations as opposed to the ar5e-pain that would be "everyone to the stadium for 5pm" or something. I'd hope if they are going to do collection only in one place it was it town not at the ground and starting early to avoid 600 people queueing, but who knows?

    Says the man who has to hang on til Friday thanks to paying on the day at Stoke...

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    Vitesse was sold out. The empty seats would be a combination of people who stayed in the square and didn't go to the game. For me, it was about the day not the game and I think staying drinking in the square would've been more fun. Also, lots of people were stood on the concourse not in any seats or just moved around to sit/stand with mates. There would also be a small percentage who purchased tickets but could no longer travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The9 View Post
    I don't suppose anyone has heard about the plans for collection yet, I seem to recall them hinting at multiple locations as opposed to the ar5e-pain that would be "everyone to the stadium for 5pm" or something. I'd hope if they are going to do collection only in one place it was it town not at the ground and starting early to avoid 600 people queueing, but who knows?

    Says the man who has to hang on til Friday thanks to paying on the day at Stoke...
    In exactly the same boat there mush!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb View Post
    In exactly the same boat there mush!



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    Don't know why, but I thought the stadium would be busy as the home goes on general sale at 9.

    There must be no more than 30 people here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehball View Post
    Vitesse was sold out. The empty seats would be a combination of people who stayed in the square and didn't go to the game. For me, it was about the day not the game and I think staying drinking in the square would've been more fun. Also, lots of people were stood on the concourse not in any seats or just moved around to sit/stand with mates. There would also be a small percentage who purchased tickets but could no longer travel.
    Most of the empty seats were due to there being three rows' worth of people stood in the front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SO16_Saint View Post
    Don't know why, but I thought the stadium would be busy as the home goes on general sale at 9.

    There must be no more than 30 people here....
    Probably because most people have worked out that unless you're in the first 5 people it's probably quicker to buy online.

    Cheers for the heads up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The9 View Post
    Probably because most people have worked out that unless you're in the first 5 people it's probably quicker to buy online.

    Cheers for the heads up though.
    Yeah agree, but muggings here got given cash to buy the tkts and need to set up a membership number too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroppie View Post
    And Shroppie makes 3.

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    Same for me, that is at least 4 of us who payed on the gate at Stoke. Well at least the (cup) game was good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SO16_Saint View Post
    Yeah agree, but muggings here got given cash to buy the tkts and need to set up a membership number too
    All of which can be done online!

    (Well, apart from paying cash into your account).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The9 View Post
    All of which can be done online!
    Apart from the cash bit

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    Train booked from Copenhagen - also on the 10am, takes longer than the 10:50, but means I avoid the bus!

    Cannot wait.

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