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How do the Cheating Scum get away with it

Wotspur

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When the Goons moved into the Library they spent years designing it and in its construction and getting it ratified by the FA , as a new 60,000 seat stadium .
We all know for league games , the maximum no of tickets you Have to allow the opposition is 3,000 tickets , providing the stadium can hold 30,000 or more .
Below that figure it’s 10% , so if in Bournemouth case. , it’s 12,000 seat stadium , they only have to give 1,200 tickets .
Now it’s different for the FA CUP , It’s a maximum of 15% , so that means away team should get 9,000 tickets .
I was fortunate a few year ago to get one of the 5,500 tickets they allowed us , Citing to prevent crowd trouble and persistent standing up of fans in the upper terraces.
Now we got 5,500 , as will Man Utd , next week , but when they played a lower,league team a few years back they gave em the full 9,000.
I can semi understand the FA going along with Police advice , and saying they can only cope with 5,500 fans , but what I find falling is that they’re then allowed to sell those other 3,500 rickets to their own fans .
They knew the rules , they should either allocate the full 9,000, or on police advice , just offer the 5,500 and leave 3,500 empty seats , they should be allowed to get away with it and the FA ought to do something
 
skiathospurs

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When the Goons moved into the Library they spent years designing it and in its construction and getting it ratified by the FA , as a new 60,000 seat stadium .
We all know for league games , the maximum no of tickets you Have to allow the opposition is 3,000 tickets , providing the stadium can hold 30,000 or more .
Below that figure it’s 10% , so if in Bournemouth case. , it’s 12,000 seat stadium , they only have to give 1,200 tickets .
Now it’s different for the FA CUP , It’s a maximum of 15% , so that means away team should get 9,000 tickets .
I was fortunate a few year ago to get one of the 5,500 tickets they allowed us , Citing to prevent crowd trouble and persistent standing up of fans in the upper terraces.
Now we got 5,500 , as will Man Utd , next week , but when they played a lower,league team a few years back they gave em the full 9,000.
I can semi understand the FA going along with Police advice , and saying they can only cope with 5,500 fans , but what I find falling is that they’re then allowed to sell those other 3,500 rickets to their own fans .
They knew the rules , they should either allocate the full 9,000, or on police advice , just offer the 5,500 and leave 3,500 empty seats , they should be allowed to get away with it and the FA ought to do something
They gave over 8k to Brentford this season including the 2nd tier.IMO having been to away grounds like upton park where a 2nd tier of home fans is above the away fans,that is more dangerous with all the things raining down.
As I understand it,its not on met police over the number of fans,AFC say they cant segregate,when clearly they can if it is lincoln,brentford,they also gave chelsea the full amount a few years back.
I hope we only allow them a cursory amount in cup games in return.
 
skiathospurs

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Here is how they get around it!!give tickets away (I kid you not).Also seems man utd have an agreement with the FA that they only give 11% to away fans.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46916489
Around 600 tickets for the FA Cup fourth-round tie between Arsenal and Manchester United will be given to charities and good causes as a result of an agreement struck to end a dispute over ticket allocation.

United complained to the Football Association after they were given 5,000 tickets for the fixture on 25 January.

Emirates Stadium holds 60,000 fans and United were entitled to 15% of tickets.

Arsenal cited safety reasons for their refusal to offer the full 9,000.

However, while the Gunners have given smaller allocations for cup ties against Tottenham and Liverpool, Lincoln and Coventry were given much closer to the 15% when they have visited the stadium in recent seasons.

It has emerged the FA had not approved the lower allocations at Arsenal as they have done for United's FA Cup ties at Old Trafford, where around 11.7% of the 76,000-capacity is handed over to the away team.

The FA also said the remaining 4,000 tickets could only be sold through an agreement between Arsenal and United.

United suggested a symbolic 15% should go to charities and good causes, which Arsenal agreed to.

The Gunners will give these tickets away for free rather than charge.

Prices for the game start at £36.50 for an adult member, rising to a maximum £56.50 for an adult non-member. At this lower figure, the move will cost Arsenal a minimum £20,000.
 
skiathospurs

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......and if..... you know yer history.....you'll find that they have always been so.
The only time the FA ever denied them was when they tried to merge with Fulham.True story.
 

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