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Woeful turn out for blues’ victory parade

Submitted by on April 25, 2013 – 11:08 amNo Comment


Figures obtained by the MEN show that only 30,000 blues were in town for their much-hyped FA Cup victory parade in May 2011.

Despite winning their first silverware for eternity, their lack of numbers was very striking.

GMP revealed to the MEN that there were a further 30,000 blues at the Etihad Stadium, which in total means only 60,000 blues were part of their celebrations. In fairness to our backward neighbours, that probably reflects the entire body of their support.

It makes a mockery of MEN reports and anecdotes from blues at the time naming figures of 100,000 in town and comments like ‘you couldn’t move it was that packed’.

Meanwhile, United’s woeful parade to celebrate their 19th title, only attracted 12,000 people. Not surprising given the reds lost in the European Cup final that weekend and the parade was held at 10am ish in the pissing rain.

United’s last big parade followed the treble triumph in May 1999 when GMP estimated upwards of 500,000 people filled the streets of Manchester and all the way out to Old Trafford.


Let’s see what happens this time around.

Link to MEN story, which predictably takes a City slant on things:

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