There’s nothing like a good away day, is there?
The beers on the train or coach, the pre-match pub and kebab and the atmosphere, surrounded by only the most dedicated fans and singing your heart out for 90 minutes, win, lose or draw.
But some away games can be dampened by the (lack of) quality of the ground, though by the same measure made even better certain in cases.
I can imagine that the Boleyn Ground was nearly as enjoyable for the away fans as it was for us due to the whole matchday experience – however, the same could probably be said of London Stadium, if you follow me.
Last Tuesday evening, fellow West Ham supporters on Twitter were giving their verdict on away grounds, discussing their most-loved away trips after a Tweet from West Ham Central.
A handful of more traditional grounds seemed to triumph over all the overs for various reasons and you can see that for yourself, below…
Aston Villa, proper old school football ground, great atmosphere and reminds me a lot of the Boleyn
— Shriv⚒ (@ShrivWHU) March 17, 2020
Villa Park, everything a football ground should be.
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) March 17, 2020
Fratton park its always a good atmosphere and a proper old fashioned look to it
— West Ham United (@WHUFC_VIEW) March 17, 2020
Carrow Road. Easy to jump on a train at Shenfield, good night out too!
— Cabby 65*** (@cabby_65) March 17, 2020
Carrow road – I live ten minutes away
— BBB (@B415ter) March 18, 2020
Sheff United – proper ground and good away end
— Riley conn (@RileyConn_) March 18, 2020
Goodison Park proper old school
Working man’s cathedral rising out of terraced houses
— 父 Steve 父 (@147man) March 18, 2020
Same for me. Plus proper fans, very few tourists.
— Alan Reynolds ⚒ (@alanreynoldswhu) March 18, 2020
NWHL, for one reason only pic.twitter.com/qk5FTyjJKh
— Wucas ⚒ (@whuIucas) March 17, 2020