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Preston North End fans react to Blackpool ticket news

Preston North End travel to take on Blackpool in the Championship next month, but only 2,200 PNE fans will be able to attend.

Blackpool returned to the Championship this summer, meaning the rivalry with PNE is firmly back on.

The two sides haven’t met since Tom Clarke’s winner handed PNE a 1-0 win back in August 2013.

There hasn’t been a league game between PNE and Blackpool since 2010, so next month’s encounter is keenly anticipated.

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A few strange decisions have emerged ahead of the game though.

Firstly, it looks like the game will stay as a 3pm kick-off on Saturday 23rd of October. PNE v Blackpool is usually held as a midday kick off or sometimes even on a Monday night.

Not moving the kick-off time seems like a major risk given the animosity between the two clubs and the fanbases.

Additionally, PNE have today confirmed that they have only received 2,200 tickets for the game.

Blackburn Rovers were given the same allocation, but were handed extra tickets to take their allocation up past 3,000.

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PNE won’t be given the same treatment, with no extras being provided.

It’s fair to say that PNE fans are not impressed with this decision.

Fans have been taking to Twitter to suggest that PNE simply have to give Blackpool the same number of tickets later this season.

Blackpool visit Deepdale in March and would expect to be given the entire Bill Shankly Kop – around almost 6,000 tickets.

Now though, PNE fans are urging the club to give Blackpool just 2,200 in retaliation to this ticket decision, believing the club would be ‘mugged off’ if they don’t hit back.

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