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From the guy who called rangers fans huns on his facebook?
hun is just a name like they call us fenians, although they sound offensive they are not in the slightest and not bigoted in any way.

A hun was a german fighter during the world war and a fenian was an irish warrior. Dont know how they ended up being nicknames but i reckon that most fans dont know the true meanings anyway. but lets drop this
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Round 2 anytime soon?



I love food but more importantly I would attend one of your events solely to meet people and to have a good time out. I think the KFC idea was EPIC! I wanted to come but my German classes on Thursday evenings only end at 10pm.

Indian restaurants in Zurich are a joke.........................I wish I'd heard about you guys earlier.

Round 2 is scheduled for december 15th, again a thursday, hope you can make it one day
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hun is just a name like they call us fenians, although they sound offensive they are not in the slightest and not bigoted in any way.

A hun was a german fighter during the world war and a fenian was an irish warrior. Dont know how they ended up being nicknames but i reckon that most fans dont know the true meanings anyway. but lets drop this
It's just like Paki. Something which on it's own isn't offensive but has developed into something that is offensive.

I'm not a proddy so I'm not offended but I read of one person who got a jail sentence for calling celtic fans fenians on facebook so it's just a head's up
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I am sure the majority of Irish would find it funny (the joke, not the famine of course), only the plastic Paddy's from Scotland will call it bigoted

Hmm, i dunno. If somebody doesnt take this as a bit of banter....

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Ok, so what i need to do is post hundered of pointless comments on every thread whether i know a bit about it or not? Welcome these notifications in my inbox
...then what makes you think everybody would see the "joke" regarding potatoes funny.

Anyway, how did the topic of football come up on this entirely honest thread?
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I agree with your point. Ok, my aim is to hit 1000 posts by the end of the year, beware EF
Ok.. i'll bite

The other option is to post pictures on here of you in a room being licked by 500 women?

On a (little) more serious note, it would also depend on who you are marketing to-

On here there are a number of sub-demographic groups that make up the general expat population of the EF:

Generalising (much)
There are:
- the bored housewives (they're usually very happy to leave the house and spend money if they can find a babysitter),
- the looking-for-jobs,
- looking-for-brown-sugar,
- singles-looking for dog knows what (they'll come if there is free beer),
- just-moved-here's looking for friends/apartments/furniture (find them friends)
- One Post Wonders selling their stuff as they are leaving (ignore them, they wont come to your events)
- bored at work, so i'll just see what the EF is doing.. (they may come, unless they get sidetracked programming an App)
- the "groups of people that know each other in the Real World"... (hook on to the right one of these, and you'll always have a crowd)

Then there are the
- British- and those from that neck of the woods
- Americans (ie: US, Mexico, South America)
- Southerners (Aussies, NZ, South African)
- Those from Other Countries/Continents (Asia, Scandinavia..Swiss, Germans, French, Portuguese, Spanish..)

All are "attracted" to different events.

I think an event has less to do with how much it costs, rather what you are offering (with respect to cost) and who has organised it.
Check out/Analyse some of JLF's events-
"Proper" Sunday Roast (Part Two)

Be the energy.
Grumpy has the energy, as does JLF.

And of course, they don't appeal to everyone, but they appeal to certain groups.

Don't post crap here just to up your post numbers- that wont get people coming to your events.
Do be witty and informative. And sexy doesn't hurt either

But again, what UTH says about location - if would certainly have to be a very special event, to be on a train for 2 hours (there and back) to get people to come long distances...
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Old 02.12.2011, 16:44
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It's just like Paki. Something which on it's own isn't offensive but has developed into something that is offensive.

I'm not a proddy so I'm not offended but I read of one person who got a jail sentence for calling celtic fans fenians on facebook so it's just a head's up
Was that not the guy who said that he would like neil lennon to die?

he was a previous offender on probation, but in scotland things are very tight at the moment.

Eg - The Scottish national anthem is accepted with the words "and sent them homewards to think again", talking about historical war with the english

But - The irish fans within celtic park are banned from singings songs about "give us our country back" talking about historical war with the english.

