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Wednesday
Feb212018

Awayday Guide: Bristol City

TICKETING INFORMATION
Fulham fans should note that there are no away tickets available for purchase on the gate at Ashton Gate this evening. Those supporters currently without tickets should call the Fulham FC ticket office on 0203 871 0810 immediately as tickets will go off sale at 3pm this afternoon. Tickets are priced at £27 for adults, £24 for senior citizens and under 25s, £21 for under 22s, £15 for under 19s and £12 for under 12s.

GETTING TO ASHTON GATE

BY CAR
Exit the M5 at Junction 18 and travel along the Portway (A4) following signs for the Bristol Airport/Taunton (A38). As you go over the swing bridge (Brunel Way), branch left into Winterstoke Road, and you will see the ground on your left. There is no parking at the ground so you will need to park in surrounding residential streets or Bedminster Cricket club on Clanage Road (A369) at a cost of £5.

BY TRAIN
Bristol Temple Meads station is around two miles from Ashton Gate. Supporters can get a taxi (about £8) or join one of the shuttle service buses from the station to the ground (£2 return). The closest station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, which is served by an hourly train from Temple Meads. Parson Street is about a mile from the ground.

AWAY PUBS

A number of pubs in Bristol have been recommended for away fans.

The Knights Templar (1 The Square, Bristol BS1 6DG), a Wetherspoon’s near Bristol Temple Meads station, is a two minute walk from the station.

The King Street Brew House
(Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4RR) is a family friendly microbrewery handily located near the station, serving eighteen different ales, food and offering Sky Sports and BT Sport on its TV screens.

The Nova Scotia by the waterfront (Nova Scotia Place, Bristol BS1 6XJ), is a historic nineteenth century pub that welcomes visiting supporters.

The Cottage Pub
, in Baltic Wharf, (Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG) is also situated on the waterfront and serves real ale from the Butcombe Brewery.

The Tobacco Factory
(Raleigh Rd, Bristol, BS3 1TF) is about five minutes walk from the away stand entrance, welcomes visiting supporters and serves good food.

The Orchard Pub
(Hanover Place on Harbourside) is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and was voted Britain’s best cider pub in 2009. It has a number of ales and 24 ciders available.

The afore-mentioned Bedminster Cricket Club on Clanage Road also welcomes away fans to drink in their popular and welcoming bar.

Alternatively, alcohol is available within the Ayteo Stand at Ashton Gate itself, including Heineken (£4.50), Fosters (£4), John Smiths (£4), Butcombe Bitter (£4), Guinness (£4.50) and Thatchers Cider (£4).

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Supporters arriving early in Bristol might wish to view first iron hulled, screw propeller-driven steamship, the SS Great Britain, which is moored at the docks. The Clifton Suspension Bridge that overlooks Ashton Gate is well worth a look and outside the ground itself is a statue, designed by Tom Murphy and largely funded by our friends at the Bristol City Supporters’ Trust, of City’s record goalscorer, John Atyeo, who scored 351 goals in 645 appearances for the club between 1951 and 1966.
Friday
Feb092018

Awayday Guide: Bolton Wanderers

TICKETING INFORMATION
Fulham have sold over 800 tickets for tomorrow's trip to the Macron Stadium. Fulham fans making a late decision to support Slavisa Jokanovic's side in the north west tomorrow can buy tickets on the day, with cash sales only available from the turnstiles at Block F of the Franking Sense South Stand priced at £32 for adults, £26 for supporters aged over 65 and under 23, £20 for serving members of the armed forces, £11 for supporters aged under 18 and £9 for under 12.

GETTING TO THE MACRON STADIUM

BY CAR
It is around 220 miles from Fulham to the Macron Stadium. Head up towards Bolton on M6 to Junction 21a, take the eastbound M62 and leave at Junction 12. Follow the Bolton/Preston signs for M61 and exit at Junction 6. You will be able to see the stadium from this junction and signs will guide you for the rest of your journey. There is some car parking at the stadium for £7 - alternatively, you should be able to park nearby along Chorley New Road.

BY TRAIN
Supporters are advised that Northern Rail services are significantly disrupted by rail improvement works tomorrow. There are no trains serving Horwich Parkway and, although a replacement bus service will be in operation, the number of buses will be limited and this could add at least an hour to some journeys. Fulham fans still planning to travel by train are advised to consider completing their journey from Manchester Piccadilly or Preston by cab, which would take around half an hour.

BY COACH
The official Fulham coaches leave Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane - opposite Motspur Park railway station at 7.30am.

