Socrates London 3 set for February 16th!

The next Football Bloggers Meet Up in London will be on Tuesday 16th February 2010.

Socrates is an opportunity for football writers and bloggers to get together in an atmosphere of conviviality and alcohol to discuss such diverse topics as Football and Blogging.

The venue is at Mint Digital’s exclusive Open Sauce bar with booze and grub supplied by Socrates‘ generous sponsor Football3s.

Man United will be on the telly.

If you are a football blogger and want to join us at Socrates then drop an email to socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com and we’ll put you on the list.

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

Socrates London 2: Roll call

The second football bloggers meetup in London is tonight. The following blogs are among those who are coming.

There is still some room so if you fance coming, email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com. The venue details are below:

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

Socrates London 2 is less than a month away!

Yes folks the next Football Bloggers Meet Up In London is less than a month away on December 9th 2009.

We’re back at the same venue and the event is once again being sponsored by the good people of Football3s.

This website has spruced itself up a bit and has a new logo designed by @delboydare.

If you didn’t make to the last Socrates in September, why not join us for an evening of football chat amidst like-minded football bloggers. Share stories and experiences, swap jokes or just network. There will be a big-screen telly and we’ll be screening a Champions League game.

The venue details are below. If you want to come then email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com and we’ll put you on the list.

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

Socrates London 2: December 9th

We are delighted to confirm that the next London Bloggers Meetup will be on Wednesday December 9 2009.

Once again, Football3s have very kindly agreed to host the event which will kick off at 7pm.

The venue details are below. If you want to come then e-mail socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com and we’ll put you on the list.

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

Socrates London 1 – Who are ya?

These are the fine folk who are joining us at #Socrates tonight.

It’s not too late to come along for our football bloggers meetup. Email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com.

and introducing…

  • Adam Lewis – Football blogger at large.

Not to mention Some People Are On The Pitch, Twofootedtackle, The Onion Bag and Fantasy Football Agent.

And of course, our magnificent and generous sponsors Football3s who are laying on the venue, booze and grub. As always the address is below. See you there!

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

Socrates London 1 – One week to go

Yes folks, the inaugural Football Bloggers Meet Up in London is seven days away.

Kick off is at 7pm and those fine folk at Football3s are putting on some food and drink while we watch England qualify for the World Cup. And if @soccerlens can avoid upsetting Liverpool fans, it should be a cracking night of football and chat.

It’s not too late to get involved. If you want to join us, please email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com.

Venue details:
The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
Vauxhall
London
SE11 5JH

Socrates – World Cup Fever!

The timing for our football bloggers meet up couldn’t be better. The first football bloggers meet-up coincides with the World Cup Qualifiers. What better way to watch an England match than in the company of like-minded footy folk? (unless you’re not English of course).

Our sponsors Football3s will, no doubt, have one of the games on and there will be a chance to have a go on their real time fantasy game.

We are looking to open the doors at 7pm. Someone should be at the door for a little while to greet people and direct them to the bar.

In the meantime, please feel free to promote Socrates. Wear the badge with pride! Also, don’t forget to link the Socrates blog to your own site.

12 days until the finest minds in the Football blogosphere assemble. Want to join us? Email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com.

Socrates London 1 update

The word is spreading and we’re all looking forward to the main event on the 9th September.

We are thrilled that the fine folk at TwoHundredPercent, Soccerlens, Who Ate All The Pies, Tottenham Blog, Low-Life Opinions, Festival Of Football, Truebluearmy, echelsea and Just Football among other football bloggers are meeting up at Socrates.

If you’re a football blogger or writer and you want to join us in London on the 9th September, drop us a line at socrates [at] the-onion-bag [dot] com.

Network

Jon from Goalpostr is working on a Socrates widget for all Socrates bloggers so if you’re coming, get yourself signed up at goalpostr.com and get involved in some hardcore football social networking.

Promote

You can promote Socrates by using the #socrates hashtag on Twitter when talking about Socrates. Also, there is a wee Socrates picture on the side bar of this blog. It would be great if you slapped that somewhere on your blog.

Venue

The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
Vauxhall
London SE11 5JH
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Socrates – London Football Bloggers Meet-Up 1

Here’s a special announcement for those of you that produce football blogs in London and the surrounding areas.

Socrates (original logo)Socrates is a new event where you can get together and meet fellow football bloggers from around the capital to exchange thoughts, ideas and some good old-fashioned banter.

Football 3s logoOrganised by Some People Are On The Pitch, The Onion Bag and Two Footed Tackle, Socrates will be holding its first get-together in Vauxhall, London on September 9th 2009. The event is sponsored by Football3s.com, the makers of the fabulous micro-Fantasy Football game that’s going down a storm across the web, and they’ll be kindly supplying the food, drink and roof over our head as part of your evening’s pleasurable experience.

So if you’re a football blogger in the London area (or somewhere nearby) and you’d like to come along, visit the Socrates website where you can get your name down on the list and catch up on all the other details about the event.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Socrates is coming…

Socrates is a Football blogger meet up in London.

Why Socrates?
It’s an opportunity for bloggers who are passionate about the beautiful game to get together, swap stories, share experiences, pass on tips and advice. Alternatively, in the event that we all end up hating each other, watch a game of football in stony uncomfortable silence.

No I understand that, you plank! I meant ‘why the name Socrates’?
Oh, sorry. Well the idea was inspired by the Tuttle Club which is named after a character from the film Brazil so we thought that a name of a Brazilian footballer would be appropriate. Socrates seemed an obvious choice.

Who the hell do you think you are?

We are the team that created the Socrates project:

Terry Duffelen
Co-creator of Football Fairground which has been delivering a weekly dose of football content into the RSS feeds of the discerning reader since July 2010.

Chris Nee
Top man at the TwoFootedTackle blog and podcast. By serving the football community he is hoping to gain access to paradise despite being a PR by day.

Graham Sibley
Also a co-creator of Football Fairground. He is the programming genius behind it and Fantasy Football Agent. To put it another way, he looks after all our back end concerns (fnarr).

Chris Oakley
The third co-creator of Football Fairground. He has been described as one of the blogosphere’s leading footballing academics by people who don’t know him very well.

Gary Andrews
A football writer for TwoFootedTackle and is the host of the TwoFootedTackle podcast. He is also a purveyor of exceedingly corny jokes, a fact which continues to restrict his overall popularity to this day.

So I have to have a football blog to attend then?
Well you might be a blogger that’s into football but doesn’t blog about it that much or you could be a football journalist but yeah, the idea is for football bloggers to network.

When is it on?
The first meet up is confirmed for 9th September in the heart of swinging London and will be sponsored by Football3s who are very kindly laying on the venue plus some drinks and grub (there will be no actual swinging). Venue details are below.

If you want to attend please email socrates[at]the-onion-bag[dot]com.

Venue details:
The Open Sauce
Mint Digital
W125-127 Westminster Business Square
1 Durham Street
Vauxhall
London SE11 5JH
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