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Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Liviforever on Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:24 pm

What grounds do you like going to?

1/2) I like Dumbarton and Alloa, prob been to their grounds more than any other in the Championship. Nice wee grounds and esp Dumbarton's for the pitch side view.

3) St Mirren double header was my first visits to their ground and I liked it, putting it 3rd favourite.

4) Falkirk is closest but I'm not a fan of behind the goal view so depends where we get put, might like it better if we occasionally won there
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Only been to QoS once (6-1 humping), and it was pissing it down too, but I enjoyed the day, pre match anyway. Bit too far away for me though so doesn't get into my list.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Bertie Bassett on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Falkirk 2 Livi 5 - fond memories of skelping them that day; Barr ran riot & showed why we brought him in.

No great fan of any of the grounds in our division, went to Hunbrox back when they were famously rubbish & Souness took over, he turned them into a decent side unfortunately.

Dislike Fester Road although it looks impressive from the outside...typical Edinburgh, fur coat - nae knickers.

Not been to St Mirren or QoS but visited all the rest at some point... not impressed
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Liviforever on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:34 pm

Personally I don't think any are better than ours, obv Ibrox is lavish inside and far plusher than ours, but as an ordinary fan sitting in the stands watching, ours is as good as you can get. No view restriction, pitch side seating, lovely 4 sided stadium that protects you as much as pos from the elements, it's perfect. Just need more fans coming to our games to make use of it.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by LiviLion on Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:02 pm

I like Ibrox, just a shame about the mutants that are there every game. Went to watch the Scotland v Georgia game there and was a much better experience than having all the neds staring/shouting/throwing stuff at the away support.

I like Alloa's but can't imagine what it would be like if we ever had enough fans to fill the away end; not really a hill so if you were late in you'd be watching the back of someone's head standing at the side.

Think St Mirren's is alright too, but that might be because of how fun it was watching their fans get so angry about everything.

Agree with LF though that ours is up there with the best, might be biased but can't see much wrong with it. No pillars to block the view, decent enough leg room and, when there's a big support, a decent atmosphere.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by orco on Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:34 pm

I quite liked my visits to Elgin. You get a seat at the side if you want or you can stand at the far end. If you want a pie you can stand in the queue watching the game because of where the servery is. The only thing is the distance you have to go.  I appreciated one time when they handed in still warm leftover pies and sausage rolls to the bus just before we left the ground to go home. I also like watching games at Palmerston Park. You get a good view of the pitch and unusually they have a clock above the home end behind the goals. Oh aye, and they sell chips.

All the wee grounds are homely. You often get women serving home made soup at reasonable prices. Compare that to rip off grounds like Falkirk, huge grounds like Ibrox where the natives growl every time a tackle is put in and anachronistic places like Cappielow when you come out with sore legs after having them squashed for a couple of hours.

Cowdenbeath is the wost place to see fitba'. Watching through a mesh fence miles away from the pitch because of the speedway track.


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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by EdinburghLivi on Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:34 pm

I like St. Mirren and Hibs. The rest are pretty garbage.

Unfortunately the ones I like are two of the three most expensive.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by LiviCub on Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:16 pm

Favourite ground is Alloa: the most naff and nostalgiac stadium in our league. The rest have been modernised or look modern from the last 20-25 years.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Lexi Collector on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:16 pm

Had this conversation today with a woman at my work who's a Rangers fan.

Good ones: Hibs, St Mirren, Falkirk and Rangers.
Meh: Morton, Alloa and Dumbarton
Shite: QoS and Raith
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by LiviCub on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:41 pm

Raith have the most soulless stadium in our league. I know we're bad but they are so much worse considering they're a horrible team with a horrible support, rightfully playing in a horrible stadium.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Lexi Collector on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:06 pm

I don't really tend to just judge it on the quality of the ground either, it's the whole day out I judge it on. I like St Mirren because it's a nice stadium, but also because you're right next to the angriest section of supporters in Europe who absolutely lost the head whenever a tackle was made. You could see them looking over at you and feel their heads going when they could see the smug look on your face whenever Hippolyte dived. Only been once but the WUM tactics from the stands and observing rage from the opposition fans is always enjoyable.

Hibs is good for the pre and post-match bar selection in the capital. It's a nice ground too. Don't really go to that for the football, just a day out.

Rangers is funny because of the fans beside the away end. The Union Bears are funny because they're all 12 and have megaphones, there's always a 40 year old in with them jumping about. The rage from the fat mingers in the other stand is even funnier, funniest thing I've ever seen in a football ground. The anger and frustration as they belt out GSTQ in their Donnay tracksuits is quite special. It's more of a comedy event than anything else. I enjoyed someone personally calling me a beast.

Falkirk is a nice ground and I've seen us put in a few good performances there. I usually booze before and after the match. Good mixture of a binging session and a game of football you'd like to get a result in.

Alloa isn't that shite, you get a good view of the pitch and we usually win there. I've been once, we played shite and lost 1-0. The linesman on our side took some pretty nasty abuse. We had guys like Donaldson and Beaumont playing and you could tell they weren't up to it. It's a ghost town - I boozed in Stirling after the game and a woman old enough to be my mum tried to put her hands down my pants in an Irish bar - I went to the toilet to be sick less than 5 minutes later.

Morton is nostalgic and it's usually a very close and interesting game. I like the big crane thing in the background. There's a pillar in the way of the pitch though and it's always fucking freezing. The area around the ground is a dump and it's like going back in time.

You get a good view of the pitch and Dumbarton and you can get a train direct from Livingston North, about a 5 minute walk to the ground from there. I went once when we were in Div 2 and we won 3-0 - Big Shags played for them at the time and had an absolute howler. His confidence was fucked and I left thinking he was the worst player I'd ever saw, how wrong I was.

QoS is grim, basically in England, it smelled rotten, the stand was ready to collapse, food was mingin and they played really daft goal music. Pain in the arse to get to and it's just a bit of a dump. No desire of going back.

Raif is in Fife, they had 5 stewards guarding about 100 Livi fans and I still got on the pitch. It's ridiculously lop-sided, two big stands behind each goal and 2 mickey mouse things at the side. Dull and grey and the locals are the ugliest bunch I've seen (probably cause they're from Fife). It's also really quiet. I only go when I feel it's a big game (I've been the last 3 times).

I'd imagine Livi is a middle of the road away day.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by Liviforever on Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:06 am

QoS had great pies and chips, lots of gravy on the pies and chips from a fryer, lovely. Decent stand and view too, just a hell of a journey down to it.

Don't like Easter rd, big soulless stadium, pretty crap really. Oh and robbing barstewards too, so nothing going for it at all. Only way i'll be back there is for a cup semi final.
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Re: Fave Championship Away Grounds

Post by EdinburghLivi on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:51 am

Lexi Collector wrote:I boozed in Stirling after the game and a woman old enough to be my mum tried to put her hands down my pants in an Irish bar - I went to the toilet to be sick less than 5 minutes later.

I went once when we were in Div 2 and we won 3-0 - Big Shags played for them at the time and had an absolute howler. His confidence was fucked and I left thinking he was the worst player I'd ever saw, how wrong I was.
First story is just mental lol.

I remember at the time rating Jordan White despite what a lot of people were saying so I'm glad my prediction came to fruition, as it usually does.

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