AWAY PUBS
The established away pub at Bolton is The Beehive (991 Chorley New Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 4BA), a Greene King popular pub and restaurant, serving a good selection of ales, beers and food, with a tailored kids' menu. Patrons can also use the pub's car park for the duration of a match day.

The Barnstormers
(Lostock Lane, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4BL) is also a good option as a popular gastropub that will welcome visiting fans close to the ground. This gastropub serves a wide selection of beers, with excellent pies, milkshakes and sandwiches and shows televised sport on big screens.

Fulham fans should note that most of the other pubs and bars on the Middlebrook Retail Park operate an admittance policy for away fans at the discretion of the doormen and some will request to view a home match ticket or season ticket prior to entry.

Alcohol is available inside the stadium, including Worthington's (£3.40), Carling (£3.50), Magners (£3.70), Guinness (£3.80) and red or white wine (£4), and Bolton have previously operated a voucher system to enable pre-ordering of half-time drinks.
Friday
Jan262018

Awayday Guide: Barnsley

TICKETING INFORMATION

Fulham's final fixture in January sees Slavisa Jokanovic's side travel to Oakwell to face Barnsley tomorrow afternoon. There are still tickets available - with three loyalty points on offer to supporters who fancy making the trip to South Yorkshire. Tickets have now gone off sale online, but can be ordered by calling the Fulham ticket office on 0203 871 0810 - and supporters will need to specify whether they wish to collect their tickets from the Fulham ticket office on Stevenage Road or at Barnsley prior to kick off. Tickets are priced at £23 for adults, £16 for supporters aged over 65 and between the ages of 16 and 21, £10 for supporters aged between 12 and 16 and £5 for under 12s.

Tickets will go off sale completely at 3pm this afternoon, although Barnsley will sell away tickets at Oakwell on matchday (junior tickets must be booked in advance). On the day prices are £25 for adults, £18 for supporters aged over 65 and between 17 and 21.

HOW TO GET TO OAKWELL

BY CAR

Exit the M1 at Junction 37 and head along A628 towards Barnsley. Continue on this road, following the signs for Barnsley FC, and the ground will come into view on the right. There are car parks at Oakwell, but these are largely for permit holders only. Between the ground and the MetroDome is a car park for visiting supporters, called Queens Ground, which costs £5. The MetroDome also offers parking at its own car park - although supporters should be warned that it can become congested and lead to long queues after the final whistle. There is also street parking around the MetroDome.

BY TRAIN

Barnsley Railway Station is about a ten minute walk away from Oakwell - and supporters heading up from London will likely need to change at either Sheffield or Leeds. Upon exiting the train station, turn left and walk towards the bridge beneath the dual carriageway. Head under the bridge, turn left at the slip road and take the first right walking down the MetroDome complex at the top of the hill and you will be able to see the ground directly in front of you.

BY COACH

Fulham's official coaches will leave Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane opposite Motspur Park train station at 8.15am. Spaces on either coach need to be booked in advance by calling the Fulham ticket office on 0203 871 0810. Coach tickets are priced at £20 for adult season ticket holders and members, £15 for junior season ticket holders and members, £25 for adult non-season ticket holders and members and £20 for juniors non-season ticket holders and members.

AWAY PUBS

The Rigby Lounge in the MetroDome Leisure Centre has been a regular haunt for away fans as it is located within easy walking distance of Oakwell. 

The Dove Inn (102 Doncaster Road, Barnsley S70 1TP) is a regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and welcomes away fans alongside Barnsley supporters. Five minutes walk away the ground, the pub offers traditional bitter from the Old Mill brewery alongside other session beers, a good selection of food as well as large screen televisions, a beer garden and a pool table.

The Barnsley East Dene Working Mens Club (111 Doncaster Rd, Barnsley S70 1UD) will also welcome visiting fans and children for the price of a small donation. There is also on-site parking available for £2 and it is around a ten minute walk to the ground. The Harbour Hills Working Mens Club (14 Vernon Street Barnsley S71 1BW) has also been very welcoming to Fulham fans in the past.

The Joseph Bramah (15 Market Hill, Barnsley, S70 2PX) is the bigger of town centre's two Wetherspoon's. The Old Number 7 (7 Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PX) has been a regular haunt for Fulham fans on our previous visitis, located close enough to Barnsley train statement, and serving eight real ales from Acorn and other micro breweries and a choice of real ciders and perry, also a wide range of continental bottled beers and lagers.

