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Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Mustafa_Baku, May 10, 2019.

  1. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    disgraceful that final is played there, but hey, that's uefa, that's what people support so we get what we asked for
     
  2. RichWeath

    RichWeath Member

  3. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Klopp on Baku :

    "I think these guys who made these decisions, I don't know what they had for breakfast really when they did it.

    "Last year we went to Kiev (for the Champions League final) which is a wonderful city but it was not really likely a Russian team or a team from that part of the world would be involved."

    With no direct flights to Baku from London, fans face journey times of up to 14 hours depending on connections.

    "These decision they must be much more sensible," Klopp said. "It looks irresponsible, I don't know how they do it and I sympathise a lot with the fans."

    Refreshing to read Klopp being so honest about it.
     
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  4. Mustafa_Baku

    Mustafa_Baku Active Member

    But when the Final Venue was selected they would not know that two London teams will get there.

    If we follow Klopp's logic then the Final Venue should be selected after the semis have been played and finalists known.
     
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  5. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    Your police should feel to arrest as many Chelsea fans they want - they all need locking up anyway, and are owned of course by a Russian oligarch
     
  6. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Where do direct flights into Baku come from though? Has to be taken into consideration.
     
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  7. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    And while Arsenal is not without its own share of hoodlums (as any club), Chelsea has one of the most notorious fan bases around. They probably give Millwall a good run for their money.
     
  8. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    quite right - believe me no one in the UK would care a hoot if a team from Azerbaijan had to play a final in England
     
  9. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Just did a quick flight search from Heathrow to Baku. Seems most of the flights come into Baku from Kyiv, Riga or Dubai. Lufthansa can get you there through Munich and Frankfurt though. Too bad Eintracht didn't win. Their fans could have flown direct.

    Edit: Just for fun, I checked on flights for myself (I'm not going). I could fly by Lufthansa out of Norfolk to Washington Dulles, Frankfurt and on to Baku. Or I could take Turkish Airlines from Norfolk through Chicago O'Hare and Istanbul. Lufthansa would cost about $3,000 economy. Turkish Air would be $400-500 cheaper. Flight times would be around 16-18 hours there and 22-29 hours on the return trip. But hell, it takes longer to get through security these days.
     
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  10. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    if I had the money to go, I think I'd travel by train, and make the journey part of the adventure

    at least that way if Arsenal lose it would still be a memorable experience
     
  11. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    try london budapest, budapest baku
     
  12. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    I hope this won't be the seating arrangement

     
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  13. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted

    Also the very questionable human rights record makes you wonder why they’re so keen on hosting a final.

    Especially a bit sus when it’s dangerous for a player to go solely because of his nationality.
     
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  14. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    I love trains. I envy Europe for actually having them. Not that I really travel anymore, but I would have loved to have had more access to train travel when I was younger. The best way to travel as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  15. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter YNWA Trusted



    The state of UEFA :lol:
     
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  16. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

    It's miles away from any team that had realistic chance of getting to final! :lol:

    What they should do is have venues on standby that are local should clubs from the same country get to final. Heck, I doubt many would complain if it was even somewhere like Paris as it's very easy to get to even though different country :)
     
  17. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    The great comment from UEFA to explain why the two finalists get so few tickets (less than 20% of the capacity between them) is that it's so difficult to get to Baku. Now that might in itself be a reason for the final not to be held in Baku - note "difficulty in getting to" not distance - but let's forget that for one moment.

    Does UEFA really think that 55,000 people in Azerbaijan are going to have the interest and money - these prices are expensive by their standards - to watch two foreign teams in a game they can easily watch on tv or online?

    Of course not! Many of these tickets will be resold to those very fans who can't get the tickets because it's difficult and expensive to get there but will do so anyway and have to pay touts more for the tickets as well! Not to mention "the football family", the families, friends and hangers-on of UEFA who get tickets for every important game and then flog them off at inflated prices. Know 'em well.
     
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  18. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    Maybe what UEFA should consider is offering chartered flights from the cities of the finalists and offer them as part of an enhanced ticket package. Surely they could line up a standby plan in a number of cities sometime after the group stage. Then they could sell some tickets to fans of the teams when they hold the final in a city that's not easily reached.
     
  19. Mustafa_Baku

    Mustafa_Baku Active Member

    True that not many people in Azerbaijan can afford it, but I am quite sure that there will be plenty of Azerbaijani supporters at the stadium.
     
  20. Your_e

    Your_e New Member

    The O.P. sounds like an Azeri government shill; robotic and uncomfortably pleasant.

    Has most likely claimed to also be a Chelsea fan in one of their major forums.
     

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