Date: 28th December 2010 at 3:58pm
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Villa have been given a 1500 ticket allocation for the upcoming league fixture against Blues.

Birmingham City Council’s Safety Advisory Group had one of their quango moments and in an effort to probably save themselves from the cuts the Government are inflicting across the country have attempted to justify their existence by swinging into action following the disgusting scenes we saw in the recent Cup encounter.

However while their hearts might be in the right place and they genuinely do wish to limit the risk of any additional trouble I frankly fail to see how cutting our allocation can be considered a fair or even useful response.

There are far, far better ways to react than simply reducing the away allocation, and simpler responses would probably be even more successful but it is sadly the standard response and even sensible Blues fans will suffer the same again next time we meet at B6.

The club themselves do not agree with the decision, and rightly are ‘petitioning’ or appealing what I can only call a knee jerk response by the Council in an effort to secure an allocation that is far fairer on the fans and acknowledges the usual good behaviour of our away crew.

In the meantime, the 1500 tickets go on sale on a priority ticket basis – Click Here for details – and are priced as follows:

£34 – adults

17 – Students (18-22 with NUS) and over 60’s

15 – under 18s

13 – under 12s

11-20 for disabled, assistants FREE – 10 spaces

Click Here for full details and to confirm eligibility.

If the club are successful in gaining additional tickets, they will update on the Official Site.

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