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Rob North
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Jul 18, 2008, 11:12 AM

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With a trip to Sweden imminent, what prices are we to look forward to?



Beer and wine very expensive, beer is about £5 a pint, and we struggled to get a bottle of wine in a restaurant for less than £25. Food in pubs and Restaurants tend be fairly expensive, £10 plus for a main course, but some cafes do decent meals for less. Transport and admissions in Stockholm are expensive but good money can be saved by taking a 'Stockholm Card' or 'Tourist Card'. This certainly saves on Museum and Attraction admissions, since all these places charge. Some of the tourist boats and sightseeing buses include admission to museums/attractions.

Racecourse admission is only 40Kr (around £3.50) which is very good value, but the take out from the Tote, more than 30%, makes up for that!

We did a tour of The Globe, the big indoor arena to the south of the city. They charged 70Kr (£6 odd) which was seemed a bit steep for what it was.


oftenscore6
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Jul 20, 2008, 9:59 PM

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Pizzerias are very reasonable, usually around £6-7 for eat in or take out. You can also eat cheaply in shopping centre food courts, some of which stay open well into the evening. Stockholm public transport is about £2 per trip, as long as you get an 8-trip ticket book - each trip is 1 hour using buses / subway / local trains.

I would not use the Stockholm Card unless you are going to the Royal Palace, otherwise it is unlikely you will recoup the cost. If you do use one, then plan in advance what to do to make the most of it.

Several pubs in Stockholm have happy hours around 1800-1900 when some beers are about £3, but in several visits, I haven't found many wines cheaper than £25 in restaurants either.



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KnowYourMarket
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Thanks for the tips, we've hired a car and one of the party is tea-total so transport won't be a problem. I'm sure I can cope with £5 per pint for 4 days of my life, either that or we will be sitting on a public bench drinking Kopparberg (or Buckfast if we can find someLaugh)



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davy c
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Jul 21, 2008, 3:40 PM

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As with every summer, I have been watching Yorkshire 1sts and 2nds and England. I usually rattle up about 30 days cricket per summer (I save my holidays up !) next up is 2nd Day at Trent Bridge this wednesday Notts v Yorks in the LVCC. Followed by Surrey the week after at headingley (not sure which day yet), then leicestershire in the pro40 on Aug 3rd. Then old Trafford for some more LVCC action against our red rose rivals (or best mates if your a player !) then Derbyshire @ derby in a floodlit pro 40. there will be more but lets keep an eye on the weather ! (may go to Edgbaston for a day of the next test but undecided at current)




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PonteCarlo
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Jul 22, 2008, 1:32 PM

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Apologies for the thread drift but PonteCarlo...I don't wish to be nosey (although I'm going to be), I'm curious as to how someone living in Pontefract, and I understand involved with the Colls as an official, also supports Grimsby Town and holds a season-ticket for Halifax RLFC??? It's a pretty interesting combination!


Well its quite a bizarre story funnily enough! Where I was at school everyone was a Cas fan, including shall we say some less than reputable people who I had a few run ins with. So I decided the next team to beat Cas would be my team - aren't Halifax lucky to have me! With Grimsby its a bit more simple, they were the first football team I saw play (at Bradford City a few years ago) so went to the next game and was hooked after that although am limiting my appearances this season!

Anyway back on topic Wink
Sunday 20th July - Halifax RLFC 26-26 Widnes Vikings
Co-operative National League One
Well this was another game for the heart attacks, one thing Halifax never do is make it easy. 24-6 down with half an hour to go and I'd given up the ghost. Add to the fact we had a ref who always does his best to ruin Fax games and I thought that was it. But lo and behold the boys in blue and white do it once again, an amazing comeback, me out of breath, and a couple of points saved! Phew, more of the same next week? I doubt I'll reach 40 at this rate!



