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The West Ham Game
« on: January 05, 2017, 09:57:22 AM »
I would have thought there will be alot of interest for this game, Feb 11. Mixed messages i am getting about tickets if you also see the fanzone on facebook and yet the club ticket office say they havent even arrived yet.One comment on face book i can get 500 tickets or already have secured them.
Also i wasnt aware away season ticket holders are not nessacerally first in the que
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 10:22:21 AM »
Many problems with their new stadium including away fans ejected for standing, apparently a generally poisonous atmosphere all round from both the 'ammers and their stewards. Access to and from local underground stations is also a problem with disabled supporters having to use a shuttle minibus service to get too and from the stadium with long queues and delays. Also colours not welcome in local hostelries (they don't seem to do pubs round there anymore!) Fans are also apparently not allowed to pass through the most direct route to the stadium through the Westfiled Shopping Mall
http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=164789&start=4220 is well worth a salutary read
Was offered a special deal recently of executive coach travel and 'fine dining' for about a hundred and fifty quid perhaps some of that is the early sales you have seen Glyn?
It is also apparently possible to purchase a ticket as part of a package through Tomas Cook which allows away supporters in amongst the home support
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 10:54:23 AM »
Any idea where the nearest tube station is to the ground, also where is the best place to drink. Thinking of going but hearing some bad reports of stewards and WHU fans towards away fans.
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 10:57:16 AM »
Any idea where the nearest tube station is to the ground, also where is the best place to drink. Thinking of going but hearing some bad reports of stewards and WHU fans towards away fans.


yes all that sort of information would be appreciated
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 11:13:12 AM »
I think you are totally right in finding out this information in advance.
I watched a Vlog by a Burnley supporter recently, they arrived late & the stewards were not helpful in the least. The guy said there was no/little signage to the away end, and as they were at the wrong end they were send the long way round to the other side missing more game time. Also one of his mates got kicked out for standing up!
Now I take all this at face level, but it does seem to be disorganised chaos there from what I can make out from all sources.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 11:17:25 AM »
I went to visit a friend who lives close by and had a look at the stadium a couple of months ago.

Got off at Stratford station and it's very close to the ground

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 11:28:06 AM »
Sat Feb 11 West Ham   Mon, Jan 16   Wed, Jan 18   Sat, Jan 21   Mon, Jan 23   Wed, Jan 25   Mon, Jan 30
Read more at http://www.wba.co.uk/tickets/away-matches/index.aspx#X32suBiEW0XXWgTs.99

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 11:36:01 AM »
Sat Feb 11 West Ham   Mon, Jan 16   Wed, Jan 18   Sat, Jan 21   Mon, Jan 23   Wed, Jan 25   Mon, Jan 30
Read more at http://www.wba.co.uk/tickets/away-matches/index.aspx#X32suBiEW0XXWgTs.99


cheers for that, who gets priority over asth though.folk that work for the club maybe?
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2017, 11:43:59 AM »
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/london-stadium-west-ham-united.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-visiting-supporters

Section of info for away fans including where to drink (nowhere near the ground!)
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
I'll be attending this game but I've already told my son he won't be given all of the reported hassle.

Thinking of going on the train for this one with a view to drinking well away from the ground (not too fussed where) and then travelling to Stratford Station (closest) or Mile End via tube and then walking up.

Either that or private coach with some mates and park up outside where a lot of the bother has been widely reported to have occurred.
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 06:41:53 PM »
Taken from a WHU forum http://westhamonline.net/forum_flat.php?8658561%7C%7C1%7C%7C

Hi guys,

I wanted to put this in the main thread where the discussion is about the stewarding yesterday versus Man Utd but I fear this may have got lost in the replies and I would really appreciate some help.

I have seen the video from block 113 & this was the exact treatment that I was subjected to before the Burnley game. BEFORE!

I didn't even make it to my seat for kick off as I questioned why I would need to show my ticket to one of the bully boys after already being searched at the turnstiles.

They threw me out before the game even kicked off because of this, no violence from myself, not even bad language. It was when they got me to the exits that they were talking about getting my ticket off me (which was in my pocket) so I started to struggle as they have no right to do that. This was when they took me outside, put me face down on the floor, broke my watch in the meantime and also, one of the idiots put his foot on my head.

I spent from 20:45 until 02:00 in a cell in Forest Gate police station because of all this.

Now what did I do to deserve it? Nothing, they're just on a power trip.

