This is exactly what we would expect, and is what makes the whole thing so hard to manage. A massive up shift in demand. As mentioned before the 750 people have an advantage - albeit a £50 one (which does seem a tad unfair) but they will at least get tickets if they are quick enough. The 750 deserve this. (It's a complete guess but I reckon the Club will find a way of repaying this loyalty another day and in another way, maybe free or subsidised travel for a game.)
We saw this begin last year - culminating with 5000 of us travelling to Wigan. That's demand for you. How many would we have taken if we were mid table?
Others saying we as fans are being ripped off over the season ticket prices are just living in cloud cuckoo land. My season ticket in the Upper Barclay , a terrific footballing position by the way, is still less than £27 per game even in the Prem, and hasn't changed for years.
Nope, my only gripe is the cap , or lack of, for the memberships , but this is on the supposition that they will sell too many and we wont be able to get away tickets even after spending £50. Then , and only then , would I kick up and ask for the £50 back because it will potentially have been sold under false pretenses. You cant offer an "incentive" which then proves not to be so , it would be a fundamental breach of contract. BUT we don't know that any of this is the case , and we will have to wait and see. If they sold , say 5000 Premier Memberships, in the full knowledge that only 3000 away tickets would only be available then they would get hammered and rightly so. It would be like me selling 50 VIP tickets to come to mine for dinner , knowing I could only allow 20 people in. You cannot hide behind "first come first served" in those circumstances . It would be unreasonable.
Liverpool away will be interesting...if they have got this wrong Ben K will have a large telephone bill...