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    SammySammy
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    It was some 11 years ago, during our first season in the Premier League, that I last visited “The Theatre of Dreams”.

    Even back then the signs were there that the “football experience” as the marketing suits like to call it was being taken to a different level, a level that takes it far beyond the traditional concept of the working man’s game.

    Maybe because it was a cup match against Wigan and many of the regulars either passed up the chance or gave away their tickets but what a curious and sterile experience it was. Seventy-odd thousand fans sat in a library. It took on the guise of a theme park attraction. “I’ve paid my money, I’ve travelled halfway round the world so entertain me!”

    Walking past five blokes in their fifties each with those half-and-half “souvenir” scarves round their necks sort of brought the reality of the situation into context.

    Then trying to sit down on benches outside the front stadium after the game to be told you couldn’t by stewards who were specifically there for that purpose. “You can only sit here when the match is in progress” was the answer. Obviously a tourist attraction for those unable to get a ticket but wishing to experience the “atmosphere” from the outside whilst eating prawn sandwiches no doubt. I wonder if they were impressed.

    That 39th game is moving ever closer and it will happen.
    The suits with only money in mind will ensure it does.

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    Rich et alRichard
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    Couldn’t agree more. The best to come out of it was to let me know that I wont bother going again. I was pleased I was with the Wigan crowd who were fantastic from start to finish. Crikey, imagine what it would have been like if it wasn’t for us. “it was just like being in church”.

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    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    Sammy,you couldn’t have described Utd more perfect. It is a theme park at OT and daily, coach loads of foreign tourists swarm the place. Everything about the club is a circus. Proper fans support proper clubs for proper reasons while the sheep, the trend followers the foreigners and those who know nothing about the game support Utd. I have always played the same game with these so called red shite worshippers. Ask why they support the fookers and the answers I have had over the last 40 odd years have been staggering lol from “because my mum fancied Georgie Best” to “I really wanted a Liverpool kit but they only had a Utd one instead”. Every reason you should not support a club under the sun. I despise the fu..wits passionately and their millions of worldwide false fans who wouldn’t know where Manchester is if their lives depended on it. I wouldn’t swap my beloved little club and its real fans for a hundred Utd,s.

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    garswood_laticGarswood_latic
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    Sammy,you couldn’t have described Utd more perfect. It is a theme park at OT and daily, coach loads of foreign tourists swarm the place. Everything about the club is a circus. Proper fans support proper clubs for proper reasons while the sheep, the trend followers the foreigners and those who know nothing about the game support Utd. I have always played the same game with these so called red shite worshippers. Ask why they support the fookers and the answers I have had over the last 40 odd years have been staggering lol from “because my mum fancied Georgie Best” to “I really wanted a Liverpool kit but they only had a Utd one instead”. Every reason you should not support a club under the sun. I despise the fu..wits passionately and their millions of worldwide false fans who wouldn’t know where Manchester is if their lives depended on it. I wouldn’t swap my beloved little club and its real fans for a hundred Utd,s.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10077142/watch-manchester-united-fan-doesnt-recognise-george-best

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    NuneatonlaticNuneatonlatic
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    Sammy,you couldn’t have described Utd more perfect. It is a theme park at OT and daily, coach loads of foreign tourists swarm the place. Everything about the club is a circus. Proper fans support proper clubs for proper reasons while the sheep, the trend followers the foreigners and those who know nothing about the game support Utd. I have always played the same game with these so called red shite worshippers. Ask why they support the fookers and the answers I have had over the last 40 odd years have been staggering lol from “because my mum fancied Georgie Best” to “I really wanted a Liverpool kit but they only had a Utd one instead”. Every reason you should not support a club under the sun. I despise the fu..wits passionately and their millions of worldwide false fans who wouldn’t know where Manchester is if their lives depended on it. I wouldn’t swap my beloved little club and its real fans for a hundred Utd,s.

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10077142/watch-manchester-united-fan-doesnt-recognise-george-best%5B/quote%5D

    Lol absolutely priceless gl, cheers.

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    vincehillvinceHill
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    11 years also since I went to old Trafford towers and given the amount of times I had to show my pass sorry ticket to various stewards just to
    Move around the effing place a theme park is what it has become.
    To get to the seat I was searched and had to show the ticket four times to
    Various jobsworths.
    i think this is the future of top flight football now and the emotion and enjoyment of the game at tht level is being sucked away by corporate greed.
    A game that exists without trophies isn’t far away given the lack of respect shown by some clubs at te weekend to the oldest domestic cup competion.
    Joke city and west humdrum get off at reaching 40
    Points these days for another season Of mid table drudgery.
    Dave whelan and his grandson hold up the old fashioned values of yesteryear like looking after the supporters and for that we should be proud
    Are we worse off now we are away from this crap???
    Definitely not

    p

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