Win tickets to the FA Community Shield



** Update – competition is now closed **

We’ve teamed up with McDonald’s, the official Community Partner of the FA, to offer ten readers the chance to win two match tickets to watch Manchester United take on Manchester City at The FA Community Shield, sponsored by McDonald’s, on 7 August at Wembley Stadium.

This year’s match will be a Manchester derby, which will see Manchester United and Manchester City go head-to-head in this competition for the first time since 1956. The Red Devils look to secure their 14th Community Shield victory against current FA Cup holders City.

McDonald’s has been the Community Partner of the FA since 2002 and aims to create more football opportunities for all. Since the partnership was formed McDonald’s has created over 20,000 qualified football coaches, offering two million hours of free, quality coaching to young players across the UK.

“This year’s FA Community Shield will no doubt be a sell-out as fans from across the country make their way to Wembley to support the Reds and the Blues. It’s going to be a great game – a fantastic match to kick-off the new football season and I wish everyone who enters the competition the very best of luck,” said Geoff Hurst, McDonald’s Director of Football.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, answer the following question and email your answer to editor@unitedrant.co.uk with the subject line “McDonald’s Compo”.

Q: How many times has Manchester United won The FA Community Shield?

The Small Print

1. Rules: Please note that, in addition to these Provisions, entrants are bound by both the Promoter’s terms and conditions at http://www.unitedrant.co.uk/latest/win-tickets-to-the-fa-community-shield/ and the Supplemental Rules For Third Party Promotions Featuring Football-Themed Prizes Supplied By McDonald’s (“General Rules”) at www.mcdonalds.co.uk/policies/football-terms-and-conditions.shtml.

2. Participants: Must be 18 and over and UK resident

3. Duration of Promotion: Enter the Promotion between 6pm 18th July 2011 and 6pm 28th July 2011 inclusive.

4. Entry Criteria: Answer a question correctly to be entered in to a draw for a chance to win.

5. Conditions of entry: Limit of one entry per person.

6. How to Submit your Entry: Entries to be submitted via email. No other method of entry will be accepted. Email: editor@unitedrant.co.uk.

7. Prizes: The prize pool consists of ten prizes each of: Two match tickets to The FA Community Shield on 7th August 2011 at Wembley Stadium.

8. Prize Awards: Winning entrants will be notified by telephone and / or email and should be contactable no later than Friday 29th July 2011. Prize notification will be sent by email to the address registered at time of entry. If the winner cannot be contacted by telephone before 1pm on Monday 1st August, an alternative winner will be selected.

9. General: Winners will be required for promotional and media activity in relation to this promotion and other related McDonald’s football activities, including facilitating the publication of press releases, editorial and photographs on the UK websites of the Promoter, McDonald’s, and The FA, winners’ local media and in McDonald’s UK restaurants.

10. Promoter’s Details: United Rant, editor@unitedrant.co.uk, www.unitedrant.co.uk

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  1. AsherFenton says:

    Does it include shared trophies??

  2. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    i hope some random cunts dont get these and only loyal ranters ffs

  3. BillGlas says:

    C’mon the blues!

  4. Poorly worded question, to be fair.

    Are we talking purely about the number of times we’ve won the FA Community Shield since it’s been known as the FA Community Shield or are we talking about how many times we’ve won the competition that is now known as the Community Shield (including when it was known as Charity Shield)?

    I’ve gone for the former.

  5. AsherFenton says:

    sheesh said:
    Poorly worded question, to be fair.

    Are we talking purely about the number of times we’ve won the FA Community Shield since it’s been known as the FA Community Shield or are we talking about how many times we’ve won the competition that is now known as the Community Shield (including when it was known as Charity Shield)?

    I’ve gone for the former.

    I second this please clarify ed!! I also agree with captainhormone!

    • Community Shield + Charity Shield. It’s the same competition to be fair. I’ll also accept outright wins or outright wins plus shares.

  6. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    captainhormone said:
    i hope some random cunts dont get these and only loyal ranters ffs

    How many tickets will you need…

    For your fat arse?

    There’s only 10 available, you know.

  7. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    i was hoping 20…2 for me and 18 for my fat arse…

    aka alfonso bedoya

  8. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    You’ll take me?

