Watching City away from the 'home' stands

Stelios

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Just wondered whether anyone here has watched City in the home sides of a City away game. Never done it myself and don't plan on doing it but curious to hear about what the match day experience was like. Do you have to pretend to be a 'home' fan? Can you cheer when City score?
 

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Done it a few times,it’s ok as long as you don’t take the pi55 & jump all over the place if we score(I don’t do that even at SJP)
Watched the Grecians at Millwall for a FL game in the bad old days(1979/80) obviously a low profile was kept there.

The other side of the coin a few away supporters have sat around me at times,most are respectful that they are sat among home fans,i & others stopped a few jobsworth stewards removing them on occasions..The ones who are not respectful have had short shift from other fans younger than me(Southampton springs to mind a few years back)

I will be in the home grandstand at FGR as I have done on previous visits.They have got to be the nicest home fans I have ever had to pleasure to sit among.
 
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Just thinking back,watching the Grecians at Home Park in the late 1970s there was no segregation & stood in front of the Mayflower stand in the paddock when I was 16 & got booted for my trouble when we scored,I stood in the Lyndhurst for the next visit with a few mates from college,cheered a goal & dodged a load of ugly looking Janners who were cursing that ‘there is Exeter in here somewhere’ :D
 

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Done it a few times over the years as Olds alludes to it's all about respecting your surroundings and where you are. I would describe it as a more subdued match day experience.
Most recent was Notts County last year 2-0 win Stockley and Deano I just smiled alot when the goals went in rather than making a huge fuss
 

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Leeds Utd away and it was awful. When Alex Russell scored that free kick I sat forward and held my head in my hands, screaming inside. My mates said it was probably the best thing I could have done in the circumstances and saved me a good thrashing.

Never, ever again.
 

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Have done it at Torquay a couple of times when I haven't managed to get away tickets (with a group of mates and it's been fine) and also at Pompey when I accompanied a Pompey supporting mate from work, which was not fine, and I thoroughly recommend NEVER to do that at Fratton Park
 

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At Colchester when they had a away fan ban in the mid 1980s.A membership card was reqd,which about 6 of us managed to get one way or another..Doubly tricky because we were not supposed to be in the ground let alone sat with the home support ! No problem when we politely cheered when the Grecians scored a couple of times.
 

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Yes been around a few oppo fans at SJP over the years. Never have a problem with it but some have been a bit too loud and vocal and people around them have started to get a bit annoyed.......
 

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Yes been around a few oppo fans at SJP over the years. Never have a problem with it but some have been a bit too loud and vocal and people around them have started to get a bit annoyed.......
Yep I had a Plymouth fan sat behind me in the main stand the last time we played them when they scored in the first few minutes......not impressed!

Also Bristol Rovers fans a few seasons back were in the hospitality and had clearly had a few, no problem, until they started to sing Rovers songs it became a bit too much for some City supporters who had a few choice words.
 

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There were about 30 Port Vale fans in front of me on the Big Bank when we were in the JPT southern final all those years ago. Then they started singing, then it got a bit messy. Same game and an ECFC flag went up in the away end not long after and he got dragged out by the stewards.
 

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I've only ever done it the once following Grimsby.

Away at Crewe on a Tuesday night about 20 odd years ago. It was chucking it down and with the away end uncovered then me and my mate went in their Main Stand.

We were 2-0 up after 5 minutes and were obviously sussed out by the home fans by the time the 2nd went in. We ended up drawing the game 2 all and we got out alive okay.
 
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Of all the places to do it, a friend and I did it at the Old Den, when we played Millwall in a FA Cup 2nd round tie. Of course when we scored the only goal of the game we leapt to our feet, before sitting back down again even quicker !
 

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Of all the places to do it, a friend and I did it at the Old Den, when we played Millwall in a FA Cup 2nd round tie. Of course when we scored the only goal of the game we leapt to our feet, before sitting back down again even quicker !
You've just reminded me. I did it at The Old Den too. My brother used to work with a couple of Millwall fans so when we played them they came up here and we took them to the game in the home end. When we played there they took my brother and me in their home side stand.

We scored after about 20 seconds, first Millwall player to touch the ball was their keeper picking it out the back of the net. I was just about to jump up to celebrate when I remembered where we were. We went on to lose the game 2-1 with Jamie Moralee getting a last minute winner for them.
 

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Is this less common in the BB at SJP or is it just because everyone is standing so hard to pick out opposition fans? I cant say I can remember ever coming across it, although I remember opposition fans being allocated the end of the BB on a couple of occasions!
 

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Is this less common in the BB at SJP or is it just because everyone is standing so hard to pick out opposition fans? I cant say I can remember ever coming across it, although I remember opposition fans being allocated the end of the BB on a couple of occasions!
Like Plymouth. I remember City and Argyle shared the BB on one occasion. Not the smartest idea at the time. Certainly wouldn’t attempt it now.
 

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Like Plymouth. I remember City and Argyle shared the BB on one occasion. Not the smartest idea at the time. Certainly wouldn’t attempt it now.
Interesting times. Thin blue line between us, had to keep your wits about you.
 

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I've done it twice.

Once at Gay Meadow in about 1990 when I was yet to become a Grecian. The away turnout was impressive that day and I remember the massive Union Jack Flag with Exeter written across it, City went two-nill up and were then pegged back. That was one of my favourite grounds to watch football at

I was also in the main home stand at my least favourite ground to watch football at, the Mem in Bristol. I got given a ticket by a steward because the post had failed to deliver my actual ticket. It was in the days of being allowed to smoke in the stands so not only did I really annoy everyone by puffing away (I've quit now and can't believe such things were ever allowed) whilst we hung onto the lead given to us by one of the best goals Flaky ever scored but also that we nicked the win. At the end of the game the bloke next to me shook my hand and said how well I had done to keep quiet all the way through the game and wished me luck for the rest of the season. It didn't work- we drew Argyle and what followed was one of the worst nights of my City supporting career. I would not have wanted to be in the home end that night at home park.
 

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Done this once, 02/03 FA Cup tie at Charlton.

Was only 8 at the time and my Dad was unable to get us tickets in the away end, so we were amongst the home fans.

Even at that young age I realised that would be the first and last time
 

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Watched from the Cardiff home end when City went there on a Tuesday night in the 1990's. Got thrashed (as we usually did on the road) so wasn't too much of a problem.
 
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