Some Celtic fans react to sales arrangements for Ross County clash
Some Celtic fans aren’t too happy about the ticket sale arrangements for the upcoming clash against Ross County.
Neil Lennon takes his side to Dingwall on Sunday 1st December when the Hoops will once again be backed by a sold-out away support. However, many fans simply won’t get the opportunity to take in the match given the stringent eligibility terms that were released on Friday.
The club’s official away ticket section of the website says that only supporters who have been to at least four domestic away matches this season, and 19 last year, will qualify for a ticket. And even then, those supporters will have to chance their arm in the ballot with supply not set to meet demand.
The club are understood to receive around 2,000 tickets for games in Dingwall. However, some fans don’t think the system in place is representing the wider support fairly enough.
I'm astonished it is actually possible for anyone to meet that criteria.
— original wheazy joe (@frankbell1981) November 1, 2019
This is getting farcical now….
— Kevin Kearney (@Kkearney10Kevin) November 1, 2019
All this is doing is rewarding the same people and stopping any others from ever getting an away ticket absolute joke how are you supposed to get anywhere that criteria
— Footytops2020 (@Footystrips4u) November 1, 2019
Ticket system is a joke….
— Malcolm Miller (@Berwickbuilder) November 1, 2019
How is this game a ballot??
— chris mcgowan (@Chrisjmc67) November 1, 2019
Ross County situation proves the uphill battle facing Celtic fans
It seems like the push towards ten-in-a-row will have some drawbacks after all. Demand for tickets, both home and away, is greater when the team are winning and on the cusp of even more history.
In the past you would ordinarily have been able to get tickets for any domestic away match. The likes of Rangers, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen reducing their away allocation has made it tougher for Celtic fans but now it seems like even games in Dingwall are going to be almost impossible to get tickets for.
Many Celtic fans will instead have to live with watching the game from the comfort of their home or in the pub. But it’s not all bad news. At least you can be warm, dry and have a beer in those cirumstances. Three things that can’t be guaranteed while going to the game.