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Ticket Fiasco On The Cards As 50% Of Carabao Cup Final Tickets Will Be Gifted To NHS Workers & Local Residents
By Harry Hotspur -

8,000 tickets will be issued for the Carabao Cup final on the 25th of April, but only half of them will be allocated to actual football fans of the two sides playing – the other half is being gifted to NHS staff and residents of Brent where Wembley Stadium is located, of course.

At the risk of sounding mean-spirited, surely against the background of the nation seeking to emerge from another lockdown, it would make more sense to keep the fans attending limited to people that could be traced vis their respective club’s membership systems?

I take a view that the likelihood of all the 4,000 tickets for NHS and locals residents being used by them is slight. Beyond those seeking to exploit the opportunity in order to make a few quid – the more pressing issue is that not everyone is going to be keen to watch a game featuring sides that they do not support. Maybe highlights on TV, but to have to schlep out to Wembley strikes me as a questionable gift.

The full details have yet to be released, but to my mind, the game could do with having genuine supporters in attendance, opposed to competition winners. 2,000 City fans and 2,000 Spurs fans is not the right answer…

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Tangangry
Tangangry
7 days ago

Political correctness gone mad, combined with a cynical publicity stunt – this decision is for the benefit of the righteous indignation hoard on Social Media.

Maurice
Maurice
7 days ago

anybody think the local residents getting tickets will be Ar***sl fans to cheer on city?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 days ago

Bring back WHL but just a bit bigger please. That place was our home and had atmosphere. This new gaff is just all fancy nonsense and we’re nothing but skint tenants. It’s all shine and no content. Baldy has built a palace and now he can’t afford any staff to make it work. Bet Poch is having a right old giggle.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Yep

Big Mal
Big Mal
7 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

The new ground is fantastic and the atmosphere in big games is amazing. City absolutely bottled it in the CL and couldn’t cope. Spoke to some City fans after the game and they all agreed it was the best stadium they had ever been to with the most intimidating atmosphere

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  Big Mal

Sadly therel be no more big games there as we don’t have a team. City fans are used to the Etihad to them a McDonald’s ball pit is intimidating. Wouldn’t be so bad if the thing was built for football and not NFL and had a pitch that wasn’t fold away. Orrid

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 days ago
Reply to  Big Mal

I’d rather have a normal stadium like WHL with a team like we had in the best days under Poch thank you very much. Consistency, able to beat anybody and thrilling football. Remember that?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
7 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You can always tell when Tappa is about by all the minus votes anybody talking sense gets lol.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago

I said this would happen last week. People have to face that tribal, community hub partizan football support is done. It’s more of a cinema type experience now. They will use this nonsense to destroy the last traces of the real football fan. Traveling support will be no more and everyone will make do with tv pay per view and eventually the 5g virtual experience. The masses have lay down and consented to a complete destruction of our lives. Watching footage of the Paxton Rd jumping up and down makes you want to weep.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago

It’s nice to know them nurses doing dances on tik tok or whatever the %@# it is might have a nice day out anyway….

Last edited 7 days ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
7 days ago

“Complete destruction of our lives? Your life maybe. I’ll still be going to home games. Footage of the lane ” jumping don’t make me wanna weep, they make me smile. The old girls gone now but the team are still playing in the same place before there even was a stadium. Bricks and mortar mate. Tottenham Hotspur lives on.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Ha! 2 for the winners enclosure please.

Big Mal
Big Mal
7 days ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Or ‘who are the team in green?’

Dan
Dan
7 days ago

Yeah I agree with you on this.

On paper its a nice sentiment but makes no sense practically. There are so many factors to consider as well (most of which you covered such as the right people actually getting these tickets as opposed to opportunists).

I think from player perspective, yes they are all overpaid prima donna’s but I have no doubt that the two sets of teams are really looking forward to having fans back in and getting some atmosphere back. I imagine it would feel quite disheartening to see that half of the people in attendance couldn’t give a toss about the outcome.