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Clermont Away
Westhorndonsarrie (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 03:29
Hello all, new to this message board.
Just have a couple of questions about Clermont away?

1.) Do we know when tickets will become available and where to purchase?
2.) Are people flying into Lyon (if using flights)? And how are you getting to Clermont from there?

Thanks in advance!

 
Re: Clermont Away
JuliaP (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 06:30
I am flying to Lyon on the Friday and then getting the train from there to Clermont. Well I say I am getting the train but I currently can't book the train due to some clitch inthe system. But if anyone else is flying in on the early flight from Luton and then hiring a car I amhappy to share petrol costs if you have a spare seat.

 
Re: Clermont Away
JO'G (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 11:52
Just to advise that after a long wait the Rail tickets to Clermont are now available

8:30 -4:40 on Saturday
5:55 - 12:30 on Monday so just a 1/2 day off work



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Re: Clermont Away
DublinSarrie (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 12:34
Which area of the city is best to stay in? I can see the stadium is out of town a bit, but any advice on orientation, travelling around, bars etc. would be appreciated.

Thanks!

 
Re: Clermont Away
Waldo (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 12:54
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JO'G
Just to advise that after a long wait the Rail tickets to Clermont are now available
8:30 -4:40 on Saturday
5:55 - 12:30 on Monday so just a 1/2 day off work

Is that Eurostar Jeremy ?

Saturday is daytime right - not an overnight train .

 
Re: Clermont Away
Pimpernel44 (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 14:46
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DublinSarrie
Which area of the city is best to stay in? I can see the stadium is out of town a bit, but any advice on orientation, travelling around, bars etc. would be appreciated.
Thanks!

It's not that far out of town. Last time we went we stayed right in the centre (of Clermont, not Montferrand) and took the tram to the stadium, easy and cheap (ticket machines on the platforms), took about ten minutes. Walked back due to massive queues for the trams post-match.

The historic centre is very compact and easily walkable.

Delirium has more Belgian beers than you can shake a stick at, very lively and studenty. Be careful, those beers are dangerous!

There's a bar in the cathedral square that does a big Saracens welcome with discounted beer if you're wearing your black and red. You can't miss it, it'll be festooned with Sarries flags. It will also be showing any other European games that happen to be on't telly. It's nothing special otherwise though.

For something a little different grub-wise I can recommend Le Petit Tandoori, in a narrow old-town street in the pedestrianised zone. Not Indian, Pakistani. It really is very, very petit!

 
Re: Clermont Away
DublinSarrie (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 16:15
Thanks P44, that's great.

Our train gets in around 17.30 on Saturday, so looking forward to seeing a few Sarries supporters for beers etc.over the weekend.

Cheers!

 
Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 17:44
Waldo its eurostar & sncf
We are going out on sat 8-30 coming back 10-28 on mon morning!
Jeremy wants to do a half day at work



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Re: Clermont Away
saracen1971 (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 18:39
The SSA will be having their Christmas party at Cafe Pascal on the sat night.. be fantastic to see as many if you there as possible.. there is a brewery tour before from 5pm.

Lots of us heading out sat AM and staying in Novotel Suites and Oceana till Monday AM

 
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WheresMeLunch (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 20:21
With the brewery tour it is FREE!! If more than 10 Sarries go then it will be a Sarries only tour.

 
Re: Clermont Away
saracen1971 (IP Logged)
12 October, 2017 21:14
So we were asked in our trailer on Sunday a few questions about the trip for Clermont so this is obviously on peoples minds! We already have a few plans but we know we can't rest on our laurels.

Our good friend Ken Lane has arranged a lovely brewery tour for us around the wonderful micro brewery Bieres le plan B in 32 Avenue de la Libération . The Tour will start at 5pm and is free and will be SSA only providing at least 10 of us go(not a problem I suspect). It lasts an hour to an hour and half.

As they will need to know numbers I've set up a Facebook Event if you'd like to go please sign yourself up.

The Brewery is a 20 min walk, shortr taxi ride from Cafe Pascal where we will be holding the SSA Christmas Party!

[www.bieres-leplanb.com]

 
Re: Clermont Away
King Zak (IP Logged)
13 October, 2017 08:57
Just booked the train from London to Clermont on voyages-sncf; £118 return, out Friday back Monday



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Re: Clermont Away
primavesi (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 15:10
Flights (Madrid to Clermont via Paris) and hotel (Mercure) now booked. Arriving saturday afternoon and leaving Monday at about the same time.

Not a convenient trip considering kick off time but its on the rugby bucket list and never no when we will draw them again.

Can´t wait.

 
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Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 15:48
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primavesi
Flights (Madrid to Clermont via Paris) and hotel (Mercure) now booked. Arriving saturday afternoon and leaving Monday at about the same time.
Not a convenient trip considering kick off time but its on the rugby bucket list and never no when we will draw them again.

Can´t wait.

Probably next season if we play them in final!! smiling smiley
Top effort from Madrid!



