what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

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what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

Postby hoptony on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:14 pm

Have been thinking about this over the last few visits, so list one thing you will miss and one thing you won't miss.

Will miss going to Kens Cafe!

Won't miss the toilets in the Betway lower.
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Reason: Calling the ground by its wrong name, in thread title, only thing I won't miss!!!
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby iLoveLasagne on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:27 pm

Something which has never struck me until just this moment is that I missed going into the old portakabin club shop. It was dark and you had to scour the entire place to see what was on offer. There would be things like random photos of Steve Jones or Danny Williamson for sale. I remember it being quite dark which made the place seem more like an Aladdin's cave.

I think I will miss the walk up from Upton Park tube for evening games with 1000s of other West Ham fans all walking in the same direction towards the Boleyn.

I think most of us will say that we won't miss the hassle of trying to get home.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby claretandblue82 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:29 pm

The John Lyall gates...oh wait! Oops! :o
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby HarlowEssexHammer on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:36 pm

Won't miss:
The queue at Upton Park
The bloke in front of me

Will miss:
Everything else!
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby fjthegrey on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:46 pm

Upton Park tube station will not be missed.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby simonirons on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:47 pm

Won't miss them boiled cheeseburgers, was p*ssing out my bum all day Sunday

Will miss every little detail of everything else, especially them roast baguettes outside sir Trev that you can pour a bucket of Bramley sauce over.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby SonOfABilic on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:49 pm

I will miss the routine of it, walking down with the fans from the station, grabbing a burger, going in for a few beers and chatting to some regulars before the game. Also the familiarity of everything, from the pubs to inside the ground, the buzz of the place.

Definitely will not miss how hard it can be to get home, or the toilet queue at half time.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby Big George on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:50 pm

It will be quicker to get on a train at Upton Park this season than the route march they will send your on if you are trying to get to Stratford next.

I won't missed getting chucked out of my ST seat for cup games

I will miss everything else.
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Postby likemydreams on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:53 pm

I'll miss the east ham working man's
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby gravesendhammer on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:09 pm

Will miss the night games - how the stadium looks under floodlights. Will also miss how the stadium looks when empty, after all have left.

Will not miss the Upton Park queue, people deciding that 4.45 on a Saturday is a desirable time to go for a drive down Green Street. I also hope that the queues at bars at the new place will facilitate quicker service - the STBL having one bar, for example.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby Estuary on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:12 pm

Everything about match days, I am 57 soon and still get the same buzz walking down Green Street to a match that I did on Sept 9th 1970 for my first game as an 11 year old.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby brownout on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:20 pm

Being able to be on the platform of a tube station (East Ham) with a 20 minute journey home, 15 minutes after leaving my seat at the final whistle.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby WestHamIFC on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:23 pm

Won't miss:
    Getting there
    Getting home
    Extortionate ticket prices

Will miss:
    Everything except the above
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby Oldun on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:27 pm

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:28 pm

Dog **** alley :D
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about Upton Park

Postby sendô on Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:48 pm

I will miss the walk down Green Street before the game. The stroll through the shopping area in Stratford won't be the same I suspect.

I wont miss the Upton Park queue, although it's always a convenient excuse to pop into the Queens for a couple.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

Postby HitzlspergersBurgers on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:56 pm

I won't miss the choices in the local pubs being, primarily, Fosters, Strongbow, and John Smiths.

I will miss the bar staff not being yuppies charging £5 for a super duper IPA double hop madness.

When did a pint of bitter go out of fashion?
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

Postby mushy on Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:10 pm

HitzlspergersBurgers wrote:I won't miss the choices in the local pubs being, primarily, Fosters, Strongbow, and John Smiths.

I will miss the bar staff not being yuppies charging £5 for a super duper IPA double hop madness.

When did a pint of bitter go out of fashion?


It didnt, plenty of decent bitter currently available in the Black Lion.
Also had a very decent pint of bitter in Tap East only yesterday, and it cost a reasonable £3.30.
Pubs around Upton park, and the beer in the ground are generally shocking.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

Postby HitzlspergersBurgers on Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:14 pm

mushy wrote: It didnt, plenty of decent bitter currently available in the Black Lion.
Also had a very decent pint of bitter in Tap East only yesterday, and it cost a reasonable £3.30.
Pubs around Upton park, and the beer in the ground are generally shocking


Always loved the Black Lion; usually offer a lovely pint of Broadside. Never tried Tap East, but I have had a drink in the Bat and Ball, some sort of ping pong bar in Westfield. A few nice beers there.
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Re: what you will miss and wont miss about The Boleyn Ground

Postby ChikinRun on Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:29 pm

A lot of peeps are mentioning the walk down Green Street....I mentioned somewhere on another thread recently....the more I go on away days, the more I realise just how special that street atmosphere is on match days and nights. Nowhere else matches it.
Will really miss the feeling I'm at home.
Will miss the view from the front of STBU
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