What I did see when I was brought back up from the floor, was two people videoing the event on their phones! I asked them straight away to put the clips online as I know I can use them for a compensation claim & a complaint, but I'm yet to find either.

I didn't want to pop this on here, but I'm hoping that there's at least one of you good people out there who will be able to help?

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2017, 07:15:54 PM »
Don't wear colours if you want to get into the pubs and don't go looking for trouble. Keep your heads down and you'll be fine. In the 20 years or so I've been going to West Brom games I've never had any trouble with anyone home or away, as I don't go looking for it. The large majority of these stories seem to be from people who've gone in with the intention of causing issues or just being stupid:
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I didn't even make it to my seat for kick off as I questioned why I would need to show my ticket to one of the bully boys after already being searched at the turnstiles.


Just show your ticket and get on with it! What's the problem.

They arrived late & the stewards were not helpful in the least. The guy said there was no/little signage to the away end, and as they were at the wrong end they were send the long way round to the other side missing more game time. Also one of his mates got kicked out for standing up!

Arrive on time, no issues. Sit down when the stewards come up - I imagine he argued with the steward (although obviously don't know).

Most of the videos posted online I see are of idiots arguing with either stewards or their own fans, so if you can avoid doing that I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2017, 07:43:03 PM »
Looking forward to this game.

There's some fellas coming over from Venlo and Kreveld in Germany.

Should be a real good booze up
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 11:00:21 AM »
I went on Friday night to the man city game and it's incredibly tedious getting to and from stratford station with such a huge volume of people from the underground. You are funnelled towards the stadium and therefore I would suggest allow plenty of time when you travel.
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 10:18:49 AM »
not sure how you forward links but the club have announced 3000 will be made available for this game starting from next monday to away season ticket holders and then wed to home holders with 1670 loyalty points and so on
looks like we are going to be followed by our best away following this season
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
Bah was thinking about trying to go to this one

Theres no place for decent honest fans like me who rock up to around 0 home games and 1 away game a season and accumulate 0 loyalty points

It's a disgrace!  :P

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2017, 10:24:40 AM »
http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/wba-tickets-premier-league-london-stadium-west-ham-united-3514407.aspx

I have 1640 , so next Friday. Should be ok

Im going to Spurs, how many do you get for an away and will this be added before next week do we think?

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2017, 11:05:19 AM »
Loyalty points was definitely the way to go for this one, fairest system even though some will still manage to get around it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2017, 11:10:52 AM »
http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/wba-tickets-premier-league-london-stadium-west-ham-united-3514407.aspx

I have 1640 , so next Friday. Should be ok

Im going to Spurs, how many do you get for an away and will this be added before next week do we think?



I might be wrong but I was under the impression you get whatever loyalty points a ticket is worth added to your account as soon as you buy them.
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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2017, 11:11:41 AM »
I might be wrong but I was under the impression you get whatever loyalty points a ticket is worth added to your account as soon as you buy them.

Nice one, not that it'd make a difference anyway, 5 points per game and the next bracket is 1650

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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2017, 11:13:41 AM »
Can't get mine until the Saturday but when we have a half decent allocation like this and use loyalty points they never seem to sell out as quickly as you would expect so I'm not overly concerned.
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2017, 11:16:08 AM »
We will probably struggle to sell 1,500 next season  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 12:15:02 PM »
In fairness I'd be surprised to see us sell 3,000 tickets for West Ham this season, new stadium or not.

But I now have 1685 loyalty points so I'll be on the site nice and early Wednesday morning regardless  8) .

As an aside I personally think anyone going to Boro' for the midweek game should get double loyalty points for that one.

When I checked the other day we'd still sold less than 500.
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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 12:17:17 PM »
We will probably struggle to sell 1,500 next season  ;D


i agree, the lure of the new stadium this time around and i think we will sell the 3 k this time around
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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2017, 12:20:02 PM »
I might be wrong but I was under the impression you get whatever loyalty points a ticket is worth added to your account as soon as you buy them.

Pretty sure I read some time back that points are only added following said fixtures as your ticket has to be scanned to confirm actual attendance.
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 12:26:19 PM »
Quick heads up for this game regarding pubs.

Read on the London Baggies twitter feed the other day that the Albion pub on Goldsmiths Row is being converted from a boozer to a fish restaurant.

