FA Cup semi-final to have spectators
29/03/2021 | sport | other | 407
One of next month's FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley will be among the pilot events to trial the return of crowds to UK venues.
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29/03/2021 15:41:44 5 12
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Hardly fair on the teams that won't have supporters.
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29/03/2021 15:44:38 1 1
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Good point but we have to do pilots and unfortunately it’s not just football other sports are being piloted so not both finals can have fans
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29/03/2021 15:47:51 3 1
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Or Man City, as they're otherwise known.
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29/03/2021 15:41:44 5 12
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Hardly fair on the teams that won't have supporters.
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29/03/2021 15:44:38 1 1
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Good point but we have to do pilots and unfortunately it’s not just football other sports are being piloted so not both finals can have fans
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29/03/2021 16:07:42 1 1
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Ryan air don't do pilots.
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29/03/2021 15:44:59 157 11
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Why not fans at both games?

As BBC are showing the EL Cashico game, it should be the other game that has the fans then.
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29/03/2021 16:02:07 122 4
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How dare you come on here with your logic and rationale.
Think about the money, the favouritism, commercial potential, advertising opportunities and darn right bias that must be thought about first and foremost
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29/03/2021 20:15:06 1 3
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"Why not fans at both games?"

Probably a precaution due to covid, not allowing surfaces to be touched etc
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29/03/2021 15:45:10 42 8
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This whole season hasn't been normal and fair, lets be honest. It will just be nice to have fans back!
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29/03/2021 15:47:20 10 4
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I agree great to see a larger number of fans
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29/03/2021 15:46:04 48 7
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I would imagine,knowing how the football world operates,that the match chosen will be Chelsea v Man City two of the alleged Top Six clubs.No room for the Foxes and the Saints.
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29/03/2021 15:48:23 15 34
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Yeh but that game is better because tuchel is on this amazing run and Man City are just hard to beat
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29/03/2021 15:52:48 15 0
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I totally agree, I would personally have Leicester and Southampton have the supporters in their game. No disrespect to either club, they do not get a chance to get to a game at Wembley that much.
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29/03/2021 16:05:25 7 4
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Alleged? They're referred to as the top six for a reason.
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30/03/2021 14:08:11 2 0
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Agreed. Sick of seeing media titled 'Big 6' (what does that mean or represent anyway? Are Spurs 'Big 6' just because they got a new stadium but have won nowt in years?) on TV. Rather see others when given the chance
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29/03/2021 15:46:20 2 2
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Ka-ching!
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29/03/2021 15:46:26 12 25
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Who cares , fa cup so what , get pubs open
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29/03/2021 15:52:16 14 9
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Who cares about pubs
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29/03/2021 16:04:22 1 0
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Pubs are pointless.
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30/03/2021 13:16:38 0 0
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So you think opening pubs, which are indoor facilities with people who are drinking and not following the COVID prevention rules is a better idea than having a limited number of fans in an open-air stadium? When the UK gets to 75-80% vaccination numbers, then it might be safe to open up places like pubs. Meanwhile, small crowds at football matches should be okay.
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29/03/2021 15:46:44 225 6
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When you account for the hangers on from the FA, sponsors & guests, corporate hospitality and club officials, the actual number of real fans able to get a ticket will be very small.
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29/03/2021 16:02:32 119 97
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Well that's fine for City they've only got 12 fans
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29/03/2021 18:47:07 1 0
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Nothing new there, that’s always the case.
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29/03/2021 18:55:10 1 1
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Saving lives > watching sport.

As a sports fan, I'd rather not attend for the greater good.

Watching sport isn't a necessity or priority for me.

