no ones arguing over the ones who have the aways. its the ones who are being awared a chance to go the final when they couldve have paid £28 for a membership and just bought a city home game and are in the same bracket as people who have been more games then them.
It's not ideal, but I can see the need for it. There's enough credit-hoarding going on as it is, with people buying tickets for games they have no intention of intending personally just so they've got the credits for the big games - some of them trading them on, some of them not even going. There were empty seats next to me at Oldham - they showed up for the Man Utd game of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're empty again for Brighton. I've seen plenty of people commenting they went to away CC games but not on their own membership on here as well - it should be those attending getting the credit. Encouraging loyalty is one thing, but this encourages this touting for credits as much as anything else.
And match attendance is limited by money and opportunity, not just loyalty. While I think loyalty should be rewarded, I also think those no less loyal at heart but not as well-off should at least have a chance of being able to go to the big games once in a while. In the end, not everyone who wants to go can go, there's no way to truly measure loyalty, it has to be a balance. And that's what this is.
I'll be in the ballot - I've attended more games than some, less than others. I've got a chance of going, maybe I'll get lucky this time, maybe not, but there's always next time whenever it may be. Perhaps it's not perfect (not convinced perfection is possible for this), but it seems fair enough to me under the circumstances.