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Quins supporter - Early leaver
akb1 (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 08:17
Made me smile.

Quins supporter involved in some banter throughout the game with a Sarrie supporter who I took to be a friend of his.
As soon as Sarries scored their early try Mr Sarrie fan started shouting across to Mr Quins supporter asking if he wanted to settle the bet now.
Fast forward to approx 5 mins left, Sarries kick penalty, Mr Quins supporter leaves to go to the Cabbage patch and on his way settles up his £10 bet with Mr Sarrie supporter.
Silly boy show some faith, lol

 
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Bolly-Quin (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 11:41
Another early leaver (Quins fan) was escorted out of ground 15-20 minutes after second half started. Had heard chief steward talking to other fans a few minutes earlier taking down details for police involvement. No idea what occurred.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Bellyfull (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 11:44
No but there was a police presence outside the ground at the end of the game

 
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poorfour (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 12:01
I must admit that I took the water/injury break before the final scrum as an opportunity to go for a pee, only to hear the south stand erupt as I was washing my hands... got back to watch Lang lining up the conversion attempt, much to the amusement of the large group of U13s and rugby club parents and coaches I'd brought with me.

I should know by now never to take my eyes off the dying seconds of a close Quins game.

 
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Kent Fan (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 12:03
Always buy the 80 minute ticket......I can never understand early leavers etc. I know some people have to beat crush / avoid traffic / train to catch / etc.

 
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Wyddy (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 12:15
I dislike leaving early, however sometimes I have to as I bring my old man with me and he struggles to get out when it's a big crush. Means we've missed some vital play, but I'd still rather see most of it with him than not at all.

 
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akb1 (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 12:28
Wasn't having a dig at him or anyone else that needs too leave early, tbh I wouldn't have noticed except for him stopping to settle his bet with his friend. A bet he would have won if he'd stayed in his seat.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
quin_jon (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 12:42
I confess that I had to leave my seat early due to a combination of wife feeling ill and dodgy trains.
Being such a thoughtful husband I still managed to position myself in the corner to see the winning try.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 13:00
I remain baffled by the fact that people make a big effort to get to the game, spend a fair amount of cash for a ticket and on F&B and then leave before the end of the half/game for logistical reasons. Surely you should factor that in to your decision to attend?



Illegitimi non carborundum

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
DOK (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 13:11
Well, if you knew you could only watch 70 minutes of the game you'd be fine most games. That said, three matches over the weekend were decided in the final few minutes.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Camquin (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 13:11
i thought leaving early meant not stopping for a pint, or three, with the players.

 
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Wyddy (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 13:42
Scaramouche - baffled? Really.

Simple really bud - some people have weighed it up and decided that they still value being able to be there for as long as they can be versus them not being there at all.

Naturally there are always going to be the folk who are just itching to get to the bar too!

 
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ChipsteadQuin (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 14:03
Slighty O/T , but listening to Radio 5 yesterday they said that some West Ham supporters were actually staying right to the end to miss the rush

 
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Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 14:06
Out of interest, why don't you watch the whole game and then wait for the rush to dissipate?

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 14:17
Hey Wyddy, how you doing petal? I guess what I mean is that its always rush rush rush and on to the next thing these days. If you have made the effort then surely you should enjoy the full experience and plan accordingly instead of Saturday-Rugby_Tick all the time?



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Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
dr_miles (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 15:13
Quote:
poorfour
I must admit that I took the water/injury break before the final scrum as an opportunity to go for a pee, only to hear the south stand erupt as I was washing my hands... got back to watch Lang lining up the conversion attempt, much to the amusement of the large group of U13s and rugby club parents and coaches I'd brought with me.
I should know by now never to take my eyes off the dying seconds of a close Quins game.

This was me too!

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Wyddy (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 16:37
Scaramouche / QP - I'd love to stay the til the end for every game and have 8 or more beers after. Sad truth is that coming from quite a way for it, if it's a sell out then I can add another hour onto our journey home. Just with new family commitments sometimes rugby loses out. Like I said though it's only the odd game here or there.

Shock/horror there are even some games I can't go to of a season because of family commitments entirely...I still value the time that I do get to come to the ground. Guess all I'm saying is it's easy to look at the early leavers and brand them quitters but we don't know everyones personal situations.

