Celtic face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final next month after Neil Lennon’s side won 1-0 at McDiarmid Park on Sunday. Now supporters will anxiously wait to see how the club handle the criteria for the semi-final for those hoping to go to the game.
Should Aberdeen ask for half of the allocation, which they are entitled to – even if they struggle to sell out home games, Celtic will face a headache as to how they allocate the tickets.
One supporter has pointed out that Celtic have had 3 away games in the Cup prior to the semi-final, Partick Thistle in January, Clyde in February and then St Johnstone in March but may not get a brief for the Hampden showpiece. Instead of balloting amongst the HCTS, the club should give those that attended these away games the chance to get a ticket as Celtic look to continue rewriting Scottish football history.
3 aways so far before semi. Partick, Clyde, St.Johnstone. About 5-7000 have attended all 3. Give them all a ticket first then ballot the remainins 11,000 between the HCTS. Only fair way https://t.co/Bm2lsUTIg9
— Dan Boyle (@deejaypb) March 3, 2020
Earlier this week on The Celtic Star, we asked what would happen with regards to the allocation for those that went to the away games in the cup but one supporter very cynically suggested that this pragmatic and fair way made ‘too much sense’.
Makes far too much sense so they’ll no do that
— michael. ⛵️ (@VLR) March 3, 2020
Surely Celtic should reward the fans that made it to Clyde when Storm Ciara battered the stadium? Or is simply the way that it is – people knew this was the case at the start of the season etc.
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