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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Ah pushing over a moped is a bit much and plenty of the drivers were none too happy about it. It's one thing during the Euros when there are 20,000 there and every driver in Paris knows to avoid the area, but it's quite different for a Monday night friendly and lads are trying to get home after work.

There were too many people who fell foul of the simple rule "don't be a dick". There was no aggro, I'll grant you that, but there were quite a few arseholes, certainly more than usual.

Having said all that, I had a great time. Went to the Musee D'Orsay on Sunday afternoon and got tickets to Roland Garros for the tennis on Sunday evening. Went out to Versailles yesterday as well, which was unbelievably impressive.

Yeah when you are pissing off the locals you have taken it to far.
As you say ‘don’t be a dick’.

Was Versailles easy to get to? The missus was asking about it but I said it was too far out! 

I went to Roland Garris one day, did the Louvre and went to see Notre Dame which was impressive. 
Still spent a shocking amount on booze. It’s an expensive city to drink in.


About half an hour and about €4 on the RER. Expensive out there, though. I think it was about €18 for the chateau and €8.50 for the gardens.

Roland Garros was good though, although I was surprised at the absence of booze. At least at Wimbledon you can get a Pimms. Maybe I missed it but I didn't see anywhere selling beer, or wine, or any booze.
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Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Ah pushing over a moped is a bit much and plenty of the drivers were none too happy about it. It's one thing during the Euros when there are 20,000 there and every driver in Paris knows to avoid the area, but it's quite different for a Monday night friendly and lads are trying to get home after work.

There were too many people who fell foul of the simple rule "don't be a dick". There was no aggro, I'll grant you that, but there were quite a few arseholes, certainly more than usual.

Having said all that, I had a great time. Went to the Musee D'Orsay on Sunday afternoon and got tickets to Roland Garros for the tennis on Sunday evening. Went out to Versailles yesterday as well, which was unbelievably impressive.

Yeah when you are pissing off the locals you have taken it to far.
As you say ‘don’t be a dick’.

Was Versailles easy to get to? The missus was asking about it but I said it was too far out! 

I went to Roland Garris one day, did the Louvre and went to see Notre Dame which was impressive. 
Still spent a shocking amount on booze. It’s an expensive city to drink in.


About half an hour and about €4 on the RER. Expensive out there, though. I think it was about €18 for the chateau and €8.50 for the gardens.

Roland Garros was good though, although I was surprised at the absence of booze. At least at Wimbledon you can get a Pimms. Maybe I missed it but I didn't see anywhere selling beer, or wine, or any booze.

Cheers SD. Will put it down on the list for next time.

At Wimbledon you are allowed to bring in booze. One bottle of wine per person.

There was two champagne bars at RG. 15 Euro a glass and 90 for a bottle. No thanks. There was lots of private rooms around the outside for the elite with plenty of drinks available. 

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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Cheers SD. Will put it down on the list for next time.

At Wimbledon you are allowed to bring in booze. One bottle of wine per person.

There was two champagne bars at RG. 15 Euro a glass and 90 for a bottle. No thanks. There was lots of private rooms around the outside for the elite with plenty of drinks available. 


Welp, that explains why I didn't see anyone drinking!
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Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Ah pushing over a moped is a bit much and plenty of the drivers were none too happy about it. It's one thing during the Euros when there are 20,000 there and every driver in Paris knows to avoid the area, but it's quite different for a Monday night friendly and lads are trying to get home after work.

There were too many people who fell foul of the simple rule "don't be a dick". There was no aggro, I'll grant you that, but there were quite a few arseholes, certainly more than usual.

Having said all that, I had a great time. Went to the Musee D'Orsay on Sunday afternoon and got tickets to Roland Garros for the tennis on Sunday evening. Went out to Versailles yesterday as well, which was unbelievably impressive.

Yeah when you are pissing off the locals you have taken it to far.
As you say ‘don’t be a dick’.

Was Versailles easy to get to? The missus was asking about it but I said it was too far out! 

I went to Roland Garris one day, did the Louvre and went to see Notre Dame which was impressive. 
Still spent a shocking amount on booze. It’s an expensive city to drink in.


About half an hour and about €4 on the RER. Expensive out there, though. I think it was about €18 for the chateau and €8.50 for the gardens.

