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scro
02-09-2016, 11:39 AM
sorry if i am asking stuff i should easily be able to find out. I have been a bit off the pace with away games having been away for spurs and having little interest in the north east and friday nights in liverpool. Is it safe to book travel for leicester and swansea?

RobertCPFC
02-09-2016, 11:43 AM
sorry if i am asking stuff i should easily be able to find out. I have been a bit off the pace with away games having been away for spurs and having little interest in the north east and friday nights in liverpool. Is it safe to book travel for leicester and swansea?

Yes but when I looked last night Swansea is not on sale yet.

scro
02-09-2016, 11:46 AM
Yes but when I looked last night Swansea is not on sale yet.

yeah i think you might be right.. a few more days for that one.

Penstone Eagle
02-09-2016, 02:00 PM
yeah i think you might be right.. a few more days for that one.

Pricey to get to Swansea isn't it?

I may be in Chippenham that weekend and it's £28 return from there.

scro
02-09-2016, 02:54 PM
Pricey to get to Swansea isn't it?

I may be in Chippenham that weekend and it's £28 return from there.

Not sure i think it can be done for c. £30 return if you nip in there sharpish 12 weeks before and have a railcard of some description. The kids tickets are always stupidly cheap to everywhere.

Jim Cannon
05-09-2016, 10:33 AM
Swansea train tickets now available

cpfcfly
05-09-2016, 10:41 AM
Swansea train tickets now available

Normal tickets are available for sale, but advance tickets are not. Should be on sale next week.

scro
06-09-2016, 11:32 AM
Normal tickets are available for sale, but advance tickets are not. Should be on sale next week.

yeah i spoke to their online help.. they say it's not an exact science as to when they release they release their cheap tickets. All be it the weekend before is currently available so would expect to see them in the next few days or the beginning of next week.

cpfcfly
06-09-2016, 11:42 AM
yeah i spoke to their online help.. they say it's not an exact science as to when they release they release their cheap tickets. All be it the weekend before is currently available so would expect to see them in the next few days or the beginning of next week.

It's 12 weeks. That's the regulation. CrossCountry, Virgin West Coast et al are all on sale apart from Chiltern and GWR. Southern are even selling theirs. Even says on National Rail that they're on sale. 12 weeks from today is November 29th. Perhaps they haven't released it yet due to the constant engineering works due to electrification of the line, maybe they haven't worked out the timetable yet.

Either way they'll still be expensive...

7Ps
06-09-2016, 01:35 PM
At twelve weeks in advance they should be selling tickets online but there's no regualtion that says they have to be the cheap ones. Usually what happens is that they stick the full price tickets on sale at 12 weeks so any business users that absolutely need to be on a particular train and don't mind paying extortionate prices can get theirs sorted. The cheap tickets then come on sale somewhere between 11½ and 9½ weeks in advance. Different companies do this at different times and once the all the cheap seats are gone (within minutes of sale, sometimes) then they move up to the next, not quite so cheap, bracket and so on.

scro
06-09-2016, 03:32 PM
At twelve weeks in advance they should be selling tickets online but there's no regualtion that says they have to be the cheap ones. Usually what happens is that they stick the full price tickets on sale at 12 weeks so any business users that absolutely need to be on a particular train and don't mind paying extortionate prices can get theirs sorted. The cheap tickets then come on sale somewhere between 11½ and 9½ weeks in advance. Different companies do this at different times and once the all the cheap seats are gone (within minutes of sale, sometimes) then they move up to the next, not quite so cheap, bracket and so on.

Yes this is my understanding.. I think GWR have it in for palace to be honest :p Another one to add to the list.

knowlesyUCLA
06-09-2016, 03:52 PM
Strange about the Advance tickets as they are available for the day before. I just booked a single down there on the Friday for £18.50 leaving at 1 45pm.

Got a mate who is down there so am making a weekend of it and getting the coach back for £7 on Sunday. Decent night out actually – outrageously cheap (by London prices, not saying much I know).

scro
06-09-2016, 08:25 PM
Strange about the Advance tickets as they are available for the day before. I just booked a single down there on the Friday for £18.50 leaving at 1 45pm.

Got a mate who is down there so am making a weekend of it and getting the coach back for £7 on Sunday. Decent night out actually – outrageously cheap (by London prices, not saying much I know).

