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The_Needle_Threader Posted on 1/6 11:00
Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

It seems Miro has been busy and booked the ground for a fans rematch in July, the 8th - 11th to be exact, to coincide with the equivalent of Middlesbrough Music Live, so should be fun. Live music in the streets where all the pubs are, those pubs that sell very reasonably priced ales!!

My question is who would be able to play! we have a title to defend as we won last time

anyone up for it, genuine applications please :o)

Boateng_7 Posted on 1/6 11:03
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How much would it cost to go over there?

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 11:05
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class, i was about to get in touch with him about this.

last time i looked a newcastle to prague was about 100 quid with easy jet. will look again now.

tony_block19 Posted on 1/6 11:06
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All the best.

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 11:08
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Your flight shopping basket for 11 adults
Thursday 07 July
Newcastle to Prague
flight 6495; dep. Thu 07 Jul 10:00
arr. Thu 07 Jul 13:10 £61.81
(per person)
Tuesday 12 July
Prague to Newcastle
flight 6496; dep. Tue 12 Jul 13:40
arr. Tue 12 Jul 14:50 £38.90
(per person)
Cost of your selection
Airfare per adult or child£100.71
(per person)
Taxes and charges per adult or child£17.00
(per person)
Total amount due for 11 adults
£1,294.81
(total cost)

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 1/6 11:09
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flights to prague r cheap but train is 4 hours to Ostrava, not sure on flights to Ostrava! be worth looking into, but accomodation is cheap, and beer is too!

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 11:11
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been looking at it for a while. sod rivision.

rob_fmttm Posted on 1/6 11:13
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Brilliant idea. Unfortnuately I am at a wedding that weekend. Hope it all goes well. What a genius that Miro is.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 1/6 11:14
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im in turkey the week after, and my g/f's b'day is the 11th and as i am skint already it could be tricky for me to go!!!

MIRO Posted on 1/6 11:24
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TNT you are pretty fast! You made my job by posting this thread .
OK mates, so information are following:
1) Fans footy rematch should happen on July 8th.
2) Beer is still for the same price (that means still very funny)
3) girls on here are prettier and prettier
4) from 8.7. to 11.7. there will happen one of the biggest music festival in Czech Republic - "Colours of Ostrava".
5) most of stages are located on Stodolni street!
6) price of flight should be about 100-150 pounds (for example departure from Newcastle to Prague:7.7. return 12.7. - 115 pounds - EasyJet)
7) it will be no problem for me to book rooms for you in hotel Metropol
8) etc...

So come on Boro! We are lookiong forward to meet all of you again! (and beat you in this rematch of course!)

Link: Colours of Ostrava - a music celebration

rob_fmttm Posted on 1/6 11:34
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Great line up at that festival - Alabama 3, Asian Dub Foundation Trans Global Underground etc.
Sounds great. Miro I'd like to do a story on this event for the website - hopefully we can get the Evening Gazette to pick up on it as well. I'll spread the word.

MIRO Posted on 1/6 11:51
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Rob, whatever you want mate! Everytime you can reckon on my help if you would need some.

MIRO Posted on 1/6 12:23
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hoof

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 12:26
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miro, you are super.

MIRO Posted on 1/6 12:30
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Sounds good john I must say, but what's the reason you thought so?

little_knotty Posted on 1/6 12:30
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this could be a winner for me as well seeing as i am struggling to arrange a friendly with any sunday league clubs over there. how about playing my team from carlisle as a warm up game before your venture into euro football?

Tony30 Posted on 1/6 12:48
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Hi Miro,

Hope everything is Ok With you and your family ~ not sure I can make it but maybe we will Meet Banik in the Uefa cup after your Czech Cup win!

MIRO Posted on 1/6 12:56
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Hi Tony, would be great to welcome you in Ostrava again! As well as Simon and Graeme (I hope I remember their names right!! ). I also hope all is going well for you and your family. To meet Boro in Uefa cup again, you say? Oh Tony , my friend, I pray for it but not sure if my liver is strong enough for that loads of beers !!

MIRO Posted on 1/6 13:38
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Ok, ok.... As I can see you definitely need to help to decide yourself to go for it! So why not to help.
Every Boro fan who will come to play this footy rematch will have at least one beer on me here in Ostrava! (wow, what a motivation, isn't it ?)

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 13:48
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i'll try and drum some intrest up this week mate.

MIRO Posted on 1/6 13:58
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So I reckon on you then, john!

scuzzmonster Posted on 1/6 14:00
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'sod rivision'?? For once I've got to agree with you, john_lillie. Lost cause


The_Needle_Threader Posted on 1/6 16:03
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any players then!!!

MKredleaderOne Posted on 1/6 18:07
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Bucket and sponge man if one is needed.

I reckon at near 50 and with expanding waistline my playing days are over, at a push I could stand in goal or play sweeper.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 1/6 21:59
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looks like we might be struggling for players!

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 1/6 22:09
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i'm 90% certain that I can make this

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 1/6 22:09
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i'm 90% certain that I can make this

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 1/6 22:10
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thats 180% then, pretty good!

little_knotty Posted on 1/6 22:16
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i will see if i can make it, 50/50. supposed to be playing in preston that day.

john_lillie Posted on 1/6 22:43
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hoof

it's highly likely i'll be there depending on money. matt said yes when i asked a while ago too.

MIRO Posted on 2/6 9:32
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Maybe I'm wrong but till this moment it seems like you have problems to get all 11 blokes together for this Ostrava Adventure! But even if so, don't worry. As you know - Ostrava is my "kingdom" where's nothing impossible for me to arrange. The_Needle_Threader or Apl1970 can give you evidence that I'm able to lent you also as many "english" players as you'll need

bring_back_MOTD Posted on 2/6 12:48
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thwack

The_Breeze Posted on 2/6 12:58
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You would be better flying into Katowiz (sp). About 2 hrs away from Ostrava and flight currently going for £40

Grove_Hill_Red Posted on 2/6 13:17
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We (4 of us) took a cab back from Ostrava to Katovice after the game. Left Ostrava ~02:00am got back to Katovice ~05:30 but the driver did get lost several times - NOT that 3 of us noticed!

