Tal­bot must print tick­ets for fan safety

Ayrshire Post - - Bob Shields -

Last week I joked about not hav­ing a ticket for the Auchin­leck Tal­bot v Ayr United Scot­tish Cup tie.

This week, I still don’t have a ticket . . . but it’s no joke.

I’ve been read­ing of Tal­bot’s hopes to have no tick­ets printed for the game at all – with ad­mis­sion cash be­ing taken at turn­stiles. I ap­pre­ci­ate Tal­bot say­ing they’ve han­dled big games be­fore – but this is match is big­ger than ‘ big’!

For starters, the Ayr sup­port will be mas­sive.

This tasty tie - and its’ con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion – will tempt hun­dreds of ex­tra ‘ fans’ from the book­ies, pubs and arm­chairs where they nor­mally spend a Satur­day.

And ev­ery­one in Auchin­leck will want to be there too.

I know if I was an Auchin­leck kid and didn’t have the ad­mis­sion money – I’d be think­ing of some scal­ly­wag way of get­ting in! There are go­ing to be a lot of peo­ple, a lot of cars - and a lot of cash! – around Beech­wood Park on match day. And un­less Tal­bot can guar­an­tee 100% safety for them ALL – they must surely con­sider the printed ticket op­tion!

Turn­stile turn Tal­bot chief Henry Du­mi­gan didn’t want tick­ets

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