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FA Cup 5th Round Draw

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by Jordinho, 28 Jan 2012.

  1. PochettinoPochettinoPochettino

    PochettinoPochettinoPochettino Serge Aurier

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    I take it the semis are at Wembley again then?
     
  2. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    And they will be be for a long time.
     
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    PochettinoPochettinoPochettino Serge Aurier

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    thats toss. I think they should have them at neutral grounds.
     
  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    Wembley is a neutral ground tbf but i agree the semi's shouldn't be there

    St. James Park, Old Trafford, The Emirates, City of Manchester, Villa Park, Stadium of Light - no reason why these can't be used on a rotor or even decided upon once the semi's are drawn and the best for each side would be chosen.

    Wembley in the semi's is just a bit of an anti climax
     
  5. ArcspacE

    ArcspacE Banned

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    It generates vast income due to its capacity.

    Just hope (if we make the semis) we're playing on the first day. Pitch would most likely be buggered again
     
  6. Spursalot

    Spursalot Jimmy McCormick

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    fixed.
     
  7. PochettinoPochettinoPochettino

    PochettinoPochettinoPochettino Serge Aurier

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    yeh guess so, but main reason I dont like it is for it being anti climax.

    Then again, our famous victory was in the semi at Wembley wasnt it....

    Still think Wembley should be for final only but main reason is the FA need to get their money back so as many games/events there as possible for them hence what ArcspacE said
     
  8. yiddo2786

    yiddo2786 Steed Malbranque

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    Exactly.

    And if it runs away and sets up and offshore bank account you could be in real trouble.
     
  9. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Everytime Wembley is sold out it generates ?ú10m for the FA, of course they are at Wembley..
     
  10. Park Lane James

    Park Lane James Andy Sinton

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    The semis are in contract at Wembley for over the next 10 years. Neutral venues is the fairest way of deciding such games since it doesn't make sense having the likes of, say, Manchester United and Newcastle United travelling down to London for a game. It makes sense that they're being held at Wembley while they're paying off the stadium - they did run ridiculously over-budget after all! Hopefully they revert back to neutral venues after the bowl is paid for.
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    In someways it is a bit of an anti climax that the Semi Finals are at Wembley but I won't complain because as a member it means I will definitely get a ticket given my points. If it was held anywhere else with the exception of possibly Old Trafford then it wouldn't even go to members as no other ground is large enough to accomodate all our season ticket holders plus the other teams and all the corporate jamboree aka football family rubbish.

    Therefore I am in favour of it being at Wembley for as long as they want to keep it there if I am being totally honest. Romanticism for others or Ticket for me? Ticket wins everytime thanks.
     
  12. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    In the semis the fans at least get tickets. For the final a lot is taken by sponsors and others.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    As I said a few posts up, the FA get ?ú10m every sell out, the semi's will be at Wembley forever with that much cash on offer
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    Exactly. I think for the Semi against Pompey in 2010 we got an allocation of around 34,000 so most members with any half decent number of points above around 180 I would guess would get a ticket. For the final, I think Chelsea and Portsmouth's allocation was scarcely above 25,000. That would mean just about all season ticket holders and I bet the other 1000 wouldnt even go on sale to members, they would be kept back for Staff sales who are entitled to 2 tickets at face value.
     
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    funster Danny Murphy

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    Wasn't the original reason for having the semis at Wembley to help the FA pay off the pile of cash they had to spend on the stadium in the first place?

    Over time it'll become the norm and even after Wembley's paid off, they'll keep the semis there for exactly the reason marky states.

    It's a bloody shame really. I enjoyed the trips to Elland Road and Old Trafford in recent times. Well, I say enjoyed, I didn't really "enjoy" them, but you get what I mean. More than the trip to Wembley for the game against Pompey, that's for sure.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Its less than that for the final, its more like 21k, the Carling Cup was 32k per team, the fans final they bill it
     
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    Libero Jose Dominguez

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    I think initially in the first final it was around 21k but such a stink was kicked up over less than half the capacity going to the fans of the two clubs that they upped it by a whopping 4000 tickets each for the next few finals so they could say it was in excess of half the capacity.
     
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    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    Our FA Cup 5th Round tie away to Stevenage has been selected for live television coverage and will therefore take place on Sunday, February 19, kick-off 2pm.
     
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    funster Danny Murphy

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    firefly Ricardo Rocha

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    It is nothing different than playing a north London derby in Trafford.
     

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