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Huns.

Cunts are on form at the moment but at least we've not lost to them yet.

 

First out of the hat, wonder if we'll get the home end at Hampden... ::)

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Huns.

Cunts are on form at the moment but at least we've not lost to them yet.

 

First out of the hat, wonder if we'll get the home end at Hampden... ::)

 

or Murrayfield

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Both semi-finals will be played on Sunday 28 October as Celtic and The Rangers have Europa League matches on Thursday 25 October.

 

Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty out.

 

Bring it on  :thumbsup:

 

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Both semi-finals will be played on Sunday 28 October as Celtic and The Rangers have Europa League matches on Thursday 25 October.

 

Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty out.

 

Bring it on  :thumbsup:

 

Never realised that. What's the odds they make us travel down for an early kickoff, be that Edinburgh or glasgow.

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We'll surely be in Glasgow. Can't imagine the police would want Aberdeen and Huns converging on Edinburgh (likely through Haymarket mostly).  Would be easier to have the Edinburgh team playing in Edinburgh, I would have thought.

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There's a time I would have killed for this but fucking hell I'm struggling for the motivation for a trip to Hampden. Just like the players were last time.

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We'll surely be in Glasgow. Can't imagine the police would want Aberdeen and Huns converging on Edinburgh (likely through Haymarket mostly).  Would be easier to have the Edinburgh team playing in Edinburgh, I would have thought.

 

You'd think, but then with Hearts having used Murrayfield for home games a year ago they'll probably use that as a reason to have them in Glasgow.

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Think the sfa have a big problem here, even playing one game in Edinburgh, and with different kick off times, it’s almost impossible to avoid a collision of fans travelling either pre or post match. Could be messy.

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What a bunch of buffoons the SPFL really are. They had plenty of time arranging dates and venues for the semi finals. They knew there was a good possibility that the Ugly sisters would be involved and also knew that the pair had games in Europe. All they needed to do was to have yet another meeting BEFORE the draw and sort it all out but instead they have invited the four semi finalists for their views which basically means what the Glasgow wish to happen regardless of Aberdeen and Hearts think.

 

 

Utter shambles again from the SPFL  :wave:

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According to the DR they are considering a Super Sunday with both semi finals being played on Sunday, one after another. Both on BT Sport.

 

Probably have the Aberdeen one kicking off at 11.00.

 

 

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According to the DR they are considering a Super Sunday with both semi finals being played on Sunday, one after another. Both on BT Sport.

 

Probably have the Aberdeen one kicking off at 11.00.

 

I'd expect them to do that, but the question then comes down to where the games are played and the kick off times

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I'll stick my neck out and say it'll be us v sevco at Hampdung with a midday kick off then Dhims v Fartz at Murrayfield at 3.....

 

That way 2 clubs aren't travelling and when our game kicks off the Dhims will be heading East. By the time our game finishes all the Celtic fans will have left and we then head up the road and are long gone by the time Celtic start heading back.

 

As has been said by others, it would cause Edinburgh rozzers the mother of all headaches if ourselves and the sevconians were arriving into Haymarket at the same time, followed by a half mile trek out to the ground.

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https://spfl.co.uk/news/double-header-for-betfred-cup-semi-finals

 

BOTH MATCHES TO BE PLAYED AT HAMPDEN PARK ON SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

 

Betfred Cup semi-finals - Sunday 28 October - Hampden Park, Glasgow

 

Aberdeen v Rangers - Live on BT Sport, kick-off 12 noon

 

Heart of Midlothian v Celtic - Live on BT Sport, kick-off 7.45pm

Last night’s Betfred Cup draw, which saw Celtic and Rangers avoid each other, means Scotland’s two representatives in Europe will play their semi-final matches at Hampden on the same day.

 

Following a meeting with the four semi-finalists earlier today, SPFL secretary Iain Blair confirmed that both matches, Aberdeen vs Rangers and Hearts vs Celtic, will take place at the National Stadium on Sunday 28 October. Aberdeen vs Rangers will kick off at 12 noon, with Heart of Midlothian vs Celtic kicking off at 7.45pm the same day. Both matches will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

 

The SPFL is contractually obliged to bring both semi-finals to Hampden.

