Carabao Cup final to have 8,000 fans
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,152
The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it is confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds.
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04/04/2021 08:32:06 20 17
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Great news... hopefully the start of a return to normality and no more empty stadiums.
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04/04/2021 08:42:24 25 10
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Might as well be empty, 8,000 in a 90,000 seat stadium.
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04/04/2021 09:14:17 4 1
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West Ham won't have noticed any change in the stands
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ABM
04/04/2021 09:36:07 1 1
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Fulhams ground will still be empty when crowds are allowed back.
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04/04/2021 08:32:34 185 4
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Great news. But when they mean proportion of tickets for fans do they mean a few hundred and the rest are corporate
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04/04/2021 08:35:45 59 4
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Probably split 500 between us and Spurs
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04/04/2021 08:40:51 22 10
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Speaking as a Spurs supporter, I would rather see 8,000 people From Manchester and Tottenham being selected from NHS and Care Workers etc only, as a just reward for the Stirling work they have all done under such difficult times, Corporate and fans will have to go on the back burner until the next season starts.
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04/04/2021 10:37:57 2 11
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Well they've got to find somewhere to sell all those sandwiches made with prawns that Farage's Brexit loving fishermen cannot now export to the EU!
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04/04/2021 12:40:31 0 3
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Lucky man city fans, 100% of them will be able to go to the cup final.
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04/04/2021 08:32:34 23 16
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Man City have asked if it can remain behind closed doors as they will struggle to fill their allocation
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04/04/2021 08:33:10 336 11
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As if the suffering couldn't get any worse for us Spurs fans they're now going to make us watch it in person...
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04/04/2021 09:05:09 73 54
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City fans usually pay £5 per ticket. Doubt they'll turn up.
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04/04/2021 09:52:43 11 1
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Funniest comment I've read in ages
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04/04/2021 10:01:51 3 4
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See if you can get your vaccine the day before the game

You will be so zoned out you won’t remember much of the match
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04/04/2021 10:26:52 0 3
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A real loyal fan then it sounds ??
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04/04/2021 13:58:31 1 0
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BEST of the BEST reply ever!
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04/04/2021 14:19:46 1 0
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Blinding
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04/04/2021 14:22:06 2 1
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I commented before I read some of the others....some people must be thick as dogs turd, literally. Great comment and witty, even if you are a spurs fan!
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04/04/2021 15:04:24 1 0
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Nothing is normal until social distancing ends.
04/04/2021 18:24:49 0 0
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Love Spuds fans, same sense of humour City fans have.
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04/04/2021 08:33:24 3 8
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A step in the right direction
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wig
04/04/2021 08:33:34 4 6
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Up the Spurs
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04/04/2021 08:33:49 7 7
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At least Spurs will get to fill their full demand and allocation then ...
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04/04/2021 09:10:07 0 3
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Yes because you have so far to travel.
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04/04/2021 08:34:03 4 16
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And the next wave will start........
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04/04/2021 08:36:55 4 2
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I bet your great company on a night out.
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04/04/2021 08:37:57 9 0
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Mexican ?
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04/04/2021 08:34:56 287 8
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7800 sponsors, execs and radio comp winners - 200 actual fans more than likely!
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04/04/2021 08:58:41 220 13
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Actual fans don't exist anymore. Most have been priced out of the gates.
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04/04/2021 09:03:52 25 1
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7800 sponsors, execs and radio comp winners - and the rest will be corporate invites...... No real fans at all.
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04/04/2021 09:16:01 33 1
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And don't forget the team of about 25 tv presenters and pundits, all babbling on for hours.
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04/04/2021 10:17:40 6 0
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And it stinks to high heaven.
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04/04/2021 08:35:18 6 8
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Too 8k fans, please do not cough for 90mins or we will end up having another lockdown...
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04/04/2021 08:35:22 13 15
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Not for me. I'm not going to be a part of their experiment. No v passport for me. Stuff and nonsense. I won't attand matches anymore if this is how it's going to be. Good luck!
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04/04/2021 08:37:29 2 1
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Will they be selling Man city and Spurs masks ?
Look at the thumbs down already from the idiots wiling to accept surveillance of everywhere we go. Because this is just the start. Removed
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04/04/2021 09:14:28 0 2
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Ahhhh pity, am sure you will be sorely missed by all and sundry......well not actually now I come to think of it.
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04/04/2021 09:26:16 2 0
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Your choice
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04/04/2021 08:32:34 185 4
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Great news. But when they mean proportion of tickets for fans do they mean a few hundred and the rest are corporate
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04/04/2021 08:35:45 59 4
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Probably split 500 between us and Spurs
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04/04/2021 11:07:49 2 2
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Do City fans actually want to go to this one? Long way to go for a routine win.
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04/04/2021 08:36:21 17 9
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Will Man City be allowed to give Spurs any of their unsold tickets?
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04/04/2021 08:45:27 6 12
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I think they would as it will be the last time Tottenham ever make a cup final
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04/04/2021 08:36:43 6 4
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How will Man City fill their allocation? Them influencers best get busy!
