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5 hours ago, robswfc said:

Its an absolute sh1thole. But never had any trouble

 

A bit harsh.

 

Been a few times and drove past it last week. Looks very smart from the outside to be fair and no better / worse than any of the other 'average' stadiums.

 

The area around it isn't the greatest, predominantly Asian (old Peaky Blinders stomping ground).

 

I suppose people's opinions are based on what they have experienced and i guess that one minute either way can mean the difference between finding trouble & not being aware any happened.

 

Also, they obviously also play in blue which can make it easier blending in before & after the game.

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Went a couple of years ago when we beat them 3-1. Was a Tuesday night.

 

Parked on side road near roundabout on duel carriageway and walked up hill.

 

No bother, no tension, no nothing.

 

You can find trouble anywhere if you look for it.

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Never had a problem myself but always parked in car park next to ground near away entrance. One of my favourite away days... maybe because it was my first. 

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10 hours ago, FuthaMucker said:

The Den is probably the safest ground in the country

inside the ground is yes agree .

getting to the game is the problem and getting back out......

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Only place I've been that's worse than Birmingham for violence is Anfield

 

This games live on SKY so take little un to the pub instead

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Ha sounds safest bet mate .he went norwich and enjoyed it he came home with sore throat from all singing

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39 minutes ago, TheEnd1976 said:

inside the ground is yes agree .

getting to the game is the problem and getting back out......

There's an away fans walkway to and from the train station that goes straight to the away end and the station is always snided with coppers & whenever I've been, we've always outnumbered them to and from London Bridge anyway

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Brum away was my lads first away game, when he was 5. The game we lost 3-0 in the Cup. 

 

We came across no mither that day whatsoever. 

 

Only time we got in to trouble was once we got home and when his Mum asked if he'd had a good time he replied with 

 

"Mum ...what's chlamydia?' 

 

Anyone remember that lass in the home end with Mrs Larsson on the back of her shirt ? Whole away end chanting 'She's got chlamydia' at her :laugh:

 

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30 minutes ago, FuthaMucker said:

There's an away fans walkway to and from the train station that goes straight to the away end and the station is always snided with coppers & whenever I've been, we've always outnumbered them to and from London Bridge anyway

to be fair i gone to a lot away games for the last 28 years or so but the last time i went to the den was in 1992 they have a new ground now i know.

just had a bad time with the millwall fans back then not been back.......

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ps leicester city won 3-0 millwall was bad losers bk then

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I have watched Wednesday at 57 different grounds. St Andrews is the ONLY ground I  have been scared.

I  took my lad about 10 at the time around 10 years  ago. After the match we first got penned in a coach park with 12 foot walls on all three sides. We got pelted with full house bricks, the old heavy engineering ones, not just the odd one either, coach windows went through women and kids dropping like flies.

After we survived this we had to make our way to the car. We witnessed the so called Zulus kicking the poo poo out of our fans wearing colours.

Then when we  made it to the car you have to sit in a long traffic jam to get to the motorway with the Zulu tail tugging tuggers scaring women and kids in the car.

We were chanting "flippinguseless" which seemed to wee wee them off.

Horrible place full of horrible people. that were a long ago though but I have hated them ever since.

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My post has been edited we wasn't chanting Flipping Useless, der,der,der, der lol

Edited by d20wls

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9 hours ago, Leaping Lannys Perm said:

In my experience, Bullring Travelodge is perfect for several reasons:

 

1) It is right on the edge of the Bullring, which makes it still city centre but it is on the correct side to be that little bit closer to the ground.

 

2) It is also on the edge of Chinatown, which is good for food.

 

3) There is loads of very cheep parking in the area for around £3-4 a day.

 

4) The main road that runs from there to the ground has several very popular bars on it.

Thanks for that.

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9 hours ago, Leaping Lannys Perm said:

In my experience, Bullring Travelodge is perfect for several reasons:

 

1) It is right on the edge of the Bullring, which makes it still city centre but it is on the correct side to be that little bit closer to the ground.

 

2) It is also on the edge of Chinatown, which is good for food.

 

3) There is loads of very cheep parking in the area for around £3-4 a day.

 

4) The main road that runs from there to the ground has several very popular bars on it.

Thought you were going to say it's always got loads of Hen Parties there.lol

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12 hours ago, Paolo Di Catio said:

 

Don't see why anybody would object to being frisked. Scum have been known to give kids stuff to take through

Well I believe it's highly illegal without a parent present/permission. This isn't the BBC.

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Went round in 81 - if I hadn't double bogeyed 15 I'd have broken 80..perfect conditions too, no wind and clear skies.

 

1,2,17 and 18 are memorable, the rest not so much.

 

The New Course is better....Nice town too, just a bit commercialised sadly

 

All in all a nicer environment than the football ground of the same name  - that said, its a lot better than it used to be

 

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On 28 August 2016 at 21:05, bigthinrob said:

Think maybe Birmingham getting judged on the old 'ZULU' days.

 

Last time i went, was a midweek night match last year or year before (i lose track) and no problems.

 

Like i said, we got there quite early, parked about 100 yards across from ground and walked back straight after match & no problems. Maybe coach park as quoted attracted a few hoolies but i didn't see any where we were. 

 

Last time I went we played them in the cup, we got spanked 3-0 iirc, wasn't too long ago, and we got pelted with bricks/bottles/stones after the game. Police locked the gates so we were penned in the car park, scummy w*nkers were launching stuff over the walls. Coppers did nothing. 

 

Can't say I'm in a rush to go back, not just because of that, but Birmingham is a dump, and Birmingham City are a horrible club. Always disliked them. 

 

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