Roland Garros was good though, although I was surprised at the absence of booze. At least at Wimbledon you can get a Pimms. Maybe I missed it but I didn't see anywhere selling beer, or wine, or any booze.

several ways across to versailles. Lines L (from La Defense or St Lazare) and N (Montparnasse) both go to versailles chantier.
it is worth the trip out. haven't done the chateau, but been to the gardens a couple of times. do a very impressive firework and light show on a few nights during the summer.



no real booze at RG. a few bars/brasseries around outside though. parks boulevard is one i've gone a good few times for any of PSG/Stade Francais/RG matches. during the first week, you can get evening tickets for €15. arrive from 5.30pm, and it allows access to the annex courts, although they tend to open one of the main three stadium courts in order to fill them


pity to hear about people acting the bollocks after the match on monday. i suppose the pissing rain didn't help matters, but still. you'd hardly want to see the french come over and do the same stuff on your doorstep

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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Ah pushing over a moped is a bit much and plenty of the drivers were none too happy about it. It's one thing during the Euros when there are 20,000 there and every driver in Paris knows to avoid the area, but it's quite different for a Monday night friendly and lads are trying to get home after work.

There were too many people who fell foul of the simple rule "don't be a dick". There was no aggro, I'll grant you that, but there were quite a few arseholes, certainly more than usual.

Having said all that, I had a great time. Went to the Musee D'Orsay on Sunday afternoon and got tickets to Roland Garros for the tennis on Sunday evening. Went out to Versailles yesterday as well, which was unbelievably impressive.

Yeah when you are pissing off the locals you have taken it to far.
As you say ‘don’t be a dick’.

Was Versailles easy to get to? The missus was asking about it but I said it was too far out! 

I went to Roland Garris one day, did the Louvre and went to see Notre Dame which was impressive. 
Still spent a shocking amount on booze. It’s an expensive city to drink in.


certainly the case if you're drinking in prime locations. there's an app over here called MisterGoodBeer. Takes your GPS and gives you the prices for a pint around that area. easy enough way to find the spots that will only charge 5er pints!
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Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip
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Credit to the French home crowd, phenomenal atmosphere 
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Originally posted by GreenDodger93 GreenDodger93 wrote:

Credit to the French home crowd, phenomenal atmosphere 
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Good point.  It was really impressive.  It has improved hugely from 04 & 09.  
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Originally posted by gspain gspain wrote:

Originally posted by GreenDodger93 GreenDodger93 wrote:

Credit to the French home crowd, phenomenal atmosphere 
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Good point.  It was really impressive.  It has improved hugely from 04 & 09.  

Especially considering it was a Monday night and the weather as well. 
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Originally posted by gspain gspain wrote:

Originally posted by GreenDodger93 GreenDodger93 wrote:

Credit to the French home crowd, phenomenal atmosphere 
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Good point.  It was really impressive.  It has improved hugely from 04 & 09.  

Especially considering it was a Monday night and the weather as well. 
 
Having a less prima donna-ish team and not having a prick like Domenech as manager probably helps too!
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Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip


Was there? Celtic Symphony was sang outside The Harp. Heard an attempt at Grace in the Stade. Even at that I wouldn't say "RA" songs. Having said that our songbook generally consist of the same 2-3 songs anyway
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Originally posted by gmfc90 gmfc90 wrote:

Originally posted by cathalb96 cathalb96 wrote:

Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip


Was there? Celtic Symphony was sang outside The Harp. Heard an attempt at Grace in the Stade. Even at that I wouldn't say "RA" songs. Having said that our songbook generally consist of the same 2-3 songs anyway

RA or not they're still Irish songs so it's all good in my book. 
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Originally posted by eireland eireland wrote:

Originally posted by gmfc90 gmfc90 wrote:

Originally posted by cathalb96 cathalb96 wrote:

Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip


Was there? Celtic Symphony was sang outside The Harp. Heard an attempt at Grace in the Stade. Even at that I wouldn't say "RA" songs. Having said that our songbook generally consist of the same 2-3 songs anyway

RA or not they're still Irish songs so it's all good in my book. 

More a Celtic song really 
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Fans of the Republic of Ireland singing Irish republican songs? Absolute madness!
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Fans of the Republic of Ireland singing Irish republican songs? Absolute madness!
 
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Originally posted by cathalb96 cathalb96 wrote:

Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip


Glad to hear.

     
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Originally posted by cathalb96 cathalb96 wrote:

Seemed like there was a lot more RA songs than usual on this trip
They haven't gone away you know.
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