2018 Test series – Eng v Uganda (Nov/Dec)

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    Ian
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    Ian
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    Why are they selling tickets to this so far out?

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    Ian
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    I know they always promote that silly fast5 thing over there about 7 or 8 months out when nobody knows who’ll be in the teams. It does seem a conscious effort to get people to buy tickets before they know who’s playing. Not sure why anyone’s in a rush though. I’m pretty sure there’s always empty seats at that Copper Box every time I see it being used for a big game.

    Wonder how many people bought tickets for the Diamonds thinking Geitz, Robinson or Pettitt would be there?

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    Jinxibo
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    Christmas shopping!

    If they leave it too late everyone will have spent their money on pressies  :mocking:

     

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    Or perhaps it is to allow ample time for those of us who can’t easily get to London (Copper Box) to work out how the hell to do the journey on a Sunday! I know it carries some ‘kudos’ to play there – but with no parking and a reliance on Sunday timetabled trains (i.e. patchy at best!) – it is a pain in the arse to get to!!

     

    EN don’t half make it hard for us fans! :rolleyes:

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    Ian
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    What is the fascination with playing so many games there? What about the rest of the country???

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    albinogiraffe
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    I imagine there is some sort of deal behind the scenes?

     

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    Ian
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    Probably, but boy, not many other venues are getting a go.

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    albinogiraffe
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    very true.

    So if you live in the Midlands, lets say, (or the SW, NE or anywhere further than an hour from Liverpool or East London!) then the reality of getting to a game is all but none.

     

    the weeknight games – people wouldn’t be able to get to games after work

    Sunday – aforementioned traffic issues!

     

    Other possible venues… Leicester Arena (midlands), Wembley (West London), Manchester Arena, Worcester… and that’s just off the top of my head. There must be something in Leeds or Sheffield and you could even have a game at the Uni of Bath – really pack it out?

    Got to be better than Copper Box?

     

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    Jinxibo
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    Copperbox is the new Wembley arena for netball!

    In theory it’s served by a number of transport links, more than Wembley, so it should be easier to get too, hence no parking. All the roads around it are parking permit, so you can’t even park nearby and walk in.

    What is really annoying is there are often weekend engineering on a majority of the transport links so the lines are closed anyway.

    EN may have a deal with someone but with the Westfield shopping centre so close they are probably hoping most fans will stay over for the shops, casino and entertainment

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    Ash72
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    What is the fascination with playing so many games there? What about the rest of the country???

    Spot on!

    England netball are not bothered about the rest of the country (especially the North, which has been gradually erased from existence in netball terms)😢

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    NettySuperFan
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    This test series is going to be particularly interesting. Especially if England don’t put in there best team, Uganda are in with a chance to win a game or two. It also makes it that much more interesting as they will be playing off in the World Cup next year, and this test series could be very helpful for Uganda! Loving the closeness in world netball at the moment, I hope this series is just as close!

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    Ash72
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    This test series is going to be particularly interesting. Especially if England don’t put in there best team, Uganda are in with a chance to win a game or two. It also makes it that much more interesting as they will be playing off in the World Cup next year, and this test series could be very helpful for Uganda! Loving the closeness in world netball at the moment, I hope this series is just as close!

    I agree, I hope that England give opportunities to all of their inexperienced Roses. Uganda will put out a good team and I’d far rather watch a close, competitive game than a complete whitewash. I suppose it depends on how much pressure England Netball put on Neville to win everything. It’s such a good opportunity to give game time to players who we may have to call upon. The injury to Cobden should be a reminder of this.

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