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Discussion started by hong kong rover (IP Logged), 19 September, 2019 18:09
hong kong rover
hong kong rover
19 September, 2019 18:09
I was recently on a 'Doing the 92' website the other day, a site for fans that are doing or have visited all 92 of the football league grounds. There was a really good and lengthy article from an Oxford United fan that visited Prenton Park in April 2015, Micky Adams last game, for the Rovers v Oxford match.. I think it was his 83rd ground that he had visited.. Maybe its just me, but whenever I hear of someone that has completed the 92, Prenton Park often seems to be one of the final few grounds they have visited..i always get the idea that they are thinking, ' Oh its only Tranmere, i'll get there one day, lets put 'em towards the back of the list.' lol.....Prenton Park should be in the top ten priority grounds to visit first for all fans, lol...I think I have done about 55 to 60 of the grounds but no more than that..Wondering how many grounds others on the forum have been to? My most memorable was Edgar Street ,Hereford Utd in Feb 1984, the first away trip we did by car when we were all about 18 years old, and my mate who drove was the first of us to pass his driving test and he somehow managed to get the dosh together to buy a second hand old mark 1 Ford Escort , lol..that car took us to loads of grounds. it was a momentous day going to Hereford and back that day and we felt like intrepid pioneers going down a path where very few had ever been before, lol..
There was no Sat Nav then and we never bothered with A to Z maps, we just relied on motorway and street signs and looking out for the floodlights when we hit town, if we couldn't see the floodlights, we would just pull over, wind down the window and ask a local, ' hey mate where's the ground? lol...That day at Hereford I will never forget, lost count how many times we took a wrong turning, nearly ran out of petrol, stopped at a Little Chef somewhere near Church Stretton and then the car wouldn't re-start, we got hopelessly lost going round some by-pass around the Ludlow area, but we just about managed to get to the ground in time..the journey back was even more epic and fraught with loads of problems in the late winter dark and we nearly ended up in Wales at some point, lol..we got home dead late, but what a day, we had done it in the car and Rovers had won 1-0..brilliant! young daft n stupid..that old escort did its job taking us to different grounds with our scarves hanging out the windows and blowing in the wind and his 'I love Tranmere Rovers' and 'Radio Merseyside' stickers on the back window., my mate never ever cleaned it out lol..the floor and back seat were strewn with old newspapers, old footy programmes, discarded empty crushed coca cola cans, mars bar wrappers and old fish n chip wrapping papers...Great days!



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hong kong rover
hong kong rover
19 September, 2019 18:33
We went to Blackpool about that time to, it was an Easter game, we drove up there before the day of the game and we parked the car in some wasteland of a car park right outside Bloomfield Rd, we went on the p*ss big time and with it being Easter, all the B&Bs were fully booked, so we slept in the car right outside the ground, woke up on the morning of the game with almighty hangovers and we had all done our money the night before..we had just about enough to pay to get in at the turnstiles, but nothing left to buy even a pie or matchday progamme and just about enough fuel in the tank to get us back home. lol..i remember standing on the old open away terrace that day and mixed in with us were a few Leicester and Newcastle fans/holidaymakers in Blackpool for the weekend, all having a good laugh..



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mrGr33n13
mrGr33n13
19 September, 2019 19:19
Love those stories mate haha.

Moar!

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
19 September, 2019 20:02
My first long-distance was Accrington Stanley circa 1963 to the old Peel Park worked on the co-op milk then it was a night match 4of us ,I was posh then had a lovely near new car ,also did Shrewsbury’s Gay meadow ,when the ball ended in the river a guy in a small boat retrieved it ,(true) Bradford Park Avenue was another trip ,Southport Chester ,later years, Reading ,Birmingham city Villa park Sunderland, Middlesbrough the old Huddersfield (Leeds road ) Spurs Arsenal quite a list ,but nothing like some of the guys on here

Kentexile
Kentexile
20 September, 2019 09:30
I'd say with Tranmere 30-odd league grounds and another dozen or so non-league. Not been to too many non-Tranmere games.
I expect that's nothing compared to some of the folk on here.

hong kong rover
hong kong rover
20 September, 2019 09:40
The excitement levels reached when going to some of those early away games was unreal..we just couldnt contain ourselves..the very first trip we did driving in the car to Hereford, as we started coming into the town we saw a cadburys chocolate factory and a large cattle market and once we got our first glimpse of the floodlights off in the distance, the excitement levels reached were full blown buzzing madness lol.

coltran
coltran
20 September, 2019 11:32
I have been to 49 of the grounds that are currently those in the top 4 tiers of football. I have also been to several of the previous grounds of current league clubs.

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Doogie'sGhost
20 September, 2019 11:47
The last time I remember thinking about it I was over 50. Of course some of these grounds no longer exist and some that do are no longer league clubs. I always preferred the midweek trips. There just seemed a bit more atmosphere for some reason even if the SWA numbers weren't so great. There was a great trip to Grimsby in there and a couple of great games at Preston.

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
20 September, 2019 20:03
I have only 30 to my name ,disgraceful

mrGr33n13
mrGr33n13
20 September, 2019 20:20
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hong kong rover
The excitement levels reached when going to some of those early away games was unreal..we just couldnt contain ourselves..the very first trip we did driving in the car to Hereford, as we started coming into the town we saw a cadburys chocolate factory and a large cattle market and once we got our first glimpse of the floodlights off in the distance, the excitement levels reached were full blown buzzing madness lol.

yes!!!

grim towns, floodlights above the terraced houses, no clue, finding a pub.

cheap booze, no map, no clue where the car was parked.

great days them

think i have about 40 away grounds to my name. wolves, oldham and boltons old ground where my favorite away days. wandering round trying to find off-licences and pubs. run ins with ridiculously unfashionable locals. really grim and knarly atmoshere.

i mean football away days are a lot more fun nowadays, but i wouldnt swap the times i've had away.

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ElvisTRFC
20 September, 2019 20:39
I remember a midweek Coca-Cola Cup game against Nottingham Forest. I got home late afternoon on the Thursday. I knew that I was in big trouble for staying out lol. I threw my trainers over a wall, ripped my top and said that I'd been mugged to avoid her giving me what for. What had really happened, we met some birds in town and ended up @#$%& them in a shared house. This bird I was with had a kid in a cot. It was just stading in the cot looking at me. I found it really off putting, so I threw a coat over the kids head. Before we left, me and my mate did a @#$%& in the bath. I'm not proud of myself, but it made sense at the time. For one reason or another, we didn't get to the replay.

I don't ever recall ever doing a 5hit in a bath after a home game. There is just something special about away games. And I guess that's why we did it.



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dnors
dnors
20 September, 2019 22:18
Elvis if that's true mate then it's by far one of the funniest stories I've heard in my @#$%& life, absolutely brilliant

Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover
20 September, 2019 22:30
At least the girl was not that bad you had to throw a coat over her head .the poor kid must have thought he had been struck blind

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ElvisTRFC
21 September, 2019 00:06
If i was a broad, I'd make sure I had a babysitter on hand whenever I was bringing guys back. Once the coat was covering the kid, I mostly forget he was even there. She was alright, big hooped earrings, very slutty looking but had a pretty face etc. I much older now, the birds all have grown up kids these days. I told this one bird to be quiet because her teenage son might hear us. And she said, "oh don't worry about. He's used to it" How on god's earth cpukd anybody br used to hearing their mum at it is beyond me! That was really off putting.

Yeah, football is always best when playing away from home!



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