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Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Leeds, United...
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Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Hi Guys

The question speaks for itself really - we are looking for a central Manchester pub or bar in which to watch the footie on Saturday afternoon. Can you offer any recommendations please? I've already hunted out Impossible on Peter Street, but there have been a few bad reviews about the service/indifferent staff in there recently which puts me off a bit. Also on my radar is First Street (I understand this to be a public big screen)?

Any other recommendations gratefully received. We're not adverse to watching the first half in one pub, and the second in another.

C'mon England! And no further penalty shoot outs please! ;-)

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Manchester, United...
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1. Re: Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Have a look at The Directors Box http://www.directorsboxmanchester.co.uk/index

Or Tib Street Tavern http://www.tibstreettavern.co.uk

Both good for sporting events. I wouldn’t change pubs half way through. Just find somewhere and get there early.

Manchester, Vermont
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2. Re: Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

The bier Keller printworks puts on a big show ,but it's in a cellar as the name suggests.

There will dozens of pubs showing the game .

Stockport, United...
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3. Re: Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Outside the football museum they have a large screen where they are showing matches.

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Presume you want the England game . Loads of places will be showing it , just pick the best atmosphere . Don't hold your breathe for a outdoor viewing though .

CUMBRIA
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5. Re: Places to watch the footie on Saturday (preferably outdoors)

Near the printworks big screen and loads of atmosphere. Best pub will be The Old Nags Head just off Deansgate. It's fabulous but be in early. George Best's favourite

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