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Didn't have to think very hard about this one, even though I've seen the blues lose in almost every corner of this island to teams as far apart as Glasgow Rangers and Shrewsbury Town in my 40 years supporting, no one stadium sends a shiver down my spine like Oakwell. I've seen Chelsea play there on 3 occasions, the first was a division 2 game in 1983, freezing cold, raining and a dismal 0-0 before the journey home. Five years later and another trip to South Yorkshire for an FA Cup tie, 3rd or 4th round I think. A plucky display by the boys sees us come away with a very narrow 4-0 defeat, weather.....cold, cold, cold. Fortunately enough I didn't venture to the land of Scargill for another 20 years, another FA Cup game in the round after Barnsley had won at Anfield, gotta love 'em for that if nothing else, no surprises this day, another embarrassing defeat in the cold and rain before yet another miserable drive back down the M1. So there you have it, my personal awayday nemesis, played 3 won 0 drawn 1 lost 2 for 0 against 5. Body temperature..critically low every time. Soaked and miserable twice.

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Loftus Road, I hate the place.

Loftus Rd would have been right up there if it wasn't for the two wins on the astroturf in the 80s, only times I've seen us win there. Luton gets a shout as well it's only saving grace is that it wasn't too far to travel, but awful results every time I've been there.

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Loftus Rd would have been right up there if it wasn't for the two wins on the astroturf in the 80s, only times I've seen us win there. Luton gets a shout as well it's only saving grace is that it wasn't too far to travel, but awful results every time I've been there.

I used to like going to Rangers before they turned it into a lego stadium.

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i do remember some good games there, notably the 5-1 christmas 69 and the 4-1 in the cup in 70, the worst was that game in the mud. I remember that they used to run out to "glad all over" by the dave clark five

The 5-1 at Christmas 1969 was great, with Ossie getting 4 goals. Do you remember the tannoy announcement threatening to abandon the game if the Chelsea fans continued to throw snowballs at Jackson, the Palace keeper?

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Ninean Park, Cardiff. 1978 or 79 when the away fans were on the side terracing. We went one nil down, then came back to win 2-1. The Taffs were NOT happy. And we got all sorts thrown at us. Unpleasant........

lol @ Bluebeards tannoy/snowball post. Love to hear more of that.

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In the '70s I think Upton Park. I think we only won there once or twice in the entire decade, and I remember all too well losing 3-1, 3-0 and 4-0. Also the turnout was usually disappointing, which made the walk back to Upton Park station a very long one.

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to be honest i do not remember the snowball incident, i think Osgoods 4 goals were scored in the second half at the whitehorse lane end, and when we played them in the cup a year later a crash barrier broke and it was freezing. As for those west ham games in the seventies, the safest place to stand was on their North Bank as nobody would think of takingit and the south bank was just well ...;evil, especially that mile end mob

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Swindow Town, what a sh*tole !

Always was, always will be. I had someone waving a cut-throat razor at me, between two old bill who were in a line down the middle of the town end on mid-week match in the 70's - I think we had gone down there with Leicester, for some strange reason.

Piss awful place, piss awful town, though it was funny one time when we went down to help out at the Swindon-City match and the pikeys turned over a milk float.

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Le Arse. Not just because of results which were imo pretty even,we nearly always lost at theirs, but more because of the grief at school which was full of le Arse and spurts fans.

Their fans as usual gave me laugh the other night. They celebrated like they had won a trophy, after such a long wait (for them). Cnuts. They just can't help themselves.

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White Hart Lane long before it became 3 point lane. Think it was '76 when we lost the relegation decider? I got a complimentary ticket which was one of the priviliges I used to get in those days but it was amongst their mob. Because I lived in North London at the time I was keeping my head down but sadly when I went to the loo at half time I got recognised. Took a right pasting and was used as a spare urinal before I came round from my kicking. Still went out to watch the second half though - amazing how much space I was given (guess it must have been the smell of piss)

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I went to Stadium of Light, Sunderland in 2000 I think. Coldest I've ever been at a game and we were thrashed, I think 3-0

I've not enjoyed Villa Park as an away fan, crap seats below the pitch where you can't see anything and boring draws - but not as epic as all of the other stories here and the Semi-Final against Fulham there recently was a different story!

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The Baseball ground,Derby County in '83-'84,utter miserable journey in the snow,train was cold and kept on stopping,(British Rail taking the piss i think).And when you get to the outskirts,my god,what a grey,depressing, butthole on the face of the country.Stones & bottles thrown by the locals,(the police i think),and all the ugly, hairyarsed locals,(and thats just the women),made it look like a different world.But,nothing could prepair you for the inside of the stadium,all the thick, heavy looking fences completley ruined the view, which i guess if you were an unfortunate Derby supporter must have been a bonus,what a dump.However,we won the game if my memory serves me right,and to be totally honest,the day was brightened considerbly by the suberb bum on the young lady supporter in front of me which i watched more than the match.The train couldn't leave fast enough.

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The Baseball Ground and Ayresome Park were crap grounds, and the locals always liked ambushing away fans in the back streets. It was a long walk to the Baseball Ground from the station, as was Highfield Road (Coventry).

Crystal Palace was a really sh*te ground, and still is from what I've seen on TV. No character, no atmosphere, and their w*nker fans clapping along to "Glad All Over" before every game - sh*thole.

Ewood Park was another dump, but at least the local pubs sold Thwaites Bitter which was worth the trip.

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