So the wait is finally over.
After all the fuss and feather that came about when the two clubs realised that they were going to have to play eachother at St Andrew’s, now we know precisely what the details are regarding the ticketing situation.
The Blues announced yesterday that Birmingham City fans will receive a total of 9,260 tickets for the ‘away’ game against Coventry in the FA Cup, with fans set to be situated in the Gil Merrick and Main stands for the occasion. And would it shock anyone if I said that not everyone is entirely happy with the arrangements?
Their complaints fell into two categories, but they stumbled around the same issue of what their allocation was for the day. Some felt like it wasn’t enough just on its own, whilst others pointed out that it didn’t quite equate to the ‘50/50 split’ that was talked about in the build-up to the announcement.
Did the same person who worked this out at 50% do our FFP calculations too?
— Jack (@JackBCFC_) January 16, 2020
Biggest away following I will have seen at blues and it’s going to be us! 👀 Crazy🤷♂️ #bcfc
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) January 16, 2020
Into the Kop we go pic.twitter.com/Y40ARjqLDO
— Max Bradley (@maxbradley_) January 16, 2020
So still loads of empty seats despite massive demand 🙄🙄
— Dean Maddams (@MaddamsDean) January 16, 2020
Quick math, that isn’t half lads.
— Tim (@timhutchinson97) January 16, 2020
That’s not half. You have bottled it.
— mark mccausland (@MarkMcc1875) January 16, 2020
Bottled giving us the whole GM. No doubt @BCFC_WMP had something to do with it. Pathetic!
— Conal Powell (@Conal91) January 16, 2020
What a joke allocation!
— Justin 🏴 (@JustinSomers7) January 16, 2020
Will all the proceedings for this game go smoothly?
Now the question is, what happens if the game goes to a replay? Will everything be as straight forward then, or will we have the same levels of confusion and complaints from the fans then as well?