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Will those Scouse fan critics be at Boleyn replay?

boleynWest Ham were criticised over the weekend for a not taking a bigger allocation to Anfield.

Some West Ham fans together rival fans poked fun at the Hammers, suggesting we should have at least matched Exeter City’s mid-week FA cup trip of 6,000 fans.

The club took an initial allocation of 3,000 tickets for the Liverpool tie with an option to further increase that to 4,700 or 6,000. On the deadline to make the decision to increase the allocation the ticket office had only sold 1,650 so decided against further tickets for commercial reasons. (They would have to pay for what they didn’t sell).

The club say they factored in lack of early demand, fewer Virgin trains back  to London and lack of money in January after Christmas for many families.

In contrast, for Exeter fans, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to Anfield while we are lucky enough to get the chance again in the next twelve months and every year after that unless Liverpool are relegated.

Whether the club got the allocation wrong or not is irrelerent now as the West Ham 3,000 away fans who did go did us proud and were magnificent yesterday out-singing the 41,000 Liverpool home fans for the majority of the game which be could be heard clearly on the BT Sport coverage.

Now it is the turn of Liverpool to show their support for their team, under FA Cup rules Liverpool are entitled for up to 15% of the stadium capacity meaning an allocation of up to 5,250 in theory.

I know it is a mid-week game but let’s be honest there are thousands of Liverpool fans in London. Every time I have gone to Anfield on the train for a West Ham match there are always as many Liverpool fans on the train as West Ham fans.

The club will likely offer Liverpool an initial standard away allocation of 3,000 with an options to either take the whole of the Sir Trevor Brooking  lower stand which holds 4,000 seats or the whole of the Sir Trevor Brooking stand which holds 5,900.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Will those Scouse fan critics be at Boleyn replay?

  1. “… we are lucky enough to get the chance again in the next twelve months and every year after that unless Liverpool are relegated.”

    Unless? Until, surely! 😉

  2. Doubt they would want more than 3,000 why travel all that way on a cold evening to watch A C bury your boys,
    Wonder which blind Ref we get for the repay,
    I expect Lawerson will see it as a 0-3 away win as our bubble as burst as usual
    Just another day at the ranch for Slav and co
    Who will we get away from home this time ?

  3. They are all blind bubs when it comes to us !! We always do it the hard way over the years , its what sets us apart from the rest , I wonder if there is a list out there giving the refs origins and team supported ? Most prem refs are northerners I think or definatly north of Watford !! They used to give the area they come from in the programme but stopped it ? I wonder why .

  4. They could sell out the full allocation. Loads of Liverpool glory hunters in London and the near counties plus plenty of scousers who have moved south.

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