Making everyone safe is.
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29/03/2021 19:14:07 2 0
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Same every year, you just to look at the corporate seats at 50 mins, completely empty, still in the bar sipping champagne.
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29/03/2021 21:38:25 2 0
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Spot on with that comment . Atmosphere will be pants with so few in such a big stadium , so rather make my own atmosphere at home and watch on t.v.
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29/03/2021 15:47:03 48 30
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Didn`t we have all this before, where fans were allowed back, and then they all shut down again. Why not just wait until it is absolutely safe, ie everybody has had two jabs. What`s the rush?
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29/03/2021 15:50:57 33 23
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Rush? You're kidding right?
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29/03/2021 16:01:35 15 4
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It's been safe for weeks now since the most vulnerable were vaccinated, therefore nullifying the overwhelming majority of the threat with 1 dose that is more effective than the flu jab. Everything else has been a political charade, strangely we're not more concerned with 'cases' than hospitalisations/deaths. 3 weeks to flatten the curve...
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29/03/2021 16:14:45 3 17
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Because waiting any longer would mean that the Euro matches that Boris is getting a backhander to stage wouldn't be able to go on without any test events! Plus the numpties who don't believe that Covid is real would kick off again ... and Boris doesn't want that either. Also ... but rushing into things the hospitals will fill up again so the Nurses will be too busy to complain about their 1%!
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29/03/2021 16:38:17 6 8
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It does seem a bit stupid to 'rush' as there are only around 8 league games left this season. May as well wait until next season ie August.
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29/03/2021 16:42:43 11 14
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Get over the fact half the population won't accept a trial jab until 2023! With a 99% chance of recovery from Convid there's no need to lock it all down. Jog on!
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29/03/2021 23:19:13 0 0
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Hear, hear.
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29/03/2021 15:45:10 42 8
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This whole season hasn't been normal and fair, lets be honest. It will just be nice to have fans back!
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29/03/2021 15:47:20 10 4
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I agree great to see a larger number of fans
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29/03/2021 15:47:25 103 2
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Perfect opportunity to use the FA Vase Final as a pilot event, just hope the government and others involved see sense and look to support non-league football.
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29/03/2021 15:59:10 3 76
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Why what’s the point the government want larger crowns so how will the fa vase get 20,000 fans
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29/03/2021 17:06:19 24 0
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43000 were at the 2019 final
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29/03/2021 15:41:44 5 12
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Hardly fair on the teams that won't have supporters.
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29/03/2021 15:47:51 3 1
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Or Man City, as they're otherwise known.
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29/03/2021 15:46:04 48 7
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I would imagine,knowing how the football world operates,that the match chosen will be Chelsea v Man City two of the alleged Top Six clubs.No room for the Foxes and the Saints.
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29/03/2021 15:48:23 15 34
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Yeh but that game is better because tuchel is on this amazing run and Man City are just hard to beat
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29/03/2021 17:53:24 0 0
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W
History will laugh at how we're still tiptoeing around something that now poses almost no threat. Removed
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29/03/2021 15:55:12 7 6
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you're a buffoon
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29/03/2021 16:03:50 1 0
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Where did you get your PhD in immunology? Or was it epidemiology?
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29/03/2021 16:24:52 1 0
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Garbage comment.
Your club would disown you in a heartbeat if you spouted this viewpoint in public wearing their club colours. As I hope, the majority of fans would.
Moron.
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29/03/2021 15:49:02 63 23
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The FA have decided the allocation of seating will be based on the entertainment value of the sides involved. Consequently, Chelsea have been sent 4 tickets in the post. Second class.
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29/03/2021 16:03:27 24 87
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It should be the City vs Chelsea game. Fans deserve to see City winning the quadruple!
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29/03/2021 18:02:29 1 0
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Good point. Far from the 83,000 they had in 1937 or the 100,000 in 1945. Ooops that’s before 2003 damned facts getting in the way agin lol
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29/03/2021 15:49:19 9 19
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Why not just lets get on with it. All over 50 safe. Who are we protecting ?
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29/03/2021 15:52:13 3 3
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Don't keep up with things, do you?
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29/03/2021 15:55:18 0 3
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The young people who don’t have the vaccine and they might be super spreaders
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29/03/2021 16:11:29 1 2
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Over 50's only. A sea of Stone Island jackets and Burberry scarfs, kindly asking each other if they "want some". Those were the days..........
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29/03/2021 15:47:03 48 30
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Didn`t we have all this before, where fans were allowed back, and then they all shut down again. Why not just wait until it is absolutely safe, ie everybody has had two jabs. What`s the rush?
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29/03/2021 15:50:57 33 23
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Rush? You're kidding right?
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29/03/2021 15:51:01 5 14
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Good to see fans returning to stadiums hopefully the Chelsea city game get fans cos that game will exciting and at least we won’t have to have fake crowd noise
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29/03/2021 16:39:06 2 0
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4K in Wembley won’t generate that much noise, seems silly that it will be that low as that’s 23 seats per person
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29/03/2021 15:51:43 10 12
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Who cares has anyone been taking notice this year. Multiple draws A vs b/c or d? FA have completely destroyed this competition, Semi Finals at Wembley? totally devalued now.....Jumpers for goalposts be more exciting.
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29/03/2021 15:55:41 14 4
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Semis have been at Wembley for years deary.
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29/03/2021 15:49:19 9 19
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Why not just lets get on with it. All over 50 safe. Who are we protecting ?
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29/03/2021 15:52:13 3 3
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Don't keep up with things, do you?
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29/03/2021 15:46:26 12 25
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Who cares , fa cup so what , get pubs open
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29/03/2021 15:52:16 14 9
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Who cares about pubs
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29/03/2021 16:16:02 1 1
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People who's teams aren't in the FA cup ... so Utd, Scousers, Spuds and Gooners
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29/03/2021 16:58:27 0 2
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The women of Manchester have missedme
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29/03/2021 15:46:04 48 7
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I would imagine,knowing how the football world operates,that the match chosen will be Chelsea v Man City two of the alleged Top Six clubs.No room for the Foxes and the Saints.
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29/03/2021 15:52:48 15 0
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I totally agree, I would personally have Leicester and Southampton have the supporters in their game. No disrespect to either club, they do not get a chance to get to a game at Wembley that much.
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29/03/2021 16:02:11 10 2
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The problem is Leicester and Southampton fans would have to make long trips to get their while the Chelsea and City fans would only have to make a short trip accross London.
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29/03/2021 15:54:14 15 18
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I’ll go first, if it’s Chelsea v City.
City still won’t sell 5,000 tickets
City havent got history
The other 3 teams will sell 100,000 tickets
Emptihad.
There we go, phew! Glad i got in there quickly as that means i am absolutely hilarious! Barrel of laughs and not original
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29/03/2021 16:05:06 8 8
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100,000 for Chelsea hahaha what you smoking?
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29/03/2021 16:07:44 1 1
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Poor effort.
No mention of fair play, ABU, Pep, £400M defence or Oil, which is unforgivable as you did use the word ‘barrel’
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29/03/2021 17:46:49 0 0
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Which City are you referring to? Leicester are playing Southampton. Please do not be so arrogant.
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29/03/2021 15:54:35 155 24
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Good job Manchester United were knocked out, otherwise the government would have to consult with Ryanair about arrangements.
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29/03/2021 16:52:02 36 13
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Hahahahaha brilliant ????and extra patrols on the M1 and M25
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29/03/2021 16:54:05 2 1
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I believe Southampton Airport has a good deal on.
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29/03/2021 17:06:46 6 4
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Same applies to all top 4 teams what's your point
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29/03/2021 17:10:20 1 1
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Classic pal!!!!
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29/03/2021 17:13:33 6 5
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Funny how we got 65,000 crowds when fuel strike was on in 2001
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29/03/2021 18:51:44 0 0
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They are sponsored by the Russian Aeroflot.
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29/03/2021 20:21:24 4 1
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I would have thought most of Man U fans are within walking distance or a short bus ride from Wembley anyway. That’s if they can get off their armchair to watch ‘their’ team.
History will laugh at how we're still tiptoeing around something that now poses almost no threat. Removed
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29/03/2021 15:55:12 7 6
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you're a buffoon
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29/03/2021 16:05:51 0 1
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How so? Those at risk of suffering fatally have all now had/had the opportunity to have 1 dose, which is much more effective than the flu jab which kills 10k+ most years, a situation we're comfortable with as a society. Hospitalisations/deaths are essentially now as low as they're ever going to get. Cases numbers are tiny. Buffoons are those that can't think apply logic, like you.
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29/03/2021 15:49:19 9 19
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Why not just lets get on with it. All over 50 safe. Who are we protecting ?
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29/03/2021 15:55:18 0 3
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The young people who don’t have the vaccine and they might be super spreaders
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29/03/2021 16:25:55 1 2
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The vaccine doesn’t stop people getting or spreading the virus. The vaccine just stops you getting sick.
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29/03/2021 15:51:43 10 12
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Who cares has anyone been taking notice this year. Multiple draws A vs b/c or d? FA have completely destroyed this competition, Semi Finals at Wembley? totally devalued now.....Jumpers for goalposts be more exciting.
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29/03/2021 15:55:41 14 4
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Semis have been at Wembley for years deary.
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29/03/2021 15:58:46 0 1
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you dont say
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29/03/2021 17:16:02 0 0
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I long for the days of vlla park etc semi finals. It's only 2 top up wembleys coffers.
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29/03/2021 15:55:57 2 38
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I hope it’s the Chelsea v Manchester City with a crowd because the other semi final is between two very small teams in Leicester and Southampton so not many fans will go to that semi final anyway ????
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29/03/2021 15:57:28 3 14
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Agree
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29/03/2021 16:01:10 8 6
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I don't think fans would turn up for City v Chelsea considering both teams are known for having small fan bases and hundreds of empty seats esp city ??

