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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2012, 10:41:37 AM »
Band wagon fans Grid., were they talking smack about the win against us?

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2012, 01:24:21 PM »
No, they were a pretty quiet crowd.

The most disturbing part was the lack of 49er jerseys around this year. I hope it is because it was announced we are going to play next year that 49er fans might have stayed away but I saw far less RED this year than last  ??? :(


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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2012, 01:34:28 PM »
That is odd considering the hype surrounding the team since H turned it around...

Can't wait to see your pictures!

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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2012, 07:39:43 AM »
We didn't go to the tailgate party at Trafalgar Square on Saturday and the game was a letdown (as usual :()

I don't know if it would have been different if the game had been competitive but for a crowd of 84,004 this was an unusually silent game. Loads of people - event Patriot fans - left the stadium at halftime  ???

NFL London 2012 - Patriots vs Rams National Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asPh08pR8lQ

The person filming this must have been sitting some 20-25 metres higher than myself (angle the same)

That is odd considering the hype surrounding the team since H turned it around...

Can't wait to see your pictures!

You don't feel "the hype" over here. The fans are there but the everyday talk is still about soccer  ::) 

I have very few pics from the game (except a few cheerleader pics)

I think the crowds next year will be more concentrated as "there is something to choose from" so if you have any interest in either matchup you are more likely to go there, so Vikings (plenty this year) and Steeler (not many) will probably be few and far apart next October......

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2012, 02:00:11 PM »
NFL experience still a puzzling, exciting one for Londoners

Sunday's game sold out, and most of the 84,000 fans appeared to be confused, bemused and ultimately enthused. There seemed to be collective puzzlement over the (many) pass interference penalties, the concept of reviewing calls and especially the arrhythmic pacing, as there are no commercial breaks (and, for that matter, few stops in play) in soccer. And there was a sense that the presentational aids -- the "Hip Hop Hooray," the air-canoning of t-shirts, the cheerleaders -- were fun, but took away from the action.

The philistines who crack on soccer because of the paucity of scoring had a good laugh today. Think Manchester United scoring two goals in the first 12 minutes of their game Sunday was a heavy offensive output?

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/jon_wertheim/10/28/nfl-london/index.html#ixzz2Ao3sZf9Q


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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2012, 02:00:08 PM »
What the NFL needs to do imo is bring some marquee matchups to Wembley. 49ers vs. Giants, Packers vs. Bears, Cowbos-49ers, Jets-Patriots, Ravens-Steelers, Giants-Cowboys and so on. Jags-49ers looks like another blow-out.

Having said that, I think the Saints-Chargers and niners-Broncos were pretty good games. 
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2012, 02:31:00 PM »
Do they not do that because they do not want to pull 2 hugely popular teams out of the country at the same time ie. 49ers vs Giants, Ravens vs Steelers?


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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2012, 02:43:44 PM »
What the NFL needs to do imo is bring some marquee matchups to Wembley. 49ers vs. Giants, Packers vs. Bears, Cowbos-49ers, Jets-Patriots, Ravens-Steelers, Giants-Cowboys and so on. Jags-49ers looks like another blow-out.

Having said that, I think the Saints-Chargers and niners-Broncos were pretty good games. 

I don't think either of this marquee matchups willl happen?  Neither Ravens nor Steelers would ever accept "home field" in London in that division rivalry?

I think we'll continue to see AFC v NFC for a good time to come.....

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« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2012, 04:34:31 PM »
If that were indeed the case Grid., might the Commish. get involved and give them incentive to make that trip ie. maybe each team and it's players get a bonus or maybe an added late round draft pick?  Just ideas.

It sure would benefit the league to see for Ex. Ravens vs Steelers (always great games) or 49ers vs Cow-Gurls.......

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« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2012, 12:31:01 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2012, 03:09:21 PM »
If that were indeed the case Grid., might the Commish. get involved and give them incentive to make that trip ie. maybe each team and it's players get a bonus or maybe an added late round draft pick?  Just ideas.

It sure would benefit the league to see for Ex. Ravens vs Steelers (always great games) or 49ers vs Cow-Gurls.......

I don't think you could move a marquee matchup like Ravens-Steelers, Packers-Bears without creating more frustration with local fan bases than you can gain abroad. I could not imagine watching one of these matchups without a committed (hostile) crowd and while I think Europeans are continously underestimated concerning the knowledge and passion for the game it is hard for a Patriots or Vikings fan to commit themselves to that degree........

IMO The league will be better off for continuing the current AFC v NFC format but looking for more even matchups....

