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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:06
Graz - Report part 1

Another one of my reports coming up. Its gunna quite a long one but if anyone has anything to say afterwards then would appreciate it

Day 1 - Tuesday - Woke up at 6:30 am the most excited i had ever been. This was it, graz was finally here. The game i had been planning for months had arrived ! Me and holgate_rochey crawled into the car and went and met 2 lads who were giving us a lift to stansted. We only got this lift becuase of fmttm so Anyway the journey came and went without and hassle and soon enough we were sat in stansted drinking. An hour or so went by and we decided since it was nearly 1(flight was at 1:30) we should go and board. Me being the hungry young man that i am decided i needed food so i waited in a queue and purchased two chicken wraps. Its now 1:15 so we run along to the train to take us to our gate. Then we hit a problem. . . we jump off at the first stop not realising our gate is the second stop. Sh|t !! We have about 7minutes to get to our plane or were fcuked. WE get on another train and leg it to our gate. . . Get there at 1:29 out of breathe to find out it is delayed. Not amusing.
Anyway our flight passed me by as i slept most of it and before we know it were in graz. Get out the airport and the chill hits me. Its not as bad i imagined but its no shorts and tshirt weather.We made our way to the hotel and checked in. The hotel was very smart and the receptionist wasnt too bad either
We then made our way into the ciy centre and after a couple of ours of walknig around graz we finally find the irish bar. Now let the party begin.Was very happy to meet the gorgous janplanner and her mate liz. Two very nice lasses even if she didnt say thank you for the drink i got her. A lot of beers and a few sambucas later and we head back to our hotel.On the way i picked up the nicest kebab i have ever had. Unofrtunatly i was soo drunk i asked for extra chilli sauce and my mouth was then so burnt i had to throw half of it away. Captains eyes were rolling around, we were in no state. Goodnight

Day 2 - Wedensday - After the night before we decided that giving breakfast a miss was the safe option. We all lazed about the hotel room until me and rochey decided to gave for a walk. We found an internet cafe so we thought we would stay in for 20mins and then head back. 1 and 1/2 hours later we headed back to the hotel (the nice lady on the desk kept giving me free minutes. . lordy she was pretty )Anyway we got back to the hotel and all 3 decided a relax in the sauna befoe we went out would do us no harm at all. We spent 30minutes in there relaxing and then went back to our room. We all got ready and i went into the bathroom to do my lovely hair next thing i hear is rochey shouting " Esky get out" so i shouted no. . in runs captain and hurls his guts out for a good few minutes.Nice. Anyway drama over and we head to the irish bar again. This time the place is heaving. we find a table and get a few drinks in. Hunger strikes once again so we order a 10man platter between 5 of us. It came out and our jaws dropped the platter was huge. Anyway 10minutes later we had demolished it(with help from a boro fan who decided he wanted in on it)A lot of beers later and we were finally heading off from the bar. But its only 4am and we want more beer. So me, rochey, borosteve, milesy, deano and neil head to the nearest pub we could find.This is where we lost our first fella, deano walked off, was sick and got a taxi back to his hotel room.A couple of beers later and we then lose milesy and borosteve. The final 3 of us decide a club is on the agenda and jump in a taxi. Unfortunately when we got to the club he wouldnt let us in and that was the only one we could find. So the taxi driver took us to a brothel! It didnt take long til rochey was home, beers finally caught up with him and he was gone. ME and neil now left eyeing up the women. 2 come over to our table.We negotiate a deal of 60 euros with them and thy agree until their manager intervenes and hands a piece of paper sayin sex - 90euros. Bolox. We decide against it and head off to our hotel, arriving back at 6:30.Now a good rest before the game

