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Official: Less Spurs Fans The Better

Official: Less Spurs Fans The Better

The ticket fiasco regarding the Carling cup semi final allocations has finally been resolved by the football league arbitration panel, and it agree's with us; The less Spurs fans the better!

Competition rules state that all away clubs are allocated 15% of the home teams stadium capacity. However due to Arsenal's massive new stadium, it would have seen 9,000 (almost a quarter of their own stadium) Spurs fans descending upon Ashburton Grove.

The official word was that The club, football league and metropolitan police were worried about the jump from 3,000 to 9,000 away supporters attending a game in one fell swoop with no prior testing, however, the history and rivalry between the two clubs and the sheer volume of Spurs fans could be a recipe for destruction.

Here's the clubs official statement.

"In relation to the ticket allocation for away supporters for the tie at Emirates Stadium, the Club is pleased that the Football League upheld its decision to cap the number at 5173, as the safety of spectators is paramount. Emirates Stadium has been designed to host up to 9000 away supporters for a cup competition fixture in line with the 15% regulation. However, to date, we have not hosted a cup match at Emirates Stadium and were therefore advised by the Football Licensing Authority and Islington Council, as well as supported by the Met Police, that it was unsafe to make the considerable increase from 3000 to 9000 away supporters in one single step.

"On the upside, as a result of accommodating over 5000 away supporters for the first time at Emirates Stadium on January 31st, we will be in a position to review the opposition`s allocation with the necessary parties for future cup ties. This will hopefully enable the Club to provide visiting teams with the maximum 15% allocation for the FA Cup and Carling Cup competitions.

"We now look forward, to what we hope will be, two exciting derby matches between the two north London sides."


Less tickets for Spuddies mean more for the Gooners.....HURRAHH!!!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday January 18 2007
Time: 3:38PM

Comments

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and you only get 3,000 at our gaff - oh and by the way, that is cobblers, cos the FA suggested you offer 15% and you refused.
Jacky B
18/01/2007 15:44:00
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The 15% mandatory, as per competition rules, except in this case where the league agreed 9,000 Spurs fans in one place would just be too horrific to bear!!
Rocky7
18/01/2007 15:48:00
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http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/carlingcupticketnews.html. depends what you read. Actually, it seems to me that you got away with it cos of it being the first such occasion - can't wait for the next opportunity where you will be forced to comply with the rules. Same old arsenal....
Jacky B
18/01/2007 15:50:00
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hahahahahaha, we all knew those spuds are the biggest bunch of *****ers in the country, and now the FA agree with us too :p..
luckys_10
18/01/2007 15:57:00
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lol Jacky can't wait for the next opportunity? mate you won't be in the last four of any competition for the next five years, so enjoy this moment ;)..
luckys_10
18/01/2007 15:58:00
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Once again Jacky, if you actually have read the entire article instead of just wading in with your size 10's, you see at the bottom of the article it says that this being the 'first ocassion' is the exact reason you didnt get the full allocation. Oh, and a Spurs website......that's gunna print the truth isn't it!!
Rocky7
18/01/2007 15:59:00
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actually i am a size 10! lol and where would i get that impression if i did not read to the bottom? - apologies if my choice of words were not up to standard. I was just replying to the inane idea that its cos the FA hate us as much as you do. actually, they prob do in light of this and other such favouritism. Likewise with a gooner statement.
Jacky B
18/01/2007 16:05:00
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Yep. Operative word seems to be ...the first time...
TeamSpirit
18/01/2007 16:05:00
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Jacky? What's a woman doing with size 10 feet??? Anyway having 9000 fans at our stadium making a little noise still won't make a difference to your *****poor team!!! Also do you realise waht a ribbing you're gonna be in for if our kids beat your best team??? If you win you'll only have been playing our kids haha
scooch
18/01/2007 16:20:00
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I have to say, in all objectivity, this is really sad. I've been to WHL many times and witness the appalling behaviour of a MINORITY of Spurs fans outside the away turnstiles, it's those people Spurs fans should be upset with, they are the ones who have ruined it. 9,000 would be a security risk, believe me.
Little Dutch
18/01/2007 16:20:00
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