Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Playing At Our National Stadium Should Mean Something

It's not often that I agree with Alex Ferguson, him being a Scottish socialist who loves Manchester United, but I'm with him about the need to preserve the magic of Wembley.

I'm glad I'm not alone on disliking the idea of playing the FA Cup semi-finals there (mind you, I LOVE the idea of Man U not being in them). The semi finals should be played on normal neutral grounds, as they have been in the past. And Wembley should be kept for the Final. They getting to Wembley actually means something.
The reality is that Wembley cost so much to build they're desperate to stage games to try and claw back some of the money. Even Wimbledon are going to play there next month, in a friendly against Corinthian Casuals. Now I don't like to be disparaging about the team I've supported for nearly 35 years, but if a bunch of part-timers can book Wembley for a meaningless kick-about it really does devalue what should be an awe-inspiring venue.
The KIS principle applies for me here. Keep It Special !

1 comment:

Grendel said...

Quite right.