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Poll: Should the ten per cent away ballot continue?

West Ham’s ten per cent away ballot continues to split supporters on whether it is the fairest system to allocate the remaining away tickets.

Season ticket holders who have amassed priority points by travelling to away games say the ballot system does not reward loyalty and allows any season ticket to have a random chance of a ticket while those who have attended many away game often just miss out because of the priority point cut off. They say the scheme is not fair to them.

Those who use the ballot system complain that they are effectively locked out from getting on the away ticket priority points ladder and the ballot is the only way they will ever get a chance to see a West Ham away game. They also point to abuse with an illegal second market of away tickets to those who are prepared to pay or swap between mates.

The away ballot scheme has come under scrutiny again in recent days after a technical failure with West Ham’s partner TicketMaster caused Brighton and Watford ballots to be redrawn.

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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