Best Away Day in the Divsion: Leyton Orient v Bolton

Which away day is better?

  • Leyton Orient

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Son of Cod

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Well, we all had a wild time in the Grimsby v Mansfield thread didn't we, so let's do another one...

So this time we have Bolton with their top of the range, futuristic, "state of the art" stadium that opened in the 90s vs everyone's favourite East London cheeky chappies.

No brainer for me. Leyton Orient hands down. Situated on the best side of the best city in the country (No Adam not Manchester!). Beats the shit out of every single ground in the division in terms of pubs and food within a reasonable journey's distance and a decent enough away end. Bolton is at most going to be 25-40% full for almost every game this season and it's on the side of a motorway almost as close to Wigan as it is Bolton.
 

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This one you don’t even have to think about it.
 

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Real ale in the club bar at Orient and at decent prices (for London).

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Last time i went to bolton it were burnden ,got bricked as we passed under the bridge ,,dont like london so its a no contest for me ,stay home and watch jeff
 

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no brainer Orient every time
 

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Last time i went to bolton it were burnden ,got bricked as we passed under the bridge ,,dont like london so its a no contest for me ,stay home and watch jeff
shit is was you
 

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i pay £2.20 for real ale bitter...and 2.45 for lager....parking is free/bus £3 return train £2.60
Can drink in Bolton/chorley or Manchester...train to ground
 

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Going to sit on the fence a little here and say Burnden park was a much better away day than Brisbane road and Brisbane road is a much better away day than Horwich parkway‘s breezeblock stadium.
 

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Going to sit on the fence a little here and say Burnden park was a much better away day than Brisbane road and Brisbane road is a much better away day than Horwich parkway‘s breezeblock stadium.
IF you can get to manchester for 10 its a great day either in the northern quarter...or printworks....1.54 train straight from victoria station to Horwich parkway....straight in the ground
Bolton town centre pubs are rough but theres a spoons and i would never pay above 2.50 a pint.......stop past horwich parkway is chorley...rough but they think they are posh....some decent boozers there.....i never go to the ground until at least 2.45
 

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Horwich itself is decent to be fair, in particular the Black Edge brewery tap and the big Holts pub on the crossroads. Although your not very popular there if your wearing a 1991 claret and blue Tranmere shirt.
Have been drinking in Manchester’s northern quarter since the 1980’s. The Marble Arch and the Angel are my favourites.
 

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Horwich itself is decent to be fair, in particular the Black Edge brewery tap and the big Holts pub on the crossroads. Although your not very popular there if your wearing a 1991 claret and blue Tranmere shirt.
Have been drinking in Manchester’s northern quarter since the 1980’s. The Marble Arch and the Angel are my favourites.
Went in the pubs in horwich when we first moved up there in 97....Then i moved house and now like to frequent Manchester or Bolton town centre pre game
 

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Well, as an old Bolton fan no away fan liked Burnden, you kept your head down and your mouth shut walking to and from our ground, but before the supermarket end, the embankment was a huge end where home and away fans mixed and it was a proper ground. The Unibol is a souless typical new (relatively) football stadium. Orient may be small, but I have been once, and i like the atmosphere and the fans are nearer to th epitch, which is my mind is where new stadium fall down.
 

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Horwich itself is decent to be fair, in particular the Black Edge brewery tap and the big Holts pub on the crossroads. Although your not very popular there if your wearing a 1991 claret and blue Tranmere shirt.
Have been drinking in Manchester’s northern quarter since the 1980’s. The Marble Arch and the Angel are my favourites.
As a Horwicher who doesn't go drinking there on matchdays, it's funny to see out-of-towners talking about Blackedge... Aye it's great there. And I've been semi regular in the Crown (the Holts one on the roundabout) since it got done up. I like the pubs round here, but I can imagine they're not conducive to a proper footie away day.
 

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As most know I live in manchester :lol:

boltons pretty alright for a beer, certainly not a city but decent enough, nice folk and some decent pubs.

any virtually anything is better than the grimness going somewhere dodgy as in London and paying £435.32 for a pint of Carling

Bolton, obviously
 

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Orient used to have wooden seating around the mid-00's in the away end, or have I just made that up? Swindon did (do?) so I'm not sure if I'm mixing them up.
 

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Bolton away
Good view
Great transport links
Cheap food drink in the surrounding area
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Nothing much around the ground pre/post match
Parking can be a nightmare
 

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Orient used to have wooden seating around the mid-00's in the away end, or have I just made that up? Swindon did (do?) so I'm not sure if I'm mixing them up.
they had painted wooden seating I think for what I remember, long time ago now

Orients away end is my fave in football, helped when carlisle’s London branch always made it their no.1 trip so we would take 1000.

An old school stand, good atmosphere, a side stand and close to home fans.....all usually make for better game
 

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Orient used to have wooden seating around the mid-00's in the away end, or have I just made that up? Swindon did (do?) so I'm not sure if I'm mixing them up.
Orient had painted wooden seats like 7 or 6 years ago I think. An Orient fan can correct me if I'm wrong but I think they replaced them after a team (Colchester iirc) smashed them up.
 

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As most know I live in manchester :lol:

boltons pretty alright for a beer, certainly not a city but decent enough, nice folk and some decent pubs.

any virtually anything is better than the grimness going somewhere dodgy as in London and paying £435.32 for a pint of Carling

Bolton, obviously
The thing is with London that yeah you can pay over the odds for a shit beer that would be half the price in other places in the country, but a nice beer from Manchester or any city that has tap rooms and breweries is pretty much the same price as it is in London. If you want a cheapish pint of shit beer in London then just go to the skankiest looking places and it'll be a bit cheaper.
 

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The thing is with London that yeah you can pay over the odds for a shit beer that would be half the price in other places in the country, but a nice beer from Manchester or any city that has tap rooms and breweries is pretty much the same price as it is in London. If you want a cheapish pint of shit beer in London then just go to the skankiest looking places and it'll be a bit cheaper.
Now your saying our best beer is the same price as a shite pint down london way....your now hitting the dregs
 

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Even apart from everything else that London has to offer, there's a very decent and welcoming boozer round the corner from the Orient ground, it's a nice quite old-fashioned atmospheric stadium, and geez- they sell pie and mash in the ground! Top place.
 

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Even apart from everything else that London has to offer, there's a very decent and welcoming boozer round the corner from the Orient ground, it's a nice quite old-fashioned atmospheric stadium, and geez- they sell pie and mash in the ground! Top place.
Thas never tasted lobby lad!
 

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Orient had painted wooden seats like 7 or 6 years ago I think. An Orient fan can correct me if I'm wrong but I think they replaced them after a team (Colchester iirc) smashed them up.
The whole stands seats were replaced in the summer of 2014 after various away fans smashed the seats up multiple times. Think we billed one or two clubs for the damage, the seats were old and falling to bits anyway and were an easy target.

The stand has since had parts of it closed because the wooden floor was on the verge of collapsing.

We're hoping that the stand can last longer, but the reality is once the day comes that it fails to get a safety certificate, then we will have to look at knocking it down and replacing it. Which won't be easy or cheap.
 

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