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Merce
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 13:36 on 2nd Sep 2009

Joined: 09:09 on 15th Jul 2009
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I went to the Sunday event with the Mrs. Old Trafford an absolute shambles. They directed us in to the wrong side of the ground to begin with - had to leave and re-enter other 'side'. Huge queues for beer - average 25 mins to get a drink if you were in the wrong side of the ground. Stewards no idea what was going on (felt sorry for them). Never going back there. Cardiff light years ahead.
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luke23
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 19:08 on 2nd Sep 2009

Joined: 20:00 on 24th Sep 2008
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Location: redditch,
spursmark Wrote:
its a shame i cant get a refund for all that beer i had to drink whilst waiting.........


and your travel/accomidation ;)
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clarky
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 22:28 on 2nd Sep 2009

Joined: 21:39 on 30th May 2008
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Black Country Pear Wrote:
im a fan of old trafford but they never do themselves any favours . could be a few years in the wilderness for them now. i would imagine the shit is hitting the fan as we speak(type)


Are you a fan of the small amount of legroom in the seats? Or the disgusting state of the toilets? Or the fact you have to queue longer for a beer than at the other Test grounds? Or the fact it is a general cack hole?

I am genuinely interested.
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 09:37 on 3rd Sep 2009

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1267
Location: Redditch/Sydney
clarky Wrote:
Black Country Pear Wrote:
im a fan of old trafford but they never do themselves any favours . could be a few years in the wilderness for them now. i would imagine the shit is hitting the fan as we speak(type)


Are you a fan of the small amount of legroom in the seats? Or the disgusting state of the toilets? Or the fact you have to queue longer for a beer than at the other Test grounds? Or the fact it is a general cack hole?

I am genuinely interested.

Was thinking the same thing myself, in my opinion it is the worst of the 6 major test match venues in England!! Though the last time I watched a test match there was 1997 Ashes, but did go to the Oasis concert in about 2002 and it didn't looked like it had improved at all!!!
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Black Country Pear
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 11:28 on 3rd Sep 2009

Joined: 19:19 on 24th Jun 2008
Posts: 48
clarky Wrote:
Black Country Pear Wrote:
im a fan of old trafford but they never do themselves any favours . could be a few years in the wilderness for them now. i would imagine the shit is hitting the fan as we speak(type)


Are you a fan of the small amount of legroom in the seats? Or the disgusting state of the toilets? Or the fact you have to queue longer for a beer than at the other Test grounds? Or the fact it is a general cack hole?

I am genuinely interested.



spent a lot of time there when i spent a few years working in manchester, would be there most afternoons when it wasnt lashing down and always enjoyed the atmosphere there when watching england or lancs one-day games, ok its not state of the art but if i wanted comfort and a clean shitehouse i would stay at home and watch it on the box. this was pre-£50-£75 days so i suppose it wouldnt be to much for to ask for some refurbishment.
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Nurselayer
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 13:30 on 3rd Sep 2009

Joined: 09:24 on 2nd Jul 2009
Posts: 17
I swore never to return to Old Trafford after 2005. I'd been there for the first 4 days and went to the ticket office to see if I could get a ticket for the 5th day.

Ticket office woman: "They only go on sale tomorrow, but just turn up."
Me: "Look, I'm missing my train back to London so that I can come tomorrow, I don't want to not be able to get in."
TOW: "Don't worry pet, you'll get in easily."
Me: "I'd rather just buy a ticket now if that's ok?"
TOW "Sorry but we can't sell them now, but don't worry you'll get in."

Guess what, I didn't get in for the final day.

Gutted about this, but even more gutted that some Australians had bought 5 day tickets (that I'd been told were not available), I emailed LCCC. I didn't get any response. So I emailed again. Still no response. I emailed again and still didn't get a response. Since then I've never been back.
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ian paisley
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 11:54 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 17:09 on 22nd Jan 2009
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Went to the sunday T20, £10 to park? . Inside O/T everywhere seemed like an endless Q. They reckon it's soon to become the Lords of the north, can't wait.
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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 12:04 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 10:08 on 10th May 2008
Posts: 2170
ian paisley Wrote:
Went to the sunday T20, £10 to park? . Inside O/T everywhere seemed like an endless Q. They reckon it's soon to become the Lords of the north, can't wait.



Warwickshire were charging £25 to pick on Twenty20 finals day
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fernando
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 14:39 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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Nice of Manchester Council to have engineering work on the Metrolink at the same time as the non-event(cricket)
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Riff
Post subject: Re: T20
PostPosted: 21:46 on 4th Sep 2009

Joined: 12:38 on 12th Nov 2008
Posts: 754
I'm rather torn by this episode.

From the players point of view, they want to be able to play the best possible cricket - it's the old rivals after all and if they can't charge in at 200mph and play their most aggressive cricket than it becomes a serious issue.

However the spectators have a right to be entertained. They've payed a lot of money to see the team they support take the field - and I'm sure they want to see the best possible cricket.

But in the absence of a "proper" game then surely the fans deserve if nothing else an exhibition beer match. Maybe the bowlers need to run up off half a length and the game lose it's international status - but then there is the potential nightmare of the fans saying "I paid £50 to watch an international T20 match and got a beer match in return." (Fair comment IMO)

Point being that damned if they did and damned if they didn't.

Either way, not good enough and if LCCC couldn't get their proverbial together then they deserve censure. It's not like they are totally inexperienced in a) hosting international matches and b) dealing with rain. Seems to me they are not being held to account sufficiently for allowing this situation to happen in the first instance.
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