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Possibly one of the greatest of my life!!! :D

Firstly on Saturday, me and my friend were down at OT with my Dad looking for tickets off a tout because they still hadn't got their's.. We had just given up hope when a taxi driver pulled up with a tout in the backseat and we struck a deal for two tickets. After that me and my mate said to ourselves - What will we do for the night, so we went to Picadilly train station.

From there we decided to get a train to Stoke-on-Trent and try to get a ticket for the Stoke vs Liverpool game - Slim chance. We got on the train at around 4.15 and arrived in Stoke at 4.45. Then we got a taxi to the Britannia. We asked the taxi driver, what were the hopes of getting tickets for the match and he said 0%, not a hope, they'd been sold out for hours. We arrived at the Britannia then around 5.10 and went straight to the tocket office, Sold out. Then a right shady character, in his fifties came up to us and asked us were we looking for tickets, we said yeah and he brought us to a big massive red gate knocked on it and two security guards opened it up.

In front of us was the Liverpool and Stoke team warming up. The fella told us to give both security guards a tenner each as a backhander. After this he led us across the pitch, yes across the pitch and I was no more than a metre a way from the likes of Torres and Gerrard. On the way across he told us he was a member of the naughty forties-Stoke firm and he told us we could sit anywhere we liked because 'he ran the stadium'. LOL.

So we chose to sit right beside the corner flag beside the die hard stoke fans, so we could get a good look at Delap's throw ins from row 1. The setanta box was directly above us and we were given the finger to Mcmanaman for the entire game. PRICELESS.

Then when the game started, the atmosphere was absolutely bonkers. We literally sang from the first minute to the last. When we told the taxi driver on the way home, how we got in, he was in stitches...

Then on Sunday of course. The big one

Got to OT around 11. And walked around the stadium for a few hours, we walked up a huge stairway and went to the very top, where we found a door and it brought us straight into the directors box, where all the leather back seats were and everything. We sat down there for a bout an hour soaking in the stadium and the view. Then security came and in no uncertain terms told us to **** off.

Then at about two I collected my ticket off Scott and around 3.30 headed into the Stretty.

And it was definitely one of the greatest things I have ever experienced. The whole place absolutely erupted when Vida, Waz and Berba scored the goals. After the ninety minutes I was absolutely as high as a kite and went looking for autographs.

After getting Jonny Evans' and Vds, I was waiting for the fial player to come out - Cr7.

When he came out he did the full round and yes I got his signature on the back of my programme. Ecstatic. I'm still on a high.

What a weekend,eh? :)
 

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red dave said:
Sounds amazing mate and I couldnt be happier for you !

Must of cost you a small fortune the whole trip ?

Ticket to Manchester

Ticket for United match

Train ticket to stoke

Taxi to the Britannia

Taxi back from the Britannia

£10 in the Game

Berbatov you must have money to burn mate Im glad you enjoyed yourself but why the Fxxx would you get a train and taxi all the way to watch the Bin dippers when they were'nt playing United !!!
A chance to go to the official ''loudest stadium'' in the prem playing against a team I despise more than anything else in the world. Also a bit of an adventure I suppose.

Total cost:ticket to manchester:80£ return including taxes, booked it 3 months ago.

Match ticket: 60£ off Scott, cost my mate and Dad 120.

Return Train ticket to stoke: 5.50£ only

Taxi to Britannia : 10£, then a ***** on the way back charged 18... :mad:

30£ fot ticket in total

My parents payed for the flights and the Utd Ticket as well,so :D
 

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ScottE335 said:
Bloody hell, you didn't explain all that about the Stoke game when I met you with that ticket. You lucky gits :eek:

Glad you enjoyed it mate, and I am gutted you got those autographs and not me lol :p

Nice one :)
Haha yeah, it was hard work alright, but all worth it in the end. :D
 

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red dave said:
I didnt doubt you mate Ive seen your videos !!

Your a lucky lad Ive been past the britannia on my way to alton towers looks ok !! small though

Your a good kid and you know your stuff but I couldnt enter a stadium with liverpool or City playing other than against United

You must stink of scouse ewwwwwwwww!!!!!
So you wouldn't want to go and support a great little club like Stoke against the Dippers. I would go to every game against them if I could. For the whole game, we were pointing at Stevie GBH singing to the tune of footballs comig home : He's going down hes going down hes going, Gerrards going down .Brilliant. I started singing it in the tunnel after the Chelsea match as well.
 

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jd_united said:
Lmao :D

Top weekend though Berba you mst have been loving every second of it.

Just one quick question, you know the guy who led you over the pitch and said you could sit ANYWHERE, did that include the away end? If so I might have to pop down next time United are at the Britannia :)
No he was talking about the west stand only, thats what I meant to say. I should have sat higher up though cause Maradona was there too.
 

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Rooneys_Temper said:
Great story but im not diggin the 'walkin straight into the Directors Box on a match day'???
It was as easy as ****. I swear to god I was in it. TBH it was my friend who forced me to chance it cause I wouldn't have gone for it either. If you were at the match you would have understand how I did it.

There was a huge queue of foreigners who were looking for a job down by the W16 entrance. We walked inside the entrance where there was a huge stairway. We walked up a long it for about 5 minutes to the top and there was a white door with red handles , we opened it up and there in front of us was the area where the shops and tvs are. This was in the south stand now. Then we walked up the steps and in front of us was an empty Old Trafford and we walked down along the south stand and into the box with the leather back seats. :D

Now do you believe me?
 
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