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#41 Johnoco

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Newcastle for me. Great city, great stadium, great folk. There's a small RL presence which can only be helped.

Don't know why it hasnt been used yet.

#42 Dave T

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Newcastle for me. Great city, great stadium, great folk. There's a small RL presence which can only be helped.

Don't know why it hasnt been used yet.

I personally think Newcastle would be the biggest gamble yet.

I'd love to visit the stadium and I quite like the city for a night out, but I don't see anything that would drag my family to Newcastle for this event. They attended Manchester for the day out and it was close, and they attended Edinburgh as it is a real tourist city. Newcastle isn't this and is quite some distance for many fans.

#43 Johnoco

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

I personally think Newcastle would be the biggest gamble yet.

I'd love to visit the stadium and I quite like the city for a night out, but I don't see anything that would drag my family to Newcastle for this event. They attended Manchester for the day out and it was close, and they attended Edinburgh as it is a real tourist city. Newcastle isn't this and is quite some distance for many fans.

A gamble maybe but with a decent push could match the crowds in Cardiff or Edinburgh. Its only an hour or so away from Yorkshire and maybe 2 from Lancs.
As for tourists, yeah its not #1 but there's enough to warrant a weekend.

#44 Futtocks

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

A gamble maybe but with a decent push could match the crowds in Cardiff or Edinburgh. Its only an hour or so away from Yorkshire and maybe 2 from Lancs.
As for tourists, yeah its not #1 but there's enough to warrant a weekend.


Decent rail links too - mainline and otherwise.

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#45 Johnoco

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Decent rail links too - mainline and otherwise.


Yeah. AND the stadium is in the city centre.

#46 Dave T

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

Made up that they have taken my approach to the fixtures! Might make the effort this year after all, after deciding last week I probably couldn;t due to the World Cup and costs!

#47 Southstander13

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Good fixtures this year, all appear pretty even at this point. Really enjoyed last year, aided by the best weather of the year, so cant wait for this year!

#48 cookey

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

Yes,I agree they have a decent balance this time between derbies and competitive games.Ideally,I would have liked to see the usual London/Catalan game broken up,but you can't have everything.

Think there is a big problem in Newcastle over the quantity of hotel rooms and the number of quality hotels for the teams/admin/press/broadcasters etc.

#49 Amber Avenger

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

To be fair, a cracking fixture list with enough clout to get people in.

Thank goodness they haven't messed with the deadly rivalry of London and Catalans though!
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