Most tinpot thing I ever heard. (tinpot thread)

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I'm sure it was a fun day out but imagine spending 20 quid on a canvas commemorating a 5-1 defeat
 

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I'm sure it was a fun day out but imagine spending 20 quid on a canvas commemorating a 5-1 defeat
Was waiting for this to make its appearance on here. The fact that James Rowe features on it too... eesh. Don't think many of those will be getting purchased.
 

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No c*** gonna buy one are they, let's be rate. Can't blame them for trying though
 

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Was waiting for this to make its appearance on here. The fact that James Rowe features on it too... eesh. Don't think many of those will be getting purchased.
I’m amazed he features. Surely a collectible item once he gets sent down for what he did ALLEGEDLY.
 

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Excited for our foray into crypto to finance our next signing
 

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Stockport fan talking about this seasons gamble. You've got to admire the sheer brass neckery of it if nothing else.
 

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They ought to spend some of the billions they’re spending on League 1 captains on renovating their ground and making it an acceptable experience for away fans. It gives Saltergate a run for its money.
 

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They ought to spend some of the billions they’re spending on League 1 captains on renovating their ground and making it an acceptable experience for away fans. It gives Saltergate a run for its money.
I actually disagree with this notion. I think the fact that they make it a shite experience for away fans, by making them sit/stand in the open air and limiting the atmosphere is commendable. Make that home advantage count by making the away fans as uncomfortable as you can.

Chesterfield manage that with their heavy handed stewards, I lost count of the number of our fans that were thrown out for swearing on our last visit. We do it by serving warm carlsberg in the kiosk.

Luton were the absolute masters of this art, making you walk through back gardens to get to a stand where it is impossible to sit before the home fans run on the pitch at the end of the game towards your end, looking for a scrap.
 

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I actually disagree with this notion. I think the fact that they make it a shite experience for away fans, by making them sit/stand in the open air and limiting the atmosphere is commendable. Make that home advantage count by making the away fans as uncomfortable as you can.

Chesterfield manage that with their heavy handed stewards, I lost count of the number of our fans that were thrown out for swearing on our last visit. We do it by serving warm carlsberg in the kiosk.

Luton were the absolute masters of this art, making you walk through back gardens to get to a stand where it is impossible to sit before the home fans run on the pitch at the end of the game towards your end, looking for a scrap.
We do it by having the away fans at the far back of the Osmond being unable to actually see the pitch.
 

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We do it by having the away fans at the far back of the Osmond being unable to actually see the pitch.
Tranmere is probably the best experience I've had while we've been down here. Very hospitable but noisy fanbase, lovely ground, you can generate a great atmosphere and the facilities are excellent. It's no wonder our record there in recent times is quite decent.
 

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Aldershot have the ultimate away experience, time travel to the 1970’s…
 

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Aldershot have the ultimate away experience, time travel to the 1970’s…
When I first when there, I was served tea with flakey milk and the queue for the bogs was upwards of 20 minutes due to there only being 2 portaloos. Probably my winner for shitey away ends.
 

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I actually disagree with this notion. I think the fact that they make it a shite experience for away fans, by making them sit/stand in the open air and limiting the atmosphere is commendable. Make that home advantage count by making the away fans as uncomfortable as you can.

Chesterfield manage that with their heavy handed stewards, I lost count of the number of our fans that were thrown out for swearing on our last visit. We do it by serving warm carlsberg in the kiosk.

Luton were the absolute masters of this art, making you walk through back gardens to get to a stand where it is impossible to sit before the home fans run on the pitch at the end of the game towards your end, looking for a scrap.
As a massive egalitarian, I want opposition fans to enjoy the same comforts i enjoy whilst my team sticks 3 past them. It’s all about equality nowadays chief.
 

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When I first when there, I was served tea with flakey milk and the queue for the bogs was upwards of 20 minutes due to there only being 2 portaloos. Probably my winner for shitey away ends.
2 portaloos?

More anti-Chesterfield bias going on here then as I heard one or two rumours they only had 1 on opening day.
 

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As a massive egalitarian, I want opposition fans to enjoy the same comforts i enjoy whilst my team sticks 3 past them. It’s all about equality nowadays chief.
I remember years ago going to an away game at Rushden and Diamonds. I was amazing that the concourse was carpeted (this might not be true but that's how I remember it) and bright and clean and modern looking which was not what I was used to back in the 90s going to the likes of Blackpool, Rotherham and Hull and their tumble down grounds.

That whole Rushden story ended well as I'm sure we all know.
 

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I remember years ago going to an away game at Rushden and Diamonds. I was amazing that the concourse was carpeted (this might not be true but that's how I remember it) and bright and clean and modern looking which was not what I was used to back in the 90s going to the likes of Blackpool, Rotherham and Hull and their tumble down grounds.