Pathetic support from both oil clubs
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29/03/2021 16:02:57 10 3
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One has two interesting teams in it. The other is Chelsea vs Man City
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29/03/2021 16:36:01 1 0
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Given there will only be 4K fans allowed in I doubt that will be a problem.
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WA
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29/03/2021 15:55:57 2 38
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I hope it’s the Chelsea v Manchester City with a crowd because the other semi final is between two very small teams in Leicester and Southampton so not many fans will go to that semi final anyway ????
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29/03/2021 15:57:28 3 14
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Agree
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29/03/2021 16:05:04 9 3
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At least as a Saints fan of over 40 years i'm not a bandwagon jumping plastic who only supports a team because of them being top, loyalty means more to me than headlines.
" Wow" - Ian Wright
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29/03/2021 15:58:18 49 22
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Surely it will have to be the Leicester vs Southampton game then?

Seen as Man City don't have any fans......
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29/03/2021 16:02:01 28 37
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Brilliant - see my post 16.54!
Hope to see you down the local comedy show after lock down.
“City have no fans” - did you think of that all by yourself Ha Ha Ha
Peter Kay beware
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29/03/2021 15:55:41 14 4
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Semis have been at Wembley for years deary.
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29/03/2021 15:58:46 0 1
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you dont say
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29/03/2021 16:03:04 3 0
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Hardly devalued this year, it's still a neutral venue with a good pitch.
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29/03/2021 15:47:25 103 2
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Perfect opportunity to use the FA Vase Final as a pilot event, just hope the government and others involved see sense and look to support non-league football.
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29/03/2021 15:59:10 3 76
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Why what’s the point the government want larger crowns so how will the fa vase get 20,000 fans
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29/03/2021 16:08:11 24 0
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I reckon you could get 20,000 to nearly any game at the moment. I’ve no idea who is playing in the FA Vase final, but I’m up for going
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29/03/2021 16:12:44 42 1
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Typical premiership fan with a totally stupid comment. Non league finals day can easily get 20,000+ spectators.
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29/03/2021 16:36:43 12 0
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The Vase is a great idea. If it doesn't work with a small crowd then lessons can be learnt for larger ones. They need to learn to walk and not go straight to a sprint. If the big one fails then that'll be the end of the experiment.
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29/03/2021 16:53:59 2 18
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You get more flowers in the vase than you would at the game
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29/03/2021 18:16:28 4 1
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Typical arrogance there pal .
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29/03/2021 18:34:57 11 0
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The FA Vase always attracts in excess of 20,000.
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29/03/2021 23:58:53 0 0
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I would imagine quite easily. We are looking at football fans starved of stadium football.
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29/03/2021 15:55:57 2 38
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I hope it’s the Chelsea v Manchester City with a crowd because the other semi final is between two very small teams in Leicester and Southampton so not many fans will go to that semi final anyway ????
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29/03/2021 16:01:10 8 6
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I don't think fans would turn up for City v Chelsea considering both teams are known for having small fan bases and hundreds of empty seats esp city ??

