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  1. Hope you've invited the Canadian ambassador and let the embassy know? - although I imagine Toronto will be already across this? At least offer the ambassador a free ticket and a pint...
  2. Bump - let's make this happen...
  3. £10 from me and tweeted the link....
  4. Garvers


    At the risk of breaking the Internet and causing a TRL meltdown, the first time I had draught Blue Moon was in the original Beavertown brewery pub in east London, and they served it with a slice of orange. I know how bad that sounds, but trust me, it works.
  5. Not a bad idea. The Hope on a Saturday afternoon isn't usually busy, so if they can probably put a Wembley final on the screen. Over the years they've been happy oblige. Don't forget that they are usually happy to put it on upstairs as well, if that helps - and the upstairs bar will be totally empty.
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    2016 Shirts

    That chevron's not going to do any Saints fan with a pot belly any favours. Or the fellas...
  7. Garvers

    Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

    An even more frightening thought...
  8. Garvers

    Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

    Not something I ever thought I'd say - but this thread's been taken over by Hackney Wick hipsters. I'll see your 'pre-match pint at the Crate Brewery', and raise you with a 'pre-pint French Toast, fried banana, almonds and berries brunch at the Counter Café - sitting on the pontoon!!'...
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    Who's your bet to replace Stevo?

    The heart sinks at the thought of yet another 12 months of Stevo telling me, at least three dozen times during every single sodding match, that: "Shaun Wane, the Wigan coach, won't be happy with that." Or Tony Smith, of Paul Anderson, or whoever.
  10. Garvers

    Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

    Just to add to the options, for anyone arriving at Euston or Kings Cross, you can take a fast Victoria line Tube to Highbury & Islington (5 or 3 mins), then change on to the London Overground train to either Stratford or even better, Hackney Wick. You can use an Oyster card all the way, it's quick, and cheap. And you can have a beer in Hackney Wick before and after the game.
  11. Garvers

    Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

    Might check that out at the weekend, looks good. I know the pub it used to be based in - The Cock on Mare Street. Great pub if you're out and about in Hackney.
  12. Garvers

    Eng V NZ Olympic Park tickets

    Two possible options for those who don't feel at home in a Yates's: The Crate Brewery, 2 mins from the stadium. Good beer, cracking pizzas, and a waterside seat - what's not to love. Given the number of hipsters in Hackney Wick, even Padge's Beard would fit in. And next the stadium, in the basement of Westfields (ignore the location, it's not as horrendous as it sounds), there's an excellent bar called Tap East - great selection of beer.