Newcastle fans torture as website crashes dealing with Sunderland match tickets
Newcastle fans experienced nightmare problems this morning as they attempted to buy the Sunderland match tickets that remained.
Going on sale to members with a limit of two per person, bug queues built up at St.James’ Park and it was all but impossible to get through on the phone.
Newcastle posted the following message on their Twitter account but it was little consolation especially to those buying online, the only option for the majority of fans ‘at work’ or living outside the area.
‘We thank supporters who are purchasing tickets for the Tyne-Wear derby for their patience while queueing this morning.’
Those ‘buying’ online variously spoke of screens freezing and getting so far only to be thrown out and having to start again.
Some comments from frustrated fans who also took to Twitter;
‘Did @nufc not realise that Derby tickets were on sale today? It feels like it.’ (@TaylorandBesty)
‘Take that can sell 1.2 million concert tickets in 9 minutes but @nufc can’t sort 10,000 derby tickets in an hour.’ (@MikeAshleyLies)
‘Managed to get through to the checkout then got a bloody Basket Error’ (@JRobbo95)
‘I got through to seat selection, put seat in ‘basket’… loading error, back to queue’ (@poundapint)
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