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04/04/2021 08:36:47 14 14
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And yet small gatherings in restaurants are deemed to dangerous until May

Making it up as we go along yet again Boris?
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04/04/2021 09:29:46 1 0
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The game is played outdoors isn’t it, and pubs and restaurants are allowed to open outdoors from April 12th. The risks are minimal in both, especially as a Wembley who are hundreds of metres away from a fan at the opposite side of the stadium. 8k in Wembley is tiny, been when 28k in and it has looked very empty
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04/04/2021 08:34:03 4 16
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And the next wave will start........
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04/04/2021 08:36:55 4 2
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I bet your great company on a night out.
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04/04/2021 10:00:23 3 0
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I bet he's never had a night out
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04/04/2021 08:37:03 42 6
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Hopefully Mourino's ticket gets lost in the post and we'll have someone else to manage on the day...
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04/04/2021 17:03:03 1 0
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JM got them to a final after 5 mins at the club, I wish my club could get to a final.
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04/04/2021 08:37:11 5 7
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Will Spurs use up all their allocation. At least the ones that do attend can catch up on their sleep.
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04/04/2021 08:37:11 17 12
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Some hope, small steps to our new normal times, happy days!
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04/04/2021 08:35:22 13 15
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Not for me. I'm not going to be a part of their experiment. No v passport for me. Stuff and nonsense. I won't attand matches anymore if this is how it's going to be. Good luck!
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04/04/2021 08:37:29 2 1
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Will they be selling Man city and Spurs masks ?
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04/04/2021 08:34:03 4 16
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And the next wave will start........
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04/04/2021 08:37:57 9 0
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Mexican ?
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04/04/2021 08:38:00 161 43
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City are going to be allocated 5 tickets. Any they can't sell will be offered to Spurs.
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04/04/2021 09:03:16 40 33
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Ever thought of a career in comedy ?
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04/04/2021 09:10:16 14 6
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Yeah spurs well known army of support, playing on their doorstep. Those of us who had to shell out twice in one week to see the 81 final remember the ’fantastic' spurs fans. If these games were played up here, most of you would need an atlas.
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04/04/2021 09:21:24 10 9
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No need for tickets for Man Utd or Liverpool they aren’t going anywhere near Wembley!
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04/04/2021 09:59:17 3 1
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Should be on the stage - sweeping it.
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04/04/2021 11:51:42 2 1
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Cue City fans have a complete sense of humour failure and respond with pathetic ‘our fans our better than yours’ style responses. Yawn
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04/04/2021 12:05:54 0 0
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That is all Spurs will get!!
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04/04/2021 12:25:29 0 1
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They must have come in a taxi
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04/04/2021 14:03:35 0 0
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COOL!
04/04/2021 18:41:51 1 0
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well we have filled our allocation on the last 15 visits - as it's our second home.
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04/04/2021 08:38:28 0 2
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City fans cant travel from Manchester to attend the game
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04/04/2021 08:42:01 1 0
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Yes they can, they just can't stay overnight
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04/04/2021 09:54:51 0 0
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No need to, most live in the South East.
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04/04/2021 08:38:47 7 8
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Come on spuds let's nip the quadruple talk in the butt for another year.........YNWA
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04/04/2021 08:42:15 1 2
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Yeah lets hear the United keep talking about their treble for another year
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04/04/2021 08:39:04 3 3
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Come on City ??
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04/04/2021 08:39:10 99 7
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What have Tottenham fans done to deserve this punishment?
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04/04/2021 10:09:59 41 14
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They are Tottenham fans so they deserve punishment
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04/04/2021 08:39:15 15 13
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Have to see this as a good thing , getting back to normal with caution is a must !
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04/04/2021 08:40:06 17 5
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8,000 in Wembley? What is the point? If only 8,000 it would be better to use a League 1 ground that normally holds 20,000 or so. At least make it a fair test. In Wembley, might as well hold it on the north York moors everyone will be so far apart!
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04/04/2021 08:45:06 23 3
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That may be the point so they can say the passports work and have to stay
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04/04/2021 09:10:15 2 11
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But that's the point. You know, safe social distancing.
Otherwise you might as well play it in my living room and cram everyone in up close.
You need to get your head around the fact that, until this terrible virus has burned itself out completely, the days of packed, noisy stands are just a pipe dream.
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04/04/2021 09:19:46 1 0
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You can hold it up here if you want. I can mark out a pitch and borrow some jumpers ????
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04/04/2021 09:29:26 3 0
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Exactly. Why not double it as there will be loads of space given Wembley's capacity
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04/04/2021 08:32:34 185 4
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Great news. But when they mean proportion of tickets for fans do they mean a few hundred and the rest are corporate
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04/04/2021 08:40:51 22 10
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Speaking as a Spurs supporter, I would rather see 8,000 people From Manchester and Tottenham being selected from NHS and Care Workers etc only, as a just reward for the Stirling work they have all done under such difficult times, Corporate and fans will have to go on the back burner until the next season starts.
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04/04/2021 09:21:51 13 1
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Why have workers from Manchester and Tottenham been going to Stirling to do their work?
