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      HUYTON RED
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      Reply #90: Apr 26, 2018 04:26:47 pm
      https://twitter.com/richard_conway/status/989479106482966528

      Funny that because I could have sworn that when the new Wembley was built the FA said that the income generated would help grow and revolutionise the grassroots of the game. And then this massive St George's Park with umpteen football pitches and all that was announced and the FA said it would 'revolutionise the grassroots of the game'.

      I think it's safe to assume that the £800m recouped from the sale of Wembley won't be reinvested into grassroots. Kids will still have no pitches to play on during the winter months, no access to them because of the costs and young ambitious coaches will continue paying £6000 of their own money to achieve a top level coaching license while pitches across the rest of the continent continue to be free at the point of use and coaches only have to spend 500 euros to obtain their top level coaching license.

      Nope - all that money will subsidise, once more, the cushty, privileged lifestyles of the FA hierarchy with all their sexist, racist, old man attitudes along with it.

      And some more bubbly for the shareholders!!
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      Reply #91: Apr 26, 2018 08:58:39 pm
      And some more bubbly for the shareholders!!

      Of course.

      Got to be honest - I've always found the new Wembley to be a bit of a corporate soulless sh*t hole. I think the Champions League final in 2013 between Dortmund and Bayern was the only moment in it's history so far where the spectacle of the German fans and the two great German clubs on the field transcended the corporate sheen of the place.
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      Reply #92: Apr 26, 2018 09:35:09 pm
      Of course.

      Got to be honest - I've always found the new Wembley to be a bit of a corporate soulless sh*t hole. I think the Champions League final in 2013 between Dortmund and Bayern was the only moment in it's history so far where the spectacle of the German fans and the two great German clubs on the field transcended the corporate sheen of the place.

      Agreed, been twice V Cardiff & Everton and the place didn't seem as atmospheric as Cardiff, even around the ground, there always seemed to be more of a buzz whenever we went to Cardiff.
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      Reply #93: May 16, 2018 08:00:48 pm
      Think a draw good result for some of you fans this weekend coz you can't stand either teams.  :D
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      Reply #94: May 16, 2018 08:20:54 pm
      Agreed, been twice V Cardiff & Everton and the place didn't seem as atmospheric as Cardiff, even around the ground, there always seemed to be more of a buzz whenever we went to Cardiff.

      Millennium Stadium is the best stadium in the UK. Amazing atmosphere and always helped by countless great memories we had there, topped off in spectacular style by Stevie and co in the 2006 final. Even the Welsh fans passion there during the 6 nations makes me almost a rugby fan!

      Think a draw good result for some of you fans this weekend coz you can't stand either teams.  :D

      I'll have to watch it (to avoid the Royal Wedding hype...). Just make sure it's not as painfully dull as the 2007 final!
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      Reply #95: May 16, 2018 08:49:49 pm


      I'll have to watch it (to avoid the Royal Wedding hype...). Just make sure it's not as painfully dull as the 2007 final!

      Can't promise it won't be dull with Mourhino involved.  ;D He does have a phenomenal record in Cup finals though. Since lifting UEFA Cup back in 2003 he has made 14 finals winning 12 of them. Tactically still think no one better than him.
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      Reply #96: May 16, 2018 08:52:22 pm
      Can't promise it won't be dull with Mourhino involved.  ;D He does have a phenomenal record in Cup finals though. Since lifting UEFA Cup back in 2003 he has made 14 finals winning 12 of them. Tactically still think no one better than him.

      Granted. He is still superb at executing a clinical game plan against big opposition as evidenced by recent victories against us and Man City. It's that reason why I think Man Utd will win on Saturday.
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      Reply #97: May 16, 2018 09:28:41 pm
      Granted. He is still superb at executing a clinical game plan against big opposition as evidenced by recent victories against us and Man City. It's that reason why I think Man Utd will win on Saturday.

      Makes sense and hope you're right obviously  :D Pity Mourinho doesn't have a bit of Klopp in him for his aggressiveness in going forward instead of parking the bus so often.  :( Something that has to change next year as proven this year no longer works.

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      Reply #98: May 16, 2018 10:57:03 pm
      Makes sense and hope you're right obviously  :D Pity Mourinho doesn't have a bit of Klopp in him for his aggressiveness in going forward instead of parking the bus so often.  :( Something that has to change next year as proven this year no longer works.



      I can't fathom how you can lose so miserably and without fight to sides at the bottom but perform so well against the top sides. Attitude problem from the players or the manager? Poor man management from Mourinho during the smaller games where they're expected to win?
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      Reply #99: May 16, 2018 11:01:55 pm
      I can't fathom how you can lose so miserably and without fight to sides at the bottom but perform so well against the top sides. Attitude problem from the players or the manager? Poor man management from Mourinho during the smaller games where they're expected to win?

      I recall Liverpool having the same problem too. Can you fathom that one out.  ;D

      Truth is I don't really know.  :-\ Might of made it as a manager if I did.  :D
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      Reply #100: May 16, 2018 11:25:42 pm
      Think a draw good result for some of you fans this weekend coz you can't stand either teams.  :D

      Chelsea win!!

      Although head's saying the mancs will spawn the win.
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      Reply #101: May 16, 2018 11:35:32 pm
      I recall Liverpool having the same problem too. Can you fathom that one out.  ;D

      Truth is I don't really know.  :-\ Might of made it as a manager if I did.  :D

      I can indeed! Teams playing two lines of defence while snatching us on the break despite dominating that's what!
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      Reply #102: May 17, 2018 12:22:01 pm
      Chelsea win!!

      Although head's saying the mancs will spawn the win.


