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Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:54 pm
by Toggebois
U have to live in a really small country like GrB to consider a two hour trip to be defined as a travel ;-)

I prefer Nottingham though cause they had a great team when I grew up and that the name is possible to express!

Jappz wants to come!

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 pm
by thor
If Jappz is there, I’m there!

OK, I’ll be there anyway. But please please please hire Jappz!

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:33 am
by Oliver St
Please don't let it happen in Nottingham...

https://www.ilivehere.co.uk/nottingham- ... ifton.html

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 pm
by Lee W
that's just england in general Oliver, not everyone here is as nice and fluffy as me! :D

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 pm
by Robert Swift
Toggebois wrote:I prefer Nottingham though cause they had a great team when I grew up and that the name is possible to express!


WHERE IS THE LIKE BUTTON!

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:07 pm
by Robert Swift
Ok so following the fire in Nottingham Rail Station today (which Andy G was seen running away from) we have discussed this on the phone today and decided that we will be hosting in Bournemouth. Maybe when Nottingham has rebuilt the station and got back to the Premier League (so 2019) we can host here.

I was in Bournemouth 4 months ago and it's an excellent venue with great facilities for holding conferences and many many hotels ranging from luxury to very cheap. I think that off season we can get a great venue and then there's all the joy of nice pubs, restaurants, a casino and of course the seaside all within a tight area together.

It's like the English Barcelona really.

We look forward to posting you an update soon on the Bournemouth plans - Andy is currently scouting a short list of four venues based on a briefing by myself.

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:54 am
by Rodolfo
Robert Swift wrote:
It's like the English Barcelona really



Now I have mixed feelings toward this WC...

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England, Bournemouth

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:15 pm
by Logos
:lol:

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England, Bournemouth

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:00 pm
by Freshmaker
:lol:

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:22 pm
by Robert Swift
Rodolfo wrote:
Robert Swift wrote:
It's like the English Barcelona really



Now I have mixed feelings toward this WC...


Maybe you would prefer Nottingham - we have a team manager who is ex-Madrid...

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England, Bournemouth

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:59 pm
by LORENZO L
I'm sorry what is the international airport to consider for getting to Bournemouth ?are you sure it is comfortable for everyone from Germany and Italy espana france greece ecc ecc...

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England, Bournemouth

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:40 pm
by Robert Swift
The near airports are Bournemouth and Southampton. However if no flight there, it will be for most people London Heathrow.

From Heathrow (Terminal 5), there is a National Express bus 205. This takes 1hr50m to Bournemouth, cost £12.

We do not think this is excessive... in the last 2 years I took:

60 minute coach from Bergamo + 20 minute metro + walk to Milan KOA hotel.
1hr45m trains from Copenhagen to Landskrona (change at Malmo).

Heathrow Airport offers the best choice of destinations, airlines, times, prices (in the world). The downside is this slightly long bus trip. But it's just one bus, very cheap, no changes or confusion.

Looking at Nottingham, East Midlands airport does offer more destinations than Bournemouth (i.e. there is a flight to Milan) however there would still be many people flying to Luton (Greeks and Scandinavians) or Birmingham with a bus or train trip up to 2 hours after it.

We can minimise travel time by hosting in London, if you're happy with a tournament fee of £60 per person, accommodation £100 per night and drinks £4 each. But this is too much for us and we don't have anyone living in London now anyway.

The best solution is tolerate a 1hr50m bus trip for nice cheap destination by the sea with everything close...

Lorenzo I will see you in the 22/23 place final....

Re: 2018 World Cup Bid - England, Bournemouth

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:42 pm
by LORENZO L
well now that we have more information I feel lighter. I'm sure it will be an excellent organization and we will have fun as always

Robert will soon discover the potential of my new joystick 3.0 :wink: