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Originally posted by ringerbell ringerbell wrote:

Originally posted by coyne coyne wrote:

Originally posted by ontheball ontheball wrote:

Originally posted by Moscow Mule Moscow Mule wrote:

Gibraltar are rebuilding a stadium to increase its capacity to c10k but it will not be ready until 2016. All their home games are to be played on the Algarve.


Interesting fact that they are building a stadium called Europa Point Stadium which was supposed to start last October and in some reports was to be completed for the qualifying matches of Euro 2016 which might change the travel and Accomm plans of many who automatically persume it will be in the Algarve but looking at other reports, its unlikely that it will be finished in time. 


I wouldn't worry about this, it's not expected to be completed until 2016 not for 2016 

Will tickets be an issue for this game? 

This is the 1 game tickets won be a problem for I'd say. There is a big chance we will have more away fans than home fans at this game

THere's also a chance that we could have more away fans than the population of their entire country LOL If we're in the running next September, there could be in excess of 30K of us there, the population of Gibraltar is 30K!
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This is a must! perfect timing, and no worries of getting  ticket!
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Originally posted by Max Power Max Power wrote:

Originally posted by ringerbell ringerbell wrote:

Originally posted by coyne coyne wrote:

Originally posted by ontheball ontheball wrote:

Originally posted by Moscow Mule Moscow Mule wrote:

Gibraltar are rebuilding a stadium to increase its capacity to c10k but it will not be ready until 2016. All their home games are to be played on the Algarve.


Interesting fact that they are building a stadium called Europa Point Stadium which was supposed to start last October and in some reports was to be completed for the qualifying matches of Euro 2016 which might change the travel and Accomm plans of many who automatically persume it will be in the Algarve but looking at other reports, its unlikely that it will be finished in time. 


I wouldn't worry about this, it's not expected to be completed until 2016 not for 2016 

Will tickets be an issue for this game? 

This is the 1 game tickets won be a problem for I'd say. There is a big chance we will have more away fans than home fans at this game


THere's also a chance that we could have more away fans than the population of their entire country LOL If we're in the running next September, there could be in excess of 30K of us there, the population of Gibraltar is 30K!


and we mightn't even get 30,000 to the home game
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seriously tempted to take the train.

might make a week out of it.

http://www.seat61.com/Portugal.htm#.Uw87fp9FDqA



Edited by colemanY2K - 27 Feb 2014 at 1:33pm
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Be nice alright if you weren't stuck on the train for most of it. However a week relaxing in the sun would be nice as well. Either way should be a great trip.
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Id rather die in a plane crash
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Id rather die in a plane crash
I'm sure you wouldn't kev
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Was in Vilamoura last June for a wedding - really nice spot but very relaxing. Really nice casino and few clubs but Albufeira is only 20/30 mins in a Taxi from it. Vilamoura more up market.

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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

seriously tempted to take the train.

might make a week out of it.

http://www.seat61.com/Portugal.htm#.Uw87fp9FDqA



Well, I'm definitely doing that. Will probably fly home, but my plan is looking something like this:

Tuesday
08:05 Dublin - Holyhead 11:30
11:27 Holyhead - London 15:38 (€46) - Tickets including ferry available from any Irish rail station or www.irishferries.com

Wednesday
07:55 London - Paris 11:22 (£39) - Tickets available from www.eurostar.com - on sale 180 days in advance.
12:28 Paris - Irun 18:20 (€36) - Tickets from www.voyages-sncf.com - on sale ~90 days in advance.
18:50 Irun - Lisbon 07:20 (€37) - including bed for the night - Tickets on sale from www.renfe.es - on sale ~90 days in advance.

Thursday
17:20 Lisbon - Faro 20:43 (€13) - Tickets available from www.cp.pt - on sale ~60 days in advance.

While it might be €180-odd, it does include a night's accommodation and I have a friend I can stay with in London for the first night, plus it gives a day to see Lisbon and do stuff there.
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would do similar route SD but would be a) starting from London, b) stopping* for a night in Irun, burgos, vigo, porto, lisbon and c) take 5 days to do it before arriving in the algarve the obligatory day before the game. would also fly back.

*if irun and burgos are worth seeing.
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Originally posted by Stretchryan Stretchryan wrote:

Was in Vilamoura last June for a wedding - really nice spot but very relaxing. Really nice casino and few clubs but Albufeira is only 20/30 mins in a Taxi from it. Vilamoura more up market.


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Although it's not til 18 months  I'm tempted to make a lads holiday out of this since you can get to Ibiza/Mallorca from Lisbon Airport Thumbs Up

Gibraltar FA have pretty much confirmed their stadium back at home won't be ready until the WC 2018 Qualifiers, it's not even passed the planning stage yet so no chance of it being moved from Faro.


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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

would do similar route SD but would be a) starting from London, b) stopping* for a night in Irun, burgos, vigo, porto, lisbon and c) take 5 days to do it before arriving in the algarve the obligatory day before the game. would also fly back.

*if irun and burgos are worth seeing.


There's also talk of the Portuguese government cancelling the Sudexpress. I can't see why. Most other night trains across Europe that have been cancelled have been replaced with new high speed tracks. That's not happening in Spain at the minute, certainly not across the Sudexpress route. Even were the alternative Paris-Barcelona-Madrid-Lisbon all high speed (which it won't be for some time, especially not the Madrid-Lisbon part), it still wouldn't be as time-efficient as the Sudexpress. As it is, you can leave Paris in the afternoon and arrive in Lisbon in the morning. Without the Sudexpress, starting in Paris, and overnighting in Madrid, even with a daytime train from Madrid to Lisbon (which doesn't exist), you wouldn't arrive until the following afternoon.

If they axe it, the alternative will be a night in Irun (Tuesday), a night in Vigo (Wednesday) and arriving Thursday evening in Faro. Fares are okay - Irun to Vigo is €14.30 booked in advance (for a 12 hr train), Vigo to Porto is €13.75, Porto to Faro is €28 booked in advance. However, it also means paying for two extra night's accommodation - it takes a day longer to get there, plus it doesn't include a night train. It would mean leaving Dublin on Monday morning.

Progress, eh?

Edit: scratch that. It appears the train is run by the Spanish now, so cancellation might not be an issue.


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I have no great urge to see Madrid SD. Would prefer to visit a random town or city in northern Spain and enter Portugal from the north.

I know a tidy barmaid in the local here from Burgos...might give an opening
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Well, apparently the scenery on the Irun to Vigo train is worth seeing. I mean, much and all as you;d get tired of it after a 12 hour journey with only a couple of 15 minute stops to get off and stretch your legs.

Quote "The scenery from Irun to Vigo is very varied. The first hour or two the line follows river valleys through the Pyrenees. Due to recent storms the rivers were severely flooded and quite spectacular. Much of the journey is then across a plain with distant views of snow-capped mountains, including the southern edge of the Picos de Europa.  As you reach Galicia the journey gets exciting, as the line climbs through mountains, and at one stage does a 360-degree spiral to change levels. It follows a very attractive river and several lakes."

Still, I fancy the overnighter, €37 including a bed. Not a bad price. The beds may not be the best, but whatever:

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looks cosy

I slept on the Vienna to Prague night train and it was a similar set up.
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It would be great if someone could broker a deal with some large appartment complex for this one. Imagine 1000 fans in the one complex lol
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Will definitely do this one ,a nice week of sun and a match.Perfect

Was in Albufeira last year and it was a grand spot,cheap accommodation and food/drink.

What resort would most people stay in ?

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