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weirdly i quite like luton...its unique in its dumpiness but has a good away end and it still feels old school on big games.....the same with LR....you can feel the hate for us there thesedays ;)

i'll add sheff utd to the good list....great ground and away end and loads of pubs nearby and train only 15mins away.....tremendous city for football ;)
Can’t agree re Luton, sh*tehole and nowhere worth drinking either. Agree re Bramall Lane and I also think St Andrew’s, Hillsborough and Leeds are decent grounds albeit a bit tired on top of those I mentioned previously.
I never watched Bees at Highbury but think it was a fantastic, atmospheric stadium unlike the library they’re in now.
 

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Another ground with a strange atmosphere is/was Swindon and Gillingham!.

Never went to old St Mary's but I quite like the away end at (newish) Southampton. Forrest is also a good ground.
There's only one 'r' in Forest!
 

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I quite enjoyed the home of the inferior Bees, The Hive. Ideal ground for person to person banter between home and away supporters.
 

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That new Darlington stadium was awful, just because it was so empty, though obvs had a great day out there.
 

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Agree that Highbury was a beautiful stadium in lovely surroundings. I liked the old WHL as well although those surroundings are less lovely.

For a new build I quite like Rotherham’s stadium. Nice steep stands and great acoustics. Decent pubs nearby and you’ve got Sheffield a short hop away as well.
 

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Layer Road. The word ‘ramshackle’ was invented to describe it.
That said, had some cracking trips there. Although Ken wouldn’t have approved.
Yes, I went to Layer Road once. The only thing that stopped you falling backwards onto the main road was the sheets of corrugated iron (used for roofing on your garden shed), hung vertically to make a wall. I think they’ve got a new ground now. I hope we never go there.
 

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I quite enjoyed the home of the inferior Bees, The Hive. Ideal ground for person to person banter between home and away supporters.

Used to enjoy just turning around and taking a piss on the back of the stand with a bag of cans on the sit beside me
 

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Yes, I went to Layer Road once. The only thing that stopped you falling backwards onto the main road was the sheets of corrugated iron (used for roofing on your garden shed), hung vertically to make a wall. I think they’ve got a new ground now. I hope we never go there.
we have been there 5 times or do you mean never again ?
 

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Yes, I went to Layer Road once. The only thing that stopped you falling backwards onto the main road was the sheets of corrugated iron (used for roofing on your garden shed), hung vertically to make a wall. I think they’ve got a new ground now. I hope we never go there.

We've already played at the new ground on several occasions...it's not good.
 

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The valley and villa park. The mk dons hockey stadium the worst ive been to
 

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I was always a bit jealous of Charlton’s The Vally before we got our new stadium.
 

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Can’t agree re Luton, sh*tehole and nowhere worth drinking either. Agree re Bramall Lane and I also think St Andrew’s, Hillsborough and Leeds are decent grounds albeit a bit tired on top of those I mentioned previously.
I never watched Bees at Highbury but think it was a fantastic, atmospheric stadium unlike the library they’re in now.
My perception of St Andrews possibly tainted by the natives. I know Villa fans like a moan and are prime exponents of the "teams like Brentford" but I much prefer them to their blue nose neighbours
 

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My perception of St Andrews possibly tainted by the natives. I know Villa fans like a moan and are prime exponents of the "teams like Brentford" but I much prefer them to their blue nose neighbours
I preferred it when it had that big sweeping terrace, from the end all the way down the side.
Great memories of going there and always winning, and upsetting the locals.
 

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My perception of St Andrews possibly tainted by the natives. I know Villa fans like a moan and are prime exponents of the "teams like Brentford" but I much prefer them to their blue nose neighbours
I had a really nice chat with a couple of Villa fans in The Globe before one of our early Championship games. They were really looking forward to GP and standing at an old school ground with no TV or revolving Ads to distract them!
 

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We played Sudbury Town there in the FA Cup, when we were on the side.
Definitely v Col U...........
Was early in my 'away career', so could be mistaken, but I'm sure I moved from behind the goal to down the side............................
 

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Definitely v Col U...........
Was early in my 'away career', so could be mistaken, but I'm sure I moved from behind the goal to down the side............................
Yes you’re right, we would often stand on the sideline down towards the corner flag on an open bit of terracing. Just by the Layer Road entrance.
 

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Definitely v Col U...........
Was early in my 'away career', so could be mistaken, but I'm sure I moved from behind the goal to down the side............................
Maybe before full segregation.
 

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yep, 3/4 steps in the away end, packed in like sardines, sh*t view, proper away day ;)
When I went the 4 step wooden terrace had a cover and was the home end. It over 50 years ago though. Jesus I'm getting old! We stood on an open concrete stepped terrace which was the other end I think not the side. Only went once.
 
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