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England v Pakistan
#41
Good advice from MB......

My mate coming in on the train tends to walk ..... or just jump on the shuttle bus back into town as its straight outside the ground if he's had a few.....

This might also help.......

http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/miscell...ty-centre/

http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/miscell...ound-daily
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#42
(01-08-2016, 09:21 AM)Warleybear Wrote: Good advice from MB......

My mate coming in on the train tends to walk ..... or just jump on the shuttle bus back into town as its straight outside the ground if he's had a few.....

This might also help.......

http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/miscell...ty-centre/

http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/miscell...ound-daily

Thanks again.
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#43
The BBC TMS reports

"Very little atmos from the stands, which are surprisingly empty. If you're not at Edgbaston, why not?"

I know most disagree....... But very concerning IMHO
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#44
Some of us are going to Headingley,we can't be in2places@ once
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#45
Fair enough - you get let off ;-)
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#46
Poor excuse IMO - game up north doesn't start until tomorrow :-)
LE - aka John
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#47
Fair point LE - dispensation is removed ;-)

Just reminded myself of the first time I ever saw Pakistan play ...... it didn't have a happy ending and a run rate of three was considered exciting. The match even started on a Thursday http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/engi...63318.html

In those days you could even afford to go to all the test.
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#48
(03-08-2016, 02:43 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Poor excuse IMO - game up north doesn't start until tomorrow :-)

Spent the day working and packing, mixed news from the camp of God's county, Sidebottom is bsck but Plunkett is out
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#49
AAH Work - I remember it well !!!!!!!!!!
LE - aka John
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#50
Why do they insist on giving Broad the new cherry when Woakes is the man in form.

Ridiculous really.
Paul fondled my onion bags.
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#51
After two disappointing days, a full house is predicted for tomorrow... Hope England give them something for turning up! The only way is up.....
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#52
I think they announced on Sky yesterday just 16500 expected yesterday. Given the support not just for England but for Pakistan too questions need to be asked as to why there is not a full house for every day.
LE - aka John
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#53
Apart from Gold ticket days at Tests.... Twenty is plenty!
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#54
Good crowd and atmosphere today... I'm in the Hollies stand, expecting to see Warley somewhere with his chips!
Proud to be a Bear
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#55
Everyday should be like today.... Edgbaston is a place that deserves to be full and rocking. The EH stand was over £40 on the first two days.... twenty would have been plenty for the sake of test cricket. The icc and ecb should fund it on less appealing days.


...... right..... back to those chips ;-)
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#56
..... as at noon today (Saturday, lovely weather and the game nicely poised) the BBC report more than 10000 tickets still availabe.

Not good at all for test cricket. ... twenty is plenty. The ECB / ICC need to step in and subsidise tickets.
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#57
George D just confirmed on his twitter feed that only 14, 000 tickets sold for the Saturday of an Edgbaston test.
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#58
If there are big empty spaces at Edgbaston on a Saturday then something is really wrong and requires urgent attention.
LE - aka John
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#59
I'm afraid it's the usual issue. Is the financial structure of Test cricket designed to bring the best possible cricket to the biggest possible audience or is it designed to make as much money as possible for the ECB? We may have one view. The ECB has another.
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#60
As Boycott just said at 5.30.... Let everyone in for free tomorrow... There's enough money coming in from TV.

Seriously though £41 for the EH stand was way too much ... The empty seats prove that on a hot day with the game beautifully poised. On the fourth day, twenty would have been plenty.... Greed will kill test cricket... Without spectators and atmosphere it looses something. I don't blame the club.... The ECB and ICC are responsible for the stewardship of test cricket.
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