Champions League - 2017/18

spids

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Have we sold out wembley for this game?
I started a thread asking about the seat layout and where was best to sit and was met by such apathy on here (best suggestions were the car park and WHL) that I decided not to go and watch on TV instead.
 

Saoirse

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We are playing Dortmund in the CL ffs! Absurd!
Frankly we aren't as well supported as some would like to think - there might be a core of 40-50k who're consistently interested in attending home matches, but beyond that the support is very fairweather. Those who went last year were treated to a rather turgid display of football with rubbish results, followed by transport nightmares getting home, and are now being asked to cough up substantially more money to repeat the experience. Those of us passionate about the club will put up with it, but others will say sod that and head down the pub or watch it at home.
 

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My seat (in the upper tier) is £95 for the package which is already a lot more than last year. Out of curiosity I had a look and saw that non-members/those not committing to the package are being charged £45 plus fees just for Dortmund! That's a pretty large outlay, especially if you have a family, and those who aren't diehard fans won't go for it if the experience isn't up to expectations.
 

Don_Felipe

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Think there'll be a smaller crowd for Dortmund in the CL, than Burnley in the prem... wonder if has something to do with the chaos around the ticketing.

There as some £30 tickets on level 5, but a lot are £40 - I'm sure I paid £25 for quite good level 5 tickets for Monaco last year
 

Dzejkob

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Have we sold out wembley for this game?
I had a quick look at how the sale is going and I have to say it looks really bad. 60-65k taken. Still a lot of seats is available in lower tiers. Slightly embaracing. It's CL, we're not playing there every season. I'm wondering why it looks like that.
 

Streetspur77

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Frankly we aren't as well supported as some would like to think - there might be a core of 40-50k who're consistently interested in attending home matches, but beyond that the support is very fairweather. Those who went last year were treated to a rather turgid display of football with rubbish results, followed by transport nightmares getting home, and are now being asked to cough up substantially more money to repeat the experience. Those of us passionate about the club will put up with it, but others will say sod that and head down the pub or watch it at home.
Tbh I don't think you can blame the fans for this, when the experience of Wembley is so shit from travel to the atmosphere it's up to the club to price it right

£45 to barely being able to see the players( if you're up in the gods), with little chanting, expensive food and then not getting home till 2 on a week night is just ridiculous

Imo 65k(as someone suggested) is decent considering all the problems with Wembley
 

Giovanni

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Such a shame id love to go and id pay the price but i have to be up for work at 5.30 the next day and its a pain to get back from wembley.
 

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Such a shame id love to go and id pay the price but i have to be up for work at 5.30 the next day and its a pain to get back from wembley.
Exactly, I had to take 2 days off work last CL game I went to and that was the bloody Leverkusen game..
 

Saoirse

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Tbh I don't think you can blame the fans for this, when the experience of Wembley is so shit from travel to the atmosphere it's up to the club to price it right

£45 to barely being able to see the players( if you're up in the gods), with little chanting, expensive food and then not getting home till 2 on a week night is just ridiculous

Imo 65k(as someone suggested) is decent considering all the problems with Wembley
Oh absolutely. The club's completely overpriced this season which is very sad to see. Unfortunately I fear the lesson they're going to take from it is that they're still easily getting 60k+ crowds and therefore that they can get away with the same or even slightly more again next season, which would really be a disaster for our atmosphere.
 

lukespurs7

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Yes they have injuries but they are still a top top side mabye top 5 in Europe id say, certainly top 8. It will be so interesting to see how we fare against them since 3-4 years ago when we put our 2nd XI out against them in the Europa League with a CM2 of Mason and Carrol who got absolutely bossed. We also started Onomah, wimmer and Charlie that day, Trippier was half the player he is now and we had Son up top, we got sincerely spanked. I think they aren't quite as good as they were then + have one or 2 injuries and we are way way better both in terms of personnel, playing level as a team and experience as a team. They also had Abameyang Reus and Mykaterian on fire that year, for tomorrow's game they only have Abameyang.

It'll be a tough game and we all know how we are doing at Wembley at the moment but who knows if we win this it could kick off a good run of form at Wembley but if we draw or lose let's not blame Wembley because they are still one hell of a team, they drew away at Madrid last year to put into perspective how good they are. But I think on our day we are up there with most teams and at home we should be looking for minimum a draw.

Our team last time we played them:
Tottenham
  • 1Lloris
  • 16Trippier
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 27Wimmer
  • 33Davies
  • 8Mason
  • 28Carroll
  • Chadli
  • Eriksen
  • Onomah
  • Son
Possible now:
  • Lloris
  • Aurier(or a better version of Trippier)
  • Toby
  • Jan (better than wimmer)
  • Sanchez (more cover than before)
  • Davies (much improved and suits 5 at back)
  • Dier (upgrade on Carrol)
  • Dembele (Big upgrade on Mason)
  • Eriksen
  • Son
  • Kane (2x golden boot winner)
+ add to this bench options of: Sissoko, Llorente and Alli for the next game against them.


HUGE GAME, COYS.

Oh and regardless of price we should be selling this one out!
 

Lighty64

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Yes they have injuries but they are still a top top side mabye top 5 in Europe id say, certainly top 8. It will be so interesting to see how we fare against them since 3-4 years ago when we put our 2nd XI out against them in the Europa League with a CM2 of Mason and Carrol who got absolutely bossed. We also started Onomah, wimmer and Charlie that day, Trippier was half the player he is now and we had Son up top, we got sincerely spanked. I think they aren't quite as good as they were then + have one or 2 injuries and we are way way better both in terms of personnel, playing level as a team and experience as a team. They also had Abameyang Reus and Mykaterian on fire that year, for tomorrow's game they only have Abameyang.

It'll be a tough game and we all know how we are doing at Wembley at the moment but who knows if we win this it could kick off a good run of form at Wembley but if we draw or lose let's not blame Wembley because they are still one hell of a team, they drew away at Madrid last year to put into perspective how good they are. But I think on our day we are up there with most teams and at home we should be looking for minimum a draw.

Our team last time we played them:
Tottenham
  • 1Lloris
  • 16Trippier
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 27Wimmer
  • 33Davies
  • 8Mason
  • 28Carroll
  • Chadli
  • Eriksen
  • Onomah
  • Son
Possible now:
  • Lloris
  • Aurier(or a better version of Trippier)
  • Toby
  • Jan (better than wimmer)
  • Sanchez (more cover than before)
  • Davies (much improved and suits 5 at back)
  • Dier (upgrade on Carrol)
  • Dembele (Big upgrade on Mason)
  • Eriksen
  • Son
  • Kane (2x golden boot winner)
+ add to this bench options of: Sissoko, Llorente and Alli for the next game against them.


HUGE GAME, COYS.

Oh and regardless of price we should be selling this one out!
close guess 1½ years to be honest

to all those moaning about the Wembley experience, please remember that when the club did a survey, Wembley was the preferred option.

yes tickets might be more expensive this season, but at a guess so is the rent to play there, plus the draw compared to last season means the games are rated at a higher value. if we had the same draw last season the ticket prices for the 3 games most probably been roughly the same as this season. we are playing the defending champions!!!!
 
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