Maybe that indicates another weeks worth will go online Friday.

cpfcfly
06-09-2016, 10:06 PM
At twelve weeks in advance they should be selling tickets online but there's no regualtion that says they have to be the cheap ones. Usually what happens is that they stick the full price tickets on sale at 12 weeks so any business users that absolutely need to be on a particular train and don't mind paying extortionate prices can get theirs sorted. The cheap tickets then come on sale somewhere between 11½ and 9½ weeks in advance. Different companies do this at different times and once the all the cheap seats are gone (within minutes of sale, sometimes) then they move up to the next, not quite so cheap, bracket and so on.

National Rail have now changed their website to say that they are not on sale after previously declaring that they were. Strange.

scro
07-09-2016, 05:18 AM
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-train-tickets

TheMexicanHorse
07-09-2016, 05:47 AM
just thought the cheap tickets were out for a moment but the bloody auto fill went for swanley not Swansea, I thought £10 one way was bloody good value!

Still appearing at £80 return at the moment for Swansea

Ismale
09-09-2016, 01:54 PM
Advance singles to Swansea & back now available,using Railcard there are £24.40p (For 2 People,using a Two Together railcard) available on the 7.30,£46.90p (again,for 2 People) on the 8.30 & £57.60p on the 9.30,all from Paddington & all are limited availability.

Coming back the 17.24-18.24-19.24 direct to Paddington are all available for £24.40p (again for 2 People using railcard) available with limited availability.

HTH! :p

P.S. Get in quick as The Taffs are playing the Springboks at the Millenium stadium that day in the Autumn International Rugby Union,So get on it before all the Rugger Buggers do!

Chris K
09-09-2016, 02:15 PM
I'll be quick if you answer your text ;)

RobertCPFC
09-09-2016, 02:31 PM
Thanks for that.

Just got mine, leaving 8:30, returning 18:24.

The constant checking of national rail enquires is now over.

scro
09-09-2016, 03:39 PM
Bloody hell managed to get a cheap return on the 18:24. The way down none of them seem all that cheap.

orp pisshead1
09-09-2016, 03:40 PM
Advance singles to Swansea & back now available,using Railcard there are £24.40p (For 2 People,using a Two Together railcard) available on the 7.30,£46.90p (again,for 2 People) on the 8.30 & £57.60p on the 9.30,all from Paddington & all are limited availability.

Coming back the 17.24-18.24-19.24 direct to Paddington are all available for £24.40p (again for 2 People using railcard) available with limited availability.

HTH! :p

P.S. Get in quick as The Taffs are playing the Springboks at the Millenium stadium that day in the Autumn International Rugby Union,So get on it before all the Rugger Buggers do!

Looking at the 7.30 out of London :eek:as wanna stop off at Bridgend on way.

TheMexicanHorse
09-09-2016, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the heads up Ismale, all booked up.
£37 return not too shabby

pauldrulez
09-09-2016, 03:59 PM
This can still be moved can't it?

lewisham eagle
09-09-2016, 05:02 PM
This can still be moved can't it?

Nope all TV fixtures up until the end of November have been confirmed.

cpfcfly
09-09-2016, 08:17 PM
Booked up. Joining at Bristol Parkway on the way after a possibly very messy Birmingham night out :)

orp pisshead1
10-09-2016, 11:17 AM
Booked on 07.30 :-(.

RobertCPFC
17-10-2016, 08:37 AM
Going on sale tomorrow. Usual selling order.

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/details-of-tickets-for-the-away-match-at-swansea-city.-3366245.aspx

SKATE
17-10-2016, 09:25 AM
Over 60s can get a £24 off peak return - no seat reservations but can travel on any off peak trains and return within a month if you fancy staying over!

ForzaPalace
17-10-2016, 11:18 AM
On the 9.30 out and 18.24 back

pgw152
17-10-2016, 11:26 AM
Can't recommend Burnley and Swansea away any higher...

I've done the usual Megabus (Rosslare-Swansea-Rosslare) booking for £2.50.

Awkward itinerary if you like your creature comforts around sleeping hours, but you won't find better value in terms of the pricing and will be able to partake of the 99p pints before the convenient 11pm bus leaves for the return legs (the pints aren't even necessary for sleeping on bus/ferry by that stage!!)

