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MR TAGGART
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 08:31 on 30th Nov 2012

Joined: 08:29 on 30th Nov 2012
Posts: 2
wicketss.......

you love the convicts ....cmon you know it ...
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wickets
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 03:11 on 16th Dec 2012

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
MR TAGGART Wrote:
wicketss.......

you love the convicts ....cmon you know it ...


Place is full of really stupid people.
Pretty sure that when we sent the crims out that way we only sent the thick ones.
How else would you explain the lack of IQ out there.
NZ seems fine though, must have sent the bright ones there!
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 13:01 on 18th Dec 2012

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 182
Lofthouse Wrote:
Big Harvey Wrote:
Lofthouse Wrote:
Big Harvey Wrote:
First of all,
That's why the Australian tourist industry is struggling, because it is no longer seen as a value for money destination.

Regarding getting bathed in beer, I take it you're referring to the stuff that gets thrown in the air at The MCG along with assorted rubbish and cups of urine during Mexican waves? That's assuming there are enough people in the ground to have a Mexican wave and that the Sri Lankans who outnumber your fans by approximately 10 to 1 when SL are the opposition feel like joining in.




I see you lot are getting back to your normal level at Cricket !!!! even India have just given you showers a hell of a belting,...ROLL ON THE ASHES.



Yes,indeed. :mrgreen:
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Stoney
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 08:01 on 30th Dec 2012

Joined: 12:56 on 3rd Oct 2012
Posts: 35
Poor loft house. Bit sad really. Pity he's not a bit better informed. :o
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The Prince
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 22:26 on 5th Apr 2013

Joined: 08:18 on 6th Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Anybody on their own and would like company are welcome to join myself and Luton Bob for at least Brisbane and Sydney. We are old timers, think New Tricks and tend to maybe have a few beers and head off to our locals or even home for a curry and a few wines.

Once you get your bearing or meet new friends you're welcome to do your own thing.

We will be over in the summer for at least the Durham Test if interested in a beer and chat.

Any other help, feel free to contact me.
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The Prince
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 05:54 on 6th Apr 2013

Joined: 08:18 on 6th Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Its been years since I posted on this site and judging by the hassle to log in it may be years before I do again.

Some things don't change though, the usual numbskull from Australia hogging the forum pre Ashes aka Lofthouse (an insult to the name of a great man).

Now Lofthouse, I live in Brisbane so have 1st hand experience of life here. Yes, as the stickers on Utes say "If you don't Love it, leave". I don't love it, and am leaving.

Australia is one of the most expensive countries I have been in and that is many. The dreadful beer they sell here is, for less than a pint, is about 3.50 quid, a boutique beer brewed here is from 5 quid for the same and I am aware that other cities are more expensive. I have paid to my dismay $13 for a pint of Guinness (brewed here) in Perth, say 8 quid. The people here are so programmed from birth about how everything is "best in the world" that they know no different.

What to expect if you haven't been here before. Well nothing has changed since my 1st Ashes in 94 I think.

In the ground there will be groups of morons in the same old fancy dress with the same old very limited chants with the same old lack of humor trying to give the same old insults that are pathetic with the same old 6 beers and pissed with the same old pommies take it up the rrrr's with the same old heroes being thrown out with the same old supporters who only every do one day of a Test with the same old beach ball throwing with the same old chant of Wan**ker when a grounds man takes the beach ball from the pitch with the same old throwing of chicken legs and plastic beer cups and the same old "were gonna kick your rrrrs". Oh and of course relentless Mexican Waves started by the same old tosser who will spend all the day doing the same and live off the fame for the next year. Expect to be asked if you are from England if you are wearing anything stating you are English.

repeat for 5 tests.

Here is a Story. A gentleman and good friend of many of us Peado who some will remember, came to Australia several times. I love it here he says after a two week jolly.
At one Ashes series, me Peado, Luton Bob, Big Harvey and my b-I-law decided to head out of town to my place via a seaside place called Manly in Brisbane. We stopped for a beer in, of course, The Manly Hotel. As gentle Peado was leaving the pub a local said "fu*k off, we hate pommies here" Honest for my life.

