It absolutely galls me that people having paid a hell of a lot of money to get there, flights were average £300 plus when I looked at it, plus hotel as you can't get back after the match, will be corralled into a pen where there is one bar, probably selling at twice the normal price, who would know the difference, maybe no or limited food, 1,200 people all day and half the evening. When I got off the train at Lime street last week the entire steps in front were occupied by their fans, they made regular trips down to the Tesco Express to stock up on beer and were enjoying the experience. Many were wandering around the fan zone
in their shirts, later I was standing outside the Winslow with a pint, one of their fans asked me "is that alcohol free" I said no and then three of them went inside. I'm still baffled by the logistics ? Bus from airport to park, taken to stadium, held for an hour after match then make your own way to your hotel, when are they supposed to have checked in ? Most hotels will release your room if you haven't checked in
some hotels won't even have night staff and doors may be locked, crazy !