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15 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

0-0 

But we’ve been here before over the last two weeks  with City. They’ll win 1-0 or 2-0.

To get anything Leicester have to score this won’t finish 0-0. 

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Phew! On to Sunday. Come on you blues!

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9 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Hope all you City fans are attending the FA Cup final as the tickets have actually had to go on general sale!

Bit embarrassing!

With two price bands of Final tickets being over £100, plus the tube strike meaning they might miss the last train back so now need a hotel room plus season ticket, League Cup run to Final, Champion League matches plus European travel, PL away games and national travel, maybe just maybe they might watch the FA Cup Final in the pub, with their mates and a few pints. 

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7 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

With two price bands of Final tickets being over £100, plus the tube strike meaning they might miss the last train back so now need a hotel room plus season ticket, League Cup run to Final, Champion League matches plus European travel, PL away games and national travel, maybe just maybe they might watch the FA Cup Final in the pub, with their mates and a few pints. 

Any supposed big club would have sold them out no problem.

For all City’s success they do have a problem getting their fans to go to their games.

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Just now, Wiltshire Rhino said:

 

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Does that include a figure for % of ground sold out?

The fact is City had to actually return quite a large part of their FA Cup semi final allocation this year.

They struggled to sell their League Cup final allocation and had to give away tickets in the end.

They have struggled to sell out Champions League games.

And now have had to put their FA Cup final allocation on general sale which is pretty embarrassing.

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1 minute ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Does that include a figure for % of ground sold out?

The fact is City had to actually return quite a large part of their FA Cup semi final allocation this year.

They struggled to sell their League Cup final allocation and had to give away tickets in the end.

They have struggled to sell out Champions League games.

And now have had to put their FA Cup final allocation on general sale which is pretty embarrassing.

Not really. Maybe the majority of City fans still come from the traditional working class background and can't afford to follow them like the used to. Maybe they don't have as many bandwagon jumpers as the other big teams, which in my opinion is a good thing. 

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5 minutes ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Not really. Maybe the majority of City fans still come from the traditional working class background and can't afford to follow them like the used to. Maybe they don't have as many bandwagon jumpers as the other big teams, which in my opinion is a good thing. 

Man City traditionally draw from south Manchester - arguably a much more affluent area than Man Utd’s strongholds in the city and beyond like Salford.

Having your FA Cup final allocation go on general sale as a supposed big club is embarrassing.

 

 

 

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I, personally, think the most embarrassing thing in top flight football in this country is the ticket prices. Any fans who don't buy those tickets because they can't *afford them, should be supported not mocked. 

 

*I understand there could be other reasons 

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1 minute ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

I, personally, think the most embarrassing thing in top flight football in this country is the ticket prices. Any fans who don't buy those tickets because they can't *afford them, should be supported not mocked. 

 

*I understand there could be other reasons 

To be fair FA Cup final tickets are like gold at most big clubs as the allocations tend to be smaller than say the League Cup final.

Perhaps poverty isn’t the biggest factor here and let’s face it other big clubs tend to to draw from deprived areas too.

Maybe City fans just aren’t as interested in getting behind their team - it is hard to explain.

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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Maybe the majority of City fans still come from the traditional working class background ...

That won't make them any different to pretty much any other football club though. Even ones in affluent areas would tend to draw the majority of their support from working class people. And, as far as I know, it is vanishingly rare for a club not to sell its FA Cup final allocation - not least because the number allocated is usually well under a team's average home crowd.

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1 hour ago, tonyXIII said:

Jealousy is a terrible affliction.

I think also the behaviour of City fans is generally better than that of certain other clubs. 

That is far more important than selling allocations. 

 

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

That won't make them any different to pretty much any other football club though. Even ones in affluent areas would tend to draw the majority of their support from working class people. And, as far as I know, it is vanishingly rare for a club not to sell its FA Cup final allocation - not least because the number allocated is usually well under a team's average home crowd.

That used to be the case before the semi finals were held at Wembley Jon.

Recently Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal have all returned tickets for sale in semi finals.

The stadium wasnt anywhere near full for Hull v Sheffield United a few years ago either, 2 clubs that don't visit Wembley often. 

Not sure about Liverpool but they haven't won many domestic trophies recently?

Seriously I think it is the loss if prestige in the FA cup, similar to the challenge cup. 

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This has become a rather odd thread. Man City have now sold out their allocation of 35,421 tickets.  I am sure nobody is embarrassed in the slightest that some tickets went on general sale.

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