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    Fulham F.C.: Directions, Beer & Food

    Pub opening times on Sundays: Rocket 8 am Eight Bells 10 am Temperance 12 noon King's Arms 12 noon Crabtree 12 noon Boathouse 12 noon Railway 12 noon
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    Days gone by v now

    There are two good articles in the January 2019 edition of 'When Saturday Comes'. One by Brian Simpson titled 'Team Spirit - Latic Acid', about dropping support for Man U and supporting Latics from Premier League to Checkatrade. The other by Dan Turner titled 'Distant Echoes' about supporting Latics after moving down south.
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    FA Cup 2018-19

    Another excuse to show Fulham (with George Best And Bobby Moore) v Latics in 1976. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld9OMroov7U
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    Fulham F.C.: Directions, Beer & Food

    Last time Latics played at Fulham the kick-off was delayed by about 45 minutes, because the coach was held up on the A4 flyover. The players had to leave the coach and jog to Craven Cottage. It was a bitterly cold night with the wind blowing off the Thames and insult was added to the delay 'injury' with a 1-0 defeat.
  6. NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world. Fulham F.C., Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London, SW6 6HH This is the oldest football stadium in London and is steeped in rich history and tradition. Partial redevelopment has blended the new with the old, with great individuality and character. Sometimes there is a rather large police presence outside the ground (including mounted police and dog handlers), before and after games. The Putney End incorporates both the official visiting supporters seating and the ‘Mixed Area’, which is available for fans of any team to use. The official visiting supporters’ allocation of tickets (normally 2,711) is always sold directly through the visiting team. Tickets in the ‘Mixed Area’ are handled directly by Fulham FC and for higher profile games restrictions may sometimes apply. There are shared facilities along the length of the Putney End concourse and visiting supporters can also take advantage of the larger space on the riverside terrace, which has catering units, TV screens and betting facilities. There are a couple of supporting pillars that could impede your view, but this only applies to certain seats in Row DD and above. Some of these are classed as a 'restricted view' seats and are discounted by £2 off the ticket price. The leg room is ample and as the rows of the stand seem to have been constructed from metal and plywood, rather than concrete, fans can't resist making some noise, by stamping up and down on it. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the game, supporters are encouraged to remain seated during the match. On occasions supporters will stand up from time to time during exciting periods of play but persistent standing is not permitted. With being situated so close to the river, during winter it is not unheard of for temperatures to drop near to or below freezing. I remember it was similar to 'Ice Station Zebra' last time Latics played there! Disabled persons’ facilities: Complimentary car parking is available upon request to both home and visiting disabled supporters at Fulham College Boys' School, Kingwood Road, London, SW6 6SN. As spaces are limited, match-by-match parking can only be reserved on a first come first served basis from 7 days before the date of the fixture by contacting the Club's Disability Liaison Officer. An accessible shuttle bus service takes supporters between the car park and stadium, both before and after the match. This trip takes no more than 5 minutes, although there may be a short wait at full-time. The names of all disabled supporters who have been allocated a space for each game are given in advance to the Car Park Steward, who is located at the main entrance on Kingwood Road. The nearest tube stations with step-free access from the platform to the exit are Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City Line) and Wimbledon. Wheelchair users can access the Club’s main shop floor through the front entrance. The lower section of the shop is separated from the main shop floor by steps. Retail staff will be pleased to assist wheelchair users during their visit if they wish to view products housed in the lower section of the shop. How to get there: By Road: From the North M40 & West M25 Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4, which then becomes the A4, towards Central London. After around two miles branch off left into Hammersmith Broadway (before the flyover). Go around the ring road around central Hammersmith, keeping to the right. Then take the A219 Fulham Palace Road. Keep straight on this road, passing Charing Cross Hospital on your left. After about another half a mile, take one of the right-hand turns for the ground. If you pass the Fulham Palace Garden Centre on your right, then you have gone too far. From the South M25 Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and take the A3 towards Central London. After around eight miles, leave the A3 at the turn off for the A219. Take the A219 towards Putney. Continue straight on this road, down Putney High Street and across Putney Bridge. You will see the ground on your left. Car Parking Parking on the streets near to the ground is restricted to one hour 'pay & display' on matchdays. This isn't obvious from the parking meters and signage and the wardens will be out in force on match days. By Train/Underground: The nearest London Underground station is Putney Bridge, which is on the District Line. The ground is about a fifteen-minute walk. Turn left out of the station and then immediately turn right into a street called Ranelagh Gardens. As the road bends around to the right you will see the Eight Bells pub on your right. Turn left after the pub to take you up to the main road by Putney Bridge. Cross over to the other side of the main road and proceed up to the bridge and then on reaching the bridge turn right to enter into Bishops Park alongside the Thames. Just proceed through the park (keeping the Thames on your left) and you will reach the ground ahead. An alternative route by tube, is to get the Piccadilly Line to Hammersmith from Central London or Heathrow. It is then around a 20-minute walk to the ground, going straight down Fulham Palace Road (passing Charing Cross Hospital). Further on you can then turn right into Crabtree Lane (for the pub of the same name) or carry on and turn right into Harbord Street for Craven Cottage. Those wishing to avoid the Tube can use the Putney National Rail station, which can be reached from Waterloo and Clapham Junction. It is about a 15/20-minute walk to the ground. Turn right upon leaving the station, and keep going straight, down Putney High Street and over Putney Bridge. You will meet the crowds from the Tube station here. Follow them along the river bank through Bishops Park and to the ground'. For travelling across London by public transport it is recommended to use the Travel For London Plan YourJjourney website. By Boat: A ferry operates from the city to Putney Wharf. Where to Drink: Alcohol is available inside the ground. Near to the tube station is the Eight Bells which is popular with away fans. the The Temperance is only a few minutes’ walk away from the Eight Bells walk up to the main road and turn right. The Temperance is across the road (Fulham High Street) on the corner and has food on offer (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc). Opposite the Temperance on the same road is the King's Arms, which is also popular with visiting supporters. The Crabtree on Rainville Road (10 minutes’ walk from the ground) welcomes away supporters To find this pub go along Stevenage Road away from the Cottage and the away end. On reaching the home end of the ground, turn left along an alley which runs behind the stand. When you reach the River Thames, turn right and walk along the riverside path. You will reach the Crabtree on your right. This pub is also just under 20 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith tube station. On the opposite side of the Thames to the ground is the Rocket, a Wetherspoon’s pub. From the Putney Bridge tube station go on up to the main road, then cross the Thames via Putney Bridge. Over on your left you will see a semi-circular tower located on the riverfront. The Rocket is located at the bottom of this tower. Once over the bridge look for the path on the left taking you down to the river bank and walk along from there. Along the riverbank from the Wetherspoon’s is the Boathouse, a Young's pub which is also frequented by visiting supporters. If arriving at Putney overground railway station, there is a Wetherspoon’s virtually opposite the station entrance called the Railway. Where to eat: Food and drink are served from a number of outlets and stalls situated behind the stands. These areas although mostly covered are not enclosed. However, if you go to the outlets around to the left of the stand then you can enjoy some nice views of the Thames. Food includes a range of pies, burgers and hot dogs. The main kiosks also take card payments.
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    North Stand Construction Thread

