Next Up – Watford

Next Up – Watford

Head Coach    Quique Sánchez Flores

Founded      1881

Ground        Vicarage Road

Address        Watford, WD18 0ER

Capacity      21,577

Squad:

1        GK      Heurelho Gomes

2        DF      Allan Nyom

3        DF      Miguel Britos

4        MF      Mario Suarez

5        DF      Sebastian Prödl

6        DF      Joel Ekstrand

7        MF      José Manuel Jurado

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FA cup final: more tickets for fans

The Football Supporters' Federation wrote to the FA (Thursday 7th January 2016) calling on them to cut the number of FA Cup final tickets redistributed to the football family in half.

 

This would free up 10,000 tickets every year for loyal, match-going fans.

 

The FA has responded to the letter saying: "Ticket allocation at The Emirates FA Cup Final is being reviewed by The FA Board. In so doing, it is important to strike a balance between the fans of the finalists and those grassroots volunteers who richly deserve to be rewarded for their tireless efforts throughout the season. Without pre-empting the outcome of the review, it is hoped a solution can be found that provides more tickets for competing clubs."

 

The letter has been co-signed by 90 different supporters' organisations including both the Foxes Trust and Union FS, who had previously met and agreed to campaign jointly on behalf of LCFC fans over ticketing issues

 

The full letter can be read on the FSF website http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/fa-cup-final-lets-get-more-tickets-into-hands-of-fans

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Opposition Viewpoint – Liverpool

A bit about you: 

Name: Jay McKenna 

Current home town:  Liverpool 

Birthplace: Liverpool 

How long have you supported your team? Since birth. I probably wouldn’t have been allowed home if my dad wasn’t convinced I would be a red. 

Overview of your club: 

Favourite thing about your home ground: The Kop is a given but I like that our ground is traditional, has never moved and is within a community that give it is’s name.

Favourite match played by your team & why: 25th May 2005. Istanbul. No explanation needed.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: That I have seen in my lifetime, Fowler and Gerrard. Gerrard probably sneaks it. If he stuck around a bit longer, Suarez would be walking it right now. 

About our forthcoming match against you: 

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Coutinho. So good and can get so much better. I also like Can - he needs to be more consistent but he seems to have a self-belief that I like so much.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Coutinho. Though he hasn’t hit his usual heights recently, he’s a threat on the ball and creates so much and has started scoring more.

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Anyone with pace. So Vardy and Mahrez.

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Going to Liverpool

Liverpool L4 0TH

By Car: Anfield is accessible from all major routes. Follow the M62 to Liverpool until you reach the end of the motorway (beware of a 50mph speed camera about a 1/4 of a mile from the end of the motorway). Then follow the A5058 towards Liverpool. After three miles turn left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue (there is a McDonalds on the corner of this junction). Proceed for one mile and then turn right at the Arkles pub for the ground. If you arrive early (around 1pm) then there is street parking to be found.

However recently a residents only parking scheme has been introduced in some streets around the ground, so check any signs first. Otherwise it as an idea to park in the streets around Goodison and walk across Stanley Park to Anfield, or you can park in a secure parking area at Goodison itself which costs £10.

Walton Breck road and Anfield road are also closed prior to kick off.

Approx 120 miles, 2 hours 30 mins

Parking A limited number of spaces within only 9 minutes of the ground. St Domingo Car Park is available on matchdays and can be accessed up to three hours before each game. To purchase a St Domingo car park pass please call 0843 170 5555 or go to www.liverpoolfc.com/tickets/latest-ticket-news. Car park passes are also available to purchase on the day at the car park gate. There are a limited number available on a first come first served basis.

By Rail: Lime Street Railway Station is two miles from Anfield. You can take a taxi from Lime Street (fares usually cost between £7- £9) or buses go from nearby Queen Square Bus Station. On matchdays you can use the Merseyrail network to link with the Soccerbus service from Sandhills Station.

However there are no trains to Liverpool on the 26th Dec

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Security Provision Strengthened From Manchester United Game

Supporters are advised to arrive early (turnstiles open at 4pm), well in advance of kick-off at 5.30pm, to allow time for additional security measures that will be in place inside and around King Power Stadium. It is recommended that supporters avoid bringing bags wherever possible, as enhanced searches will be taking place at all entrances to the stadium. 

Furthermore, to ensure stadium security is not compromised during the match and future fixtures, the Club asks for supporters’ cooperation with a strict NO READMISSION policy, meaning exits will not be opened to access smoking areas at any time. Supporters are reminded that King Power Stadium is a no smoking venue, including e-cigarettes. 

Read more at http://www.lcfc.com/news/article/security-provision-strengthened-from-manchester-united-visit-2819846.aspx

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