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  1. Tampa Bay or Denver?

    Denver's great. Don't know about the Tampa area but I can't imagine it offers anything better other than the weather!
  2. I might join you. I know you're not a rugby boy, but I thought you'd have ended up in Twickenham somehow. It's a good stadium. Very different atmosphere to Wembley, but I think it will work for NFL. Looking forward to it. Twickenham is my hometown so can't wait to see what the NFL crowd looks like. Plenty of good pubs around too.
  3. I too know of a couple of spares for tomorrow's game. Club seats. Let me know if you're interested or know anyone who is.
  4. I'll have a white Patriots cap on. If you're at the Green Man do say hello!
  5. I hope neither side wins in an epic 49-49 overtime tie! No idea where my seats are, but am somwhere in the upper deck. See some of you in the Green Man, no doubt.
  6. I'll be there. Don't know where, don't know when, but I'll be there.
  7. Using an Oyster Card - Wembley Advice for Non-locals

    Agreed Dave, I just haven't been checked myself in a long while!
  8. Where Are You Staying For The London Game ?

    I'd suggest people use Wembley Park if they can. A ) Wembley itself isn't the nicest place to look at and B ) you get to walk down Wembley/Olympic Way as you head to the stadium with the official tailgate on your left hand side.
  9. Patriots At Wembley 2012

    One important thing to learn about the UK. Never trust weather forecasts We here in New England know all about that. I just hope the UK doesn't ever have any surprise October snow storms. We only really get "fierce mild" over here! (A cookie for anyone who gets the reference!)
  10. Wembley Tour Final Details and Payment

    A bit off topic. But I'll still respond. I used to work in Balham (over 20 years ago...); the Grove was head and shoulders the best pub in the area. That said, I'm afraid I'm one of many who share the opinion that Young's beers have gone irretrievably downhill since they stopped brewing in Wandsworth - although I do still enjoy a pint of Winter Warmer. In addition to The Buckingham Arms (not the Duke of Buckingham), The Lamb on Lambs Conduit Street is well worth a visit - it still has glass "snob screens" on the bar which you can close if you want to have a conversation without the bar staff listening in. The pub has struggled recently (or so I've been told) since they filled in the skylight in the raised dining area. We're currently shut at the moment for a major refurbishment - I actually closed the old pub up for the last time, not 5 minutes ago! As for our bitter, I have no opinion on the quality of Young's ales since the brewery moved to Bedford and was sold to Wells as I didn't drink bitter until after that time, but I know that it is subtly different given the change in brewers and with the different water used. Hopefully should have Winter Warmer on again soon!
  11. Using an Oyster Card - Wembley Advice for Non-locals

    Yep, always tap in and out even if gates are open (or at some railway stations non-existent) and there are no staff around. It immediately works out your cheapest fair and if you don't it will take off the maximum fair at the end of the day if you haven't "finished" your travelling by not tapping out at the end of the day. If you don't tap in at the beginning of a journey you may be fined by an inspector, but they're rare these days, even on the buses.
  12. To get a good run at the official one without excessive queuing for marginally good stuff (at least on past experiences) you would want to be in at 11:30 at the latest. After that, you'll most probably be waiting around for ages for events that aren't worth the queues while drinking terrible beer at poor prices. It's the worth the look around with a few cool displays/stalls but gets very busy, very quickly. Just without the 4x4s and drinking in the car park!
  13. Personally like to get into the stadium with at least an hour to spare, see the warmups and feel the atmosphere build up. For times and what not, see here: http://ukpatriots.co...l=&fromsearch=1 Couldn't agree more with wanting to catch everything, so how long is it from the Green Man to the stadium? The Green Man Pub is on Dagmar Avenue to the west of the stadium (Google Maps): https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=green+man+wembley&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=green+man&hnear=0x4876116207a6d0bd:0xaf7016a2cadb21e4,Wembley,+Greater+London&cid=0,0,18116025000371833726&ei=H5mAUN_HDqiR0QWrwYGQDg&ved=0CIUBEPwSMAA Depending which side of Wembley your entrance is, it's less than a 10 minute walk (downhill!) so if I manage to make the Tailgate, which in a bizarre British sense is about as an authentic pre-NFL drinking session as we have, I'd be leaving between 3:30 and 4 to soak up some pre-game atmosphere. If anyone here is going to their first International Series game and doesn't have the time to do both I'd recommend The Green Man one over the official tailgate (which gets very busy very quickly). There is merchandise available as well.
  14. Wembley Tour Final Details and Payment

    Yes -I'm very much a real ale man. Who in their right mind prefers lager when there's so much variety of proper beer available ? I'm doing the Wembley tour Friday morning and chilling out in the afternoon so won't be doing the pub tour. Would very much encourage anyone not familiar with the London pub scene to do the tour though - should be fun. If you're after Young's bitter (good news!) you can find pubs local to you pretty easily at http://www.youngs.co.uk Thanks ER. I worked in London for almost 5 years when still a slave to the workplace. I spent many a happy hour ticking off all the Young's pubs within easy reach. My favourite is the Duke of Buckingham in Victoria - just round the corner from where I used to work. I checked it out again a couple of months ago - the Young's special is still just as good there. I work at The Grove in Balham. Personally love PA, London Gold and Bombardier. Don't often get into central London though so there are quite a few famous Young's pubs I have no experience of!
  15. Where Are You Staying For The London Game ?

    I can't find Chez Dave45 on booking.com please help! You're not invited That's alright, Chez El Russo has a pub underneath!