Champions League Final Tonight

My first post at Dublin Metblogs! The Champions League Final is on tonight and for many people the big question is where to watch the match. Unfortunately in the past, I have always ended up in two types of pub for these big games.

Pub A: Bursting to rafters. It’ll take 15 minutes to get served and your drink will probably be half spilled by the time you’ve jostled your way back to the cramped corner of the room which allows you a view of a post-it note sized area of the screen. You won’t be able to see or hear but will know when the highlights of the game occur judging by the screams of the crowd. Be well prepared for some football chanting and some over excited fat man trying to crush you in his sweaty bosoms if his team win.

Pub B: Empty old man’s pub. People silently watch the game from their usual spots, perhaps one or two chairs might be pulled out to face the screen. Instead of screams and chants expect pretentious debate on the “flow” of the passing, diving, how Roy Keane was better and how the modern game is all about money and politics. Victory will be accompanied by minimal celebration followed by a brief discussion on how rubbish the game was.

So tonight I’m hoping to finally find a nice balance in the middle of Pubs A and B. I’m going to the Sugar Club on Leeson Street. They have a big screen and the first 50 people in get free Heineken. Actually, this is sounding more like it’s going to be a Pub A kind of place…. Any other suggestions on where to watch the match? Sinnotts opposite the Gaiety theatre perhaps? There’s a discussion on where to watch at boards.ie Sinnotts with crowd

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  1. More Blogging! « Nerd Rock (pingback) on May 21st, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

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