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04/04/2021 12:56:19 2 0
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What about all the other workers that have kept the country running during lockdown? You cant just select one sector of workers. They should split it 4000 tickets for each teams fans.
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04/04/2021 14:05:15 0 1
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Reward for their work, that's their salary then. What about choosing fans of both teams that have been stuck on furlough for the best part of 12 months and struggling financially and mentally, be a great pick up for them. I know I can't plan a much needed day out when things reopen as I can't afford it. Everyone working has continued to get a full wage and not faced struggles.
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04/04/2021 08:41:10 2 0
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Jose always wins summat, sell your house,car,kids and wife and put it all on the spuds
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04/04/2021 08:41:18 65 3
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That will be 7,000 hangers on and 500 tickets for each club ?
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04/04/2021 09:04:16 40 49
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Lucky enough Man City only have 37 fans
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04/04/2021 08:35:22 13 15
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Not for me. I'm not going to be a part of their experiment. No v passport for me. Stuff and nonsense. I won't attand matches anymore if this is how it's going to be. Good luck!
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04/04/2021 08:41:41 4 5
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They don’t get that many In there own stadiums anyway.
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04/04/2021 09:00:14 4 1
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More than Liverpool.
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04/04/2021 09:09:47 0 0
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They can't afford every game , there are more important things than football.
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04/04/2021 08:38:28 0 2
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City fans cant travel from Manchester to attend the game
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04/04/2021 08:42:01 1 0
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Yes they can, they just can't stay overnight
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04/04/2021 08:42:06 35 3
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Might as well play it at Walsall FC's Bescot stadium.
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04/04/2021 08:45:02 30 0
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That would make it a useful test at least. Everyone could have their own private entrance at Wembley almost! How is that a true test?
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04/04/2021 08:38:47 7 8
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Come on spuds let's nip the quadruple talk in the butt for another year.........YNWA
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04/04/2021 08:42:15 1 2
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Yeah lets hear the United keep talking about their treble for another year
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04/04/2021 08:42:17 102 9
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Supporters sat apart with masks on their faces.

My sports subscription will remain cancelled for now.
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04/04/2021 10:35:36 106 74
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I hope historians look back at this period of history and chalk it down as a kind of mass hysteria, generated by a PC media and inept Governments.
Otherwise it means future generations are doomed to living their lives as frightened rabbits.
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04/04/2021 11:15:03 3 7
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But you get to GO to a match, hopefully, if our numbers continue to fall. Stop the spread, and see our numbers fall more and more and there will be more football, and just more .......
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04/04/2021 08:32:06 20 17
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Great news... hopefully the start of a return to normality and no more empty stadiums.
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04/04/2021 08:42:24 25 10
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Might as well be empty, 8,000 in a 90,000 seat stadium.
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04/04/2021 08:48:21 2 2
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Plenty of space at Wembly. Should make it at least 20,000. Make it a real trial.
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04/04/2021 10:08:57 0 0
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I think that's the point...
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04/04/2021 08:42:40 5 1
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As there’s a travel ban can we have the majority of the tickets please...btw didn’t Arsenal play well last night ...
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04/04/2021 09:20:35 1 0
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There isn’t a travel ban, it’s ended, and from April 12th you can stay in self catering accommodation. How would you be able to do that if there was a travel ban.
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04/04/2021 08:43:06 31 12
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The worst football season in living memory.
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04/04/2021 09:05:25 7 19
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Your only 10
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04/04/2021 09:57:30 2 0
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I’m not so sure. Given the circumstance lower league clubs especially have had to reign in the financial self ruin. New salary caps etc.
Covid may actually save more clubs than it ruins by forcing them to pause for thought.
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04/04/2021 13:58:14 0 0
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No that was last year, ous been really exciting this year
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04/04/2021 08:43:22 41 14
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Will Citeh fill their allocation?

They returned 5,000 tickets for a recent semi-final at Wembley Stadium!
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04/04/2021 08:54:26 24 34
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That’s because were there every season
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04/04/2021 09:04:24 6 5
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Would have been a record attendance from them to be fair - don't set unrealistic standards for them.

Once they consistently get more than 10 showing up, they can dream about big numbers like 11, 12, 13...
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04/04/2021 09:04:25 7 12
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They reach so many of these semi finals plus it's expensive day, there is a recession on do you expect people to spend all their money on football ?
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04/04/2021 09:13:56 7 3
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That’s why semi finals should not be a Wembley. Over the past few years City have tended to be there 4 times per season. Fans have only so much money. With Travel it costs well over £100 every time you go, and if the team goes a lot the thinking is do I go to the semi final again, when if we win there Is the final in a few weeks, and if we lose do I want to be there
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04/04/2021 09:34:28 5 5
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Another comedian! How long did it take you to think of that one. Oh actually every other post is the same, at least be original instead of looking for likes
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04/04/2021 10:02:58 0 7
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We didn't get our full 55,000 allocation. Do Liverpool fans no where Wembley is? No wonder maps are selling out on Merseyside
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04/04/2021 12:01:33 1 0
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Semis Should never be played at Wembley
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04/04/2021 15:22:11 0 0
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They’ll be from those who usually get comp tickets in the sponsored boxes
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04/04/2021 08:35:22 13 15
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Not for me. I'm not going to be a part of their experiment. No v passport for me. Stuff and nonsense. I won't attand matches anymore if this is how it's going to be. Good luck!