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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:06
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Day 3 - Thursday - This didnt start too well. I had hoped to be down the irish bar for around 2pm. Problem was i woke up at 3pm !! After freshening myself up i headed to the bar alone where i met the lads from the night before. We had soon jumped on a tram and were heading to the ground. We got into their supporters bar and someone got me a drink. But i felt quite rough. What the hell i'll drink it. An hour later and i had finally finished ONE beer. I had also met beanz03 and Lizard_jumper, both top notch fellas.We were ready to go to the game. As i stepped out of the bar i panicked. I hadnt seen rochey since the hotel and i had his ticket !!! Now of all the chances as i walked up to my gate some guy who i barely know handed me a phone. It was rochey. Phew. Lucky escape there. We got into the ground and the game kicked off. The boro fans were again amazing, we did the club proud. The first half was poor, graz should have been leading. Then the second half started> Boro were biting into every challenge. Then zenden went on a run. . " hit it. .hit it . . . YESSSSSSSSSS " I can safely say i have never celebrated a goal as much as that. To see bolo run over to the fans and go that crazy was amazing. They scored a slopy goal before jimmy resotred parity. De de de de de de de de de de de de de de dedde dedde de da They score their second then came the controversy. There player looks like hes brought down by frack then i see a red card raised. Fcuk ! But then their player starts kicking off. How lucky were we !! Then as hes walkngi off he goes to kick the camera stand and falls over. Classic The match peeters out and its back to centre. By this time were starving so we head for the chinese restaurant. WHAT A MEAL !! 3 glasses of coke (still felt dodgy) a bowl of soup, a large egg roll, rice and helpings of 5meals for 20 euros. Awesome. The day has caught up with neil so he heads back. But i have got my second wind. Lets go drinking !!Back to the irish bar for us. We put up the flags and have many a sing song and the night flys by. The finally turf us out at about 4:30am.This is our last night.. . were not going back yet! The highlight of the night was now. . .as we were walking across the bridge to the other bar about 5of us started singing " O jimmy jimmy " while doing his bird celebration. Sounds stupid but was all part of the fun. we got back to the bar we went to the previous night and end up having press up competitions etc and get talknig to a few locals. Then one turns nasty. We hadnt provoked him but he starts pushing people and then getting a little rowdy. Then he grabs his bottle in a way in which youknow he isnt gonig to drink from it. This is starting to turn a little sour. Borosteve and him then go outside for a fight until another graz fan points out to his mate he will get battered. We all go back in the bar. But this guy isnt done yet. He then puts the sharp edge of his keys between his fingers, this guys got a serious problem and he wants to hurt us.The problem is resolved and we head out into the street. But he follows. Then milesy starts him. Here we go again. Milesy then threatens to " bite his fcukin nose off" (we laughed) and tells him until hes ready for a fight he will sit on the curb (by sit we mean fall) The guy goes back into the bar and we once again head off back to the hotel. Everyone except me and deano go to bed. We then spend the next hour and a half in the reception area chatting to the lovely caroline who speaks very good english. WE finally hit the sack at 7am ish. Great times

Day 4 - Friday - This day wasnt full of anything really. Had to leave hotel at 12 so me deano and rochey went up to the stadium to buy some gifts then headed back to the irish bar. I was the only one to have a drink and then we left. As we waited in the station i went to see my female friendat the internet cafe. She was sad to see us leave and then got my email. Will certainly be in touch with her Anyway we got on our train and were in the airport before we knew it. Felt very sorry for the man who had the fit, glad to hear hes ok. Anyway the flight back was on off sleep for me and back into england at about 6pm. Got our lift back off milesy again and got home at 11pm. What a great few days !!

A special mention to captain. . .without him we wouldnt have had the hotel and i feel like become better mates. Cheers fella

In all honesty i enjoyed the experience mroe than cardiff. It was incredible and i was honoured that i was there. A fantastic experience and one that i will remember forever. Cheers for reading


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speckyget Posted on 21/2 16:08
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I always enjoy Esky's reports of away meals

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 16:09
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That guy with the phone outside the stadium was me esky! yes the phonecall was confusing to me aswell! so it was Rochey eh, least thats cleared up anyway!

Capybara Posted on 21/2 16:13
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Nice to see that you found so much time for sightseeing

sasboro Posted on 21/2 16:14
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was the note for 90eruos sex for with the manager?

whats the press ups competition all about? Was it a bloke test?

holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 16:17
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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:18
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ste - sorry mate didnt realise

Capybara - We did see alot because on the first night we walked for about 2hours trying to find the fcukin pub !

holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 16:19
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ste, that wasnt me on the other end of the phone, I was told that Esky had headed up the ground with 'Ste' so I presumed it was you (it wasnt) So i rang your number and couldnt get through, my mate then rang you and got through to you, luckily Esky just happened to be walking past you at the time. It was pretty crazy.

