Attention: Please take a moment to consider our terms and conditions before posting.

Duchatelet Derby

So on Sunday I’m heading over to Belgium on work for a few days, my train gets in at around mid-day and I have the rest of the day to myself before I begin work on Monday so of course the first thing I did was look up the football fixtures. Turns out not only are our old stablemates and Yohann Thuram employers Standard Liege at home, they’re playing current network brothers St Truinden (who I notice have also begun a campaign against RD) so I bought my ticket quicker than you could say “do you reckon Roland will be there”.

I think a few of you may have been to Liege before for pre-season games and as I have a few hours to kill before the match I was wondering if there were any decent pubs in the vicinity of the ground ? Anywhere that does decent beer and shows football would be good, I see that the Ultras have their own bar at the stadium but I'm not sure if that would be too mental. Anything else worth doing in Liege ? Who should I support ?

Unfortunately I think my chances of seeing Thuram play one more time are limited, Standard signed Victor Valdes last week who I would imagine is still a marginally better goalkeeper than old Yohann.

Comments

  • There are lots of street vendors which sell beer, the main bar I saw was on the NW corner of the stadium, it'll be the one with the street music. They show football inside. Don't worry about ultras, you're not seeing Napoli.

    You can get bus number 2 from the station then we walked back. It is a run down, grotty industrial area though. We didn't have time to see the town centre (opposite direction to the stadium) but it's presumably nicer.

    You'll be able to buy match tickets out the back of the north stand (the river being the south side).
  • RedPanda said:

    There are lots of street vendors which sell beer, the main bar I saw was on the NW corner of the stadium, it'll be the one with the street music. They show football inside. Don't worry about ultras, you're not seeing Napoli.

    You can get bus number 2 from the station then we walked back. It is a run down, grotty industrial area though. We didn't have time to see the town centre (opposite direction to the stadium) but it's presumably nicer.

    You'll be able to buy match tickets out the back of the north stand (the river being the south side).

    Cheers - I've bought a ticket upfront (I could never handle the stress of going all the way there without having one!) so will head down and look for the bar on the NW corner, I think that might be the bar that's run by the Ultras.

  • se9addick said:

    So on Sunday I’m heading over to Belgium on work for a few days, my train gets in at around mid-day and I have the rest of the day to myself before I begin work on Monday so of course the first thing I did was look up the football fixtures. Turns out not only are our old stablemates and Yohann Thuram employers Standard Liege at home, they’re playing current network brothers St Truinden (who I notice have also begun a campaign against RD) so I bought my ticket quicker than you could say “do you reckon Roland will be there”.

    I think a few of you may have been to Liege before for pre-season games and as I have a few hours to kill before the match I was wondering if there were any decent pubs in the vicinity of the ground ? Anywhere that does decent beer and shows football would be good, I see that the Ultras have their own bar at the stadium but I'm not sure if that would be too mental. Anything else worth doing in Liege ? Who should I support ?

    Unfortunately I think my chances of seeing Thuram play one more time are limited, Standard signed Victor Valdes last week who I would imagine is still a marginally better goalkeeper than old Yohann.

    Anywhere that does decent beer?

    You're in Belgium ffs!!!
    Not sure you can take these things for granted, even in Belgium.
  • Not a cat's chance in hell Dushatalot will be there.

    Public enemy no.1 in Liege
  • Addickted said:

    Not a cat's chance in hell Dushatalot will be there.

    Public enemy no.1 in Liege

    He'll be even less thrilled to see a boy from South London if he does make the journey then !
  • How was the game se9addick?
  • still playing
  • It kicked off at 5 our time.

    1-1 at half-time.

    (bar in Liege with 1000 beers: http://vaudree-concept.be/vaudree-liege/)
  • Sponsored links:


  • Not a patch on Trading Post in Bexleyheath
  • It kicked off at 5 our time.

    1-1 at half-time.

    (bar in Liege with 1000 beers: http://vaudree-concept.be/vaudree-liege/)

    But do they have Addicks Ale?
  • Really good game for a neutral, finished 2-1 to St Truinden (boo). Liege is a bit like Woolwich pre-gentrification but around the stadium is really cool, lots of bars on the road opposite the ground, all with little windows that they serve beer out of so you can walk around the stadium having a drink. Found the Ultras bar, was a bit cringeworthy, but everything else was great. Atmosphere inside the ground really lively, bit of a trek from London but if you're going to be in Belgium anyway it's well worth a visit.
    image.jpeg
    3264 x 2448 - 2M
  • Liege is a bit like Woolwich pre-gentrification
    Bloody hell...

    So an unflushed Woolwich?
  • Liege is a bit like Woolwich pre-gentrification
    Bloody hell...

    To be fair I should have said pre-gentrification and pre-Marshall Plan !
  • se9addick said:

    Liege is a bit like Woolwich pre-gentrification
    Bloody hell...
    To be fair I should have said pre-gentrification and pre-Marshall Plan !

    Wait, so the current incarnation is the post-gentrification Woolwich? Deary me...
  • They could do with a tidy up, couldn't they? More shit on the pitch than we had on Saturday
  • sam3110 said:

    They could do with a tidy up, couldn't they? More shit on the pitch than we had on Saturday

    Game was delayed for five minutes as a couple of blokes with leaf blowers tried (and failed) to get the confetti off the pitch !
    image.jpeg
    3264 x 2448 - 2M
  • Sponsored links:


  • So, looking like it could well be STVV and Liege in amongst the playoffs for 6-12
  • So, looking like it could well be STVV and Liege in amongst the playoffs for 6-12

    Yeah some guy was trying to explain this to me, but I didn't quite get it. So they split their league into three and the top section competes for the title/European places and the bottom to avoid relegation. What do the middle tier have to make it competitive ?
  • Dunno, but it will mean a STVV v Liege (and return) this season, which might be interesting or a variety of reasons. I think STVV have now done the double over them this season.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Roland Out!