Carabao Cup vs Bristol City: Away fans get a raw deal

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/manchester-united-fans-vent-anger-745409

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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    How many tickets are we getting then?
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Well a lot of United fans don't think so.
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    Of course they wouldn't but if Bristol City are gonna be able to fill it with home fans you can hardly blame them for doing it.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    Of course, but Bristol City's duty is to look after their own supporters and give themselves the best chance of winning.
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    It's a pity when you have a massive away fan base. It's the biggest occasion for Bristol in years though, can't blame them if all of a sudden their supports come out to watch them.

    Many of those Bristol fans probably follow United in the Premier League.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I thought the FA set away ticket allocations, and that it had to be a certain percentage of the ground for cup games? Or is that just the FA Cup?
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    IndyDC New Member

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    Yep, they have given us the bare minimum in line with EFL rules.

    Just a pity for us as usually they give the entire stand to away fans, but this time they are giving some of that stand to home fans. Also means overall attendance is lower due to separation requirements within the stand.

    Still, I am personally hoping application success rates are good on the hope that not that many fancy a midweek trip in midwinter. Suspect that won't be the case and will be heavily oversubscribed as usual.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    Not being a season ticket holder now I really miss the away games; so many great memories and good people.
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    Would one have to obtain away tickets through the club?
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    Absolutely. Away games are truly an experience of their own. Old Trafford has become sanitised (aside from one or two big games where we're up for it), but the away lads are always fantastic.

    If your voice isn't sore after an away game, you're doing it wrong.

    For anyone interested, have already booked for one night at Radisson Blu at £89 - hotel prices still cheapish now, and free cancellation in case chubbed.
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    Chubbed - one of the great words in the United vocabulary :lol:. That was a gutting experience at times.
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    And of course Palace fans were charged £13 in the last round and we are getting charged £33 because as everyone knows our fans are far richer than theirs !!
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    That's actually the much bigger issue rather than the allocation! I suppose its like a lottery win for them so they want to milk it for all its worth
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    I live in Bristol and have for 15 years since moving down. First time we've ever had one of the clubs round here (Yeovil in the cup few years back and cardiff in the league when they were up). Safe to say the city is absolutely buzzing for it and in fairness a lot of the local lads I know don't follow a second team.

    Safe to say it's a great away day that for us lot, if anyone needs any help with travel/accommodation let me know. Hoping the few execs and favours owed mean I'm sorted
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    Seriously, you really think that Bristol City fans also follow United, why do you think this, have you anything to back this up.
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    Must have git a nerve :lol:. It's common knowledge lower league teams watch more premier league than their own league. I said follow United not support them as a second team.
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    I know a fair few City and Rovers fans, with most at my work being one or the other, and a lot of them tend to have a Premier League team as well. Namely United or Liverpool.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    They are never going to charge £13 for a United match; you'll be lucky to find a League Two game for that. This is their chance to maximise revenue. Anyway, how many tickets at Old Trafford are available for less than £33?
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    Well my ticket in the East is £28 for the league cup so I’m guessing quite a lot of the tickets are less than £33, my point being that if we played Burton or Liverpool the price is the same.
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    I went to Bristol City in the early 90's to see them knock us out of the FA Cup 3-1.
    We filled the end and there was a fair bit of trouble.
    Their fans were upset with us getting so many tickets, I recall we filled an uncovered end behind the goal. I think it was their highest attendance though expect you chaps to equal or beat it.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    Some clubs have category matches, however. It isn't unusual for United fans to be charged more as a consequence. In the modern era of crazy prices £33 isn't bad actually.
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    Plenty of fans will travel anyway without tickets and try and jib in...

    Really hoping to get this one in the ballot as I was a student in Bristol and have family living there too. If I do miss out then I have an Arsenal away that I could potentially trade if I need to wheel and deal.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    You'd trade the Arsenal away for a Bristol City? If that's the case, I'm sure you will have plenty of offers.
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    They’re certainly milking the game for all its worth! They’re using it as a major selling point of their half season tickets. Buy a season ticket for the second half of the season to secure a ticket for the United game!