Date: 25th September 2009 at 11:06am
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It might sound bitter, now that we have been knocked out by Manchester United, but does anyone care about the Carling Cup?

Arsene Wenger uses it as a youth cup tournament for Arsenal, while everyone except Mark Hughes and Manchester City made numerous changes to their starting line-ups this week.

While a cup run would have been nice, even we used it as a virtual friendly match, giving players a run out and using it as a fitness exercise for Kevin Foley, Jody Craddock, Michael Kightly and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

The teams don’t care and neither do the fans with empty seats aplenty up and down the land.

But then it’s hardly surprising when it costs £41 to watch Sir Alex Ferguson make eleven changes. As that was the price Wolves fans were met with when getting their Old Trafford ticket.

£41 for a cup tournament that no-one is interested in until you reach the final and for a game that was on the telly!

But while there was a little over 1,500 Wolves fans in the ground, money wise and it was still a great draw for the Molineux accountants. A 50,000 plus Old Trafford crowd means around a £500,000 boost to the coffers.

Vital Wolves Comment: Who says the game has priced out the average fan?

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