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Not heard that one for the club providing free travel but the ground is a 10minute taxi drive from the centre of Stoke

It's not definite yet but it is very likely that Rovers will provide free coach travel to Stoke - as stated at the Fans Forum on 23rd Feb.

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Yes.

It's much easier by road.

I thought the club were planning free coach travel to this one.

The station is less than a mile away from the stadium. However it is much easier if you get in a taxi (rank outside the station) or get the bus. This is due to the stadium been located out of the centre.

BTW – Stoke is not the City Centre – it is Hanley.

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Thinking of going to this one and I reckon it's easier by car except parking may be grim. For those who don't know the stadium is directly adjacent to the A50 and A500 dual carriageways. I've only driven past but it does look as though there is much local parking. Does anyone have any info? Next time I'm down there I'll try to stop for a look.

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Travel by coach to this one if you can especially if it's free. My mate who is a City supporter and went this season by car will never go to this ground again in his life. A percentage of the Stoke supporters are complete idiots and will throw missiles at anyone in the away end as well as after the game. Women and children were getting attacked.

Earlier this year, Lancashire Police would only allow 4000 tickets to be sold to Stoke supporters despite the fact they could have sold out 7000. This was because of their appalling behaviour in previous years at Blackpool, Burnley and Preston.

Coaches are escorted to the away end of the ground into a safe compound and back after the match.

My mate is not one to shy away from going to away matches around the country because of any potential problems but he has strongly suggested that I do not travel independently to this game.

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Travel by coach to this one if you can especially if it's free. My mate who is a City supporter and went this season by car will never go to this ground again in his life. A percentage of the Stoke supporters are complete idiots and will throw missiles at anyone in the away end as well as after the game. Women and children were getting attacked.

I went to a conference this week with work where I met a Stoke season ticket holder. He said he's not seen a more troublesome away following for a long while than the ones that came with City - before and after the game. From past experiences at Ewood I would probably agree with him.

He did also say that the Britannia is not the most welcoming either inside or outside the ground for away fans.

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I went to a conference this week with work where I met a Stoke season ticket holder. He said he's not seen a more troublesome away following for a long while than the ones that came with City - before and after the game. From past experiences at Ewood I would probably agree with him.

He did also say that the Britannia is not the most welcoming either inside or outside the ground for away fans.

The one thing I would say is the Britannia is tht it is the most intimidating of all the grounds in the Prem for players and away fans alike. The atmosphere is almost representative of a bygone era.

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The one thing I would say is the Britannia is tht it is the most intimidating of all the grounds in the Prem for players and away fans alike. The atmosphere is almost representative of a bygone era.

I think that is exactly how Stoke itself is described in the last years travel almanac !

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I think that is exactly how Stoke itself is described in the last years travel almanac !

I've spent a lot of time trying to work out how to get around Stoke this year since my daughter is a student there. I still haven't worked out how to get from a-b without going through every other letter of the alphabet first and coming back to a to start again. I'm good at navigating usually but this is one place that defeats me. The place is a nightmare. The station is actually not far from the stadium but because of the nightmare road system it's probably best to get a taxi if you arrive by rail. You could get lost in the hell that is Stoke (I now find Blackburn quite an attractive place so you can tell how bad Stoke is) and still be wandering around this time next year if you survive that long.

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Which uni is she at, I'm at Keele. (although judging from your post probably Staffs uni).

Not much from me to add apart from their are special buses that go to the stadium from Glebe street in the town centre (not Hanley). COst 3 quid but tend to be populated with home fans.

Their is a bus that does actually go past the stadium now (350) and you can catch outside the station but that is only hourly so best bet is probably taxi.

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Which uni is she at, I'm at Keele. (although judging from your post probably Staffs uni).

Not much from me to add apart from their are special buses that go to the stadium from Glebe street in the town centre (not Hanley). COst 3 quid but tend to be populated with home fans.

Their is a bus that does actually go past the stadium now (350) and you can catch outside the station but that is only hourly so best bet is probably taxi.

Staffs post grad sports broadcast journalism course. Now on placement in London

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As it stands the club have NO plans for free travel to Stoke. I got this confirmed this morning when I got my tickets for Fulham.

I am sure that that is what the ticket office are saying. This is the minute form the Fans Forum on 23rd February: -

f) Free Coaches to Away Matches

MH noted that Fulham were covering the cost for free coaches to the rearranged game at Craven Cottage in March, following the late postponement of the original game. TF stated that the club were still planning to provide free coach travel to one away game this season, planned to be the match at Stoke. It was to have been the game at Hull until the change of date and kick-off time.

TF is Tom Finn.

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Hi guys,

I am going on a business travel from Thursday to Saturday in London and thought that I will defently go and see this away match and return to London after.

I am going to this match by myself by train from London and probably catch a taxi to the stadium or an away pub.

I hope I will be safe! Judging by what you guys are saying I should probably be a little bit careful going to Britannia by myself.

Any else going from London who is not a troublemaker ? :D

BTW I am really really really looking forward to this game and I have 6 points from two matches the last time I was in England. I bring luck!

When are tickets available for the game?

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Whilst I believe that the supporters should get off their arses and get down to Stoke regardless, the club could put free coaches on for very little outlay. I think the team backed by large support could just make the difference in the home straight.

Must admit to being somewhat encouraged by almost selling out at both Fulham and Arsenal, thats a good effort.

Bit of nostalgia, I remember several visits to the potteries in the 80's with massive followings. The unbeaten run ending game late 80's saw hundreds of Rovers fans being locked out because so many turned up. If we could see followings like we did in those days I'd be a regular away traveler once again. It was great fun taking thousands away to every game in the late 80's.

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Yeah, but it didnt cost as much as a % of your wage - did it? Ticket for Hull, Petrol (car-share) and a few pints (I wasnt driving ;)) cost the best part of £50, and Hull was one of the cheapest league tickets ... thousands of people just cannot afford £50+ every other week to watch us away. :rover:

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