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Apologies In Advance
Rani of the Road (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 19:03
I know it's not the usual thing to post something so positive but I'd like to say how much of an improvement the new marquee is, that it's appreciated that we can get around between the stands to get a pint of real ale, and the effort put into getting more school groups and clubs in and get them on the pitch.

And to really push some over the edge, I'd also like to say what a joy it has been to watch the young academy lads step up over that last few weeks.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
MartWhit (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 19:34
I did comment myself that the new Marquee was a considerable upgrade. Had a decent pint and chinwag with my dad and brother post Toulouse game.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
hilly07 (IP Logged)
12 November, 2017 20:13
I like the fact there has been a family area made in the old supporters bar. Good getting that set up and a good way for kids to meet players, do facepainting etc away from the marquee.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
WiganSaler (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 10:01
For me, the AJB/Sale Sharks experience is great. Win or lose, though the win is best. I have rarely had a bad experience, even shitty Friday nights but soon hopefully, they will be a thing of the past!
I've just been informed that the men in white coats are on their way but once they reach the dystopia that is Wigan, I feel sure they will understand and return from whence they came! (Sm100)



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"Long Suffering Sale Sharks Supporters Club"

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
stevene (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 10:22
the problem is not the ground. As a ground its miles better than EP in terms of set up, certainly now with the marquee etc. The car park is of a good size for most grounds and the view from the stands/ seats is quite often better than you got at EP. EP did generate a better atmosphere but that can said of most old grounds compared to newer stadiums.

its the infrastructure around it which are the problem.

a) public transport links. This is in direct contrast to EP.
b) local street parking. none existent within 1-1.5 miles, again very different than EP.
c) route to the ground and the traffic chaos.

the long planned bridge will be of some help but it isn't going to change a and b.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
emerging shark (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 11:44
its the infrastructure around it which are the problem.(Sm164)
this is done to death ....

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
clutch (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 12:15
b isn't quite true. There is ample parking within 1.5 miles I think.

NB trying to work out how fast I walk and how long it takes!!

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
Signsurfer (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 12:28
Quote:
emerging shark
its the infrastructure around it which are the problem.(Sm164) this is done to death ....

yes it has, for the last 3 years....

and still no viable solution for most (possibly soon to be ex-) fans (Sm164)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/11/2017 12:29 by Signsurfer.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 14:20
Quote:
clutch
b isn't quite true. There is ample parking within 1.5 miles I think.
NB trying to work out how fast I walk and how long it takes!!

I'm curious if anyone has made the walk from patricroft station to the grounds?

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
emerging shark (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 15:43
I enjoyed Friday and glad that I went. was considering not going for a while. I'm sure Swanny will be happy that we have a positive thread for a change..good post Rani.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
maccshark (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 17:29
Google maps suggests 38 minutes from Paticroft to ground. I would have guessed 45 as double the distance from where I normally park.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
muddydwarf (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 18:00
Quote:
Irish_Shark
Quote:
clutch
b isn't quite true. There is ample parking within 1.5 miles I think.
NB trying to work out how fast I walk and how long it takes!!

I'm curious if anyone has made the walk from patricroft station to the grounds?
Yes, every time there is a Saturday game. It's our preferred method of attending a game rather than driving in.
It's doable in 30 minutes.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
emerging shark (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 18:26
The only trouble with Patricroft is on a Friday, you would need to get the 23.07 into Victoria, very late back if you need to get to south Manchester.
I park in one of the streets opposite St Michaels club and it's just over half a mile walk to the ground. dead easy to get away onto M60 afterwards.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
Rani of the Road (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 18:59
We usually go with the car park at the stadium as we're in no rush post-match, but used to park on the road where the police station is in Peel Green then walk it.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
muddydwarf (IP Logged)
13 November, 2017 22:35
Quote:
emerging shark
The only trouble with Patricroft is on a Friday, you would need to get the 23.07 into Victoria, very late back if you need to get to south Manchester.
I park in one of the streets opposite St Michaels club and it's just over half a mile walk to the ground. dead easy to get away onto M60 afterwards.
We drive for Friday games, can't get back to Rochdale via the train. It's the main reason we prefer Saturday games, we can both have a drink if we want & take our time in the marquee after.

 
Re: Apologies In Advance
Rani of the Road (IP Logged)
15 November, 2017 18:33
More nice news on the email 18,000 Payback


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