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« on: August 04, 2011, 10:22:10 AM »
As a traveling Albion Fan which is the worst ground you have been to in regards to away facilities?

I went to Bristol City the other week and thought that was pretty shocking!
Although Portsmouth the last time i went had no roof and about 4 toilets which is shocking for any proffesional standard so im going to say there?

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Re: away ground
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 10:34:00 AM »
Places that spring to mind for me are from pre-season or cup games like Bury and Hereford.

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Re: away ground
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 10:36:05 AM »
dont think bury was as bad as the likes of colchester!
Plainmoor when Rotherham used to be there was a dump!
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Re: away ground
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 10:40:18 AM »
I also travel away alot, going on last season i thought the catering at Blackburn and Fulham was shocking!!! However i hate going to Stoke, so that is my 'worst' away ground. Although Wigan is never a place i enjoy going too, half empty stadium with fans who use a drum to create an atmosphere.
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Re: away ground
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 10:40:56 AM »
Everton is a shocking ground considering the stature of the club
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Re: away ground
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 10:51:23 AM »
Many fall into this category. The Vetchfield was awful, Plainmoor, Layer Road, Gay Meadow, Ninian Park, the list is endless!

I think you'd have to go someway to beat the National Hockey Stadium, Wimbledon, too!

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Re: away ground
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 10:55:13 AM »
Burnley always jumps into my head. Wooden seats and half of their fans automatically want your blood for just going near their ground.
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Re: away ground
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 10:55:52 AM »
Colchester for facilites, i remember they had like 2 toilets per half a stand and people were just wetting anywhere they could in the turnstiles and everything, and one side was far to full
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 10:57:41 AM »
the two worst I have been to are Burnley, wooden seats, dodgy substance on the stadium roof :D

and QPR- shocking concourse where you couldn't fit two people side by side, single file only, the toilets were very small, the stadium is not great for a view and all this for the cheap price of £50-£80 next season
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 11:01:20 AM »
Wolves, putting us underneath the inbreds so they can spit, urine and throw what they like on you is just ridiculous.

Watford too, what a sh!thole!
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Re: away ground
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 11:02:33 AM »
Glad I missed out on Colchester now, Burnley, Watford and QPR are decent calls for decent sized clubs.

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Re: away ground
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 12:04:34 PM »
Didnt like Charlton. thought there wasnt a great deal of room.
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Re: away ground
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 12:27:21 PM »
The valley is one of the best dont knock it :)

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Re: away ground
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011, 12:40:30 PM »
The worst by far was Wigans old ground - a crumbling open terrace with a dirt bank at the top so when it rained there was a mud slide. It was the absoloute pits.

The away terrace is behind the right hand goal.....



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Re: away ground
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011, 01:10:22 PM »
Everton is a shocking ground considering the stature of the club

Goodison Park is a cracking ground. Good atmosphere, decent set of home fans, bags of character. Give me a Goodison Park over a Ricoh Arena or a Walkers Stadium any day.

Luton, now that was a dire, dire place.

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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 01:14:41 PM »
Luton, Southend and Colchester stick in my mind as utter dives.

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011, 01:25:57 PM »
new wembley, horrid place, give me a trough to piddle in anyday.

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Re: away ground
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 01:28:51 PM »
Always used to hate The Baseball Ground, stuck in a corner with restricted views, the terracing hardly banked at all so those at the back couldn't see much at all (and we almost invariably got beat).

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2011, 01:42:50 PM »
new wembley, horrid place, give me a trough to piddle in anyday.
Might have been better if we had something to celebrate their!!
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Re: away ground
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2011, 01:46:40 PM »
The worst by far was Wigans old ground - a crumbling open terrace with a dirt bank at the top so when it rained there was a mud slide. It was the absoloute pits.

The away terrace is behind the right hand goal.....





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Re: away ground
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2011, 02:35:47 PM »
Didnt like Charlton. thought there wasnt a great deal of room.

one of the my favourite away days

superb away pub very welcoming, good stand behind a goal no hassle stewards and always good banter at half time with the flats  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2011, 02:43:10 PM »
one of the my favourite away days

superb away pub very welcoming, good stand behind a goal no hassle stewards and always good banter at half time with the flats  ;D

Agreed, a trip to the valley is great!

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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2011, 05:08:13 PM »
Everton is a shocking ground considering the stature of the club

It is but its one of my favourite away days for some reason. Maybe be partly down to the fact that it was my first ever away trip my dad took me on but i think it being old and shabby is great.

I have to say i love the old crappy grounds, they usually have character. The few grounds that for some reason stick out as the ones i hate going to are plymouth and reading
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Re: away ground
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2011, 05:12:14 PM »
I agree with Luton, have to walk through what seemed like people's back gardens just to get to the ground.
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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2011, 03:15:43 PM »
totally forgot about Bristol Rovers!
the 6 man urinal/tardis for 1500 fans (after result was best part of the day the fact it was always empty)
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