Socrates Leeds a Big Success

March 27 saw the first Socrates bloggers’ event to take place in Yorkshire, with the superb Brewery Tap bar hosting the occasion.Leeds and Jo 113

Topics discussed included Belgium and Switzerland’s World Cup chances, David Moyes, the New Magic Spongers-organised book Falling for Football, a forthcoming print venture for which John Dobson would like to see proposals, the difficulty of train travel in the Scarborough area, the footballing rivalry between Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, the Crimea Question, a new project from Richard Bellis & Mick Kinlan and Chris Smith’s Brickstand project (a lego model of Selhurst Park anyone?).

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Chris (right) and Michael Hudson (aka @DolphinHotel) are pictured above (I’m afraid the darkness of bar has left many of our additional photos looking a bit forlorn) while suggestions for another northern venue for Socrates are welcome. Sheffield’s Brewery Tap might well be a good shout next time while below is a pic of last Thursday’s venue.

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Thank you to everyone who came along for what proved to be a hugely enjoyable evening.

 

 

The next Socrates in London is on April 10th at the Prince Charles Cinema

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The next football bloggers and podders meet up in London is in Chinatown at the Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday April 10th.

The event is hosted by Warren United, the new animated comedy series about to start on ITV 4 later in the spring. The producers are laying on free alcoholic and soft drinks plus a preview screening of the first episode of the new series.

Kick off is at 7pm and the address is below.

7 Leicester Place
London
WC2H 7BY

TO ATTEND: e-mail events@s.ocrat.es and to be put you on the list. Alternatively, tweet @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag  #socrates15 and feel free to spread the word.

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Hit the North: Socrates Leeds to take place on March 27th

We are delighted to announce that the first Socrates event to take place in the North of England will take place in Leeds on March 27th.

Interest has already been generated over twitter with a range of bloggers and podcasters having certified their likely attendance. If you wish to come along, do either leave a comment below or get in touch with the @SocratesMeetUp twitter account. Alternatively, email us at events@s.ocrat.es

The event is open to anyone who indulges in football blogging or podcasting, no matter how new to the pursuit.

For ease of access, the venue will be the Brewery Tap, 18 New Station Street in Leeds. As it so happens, on the last Thursday of every month, a local brewery takes over many of the casks and kegs for one night only. They started with Yorkshire brewers but they’re starting to include people from further afield now too – so our visit is well timed.

Proceedings will get underway from 6pm at the latest but I should imagine one or two of us might get there a little before then.

Socrates 14 – 24 January 2014

The Sports Bar and Grill London Waterloo Station

The Sports Bar and Grill London Waterloo Station.

The next football bloggers and podders meet up will be on Friday 24 January in the Sports Bar And Grill at London Waterloo Station. Kick off at 7:30pm. If you write, podcast or broadcast about soccer then you are more than welcome to join us for an evening of networking and chat. Even if you’re currently “resting” as a blogger, come along and you may be inspired.

The back-drop for the evening will be live coverage of the return of Bundesliga with Borusia Mönchengladbach taking on Bayern.

TO ATTEND: e-mail events@s.ocrat.es and to be put you on the list. Alternatively, tweet @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag  #socrates14 and feel free to spread the word.

The address of the venue is below.

Sports Bar & Grill Waterloo

 Unit 1 The Balcony,
Waterloo Railway Station,
York Road,
Lambeth,
London,
SE1 7NY

 

Socrates13 is confirmed for 8th June at the Bar And Grill in Waterloo Station at 7:30pm

The Sports Bar and Grill London Waterloo Station

The Sports Bar and Grill London Waterloo Station.

The next football bloggers and podders meet up will be on Saturday June 8th in the Sports Bar And Grill at London Waterloo Station. Kick off at 7:30pm. Anyone who writes, podcasts or broadcasts about soccer is welcome to join us for an evening of networking and chat.

If you plan to attend then e-mail events@s.ocrat.es and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively, send a tweet to @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag  #socrates13 and feel free to spread the word.

The address of the venue is below.

Sports Bar & Grill Waterloo

 Unit 1 The Balcony,
Waterloo Railway Station,
York Road,
Lambeth,
London,
SE1 7NY

 

Socrates 12 Confirmed: 2nd November 2012

Socrates 12 is confirmed for Friday 2nd November at the Real Man Bar downstairs at 91-95 Clerkenwell Road, London.

Click here for location details.

Socrates is a social and networking event for football writers, bloggers and podcasters. Anyone fitting that description is welcome to attend.

The event is kindly sponsored by BuddyBet and their generous contribution to the food and drink should make for a fantastic evening. Find out more about BuddyBet here:

https://buddybet.com/

If you would like to attend then e-mail events@s.ocrat.es and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively, send a tweet to @socratesmeetup. Please use the hashtag  #socrates12 and feel free to spread the word.

See you there!

Socrates Oakley 31st August 2012 Help us say Bon Voyage to a good friend

Socrates Oakley logoSocrates Co-Founder and blogging stalwart, Chris Oakley is emigrating for New Zealand next month. To wish him well and to make sure he leaves we are delighted to announce that the next Socrates Football Bloggers Meetup will be in his honour on 31st August. Kick Off at 8pm.

This event will be a slightly less structured affair and will have no sponsor so you’ll have to bring your own money.

Socrates is an opportunity for football bloggers to meet and connect with each other in an atmosphere of conviviality and friendship. This will be our 12th London event which we hope you will be able to attend.

If you are a football blogger and would like to come along then please drop a line to events@s.ocrat.es and we’ll put you on the list.

Socrates Oakley will be held at the Sports Bar And Grill in London Victoria Station. This is an open event but if there is sufficient interest we may well book some space to ourselves.

Socrates 11 – book your place

The 11th Socrates Football Bloggers Meet-Up in London will be on 23 March 2012 from 7.00pm in the Real Man Bar, downstairs at 91-95 Clerkenwell Road, London.

The event is kindly sponsored by Football Radar (a few of their faces you may already recognise) who are looking to engage with passionate football followers like us. They’ll be there to chat to on the night but I suggest you also have a look at their website to find out what they’re all about…

http://www.footballradar.com/

New faces are always welcome – come along, it’ll be fun. They’ll be freshly cooked pizzas and beer* courtesy of our sponsors. (*Limited supply – get there early)

Where to go…


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If you’re coming, let us know because numbers will be limited – use the form below to guarantee your place:

Socrates Oxford – Saturday 28th January

After the success of Socrates Lewes and Ryton, we are delighted to announce that there will be a third non-league Socrates Football Bloggers Meet Up at Southern League Oxford City for their Premier Division clash with Weymouth on Saturday 28th January.

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Socrates Oxford - 28th January

 

The day will start in the Lamb & Flag pub on St Giles from 12pm onwards. From there, we’ll make our way by taxi to the ground which is located to the north east of the city centre.

The City have a clubhouse; depending on the plans of the bloggers attending we’ll either stop here or make our way back into the city centre for post-match beers.

If you want to attend then drop the event organisers Lloyd Langman and Robert Langham a line at @twounfortunates or thetwounfortunates[at]gmail[dot]com.

The stadium address is:

Court Place Farm Stadium
Marsh Lane, Marston
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 0NQ

Travel details are available here.