PAYING TRIBUTE TO PATRICK CRYNE

Saturday's game is Barnsley's first home fixture since the sad death of the Tykes' former chairman, Patrick Cryne, from cancer at the age of 66. Cryne, a local businessman, saved Barnsley from extinction around a decade ago and invested heavily in the side year after year. After writing an emotional open letter to fans revealing his terminal cancer diagnosis, he recently sold the club to a Chinese consortium of investors that also includes the American 'moneyball' supremo Billy Beane. The Barnsley Supporters' Trust have asked if the travelling Fulham fans can join in a planned tribute to the late Mr. Cyrne in the 66th minute by standing and applauding as well as shining their torches or lights on their mobile phones.

 

 

Wednesday
Jan172018

Trust urges Fulham fans to support Riverside Stand planning application

The Fulham Supporters' Trust is urging all Fulham fans to express their support for Fulham Football Club's plans to redevelop the Riverside Stand to Hammersmith and Fulham Council before the close of the public consultation on Friday.

Fulham Football Club's full planning application can be viewed on the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website here.

The Trust have submitted a formal submission to the Council, which can be read here, and have written to all our members and supporters outlining the reasons why we believe the latest iteration of Craven Cottage redevelopment plans are worthy of public support, including:

  • improvement of spectating and matchday facilities
  • improved look of ground
  • enabling historic Craven Cottage site to continue to be used for high level professional football, enhancing value of listed buildings continuing being used for the primary purpose
  • opening up of river walk, completing stretch from Hammersmith to Putney, benefit to wider community and environment
  • amenity provided for residents on non-matchdays in that part of Fulham

The Trust would urge supporters to sign the petition hosted on the Club's website, but, if you are able to write to the Council, individual letters detailing your reasons for support, tend to have greater credence with planners than standard, or form, letters. You can write to Hammersmith & Fulham Council, King Street, London W6 9JU, citing application reference 2017/04662/FUL, or submit your comments via the Council's online planning portal here.

Following the end of the publication consultation, it is expected that the Council will make a decision on the application by the end of April.

Friday
Jan122018

Awayday Guide: Middlesbrough

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets are available on the day at the Riverside Stadium, although these will take the form of cash sales only from the visitors' ticket office next to the away end. 

Tickets are priced at £30 for adults, £20 for supporters aged over 65 and £17 for supporters aged under 18.

GETTING TO THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM

BY CAR

Exit the A1 (M) at junction 49, following the sides for 'Teesside', and join the A168, which becomes the A19 after about eleven miles. Stay on ther A19 for around 19 miles before taking A66 eastwards towards Middlesbrough town centre. Remain on A66 past the town centre, which you should pass on your right, and follow the signs to the Riverside Stadium, which becomes visible on your left.

Car parking at the Riverside Stadium is only available to permit holders. You can purchase a stadium parking permit, which costs £6, by calling the Middlesbrough ticket office on 0844 499 1234. Alternative, there are a number of cost effective parking options in Middlesbrough itself. There is plenty of private car parking on the surrounding streets near to the stadium or street parking just off the A66, which is about fifteen to twenty minutes walk from the away end. Some of these car parks and car parking options are subject to significant queues after the final whistle.

BY TRAIN

Middlesbrough station is about a ten to fifteen minute walk away from the Riverside Stadium. When you come out of the station, you will be on Bridge Street West, turn right and cross Albert Road. Follow Bridge Street East to the junction with Windward Way. Stay on Winward Way, eventually passing the Hudson Quay development on the left, and continue on under the bridge to the Riverside Stadium.

BY COACH

The official club coaches will leave Craven Cottage and West Barnes Lane, opposite Motspur Park train station, at 6.30am. They are priced at £30 for adult season ticket holders and members and £20 for junior season ticket holders and members. Non-season ticket holders and members coach travel is priced at £35 for adults and £25 for juniors.

AWAY PUBS

The well-established away pub is Doctor Browns (135 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RR), which is about a ten minute walk from the Riverside Stadium. Doctor Browns serves real ale and has large screen televisions showing live sport with a selection of food available from a sandwich bar located outside.

Barracuda (42 Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1QD) has also been very popular with Fulham fans on recent visits on account of its cheap pricing and warm welcome. Aside from a good selection of cheap beers, Barracuda also shows all the live football, which might make it a useful option if you want to keep in touch with the other games.

The Isaac Wilson (61 Wilson Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SF) is the local Wetherspoon's closest to the Riverside Stadium and has been very welcoming of away supporters in the past.

Several other local pubs will allow away fans in but may require any visiting colours to be covered up.