ironbrew

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  1. Rome

    Can anyone recommend a bar in Rome which will show Scottish football?
  2. Fair score would have been 0v0 since Aberdeen looked like they wanted to score but couldn`t while Hearts scored while looking like they`d be delighted with a draw. Lets hope for good of league that promoted team(s) and others that don`t go down see chance to challenge Celtic but playing decent football.
  3. If these are 2 of our best 3 teams even more evidence of terrible state our game`s in. Presumably both teams will improve in second half.
  4. Dubrovnik / Montenegro

    Have also been thinking of going to Croatia this year. Seen and heard great things about Plitvice Lakes and Krka National Park. Without a car so would be organised trip. Anyone know if best from Zagreb or Split? Have also seen possibility of trip from Zagreb to Split with park trip on way which sounds good as I`m thinking of visiting Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik (day trips from there to Montenegro and Bosnia etc) but was an expensive option.
  5. El Clasico

    Is this price for 1 or 2 people? 2 presumably.
  6. Euro 2016 Finals -Ticket Portal

    Tickets for almost every match coming up but most for only a few seconds Last week has only had same 3 matches as being available but when you log in other matches come up too. Looking for Paris QF-could swap for Bordeaux group matches (Wales v Slovaquia and Austria v Hungary) if anyone`s interested (hadn`t realised till yesterday that venue tickets can`t be resold as individual matches). Resale finishes at 6pm on Thursday but I suppose tickets will sold be sold from April (returned by sponsors etc).
  7. What`s a "fail"in Australia? Less than 7.0?
  8. Is the bottling bit statistically true in recent years? Any more than other teams? Won their last League Cup final, two oflast threeScottish Cup semis and knocked out Hearts in both SC ties since 2012 final so not done too badly in their big games.
  9. 4 interesting quarters. 3 possible Derbies in final-Glasgow, Dundee and Highland. Of 3 I reckon Highland is most likely.
  10. When visiting places north of Aberdeen (between Aberdeen and Wick) in the 80s and 90s always got the impression Aberdeen were a strong second with Rangers having most fans. Presumably both clubs have lost support to ICT and Ross County as well as Celtic. With less support in the north and central belt than then, it`s hard for Aberdeen to match Hearts` support even though Hearts have little to show for their good years this century compared with Aberdeen of the 80s and have very little support north of Forth. On more general point, cup final crowds (both cups or 3 with Petrofac one) must include a very high % of neutrals. I remember a friend who supports Falkirk going to 1997 final with 7 friends, none of whom were Bairns. That was a long time ago but recent finals will have had an even higher number of neutrals (or folk who almost never watch football even on TV) than in last century. Hibs v Ross County will probably get about 40,000 fans with about 30,000 tickets sold by Hibs but I`d guess that at least 20% of total crowd would not be supporters of either side. If Hibs or Hearts play Ross County in Scottish Cup final the same but with a capacity crowd.
  11. Metz A No Go

    Andy Murray will hopefully be winning his first French Open in Paris day after Metz game. I`ve never been to Roland Garros but have been in Paris ay same time and seem to remember hotels being more expensive during tournament.
  12. Borders Rail

    Great news but makes mistake of not having double track or electrification even harder to understand. Anyone know if double track is feasible for near future. Certainly hope line can be continued to at least Hawick.
  13. Cruises

    Never been on a cruise (always been put off by thought of formal dress at meals, having to be sociable with strangers at mealtimes and above all seasickness) though took many ferries from England to France, Scotland to Ireland, to Scottish islands plus Newcastle to Scandinavian ports (pity these were stopped or couldn`t have been continued from Scotland)in past . Now got chance to go to USA by Cunard from Southampton to New York. Both directions by ship as some non flyers in group. Read some great things about Queen Mary 2 experience especially arrival at NY. have just seen alternative ship for westwards this summer (Sea Princess from Dover to NY via Ireland, Canadian port and Boston) which would mean 4 extra days to see USA and Canada instead of 16 days between Cunard ships. Read that QM 2 is well-equipped for Atlantic crosiings even in bad weather. Anyone know if crossing Atlantic in cruise ship like Sea Princess is likely to be bad in storms etc? Dover-NY is first part of their world cruise and is also what they call positioning I think. (when they need to take cruise ships from/to Med to Caribbean).