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French Invasion

Offline catalanglais

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on: 01 May 2007, 01:18:56 am
Bonjour guys.  We aren't French, but we do support Les Catalans.  We have done since their first inclusion into Superleague.  We go to all their away games and Whitehaven is no exception.  As it's getting closer to the date of our meet I thought it would be a good idea to extend the hand of friendship and ask if anyone wants to meet up for beers? 

We are planning on staying over (any suggestions as to where will be gratefully received) and would love to meet some fans for a jar or two.  So, guys, sell Whitehaven to us.  Where should we go, where should we stay (we prefer b&b to hotels - we aint rich!), where should we eat, where should we drink, what should we visit?  We are in your hands!


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Reply #1 on: 01 May 2007, 01:46:11 am
whitehaven harbour
St bees (just outside of whitehaven)
the whitehaven club shop (sure someone wil give you directions for it or you could visit it on the matchday)
places to stay theres a few
nice club outside the ground called the miners for a drink or the jj mckewon bar in the ground.
places to eat i recomend zest on the harbourside lovely restaurant with excellent food. or the whittington cat in the town itself does nice food and drink. indian spice for a take away,mcdonalds
places to drink on a night out theres a witherspoons ,cap n sennys,gallaghers,sydneys bar,blue bar.
during the day witherspoons is always open

heres the accomodation link
http://www.whitehavenrl.co.uk/accommodation.php



have  a safe journey marra and enjoy your stay  ;D


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Reply #2 on: 01 May 2007, 04:39:45 pm
whitehaven harbour
St bees (just outside of whitehaven)
the whitehaven club shop (sure someone wil give you directions for it or you could visit it on the matchday)
places to stay theres a few
nice club outside the ground called the miners for a drink or the jj mckewon bar in the ground.
places to eat i recomend zest on the harbourside lovely restaurant with excellent food. or the whittington cat in the town itself does nice food and drink. indian spice for a take away,mcdonalds
places to drink on a night out theres a witherspoons ,cap n sennys,gallaghers,sydneys bar,blue bar.
during the day witherspoons is always open

heres the accomodation link
http://www.whitehavenrl.co.uk/accommodation.php



have  a safe journey marra and enjoy your stay  ;D


if you are true RL supporters, on match day give the minres club<outside the ground> a total and utter miss, as this club has nothing to do with whitehaven rl or indeed rl on a whole, you will be made more than welcome in the bar inside the ground, where all money made is for the club!!

hope to see you 13/5/07!!

the reverand, big mac

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And just cause you don't like it, don't mean it ain't no good


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Reply #3 on: 01 May 2007, 04:56:04 pm
There is a travelode on the outskirts of the Town. However do not go into the miners club outside the ground as they have nothing to do with the club.

If you are coming on Saturday it is worth visiting Wasdale home to Englands 3 biggest mountains and deepest lake.

For food on Saturday nite try Blue in whitehaven the food is good and well priced.

You are also welcome to come to the Rec on the saturday nite, we are having a party down there so you will get to meet some fans

Monte



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Reply #4 on: 01 May 2007, 05:17:30 pm
most fans go in the miners
bramley
dewsbury
halifax
cas in 2005
widnes last season
doncaster


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Reply #5 on: 01 May 2007, 06:44:33 pm
Can you get it into your head that promoting the miners club will bring NOTHING into the clubs coffers.

Monte


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Reply #6 on: 01 May 2007, 06:49:20 pm
I  think  the  Chase  hotel  is  as  good  a  place  as  any  to  stop.  Relation's  stopped  last  year  and  it  wasn't  a  bad  rate  for  a  room.

Also  your  within  walking  distance  to  most  pubs/clubs  and  restaurants  so  getting  a  taxi  wouldn't  be  needed.  And  of  course  the  Recre  just  2 minutes  away.


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Reply #7 on: 15 May 2007, 12:59:53 am
Thank you all for your hospitality.  We had a great day out, even if the drive home was bleak.  Cheers for arranging for the rain to start while we were in the queue for an ice cream!

It was good to meet some Whitehaven fans and we wish you all the success in the world.  One word of caution though - if we played like that every week we'd never have beaten Saints (last year), Leeds or Bradford.  I can only apologise for the shocking display of dropped balls and knock ons.  Some people might say that they were too relaxed, after all it was an NL1 team - easy.  I prefer to think that at your intimate ground the shear numbers and volume of your fans intimidated them a little.  Keep the faith and keep shouting!


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Reply #8 on: 15 May 2007, 01:23:17 am
CHEERS FOR DA KIND WORDS MATE HOPEFULLY SEE U NEXT YEAR IN SL


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Reply #9 on: 15 May 2007, 06:45:15 pm
catalan fans view on whitehaven

Arriving in town, we had a brief stroll whilst looking for a suitable feeding hole. The town has clearly seen better days. The docks aren't busy these days and for all the trappings of your average town - Costa Coffee and myriad mobile phone shops - there's a run-down feel. Whether that's me projecting or not, I don't know. It doesn't seem to be doing the locals any harm as we found out on entering the Whittington Cat, a pub recommended by a contact we'd made at the club. Drinks ordered and chat had, we surveyed the menu. For a fiver, you could eat as much as you could possibly shove down yourself. A gammon steak with egg came with a mountain of chips that defeated it's purchaser. The all-day breakfasts were a challenge too. You won't get that much grub for a fiver in Leeds, and no mistaking. Seek it out if you're in the area. The locals love to talk about the game as well.

Up to the club for some pre-match drinks. As mentioned, this is a club which has been on the fringes of promotion to the big league on a few occasions lately. However, the ground is clearly not up to code. It's rusting corrugated iron, thick moss on the rooves, shaky looking terracing. It has the feel of a club much lower down the ladder, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's no pretention. No heirs or graces. It's a good, honest club populated with passionate and caring fans. It's brilliant. There's no ?5 dog burgers for sale, but there is an ice-cream van, no matter how incrongruous three of our party looked eating ice-cream in a force 10 gale and a biblical downpour which started at half-time and hasn't really stopped yet.

And they've got a decent side who pushed an out-of-sorts Dragons all the way. I hope they win the league. They'll need to do some serious work doing on the ground to be admitted to the top flight, some toilets would be a start, but I want them to achieve. It's a great club and I wish them every success. This is what Rugby League is all about.

A huge thanks to Paul at the club for the tickets and hospitality, and to the players and staff of both clubs for stopping and chatting. I half reckon Stacey Jones might still be signing stuff for the local kids.


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Reply #10 on: 15 May 2007, 06:50:56 pm
as iv told everyone the ground is lettin us down badly and must be sorted asap the team is doing great but the ground needs updated now


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Reply #11 on: 15 May 2007, 10:19:35 pm
Stacey jones was a true gentleman for what he did signing atographs


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Reply #12 on: 15 May 2007, 10:45:00 pm
he was stood for a good 20-30 mins signing autographs and having his photo taken


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Reply #13 on: 15 May 2007, 11:43:29 pm
Did anyone get a photo of Alex Chang in his tight spankly top and tights, champ wants it for some reason ?

Monte


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Reply #14 on: 16 May 2007, 12:15:00 am
i didnt get a pic of it but i saw him in it training on sat he looked a right idiot (wouldnt say it to his face mind)