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1 hour ago, pseudonym said:

tbf a few clubs can fit into the "hated" category

Sydney FC - referee bias plus Brosque

Melbourne Victory - big club plus Muscat

WSW - "you all swear too much and pick fights"

They tried to portray us as the club they love to hate not long after we won the ACL. There was actually an article by Lynch based in Melb that ran in the SMH that WSW are now the club to hate.

With Bossi around we get promoted as the club to hate weekly regardless of how shyte we have been for so long.

Syd FC and Melb Vic currently hold the title on a shared basis.

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4 hours ago, WSWJACK said:

Well the Swans march on, 1-0 win over Brentford this morning still 90 mins away from Wembley play off, cmon boyos :clapping:

Jeez....If Swansea hold out in the second leg then Brentford's choke will be greater than Forest's !!

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Ah well, another year in the championship it is then, not too bitter, Brentford have been the most attacking team in the championship this season, their turn to bask in the sunshine it seems.

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Brentford's old Griffin Park was a great away day. There was a pub in each of the four corners of the ground and had a CCM away day vibe in that you could never imagine any trouble, home and away fans just mixing around with little to no segregation, Fulham just up the road is like that also. Totally different experience to Millwall, West Ham or Chelsea which were always a hassle.

Happy memories of going to Brentford, spending the weekend in London seeing some sights followed by the game.

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18 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

Brentford's old Griffin Park was a great away day. There was a pub in each of the four corners of the ground and had a CCM away day vibe in that you could never imagine any trouble, home and away fans just mixing around with little to no segregation, Fulham just up the road is like that also. Totally different experience to Millwall, West Ham or Chelsea which were always a hassle.

Happy memories of going to Brentford, spending the weekend in London seeing some sights followed by the game.

I’ve been to Brentford away, in my support of Southend Utd stood behind the goal

”all the people.. so many people they all say who’s that team in blue.. southend”

to the tune of blue park life 

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21 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

Brentford's old Griffin Park was a great away day. There was a pub in each of the four corners of the ground and had a CCM away day vibe in that you could never imagine any trouble, home and away fans just mixing around with little to no segregation, Fulham just up the road is like that also. Totally different experience to Millwall, West Ham or Chelsea which were always a hassle.

Happy memories of going to Brentford, spending the weekend in London seeing some sights followed by the game.

Yeah I enjoyed a couple of trips to Brentford....as you say a 'safe' ground to visit and a decent covered terrace behind the goal at one time. I'd add QPR to Brentford and Fulham as safer grounds to visit.

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2 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

Yeah I enjoyed a couple of trips to Brentford....as you say a 'safe' ground to visit and a decent covered terrace behind the goal at one time. I'd add QPR to Brentford and Fulham as safer grounds to visit.

Only issue with QPR away was depending on your position you could get some dreadful sight lines..

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4 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

Yeah I enjoyed a couple of trips to Brentford....as you say a 'safe' ground to visit and a decent covered terrace behind the goal at one time. I'd add QPR to Brentford and Fulham as safer grounds to visit.

Crystal Palace was another friendly away day in the capital...but a bit of a bugger of a ground to get to.

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5 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

Crystal Palace was another friendly away day in the capital...but a bit of a bugger of a ground to get to.

Yeah I went there a couple of times in the early 70s....just a small incident on the train back to the City but generally OK.

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9 hours ago, Smoggy said:

Should compile a list some time to see who here has ticked off the most football league grounds.....I reckon you would probably win,

I think I got up to 43/44...some of them no longer in the football league. Some good friends of mine were members of the 92 club.

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68 for me I think!! Some were the old grounds and I have not been to the new...I am sure 1 or 2 I have missed.

 

Raith Rovers – pre season friendly

Kilmarnock – pre season friendly

Dumbarton – Pre season friendly

Hibernian – Pre season friendly

Hearts – pre season friendly

Newcastle United

Carlisle United – pre season friendly

Sunderland

Darlington – old ground

Hartlepool United

Preston NE

Burnley

Scarborough – old ground

Blackpool

Blackburn

York City

Leeds United

Bradford City

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United

Hull City - old ground and new

S****horpe United – new ground only

Grimsby Town

Doncaster Rovers – old ground

Barnsley

Man City – old ground only

Man United

Bury

Wigan – old ground only

Tranmere – final game of 1995 promotion season when we took over their ground! Great day that one.

Liverpool

Everton

Stoke City

Port Vale

Shrewsbury Town – old ground only, relegation to old third division and lots of violence, bad day…

Coventry City – old ground only

Aston Villa

Wolves – final game of 1993 season and won to get promoted to first ever EPL season, great day!