      I'm not so sure, I agree that Man Utd are good in finals but so are Chelsea, plenty of experience in both sides. If Chelsea play how they were when they were chasing us for 4th spot then I fancy them to win.
      It should be an interesting game but one where I'd love both sides to lose.
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      Reply #103: May 17, 2018 01:44:45 pm
      I'm not so sure, I agree that Man Utd are good in finals but so are Chelsea, plenty of experience in both sides. If Chelsea play how they were when they were chasing us for 4th spot then I fancy them to win.
      It should be an interesting game but one where I'd love both sides to lose.

      Depends how you look at it. If you analyse United,Chavs & Mourhino then you'd definitely say Mourhino has the edge.  ;D
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      Reply #104: May 17, 2018 01:54:34 pm
      is this the most anticipated Cup final in living memory, will it be a feast of attacking football and goals the answer is no .
      Could be the most boring final EVER.
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      Reply #105: May 17, 2018 02:08:18 pm
      is this the most anticipated Cup final in living memory, will it be a feast of attacking football and goals the answer is no .
      Could be the most boring final EVER.


      On a par with the 1996 final ;)
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      Reply #106: May 17, 2018 02:12:05 pm
      is this the most anticipated Cup final in living memory, will it be a feast of attacking football and goals the answer is no .
      Could be the most boring final EVER.


      Could well be right Walton. Let's hope not though.
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      Reply #107: May 17, 2018 05:19:33 pm

      nah still remember those white suits. I was by the corner flag at the old tunnel end and was able to ably vent my spleen at the UTD manager .
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      Reply #108: May 17, 2018 05:32:38 pm
      nah still remember those white suits. I was by the corner flag at the old tunnel end and was able to ably vent my spleen at the UTD manager .


      One of the worse cup finals I can remember, two teams that basically just cancelled each other out, won late on with a winner by Cuntandahalf and sh*t attempt at a save by Nintendo boy!!


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      Reply #109: May 17, 2018 10:53:59 pm
      Defensive team vs even more defensive team.
      Well this has the makings of being an incredibly boring final...think the Royal Wedding would be better to watch.
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      Reply #110: May 18, 2018 08:18:51 am
      Depends how you look at it. If you analyse United,Chavs & Mourhino then you'd definitely say Mourhino has the edge.  ;D

      Based on?
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      Reply #111: May 18, 2018 09:04:39 am

       Mourhino does have a phenomenal record in Cup finals. Since lifting UEFA Cup back in 2003 he has made 14 finals winning 12 of them.

      Think that answers based on.  :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #112: May 18, 2018 04:47:41 pm
      Since lifting UEFA Cup back in 2003

      His Porto team that beat Celtic in Sevilla is one of the most snide teams I've seen play in a final.

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      Reply #113: May 18, 2018 06:34:52 pm
      Mourhino does have a phenomenal record in Cup finals. Since lifting UEFA Cup back in 2003 he has made 14 finals winning 12 of them.

      Think that answers based on.  :f_tongueincheek:
      This will be the least watched FA cup in some time, not because of something else tomorrow will be any more interesting, but because United have parked the bus all season and people got bored of watching United. This is a problem for United because it means if United draws less ratings, next season they won't be Sky's number one pick anymore. Less TV revenue. I hope United win though, last thing I want is Mourinho to go. Mourinho will be the undoing of United eventually.
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      Reply #114: May 18, 2018 06:40:31 pm
      Depends how you look at it. If you analyse United,Chavs & Mourhino then you'd definitely say Mourhino has the edge.  ;D
      Mourinho doesn't have the edge. He would flopp at most teams. He makes a living off going to rich teams and buying success. He won the champions league with Porto, which was quite good... but other than this he can't attribute much other than buying success. Mourinho will financially ruin United soon. Look at Sanchez? High wages and bog standard for United.
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      Reply #115: May 19, 2018 05:16:47 pm
      Why do the TalkSport comms talk up the pageantry and spectacle of the Cup final and then either talk over it or not have their sound set up to allow the listener to actually hear it.

      "Abide With Me" ??? - Apparently someone sang it.

      "God Save The Queen" - I think that's the melody I could faintly hear.

      Tribute to Ray Wilkins? Nope, didn't hear that one either.

      I take it (I hope) there are other radio comms available in UK?

      oh wait - it's not blacked out over here on 5 Live. Excellent.

      I'll be reading about LFC the whole time, mind.


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      Reply #116: May 19, 2018 05:22:45 pm
      its one of those games where its so difficult to say who you want to win.
      However on this occasion I have to remember this is UTD coupled to Maureen so yes I want UTD to get hammered.
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      Reply #117: May 19, 2018 05:39:45 pm
      Why do the TalkSport comms talk up the pageantry and spectacle of the Cup final and then either talk over it or not have their sound set up to allow the listener to actually hear it.

      "Abide With Me" ??? - Apparently someone sang it.

      "God Save The Queen" - I think that's the melody I could faintly hear.

      Tribute to Ray Wilkins? Nope, didn't hear that one either.

      I take it (I hope) there are other radio comms available in UK?

      oh wait - it's not blacked out over here on 5 Live. Excellent.

      I'll be reading about LFC the whole time, mind.




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      Reply #118: May 19, 2018 05:50:19 pm
      Michael Oliver bottles the big decisions as usual.
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      Reply #119: May 19, 2018 05:53:29 pm
      Michael Oliver bottles the big decisions as usual.

      All the more weird when you consider he gave Real that penalty in the last minute against Juventus.

      Oh and despite having to endure Man Utd play football it's a godsend compared to the BBC's promo for this match.

      https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/997394018135891968

      Person who produced and commissioned this should be shot. Embarrassing most of all for the poor busker rapper who now thinks he has talent.

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