Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

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Postby t1961d » September 9th, 2014, 4:05 pm

What do people think the odds are of this one being moved to the Ricoh Arena ?
Was thinking of going and getting ahead of the curve with booking hotels flights etc.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » September 10th, 2014, 11:51 am

t1961d wrote:What do people think the odds are of this one being moved to the Ricoh Arena ?
Was thinking of going and getting ahead of the curve with booking hotels flights etc.

Not sure we have played them in Twickenham before.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby Hornet » September 10th, 2014, 5:11 pm

Adams Park as per our ACC game. Why does the OP think Wasps would play a home game in Coventry? They move their big games to Twickenham, seeing that they are a "London" club, and this is not a big game.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby johng » September 10th, 2014, 6:09 pm

Hornet wrote:Adams Park as per our ACC game. Why does the OP think Wasps would play a home game in Coventry? They move their big games to Twickenham, seeing that they are a "London" club, and this is not a big game.

Because Saracens played Munster there in 2008? Who knows?
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Postby domhnallj » September 10th, 2014, 6:44 pm

Hornet wrote:Adams Park as per our ACC game. Why does the OP think Wasps would play a home game in Coventry? They move their big games to Twickenham, seeing that they are a "London" club, and this is not a big game.


Fingers crossed they move it then. Another night in High Wycombe doesn't bare thinking about (plus that million mile walk to the ground itself).
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby Hornet » September 10th, 2014, 7:16 pm

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Hornet wrote:Adams Park as per our ACC game. Why does the OP think Wasps would play a home game in Coventry? They move their big games to Twickenham, seeing that they are a "London" club, and this is not a big game.


Fingers crossed they move it then. Another night in High Wycombe doesn't bare thinking about (plus that million mile walk to the ground itself).

Hope not. Plenty of great places to stay, eat and drink within 15 minutes drive of the ground. (The free accommodation I get helps as well).
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Postby Hornet » September 10th, 2014, 7:19 pm

johng wrote:
Hornet wrote:Adams Park as per our ACC game. Why does the OP think Wasps would play a home game in Coventry? They move their big games to Twickenham, seeing that they are a "London" club, and this is not a big game.

Because Saracens played Munster there in 2008? Who knows?

That was the S/F HEC game, when Nigel robbed Sarries. Spent the game watching some Munster fans going as red as their shirts as Rog bottled it.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » September 29th, 2014, 1:01 pm

Thought I was being smart and picked up a flight from Birmingham to Dublin on sun 25th for 19.99 its gone down to 9.99 now a*&e.FR669 20:25 21:35
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... 17#rlabs=1
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby cormac » October 8th, 2014, 12:57 pm

t1961d wrote:What do people think the odds are of this one being moved to the Ricoh Arena ?
Was thinking of going and getting ahead of the curve with booking hotels flights etc.



Looks like they're moving to Coventry in December.

http://wasps.co.uk/news/article/2014/10 ... ign=buffer
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » October 8th, 2014, 10:22 pm

footrush wrote:Thought I was being smart and picked up a flight from Birmingham to Dublin on sun 25th for 19.99 its gone down to 9.99 now a*&e.FR669 20:25 21:35
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... 17#rlabs=1

Picked up a room with Pitch view at this place : De Vere Venues At The Ricoh Arena :happy clapper: Even has a casino (fairly apt) "Situated in the Ricoh Arena, on the outskirts of Coventry, De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena offers modern rooms with pitch views. Guests can also enjoy use of the casino.

Spacious rooms at De Vere Venues Ricoh Arena feature floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies overlooking the pitch. The 4-star rooms also feature flat-screen TVs, living areas and free Wi-Fi access.

Singers Bar and Bistro at De Vere serves an international menu and drinks list, and features large-screen TVs. Cooked breakfasts are available daily, and the lively G Casino offers beverages and snacks.

Just a 10-minute drive from Coventry centre, the De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena is a mile from the M6 motorway. Birmingham International Airport and the NEC are both a 20-minute drive away."
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby Hornet » October 8th, 2014, 11:24 pm

footrush wrote:
footrush wrote:Thought I was being smart and picked up a flight from Birmingham to Dublin on sun 25th for 19.99 its gone down to 9.99 now a*&e.FR669 20:25 21:35
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... 17#rlabs=1

Picked up a room with Pitch view at this place : De Vere Venues At The Ricoh Arena :happy clapper: Even has a casino (fairly apt) "Situated in the Ricoh Arena, on the outskirts of Coventry, De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena offers modern rooms with pitch views. Guests can also enjoy use of the casino.

Spacious rooms at De Vere Venues Ricoh Arena feature floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies overlooking the pitch. The 4-star rooms also feature flat-screen TVs, living areas and free Wi-Fi access.

Singers Bar and Bistro at De Vere serves an international menu and drinks list, and features large-screen TVs. Cooked breakfasts are available daily, and the lively G Casino offers beverages and snacks.

