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Just back home now. Not my most enjoyable but because of the robbery my wife had. Also thought the lads jumping on vans etc was very stupid. Noy sure why they do it. Made us look like fools. Social media and probably drugs will do that though. Glad to be back in the safety of Dublin. Looking forward to playing Holland now and will certainly avoid Irish fans in Amsterdam until the match
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I'd echo the positive Paris vibes. Great trip, result aside of course. Stayed around the Porte de Versailles - lovely peaceful area, lots of cracking restaurants, and within walking distance of the stadium. Not big into the main thoroughfare side of things but ventured to Corcorans for an hour before the game to see if there was much of a buzz. Was met by a few young fellas getting photos with the French police - bit cringy but all in good spirits and the police seemed to enjoy it. No trouble visible from my time there. Our seats were to the left of the upper tier right next to the big draping net that segregated fans. View was a bit obscured by it so we relocated when it was clear there would be a lot of empty seats. I'll skip over the match bit. Couple of French fans approached us after the game - again all in good spirits, nothing untoward. They did suggest we get behind the rugby team, however.


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You are some gobsh*te LOLLOL
I know yeah but, kettle pot black 
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Originally posted by Conor Messi Conor Messi wrote:

Originally posted by familyguy familyguy wrote:

You are some gobsh*te LOLLOL
I know yeah but, kettle pot black 

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Originally posted by DublinScouse1916 DublinScouse1916 wrote:

Just back home now. Not my most enjoyable but because of the robbery my wife had. Also thought the lads jumping on vans etc was very stupid. Noy sure why they do it. Made us look like fools. Social media and probably drugs will do that though. Glad to be back in the safety of Dublin. Looking forward to playing Holland now and will certainly avoid Irish fans in Amsterdam until the match
Most definitely drugs involved with a good few. Same heads pop up on these videos from away trips time after time and the dog on the street can see the eyes popping out of their head. 


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Third time in Paris and just not a fan of the place. I think it's vastly overrated.

One thing that did annoy me was the metro station on the way back only having one ticket machine in use and a massive crowd trying to use that one machine in a sweltering station. I just don't know why they can't just open the gates and have free travel for a period after the game so people can get back into the city. This is not just a Parisian issue but it should be commonplace with sporting events. 
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Originally posted by limerick lad limerick lad wrote:

Third time in Paris and just not a fan of the place. I think it's vastly overrated.

One thing that did annoy me was the metro station on the way back only having one ticket machine in use and a massive crowd trying to use that one machine in a sweltering station. I just don't know why they can't just open the gates and have free travel for a period after the game so people can get back into the city. This is not just a Parisian issue but it should be commonplace with sporting events. 

Yeah - Add €2 to the ticket price and it allows you free travel.


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Unexpectedly great trip. Agree Parisians were generally friendly throughout. Good buzz everywhere. 

Think the lads climbing all over moving vans with their tops off need to be fired into the sun.


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Good aul trip apart from thr obvious and sleeping through my trsin stop in rotterdam LOL

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Had a great time myself. Great to catch up with the old friends.

Enjoyed the psrc des princes for a change.

Weather was criminally warm. 

Didn't stray far from boulevard clichy other than a few beers before the game. Can be pricey at times but no worse than temple bar say.

Terrific sing song in corcorans yesterday afternoon.
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When we were there in 2004 there was free travel out to the game.. worked perfectly 
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Originally posted by Conor Messi Conor Messi wrote:

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 Rolling back the years here

How?? LOLLOL  You were stone cold sober chatting to you outside the stadium afterLOL
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how do you get your flag registered fir the next match. Got a bit blind suded in Paris. You think that at guy would have warned us 
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Originally posted by familyguy familyguy wrote:

Good aul trip apart from thr obvious and sleeping through my trsin stop in rotterdam LOL
Delighted for youLOL
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Originally posted by limerick lad limerick lad wrote:

Third time in Paris and just not a fan of the place. I think it's vastly overrated.

One thing that did annoy me was the metro station on the way back only having one ticket machine in use and a massive crowd trying to use that one machine in a sweltering station. I just don't know why they can't just open the gates and have free travel for a period after the game so people can get back into the city. This is not just a Parisian issue but it should be commonplace with sporting events. 

Agreed and agreed. 
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Originally posted by Conor Messi Conor Messi wrote:

Originally posted by familyguy familyguy wrote:

Good aul trip apart from thr obvious and sleeping through my trsin stop in rotterdam LOL
Delighted for youLOL

We deserve every bit of misfortune that is bestowed on us LOL
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

This was my first away in ages and ya know what, it was great. Maybe it's being older and wiser but this idea of the Parisiens being dickheads needs looked at. Great time, people were lovely, some great food and never felt ripped off. 4 Euro a glass of wine in Corcorans, deadly. Football, well, let's not get into that.
 

Have to agree - thoroughly enjoyed the  trip and seen some friends old and new including yourself AM 

Parc de princes much better than stade de France 

Pricey but enjoyable football aside 

Weather was cracking 

Agreed. 
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