Not sure but this may end up being the last chance to visit the place in its current layout.
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 12:37:19 PM »
We will probably struggle to sell 1,500 next season  ;D

West Ham might not be in the prem next season!  :P

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 12:39:22 PM »
West Ham might not be in the prem next season!  :P

That would be funny wouldn't it, new shiny ground in the championship
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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2017, 01:20:29 PM »
Tickets being allocated using the loyalty points scheme, I should be OK with the full 3000 allocation being taken but clearly expecting this one to sell out quickly
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Re: The West Ham Game
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2017, 09:47:47 AM »
tickets sorted, only Utd and Swansea aways games to go
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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2017, 05:33:33 AM »
It  seems they may have managed to spell our name wrong on the tickets!  >:( >:( >:(
I await the positive proof to arrive on me doormat  :-\
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2017, 08:11:35 AM »
It  seems they may have managed to spell our name wrong on the tickets!  >:( >:( >:(
I await the positive proof to arrive on me doormat  :-\

As in West Brom or your actual name?

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2017, 08:46:02 AM »
As in West Brom or your actual name?

Apparently they have put Bromich and not Bromwich

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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2017, 01:13:14 PM »
A quick tootle round the ticket page seems to show 639 seats left in the lower tier upper tier doesn't seem to be available (yet?)
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2017, 01:51:16 PM »
seems a little unfair that those with most loyalty points are having to choose lower tier whilst, presumably, the upper tier will go on sale to those with less loyalty points :o

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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
seems a little unfair that those with most loyalty points are having to choose lower tier whilst, presumably, the upper tier will go on sale to those with less loyalty points :o


i thought that, whats that all about ???. away season ticket holder and i asked for upper, they sell in batches
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« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2017, 01:55:55 PM »
seems a little unfair that those with most loyalty points are having to choose lower tier whilst, presumably, the upper tier will go on sale to those with less loyalty points :o

Bit vexed by that myself as I always try to make a point of going towards the back to stand.

Still, could've hung on till the upper went on sale but I just wanted to get the purchase out of the way.

Never mind.

Really, really don't want to have to sit though  >:( .
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« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2017, 02:17:41 PM »
Given how far away from the pitch the stands are, maybe the upper tier is in a different postcode  :P

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« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2017, 02:21:53 PM »
Given how far away from the pitch the stands are, maybe the upper tier is in a different postcode  :P


those seated right down at the front will see plenty of track
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« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2017, 03:11:46 PM »
My gaffer has a ST at West Ham and advised me to go in the lower anyway towards the back if possible. I'll be trying to get mine on Friday
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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2017, 03:22:43 PM »
My understanding is the back of the upper tier is a bit of a  take your binoculars jobbie
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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2017, 03:25:59 PM »
My gaffer has a ST at West Ham and advised me to go in the lower anyway towards the back if possible. I'll be trying to get mine on Friday


funny you should say that, see you in the lower at the back folks
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« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2017, 03:37:39 PM »
My gaffer has a ST at West Ham and advised me to go in the lower anyway towards the back if possible. I'll be trying to get mine on Friday

Excellent news  :) .

Last but one row towards the back of the lower tier is where my ticket's for.

I can stop grumbling now then, for a short while anyway  ;) .

By the way, you may be fkd for a seat around such a position by Friday.

There's only about 30 odd tickets near the back of the last remaining lower block to have such tickets.

You may need to settle for front upper to be anywhere near the area described by your boss.
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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
Excellent news  :) .

Last but one row towards the back of the lower tier is where my ticket's for.

I can stop grumbling now then, for a short while anyway  ;) .

By the way, you may be fkd for a seat around such a position by Friday.

There's only about 30 odd tickets near the back of the last remaining lower block to have such tickets.

You may need to settle for front upper to be anywhere near the area described by your boss.

Ye I've had a look online and won't be getting anywhere near unfortunately. Back ten rows will do, I'll try first thing Friday
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« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2017, 08:29:18 PM »
Bit vexed by that myself as I always try to make a point of going towards the back to stand.

Still, could've hung on till the upper went on sale but I just wanted to get the purchase out of the way.

Never mind.

Really, really don't want to have to sit though  >:( .
Hopefully the upper tier won't be sitting (which does unfortunately happen) as that's likely where I'll be sitting.

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« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2017, 07:20:12 PM »
It  seems they may have managed to spell our name wrong on the tickets!  >:( >:( >:(
I await the positive proof to arrive on me doormat  :-\

They did.

My ticket arrived this morning.

Bromich.......  :-X .
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« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2017, 10:56:26 PM »
They did.

My ticket arrived this morning.

Bromich.......  :-X .

