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Walsall on tour- drink drink drink

The sad state of affairs means that with the game a sellout and so much riding on it, the police presence is going to be massive, it's usually OTT anyway!! This means that some of the pubs where we might have usually expected a warm welcome will be out of bounds. Due to this some fans will be seeking pubs further away from the County ground.

On the way into Swindon the Highwayman and the Hot air Balloon are popular choices, although they are approx 30 to 45 minutes out of Swindon on the A417/9 route.

Any Saddlers arriving by train could take the five minute walk into Fleet St. which is about 15 minutes walk from the ground and contains a load of decent pubs, including the usual chains and theme houses.

Near the ground pubs are thin on the ground. The County Hotel on County Road right next to the ground does a nice pint but is very much a home pub so saturday may not be the best day to attempt to pass the bouncers.

There is parking available further along County Road at the cricket club, which is the away bar of choice for many awy fans. However with saturday been so unique as I have said before things maybe different.

If you surive the infamous "Magic roundabout" you can go down Drove Road to The Merlin (formerly the Malt and Hops). This bar is also away friendly, but lets see what the police say on saturday

A reminder that should we lose we are still going up, I say we are going up....continue until your throat is sore and you have no voice left.



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Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Friday May 4 2007
Time: 7:32AM

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Great advice there. This is what they want! (as Mr Tarrant used to say)
greyhound
04/05/2007 07:50:00
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To be honest you won't have a problem in Swindon. Most our fans welcome you with open arms and hope we can both celebrate after the final whislte. Thats the intention anyway. The Merlin is the best place to go IMO. A lot of Swindon fans are bringing cans and will drink around the ground instead of in pubs to avoid queues. The Groves on Fleet Street is owned by wetherspoons so you will get a cheap pint there.
STFC_Editor
04/05/2007 09:08:00
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Cheers for that, never had a problem with Swindon it was just a fear that the police might tighten things up with a 14500 crowd etc By the way will saturday beat your allseater crowd record which you got against Stockport some years back!!
Big No 9
04/05/2007 09:12:00
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The Police will be at the game only to ensure there is no pitch invasion. Silly as it is because both sets of fans want to celebrate with each other not fight each other but oh well.... I guess after the Leeds debacle last weekend they aren't taking any chances.
STFC_Editor
04/05/2007 10:00:00
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