    It was also good to see the recognition of the stress/depression caused by watching Latics, with Samaritans' cards being given out near the turnstiles.
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    Daniel Iversen Signs

    Iversen playing against England u21s at the moment, live on BT Sport1.
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    FA Cup 2018-19

    BALLS is Burton Area Loyal Latics Supporters.....still bouncing along!
  10. NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world. Maidstone United, Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ The Stadium is very modern, having been built into a hillside in 2012, and it has an artificial 3G pitch. Away fans enter via turnstile 8, opposite the Kent History & Library Centre on James Whatman Way, and are housed on part of the North Terrace (towards the Main Stand). There is also a small block of 24 seats located on one at the front of the terrace, that are made available to visiting fans who need them. In addition to no smoking, the Club asks people to refrain from chewing gum, to make sure the stadium stays looking its best and is not blighted by bits of chewing gum on the paths. How to get there: By Car: Leave the M20 at Junction 6 or M2 at junction 3. Take the A229 towards Maidstone. Go straight across two roundabouts and on entering Maidstone at the third roundabout (where there is a large white office building on your right), take the third exit into James Whatman Way. You will now see the stadium right in front of you. At the T-junction turn left and the stadium entrance is further down on the right. Car Parking: No parking available at the Stadium. Car parks (pay and display) are located at Invicta House, off Lower Boxley Road, ME14 2UY (five minute walk), Sandling Road ME14 1AA (five minute walk), Maidstone East Train Station off Week Street, ME14 1QN, (seven minute walk) and Fremlin Walk off Fairmeadow or Earl Street, ME14 1PS (ten minute walk). Maidstone Lions operate a charity car park at Maidstone Job Centre Plus (Staceys Street). In the above car directions, on leaving the A229 at the roundabout (where there is a large white office building on your right hand side), then rather than taking the 3rd exit, take the first exit and at the next roundabout, completely go around and comeback on yourself (back towards the A229) and the entrance to the Job Centre and car park is just on the left. From the car park at Lockmeadow Centre on Barker Road (ME16 8LW), it is possible to walk along the River Medway via crossing Lockmeadow Millennium Bridge and going past All Saints Church and the Archbishops’ Palace along the towpath to the Stadium. By Train: There are two mainline train stations within walking distance of the Stadium. Maidstone East is on the London/Ashford International line and Maidstone Barracks is on the Medway Valley Line. By Bus: From The Mall Bus Station, take the 101 or 155 buses. These stop at the top of James Whatman Way, outside the Kent Library and History Centre. Where to drink: There is a large Supporters Club with sky and BT Sports TV (located next to the main entrance) called the Spitfire Lounge which sometimes welcomes visiting supporters. However, this is not likely to be available for away supporters because it is being used as a BBC TV studio for the broadcast of Football Focus. http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/2018/11/football-focus-from-the-gallagher/ Also on Sandling Road (just off the main roundabout by the stadium) is the Flower Pot pub, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Close to Maidstone East Railway Station is the Swan pub on County Road, which is also CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed and shows televised sports. The Stadium is only a ten-minute walk away from the town centre, where there are plenty of pubs to be found, including two Wetherspoon outlets. The closest of these is the Society Rooms on Week Street, which is also in the Good Beer Guide. Where to eat: A wide variety of hot and cold food and drink is available to purchase from the refreshment hut in away supporters area. The Stadium is about a ten minute walk from the town centre, where there are plenty of places to eat.
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    eintract frankfurt

