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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #120 on: December 4, 2012, 01:52:36 PM »
What pub are people planning on going to on Sunday?
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Re: West Ham United
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #122 on: December 4, 2012, 05:55:26 PM »
The Central sounds good to me :-)

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #123 on: December 5, 2012, 03:08:58 PM »
I'll be in The Central as well then. As a side note, has anyone ever had problems wearing colours to this ground?
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #124 on: December 5, 2012, 03:30:34 PM »
I'll be in The Central as well then. As a side note, has anyone ever had problems wearing colours to this ground?

Nope. I've mingled in with them on the tube and in the streets around the ground with no problems in the past.
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #125 on: December 5, 2012, 03:37:01 PM »
Nope. I've mingled in with them on the tube and in the streets around the ground with no problems in the past.

Same. In terms of colours all I had was a scarf, but it was still visible and I had no issues. I'm going on Sunday and plan to wear a scarf + justice/DBTS stickers.
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #126 on: December 5, 2012, 04:19:51 PM »
I'll be in the central aswell. They best have the match on.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #127 on: December 5, 2012, 06:18:24 PM »
Central it is then
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #128 on: December 5, 2012, 06:35:04 PM »
Me and my brother will be at central.
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #129 on: December 6, 2012, 06:41:09 PM »
Nope. I've mingled in with them on the tube and in the streets around the ground with no problems in the past.

That's good to hear. I figured as much, but you never know. See you all at the Central, can't wait for this one!
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #130 on: December 8, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »
Will be there with a couple of other RAWKites, see you cats there.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #131 on: April 2, 2014, 01:55:50 AM »
Central again this Sunday...?

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #132 on: September 3, 2014, 12:58:02 PM »
Takes about 30-40 mins after the match at Upton Park tube station to get on the tube to Central. Big queue goes through the estate.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #133 on: September 3, 2014, 01:23:10 PM »
Takes about 30-40 mins after the match at Upton Park tube station to get on the tube to Central. Big queue goes through the estate.

Hope this helps.

Go to East Ham. 15-20 minute walk from the ground, no queues and the tube is empty.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #134 on: September 3, 2014, 02:12:04 PM »
Go to East Ham. 15-20 minute walk from the ground, no queues and the tube is empty.

Excellent thanks.

I usually get off at Plaistow getting to the ground and just follow the crowd - can never remember the way back to that station afterwards.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #135 on: September 15, 2014, 06:05:25 PM »
We are going to the game, and staying in canary wharf. Can anyone suggest the best way to get back there afterwards?

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #136 on: September 15, 2014, 06:11:24 PM »
Central again this Sunday...?
Same again Saturday?

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #137 on: September 15, 2014, 11:00:00 PM »
We are going to the game, and staying in canary wharf. Can anyone suggest the best way to get back there afterwards?

Walk to East Ham tube station, get on any westbound train, get off at West Ham, change to the Jubilee line, get a westbound train to Canary Wharf.

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Re: West Ham United
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #139 on: September 20, 2014, 09:12:31 AM »
Wheres this central you speak of? Is it a boozer? Cheers in advance.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #140 on: December 30, 2015, 01:47:44 PM »
Central again this Saturday?

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #141 on: February 10, 2016, 08:26:55 AM »
Well so long Upton Park. Hope you have bigger bars in your next ground.

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« Reply #142 on: February 10, 2016, 08:50:32 AM »
Well so long Upton Park. Hope you have bigger bars in your next ground.

I am sure it will do

It is a modern stadium after all which will be designed to suck as much money out of us as possible

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #143 on: February 10, 2016, 11:17:52 AM »
I am sure it will do

It is a modern stadium after all which will be designed to suck as much money out of us as possible

It was designed to suck as much money out of Olympic tourists as possible. The second you get on the train at Stratford you'll be walking through a set of metaphorical cash magnets.

Still, decent views, and there are better pubs in closer reach in near St Pancras/Liverpool Street.

Won't miss the place as a destination, will as an atmospheric old ground, even if it's full of whoppers these days.
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« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2016, 11:37:00 AM »
will as an atmospheric old ground, even if it's full of whoppers these days.

If i was one of their fans id be absolutely gutted. Cant see any enjoyable atmospheric aspect about the new ground. Not even sure it'll be that great as an away ground for singing.

