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    Anyone want a world cup final ticket?

    Just been offered a package include a couple of nights hotel and flights for the princely sum of........whisper it - £ 8,500

    As I would need to get 3, the thats not going to work, and, if I did get them, that is a stonewall guarantee that England would not get there.

    Still with ramAnag on full beefed up teacher's pension, can I offer you a few?
    Last edited by Geoff Parkstone; 05-07-2018 at 01:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    Just been offered a package include a couple of nights hotel and flights for the princely sum of........whisper it - £ 8,500

    As I would need to get 3, the thats not going to work, and, if I did get them, that is a stonewall guarantee that England would not get there.

    Still with ramAnag on full beefed up teacher's pension, can I offer you a few?
    Ha bloody ha! You don’t seem to be doing too badly yourself Parky...as an ex woodwork teacher...must be the compo you got.
    Ask Ramjet...those accountants always seem to have plenty to spare.
    Last edited by ramAnag; 05-07-2018 at 03:11 PM.

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    Does the package include 2 tickets for the game?

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    1 (one) ticket per 8500

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    Just had a quick look at flights from Amsterdam. Out on the 14th and back on the 16th the cheapest fare is €626. If I drive to Dusseldorf I can save €76 but it would cost almost that much in petrol........

    The train costs £277 each way but the journey lasts 39 hours and 29 minutes............ Friday night train (1901) gets me into Moscow at 1030 on the Sunday morning. The train back would be at 2349 on the Monday as there probably won't be time to catch it after the match on the Sunday, especially if it went to penalties...... return journey is 6 hours less due to time zones.

    Driving non-stop takes 24 hours and will cost around €230 in petrol each way.

    Whichever way you look at it........ damned expensive.

    Anyway, we have a houseful on the 15th celebrating my youngest's 24th and watching the final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    1 (one) ticket per 8500
    Big biccies that is.

    Given the ticket is effectively the visa as well it's not going to be cheap whichever way you look at it.

    The semi (if we get there) is possibly a viable option if we play Croatia and not Russia.

    If Russia get knocked out you've half a chance of picking up a ticket if you are already out there, if Russia qualify forget it.

    Pub or BBQ house parties look to be the winner.

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    Actually someone should get Theresa May's ticket.
    If she had any pride, she wouldn't attend the Final. and donate it.
    But I guess not, she's planning to go for the Q-Finals.

    Although unrelated, the new poisoning case actually strengthens the Russian allegations of a stitch up. Why would the Ruskies go and poison totally unrelated petty criminals?
    Especially after the UK police confirmed that everything was safe and no risk to public safety.

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    Sweeping statement comments from our resident political/propaganda reporter :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Parkstone View Post
    Just been offered a package include a couple of nights hotel and flights for the princely sum of........whisper it - £ 8,500

    As I would need to get 3, the thats not going to work, and, if I did get them, that is a stonewall guarantee that England would not get there.

    Still with ramAnag on full beefed up teacher's pension, can I offer you a few?
    That's very cheap if it includes a faberge egg with your toast at breakfast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manofpride View Post
    That's very cheap if it includes a faberge egg with your toast at breakfast!
    MoP I was talking to a chap I know who went out to watch Liverpool in CL final. The package was described as including executive dining and English speaking concierge

    They got a pre packed Boots sandwich and someone who pointed at a sign directed towards the train station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxRam View Post
    MoP I was talking to a chap I know who went out to watch Liverpool in CL final. The package was described as including executive dining and English speaking concierge

    They got a pre packed Boots sandwich and someone who pointed at a sign directed towards the train station.
    That is ‘executive dining’ and a ‘concierge’ to scousers.

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    That's a fair point

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramAnag View Post
    That is ‘executive dining’ and a ‘concierge’ to scousers.
    With a ride in a police car on the way back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    With a ride in a police car on the way back!
    I can't see police giving scousers a lift, they'd blame them for all sorts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    Actually someone should get Theresa May's ticket.
    If she had any pride, she wouldn't attend the Final. and donate it.
    .
    I think hm parliament should make an effort in support of the team without bumlicking Putin, and the answer is to send an MP to stand with the fans. I can’t think of many that have the respect of all sides, maybe Ken Clark and wouldn’t that be a great show of solidarity not to mention a helluva photo opportunity for the press
    Last edited by Andy_Faber; 08-07-2018 at 09:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Faber View Post
    I think hm parliament should make an effort in support of the team without bumlicking Putin, and the answer is to send an MP to stand with the fans. I can’t think of many that have the respect of all sides, maybe Ken Clark and wouldn’t that be a great show of solidarity not to mention a helluva photo opportunity for the press
    Funny how opinions shift. I despised Ken Clark when he was Thatcher’s Education Secretary...now he seems like a comparative voice of reason.
    Send Boris, Gove or that stereotypical Englishman...Rees-Mogg and hope they never come back.
    Suspect the players couldn’t care less...they’ve got this far without any parliamentary support.
    Last edited by ramAnag; 08-07-2018 at 03:27 PM.

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    I'm more or less a Tory supporter. But in Rees-Mogg and Boris, you have in a nutshell, everything wrong about the Tories.
    Sorry for going off topic.

    Forget the politicians, send William and maybe Harry too. Ignoring their royal connections, the former is President of the FA. The latter is a sportsman chap who did help get the Invictus Games going.
    Both would be welcome to carry the England flag. I'm sure they'll also get along with the players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    I'm more or less a Tory supporter. But in Rees-Mogg and Boris, you have in a nutshell, everything wrong about the Tories.
    Sorry for going off topic.

    Forget the politicians, send William and maybe Harry too. Ignoring their royal connections, the former is President of the FA. The latter is a sportsman chap who did help get the Invictus Games going.
    Both would be welcome to carry the England flag. I'm sure they'll also get along with the players.
    I think they’d get on with the fans! Imagine that....

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    John Pilger has slated Mayhem in particular and our politicians in general for not having gone to a game yet.

    In the past politicians have been slated for going to spoting events.....

    We, like Pilger, can't have it both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanis View Post
    I'm more or less a Tory supporter. But in Rees-Mogg and Boris, you have in a nutshell, everything wrong about the Tories.
    Sorry for going off topic.

    Forget the politicians, send William and maybe Harry too. Ignoring their royal connections, the former is President of the FA. The latter is a sportsman chap who did help get the Invictus Games going.
    Both would be welcome to carry the England flag. I'm sure they'll also get along with the players.
    Rom...your powers know no limit...look what happens when you criticise Johnson.
    Guess he won’t be going then.

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