Cab was organised for us by a group of fans in our adopted 'bar' who drank us stupid til it arrived!

Ah memories...

(Got Miro's bus from the airport to Ostrava)

:)

bring_back_MOTD Posted on 2/6 13:17
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yeah, was looking at some maps. you up for it mate?

MIRO Posted on 3/6 8:11
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Grove_Hill_Red: nice story (and I must say very similar to many others like that)! So now you already know what a danger city (in alcoholic sense) Ostrava is!
BTW will you and mates of yours join the rematch we plan on July?

red_squirrel Posted on 3/6 8:47
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where will the match be played,
i missed the first one, didnt get to ostrava until thursday afternoon.

red_squirrel Posted on 3/6 8:49
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i dont know anyone on here, but wouldnt mind going
if thats ok

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 3/6 9:17
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more the better squirrel i think!!

red_squirrel Posted on 3/6 9:21
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so where is the match then ???????

red_squirrel Posted on 3/6 9:27
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and you'r gonna need more than 11, cos i dont think, in
fact i know, 90 mins is too much for me.
england friendly style subs needed

nagga Posted on 3/6 10:22
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I wouldn't mind a game of footy in Ostrava. If I qualify as a Boro fan from Bratislava that is.

MIRO Posted on 3/6 14:03
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red_squirrel: Don't worry for 90 minutes. I can manage every minute will be shorter than usually. I can do it for you as I remember what you did for me on Sept last year (if I remeber it right it was you who as the first FMTTMer has proposed to get me to the Riverside for the first leg)

nagga: as I take it, this rematch should be about to be a real football fan. It's a question of to meet friends and have a lot of fun, not of where are we from.

and MKredleaderOne - it's also not question of your age! You know you will be warmly welcomed by whole my family!

john_lillie Posted on 6/6 22:15
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got it!

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/6 22:18
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Well done John.

Tom and I will play. Happy to fly from whatever airport.

Might be more fun travelling as one big party though.

john_lillie Posted on 6/6 22:19
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thats what i thought monsure.

can we have some names down?

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/6 22:35
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Well I'll start then. Apologies if things have already been sorted and/or only talented players are wanted. I'm not wanting to take over, just maybe help move things along.

Just add your names, if we get enough interest we can do it. If we get 7 or 8 we can borrow some off miro, if we get 20 we can have a spate of Erikkson style mass substitutions.

Piggy
Piglet

john_lillie Posted on 6/6 22:38
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for now, me and matt will go on it.

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/6 22:39
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Its gaining momentum

Piggy
Piglet
John Lillie
Matt

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/6 22:48
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And a few possibles from earlier on...

MK Redleader1
Rev Comfort (and he has the added benefit of being able to play the game properly)
Red squirrel
Nagga

Could be the makings of a team here

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/6 23:31
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Keep this up here, now I've got the football bug back I want to play 11 a side internationals.

May I suggest a trip to brazil for later in the season.

cbstar Posted on 7/6 8:51
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miro

have u got any white banik ostrava shirts?

john_lillie Posted on 7/6 8:54
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i posted loads on this thread. it's not working rightly.

MIRO Posted on 7/6 9:05
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red_squirrel: As I can see no one answered your question yet . The rematch should be played at the same place as last year - my "maternal" ground in Ostrava-Hermanice. But you don't have to be nervous. I'll post every important info on here when the right time will come (incl. all terms, maps, etc.).
So let me sum up current list:
1) john_lillie
2) matt
3) MKredleaderOne
4) Reverend_Comfort
5) red_squirrel
6) Piggy
7) Piglet
8) nagga

and here we are the "maybe" list:

9) tony30
10)the_needle_threader (with big "?" I guess)

john_lillie Posted on 7/6 9:09
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i would drum up some suport for this, but aren't at fly me footy tonight. so can't.

i think i'd be able to got a few people.

MIRO Posted on 7/6 9:12
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cbstar: all I can say is I don't really understand why "Banik fan shop" has that "shop" in its name when they simply don't want to make any bussiness!! In the official Banik fan shop are available only a few white Banik shirts but only child sized at this moment (and pretty expensive in addition). And bloke from the shop told me that they will not order any others!!!
There was some alternative ways how to get a Banik shirts, but from May Banik Ostrava registered its logo so all Banik shirts simply vanished from "alternative" market.

rob_fmttm Posted on 7/6 9:13
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I hope this is starting to pick up steam - I have emailed the story around a bit - I'll try and do some more today.

MIRO Posted on 7/6 9:17
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john: Don't worry! Spare money! I hope you don't play tonight becauseof you will go to your new temporary job to earn some money for your Ostrava trip! It's the only one possible excuse for your not being at fmttm footy tonight!

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 7/6 9:27
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i am a massive ? i'm afraid, not enough money and too much month!!

plus its my g/f b'day and i think i might get castrated if i go

i'll work on it, maybe a romantic weekend in Prague as a pressie would work!!!!

"shall we take a train dear?"

john_lillie Posted on 7/6 9:31
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it'd be funny chris, if 10 other lads turned up and asked what position you wanted to play in infront of your lass.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 7/6 9:33
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im also taking her to turkey the week after!!

next year Miro, give me some more notice so i can get there ;)

i hope you guys do well, it'll be a great day and we have a title to defend!!

Tony30 Posted on 7/6 9:34
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Also Miro i am a definate NO - Sorry but i thought it best for you to know now. I could give you lots of reasons for not coming, but mostly because my marriage would suffer! ~ good luck in organising the event though because its sure to be great for all those who take part.

MIRO Posted on 7/6 9:44
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TNT: I didn't mean your're massive. I'd only like to say that your attendance is rather unpresumable thanks to your g/f b'day. And you said "castrated"??? I definitely have to meet your girlfriend! I guess I haven't met so sharp lass before yet

john_lillie Posted on 7/6 9:45
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MIRO Posted on 7/6 9:58
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TNT: I've found out one mistake in your post, mate: you wrote wrong "we have a title to defend" instead of the right "we have a title to lose"

Tony30: there are no needs to give any reasons. At first it's a personal thing of each of us why we will go or not. And in addition I'm sure both of you and me know what a wonderful time it would be (or even better to say what a wonderful loads of beer..) but sometimes things go another way than we want.
You will maybe extend your own very personal video collection next time then! I'm sure you know what video I'm talking about!

