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Cowling And City Continue Ticket Feud

Cowling And City Continue Ticket Feud

Colchester United chairman Robbie Cowling is standing firm on his decision to stop Norwich City from getting a larger allocation for next month's League One clash.

The Canairies have twice pressed the U's for an expansion on the regular 1,900 tickets handed to away supports, but Cowling has been quick to block the requests. Relationships between the divisional rivals have been strained for a number of months - with the U's unhappy with City's appalling treatment over the appointment of Paul Lambert.

U's supremo Cowling has reveled that he is willing to risk the chance of a sellout - although U's fans increased eagerness to witness the match looks likely to result in a sellout regaurdless - in favour of stopping any added Canary fans attending.

'If I extend the ticket allocation to the away supporters, I am pretty well guaranteed a sell-out. However, on this rare occasion I am not prepared to do so.

'I think this is a game that everyone who follows Colchester United should attend and I am therefore prepared to risk the extra £30k in revenue on my belief that this is what will happen for this important game,'
Cowling said.

The U's chairman also explained that his desire to win a football match has never been so strong.

He added: 'I am sorry if this decision goes down badly with the Norwich fans, who I personally have no gripe with. However, the Norwich board have acted appallingly towards our club recently and I'm not sure I have ever wanted to win a game of football so badly.'




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Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Thursday December 17 2009
Time: 7:34PM

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A Merry Christmas, all the best from Vital Manchester City.
Buzz Lightyear
25/12/2009 17:13:00
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I totally agree with RC, the Norwich City board along with Lambert have been appalling towards Col U although in the long run Lambert did us a favour by allowing us to get a better manager in Aidy Boothroyd, one who treats our players with more respect and in so doing gets more out of them, look at Phil Ifil for a start, what a transformation, and Wordswoth, and Gillespie, to name but a few, all the players seem much happier, and what a find in J J O'Toole lets hope we can sign him up. I say DON'T give Norwich anymore tickets, RC won't have any worries it'll be sold out, we all wanna see Col U beat Norwich again. Up The U's
colu_chip
28/12/2009 23:31:00
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Couldn't agree more colu_chip. Cant wait for the game, last I heard from the ticket office was that around only 1000 tickets are available! Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
30/12/2009 18:41:00
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be great if you turned them over big time again!
merlin
30/12/2009 20:34:00
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Sure would be good!!
Matt_Us
30/12/2009 23:11:00
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