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Dublin: 9°C Wednesday 27 January 2021

A 6-step guide to throwing your own Premier League Christmas party

It’s that time of the year again.

1. Choose a destination that’s easy to get to

A handy flight across the pond to Dublin for the weekend is still proving as popular as it was a couple of decades ago with Premier League clubs.

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2. Smart dress or fancy dress

Manchester United Sighting - Manchester Source: PIC BY EAMONN & JAMES CLARKE

Partly for the novelty factor, dressing up is also a hand way to mingle in nightclubs without being outed as a professional player. If it’s a private party smart dress is probably best.

West Ham United's Christmas Party - London Source: G6010C

3. Make sure to have plenty of ‘banter’

A spot of random busking will go down well with team-mates and passers-by alike.

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4. Take part in a good old sing-song

There will come a time in the night when the mic is opened up to the floor so have a tune or two ready in the back pocket.

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4. Don’t let the night pass without some controversy

Countless infamous incidents have occurred down through the years, from fighting to vandalism and the night spent in a cell. Read about some of our favourites here.

Ruddock at court/Xmas car attack Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

5. Probably best not to let the manager get wind

Not for the first time, QPR manager Harry Redknapp has cancelled their annual party in order to focused on the relegation battle.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Queens Park Rangers - Liberty Stadium Source: David Davies

(A version of this article was originally published in December 2013) 

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Ben Blake

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