Argentina's Perrin Ignacio (R) competes against Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng during a men's lightweight 60kg preliminary match of boxing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro， Brazil， on Aug. 7， 2016.（XinhuaLin Yiguang）
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Season ticket holder Graeme Clark, who has followed the Reds home and away for four decades, has fallen foul of the club's new ticketing policy for away matches. According to the Manchester Evening News, Clark was stricken with flu at the time of the recent Hull City game and therefore unable to pick up his match ticket in person. This resulted in an e-mail from the club informing him that he was banned from applying for away games for the next year.
United's new policy regarding tickets for both home and away games - which was brought in this summer - includes rules such as having to inform the club that you are ill and will not be
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, the one Clark fell foul of. These new proscriptions have been brought in as a measure to control who is attending the matches and put an end to people passing off tickets to friends and family or selling them on. Those found to have done so face a 3-year ban.
It's changed the way away games work for fans, making it impossible on paper if you were unsuccessful in the ballot. And it is changing the way season tickets are looked at - gone are the days where you could share one or would stump up the cash in the knowledge that you could shift the ticket if you were unable to make a game. Now you either have to return that ticket to the club or let your seat sit -empty for that particular game. It also means that it is now a nightmare to help people you know visit the Theatre of Dreams.
Credit where its due, the club are now treating the players the same way. As long-standing fanzine United We Stand recently reported, the men who pull on that famous red shirt now have to pass on the names and addresses of the friends and family they intend to give their complimentary tickets to. Sure Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 Womens
, it's put an end to the potential for players pooling tickets and potential touting but it seems a heavy-handed approach and likely to displease the players.
The irony is that outside Old Trafford and within full view of the police touts openly sell tickets. If people are turning a blind eye to the -actual criminal offense of an unauthorized -person selling a ticket for a soccer match, is it not a bit rich for the club to disproportionately punish those breaking its rules as opposed to the law of the land?
Controlling who follows the club may be what Manchester United want in the long term but in the short term both the atmosphere and match-going fans will pay the price.
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Sari also confirmed the death of an army officer of the 209 Shaheen Corps based in the northern region.
Fighting has escalated in Afghanistan as the Taliban insurgency spreads from its traditional strongholds in the south and east to the once peaceful region in the north, where the militants have been recruiting fighters from among the jobless youth.
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"After the work done by Macedonia's new government, specialsteps are now needed on the part of the European Union and itsmember states to show commitment to Macedonia's integration,"Osmani told reporters at a press conference.
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Osmani reiterated the government's commitment to carry out thereforms needed to take the country closer to the EU. Enditem
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