Norwich City fans queue from early hours for tickets to Capital One Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa

Norwich City fans queue up at Carrow Road for Aston Villa tickets. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY Norwich City fans queue up at Carrow Road for Aston Villa tickets. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:02 AM

There were around 40 hardy Norwich City supporters queuing at Carrow Road this morning ahead of tickets for the club’s upcoming Capital One Cup quarter-final going on general sale at 9am.

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Norwich City fans queue up at Carrow Road for Aston Villa tickets. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAYNorwich City fans queue up at Carrow Road for Aston Villa tickets. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Some fans had been queuing since the early hours, before the majority started to arrive at 7.30pm, to ensure they got their tickets for the big match.

The Tuesday, December 11 clash with Aston Villa will be City’s first League Cup quarter-final in 17 years and has the added spice of their opponents being managed by former Canaries boss Paul Lambert.

City supporters on Twitter were reporting phone queues for the club’s ticket office being almost 100 deep.

The club had been criticised for its high ticket prices in the previous round, a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur that cost £30 for adults to attend.

So the club’s management decided to drop prices for the Villa match and are charging £25 for adults, £15 for over-65s and £5 for under-16s.

David Powell, from Attleborough, was one of the first in the queue. The 42-year-old has a spinal condition which means he requires certain seats at Carrow Road so often queues early for his tickets.

Mr Powell arrived at Carrow Road at 4.45am and is hopeful that City will be able to get the win against Villa, saying: “We had a bit of a dodgy start under (Chris) Hughton but we are now starting to pick up.

“It will be nice to see Lambert back here, you can’t ever take away the success he had here in his three years.

“We should have beat them in the league (a 1-1 draw) and we have just got a good draw away at Reading, we have beaten Stoke and the Arsenal win was a bonus, so hopefully we can get the win.”

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13 comments

  • looking at the pics average fan seams about 50, Not looking to good for the futcher is it

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    billythebookie

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Futcher, now there's a name from the past.

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    SussexYellow

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • `Proberly` not, Chilly. If he had kept the price to,say, £20 or £25 for the Spurs game, there would have been far less price sensitivity for this juicy encounter vs Villa. Then he might have got away with £30 this time, or maybe a little more? There`s no future in hindsight. OTBC. IHWT.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • DocOhNo, they were only on sale last week for season ticket holders. On general sale from 9am this morning.

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    Anita Dump

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Why queue? We called and got one straight away at 10.

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    Piranha24

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Anita, fair point, I stand corrected.

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Think this will be a sell out because of it being a quarter final and up against Lambo. I wonder if NcNasty would have listened to the fans and reduced the price if we had 25,000 at the Spurs game?

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    Chilly62

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • futcher proberly asnt cum yet

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    The Crab

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • `Proberly` not, Chilly. If he had kept the price to,say, £20 or £25 for the Spurs game, there would have been far less price sensitivity for this juicy encounter vs Villa. Then he might have got away with £30 this time, or maybe a little more? There`s no future in hindsight. OTBC. IHWT.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Interesting article, I thought tickets were available online last week. Perhaps the bloke with a bad back would benefit from booking this way?

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    DocOhNo

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • I wonder what the attendance will be? I wonder how price-sensitive this fixture would have been had the Club not got greedy for the Spurs game? I think most fans would`ve paid £30 had they not already been taken for granted in that way. As long as there`s a lesson to be learned.... McGnarly was wise to retreat.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • the big match. ? Villa will proberly play the reserves

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    billythebookie

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

  • Proberly, TB.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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