EFL Cup Final - BEERS BEERS BEERS

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Bucks posted this 17 February 2017

Get on it! 🍻  Just over a week to prepare for one of the biggest pre-match drinkies in Sotonians history.    Hitting it early on Sunday?  Starting on Saturday?   Sinking one at the first London pub you find and not moving until kick off? 

Endless choices, so where do you discerning, classy, bunch suggest we grace with our presence? 

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PhilippineSaint posted this 17 February 2017 - Last edited 17 February 2017

At least 8 hours ahead of you at the starting time lou_smiley

What time is kick off 

For beers and the actual game lou_flirt

Goatboy posted this 17 February 2017

Kick off is 430. I am starting tomorrow. Off to Marrakech for the warm up then London next Saturdaylou_lol

Chertsey Saint posted this 17 February 2017

Will be watching locally...@Cobham Saint, are you around?

BTripz posted this 17 February 2017

Thanks to South West Trains and their engineering works I don't think I will be drinking.

It will either be the National Express (on which you can't drink) or I will be driving.

Bucks posted this 17 February 2017

Originally posted by BTripz

Thanks to South West Trains and their engineering works I don't think I will be drinking.

It will either be the National Express (on which you can't drink) or I will be driving.

 Do National Express breath test you before the trip home? 

BTripz posted this 17 February 2017

@Bucks yeah, didn't make myself clear I guess. If I was on the train I'd be having a few tinnies on the way up. Can't leave too early due to the Mrs working in the morning, so would have to be a swift few before the match.

Don't even know where the pubs in London for Wembley are as I have never drunk in London before a Wembley visit lou_eyessky

PhilippineSaint posted this 17 February 2017

Originally posted by Goatboy

Kick off is 430. I am starting tomorrow. Off to Marrakech for the warm up then London next Saturdaylou_lol

 That is 00:30 on Sunday morning for me lou_sad

How do they expect me to be sober and awake to watch the whole match. 

Option 1  go on the piss and then have an early sleep and alarm clock for midnight

Option 2 go on piss and try to stay awake 

Option 3 lay off the beer but start when the game kicks off and keep going until everybody else wakes up next morning after we have won.

Option 4 as Option 3 but consolation beers if the f'in Manc's win.

 

Buck's please put these options in a poll so I know what to do lou_lol

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SO5 4BW posted this 17 February 2017

Early on Sunday I think - smart thing would be to get to Waterloo late morning, have a few round there and make our way over to the Wembley vicinity

Waterloo will be packed - annoyingly there's a six nations game at Twickenham too 

Bucks posted this 17 February 2017 - Last edited 17 February 2017

IMO somewhere not too far from Wembley, and definitely away from Waterloo, might be better.  Kilburn for example.    Not that I know Kilburn boozers! 

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SO5 4BW posted this 17 February 2017

Neasden? 

I'll ask the Man U fans at work if they've got any recomendations....

 

Fowllyd posted this 17 February 2017

Ah, Neasden. Haunt of tight-lipped, ashen-faced Ron Knee (59), one-legged goalkeeper Wally Foot and own-goal maestro 'Baldy' Pevsner. Not sure I'd want to encounter the notorious Neasden fans (Sid and Doris Bonkers) though.

SO5 4BW posted this 17 February 2017

Chelsea fan says Baker Street. Also that nearer Wembley they allocate pubs per team

BTripz posted this 17 February 2017 - Last edited 17 February 2017

Didn't someone already post a list of the "official" Saints pubs??

ah, here we go

West Side (Wembley Central): Southampton
Blue Room, Flannery’s Bar, J.J. Moon’s, Masti, Moore Spice (1966), Powerleague, Station 31, The Arch, The Copper Jug, The Corner House, The Fusilier, The Green Man, The Liquor Station, Thirsty Eddie’s

Dubai_Phil posted this 17 February 2017 - Last edited 17 February 2017

Baker Street & Marylebone was where we met for NOT.

easy to get to Wembley on over or underground

 

In fact I did post the good pub guide for that area on MY EFL Beers thread...

Bucks posted this 17 February 2017 - Last edited 17 February 2017

The problem with Baker St is its very popular and the obvious place for rapid onward travel to Wembley.  It will be totally mobbed and will have a police presence to match.  Some of the places along the jubilee line are less obvious, but still only 10/15 mins journey to Wembley Park.  Also no need to change tube from Waterloo. 

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SO5 4BW posted this 17 February 2017

Loads near Green Park - one called the Goat Tavern!

KRG posted this 17 February 2017

Being born just down the road from Wembley, I know plenty of good places nearby. 

 

If only I had a ticket... 

BTripz posted this 17 February 2017

@KRG the Camel Jockey keeps bragging about how many he has, maybe he'd want to give a long time sufferer one.

Fowllyd posted this 17 February 2017

Originally posted by SO5 4BW

Loads near Green Park - one called the Goat Tavern!

Good thinking - Shepherd Market is close to Green Park, and there are some pretty decent boozers there if memory serves. Don't remember the Goat Tavern, but it's got to be worth a visit!

SO5 4BW posted this 17 February 2017

Originally posted by Fowllyd

Originally posted by SO5 4BW

Loads near Green Park - one called the Goat Tavern!

Good thinking - Shepherd Market is close to Green Park, and there are some pretty decent boozers there if memory serves. Don't remember the Goat Tavern, but it's got to be worth a visit!

 There shouldn't be crowds there - trains might be packed but it'll be before Baker Street