When the teams released a single, wore suits and stayed in a fancy hotel the night before? long way from boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts etc Yep was a whole day in front of the telly event for me, flicking between BBC1 and ITV over the build up 0 Vote up! United are wearing a Paul Smith suit, as announced to fans yesterday The cheats are wearing LGBTQ+ patterns LOL JOKING The cheats are wearing human rights abuses 0 Vote up! I agree it's no longer a big deal. It shouldn't even count towards a treble any more. Should be League, FA Cup and Champions League until prior to this season and League, League Cup and Champions League from this season onwards 0 Vote up! Start watching at 9am, proper kick off time of 3pm, all done and dusted by tea time. 0 Vote up! I was there at old wembley when the spice boys turned up in white suits and got sent home with the losers medals by Eric the King. What a time to be alive. 0 Vote up! That was my favourite final. Definitely. Arsenal semi-final in '99 probably in my top 3 matches ever. 0 Vote up! Heh - think they were ‘cream’ weren’t they? Anyway, staggering hubris When did teams stop doing cup final songs? I remember Bob Mortimer (Middlesbrough) and Suggs (Chelsea) doing cup final songs in the mid 90s 0 Vote up! Arsenal semi-final in '99 probably in my top 3 matches ever. I was not there for that one sadly but here is my top 3 I witnessed. Utd beating the spice tw@s at wembley 96 Rooney debut hat-trick vs Fenerbahce Van Persie title winning hat-trick vs Villa Scenes at all three. 0 Vote up! It mattered when we were banned from European competitions. Obvs since we’ve come off the sin bin bench for the champions league it means fook all. 0 Vote up! It mattered when we were banned from European competitions. Worth remembering that this was 99% the fault of the dipper tw@s and their thieving, murderous fans. 0 Vote up! Now then, now then. 0 Vote up! Calm down 1 Vote up! It's such a big deal on the peninsula that they've moved the Epsom Derby to 1.30pm so people can gabmle on both. These sports are no longer part of British culture. They are irrelevant to us. They exist only to make money for citizens of nowhere. 0 Vote up! FA Cup Final singles definitely peaked with “Ossie's going to Wembley, his knees have gone all trembley”... “in de Cup for Totting-ham.” Chas and Dave genius 0 Vote up! Despite the cheats best efforts at destroying the game of football for the working classes, it is not done yet United stand alone defending it 0 Vote up! Shame about the trains. Town tomorrow will be hell. 0 Vote up! I'll be in the pub for it, it will be packed. If you think no one is interested that because you don't spend any time in proper northern boozers, the ones where the menu has two options - KP nuts or Quavers. I would say see you in the public bar, but I think the telly is being wheeled into the beer garden, bring on the sunshine. I will be United, despite the usual reservations its the only choice for a neutral to cheer for the little guys. 0 Vote up! Yep 99.9% of people will be supporting united United fans Neutrals Anyone who loves the sport of football People who back the underdog People who like to feed the poor People who don't like corruption or cheating or human rights abusers Very few people outside of that 1 Vote up! What about Millwall and West Ham fans? Salt o the earth eh? 0 Vote up! Pub will be 50/50 I expect, but I am in Manchester. Agree elsewhere it will be more United. 0 Vote up! As a kid who grew up near Wembley you could make a fortune on Cup Final day by learning a couple of the players names and the team songs. Turn up at a local pub that'd be spilling out with supporters from one or the other team, sing their tune and the p!ssed up idiots would clap, cheers and give you a small fortune. On to the next pub... 0 Vote up! The cheats don't have any songs 0 Vote up! I'm backing United tbf. 0 Vote up! "These sports are no longer part of British culture. They are irrelevant to us. They exist only to make money for citizens of nowhere." What an absolute crock. 0 Vote up! (If applied to racing, which it appears to be) 0 Vote up! wot we need is that super league back up and running that was a gr7 idea - all the plastic financially doped clubs can bugger off to that with sponsors from some oppressive regime and the league becomes balanced and about proper local football clubs again 3 Vote up! I won’t be watching tbh but like most kids of the 90s im Anyone But United 1 Vote up! Very rare to see a centrist dad support human rights abuses 0 Vote up! Tbf oracle we basically do have that - saudia Arabia, cheats, Dubai Emirates all play on a different playing field financially to Manchester United and Liverpool, the proper clubs It's quite remarkable Manchester United managed to break oil club dominance in league and cup All funded by local working class heroes going to games and fanatically supporting