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Manchester United are being taken to court by a supporter over the club's automatic cup ticket scheme.

The policy forces season-ticket holders to buy tickets for all cup matches. A fan, John Mayall, is unhappy that the club agreed to renew two season tickets but then said he would not get them unless he joined the ACS scheme. Mayall, who is backed by the Manchester United Supporters Trust, has now issued papers to the County Court, which need a response from the club by 19 July. Mayall is a MUST member says it is unfair to expect him to buy tickets for all home matches, at an unspecified cost, as he finds it difficult to attend games in midweek - when the majority of cup matches are played.


Ironically, the ticket policy was initially introduced on a voluntary basis to help supporters who found it difficult to meet deadlines for ticket applications, which were often arranged at short notice. But United's decision to extend the ACS to all remaining season-ticket holders has prompted criticism from certain fans.
"We don't recommend taking legal action against our club lightly but attempts to change minds about this have been brushed off," said MUST chairman Nick Towle.

"We call on United to return to the status quo now and retain the ACS as a voluntary scheme because it is inherently unfair to force fans to buy tickets they do not want or cannot afford." United have declined to respond to the threat in public, although they have acknowledged receipt of Mayall's letter.

Source: BBC Online
 

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Anderson's God said:
He is no fan at all !!!!
Of course he is, he is standing up for what he has paid for all these years. United have no need to insist that he buy "certain" tickets for certain games when they know they are going to fill the ground whether or not this guy goes every week.

This is United taking on the proper fans and saying "Screw you, gimme your money" .....................

Its becoming more and more obvious that, with episodes like this, the REAL fans are those who went to FC United instead of taking the american crap.
 
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:) good one we have 4 season tickets then they want more money defo agree with you
 

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Of course he is, he is standing up for what he has paid for all these years. United have no need to insist that he buy "certain" tickets for certain games when they know they are going to fill the ground whether or not this guy goes every week.

This is United taking on the proper fans and saying "Screw you, gimme your money" .....................

Its becoming more and more obvious that, with episodes like this, the REAL fans are those who went to FC United instead of taking the american crap.
Im not sure I agree. I think true fans stay with their club for life. This man is a REAL fan, he is simply standing up for what he believes in. All this situation needs is for the fans to stand up and be counted, and do exactly as this chap is doing and stand up to this commercial bullshit!!! But REAL fans do not abandon ship because some american shit head buys the club.

Why dont United simply sell the tickets through the ACS and One United, and then put all the remaining unsold tickets up for general sale on the internet to the general public. That way they get their money, the fans that want tickets get them, the ones that dont want tickets dont get them and everyone is happy?!? Or that thinking too far outside the box?!?

MANCHESTER UNITED FORERVER!!!!
 

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Anderson's God said:
He is no fan at all !!!!
You dont have a clue mate. Of course he is a true fan. He is just sticking up for his rights as a fan. He knows he is being shafted thats why he is standing up against the penny pinchers. Here's hoping he makes a difference.
 

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Good on him for taking on such a big challenge. I dont see why they are doing this, its not as though we never sell out games and it takes away the chance of the fans who can only attend such games.
 
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