Journey 1
Date: November 25, 2016
From: Rosslare, Europort (8:15 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:46 AM)
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:45 AM)
To: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (4:30 AM)
Price: £1.00

Journey 2
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (11:10 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:50 AM)
Date: November 27, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:15 AM)
To: Rosslare, Europort (6:46 AM)
Price: £1.00

Edit: Anyone on these boats themselves? Any recommendations on how to spend 4 hours in Swansea on a Saturday morning from 4:30am to 8:30am? It's even an awkward time to check in to a motel/b&b.

scro
18-10-2016, 08:37 AM
Can't recommend Burnley and Swansea away any higher...

I've done the usual Megabus (Rosslare-Swansea-Rosslare) booking for £2.50.

Awkward itinerary if you like your creature comforts around sleeping hours, but you won't find better value in terms of the pricing and will be able to partake of the 99p pints before the convenient 11pm bus leaves for the return legs (the pints aren't even necessary for sleeping on bus/ferry by that stage!!)

Journey 1
Date: November 25, 2016
From: Rosslare, Europort (8:15 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:46 AM)
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:45 AM)
To: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (4:30 AM)
Price: £1.00

Journey 2
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (11:10 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:50 AM)
Date: November 27, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:15 AM)
To: Rosslare, Europort (6:46 AM)
Price: £1.00

Edit: Anyone on these boats themselves? Any recommendations on how to spend 4 hours in Swansea on a Saturday morning from 4:30am to 8:30am? It's even an awkward time to check in to a motel/b&b.


Literally mental.

pgw152
18-10-2016, 10:11 AM
Can't recommend Burnley and Swansea away any higher...

I've done the usual Megabus (Rosslare-Swansea-Rosslare) booking for £2.50.

Awkward itinerary if you like your creature comforts around sleeping hours, but you won't find better value in terms of the pricing and will be able to partake of the 99p pints before the convenient 11pm bus leaves for the return legs (the pints aren't even necessary for sleeping on bus/ferry by that stage!!)

Journey 1
Date: November 25, 2016
From: Rosslare, Europort (8:15 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:46 AM)
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:45 AM)
To: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (4:30 AM)
Price: £1.00

Journey 2
Date: November 26, 2016
From: Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station (11:10 PM)
To: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (12:50 AM)
Date: November 27, 2016
From: Pembroke Dock, Ferry Terminal (2:15 AM)
To: Rosslare, Europort (6:46 AM)
Price: £1.00

Edit: Anyone on these boats themselves? Any recommendations on how to spend 4 hours in Swansea on a Saturday morning from 4:30am to 8:30am? It's even an awkward time to check in to a motel/b&b.

Literally mental.
Are you my wife?

She said exactly the same and she might have decided to join the boards to see what all the fuss is about

Hancpfc
18-10-2016, 01:03 PM
Anyone else having problems buying these? It will let me buy one, but if I select one for me and one for my mate (we both qualify for phase 1), it tells me my request "cannot be fulfilled".

Selhurst Flyer
18-10-2016, 01:12 PM
Saying sold out on the website at the minute - I just called the box office and ordered, no problem.

Hancpfc
18-10-2016, 01:50 PM
Yeah, it's working again now. Guess they loaded some more tickets!

pgw152
18-10-2016, 02:46 PM
buy on the day in case the wrong type of leaves make their way on to the lines

knowlesyUCLA
19-10-2016, 12:58 PM
I don’t think that this one will be selling out.

RobertCPFC
19-10-2016, 01:05 PM
I don’t think that this one will be selling out.

I would be very surprised. It didn't sell out last season and that was with free coach travel.

If anyone wants a ticket I'm sure they will get one and probably it will go on general sale.

RobertCPFC
19-10-2016, 01:10 PM
I have found a stadium map of the Liberty Stadium from the Swansea website.. Away supporters are in the North Stand. The only blocks I definable know they had on sale earlier were NL3 and NU4.

http://www.swanseacity.net/documents/seating-plan58-247552.pdf

scro
21-10-2016, 08:20 AM
buy on the day in case the wrong type of leaves make their way on to the lines

according to football ground guide..

"Please note that tickets for the away section are not on sale on the day of the game, but must be purchased in advance from the visiting club."

No idea if this is true in reality.

pgw152
22-10-2016, 04:12 PM
buy on the day in case the wrong type of leaves make their way on to the lines

according to football ground guide..

"Please note that tickets for the away section are not on sale on the day of the game, but must be purchased in advance from the visiting club."

No idea if this is true in reality.

