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deftones_eagle 21-01-2010 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jazman
Welcome fella. And thanks for reopening those wounds for me ... :sob: I agree though thethe Vikes were pretty good last week and I kind of have a soft spot for the underdog so that would be the Jets for me ... but good god, don't choose the Pats, make your own decision ... maybe a team that doesn't have any support on here would be good ... :D

There is a special event at Indigo at the O2 that you have to apply for tickets on NFLUK website but you have to be very lucky to get in ... other than that I think some of the guys on here know some places ...


Thanks for the nice welcome....I mean, I spent a lot of time in New England as the gf is from Vermont. But i dont really have a 'connection' with them. I fancy backing the jets, they're 8-1 on Stan James. Do they really have no chance of winning?!

To be honest I'll probably end up staying up and watching the game at home with a few beers. I'm working till 9.30pm and by the time I get home it'll only be an hour or so till kick off. it is a 11.30 gmt kick off, right?

I do need to find myself a team though.

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:03 PM

Be careful there Oz, you'll be mistaken for someone really boring :D

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by sLlll
Mr Swan, look I'll try and call a truce with you. You've vented your anger and threw all your insults. I can take it.

How about I don't insult you and you ignore me as best as possible?

By the way, in my defence you had called Yankees fans wankers, so I thought I'd see how far I could go with reversing a statement like that. Oh and you Philly fans are always on the case of the Dallas Cowboys, it seemed like open season.

To be honest it would be nice to have a proper conversation with you about the NFL without the sarcy(sp?) comments

oz_da II 21-01-2010 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sLlll
Be careful there Oz, you'll be mistaken for someone really boring :D

You've got that covered by a mile...

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:05 PM

Who was it on here who was a dab hand at the old graphics? I'm the leader of our Church Youth group and in desperate need of someone fairly creative and good at designing logo's on a PC to knock something up for us.

jazman 21-01-2010 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by deftones_eagle
Thanks for the nice welcome....I mean, I spent a lot of time in New England as the gf is from Vermont. But i dont really have a 'connection' with them. I fancy backing the jets, they're 8-1 on Stan James. Do they really have no chance of winning?!

To be honest I'll probably end up staying up and watching the game at home with a few beers. I'm working till 9.30pm and by the time I get home it'll only be an hour or so till kick off. it is a 11.30 gmt kick off, right?

I do need to find myself a team though.

Not a problem. It's nice to have some fresh input. The Jets have a chance, just like any underdog. I didn't think they would beat the Bengals let alone the Chargers. And it has been done before ...

Ignore Oz, I didn't chose the Cowboys for the money. I sat there on the first night NFL was shown in the UK wuth my old man and we both chose a team we liked the look of and have stuck with them ever since. Neither of us had any allegience to any part of the US as neither had or since been there ... Watch NFLUK on Five Saturday morning, they have been running the rule over all the teams so far this season, kind of an introduction to them all to help new fans decide. I think it's on the NFLUK website as well somewhere ...

I will nominate the Houston Texans for you. No one on here follows them but are an up and coming team, just missed out on the play offs this year :p

jazman 21-01-2010 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
Who was it on here who was a dab hand at the old graphics? I'm the leader of our Church Youth group and in desperate need of someone fairly creative and good at designing logo's on a PC to knock something up for us.

Strathers is your man :p

Benzhiyi 21-01-2010 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by deftones_eagle
Just starting really getting into NFL (due to my girlfriend being from the States and wearing me down over the last 18 months to watch it!) She follows the Patriots, but as they're out I'm kinda wanting the Jets to win this weekend. Saying that I watched the Vikings game Sunday night and they looked awesome.

There's only one real sports team in New England. And it plays baseball.

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by oz_da II
You've got that covered by a mile...

But I live in your shadow regarding this

:S: :S: :S:

;) :D :clown:

ardeo 21-01-2010 12:38 PM

Hi Deftones.

I'd suggest picking a team that is reasonable that you can find some connection with. Anyone that finished last season between 7-9 and 9-7 is worth starting your support off with. Anyone below that is probably a bit sucky and anyone above and your glory hunting a bit.

Agree that supporting someone not supported by any of us would be good for the board. Too many Eagles, Cowboys and Pats fans as it is.

Thinking I might make Seahawks my second team, there definitely crap enough.

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
To be honest it would be nice to have a proper conversation with you about the NFL without the sarcy(sp?) comments

OK, for you;-

Chaps, I won't be buying a ticket for the SF Denver game as I believe I can get a 30 ticket on the day. If I miss out I've got a friend that lives around the Preston Road that'll go visit for a beer.

I don't rate this game and am disappointed that the NFL have given us two teams that I can't see drawing out a big turnout. I really believe only 78,000 people turned up at Wembley last. In my corner seat/ third tier (65) there were loads of gaps.

Many touts would have held onto tickets for that game. The teams and pricing didn't justify every seat being taken.

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
Who was it on here who was a dab hand at the old graphics? I'm the leader of our Church Youth group and in desperate need of someone fairly creative and good at designing logo's on a PC to knock something up for us.

