When King asked us to boycott?

ChiefWahoo

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Giving up my ticket was one of the hardest decisions of my life, I had a season ticket every year since Souness arrived.

I don't hold any animosity to the fans who did buy tickets, I was almost one myself.
I thought it was one of the easiest decisions of my life.

There's no way I could have allowed myself to knowingly fund crooks who were out to rape my club.
 

ChiefWahoo

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I'd say it's selfish too, but a lot of people who post on here and claim to have sat in their seat for 15 years wouldn't fall into that bracket imo. I had to move a few rows away due to the boycott, but I'd still tell people I've had my season ticket for 10 years if it came up.
If you posted on here, you couldn't claim not to know what you were buying into.
I'd say those who relied on papers and tv news would be more likely to have renewed.
 

bob1873

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I kept my seat had since Souness wasn’t chucking it for anyone. Selfish? I guess that’s for debate but not in my view
 

rfcjonnya

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I'd say it's selfish too, but a lot of people who post on here and claim to have sat in their seat for 15 years wouldn't fall into that bracket imo. I had to move a few rows away due to the boycott, but I'd still tell people I've had my season ticket for 10 years if it came up.
I am beginning to think to do the same tbh.
 

coplandrearl36

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I'd say it's selfish too, but a lot of people who post on here and claim to have sat in their seat for 15 years wouldn't fall into that bracket imo. I had to move a few rows away due to the boycott, but I'd still tell people I've had my season ticket for 10 years if it came up.
Had my ST for X number of years is just a turn of phrase. Not thinking anybody is going to question but what about the time DK asked us to PAYG (not boycott).
 

dalkeithlad25

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When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.
So what is your opinion on the UB moving? Do you think people should move to allocate them? Do they deserve a seat in prime location more than others? Just genuinely curious
 

JW1988

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@Baku Bear this is exactly the sort of answer I was looking for. An explanation about why someone kept their seat.

Cheers for the response mate.
People (like I did) will get a bit upset about it because for each and everyone of us it is up there with the toughest times of our footballing lives (certainly even my life in general)
We all had decisions to make. I think in the past it’s been used as some sort of stick to beat the people who did still go to matches with and that’s why @Bakubear will question why anyone’s asking again.

There was no right or wrong answer imo. It’s different to the SD deal as it’s clear as the nose on your face that we are being shafted, so much so that official communication from the club was to not buy.
Following or supporting the team is emotive though. It’s not as simple as not buying a shirt when you’ve felt only 2/3 years earlier that the club you’ve loved since you could walk was going to cease to exist.
 

daven37

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I kept my seat.

Figured it was still cheaper than forking out on a game by game basis and I had the bonus of sitting next to the directors box and - believe me - Easdale and the other thieves heard what I thought about them every game. Still feel the Hearts cancelled game was a big turning point.

If you want to call that selfish then feel free.
 
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Ali Baba

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Boycotted and lost my seat got one 2 rows in front.Asked the guy who took my seat during the boycott if he fancied a swap and explained what had happened.Unlucky for myself he refused.Still can’t say alright to him even now.
 

rfcjonnya

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So what is your opinion on the UB moving? Do you think people should move to allocate them? Do they deserve a seat in prime location more than others? Just genuinely curious
I have clearly stated I am not wanting that arguement on this thread. If I wanted to have the arguement I would go into the numerous other UB threads and state my opinion.
 

adastra

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Lost my debenture seats due to Head Spiv Murray and boycotted Ibrox for that season of action. Stood outside the main door protesting most games and could have cried at the sight of others going to see our team. Rushed over to Ibrox on VS Day (Victory against Spivs) and managed to get me and the lad decent seats in the SJR near good mates, so worked out well in the end.
 

HerMajesty's11

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I gave up the seat I loved in the govan front that I'd had since 1995. Was a sad day but had to be done.
I'm in the west enclosure now and not too far out wide, so I'm fairly happy with where I am. Would love my original seat back though so I can see why some people were reluctant to boycott.
 

Cliffger

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Gave up my seat in Main Stand Front which I had for 15 years,attended some games buying a ticket here and there.

Got a new ST when Dave King came in,actually prefer my new one in CD4 right on the half way line.
 

Bluenoze

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My mate and me both gave up ours in Govan rear, never got mine back and he decided not to bother getting one at all at the time, ended up in Copland rear in good seat but preferred old one , still I wouldn’t do anything different.
 

steincolin

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Lost my debenture seats due to Head Spiv Murray and boycotted Ibrox for that season of action. Stood outside the main door protesting most games and could have cried at the sight of others going to see our team. Rushed over to Ibrox on VS Day (Victory against Spivs) and managed to get me and the lad decent seats in the SJR near good mates, so worked out well in the end.
Same as you m8 lost my debenture seats. boycotted buying season ticket for that season.now lucky to be where I am
 

RabSpackman

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My mate gave up his in the East Enclosure where we used to sit and didn’t get his original seat back but sits not far from it.

Some folk seemed to get their old seats back no problem and there seems to have been a bit of luck involved.
 

