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Where to drink before/after the cup final?

The FA cup final is fast approaching now, no doubt we are all getting very excited, I know that I am as the realisation that we 'are in the cup final' is now fully 100% kicking in big time! But we have to get our priorities sorted do we not with such things as 'where are we drinking before the cup final'...

Cheshirepompey has managed to supply us information on the pubs that Pompey fans have been allocated, and as such will be welcomed to in around the area on Saturday - so here they are:

Name of Pub or Bar...Address...Entry time
Blarney Stone - Blackbird Hill, Kingsbury, London NW9 8RR - 09:00
Blue Eyes - First Floor, New Light Complex, South Way, Wembley - 10:00
Carramore - 238 North Circular Rd, Stonebridge - 10:00
Crock of Gold - 23 Bridge Rd, Wembley, Middx. HA9 9AB - 10:00
Moore Spice - Wembley Retail Park, Unit 2 Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0EH - 09:00
Premier Inn - 151 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HQ - 10:00
Silverspoon - Sinitron Hse, South Way, Wembley, Middx. - 10:00
The Green Man - Dagmar Ave, Wembley, Middx HA9 8DF - 10:00
The Parish - 120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middx. HA9 8HP - 10:00
The Torch - 1-5 Bridge Rd, Wembley Middx. - 10:00
Wembley Park Sports and Social Club - Forty Avenue, Wembley, HA9 9JR - 10:00

I have heard that The Torch is a good one, so for Pompey to have been assigned this one is bonus, but suggestions are welcome. I have no doubt that somewhere suitable for a meeting can be found - so fire away guys...


UPDATE: So guys are we all happy with making The Touch the meeting place prior to the cup final?

I have to meet some long time travel companions and my sister, so this is where I will be - anyone who wants to join me give me a shout... If needed I will pass on my contact details, via email of course!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 13 2008

Time: 4:10PM

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Drink anywhere & everywhere. Let's hope it is in celebration & not...
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13/05/2008 16:18:00

it'll be a celebration! the torch is the one that im getting the best vibes from, and these are coming from frequent visitors to wembley...
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13/05/2008 16:29:00

I've heard the Angel in Andover is good for me!! Ha Ha....Have a superb time boys wherever you end up!
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13/05/2008 16:31:00

I am up for where ever. Didn't get a chance to meet anyone last time coz I came in at Wembley Park - so the torch would be perfect for that!
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13/05/2008 16:52:00

This is a top bar too - First Class Sports Bar, http://firstclass-sportsbar.com/contact.html. Its only a few mins walk away from Wembley Central Tube. Although it looks small from the front its got a huge marquee out the back & burger van AND it doesn't take long to get served. Its Pompey only on Saturday.
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13/05/2008 16:57:00

One other thing I found out - all bars in Wembley Park are Pompey & all bars in Wembley Central are Cardiff, by order of the Met police
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13/05/2008 16:59:00

Where did you find that out holdz? The article that Cheshirepompey found suggested that the first class sports bar was for either team and tickets only. I was in there after the semi and it was a great place to be - easily fitting in a few hundred people to the marquee. Does someone fancy checking with them? I have looked up the number but can't call till I finish work. 0208 900 00 96. Sorry Rug not trying to advertise.
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13/05/2008 17:03:00

Rug; just say the word and we'll be there; Sneakay/me/Chix(?) are hoping to meet up at Waterloo so can arrive a the pub together.
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13/05/2008 18:14:00

Rug, make a decision and we'll be there!!!
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13/05/2008 18:53:00

Tony, Chix is travelling up from Pompey I believe, in fact I know because he told me on Sunday.
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13/05/2008 18:57:00

Outside the newsagents on the main road outside the ground (heading towards Wembley Central), it was a cracking atmosphere at the semi's...
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13/05/2008 19:39:00

The Rabbi
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13/05/2008 20:21:00

The Rabbi, are you being serious, you're trying to sell a ticket for 'a good offer?'... i do hope you are joking mate as you know how i feel about this type of thing!!!! and bownius, im deleting your comment purely as you are giving out your mobile number - 'if' you are trying to pass it on as face value i will put someone in touch with you, if not sling your hook!!!!
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13/05/2008 20:31:00

I'm not joking and I haven't given out my mobile. I have slung my hook though.
The Rabbi
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13/05/2008 20:38:00

I'm not joking and I haven't given out my mobile. I have slung my hook though. Apologies to anyone offended?
The Rabbi
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13/05/2008 20:39:00

The Rabbi, no you were not giving out your mobile number but the other fella was... i must admit im surprised that you are trying to sell a ticket tho? clearly i do not know the circumstances, and why you might be wanting to sell it but altho i dont know you apart from a few emails and what you comment on the site i didnt figure you for on that would try this?
maybe i have it wrong and you are just trying to offload it at face value to someone that might not be able to go...
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13/05/2008 23:21:00

Well, I'm hoping to get back to pompey in time for a few 'victory' shants... anyone else???
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13/05/2008 23:27:00

yep im out on the beer when i get back to pompey!
im still liking the sound of the torch guys and seems the best meeting place... the only draw back is it is about a mile from wembley stadium, so would be about 20 minutes walk there then 20 minutes back, then again most pubs that pompey have got are further away from the ground than cardiff's - however it is no distance from wembley park tube, which could be used to get to wembley central then to the ground - bobs your uncle!
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14/05/2008 00:51:00

Anyone thought of a pub crawl?
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14/05/2008 06:09:00

Sounds like the Torch then; it seems to be in the opposite direction to the greyhound. Is that right or have my map reading skills not improved since my cub scouts days.
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14/05/2008 08:07:00

I'm selling one ticket because I've shelled out a stupid amount of money getting two seats for me and my mate. This is his single ticket. I'm only trying to help a ticketless Pompey fan get to the cup final in the Pompey end not hold them up at gun point. I'm not trying anything other than sell a ticket? What should i do hold on to it so no one gets their fingers burned? That would mean one less pompey fan enjoying the cup final which can't be a good thing? I'll be honest and say I'm not trying to sell it at face value. You show me anyone who is though? Again anyone offended, my apologies?
The Rabbi
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14/05/2008 14:23:00

a pub crawl before the game could get very messy... if everyone is happy then the torch it will be?
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14/05/2008 17:25:00

The Rabbi, drop me an email - you know the address, with more details - exactly what you paid (i assume this is all you want back) and we'll see what can be arranged...
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14/05/2008 17:25:00

Waterloo and Victoria will be the places to be before that, Wetherspoons at Vic and Hole in the wall at the loo
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15/05/2008 07:28:00

Sneakay - I called the 1st Class Sports Bar before posting my comments & they told me that they were Pompey only as are all the bars at Wembley park
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15/05/2008 12:16:00

Can I recommend that we go there (First Class Sports Bar) Rug as it is closer to Wembley, provides a burger van a HUGE Marquee and lots of out door seating as well if the weather is good.
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15/05/2008 15:30:00

i'll ask around and see what people think but i have to meet some people, so the torch seems like the place i need to be at - but if the first class sports bar will be better and easier i might be able to switch things around...
where do people want to go guys?
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15/05/2008 15:33:00

At the end of the day I am meeting NinjaTim so I will go wherever we need to - having been to this bar before though I suggest it - although there is no real ale so that may put a number of people off.
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15/05/2008 15:58:00

I'll go anywhere if I can find it! Directions aren't my thing.
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15/05/2008 21:40:00

rug.tony ..call me Saturday morning. we are leaving Plymouth on the 6.55 lets hope its not 2 minutes late as i am not one for aggro( HA ha ha wot a pun) and hopefully we can meet
plymouth graham
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15/05/2008 22:55:00

we were thinking of Leicester SQ before the game-getting into Paddington 10,30 ish
plymouth graham
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15/05/2008 22:57:00


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