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Re: Clermont Away
Innings (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 19:03
And on this matter, can anyone shed light on the ticket situation? Their website shows nothing about this game. I've got an hotel, but would rather have a ticket before booking trains etc.



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Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 19:06
We just went ahead & booked hotel & then train
We generally do it this way for every euro trip & have always picked up tickets easily!



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Re: Clermont Away
saracen1971 (IP Logged)
16 October, 2017 19:58
SSA in negotiations with the club about the allocation as of today. We will have details soon I hope and will share via all the usual channels

We will all need to sit together if we have even the slightest chance of being heard !

 
Re: Clermont Away
primavesi (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 07:33
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We will all need to sit together if we have even the slightest chance of being heard !

Agreed, and preferably quite near the pitch as well..

What are the usual channels in this case? Will SSA and sarries on tour coordinate on this one? Like you say, it makes sense to try and get 1 single group together.

 
Re: Clermont Away
To Mega Therion (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 07:58
Sarries on Tour? Do me a favour. Why would any organisation purportedly representing its club's supporters block some of said supporters on Twitter and Facebook? And does SoT give the opportunity for those who use it to benefit from the events and other things that come with the sponsorship of Calum Clark? Or is it only for a few self-appointed leaders?

For the record, I'm not a member of the SSA who, as far as I can see, does a great job and is democratic, has elected officials, a constitution and publishes its accounts. SoT's clandestine existence, made all the more so by those social media bans, looks to me, at least, like a few people after some freebies at the expense of others.



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Re: Clermont Away
Coughie (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 08:17
An interesting way of starting a debate.

2+2=5 irrationality from you, Jason.



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Re: Clermont Away
To Mega Therion (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 08:29
Steve, I've seen the MO first hand in a previous incarnation of the SSA where individuals took the mick with the finances and the fringe benefits.This smacks of the same.



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Re: Clermont Away
primavesi (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 08:45
Lol, was just trying to find out what the plan for tickets is, but if people want to get personal gripes off their chests then fair enough as well.

I don´t really care who sources the tickets, I just want some reasonable seats with a decent number of sarries fans so we can support the team. I know that our travelling support is considerably up since Sot started and several players have commented that they have noticed and that it makes a difference.

 
Re: Clermont Away
To Mega Therion (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 09:04
I'd argue that support is up since SoT came about, although I am willing to concede that it is more visible and audible due to better concentration of the same.

The SoT website says "please follow on Facebook or Twitter" yet I know for a fact that they are blocking Saracens supporters who, presumably, don't share the world view of the two main protagonists. As for "..or just find one of us at the Wolfpack bus" it's not unlike buying a car from a vendor you'd meet at a motorway service station.



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Re: Clermont Away
Squawker2 (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 09:09
If you have some views on SoT/SSA (or the breakdown of roles between them), then please start a separate thread for it. If it can be done in a non-rant fashion by both (or however many) sides it might actually be helpful - but it's not helpful for this specific thread!



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Re: Clermont Away
To Mega Therion (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 09:32
Back on topic: I will buy from the club when the allocation comes in and not through a third party.



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Re: Clermont Away
EdgwareSarries (IP Logged)
17 October, 2017 19:34
Am close to booking EuroStar and hotels as the prices seem fairly reasonable at the moment for Sat 16th to Mon 18th but am unsure of how quickly Sarries allocation will sell out so feel it's a bit of a gamble!

Anyone reckon there's a chance Sarries will run a package including ticket now that they've signed up with Thomas Cook Sport this season?

Thanks



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Re: Clermont Away
primavesi (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 07:13
I honestly do not think tickets will be an issue Edgware. I have never heard of an away game in France where Sarries fans used up the allocation of tickets.

 
Re: Clermont Away
JO'G (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 08:03
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primavesi
I honestly do not think tickets will be an issue Edgware. I have never heard of an away game in France where Sarries fans used up the allocation of tickets.
we didn't even use our allocation up in Lyon


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Re: Clermont Away
Pimpernel44 (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 08:10
Nope, not a snowball's chance in hell of the Sarries allocation selling out.

 
Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 08:13
Some supporters may buy through Clermont but I’d be surprised to see more than 500 of is out there



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Re: Clermont Away
DublinSarrie (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 09:24
what's our allocation been like at ASM in terms of seat location in the past? are away fans normally stuck up in the gods behind the sticks? what's the likelihood of getting 3 seats in a half-decent location together?

 
Re: Clermont Away
King Zak (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 14:26
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DublinSarrie
what's our allocation been like at ASM in terms of seat location in the past? are away fans normally stuck up in the gods behind the sticks? what's the likelihood of getting 3 seats in a half-decent location together?

Makes no difference where you are - the stadium will literally bounce, you won't be able to hear yourself think and you're guaranteed to be with 'friends'!



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Re: Clermont Away
DublinSarrie (IP Logged)
18 October, 2017 14:39
Quote:
King Zak
Quote:
DublinSarrie
what's our allocation been like at ASM in terms of seat location in the past? are away fans normally stuck up in the gods behind the sticks? what's the likelihood of getting 3 seats in a half-decent location together?

