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Offline RicoS321

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2018, 09:16:37 AM »
Why is this still a thing? I thought that the default was 50-50 these days and that the club decide to return their allocation if they don't believe they can sell it. Looks like the press trying to move the story on from their fucked up semi-final day arrangements.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2018, 10:16:19 AM »
Why is this still a thing? I thought that the default was 50-50 these days and that the club decide to return their allocation if they don't believe they can sell it. Looks like the press trying to move the story on from their fucked up semi-final day arrangements.

Why do they have to return any they don't sell - couldn't the Club just take the hit, after all they wouldn't have budgeted for a semi-final appearance.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2018, 10:43:36 AM »
I actually thought this was a made up quote when I first read it - how the fuck can it be acceptable for a player currently playing in the SPFL to be allowed to make sweeping inflammatory statements like this without any repercussion!!

I suspect you're correct. I don't actually believe that Boyd said anything of the sort.

We're not half desperate to believe any old shite that the tabloids come out with when it suits our anti Rangers agenda.

And for the record I fucking hate them.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #63 on: October 02, 2018, 11:16:07 AM »
Why do they have to return any they don't sell - couldn't the Club just take the hit, after all they wouldn't have budgeted for a semi-final appearance.

Yes, they could. I think that they maybe did for the Tims game a couple of seasons ago. They paid for them all in advance to make sure we got the 50-50 split. I'm sure there were still a thousand or so to sell with a week to go? Could be wrong. They should pay for the 50% and then sue the SPFL for the balance of any not sold. Actually, I'd prefer that the club told them to go fuck their competition and just refused to play.


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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2018, 11:32:00 AM »
I suspect you're correct. I don't actually believe that Boyd said anything of the sort.

We're not half desperate to believe any old shite that the tabloids come out with when it suits our anti Rangers agenda.

And for the record I fucking hate them.

Boys is a paid columnist in The Sun. Of course he said it  :hammer:

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2018, 12:08:44 PM »
Boys is a paid columnist in The Sun. Of course he said it  :hammer:

I think half the time they are being paid to allow the paper to put their name to the article and that the article itself is actually written by some apprenctice reporter. Thus the more controversial the article, the better chance the junior  hack has of actually getting a proper gig down the line

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2018, 12:24:51 PM »
Some gadgie on twitter suggesting we didn't sell out our 2017 SC Final allocation, which I find hard to believe, given the club told me it was sold out and I got my tickets through other means.

Also someone else saying hibs started selling their allocations last year from the half way line so there could be no demand from the Tims for the unsold tickets.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2018, 12:53:05 PM »
I think half the time they are being paid to allow the paper to put their name to the article and that the article itself is actually written by some apprenctice reporter. Thus the more controversial the article, the better chance the junior  hack has of actually getting a proper gig down the line

Possibly some truth in that, but if Kris Boyd's opinion was wildly different from that then he wouldn't have put his name to it.

It's all pantomime though, being a baddie gets your name out there, gets clicks and retweets and sells papers.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #68 on: October 02, 2018, 03:19:43 PM »
Talks are to take place over a potential rethink of Scotland's League Cup semi-finals.
Police Scotland and the SPFL are expected to reopen discussions over the ties, which are due to take place at Hampden on Sunday, October 28.
Rangers are scheduled to play Aberdeen at 12pm, with Celtic due to face Hearts later in the day at 7.45pm.


https://stv.tv/sport/football/1431496-rethink-over-plans-for-scottish-league-cup-semi-finals/


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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2018, 04:54:06 PM »
From Twitter:

The Dons have been offered an initial allocation of 15 thousand tickets for their semi final against Rangers at Hampden. Rangers have been allocated 25 thousand with the promise of more if Aberdeen cannot sell all of their allocation.

I really hope this tweet is a lot of shit, most likely it is.
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2018, 07:49:06 PM »
From Twitter:

The Dons have been offered an initial allocation of 15 thousand tickets for their semi final against Rangers at Hampden. Rangers have been allocated 25 thousand with the promise of more if Aberdeen cannot sell all of their allocation.

I really hope this tweet is a lot of shit, most likely it is.

Haven't they pulled this shit before? Like the idea of doing what hibs allegedly did, although I doubt our club has the balls nor the willpower to do it. The Scottish game really does try to make it hard for you to like it. Which is incredibly frustrating because we've got a good thing.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2018, 08:41:34 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45723291

Yeah so let’s move the Hearts game to Edinburgh  ???

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45723291

Yeah so let’s move the Hearts game to Edinburgh  ???

to be fair, move us and the huns to Murrayfield and then make Hearts travel to Glasgow is more of a logistical issue than making us and the tims have to travel.


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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #73 on: October 03, 2018, 06:01:27 AM »
to be fair, move us and the huns to Murrayfield and then make Hearts travel to Glasgow is more of a logistical issue than making us and the tims have to travel.

Makes perfect sense imo. Despite the fact I'd rather the huns have to travel too

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #74 on: October 03, 2018, 07:20:53 AM »
Celtic want a draw to determine which Scottish League Cup semi-final is moved to Murrayfield, if plans to play both matches at Hampden are scrapped.

One of the games will have to be played first for live TV. Is this another ballot.  :laughing:
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2018, 09:14:28 AM »
Celtic have a bit of a point as hearts used Murrayfield for 4 games last season whilst their newest pink bus shelter was being erected. and is only a short stroll under the railway away from Tynecastle. Although conveniently forgetting that their ground is only 1.5 miles from Hampden and that they used Hampden as a home ground themselves for a season albeit 20 odd years ago.

Drawing lots to see which tie gets played where seems the fairest way to do it but I think Plod Scotland will throw a spanner in the works and say they want our game at Hampden as it would be a logistical nightmare to police us and sevco arriving into Haymarket and trying to keep us separate on the walk out to Murrayfield.

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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2018, 09:17:04 AM »
i assume some loons have booked hotels and travel etc already , what a fkn omnishambles
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2018, 09:22:28 AM »
Celtic have a bit of a point as hearts used Murrayfield for 4 games last season whilst their newest pink bus shelter was being erected. and is only a short stroll under the railway away from Tynecastle. Although conveniently forgetting that their ground is only 1.5 miles from Hampden and that they used Hampden as a home ground themselves for a season albeit 20 odd years ago.

They maybe, kinda, somewhere have a point - although Hearts could argue that Celtic played four games at Hampden last season so it evened itself out...
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2018, 09:26:11 AM »
Apart from the venues what about the kick off times for live TV coverage. One will need to have at least a 17.00 kick off unless they keep our tie as it is which would not be a surprise knowing the idiots in charge.
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Re: League Cup Semi Finals
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2018, 09:38:45 AM »
Hearts v Celtic kick off at 12 at Murrayfield and our game half 3 at Hampden
That allows ample TV coverage if first game goes to extra time and penalties
I think Celtic have a legitimate gripe about playing at Murrayfield but as they didn't bother their arse about supporting Hearts' concerns with late kick off that is now nullified
I'm away to check if there are trains back to Aberdeen after 7pm on a Sunday night so everything is accounted for  ;)