a proper football club Success should be earned, not bought by cheats 0 Vote up! Anyone But United Cringe 0 Vote up! heh manyoo and the scousers r prob the worst financial dopers simply cos they pretend not 2 b 1st and 2nd on my list 2 fook off and join a super league newcastle can stay as long as they bin their owners 1 Vote up! Used to be a big day when i was at university. Load a punt with enough booze to sink the bizmarck and pootle along to watch it in a pub. Once my mate dave fell in in the way back and had to go to the tropical disease centre a coupke of days later because a redness was spreading up his legs. They made him poo in a box and he had to take it back to them on the bus. 0 Vote up! Oracle do you follow football? United are negative spend from owners Liverpool are net net basically zero spend from owners The only real clubs left Doping is not having a shite load of fans FAOD 0 Vote up! Ofc the fa cup lost its lustre when Mansurrey Ushited were allowed to miss a year back in 2000. Shocking. This is the same club who inter alia pushed for a super league, and are paying the worlds most expensive defender £10 mill to leave. They’ve destroyed the sport. 0 Vote up! What Oracle and FF said. 0 Vote up! Nice for manutd fans to have a local game tho 2 Vote up! Ofc the fa cup lost its lustre when Mansurrey Ushited were allowed to miss a year back in 2000. Shocking’ remember some blazer telling us that this would help England’s World Cup bid? Breathtaking levels of naivety 2 Vote up! ‘Nice for manutd fans to have a local game tho’ Yeah I was dreading the journey south with the train strike but then I remembered who the oppo is 😂 1 Vote up! It's not an issue really - Wembley will be 95% united fans Couple of cheats fans on a tourist day out but they will be well behaved Could probably get away with zero security 0 Vote up! Missing tournaments to play other tournaments because we didn't have an owner pumping in 6bn to cover up human rights abuses at home 0 Vote up! Doubt I'll even watch it. 0 Vote up! Heh @ FF and Chinorder still bitter over events of 23 years ago. Hated, adored, never ignored. 0 Vote up! Watch it The cheats have tried to destroy football But the working classes need to stand up for it Flick the TV on and support united/the sport/equality 0 Vote up! Tbf Tom getting from Surrey to Wembley tomorrow will be almost as big a ball ache as getting in from up north 0 Vote up! I think Theo and Seb are organising coaches, FF. 0 Vote up! The working classes will not miss the big game Cheats fans flying in from Abu Dhabi Little cucks 0 Vote up! Can you make that into a haiku? 0 Vote up! Na I'm northern 0 Vote up! Yes lots of their fans are not local, but there are plenty of local fans too. The Premier League is a global game now whether you like it or not. I'm more of a non league fan myself, but I can still enjoy a big occasion. That the cup final is no longer a big occasion for the prawn sandwich fans is no big loss to me. 0 Vote up! 79, 81 replay, 83, 87, 88 and the one with Palace (91?) - all great games. Hard to think of any memorable ones since. Maybe it's an age thing. 0 Vote up! Only the prawn sandwich fans can afford to go now, snowfox. Working class fans have been priced out. 1 Vote up! Must admit I lost interest after the first round this year. Who’s in the final, this year? 0 Vote up! Yes it's true that the cheats can get all their success from Abu Dhabi, their best player from Belgium, their (racist cheating) manager from Spain and 'legend' from Argentina but all of their fans come from within 0.1 miles of the emptyhad Actually that's probably true. Cuck club 0 Vote up! True Tom, also there are no trains either so actually getting there is a challenge. 0 Vote up! Stockport isn't in Manchester. Must be one of the Heatons or Didsbury 0 Vote up! Last time I went to watch a derby at Wembley it was the 1 nil semi final defeat when Scholes got sent off. 5 o clock kick off time, one of my mates couldn't remember a single part of the game the day after. Met City's junior firm too, which was interesting 0 Vote up! Is that like a bunch of teenagers dressed up as police officers? 0 Vote up! They were young, they weren't dressed like coppers. Dressed mostly in black, tracksuit bottoms and trainers. You wouldn't even look twice at their ringleader, he was about 5 foot 5 and skinny. 0 Vote up! So you're saying you beat up some kids? 0 Vote up! No, they would have beat us up. The interesting bit was that they didn't realise we were United fans (we were on the city side of the ground after the game) so proceeded to show some videos of them filling in some United fans earlier. it wasn't a hard choice to (a) not correct them on who we supported or (b) not seek revenge for our fellow reds. They were scary fvckers 0 Vote up! They now support Chelsea probably I was making a joke about Met City Juniors btw 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!