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 7/6 10:00
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yes Miro, it is our title to lose

john_lillie Posted on 7/6 10:01
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i can always fall over on there best player.

mabye we need a regulator on our side.

MIRO Posted on 7/6 12:32
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piggy if I saw it rightly in other thread, you'll be at fly me footy tonight. Could you make a small "recruitment" there for the rematch then?

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 7/6 16:25
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ping, through u go

cbstar Posted on 7/6 20:14
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ok miro thanks anyway.

the largest kid one might fit.

just would have been nice to keep the white 1. The 1 banik ostrava played in against us.

Nevermind thanks for trying much appreciated :)

doctorbanik Posted on 7/6 20:31
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You can always get a cheap flight tp Prague from Leeds Bradford Airport and then catch a train on to Ostrava.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 8/6 9:10
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so how many definates do we have by the way!

MIRO Posted on 8/6 9:17
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Or you can get a cheap train to Prague and then very expensive flight to Ostrava (for the case you don't know how to spend your money better way)

BTW, Piggy or TNT - did you decide any others to be a part of that Ostrava rematch (I mean any from fmttm footy players)?

Let me only repeat current list:
1) john_lillie
2) matt
3) MKredleaderOne
4) Reverend_Comfort
5) red_squirrel
6) Piggy
7) Piglet
8) nagga

anyone else willing to join us?
If you don't know what to expect from it just simply ask people who were in Ostrava last year.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 9/6 13:04
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hoof

MKredleaderOne Posted on 9/6 13:28
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Need a flight?

Try Thomas Cook, Manchester to Ostrava return under £130 with Czech Airlines, only one problem the flight into Ostrava arrives about 22:30 but I'm sure our man in Ostrava would arrangea fleet of Limo's to meet us on arrival.

MIRO Posted on 9/6 13:56
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You can be sure ! Can you name your favoured mark of "Limo", sir? And would red color of the car suit you, please?

--- Post edited by MIRO on 9/6 13:57 ---

MKredleaderOne Posted on 9/6 18:57
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Miro

I assume you would arrange for all cars and buses/tram/trolley buses etc to be painted red (with white band) in our honour.

All flags flying being red/white and then after the trophy is retained we can all go and paint the town red

john_lillie Posted on 9/6 19:12
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i love it when a plan comes together. time to take it to the next stage soon me thinks and see how many drop out.

quaker Posted on 9/6 19:26
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This is a cracking thread, just shows how football can bring people together, I really hope this idea gets going because it would be fantastic. You never know SSN might send Brian Swanson!!

piggy_nichol Posted on 9/6 20:01
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Right, I,m ready to book for Tom and I.

I need to be back sunday night though, so thought fly out thursday morning, back as late as poss Sunday

Where are we flying from then?

Sorry Miro, I was in the zone (as we sportsmen say) at FMTTM Footy and forgot to ask anyone else.

piggy_nichol Posted on 9/6 20:09
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I may be able to get 1 more, particularly if we fly from manchester.

Having said that we dont all need to fly together, just meet there.

john_lillie Posted on 9/6 20:11
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would be a better idea t fly and book together i think, might be cheaper.

borosteve Posted on 9/6 21:59
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ME AND (GAZZA 17) ARE UP FOR IT . THE LAST MATCH I WAS THE MANAGER.ROB EALY. WAS THE KIT MAN AND THE CHEER LEADER.GREAT CRACK . FLIGHTS TO PRAGUE 7 JULY TILL SATERDAY 9 114 FROM NEWCASTLE AND THE THAT DREAD TRAIN JOURNEY . IF WOODY WAS AT HOME HE WOULD BE GOING .

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 9/6 22:13
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borosteve, still want me to ring u about that website mate?

piggy_nichol Posted on 9/6 23:29
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Right, thats Tom and I booked up, Newcastle to Prague Thurs morning, returning Monday afternoon. 125 quid a pop.

If the game doesnt happen we wil have a pint with miro and his good looking czech female friends and watch alabama 3 play their sopranos song.

So get booked up, how good would an 11 a side European game be, in boro strips?

I can give 2, possibly 3 people a lift to newcastle if this helps.

piggy_nichol Posted on 9/6 23:44
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So its 11 v 2 then?

Can we borrow some of your team Miro?

john_lillie Posted on 9/6 23:50
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money issues at current.

piggy_nichol Posted on 9/6 23:51
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Sell a cow John, and not for magic beans.

This could be one of those great weekends.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 10/6 9:13
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i will make sure i get to next years match to defend our title again ;)

money issues, new job starting soon as well as being unable to ftaher kids if i go is stopping me this time!

i'm sure you guys will do a great job defending our cup

MIRO, don't forget we get sicki (i might have spelt that wrong!)

MIRO Posted on 10/6 9:34
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piggy: "Can we borrow some of your team Miro?" As I said - it's no problem. I can borrow you as many players as you'll need (if the level of their drunkeness doesn't matter).

Needle: forget about to get Siki! This year he will play for us, mate! I'm sorry but you have to find out another "best english player of the match"

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 10/6 9:38
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Siki is an honourary boro player as agreed last year :o)

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 9:42
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Miro,

I'm just trying to sort out my finances for this trip (so i can convince the wife that it's a good idea )

how much is the hotel going to cost per night? plus the train fares from and to Prague?

MIRO Posted on 10/6 9:53
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reverend: one night cost 15 pounds (it's BandB service). And for to answer your question concerning the train costs I need a few seconds.... Stay on the line

(feel busy like last year - I love it!)

MIRO Posted on 10/6 9:58
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Train from Prague to Ostrava shouldn't cost more than 500 czech crowns (should be about 12 pounds I guess). It could be pretty cheaper, for example when you'll travel with another one (or more).

And what do your wife suppose to be better idea than go to Ostrava then?

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 10:07
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Miro, she's a woman, so i would expect a day shopping would be more exciting to her!

thanks for the info, i have one slight problem in that my boss has put me on a course in London from the 11th to 14th - I'm trying to wriggle my way out of that

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 10:12
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Its starting to take shape.

