Away Days: Part Four

Monday 15 July 2013 16:00

Having clocked up thousands of miles between them, we asked a number of fans to share their thoughts on all of the 19 Barclays Premier League grounds that Fulham will visit during the 2013/14 campaign. In the concluding part, we look at our final four away fixtures of the season.

Manchester City – Etihad Stadium (Saturday 22nd March 2014)

“City have been playing at the 47,500 capacity Etihad Stadium since the 2003/04 season. It’s situated in East Manchester which has a number of decent local bus routes. As well as the normal on-site facilities, there is an excellent fish and chip shop on the opposite side of the road from the away end.

“Although we have only gained two points from our last four trips there, we have enjoyed some famous victories over the years – including the unforgettable 3-2 win during our ‘Great Escape’ run. That match would be in my top away games ever attended.”

Martin Goldthorpe

Aston Villa – Villa Park (Saturday 5th April 2014)

“I really like Villa Park - the ground has been modernised significantly over the years as the club has got bigger, but it has managed to retain its tradition, culture and history. The ground still has an aura of success; you're reminded of the great sides that won European cups, and the famous Holte End towers over you.

“The away stand is nearest the North End which is filled with Villa fans, as you'd expect. The ground holds 42,000 people and when Villa score you can definitely feel the noise. Although the acoustics are not that great as the stadium is open, singing is always loud and there are always some great exchanges between the two sets of fans.

“It’s definitely one to see if you haven’t been before. A trip to Villa Park is always a pleasure.”

Ben Jarman

Tottenham Hotspur – White Hart Lane (Saturday 19th April 2014)

“A brisk walk up the road from Seven Sisters Station and you’ll find White Hart Lane sitting proudly; a modern stadium befitting of the Premier League. There’s a great atmosphere too, and much better when Mr Berbatov handed us a win there last season.

“You can enjoy a beer and a burger at half time, and hope that three points follow.  It’s always fun to wind up the home fans by telling them that Arsenal have beaten them to Champions League football when they were pretty sure that they’d done enough by beating us. God bless football.”

Billy Murphy

Stoke City – Britannia Stadium (Saturday 3rd May 2014)

“This season’s trip has the added interest of one of our former Managers, Mark Hughes, now overseeing the Potters. It remains to be seen whether we can take all three points, but it would be nice to win the penultimate game of the 2013/14 campaign and see the term out in style.

“I have to say, for me, the Britannia is one of the most underrated grounds in the league. It’s probably one of my favourite to visit. The atmosphere is always great, and you know that you’ll always be in for a battle out on the pitch. That’s what away games are all about.”

Neal King

For the full 2013/14 fixture list click here.

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