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Tottenham v Newcastle Cup quarter-final ticket allocation info

7 years ago

The Tottenham v Newcastle match stands between United and a two-legged semi-final, with Wembley amazingly then just one further step away.

Much was made of Newcastle’s excellent support at the Etihad and it was in marked contrast to the silence from the home fans.

Now even Alan Pardew has insisted that Newcastle need every single extra seat at White Hart Lane when the teams meet in December.

Pardew saying;

“Now another trip to Spurs. We can look forward to that, it will be a bit of revenge for Spurs after we won there, so perhaps a little more on the game than you would expect.

“Quarter-final of the League Cup – it will be a special special atmosphere and I hope they give us a good allocation because we will fill it up.”

The question is though, how many tickets will Newcastle United actually ask for?

The rules of the League Cup state the following;

22.2 In all Cup Competition matches, the Visiting Club shall have the right to claim 15 per cent of all tickets reserved or otherwise sold in advance (any variation to that figure shall be subject to the consent of the Management Committee).

The capacity of White Hart Lane is 36,284 and 15% of that figure is 5,442.

I don’t doubt for one minute that Newcastle could easily shift that number of tickets, the support for our club down south is massive via exiles and those with family connections, plus of course those who would travel from the north east. In the past when we got much bigger allocations for Wimbledon when they played at Selhurst Park, there could be around ten thousand United fans taking the chance to see their team play.

Even if Newcastle insist on their policy of charging fans a disgraceful £35 membership (if not season ticket holders) each year before they can buy a single away ticket, there will still be more than enough takers for the tickets.

As I say above, I just hope that Newcastle United will demand every single ticket they can, right up to that 5,442 figure.

However, as the following from the League Cup rules state, it is likely Newcastle will have already made known to Spurs how many tickets they’d like, as a request would have to be made by Saturday at the latest, or Monday at the latest if this 3 day rule refers to working days.

22.2.1 the request for tickets shall be made within three days of the draw, with the exception of the First Round where such request should be made no later than 14 days before the date of the match.

Sadly, even in the unlikely event of Newcastle insisting on that 5,442 (15%) figure, the actual highest number possible will probably be 4,100, though that shouldn’t stop United from pressing as hard as they can for that 15% figure. This (4,100) was the limit for Brighton in the fourth round when they played at Spurs, they wanted more but were turned for ‘operational reasons’.

It is Newcastle’s duty to take at least that 4,100 figure, anything less will be letting the fans, the players and yes, even Alan Pardew down.


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