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1 hour ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Ooft, I had planned to go as part of a stag a while ago, glad we didn’t now.

Know plenty who have gone and had no issue at all, that was why we went because everyone said how good an atmosphere it is. 

Still take massive glee in seeing them get beat.

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39 minutes ago, LondonHMFC said:

Know plenty who have gone and had no issue at all, that was why we went because everyone said how good an atmosphere it is. 

Still take massive glee in seeing them get beat.

You turned up in a large group and when asked what team you supported by a group of hooligans/ultras and replied 'West Ham' or similar.

It's not particularly hard to understand why you had the experience you had. In my one jaunt to Union Berlin I went as an away fan to see Duisburg and had absolutely no issues. I've never had any issues at any of the 10+ German grounds I've been at

 

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On 2/15/2018 at 19:39, highlandcowden said:

polands good-as has been said,cheap(though its slowly getting pricier as their economys buoyant), and easy enough to get to. The footys not great and you have to be wary of where you sit, being in with the ultras isn't a good idea-at best youll feel very uncomfortable, more likely youll be told to leave. Due to previous hooligan problems theyre very strict re ticket sales.ideally get your tickets long prior to the game,if you turn up with 5 mins to spare at a top division game you will miss kick off! you need your passport/id to buy them too.

Gdansk in the north is handy for Lechia and Arka Gydnia next door, Krakow for Wisla&cracovia with the teams of Polands industrial belt-piast Gliwice,gornik zbreze,katowice are a short train ride to the west.

Wroclaw is hand for slask,lech Poznan and zaglebie lubin

I used to live in Poland and went to watch quite a lot of football and this is very accurate. You are not welcome among the hooligans. Polish 'ultras' are just hooligans. Indeed, a lot of Poles simply assume that anybody who attends football is a hooligan. That's changing slightly, but attending games is still generally seen as something that trouble-makers do. I went to plenty of games and was fine, but you need to be careful. Polish football is attended by a lot of big, rough boys. Do your research before you go and stay away from the hooligans. They don't want tourists (or any non-hooligans) anywhere near them. Be careful when choosing pubs before the game too. Me and my English mate were once basically told to piss off having inadvertently popped in to a hooligan boozer before a game in Krakow. Fortunately, we could both speak Polish so were able to explain that we just wanted a pint. We were told we couldn't have one there. We consider ourselves lucky not to have got a shooing.

It can be a good day out, mind you. I enjoyed going to games in Gdansk, Wroclaw, Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Lodz, Kielce. Top advice on getting there early. I'd advise going to the ground the day before (with your passport) and buying your tickets in advance. I'd usually go up midweek on my lunch break to get tickets for the Saturday game. Remember that you'll need to have one passport for each ticket you want to buy, not just one per group. On the day, anything less than 45 minutes before kick off and you're in danger of missing some of the game. I remember going to see a top of the table game in the second division in Bydgoszcz and didn't get in till half time because the queue was so big and the system so inefficient.

A good place to watch football, but keep your wits about you.

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14 hours ago, Am Featha *****h Nan Clach said:

 

It's not particularly hard to understand why you had the experience you had. 

 

Disagree, have been to Cologne, Dortmund and Hertha (who were incredibly friendly) in similar numbers and had no issue at all. 

Maybe it's just that part of Berlin, as I said certainly not just us who've had problems.

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Whitehill’s game at Dalbeattie Star bit the dust so the world of Scottish football was my oyster yesterday. 

Peebles Rovers 0 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 9 (nine) 

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13 hours ago, Eednud said:

If Ossett Albion or Ossett Town are on your list then looks like you should get in quick. http://www.evostikleague.co.uk/ossetts-are-united-on-merger-plans-46684

They are on my list. Always fancied the derby. English non league is full of these anomalies where small towns have teams at similar levels. Runcorn, Dunstable, Dorking until recently and Northwich and Enfield have managed to manufacture new derbies. 

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5 hours ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

They are on my list. Always fancied the derby. English non league is full of these anomalies where small towns have teams at similar levels. Runcorn, Dunstable, Dorking until recently and Northwich and Enfield have managed to manufacture new derbies. 

 

5 hours ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

They are on my list. Always fancied the derby. English non league is full of these anomalies where small towns have teams at similar levels. Runcorn, Dunstable, Dorking until recently and Northwich and Enfield have managed to manufacture new derbies. 

Don't forget Aylesbury but in different divisions this season.

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1 hour ago, Margaret Thatcher said:

Billingham

Horsham - Andover - Bexleyheath (Welling United & Phoenix Sports) - Harrogate - Walton on Thames - Ossett - Ashton under Lyne - there's loads - would make an interesting (sic) list if anyone was sufficiently sad (I may do it while watching Hellas get their arses handed to them by Lazio later....)

both Aylesbury clubs are in the southern league (south east) - FC beat United 2-1 away from home in the big Aylesbury derby on boxing day (att 148), United  won the first game1-0 on August Bank Holiday (flicker gallery here) - att 356 (United currently play in Chesham) :)

 

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keep remembering more !

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anyway - ahem - back to the real world this weekend - Rovers away at Rotherham United in the Big South Yorkshire Derby - first trip to their new ground - full 2,600 away ticket allocation sold (capcity is just over 12,000); we've not won away against them since the mid 80's, they're doing well, Rovers are shite - I'll take a filthy 1-0 win courtesy of a 94th minute own goal - please...

 

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1 hour ago, Herman Hessian said:

Horsham 

 

Now my local side, a much needed win on Saturday. 

Off to watch Maidenhead tomorrow night, against Eastleigh. Never been to York Road, so looking forward to ticking it off. 

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few more for the two-teams list (county league or above for both/all three teams):

canvey island - eastbourne (have actually got three) - croydon - tunbridge wells - sutton coldfield - 

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Not from the same town but did  Ashford Town (Middlesex) ever play the old Ashford Town or the now Ashford United?

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6 hours ago, Herman Hessian said:

few more for the two-teams list (county league or above for both/all three teams):

canvey island - eastbourne (have actually got three) - croydon - tunbridge wells - sutton coldfield - 

Who are the 2nd team in  Sutton Coldfield after Town?

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17 minutes ago, 7-2 said:

Who are the 2nd team in  Sutton Coldfield after Town?

Romulus Football Club is a semi professional football club based in Sutton Coldfield, England. They play in the Northern Premier League First Division South

https://twitter.com/Romulus_fc?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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They both share a ground. Villa Ladies used to play there too, but have since switched to Tamworth.

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Off to Madrid Friday so hoping to go to real v alaves , the web sale only started yesterday and not showing many left or together and quite pricey, any advice if I should just hold on and try and get one on the day? Cheers

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8 hours ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

They both share a ground. Villa Ladies used to play there too, but have since switched to Tamworth.

"ladies....switching to tamworth" sounds like it ought to be a slightly morose euphemism for something used in victorian melodramas

"the Raglan sisters were exceptionally comely girls, full of verve and high spirits, and - one thought - eagerly disposed toward participating in the  kind of horseplay towards which any self respecting gentleman may be tumescently inclined, but sadly - having chanced his arm at the vicarage tea-dance - Master Cadogan informed me balefully that all three of them have switched to tamworth, and that any such advances would be met with a swift rebuke; the best for which one may hope would be to encourage them to indulge in their sapphic fancies, and to observe whilst taking oneself firmly in hand..."

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