Pathetic support from both oil clubs
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29/03/2021 15:47:03 48 30
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Didn`t we have all this before, where fans were allowed back, and then they all shut down again. Why not just wait until it is absolutely safe, ie everybody has had two jabs. What`s the rush?
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29/03/2021 16:01:35 15 4
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It's been safe for weeks now since the most vulnerable were vaccinated, therefore nullifying the overwhelming majority of the threat with 1 dose that is more effective than the flu jab. Everything else has been a political charade, strangely we're not more concerned with 'cases' than hospitalisations/deaths. 3 weeks to flatten the curve...
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29/03/2021 15:58:18 49 22
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Surely it will have to be the Leicester vs Southampton game then?

Seen as Man City don't have any fans......
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29/03/2021 16:02:01 28 37
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Brilliant - see my post 16.54!
Hope to see you down the local comedy show after lock down.
“City have no fans” - did you think of that all by yourself Ha Ha Ha
Peter Kay beware
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29/03/2021 16:05:29 8 3
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Calm down, you'll burst a blood vessel in your head.
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29/03/2021 16:28:29 9 4
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See your post 16.54? Lol no one is going to go and find your post to hear you whine some more. We got enough of that from this post lol
It was just a laugh mate relax a little!
Hope to see you down the Emptyhad after lockdown eases, but I have a funny feeling you won't be there. No one is usually. Ha Ha Ha
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29/03/2021 17:14:46 2 1
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"We're not really here".

Mansfield 1999
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29/03/2021 15:44:59 157 11
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Why not fans at both games?

As BBC are showing the EL Cashico game, it should be the other game that has the fans then.
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29/03/2021 16:02:07 122 4
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How dare you come on here with your logic and rationale.
Think about the money, the favouritism, commercial potential, advertising opportunities and darn right bias that must be thought about first and foremost
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29/03/2021 15:52:48 15 0
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I totally agree, I would personally have Leicester and Southampton have the supporters in their game. No disrespect to either club, they do not get a chance to get to a game at Wembley that much.
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29/03/2021 16:02:11 10 2
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The problem is Leicester and Southampton fans would have to make long trips to get their while the Chelsea and City fans would only have to make a short trip accross London.
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29/03/2021 16:09:20 6 1
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It’s Man City not Utd so still a trek. ??.
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29/03/2021 15:46:44 225 6
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When you account for the hangers on from the FA, sponsors & guests, corporate hospitality and club officials, the actual number of real fans able to get a ticket will be very small.
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29/03/2021 16:02:32 119 97
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Well that's fine for City they've only got 12 fans
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29/03/2021 16:15:24 26 25
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And each one of them has 12 HYS accounts ... so they make it look more!
Yawn. Idiot. Removed
a bit like your IQ 12 Removed
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29/03/2021 16:52:23 15 10
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Stockport County report they lost 12 fans in 2008.

