The Football Association has ruled that a toss of a coin will decide which team stays in which hotel for the FA Cup final. One of the two hotels used, St David's Hotel and Spa in Cardiff, has an unlucky reputation as only one winning team has stayed there. As a result, there have been arguments about who stays where.
A Feng Shui practitioner visited the five-star hotel in August, to try to lift the hotel's apparent football curse.
He scattered incense and sea salt, rang bells, chanting a Buddhist ritual and led a horse around the grounds.
The jinx does not appear to apply to rugby teams. Let us hope Manchester United lose this particular toss. Teams toss for 'lucky' FA hotel - BBC News, 3rd April 2004.