Low turnout anticipated for Carrow Road replay

Carrow Road could host its lowest crowd for almost a year and a half when Charlton Athletic come to Norwich tonight. By yesterday afternoon, just 13,500 tickets had been sold for the FA Cup third round replay - a figure that includes Charlton's allocation of 1,500.

Carrow Road could host its lowest crowd for almost a year and a half when Charlton Athletic come to Norwich tonight.

By yesterday afternoon, just 13,500 tickets had been sold for the FA Cup third round replay - a figure that includes Charlton's allocation of 1,500.

With tickets priced at the minimum of �15, and a Kids for a Quid scheme in operation, the final attendance is likely to be around the 15,000 mark.

That would be the lowest since 13,971 fans saw the Canaries beat Barnet 5-2 in a first round Carling Cup tie on August 14, 2007.


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Later that year, in January, City entertained League Two Bury in the FA Cup, a game which attracted 19,815 into Carrow Road and ended in a 1-1 draw.

Ticket sales for tonight haven't been helped by the fact that City are facing Phil Parkinson's men for the second time since their Championship meeting at Carrow Road in December 20.

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And with the credit crunch beginning to bite everywhere, fans may be reluctant to fork out with two massive home games on the horizon.

There is a clash against Barnsley who are just above City, on Saturday, followed by the visit of fellow relegation-strugglers Southampton on Tuesday, 27th January.

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