World Cup 2006 - travel

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Postby jamesie on Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:03 pm

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jamesie wrote:me and a mate were thinking about camping, read something in the Observer a couple of months ago about camp sites being put up in the middle of the major cities, does anyone know anything more about this?


http://www.fanproject2006.com/ :wink:


cheers fella, are these the official ones? they seem like a bit of a pain in the arse to me
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Postby hawkins_hammer on Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:19 pm

The new German winger Schweinsteiger (sp?) scares the crap out of me. We can beat Germany but it is in both country's interests to avoid each other. If Germany cock up their group then they deserve to get beat by us.
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Postby knutknacker on Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:23 pm

jamesie wrote:
cheers fella, are these the official ones? they seem like a bit of a pain in the arse to me


you can have a look here. nothing official, but more choice. possibly:

http://www.theworldcupingermany.com/art ... _190.shtml

hawkins_hammer wrote:The new German winger Schweinsteiger (sp?) scares the crap out of me. We can beat Germany but it is in both country's interests to avoid each other. If Germany cock up their group then they deserve to get beat by us.


pig climber scares the willies out of me, too. he is really no looker. overrated though: good but not as brilliant as everyone makes out, he will improve but falls into the "one for the future" category.

personally, i would like to see england pitted against germany as soon as possible. as long as england keep going at them (ie, not going 1-0 up and trying to sit on it for the rest of the game) we can absolutely destroy them again. :wink: give ballcock a good hard early challenge and the game is won.
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Postby jamesie on Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:34 am

knutknacker wrote:
jamesie wrote:
cheers fella, are these the official ones? they seem like a bit of a pain in the arse to me


you can have a look here. nothing official, but more choice. possibly:

http://www.theworldcupingermany.com/art ... _190.shtml



thanks lads, great help!
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Postby chevy on Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:41 am

hawkins_hammer wrote:The new German winger Schweinsteiger (sp?) scares the crap out of me. We can beat Germany but it is in both country's interests to avoid each other. If Germany cock up their group then they deserve to get beat by us.


pig climber scares the willies out of me, too. he is really no looker. overrated though: good but not as brilliant as everyone makes out, he will improve but falls into the "one for the future" category.

personally, i would like to see england pitted against germany as soon as possible. as long as england keep going at them (ie, not going 1-0 up and trying to sit on it for the rest of the game) we can absolutely destroy them again. :wink: give ballcock a good hard early challenge and the game is won.[/quote]

i would rather play poland than germany.... but neither of them scares me...

all we need is a bit of luck and avoid penalty shoot outs... and hope brazil get knocked out early and the world cup will be coming back with 'romford tours inc TM'
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Postby knutknacker on Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:22 am

out of interest, if anyone has any problems with german language, beauracracy, etc, etc, when attempting to get information, bookings, and so on, feel free to pm me. :wink:

i'll get mrs knacker on the case. :D
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Postby Jon Boy on Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:31 am

chevy wrote:
hawkins_hammer wrote:The new German winger Schweinsteiger (sp?) scares the crap out of me. We can beat Germany but it is in both country's interests to avoid each other. If Germany cock up their group then they deserve to get beat by us.


pig climber scares the willies out of me, too. he is really no looker. overrated though: good but not as brilliant as everyone makes out, he will improve but falls into the "one for the future" category.

personally, i would like to see england pitted against germany as soon as possible. as long as england keep going at them (ie, not going 1-0 up and trying to sit on it for the rest of the game) we can absolutely destroy them again. :wink: give ballcock a good hard early challenge and the game is won.


i would rather play poland than germany.... but neither of them scares me...

all we need is a bit of luck and avoid penalty shoot outs... and hope brazil get knocked out early and the world cup will be coming back with 'romford tours inc TM'[/quote]



normally got no problem playing the germany, but being at home in a tourno makes such a difference....no one will fancy playin germany cos of that.....then again, saying that...they are sh*t... :roll:
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Postby BML156 on Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:13 pm

We have a 7 seater VW van with working loo, sink, cooker etc. Its old but should do the job. We are travelling over by Ferry, return trip works out at £36.20 each. Coming through Holland as we plan to go to Cologne for the Sweden game then drive down to Stuttgart or Munich for the last 16 (if we get through).

