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    Would you please paraphrase the following in red more easily?

    So what is the 'value' of an FA Cup Final ticket? The average of official prices? The amount that some unnamed person reportedly paid a tout? The amount the 'average' person in the UK would pay to attend a Cup Final? I have no interest in football. You wouldn't actually have to pay me to attend, but it would be close. The value to me of a ticket to the Cup Final is essentially zero......

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    In order for me to agree to go to an FA Cup Final, I would almost make you pay me. This suggests that the person has no interest in going to such a match (indeed, the piece even says "I have no interest in football"). Not only would he/she not pay for a ticket, but he/she would be close to saying that someone would have to pay him/her to go!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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