mad
14:46, Wed 22 Jan
Points 4 and 6 very valid

Point 5 less so - it appears from the discussion with WMP on Monday night that they'd be happy with a 28'000 sell out for this and have definitely not capped the capacity

Something else has capped the capacity. The need for a moat between thousands and thousands of seats between rival fans has not existed before. Not even at Blues!

But somehow now it was requested

By whom?

Not WMP.

So who was it that has requested 10'000 seats be left empty at this game?
14:50, Wed 22 Jan
Main stand and Merrick should generate some noise with our away bods there.
14:58, Wed 22 Jan
mad
Maybe Cov didn't want to be outnumbered in their home game. We were only 'entitled' to 4,500 tickets so anything else is a bonus.
mad
15:11, Wed 22 Jan
So why isn't this stated clearly? That Cov decided at the outset which stands we the away side could use instead of all the conjecture surrounding WMP, FA allocations, H&S...
none of which have any bearing (maybe H&S a little bit tenuously) on this particular situation.

They've pitched it in the blurb on the website as two clubs coming together and all the rest of it, yet clearly there's been a problem when they were coming up with the arrangements cos they would not just simply let 10'000 seats be left unsold and lose almost a quarter of a million quid in takings between them
15:42, Wed 22 Jan
mad
Well firstly it’s not £1/4m coz they they still wouldn’t sell all 10,000 no matter what everyone is saying. Then average price is probably £15 sand I believe the fa take a cut. So while WMP might say you can have 28,000 I bet it comes with a ‘so long as you pay a huge wedge towards the policing’ so let’s say cov have to pick up the police bill and WMP are smashing them for it because they can and they only strand to pick up a few extra quid if it all sells out then I fully understand why they won’t let the away team outnumber them at home.
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mad
15:56, Wed 22 Jan
Fair points. Neither Cov nor Blues will stump up for extra policing even though WMP class it as a high risk game outside (but on the Tilton talk Show tell Blues fans that they don't dictate allocations and they're happy for 28'000) therefore the clubs peg capacity at 19'650?

But you watch Cov next round if they get through to play Liverpool and try to flog 25k
17:20, Wed 22 Jan
YellowRivers
I'm a bit confused and surprised by all of the anger and disappointment about this. We've been drawn away in the cup and the home team have given us a very generous allocation out of respect for the groundsharing situation. Of course they could sell more tickets, get more money but would arguably disadvantage themselves even further with respect to crowd control responsibilities (more cost) and progression to the next round (potentially greater revenue). All Blues with away ticket priority have been sorted, as have season ticket holders. Why the angst?

This
21:34, Wed 22 Jan
If anyone is interested my brother in law has an adult and U18 ticket for Saturday in the Cov end that are going spare?
07:09, Thu 23 Jan
Are tickets still going mate?
08:00, Thu 23 Jan
mad
mad
So why isn't this stated clearly? That Cov decided at the outset which stands we the away side could use instead of all the conjecture surrounding WMP, FA allocations, H&S...
none of which have any bearing (maybe H&S a little bit tenuously) on this particular situation.

They've pitched it in the blurb on the website as two clubs coming together and all the rest of it, yet clearly there's been a problem when they were coming up with the arrangements cos they would not just simply let 10'000 seats be left unsold and lose almost a quarter of a million quid in takings between them

It will be to do with the costs associated with that extra 10k.
Apparently, the front row of the Olympic gallery is netted off aswell, so even more unnecessary segregation in our part of the ground if true. Segregation of Blues fans 100 foot above other Blues fans!
Ridiculous