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Travel. (where the hell is Portsmouth)

Take the M6 to Brum, then the M42 South, then Pick up the M40 to London, Go anti-clockwise on the M25 towards Heathrow, follow this round to Junction 10 the A3 Guildford, the A3 goes all the way to Portsmouth and is 99% dual carriageway. Travelling by rail, make sure to get off at Fratton Station, its 10 minutes walk from there

Getting to the Ground (I cant see any flippin' ground)

Fratton Park is at the end of the A2030 (eastern road) Just follow it to the traffic lights right at the bottom and you should be able to see the floodlights

Away fans (how plush is my seat)

Away fans get to sit in the Milton End terrace with seats bolted onto it (no expense spared here) there isnt any covering, so you get lovely unobstructed views of the sky rolleyes.gif bring plenty of warm clothing

(my belly is rumbling)

Food is crap and it runs out quick, bring ya lunchbox and flask.

Staying in Portsmouth (No way am i driving all the way back without some beer, i'll do it tomorrow)

There isnt an enormous amount of cheap accomodation in Portsmouth. If you want something near to the Stadium, however i did find this

Southsea Hotels

Try anyone along Waverley road would be the best bet.

Pre-match beer.

The good companion has a good mix of home and away fans, food is o.k here, and the beer isnt too bad either, thats along the Eastern road so you should drive straight past it. Alternatively, go along Tangier road (off Eastern Road) Theres 2 pubs along there The Baffins and the Tangier, not bad for a quieter pre-match pint or 2 (about 20 mins walk though)

There are pubs around the ground, The Shepherds Crook, Milton arms, Pickwicks. And there are a few by Fratton Station, but those will be mainly Pompey. Though pompey fans are generally good natured, we do have an element of neanderthals. Stick to the Good Companion if you can i would advise.

Nights out (we won and i want some beer)

Best place for a night out would be Either the Guildhall walk area, or the Gunwarf Quays, both offer loads of places to drink and eat and its usually very busy.

If you dont want to stray too far from your Hotel, Albert road has a lot to offer in the way of food joints, quite a few pubs as well.

Try and Avoid Southsea seafront if you can, though generally o.k, it has been known to kick off big-time. Albert road/Gunwharf Quays or Guildhall walk are the best bet.

Somewhere quieter (i'm a bit old me)

Theres a b&b just outside the city

Corner House Hotel

Sits on Top of Portsdown hill, theres a couple of pubs nearby for a nice relaxing pint, and though its a bit of a walk, Cosham offers much in the way of food and drink, and it also has a rail link to the City. A taxi fare from here to the Stadium though is around a tenner each way.

And thats about it, though i wont be wishing you any luck for Saturday, i do wish you luck for the rest of the season.

Regards

Dean

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Away fans get to sit in the Milton End terrace with seats bolted onto it (no expense spared here) there isnt any covering, so you get lovely unobstructed views of the sky bring plenty of warm clothing

I spotted on MOTD that the away end now has a roof :tu:

Whilst at Fratton Park a few years ago I asked a steward why the stand was uncovered, he informed me that it was due to residents who lived in the houses directly behind the stand objecting on the grounds that a roof would obstruct the sun/daylight. Wonder how they eventually got round that one then!

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I spotted on MOTD that the away end now has a roof :tu:

Whilst at Fratton Park a few years ago I asked a steward why the stand was uncovered, he informed me that it was due to residents who lived in the houses directly behind the stand objecting on the grounds that a roof would obstruct the sun/daylight. Wonder how they eventually got round that one then!

They realised that it's such a miserable place that it would probably be better if they lived in darkness so they couldn't see that they lived in a dump.

Im not from Southampton, honest :D

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They realised that it's such a miserable place that it would probably be better if they lived in darkness so they couldn't see that they lived in a dump.

Im not from Southampton, honest :D

:lol: :lol:

I've got to say though I have been to Pompey away 3 times and it's a great away day... never been to Southampton so can't comment on that one :unsure:

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