That whole Rushden story ended well as I'm sure we all know.
I went to Blackpool away in 97/98 season and it is still to this day the worst dump I’ve ever been to and that includes all the non league grounds that I’ve done.
Obviously it’s now been redeveloped but back in
97/98 the away end was an absolutely disgusting shit tip.
 

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I went to Blackpool away in 97/98 season and it is still to this day the worst dump I’ve ever been to and that includes all the non league grounds that I’ve done.
Obviously it’s now been redeveloped but back in
97/98 the away end was an absolutely disgusting shit tip.
Yes it was properly falling down around that time. The end terrace was massive from memory but it was in a poor state then and was anything but a pleasant afternoon by the seaside.

To be fair to them a lot of grounds in the third and fourth tiers were just as bad. Saltergate no exception.
 

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I remember years ago going to an away game at Rushden and Diamonds. I was amazing that the concourse was carpeted (this might not be true but that's how I remember it) and bright and clean and modern looking which was not what I was used to back in the 90s going to the likes of Blackpool, Rotherham and Hull and their tumble down grounds.

That whole Rushden story ended well as I'm sure we all know.

Millmoor was a nicely re-painted dump every pre-season and the Railway End (away) facilities were terrible.
However it was covered and a much better stand for acoustics than the Tivoli End so away fans could certainly generate some noise in those days.

When I was a kid , probably late 60s early 70s we used to swop ends at half time if we were kicking that way in the second half.
I can't remember where the away supporters used to go though, maybe onto the side near the corner flag which had no roof on then.
 

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Yes it was properly falling down around that time. The end terrace was massive from memory but it was in a poor state then and was anything but a pleasant afternoon by the seaside.

To be fair to them a lot of grounds in the third and fourth tiers were just as bad. Saltergate no exception.

Yeah in that period all the grounds were really shit and probably dangerous. We hadn't got all the new stadiums yet. Blackpool stands out as they had a massive open terrace, but because its Blackpool it was always raining so you'd all cram in under the side stand which had a roof (which had holes on it)

Was part of Boothferry Park a Netto?
 

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Yes it was properly falling down around that time. The end terrace was massive from memory but it was in a poor state then and was anything but a pleasant afternoon by the seaside.

To be fair to them a lot of grounds in the third and fourth tiers were just as bad. Saltergate no exception.
I can remember the home ends all looked really dirty too, especially the stand to our left.
And to get to the away end you had to walk down this dingy alleyway that stunk of piss.
 

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Millmoor was a nicely re-painted dump every pre-season and the Railway End (away) facilities were terrible.
However it was covered and a much better stand for acoustics than the Tivoli End so away fans could certainly generate some noise in those days.

When I was a kid , probably late 60s early 70s we used to swop ends at half time if we were kicking that way in the second half.
I can't remember where the away supporters used to go though, maybe onto the side near the corner flag which had no roof on then.

One of my abiding memories was walking through loads of scrap yards to get to the ground. You really knew you were in the North! But again this was a time when even if you went to Old Trafford all the surrounding area was small yards and lock ups.

Again I have no idea how accurate that memory of Rotherham is!
 

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Yeah in that period all the grounds were really shit and probably dangerous. We hadn't got all the new stadiums yet. Blackpool stands out as they had a massive open terrace, but because its Blackpool it was always raining so you'd all cram in under the side stand which had a roof (which had holes on it)

Was part of Boothferry Park a Netto?
Not Netto but it was definitely a supermarket behind the shallow away end. It used to be a big terrace before the supermarket was built. To be fair to Hull at least they retained some standing behind the whole end, unlike the bodge at Burnden Park where the supermarket there took out the corner of the ground and half the terrace.
One of my abiding memories was walking through loads of scrap yards to get to the ground. You really knew you were in the North! But again this was a time when even if you went to Old Trafford all the surrounding area was small yards and lock ups.

Again I have no idea how accurate that memory of Rotherham is!
Yes you're right. They are probably still there. The old ground certainly is.
 

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One of my abiding memories was walking through loads of scrap yards to get to the ground. You really knew you were in the North! But again this was a time when even if you went to Old Trafford all the surrounding area was small yards and lock ups.

Again I have no idea how accurate that memory of Rotherham is!

Millmoor is still owned by former club owners, the Booth family, and the scrapyard is still on 2 sides of the ground. (Main Stand and Railway End).
You will remember walking down an alley to get to the away end and there are still industrial units all the way down.
The frontage still has the old Tivoli night club in place but it has not been used in donkeys years.
It all looks a very sad sight when you walk past it on the way to NYS.
 

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