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Old 12-13-2005, 02:23 AM
ChuckyTheGoat ChuckyTheGoat is offline
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Tell me if I'm wrong. But won't a match like USA vs Ghana likely play to a less than full capacity crowd?

USA is a country of non-soccer watchers. Won't be many Americans there.

Ghana population is only 20 Million and to my knowledge not very affluent. Wouldn't expect many Ghanans there.

If one was to attend the games in Germany, wouldn't there be certain matches like this where the scalpers will be selling tix for below face value?
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:28 AM
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Try contacting the US soccer federation if you're looking for tickets... You can probably still get tickets. They might force you into a package like all 3 first round games or something like that but if you're going, it's definitelly worth going to as many games as possible. Get yourself a DB rail pass and take it all in.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:35 AM
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Thx, goon.

I'm thinking about it real hard. I could probably fit in a 6-day trip where I attend two USA group games.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:17 AM
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wouldn't there be certain matches like this where the scalpers will be selling tix for below face value?
I know the tickets will all have names on them, but there's no frigging way they're going to ID everyone at the gates, is there?
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:17 PM
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You have to send a copy of your passport in order to get the tickets, so there might be a chance where they ask for the passport at the gate to scan or have the # printed on the tickets, if it don't match you might be SOL. And not just the buyer, but all those people attending so it's gonna be a tough one on the scalpers.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:45 PM
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Goon, is that to tame down any possible hooliganism? So the entire stadium isn't packed with Englishmen, or something?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:34 PM
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Are you taking the piss chucky, or do you genuinely believe that England are the be all and end all of hooliganism?

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Old 12-15-2005, 02:42 AM
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Parkend:

I regretted making that statement. I would have said Turks, if they had qualified.

What I'm asking is if FIFA wants to balance the crowds, so that they don't have fights breaking out in the stands, with a 10-to-1 ratio of fans.

No, I don't believe that Englishmen are hooligans.

Poor wording by me. What do I know?
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:28 AM
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I think the problem is quite different. In England there is hardly any hooliganism. They only appear once there's action going on in continental Europe, because some countries like Denmark never press charges no matter how rowdy and violent they get. There they get a carte blanche to do anything they want and unless they start torching buildings or putting people 6 feet under they'll most probably get away with their acts.

Now the Germans are no friends of ours and this only adds fuel to the fire. Although hooligans might make up only 1% of fans, they're the ones that make the headlines. Shit will go down in Germany, there's no doubt about it. Just hope it doesn't get out of hand.
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