Socrates 9 confirmed for 18 May 2011

Socrates London 9 logoApologies for the short notice but we’re delighted to say we’ve managed to crowbar in our 9th Socrates Football Bloggers Meet-Up for Wednesday 18 May. Festivities start at 7pm, but please note – there’s a new venue!

Regular attendees will know that our previous events have been held at the Vauxhall outpost of our generous sponsors Picklive, but this time we’re asking you to meet at Picklive’s other headquarters in Clerkenwell, London.

The exact address is as follows:

Location map for Socrates London 92nd floor, White Bear Yard, 144a Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DF. (Click here to see a Google Map of the area.)

As ever, Picklive will be not only giving us warmth and shelter for the night but also drinks and chicken balti pies, the like of which you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to this, you’ll also get the chance to watch the Europa League Final between Braga and Porto in the company of your fellow football enthusiasts.

It therefore just leaves us to say that if you’re a football blogger, podcaster or writer and you’d like to join us between 7pm and 10.30pm on May 18th, please get in touch with us at socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com or send us a tweet to @SocratesMeetUp to let us know you’ll be coming along. We look forward to seeing you there.

Socrates: Official media partner for the Supporters Direct Fan’s Weekend and SD Cup

Supporters Direct logoWe are delighted to announce that Socrates is the official partner of the Supporters Direct Fan’s Weekend and Supporters Direct Cup between Chester FC and FC United of Manchester.

The Conference will be held at The Queen Hotel, Chester on Friday 15 July and the SD Cup will form part of a Fans’ Day held on Saturday 16 July at the Exacta Stadium, home of Chester FC.

Delegates include David Conn, David Goldblatt, Mark Bradley, senior figures from the Football authorities and much, much more.

More details on the event itself can be found at the Supporters Direct official website.

Press accreditation for the event and SD Cup match is available to any interested football blogger. For more information please email Socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com.

Socrates London 8 confirmed for 24th February 2011

We are blown away with happiness to announce that Socrates 8, the football bloggers meetup in London will, once again, be at the home of Mint Digital in Vauxhall on 24th February.

The event is sponsored by our good friends Picklive Footie who will be supplying the drinks and balti pies.

Details of the venue are here. Already we have over thirty bloggers who have said they’re coming so if you would like to attend, tweet @SocratesMeetUp or email socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com.

The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
SE11 5JH

Socrates Lewes confirmed for 22nd January

Socrates Lewes logoFootball bloggers are invited to join us at Socrates Lewes on 22nd January 2011 at the Dripping Pan, Lewes FC where the home side will be playing Staines Town in the Blue Square South.

Socrates attendants will be the guests of the club. Admission is free for all those on the guest list. After the game we plan to retire to the club bar where we are promised a warm welcome from the board. All being well, there should be a chance to chat with the club manager, Tim O’Shea and some of the players.

If you would like to join us for an afternoon of top non-league action in Sussex than e-mail socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com or tweet @SocratesMeetUp.

Click here for the location details for Lewes FC.

Hope to see you there.

Socrates London 6 confirmed for Tuesday 14th September

The sixth Socrates Football Bloggers Meetup in London is all set for Tuesday 14th September.

As usual, our hosts and generous sponsors are the fine folk at Picklive Footie. Venue details are below:

The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
SE11 5JH

Follow @socratesmeetup on Twitter more more updates.

Start your World Cup Quarter Final weekend at Socrates London 5

The next football bloggers meet up in London will be on Friday 2nd July and will coincide with a World Cup Quarter final. We’ve chosen that night as England will NOT be playing, should they progress that far. That way, most of us can relax and enjoy the game.

If you are a football blogger but have never joined us at Socrates then this is your chance to hob-nob with some of the best football heads in the capital and beyond. Take a look down the side bar for a sample of some of the top bloggers who have joined us.

Socrates5 is sponsored by the live interactive fantasy game Picklive Footie. They are laying on free food, booze and footy. The venue is in Vauxhall, south London.

If you want to come, send an email to or give us a tweet at @socratesmeetup.

Socrates on Twitter and Picklive Footie

Socrates has painfully dragged itself in 2008 by finally setting up it’s own Twitter ID. You can now follow the doings of the Socrates London Bloggers Meet Up on @SocratesMeetUp.

There we will keep you abreast of the latest developments with any and all the bloggers who have beaten a path to Socrates door. This includes our generous sponsor Football3s who have now rebranded themselves as Picklive Footie.

If you’re new to this site and fancy joining us at the football bloggers networking event in London, then drop us a line through Twitter or if you think Social Media is evil, then email us at socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com.

Socrates London 4 confirmed: 12th May

After a successful Socrates 3 we are delighted to confirm that Socrates 4 will be on Wednesday 12th May.

Football3s have agreed to sponsor and host the event once again. The venue will be at their bar in Vauxhall as before.

Socrates is a fantastic opportunity for football bloggers, writers and podcasters to get together and share their passions. The free food and beer plus football on the telly only adds to the enjoyment of the evening.

If you would like to join us at Socrates 4 then drop us a line at socrates(at)the-onion-bag(dot)com and we’ll put you on the list.

The Europa League Final will be on the telly.

Balti Pies! Exclusive to Socrates!

These are just a sample of the balti pies that have been ordered for the Football Bloggers meet up on 16th February. If you are a football blogger, love Balti Pies and are in the London area, the email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com and we’ll put you on the list.

Balti pies

Kick off is 7.30pm

The venue details are below:

The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
SE11 5JH