WBA

Birmingham City

Leicester City – old ground only

Notts County

Notts Forest

Mansfield Town

Norwich City

Ipswich Town

Southend

Watford

Arsenal – old ground only

Tottenham – old ground only

Chelsea

West Ham

Millwall – old and new – went to game at Ne Den December 2017

Wimbledon – old ground and at Selhurst Park

Charlton – Valley and at Selhurst Park

Brentford

Fulham

Crystal Palace

Brighton – old ground only

Portsmouth

Southampton – old ground only

Bournemouth

Bristol City

Cardiff – old ground only

Swansea – old ground only

Exeter City – pre season friendly

Torquay United – pre season friendly

Plymouth Argyle

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2 hours ago, Smoggy said:

68 for me I think!! Some were the old grounds and I have not been to the new...I am sure 1 or 2 I have missed.

 

Raith Rovers – pre season friendly

Kilmarnock – pre season friendly

Dumbarton – Pre season friendly

Hibernian – Pre season friendly

Hearts – pre season friendly

Newcastle United

Carlisle United – pre season friendly

Sunderland

Darlington – old ground

Hartlepool United

Preston NE

Burnley

Scarborough – old ground

Blackpool

Blackburn

York City

Leeds United

Bradford City

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United

Hull City - old ground and new

S****horpe United – new ground only

Grimsby Town

Doncaster Rovers – old ground

Barnsley

Man City – old ground only

Man United

Bury

Wigan – old ground only

Tranmere – final game of 1995 promotion season when we took over their ground! Great day that one.

Liverpool

Everton

Stoke City

Port Vale

Shrewsbury Town – old ground only, relegation to old third division and lots of violence, bad day…

Coventry City – old ground only

Aston Villa

Wolves – final game of 1993 season and won to get promoted to first ever EPL season, great day!

WBA

Birmingham City

Leicester City – old ground only

Notts County

Notts Forest

Mansfield Town

Norwich City

Ipswich Town

Southend

Watford

Arsenal – old ground only

Tottenham – old ground only

Chelsea

West Ham

Millwall – old and new – went to game at Ne Den December 2017

Wimbledon – old ground and at Selhurst Park

Charlton – Valley and at Selhurst Park

Brentford

Fulham

Crystal Palace

Brighton – old ground only

Portsmouth

Southampton – old ground only

Bournemouth

Bristol City

Cardiff – old ground only

Swansea – old ground only

Exeter City – pre season friendly

Torquay United – pre season friendly

Plymouth Argyle

Impressive !!

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14 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

Impressive !!

Visited from between 1986 - 2011, with Millwall 2017..

Think there is still a few I missed somewhere...

Scariest....Millwall of course and Ninian Park Cardiff was 'interesting'...

 

Missed Oxford United's Manor ground! Add that one...

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Strangest entries to a ground...away side at Filbert Street Leicester...turnstile in a row of houses in the street with someones front door next to the turnstile. Upstairs to the house either side above the turnstile You went through and under the house then up some metal steps and looked down in the the gardens of the houses.

Watford - Vicarage Road - walked through garden allotments to the back of the terrace.

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I went to Filbert St but I was in the home end above the away section hiding my colours (especially when di canio scored a dodgy pen :lol: ) To get a ticket I rang up Leicester, they couldn't believe I was an Australian Leicester fan and were very helpful haha. I couldn't see what you describe because of all the fencing and stuff after the game.

Luton was like that, between terraces, underneath the second floor of one, then up metal stairs over a backyard and into the stand.

I went to Ninian Park too and don't remember seeing much although I had been warned how dodgy it was.

But apart from that.... Brighton, Barnet, and West Ham, that might have been it I think.

 

 

 

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I remember Southend Utd singing “does the council, Does the council, Does the council know you’re here?” at Barnet 

Was a sunny day at the end of the season, nice pub round the corner from memory too

 

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7 minutes ago, marron said:

There was usually a nice pub :lol:

If I listed the pubs near football grounds I went to we might be here for a bit longer!

I went to Burton Albion for a FA Cup 3rd round game in Jan 2011, just before we moved back here.

Whole ******* place is a pub :D The town is built around breweries. Nice real ale pub in town.

We lost naturally. The beer was the best part of the day.

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I've only been to one. Turf Moor, Burnley.  September 1975.  In the away stand for Burnley v Leeds. Home and away fans separated by a high fence. A line of coppers on the steps on the away side of the fence.  Numerouse projectiles coming and going over the fence.  What came over went back over, with the odd rare exception such as the LARGE dart sticking right through the wrist of a Leeds fan as he was taken for treatment and the half a brick that hit a copper in the head and was taken out of the stand along with the said injured copper.

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Some impressive listings there, shittiest was Ninian park one of the boys foolishly left a black & white scarf on the mini bus mirrors, got back after the game tyres slashed and all the windows bricked in, t**ts.

easy visit & nice pub outside was Blackburn, just sat down with locals with away shirts/scarves on talking football, nice day out very friendly.

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