Devoted dad queues early for tickets to Arsenal match to surprise kids

Lawrence Osborne with his tickets for the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Lawrence Osborne with his tickets for the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Picture: ANDREW STONE - Credit: Archant

A Norwich City football fan wanting to surprise his kids with tickets to the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium started queuing outside the Carrow Road ground at 5am waiting for the ticket office to open.

Norwich City fans queue outside the Carrow Road ticket office to buy tickets for the Carabao Cup tie

Norwich City fans queue outside the Carrow Road ticket office to buy tickets for the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal next month. Picture: ANDREW STONE - Credit: Archant

Lawrence Osborne said he had arrived early expecting a queue, but instead found he was the only one there.

'I wanted to make sure I would get tickets to the game so I got here early,' he said. 'My wife Victoria and I want to take our three children Mackenzie, Lucas and Lochlan to watch the match.'

He said they had told the kids they would try get the tickets, but had not promised them anything.

'It's going to be a surprise for them as they don't know.'

Lawrence Osborne wants to surprise his kids with tickets to the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Pic

Lawrence Osborne wants to surprise his kids with tickets to the Carabao Cup tie against Arsenal. Picture: ANDREW STONE - Credit: Archant


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The Carrow Road season ticket holder said City face a tough challenge against Arsenal at home.

'They have been playing quite well lately so you would think they have a chance in beating Arsenal. I'd rather be at the game than not if it does happen.'

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The first in line, Mr Osborne walked out the ticket office with his five tickets just after 9am.

'The person behind me arrived just before 8am,' he said. 'Although I got here early it was worth the wait.'

The match will be played on Tuesday, October 24 after City sealed their place in the last 16 with a 3-1 win at Brentford. The club's website said tickets were sold out soon after they had gone on sale.

It was not immediately clear if more would be made available.

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