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magicTs
4 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Have they said how they will sell tickets?

 

Could it be closed doors?

 

 

According to this which appears to be accurate and constantly updating "Both clubs will receive the same ticket allocation, meaning River will effectively lose their home advantage". Seems like utter madness to simply move the fixture elsewhere and now allow both sets of fans when there was trouble with only one set but should be interesting viewing for the neutral! 

 

https://en.as.com/en/2018/11/29/football/1543493170_260687.html

 

River Plate to be fined $400,000 and have to play 2 games behind closed doors. 

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Sooperstar

I'm sure the Argies will travel in huge numbers for this. They're usually one of the best supported teams at World Cups.

 

I fancied it myself so checked out hotel prices in Madrid for that weekend and they were extortionate. Reckon they started getting snapped up as soon as the announcement was made.

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Boozyuzi

So all the ex pats Argies that live in Madrid and support either club can now have a local Barny.

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His name is

Puts the madness of scottish football into perspective 

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Phil Dunphy
9 hours ago, magicTs said:

 

There will be plenty of BOTH sets of fans at the game. Massive Argentinian population in Spain and lots will travel. Which is a big advantage to Boca having already played the 'home' fixture in front of only their fans. 

 

 

9 hours ago, Smithee said:

That doesn't make any sense, is the world cup or Champions league final completely derailed as a spectacle?

 

Thousands of Argentinian fans will be there and it'll be a bigger spectacle than ever before.

 

£1,500 for a flight from Buenos Aires the Wednesday before the game and back the Wednesday after it. 

 

The game is meant to be played at each teams home venue. River put at a disadvantage because they’ve played one away leg and one at a neutral venue. 

 

Lets not pretend that this board wouldn’t be spitting feathers if Hearts had a home game moved 6,000 miles away because of the actions of a few. 

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Mikey1874

At least if it was England all the hooligans would get banning orders and wouldn't be allowed to travel.

 

In this case however...

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Sir Gio

Aye, this is what happens when people don't behave themselves......

 

....However, the subplot, the South Americans are desperate to have the Copa given more European exposure, almost as if they planned it

Edited by Sir Gio

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Rods
14 minutes ago, Sir Gio said:

Aye, this is what happens when people don't behave themselves......

 

....However, the subplot, the South Americans are desperate to have the Copa given more European exposure, almost as if they planned it

 

Spot on with this as now everyone is talking about it where they would have not been interested previously.

 

There is no such thing as bad press.

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kila

River Plate now refusing to play in Madrid

 

 

 

 

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Smithee
3 minutes ago, kila said:

River Plate now refusing to play in Madrid

 

 

 

 

They must be getting dangerously close to forfeiting the game if they don't accept the governing body's decision. 

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Phil Dunphy
36 minutes ago, Smithee said:

They must be getting dangerously close to forfeiting the game if they don't accept the governing body's decision. 

 

Anyone with sense can see their point. They've played an away leg and now they're being told they have to play the 2nd at a neutral venue.

 

Thousands of their fans will miss out now too. Why punish the majority for the actions of the few?

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Mikey1874
19 minutes ago, Phil Dunphy said:

 

Anyone with sense can see their point. They've played an away leg and now they're being told they have to play the 2nd at a neutral venue.

 

Thousands of their fans will miss out now too. Why punish the majority for the actions of the few?

 

And serve the commercial interests of the authorities.

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Phil Dunphy
7 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

And serve the commercial interests of the authorities.

 

Fans. Not customers.

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Mikey1874

Game seems to be on

 

 

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Mikey1874

 

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allyjambo

Got a ticket for the game on Sunday, Valencia v Sevilla tomorrow as well.

Cant wait !!!

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cb1874
1 hour ago, allyjambo said:

Got a ticket for the game on Sunday, Valencia v Sevilla tomorrow as well.

Cant wait !!!

I almost pulled the trigger on tickets , but the flight times meant having to go for an extra night...all in for a grand. 

Surprisingly easy to get the tickets 

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Stephane Grappelli

Not long now until kick off.