    Cheers mate…

  9. AsherFenton says:

    also do we need to include any contact details or personal information in the email entry???

    • No need, unless you’re hoping I’ll call you with some sweet nothings ;)

      I’ll get in touch with the winners when the compo ends. Correct answers will be drawn totally at random.

  10. madredmonkey madredmonkey says:

    Me and han,

  11. madredmonkey madredmonkey says:

    captainhormone said:
    i hope some random cunts dont get these and only loyal ranters ffs

    That rules you out then,

  12. Ed said:
    Community Shield + Charity Shield. It’s the same competition to be fair. I’ll also accept outright wins or outright wins plus shares.

    That’s me out then.

    FFS

    • RedDread says:

      To be fair, Sheesh, you should have waited for clarification rather than just submitting your answer, you silly cunt. ;)

  13. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    J, if we both win..fancy meeting up? I’ll be taking hormone jr

  14. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    well..hormone jr snr

  15. reddread says:

    Ha! Highly unlikely, mate, but yeah, of course!

  16. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    lol…true dat…..some fucking random cunts will win them and sell them on…us full timers get fuck all

    just like life innit

  17. Racist cunts..No Ex-Pats allowed… f. you lot too

  18. Ryan Tooth says:

    I’ve won tickets!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Wayne Tooth says:

    i have recieved the email saying ive won, when will you contact me ed

  20. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    Commenter said:
    I’ve won tickets!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    alf…as if any of us loyal regular followers since day 1 would get owt….just randoms ffs

  22. fixed
    Is Ed the sporty Murdoch?

    • Que?

      I used random.org, took all the entries and assigned each and number and let the randomiser select winners at random. If anything you could complain that I didn’t fix it!

  23. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    ffs, why didn’t you fix it?

  24. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    Ed said:
    Que?

    I used random.org, took all the entries and assigned each and number and let the randomiser select winners at random. If anything you could complain that I didn’t fix it!

    captainhormone said:
    ffs, why didn’t you fix it?

    Yeah ffs… you’d think he’d put a ticket aside for his Uncle.

  25. AsherFenton says:

    If we already have tickets, could we give the ones we have won to a mate??

  26. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    WTF…FFS

  27. Fix it Ed..lottery tween the Rant Oldies here…otherwise your up before a select committe.

  28. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    Things like this should be split between rant forum members and poster son the articles….50/50 split with Forummers having to have made 200 posts plus….etc etc

  29. Aye
    Bet Ed’s friends have got the cards…. fixed!
    Randomize.com my arse
    more like
    Sodomize.com

  30. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    Ed said:
    Spike – I don’t have any friends :)

    What about relatives?

  31. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    yeah Uncle Alf and Cousin Hormone are 2 that love you Ed

  32. Asher Fletcher says:

    are all the winners sat together?

  33. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    FFS, If you are a winner, it is clear you have never been a regular on this site..

    LKHF

    faffing

  34. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    BTW Ed, i THINK IT IS ONLY FAIR AND PROPER THAT A LIST OF ALL THE WINNERS ARE PUBLISHED..
    YOU KNOW
    ….JUST SO MYSELF AND OTHER REGS LIKE ALF, SID, RED, BRI, SPIKE, TEL UNKLEKNOBHEADFFS, SHEESH, HAN, TRIGGS, MONG, PIKEY, BMAN, MADRED, ETC ETC….just know it is pointless entering these competitions, as loyalty is clearly not rewarded…and any random cunt who hovers around newsnow can benefit for rewards they clearly do not deserve
    randomizer.com
    ffs… embarrassing
    never
    #factsdontlietheyspeakforthemself

    LKHF

    faffing

    • Cap – did you really want me to fix it? There are more than 10 regulars on here anyway. What would your loyalty scheme be? I’ll try get a few more freebies to give away through the season.

  35. nice.
    partly mollified.

  36. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    Ed said:
    Cap – did you really want me to fix it? There are more than 10 regulars on here anyway. What would your loyalty scheme be? I’ll try get a few more freebies to give away through the season.

    No, not at all Ed, what i want is that random blokes who come across the site don’t have the ability to exploit an opportunity. Especially since there are guys on here (and i don’t mean myself in this either) that contribute articles or add value with their opinions.

    Now, i know you are always going to get opportunists, but the guy asking if he can sell the tickets because he already has tickets is clearly taking the piss.