 

Iain Blair said: “We knew going into last night’s Betfred Cup draw there was a chance that if Rangers and Celtic reached the Betfred Cup semi-finals the draw could keep them apart, and because they both have a UEFA Europa League match on Thursday 25 October, we had to find a solution which gave them the necessary two-day gap between competitive matches.

 

“We’ve been working hard with Police Scotland and Hampden Park on contingency planning for exactly this scenario and, together, we examined every possible permutation.

 

“The crowded fixture calendar means that this is the best and most practical solution as any alternative had the knock-on effect of causing major fixture congestion, not only for Celtic and Rangers, but for several other SPFL clubs.

 

“We met with representatives of all four clubs earlier today and explained that this was the only feasible outcome.

 

“The fact that both Celtic and Rangers are in Europe, and will hopefully be playing in the Europa League after the New Year, is obviously good news for Scottish football, but it does mean that our capacity for rescheduling games is significantly curtailed.

 

“We can confirm that Police Scotland have advised that the Aberdeen vs Rangers game should be played first.”

 

A Hampden Park Limited spokesman said “We have already started the detailed planning process which is standard practice for all major events at the Stadium. Hampden is the home of Scottish football and we all look forward to assisting our SPFL colleagues with the delivery of two very exciting Betfred Cup semi-finals at the Stadium.”

 

The most interesting bits in bold.

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What a fucking shambles

Surely one of the semis could have been played on Saturday 20th October or Saturday 3rd November

This is the best the SPFL could come up with!!

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What a fucking shambles

Surely one of the semis could have been played on Saturday 20th October or Saturday 3rd November

This is the best the SPFL could come up with!!

 

Typical woman, trying to apply logic to it.

 

Only kidding Hebrew. You are bang on

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So, the police think that making Dons fans leave for the game at 7.00 am is best for all concerned.

 

 

 

 

What if, in our exuberance after our 6-0 victory, we dig up bits of the pitch and break up the posts and crossbars?

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SPFL....“We’ve had to have the games staggered a fair way apart and we understand that will create some inconvenience for supporters travelling, but that unfortunately is the price we pay for having two teams in the Europa League group stages this year.”

 

The price we pay to have Celtic and Sevco playing in Scotland. :hammer:

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What a fucking shambles

Surely one of the semis could have been played on Saturday 20th October or Saturday 3rd November

This is the best the SPFL could come up with!!

 

Spot on, lunacy at best.  But no, they couldn't be seen to favour one of those pricks  ::)

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An AFC spokesperson commented. “As a club we have repeatedly asked that the authorities stop giving us kick-off times which, for our large travelling support, are completely unacceptable, but yet again, what should be a showpiece occasion, is scheduled to start at a time that does not take supporters into account.

“While we appreciate Police Scotland was insistent that our game was played first for operational reasons, we believe, and stated along with others, that having both games in the same stadium on the same day, is inappropriate. There are other options that should have been investigated further, including staging the two games on consecutive weekends or using two different venues which would have allowed kick-off times more suitable for what are hugely significant occasions in the Scottish football calendar. Contesting the two matches on consecutive weekends would be an alternative surely worth investigating, particularly as Celtic are due to face Heart of Midlothian in the Ladbrokes Premiership the following weekend, while also fulfilling the contractual obligations.

“We appreciate the authorities have a difficult job to schedule games in what is an extremely congested calendar but to yet again ask our supporters to be in Glasgow for a 12 noon start on a Sunday is, quite frankly, appalling.”

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Just seen a valid point made on another forum. If  (ok when) we go a couple of goals up there is a very good chance the sevconians won't be in a very celebratory mood. In such circumstances the nearest lavatorial facilities tend to end up smashed to smithereens. And if that happens the second semi cannot go ahead.

 

Let's hope we put 5 past the c@nts so the great unwashed do an extra special job and leave the brains trust at the SPFL with egg all over their smug faces.

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