Not enough Wigan fans

Old Apr 11th 2013, 11:50 am
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Quackers's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 159
Quackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really nice
Default Not enough Wigan fans

Is it too much to ask 'small' northern teams to travel down to London (Wembley) for a Semi and then again for a Final (providing they win) ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22097080

Wigan have an average attendance of 18K which has increased from 2K in 1995.

The Town is mainly a Rugby place and would those supporters go to the semi if it was held at say Old Trafford or Villa Park ?
Quackers is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2013, 11:54 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
The_Citizen's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Dubai
Posts: 542
The_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to all
Default Re: Not enough Wigan fans

You can understand it! If you speak to the majority of the fans they would expect to win against Milwall and will probably just wait for the final.

We (city) sold all our tickets pretty fast but even Chelsea struggled to see apparently. People just refuse to go to Wembley for a Semi Final. It goes back to the old argument about Semis being played at Wembley! It should be a neutral ground for the semi and Wembley for the final.
The_Citizen is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2013, 12:01 pm
  #3  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Quackers's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 159
Quackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really nice
Default Re: Not enough Wigan fans

Originally Posted by Manchester_QS View Post
You can understand it! If you speak to the majority of the fans they would expect to win against Milwall and will probably just wait for the final.

We (city) sold all our tickets pretty fast but even Chelsea struggled to see apparently. People just refuse to go to Wembley for a Semi Final. It goes back to the old argument about Semis being played at Wembley! It should be a neutral ground for the semi and Wembley for the final.
I always thought it was better to have the semis at neutral grounds which then made the Final a special day out.

The semi for Wigan is at 5:15 (don't know why) so it is too late for the fans to take the train home.

I understand that Wembley needs to be paid for but high prices and travel costs on top is just too much to pay twice.
Quackers is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2013, 12:05 pm
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
The_Citizen's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Dubai
Posts: 542
The_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to allThe_Citizen is a name known to all
Default Re: Not enough Wigan fans

Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
I always thought it was better to have the semis at neutral grounds which then made the Final a special day out.

The semi for Wigan is at 5:15 (don't know why) so it is too late for the fans to take the train home.

I understand that Wembley needs to be paid for but high prices and travel costs on top is just too much to pay twice.
And I wouldn't fancy being to close to 30,000 Millwall fans with no train home!
The_Citizen is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2013, 12:10 pm
  #5  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Quackers's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 159
Quackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really niceQuackers is just really nice
Default Re: Not enough Wigan fans

Originally Posted by Manchester_QS View Post
And I wouldn't fancy being to close to 30,000 Millwall fans with no train home!
At least the Wigan fans will be able to car share with City fans for the Final.

I heard that Man U request the Semis to be played at Wembley so that (if they ever got there) their fans wouldn't have far to travel
Quackers is offline  
Old Apr 11th 2013, 2:28 pm
  #6  
Bored liberal
 
Meow's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Over there ----->
Posts: 13,705
Meow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Not enough Wigan fans

Originally Posted by Manchester_QS View Post
You can understand it! If you speak to the majority of the fans they would expect to win against Milwall and will probably just wait for the final.

We (city) sold all our tickets pretty fast but even Chelsea struggled to see apparently. People just refuse to go to Wembley for a Semi Final. It goes back to the old argument about Semis being played at Wembley! It should be a neutral ground for the semi and Wembley for the final.
Surely the point of Wembly is that it is a neutral ground?

Are the pie-eaters too poor to travel twice?
Meow is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.