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holtie96



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 pm 
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I was surprised to see this message on the back of the FA cup semi final ticket for that dreadful day in April 1989 in Sheffield
Is this just a case of people buying in bulk and then selling on or does it refer to genuine 'pirate' issues in which case I have never seen anything
Thanks for any info...
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Auchinleckian
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:49 pm 
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At this time I was still in the programme shop at Blundell Park, and like many other such outlets we were conacted by the FA wanting to know if we would like to pre order for the game. In the event we didn't.

I think the notice you have is "in case" of pirate sellers. Have never seen any unofficial programmes for the game either.
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atletico



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 pm 
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My tickets just got the ground plan on the back.

Can't recall any pirate programmes in the Eighties, maybe because of the proliferation of fanzines back then.
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holtie96



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Cheers gents, anyone else ever seen such a message?
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colchestersid



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:48 pm 
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I have many West Ham pirates but none at all between the 1975 FA Cup semi final v Ipswich and a European game in Bucharest in 1999.

Apart from that recent case in the news around the FA Cup Final last year (I think) I can't recall seeing any pirates sold outside grounds in the UK (plenty of internet knock offs naturally and for European games)

That seems to make it unlikely that SWFC would be warning against pirates - more likely there had been issues with people buying official programmes in bulk and then selling them above face value to supporters on the way in to the ground at previous semi finals

This did go on I believe - I even had it happen at 85/6 Everton v West Ham - the official sellers in the ground (!) were refusing to give you change - trying to knock out 50p programmes for a quid - the cheek!
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Rocky



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:01 pm 
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holtie96 wrote:
Cheers gents, anyone else ever seen such a message?

I remembered this thread from a couple of years ago.

http://www.footballprogrammece.....mp;start=0

There are a few posts in the thread which relate to warnings against 'pirate sellers'. One example dates back to 1914/15, Arsenal v Clapton Orient.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Thank you very much that makes complete sense, I have never seen such a message in 40 years of collecting!
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