Forums Cockney Latic Main Forum F.A CUP Re: F.A CUP

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The FA should have made the national arena accessible to all fans by building it in a central location – somewhere in the Midlands. It’s unfair to require fans from the north to travel to club – and national – events in London. Unless the FA are prepared to include travel in the cost of a ticket!

All the play offs now go to Wembley – but in 2012 there was only one London team;
Blackpool v West Ham United
Huddersfield Town v Sheffield United
Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra
Luton Town v York City

Even the Championship play off did not fill Wembley. Blackpool did not sell all their tickets – though West Ham obviously wanted more. The League One play off attracted 52,100 – perhaps more would have gone to Old Trafford. I’m sure Cheltenham and Crewe fans, and Luton and York fans, would have enjoyed a trip to the Midlands – Nottingham, Derby or Aston Villa would be candidates.

In 2012, a Wembley FA Cup semi-final for Tottenham v Chelsea suited the fans. It did not suit the fans for other game Liverpool v Everton. The year before, Manchester City played Manchester United and Bolton played Stoke.

The FA operate Wembley for their own financial benefit, not for the convenience of the fans. I am reluctant to add to their coffers.

FA stands for F**king Arseholes