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Look at the thumbs down already from the idiots wiling to accept surveillance of everywhere we go. Because this is just the start. Removed
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04/04/2021 08:44:27 5 2
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Will it be for those vaccinated only!!
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04/04/2021 08:47:46 0 3
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Hurry up City and Tottenham fans and get vaccinated so you can attend the match of the season so far
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04/04/2021 08:44:28 2 8
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Who cares?
It's a Liverpool v Man City champions league final this year, poor Citeh haha ??????
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04/04/2021 08:49:28 8 0
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Who cares? Maybe City and Spurs fans. Why are you posting about a Champions League so called Final when you haven't even made it. Deluded.
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04/04/2021 08:42:06 35 3
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Might as well play it at Walsall FC's Bescot stadium.
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04/04/2021 08:45:02 30 0
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That would make it a useful test at least. Everyone could have their own private entrance at Wembley almost! How is that a true test?
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04/04/2021 08:40:06 17 5
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8,000 in Wembley? What is the point? If only 8,000 it would be better to use a League 1 ground that normally holds 20,000 or so. At least make it a fair test. In Wembley, might as well hold it on the north York moors everyone will be so far apart!
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04/04/2021 08:45:06 23 3
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That may be the point so they can say the passports work and have to stay
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04/04/2021 10:22:23 6 0
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Boris/Keir: "Vaccine passports not British, need to think carefully". Days later this and so many people just accept it, if my club fall into line it is goodbye to my custom and I will listen to the game on their live radio commentary. Sad times but not enough dissenters.
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04/04/2021 08:45:20 1 3
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Would you get 8000 fans for the Carabao Cup final?
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04/04/2021 08:36:21 17 9
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Will Man City be allowed to give Spurs any of their unsold tickets?
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04/04/2021 08:45:27 6 12
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I think they would as it will be the last time Tottenham ever make a cup final
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04/04/2021 09:01:58 1 1
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Obvious troll is obvious.
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04/04/2021 09:05:42 2 0
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To be fair, we've made 2 finals in the last 3 years. So, probably not.
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04/04/2021 09:13:04 2 0
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Age next birthday ? bout 5 ?
Be going to junior school soon. That will be exiting for you won't it.
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04/04/2021 09:29:57 0 0
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Hows the defense of the Premier League going?
Stones/glass houses, get the message!
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04/04/2021 08:45:42 99 45
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So no one under the age of 40 in the crowd then with the covid passports? Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly
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04/04/2021 08:49:33 32 9
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or a negative test
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04/04/2021 08:50:26 26 14
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They have decided that the under 40’s have to pick up all the litter they have left in the parks lol
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04/04/2021 08:51:54 21 3
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I'm going to set up all stall outside the ground selling Werther's original.
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04/04/2021 08:57:48 19 9
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All the young uns will be at the illegal raves or the latest kill the bill protest.
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04/04/2021 09:08:55 16 16
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How have the young protected the elderly when it is the elderly that were told to lock themselves up in their house for 6 months.
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04/04/2021 09:12:20 30 15
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Yes we've seen pictures of them protecting the elderly in all the parks with all the sh.t they left behind them. Most think only of themselves.
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04/04/2021 09:16:21 20 11
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"Protecting the elderly". Rubbish. Sub 30 year olds congregate en mass round here... 20+ in groups. They're protecting the elderly really well...
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04/04/2021 09:16:23 7 3
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Under 40s aren’t allowed a test? Really?
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04/04/2021 09:48:43 7 6
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Yeah because there's so much evidence of under 30's sticking to the Covid rules for the elderly isn't there? This is a step in the right direction but still everyone is moaning. Did anyone honestly just expect 80,000 to be able to rock up at Wembley for a while?
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04/04/2021 10:34:07 8 4
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Stupid ageist comment.

It ignores the elderly who have been protecting themselves by isolating for a year and taking the jab. Not going to demos, boozing up in the park, having parties etc..

I hope you take the jab as soon as you can to help protect others. Plus a sense of perspective. One football match, (there will be another next year, and the year after, and the year after that....)
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04/04/2021 11:25:27 1 0
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Punish? As in dying or just moaning generally?
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04/04/2021 12:12:55 3 0
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"Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly"
We were protecting the £150 billion pa NHS. Old folks didn't want to be locked up or damage their children's futures with useless lockdowns. Don't rewrite history. It's what horrible people do.
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04/04/2021 16:39:49 0 0
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You can't read ifyou think only vaccinated people can get a ticke lol
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04/04/2021 08:45:44 160 74
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Declare your medical history to get into a football match....scary
No different to showing proof of vaccination to get into a country with yellow fever. Not scary in the slightest, don't be a little girl Removed
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04/04/2021 09:05:10 34 46
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One of the most depressing things of this whole thing is that it turns out the masses are all for it and can't see the bigger, long term picture of giving away their so many of their civil liberties. Football fans are probably more clued up than most because we never had many to begin with.