    Good win yesterday and up to fourth again. On Armistice Day Centenary commemoration, it was very appropriate for the badge of Latics to appear on the same TV screen as that of Eintracht. Indeed two teams, one spirit! https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4804/30905293097_eb5e379640_z.jpg
  12. Thanks for spotting that! I prepared it as a Word document filed under the correct name of the Club, and I've no idea where the 'Wick' came from.
  13. NOTE: This information could be out of date in an ever-changing world. Hampton: Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, Beaver Close, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2BX The Main Stand has 234 seats, including a row attached to the front wall at pitch level. Attached to the Main Stand is a shallow terrace, which has seven wide steps, and a corrugated roof that covers most of the area. Again it has a number of supports running across its middle. On the other side of the Main Stand is a small covered seated stand, with 251 seats and a corrugated iron roof which only covers the back few rows of seats. There are also some standing areas on this side of the pitch. Opposite on the school side, it is mostly open flat, or slightly stepped standing, although there is a small cover around the half way line. At the south end behind the goal is the small covered seated Alan Simpson Stand, running for around a quarter of the width of the pitch, with standing at the front, and small terraces on either side. There are 100 seats in four rows and it is raised above the playing area. The North End is a small covered terrace which sits directly behind the goal, with open terrace to either side, and 20 scaffold poles along the front holding up the roof. The toilets are in the club house and a separate toilet block in the small car park. The capacity is 3,500 (record attendance 3,225) and, apparently, nobody can remember the last time that fans were segregated at the ground. How to get there: By road: From the North and West: Exit the M3 at junction 1 (Sunbury Cross - signposted for Hampton Court), and then follow the A308 towards Kingston. Continue on the A308, past Kempton Park Racecourse, and as you enter Hampton, turn first left into Percy Road. Continue along Percy Road, and then turn right into Station Road just before the level crossing, continuing for quarter of a mile. Beaver Close is on the left opposite the garage. From the East: Follow the A3 southbound, and exit onto the A243 (signposted Sandown Park, Esher, Staines). At the Scilly Isles roundabout, follow the A309 (Hampton Court), crossing over the Thames, with Hampton Court Palace on your right. Turn left onto the A308 towards Staines and follow this for a mile, and then take the second right into Thames Street. Then turn immediately left into Station Road, and Beaver Close is on the right. Car parking: As there is only a small car park at the ground itself, it has to be street parking and the Club asks visitors to be courteous of its neighbours. By bus: The 216 (Kingston - Staines), and the 111 (Heathrow Airport - Kingston) stop outside the stadium. By train: The nearest station is Hampton, not to be confused with nearby Hampton Wick, or Hampton Court stations. Hampton is on the London Waterloo to Shepperton line, and is served by South West Trains twice hourly. The journey from London Waterloo takes roughly forty minutes. If coming from London, exit Hampton Station from the platform. Turn left and continue following the road as it passes the village green to the right, then the World’s End pub to the left. The stadium is on the left-hand side in Beaver Close, just past the old police station building. Total journey time from the station: about five minutes. Where to drink: The club house is called Hammonds Bar and is open from about 1pm for Saturday matches and about 6pm for weekday ones. It serves real ale and shows televised sports. The closest pub to the ground is the World’s End which is around a five minute walk away on Station Road. To find this pub with the ground entrance and Beaver Close behind you, turn right along Station Road. The pub is a short way down on the right. Further along Station Road near to Hampton Railway Station is the Railway Belle pub. Where to eat: Opposite the Railway Bell pub is Marini’s fish and chip shop. The refreshment hatch is in the SW corner of the ground, close by the Supporters Trust and the usual food and drinks can be purchased there at reasonable prices. Under the Main Stand, the Junior Tuck shop sells a wide variety of sweets and cold drinks for young fans and hot drinks for adults.
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    Bailiff at BP

    I should have searched for that.