I disagree with pro IRA chanting but this is few and far between and only sang by a minority, but perfectly socially acceptable songs have also been banned from celtic park
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Old 02.12.2011, 16:48
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So some good fish and chips and I will be there.

Do you have the Tandoor going every night or just for special themes?
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Old 02.12.2011, 16:51
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Ok.. i'll bite

The other option is to post pictures on here of you in a room being licked by 500 women?

On a (little) more serious note, it would also depend on who you are marketing to-

On here there are a number of sub-demographic groups that make up the general expat population of the EF:

Generalising (much)
There are:
- the bored housewives (they're usually very happy to leave the house and spend money if they can find a babysitter),
- the looking-for-jobs,
- looking-for-brown-sugar,
- singles-looking for dog knows what (they'll come if there is free beer),
- just-moved-here's looking for friends/apartments/furniture (find them friends)
- One Post Wonders selling their stuff as they are leaving (ignore them, they wont come to your events)
- bored at work, so i'll just see what the EF is doing.. (they may come, unless they get sidetracked programming an App)
- the "groups of people that know each other in the Real World"... (hook on to the right one of these, and you'll always have a crowd)

Then there are the
- British- and those from that neck of the woods
- Americans (ie: US, Mexico, South America)
- Southerners (Aussies, NZ, South African)
- Those from Other Countries/Continents (Asia, Scandinavia..Swiss, Germans, French, Portuguese, Spanish..)

All are "attracted" to different events.

I think an event has less to do with how much it costs, rather what you are offering (with respect to cost) and who has organised it.
Check out/Analyse some of JLF's events-
"Proper" Sunday Roast (Part Two)

Be the energy.
Grumpy has the energy, as does JLF.

And of course, they don't appeal to everyone, but they appeal to certain groups.

Don't post crap here just to up your post numbers- that wont get people coming to your events.
Do be witty and informative. And sexy doesn't hurt either

But again, what UTH says about location - if would certainly have to be a very special event, to be on a train for 2 hours (there and back) to get people to come long distances...
Ok, i will wait till the new year once i have my 1000 witty and informative posts and look for a date for a roast or something along those lines. I will invite you all along to be licked in a room by 500 women to see what response it gets.

Leave it with me and i will see what i can come up with, with regards to doing something which is worth coming to lenzburg for
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So some good fish and chips and I will be there.

Do you have the Tandoor going every night or just for special themes?
We cook up our own battered fish and its available on the menu at all times.

The tandoor is only running for the indian buffet nights, it will be back soon
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I have never ventured out to your pub as its out of the way, but it would be brilliant if there was somewhere the had a bit of atmostphere for the Old Firms games. I usually watch the games in town (twist, nelson or paddy's) and there is either no one there or the pub is just warming up for the prem games, but still no atmosphere.

Perhaps you could do a Scottish breaky for the next game with pies at half time, while we hurl abuse at each other.

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Unfortunately the response we have had from the forum users has been very disappointing.
i think this is backwards. you shouldn't be disappointed in EF, it's the EF users that are disappointed with your events.

create a good event and people will come from all around and drive across switzerland to attend.
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- Those from Other Countries/Continents (Asia, Scandinavia..Swiss, Germans, French, Portuguese, Spanish..)
I feel slightly offended to be categorized as part of the... "rest"... even though those left overs occupy 75% of Earth's land... (though happy my country got actually mentioned weeheeeee)

As a side note, during the Viadukt nights, the percentage of North Americans+Australians+British is usually lower than the "rest". Might be a good idea to try to focus on those ones for the events too.

*pout*
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- the "groups of people that know each other in the Real World"... (hook on to the right one of these, and you'll always have a crowd)
Have some well deserved rep Rang - great post and very good pointers.

Good example to illustrate on the above point made by Rang too: the Karaoke nights at the Oliver Twist organised by a member who doesnt post much at all. Jonny is the karaoke deejay. Search karaoke Oliver Twist on this forum and you'll know what I mean. On normal nights, the Twist does quizzes, serves food - your usual ZRH pub. But on karaoke nights, its HEAVING. Impossible to move - and usually VERY packed with lotsa EFers who didnt sign up on the thread itself.

