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Ridiculous decision. A stadium like that does not deserve to host the magnitude of a game like Chelsea v. Manchester City. Was the Millennium Stadium not available? I suppose I could still go, it's not that long to travel by train.

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From our second home to a major bogey ground. Great!

I know our record at villa park is shocking. Awful decision to pick this ground.

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Not that much of an awful decision - Wembley and Cardiff are being used for the Olympics and Birmingham is similar distance from both London and Manchester.

Ridiculous decision. A stadium like that does not deserve to host the magnitude of a game like Chelsea v. Manchester City.

Its a great stadium and it used to host FA Cup semi finals - the charity shield is a nothing game really.

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A while ago.. the premier league were talking about having league games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (in the middle of a season). Why not just make this the fixture we play abroad instead.

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what so the fat cats at sky can rake in a ickle bit more money ?

No, so we don't have to fly to Dubai in the middle of a season..

This way at least it's still pre-season and only two teams have to do it, and those sides will be the most marketable anyway.

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A while ago.. the premier league were talking about having league games in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (in the middle of a season). Why not just make this the fixture we play abroad instead.

My thoughts exactly. In Italy they have already realized the potential in this and they've started playing the Supercoppa Italiana (their counterpart for the Community Shield) in China and if memory serves me right they once played the match in the USA.

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yer but only so they could earn more cash.

If Chelsea get to sell a few thousad shirts and gain some new foreign fans, I don't see how that can be bad for the club.

I think we've got to the stage where we are well past trying to preserve the "old beautiful game". Money talks in football today, Chelsea is living proof.

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Is our bad record at Villa Park associated with Aston Villa or the stadium itself? Afaik Aston Villa are our bogey team, not the stadium. Or am I wrong, have we played somebody else there and lost? It's kind of superstitious to think that a venue plays any kind of role, considering we won't be playing its home team anyway.

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Is our bad record at Villa Park associated with Aston Villa or the stadium itself? Afaik Aston Villa are our bogey team, not the stadium. Or am I wrong, have we played somebody else there and lost? It's kind of superstitious to think that a venue plays any kind of role, considering we won't be playing its home team anyway.

In our last two semi finals there as a neutral ground we lost to Man Utd (1996) and beat Fulham (2002).

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