Capybara Posted on 21/2 16:21
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Had the same problem. So we went in a bar, had a couple of drinks, asked them the way and they gave us directions. That bar turned out to be our base for the trip. Small and friendly

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 16:22
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was lucky like 30 seconds later id have been in the ground! i couldnt hear who it was on the other end of the phone just heard "ESKY" and "TICKETS" then looked up and saw him! anyway it all turned out nicely in the end!

tony_block19 Posted on 21/2 16:25
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Esk do you reckon you would have "performed" if you had got that sex for 60 Euros?? Dya reckon you would have touched the sides lol no doubt she would have a wet welly top.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:27
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nope wouldnt hae been able to anyway so saved 90 euros. The press ups was kinda a spur of the moment thing. We even had a competition against a graz fan. . very good natured

tony_block19 Posted on 21/2 16:29
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Still though Esk...nearly a year. Should of arranged to meet her afterwards, bought her a drink and you would have been away!!

Buddy Posted on 21/2 16:30
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Very similar to my last trip to Millmoor in actual fact.....

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:30
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shut up tony. . . this post is about graz not my sex life

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tony_block19 Posted on 21/2 16:32
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Lol you started it mate.

holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 16:34
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Ste, I was starting to panic, because I give Esky my ticket to keep hold of, but he went out before me and then I got there he had already gone! Esky forgot that he had my ticket so it was quite lucky! Small world eh.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:42
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cracking

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 16:48
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the look of confusion on Esky's face when i gave him the phone was priceless!

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 16:52
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well its not often you get someone you aint met handing you a phone at the precise moment you need to have one !

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 16:54
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indeed

janplanner Posted on 21/2 16:57
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i didn't get a single mention. gutted.

my ambition to get in an esky away-day report has been utterly thwarted. i must try harder next time.


The_GOAT Posted on 21/2 16:59
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The real story is they left the Irish bar and Esky went mental because noboyd would go to a brothel with him. He started stamping his feet and screaming until people followed him.

holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 17:00
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Don't worry Jan, I'm sure he will be doing a report entirely dedicated to you! Infact I bet he's already done it but it will be too long to fit on here.

sunset_over_ici Posted on 21/2 17:01
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Does making a bet with yourself count if it's won before you get to post?

boroboy75 Posted on 21/2 17:03
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Why?
Did he rattle her?

sunset_over_ici Posted on 21/2 17:04
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No idea. T'was a post related bet. Quite mean spirited too: I was shocked at myself.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 17:05
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Both parts of the report have been edited. Read the bit about just leaving the irish bar on day 3

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 17:12
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borobyo75. . .did you notice no sign of cider in that post? All BEER

boroboy75 Posted on 21/2 17:26
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You only drank beer because they didn't sell White Star.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 17:28
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Post edited. Hoof

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boroboy75 Posted on 21/2 17:30
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I didn't say I was there??
Who's borosteve?

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 17:32
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Your not worth the hassle. . you don't like my background well thats your choice

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holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 18:08
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bb75 i very much doubt you would make sarcy Stockton based comments to BoroSteves face.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:17
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Hoof for the evening crew

north_stand_rebel Posted on 21/2 19:19
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away esky no1s botherd aboutt u goin 2 a fukin away match every1 goes juz no1 buzzes offit like u make out asthough ur the ony boro fan tht goes 2 away matches

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:20
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nice to see your back. . . don't you have homework to do?

north_stand_rebel Posted on 21/2 19:23
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ive left skool ya nob ed its the same old story esky who wants 2 kno wot time u woke up ur juz a frontline wannabe

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:25
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your boring people now run along

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 19:26
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I think you 2 should have one of those boxing matches for charity, u know like Ricky Gervais and Grant Bovey

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Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:27
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I'm a lover not a fighter ste. Plus its not right hitting kids

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 19:28
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come on it's for charity!

toots Posted on 21/2 19:31
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esky - can i just ask you, as an 18 year old, how offensive on a scale of 1-10 do you find it when people call you a kid?