Why? there are quite a few regular karaoke bars around ZRH but a group of us go to this almost monthly one because it has the most updated song choice list in the whole of ZRH. It also gives us time to look forward to it.

It started out with a small group of us. We checked it out, we liked it. Buzz generated off the forum due to hilarious videos/pictures on each others' Facebooks - we know each other in the real world and interest grew. The last time, there was approx 30 people in total when our original group was 6. A friend of a friend....of a friend etc. Great fun.

Hence, no need for constant posts to make yourself "known". Constant drivel doesnt do much but to maintain a constant update and momentum regarding your events will generate interest.

I had a think about it: why not combine a curry/chicken night with a quiz on a Saturday night?

That'll definitely prompt me to travel for the social and food aspect.
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I have never ventured out to your pub as its out of the way, but it would be brilliant if there was somewhere the had a bit of atmostphere for the Old Firms games. I usually watch the games in town (twist, nelson or paddy's) and there is either no one there or the pub is just warming up for the prem games, but still no atmosphere.

Perhaps you could do a Scottish breaky for the next game with pies at half time, while we hurl abuse at each other.

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Good call, and it would be fantastic to get a right good mince pie for half time.

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I feel slightly offended to be categorized as part of the... "rest"... even though those left overs occupy 75% of Earth's land... (though happy my country got actually mentioned weeheeeee)

As a side note, during the Viadukt nights, the percentage of North Americans+Australians+British is usually lower than the "rest". Might be a good idea to try to focus on those ones for the events too.

*pout*

^^^^ sigh... that's brazilians for you....

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It depends really. For me personally I'd probably prefer to have it on a day when there isn't a game. Not because I'm not a big footie fan but because my 2 year old would be with me and I'm not sure a rowdy pub atmosphere is the best place for her.
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Perhaps you could do a Scottish breaky for the next game with pies at half time, while we hurl abuse at each other.

See....
Some want to hurl abuse, others want a "nice quite" pub atmosphere...
Some are just happy with a decent fush&chups.
You can't please everyone.

Be true to yourself and do what *you want* to do(!)
That way you will do it best(!)

Posting pictures of your place too might help.
Do you have a website? There are a lot of web-bunnies here.





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i think this is backwards. you shouldn't be disappointed in EF, it's the EF users that are disappointed with your events.

create a good event and people will come from all around and drive across switzerland to attend.
Just ignore Phil.. he's just bitter that he missed a good night at the Viadukt last night
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I feel slightly offended to be categorized as part of the... "rest"... even though those left overs occupy 75% of Earth's land... (though happy my country got actually mentioned weeheeeee)

As a side note, during the Viadukt nights, the percentage of North Americans+Australians+British is usually lower than the "rest". Might be a good idea to try to focus on those ones for the events too.

*pout*
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I have never ventured out to your pub as its out of the way, but it would be brilliant if there was somewhere the had a bit of atmostphere for the Old Firms games. I usually watch the games in town (twist, nelson or paddy's) and there is either no one there or the pub is just warming up for the prem games, but still no atmosphere.

Perhaps you could do a Scottish breaky for the next game with pies at half time, while we hurl abuse at each other.

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The next game is dec 28th, we normally have a few cellic fans in, hope you make it along

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(they'll come if there is free beer)
great idea. just offer free beer for 2 hours and i think you'll have a good turn-out. can't guarantee it will be a commercial success, but i'm sure it will be a success socially!
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i think this is backwards. you shouldn't be disappointed in EF, it's the EF users that are disappointed with your events.

create a good event and people will come from all around and drive across switzerland to attend.
I take that as a personal insult actaully. I believe that our events are more thought through and inventive than many events in zurich which are very popular.

I had to knock people back in january for burns as there were NO pubs in zurich celebrating it. We had EF members in Lenzburg then.

A pub quiz? very popular in zurich but we wouldnt ask people to come all the way to lenzburg for that as it exists in zurich, we only ask members to come to special nights that are not as common down there.

We are trying to offer restaurant quality food at pub prices with the pub atmosphere.
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