Wonder where they went?
You must be a billy no mates flogging that dead horse - life and soul of a funeral. Removed
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29/03/2021 17:10:48 2 1
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And 10 of those were Oldham fans!
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29/03/2021 17:31:29 0 0
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??????????
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29/03/2021 17:51:32 8 4
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Better 12 real fans through thick and thin than 75,000 cockney, Irish, bristolian and Asian fans travelling to Salford
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29/03/2021 17:52:32 5 1
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Average attendance in 1998-99 was 28,261 in the third division.
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29/03/2021 17:56:21 3 0
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I am one of them. Not sure you can count past 12 so I guess we shouldn't be too concerned about your comment.
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29/03/2021 18:22:25 0 0
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That's probably 12 more than who ever you support...lol
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29/03/2021 18:33:29 2 1
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Yes but perhaps, them twelve have a brain.
Whilst you demonstrate that you perhaps have the brains of a donkey.
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29/03/2021 19:12:09 0 0
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Ha ha ha hahahaha, brilliant, so funny
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29/03/2021 20:11:06 0 0
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So hilarious. Such an original line!!! You should be a comedian.
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30/03/2021 12:54:22 0 0
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That never gets old
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29/03/2021 15:55:57 2 38
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I hope it’s the Chelsea v Manchester City with a crowd because the other semi final is between two very small teams in Leicester and Southampton so not many fans will go to that semi final anyway ????
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29/03/2021 16:02:57 10 3
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One has two interesting teams in it. The other is Chelsea vs Man City
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29/03/2021 15:58:46 0 1
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you dont say
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29/03/2021 16:03:04 3 0
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Hardly devalued this year, it's still a neutral venue with a good pitch.
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29/03/2021 15:49:02 63 23
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The FA have decided the allocation of seating will be based on the entertainment value of the sides involved. Consequently, Chelsea have been sent 4 tickets in the post. Second class.
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29/03/2021 16:03:27 24 87
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It should be the City vs Chelsea game. Fans deserve to see City winning the quadruple!
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29/03/2021 17:36:25 3 0
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Nah they don't
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29/03/2021 18:15:17 3 0
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Yeah some of them have supported Al-Citey for almost a decade.
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29/03/2021 18:17:30 0 0
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You can forget about the CL for starters...
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29/03/2021 19:57:32 1 0
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Haha keep dreaming. ??????
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29/03/2021 21:07:59 1 0
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but theres only 3 domestic trophies they can buy?
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29/03/2021 22:38:32 0 0
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You can watch them in the final if they get past Chelsea + you can watch them for free on tv unlike the other semi.
History will laugh at how we're still tiptoeing around something that now poses almost no threat. Removed
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29/03/2021 16:03:50 1 0
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Where did you get your PhD in immunology? Or was it epidemiology?
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29/03/2021 15:46:26 12 25
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Who cares , fa cup so what , get pubs open
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29/03/2021 16:04:22 1 0
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Pubs are pointless.
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29/03/2021 16:15:38 3 0
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They're also not compulsory so please feel free to not go to one.
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29/03/2021 19:07:37 0 0
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Blunt pencils are pointless, not pubs!!!
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29/03/2021 16:04:55 12 11
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A massive stadium with multiple entry and exits what will they really learn-except that transport will be the big problem. how about this you can only go if jabbed.Not fair probably but....
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29/03/2021 16:34:34 1 4
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Sensible given the limited number of tickets, although will many fans have had 2 jabs by then
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29/03/2021 15:57:28 3 14
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Agree
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29/03/2021 16:05:04 9 3
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At least as a Saints fan of over 40 years i'm not a bandwagon jumping plastic who only supports a team because of them being top, loyalty means more to me than headlines.
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29/03/2021 16:08:39 0 8
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That’s all well and good of you but how much silverware do Southampton win? How many final appearances? Not many. So enjoy your team winning nothing and getting beat 9-0 by ironically Leicester and Manchester United
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29/03/2021 16:59:23 2 0
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In case I started as a West Ham when I was like 4 then moved to Tottenham to wind my dad up then moved to arsenal and because van persie left for Man U I I chose to supply Man U and have stuck with them ever since I’m 17 now
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29/03/2021 15:54:14 15 18
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I’ll go first, if it’s Chelsea v City.
City still won’t sell 5,000 tickets
City havent got history
The other 3 teams will sell 100,000 tickets
Emptihad.
There we go, phew! Glad i got in there quickly as that means i am absolutely hilarious! Barrel of laughs and not original
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29/03/2021 16:05:06 8 8
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100,000 for Chelsea hahaha what you smoking?
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29/03/2021 16:21:52 3 2
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Back on your 7th place perch
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29/03/2021 15:46:04 48 7
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I would imagine,knowing how the football world operates,that the match chosen will be Chelsea v Man City two of the alleged Top Six clubs.No room for the Foxes and the Saints.
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29/03/2021 16:05:25 7 4
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Alleged? They're referred to as the top six for a reason.
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29/03/2021 17:12:10 3 2
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Because they're 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th?
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29/03/2021 16:05:26 30 17
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Shame that Man United never got through to the semi finals as most of their fans would not have to travel from Manchester
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29/03/2021 16:06:23 29 3
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could say the same about u loool
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29/03/2021 16:12:09 11 0
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Liverpool have just as many plastic fans
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29/03/2021 16:20:23 9 1
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The trip from Torquay or Stavangar would have been too much for plastic dip fans
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29/03/2021 16:02:01 28 37
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Brilliant - see my post 16.54!
Hope to see you down the local comedy show after lock down.
“City have no fans” - did you think of that all by yourself Ha Ha Ha
Peter Kay beware
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29/03/2021 16:05:29 8 3
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Calm down, you'll burst a blood vessel in your head.
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29/03/2021 16:05:44 89 6
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Everyone will be jammed onto trains, the Underground or coaches to get to Wembley so social distancing at the stadium may be a bit late
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29/03/2021 16:08:07 30 9
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Yeh buts it like that now anyway people still go to work so makes no difference
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29/03/2021 16:33:14 4 1
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What with a crowd of 4K?
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29/03/2021 17:51:55 2 0
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Unlikely. 10,000-20,000 people for Wembley is peanuts and they'll all arrive at staggered times anyway.
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29/03/2021 18:51:03 0 0
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There's going to be a limited number of fans heading to the stadium. so it won't be as jammed and packed compared to pre pandemic match days
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29/03/2021 21:04:44 0 1
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More likely to travel but car than a covid incubation tube.
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29/03/2021 21:28:46 0 1
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Yup, seems to be zero joined up thinking within this government. Shocker!
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29/03/2021 15:55:12 7 6
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you're a buffoon
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29/03/2021 16:05:51 0 1
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How so? Those at risk of suffering fatally have all now had/had the opportunity to have 1 dose, which is much more effective than the flu jab which kills 10k+ most years, a situation we're comfortable with as a society. Hospitalisations/deaths are essentially now as low as they're ever going to get. Cases numbers are tiny. Buffoons are those that can't think apply logic, like you.
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29/03/2021 16:05:26 30 17
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Shame that Man United never got through to the semi finals as most of their fans would not have to travel from Manchester
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29/03/2021 16:06:23 29 3
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could say the same about u loool
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29/03/2021 15:44:38 1 1
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Good point but we have to do pilots and unfortunately it’s not just football other sports are being piloted so not both finals can have fans
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29/03/2021 16:07:42 1 1
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Ryan air don't do pilots.
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29/03/2021 16:55:02 0 1
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Hahahahahahahha hilarious ????
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29/03/2021 15:54:14 15 18
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I’ll go first, if it’s Chelsea v City.
City still won’t sell 5,000 tickets
City havent got history
The other 3 teams will sell 100,000 tickets
Emptihad.
There we go, phew! Glad i got in there quickly as that means i am absolutely hilarious! Barrel of laughs and not original
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29/03/2021 16:07:44 1 1
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Poor effort.
No mention of fair play, ABU, Pep, £400M defence or Oil, which is unforgivable as you did use the word ‘barrel’
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29/03/2021 16:05:44 89 6
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Everyone will be jammed onto trains, the Underground or coaches to get to Wembley so social distancing at the stadium may be a bit late
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29/03/2021 16:08:07 30 9
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Yeh buts it like that now anyway people still go to work so makes no difference
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29/03/2021 15:59:10 3 76
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Why what’s the point the government want larger crowns so how will the fa vase get 20,000 fans
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29/03/2021 16:08:11 24 0