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:32
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erm. . .it depends how they say it. If they say im a kid compared to the older lot its not offensive. But i find it offensive when people automatically think just coz im 18 i am a lil chava who doesnt know anything

toots Posted on 21/2 19:33
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ok, thanks. a well-considered answer.

rozi Posted on 21/2 19:34
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Janplanner you do get a mention and Esky calls you "the gorgeous" Janplanner and her mate Liz. Don't know if you're the dark haired lass or the blonde one on the photos somewhere on here, but both of you are very bonnie lasses.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 19:35
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If your refering to me calling north_stand_rebel a kid thats because however old he/she they act like a kid

borosteve Posted on 21/2 19:36
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HOOF

NorfolknGood Posted on 21/2 19:59
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Is anybody really interested in the no existent sex life of a drunken 18 year old?
Most of the response on this thread seem to be from his little chav clique, congratulating themselves for being a bunch of w4nkers (presumably because he couldnt afford the Eu90)

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 20:00
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yawwwwwn. . . if you don;t like it don't read it or post on it

MsCurly Posted on 21/2 20:04
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I enjoy reading them.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 20:06
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let me make this clear. . .im not posting to have an arguement im posting my experience i want people to read but if people want an arguement take it elsewhere

boro_Maverick Posted on 21/2 20:08
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The question should be is anybody really interested in anything norfolkngood has to say? The guy is a moron, he always targets the younger users like esky, whats wrong norfolk are you jealous of his youth? I am sure your thai bride has already taken out the life insurance.

The_GOAT Posted on 21/2 20:13
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I said something similar to Liz in regards to being 'a man' in which I don't consider myself 'a man' but more of a 'young man'.

She started kicking off again.

I think she has mental problems.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 20:15
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janplanner Posted on 21/2 20:16
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i'm sure she'll be devastated to hear that.

The_GOAT Posted on 21/2 20:22
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It might go over her head if she's still reeling from your attack on her boyfriend.

SuperSmoggie Posted on 21/2 20:25
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sounds class that

holgate_rochey Posted on 21/2 20:43
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now then Steve, are you going to Square 1 on Thursday?

north_stand_rebel Posted on 21/2 22:10
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esky wot a nob ed u r y dnt u change ur fukin hair do sayin i act like a kid our li,l bro has a hair cut like tht n he regrets gettin it dun cos who eva has it they look like a nob ed away do it 4 charity ull get loads of sponsers

mrogers_borolad Posted on 21/2 22:14
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oway to be honest kid and get back to schul is a pure orrful crack isnt it esky. dont no that lad but he is only sayin what he is thinking.
You acted like a kid turning ya fone off leaving me n wozza to get bummed brimingham on boxing day afta u sed we cud kip in ya room didnt ya m8



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DazzaBoro2002 Posted on 21/2 22:17
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Esky these away day reports get better everytime. Keep sending them.

if_i_had_a_parmo Posted on 21/2 22:29
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Thats quality esky m8 hoe ya keeping? anyhows.. if the deliquents want to pick words them then be it, hard to hide behind a keyboard really, (well not really). [harsh look of sarcasm] To be honest I often wonder why the hell people bother replying on here, often its bourne of of sheer jealousy, I for one would like to attend the away games.... by the way esky did the lasses compare to hooters?

mrogers_borolad Posted on 21/2 22:42
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did ya esky ? lol

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 22:47
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TONY turned his phone off im nothing to do with it. That can be that lads opinion but to be honest his opinions mean fcuk all to me

mrogers_borolad Posted on 21/2 22:49
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oway lol u cud of sed to him turn it on cnt leave him fucked cudnt ya lol stu sorted u lol or u cud of at least sed nah u cnt get in wen i asked u in the ground coz i cud got a lift ome

tony_block19 Posted on 21/2 22:57
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Oright Rogers, yeah sorry about that but I couldn't say no, I wouldn't of minded but I was going out and didn't get back in til 5am and even then I was with someone *shudders*. I know Stu sorted us out in Spain, Im still grateful for that. No qualms though ey, Suppose I'll take all the blame since Esky was so nice in saying it was me.

ste_north_stand Posted on 21/2 23:00
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i'm not feeling the love in here tonight!