    Yes, i know there is an element of “luck of the draw” etc etc. however, I feel regulars should be put on a pedestal and given an opportunity as these guys come day in day out, and even though you have to attract new punters, you have to give the guys who are the heartbeat a better chance than some person who is only making an effort when they see a way of profiteering.

    As for the loyalty scheme, like I have said earlier. A fair split would have been half the tickets for forum regs and/or article writers (with an acceptable contribution policy of either posts or time scales etc. Of course this would need policing), the rest to help bring new punters in with guys either using twitter, facebook etc.

    By the way i’m not bitter because I have not won, as to be honest i wouldn’t have been able to go this weekend as my lad is playing football for a new team and i would not want to miss his debut. I’m upset that none of the guys i have known on here for donkies years are not going (as far as I know) and i’m perplexed and disappointed as to why that has happened. Again, i know there is an element of luck, but i’d have been chuffed to fuck to have seen at least one of Red, Sid, Alf, Han or even Spike to have won (sorry Spike)…in fact any of whom we consider long term ranters…not some fucking newbie that’s contributed fuck all and never will unless there is something in it for them.

    • Cap – look I understand the grumble but I think that’s unrealistic. It’s a competition, winners drawn at random not selected based on subjective criteria. That was offered to me and I saw some value in it for the community. If I’d be offered 20 comps for free then ok. Or if I’d bought them myself, ok.

      By the way the other prizes I’ve given away – four books, two shirts, ten G&G scarves I’ve bought, paid for and posted myself. At my own personal expense.

      But even then if I had selected people myself based on patronage that would have caused uproar too. In fact that’s what I accused Ferguson of doing when loaning kids to Peterborough recently. Ok, so maybe nobody would have cared a whole load if I’d done that… but I’d then have to explain why each person was selected based on some fair criteria. An impossibly difficult task since I have more than 2,000 people in the database registered. What criteria? Most posts – open to abuse. Best posts – subjective, based on what? Longest on site – based from when and where’s the cut off.

  37. Asher Fletcher says:

    Is it just me or is the point of a competition like this to attract new memebers onto the forum to make it more successful?? I didnt win I just wondered if all the winners were sat together and if ed is going, where are you sitting? I bought tickets through Man Utd btw. I think that ‘regulars’ moaning they didnt win is slightly pathetic but I agree you should be rewarded for your commitment and maybe ed could come up with something…..

    • Asher – partly the competition was to “give something back” to the community. Ok so it attracted new people too. They might stay, they might not. The winners should feel good about it.

      BTW I got accused of “selling out” for taking the competition in the first place. For all the commitment regulars put in – they do – I put in a hell of a lot of time building and maintain the site, doing the pod, writing content, producing the mag and don’t get anything concrete back – no freebies, no cash, and mainly just abuse and complaints!!

      On the tickets I don’t know if the winners are sitting together, I’m not handling that it is McDonald’s PR company.

  38. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    If you have read what i put up above, you will see i have covered all those bases and more.

  39. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    you didn’t sell out, you took advantage of an opportunity…all the regs know that Ed, and are thankful. But that doesn’t change the fact people will profiteer from your commitment and the regs

    I just hope Morrissey doesn’t come across this site though…McDonalds

    he will kick you in the eye

  40. uncleknobheadffs uncleknobheadforfucksake says:

    if one of the regulars got the tickets itd do great things for rant, especially as city will beat us, i think if i won the tickets and went to wembley to see us lose to city id open four new topics when i got home about how we’re in decline, along with the obligatary fergie out topic

  41. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    lol

  42. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    Fair point Ed, but surely there could be something done. I think I have to be clear as I don’t want to come across as being ungrateful, I am not, but the fact everything you do does involve time, money and effort makes it even worse when people try to profit out of it and give nothing back to the site in return.

    Imagine the PR firm involved interviewing said winner, and asking how they won the tickets, “oh just went on some random site and won them..” that type of thing, what are they doing for Rant, it doesn’t testify to the quality of writing or the extreme, provocative, funny and painfully honest input of its members and site owner does it?

