Despite loads of empty seats, Villa won’t open more sales to Newcastle fans

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Aston Villa’s relegation campaign has understandably sacked the vigor of support at Villa Park.

The club reportedly has more than 13,000 seats available for its last home match, a date with relegation-threatened Newcastle United.

Given that the Toon Army has sold out its section of the stadium, would Villa consider making some pounds off the visiting fans by opening up more seats to the Toon?

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Nope, and the Midlands club is taking steps to make sure Newcastle fans can’t sneak in another way, only allowing sales to returning customers.

The move is actually quite understandable, as it would open up some tumult between the impassioned Villa fans who still head to matches and a Toon unit amped up for a survival fight.

Then again, the dissatisfaction of Newcastle fans is also comprehendible.