If it had been £10 per ticket, with the match held in gateshead, then i doubt many would moan, what people are unhappy about is the tickets being easier and cheaper for one team to buy than the other.
Name a more suitable venue that is close enough to both clubs and has 2 covered stands, can hold a crowd of around 3000. Please dont say Gateshead which has Zero atmosphere and you are a 100 yards from the pitch. Christ 2 ways through the tunnel is £3.40. Probably less than a McDonalds
The fact that its being played at whitley bay was amminor annoyance at the time as it was a bit of a jorney to ss, but next door to ns, but it was just that, a minor annoyance, we could still buy tickets at mariners park, now they have compounded it by having the tickets only on sale at the "neutral" ground, a rather silly, knee jerk decision imo.
Its a stitch up as far as i can see.
"its a bit of a journey to ss" It takes about 15 mins tops.
Try following a Club in rural North Yorkshire. With our EA Cup final at Billingham. Stockton have 3 miles to travel we have 21...do we care , not one bit. A day out for us. It seems this ticket issue is down to the tremendous support South Shields suddenly have. A problem over 700 Clubs at step 5,6 & 7 (save Hereford) wish they had.