Makes no difference where you are - the stadium will literally bounce, you won't be able to hear yourself think and you're guaranteed to be with 'friends'!

ha! looking forward to a great couple of days alright!

i remember when they came to dublin to play at the rds a few years back. all the fans marched out of town to the ground and didn't stop singing the whole match - even when brock james left so many points (including last minute drop goal to win) on the pitch. great atmosphere and top night.

 
Re: Clermont Away
Remy63 (IP Logged)
19 October, 2017 10:07
Quote:
DublinSarrie
what's our allocation been like at ASM in terms of seat location in the past? are away fans normally stuck up in the gods behind the sticks? what's the likelihood of getting 3 seats in a half-decent location together?

With almost 11,000 tickets holders and the fact that the EPCR forces to propose 10% in each category, this is decreasing a lot what you can offer to away supporters.

 
Re: Clermont Away
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
22 October, 2017 09:29
The 10% of the Premium seats will probably be used by the club and never appear in any public offering.



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Re: Clermont Away
The Bard (IP Logged)
22 October, 2017 10:59
Clermont hadn't started selling tickets when I looked on Friday, they were only selling their next two games.

 
Re: Clermont Away
Remy63 (IP Logged)
22 October, 2017 16:33
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The Bard
Clermont hadn't started selling tickets when I looked on Friday, they were only selling their next two games.

The selling will start two weeks before the game on the saturday (December, Saturday 2nd) at 8.00 pm (french time so 7 pm for you).



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Re: Clermont Away
The Bard (IP Logged)
22 October, 2017 19:39
Why so late?

 
Re: Clermont Away
Westrock (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 17:39
Tickets available from Saracens



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Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
02 November, 2017 19:47
Yes think we have a 1k allocation
SSA ‘s allocated blocks will be announced tomorrow



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Re: Clermont Away
SSA Events (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 12:34
SSA's initial allocation in Blocks 3/2 have sold out so we have another 40 in Block 5 if anyone is interested

 
Re: Clermont Away
Innings (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 12:39
If you've never been to a Clermont home game, you need to go to this one, Clermont is a rugby experience in a league of its own.



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Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 12:42
We got 6 in blocks 2/3 looking forward to a first visit to Clermont!!
Went to semi final in Saint Ettiene which is most incredible atmosphere I’ve experienced at a rugby match!
Hopefully we can keep the yellow army mute smiling smiley



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Re: Clermont Away
Gryff (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 14:04
never been able to make the trip before so looking forward to it

 
Re: Clermont Away
JO'G (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 14:08
Quote:
Highbury Saracen
We got 6 in blocks 2/3 looking forward to a first visit to Clermont!!
Went to semi final in Saint Ettiene which is most incredible atmosphere I’ve experienced at a rugby match!
Hopefully we can keep the yellow army mute smiling smiley

its not just the stadium experience its the whole pre-game thing as well. Wearing a fez at St.Ettiene got me into at least 50 group pictures. not just bunches of lads, family groups of multiple generations. totally unreal.

after the game we had a beer in the stadium but over half the crowd were still there when we left, singing and chanting



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Re: Clermont Away
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 14:46
Quote:
JO'G
Quote:
Highbury Saracen
We got 6 in blocks 2/3 looking forward to a first visit to Clermont!!
Went to semi final in Saint Ettiene which is most incredible atmosphere I’ve experienced at a rugby match!
Hopefully we can keep the yellow army mute smiling smiley

its not just the stadium experience its the whole pre-game thing as well. Wearing a fez at St.Ettiene got me into at least 50 group
pictures. not just bunches of lads, family groups of multiple generations. totally unreal.

after the game we had a beer in the stadium but over half the crowd were still there when we left, singing and chanting

And I seem to remember you travelled whole length of France without bringing your passport!! smiling smiley



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Re: Clermont Away
flavman 35 (IP Logged)
03 November, 2017 16:36
So so jealous. Would love to be going to this one. Too close to Christmas for us.
Gutted gutted gutted

 
Re: Clermont Away
london pride (IP Logged)
04 November, 2017 10:42
Really looking forward to this one, I went to Clermont when we had them in our pool a couple of years ago, the atmosphere is without doubt, the best I have ever experienced in any rugby ground.Wear a fez around the town and at the ground you will be made to feel so welcome.If memory serves me right, a lot of the restaurants, bars etc are around Place de Jaude and from there it's a quick trip on the tram to the ground.



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Re: Clermont Away
primavesi (IP Logged)
06 November, 2017 12:43
2 tickets booked in block 15 (Row 18). Quite a lot of sarries fans in that area according to the lady in the ticket office (who was very helpful).

It seems like we will be concentrated in 2 parts of the ground, so hopefully can make a bit of noise.

 
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Essex-Sarrie (IP Logged)
06 November, 2017 13:44
I'm all booked up flying to Lyon on the Saturday and will spend a day there before making the journey to Clermont. Very much looking forward to this one!

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