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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2018, 04:09:52 PM »
Was it Rangers or Celtic who sort of destroyed Birmingham city centre many years ago before a friendly at I think seal park?

Rangers, the end of the long hot summer of 76. I was in the city centre that day, very scary.
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2018, 02:30:16 PM »
"West Brom grounded this pre-season"

A good read from Matt Wilson and a sensible approach by Darren, given our circumstances

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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2018, 06:16:53 AM »
Yep.
Also saw them when they played at Derby a few years back. Rangers buses parked everywhere and so right states getting off them they were so p8ssed !

was that the same day we played Forest?
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2018, 09:40:30 AM »
Was it Rangers or Celtic who sort of destroyed Birmingham city centre many years ago before a friendly at I think seal park?

As others have said it was Rangers. A couple of my cousins came down from Glasgow and we went together. I remember being hit by the stench of alcohol from well outside the ground. The match had to be abandoned a few minutes into the second half. Mayhem.

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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2018, 01:18:04 PM »
I was on New st station about 18:00 that day, I had been to silver blades and was getting train to hamstead, got out of there pronto and took the bus instead. Crazy people everywhere’s
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2018, 05:44:59 PM »
If as reported we are not leaving the country for our pre-season, strange that Union Berlin's website still advertising a game on 21st July in Berlin.
https://www.fc-union-berlin.de/de/fussball/profis/spielplan/detail/-1-FC-Union-Berlin-West-Bromwich-Albion-11171n/

Would seem along way to go for just one friendly.
Union are also down to play QPR and Stoke. That would tie in with the Stokie's annual trip to Germany (they seem to have some ties with the city of Hamburg).
I may email Union Berlin to see what their angle on it is.
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2018, 12:53:35 PM »
Looks like a home based pre season and a training camp in Portugal

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/may/first-pre-season-fixtures-confirmed/

I don't suppose anyone ITK has any idea which training camp in Portugal they are using? I'm based in the Algarve and would be good to pop along for an afternoon if anyone has info.

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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2018, 05:55:06 PM »
Barnsley away confirmed on Tuesday 24th July.
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2018, 10:48:20 PM »
An Albion XI will play at Leamington on Friday 20th July according to their website

https://www.leamingtonfc.co.uk/index.php/news3/11-news2/827-baggies-pre-season-fixture-confirmed
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2018, 11:41:12 PM »
The club are taking the sensible approach with regards to pre-season as we don't know how many players we are going to have when we start training so no point arranging lots of games if we don't have enough players to play in them.

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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 04:01:55 PM »
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2018, 05:12:19 PM »
Kidderminster away Wednesday 25th July, could be an Under 23 side, not sure

http://www.harriers.co.uk/news/2018/06/15/baggies-friendly-added/
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2018, 09:31:55 AM »
If as reported we are not leaving the country for our pre-season, strange that Union Berlin's website still advertising a game on 21st July in Berlin.
https://www.fc-union-berlin.de/de/fussball/profis/spielplan/detail/-1-FC-Union-Berlin-West-Bromwich-Albion-11171n/

Would seem along way to go for just one friendly.
Union are also down to play QPR and Stoke. That would tie in with the Stokie's annual trip to Germany (they seem to have some ties with the city of Hamburg).
I may email Union Berlin to see what their angle on it is.

Union Berlin now saying that Albion and Stoke games are off.

https://twitter.com/fcunion_en (June 15)



https://www.fc-union-berlin.de/de/union-live/news/profis/Teil-Brexit-nur-zwei-Tests-gegen-Englische-Teams-19742Q/


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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2018, 07:29:37 PM »
u23 side will play Chasetown on Tuesday 31st July 7.30pm

https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/june/u23-pre-season-fixtures-confirmed/
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2018, 09:06:07 AM »
Definitely doing Barnsley and whatever home fixture we have; hoping to get up to Aberdeen.
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2018, 09:20:05 AM »
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2018, 10:00:26 AM »
flights booked to aberdeen from exeter
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2018, 10:12:06 AM »
flights booked to aberdeen from exeter


Looking at flights from Brum how long you staying for?
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2018, 10:33:34 AM »

Looking at flights from Brum how long you staying for?


i shall fly in on the thursday kev and back on saturday. stops at Mancherster though, oh well excuse to have another beer. 2 nights in the granite city
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2018, 10:41:13 AM »
I looked at flights for Aberdeen on Skyscanner the day the fixture was announced. Just checked for Exeter and it's cheaper to fly form there to Aberdeen for an over nighter than it is from Birmingham International. Money grabbing b@st@rds  >:( .
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2018, 11:03:25 AM »
I looked at flights for Aberdeen on Skyscanner the day the fixture was announced. Just checked for Exeter and it's cheaper to fly form there to Aberdeen for an over nighter than it is from Birmingham International. Money grabbing b@st@rds  >:( .

£143.00 its cost me. put you up wednesday night if you want to fly from down here :)
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Re: Pre Season
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »
I looked at flights for Aberdeen on Skyscanner the day the fixture was announced. Just checked for Exeter and it's cheaper to fly form there to Aberdeen for an over nighter than it is from Birmingham International. Money grabbing b@st@rds  >:( .

Alternately it's only £10.10 on the Megabus from Brum to Aberdeen and £33 return.

Only drawback being it leaves at 02:35 hrs and doesn't get there until 12:50 hrs....... hmmmm......

...... with the return departing at 07:05 hrs and getting back for 18:05....... tempted, especially with the B+B costing about £35 for the overnight.

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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2018, 05:43:37 PM »
Alternately it's only £10.10 on the Megabus from Brum to Aberdeen and £33 return.

Only drawback being it leaves at 02:35 hrs and doesn't get there until 12:50 hrs....... hmmmm......

...... with the return departing at 07:05 hrs and getting back for 18:05....... tempted, especially with the B+B costing about £35 for the overnight.
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« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2018, 08:21:29 AM »
train return is only £87. dep Brum 06.15 fri  arr 13.10
dep Aberdeen sat at 09.52 arr brum  17.05
only 1 change both ways at Haymarket


there you go folks, thats ideal for you midlanders
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« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2018, 11:39:07 AM »
train return is only £87. dep Brum 06.15 fri  arr 13.10
dep Aberdeen sat at 09.52 arr brum  17.05
only 1 change both ways at Haymarket


Nice one '58 and cheers, that 02:30 hrs start and ten hour journey wasn't going to happen.

Made a beginners mistake by looking for trains to Aberdeen from New St via my local station.

Train and B+B booked, early morning taxi to Brum it is then.

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