    These types wont promote Rant as they don’t know it from Adam. However, as I have said above, if half the tickets went that way and half to guys who have shown loyalty either in the forum, articles or comments (signed up active members etc)then i think everyone is a winner as you entice potential new punters that may offer something and you keep the regs happy. At the end of the day it is your articles and their debate that will ultimately want them to stick around if they are serious in doing so.

    BTW I hear you load and clear about hypocrisy and nepotism etc, but wouldn’t it be nice though to have a site that shows that its loyalty and commitment to the site is rightfully acknowledged and in turn the regs reciprocate this by staying loyal to you. I cant think of a better way to entice new members than being part of a community like that, but at the same time (like yourself) I cannot think of a way that it can be done fairly…maybe the others can suggest some ideas.

  43. Asher Fletcher says:

    Ed said:
    Asher – partly the competition was to “give something back” to the community. Ok so it attracted new people too. They might stay, they might not. The winners should feel good about it.

    BTW I got accused of “selling out” for taking the competition in the first place. For all the commitment regulars put in – they do – I put in a hell of a lot of time building and maintain the site, doing the pod, writing content, producing the mag and don’t get anything concrete back – no freebies, no cash, and mainly just abuse and complaints!!

    On the tickets I don’t know if the winners are sitting together, I’m not handling that it is McDonald’s PR company.

    We love you for all the wonderful stuff you do to enhance our united supporting experience, btw I would like to give back by offering my help with the mag and writing content, how do I get started?

  44. ffs Asher (Drag Queen Name?)
    is the back hurting now?

    If I wormed my way up Ed’s bum, would he even pay for my flight over?

  45. Asher Fletcher says:

    Spike said:
    ffs Asher (Drag Queen Name?)
    is the back hurting now?

    If I wormed my way up Ed’s bum, would he even pay for my flight over?

    1. Drag Queen Name?? Dont quite get that….
    2. would you rather I called ed a massive c**t??

  46. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

  47. Bit fed up with all these negative comments. Been a follower of Rant for over a year now. Don’t comment much but enjoy all aspects of the site.First United game was the 1963 FA Cup Final and have been to hundreds of matches since (1974/75 season went to every game in the old second division). Now unemployed and due to an expensive divorce have not been able to get to matches much in the last 7 years. However a mate, also a United fan of many years, is paying for the petrol etc (I live in rural Wales).So, am I deemed not worthy to have won these tickets? I actually think I am. I think I am just the sort of person who should win, someone who, under normal circumstance, would have no chance of getting to this game.

  48. reddread says:

    You win then? Congratulations, nice one. Of course you deserve to win them, just like any of the rest if us would. First person to post out of those who won the tickets, and your first and last posts before today were in October which, and I really mean no offence and hope you enjoy your trip, kind of proves Cap’s point. Sites like Rant need more people contributing as well as reading. I hope that the competition and others like it achieve that, because Christ knows we’re a set if boring cunts otherwise!

    “The longbow beats the crossbow, my idiotic friend”

    LUHG

  49. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    steggo said:
    Bit fed up with all these negative comments. Been a follower of Rant for over a year now. Don’t comment much but enjoy all aspects of the site.First United game was the 1963 FA Cup Final and have been to hundreds of matches since (1974/75 season went to every game in the old second division). Now unemployed and due to an expensive divorce have not been able to get to matches much in the last 7 years. However a mate, also a United fan of many years, is paying for the petrol etc (I live in rural Wales).So, am I deemed not worthy to have won these tickets? I actually think I am. I think I am just the sort of person who should win, someone who, under normal circumstance, would have no chance of getting to this game.

    talk about missing the point
    ffs

    LKHF

    faffing

  50. captainhormone-Talk about being a complete arse.Not missing your rather laboured point at all.Apparently you don’t want anyone to win who is “some fucking newbie thats contributed fuck all and never will unless there is something in it for them”. Let me try to explain as simply as possible. I am what you would consider a “newbie”.However,and you may find this hard to follow, I have been a united fan for years, not one that has been sucked in by the success of the last 20 years and I tried to point this out in my previous comments ie I may be new to “Rant” but certainly not as a United supporter-or doesn’t that count in your book? Or maybe that is the point! You don’t want United supporters to win tickets to a United game, just long term supporters of “Rant”! And when,in your esteemed opinion, does a “newbie” become a regular that can emulate your status? ffs

  51. ps and why the hell would anyone be sad enough to look up when my first contribution was!!!What is this? Some sort of closed shop?This sort of thing does not encourage participation. Tell you what, and here’s a promise, I won’t enter another competition for 2 maybe 3 years until I become a “regular”. ffs

  52. Alfonso Bedoya Alfonso Bedoya says:

    Wind your neck in Mate… Jesus… you sound like a fuckin victim…

    “Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabrón and ching’ tu madre! Come out from that shit-hole of yours. I have to speak to you.”

