After our last friendly with Rangers I have been looking forward to Sunday's game since it was confirmed.
I had no idea how fanatical, vocal and sustained their support was going to be four years ago so when it was announced that they were to be given the North Stand i thought this was a great move by the club and would have ensured a 20-25 thousand crowd, not bad for a friendly.
Most of the Wednesday fans I know from the Anston and Dinnington areas are going more for the buzz, day out and banter with the Bears as much as for a single friendly game against a traditionally big side before the season kicks off for real a week on Saturday.
What I'm now hearing is that Rangers are not to be allowed any more tickets for the North after selling their initial allocation?
What the effing hell is going on with the powers that be?
It's really starting to pissss me off and I'm a placid bloke.
I can't forget last season's 30,000 sell out against Wolves or the the restricted 32,000 we were allowed to sell for our play off against Huddersfield.
Who the hell do SAG or the Police think they are telling us we can't sell the tickets we want to and denying us revenue!!
They have no excuse or valid reason this time to explain why they have only allowed Rangers 4 or 6 thousand tickets in the North or however many they have allowed.
None of this makes sense.
Last time they had 7,500 in the Lepp upper and lower and the atmosphere was brilliant before, during and after the game, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think there was one single arrest?
So why have they allowed them to be relocated from a stand where they could I guess use an excuse there are safety issues to a stand with a near 10,000 capacity and yet allow less tickets to be sold?
It does not make sense whatsoever! My season ticket is in the North which is a safe stand and I was happy to have to buy one in the Kop or South to accomodate our friends from Scotland.
What they have potentially done here (whoever is responsible) is cause a situation where hundreds of Rangers fans will be in our end and if anything happens what will the Police have to say then?
If I was Chansiri I would call the kops or sags bluff and tell them they can all have the Leppings lane after all to allow 7,500 to attend again.
Let's see what excuse the two hats from the authorities come up with then.
One annoyed Wednesdayite!!
(And if they have indeed been given 9,500 without my knowledge I will enjoy the egg on my face)