I will have to get some football boots now.

And learn Czech so that I can talk to my teammates.

john_lillie Posted on 10/6 10:15
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must get a job

must get a job

must scrounge money of everyone i know and pay them back later.

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 10:53
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Course has been cancelled, this could be a go-er!

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 10:56
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Go for it Rev. We need someone who can kick a ball.

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 11:03
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I might not be able to go till the friday - anyone esle going on the friday?

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 11:19
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I think the game might be on the Friday

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 13:06
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Maybe I have been a little hasty with the booking.

2 players only so far.

Perhaps we could move the goals in a bit to cut down on the running

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 13:11
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Im 90% certain I'll be going. my mate is also thinking about it, and as Miro says, they can lend us players if needed.

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 13:13
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Top man Rev.

I might have one more as well. Will know at the weekend.

Still, the music should make for a lively occasion.

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 10/6 13:14
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I'm going for the culture actually


oh, and the cheap beer

MIRO Posted on 10/6 13:14
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Hey mates. I will continue this discussion on monday. Now I have to hurry up and go for my wife. It seems she started to give a birth to my 3rd baby! Yupeee!! So please, fingers crossed!! See you later! I'm leaving at this moment.

john_lillie Posted on 10/6 13:15
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will loan some money hopefully.

john_lillie Posted on 10/6 13:16
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THIRD? congratulations fella. lots more little part boro fans!

piggy_nichol Posted on 10/6 13:17
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If you drink enough beer out there John, you can make a case for the trip paying for itself.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 10/6 16:12
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good luck miro

see you soon hopefully

MKredleaderOne Posted on 10/6 17:30
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Thomas Cook

Manchester - Prague - Ostrava depart 07:30 arrive 13:50 on 7 July Ostrava - Prague - Manchester depart 10:40 arrive 14:00 on 12 July

£145.60

john_lillie Posted on 10/6 17:50
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cheers mk, will have a look at that when matt gets back.

piggy_nichol Posted on 11/6 12:25
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Just keeping this near the top.

You know you all want to play really.

borosteve Posted on 11/6 13:12
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

A BIG HOOF

borosteve Posted on 11/6 13:34
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I HAVE A 8 SEATER PEOPLE CARRIER TO GO TO MANCHESTER IF WE GET ENOUGH NAMES . COM ON BORO

john_lillie Posted on 11/6 13:35
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

super.

is it possable to say super without sounding gay?

anyways, will have a word with matt and see what he says.

borosteve Posted on 11/6 13:39
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

OK JOHN . KEEP IN TOUCH . YOU NO ME I,M WOODY MATES .

john_lillie Posted on 11/6 13:42
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

i know too many woodys

the dj woody?

borosteve Posted on 11/6 14:30
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

NO WOODY WHO,S WORKING IN VENEZWALE

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 11/6 15:51
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

gis some cash to go steve as well as a lift mate ;)

MKredleaderOne Posted on 11/6 15:55
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

A mate of mine is interested if he can get time off work.

Done some more research, if there any Londoners interested Thomas Cook are doing the best deals from Heathrow £159 and the times are about the same as the flight from Manchester.

borosteve Posted on 11/6 16:06
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

would love to chris . business has been a slack this last month. and over heads bah.

john_lillie Posted on 11/6 23:55
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

huth

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 12/6 15:23
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

lol steve never mind, (was joking anyway!)

piggy_nichol Posted on 14/6 19:36
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

This has gone a bit quiet.

Anyone else booked yet?

john_lillie Posted on 14/6 19:38
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

i'll mention it tonight at footy

piggy_nichol Posted on 14/6 19:47
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Still, its not a bad place for a weekend anyway, game or not.

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 14/6 19:50
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

this is true :)

cheap beer and live music, should be a blast

piggy_nichol Posted on 14/6 19:53
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I'd rather play though.

Havent played 11 a side for over 20 years, seems a good place to take it up again.

borosteve Posted on 14/6 19:56
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

WELL WHO,S GOING ANY BODY DECIDED. MANCHESTER AIRPORT SOUNDS THE BEST BET .YOU DONT HAVE TO THAT TRAIN JOURNEY FROM PRAGUE . FUKIN NIGHT MARE

piggy_nichol Posted on 14/6 19:58
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I've already booked newcastle to prague, 2 of us.

Might fly prague to ostrava though

john_lillie Posted on 14/6 23:13
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

me and matt are about 99% there now.

might be able to get another couple of players/subs. will get ack to you on that one.

piggy_nichol Posted on 15/6 5:04
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Its a bit like the Magnificent Seven.

Without the horses.

Or the music.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 15/6 17:47
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Have we got a team yet?

john_lillie Posted on 15/6 22:30
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

get up there!

MKredleaderOne Posted on 16/6 17:52
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Shall I take it that the answer is no then?

That'll save a few quid towards a European trip then, pity really, I quite fancied seeing the Embassy crew again and having a few cheap beers.

john_lillie Posted on 16/6 17:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

MK, we're getting there. slowly, but we're getting there. me and matt are yeses and may have a mate who can play too. i say play, he makes me look good.

piggy_nichol Posted on 17/6 17:53
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

So who has booked up?

Where are you flying from?

Tom and I go from Newcastle on the Thursday.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 17/6 18:10
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

OK lads, will book my flights tomorrow and I assume we are all heading for the Hotel Miro near to the stadium.

Anyone heard from him this week with the arrival of thelittle one I've not liked to bother him.

piggy_nichol Posted on 17/6 18:16
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Well done mate, even if we only have 7 or 8 it should still be good.

--- Post edited by piggy_nichol on 17/6 18:17 ---

MKredleaderOne Posted on 17/6 18:18
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Sorry, I should have said Manchester to Ostrava Thursday.

When are you returning?

Motown_Junk Posted on 17/6 20:48
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I may be another possible, particularly if i can cadge a lift off piggy to newcastle airport.

piggy_nichol Posted on 17/6 20:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Lifts no problem mowtown, as long as you are going from teesside.

I can fit 2 in, possibly 3 if you squash up.

Im going thursday 10 am flight, coming back monday.

