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Discussion in 'Grounds Guide' started by paul_vale, May 9, 2008.

  1. paul_vale

    paul_vale Vale till i die!

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    How Easy Was It To Find?

    Piece of piss just walk down hamil road and you'll see it on your right hand side 8/10

    Car Parking?

    plenty off room so should be no problems parking at all, car parks big 9/10

    View and comfort?

    The view, i am in the padock and am the one who moves at half time down to the other side, its a good view, 7/10

    Catering ?

    Hotdog and a bottle of carling, nice 8/10

    Atmosphere From Home Fans and away fans is it easy to create a good atmosphere in the away end ?

    If away fans bring a good number we can make a good atmosphere, but if a team brings around 100 the atmosphere is shocking. 5/10

    Pubs, Things To Do Nearby ?

    Theres a few pubs around burslem, i go to the Old smiffy and it does nice pints and got darts and a pool table, also show live football, so all good 10/10
     
  2. ForestRob

    ForestRob Formerly roberth1117

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    How Easy Was It To Find?

    Used sat nav so not sure - coming from Nottingham on the A50 it was a fairly intricate route to find with few signs but probably doable with instructions. 4/10

    Car Parking?

    Yep loads of space to park, I parked for free in some cash and carry place down the hill from the police station in the opposite direction to the ground - free & only about 10 mins away from the ground. There're a fair few car parks around as well. Might be tricky were there a capacity crowd. 9/10

    View and comfort?

    Good, way stand it quite impressive, leg room ok, good acoustics. 8/10

    Catering ?

    Didn't have anything but seemed pretty standard concourse 7/10

    Atmosphere From Home Fans and away fans is it easy to create a good atmosphere in the away end ?

    Quite good I think, noise built up ok. The Vale fans were quiet but they were having a torrid season and both sides were dire on the day. 6/10

    Pubs, Things To Do Nearby ?

    Didn't really look around, seemed like the standard array of pubs and chippies etc 6/10

    Overall

    All in all I like Vale Park, will be a nice tidy gorund if/when it's finished and it's a pity that we might not be visiting for a while now. 7/10
     
  3. Eddie SCFC

    Eddie SCFC Registered User

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    How Easy Was It To Find?

    Went on the bus the first time and mini-bus the second time. We had a really good police escort, consisting of four motorbikes just for our mini-bus :laugh: We just followed them in, good stuff! (8/10)

    Car Parking?

    Big carpark for our bus/mini bus, right outside the gates which is best (9/10)

    View and comfort?
    Stood at the backl of the away end on both occasions, good acoustics, we filled it the second time and it was also a good view (8/10)

    Catering ?

    The sell good beer, which all that matters AND they lets us drink beer in our seats = (10/10)

    Atmosphere From Home Fans and away fans is it easy to create a good atmosphere in the away end ?

    It was a really good atmosphere (9/10)

    Pubs, Things To Do Nearby ?

    This is where im biased because Paul and his gang put on a good welcome (10/10)

    Overall 9/10
     
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    How far is it from stoke-on-trent station
     
  5. itsjoshmeowd

    itsjoshmeowd Banned

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    Longport station is the closest to the ground, but is a good 30 minute walk away and is not well served. Most fans end up at Stoke On Trent railway station, which is over four miles away and take a taxi (about £6) up to the ground.
     
  6. The Valiant

    The Valiant **********

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    Yeah there's loads of buses outside Stoke station that go up to Hanley. From there, I think it's the 6 or 6A, and get off at Smallthorne roundabouts (can't miss them). Easy to figure out anyway, just ask a miserable bus driver otherwise.

    Overall - 10/10 - I love it. :)
     
  7. paul_vale

    paul_vale Vale till i die!

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    4 miles from Vale park too Stoke station, if you catch a taxi have like 4 people in so it will then be a cheap taxi:thumb
     
  8. robwalsall

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    How Easy Was It To Find?

    I didn't drive, was in mini-bus, however we got pulled over by the police, and hd an escort for about 20 minutes, making us park on the ground for a ridiculous price.

    Car Parking?

    As above, on the ground for stupid amount of money, with police filming us getting off.

    View and comfort?

    away stand was pretty full, good leg room, bit cold, but had a drink so didnt mind.

    Catering ?

    Was ok, at least food was hot. Beer was ok. ID was asked for to a 28 year old :dunce:

    Atmosphere From Home Fans and away fans is it easy to create a good atmosphere in the away end ?

    Home fans quiet, but they had only just lost to Chasetown :thumb
    We were loud in spells, equalised in last minute thanks to Ricketts.

    Pubs, Things To Do Nearby ?

    Went to one pubjust down road from the away end. Ok, bit cramped.

    Overall

    Isn't a bad ground, just a bit big for the crowds they pull in so atmosphere lacks a little. Would be good if full. 6.5/10
     
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    GMBee Diego Makes Tarquins Cry

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    What's the route from Longport Station?
     
  10. paul_vale

    paul_vale Vale till i die!

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    Longport Station doesn't run anymore.
     
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    Rockin_Robin Banned

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    Nice tidy ground. Can be some rough f**kers out there in Burslem
     
  12. Sir Francis

    Sir Francis Formerly OJR

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    Yeah been a bit dodgy with the chavs when I've been before. Heading down for the friendly in a week or so too.
     
  13. WeAintTinpot

    WeAintTinpot Registered User

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    Ah looking back on the old Vale Park, wonder if the views would be the same now
     

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