Tuesday, 31 March 2009
The joy of Everton reaching Wembley for the first time in 14 has quickly turned to frustration and despair for many fans who can't get a ticket.
The equation is simple, up until next Sunday ALL season ticket holders can get hold of one. Yes you may have to queue, either in perosn or in a virtual queue over the phone, but your wait will be worthwhile.
If you haven't got a seaosn ticket, but you have been to a game this season any remaining tickets (abd there should be about 6,000) after season ticket-holders have taken their share go on sale next Monday at 8am. If you are on the ball (and are prepared to wait) you could get lcuky.
Beyond that it is either through a 'contact' or online if you still need to get a ticket. Ebay will have them at inflated prices, but if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg try the Everton fan sites like toffeeweb or bluekipper or nsno.co.uk
I have seen in the forums a few posts offering spare tickets at face-value. A fellow Blue may take pity on you, we are all on the same side after all.
If after all that you still haven't got one then the last resort is touts outside the ground. But be preprared to pay an even higher price for the ticket (the touts will know you are desperate - why else would you turn up without a ticket!)
If after all that you remian ticketless at least it is on ITV and not Setanta, plus you never know, we may be going back there in a month so you may have better luck then!