Good spot Scro,
I looked in to it and got an ambiguous, but probably confirmatory answer as follows:
++++++++++++++++++++
Dear Sir/Madam,...
I won't know if I'm coming to the match until the ferry has left at 9pm on the Friday...so, I was wondering, if CPFC don't sell out all the away end tickets you sent to them and they then bring up the unsold ones back to Swansea for around 1:30pm on match day, would those away end tickets then be made available to Palace fans (showing Palace membership card + scarf maybe?) to purchase from about 2pm?
-------------------------------------------
Hi,
You will need to contact Crystal Palace on the Friday to find out what they have available and then contact us asap, on the Friday night, we close at 6pm, to purchase a ticket if available.
++++++++++++++++++++
Fecking hopeless answer really, looks like I'll have to buy and get a mate to bring it up, and if the ferry doesn't make it, it will become available on here on the day...

Edit: or, just intercept the Palace coach with the tickets onboard and ask for one before they head in to see the Swans box office

TheMexicanHorse
22-10-2016, 05:49 PM
Isn't it worth just taking the hit for £30 to avoid any last minute dramas?

Tickets purchased during the week, first visit, half seven start on the train will be intresting

pgw152
23-10-2016, 10:22 AM
Ye,will hit/twist on it and await the half severners off the train

pgw152
24-10-2016, 12:08 PM
They're selling quite well. We've asked Swansea for another batch to be sent down

EddieEdwards
27-10-2016, 11:56 AM
Now on general sale, 4 per person. No membership required.

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/details-of-tickets-for-the-away-match-at-swansea-city.-3366245.aspx

knowlesyUCLA
02-11-2016, 04:24 PM
Anyone got the latest figures? Still 3 weeks to go but can't imagine it would sell out.

ForzaPalace
07-11-2016, 12:26 PM
What's the journey like from the town to the Liberty? Walkable or better on a bus/in a cab?

macstar
07-11-2016, 12:28 PM
What's the journey like from the town to the Liberty? Walkable or better on a bus/in a cab?

they used to run special buses which take a "secret" route and avoid the traffic.

Its a looooooooong walk. Cabs are cheap but seem to be a problem after the game.

pgw152
07-11-2016, 07:57 PM
Walked it last time.Took about 2 hours, but I think only 30 mins of that was walking,hard to be sure after a couple of pubs and pints...defo walkable if not raining hard

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 08:06 PM
Isn't it worth just taking the hit for £30 to avoid any last minute dramas?

Tickets purchased during the week, first visit, half seven start on the train will be intresting

On same train luckily am night shift worker so can drink early doors:D.

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 08:09 PM
Walked it last time.Took about 2 hours, but I think only 30 mins of that was walking,hard to be sure after a couple of pubs and pints...defo walkable if not raining hard

Ha last season we walked back after game and cabbed it before hand, seemed quite a few Palace walked back.

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 08:10 PM
Walked it last time.Took about 2 hours, but I think only 30 mins of that was walking,hard to be sure after a couple of pubs and pints...defo walkable if not raining hard

2 hours:eek::D

Jim Cannon
10-11-2016, 08:15 PM
they used to run special buses which take a "secret" route and avoid the traffic.

Its a looooooooong walk. Cabs are cheap but seem to be a problem after the game.

They ran the buses last season.

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 08:19 PM
They ran the buses last season.

Did they , what time ? Tbf our train was delayed so didn't get in till 2 ish.

Jim Cannon
10-11-2016, 08:22 PM
Did they , what time ? Tbf our train was delayed so didn't get in till 2 ish.

The buses were after the game to the station. Don't know if they have them going to the ground as well, we cabbed it on way in. But came out of the exit after the game and the bus was right there, very quick ride back to the station.

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 08:27 PM
The buses were after the game to the station. Don't know if they have them going to the ground as well, we cabbed it on way in. But came out of the exit after the game and the bus was right there, very quick ride back to the station.

Ah apologies thought you meant before game, we saw buses afterward but they looked full so thought **** it we'll walk back.

Jim Cannon
10-11-2016, 08:29 PM
Ah apologies thought you meant before game, we saw buses afterward but they looked full so thought **** it we'll walk back.

