Just the ticket

Last updated : 25 January 2006 By Alistair Murray

Alan Curbishley wants a full house against Leyton Orient after he attended their giantkilling exploits at Fulham in the previous round of the cup. Curbs said that the League Two side had a twelfth man thanks to their travelling support and the opponents Curbishley least wanted to draw in the fourth round are bringing with them a larger than average gate this Saturday.

Charlton returned 600 tickets to Tottenham for the live televised Premiership derby next Sunday. The north London club issued details of more tickets on sale to home supporters in the lower tier of the south stand at White Hart Lane, a section usually reserved for visiting supporters. The Addicks boss Alan Curbishley had complained about the high number of fixtures over Christmas and how long distance trips away from home combined with two home games in under a week was hurting the pockets of supporters. It seems those comments have been taken on board with fans turning their backs on the short trip across the capital, even despite a large number of supporters completing the long trek to Newcastle a month ago when the game was called off 25 minutes before the scheduled kick–off. While the Spurs game is on television anyway seats for Charlton's home game against West Brom next Tuesday are on general sale (priced £15 for adults), while tickets for the FA Cup tie against the O's are on sale to members at £20. The club has also promised that tickets will be on discount for the rearranged Premiership fixture with Liverpool at the Valley on February 8th.