Motown_Junk Posted on 17/6 20:59
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

cheers piggy i live in redcar, was going to get flights about that time, just need to sort the time off work.

john_lillie Posted on 17/6 22:31
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

shaping up nicely now

piggy_nichol Posted on 17/6 23:35
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

It is isnt it.

We will need to start thinking about kit etc.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 10:30
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Do you think BORO might lend/give us some kit?

XXXL for me.

piggy_nichol Posted on 18/6 10:40
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Would be nice if we all wore the same, although I doubt the boro would have many in our size - I'm xxxl as well.

Maybe one of vidukas might fit.

Although a variety of shirts from over the last 20 years would look quite good in the team photo.

We will need some spares as well for our czech players.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 10:58
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Might be worth asking, or what about the Gazette supplying T-shirts for sponsorship.

I'm sure there must be some media interest around.

Or someone might know a local butcher in Guisborough that would sponsor some shirts

piggy_nichol Posted on 18/6 12:30
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

For those who havent booked yet, easyjet is still 125 quid return, newcastle to prague, outwards thursday 10 am, returning Monday afternoon.

Ive still got 2 spare seats in my car for people on this flight.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 12:40
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

How are you getting from Prague to Ostrava?

Train or plane?

piggy_nichol Posted on 18/6 12:46
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I'm easy, I think there is a bit of a wait for the plane so it might not get to ostrava that much earlier than catching the train.

Having said that I dont know how frequently the trains run - think it takes 4 hrs.

I'm happy to travel either way, train is about 12 quid, think the plane is about 90 though.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 12:55
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

About to press the buttons for Czech Airlines from Manchester - Prague - Ostrava. About 2 hours in Prague for the transfer. Seems like a decent deal and I don't have the problem of getting to the train station etc.

4 hours by train sounds fun but I guess they may be more reliable than Virgin.

piggy_nichol Posted on 18/6 12:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Top man.

If we get the train we will see you in ostrava, otherwise at the airport.

john_lillie Posted on 18/6 13:06
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

i think the geordie option is looking good at the moment. will have a discusion with the involved parties asap and let you know.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 13:18
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Mr L

Shirts, what do you think about contacting the club.

Alternatively, the butcher

MKredleaderOne Posted on 18/6 14:46
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Flights booked, slightly worried though


Aircraft: Boeing 737-500

Seat: Not Assigned

Class: Coach

Meal: Brfst

Travel Time: 2.10

Aircraft: AT4

Seat: Not Assigned

Class: Coach

Meal: Brfst

Travel Time: 1.05

This coach lark, anybody know what it means?

I hope it's not a coach replacing the plane, just like they do for trains, mind you it would be some experience, a coach averageing 324 mph.

john_lillie Posted on 18/6 20:42
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

no chance of sopcering from bucthers!

will have a go at the club.

Motown_Junk Posted on 18/6 21:08
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I'm booked up now
Thursday 07 July
Check in opens Thu 07 Jul 08:00
Closes Thu 07 Jul 09:30Newcastle To Prague
flight 6495; dep. Thu 07 Jul 10:00
arr. Thu 07 Jul 13:10
Monday 11 July
Check in opens Mon 11 Jul 11:40


all booked now so definitely need a lift piggy. thinking of getting the plane at least on the way back. Will see you on tuesday at footy hopefully.
Closes Mon 11 Jul 13:10Prague To Newcastle
flight 6496; dep. Mon 11 Jul 13:40
arr. Mon 11 Jul 14:50

piggy_nichol Posted on 19/6 0:01
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Lift is definitely there for you motown.

I'm happy to fly internally in Czech Republic, but if others want to take the train I can do that.

Dont think I will be playing tuesday. Theres just one pitch and I didnt reply until friday so I doubt I will be first 14.

So thats 4 so far;

Piggy
Tom
Motown
MKRed

And John and Matt looking good. I can squeeze them in for a lift as well if needed if they are on the same flights.

Anyone else planning to go?

piggy_nichol Posted on 19/6 0:12
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

We need a goalie really.

piggy_nichol Posted on 19/6 0:35
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

And some more strips for the czech boro players. So if anyone has any spare ones we can take we might be able to swap them for ostrava shirts.

Or we might just exchange them for beer.

I'm thinking of giving geldof a ring.

"just give us the fcuking shirts"

john_lillie Posted on 19/6 11:19
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

i'll proberly have 11 red boro home shirts, but they'll all be small.

might be worth getting onto rob and get the fly me t-shirts made with names and numbers on them.

i'd have thought the newcastle flights will be the prefered method and not fussed about train or plane.

piggy_nichol Posted on 19/6 23:14
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

best if this stays up here really

MKredleaderOne Posted on 20/6 7:54
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Have you contacted Miro for Hotel booking?

john_lillie Posted on 20/6 14:56
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

not yet. i'll email him.

MIRO Posted on 21/6 11:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I was quiet for so long time but I was more than one week work off (that also means "internet-off"). I was at home with my family. The reason is clear - my new incredibly pretty daghter Sara was born.
But back to footy rematch: MKredleaderOne has already emailed me about booking the Hotel and other things I should arrange. I'd like to decide also the others to do the same - so if anyone need to book Hotel or help with the transport from airport, railway station or so, just email me (banik@glayzy.aktualne.cz).
You can't imagine how much am I looking forward to this action!

MKredleaderOne Posted on 23/6 7:59
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Flight tickets arrived in yesterdays mail.

Hope that the beers are getting nicely chilled

john_lillie Posted on 23/6 8:16
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

might get booked up today for the flights from newcastle.

MIRO Posted on 23/6 12:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Hi all! Don't worry MKredleaderOne, beers will be fine as everytime !

john: so what mate? How many beds will you need to book in Metropol hotel? I'm going to sort it this evening if I'll spare some time.

And what abou Piggy and mate of him? Should I book hotel also for you? Or do you plan to use another hotel or or or...

I thought it's the best time to let me know what would you need and want when you'll arrive to Ostrava.

BTW MKredleaderOne and john - I'll email you later (evening I guess)

MKredleaderOne Posted on 24/6 17:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

A gentle ping

piggy_nichol Posted on 26/6 16:43
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

How many people have booked to go?

