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Why do they separate the fans?
c) No reason
How many people do the small stadium grounds hold ?
What is the cheapest ticket for her team?
a) 10 pounds
b) 25 pounds
c) 50 pounds
What two teams does she think are really good ?
a) Manchester United and Leeds
b) Arsenal and Manchester United
c) Her team and Manchester City
How do you spell the city name of her team?
So, Lois have you ever been to a professional football match in England?
Yes, I have. I support a team called Leicester city, and when I used to be at university
I used to live in Leicester. I used to go to quite a few of their matches.
OK, so what's it like when you go to a professional game?
So first of all, the fans are all separated, because in England there's sometimes violence at football,
so they like to keep the fans away from each other, and there's always a lot of police there, but
I've never been at a match where there's been any trouble, so that's been OK. Um, the atmosphere
is normally amazing because the smallest grounds hold about 20,000 people, so you get quite a
good crowd, and because their stadiums are quite small, you're quite close to the pitch, so
my team weren't very good though, so often my team would lose, so it wasn't so good, but when
they one it was fantastic. Really, really good atmosphere and lots of fun.
Ah, that's cool. So how much does it cost to get it?
See again, it's quite expensive so maybe now for the lower teams it probably, cheapest ticket
is 25 pounds, but for example if you wanted to go and see Manchester United play, play then maybe
50 pounds or more, but it's really really difficult to get tickets for Manchester United
because everybody has a season ticket, so if you want to go and watch them you have to know
somebody who can get you a ticket. It's difficult to just buy a ticket for those games.
Do you like Manchester United?
I think there a good team. I think that the reason a lot of people don't like them is because they
used to win all the time, so now they don't win so much, because now Arsenal win most of the time.
So I think they're a good team, but I don't think you can like them if you're not from Manchester.
So Leicester is a very hard word to spell. I take it it's not L-E-S-T-E-R, no?.
No. If you were an American you would probably pronounce it Lie-Se-Ster, so it's spelled L-E-I-C-E-S-T-E-R.
Well, again! One more time!
Wow, that's quite a handful. Alright, thanks, Lois.
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