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Davis Cup : Croatia vs GB

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I have to laugh when commentators claim that Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool are in the North of England. God help the people who do live in the North of England. If I was them I'd be wanting to join Scotland and declare Independence. Anywhere north of the Watford Gap is classed as the North of England.

Manchester and Liverpool *are* in the North of England. Manchester to the border: 110 miles. Manchester to the South Coast: 193 miles.
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The NEC - great motorway connection

Been to a Davis cup tie a few years back at nec.  (Tim and Greg era) was a great atmosphere
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^ It was indeed.  I remember watching it on the Beeb, who I hope will once again televise our WG ties.


I spoke to a lot of Scottish people in my time in Edinburgh, and the common consensus is that they think Scotland will remain as part of GB. 
yes  But they're going to have to get up off their asses and vote for it.  Complacency is a dangerous thing, and Alex Salmond knows it.
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It's great to see GB back in the world group. If Andy is fit and happy to play Davis Cup then great. I don't think it's easy to just say the next home tie should be in Scotland/England/Wales. Getting a 'big' venue available for 3 straight days might be problematic. I admit it was great to have so many ties in Glasgow. I do think a part of that selection was to encourage Andy to play. A home tie in Scotland is quite a pull. However, it is the GB squad and fans across the country should get a chance to see the team. The only thing I will say is that pre-Andy we didn't have home ties held in Scotland. There was obviously traveling support but Scots did turn out in Glasgow to support team GB in the E&A zones. I would hate to see the home ties return to England just because we're back in the elite group.
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Braehead is the only suitable venue in Scotland for DC ties, but would it be big enough to hold the number of spectators who would turn up for a WG match?  The seating capacity is 5,200 whereas the NEC in Birmingham is 14,000.
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What about Aileen's back garden?
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If only ... lol
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Phew!  For a moment there, I thought I was being reclassed as a southerner! fainting
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What about the new hydro that's due to open in September? Wonder if that would be suitable for tennis  Think or the secc could be freed up once hydro opens. Both big venues.
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hydro?

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hydro?



It's a new concert venue in Glasgow, next to the SECC.  It's not quite ready yet, opens in a couple fo weeks I think.  I have no idea if it is suitable for Tennis, but I suspect that it would need more notice to be available over a three day weekend.

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The SSE Hydro is due to open in 2013 and will play host to national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.

With a seating capacity of 12,000 The SSE Hydro will augment the SECC’s existing facilities, and will play host to around 140 events every year. The SSE Hydro will attract an audience of one million visitors each year, which positions it as the fifth busiest entertainment arena in the world, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2 arena. From its opening in 2013, The SSE Hydro has the potential to inject an additional £131 million annually into the local economy.
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The NEC - great motorway connection

Yep! Smile.
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It's a new concert venue in Glasgow, next to the SECC.  It's not quite ready yet, opens in a couple fo weeks I think.  I have no idea if it is suitable for Tennis, but I suspect that it would need more notice to be available over a three day weekend.

From the website:


The SSE Hydro is due to open in 2013 and will play host to national and international music mega stars as well as global entertainment and sporting events.

With a seating capacity of 12,000 The SSE Hydro will augment the SECC’s existing facilities, and will play host to around 140 events every year. The SSE Hydro will attract an audience of one million visitors each year, which positions it as the fifth busiest entertainment arena in the world, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2 arena. From its opening in 2013, The SSE Hydro has the potential to inject an additional £131 million annually into the local economy.
Thanks mickeypops.  I must admit the first I ever heard about it was when part of the roof caught fire a few weeks back but which fortunately doesn't seem to have delayed the Hydro's opening.  Reading more about it though, it sounds pretty impressive, although the external architectural design might not be to everyone's taste!

                                                                                 
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The opening better not be delayed! I'm going to see Rod Stewart in it first week it opens   lol
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The opening better not be delayed! I'm going to see Rod Stewart in it first week it opens   lol

Your taste in music surprises me! lol
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