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« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2016, 12:45:00 PM »
If i was one of their fans id be absolutely gutted. Cant see any enjoyable atmospheric aspect about the new ground. Not even sure it'll be that great as an away ground for singing.

Same, we'll get a bigger allocation but it'll be full of tourists.
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #146 on: February 10, 2016, 08:14:24 PM »
Is the OS shite then?

Whats the pub situation?

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #147 on: February 14, 2016, 02:23:23 AM »
Will miss The Central actually, hadn't been in there for about 3-4 years and it was absolutely rocking beforehand.
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #148 on: February 15, 2016, 11:44:58 AM »
I would imagine most people would still drink around that way, before heading towards Stratford for the game? I don't know of many/any decent pubs in the Stratford area - it's a bit of a shit hole.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #149 on: February 15, 2016, 12:17:28 PM »
Probably stick central, around St Pancras/Liverpool Street for getting the train or tube out to Stratford. The Hamilton Hall Spoons at Liverpool Street station is a good one if you're after a pint and some food, some decent pubs around there too. Not sure there's much of anything around Stratford because it's essentially a shopping centre now.
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« Reply #150 on: February 15, 2016, 07:49:07 PM »
We always stick around euston/st pancras

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #151 on: February 19, 2016, 11:14:11 AM »
Will miss The Central actually, hadn't been in there for about 3-4 years and it was absolutely rocking beforehand.

Was my first time to upton park and the central. Absolutely rocking in there!

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #152 on: April 17, 2017, 08:47:10 PM »
Hoping to watch reds here this season

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« Reply #153 on: May 14, 2017, 10:07:36 PM »
Thought the ground was great, but in a terrible area. Takes forever to walk to and from the station.

Zero hostelries anywhere even close.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #154 on: May 14, 2017, 11:26:11 PM »

Micro brewery drinking spots less than 5 minutes walk from the ground..i left at 2 and was in thd ground for kick off
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« Reply #155 on: May 15, 2017, 09:21:52 AM »
Micro brewery drinking spots less than 5 minutes walk from the ground..i left at 2 and was in thd ground for kick off

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« Reply #156 on: May 15, 2017, 03:55:21 PM »
Bit of a weird ground for watching football. When I booked our tickets I picked the back of the lower tier as I'd heard the upper tier is a fair distance from the pitch. The view from the lower tier is decent and you're not too far from the pitch, although with only 25 rows its still a bit too low to get a good overview of the game imo.

The big gap between the two tiers is noticeable and had an effect on the atmosphere from our end. The upper tier were in great voice but the lower was a bit quiet.

The walk from the ground back to Stratford Station for away fans seems completely daft. It took about 25-30 minutes and it felt like we were walking around in circles, getting no further away from the ground for ages. But if you're wanting to go to the station there doesn't seem to be an alternative, as you're directed by police and stewards. Speaking to a few West Ham fans after the match and they seem to think the walking routes have been dictated by Westfield who don't want 60,000 football fans walking directly through their shopping centre to get to the station and also the bother between them and Chelsea earlier in the season has maybe caused away fans to be taken on a bit of a scenic route.

Before the match we had a few pints in Cafe Football in the Westfield Centre as my mate had to meet someone there to sort tickets. Pints of San Miguel £4.50 and loads of TVs showing the Palace vs Hull match. No issue with away fans in there, although in 'The Bat and Ball' two doors down it was home fans only and you had to show your ticket to get in.

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #157 on: May 15, 2017, 04:09:40 PM »
utter shite

only redeeming feature was the bar moved quick

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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #158 on: July 31, 2017, 04:33:30 PM »
Thinking of taking my lad to this fixture in November. Easy away in terms of the travel which he'd love. He's 5 years old though. I'm a bit apprehensive, what's it like in terms of safety around the ground as I know West Ham used to have a reputation for trouble?

Edit: also what are the chances of getting tickets? Would probably have to use the exchange on here?
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Re: West Ham United
« Reply #159 on: September 5, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
Thinking of taking my lad to this fixture in November. Easy away in terms of the travel which he'd love. He's 5 years old though. I'm a bit apprehensive, what's it like in terms of safety around the ground as I know West Ham used to have a reputation for trouble?

Edit: also what are the chances of getting tickets? Would probably have to use the exchange on here?

I took my grandson  (10 yrs) last season no problems whatsoever. After the match though you get directed by stewards and police, we headed to Pudding Mill Lane DLR and we were back to Euston in no time.
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