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RichardCheatham - City AFC

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29/08/2018 at 11:41

I think they do, in the Prem like.

Heard of West Ham, Arse, Chelskie doing it for night games in far off and distant lands where the scheduled service lets you down. Someone put on extra trains for Wembley.

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TedLloyd

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29/08/2018 at 11:45

What a cataclysmic fall from where we were in only January 2017!

Highly promising upstart manager Marko Silva and a team containing a future England World Cup star defender and a future Champions League Finalist left back who knocked out Stoke & Newcastle and could compete with Manchester United in the Semi's, beating them in the home leg, to just 18 months later and what we fielded last night!  

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29/08/2018 at 11:52

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 29/08/2018 at 09:38


Like 99.9% of City fans, no. The interesting question is why so few went to a semi-final at Old Trafford.
We took 6,500 to an early round at Newcastle a few years ago, and over 5,000 to Anfield despite being beaten heavily at home in tbe first leg. That wasc as many as we got at home then. Boro took 9,500 for their semi-final there.


I'll tell you why, same as we took well over 5,000 to Old Trafford ( some say as many as 10,000) for a league Cup tie when we were in Div 4, and it's the same reason why we took 6,500 to Sid James Park when we bottom of the FL. It was the first time we'd had a so -called glamour tie for donkeys years, so it was fair bit of glory hunting. The Liverpool return tie at the time was certainly that. By the time we played at Old Trafford in a League Cup semi final the old excuse of boycotting etc etc was being wheeled out for the poor turn out, I was there and believe me it was piss poor. But the real reason was that it was not longer a novelty and most fans had at least one ground tick for having been to OT before.
Also the game was shown live in every pub in town and it was no longer £5 to get in.
I hear the excuse for people not going to home games anymore every day, several times a day, usually because of the Allams, and fair enough people are entitled to that view but the 'I only go to away games now' doesn't wash with me. If that were true how come there were only 1,000 at that League Cup semi-final you are quoting ? How come there were only 400, and that's a conservative estimate, at stoke on Saturday ?
Had the same arguement with a bloke I queued all night with at the KC to buy season tickets for our first season in the Premier League. He chucked it after one season which was arguably one of the best seasons in the clubs history and his excuse was 'Because of the Allams' It's bullshit, the Allams hadn't been heard of then. He chucked it because he'd now seen City in the Prem, ticked a few boxes, but he was never a supporter in the first place, and I know several like that.
Some are principled, fair enough, but the rest are fickle.
And it's nothing new. You should know from experience that it has always been the case at City. In the old days it was win three on the trot and the crowd could triple, lose two and it was back to the hardcore. Who could have thought after a lifetime of waiting for a Wembley appearance by the time our fourth one came along that we wouldn't be able to sell our allocation of seats ?
Again excuse after excuse, but the main reason was overlooked. Most of our glory hunting fans had now seen City at Wembley and it was no longer a novelty, been there, seen it, something to talk about in the pub, move on. If our last appearance there had been our first and Adolf Hitler was in charge of the club they would have bene queuing around the stadium for tickets again.
We are fickle, dressed up in all it's different forms to excuse it. 

Post edited on 29/08/2018 at 11:58 by karlberg

link; www.finesse-internet.co.uk/the-best-trip/ (THE BOOK THE CLUB REFUSED TO SELL). 

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29/08/2018 at 12:28

Quote Quote by karlberg on 29/08/2018 at 11:52


If our last appearance there had been our first and Adolf Hitler was in charge of the club they would have bene queuing around the stadium for tickets again.


Hitler would not have let the pie fork issue drag on for 14 years either. Nor tolerated the 7-1 home thrashing by Spurs. Silva would have been transferred to the Eastern Front and be managing Zenit right now.


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RichardCheatham - City AFC

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29/08/2018 at 13:11

It looks like Adolf is in charge of the club, they are certainly disposing of everyone they don’t like, and lying about it. 

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29/08/2018 at 15:53

Vicky Beercock and Lee Darnborough heading up the Einsatzgruppen?

Airco arena actually been turned into a concentration camp and the hair and gold fillings of Allan dissenters hidden in the trophy room?

You can't be serious with these allegations, Cheats old bean.


