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Manly Dugout

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by anthonyb1965, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +603 /15
    Apologies for posting this but is a opinion forum and I need to get this off my chest!

    2 months ago, I booked 3 tickets to the Manly Dugout for the Bulldogs game as my 12 year old son loves being able to sit and talk with the players during the Under 20's and be so close to the action during the main game (bit of a buzz for me too). We did it last year and it was fantastic! This was to be his birthday present.

    Today, after my second email chasing the tickets, I was advised that because Scott Penn had decided yesterday that he wanted the entire box, I now have to miss out. As we live in Canberra and a Sea Eagles member, this was our once a year visit to Brookvale.

    I have always believed this was a "fan's" box and the Corporate side had the fully catered ones in the Grandstand, how naive of me! I think it is very sad and extremely disappointing that any Corporate power broker (and I realise he owns the team) can just come in and do this!

    I know some of you will think "why don't I just get general admin tickets" and believe me I would but it is not the birthday experiance my son wanted to have.

    I am sorry I posted this here instead of the whinge forum Dan, but I was hoping to raise the awareness of what happened and on the off chance, find someone on here that maybe would be able to help us.
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    • north coast eagle

      north coast eagle Active Member

      +85 /0
      Expressing your disapointment and raising an issue - not a whinge in my book.
    • bazeagle

      bazeagle Well-Known Member

      +463 /98
      On the face of it it does look like poor form by Scott Penn. If anyone has his email address I'm sure he would accommodate the situation if he knew about it.


      +2,197 /103
      I paid a mozza a few years ago for the brisbane game at suncorp which would normally have included a spot on the bench and was told Penn and entourage were taking the spots.

      banished to bay 318!
    • jbb/james

      jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +1,277 /32
      these packages are sold as game day experiences. What a bloody sad affair to hear it happening not once but twice. They could at least provide another experience or make grand gestures to understand the impact on a fan.

      Wow. I wonder how scott would persue another busiess that did this to him and his child on their special day
    • Brookvale

      Brookvale Well-Known Member

      +155 /1
      money talks
    • Volley

      Volley Well-Known Member

      +777 /23
      Not a whinge at all man, that's a disgrace.
    • Pearso

      Pearso Member

      +2 /0
      did you pay for the tickets? But regardless I reckon it's poor form.
      Maybe the club needs to put a disclaimer in saying your can book the seats but team owner an take seats from right under your butt if is so wishes
    • Pride

      Pride Active Member

      +60 /0
      Im sure Penn has it booked out for some charity reason or a possible future sponsor and being the last daytime game at Brookvale left with no other option himself...either that or he wanted to sit there himself and talk with wolfy.

      Regardless of the reason I would be very annoyed if my plans were wiped just like that.
    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

      +7,026 /106
      Yeah that's not cool. Especially if you had booked them. The only way it would be alright is if he had booked it for special needs kids or something.

      But certainly worth bringing up. Contact Larissa and ask for a please explain, otherwise we should all start making some noise
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +7,649 /61
      As Mel Brooks said, "It's good to be the King". You just got screwed.
    • Darren

      Darren Well-Known Member

      +534 /20
      long live the Penn's, it's this guy keeping us going, he can sit wherever he wants!!
    • anthonyb1965

      anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +603 /15
      Thanks for the support, I have emailed Larissa through the forum and will report back!

      Oh, and Darren......I may not have his money but I am a supporter, fan and currently have a disilluisioned son - children being the future fans of this club! Hope when you next want a Manly ticket, you don't get "taken over"!
    • Larissa

      Larissa Well-Known Member

      +264 /0
      Thanks for your message Anthony.

      I'll be in touch in the morning to have a chat and see what can be done.

    • Sheikheagle

      Sheikheagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,299 /60
      Fully within your rights Anthony the club shouldn't sell the dug out experience if they can't deliver.

      Well done Darren yet another clanger !
    • WAMF

      WAMF Well-Known Member

      +408 /0
      Not at the expense of 'valued' out of town members. Darren, you are a local so you have no clue as to the pre planning required to make a trip. It's piss poor form and the club should look to 'make good' for AnthonyB.
    • Sheikheagle

      Sheikheagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,299 /60
      Darren won't even attend Brooky as it's way too barbaric for him!
    • ayjay007

      ayjay007 Well-Known Member

      +83 /0
      I thought Kaspersky were the major sponsors now?(or is it URM?)Anyway,you don't look after the next generation,they'll go to another team,or another code-one that will give them great benefits,(and won't stuff them around)!
    • Darren

      Darren Well-Known Member

      +534 /20
      I'm sure it can all be worked out, you will get those seats for sure!!
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,373 /165
      If its not sorted email Hadley and ask Bozo will fix it.
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