Man United Preseason Tour 2013

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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    We are going to play in Hong Kong, Australia and two games in Japan.
    http://www.manutd.com/en/Tour2013

    Was wishing they would come back to the States so I can go watch them play.

    JULY 20, 2013 - A-League AllStars vs Manchester United @ Sydney ANZ Stadium
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    JULY 23, 2013 - Yokohama F. Marinos vs Manchester United @ The Nissan Stadium
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    July 26, 2013 - Cerezo Osaka vs Manchester United @ Osaka Nagai Stadium
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    JULY 29, 2013 - Kitchee FC vs Manchester United @ Hong Kong Stadium
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    never Iceland :(
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    According to The Independent Thailand and Japan are expected to be the other destinations.
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    I would say Japan should be a given. Kagawa at United is a dream come true to Japan I'm sure.
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    I was pretty fortunate to get to see them in Chicago in summer of 2011, David de Gea's first appearance in our colors.

    They've been over here several times in recent years, and I'd imagine they'd seek a new market.
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    BREAKING: Reds confirm pre-season tour match vs Yokohama F . Marinos in Yokohama on 23 July. More info here: http://bit.ly/Xk5ErW #mutour

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    No India. :( :(
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    Seriously, India has got to be the biggest market United have never toured ? And it's a market where the club is developing a presence too with MU soccer schools, tours by the likes of Bryan Robson, Dennis Irwin etc.. with the trophies, MU cafe and the likes. They recently even appointed Manu Sahwney as a non executive director.

    Guess, the fee for the match won't be that great right now but the tour can help build the market for future at least. I presume similar was the case with the African tours too ?
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    That stadium in Australia is very impressive. They recently played a T20 match there too and it looked great. Remember it being one of the best Olympic stadiums in recent times.
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    Do the ends of Sydney ANZ Stadium fold in if they dont need the extra capacity?

    It looks like they are on an axle.
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    It looks nice but what happens if it rains?
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    Not getting what you mean? The same as what happens with every stadium ?
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    No pretty much every stadium has a cover for every tier but the ANZ stadium doesnt for the two tiers sticking out as if when you opened a box.
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    beautiful stadia :eek::eek::eek:
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    Don't many US stadiums for American football have such stands which are open ?

    Even in many other oval stadiums every seat isn't covered.

    Anyway in other photos it seems like this -

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    So either it's been renovated or has some sort of retractable/foldable roof.
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    The Hongkong stadium literally has no cover though.
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    Come on guys... the treble is still on... and we're already talking about a debatably useless pre-season tour?
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    Starting from Japan, that sounds like an awesome 10 day trip to follow United and indulge in some sinful activities.

    Doesn't get better than Japan, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
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    Slightly off-topic, but many of these Cafe Bars are they running around Asia now?

    When I Googled it, they seem to mostly be in India, so they must be making a strong effort there - the Singapore one has closed down apparently, and I think there's one in Hong Kong, but what about Malaysia, Thailand, etc.?

    There doesn't seem to be a central website listing all the locations.
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    Yes the Singapore Red Cafe annoyingly shut down ... Was a fun place to catch matches.

    I'm disappointed that India has not been included, it was rumoured to be a strong candidate 6 months ago. Surprised as the possibility to convert casual fans into £ spending loyal fans is huge and no major European club has made the journey yet.
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    Cal? from Redcafe (matchfixing department)

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    The Hong Kong one closed down as well...
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    Thanks for the info - I'm heading over to that part of the world soon for a couple of months, so I was looking at where the locations were. Seemingly they're all closed :lol:

    I'm surprised they can't make those locations work given all we hear about the popularity of United in Asia - or is it more a case of their partners in the ventures failing?
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    No idea about the one in Singapore, but the one in HK was very popular and difficult to book, so I doubt it closed due to failing as a business, but more likely failure to negotiate an extension to the contract.

    I'm guess the local partners refused to pay as much to United as they did, and since the venue is already established as some kind of spiritual home for United fans, they can easily just change the name and continue exactly as they did without paying United.
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    Think United have a leasing agreement with some Hong Kong/Singapore company to run those all over Asia. They just get licensing fees and some part of revenue/profit.
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    Announced a game on 13th at Bangkok -

    First stop on the Manchester United Tour 2013, presented by Aon

    (NYSE:MANU) Manchester United has announced today it will play a pre-season game in Bangkok as part of the club’s Tour 2013 presented by Aon.

    The match will be played on the 13 July at the Rajamangala Stadium and will see United take on the Singha All Star XI.

    Singha, United's official beer partner, will be the match sponsor, with the game forming part of the Thai brewer’s 80th anniversary celebrations. The winner of this exciting match will go on to be the first winner of the Singha 80th Anniversary Cup.

    United’s first visit to Thailand was in 1975 and the club has returned a further three times for pre-season friendlies. With an absence of 12 years, Sir Alex Ferguson and his full squad are looking forward to returning to the football-enthusiastic country.

    Manchester United chief executive David Gill said: "Our visit to Thailand in July plays an important role in the team’s pre-season preparations for the season ahead, as well as enables the club to engage with some of its global fans and commercial partners. There are over 19.5 million Manchester United followers in Thailand and the club has been lucky enough to visit on a number of occasions. The game will be the first match of the Manchester United 2013 Tour, presented by Aon, and we are all looking forward to a great game."

    Aon is delighted to be the Presenting Partner of Manchester United’s 2013 Tour, offering its expertise in risk management, insurance, reinsurance brokerage and human resources solutions.

    Greg Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon added: "Being chosen by Manchester United as the ‘Presenting Partner’ for its 2013 Tour is further demonstration of the strength of our relationship. This is a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate how our global partnership provides value for our clients, colleagues and communities, and it will show our clients and prospects, particularly in Asia, how the issues we help them with, such as risk management or health care, are equally relevant and important in the world of business and the world of sport."

    More information on how and when you can purchase tickets for this exciting match will be released soon. Please visit www.ManUtd.com/Tour2013

    http://www.manutd.com/en/Tour2013/T...our-match-in-bangkok-on-13-july.aspx?pageNo=1
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    Bit of a bump. Apologies.

    So say the first game of Moyes' reign will be on the 20th of July - when would we expect the lads to be back at training? A couple of weeks beforehand?
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    48 days until our first pre-season game.

    I want it to come as fast as possible, but I don't want the Summer to vanish quickly as well.

    I hate this period.
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    I just realized that the lads are gonna play in Japan in late July. Holy shit, I hope for their sake that they play at night! The Japanese summer is horrible to deal with. The tempratures are usually "just" around 35C, but the humidity is unbearable. I've stopped watching the weather forecasts in the morning during the summer, because they're so damn depressing. "Yesterday 5 people died from the summer heat. Be sure to stay hydrated!"...

    The games against the Japanese sides are therefore deceptively tough. We're facing teams who are in the middle of their season, under horrible weather circumstances.
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    Next thing you know, we'll be signing Honda, just for the sheer 'power of dreams' slogan potential while on tour.

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