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I reckon you could get 20,000 to nearly any game at the moment. I’ve no idea who is playing in the FA Vase final, but I’m up for going
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29/03/2021 17:55:34 2 0
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Yes it looks like it's on the same day as the FA Trophy Final with Hereford and Hornchurch ( Somehow beat Notts County in the semi) so with both games together would do so easily.
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29/03/2021 16:05:04 9 3
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At least as a Saints fan of over 40 years i'm not a bandwagon jumping plastic who only supports a team because of them being top, loyalty means more to me than headlines.
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29/03/2021 16:08:39 0 8
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That’s all well and good of you but how much silverware do Southampton win? How many final appearances? Not many. So enjoy your team winning nothing and getting beat 9-0 by ironically Leicester and Manchester United
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29/03/2021 16:13:15 8 0
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1 fa cup 1976 not a lot but maybe this year we will add to it, and man utd are not even in the semi's we are
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29/03/2021 16:09:13 3 10
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Bound to be Manchester united, biggest club in the world....sorry mother what did you say?
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29/03/2021 16:19:11 2 1
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Obsession
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29/03/2021 16:02:11 10 2
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The problem is Leicester and Southampton fans would have to make long trips to get their while the Chelsea and City fans would only have to make a short trip accross London.
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29/03/2021 16:09:20 6 1
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It’s Man City not Utd so still a trek. ??.
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29/03/2021 16:11:13 2 12
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Southampton have never had 10,000 at a match before have they?
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29/03/2021 16:15:35 10 2
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Southampton have had the largest wembley support on record. Ill let you look up the details but it is around 70,000
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29/03/2021 16:21:00 3 0
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Well seeing as they average around 30,000 at home matches I would say yes.
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29/03/2021 16:11:18 9 9
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It doesn't matter which semi final has the fans,it's just great to see them back ,at least the supporters of one of these teams can see their club win a trophy this season, unlike Liverpool
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29/03/2021 15:49:19 9 19
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Why not just lets get on with it. All over 50 safe. Who are we protecting ?
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29/03/2021 16:11:29 1 2
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Over 50's only. A sea of Stone Island jackets and Burberry scarfs, kindly asking each other if they "want some". Those were the days..........
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29/03/2021 16:05:26 30 17
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Shame that Man United never got through to the semi finals as most of their fans would not have to travel from Manchester
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29/03/2021 16:12:09 11 0
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Liverpool have just as many plastic fans
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29/03/2021 16:29:23 0 3
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Oh dear, his comment had relevance to a previous post, your comment is just baiting.
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29/03/2021 16:12:41 20 7
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Probably best to have the Chelsea /Man City game with the fans. Then no one has to travel.
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29/03/2021 16:27:38 17 14
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So you are saying that ALL Chelsea fans live in the Wembley area. That would be a ludicrous statement. No but wait, you are also saying that City fans also live in that area? City? A club known to have a very strong, tribal local following form Manchester. Sir, you haven't thought this through...
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29/03/2021 16:32:13 2 0
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If they do that both sets of fans would only have a short train or tube ride which is safer than having Leicester and Saints fans making a long trip to Wembley for their game.
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29/03/2021 15:59:10 3 76
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Why what’s the point the government want larger crowns so how will the fa vase get 20,000 fans
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29/03/2021 16:12:44 42 1
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Typical premiership fan with a totally stupid comment. Non league finals day can easily get 20,000+ spectators.
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29/03/2021 16:08:39 0 8
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That’s all well and good of you but how much silverware do Southampton win? How many final appearances? Not many. So enjoy your team winning nothing and getting beat 9-0 by ironically Leicester and Manchester United
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29/03/2021 16:13:15 8 0
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1 fa cup 1976 not a lot but maybe this year we will add to it, and man utd are not even in the semi's we are
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29/03/2021 16:13:19 9 9
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I hope is the Southampton And Leicester fans who are allowed in as a Wembly trip would mean more given how rare it is to them.
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29/03/2021 16:55:18 9 0
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This will be our (saints) 4th Wembley appearance since 2010.
Not really that rare tbh.
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29/03/2021 16:13:33 65 1
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I'm just praying that we're not allowed back in St Andrews
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29/03/2021 18:24:59 8 8
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Golf is a waste of a good walk!
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30/03/2021 14:02:46 1 0
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No one in their right mind would want to go into The Sty
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29/03/2021 15:47:03 48 30
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Didn`t we have all this before, where fans were allowed back, and then they all shut down again. Why not just wait until it is absolutely safe, ie everybody has had two jabs. What`s the rush?
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29/03/2021 16:14:45 3 17
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Because waiting any longer would mean that the Euro matches that Boris is getting a backhander to stage wouldn't be able to go on without any test events! Plus the numpties who don't believe that Covid is real would kick off again ... and Boris doesn't want that either. Also ... but rushing into things the hospitals will fill up again so the Nurses will be too busy to complain about their 1%!
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29/03/2021 16:15:18 7 12
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Has there been anything more crazy, than having to look at footballers sitting on their own, wearing token masks in empty stadiums.
Just in case anyone thinks the dead hand of our virtual totalitarian state is losing it's grip.
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29/03/2021 16:22:20 12 0
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I quite like it when I see people ALONE in their cars with a mask on! WHY??????
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29/03/2021 16:24:58 0 0
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The only thing more crazy is watching hours of telly when exercise is unlimited.
22 Belgians worrying about their hair?
Get a grip.
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29/03/2021 16:02:32 119 97
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Well that's fine for City they've only got 12 fans
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29/03/2021 16:15:24 26 25
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And each one of them has 12 HYS accounts ... so they make it look more!
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29/03/2021 16:11:13 2 12
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Southampton have never had 10,000 at a match before have they?
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29/03/2021 16:15:35 10 2
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Southampton have had the largest wembley support on record. Ill let you look up the details but it is around 70,000
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29/03/2021 16:29:37 0 0
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Yes, because it was such a unique event.
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29/03/2021 16:31:48 0 0
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Maybe officially, but when Leeds played Doncaster the vast majority of Doncaster fans were Leeds fans as much easier to get tickets via Doncaster than it was from Leeds
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29/03/2021 16:04:22 1 0
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Pubs are pointless.
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29/03/2021 16:15:38 3 0
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They're also not compulsory so please feel free to not go to one.
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29/03/2021 15:52:16 14 9
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Who cares about pubs
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29/03/2021 16:16:02 1 1
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People who's teams aren't in the FA cup ... so Utd, Scousers, Spuds and Gooners
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29/03/2021 16:17:46 49 1
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Can anyone explain what relevance a Covid trial at Wembley has, with games played all over the country,where (unlike Wembley)90% of the crowd don't travel by Underground.
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29/03/2021 16:27:27 11 6
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Dowden is the type of player who likes to showboat but who struggles to provide end product.
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29/03/2021 16:29:14 2 0
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They won’t just be having trials at Wembley. I suppose they need to have trials at Wembley given 6 Euro games will be taking place in June/July
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29/03/2021 16:29:56 1 0
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It’s more about the stadium operations than the method of transport. 700,000 people still use the tube each day.
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29/03/2021 17:40:55 1 0
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I wonder if the UK government might propose that euro 2020 matches - which were scheduled to take place across Europe - are mostly switched to Wembley.......
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29/03/2021 16:02:32 119 97
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Well that's fine for City they've only got 12 fans
Yawn. Idiot. Removed
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29/03/2021 16:09:13 3 10
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Bound to be Manchester united, biggest club in the world....sorry mother what did you say?
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29/03/2021 16:19:11 2 1
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Obsession
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29/03/2021 16:05:26 30 17
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Shame that Man United never got through to the semi finals as most of their fans would not have to travel from Manchester
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29/03/2021 16:20:23 9 1
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The trip from Torquay or Stavangar would have been too much for plastic dip fans
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29/03/2021 16:11:13 2 12
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Southampton have never had 10,000 at a match before have they?
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29/03/2021 16:21:00 3 0
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Well seeing as they average around 30,000 at home matches I would say yes.
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29/03/2021 16:05:06 8 8
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100,000 for Chelsea hahaha what you smoking?
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29/03/2021 16:21:52 3 2
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Back on your 7th place perch
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29/03/2021 19:58:16 1 0
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That's original ????????
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29/03/2021 16:15:24 26 25
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And each one of them has 12 HYS accounts ... so they make it look more!
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29/03/2021 16:27:10 22 23
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Imagine thinking goal.com is a credible news source!! ??

