Shakhtar (A) Pre Match Thread

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Shakhtar Donetsk (a) prediction

Poll closed 6 Dec 2017.
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  1. cptaidan88


    8 Dec 2008
    I'd normally agree with you but I don't think there's much to see in fairness.

    I'm travelling to and from in a far more convoluted way and it's gonna cost me more. Given the cost of the trips to Feyenoord and Naples, and others in the past I was expecting this one to cost over £400 due to the distance, so it is good value in that respect.
  2. Tim of the Oak

    Tim of the Oak

    29 Dec 2012
    It’s a shame the Spike’s 2 day trip isn’t going ahead but the 1 dayer should be OK. Seeing the game is the key thing but it would have good to have an overnight stay.
  3. Blue Mist

    Blue Mist

    14 Aug 2005
    Free the Catalan 2
    It is going to be (according to the Tommy Cook reps for Napoli) a 5am flight. That means airport at 4am, at the latest. Land (english time) at 10am add 2 hours ? so in the centre for 1pm. Airport at Midnight for return 5 hour flight but knock off 2 hours, so landing about 3am.
    I am not sure if i am just geting old but I was shagged after Naples so this is a no no. I would love to do it but it needed an overnight stop. I live in Manchester so i would have to be up and in a taxi for 3.30am and get home around 4am the next day. 24 hours straight through is too much for me.
  4. Wilmslow Road

    Wilmslow Road

    20 Oct 2010
    My thoughts exactly. TC trip would kill me.
    Not given up hope of something coming up, but looks like BT Sport for this one.
  5. didsburyblu


    27 Nov 2005
    Castlefield, Manchester
    Game won't finish till 11.35/11.40 So no chance of a midnight flight and back by 3. I d say flight will be around 2 and land around 5am our time
  6. Scaring Europe to Death

    Scaring Europe to Death

    30 Oct 2014
    The Thomas Cook trips come in for a lot of criticism, mainly due to the initial payout, when compared to the drip-drip costs of doing your own thing, (which on the surface appear far cheaper, but if you're totally honest, aren't that much different, once you allow for petrol/airport food/ Stanstead car park charges etc). Yes, you can spend more time in a foreign city, but some cities offer far more value than others.
    Normally, we do our own thing, but on this occasion, I just want to get home as soon as possible, once the game has finished. Undoubtedly, this is where Thomas Cook serve a purpose.
  7. west didsblue

    west didsblue

    2 Oct 2011
    Match kick off is 9:45 local time so you won’t be at the airport at 12. In reality flight will be about 2am and will land at Manchester about 5am so home for 6. We’re talking about 27/28 hours from leaving home to getting back.
  8. Blue Mist

    Blue Mist

    14 Aug 2005
    Free the Catalan 2
    Yeh, I made it sound half decent by getting the return flight time wrong, as you and Didsbury Blu says, the flight wont be landing until 5, an hour perhaps before you clear the airport. I would be home about 6.30 !! I really fancied this trip but it would take me 4 days to recover !!
  9. Bill


    22 May 2004
    old fuddy duddy who can't work this shit yet.
    winding down in life.
    Fuck that.
  10. bluefm


    12 Oct 2013
    I'm going via Istanbul, about £270 return. Only problem is that you can't do the outward or inward flights in one day, so (at minimum) need 1 night Istanbul, 1 night Kharkiv and one more night Istanbul. But hotels are dead cheap this time of year. I've got the time, so no problem, in fact I'm staying a bit longer in Istanbul, never been, supposed to be good, and somewhat warmer than Kharkiv!
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