To be honest it wouldn't be fair if he didn't get the point.
But IMO the fairest system (a lot of work for the SSC tho') would be every SSC member that can prove they travelled should get a point - ticket or no ticket! (I think that not getting the point is getting kicked in the teeth twice).
You have to book before you know if you get a ticket. The point should be for making that commitment regardless of whether or not you get a ticket. (AS LONG AS YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE SSC!!!)
The long and the short of this is that you may need 2 points instead of 1, or 5 points instead of 2, to get a ticket in any given game. But on the other hand those who (perhaps) went to Iceland, Macedonia and Amsterdam but lost out all three times would now have three points and would get a ticket for Norway.
The reason the SFA cant do as you've suggested, is simply becuase they cannot be shown to be encouraging travelling with no ticket, or encouraging fans to travel knowing they are going to buy tickets for the Holland end. This would have security issues from Fifa. We all know this happens, SFA know it happens, but they cannot be seen to be encouraging it.
My experience with the SSC so far:
After letting old pre-96 STC membership lapse, (though I still travelled), I called the SSC before Georgia away asking if I could re-join to get official away ticket. No, they said, because list is closed to stop people joining just looking for a home Italy ticket. "OK", says I, "can I join only for an away ticket, and you can ban me from getting a home ticket this year?" No. "Ok, can I just get a ticket for Scotland end?" No, because you're not a member....
So, I travelled to Georgia anyway, and stayed in same hotel as SSC staff, (who could have given Ferguson, et al, lessons on late-night drunkenness - at members expense no doubt).
The day before game. Me: "I called you last month, now I'm staying here, any chance of a ticket?" SSC: No. Come back tomorrow.
Next day: "I'm still here, (in your hotel, drinking in same hotel bar), would it be possible to get a ticket?" SSC: We don't start work til 12 O'clock, so can't talk to you....(the friendly TA spirit!)
Is that someone who does their job properly - ie ensuring that Scotland fans can be accounted for and not encouraged to go without a ticket? As you read elsewhere, there were hundreds minimum of spare tix for Georgia, but they preferred to take them home...
Since then, been at Georgia away, Macedonia, Iceland and Holland - the last 4 away games + dozens before then. Entered ballots for them all, have no points. Great system. I remember in Prague 99, the non-ballot winners stil got points, so it's not a new concept.
When we got notification of ballot for Zero pointers for Holland, I emailed offering to send proof of attendance at all these games, in hope of getting a ticket. No response.
Will I bother joining again...errr no. They are encouraging people to travel unofficially, not discouraging it. If they were polite, or even civil with it, it might help. But, they're not. They seem to take a pride in their ignorance, stubbornness and rudeness to people who pay for their wages (adn no doubt their booze-ups).
Luckily I've never been stuck for a game I really wanted to get into, but it's not the point.(no pun intended). The plot has been lost.
"..but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."