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John Treleven
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Jul 22, 2008, 1:35 PM

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Friday - 3rd day of Sussex v Hampshire at Arundel

Saturday & Sunday - National Tennis Centre, Roehampton


Billybadknees
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Jul 23, 2008, 12:03 PM

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Scored 22no and took 3-31 at Sandygate on Saturday. Footy pitch looking a bit rough mind!



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colpic
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Jul 23, 2008, 4:47 PM

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I went to the second day of the Headingley Test last Saturday and it was the most boring days cricket I have ever seen (and I'm 51!). To add to the misery, the service at the bars was just too slow, especially when compared to the other ground I visit regularly, Trent Bridge. Then they decide to close the bars for an hour for'restocking'. To think I turned down a free ticket to Market Rasen races with a champagne breakfast included........



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davy c
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Jul 25, 2008, 8:33 AM

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I went on the saturday as well, and I have never been so happy for the rain to fall around 5pm. i was out of the ground like a shot. I love test cricket, but it didnt do itself any favours on that day !




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sandhurstbee
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Jul 28, 2008, 1:15 PM

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Sunday 27th July Speedway: Mildenhall Fen Tigers 31 Workington Comets 53 Abandoned after Heat 14 Waterlogged Track - Predictable win for Workington considering Mildenhall had lost all 17 League Meetings this season. Early finish as a cloudburst flooded the track with One race to go.



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PonteCarlo
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Jul 30, 2008, 1:23 PM

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Sunday 27th July; Whitehaven 28-12 Halifax RLFC, Not sure on admission, Prog £2

Not the best game of rugby league, Halifax seemed determined to throw the pass at every available opportunity resulting in lots of lost possession and knock-ons. The completion rate was about 40% in the second half compared to Haven's 90 something %. Haven did the basics as they always do at the Recre, five tackles - kick - try. Halifax just could not keep hold of the ball, as they always have a knack of doing up there, and deservedly lost. Will have to try all they can to beat Salford on Thursday.



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peter9
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Aug 4, 2008, 4:26 PM

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Leigh Centurions 33 Widnes Vikings 24

This was the BEST game of RL I've seen for some time without a doubt.....Leigh 14-6 up went in at H/t 14-16 down, soon became 14-24 early in the second half.....then the comeback...26-24 with 10 mins to go, Widnes putting the pressure on.....Dennis Moran with a drop goal 27-24 then Ian Watson with a converted try 33-24.

A great advert for NL1 RL, makes you wonder what all the fuss about Super Lge is all about ?
Aug 17th see's the last ever league game at Hilton Park against Whitehaven, if the Centurions can manage 2 more wins however in the final 3 games than we should see a home play off game on top of that.....yesterday though was certainly one to remember !


Harley
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Sep 21, 2008, 5:04 PM

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I was reading this thread, trying to work out where I had gone. Then I clicked - first weekend after the football season... BANG. So, I went to the trauma unit, then intensive care, then surgery, then back to intensive care, onwards to surgical high dependency, then to an orthapaedic ward before finally ending up in a urology ward.



You ask us what the aim is? I tell you it is victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Either that, or fried onions at the tea bar. Fried onions at reasonable cost, fried onions in spite of all terror, fried onions however long and hard the hot-dogs may be; for without fried onions, there are only boiled ones.


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I was reading this thread, trying to work out where I had gone. Then I clicked - first weekend after the football season... BANG. So, I went to the trauma unit, then intensive care, then surgery, then back to intensive care, onwards to surgical high dependency, then to an orthapaedic ward before finally ending up in a urology ward.

So what was your ailment/injury/disease and are you cured?



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Harley
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I was reading this thread, trying to work out where I had gone. Then I clicked - first weekend after the football season... BANG. So, I went to the trauma unit, then intensive care, then surgery, then back to intensive care, onwards to surgical high dependency, then to an orthapaedic ward before finally ending up in a urology ward.

So what was your ailment/injury/disease and are you cured?


A car pulled out in front of my motorcycle and thus my injuries were multiple. I had two broken wrists, a fractured pelvis, a broken back, fractured knee, a collapsed lung and squished up goolies. Cool But I'm pretty much back to full health now.

