Hi. Been reading this here forum for a while but only recently registered. I’m looking for some friendly info regarding tickets/loyalty points etc with regards to getting a chance at travelling to an away game. There’s a lot of info that I’ve found myself but I can see that there are issues regarding the Albania away fixture with no confirmation on a venue or allocation of tickets. There appear to be enough people booking places on the coaches to sell out potential stadium allocations already. I’ve never been to a Scotland international. There, I’ve said it. You’ve got to start somewhere though right? I’m hoping that if the friendly against Belgium is still set to go ahead, I’ll try and make my first appearance at Hampden in September.
Have I got a realistic chance of getting a ticket for Albania away? I don’t want to start booking up flights/accommodation if it’s going to be a non starter. I also don’t want to assume that I can just rock up and jump on the bandwagon. I expect there’s a lot of people on here that have put the hours in, travelled to every corner of the world in support of their nation and never miss a match. Would a new face be welcome? How long does it take to earn an effective number of loyalty points? I’m a signed up member of the SSC but then I expect thousands of other people are too.
Before you answer that I should add a disclaimer and let you all know that I live in East Anglia in Suffolk and I was born in Bolton Lancashire but it was only 5 weeks after my family moved away from Dunfermline in Fife. I consider myself a Scot to the very core and being brought up within a Scottish family I’m the only one that wasn’t born there. It’s been a bone of contention for me all my life. I’m always convinced that I’m not accepted by the Scots or the English at the end of the day.
Id be interested to hear your thoughts, opinions and advice if you have any. International football is always something I’ve been keen to get more involved with but life gets in the way too much of the time. I made it to the Euros in 2016 as a neutral. I had a few health issues shortly after but having endured the circus that is the World Cup in the last month I’m keen to find a start point.