United Pubs in London

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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    We are going to the NFL game at Wembley this Sunday coming over from the US. We tried to figure out how to do the Southampton game, but could not make it work with tickets and travel (Very gutted no game at OT or in London). Hoping to find out where United fans could be watching the game in London, hoping for a great atmosphere if possible. ;)

    Not sure where to put this post, sorry if it's in the wrong place. Cheers.
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater Scout

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    well the United match is a 3pm kick off this week - you probably wont know that this means it is not allowed to be shown on UK TV

    The Famous Three Kings pub in Kensington used to show 3pm kick offs using satellite from abroad but Ive not been for a long time so dont know if they still do
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    Its not on the TV mate, unless you can find some sort of dodgy place showing an illegal stream!
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    Ugh.Thanks guys.

    Why does that rule exist?
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    You know you gotta go to a United pub with your laptop, VPN access that lets you spoof US location, sign into your NBC online account and stream the game.
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    To encourage people to go see their local teams play. As too many people support a premier league team as well as their local side.
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    Definitely not a United pub. I know from experience... :nervous:
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    I did a little fishing around on line and it seems some pubs, pump it in via satellite like Rood said. Hopefully we find something. Still pissed about this stupid law though.
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    Got it, thanks.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Maybe one of the big sports bars in and around Leicester Square.Piccadilly.You used to but with the PL enforcing the broadcasting laws I'm not sure anymore.
    There's a pub in Finchley that is mainly Celtic but used to show all Utd 3pm kos I think it's called Gertie Browns. That's nearer Wembley
    http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/82/8246/Gertie_Brownes/East_Finchley
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    Thanks!
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Give them a call before, they're sure to let you know. Good atmosphere on match days, quite friendly if you don't mind Celtic fans
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    Will do, it seems like some pubs do this, but obviously cannot let you know online.
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    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

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    In fairness, most pubs in central London are 'United' pubs, even in the likes of Kensington.

    As long as you don't bad-mouth Tottenham/Chelsea/Arsenal/West Ham too loudly, you'll be okay. On a matchday, there'll be dozens of other United fans around you.

    I've never had any bother except when I go into WUM-mode on a cockney.
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    Thanks, appreciate it.
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    The Mad Manc Full Member

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    One place I know for sure shows the Utd 3pm KOs is Roddy's Bar in Ealing. It's a little journey from central London and a bit of a dive but will definitely have the game on
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater Scout

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    It is pretty bizarre that this match can be shown anywhere in the world apart from here but the 3pm blackout rule is supposed to protect smaller clubs so historically I can understand it, although the rise of internet streaming and access to overseas channels is starting to make it a bit pointless

    Some pubs do it unofficially but they dont usually advertise that fact for obvious reasons, in fact even naming them in this thread is probably not helpful!
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    To be fair, it's no different to your American TV stations blacking out all your sports within a certain area!
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    There's a pub in Battersea called Flanagans which shows 3pm kick-offs. I've watched United games in there before.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...84a8d9be5c11c8d!8m2!3d51.4781907!4d-0.1444691

    Another good bet is to try one of the Spanish/Portuguese cafes in the Vauxhall area. Again, I've got lucky with them in the past.

    Famous Three Kings, as someone else has said, is a great pub and they've got loads of screens.

    I'm only saying the places that are in my area but hopefully one of them will work.
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    Cantonagotmehere Full Member

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    Yes, very true. Don't like that either! Happens in NFL when teams aren't filling the stadiums. NFL attendance is a problem in many cities and will probably get worse and worse.
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    NFL blackout rules have been suspended since 2014. Even then, it only applied to your "local area" meaning someone like @Cantonagotmehere could potentially attend the actual game itself. Nowadays with NFL Ticket pretty much every sports bar in America shows every NFL game.
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    Hmm, of course that's subjective but I wouldn't say that's true at all. Of course actual attendance numbers will differ from paid attendance.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2016
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    Thanks MoL, I did not realize that. I do remember the local area rule. The Ravens still pack the place, and its a blast....but there is a reason Jacksonville goes to London almost every year for a 'home' game
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    Paid vs actual is a big difference. I love going, but even in Baltimore you see more and more empty seats and we are not one of the problem cities. Even at the home opener I'm guessing 5-8K seats were open but I believe it was reported close to 'sold out'.
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    It never ceases to amaze me that English Premier League football is easier to watch and more available to just about every place in the world not named England.
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    It really is amazing. Here in California I can watch every PL game live. Fair amount of Bundesliga and La Liga games too. Well, at least all the ones you'd care about involving Madrid, Barca, Bayern and Dortmund. Don't even mind the early times anymore, DVR has been life-changing.
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    Yeah but you don't get the British weather like we do in California. The drizzle here makes everything worthwhile.
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    Hello chaps. Anyone know of any pubs that would show United at 3pm in central London? I've been to Roddys that @The Mad Manc mentioned (interesting establishment!!) but looking for something more central. The Famous Three Kings no longer show them.