Must be a cockney thing

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« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2017, 09:29:27 AM »
Got two on row 21 so only a few rows off the back of block 119 , happy days. All sorted no bother.
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« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2017, 08:52:57 PM »
2 blocks on the upper tier have been released today.

Hoping plenty still left Monday

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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2017, 02:06:36 AM »
Friend of mine has only got 1520 loyalty points so any chance he will be able to get one?

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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »
Friend of mine has only got 1520 loyalty points so any chance he will be able to get one?

May have a chance once/if they go on general sale.

Check link from the Albion OS below, then scroll down for the loyalty points schedule.

http://www.wba.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/west-brom-albion-tickets-premier-league-west-ham-united-3526307.aspx

Alternately, have a look at the first post on the West Ham ticket thread.
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« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2017, 09:21:19 AM »
Tickets and trains sorted, no problems.
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« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2017, 09:41:58 AM »
I'll be attending this game but I've already told my son he won't be given all of the reported hassle.

Thinking of going on the train for this one with a view to drinking well away from the ground (not too fussed where) and then travelling to Stratford Station (closest) or Mile End via tube and then walking up.

Either that or private coach with some mates and park up outside where a lot of the bother has been widely reported to have occurred.

Changed my mind and bought my son a ticket yesterday.

Unofficial coaches it is then.

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« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2017, 10:39:39 AM »
Changed my mind and bought my son a ticket yesterday.

Unofficial coaches it is then.

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« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2017, 11:52:21 AM »
How old is he mate? Take him on the train

Mid teens.

Considered going by train a while back but read online it's a pain to get to the ground via rail, despite there being stations nearby. Supporters are reputed to be led a merry dance en route.

Thought about getting off slightly further afield and making my own leisurely way, but as my lad's with me it's better all round to go by coach. It's just easier, my lad knows the other blokes on the unofficial's too so it's a win win.

Plus it's an expensive enough day as it is without making what would now be fairly late train reservations. That and the wife's 'volunteered' to drop us off and pick us up in West Brom so we don't have to f about getting trains or taxis too and fro' before and after London.

I like going on the train but it's rare for any of my old mates go to away games at all these days, so the train's less of a laugh than it was. Plus I suppose I'm just getting lazy  :) .
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« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2017, 12:12:20 PM »
Mid teens.

Considered going by train a while back but read online it's a pain to get to the ground via rail, despite there being stations nearby. Supporters are reputed to be led a merry dance en route.

Thought about getting off slightly further afield and making my own leisurely way, but as my lad's with me it's better all round to go by coach. It's just easier, my lad knows the other blokes on the unofficial's too so it's a win win.

Plus it's an expensive enough day as it is without making what would now be fairly late train reservations. That and the wife's 'volunteered' to drop us off and pick us up in West Brom so we don't have to f about getting trains or taxis too and fro' before and after London.

I like going on the train but it's rare for any of my old mates go to away games at all these days, so the train's less of a laugh than it was. Plus I suppose I'm just getting lazy  :) .

Fair enough then mate makes sense.

In terms of the ground, it's just train the London and then tube down to Stratford at the latest opportunity. They will no doubt bottle neck you around the ground
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« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2017, 05:19:01 PM »
Any spares lads please think of me. I have one but want another , like trying to draw blood from a stone this ticket game
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« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2017, 09:16:09 AM »
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« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2017, 09:49:02 AM »
Now the game has passed and we got a creditable draw albeit with a last minute equalizer & there were other contentious incidents (since cleared up on motd) which might have peed the natives off, I was wondering, in light of this thread, and for people like me who are interested, would posters like to share their experience of their day out, ie where they drank, travel options, atmosphere inside/outside the ground before & after the game, stewarding, how easy was it to get away afterwards etc.
I ask because I am genuinely interested in football grounds and also there was a lot of discussion about the arrangements on here prior to the match and there have obviously being teething problems at other games.
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« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2017, 09:10:11 PM »
Absolutely horrendous.  That is never a football ground in a million years.

It is a soul-less, sterile plastic dump in the middle of nowhere. No pubs anyway where near the ground. Inside the ground wasn't much better - two separate sections for the away end, and the actual ground itself means its not conducive to a good atmosphere.

Furthermore, I had never seen so many foreign tourists in my life - it was like Old Trafford. The Boleyn was much better - a good atmosphere, close to the pitch and all the surrounding areas around the ground had an edge - or certainly felt like a football event. I cannot believe the West Ham fans have accepted the move so easily.

