Everton have admitted their disappointment of receiving an inadequate amount of tickets for next month's FA Cup final against Chelsea.
Chief executive Robert Elstone says the allocation of just 25,109 tickets for both the Toffees and Chelsea is 'hopelessly inadequate' despite the Wembley stadium being able to hold 90,000 fans.
"The allocation to both Everton and Chelsea is not only too small - it is, sadly, hopelessly inadequate and will, we believe, serve to drive ticketless supporters towards the touts," Elstone told the club's official website.
"As a direct consequence of the Football Association's decision to award us just 25,000 tickets for the ultimate in prestige games, we are faced with trying to squeeze not a quart but a gallon into a pint pot.
"I would estimate that two out of every three Evertonians who would dearly love to be at this game will not, in fact, be at Wembley.
"To suggest that demand will outstrip supply is to understate things. I believe we could sell in excess of 70,000 tickets for this game.
"As a club, all we can do is to try to ensure that our allocation ends up in the hands of those who have proved their dedication to Everton.
"We understand many will miss out, but there is very little else we could do given the circumstances forced on us."