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 23:01
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thats why i started a thread to mrogers_borolad. . . this post is about graz not past events

tony_block19 Posted on 21/2 23:05
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Soz boss, may as well go seeing as I did't go to Graz then.

Should I shut the door on the way out?

sunset_over_ici Posted on 21/2 23:05
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I'd agree but I'm still trying to decipher the latter stages of the thread. Enjoyed the image of Captain piling into the bathroom to be sick though. Pansy.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 21/2 23:07
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sunset - it wasn't even a little bit. . . he was there a solid 5minutes

Boro85 Posted on 22/2 0:01
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Good read Esky - good for those who didnt go to Graz keep it up

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 1:36
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hoof for the night life

beppe_signori Posted on 22/2 7:51
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Esky
On another thread you say you are unemployed. How do you manage to get to European football games in another country when you aren't working. (Not having a go at you... just curious!)

Graz_Neil Posted on 22/2 8:33
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Esky,

Thought I'd join the whole thing and say thanks for the mention. One trip away with you and I make it into your reports and others seem to wait an eternity for the privelage.

By the way why didn't we keep that slip of paper with "90Euro Sex". Top Night. Top Trip.

See you in Square one thursday.

skiprat Posted on 22/2 8:58
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Is there any point in going all that way to go and sit in an Irish bar pretty much 24/7?

Seems well pointless.

Do you holiday in The Red Lion, Alicante, with your burger and chips?

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 9:14
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Sorry there Peter Kay. It was a UEFA Cup away day, not a sight seeing holiday. If I had went I would of done the same thing.

skiprat Posted on 22/2 9:38
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Why not just sit in Scruffy Murphys and watch it in Boro?

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 9:40
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because they were going to the match as well, can't go to the match if you're sat in Boro can you.

sasboro Posted on 22/2 9:50
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Fly to dublin and watch it in a bar over there. A hell of a lot cheaper onthe flight

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 9:57
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You're a bunch of sarcy basterds aren't ya!!

boroboy75 Posted on 22/2 10:00
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Sadly, too many people use the match as an excuse to get pissed.
I went to the Irish bar in Valencia, and it was mildly amusing for about half-an-hour, then the drunken antics became quite tedious, and embarrassing to watch.
We thought we would have a better time going elsewhere and charming the Spanish ladies, than stay and witness what you can see every Friday or Saturday night on places like Albert Road or Stockton High street.

skiprat Posted on 22/2 10:21
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"We thought we would have a better time going elsewhere and charming the Spanish ladies, than stay and witness what you can see every Friday or Saturday night on places like Albert Road or Stockton High street."

Absolute nail on the head.

NorfolknGood Posted on 22/2 10:23
Calling boro Maverick.

Good to see the sensible posters are coming round to reading this cr4p.
Get ready for some abuse folks, if you cant see the benefits of 4 days getting pist, throwing up and looking for cheap sex in brothels how can you possibly call yourself fans.

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 11:30
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OMG I cannot believe what I'm hearing here. Esky is a normal 18 year old lad, likes a drink, bita banter and a laugh. I can see where a couple of yas are coming from on the basis of getting lashed in Austria when you could have sat in The Central and done the same thing but its all about the experience, tasting Austrian beer and what not. Stop being such miserable tw_ts all the time and putting a dampener on other peoples experiences. The lot of them weren't exactly going to sit around reading John Grisham novels waiting for the match to arrive, drink coke, get back from the game and go to bed were they??

Away get a grip!!!

sasboro Posted on 22/2 11:44
re: Calling boro Maverick.

what austrian beer did you drink

boro_Maverick Posted on 22/2 11:47
re: Calling boro Maverick.

I agree with boroboy and skiprar, I wouldn't want to get so drunk that I couldn't enjoy the game, but they are young lads, so boys will be boys.

Norffolk, they wont be attacked because they make their points without attempting to by a cyber bully unlike you. An old man picking on 18 year olds on the net.

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 11:47
re: Calling boro Maverick.

Me, I didnt go, Im just saying on Esky and Co.'s behalf. Sounds like they had an amazing time, if you're going to moan about it don't post a reply.