You only need to watch a Man City game to see the empty seats!
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29/03/2021 16:15:18 7 12
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Has there been anything more crazy, than having to look at footballers sitting on their own, wearing token masks in empty stadiums.
Just in case anyone thinks the dead hand of our virtual totalitarian state is losing it's grip.
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29/03/2021 16:22:20 12 0
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I quite like it when I see people ALONE in their cars with a mask on! WHY??????
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29/03/2021 16:28:42 1 2
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Possibly because they just came out of the supermarket and have forgotten to, or not yet got around to, take it off. Or they are going to another shop and choose to keep it on rather than keep removing it. There could be several reasons. You should learn not to pre-judge people.
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29/03/2021 15:58:18 49 22
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Surely it will have to be the Leicester vs Southampton game then?

Seen as Man City don't have any fans......
History will laugh at how we're still tiptoeing around something that now poses almost no threat. Removed
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29/03/2021 16:24:52 1 0
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Garbage comment.
Your club would disown you in a heartbeat if you spouted this viewpoint in public wearing their club colours. As I hope, the majority of fans would.
Moron.
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29/03/2021 16:15:18 7 12
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Has there been anything more crazy, than having to look at footballers sitting on their own, wearing token masks in empty stadiums.
Just in case anyone thinks the dead hand of our virtual totalitarian state is losing it's grip.
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29/03/2021 16:24:58 0 0
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The only thing more crazy is watching hours of telly when exercise is unlimited.
22 Belgians worrying about their hair?
Get a grip.
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29/03/2021 16:25:43 15 8
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Please not the el plastico game.
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29/03/2021 17:29:01 10 2
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You are out, so no worries about that. Another year, decade, passing by without any serious silver at your dump.
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29/03/2021 18:20:07 0 1
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But utd aren't in the semi, its city, so no else plastico I'm afraid
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29/03/2021 15:55:18 0 3
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The young people who don’t have the vaccine and they might be super spreaders
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29/03/2021 16:25:55 1 2
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The vaccine doesn’t stop people getting or spreading the virus. The vaccine just stops you getting sick.
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29/03/2021 16:25:58 49 16
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Oil FC v Chelski for a test!?