Plan is to get tickets on the black market or just soak up ther atmosphere in a bar.

I have looked on the net but cant find anything with regards to where we can park up and stay - any ideas?

Also if anyone has any spare tickets for any of the group games or last sixteen involving England please pm me. I dont care if you make money on the tickets I'm willing to pay over the odds when I get there so why not let a fellow Hammer make some dough too.
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Postby knutknacker on Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:41 pm

BML156 wrote:We have a 7 seater VW van..

I have looked on the net but cant find anything with regards to where we can park up and stay - any ideas?


bml, i must double check, but my understanding is that, in germany, campervans can just be parked up in any layby at any time and used. ie, you don't need to find a camping site (although above link is well worth a gander). this was definitely the case five years ago and i imagine it is still so today. will have a look and report back.

http://www.theworldcupingermany.com/art ... _190.shtml
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Postby Countryboy on Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:28 am

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hawkins_hammer wrote:Is this the thread where i finally get to introduce my "England should play the 3-5-2" idea. I've been waiting for ages to put this in a thread?


With the players we have i can see where you are coming from....I always think that English players can't adapt well to new formations.


Not so sure about England players being unable to adapt.

They seemed to do it okay at Italia 90. Robson went 3-5-2 there ... and we all know what happened next.

If you've got a squad with a ton of really good central defenders, two excellent attacking full-backs and a lack of quality on the wings, it seems an obvious way to go.

Speaking of central defenders .. does anyone else on here reckon Sol Campbell has completely gone and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the plane to Germany?
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Postby Marky on Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:30 am

Do you think its impossible to get tickets? I got some for Portugal but this is harder
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Postby hawkins_hammer on Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:08 pm

I agree Sol is going to struggle to take his place. It should go to King.
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Postby Romford on Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:07 am

Marky wrote:Do you think its impossible to get tickets? I got some for Portugal but this is harder


You'll get them...but they'll cost
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Postby chevy on Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:53 am

Romford wrote:
Marky wrote:Do you think its impossible to get tickets? I got some for Portugal but this is harder


You'll get them...but they'll cost


thats why i am so glad you have included them as part of 'romford tours inc TM ' package tour to heidleberg :wink:
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Postby Marky on Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:41 am

Romford wrote:
Marky wrote:Do you think its impossible to get tickets? I got some for Portugal but this is harder


You'll get them...but they'll cost


I have found it quite hard ie lots of unauthorised types who you give money but dont get a 100% gurantee I was also concerned about this names on tickets business.
Really apreciate any advice. PM me if thats easier. Thanks
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Postby BML156 on Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:24 pm

I think the tickets thing is a scare tactic to stop thousands of fans travelling over
ticketless. I went to Japan and Portugal without tickets and got them easy, at a price of course. In Portugal our tickets were not checked at all as they just wanted to get people through the turnstiles. We even met one guy who used his ticket stub from the previous group game to get in the ground and it worked!!!!

However if your travelling without tickets and you get one and I dont Ill hunt you down :twisted:
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Postby BML156 on Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:29 pm

Also I have a question with regards to Ferry crossing by motorhome.
We are going to Koln in Germany and think it might be best to go via Holland or Belgium but the only ferry crossing I can see is from Hull to Zebrugge or Harwich to Hook in Holland. Anyone else know of any other (cheap) routes?

Starting to get the ball rolling but so much to plan.
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Postby 4everahammer on Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:52 pm

Anyone watching itv news now? re:tickets.You should do.
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Postby chevy on Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:05 pm

4everahammer wrote:Anyone watching itv news now? re:tickets.You should do.


what was said ???
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Postby Romford on Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:47 pm

BML156 wrote:Also I have a question with regards to Ferry crossing by motorhome.
We are going to Koln in Germany and think it might be best to go via Holland or Belgium but the only ferry crossing I can see is from Hull to Zebrugge or Harwich to Hook in Holland. Anyone else know of any other (cheap) routes?

Starting to get the ball rolling but so much to plan.


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