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The Tynecastle ticket rumour

When Celtic clinched the SPFL Premiership title at Tynecastle in May there was just over 1,200 visiting fans inside Tynecastle.

The hoops are back along Gorgie Road on October 21 with talks underway about a further reduction in the number of away fans in the Roseburn Stand.

Celtic Underground is one of the longest running Twitter accounts and is well respected and connected. They do like to send out the occasional flyer on Twitter but almost all of their claims are very well sourced.

Since the Lockdown season clubs seem more determined to lock out away fans, building on a trend that started about a decade ago.

Ibrox is the obvious example with 7,000 seats reduced to an occasional 700 but at Aberdeen, Motherwell, Kilmarnock and St Mirren the allocation of away tickets has been significantly cut although there are always empty seats on view for the televised visits of Celtic.

As it stands Livingston are the most welcoming of host clubs, happily handing over 7,000 tickets for the visit of Celtic knowing that they can rarely muster up more than 2,000 of their own fans for matches.

In March there were 3,500 Celtic fans in the Roseburn Stand for the 3-0 Scottish Cup victory, SFA rules provide away clubs with a 20% ticket allocation with the SPFL watering that down to ‘a reasonable number’ for Premiership matches.

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