So Patrick doesn’t like having to play the semi-final of the FA Cup in the same venue as the final. It takes away from the occasion, he reckons, and he’s right. He’s not the only one, but he’s going to have to get used to the idea, as that’s the way it’s going to be from now on, like it or lump it.
With Wembley costing something like Â£750m to construct, the only way the FA can get their money back is to play all semis there, and that’s what they plan to do. I donâ€™t like it, few people seem to in fact, but that’s the price we pay for the new Wembley Stadium.
At least Wembley, for the vast majority of Arsenal fans, is nearer than Cardiff.
It’ll be interesting to see whether it’s full, at both ends. Tickets are now on general sale – the ones costing Â£55 and Â£45 are still available. Which is not really surprising.
Right – I’m off. No time to waste.