Tuesday, March 29, 2011

United vs City FA Cup semi final will be a bloodbath....

Sir Alex Ferguson has been speaking to the media about the impending FA Cup semi finals at Wembley. The United manager says it's going to be chaotic, because the two Manchester clubs supporters along with those from Bolton and Stoke will be in the capital on the same weekend as the London Marathon. To make matters worse, on Sunday Liverpool fans will be at the Emirates for the Arsenal Premier League fixture...

Fergie also quite rightly highlighted the over inflated price of travel when stating the cost of petrol for supporters was never taken into consideration when the FA took the crazy decision to play all future semi finals at Wembley.

The United manager pointed out that grounds such as Villa Park, Anfield and Hillsborough are all more suitable alternatives for FA Cup semi finals - especially for Northern clubs.

While Fergie is absolutely correct to complain, he avoided talking about the prospect of trouble between the fans. United are not the most loved club in the land where rivals are concerned, but on the weekend of April 16th/17th, three of our most bitter rivals will be in the capital at the same time.

It beggars belief that this situation has been allowed to happen. It is likely to be a bloodbath. United vs City doesn't kick-off until 5.15pm - if this fixture was played in Greater Manchester, GMP would insist on the match kicking-off early so as to avoid heavy drinking before the game.

According to the media, the decision to play all FA Cup semi finals at Wembley could be under review - let us hope this isn't just a rumour because the current arrangement is complete and utter madness and all for the sake of the money grabbing FA.

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