And Esky brought some beers home for himself, I've forgotten the name but they're all weird.

boroboy75 Posted on 22/2 11:48
re: Calling boro Maverick.

They were probably drinking 'Weiss Blitzen'.

skiprat Posted on 22/2 12:14
re: Calling boro Maverick.

It's not the fact of going and getting drunk that I've got beef with, it's the fact that after paying hundreds to get there, you go and sit in an Irish bar?!

Why not go and sample some of the more local establishments.

It's the same as English people who go abroad and sit in a Red Lion in Marbella, or the Irish going and sitting in Irish bar complexes abroad, totally pointless.

MsCurly Posted on 22/2 12:19
re: Calling boro Maverick.

Thing is though skiprat, I'm sure if Esky or any of the people drinking in that bar had wanted a cultural holiday they would book one and enjoy all the benefits on offer.

I don't see the harm in finding a general meeting place to enjoy the company of other Boro fans and soak up the excitement that surrounds a European match. A good chance to meet other boro fans and revel in the excitement we're all enjoying to be part of Europe this season.

And as for posts such as this........it's simple, you either click and read or don't. Plenty more to choose from.

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 12:23
re: Calling boro Maverick.

Well said that Women

captain5 Posted on 22/2 12:37
re: Calling boro Maverick.

I wonder how many 'cultural holidays' skiprat went on when he was 18...........


Suppose it depends on what the scoutmaster had planned for them.

littledick Posted on 22/2 12:44
re: Calling boro Maverick.

or brown owl

The_Goatie Posted on 22/2 12:45
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Hey there Tony. Esky, you and your mates can do whatever you want abroad. It's your money and its your holiday!

So don't have a go about the way other people watch a football match in future either.

sasboro Posted on 22/2 12:46
re: Graz - Report part 1

what we really want to know is did any of them pull?

skiprat Posted on 22/2 12:47
re: Graz - Report part 1

Give it a rest Captain I'm only 25.

As I've said, it's pikey to go away to another country and not sample any of the local stuff there.

Plus, MsCurly, how can I decide if a thread's going to be rubbish or not, before reading it?

john_lillie Posted on 22/2 12:50
re: Calling boro Maverick.

100 btw

ste_north_stand Posted on 22/2 12:51
re: Graz - Report part 1

skiprat ever heard of the phrase "each to their own"?

littledick Posted on 22/2 12:51
re: Graz - Report part 1

...........what we really want to know is did any of them pull?..........


Just the hotel receptionist, according to esky !!

skiprat Posted on 22/2 12:52
re: Graz - Report part 1

Yeah I have Ste, thanks.

MsCurly Posted on 22/2 12:57
re: Graz - Report part 1

Actually skiprat, that last comment wasn't directed at you as such, just the people who have come on the thread to moan about it's content, and most of them know Esky well enough to know what to expect from the thread beforehand.

Too much berating goes on here without criticising a person's well intended 'fun' account of their experience. Esky may not be the next literary genius, but it's an honest relay of his adventure that he was good enough to take the time to type out and share.

As I said though, I was not referring to you specifically, but more to those that only take the time to type out something purely critical, it's just unnecessary.

john_lillie Posted on 22/2 12:57
re: Graz - Report part 1

littledick Posted on 22/2 12:51
re: Graz - Report part 1

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
...........what we really want to know is did any of them pull?..........


Just the hotel receptionist, according to esky !!


i think the words off and over are missing from that post.

ste_north_stand Posted on 22/2 13:02
re: Graz - Report part 1

well stop moaning about how somebody else spends their time on their breaks away. You do your own thing, esky can do his, everybodys happy

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 15:45
re: Graz - Report part 1

Neil - i did keep the piece of paper i wasn't letting that opportunity slip by

Just to put my point across, i was pissed alot yea, but it ddint affect me at the match, i was sober at the game and enjoyed every minute of it

boro_Maverick Posted on 22/2 15:55
re: Graz - Report part 1

Skip, there is a big difference between 18 and 25, a 25 year old is a man in all senses of the word, as long as they had fun and didn't cause any problems, let them be.

