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Is it time to say Stick Them to diminishing Ibrox and Tynecastle ticket allocations?

At the end of last season around 45,000 Celtic fans were inside Hampden for the Scottish Cup Final win over Inverness Caley Thistle.

Over recent seasons the notion of an away support is being put under threat with clubs like Kilmarnock and Motherwell preferring empty seats to picking up an easy £30 from Celtic fans once or twice a season.

Livingston remain realistic, they happily welcome 7,000 Celtic fans to the Tony Macaroni. There seems to be no pressure on the club to put Celtic fans in one stand to showcase thousands of yellow seats on Sky Sports.

More realistic it seems that Hearts are about to Follow Follow instructions from Ibrox by cutting the Celtic support at Tynecastle down towards 600 from the already paltry 1,264.

According to one well informed Twitter account it seems that Celtic may be about to say no-thanks to the allocation for Tynecastle on October 21, similar to the prospect of taking 700 tickets for Ibrox on September 3.

Allocations in that range really aren’t worth the bother. Once staff are given an allocation corporate clients are expecting a cut before the hard core support get their hands on any tickets.

Fans that have taken away tickets for any match offered over the last six or seven years are about to miss out.

At Ibrox the away support have to be in place two hours before kick-off for the dubious pleasure of being surrounded on all sides with a dodgy CCTV system offering little protection.

Without any explanation Celtic refused tickets for the second Ibrox fixture of last season- the spotlight is now on Michael Nicholson due to James Bisgrove setting the agenda.

For this Editor anything that diminishes the gory allure of the Glasgow Derby is to be welcomed but there are plenty of Celtic fans that want to be at Ibrox regardless of circumstances to lend their support.

Please leave comments in the box provided, there is a variety of views on how the diminishing ticket allocations should be handled.


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