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Old Oct 3rd 2012, 1:48 pm
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Tickets are now on sale................ it WILL sell out, so don't hang about......

http://www.dubairugby7s.com/tickets/...admission.html

This has been a public service announcement.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Tickets are now on sale................ it WILL sell out, so don't hang about......

http://www.dubairugby7s.com/tickets/...admission.html

This has been a public service announcement.
Hasn't sold out for the last 3 yrs EK tell everyone is has but you can easily buy tickets on the door. They're just more expensive
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Hasn't sold out for the last 3 yrs EK tell everyone is has but you can easily buy tickets on the door. They're just more expensive
exactly - and my experience is that even the corporate buyers struggled to give them away.

It's a crappy event in my opinion... still, I'll probably go.
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exactly - and my experience is that even the corporate buyers struggled to give them away.

It's a crappy event in my opinion... still, I'll probably go.
Just somewhere different to get pissed/fall over.
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exactly - and my experience is that even the corporate buyers struggled to give them away.

It's a crappy event in my opinion... still, I'll probably go.
Far better when it was at The Exiles , canny weekend last year though must admit .

Anything to get me out of Doha for the weekend hits the spot .
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Far better when it was at The Exiles , canny weekend last year though must admit .

Anything to get me out of Doha for the weekend hits the spot .
Perhaps, but the Exiles-v-7evens argument has gone now I think - the new place has taken on an atmosphere of its own.

There's one other big difference now - the rugby itself is immeasurably better than it has ever been, with all the major nations taking sevens much more seriously as a format these days. This means that genuine rugby afficionados are more likely to go, but perhaps fewer pissheads..........

There's another point - the players themselves think it's great. Most IRB Sevens tournaments are somewhat 'sheltered' in that the only thing on is the main event itself; a number of players have told me that the chance to mingle with real amateur rugby people (i.e. those playing in the Vets, Ladies, Youth, Invitation, etc, competitions) which is something they usually miss, is something they really enjoy at Dubai.

I'll be working again, so it won't make much difference to me. I'll be the tall, officious self-important looking one with a clipboard and a test tube.......
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It's a crappy event in my opinion... still, I'll probably go.
Come on misery-guts...It's quality.
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Come on misery-guts...It's quality.
hummm... which bit, the Rugby that no-one is watching, the pissed up British slappers fighting over the unallocated seats, or the posers?

I've been a couple of times - if I get an invite this year I may go, but there are normally better things to be doing...
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hummm... which bit, the Rugby that no-one is watching, the pissed up British slappers fighting over the unallocated seats, or the posers?
THIS is why I and half the people I know stopped going a few years ago.
Once it became a real "Dubai" event it was ****ed
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hummm... which bit, the Rugby that no-one is watching, the pissed up British slappers fighting over the unallocated seats, or the posers?

I've been a couple of times - if I get an invite this year I may go, but there are normally better things to be doing...
I watched the rugby, cheered on and sat with a few mates drinking and having a laugh in the sunshine. Yeah there were dickheads but they are no more annoying than the dickheads you get at a brunch....

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THIS is why I and half the people I know stopped going a few years ago.
Once it became a real "Dubai" event it was ****ed
Pfft. You just like to moan.
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It's lost a lot of it's magic for me over the last few years. Taking most of the local finals off the main pitch is wrong IMO. I'll be running around in a bright shirt for the first two and a half days then falling over for the last three or four hours once I'm not needed to ref or run touch.
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I watched the rugby, cheered on and sat with a few mates drinking and having a laugh in the sunshine. Yeah there were dickheads but they are no more annoying than the dickheads you get at a brunch....
I therefore conclude that if you are a Dubai bruncher then you will like the 7s...says it all.
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I therefore conclude that if you are a Dubai bruncher then you will like the 7s...says it all.
Here we go...

What's wrong with going to brunch every so often?
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Yeah there were dickheads but they are no more annoying than the dickheads you get at a brunch....
which is exactly the point
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which is exactly the point
So what will you do that weekend instead? (Must be something that includes leaving your home)

We'll then work out if you'll encounter dickheads.
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