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Brentford Supporters Stitched-Up Over Tickets by Norwich FCBrentford supporters are embroiled in a ticket stitch-up ahead of the match at Carrow Road this coming Saturday. It seems that, like other ex-Premiership clubs in the past, Norwich believes that it is their right to ride roughshod over supporters of other lower-league clubs.GPG Towers understands that Norwich has unilaterally slashed Brentford supporters'' ticket allocation from 2000 to 1400 to 900 in order to accommodate their own supporters in seats that rightfully belong to those backing the away team. We further understand that Football League rules dictate that Brentford supporters are fully-entitled to 2,000 places in the away end.Norwich''s version of events was placed on their website last night and reads:Quote:The Canaries agreed an away allocation of 900 for the game with the London club. Although Brentford made an eleventh hour request yesterday (Wednesday) to increase their allocation to 1,400, unfortunately due to the amount of tickets already sold in home areas we were unable to increase their agreed number of tickets and, therefore, the allocation for Bees supporters will remain at the agreed figure of 900. ...Read the full report here...http://www.griffinpark.org/forums/showthread.php?s=3d6449fcddcabf1ed4b36759035ed3a5&t=77765

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[quote user="Getalife"]Brentford Supporters Stitched-Up Over Tickets by Norwich FC
Brentford supporters are embroiled in a ticket stitch-up ahead of the match at Carrow Road this coming Saturday. It seems that, like other ex-Premiership clubs in the past, Norwich believes that it is their right to ride roughshod over supporters of other lower-league clubs.

GPG Towers understands that Norwich has unilaterally slashed Brentford supporters'' ticket allocation from 2000 to 1400 to 900 in order to accommodate their own supporters in seats that rightfully belong to those backing the away team. We further understand that Football League rules dictate that Brentford supporters are fully-entitled to 2,000 places in the away end.

Norwich''s version of events was placed on their website last night and reads:
Quote:
The Canaries agreed an away allocation of 900 for the game with the London club. Although Brentford made an eleventh hour request yesterday (Wednesday) to increase their allocation to 1,400, unfortunately due to the amount of tickets already sold in home areas we were unable to increase their agreed number of tickets and, therefore, the allocation for Bees supporters will remain at the agreed figure of 900. ...
Read the full report here...
http://www.griffinpark.org/forums/showthread.php?s=3d6449fcddcabf1ed4b36759035ed3a5&t=77765
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Why stitched up, if they had agreed the 900 and we sold the rest too home supporters, who''s fault is it, not ours. You can''t change your mind and want more a few days before a game.

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no  stitch up there I see  good buisness  sense if  brentford  fans knew for ages  that tickets  would  be  avaialable from their own club for a  game  like  todays, why did they  not go to their ticket office  earlier and  purchase them ? If brentford  would  have wanted  more  due to the demand why wait until the last minute to request more ? Norwich therefore  sold  seats that otherwise  would have been seemingly  empty to our own fans Unlike  the situation  at  colwho  last week where colwho knew the  great demand  from Norwich fans but   del  boy  cowling was a plonker of  his  own  making but  Im not  going to great  detail  suffice  to say that he lost on all counts

On the ball City

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quote  from the brentford websiteTickets may be purchased by calling the Brentford Ticket Office on 0845

3456 442 (Option 4) up until 4pm today Thursday and between 10am and

4pm tomorrow Friday. Tickets may also be purchased direct from the

Norwich City Ticket Office on 0844 826 1902 which is open up until 6pm

this evening (Thursday) and between 9am and 6pm tomorrow Friday.looks  like  they have had  plenty of time to book their tickets they can even be purchased from Norwich City ticket office

nope  no stitch up in sight

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The same thing sort of thing happened a couple of years ago when we played Southampton last in our last home game of the season.

When Southampton had requested tickets, we gave then 1200 or so as they asked for 1200 and wouldn’t take the risk on any more as they had to buy what they asked for. This was at the time their financial troubles were starting. As it was our last game of the season, it was bound to be a sell out.

In between the allocation being agreed and the game being played, Southampton had a won a few and went from unlikely top six contenders; a win at FCR would have all but guaranteed them a play-off spot. All of a sudden, when there was something on the game, their fans wanted their 2000 tickets!

There was the same bulletin board outrage until the fans realised that Southampton had refused half of their potential allocation.

 

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We did this to death yesterday.They should have asked for more, and then all of a sudden decided on Wednesday that they would like some more. At which point we had already resold the tickets to City fans.We can''t leave seats empty, and lose money, on the off chance a handful of away fans want to turn up on the day.Brentford haven''t even sold the original allocation so this story is a load of rubbish.

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This is a laughable fuss over nothing. Yes, Brentford are entitled to 2,000 tickets - but your club CHOSE not to take them. Not our fault if they suddenly came scrambling back with four days to go and wanted more tickets thanks to this weird situation with FA Cup - it''s up to them to assess the required away allocation from the outset and decide whether to take the gamble on losing out on unsold tickets or play it safe and risk having some fans miss out. As for "We would also like Norwich City FC to clarify just where these "home

areas" are considering that that the away area accommodates 2,000 fans" - the capacity of the away section is not fixed; it can be changed to allow for flexibility. Hopefully the Brentford fans will realise this when they see Carrow Road today. And this bleating about kids for a quid - that promotion applies to specific family areas only - i.e. not the away section and not large sections of the home areas. Anyway from what I read yesterday there were still >300 tickets left unsold for away fans - so any Brentford fan who wishes to attend the game should be quite easily be able to obtain a ticket...

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If the opportunity arises in the pubs around Carra for our fans to chat with Brentford fans that have been fortunate to attend the game....Just explain to the Bee''s fans the situation has nothing to do with NCFC and its ticket allocation to away fans....But, actually lies at the door of their club.

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[quote user="Mello Yello"]If the opportunity arises in the pubs around Carra for our fans to chat with Brentford fans that have been fortunate to attend the game....Just explain to the Bee''s fans the situation has nothing to do with NCFC and its ticket allocation to away fans....But, actually lies at the door of their club.[/quote]

.....and they can take these comments home and put them on their message boards or contact their club ticketing.

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