 
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talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 16:46
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Wyddy
Scaramouche / QP - I'd love to stay the til the end for every game and have 8 or more beers after. Sad truth is that coming from quite a way for it, if it's a sell out then I can add another hour onto our journey home. Just with new family commitments sometimes rugby loses out. Like I said though it's only the odd game here or there.
Shock/horror there are even some games I can't go to of a season because of family commitments entirely...I still value the time that I do get to come to the ground. Guess all I'm saying is it's easy to look at the early leavers and brand them quitters but we don't know everyones personal situations.

Sounds like it's time to bin the family and move to Twickenham Wyddy.

Priorities.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
johnlid (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 17:53
I reckon early leavers have bought a cut price 70 minutes only ticket.

 
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Mayor West (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 17:36
I don't understand why people leave early every week but can understand if it's the odd game and for a proper reason. My next seat neighbors use the car park but choose to hang around and let the rush go rather than miss the end of a game even though they live a fair distance away. They say that as they make the effort to come al that way, why miss any of the game. I think they also get fed up with the people who think beer is more important than the game, much as I do, when they keep getting in the way of your view. This of all weeks with the Bees & QPR plus the Peterborough games prime examples of why you don't leave early.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
SiBolton (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 18:52
I’m sure plenty have reasons to leave early, have the same where I sit every game anything from ten mins to go til 3 mins to go, and it’s always the same people
But you pay your money you take your choice



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2017 18:53 by SiBolton.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
blucherquin (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 19:16
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Scaramouche
Hey Wyddy, how you doing petal? I guess what I mean is that its always rush rush rush and on to the next thing these days. If you have made the effort then surely you should enjoy the full experience and plan accordingly instead of Saturday-Rugby_Tick all the time?

Ok.

Given Twickenham is baby central you’ll forgive those of us with young kids and two working parents for whom “rush rush rush” is life. Patronising so and so.

 
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Rocker (IP Logged)
04 December, 2017 20:03
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blucherquin
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Scaramouche
Hey Wyddy, how you doing petal? I guess what I mean is that its always rush rush rush and on to the next thing these days. If you have made the effort then surely you should enjoy the full experience and plan accordingly instead of Saturday-Rugby_Tick all the time?

Ok.

Given Twickenham is baby central you�ll forgive those of us with young kids and two working parents for whom �rush rush rush� is life. Patronising so and so.

Hear, hear.

I come from the other side of Guildford down the A3 in Hampshire, it takes us anywhere between 50 minutes and 2 hours to get to the Stoop depending on traffic on gaseous roads but mainly the dreaded London orbital car park. I take my daughter to rugby training on a Sunday morning this week we also had the school Christmas fair between playing rugby and watching it. I often arrive 5 or 10 minutes until the game yesterday was 20, but that's the best I could d do with the commitments I already had. I was lucky to be able to get there at all. My life is a constant rush (or stuck on the M25 (probably why the rest of it is such a rush)) with 2 children and various other commitments. I dearly wish I could easily devote an entire Saturday to coming t to the rugby, few metres and a bit of lunch beforehand and another few after wound be lovely but my life isn't like that. I do however like to attend as many games as I can for as long as I can, my money my choice (and I try to wait for a break in play and not disturb others)

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Dogger_ (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 00:17
I’m pleased I’ve read this thread. I have long been annoyed by early-leavers, and my annoyance does often spoil my enjoyment of the end of a game. Rather like the annoyance I feel when people “boo”, or when they are not quiet when someone (home team or away team) is taking a place-kick. I’ve just realised that there may, actually, be genuine reasons for people leaving early. With that now said - and whilst I’m typing this I genuinely am trying to be open-minded - there are far too many “smug” f*ckers at the Stoop who stroll out happy that they are beating the traffic and not realising they are indeed 1) mug punters; 2) annoying others; 3) possibly missing the best part of the game. Far too many fall into this category. So for those few genuine early-leavers, unfortunately you are tarnished by the many selfish and smug. Unlucky but true.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 08:38
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blucherquin
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Scaramouche
Hey Wyddy, how you doing petal? I guess what I mean is that its always rush rush rush and on to the next thing these days. If you have made the effort then surely you should enjoy the full experience and plan accordingly instead of Saturday-Rugby_Tick all the time?

