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Apr 21st, 2016, 05:18 AM
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"United if they win the FA Cup, although Everton may have a say in that!"

...on the evidence of last night, Everton's views are likely to be of no relevance.

Miracles can always happen: but any sensible betting person would now put money on Man U at least making it to the Cup Final.
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Apr 21st, 2016, 06:23 AM
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Sensible be damned - when did common sense have anything to do with football? (I'll be cheering for Everton)
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Apr 21st, 2016, 06:57 AM
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go for it willit - after all, Leicester had no chance of winning the premiership, did they?
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Apr 21st, 2016, 07:03 AM
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Lady and Gentlemen, I wouldn't put money on United to do anything this season, including beating Everton, however I do think that they'll get to the final. willit, as flanner said, on last night's showing, you may not have much to cheer about.

Ann, if Everton were playing as well as Leicester, I'd be worried.
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Apr 21st, 2016, 07:17 AM
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Rubicund - I agree with and flanner about Everton's form , but it's the cup - anything can happen.

If you wish to discuss football failure as an artform, then remember I'm a Portsmouth ST holder
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Apr 23rd, 2016, 04:59 AM
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Thanks for the updates and the friendly banter

I guess this is a good example of having to accept those things that are outside of one's control. I'll stay posted for any update on the Rooney Testimonial, but in the mean time plan for an Old Trafford tour and visit to the National Football Museum in Manchester. Unfortunately, we can't extend our trip to catch the Community Shield game on Aug 6.
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Apr 23rd, 2016, 09:54 AM
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Rubicund - I agree with and flanner about Everton's form , but it's the cup - anything can happen.>>

and is!

[BTW Roonie is anonymous at Wembley today - I can't imagine there'll be much of a crowd for his testimonial]
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Apr 24th, 2016, 02:30 AM
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Ann, you've disappointed me with your overview of the game! Rooney was asked to play a deeper role in midfield and played very well. His ball distribution was excellent, as was his willingness to track back, see the header off the goal line.

Everton played much better than they have been doing in the league, but were still not good enough. The Mourinho rumours have surfaced again this morning.
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Apr 24th, 2016, 12:59 PM
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Ann, you've disappointed me with your overview of the game! Rooney was asked to play a deeper role in midfield and played very well. His ball distribution was excellent, as was his willingness to track back, see the header off the goal line.>>

ah well, perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention, Rubicund and I've never been a fan of Mr Potato Head as he's known in this household. I agree that Everton played well, but for Mr de Mateo, it's too little too late.

Isn't David Moyes looking for a job?
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May 6th, 2016, 01:00 AM
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Hi DJ

You could try the Emirates Cup, a tournament held by Arsenal FC around that time. Search the web for that one.
Most other teams play pre-season friendlies around that time. In London Tottenham, Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Arsenal ...

You will find a game of some sort, even if it is a dilapidated / experimental top side against some lower league team.

Failing an actual game try a stadium tour - you can combine this experience (family of four options) with a meal, trip to the club museum etc etc).. I have provided a guide here

http://www.ukfootballgroup.com/visit...stadium-tours/

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Jun 2nd, 2016, 04:31 AM
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Hi again!

My son just informed me that the Aug 3 Rooney testimonial at Old Trafford has been approved by Mourinho. We're planning to be in Manchester Aug 3 - 5....... So, can anyone tell me how to best buy tickets, once they're available? (I don't think the time and details have been announced yet?) From the manutd.com website, by phoning directly, etc.....

Thanks for help!
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 05:49 AM
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I don't know, but it looks as if no tickets are available yet. I would check the Man U website every day; you could also have a look at the Fanzone here:

http://community.manutd.com/forums/10.aspx

you could even sign up to it!

Good luck!
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Jun 2nd, 2016, 08:39 AM
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It does appear that the game will go ahead on the 3rd August:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...-Trafford.html

However, there is no news yet on tickets. Keep an eye on the manutd.com website where any news will be announced.
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Jun 9th, 2016, 01:20 AM
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The Wayne Rooney Testimonial has been announced this morning and confirmed for 3rd August. See the manutd.com website for details.
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Jul 7th, 2016, 09:14 AM
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OP back here. Just wanted to let everyone know that we've got tickets to the Wayne Rooney Testimonial on August 3rd. We're psyched! (I am getting major "mom" points on this, btw.)

Since we're doing the game at Old Stafford, we'll probably forego the stadium tour there and instead do a Chelsea (my other son's favorite team) stadium tour while in London.

So, in addition to the game night, we'll have 1 full day and another night in Manchester. Our hotel is in the city centre. Any other suggestions for things to see and/or a place for dinner would be welcome. (Already have the National Football Museum on the list of possibilities.)

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Jul 7th, 2016, 10:17 AM
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What sort of food do you enjoy? Indian, Chinese, Italian, Steak? Which hotel and what sort of things do you enjoy to do and see?
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