 

No doubt it's already been said many times on here but absolute respect to Real Madrid for stepping in to help out  at such short notice.

 

Fantastic stadium, great city and absolutely wonderful club.

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Mauricio Pinilla

:lol:

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Hilary Briss

Is it on TV ???

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kila
1 minute ago, Hilary Briss said:

Is it on TV ???

 

FreeSports and BT Sport

 

 

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Homme

Been looking forward to this for weeks now.

 

Had the beers in twice already to no avail :lol:

 

Cmon Boca! (Although think River are too strong)

Edited by Homme

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Hilary Briss
17 minutes ago, kila said:

 

FreeSports and BT Sport

 

 

Cheers, will have a gander

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Dino Velvet

Anyone know how many tickets have been sold? 

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kila
5 minutes ago, Dino Velvet said:

Anyone know how many tickets have been sold? 

 

Still tickets left apparently

 

9,000 were given to Real Madrid season ticket holders

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Stephane Grappelli
38 minutes ago, kila said:

 

Still tickets left apparently

 

9,000 were given to Real Madrid season ticket holders

 

Makes sense I suppose.  If any fans know about becoming club champions of a continent then it's the madridistas, the merengues, the blancos.  They've earned the right to be there.

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magicTs

Looks pretty full to me!  Great atmosphere. 

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kila
4 minutes ago, magicTs said:

Looks pretty full to me!  Great atmosphere. 

 

Sounds fantastic

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magicTs
On 29/11/2018 at 16:58, Phil Dunphy said:

 

I wonder if CONMEBOL realise that, by making it a game without any "home supporters" is going to completely derail this as a spectacle.

 

Doubt I'll watch it now.

 

Watching?  😎

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RudiHMFC

Hopefully see some wild tackles and a few goals :jjyay:

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boag1874

What a noise btw

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magicTs

Doubt the Berneabeu has sounded like this in a long long time.

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Stephane Grappelli
2 minutes ago, magicTs said:

Doubt the Berneabeu has sounded like this in a long long time.

 

Aye, the Buenos Aires accent is very different from the Madrid accent.

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kila

Referee in the first leg was far better. This one seems a bit...

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Phil Dunphy
22 minutes ago, magicTs said:

 

Watching?  😎

 

No, I'm not as it happens.

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Tazio

C’mon River Get stick into these peasants. 

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boag1874

What a ball

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pablo

 

Looks a magic game to have gone to. 

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magicTs

Gooooooooooooooaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllll

 

Some celebrations behind that goal

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Stephane Grappelli

Did one of the captains change ends?  You'd think you'd want to shoot towards your own fans in the second half kent mean.

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Homme

Deserved lead so far. What a pass for that goal!!

 

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martoon

Very enjoyable 1st half. 

 

Nice to relax and watch the ultimate, must win, derby match between two fierce rivals safe in the knowledge that we won ours 5-1.

 

:flagwave:

 

 

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kingdannyb

I hope Budger notes that everyone in the lower tier is standing .....

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Homme
9 minutes ago, kingdannyb said:

I hope Budger notes that everyone in the lower tier is standing .....

 

Try telling this lot to stand, can you imagine?

 

:rofl:

 

Edited by Homme

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Captain Price

Got £100 on a sending off :lol:

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Captain Price

Ref seems to be letting it flow.

 

:sob:

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luckyBatistuta

Ruddy internet went down just before the goal, still not seen it 🙁

 

 

Hopefully Boca can hold on :smile:

 

 

 

 

and i just I just saw it, good finish

Edited by luckyBatistuta

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Nookie Bear
3 hours ago, Stephane Grappelli said:

Not long now until kick off.

 

No doubt it's already been said many times on here but absolute respect to Real Madrid for stepping in to help out  at such short notice.

 

Fantastic stadium, great city and absolutely wonderful club.

 

Listening to Tim Vickery on the radio saying it’s a master stroke as it firstly shows that Spain is ready to host major games and that boosts their 2030 World Cup bid (ahead of the South American bid) and also introduces the precedent of playing club games on a different continent, which is something Real and Barca are very keen on 

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