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04/04/2021 09:08:23 62 28
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Isn't it showing you've had tbe vaccination or negative test? Not your entire medical history, don't be so melodramatic.
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04/04/2021 09:15:16 19 7
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You don’t have to do that liar.
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04/04/2021 09:45:35 20 9
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No one is forcing anyone to go to a football match.
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04/04/2021 09:58:39 31 24
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What's really scary is how easy it has been to get a huge number of people to roll over and swallow any cherry picked data and debunked projections then obediently ask for more as the state takes control over huge chunks of their private lives.
And given the deaths that lockdown and blanket restrictions have brought, it is like sheep calling for more slaughterhouses.
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04/04/2021 11:10:08 1 2
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Not scary, just pointless. It's slow enough getting into stadiums as it is but can you imagine a future where the stadiums are full but they want to check everyone? You'll need to turn up 3 hours early.
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04/04/2021 11:20:05 6 9
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Who cares? All your information is everywhere already anyway - we all have phones - I have nothing to be ashamed of or feel guilty about. If you want to do things or go anywhere, there will always be conditions abd requirements, nothing to do with health. Get real.
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04/04/2021 08:45:49 12 10
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8.000 fans...City’s entire fanbase
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04/04/2021 08:51:08 6 3
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Hahaha sooooo original
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04/04/2021 09:06:41 1 2
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Downvoted for implying that Man City have as many as 8000 fans.
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04/04/2021 09:07:36 3 0
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Gee that's original.
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04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
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That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
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04/04/2021 08:51:06 9 1
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This is the EFL cup. You mean the EFL Trophy, and the reason being that took place earlier, before the lockdown started to end.
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04/04/2021 08:53:30 4 0
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No such thing as a sleeping giant anymore. If every club who “should” be in the prem was, it would have 40 teams in it.
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04/04/2021 08:53:33 3 0
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This is the EFL Cup?? You refer ti the EFL Trophy.
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04/04/2021 08:53:42 0 1
bbc
Football is not meaningless.
It is the heartbeat of sofa and alcohol sales.
85
04/04/2021 08:56:07 4 0
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The only thing ridiculous here is your comment
53
04/04/2021 08:46:39 16 1
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Most of the tickets will go to the so called “football family”
362
04/04/2021 10:08:21 2 2
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Nurses and local residents apparently.
43
04/04/2021 08:44:27 5 2
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Will it be for those vaccinated only!!
54
04/04/2021 08:47:46 0 3
bbc
Hurry up City and Tottenham fans and get vaccinated so you can attend the match of the season so far
79
04/04/2021 08:54:05 3 0
bbc
Lol the one season wonders are out in force again! One premiership title and it what a surprise tour actually a crap team !! Only people laughing are people laughing at klopp and the scousers
402
04/04/2021 10:18:21 2 0
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If you qualified you'll all be whinging and bleating on Talksport about not being allowed to go and having your privileges taken away from you.
38
04/04/2021 08:42:24 25 10
bbc
Might as well be empty, 8,000 in a 90,000 seat stadium.
55
04/04/2021 08:48:21 2 2
bbc
Plenty of space at Wembly. Should make it at least 20,000. Make it a real trial.
116
04/04/2021 09:03:39 6 10
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Should make it 90,000 as that is what needs to happen in the 'normal' world. Anything less is just a poor replication of what life was like beforehand.
56
04/04/2021 08:48:30 3 6
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Nervous employees of both clubs are already sweating working out how they can fill that many seats
282
04/04/2021 09:42:59 0 0
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Yeah, not like we sell out a 62,000 seat stadium every week...........
57
04/04/2021 08:48:42 4 5
bbc
Where are city going to find that many fans?
58
04/04/2021 08:49:18 6 4
bbc
Are you allowed to fly from Abu Dhabi?
73
04/04/2021 08:52:45 6 1
bbc
Arsenal are not in the final.
59
04/04/2021 08:49:23 7 0
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Will you need to sign up for subsequent testing for a few weeks after the game?
44
04/04/2021 08:44:28 2 8
bbc
Who cares?
It's a Liverpool v Man City champions league final this year, poor Citeh haha ??????
60
04/04/2021 08:49:28 8 0
bbc
Who cares? Maybe City and Spurs fans. Why are you posting about a Champions League so called Final when you haven't even made it. Deluded.
95
04/04/2021 08:58:59 0 2
bbc
Because who cares? It'll be funny when city lose this, but let's be honest it's gonna be hilarious when they fail to win the CL again, against another English team on top
49
04/04/2021 08:45:42 99 45
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So no one under the age of 40 in the crowd then with the covid passports? Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly
61
04/04/2021 08:49:33 32 9
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or a negative test
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Jim
04/04/2021 09:14:40 4 2
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Which we'll probably have to pay for
62
04/04/2021 08:50:26 17 6
bbc
This will be a good test of what is more atmospheric. 8,000 in a vast stadium or canned crowd noise. Thumbs up for the 8,000. Thumbs down for the canned noise.