I was in Graz, and unlike in Spain I think 95% of boro fans promoted a positive image of boro, ok many we're drunk but I didn't see the idiots I seen in Spain who simply an embarrassment!

shaun_84 Posted on 22/2 16:01
re: Graz - Report part 1

I didn't go. I wasn't there. I'm here as the token Graz voyeur.

--- Post edited by shaun_84 on 22/2 16:02 ---

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:02
re: Graz - Report part 1

You were there in spirit

holgate_rochey Posted on 22/2 16:03
re: Graz - Report part 1

I had the time of my life, to some people it might just seem like sitting in the pub for 3 days..which is partly true, however its more than that, its meeting new Boro fans, trying new foods and drinks etc. You don't go down the red Lion and cover the Pub in Boro banners and Flags whilst everyone sings and has a great time. Also, in the Irish Bar we mixed with many Graz fans and talked about there football culture etc in comparison to ours.

shaun_84 Posted on 22/2 16:05
re: Graz - Report part 1

Yes, that's very true, mr esky

janplanner Posted on 22/2 16:10
re: Graz - Report part 1

why criticise other peoples fun? i went to graz, i spent far too much time in the same irish bar as esky, and enjoyed myself thoroughly. if i'd stayed an extra night i probably would have seen more of graz. it's a beautiful city.

i went to watch boro in europe, and a large part of that is getting drunk with other boro fans out there, and having a really good laugh with them.

i don't see why it's a problem for some people. so it's not what you'd have done, so what?

holgate_rochey Posted on 22/2 16:13
re: Graz - Report part 1

*Go Jan Go Jan Go Jan*

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:14
re: Graz - Report part 1

I love how its people criticising who didnt even go. I do things my own way they can do things their way

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 16:14
re: Graz - Report part 1

The lads in Spain weren't at embarassment though. It's like saying all the lads who were at Trafalgar square in 1996/97 for the FA Cup final were all an embarassment.

sasboro Posted on 22/2 16:16
re: Graz - Report part 1

did janplanner pull any of the boro fans

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:18
re: Graz - Report part 1

all of them

janplanner Posted on 22/2 16:18
re: Graz - Report part 1

no she didn't.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:20
re: Graz - Report part 1

It wasnt that sort of trip really. . . no real romances we were all thee for football beer and a good laugh

sasboro Posted on 22/2 16:20
re: Graz - Report part 1

any gossip on mr lizard jumpers?

ste_north_stand Posted on 22/2 16:21
re: Graz - Report part 1

what about when you dragged me down that back alley jan.....!

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:22
re: Graz - Report part 1

Jan was with him alot of one of the nights so she may know. . .hes a sound guy tho. . so over to you ms planner. . . any gossip?

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:22
re: Graz - Report part 1

sas - don't you wish you knew??

boroboy75 Posted on 22/2 16:23
re: Graz - Report part 1

Yeah Tony, the people singing songs about Parmo's and pissing in the fountain, and in the street, really endeared themselves to the Spanish didn't they.
Smashing up that hotel was just a bit of playful tomfoolery, eh?

shaun_84 Posted on 22/2 16:23
re: Graz - Report part 1

jan - now the hard part.. clearing your name!

janplanner Posted on 22/2 16:26
re: Graz - Report part 1

well, we did end up in T_L_J room on thursday night, but it was perfectly innocent.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:27
re: Graz - Report part 1

well done clearing your name there jan

sasboro Posted on 22/2 16:27
re: Graz - Report part 1

how often did he have to ring home

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:27
re: Graz - Report part 1

T_L_J, Planner, unconscious, drag along floor, put on couch.


Fill in the blanks, it's plain to see.

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:30
re: Graz - Report part 1

Should have seen her on Wednesday. At the end of the night, she left some of her clothes behind.

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 16:31
re: Graz - Report part 1

I didn't no nothing about smashing up a hotel.

And we didn't piss in the streets...It was more the side alleys because there was no toilets apart from that tiny one in the little pub which had about 1/2 mile queue.

janplanner Posted on 22/2 16:32
re: Graz - Report part 1

not at all. we were just part of the gang. albeit the prettiest members.