I'm beginning to have second thoughts if there are only going to be 4 of us.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 27/6 7:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Me.

Has Mr Lillie found a sponsor yet or been able to scrounge any shirts from the BORO?

MIRO Posted on 27/6 8:51
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Piggy: it seems there will be at least 5-6 of you going at this moment. The question is if red_squirrel and nagga are also going to play or not. If so then sum will increase to 8 players. Much better situation than last year when Boro squad started with only 3 native english players :-)

Last weekend I've booked Metropol hotel for 7 people (3 single rooms and 2 double rooms) so I have place enough also for both of you Piggy and Piglet.

nagga Posted on 27/6 10:43
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

MIRO: I'd like to play. I have a friend from Sweden visiting so I can't come to Ostrava for too long (he doesn't play football either), but if you email me the necessary details (such as location, exact date and time) or post them here I might be able to get to Ostrava, meet some Boro fans for a while, play footy and have a pint of non-alcoholic beer :/ before driving back.

h0rla@hotmail.com

john_lillie Posted on 27/6 11:10
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

right, processing player list

john_lillie Posted on 27/6 11:31
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

not much point in this post really

--- Post edited by john_lillie on 27/6 13:04 ---

john_lillie Posted on 27/6 11:33
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

so thats 13 people who have expressed intrest in this.

they are...

MKredleaderOne - booked up
Reverend_Comfort
Revs mate
little_knotty
red_squirrel
nagga
piggy_nichol - booked up
tom - booked up
other?
John_lillie
Matt
borosteve
Motown_Junk - booked up

--- Post edited by john_lillie on 27/6 13:03 ---

MKredleaderOne Posted on 27/6 12:52
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

JL

Should have advised sooner, my mate can't come as he has a band and had already agreed to play somewhere that weekend as a gesture of goodwill to someone (they normally dont play during summer months due to holidays etc).

MIRO Posted on 27/6 13:25
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

MKredleaderOne : The fact your mate can't come is really sad. But if this information would concern oyurself - that would be a catastrophe as all my family is really looking forward to meet you again (especially Kuba of course)!

john_lillie Posted on 27/6 13:27
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

list edited. will put faos up tommorow for everyone.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 27/6 13:34
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

john_lillie

Any news on kit?

What do you think the chances are we could all sport the new strip?

john_lillie Posted on 27/6 13:36
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

i asked rob and he doubts he can get fmttm shirts done in time.

will email club.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 27/6 13:40
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

You are a star

piggy_nichol Posted on 27/6 19:51
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Miro - Sorry for not responding sooner. My son Tom and I will have one of the twin rooms if its still available please. Or 2 singles would do. Congratulations on your daughter as well.

MK - Re: Strips. I'd be happy to get the new one, although they always seem to sell out of my size in the first 10 minutes. As long as we can turn up with 11 boro strips of various vintage we should still get away with it.

Is that right? Just 3 boro fans on our team in the original match? No wonder we did so well.

john_lillie Posted on 28/6 8:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

no mouse on this compo, hard work this is.

i'll be booking up very soon, thursday at the very latest.

Reverend_Comfort Posted on 28/6 9:12
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I'm sorry but I'm not going to be able to go due to work commitments.

john_lillie Posted on 28/6 10:51
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

new list

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
so thats only 10 people now who have expressed intrest in this.

they are...

booked and going

MKredleaderOne
piggy_nichol
tom
Motown_Junk

going to book

John_lillie
Matt

awaiting further conformation

little_knotty
red_squirrel
nagga
borosteve

--- Post edited by john_lillie on 28/6 11:26 ---

piggy_nichol Posted on 28/6 11:24
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

My mate cant go, he would rather go to Nice with his wife.

Weird.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 28/6 13:31
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Weird, today must be that sort of day.

I posted another message at 07:50 this morning and it's not here.


john_lillie Posted on 28/6 18:45
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

thats two more people booked, 104.98 quid, newc to prague, 7th to 12th.

nagga Posted on 28/6 18:56
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

john_lillie: Saw your other thread. Yes, I still want to play. I will be slightly busy next week but I want to try and make it to Ostrava. Awaiting further details from Miro as to where to meet and what time the match will be.

john_lillie Posted on 28/6 18:57
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

match is on the 8th of july.

piggy_nichol Posted on 29/6 8:36
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

So thats 6 definites and a possible.

Should be a good weekend.

Cheap flights still available if anyone else fancies it.

MIRO Posted on 29/6 9:38
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

piggy_nichol: so one of twin rooms is booked for you.

Hey mates, if there will be that needs me and my sons Jan and Kuba, we could play for Boro team (and all of us have home red Boro shirt). And think this offer over seriously as Kuba was declared as the best scorer of tournament on saturday and after he scored three times on another tournament on Monday, he was nominated to represent Ostrava. Jan is also pretty good right midfield player.

And talking about me and playing football.... eh damn. Don't waste the time by talking about nonsenses

motown junk, john_lillie, matt, MKredleaderOne, piggy_nichol and his son have their accomodation sorted out.

nagga: could you email me at banik@glayzy.aktualne.cz ? Mail seems to be better way of how to discuss more details I guess.

piggy_nichol Posted on 29/6 10:13
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Thanks Miro.

Looks like we are getting close to a team now, we will have to get some shorts and socks for you and your sons.

Dont suppose you know any goalies? Preferably international standard.

MIRO Posted on 29/6 11:07
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Piggy_nichol, you should know it's always only on the international standard when I offer any players!
I'm surprised it's not clear for you even after I've offered me as a player.

MIRO Posted on 29/6 15:50
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

For all of you taking the flight from Newcastle to Prague on 7th of July (arr. 13:10) I've found out the best train you should to choose to get to Ostrava. Just simply click on the link.
Take a taxi from the Airport to the main railway station but be careful, please. Prague taxi drivers aren't the same sort of people like in Ostrava so at the first look at the price info on the doors (price should be printed there in czech crowns).
Or you can take a bus to the nearest underground station. Then you should know underground in Prague is called METRO.

--- Post edited by MIRO on 29/6 15:51 ---

--- Post edited by MIRO on 29/6 15:51 ---

Link: Train from Prague to Ostrava (7.7.2005)

piggy_nichol Posted on 29/6 16:13
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

2 and a half hours in prague

4 hours on a train

Beer at 40p per pint.

