The FA Cup Semi Finals...

Discussion in 'Football' started by CW, 16 March 2005.

Save the Millenium Stadiium for the Final only?

  1. Yes, the Millenium should only be the Final destination

  2. No, it should be used in the Semis and the Final

  1. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    ...are now being played at the Millenium Stadium. Is it just me or does that ruin the fact that once you get to the final you have to travel there again? What is wrong with having the Semis played at neutral grounds?

    Am I on my own in this or does anyone else feel the same
  2. kingpug

    kingpug Guest

    I think it should be for the final only, make it a special event.
  3. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    I read in the papers this morning that the FA are planning to do the same thing when they re-open Wembley, its just wrong!!
  4. loz

    loz Guest

    The Millenium Stadium IS a neutral ground ;)

    I agree though, the final should be the most special occasion, but unfortunately money now dictates and this is only to the detriment of the FA Cup, which, i feel, no longer holds that special place in supporters and players hearts.

    A shame, but i think it was bound to happen sooner or later . . .
  5. Clockender

    Clockender is back...but for how long?

    27 November 2001
    East Lower, Block 13
    Arsenal FC
    The main reason behind it I understand is that the deal with the new Wembley was that there had to be a certain number for matches played there per annum in order to get agreement to get the thing built. Therefore in future all FA Cup Semi finals will be at Wembley. I guess that they are doing this with the Millenium stadium this year to get the fans used it the idea.

    Its all wrong, and its just another knife into the heart of the FAC. No 5th or 6th round replays next year for the teams in Europe either. Buts thats a different story.
  6. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    I read yesterday that there expecting trouble as there both being played in the same weekend!
  7. Metallica

    Metallica Whoosh... Bullshit!

    20 August 2003
    Pissed up in Sam Platt's
    Yep 4 sets of fans in 1 city on 1 weekend should be fun

    I think Old Trafford and Villa Park should have been used like last year, this may take a little sparkle of the final (location wise)

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