EDIT: Not the 'bike' in my avatar, I should add!



You ask us what the aim is? I tell you it is victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Either that, or fried onions at the tea bar. Fried onions at reasonable cost, fried onions in spite of all terror, fried onions however long and hard the hot-dogs may be; for without fried onions, there are only boiled ones.

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Loiner
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May 31, 2009, 12:03 AM

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Rugby League Summer Conference- Yorkshire Premier
Kippax Knights (34) 82 v East Riding (0) 0
Admission by donation, no programme.
Attendance c150
Played on the pitch used by Kippax Welfare FC ex West Yorkshire League at Longdike Lane, Kippax.
Kippax ran in 17 tries in this one sided game on a nice sunny afternoon with a nippy easterly wind.
East Riding turned up with just 13 players and lost 2 before half time with injuries. Apparently the coach left the club during the week and several players followed him. However give the club credit for fulfilling the fixture not like some football sides recentlly!


Fatboyfat
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Jun 1, 2009, 10:23 AM

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Rugby League Co-Operative Championship One.

Swinton Lions 23 Rochdale Hornets 22. Admission £12.50, attendance 502.

As most of you know, Swinton don't have their own ground any more, but are playing at the Sedgley Park rugby union ground in neighbouring Whitefield. This was a new ground to me though and I couldn't have picked a more exciting game to see either. Trailing 18-4 just after half time, Swinton fought back to level with 20 minutes left, only to fall behind again through an intercepted try. They kept ploughing away and made it 22-22 with five minutes left and a dropped goal two minutes from the end won it for them in dramatic fashion. It also managed to silence the lady standing next to me who must have the shrillest voice in rugby league and had been screaming 'come on Hornets' in my ear for the entire 80 minutes!

No programme was issued but the famous 'Gay Mon' magazine was available at £2 a go. Swinton officials said it was very unpopular with punters but it was good for economical reasons for teams like Swinton. A team sheet was also available which proved more popular that the pink covered 'Gay Mon' Personally I don't want to be standing on the terracing at Swinton and open a magazine which says 'welcome to Gateshead Stadium for the visit of St Helens', and if sales are anything to go by I am not alone.


SeanM
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Jun 2, 2009, 1:39 PM

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Major League Baseball

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto's "Rogers Centre"

Friday 29th : Toronto 6-3 Boston
Saturday 30th : Toronto 5-3 Boston
Sunday 31st : Boston 8-2 Toronto

A sort of "close season" activity, as my wife is a long-time Boston Red Sox (and baseball) fan. We traveled with a group of almost-rabid "Red Sox" fanatics, with me wearing my Toronto "jersey". Tickets for very good 2nd level seats at $52 (~30£), with excellent program(me)s for $5 (~3£), full-color, 40 pages replete with a surprisingly modest (for baseball) amount of advertising. Food and beverage prices were reasonable (for baseball games), although beers and ales were slightly higher that in New York City, as Canadians tax stadium alcohol-beverages at higher rates than stadium foods and non-alcohol beverages. The facility and grounds are completely tobacco-free, although a few persons were seen smoking near the edge of the grounds. Scalpers ("touts") were sparse, as such activity is heavily monitored by law-enforcement, with strict rules for pricing and proximity.

The "Rogers Centre" (fka "The Skydome") has a retractable roof, which was opened just prior to the Saturday game (and closed DURING the game due to impending thunderstorms). The roof was closed during the Sunday game due to very high winds. The "Dome" (as the locals refer to the stadium) is adjacent to the CN Tower (aka "The Needle"), which is one of the tallest structures in the world, affording a spectacular views (from the ground AND the tower) when the stadium roof is open!

The facility is used by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (whose season overlaps baseball), as well as one or two National Football League games for the Buffalo Bills. We have no personal experience(s) at "gridiron" football games, save our local high-school and two University games for our children.

