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The Trust had one of its regular meetings with the club yesterday. See the notes on that meeting below


Season tickets 21/22

The Trust welcomed the recent announcement by the Club that prices for 21/22 season tickets would be kept at 19/20 prices and, in particular, that direct debit payments are again being taken in house with no interest charges.
It was confirmed by the Club that those who paid £200 this season to save their seat could carry this amount over towards the purchase of next seasons ticket, where they would be included in phase 1 sales, or claim a refund, if their circumstances have changed.
Although the sale of 21/22 tickets would commence on 6 April the Box Office would not be open to personal callers until 12 April when Government restrictions should allow non-essential shops, including the 3 Club shops to open. Details of the opening of the Box Office and shops will be publicised along with more accessible information about 21/22 season ticket prices.
The Arsenal home game could potentially be moved along with all ‘phase 37’ games to allow up to around 6500 people to attend. If this happens tickets will be available to current season ticket holders (except those who attended the Tottenham game). As season tickets and refunds will have been made by the time this is confirmed, an individual payment will have to be made for this game for those lucky enough to be offered a ticket.
It was confirmed that on the web site as well as having an ordinary ‘Friends and Family’ designation also has a ‘strong relationship’ link which allows groups to purchase tickets for one another.

Preparations for Next Season.

The Club have to operate under Government and Premier League restrictions, but their aim is (and preparations are being made) for there to be a normal maximum capacity operating at the beginning of next season.

Financial Position after Covid

While no specific details could be given, the Club indicated the pandemic has affected the Clubs financial position with reduced income from ticketing, match sales, events etc. and this will limit immediate future expenditure.
Brexit may alter or restrict some potential purchases of European players in the future with the Club having to ensure that sufficient ‘points’ exist for them to be eligible.

New Stand and Academy

The Club indicated that discussions over the new stand development were continuing with Sainsbury’s and Croydon Council but indications were given that no real progress had been made. No confirmation was given that the Club had approached the Council with a view to a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) being served.
Progress was, however, moving forward rapidly on the Academy works and completion was anticipated for the start of next season. The Club would not confirm whether any new outside investment had been made into the academy.

Streaming of Under 18 Games

The Trust welcomed the recent streaming of the Under 18 game against Norwich on YouTube and asked if this would continue. The Club indicated that showing U18 games on YouTube was likely to be a regular feature for the rest of the season.

Announcement of Renewal / Extension of Player Contracts

The Trust questioned why there is often a delay in the Club announcing new contracts signed by players. Such delays means there is confusion amongst fans and also news organisations as to who is out of contract and who has signed an extension. This has been highlighted over recent months where certain players have been indicated as out of contract at the end of this season when they have in fact renewed. The Trust considered there is no reason why basic details of such agreements should not be released as soon as they are made.
The Club indicated that there are various commercial and confidential reasons for this, and, although recognising the point made, consider they should continue make such announcements via the DOF when they consider it most appropriate.

AOB

The Player of the Year and other awards are likely to be virtual event again this year as will the new kit announcement. Dates will be publicised as soon as available.
The Club are considering putting forward an Under 21 team for the EFL Trophy.

 


A lie is halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its boots on

Sainsburys do not have a lease on their store - they own it outright together with both carparks.

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 12 Mar 21 6.45pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

Thank you for the update

 


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I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

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View Phil’s Barber's Profile Phil’s Barber Online Flag Crowborough 12 Mar 21 7.15pm Send a Private Message to Phil’s Barber Add Phil’s Barber as a friend

Yes, thank you very much for the information.

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 12 Mar 21 7.27pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

So no further news on new stand ? Steve Parish must have reliased that this wouldn't be straight forward with Sainsbury's involved.So why the big public show of plans and miniature mock up of the new stand 2hen no planning in place.Should have waited until planning etc was approved then gone public .

 

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View rikz's Profile rikz Flag Croydon 12 Mar 21 7.32pm Send a Private Message to rikz Add rikz as a friend

No chance of getting a new stand they have to pay what sainsburys want its laughable that the club think they can get a good deal, sainsburys make in a week what we make in a year.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 12 Mar 21 8.14pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Interesting thanks. At least it looks like there's a possibility a few fans may get the opportunity to give Roy the send off he deserves if our last home game of the season is moved.

Unless, of course, he decides to stay a while longer.

 


Dad and I would watch games on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end, probably at the same time as Roy.

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View Pierre's Profile Pierre Flag Purley 12 Mar 21 8.44pm Send a Private Message to Pierre Add Pierre as a friend

Originally posted by AERO

So no further news on new stand ? Steve Parish must have reliased that this wouldn't be straight forward with Sainsbury's involved.So why the big public show of plans and miniature mock up of the new stand 2hen no planning in place.Should have waited until planning etc was approved then gone public .

Don't forget we also have a bankrupt Council in Croydon as well. I am sure they hardly have plans for a new stand at Selhurst Park at the top of any of their agenda's having been placed in special measures, been given £120m from the government to try and still provide some essential services and having local elections in May to contend with!

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 12 Mar 21 10.22pm Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Thanks for the update, new stand progressing as fast as I expected when first announced, remember the " artist's impression " of this pipedream

 


Let's see SP and the board trying to line up for a piss in the AW toilets at half time before peddling the new stand. We're the Arthur over here and the facilities are a disgrace

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 12 Mar 21 10.39pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

I, too, appreciate the update - thanks!

 

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