Eagles' fans cheer on birds at London-themed watch party

The team played on an international stage Sunday and fans didn't miss a moment

Justin Udo
October 28, 2018 - 2:05 pm

Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There were several watch parties happening across the city Sunday for Philadelphia Eagles fans who could not make the trip across the pond to watch the birds defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London.

The 9 a.m. game start time was a lot earlier than fans were used to seeing the Eagles take the field. But bars across Philadelphia, including London Grill on Fairmount Avenue, opened up shop early to host the team's most loyal fans.

For Alex Dareshuri, the London-themed watch party was the next best thing since he could not be at Lincoln Financial Field.

"It's great we're having a good time, you don't get to do this too often, drink 9:30 in the morning on a Sunday, so we're having a blast," he said.

And he purchased a drink that matched the mood of many Eagles fans over the narrow 24-18 victory.

"We figured it made sense, get some bloody's for a bloody good football game," he said.

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Miranda Sergas says it was great for her to be able to see the Eagles win on an international stage.

"It's awesome. I think it's great. I think it's also showing the power that our team has around the world," she said.

Terry Birch-McNally, London Grill owner, says the special occasion called for them to add some special fare to the menu.

"We have bubbles and squeak which is potatoes and cabbage kind of cake that eggs and hollandaise comes on.  We have our known fish and chips," she said. "We're featuring Yards beer because Yards makes English-style beers."

McNally says the crowd was a lot larger than their typical Sunday crowd, and that's win for her.

"A lot of us got excited. This is a little different, everybody is here for the Eagles," McNally said.

Up next, the Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 11 after a bye week.