Oh dear.

Dont know how I'll pass the time.

MIRO Posted on 29/6 17:05
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

If you were accomodated in another hotel than Metropol last year, you can be maybe interested on to see some photos.

Link: Hotel Metropol - photos

MKredleaderOne Posted on 29/6 17:50
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Now then chaps.

4.5 hours on a train, I hope the air con works better than it does on Virgins Pendolinos. Otherwise it could be sticky, but there again I guess your "Sure" will work or you'll find you'll have an empty carriage.

As for drinking, Piggy I hope you are going to take this game seriously. We all know we should not be drinking or partaking in any activities with the opposite gender (or same) the day before a game. I'm sure Mr Souness would hear of it and get us drummed out of the club, but there again he's not at the Riverside so don't worry, just hope the opposition don't abstain we wouldn't want them gaining an advantage would we.

Looks like I'll be in Ostrava about 7 hours earlier than the majority.

Miro, is it better for me to take a taxi or is there a bus into town that would be ok? Then the trolley bus to the hotel.

As for the team, if we need extras I think the idea of Miro, Jan and Kuba playing for us is a good one. Me being unfit etc. might be an idea if I played in goal or somewhere that does not involve too much running (hence my original idea of being the bucket and sponge man).

Piggy, re shirts, I tried postinge yesterday morning but the message must be lost in cyber space, if you can find time etc to get a new shirt and wouldn't mind could you get me one XXXL and I'll give you some cash next week or I could send cheque whatever sooner.

The taste buds are getting ready for the beer. Miro, perhaps we could go to the place that does the dark beer sometime.

When I'm out at the weekend I'll get one of those Nike premier Balls, might swing the balance in our favour.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 30/6 17:33
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

It's gone quiet, have we signed anyone else up for the trip?

piggy_nichol Posted on 30/6 19:50
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

MK - I wont be able to get to the club shop until saturday. I will get us both xxxl shirts if they have any left. Or even xxxxl if you like. Would you like shorts and socks as well? You can square up with me in Ostrava.

Re: the drinking. I have been reliable informed that if beer costs less than 50p a pint it doesnt give you a hangover. As for the women, I tend to let them do all of the work nowadays so it shouldnt affect my performance too much either.

--- Post edited by piggy_nichol on 30/6 22:15 ---

MKredleaderOne Posted on 1/7 7:55
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Piggy, cheers mate, no worries if there are none left XXXL or XXXXL as 44" chest and 40" waist whatever you think I like room to allow my body to move not into skin tight ones. No to shorts and socks though, that cash can go towards the away shirt.

I like to see your thinking behind women doing the work.

Cash will be waiting.

john_lillie Posted on 1/7 9:54
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

bump

as long as we re all in boro shirts and i think everyone has white shorts it'll be right.

towz Posted on 1/7 10:24
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Could you give a brief description of the arrangements as I have a mad compulsion to come and can't be arsed reading the full thread? Ta.

john_lillie Posted on 1/7 12:26
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

right towz, here it is

1) Fans footy rematch should happen on July 8th.
2) Beer is still the same price
3) girls are prettier and prettier according to miro
4) from 8.7. to 11.7. there will be one of the biggest music festival in Czech Republic - "Colours of Ostrava". most of stages are located on Stodolni street!
5) price of flight should be about 100-150 pounds (for example departure from Newcastle to Prague:7.7. return 12.7. - 105 pounds with EasyJet)
7) it will be no problem for miro to book rooms for you in hotel Metropol (about 15 quid a night)

--- Post edited by john_lillie on 1/7 12:27 ---

MKredleaderOne Posted on 1/7 12:33
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

towz

Try Thomas Cook on line with Czech Airlines to Ostrava via Prague from Manchester, saves a long train journey.

Under £170 when I booked.

MIRO Posted on 1/7 14:32
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

towz, it would be great to meet you MATE!!
I guess it was you who was asking why am I using that "mate" word so much a couple month ago?

MKredleaderOne - you will arrive to Ostrava Airport? I heard there is no problem to take a bus from the airport to the centre of Ostrava for some funny price. It should be possible for any flight arriving to Ostrava. Taxi will be probably up to 1000,- crowns (what means more than 50 beers !!!)

MIRO Posted on 1/7 15:46
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I forgot to advice all of you who'll arrive to Prague - you should buy one common train ticket as a group - it's much cheaper then. If each of you will buy your own ticket it would be for nearly double price!
Ask someone in the ticket office.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 1/7 16:41
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Cheers Miro, bus it is and 25 beers for you and 25 for me

That means I'll have to have a few beers at Prague to get some "shrapnel" for the bus ticket, I guess I should have kept some loose change from last year.

towz Posted on 1/7 19:28
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

ta lads, i'll let you know by wednesday for definite.

john_lillie Posted on 2/7 11:02
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

towz, we're flying on thursday and the games on friday. wednesday might be a bit late to book up.

piggy_nichol Posted on 2/7 14:37
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

MK - Got your shirt, I went for the XXXXL after the scare stories on here about skinny fits.

The only worry is that it might go down to your shins.

john_lillie Posted on 3/7 13:54
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

hoof

more of a nightie piggy?

piggy_nichol Posted on 3/7 17:21
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

I havent tried mine on yet, but it looks as if it might reach my knees.

piggy_nichol Posted on 3/7 23:02
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Dont worry MK, XXXXL is ok.

I wore mine tonight and it wasnt too long.

The shorts however, go past my knees.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 4/7 7:20
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Cheers Piggy. Not worried as I like room to move, don't want to be too restricted in my movements on Friday do I.

MIRO Posted on 5/7 9:29
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

So here is the last update:

rematch place: sportground with artificial turf on Zelena street (look at map below)
kick-off time: 17:00 , Fri 8.7.2005

I planned the rematch will happen on the same ground as last year, but unfortunately this ground is under reconstruction actually. But don't worry, the alternate ground we'll play on is just in the centre of Ostrava, what means we'll have less problems to get to the Stodolni street and to COLOURS OF OSTRAVA Music festival.

towz: if you'll finally decide to take part in this "high level footbal celebration" , then let me know directly to my email banik@glayzy.aktualne.cz for to sort your accomodation out.

to all: you should maybe bring the swimming trunks with you as weather on here is pretty hot at these days and there is the biggest natural open air pool in whole europe in Ostrava. I guess there will be chance to spare some time to visit it somewhen between the first and the last beer we'll have. Finally, the beer is available also there.