299
04/04/2021 09:49:54 4 0
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I fail to see the difference
49
04/04/2021 08:45:42 99 45
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So no one under the age of 40 in the crowd then with the covid passports? Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly
63
04/04/2021 08:50:26 26 14
bbc
They have decided that the under 40’s have to pick up all the litter they have left in the parks lol
64
04/04/2021 08:50:46 68 20
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is this the start of govt ids to move around?
331
04/04/2021 09:58:47 11 2
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Make sure you get vaccinated so you can attend the League Cup final. Well that advert wont be for the whole nation will it
454
04/04/2021 10:30:02 6 6
bbc
That's been the plan for years. Covid just have them the excuse. How long before the data from tesco et c is collated and we start to get barred from buying to much chocolate or alcohol?
574
04/04/2021 11:12:52 4 6
bbc
No clearly it is not. Next stupid comment please.
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RG
04/04/2021 16:34:11 1 2
bbc
This was the plan all along. Was obvious since 2018 if you read the 'EU commission roadmap for vaccine passports'. Easily searchable. People need to wake up.
65
04/04/2021 08:50:47 1 0
bbc
And the bar takings will be the same.
52
04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
bbc
That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
66
04/04/2021 08:51:06 9 1
bbc
This is the EFL cup. You mean the EFL Trophy, and the reason being that took place earlier, before the lockdown started to end.
51
04/04/2021 08:45:49 12 10
bbc
8.000 fans...City’s entire fanbase
67
04/04/2021 08:51:08 6 3
bbc
Hahaha sooooo original
68
04/04/2021 08:51:21 10 3
bbc
Fantastic news great to have fans back in the stadium hopefully a few more months then hopefully full stadiums if safe of course
49
04/04/2021 08:45:42 99 45
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So no one under the age of 40 in the crowd then with the covid passports? Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly
69
04/04/2021 08:51:54 21 3
bbc
I'm going to set up all stall outside the ground selling Werther's original.
70
04/04/2021 08:52:11 41 14
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Will social distancing still be required as cramming 8000 into the exec boxes will be a difficult exercise?
Will City fans be allowed to enter country? Will it be regarded as business travel?
357
04/04/2021 10:05:45 6 8
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I think UaE is still in the red list? So not sure if they can attend.
566
04/04/2021 11:10:09 0 0
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There wont be any exec boxes allowed. You are still not allowed to meet any more than one other person indoors, and as its commercial, there will be no alcohol allowed until after that date, and limited dining space. The hangers on will only go if there is free grub and alcohol. They wont go just to watch a game
71
04/04/2021 08:52:18 5 3
bbc
4,000 Spurs fans get to see us defend for 90/120 minutes. Awesome.

Seriously though, great news for society. Enjoy.
72
04/04/2021 08:52:37 45 18
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Not really interested in that. 25k would have been OK. Why the conservatism when it's in the open and the vulnerable have been vaccinated?
81
04/04/2021 08:54:54 60 49
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Because they know what they’re doing and are using scientific evidence rather than the opinion of some no mark on the internet?
86
04/04/2021 08:57:02 8 8
bbc
If you say so Doctor Naz
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04/04/2021 09:23:41 9 1
bbc
If it's corporates, they won't be in the open all the time. If it's fans, there's the crowding in/outside pubs before and after, and on public transport or coaches.

Cheltenham last year was outside, but it was probably the associated travel, pubs, restaurants etc that were the risk.
582
04/04/2021 11:17:54 4 3
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How are all those fans getting to Wembley? If they were driving then yes maybe, but virtually all of them will be crammed onto the tube. It's more a test of public transport than rules in the stadium.
04/04/2021 18:50:48 1 0
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Because not everyone has been vaccinated and the young can still catch Covid, have serious side effects and if things go seriously pear-shaped, overwhelm the NHS.
58
04/04/2021 08:49:18 6 4
bbc
Are you allowed to fly from Abu Dhabi?
73
04/04/2021 08:52:45 6 1
bbc
Arsenal are not in the final.
74
04/04/2021 08:53:11 4 5
bbc
Be great seeing 4000 spud fans blub in their
Masks at losing the Mickey mouse cup
91
04/04/2021 08:57:47 2 0
bbc
Sounds like a mid-table, Arsenal fan comment. We wouldn't know much about that nowadays. Enjoy the continental league....if you qualify for it.
52
04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
bbc
That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
75
04/04/2021 08:53:30 4 0
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No such thing as a sleeping giant anymore. If every club who “should” be in the prem was, it would have 40 teams in it.
52
04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
bbc
That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
76
04/04/2021 08:53:33 3 0
bbc
This is the EFL Cup?? You refer ti the EFL Trophy.
52
04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
bbc
That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
77
04/04/2021 08:53:42 0 1
bbc
Football is not meaningless.
It is the heartbeat of sofa and alcohol sales.
78
04/04/2021 08:54:04 6 8
bbc
Some city fans will be used to that like when they were in division 2 before the oil money came in
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04/04/2021 09:04:44 5 0
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Obviously the oil money changed City completely, not that long ago they were still feeding the goat, but never doubt the support, unless you’ve been there you haven’t got a clue, up the wolves ??
