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Unread 26-06-2016, 05:28 PM
Albert Tatlock
 
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Got back a few hours ago.

Not a great trip, had my pockets dipped just after getting off the Thalys. They got all my cash, my credit cards and my ID.

Luckly I had pre paid the hotel and the tickets and would pick then up at the hotel. The wife cancelled all my cards, and called the hotel and gave them her credit card number. The hotel receptionist said they would try to help, but the manager said "fuck off, we're not a bank" . So there I am, Saturday afternoon in Paris with no money... not a cent and a nine year old in tears. French police, no help at at all, sending me and him all over the shop, no avail. Some Welsh fans helped out with a few bob an some random American lady gave me 30 euros, a fist full of metro tickets and wished me the best. I asked for her address or number to pay her back. She just said "pass it on" My wife had no luck with the consulate, Western Union was not an option as I had no ID, so I contacted my work colleagues in whatsapp. Within in hour I had friends and brothers of colleages arranging to meet me by the stadium to give me money. I ended up with people I do not know driving to the stadium and giving 700 euros in cash. I was actually in tears over the kindness I was shown.

As for the match, terrible as a spectacle, but the Norn lads were great. Great frendship shown before and after and they really made a noise in the stadium.
 
Unread 26-06-2016, 05:38 PM
Cream
 
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Originally Posted by Albert Tatlock
Got back a few hours ago.

Not a great trip, had my pockets dipped just after getting off the Thalys. They got all my cash, my credit cards and my ID.

Luckly I had pre paid the hotel and the tickets and would pick then up at the hotel. The wife cancelled all my cards, and called the hotel and gave them her credit card number. The hotel receptionist said they would try to help, but the manager said "fuck off, we're not a bank" . So there I am, Saturday afternoon in Paris with no money... not a cent and a nine year old in tears. French police, no help at at all, sending me and him all over the shop, no avail. Some Welsh fans helped out with a few bob an some random American lady gave me 30 euros, a fist full of metro tickets and wished me the best. I asked for her address or number to pay her back. She just said "pass it on" My wife had no luck with the consulate, Western Union was not an option as I had no ID, so I contacted my work colleagues in whatsapp. Within in hour I had friends and brothers of colleages arranging to meet me by the stadium to give me money. I ended up with people I do not know driving to the stadium and giving 700 euros in cash. I was actually in tears over the kindness I was shown.

As for the match, terrible as a spectacle, but the Norn lads were great. Great frendship shown before and after and they really made a noise in the stadium.
Enjoyed that.
 
Unread 26-06-2016, 05:39 PM
Jack Duckworth
 
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Originally Posted by Albert Tatlock
Got back a few hours ago.

Not a great trip, had my pockets dipped just after getting off the Thalys. They got all my cash, my credit cards and my ID.

Luckly I had pre paid the hotel and the tickets and would pick then up at the hotel. The wife cancelled all my cards, and called the hotel and gave them her credit card number. The hotel receptionist said they would try to help, but the manager said "fuck off, we're not a bank" . So there I am, Saturday afternoon in Paris with no money... not a cent and a nine year old in tears. French police, no help at at all, sending me and him all over the shop, no avail. Some Welsh fans helped out with a few bob an some random American lady gave me 30 euros, a fist full of metro tickets and wished me the best. I asked for her address or number to pay her back. She just said "pass it on" My wife had no luck with the consulate, Western Union was not an option as I had no ID, so I contacted my work colleagues in whatsapp. Within in hour I had friends and brothers of colleages arranging to meet me by the stadium to give me money. I ended up with people I do not know driving to the stadium and giving 700 euros in cash. I was actually in tears over the kindness I was shown.

As for the match, terrible as a spectacle, but the Norn lads were great. Great frendship shown before and after and they really made a noise in the stadium.
fucking hell, it's really not been your week, has it?

at least wales won for you.
 
Unread 26-06-2016, 05:39 PM
Albert Tatlock
 
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Enjoyed that.
Me getting robbed or people helping me out ?
 
Unread 26-06-2016, 05:41 PM
waynes ear's
 
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Me getting robbed or people helping me out ?
Go back a few pages, a post of mine will give you a chuckle

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Enjoyed that.
 
Unread 26-06-2016, 05:42 PM
Albert Tatlock
 
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fucking hell, it's really not been your week, has it?

at least wales won for you.
Not been a great week no.

At least the lad got to see the match and enjoyed the atmosphere, and with the help I got I was able to hide the enormity of the problem from him.

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Go back a few pages, a post of mine will give you a chuckle



The hulks ? saw them at the match, they were gutted afterwards
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