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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am
Posted by Dally on Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:40 am
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Why not just drink in the city centre and get a taxi to the stadium and walk back? The city centre has some great pubs.
Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 am
Posted by jools on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 am
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Call Me God wrote:
Trivago offering the Holiday Inn Knowsley at £100 on the Saturday night with free breakfast........cheapest rooms after that are nearer £250. I can see many folk making a day trip of it which will impact on the aesthetic, if not the attendance.



I’ve just this morning booked a house that sleeps 6 for two nights that’s two minute walk from Anfield for less than that! . Try air bnb
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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 am
Posted by Mr. Zucchini Head on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 am
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the only people for whom Newcastle is genuinely closer are those from Hull.


Actually thats not true. Hull to Liverpool is about 20 miles less than Hull to Newcastle. Going to Newcastle is admittedly an easier drive as a rule, but based on distance Liverpool is closer to everyone.
Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:28 am
Posted by Clearwing on Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:28 am
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Mr. Zucchini Head wrote:
Actually thats not true. Hull to Liverpool is about 20 miles less than Hull to Newcastle. Going to Newcastle is admittedly an easier drive as a rule, but based on distance Liverpool is closer to everyone.


As a Gateshead resident, I beg to differ :wink:
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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Posted by Durham Giant on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:29 pm
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As a Gateshead resident, I beg to differ :wink:


I agree.

Typical southerners only thinking about themselves :wink:

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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm
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yeah like someone I know who had his car protected for a fiver by a kid in the street, how nice was that :roll:

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£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Posted by Dropkick Murphy on Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:48 pm
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Dally wrote:
Why not just drink in the city centre and get a taxi to the stadium and walk back? The city centre has some great pubs.


I don't really understand the theory that there's nothing to do around the ground. If you're talking drinking, then off the top of my head I can name ten pubs with a five minute walk of Anfield - Albert, Park, Sandon, Dodds, Arkles, Stanley, King Harry, Salisbury, Hotel TIA, Kop Bar. That's without using Google because I'm familiar with the ground and area very well, but there's probably a couple more I've forgot. I don't know any other ground in the country with as many that close! If you're not talking drinking, then the recent redevelopment of Anfield has created a load of space behind the Kop for things to be set up by the MW organisers, and there's also the fan zone on Anfield Road. In addition to that there's a big park right behind that where extra things can be put on if need be.

I acknowledge that people are comparing to St James' which is in a city centre, but most grounds aren't. There's been three Magic Weekend's in east Manchester, and Anfield has a lot more to do then there is around there unless you're talking about doing your shopping at Asda between games!
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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Posted by Orrell Lad on Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:21 pm
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^ This 100%. Anfield is superior to the Etihad in almost every respect. Bags of room for a fan village on Stanley Park and the pubs around the ground are proper sport boozers. People are just thinking “Scousers” and getting the hump. FFS you can walk from the city centre in 25 minutes or it’s about £7 in a taxi!
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Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm
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there's only one ground with a pub on each corner....perfect for Magic :wink:
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Re: Magic weekend fixtures announced
Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Posted by Matt_Horton on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 pm
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Call Me God wrote:
there's only one ground with a pub on each corner....perfect for Magic :wink:

Brentford? :lol:
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