54
04/04/2021 08:47:46 0 3
bbc
Hurry up City and Tottenham fans and get vaccinated so you can attend the match of the season so far
79
04/04/2021 08:54:05 3 0
bbc
Lol the one season wonders are out in force again! One premiership title and it what a surprise tour actually a crap team !! Only people laughing are people laughing at klopp and the scousers
41
04/04/2021 08:43:22 41 14
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Will Citeh fill their allocation?

They returned 5,000 tickets for a recent semi-final at Wembley Stadium!
80
04/04/2021 08:54:26 24 34
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That’s because were there every season
113
04/04/2021 09:02:51 11 1
bbc
So no one wanted to go see them? Makes no sense but okay!
350
04/04/2021 10:03:39 5 5
bbc
Yep its now Man City's home ground
72
04/04/2021 08:52:37 45 18
bbc
Not really interested in that. 25k would have been OK. Why the conservatism when it's in the open and the vulnerable have been vaccinated?
81
04/04/2021 08:54:54 60 49
bbc
Because they know what they’re doing and are using scientific evidence rather than the opinion of some no mark on the internet?
99
04/04/2021 09:00:11 14 14
bbc
Except they aren't.
209
04/04/2021 09:23:02 14 8
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Goebbels absolutely loved people with this attitude. And despised their credulity at the same time.
414
04/04/2021 10:22:07 5 7
bbc
Stop the scaremongering
420
II
04/04/2021 10:22:54 5 3
bbc
If we followed your draconian plans, then the FTSE would be 0.00004
920
04/04/2021 15:39:49 3 3
bbc
If they "knew what they were doing" the UK would be virtually Covid free as we are in Australia. But no doubt people will vote for the same incompetents
82
04/04/2021 08:55:44 7 4
bbc
8,000 in a 90,000 capacity stadium, what's the point ? The baseball season started in the states on Thursday, at least 10,000 in most stadiums which are far smaller. No fake noise or cardboard cut outs, brilliant.
946
04/04/2021 16:21:35 0 0
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10,000 people watching glorified rounders - rather be given all three vaccines!
83
04/04/2021 08:55:45 4 1
bbc
City should fill their allocation. But embarrassing for their last final when they couldn’t sell their tickets and Villa asked them for extras as they sold out a lot quicker. I think towards the end it was season ticket holders, who live next door to someone that might want to go +1 ticket ??
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04/04/2021 09:07:09 0 5
bbc
They reach the final so often it's no big deal for them unlike Villas fans.
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04/04/2021 09:26:00 0 0
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Of course Villa would sell the tickets quicker as they rarely go, it was a once in a generation visit excluding play offs. It was City’s third final in a row, on top of semi final and finals. In the FA Cup in previous years. I went as a Man City member and easily got a ticket. The problem is that the cheapest tickets go first and the tickets left are the ridiculously priced ones
84
04/04/2021 08:55:47 6 5
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Great news for football fans.
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04/04/2021 09:04:01 8 1
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Yeah, if actual football fans can get a ticket.
Have noting but admiration for our NHS people, but this is pointless if they give 5k of the 8k to health workers who just see it as a day out and couldn't care less for the actual result.
52
04/04/2021 08:46:36 2 12
bbc
That’s ridiculous. It’s a meaningless event. Why couldn’t there have been fans at the EFL Cup final which Sunderland won? At least that’s a proper cup with history. As usual the so called big clubs get priority - while the sleeping giant clubs with more glorious history get left out. Disgraceful.
85
04/04/2021 08:56:07 4 0
bbc
The only thing ridiculous here is your comment
72
04/04/2021 08:52:37 45 18
bbc
Not really interested in that. 25k would have been OK. Why the conservatism when it's in the open and the vulnerable have been vaccinated?
86
04/04/2021 08:57:02 8 8
bbc
If you say so Doctor Naz
87
04/04/2021 08:57:06 4 4
bbc
Who cares
88
04/04/2021 08:57:15 2 5
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Can Harry prove he’s a man? Will Harry finally win a trophy? Will Harry once again crumble in a big game when it matters? Spurs were top of the league but Harry let his side down as his team dropped down the table having played Liverpool and Leicester. Harry was anonymous in the UCL Final. Harry won’t be able to rely on penalties this time. Will Harry get his redemption? Find out 25th April 2021
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04/04/2021 09:01:39 3 4
bbc
You need to have natural breaks in your sentences mate, or people run out of breath trying to read them.
What you actually wrote ? oh sorry I assumed not important enough to actually read what you were trying to say. Bit too much hot air for my taste.
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cj
04/04/2021 08:57:28 76 36
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Stupid idea. I mean how are city going to find 4000 fans at short notice?
They may end up having to buy a few from other clubs.
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04/04/2021 09:00:20 16 11
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And they need to star making the plastic flags
117
04/04/2021 09:03:48 1 3
bbc
Read the article, they're bringing in thousands of underemployed NHS managers..
159
04/04/2021 09:12:42 1 5
bbc
When did Spurs win the league and their owners are tax avoiders .