We had to get on, or we were going to miss the train. Then we got to the station and I had lost the tickets. Had to buy new ones:sob:

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 09:31 PM
We had to get on, or we were going to miss the train. Then we got to the station and I had lost the tickets. Had to buy new ones:sob:

Bloody hell nightmare:(

orp pisshead1
10-11-2016, 09:40 PM
ADE long time no see hope your well mate:p

pgw152
11-11-2016, 08:14 AM
It's a brisk 30 minute walk if you don't fall foul of any watering holes en route.Will look out for a handy bus back in though

stevek
11-11-2016, 12:42 PM
Anyone else staying in Swansea (on either Friday or Saturday nights)?

Payney
11-11-2016, 12:47 PM
Take a rain coat, Bound to be pissing down again. :)

pgw152
12-11-2016, 10:58 AM
Anyone else staying in Swansea (on either Friday or Saturday nights)?
I'm arriving Swansea at 4:30am on the Saturday morning, anywhere to take shelter?

scro
14-11-2016, 08:49 AM
The buses were after the game to the station. Don't know if they have them going to the ground as well, we cabbed it on way in. But came out of the exit after the game and the bus was right there, very quick ride back to the station.

This seems to be the way with the busses back to the station at stoke as well. You book a train at a time to avoid any rushing but the service if so efficient you end up having to kill time at the station.

delboy01
14-11-2016, 08:54 AM
When I went we went in the pub outside the station and the OB told us what time busses would be leaving to go to the ground. They came in and gave us a 20 min warning as well!!! :supergrin:

I would ask when you arrive if they still do it.

They seemed decent to be honest.

orp pisshead1
14-11-2016, 11:00 PM
This seems to be the way with the busses back to the station at stoke as well. You book a train at a time to avoid any rushing but the service if so efficient you end up having to kill time at the station.

Go to the pub;)

in-exile
14-11-2016, 11:11 PM
Staying the weekend in Cowbridge, good hotel booked and Friday, Saturday night meals and Sunday lunch booked ...add a Palace away win would make it a good trip! COYP!

orp pisshead1
15-11-2016, 02:01 PM
Staying the weekend in Cowbridge, good hotel booked and Friday, Saturday night meals and Sunday lunch booked ...add a Palace away win would make it a good trip! COYP!

Let's hope so :p as we're on catch up points wise imo.

ellioteagle1
21-11-2016, 08:38 AM
What's the best tier to book for this? Upper 6 or 7?

EddieEdwards
21-11-2016, 09:04 AM
What's the best tier to book for this? Upper 6 or 7?6 is more central, 7 is closer to the corner, but there's not much difference.

newish eagle
23-11-2016, 08:21 PM
If I book a pair of tickets tonight, assume the box office won't try and post them so they don't arrive? Collect at ground I assume?

orp pisshead1
24-11-2016, 01:54 AM
If I book a pair of tickets tonight, assume the box office won't try and post them so they don't arrive? Collect at ground I assume?

Yes I'd of thought so:p.

newish eagle
24-11-2016, 07:29 AM
Yes I'd of thought so:p.
Thanks mate

newish eagle
24-11-2016, 05:16 PM
Tickets secured! Any tips on parking from anyone? The online advice all points towards a park and ride, three words that in a similar way to 'replacement bus service' give me the fear! Are there other options? Cheers!

saveloy
24-11-2016, 05:30 PM
Park and ride is best,your back on the M4 within 5 min and the bus gets escorted straight there after the match getting right of way,so traffic not a problem.

newish eagle
24-11-2016, 05:32 PM
Park and ride is best,your back on the M4 within 5 min and the bus gets escorted straight there after the match getting right of way,so traffic not a problem.
Thanks mate, much appreciated.

saveloy
24-11-2016, 05:37 PM
Thanks mate, much appreciated.

no probs,costs £6 but worth it :p

CPFC Town
24-11-2016, 05:41 PM
Park and ride is best,your back on the M4 within 5 min and the bus gets escorted straight there after the match getting right of way,so traffic not a problem.

^ This - I will also be doing this again come Saturday :p

anti-addick
25-11-2016, 06:12 PM
Wales are playing South Africa for a 2.30 KO in Cardiff. LEAVE EARLIER

Take the OLD Severn Bridge because you won't queue so much
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5644404,-2.5676413,3a,75y,308.64h,89.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9c6Csv9FjezmMU5mURB1wA!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656

This is signposted M48 Chepstow. Everyone else gets sent down the new bridge, but they go to the same place
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5860697,-2.6877881,12.66z

Stay on the M48, it rejoins the M4.

