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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Bradser was suspended for one of the recent cup finals, always seems a bit harsh imo
    Was he? Yeah a ridiculous rule no matter what club you support.

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    35,000 tickets sold as of this morning the FAI have confirmed.

    The Aviva record will be beaten can the all time one be beaten?
    Here on a technicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger121 View Post
    Was he? Yeah a ridiculous rule no matter what club you support.
    Plenty of players have missed cup finals too Id say. I know Richie Ryan missed the 2010 final cause of suspensions. Always thought suspenions shouldnt cross over competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartySaint View Post
    35,000 tickets sold as of this morning the FAI have confirmed.

    The Aviva record will be beaten can the all time one be beaten?
    Amazing stuff! I'd say it will, the buzz is only growing for this one if anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    Amazing stuff! I'd say it will, the buzz is only growing for this one if anything.

    I've two kids looking for me to drive from Derry for it...Where's my St Pat's jersey!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redobit View Post
    Plenty of players have missed cup finals too Id say. I know Richie Ryan missed the 2010 final cause of suspensions. Always thought suspenions shouldnt cross over competitions.
    Blinkhorn as well. They changed the rules after that so accumulation of yellow cards wouldn’t keep you out of the cup final but red card suspensions do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Bradser was suspended for one of the recent cup finals, always seems a bit harsh imo
    See! made little difference whether on the bench or not, his job was done prepping in advance and someone else could think on their feet during a game - rabbit in headlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty9 View Post
    I've two kids looking for me to drive from Derry for it...Where's my St Pat's jersey!?
    A lend can be arranged 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nah Nah Nah Nah View Post
    Blinkhorn as well. They changed the rules after that so accumulation of yellow cards wouldn’t keep you out of the cup final but red card suspensions do.
    Not sure about that. Chris Shields missed the 2019 final due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    Not sure about that. Chris Shields missed the 2019 final due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

    It was changed so that players that accumulated 4 yellows wouldn’t miss the final (Shields missed the 2019 final due to 8 yellows) but it wasn’t until 2020 that it was changed again to mean players wouldn’t miss the final for any amount of yellows over the season

    The changes in ruling for cup final suspensions are in this article

    https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football...fai-cup-final/
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartySaint View Post
    35,000 tickets sold as of this morning the FAI have confirmed.

    The Aviva record will be beaten can the all time one be beaten?
    Thatís fantastic. I wonder why the jump in numbers this year ? Would be great to think there is an increase in interest in the league. Hopefully it will be a good game. (And we win of course. No point in losing a thriller. Been there, done that twice v Derry in 2006 and 2012.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nah Nah Nah Nah View Post
    Blinkhorn as well. They changed the rules after that so accumulation of yellow cards wouldn’t keep you out of the cup final but red card suspensions do.

    Danny Murphy and Roy O'Donovan were suspended in 2005 after receiving yellows in a league game against Waterford. Neal Horgan was suspended in 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    That’s fantastic. I wonder why the jump in numbers this year ? Would be great to think there is an increase in interest in the league. Hopefully it will be a good game. (And we win of course. No point in losing a thriller. Been there, done that twice v Derry in 2006 and 2012.)
    Two Dublin teams has to help, and its two teams who haven't been to the final in recent years. Seven years for Pats, 13 for Bohs so no fatigue from the fan bases, and probably some neutral interest after 3 teams playing in the last 6 finals. Plus crowds have been limited in the last 18+ months so lots of latent desire to go to football.

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    and Cork fans couldnt travel to the game on a school night!

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    That's a fantastic crowd so far. I think in comparison to previous years the matches I've seen for the most part have been very entertaining.

    Bohs and Dundalks European games were very enjoyable to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    Danny Murphy and Roy O'Donovan were suspended in 2005 after receiving yellows in a league game against Waterford. Neal Horgan was suspended in 2007.
    Same with Gary Deegan in 07 for us too. Whats capacity of Aviva does anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    Thatís fantastic. I wonder why the jump in numbers this year ? Would be great to think there is an increase in interest in the league. Hopefully it will be a good game. (And we win of course. No point in losing a thriller. Been there, done that twice v Derry in 2006 and 2012.)
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    It will defo be over the 40,000 mark and the Bohs fans will prob out number St. Pats by 2:1. The Bohs fans are planning a real colourful show for TV, I hear!

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