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Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Veins Of Old Gold, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. Got a few questions for you folk who have been to St Andrews via public transport.

    Firstly is it advised? I've been to Villa away and didn't see any trouble. Blues is a different kettle of fish though?

    What is the best train station to go to from Wolverhampton?

    Is it better going on the coach if i'm a St Andrews virgin?
     
  2. Is it that rough?

    I know where New Street is in location to the ground etc, bit of a treck if you ask me.
     
  3. Netherton Wolf

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    Last time we went we stopped at a little unmanned station about 10mins walk up the hill to Blues, mind you that was for a concert!
     
  4. dr cool

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    desperate, be careful
     
  5. UEAwolf

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    I went there alone once, and had no problems. Its just like any other ground- if you go with a group wearing kit, chanting and generally provoking the situation then you'll experience trouble- if not its fine.
     

  6. I was thinking of getting a taxi from the station to the ground.

    We won't be drinking in the city or anything just in and out as quick as possible.
     

  7. Didn't the coaches get smashed up etc a few years back?
     
  8. yammer

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    Last time i went was in the choke season when we drew 2-2. Despite going by car the police tried to march all the Wolves fans who weren't on coaches back to New St. We had to slip out of the escort which was a bit dodgy as the only people still milling around at this time were looking for trouble.
     
  9. Jack

    Jack Just doesn't shut up

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    Like UEA said, if you go looking for it or take the proverbial outside, you'll get it faster than most grounds.

    However, if you are a bit a cute and know how to handle yourself train is fine. We tend to get the train into New Street drink around Broad Street/Arcadian (it's too far from the ground for their main nutters to drink) and then get a taxi to St Andrews.

    After the game there is a police line when you come out and then it disappears so best to mingle as quickly as possible so you do not get isolated because it is a good 15 minute walk back.

    The coaches got smashed up after Wolves took 200 lads to Moseley Road and it was a really nasty day from start to finish.

    So to sum up, if you want to do it 100% safely and don't want a drink go by coach. If you want a good day out train it is
     
  10. wolvesman

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    I witnessed a poor example of stewarding/policing outside St Andrews some years back. A mentally impaired youth was standing alone in the path of arriving wolves fans, uttering obscene comments and insults about wolves and their fans, with vigor.The parents or guardians of the young man should be ashamed of themselves for allowing him to be in potential danger, from the less understanding moronic fans who follow any club.
     
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  11. JR WAS KING

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    We've always gone by train to New Street. Breakfast in the Moon under the Water, drinks in the Dubliner in Digbeth, then a 20 min walk to the ground. Back to the Dubliner afterwards. Never had any problems, but do not wear colours, and try to get out of the ground early after the match so you can disperse with the home fans. The longer you leave it, the more likely you are to get trapped in that cage round the away supporters end and then it becomes difficult to get out without obviously being spotted as a Wolves fan.
     
  12. Carlos#5

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    Pretty much what most have said. Last time, season before last, it was kicking off to the left of the away end as you come out of the ground, where the Blues were coming out from, but if you do a right and head swiflty back into town there was not a problem.

    Of course, don't wear colours, that goes without saying. There is a massive police presence around the away end, but as you make your way away from the ground you do lose that protection, but just follow the main roads with all the other streams of 'normal' fans (if you can call blue noses that) away from the ground then there shouldn't be a problem.

    Last time I drank in the Square Peg pre-match and in a few pubs in Digbeth post-match. Remain inconspicuous and it's fine. No-one would know. That said, I drink with Blues fans (sorry) that I know after the game so it is a bit hard to pretend I'm anything other than a Wolves fan, in the heart of Digbeth, marvellous!

    Oh and never had a problem getting train in and out either, although I don't get it from Wolverhampton so would escape the attention of police, home fans etc.
     
  13. LG Wolf

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    What Jack and Carlos said.

    Just turn right out of the away end and it's a 15 - 20 minute walk to the city centre. Keep yourself to yourself and you'll be fine.
     
  14. Jack

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    Morning LG, fancy the train for the cup game?
     
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    We were going to get the train in from Coseley I think, Jack.

    Let me know your plans mate.
     