We arrived at a local pub about 9pm. Peado asked for the menu and a lovely young lady gave him a menu an stood by. He ordered a meal and she said sorry, we are closed for food. He's never been since.

Everything is "Best in the World", even when something is bad here, they have a mania of being the best at being bad...

Around holiday times Easter for example, they have a league to compare which State has the least or most road deaths!!

The only honest person here is Dame Edna, he tells it as it is.

Do it, if only once as many do.

Harry
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CrazyAmericanFan
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 08:44 on 9th Jun 2013

Joined: 08:36 on 9th Jun 2013
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Hi everyone,

I'm going to the tests in Melbourne and Sydney with my son (he'll be 15). I'm an American, married to an Australian, living in England. Son was born in England. I started watching cricket during the series with South Africa in summer 1998. I was pregnant with the boy and on bed rest. We only had broadcast TV so I watched the entire series. The boy emerged as a fan - as soon as he could pick up the remote he would find cricket on TV.

Anyway - so typical of Australians that they would invade a forum for people who are visiting their country and start insulting them. (And I know, being married to one). I am looking for help and advice. We've got plane tickets (using airmiles). But I get on the site in time to buy the hotel plus tickets packages. What's the best option? Using an Australian agent?

Also, anyone else travelling with similar age kids?

Thanks
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 09:11 on 9th Jun 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2320
CrazyAmericanFan Wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm going to the tests in Melbourne and Sydney with my son (he'll be 15). I'm an American, married to an Australian, living in England. Son was born in England. I started watching cricket during the series with South Africa in summer 1998. I was pregnant with the boy and on bed rest. We only had broadcast TV so I watched the entire series. The boy emerged as a fan - as soon as he could pick up the remote he would find cricket on TV.

Anyway - so typical of Australians that they would invade a forum for people who are visiting their country and start insulting them. (And I know, being married to one). I am looking for help and advice. We've got plane tickets (using airmiles). But I get on the site in time to buy the hotel plus tickets packages. What's the best option? Using an Australian agent?

Also, anyone else travelling with similar age kids?

Thanks


Although the BA's ticket and hotel packages for Sydney and Melbourne appear to be sold out, Sydney on its own is still being advertised. Of the two venues, that's the only one where tickets are likely to be in short supply.

The problem with ticket and hotel packages is that you normally pay tour group prices for your tickets, so it's generally cheaper to make your own arrangements. For that reason I can see no compelling case for booking a hotel and ticket package through an Australian agent unless other avenues for getting tickets and/or accommodation have been exhausted.

If your husband has access to an Australian credit card registered at an Australian address, get him to register with the Australian Cricket family. Members have access to a priority ticket window before they go on general sale. If he doesn't have an Australian credit card, get a friend or family in Australia to do it and get your tickets for you as soon as the ACF's priority ticket window opens.
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mightymariner
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 21:41 on 14th Jun 2013

Joined: 21:36 on 14th Jun 2013
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Oh we are first timers travelling with a 15 year old son!! we are flying Singapore Airlines, and I have booked hotels independently in Melbourne and Sydney. We are undecided on whether to fly between the 2 cities or to drive the ocean road over 3 days??? as anybody got any tips on doing this?? Regarding tickets I really don't know were to start with these so any advice will be greatly appreciated. :D
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: First Timers Please Read!
PostPosted: 00:58 on 15th Jun 2013

Joined: 21:02 on 9th May 2008
Posts: 934
Location: Australia
mightymariner Wrote:
. We are undecided on whether to fly between the 2 cities or to drive the ocean road over 3 days??? as anybody got any tips on doing this??:D


I posted this info in another thread a little while back.........

Some of it is stunning, but not until you get into NSW.

It depends on how big a day you can handle driving the first day. If 6.5 - 7 hrs isn't too scary you could get to Merimbula first night which is a very pleasant seaside town with some great places to eat. From there you'll only have about 470 kms to Sydney which you can do at your leisure and enjoy the best parts of the coast. Any of the seaside towns between Merimbula and Sydney are worth stopping in.

If that first day sounds a bit too much then look at stopping in Lakes Entrance or Mallacoota first night, both nice enough little towns in Vic which should be a comfortable enough drive from Melbourne.

All the best with it!!
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