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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2017 at 10:57
Originally posted by pen 15 pen 15 wrote:

Caldy have a wooden hut on a windy hill,but you will be made welcome ,looking forward to visiting some of the stalwarts of Nat 1

Gosh! I thought it might have changed in the 30 years since I've been there! In those days I do remember Caldy as the best club for attractive young ladies. Before you mention it, I don't want to meet them again, let me remember them in their youth!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2017 at 11:00
One Club nobody has mentioned yet is Cinderford, probably the friendliest Club to visitors in the Leagues. Esher supporters were distraught at losing in one shot their two big away trips - Cinderford for the friendship and Wharfedale for the views! Having been a regular in the shed at Wharfedale, they'll never win any prizes for friendship! That's all on the other side of the pitch where their President and Chairman are superb hosts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kingsheathlad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2017 at 17:05
Plymouth for atmosphere.
After first season back in NL1 and having gone to all away games I found every club welcoming.

Edited by kingsheathlad - 31 Jul 2017 at 08:30
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2017 at 17:50
Originally posted by Rucking Idiot Rucking Idiot wrote:

It has to be Barnes, if for no other reason than the leisurely
stroll from the club house with its all weather pitch no other club comes
near or so far – shame the Astro’s in the bar – Me sarcastic never….<p ="Msonormal"><o:p></o:p>



You forgot to mention that they are no longer on National League.

Also forgotten, the roar of the crowd (only when Fulham FC are at home)

As for Cinderford - not impressed, small stand bank the other side (view interrupted by a touchline concrete bunker) and locals complaining you are spooling the view from houses at top of the bank - friendly errrr not.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Coldwarwarrior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 09:28
With the Caveat that I haven't visited grounds in NL2 South or the L&SE/SW Premier leagues:
 
Best: Coventry
Favourite (discounting the 3 Clubs I have affinity with): Sale
 
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Tynedale is the most beautiful setting I have ever seen.
 
Praying the promised developments at my local club Old Elthamians take place over the summer -otherwise our National 1 visitors are in for a shock!
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Originally posted by Intouch Intouch wrote:

It won't be Well Hall Wanderers now they have moved from the Rectory Field!

I don't know, Well Hall with the right planning permission has got potential. At the moment it's similar to Mose's early days at the common, or Nottingham when they moved to Lady Bay - but I really enjoyed my trip to WH last season. The marquee bar is good/substantial (quietly actually better than some of the permanent facilities below the Championship - multiple serving points, plenty of floor space, big screen TVs, proper flooring), and the welcome was warm.

Probably not the best (yet) but I liked it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steviewonder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 12:03
My favourite in Nat 2 south has to be Barnstaple. Big crowds, big grandstand and really has a feel of been close to the action. Taunton is very smart. Redruth has a unique charm about it. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 12:08
I remember taking Worthing to play Redruth in the JP Cup in the mid-80s. Charming ground apart from that hole! has it changed much?
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It doesn't look as though it's changed at all since the 80's. That's what makes it charming.
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The ground and setup I am most envious of is probably Chester.
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Any ground that has a full 22m in goal area
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote southerngit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jul 2017 at 20:28
Being a Rotherham supporter with all the delights of Clifton Lane my tuppence worth would be:

1. Wharfedale - absolute pleasure to watch rugby in that setting(agree with earlier comments on the friendly not shed).
2. Sheffield Tigers - again for its scenic beauty and its on my door step.
3. Launceston - Best drinking seat in the country and very friendly fans although food is sadly lacking.
4 . Plymouth - Simply for the Dolphin and the Barbican afterwards.

Who needs facilities when you can have beauty and drink. 

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Originally posted by billesleyexile billesleyexile wrote:

Originally posted by Intouch Intouch wrote:

It won't be Well Hall Wanderers now they have moved from the Rectory Field!

I don't know, Well Hall with the right planning permission has got potential. At the moment it's similar to Mose's early days at the common, or Nottingham when they moved to Lady Bay - but I really enjoyed my trip to WH last season. The marquee bar is good/substantial (quietly actually better than some of the permanent facilities below the Championship - multiple serving points, plenty of floor space, big screen TVs, proper flooring), and the welcome was warm.

Probably not the best (yet) but I liked it.
 
I liked it too at Blackheath and think they have a good setup there.
 
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