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roboto

Member since Feb 2011 • Last active May 2019

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    We had a two day window for STHs to get one ticket each, then they went on sale to fans who had a Fan ID with purchase history this season. You could get two tickets per fan ID from 2pm yesterday which made it a free for all of sorts.

    There's some disgruntled noises from fans who've been to 10 or so games this season that didn't get tickets, but then there's season ticket holders who logged back in yesterday with a few family Fan ID's and grabbed another 8-10 tickets to take the family that don't go to any other matches.

    Derby fans like the way that Villa have gone about the allocations, but I would miss out as I don't get to home matches any more. Probably couldn't even find my way there...

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    Got my tickets for Wembley. Worst ticket system ever. Everyone who was waiting for the 2pm ticket queue to open was assigned a totally random number in the queue. I was 21626 after being on the page from 1.30pm, my brother got place 6000 when he logged in at 1.55... Fortunately there were tickets left by the time he was allowed through to the buying page. All 36k Derby tickets sold out by 4pm and would've been sooner if this queuing system wasn't in place.

    Can't wait. @villa-ru you going?

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    Still high after last nights result

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    Anyone got any cover up ideas for this?

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    Fuck. Ing. Hell.

    I think my heart rate has only just come back down to somewhere near normal. Absolutely mental game. Can't believe we did it. Thought we'd wet the bed when we brought on Huddlestone and went defensive and they scored straightaway, but Keogh is god.

    Need to get those Wembley tickets. I missed the last one because I was in Japan and the time before I was a poor student who couldn't afford the trip.

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    Thanks! Yeah, it's a huge pain. When you have to go to smaller airports outside of Tokyo it's hard to get a bike bag or box through security. A couple of times I've had to open the bag up and show them that it's just a bike in there. The large x-ray machines aren't large enough for decent bike luggage in most airports.

    Then last year, my flight got cancelled til the next day and half my stuff (including bike) was left at heathrow and sent over when they located it four days later. Got about three rides in during the two week trip and two of them were in heavy rain.

    Much better if I can land, have a few beers and a full nights sleep then simply grab the bike and go when I feel like it.

    Does seem a shame that the bike will only get used for a very small chunk of time each year though!

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    Got round to building this up at the weekend after my CAAD12 got stolen a week ago. Checked the weather and saw it was going to be good weather for a while so decided to get on with it.

    Ridley Helium Small
    Sram Red groupset with Praxis chainset (52/36 x 11-26)
    FFWD F4R clinchers with Schwalbe One Evo 25c tyres
    Zipp SL 110mm -17º stem
    ITM Millennium bars
    USE Sumo seatpost
    Fabric Scoop and Fabric bartape
    Nokon cables
    King Ti cages
    7.4kg as pictured

    I go to visit my in-laws in Japan every summer and travelling with a bike each time is stressful and can be expensive. So the plan for this is to take it out there this year and leave it there so I have something to hit the mountains with each year.

    I've been dialling in the setup this week and I'm pretty happy with it. First time using Nokon cables and they are really worth the extra money so far compared to other cables I've used like Jagwire.

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    Probably a fair result for the first 90 mins. Should've at least been given a chance to convert that penalty before the linesman stuck his beaky nose in.

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    Just seen the team sheets. Not confident of an early goal with Nugent in and Waghorn injured. Not too sure why Marriott isn't getting the nod ahead of the old timer at the moment.

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