One interesting factual observation that may surprise people is that, while eight games required more points than they had the last time we visited, eight required fewer. You might be surprised, too, at some of the games where the points required dropped.
From next season, THFC will be allocating 13% of the total away allocation to Premium season ticket holders, up from the 9% currently allocated. The Club insists this is in line pro rata with the increase from 3,000 to 8,000 Premium season ticket holders in the new ground. However, the total away allocations remain static, so the result will be fewer still away tickets available for GA season ticket holders – an indisputable fact the Club continues to dispute. The Trust has expressed concern on numerous occasions over the past two years at the further pressure this will place on the already stretched supply v demand ratio for away tickets.
We’ll be monitoring the impact of the increased Premium allocations on points cut-offs throughout next season.
We continue to record data on loyalty point cut-offs for Premier League away games. That information, going back six years, is available in a handy infographic, which can be viewed at the bottom of this article. No doubt there will be many interpretations of what the data means, especially considering the huge increase in the number of season ticket holders last summer, the second year of the £30 away price cap and with the team still proving to be competitive at the top end of the league.