  53. baggio365 says:

    i didnt enter the competition as Ed has discriminated against rant regulars like me who live outside the UK. Spike, Danni and everyone else not living in the UK, we should all boycott RANT, till Ed flies us all to Manchester at his own expense for a massive piss up.

  54. make the fucking effort

  55. Steggo is spot on
    Alf you selfimportant cunt
    Cap you *fill in blanks* cunt
    Keep posting Steego, and rape all comments from them two.

  56. uncleknobheadffs uncleknobheadforfucksake says:

    got to side with cap on this one, tho tbf I don’t know who steggo is so was never gonna read his posts

  57. Ignorent git

  58. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    steggo said:
    captainhormone-Talk about being a complete arse.Not missing your rather laboured point at all.Apparently you don’t want anyone to win who is “some fucking newbie thats contributed fuck all and never will unless there is something in it for them”. Let me try to explain as simply as possible. I am what you would consider a “newbie”.However,and you may find this hard to follow, I have been a united fan for years, not one that has been sucked in by the success of the last 20 years and I tried to point this out in my previous comments ie I may be new to “Rant” but certainly not as a United supporter-or doesn’t that count in your book? Or maybe that is the point! You don’t want United supporters to win tickets to a United game, just long term supporters of “Rant”! And when,in your esteemed opinion, does a “newbie” become a regular that can emulate your status? ffs

    Thanks for clearing everything up for us all….

    Your sole contribution to this forum is explaining to us how the world owes you a favour, and also completely missing the point i was making…however, by doing so you have completely vindicated what i was trying to get across

    thanks….who needs PR when I have “Steggo”

    LKHFLOVESTEGGO

    Lads, get his bank details…we can donate the cash straight to his account

  59. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    Spike…lol…Loving the signature btw….

  60. baggio365 said:
    i didnt enter the competition as Ed has discriminated against rant regulars like me who live outside the UK. Spike, Danni and everyone else not living in the UK, we should all boycott RANT, till Ed flies us all to Manchester at his own expense for a massive piss up.

    Cheers Baggio you cunt don’t I even get a mention any more, everyone else FFs …… Slams door shut and walks off.

  61. reddread says:

    Steggo, I assume you won’t read this as there is no prize for doing so, but maybe you should join the fantasy football league. We are a bit short on numbers. All you need to do us sign up, pick your team, then do nothing until the end of the season when the prizes are given out, so tbf it should suit you just fine…

    • reddeead – I didn’t get round to it. Is there a particular code we’re using for a Rant league. Could post/tweet if you want more numbers.

  62. captainhormone captainhormone says:

    Robbo said:
    Cheers Baggio you cunt don’t I even get a mention any more, everyone else FFs …… Slams door shut and walks off.

  63. captainhormone captainhormone says:

  64. This steggo person comes across as a bit of a tool tbf.

  65. baggio365 says:

    Robbo said:
    Cheers Baggio you cunt don’t I even get a mention any more, everyone else FFs …… Slams door shut and walks off.

    sorry robbo. if we ever meet, first round’s on me.

  66. Hey Ed
    Get a freebie for the winner of the Fantasy League, that would get a few more guest readers in and shut our collective bad mouthing up.
    What say the others?

    1) Spike bril. idea
    2) Spike, fook off you old degenerate fart.

  67. Ed, just sent you the details on Twitter. An RT might get the numbers up, like.

  68. Just back from the game-great display and very good atmosphere. Managed to get some really cheap sports gear in Tottenham.

    Anyway,thanks to Ed for the tickets.

    To be honest you tarts are really easy to wind up. However we must all meet up for a pint one day-on me,of course,from the donations you’re going to send.

    And yes, now that I have got to know you all a little better, I hope to contribute more although I will expect a prize everytime I do.

    Fantasy league? Too easy.Its much more fun on the rant!

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