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Footy Q for CW...or any one else for that matter.

Footy Q for CW...or any one else for that matter.

Nov 30th, 2008, 07:41 AM
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Footy Q for CW...or any one else for that matter.

Hey Cholm, what are the odds of scoring Premiership ducats for a match in March or April, London, potential GTG at said match?

It is the last year for the boy in Public School and we are throwing out a spring break fling as something of a graduation gift...and his first choice? You guessed it.

Of course this all has to pass his Mum before any real planning gets done...but...you never know, and I hear tickets are hard to come by. In other words...no tickets, no trip.

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Nov 30th, 2008, 05:39 PM
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CW, are you out there...?


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Dec 1st, 2008, 02:12 AM
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He's probably in mourning at yesterday's miserable performance.

Losing at home to the not quite mighty Blues is a pretty rotten start to anyone's week.
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Dec 1st, 2008, 03:52 AM
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<<< He's probably in mourning at yesterday's miserable performance >>>

So no difference there.

As for the question - easiest team to get tickets to will be Fulham and getting them through the club website is the simplest way
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Dec 1st, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Hi thereyet,

are you wedded to seeing a london match? you may have more luck outside the capital - my DH just bought a ticket on the gate at Anfield [liverpool] recently, but there were only playing West Brom.

looking at spurs fixture list, your best bet in April is probably Newcastle - it's a long way for the away fans to come. ffor the same reason, no chance for the West Ham match the week before I'd have thought. that said, CW is on the spot and is bound to emerge from mourning sooner or later.

I agree that otherwise, Fulham is a good bet. if you're prepared to travel, your chances wil obviously increase, especially as you are booking so far in advance.

good luck,

regards, ann

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Dec 1st, 2008, 06:44 AM
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Thanks ann for the tips. Don't quite know if I am wedded to London. Although I DO know my wife rather liked being in London.

Thanks also for the heads up to CW's absence, that probably explains it. Hard to post with a hurting head.

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Dec 1st, 2008, 06:44 AM
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Annhig - why would any sane person wishing to show his son some of the world's best soccer ever even consider going to a Spurs game?

Upset in Tonbridge
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Dec 1st, 2008, 08:17 AM
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I've been working and it hasn't agreed with me one bit.

I can score tickets for almost all THFC matches no problem.

Other than that it's not so easy - Chelsea are possible for cup games, as are West Ham.

Arsenal is very very hard - you'd need to go to a tout. I think I remember your boy saying he was a gooner (for shame!). Although you will find tickets hard to come by the goons do offer stadium topurs that I have heard people speak highly of.

Although not premiership Charlton, QPR and Crystal Palace are all watchable and easy to get into.

Have you got an idea as to dates yet? If you do I'll be able to see whos playing where and go from there.

ps - it aint cheap - about £45 each (no reduction for the boy) and you may learn some new words!
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Dec 1st, 2008, 02:48 PM
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Hey CW, if you don't work how are you going to afford those wagers on THFC?

If it happens it is going to be April 10-18.

Good news, the boy says all his favorite players are off the gooners...so it is Chelsea now. Freakin bandwagon fan.

ann, I threw out the idea of going North as well, but CW says there are too many Kestrel murderers up there. Is it true?

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Dec 2nd, 2008, 01:55 AM
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It's grim up north.

Spurs are at home to Pest Spam and the barcodes in that period

Chelsea have got Notlob and the toffees in the same period.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 02:42 AM
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"I threw out the idea of going North as well, but CW says there are too many Kestrel murderers up there"

The only kestrel anyone's ever seen near Anfield is the lager that was always on special at Aldi. And not even a Kopite with a throat as dry as a dead dingo's donger wouldn't "murder" something as evocative of fornication in a punt.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 02:50 AM
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Kestrel Super - the choice of the al fresco imbiber.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:15 AM
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<<< looking at spurs fixture list, your best bet in April is probably Newcastle - it's a long way for the away fans to come. ffor the same reason, >>>

You won't get a ticket in the away fans section as Skunk fans go to all the games they can - plus there's a lot of them in London.

Besides it will be a relegation battle at that time of the year unless one or both is already relegated so that brings out the crowds
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:16 AM
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<<< I can score tickets for almost all THFC matches no problem. >>>

Is it true that they are doing BOGOFs now?
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:20 AM
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Obviously not the glamour ties, but Portsmouth have two home games on the 11th and 18th of April - just 90 minutes from London by train - tickets probably not an issue as West Brom and Bolton are hardly going tp cause a stampede.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:31 AM
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Another possibility - which you will easily be able to get tickets for is Villa - it's an easy enough trip up to Birmingham on the train and they have both the eel munchers and the toffees in that period.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 04:03 AM
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Is it true that they are doing BOGOFs now?>>>>

If only! The cheeky scamps are charging £50 to watch the Carling Cup!
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 06:49 AM
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Villa sounds good, but clue me into eel munching. Do I have to watch?

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Dec 2nd, 2008, 06:56 AM
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Go to upton park and you can join in! (jellied eels are a traditional East London food - they taste like condoms in vaseline).

CAVEAT! Although we're giving the fixtures as set at present they can get moved around at quite short notice by the telly company.

Re Villa: They've got a great big ground which they rarely fill. They have a good side and are doing rather well this year (they have a really good manager).

Baltis are the traditional Birmingham food - and bloody lovely they are too. They sell balti pies at Villa Park.
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Dec 2nd, 2008, 07:27 AM
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<<(jellied eels are a traditional East London food - they taste like condoms in vaseline).>>

Good God, sounds like something from Sean of the Dead!

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