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Friday, February 24, 2006

Never on a Thursday?

I can't remember when the Addicks last played on a Thursday, but our home FA cup tie against Middlesbrough will be on Thursday March 23rd at 8.05 p.m. (Cllr. Rick Everitt has informed me that the last occasion was on general election day 1997 when we lost 1-0 away to Bradford). The match will be shown live on the BBC which may hit attendances given that work commitments affect attendance at evening fixtures. If it had been Tuesday or Wednesday that week I couldn't come, so is the club's ticket subs for semi-final tickets entirely fair? Mind you, we have to get there first and Boro may well play for a replay.

The story at: Cup

This will affect the home fixture against the Barcodes on the following Saturday and the Newcastle United official site is reporting that Charlton have asked for a switch to Sunday and I understand that this is happening.

2 Comments:

Blogger New York Addick said...

I can only suggest fans buy a ticket for the 'Boro game even if they don't use it - a small price to pay for the guarantee of a semi-final ticket if we get there.

Either way, if the semi-final is at say Old Trafford, then surely there will be ample tickets for any Addick that wants one?

1:24 PM  
Blogger colin from welling said...

"I can only suggest fans buy a ticket for the 'Boro game even if they don't use it"

Good idea, imagine how embarassing all those empty seats will be!

"if the semi-final is at say Old Trafford, then surely there will be ample tickets for any Addick that wants one"

Don't count on it, after all the corporates and FA hangers-on have had theirs we'll be lucky to get 20,000!

3:46 PM  

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