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#1 Just Browny

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Saturday 25th May

12:00 Catalan Dragons v London Broncos

14:15 Castleford tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

16:30 Hull FC v Hull KR

18:45 St. Helens v Warrington Wolves

Sunday 26th May

15:00 Salford City Reds v Widnes Vikings

17:15 Bradford Bulls v Huddersfield Giants

19:30 Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors

As mentioned on another thread, will be at the Etihad this Saturday and am very much looking forward to it.

Next only to the Challenge Cup Final, the atmosphere at the Magic Weekends is always brilliant, as it is attended only by people who love the game - the miserablists stay at home and carp about it on sites like this one. Whether they're from Wigan, Whitehaven, Wakefield or Wales, the people are always a laugh and the atmosphere in the pubs before and after spot on.

I think they've got the fixtures spot on this year too. Particularly from a Wire perspective: since its inception, we've either had non-derbies or, last year, a fixture against an uncompetitive Widnes. Perhaps this year Widnes would have worked better, but Wire-Saints is always box office and both sides have points to prove I think. Leeds v Wigan is massive too.

Would be really nice to see some TotalRLers too. Hope everyone who goes has a great weekend, whatever level of the game they watch their rugby.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Couldn't make Saturday due to a wedding, but going Sunday and really looking forward to it. Have only attended Murryfield in the past because of other commitments and thought it was brilliant
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#3 RSN

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

Got a hotel booked in Manchester for 2 nights really looking forward to it. 3 of us going hopefully the weather is nice and some great games of RL.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

Here's to a safe weekend for all.

 

(I'm looking at you Adrian Purtell!) <_<


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#5 TheDuke

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:00 PM

Does anyone know how many tickets have been sold?



#6 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Rovers and Hull have sold out their allocation of tickets as far as I am aware.



#7 Dave T

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

I believe Warrington have just had another batch of 600 delivered, so sales appear to be going well at Wire as usual.

 

Gutted that I am giving this one a miss this year, but unfortunately something had to give in World Cup year, and I;m not missing Cardiff, Wembley or Old Trafford!



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

Rovers and Hull have sold out their allocation of tickets as far as I am aware.

 

Not a surprise, I really enjoy the MW even last year  I mean it is great value for money you got everything even a bit of American football  ;)



#9 Bazz

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:58 PM

I am coming from London for both days and going with friends.

 

I hope the weather is as good as last year but I don't think it will be.

 

We will be missing the first two games on Saturday but even then £45 for 5 games in a great stadium is fantastic value.

 

The only possible problem - is there any real ale on sale?



#10 duffymoon

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

Can anyone remember if there were any restrictions on what food could be taken into the stadium?

#11 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

Can't make it for the first time ever :(
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Thank god for Eccles .v. Millom Saturday and Oldham .v. Gateshead Sunday. I might catch some of the other stuff on tv!



#13 my missus

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

booked into sachas hotel sunday great deal £45 :biggrin: got two tickets from wigan today £15 for me £30 for tother half, can't wait.


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#14 Just Browny

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

booked into sachas hotel sunday

Oof.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#15 Caldecott

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Off to my very first magic weekend, ableit only the saturday and really looking forward to it. Anything to see/avoid?
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#16 Dave T

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:48 PM

Off to my very first magic weekend, ableit only the saturday and really looking forward to it. Anything to see/avoid?

My advice would be just to get there early and soak up the atmopshere. I enjoyed the fanzone ouside the ground and just mingling with the other fans.



#17 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:00 PM


My advice would be just to get there early and soak up the atmopshere. I enjoyed the fanzone ouside the ground and just mingling with the other fans.


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#18 Red Willow

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

Trams should be running to the ground this year.

#19 RSN

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

Trams should be running to the ground this year.


According to my friend there is trams running to the ground. Can't remember how much he said but he said it'll be cheaper than getting a taxi and our hotel is only a couple of miles from the ground.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:18 PM

Got an adult ticket for Saturday if anyone wants it.

We paid £14 for it but a tenner and it's yours.

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