Don't know about real fans but Greta Thunberg won't be happy with so much plastic in one place.
City & Chelsea must be dominating again - Que the mental issues mob postings. Removed
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29/03/2021 17:58:40 1 0
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??????
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29/03/2021 16:26:04 99 4
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What is the point in letting 4000 fans into a stadium that holds over 90,000. What exactly will that “test”? The whole thing is a farce. It’s either safe for full attendances or it’s not, their tests will prove nothing.
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29/03/2021 17:09:38 30 11
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Spot on, some of NFL playoff games had 20 odd thousand there, and there wasn't a 3rd, 4th, 5th wave etc. why the indecisiveness in this country ?
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29/03/2021 18:43:29 5 0
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Probably 3,600 non paying guests who know the right people, and 400 loyal paying fans who are being taken for mugs.
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29/03/2021 18:54:18 7 1
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If they are using lateral flow tests or temperature checks, it's going to take longer to get in than it normally would. They might also give people entry times to prevent everyone turning up at once.

So limiting the numbers is sensible, so you can get an idea of how long it will take.

The last thing you want is the match kicking off with 60,000 people still queuing to get in.
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29/03/2021 16:27:10 22 23
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Imagine thinking goal.com is a credible news source!! ??

You only need to watch a Man City game to see the empty seats!
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29/03/2021 16:31:57 36 20
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Rubbish. In the last season before Covid, City's average gate was 54,130 but don't let facts ruin your agenda.
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29/03/2021 16:34:56 15 3
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The family stand tier 1 of the north stand is notorious with City fans, discount season tickets are bought then half the time especially when the weather is crap or it’s on telly up to half don’t show up. But the game will be sold out. The club couldn’t give our enemies a bigger stick to beat us. Season Ticket holder since 1980.
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29/03/2021 18:34:28 1 0
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I think you will find that all teams have loads of empty seats at the moment
How long will the games go on for once fans get back in and whistle disapproval to the players taking the knee in support of the BLM anarchists before they decide to walk off because not everyone agrees with their woke opinions? Removed
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29/03/2021 18:22:38 6 9
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Despite the pandemic, unfortunately, the excrement agitators seem to be in good health. I'd forgotten that a large section of 'fans' are cerebrally challenged.
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29/03/2021 16:17:46 49 1
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Can anyone explain what relevance a Covid trial at Wembley has, with games played all over the country,where (unlike Wembley)90% of the crowd don't travel by Underground.
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29/03/2021 16:27:27 11 6
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Dowden is the type of player who likes to showboat but who struggles to provide end product.
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29/03/2021 16:47:17 1 2
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So Paul Pogba then
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29/03/2021 16:12:41 20 7
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Probably best to have the Chelsea /Man City game with the fans. Then no one has to travel.
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29/03/2021 16:27:38 17 14
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So you are saying that ALL Chelsea fans live in the Wembley area. That would be a ludicrous statement. No but wait, you are also saying that City fans also live in that area? City? A club known to have a very strong, tribal local following form Manchester. Sir, you haven't thought this through...
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29/03/2021 22:29:43 0 0
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i think he was joking - all mancity fans are abroad i think the joke goes so they wont travel to wembley as the airports are closed to holidaymakers
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29/03/2021 16:27:55 7 5
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Why dont they test the Chelski or ABU DHABI FC "fans" to see who how long they have been on the bandwagon?
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29/03/2021 18:18:46 1 1
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Abu Derby County are not in the final. Its Mansheikhster City!
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29/03/2021 16:02:01 28 37
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
Brilliant - see my post 16.54!
Hope to see you down the local comedy show after lock down.
“City have no fans” - did you think of that all by yourself Ha Ha Ha
Peter Kay beware
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29/03/2021 16:28:29 9 4
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See your post 16.54? Lol no one is going to go and find your post to hear you whine some more. We got enough of that from this post lol
It was just a laugh mate relax a little!
Hope to see you down the Emptyhad after lockdown eases, but I have a funny feeling you won't be there. No one is usually. Ha Ha Ha
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29/03/2021 17:11:39 2 5
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Never though I would see the day when rags could only talk about crowds again - Just like that 26 year period when Liverpool dominated 'well we get bigger crowds' was the cry from the vault in the pub as Liverpool lifted another trophy.
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29/03/2021 16:22:20 12 0
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I quite like it when I see people ALONE in their cars with a mask on! WHY??????
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29/03/2021 16:28:42 1 2
bbc
Possibly because they just came out of the supermarket and have forgotten to, or not yet got around to, take it off. Or they are going to another shop and choose to keep it on rather than keep removing it. There could be several reasons. You should learn not to pre-judge people.
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29/03/2021 16:17:46 49 1
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Can anyone explain what relevance a Covid trial at Wembley has, with games played all over the country,where (unlike Wembley)90% of the crowd don't travel by Underground.
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29/03/2021 16:29:14 2 0
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They won’t just be having trials at Wembley. I suppose they need to have trials at Wembley given 6 Euro games will be taking place in June/July
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29/03/2021 16:29:20 5 11
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Just get on with it. Should be a public vote get on with it or cry like babies inside. Pathetic scared of a flu. If you die you die. End of. Get on with it.
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29/03/2021 16:12:09 11 0
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Liverpool have just as many plastic fans
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29/03/2021 16:29:23 0 3
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Oh dear, his comment had relevance to a previous post, your comment is just baiting.