Just a 10-minute drive from Coventry centre, the De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena is a mile from the M6 motorway. Birmingham International Airport and the NEC are both a 20-minute drive away."


No rail link to the Stadium at present.

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... il-7325069

Bus from Coventry Bus Station. Been to the Ricoh twice for HEC games. (Northampton/Wasps and Saracens/Munster). Stadium is in a pretty horrible area, (built on the site of a former Gas Works). Has all the charm of somewhere like Parc y Scarlets IMO.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » October 8th, 2014, 11:30 pm

Hornet wrote:
footrush wrote:
footrush wrote:Thought I was being smart and picked up a flight from Birmingham to Dublin on sun 25th for 19.99 its gone down to 9.99 now a*&e.FR669 20:25 21:35
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... 17#rlabs=1

Picked up a room with Pitch view at this place : De Vere Venues At The Ricoh Arena :happy clapper: Even has a casino (fairly apt) "Situated in the Ricoh Arena, on the outskirts of Coventry, De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena offers modern rooms with pitch views. Guests can also enjoy use of the casino.

Spacious rooms at De Vere Venues Ricoh Arena feature floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies overlooking the pitch. The 4-star rooms also feature flat-screen TVs, living areas and free Wi-Fi access.

Singers Bar and Bistro at De Vere serves an international menu and drinks list, and features large-screen TVs. Cooked breakfasts are available daily, and the lively G Casino offers beverages and snacks.

Just a 10-minute drive from Coventry centre, the De Vere Venues at The Ricoh Arena is a mile from the M6 motorway. Birmingham International Airport and the NEC are both a 20-minute drive away."


No rail link to the Stadium at present.

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/c ... il-7325069

Bus from Coventry Bus Station. Been to the Ricoh twice for HEC games. (Northampton/Wasps and Saracens/Munster). Stadium is in a pretty horrible area, (built on the site of a former Gas Works). Has all the charm of somewhere like Parc y Scarlets IMO.

Agree went there for the Saracens/Munster semi final after watching London Irish loose to Toulouse in Twickenham the day before, its a souless dump, still much easier to get to from Dublin than Wycombe Wanderers ground. Stayin in that hotel might be a laugh if we filled it ?.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby domhnallj » October 9th, 2014, 8:18 am

It's 3.5 hours door to door for me so, given that it's a dump, I'll probably drive down on the day. Pity about missing the banter though.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby mtleinster » October 9th, 2014, 10:45 am

Lets just fill the Ricoh Arena

Booked Saturday night at £50 (€63) for free cancelation. you can get it for €57 with out the cancelation option

we can make our own fun

Plus, if we have 1,000 in the stadium, more of the "Locals" might stay in that area too
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » October 9th, 2014, 10:55 am

mtleinster wrote:Lets just fill the Ricoh Arena

Booked Saturday night at £50 (€63) for free cancelation. you can get it for €57 with out the cancelation option

we can make our own fun

Plus, if we have 1,000 in the stadium, more of the "Locals" might stay in that area too

Great idea see you there :happy clapper: .
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby mtleinster » October 9th, 2014, 11:33 am

Hopefully because it is an Ospreys sized stadium, they will try to market the cr@p out of it, sell loads of £15 tickets and have tinie tempah playing at half time

It might be quite gloomy to only have 8,000 people in a 32,000 stadium
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » October 9th, 2014, 12:03 pm

mtleinster wrote:Hopefully because it is an Ospreys sized stadium, they will try to market the cr@p out of it, sell loads of £15 tickets and have tinie tempah playing at half time

It might be quite gloomy to only have 8,000 people in a 32,000 stadium

Once they don't play "stand up for the Saracens" I don't mind.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby t1961d » October 9th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Phew glad I never booked those flights to london !!!
Got a few of the €9.99 specials into birmingham.

I can see a few of those hotel bookings at the Ricoh being cancelled or moved to non pitch view rooms, don't they use them as the corporate boxes on match days. Don't think the corporates would be too happy with a few hungover lads sleeping in their "box"
I think the do the same thing at upton park and the make you check out really early on match days too.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby footrush » October 10th, 2014, 1:13 pm

t1961d wrote:Phew glad I never booked those flights to london !!!
Got a few of the €9.99 specials into birmingham.

I can see a few of those hotel bookings at the Ricoh being cancelled or moved to non pitch view rooms, don't they use them as the corporate boxes on match days. Don't think the corporates would be too happy with a few hungover lads sleeping in their "box"
I think the do the same thing at upton park and the make you check out really early on match days too.

If its sat afternoon will sit in the bar after the game till its ready, if its sun will get up leave room have breakfast sit in the bar till the game. If its fri evenin I'm fecked (can't go). The idea of havin a room by the pitch appeals, never done that before in all my travels across the six nations draggin my ass after this team.
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Re: Wasps V Leinster Jan 2015

Postby dave13 » October 10th, 2014, 2:03 pm

Just rounds three and four relaeased. No mention of when they're releasing these fixtures
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