Our trip was only for the two highlighted games. For anyone visiting North America, Toronto is a marvelous city (and one of our favorites!) to visit. On a football-related note, we will be returning for a Toronto FC MLS game later this summer, at the recently completed BMO Field (one of the new "soccer-only" stadia on the continent!). I am sure that we will also get to the Blue Jays on that trip.



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Loiner
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Jun 3, 2009, 11:58 PM

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Rugby League again today.
Cutsyke Raiders (0) 10 v Kippax Welfare (22) 34
Castleford & Featherstone ARL David Poulter Open Cup Final at Lock Lane, Castleford.
Admission £2 / £1. Attendance c300
This was a fiesty game with both sides having a player sent off on 35 minutes after a good all player punch up, plus Cutsyke having 2 in the sin bin as well.
Kippax were by far the better side and much quicker than their opponents. The No.5 ran in 5 tries for Kippax including an 80 yard intercept.


paignton-nick
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Jun 4, 2009, 9:59 AM

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Pro-Direct Twenty20 (at Queens Park, Paignton)

Brixham Lions 163-4

Paignton Panthers 164-4

An entertaining match played on a balmy evening saw Paignton sneak home with one ball remaining. Att: about 100.



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Buckland Athletic- Pride of South Devon!


Scoffer
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I'm looking at two matches in the Rugby League Conference this weekend. Not sure which match today because the fixtures keep changing on the various websites I'm checking. Tomorrow Hainault Bulldogs v Bedford Tigers.

The Conference website has the Hainault match shown as being played today (Saturday) but both clubs' websites have it being shown as Sunday. A 1pm kickoff according to the home team's site. Hainault have moved grounds this season and are now playing at Dagenham Rugby Club which is in Central Park, Dagenham.


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Oxford Cavaliers v Guildford Giants

London & South Division Rugby League

Went to new ground in Kidlington, been moved I was told but no one knew where. Checked other Rugby grounds in Oxford, but nothing doing. Both clubs websites are down / out of date.

Spoke to another traveller who was also at the ground, he saw Redditch 0 - 122 Coventry the other week, sadly the demise of the West Midlands Division has caused a few problems for some clubs. Wolves I believe are playing merit games, Coventry "A" not sure, Oxford and Swindon moved to a six team division covering Kent to Swindon to Southampton to Oxford and we think some step 5 divisions have a strange footprint.


Graeme
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Birmingham Bulldogs 16 v Leicester Phoenix 12

Midland Division Rugby League.

My first game of the season, chose this game as both teams had made a good start. Both teams found the wet conditions difficult, but Bulldogs just about deserved their win by making good use of their larger players. Phoenix were not helped by having a man sin binned in the second half. The game was played at Bulldogs new ground at Aston Old Edwardians.



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Loiner
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Rugby League Conference
Dewsbury Celtic (16) 28 v Liverpool Buccaneers (6) 18
Attendance c90. Programme £2 including admission.

As the rain ceased about 11 am and no football in the area I decided to venture to a rather chilly Crow Nest Park as I had not seen the Liverpool team before. An entertaining game saw 9th in the table Celtic overcome their 6th placed visitors more convincingly than the score suggests.


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Oxford Cavaliers v Guildford Giants

London & South Division Rugby League

Went to new ground in Kidlington, been moved I was told but no one knew where. Checked other Rugby grounds in Oxford, but nothing doing. Both clubs websites are down / out of date.

Spoke to another traveller who was also at the ground, he saw Redditch 0 - 122 Coventry the other week, sadly the demise of the West Midlands Division has caused a few problems for some clubs. Wolves I believe are playing merit games, Coventry "A" not sure, Oxford and Swindon moved to a six team division covering Kent to Swindon to Southampton to Oxford and we think some step 5 divisions have a strange footprint.



Game awarded to Oxford 24-0, as was Southampton v Kent Ravens. It appears Oxford failed to go to Kent Ravens earlier in the season, that is recorded as 24-0. Greenwich who won yesterday (46-13 v Swindon, who are 2nd in the league) now have a points difference of 181 from five games, one of which they lost.

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