European Cup Final 2020

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Mackeroo
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European Cup Final 2020

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I was talking to a very high up member of EPCR at the semi final, and I asked him when the host city for the 2020 final would be announced. He said there was a board meeting coming up in June, that it had been narrowed down to 3 candidates (apologies I'd had a few drinks and can't remember 2 of them), but he said the final is looking likely to be in Marseille.

I've searched online and there were 18 applications originally, but I can't see it reported anywhere about it having been narrowed down to 3.

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nc6000
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Footrush is going to love this. :shock:

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Only time I ever felt unsafe around a rugby match was after the Marseille SF. Think it was locals looking for trouble rather than Toulon fans but not pleasant.
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nc6000 wrote:Footrush is going to love this. :shock:
Bad atmosphere at that ground , the security were a gang of heavies expecting soccer thugs and there we quite a few ill disciplined local teenagers looking for any excuse to be disruptive !. Probably one of my least favourite grounds to attend !.
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Barry
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footrush wrote:
nc6000 wrote:Footrush is going to love this. :shock:
Bad atmosphere at that ground , the security were a gang of heavies expecting soccer thugs and there we quite a few ill disciplined local teenagers looking for any excuse to be disruptive !. Probably one of my least favourite grounds to attend !.
agree - combination of the locals, the result and a very bad hangover made it a ground I want to forget....

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I had a better experience there last year for the Top14 demifinal weekend, matches on Friday and Saturday, great atmosphere, not threat, no trouble, lots of sunshine.

I think the authorities and locals are getting to realise that rugby is not soccer and have learnt to manage differently

Had a ball drinking pre and post match around the old harbour

Infinitely improved experience from the time with Leinster v Toulon in 2015

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