Ade 70
25-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Wales are playing South Africa for a 2.30 KO in Cardiff. LEAVE EARLIER


The rugby actually kicks off at 5:30 but your advice stands as the M4 will be busy

newish eagle
25-11-2016, 09:48 PM
Wales are playing South Africa for a 2.30 KO in Cardiff. LEAVE EARLIER

Take the OLD Severn Bridge because you won't queue so much
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5644404,-2.5676413,3a,75y,308.64h,89.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9c6Csv9FjezmMU5mURB1wA!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656

This is signposted M48 Chepstow. Everyone else gets sent down the new bridge, but they go to the same place
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5860697,-2.6877881,12.66z

Stay on the M48, it rejoins the M4.
Cheers mate!

EK4EWB
25-11-2016, 11:11 PM
Does anyone know if tickets are available on the door?

orp pisshead1
26-11-2016, 12:02 PM
Thanks mate

Np :p just past Cardiff and a tad pissed!

scro
28-11-2016, 11:57 AM
I enjoyed the trip despite it being one of the most appalling games of football i have ever watched. Both sides stand a very good chance of finishing in the bottom three. I didn't really feel nearly as emotional as i should have during it. The excitement you should feel with a great come back just wasn't there as i never felt like we started to play well or forced it. They kind of did the come back for us.

My first time in swansea.. nice stadium but i think suffers a little from the big concrete gaps in terms of intensity. I kind of got the impression the whole thing lacked a bit of passion and intensity. The home supporters seemed to accept that despite the victory it didn't mark a likely shift in their general fortunes.

We walked to and from the stadium from the station as the supporters busses got filled up very quickly. The traffic looked like a taxi wasn't an option on the way there even if there were any. Found the town itself a little depressing.

LONDONMAN
28-11-2016, 12:56 PM
I enjoyed the trip despite it being one of the most appalling games of football i have ever watched. Both sides stand a very good chance of finishing in the bottom three. I didn't really feel nearly as emotional as i should have during it. The excitement you should feel with a great come back just wasn't there as i never felt like we started to play well or forced it. They kind of did the come back for us.

My first time in swansea.. nice stadium but i think suffers a little from the big concrete gaps in terms of intensity. I kind of got the impression the whole thing lacked a bit of passion and intensity. The home supporters seemed to accept that despite the victory it didn't mark a likely shift in their general fortunes.

We walked to and from the stadium from the station as the supporters busses got filled up very quickly. The traffic looked like a taxi wasn't an option on the way there even if there were any. Found the town itself a little depressing.


Been to Swansea several times now. They have been thrust from a long term history of playing in the lowest two tiers of League football to a now well established Premier League status, but I would say, similar to Burnley (who have a footballing history to rival many bigger clubs) the town is never going to grow in status above being a backwater.

The fans at Swansea are actually in revolt against the new ownership - so had we held on for even a draw on Saturday, I think there was a chance of a demo against their Chairmain, Huw Davies, who they see as selling out to the new American owners(!).

None of our four matches in the Premier League so far have been smooth sailing, but despite the complete basket case of a match served up on Saturday, we seem to have overtaken Swansea as a club, which is a big thing considering how far behind them we were even four years ago.

orp pisshead1
28-11-2016, 02:48 PM
Been two years on trot now and found their fans ok and the police excellent:p.

TheMexicanHorse
28-11-2016, 02:49 PM
Been two years on trot now and found their fans ok and the police excellent:p.

Yes, it was nice to be treated with a wee bit of respect for once

orp pisshead1
28-11-2016, 03:05 PM
Yes, it was nice to be treated with a wee bit of respect for once

Totally agree Horse:p.

TW_Eagle
28-11-2016, 03:14 PM
They seemed like a decent bunch and were as bemused as us on the walk (run) back to the station. First time I've been, have we sold out our allocation before? Top tier looked full but the bottom tier was half empty

orp pisshead1
28-11-2016, 03:19 PM
They seemed like a decent bunch and were as bemused as us on the walk (run) back to the station. First time I've been, have we sold out our allocation before? Top tier looked full but the bottom tier was half empty

Think more went last year but was still a decent turn out imo especially as Xmas is round corner.

ForzaPalace
28-11-2016, 03:50 PM
Not often I praise old bill but they saw how many of us were in the pub outside the station and got us all a bus to the ground! (Although kind of wish they didn't now).