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29/08/2018 at 17:22

Quote Quote by sunn40 on 29/08/2018 at 11:36



Probably not. The private rail companies don't want the hassle that used to go with it. They havnt got the old rolling stock now anyway. It used to be engine and around 12 coaches but they always put the old ones on in case of them being wrecked. With these companies and all the new rolling stock they don't want them bashed about.


Rhetorical question, sunn. The only specials these days will be Wembley ones.Though there is plenty of old rolling stock still about. If they did run them there would be that many restrictions they would be as much fun as going on Tiger Travel.  

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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29/08/2018 at 18:01

4666


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I'm an alligator...

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29/08/2018 at 22:29

4666?

Uber special... 

1964 - 2014 

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RichardCheatham - City AFC

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30/08/2018 at 02:47

Quote Quote by essexgull on 29/08/2018 at 15:53
Vicky Beercock and Lee Darnborough heading up the Einsatzgruppen?

Airco arena actually been turned into a concentration camp and the hair and gold fillings of Allan dissenters hidden in the trophy room?

You can't be serious with these allegations, Cheats old bean.


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Haha. Trophy room indeed.

Does that still have in it a random bee jumper knitted by Bet Wilkinson off Walker St I wonder. Hendos

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30/08/2018 at 13:54

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 29/08/2018 at 17:22


Rhetorical question, sunn. The only specials these days will be Wembley ones.Though there is plenty of old rolling stock still about. If they did run them there would be that many restrictions they would be as much fun as going on Tiger Travel.


They may be laying in sidings mate but the vast majority of those don't carry the safety certificates etc for them to be used. They seem to be snapped up by the preserved lines and reconditioned. 

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31/08/2018 at 10:29

It's Merchant Navy Day on Monday. I wonder if the club will be flying the Red Ensign in commemoration.


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RichardCheatham - City AFC

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#28
31/08/2018 at 15:05

They have been flying the white flag for a while now so no room. 

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#29
31/08/2018 at 19:59

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 29/08/2018 at 08:34


No chance for Old Trafford to be in awe of our 1,000 travelling support again then.


That many, eh?

I don't blame anyone for missing it, on several counts.

The only surprise is; how the Allams continue to conduct affairs at this club, pretty much unchecked. 

Now then... 

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31/08/2018 at 20:04

Quote Quote by karlberg on 29/08/2018 at 11:52


I'll tell you why, same as we took well over 5,000 to Old Trafford ( some say as many as 10,000) for a league Cup tie when we were in Div 4, and it's the same reason why we took 6,500 to Sid James Park when we bottom of the FL. It was the first time we'd had a so -called glamour tie for donkeys years, so it was fair bit of glory hunting. The Liverpool return tie at the time was certainly that. By the time we played at Old Trafford in a League Cup semi final the old excuse of boycotting etc etc was being wheeled out for the poor turn out, I was there and believe me it was piss poor. But the real reason was that it was not longer a novelty and most fans had at least one ground tick for having been to OT before.
Also the game was shown live in every pub in town and it was no longer £5 to get in.
I hear the excuse for people not going to home games anymore every day, several times a day, usually because of the Allams, and fair enough people are entitled to that view but the 'I only go to away games now' doesn't wash with me. If that were true how come there were only 1,000 at that League Cup semi-final you are quoting ? How come there were only 400, and that's a conservative estimate, at stoke on Saturday ?
Had the same arguement with a bloke I queued all night with at the KC to buy season tickets for our first season in the Premier League. He chucked it after one season which was arguably one of the best seasons in the clubs history and his excuse was 'Because of the Allams' It's bullshit, the Allams hadn't been heard of then. He chucked it because he'd now seen City in the Prem, ticked a few boxes, but he was never a supporter in the first place, and I know several like that.
Some are principled, fair enough, but the rest are fickle.
And it's nothing new. You should know from experience that it has always been the case at City. In the old days it was win three on the trot and the crowd could triple, lose two and it was back to the hardcore. Who could have thought after a lifetime of waiting for a Wembley appearance by the time our fourth one came along that we wouldn't be able to sell our allocation of seats ?
Again excuse after excuse, but the main reason was overlooked. Most of our glory hunting fans had now seen City at Wembley and it was no longer a novelty, been there, seen it, something to talk about in the pub, move on. If our last appearance there had been our first and Adolf Hitler was in charge of the club they would have bene queuing around the stadium for tickets again.
We are fickle, dressed up in all it's different forms to excuse it.


Put me down for the 'principled' supporter, old bean. 

Now then... 

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