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Fulham - Ticketing Shambles Rumbles On!

Looking at our FORUM, once again it appears that tickets for the Europa League are in abundance on the black market.

If you haven`t got a ticket I besiege you to be careful if you enter into negotiations with anyone you select from the pages of this site as we are not liable for anything that may go wrong.

But, it still wrangles with some that Fulham Football Club appears to have handled the sale of the tickets for the final in a rash manner.

Allowing season ticket holders to purchase four tickets at a time soon meant that the limited stock of 12,500 was sold out.

A rough mental calculation shows that even though Craven Cottage holds circa 25,000, those 12,500 tickets could see as little as 4,100 regulars and circa 9,000 of their friends enjoying themselves in Hamburg.

It`s no wonder some supporters are up in arms about the situation.

Surprisingly, the club feel that they did nothing wrong and some quotes form Sarah Brookes, the Director of Communications, offer an insight into there way of thinking,

"We had a limited window to sell off our tickets and if we didn`t manage to sell them all then the club would have taken a million pound financial hit."

"We apologise, of course we apologise if anyone has missed out, but this really is an unprecedented level of demand - we have never sold out an away ticket allocation so quickly."

"We are looking at ways to help genuine supporters and season ticket holders who may have missed out and we will do all we can to help sort out any anomalies."

"But I am confident that the vast majority of fans who have followed us through thick and thin over the years will be with us in Hamburg."


Word, just words, we doubt that last statement will ever hold water Sarah!

On election day; it sounds like typical election speak!

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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 6 2010

Time: 4:58PM

Your Comments

What a silly woman with her quote "we have never sold out our away ticket allocation so quickly" - We have never been in a European Final before! Just to add a bit of grist to the mill, I know of season ticket holders who were able to buy their final tickets online at just after midnight on Thursday.
El Tel2
there doesn't appear to have been a lot of thought gone into this one does there!
Al Billy
they probably could have handled this better...
woodysweats
An appropriate link on election day of two seemly related items just like the politicians. First "tickets for the Europa League are in abundance on the black market" Second " Fulham Football Club appears to have handled the sale of the tickets for the final in a rash manner.............9,000 of their friends enjoying themselves in Hamburg" The two themes are not directly linked ! I am a STH and bought 4 tickets. It was obvious that with only 12500 tickets available that there would be many disappointed fans. Fulham has a fan base in excess of 100,000 (allowing for a bit of hyperbole of the part of FFC). My three extra tickets went to other STH (2) and a Member (1). From chats to other STH around me on Wednesday most of those who bought extra tickets, bought them for friends who were members or regular attendees. None bought any to sell on the black market. From the tickets that I have seen being offered none are sourced from FFC stock, (judging by the seats blocks on offer). Most come from the UEFA sources or German sources. Yes I agree, with hindsight, FFC could have handled it better. But remember FFc had not previously sold out any Europa League away fixture. Season ticket sales are down, mainly due to peoples parlous financial situation in this recession. So you can understand their worries on ensuring the tickets sold. If FFC had reduced the STH allocation to 2 per person the overall result would have been similar to the current one with hundreds of fans unable to get tickets 100,000 or even 25,000 into 12500 does not allow everyone to get a ticket!
RED47
I stll wonder where all these fulham fans were 13 YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE 91ST
truth sayer ffc
 

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