I missed the first two games with work and holiday so I have no idea what it was like then, but queues in the east stand on Saturday were ridiculous.
Got there at 2pm and got served ok. Come 2:30 there was no chance.
Daughter wanted something to eat at half-time so we came down about the 40th...
There will be four or five games a season when your chances of getting an away ticket are the same as a walk up fan, zero. They will be the popular games, you might not get to go to a popular away game for years as it's a closed shop.
What does the person below do? They have to go to 6 away...
How exactly was it a free for all? Only those with season cards (or access to one) could apply.
I don't see how every season card holder having a fair and equal shot at a ticket is "ridiculously unfair". It's only unfair if you want to skew the system in your own favour.
I know of 2 groups of...
I really don't see what was wrong with that system, everyone had an equal chance.
If you want to go to every away game, buy an away season ticket.
If you want a home season ticket, buy a home season ticket.
A young supporter who's had a season ticket for 4/5 seasons and goes to 4/5 away games...
Last away game I went to before the pandemic was Brentford, which was sold out.
If we somehow get back in the PL, people are going to realise how awful this system is and how much younger fans get screwed by it.
Presumably they won't leave it at 160 points and it will be a sliding scale? So potentially the points target is constantly moving with those who are already in the right side of the total in a great position to stay in it, with the rest of us unable to catch-up.
Had my season ticket for years...
Yes this significantly waters down the benefits of a season ticket if you don't even have a shot at away tickets for popular games.
Points systems at just about every club that have introduced them have simply created a closed shop.