Army v Navy 2011

#1
Apparently there is still to be a meeting about the event with all key stakeholders and the Police but at the moment, the annual pilgramage to HQ isn't on the Bank Holiday weekend and also clashes with a Harlequins V Saracens game at the Stoop.

Seems bonkers to me, why change the day of the game when the crowds have been getting bigger year on year & couple in the fact that the long weekend allows those in BF(G) to get over & back easier too.....
 
#3
It better be that weekend. I've booked the time off, a hotel room, some ukranian hookers, and a flight.
 
#4
Yep, its on the 7th & I realise that that has been published all along. Assumption being all that it is I was just pointing out that its not the BH weekend. Also, that travel is going to be chaotic with the Quins game over the road. No Rosebine parking, train station rammed with about another 10K of punters (granted that would only be like a normal international day but then we all know that AvN is ever so different!). Am guessing that the pubs will be even stricter on entry and more likely to close to get people to naff off!
 
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#5
Yep, its on the 7th & I realise that that has been published all along. Assumption being all that it is I was just pointing out that its not the BH weekend. Also, that travel is going to be chaotic with the Quins game over the road. No Rosebine parking, train station rammed with about another 10K of punters (granted that would only be like a normal international day but then we all know that AvN is ever so different!). Am guessing that the pubs will be even stricter on entry and more likely to close to get people to naff off!
Regulars to the stoop will know the access across the fields, so it won't make too much difference on roads for pedestrians.

The trains will be busier though, and the pubs :(
 
#10
So, even more reason for the fun police to clamp down on everthing do to 'public safety' concerns. Are Internationals policed/stewarded to the same degree?
 
#13
p_t Army Navy is a different beast to International days. Assuming both are 3pm KOs then most Internationals see people turning up in the area around mid day at the earliest and having a coupl nearby before going into the grounds to drink. AvN sees Squaddies and Matelots banging on hostelry doors as soon as possible and getting lashed. If they see the game at all its generally through very drunken eyes. There are seldom arrests on either day but we do seem to be less inhibited when it comes to peeing in public spaces and streaking during the match. Also most punters start to fritter away after the match when England are playing as opposed to carrying on the motion with AvN
 
#14
p_t Army Navy is a different beast to International days. Assuming both are 3pm KOs then most Internationals see people turning up in the area around mid day at the earliest and having a coupl nearby before going into the grounds to drink. AvN sees Squaddies and Matelots banging on hostelry doors as soon as possible and getting lashed. If they see the game at all its generally through very drunken eyes. There are seldom arrests on either day but we do seem to be less inhibited when it comes to peeing in public spaces and streaking during the match. Also most punters start to fritter away after the match when England are playing as opposed to carrying on the motion with AvN
I appreciate all of the above but I take exception to been treated like a 5 year old schoolboy on the annual school trip! '

Hold hands now children and keep away from the edge of the pavement'
 
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I appreciate all of the above but I take exception to been treated like a 5 year old schoolboy on the annual school trip! '

Hold hands now children and keep away from the edge of the pavement'
That doesn't normally happen, and the road is almost perdestrianised, bar for the roundabout. The local PCSOs, and Old Bill are usually pretty good. I've never seen any grief with the Police
 
#16
That doesn't normally happen, and the road is almost perdestrianised, bar for the roundabout. The local PCSOs, and Old Bill are usually pretty good. I've never seen any grief with the Police
Year before last they were OTT with their heavy handedness...I for one had some jumped up 12 year old lookalike PC berating me for stepping off the pavement, my mate (who at the time was a QM) got berated by him for asking him what I'd done wrong. I also saw about 6 Plod jump on a bloke who was accused of fighting (this later ended up with apologies from the Old Bill).
I think they're just jealous that if it was and Old Bill rugby match no ****** would turn up.
 
#17
Year before last they were OTT with their heavy handedness...I for one had some jumped up 12 year old lookalike PC berating me for stepping off the pavement, my mate (who at the time was a QM) got berated by him for asking him what I'd done wrong. I also saw about 6 Plod jump on a bloke who was accused of fighting (this later ended up with apologies from the Old Bill).
I think they're just jealous that if it was and Old Bill rugby match no ****** would turn up.
That's what I'm talking about.
 
#18
Best bet to avoid the mayhem that is twickenham town centre and the bladder bursting walk to the ground is to go to Richmond. Pubs less rammed but still a good atmosphere and free bus direct to the ground from outside the Orange Tree.

Do they still have that huge towed porta thunderboxes thingy near the station at twickenham on matchday. Last time we drank in twickenham before the match one of the lads thought it highly amusing to rock the footer back and forth with amusing maps of Africa all round for the ruperts in their beige slacks.
 
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#19
Year before last they were OTT with their heavy handedness...I for one had some jumped up 12 year old lookalike PC berating me for stepping off the pavement, my mate (who at the time was a QM) got berated by him for asking him what I'd done wrong. I also saw about 6 Plod jump on a bloke who was accused of fighting (this later ended up with apologies from the Old Bill).
I think they're just jealous that if it was and Old Bill rugby match no ****** would turn up.
For stepping off the pavement?? Every year thus far we've walked up the middle of the road, with everyone else. Perhaps they just dont like you?
 
#20
For stepping off the pavement?? Every year thus far we've walked up the middle of the road, with everyone else. Perhaps they just dont like you?
IIRC it was more so on the way back out of the stadium. Saw very little sign of 'common sense' policing. Fair enough if a guy can hardly stand and is staggering into the middle of the road but that wasn't the case (not until Covent Garden much later in the day).
 
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