We went drinking around Shoreditch - got a taxi from Euston for £15. Then a taxi to the ground which was around £30. Could not be bothered to attempt using the under ground.
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« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2017, 12:50:57 AM »
We had a great day out  :) .

Stopped off at the Elbow Room on the Tottenham High Road as we did before the Spurs game.
Cracking bar staff in a pub which for 'London prices' was pretty reasonable.

The walk from the coaches to the ground was pretty sterile but there are local pubs, it's just that the marshalling stewards were not even remotely interested in telling us where they were.

As Liam states the ground itself was pretty pants to be honest, sh it mini Wembley which failed to deliver on so many points that I can't really be bothered going into at this time of the morning  ;) . In short though, never a venue for football. I'd have thought this would have been apparent when it was used as such during the Olympics but apparently not. Never mind.

Journey home was delayed due to some supporters getting back to the coach late but it was a cracking ride back. Had some great laughs.

Bit of an 'atmosphere' among some of our own and heard more than one account of Albion on Albion prob's in and around the Euston area pre-kick off, but glad to report I witnessed no such incidents. Overall our day out was far better than the stadium 'experience'  8) .
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« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2017, 08:18:38 AM »
not the best awayday, ridiculous expenditure
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« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2017, 06:41:42 AM »
I've said many negative things about the soulless place BUT, on a positive note, there were a lot of wide eyed young kids with their families there so they are tapping into the future in a big way. The kids will marvel at the whole 'vastness' of the place and no doubt get hooked so they are spot on with that.
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« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2017, 08:30:52 AM »
not the best awayday, ridiculous expenditure

Did you go via Hackney?

I only ask as I know a lot of lads stopped off for tots in the Hackney Central/Wick areas.

Had no reports regarding prices around there though.

As for ridiculous expenditure, pre match tipples at Chelsea priced up at £5.20 and £4.80 for Guinness  :-X .
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« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2017, 08:41:20 AM »
Did you go via Hackney?

I only ask as I know a lot of lads stopped off for tots in the Hackney Central/Wick areas.

Had no reports regarding prices around there though.

As for ridiculous expenditure, pre match tipples at Chelsea priced up at £5.20 and £4.80 for Guinness  :-X .

We went to Hackney Central, fair pricing considering. £3.80/4 tops.   
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« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2017, 02:09:57 PM »
We had a great day out  :) .

Stopped off at the Elbow Room on the Tottenham High Road as we did before the Spurs game.
Cracking bar staff in a pub which for 'London prices' was pretty reasonable.

The walk from the coaches to the ground was pretty sterile but there are local pubs, it's just that the marshalling stewards were not even remotely interested in telling us where they were.

As Liam states the ground itself was pretty pants to be honest, sh it mini Wembley which failed to deliver on so many points that I can't really be bothered going into at this time of the morning  ;) . In short though, never a venue for football. I'd have thought this would have been apparent when it was used as such during the Olympics but apparently not. Never mind.

Journey home was delayed due to some supporters getting back to the coach late but it was a cracking ride back. Had some great laughs.

Bit of an 'atmosphere' among some of our own and heard more than one account of Albion on Albion prob's in and around the Euston area pre-kick off, but glad to report I witnessed no such incidents. Overall our day out was far better than the stadium 'experience'  8) .
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« Reply #66 on: February 14, 2017, 02:27:44 PM »
Also heard about the Albion on Albion but in a pub in Shoreditch where there were 100-150 lads there.

Crikey, had no idea it was that many.

May explain some of the empty seats for our reported sell out.
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« Reply #67 on: February 14, 2017, 02:31:24 PM »
Crikey, had no idea it was that many.

May explain some of the empty seats for our reported sell out.
Don't think some made game, if you know what I mean.
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« Reply #68 on: February 14, 2017, 03:14:02 PM »
If anyone knows, why was there some Albion on Albion trouble?

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« Reply #69 on: February 14, 2017, 03:36:13 PM »
Did the thick cockney twats manage to spell our football clubs name correctly at the stadium?

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If anyone knows, why was there some Albion on Albion trouble?
Think a combination of geography, drink and egos.
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« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
Also heard about the Albion on Albion but in a pub in Shoreditch where there were 100-150 lads there.

Storm in a tea cup.

And whilst there was around 100 or more in the pub - not everyone was involved. It was around five or six of that.

Everyone met up again by the end of the night and continued the drinking festivities with no problems at all
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