Link: Map of the rematch place

piggy_nichol Posted on 5/7 9:55
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Is it still 11 a side Miro, or is it a smaller pitch?

MKredleaderOne Posted on 5/7 12:46
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Miro, hope they have Lifeguards at the ready, me in a pool maybe not a good idea.

You have e-mail waiting.

piggy_nichol Posted on 5/7 16:07
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

5pm kick off.

hmmm. Think we need a team policy on drinking that day. It will be fine if the banik lads are indulging as well, but could be quite embarrassing if we turn up after a day on the beer, keep falling over and having to nip off to the bushes for a piss.

MIRO Posted on 5/7 17:02
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

piggy_nichol: Good question mate. I don't guess no longer that it would be 11 a side. It seems the 7 a side will be enough as this is really smaller pitch. More chances for to be substituted for a while - it's very important for me for example

Talking about friday morning - my sons Jan and Kuba are prepared to guide you if you'll want to make some souvenirs shopping or whatever else (for example to visit that open air pool mentioned above). And trips guided by Jan could be sometimes longer than all expect . You can ask MKredleaderOne - one of last-year-shopping-tour victim . But true is Jan is older now and he's also more experinced. So you maybe will not have time enough for drinking all the day...

MIRO Posted on 5/7 17:06
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piggy_nichol: And in addition - my experience from last year is that level of drunkeness doesn't depend on the kick-off time. My Boro embassy team members were waiting for Boro fans just from the early morning, but first of them have arrived near the noon. The reason of their being late is clear for you I guess ...

MKredleaderOne Posted on 5/7 18:16
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Just check which bus Jan is getting on, then question him if it's going to where you want be

Piggy, as for drinking before the game, some of my best performances were when I'd had double figures, not sure that would be the case now though.

Miro, message received and understood, Top Man.

See you Thursday and we can do some quality assurance checking before the main troops arrive

john_lillie Posted on 5/7 23:04
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

any news nagga?

MIRO Posted on 6/7 16:27
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

john: nagga have emailed me yesterday and it seems he will visit Ostrava on Friday and will come back the same day.

to footy Boro squad: There will be some young Boro embassy team members awaiting you on Ostrava main railway station. So GET OFF THE TRAIN ON MAIN RAILWAY STATION! NOT ON OSTRAVA-SVINOV STATION. You should try to find them out. The will wear white t-shirts with Boro embassy team logo and some of them will wear Boro shirt.
They will guide you to the Metropol hotel.

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/7 16:51
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Thanks Miro.

To assist the embassy team in identifying us, we will be the people staggering and slurring our words.

MIRO Posted on 6/7 17:08
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Piggy: Everyone must understand it - 4 hours in train are 4 ours in train....
But let me be also a bit more serious - could you email me just now at banik@glayzy.aktualne.cz and I'll send you my mobile phone number - only for sure you will be able to contact me in case of any difficulties.

MKredleaderOne Posted on 6/7 17:12
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Right lads, about to leave work (well after a little look at what happening on here), see you in the Bar, last one there buys

Hope you all have a pleasant journey.

MIRO Posted on 6/7 17:18
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OK then mates! I have to go now. If you will need my phone number piggy_nichol, then you should ask anyone else from your footy Boro squad as I've already emailed it to each of them. See you tomorrow!!

piggy_nichol Posted on 6/7 21:32
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Oops. Too late for Miro's phone number.

If I run into problems I will have to rely upon my mature and responsible travelling companions.

nagga Posted on 6/7 23:04
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Bugger, seems like I can't make it. Combined reasons of my car being repaired and a visit from Sweden. I'll do my best tho... if the car gets fixed in time, I will try to find something to do for my guests.

john_lillie Posted on 7/7 5:24
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

right, it's early, i'm awake and i'm buggering off.

A match report shall appear on this site on friday/saturday if i can be bothered to write one aka if we win.

piggy_nichol Posted on 7/7 6:27
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Bring them with you nagga.

It would be a great day out for them. We could put one of them in goal.

Anyway, I'm an hour behind John so I'd better get my act together. Hope to see you there.

kuba11 Posted on 7/7 9:08
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Hi MKredleaderOne. Thank you for Boro shirt. See you in Ostrava.

kuba11 Posted on 7/7 9:14
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Bucket and sponge man if one is needed.

I reckon at near 50 and with expanding waistline my playing days are over, at a push I could stand in goal or play sweeper.

john_lillie Posted on 13/7 9:10
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

hoofed

john_lillie Posted on 13/7 13:12
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another hoof for mk

MKredleaderOne Posted on 13/7 13:23
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Cheers John

Hope you had a good journey back.

Flight from Ostrava to Prague delayed, left me 15 minutes to get from front of airport to seat on plane.

No chance for a beer or any shopping.

BoroBen Posted on 13/7 14:10
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How was Ostrava?Anybody going to give us a report?Was the beer still as cheap as the women? :-P

MKredleaderOne Posted on 13/7 17:48
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Ben

A report will appear, if everyones like me, it'll take a few days due to work.

But basically beer was still 40p/0.5l don't know about the price of women (didn't last year either, weather was not too good thunderstorms etc.

Monday night 3 of us were invited to Miro's for dinner and he showed us part of a DVD he's hoping to get the clubs into promoting which featured quite a few photo's of you.

piggy_nichol Posted on 30/12 10:27
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

just saw this one on the list of long treads and it reminded me on.

So how about we do it again?

Say at Easter?

john_lillie Posted on 30/12 11:16
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

hows about we get them over here?

i wonder if the keeper has recovered from my penilty yet

piggy_nichol Posted on 30/12 11:33
re: Banik Rematch in Ostrava!!

Well we should certainly invite them. Its only good manners really.

And it would be great if they came over.

But I'd like to go over there again.

So maybe a game played over two legs?