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City Can’t Even Sell 2,900 Tickets!

At the weekend, Manchester City were 3,500+ below capacity and now they’re struggling to shift just 2,900 tickets for their upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield. At United, even most season ticket holders struggle to get their hands on away tickets, yet at City, they go on general sale.

City have been given the same allocation as United for Wembley despite so frequently coming nowhere near to selling out their stadium, particularly for Cup games. The editor of one of their fanzines, King of the Kippax, tried to pass off the dreadful attendance at a recent Sunday game on blues being at church! Seriously.

ROAD TO WEMBLEY – Attendance (capacity 47,726)

FA Cup 3rd Round vs Leicester: 27,755 (Adults £15 in, kids £5)
FA Cup 4th Round vs Notts County: 27,276 (Adults £15 in, kids £5)
FA Cup 5th Round vs Aston Villa: 25,570 (Adults £17.50-£22.50 in, kids £5)
FA Cup 6th Round vs Reading: 41,150 (Adults £15-£25 in, kids £10)

Over their four FA Cup games, City have had a total of almost 70,000 empty seats, despite their discount prices.

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Stephen says:

    Citeh are a big club……………………..

  2. MG says:


    I thought about it – but I couldn’t do politics – it would bloody infuriate me to High levels of Blood Pressure ;)


    Their is more to life than squabbling over religion – you are right my friend people all religions should step back and focus on being human than being religious

    We are all born with free will and thinking and are blessed with thought and perception.

    We are all born the same – we are all human

    Yes we are all conditioned in certain ways – here we are as United fans

    But I was never conditioned as a Manchester United fan – I grew up in a Liverpool supporting house hold.

    I became me

    It is true that religion plays a huge part in a lot of peoples lives – but today religion is not a force for good – instead it is a cause for division and hate

    I do not have to prove myself – any one with any intellectual thinking will know that I am right – and the human part of me says even that’s not right.

    You cannot stand defending what you have not seen. You cannot defend what happened on here-say alone

    Yes – people believe in spiritual guidance – fine they are entitled to it

    But human thought and the ability to feel and reason is also special because if you believe in God then he gave that first to each and every one of us

    Not religion. I speak only for myself and have no need to teach anyone of how they feel

    In that respect I deserve the same respect.

  3. CedarsDevil says:


    Let it go buddy, those who do not get your point of view will never do….

    You are a balanced human being who can mix fun with everything around… And if life is not about fun then fuck it…..

    What? Fucking What?

    MG is a RED hero

  4. MG says:


    Does that make me like a superhero lol ;)

    I’ll let it go for the sake of a child development exam on Thursday :)

    Thank you Cedars…

  5. CedarsDevil says:


    Pleasure my friend, you are a true RED

  6. mattbw7 says:

    I wouldn’t get do hot about it MG, people like Jon Jones make one line comments but fail to explain what it is that upset them and thereby expose their lack of interpretation.

  7. kel says:

    Manchester is red. Thats all i can say. We are loyal!

  8. Sir Ryan Giggs says:


    @ MG: First post was fuckin hilarious!!

  9. Sir Ryan Giggs says:

    @ cedarsdevil: Would love for that too, followed by WE ARE UNITED, WE DO WHAT WE WANT!!

  10. SalfordianAbroad says:

    Massive massive

  11. ARRAYS says:

    Citeh’s owner Isnt too religious neither, i can assure u that. But using some symbolic religion’s languages? Its totaly different. U just not offended that shit owner but also some moslems.
    I dont understand Why dont we just speak about football and United, rather than speak funny thing using some religions words? Really, really understand…

  12. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    In defence to MG it doesn’t take much to offend any mulsims does it? I remember one guy saying muslims who support United were a disgrace because we have a devil on our badge. Some muslim clerk live on national TV on The Big Questions with Nicky Campbell condemned all muslims who follow football this was the Sian Massey show btw. So people need to gorw a pait and stop asking MG to apologise. I found the post hilarious because although its Clear not everyone thinks like that but I can see that ideology being in shake the bottle mansour’s mind, why else would he piss his ftahers oil money up the wall.

  13. kiccha says:

    @arrays : do you want people to behave like robots here mate??
    MG didnt offend anyone and hence no need to appologise ..
    having a laugh at citeh (AKA bitter basterds,cunts etc etc..) is all he meant..MOVE ON..

  14. Wearing green and gold makes me look fat says:

    900 tickets apparently were stolen for Semi Final, I bet they werent even sold lol

  15. willierednut says:

    MG – Shame on you mate. Telling jokes of that nature. Don’t you know, the RoM police will be on your case, if you persist with this?

  16. King Eric says:

    Kings. Hello mate. A fucking tory boy eh? Every cunt has a say now. A fucking tory boy. Cannot believe it. Cheers for the mail number mate. Will give them cunts a bell. Much like I did the fa this afternoon and went to town on the cunts. Even durham tonight called it a nonsense but that wenger loving prick barclay said a two game ban was NOT enough. He said “manchester united have this attitude summed in the song “we ll do what we want“. Fuck off and die barclay you shithouse cunt.

  17. King Eric says:

    Willie. Spot on mate.

  18. MyCowIsTheBest says:

    @MG after second read and after reading your explanations, i dont think it’s too bad.

    And i wasnt offended by your 4-wives-1-house joke, that was good actually. To be honest, i was more offended by your use of Bismillah and Assalama alaikum but after i read it again, i think i can get your point.

    And it’s good that you stood to your points, and you explained it well. I could learn a few from you :)

  19. Kings says:

    King Eric – Hello mate. Pleasure’s all mine my friend, please spit some venom at them from me as well. Fucking bunch of cunts. Yeah I bet that wenger loving cunt Barclay would love it if the ban was extended up to the Arsenal game, the fucking son of a bitch. These people should be grateful it was only Rooney who was swearing into the camera, just imagine how they would cope if we went to work on that camera if it was pointed at either one of us!

  20. King Eric says:

    Kings. Ha ha. Would love to get on sunday supp the pair of us and vent our spleens.

  21. largim says:

    They city is yours
    The city is yours
    Twenty thousand empty seats
    Are you fucking sure?

  22. Louis says:

    Now I understand why Britain needed to give the middle east and all its oil to selected arab families after WW1. To pay for Carlos Tevez and Yaya Toure. From the way these guys spend their money, you would think that the arab world didnt need billions of dollars in aid every year from the Americans. The world is a sad place.

  23. Louis says:

    If they cant even sell semi final tickets, theyre really going to suffer when the wage limit gets imposed.

  24. Red Arab says:

    Although i love utd i just think our supporters are jealous about City’s wealth. Instead of bad mouthing them talk about UTD’S success. To me MG just wants to be noticed like that cop. All religions should be respected. Religion and politics dont mix with sports. I will pray for you MG as u seem to need all the help u can get . Hatred only makes u BITTER. PEACE


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