Ok.

Given Twickenham is baby central you’ll forgive those of us with young kids and two working parents for whom “rush rush rush” is life. Patronising so and so.

You make that sound as if it was forced on you.

I understand people with kids wanting to leave etc etc, and they've absolutely got the right to do so, but that's the choice people make. I certainly don't expect to have to give sympathy about it, and if the people leaving with their kids then get in the way of watching the match I've paid for I've equally got the right to be annoyed about it.

To be fair it only annoys me if people get in the way, and most people are pretty good about it, but there are certainly some (hopefully none on here) who take having kids at the game as a right to do what they want.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Wyddy (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 08:58
Dogger - likewise am pleased to read your comment mate, may all those around you be a little more conscientious if they leave early!

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 09:32
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to leave early, as long as one does it with respect for those who stay.

However the OP points to a guy who left 5 minutes early to get to a pub (and not even a particularly good one) a couple of minutes earlier.

I suggest he ought to be banned.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 15:50
Just for the record, I am one of 5 siblings and we have 11 children between us although we lost one early to ill health, plus we have 8 grandchildren and counting. We are a close family for various reasons and see each other regularly/daily. There is literally no-one of working age in my family who does not work full time and more.

Patronising? Not so much.



Illegitimi non carborundum

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Mayor West (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 19:40
I suppose it shouldn't really matter to us "stayers" that people miss some beautiful moments by leaving early. After all it's not us that misses out on the glorious match winning exploits of our team. Classically the friend of mine who left Cardiff early to get a head start home for some reason. They didn't find out til the next day. It can be a pain when you have to keep getting up to let them out,but people's accounts of their situations has brought me round to thinking that something is better than nothing for them. To those people you have my sympathy and understanding. To the rest, shame on you!

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
blucherquin (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 19:43
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Scaramouche
Just for the record, I am one of 5 siblings and we have 11 children between us although we lost one early to ill health, plus we have 8 grandchildren and counting. We are a close family for various reasons and see each other regularly/daily. There is literally no-one of working age in my family who does not work full time and more.
Patronising? Not so much.

Thanks for the back story - means it’s even weirder you decided to preach that everyone needs to stop rushing around and take time to enjoy the moment.

Since I normally enjoy your posts I guess we can call it even.

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 11:29
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blucherquin
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Scaramouche
Just for the record, I am one of 5 siblings and we have 11 children between us although we lost one early to ill health, plus we have 8 grandchildren and counting. We are a close family for various reasons and see each other regularly/daily. There is literally no-one of working age in my family who does not work full time and more.
Patronising? Not so much.

Thanks for the back story - means it’s even weirder you decided to preach that everyone needs to stop rushing around and take time to enjoy the moment.

Since I normally enjoy your posts I guess we can call it even.

No problem at all, thanks. Did I mention that I live 2 and a half hours away and have to do the Match as a daytrip because of work and family committments.....smiling smiley



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Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Boonie (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 11:47
This is all a bit precious, isn't it?

As long as people don't interfere with your view of the game, it should be entirely up to them whether they watch the entire match or leave early. Everyone has a reason to do whatever they do, and we are not always privy to that reason. So lighten up, folks!


(Except for the bloke who paid a Saracen supporter a tenner so he could leave early to get to the pub. There are few punishments severe enough for that...!)



"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to bleat about it all over the internet"

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 12:00
Precious now already! I sit on the end seat and have no choice but to have my view of the game interrupted by standing up to let people out, in, and out again. And, yes it is always the same people who do not give a fig for other peoples Matchday experience.

Yes West Stand Block FD I'm talking to you!



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Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
DOK (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 13:07
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Scaramouche
...
Yes West Stand Block FD I'm talking to you!

Surely not us well behaved bladders in row C?

 
Re: Quins supporter - Early leaver
Scaramouche (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 13:33
J, K, L. Are completely incapable of getting a drinks order for 3 people right so always have to go out AGAIN! 10 minutes after ko. 10 minutes before half time. Late back after half time then twice more in second half. Then leave early.

Just saying, like.



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