327
04/04/2021 09:57:59 7 3
bbc
55,000 regularly at the Etihad. Leave the buying of fans to United and Liverpool, they do it so well
602
04/04/2021 11:24:20 1 1
bbc
Don’t worry they will be oil workers having a weekend break in London.
911
04/04/2021 15:19:39 0 0
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They can afford it
90
04/04/2021 08:57:40 4 12
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With thousands of new cases each day, this could turn out to be a super spreading event. Everyone attending should be vaccinated and follow social distancing.
97
04/04/2021 08:59:54 2 2
bbc
Meanwhile back in the real-world..
110
04/04/2021 09:02:39 1 0
bbc
Or have a lobotomy like your goodself
183
04/04/2021 09:17:15 0 0
bbc
Good, let's get it over with and get herd.
74
04/04/2021 08:53:11 4 5
bbc
Be great seeing 4000 spud fans blub in their
Masks at losing the Mickey mouse cup
91
04/04/2021 08:57:47 2 0
bbc
Sounds like a mid-table, Arsenal fan comment. We wouldn't know much about that nowadays. Enjoy the continental league....if you qualify for it.
49
04/04/2021 08:45:42 99 45
bbc
So no one under the age of 40 in the crowd then with the covid passports? Makes sense to punish those who have been protecting the elderly
92
04/04/2021 08:57:48 19 9
bbc
All the young uns will be at the illegal raves or the latest kill the bill protest.
Hopefully they’ll all boo the kneeling. Removed
104
04/04/2021 09:01:39 24 35
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Is that really what popped into your head first, you utter plum
177
04/04/2021 09:16:17 12 4
bbc
Your name isn't appropriate for your horrible attitude.
181
04/04/2021 09:16:35 8 10
bbc
Laughing at bending the knee might stop it
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04/04/2021 09:24:15 7 4
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I’ve no issue if the players wish to stand, kneel, cry, I don’t care.
My issue is this has been forced from the start, with governing bodies that refuse any advice or guidance for those not wanting to. That is not okay.
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04/04/2021 09:53:46 0 0
bbc
What a lovely person you come across as. Booing people sticking up for their black teammates and friends who regularly get racially abused by cretins and also sticking the boot into the NHS. Tell me Buddha, how did you get so enlightened?
9
04/04/2021 08:34:56 287 8
bbc
7800 sponsors, execs and radio comp winners - 200 actual fans more than likely!
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04/04/2021 08:58:41 220 13
bbc
Actual fans don't exist anymore. Most have been priced out of the gates.
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SLR
04/04/2021 09:47:06 11 21
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This is not true, the skanky hooligans have been priced out.
344
04/04/2021 10:02:03 1 16
bbc
Is this a copy and paste? Compare a season ticket to your council tax bill! I will bet you the cost of watching football has been coming down. You can get a season ticket for Burnley for <£400. This works out at less than 2 months council tax. Try this comparison 20yrs ago or even 40yrs ago with rates. Now compare attendances with 40yrs ago... Football today would seem cheap.
543
04/04/2021 10:59:29 0 2
bbc
I've haven't I can afford it
676
04/04/2021 11:53:09 3 0
bbc
high cost of being a fan is self inflicted by going along with it all and paying the prices ...dont want to be ripped off? then don't pay up ...very simple !
04/04/2021 18:47:58 2 0
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I'm a leicester season ticket holder and it works out at £21.84 per game, I'm 36 and think that represents good value for top half (top 5 more often lately) I appreciate not all clubs are run as well as leicester, we do things a bit differently but I'm neither a high earner or a hooligan. I can afford 22 quid every other week. That said, I won't be able to get a ticket to Wembley if I wanted sadly
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04/04/2021 08:49:28 8 0
bbc
Who cares? Maybe City and Spurs fans. Why are you posting about a Champions League so called Final when you haven't even made it. Deluded.
95
04/04/2021 08:58:59 0 2
bbc
Because who cares? It'll be funny when city lose this, but let's be honest it's gonna be hilarious when they fail to win the CL again, against another English team on top
96
04/04/2021 08:59:01 3 3
bbc
4000 Spurs fans? That’s about 80 coach loads, oh plus the one the team will park on the pitch
184
04/04/2021 09:17:18 1 0
bbc
There won’t be 4000 fans. At least half the tickets won’t go to the clubs
90
04/04/2021 08:57:40 4 12
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With thousands of new cases each day, this could turn out to be a super spreading event. Everyone attending should be vaccinated and follow social distancing.
97
04/04/2021 08:59:54 2 2
bbc
Meanwhile back in the real-world..
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04/04/2021 09:00:09 51 2
bbc
Only 8000 - we get more than that in the local park every weekend.
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SLR
04/04/2021 09:52:57 21 30
bbc
Where they come to catch covid?
81
04/04/2021 08:54:54 60 49
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Because they know what they’re doing and are using scientific evidence rather than the opinion of some no mark on the internet?
99
04/04/2021 09:00:11 14 14
bbc
Except they aren't.
33
04/04/2021 08:41:41 4 5
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They don’t get that many In there own stadiums anyway.
100
04/04/2021 09:00:14 4 1
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More than Liverpool.