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:33
re: Graz - Report part 1

Well, no arguments there.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:33
re: Graz - Report part 1

both boroboy75 and tony are right. Yes boroboy there was alot of idiots in spain and there wasnt many in graz . . . but there was over 4000 boro fans in spain, there was always going to be more of that type there

janplanner Posted on 22/2 16:35
re: Graz - Report part 1

captain5!! are you trying to ruin me???

boroboy75 Posted on 22/2 16:36
re: Graz - Report part 1

Thats true Eskey.
Your chum, captain was complaining yesterday about 'goons' in the Irish bar.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:38
re: Graz - Report part 1

Yes there was 2 men who took offence to the 10german bombers chant which was fair enough. The problem was they went immediately to the asian lads we were with and blamed them. Not really what you want to see between boro fans

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:39
re: Graz - Report part 1

Whoops!!!!!!!1 Sorry!!!!!!!1

T_L_J and Planner helped the barman lift a number of unconscious boro fans, drag them along the floor and put each one on a couch.

And

Should have seen her on Wednesday. At the end of the night, she left some of her clothes behind.

It was gloves and a hat.


Can't even imagine what anyone else would have thought.......

shaun_84 Posted on 22/2 16:40
re: Graz - Report part 1

maybe you should try with 3-4 German bombers to test the water and slowly increase the intensity? Unless they misheard bombers

north_stand_rebel Posted on 22/2 16:41
re: Graz - Report part 1

esky is solid

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:42
re: Graz - Report part 1

It's a cack song. It wasn't just that anyway. The atmosphere was just generally not as nice.

sasboro Posted on 22/2 16:43
re: Graz - Report part 1

i hope someone spilt black currant on TLJ expensive top

i heard no surrender was also sung in the irish pub

--- Post edited by sasboro on 22/2 16:44 ---

captain5 Posted on 22/2 16:44
re: Graz - Report part 1

sas - your away trips must be wild.


blackcurrant??


And yes, it was.

--- Post edited by captain5 on 22/2 16:45 ---

sasboro Posted on 22/2 16:46
re: Graz - Report part 1

I'm always well behaved these days

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:47
re: Graz - Report part 1

no surrender was sung but quickly drowned out by other songs. I don't think the people realised when they were singing it

The_GOAT Posted on 22/2 16:48
re: Graz - Report part 1

Certain people were singing it en route to another pub though.

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 16:49
re: Graz - Report part 1

All in good spirit singing them songs. Although I think our own version is better...about the Bam Bam from Teesside and those 10 pints of lager on the bar, don't you agree Esk?

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:51
re: Graz - Report part 1

Thats a good tune but theres a time and a place. German bombers isnt really right in austria, nor is no surrender in an irish bar

boroboy75 Posted on 22/2 16:52
re: Graz - Report part 1

Well said Eskey.
You're obviously the brains of the 'courtship'.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 16:55
re: Graz - Report part 1

boroboy . . i like how you said im right but just to make sure we don't start agreeing too much you spell my name wrong

tony_block19 Posted on 22/2 16:56
re: Graz - Report part 1

Very good point.I've just clicked on about singing No Surrender in an Irish bar, been one of them days..Durrrr.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 17:00
re: Graz - Report part 1

To be fair the irish bar staff could have just said "fcuk it get out" but they were ok about it. They must have a made a mint those 3days

The_GOAT Posted on 22/2 17:03
re: Graz - Report part 1

Well it's not as if the pub was Northern Irish and your second point helps clarify why they won't have been thrown out.

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 17:06
re: Graz - Report part 1

I think they genuinly enjoyed having us there. . .i for one got on with all the barmen there and had a drink with each of them. I mean on tuesday they called last orders at 1:15. . . on thursday they called it at 3am

Esky_North_Stand Posted on 22/2 17:13
re: Graz - Report part 1

And to answer sas' earlier question. . we drank wieslesburger and gosser

janplanner Posted on 22/2 17:15
re: Graz - Report part 1

and we helped put the stools up on the tables on thursday. so you can't say we weren't polite guests.

The_GOAT Posted on 22/2 17:34
re: Graz - Report part 1

I don't know where I was when it closed on Thursday.

holgate_rochey Posted on 22/2 17:51
re: Graz - Report part 1

Pete, the Millwall supporting barmen in the Irish bar said we were the best set of fans they've had in there. We had good crack about us being the two MFC's.