Barryhopez

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I gave up my season book with a heavy heart after having one from 2000 (10years old), I then got a new season ticket when King took over. It was worth it in my opinion to save our club. And although times nay be hard at the moment I am adament we will experience the good times soon. And fûck me 55 is going to be a party like has never been seen before in my lifetime.
I can see you mate.....

 

rfcjonnya

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So you never mentioned the UB or safe standing?
I did mention them aye but for the sole reason to state that this is the reason I was thinking about the boycott and for the reason as to state that this thread wasn’t to start an arguement about then. There is a 300+ thread that is having that arguement (which I have stayed clear of).
 

Punt13

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I sat in SE4 with my mate and had been in the EE since 1991, I gave mine up but he didn't and I don't regret it at all.

To this day I've never asked him why he renewed because everyone had a personal decision to make.

I now sit in GR7 and although I missed the people around me at first, some of them I still keep in contact with, I now have good company where I am.
 

BlueLagoonCo

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When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.
Well this blows a lot of statements right out the water
 

mfgorm

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Didn't renew my seat I'd had since 1987 or my son's which was the seat next to mine and had had for about 15 years. I'd already stopped buying anything on matchday, as I could see the way the spivs were sucking money out the club. My mate gave up the seat he'd had beside his old school pals for the same time. When the spivs got kicked out me and my mate got seats together in CR1 just along from my oldCR2 seat.
 

dalkeithlad25

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I have clearly stated I am not wanting that arguement on this thread. If I wanted to have the arguement I would go into the numerous other UB threads and state my opinion.
Thought that would be your reply tbh. Just stir the sh*te and not give an opinion.
 

Caldow1872

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Renewed mine but was in two minds right up until the end and decided to go for the 4 month instalments instead of paying upfront
 
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norm1890

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I renewed but I think I can explain why (without looking it up). I thought what Dave King said was "pay game by game in case your money isn't safe - or words to that effect. My decision was that in the terrible event of another catastrophic financial event this would be the least of my worries. With hindsight probably misguided but I didn't have the benefit of reading forums etc. which were much better informed than myself.
 

Amooree

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Surely people who say I've sat in this seat for x amount of years have to realise that no one at Ibrox is guaranteed their seat the following season
I think the club holds the right to change your seat if required to do so
you would be offered an alternative seat and its up to you whether you except it or decline it

I do think the UB should be housed in the Copland front (CENTRAL) as this is our home support end
to do this I think it would have to install safe standing as UB don't sit down during the game which would mean the rest of the Copland would end up standing

Last I would added to this is it should be a one price season ticket to a standing area or all stands and your not allocated a space to sit or stand it would be on a first come basis
 

MFJ1872

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When Dave King asked us to boycott our season tickets why did people keep their seats?

I am seeing alot of people saying ‘i have sat here for 15 years’ etc etc. Is it the case they did give up their seats and paid game by game and then got their seats back when King took over? Or did these people just decide not to give up their seat hoping we would still have a club to support anyway? Selfishness of the highest order if the latter is the case.

It has just been with the UB safe standing thing I see this excuse not to move alot even though if these people had the clubs best interests at heart they would have starved the club of money like was asked.

Not looking for another UB arguement here. Genuinely curious as to why people wouldn’t have given up their seats short term to finally rid the club of the SPIVS.
I gave up mine after 22 years in the same seat. Went to all our home games all over the stadium. Went in to the ticket office after the Agm to put my name on the waiting list and ended up with a better seat.
 

jimbear

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I genuinely agonised over it along with other family members. My worry was that if not enough season tickets were sold we would not have the operating capital to keep the club afloat. We all knew the club was in the hand sof very disreputable people but many of us were very fearful that those same people could endo the life of the club if they wanted to. It was like paying kidnappers not to shoot their hostage. Who knows what would have happened if King and the 3 Bears had not outwitted Ashley and his henchmen.
 

Avalon

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I lost my seat in the Copland Rear, now quite happy in the West Enclosure for the last couple of years.
 

Hehaw

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I renewed, I didn't trust Dave King or the Spivs but the Spivs were the ones in charge and I had horrible feeling that if it was a stadium wide boycott then the funds needed to pay the staff, players etc. wouldn't be there and the spivs would look to put us in admin and sell of key assests like the stadium etc. The thought of going through another admin scenario made me boak and I didn't want to do anything that could damage the club.

Another reason I didn't boycott was the genuine abuse people where dishing out to fans who were considering renewing, put me right off certain people within our support.
 

Marstonbear

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I’m grateful to everyone who gave up their seats to help force the spivs out.

I’d imagine a lot of people got them back post-boycott because no one had bought that seat in the interim
 

johnny1872

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We kept our season tickets going. Didn’t know who to trust at this point.
Came to the conclusion that if everyone boycotted then Ashley would have been able to get his hands on everything as there would have been no money coming in and his lackeys on the board would have came up with a plan to sell the club to him for buttons. Just look at the merchandise deal.
In the end I think the 25,000 or so who kept their tickets going was just enough to keep keep the lights on and Ashley at bay.
The boycott also worked as we ended up with King and co buying up shares.
People have different opinions on this and I won’t be arguing with anyone about it. I respect both sides on this one.
 
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