The minister who is in charge of helping to curb carbon emissions from the transport network, Norman Baker, has agreed with Sir Alex Ferguson who has argued against the FA holding the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.
“Sir Alex Ferguson is right. There will be a huge number of people wanting to travel down from the North West. Why does it always have to be in London? We have got to be smarter about travel. It’s crazy. “One of the games is a Manchester derby and it should be at Villa Park or Anfield. That would help fans, saving them money and reducing their carbon footprint.”
Three clubs from the North-West (United, City and Bolton) and one club from the Midlands (Stoke) will be playing in the semi-finals, meaning all their fans have to make the journey down to London.
Why does it always have to be in London? Because the FA are greedy bastards who couldn’t care less about the fans.
“It’s going to be absolute chaos,” Ferguson said last week. “I don’t think the cost of people travelling down to Wembley is considered. You’ve got Villa Park and Anfield just there on your doorstep. It’s quite incredible but there’s nothing that can be done about it. It’s always nice to go to Wembley, but I think it’s much better if you just go for a final.”