Tottenham Hotspur will go into their first European semi-final in 57 years on Tuesday night when they face Ajax at their new stadium in the first of a two-legged Champions League affair.
Spurs’ season was looking like it would wither away with their title challenge, but an impressive double-display against Manchester City in the quarter-finals has revived the club and leaves the North Londoners in with a real chance of an appearance in the final in Madrid on 1st June.
Fans are rightfully jubilant about the upcoming fixtures, but many have found it hard to buy tickets to travel and support their beloved Spurs in Amsterdam.
For fans to buy tickets, they need to have obtained a certain number of loyalty points. In order to earn these points, one must attend a certain number of away games. The design is such that the most devoted supporters get the chance to see the team away from home in the most important games of the season rather than losing out to fans who only turn up for the big occasion – seems fair.
However, as many have pointed out, it’s a bit of a catch-22. In order to buy tickets, you need to have the points, but in order to have the points, you need to have attended a certain number of games.
The suggestion to Spurs fans who have these complaints is that they attend more of the lesser games away from home in order to earn the points, as having a season ticket for years makes little difference.
These fans took to Twitter to vent their anger, leaving a slightly sour taste on what is sure to be an incredibly exciting occasion…
update: IMPOSSIBLE TO GET
— HeungMinDaughter (@DaughterHeung) April 29, 2019
Need to introduce mandatory ID checks for away games to stop people just buying the tickets for the loyalty points and flogging them afterwards.
— Dan Almond (@s17pur) April 29, 2019
Unable to get away tickets because I dont have enough loyalty points to attend them because Im unable to get away tickets….. Seeing the problem yet? @THSTOfficial
— Ashley Watts (@AshWatts93) April 29, 2019
It’s a joke. How you suppose to get points when you can’t get away tickets for any games. Needs a rethink Tottenham
— Stephen Philpot (@StevePPhotos) April 29, 2019
how can it be 418 points when according to the points table 2510 people have 400 or more? where have the rest of the tickets gone?
— Tony (@Tony84518172) April 29, 2019
How am I ever meant to get enough points when things like a CL quarter final gives me 1 point!? How am I ever meant to get up to 500 ?
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) April 29, 2019
I guess having a season ticket for 20 years means nothing
— Ben ? (@KauFFie_) April 29, 2019