A church man - respect :p

oz_da II 21-01-2010 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ardeo
Thinking I might make Seahawks my second team, there definitely crap enough.

It has to be the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by sLlll
OK, for you;-

Chaps, I won't be buying a ticket for the SF Denver game as I believe I can get a 30 ticket on the day. If I miss out I've got a friend that lives around the Preston Road that'll go visit for a beer.

I don't rate this game and am disappointed that the NFL have given us two teams that I can't see drawing out a big turnout. I really believe only 78,000 people turned up at Wembley last. In my corner seat/ third tier (65) there were loads of gaps.

Many touts would have held onto tickets for that game. The teams and pricing didn't justify every seat being taken.

I have to disagree with this Sllll, I think the 49ers got a huge following back in the 80's and early 90's so them alone will draw a lot of excitement. I also think the Bronco's although finishing poorly are a good up and coming team that a lot of new NFL fans over here might look to adopt as "their team". With good draft picks this could be a huge game, and of course, a huge game that the niners will win.

The NFLUK director geezer also said that they would look at reducing the cost of tickets as there may well be two games and they'd probably need to in order to fill Wembley twice, I hope this is the case as I really would like to go to both. The way the guy was talking at the weekend, I'd be very surprised if there isn't a second game this year.

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by sLlll
A church man - respect :p

Indeedy! This is my first shot at leadership so trying to get everything perfect.

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by deftones_eagle
Thanks for the nice welcome....I mean, I spent a lot of time in New England as the gf is from Vermont. But i dont really have a 'connection' with them. I fancy backing the jets, they're 8-1 on Stan James. Do they really have no chance of winning?!

To be honest I'll probably end up staying up and watching the game at home with a few beers. I'm working till 9.30pm and by the time I get home it'll only be an hour or so till kick off. it is a 11.30 gmt kick off, right?

I do need to find myself a team though.

Why not adopt one of the teams coming to Wembley as your team? That way you have 10 months to learn about the game, learn about your team and come October you'll be able to see them in action. I'd highly recommend the 49ers! They are my second team and I really cannot wait to see them in action. I might even have to treat myself to a Crabtree jersey, although being an Eagles fan I'd struggle to wear any other Jersey and would probably rather represent Philly at Wembley.

Swanny32 21-01-2010 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ardeo
Hi Deftones.

I'd suggest picking a team that is reasonable that you can find some connection with. Anyone that finished last season between 7-9 and 9-7 is worth starting your support off with. Anyone below that is probably a bit sucky and anyone above and your glory hunting a bit.

Agree that supporting someone not supported by any of us would be good for the board. Too many Eagles, Cowboys and Pats fans as it is.

Thinking I might make Seahawks my second team, there definitely crap enough.

I'm going to follow the 49ers a lot more closely next season, with you adopting the Seahawks as your second team, I do believe that would put us in direct competition in the NFC West!

jazman 21-01-2010 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
I have to disagree with this Sllll, I think the 49ers got a huge following back in the 80's and early 90's so them alone will draw a lot of excitement. I also think the Bronco's although finishing poorly are a good up and coming team that a lot of new NFL fans over here might look to adopt as "their team". With good draft picks this could be a huge game, and of course, a huge game that the niners will win.

The NFLUK director geezer also said that they would look at reducing the cost of tickets as there may well be two games and they'd probably need to in order to fill Wembley twice, I hope this is the case as I really would like to go to both. The way the guy was talking at the weekend, I'd be very surprised if there isn't a second game this year.

You were never going to match last years match up to be honest, Tampa a poor team against arguably the team of the decade who are again arguably the most supported team in the UK ... I like this years match up and will definately be going. However, I will not go to both ... and that is the key when they talk about having a team in the UK. It's all well and good having a regular season game over here once a season, potentially twice ... but to have a team here and guaranteeing eight games could very well prove to be the issue - could they fill Wembley for all eight game? I don't doubt it against the top sides but against teams like the Bucs, Rams, Browns etc ... I don't think so. And has been said before, most fans who already follow NFL have their team which they will not change ellegience to ...

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
I have to disagree with this Sllll, I think the 49ers got a huge following back in the 80's and early 90's so them alone will draw a lot of excitement. I also think the Bronco's although finishing poorly are a good up and coming team that a lot of new NFL fans over here might look to adopt as "their team". With good draft picks this could be a huge game, and of course, a huge game that the niners will win.

The NFLUK director geezer also said that they would look at reducing the cost of tickets as there may well be two games and they'd probably need to in order to fill Wembley twice, I hope this is the case as I really would like to go to both. The way the guy was talking at the weekend, I'd be very surprised if there isn't a second game this year.

I agree that SF should have a following, just that I think I'm going to get a cheaper ticket than 65 from a tout next time.

When I saw the Cowboys Detroit in the mid 90's at Wembley even then the touts had tickets at 5 when I'd bought mine for 15.

For me SF Den hasn't got me excited much, glad for you guys that it has :D

sLlll 21-01-2010 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Swanny32
Indeedy! This is my first shot at leadership so trying to get everything perfect.

Good luck! The kids of today come across worse than I do ;)


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