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« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2012, 01:43:03 PM »
I agree but can you imagine if that stadium was filled to capacity with fans of both teams ie. Packers, Vikes, Ravens, Steelers, NINERS, Cowboys? 

That would be an event.

Thing is though prob. only 1/3 would be the actual usa fans from those cities.

The rest would be Europeans so it would be much less raucous!

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2012, 03:11:50 PM »


That would be an event.

Thing is though prob. only 1/3 would be the actual usa fans from those cities.

The rest would be Europeans so it would be much less raucous!
Yeah,those Europeans are such a passive bunch when it comes to sporting events ,lol
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« Reply #49 on: November 03, 2012, 03:16:59 PM »


That would be an event.

Thing is though prob. only 1/3 would be the actual usa fans from those cities.

The rest would be Europeans so it would be much less raucous!
Yeah,those Europeans are such a passive bunch when it comes to sporting events ,lol

lol it's football not soccer T.! :)

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2012, 04:02:47 PM »
Next year will be interesting as fans have something to choose from.....

It was reported in London that ticket sales would begin after Thanksgiving!
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2012, 04:36:45 PM »
I bet our game will sell out fast so hurry up Grid.! :)

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« Reply #52 on: November 03, 2012, 04:55:13 PM »
I bet our game will sell out fast so hurry up Grid.! :)

LOL. 80,000+ available......I don't think so  ;)   I'll see what's available and see what kind of seats I can get. There has to be money left for whatever they organize extra like the riverboat cruise



when we played the Broncos  ;)

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #53 on: November 03, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
Yes don't want to miss out on the river boat cruise fun! :)

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2012, 03:56:15 AM »
Is your pulse down yet, Grid?

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2012, 08:10:30 AM »
Is your pulse down yet, Grid?



From what.....the pic above is from 2 years ago if that is what you were referring to  ;D


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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2012, 01:13:39 PM »
Is your pulse down yet, Grid?



From what.....the pic above is from 2 years ago if that is what you were referring to  ;D



Any new eye candy from this last trip Grid.?

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2012, 05:23:00 PM »
Is your pulse down yet, Grid?



From what.....the pic above is from 2 years ago if that is what you were referring to  ;D



I know. But for a man your age meeting those cheerbabes must have been a very hard experience ;)
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2012, 09:45:14 AM »
Is your pulse down yet, Grid?

From what.....the pic above is from 2 years ago if that is what you were referring to  ;D


I know. But for a man your age meeting those cheerbabes must have been a very hard experience ;)

Oh, it was  :)

No, we did not take part in the official tailgate party and missed the cheerleader performances there. You'll have to wait until next year....

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #59 on: December 12, 2012, 04:16:37 PM »
Well, hotel is booked and game tickets are paid for! October 2013 can't come too soon!

How about it Grid? Are you set up yet?
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2012, 01:01:32 PM »
Well, hotel is booked and game tickets are paid for! October 2013 can't come too soon!

How about it Grid? Are you set up yet?

I didn't think you could buy tickets unless you bought for both games yet......??

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2012, 04:20:06 PM »
Single game club tickets became available last week, via nfl
All sideline tickets were gone though so we got ours via a travelagent. Expensive but worth it :)
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2012, 09:06:47 PM »
I had not considered going through a travelagent.....

I expect to be all over the tickets released on January 11

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« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2012, 04:42:18 PM »
I think Club level is all sold out...
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« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2012, 10:01:30 AM »
We'll see what becomes available in January  :)

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« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2012, 02:56:45 PM »
You can also visit:

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I've used them for soccer trips to Barcelona and Chelsea the last couple of yearsrs and everything was fine. Hotels too.
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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2012, 04:23:29 PM »
Those prices are more than we paid for whole trip this year. I think I'll wait for January......

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« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2012, 02:39:14 PM »
It is fairly exspensive I agree but I really wanted sideline tickets at the Club level this time and this was the only way to get that - as far as I know at least.

We're staying two nights this time and at the same hotel we used this year for the trip to Chelsea and Stamford Bridge. I hope there's something NFL/49ers related going on the day before the game. I want to meet up with some cheerleaders too!!
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2013, 01:27:10 PM »
Tickets bought!

Managed to get a pair of Upper Sideline (first 20 rows) ones. 

The guys I normally go with weren't up for watching a blowout, so we also got tickets to the Vikings-Steelers game.  Just need to sort the travel and accommodation now.

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Re: 49ers at Wembley 2013
« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2013, 10:10:00 AM »
I got 6 tickets in block 218, row 14, seats 109-104  :)

I have confirmations from several 49er fans on facebook so I know block 215, 217 will be crowded by 9er fans and Cains (a former 'Diser) will be in 518 (the level above 218)