  16. Jack

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    Not Cradley Heath...are you sure?

    Coseley sounds good to me mate, get to Brum for 11?
     
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    Sounds good. I'll speak to you closer to the time Jack.
     
  18. I wouldnt dream of wearing colours to the game.

    We won't be mouthing off or wearing any "gear" that could attract attention to ourselves.

    I'm guessing it's best to try and avoid getting bunched in with the police escort?

    To avoid the police, whats the best time to arrive at new street?


    Oh we will be coming from Shrewsbury which will stop off at Wolverhampton en-route.
     
  19. envillewolf

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    This is the one ground I never seem to be able to avoid trouble (with or without colours!), I hate the place!

    Tried coach - bricked :(
    Tried taxi - set on coming out :(
    Tried train - chased all the way from Digebeth and back :(

    Best safe in numbers - so would say coach option - which makes the price of 14 quid with the travel club even more annoying (comments already passed on other threads!)
     
  20. Nathan Lloyd

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    Don't wear colours. Also, I remember going there about 10 years ago and about 100 Wolves fans were escorted back to New Street and it took a couple of hours, a vile experience. I would take the club coach and duck!
     
  21. SaleWolf

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    St Andrews along with the Brittannia Stadium are possibly the least secure places to visit as a Wolves fan i've always found.

    If you get the coach, your generally fine apart from 'that' season when Longridge went bust and the Wolves fans sang 'Wheres your Rover gone' and it was complete carnage.

    I've never left the ground and not seen it kicking off somewhere, your just best keeping your head down and blending into the crowd as much as you can whilst keeping your fingers crossed.
     
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    Myself and a few mates were chased from St Andrews all the way to new street about 10 years ago. I started to worry when I saw a couple of blues fans taking small baseball bats out of their coats. Saying that though, the following year me and a mate sat in the blues end when we won 2-1 and didn't get any bother at all, just a bit of banter. He was a big $$$$$$$ though (my mate) was a forward for Moseley rugby club..

    As with all clubs there are yobs who look for trouble but the majority are ok. Still hate them more than any other club mind.
     
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  23. I've followed Wolves all over the country, to West Ham, Leeds, Cardiff, WBA, Stoke etc on public transport. Never had any trouble.


    A mate seems to think it is worse than going to the above matches though.
     
  24. Blooze supporters seem to be more moronic than most for some reason. Maybe it's their inferiority complex.....entirely justified of course!
     
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    There's nowhere to go at Blues...you come out in full view and are straight on the main road joining their fans....down the hill and you're on the middle ring road with no footpaths or natural places to cross.
    Blues have always argued that once you're off their land they're not responsible and it's up to the police....and there's never so many police after the game.
    It's one of those "take a deep breath and wait for a punch on the back of the head".
     
  26. W01ves

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    A few seasons ago we couldn't get tickets in the away end so just chanced it in the home end instead, I was wearing my Wolves shirt and just had to tuck it in under my coat, now I feel hardcore! I never felt the atmosphere was all that bad though?

    There are mindless idiots whichever stadium you go to, and certainly including ours. Just keep your head and voice down, be polite and you can mostly avoid any trouble.

    I must admit I've never understood why Saints is as hostile as it is after the game by the bridge though. Twice it's kicked off there that I've seen, both times by their fans I might add...
     
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    I've been to St Andrews many times, and usually sit in with the Bloonozes themselves - but despite seeing a lot of trouble most times, I've never had any myself. Famous last words.

    One time I was sat in with a group of beered-up pre-Neanderthals with Blooze etc tattoed onto their knuckles & skulls (I kid you not). The one & only time I've been genuinely scared at a game, all the more cos we went and won it.

    I'll be doing the same for the FA Cup game, going with a Bloonoze, a sky-blue (his wife) & myself.
     
  28. wolvesman

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    Does anyone know of any club with a different policy ? :rolleyes:
     
  29. We are going to take the gamble on the train.

    If they can catch me i'd give them a tenner so it looks like i'm going in my "spikes" lol.

    2 mates of mine, one is a blues sth and the other an albion sth and both have travelled to Molineux.

    They both say it is one of the most intimidating places they have been too.
     

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