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Online Flamingo Lane

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2020, 09:21:51 PM »
That £29 I paid for the match ticket and return travel to the ground from New Street Station was the best £29 I shall ever spend!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2020, 09:52:55 PM »
That £29 I paid for the match ticket and return travel to the ground from New Street Station was the best £29 I shall ever spend!

Fuck off!  I had to pay £33!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2020, 11:05:03 PM »
That £29 I paid for the match ticket and return travel to the ground from New Street Station was the best £29 I shall ever spend!

Fuck off!  I had to pay £33!

I went by coach and have no idea of the price but as you say it was money very well spent:)

Sadly I moved abroad and my mom had to downsize over the years so my old photos, pennant, etc have long gone. Luckily I do have a photo of 19 year old me on that grassy area in town with my shirt, flag and a box of beers. And my memories.

Last year I was in Rotterdam for one night. The next day was gloriously hot and sunny, just like 1982 so I headed over to De Kuip to reminisce. It has been modernised but I remembered a lot of it, including the outside staircases. They have a cafe / restaurant above the main entrance so I ambled up there, looked like I owned the place and went along a few corridors and tried a couple of doors, ending up in a private box with outside seats on the halfway line. Itís all seater now, but recognisable from the version we knew. I took a load of photos and the memories came flooding back.

I went into town after that and headed towards the central esplanade and the Double Diamond- now a Chinese restaurant, but still visibly the same place Villa fans had been talking about as a rallying point in the week before the game. Aside from all this Rotterdam is excellent and highly recommended for an alternative Dutch weekend to Amsterdam.

Offline Holte132

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2021, 08:36:35 AM »
Happy Rotterdam Day, everyone!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2021, 08:44:36 AM »
Was looking for this thread and couldn't find it. Happy Rotterdam Day everyone!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2021, 08:47:18 AM »
Blimey! Forty years, I'm so happy I can remember it. Happy Rotterdam day everyone.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2021, 09:00:31 AM »
Winning the league title and then the European Cup the following season; the proper way of doing it! Enjoy the anniversary Villa fans.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2021, 09:11:42 AM »
The greatest away day ever, still have my ticket framed on the wall.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2021, 09:16:58 AM »
Greatest away day(s) ever.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2021, 09:25:02 AM »
Said this before, but I stopped my dad from going.  He was offered a ticket, but I was due to be born that week so he turned it down.  I ended up coming prematurely by a fortnight.  My gran knitted me a top specially for the occasion (white with claret & blue trim), and my dad propped me up in front of the telly and made sure that I stayed awake, prodding me whenever he noticed that I might be starting to doze off.  I've got a photo of me propped up stored away for safe keeping.


Anyway - sorry for being a bugger and stopping you going, Dad, but thanks for making sure I saw it :)

Offline Holte132

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2021, 09:34:44 AM »
Blimey! Forty years, I'm so happy I can remember it. Happy Rotterdam day everyone.

39 years, but hey, who's counting?

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2021, 10:10:46 AM »
Happy Anniversary to us all!
VTWD!

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2021, 10:41:06 AM »
Greatest day in our history, next year is the big anniversary, let's hope we can give the team a hero's welcome at VP, like we did for the 25th anniversary.

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2021, 11:07:56 AM »
Happy Rotterdam Day everyone.

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Re: Happy Rotterdam Day
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2021, 11:08:09 AM »
Not so happy "Losing to Fulham in the Play Offs" Day!

 


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