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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2009, 12:43:58 AM »
What about Romulus they have produced lots of Villa players over the years?

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2009, 01:12:54 AM »
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I know a team in Small Heath who have great difficulty attracting crowds.


I know I shouldn't, but LOL.

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 01:13:46 AM »
How about when Tammuth are away at Wimbledon? As long as Villa aren't playing. Or Grays, that's not too far from me.

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009, 10:03:57 AM »
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Somewhere close to a station, with a bar, and preferably who only get about 30 or 40 watching them anyway so we can make a real difference to the crowd. Any ideas Coops?


Bilston is handy for The Metro.

Pilkington is five minutes from Kings Norton station - no really good pubs though.

Dosthill Colts / Bolehall Swifts are a shortish stroll from Tamworth station.


Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).

Shirley Town are opposite Whitlock's End station, pub in the village is okay.

Chelmsley Town are walkable from Marston Green, don't know about pubs though.

Lichfield City are ten minutes from Lichfield Trent Valley, nice pub next to the station.

I reckon Clements '83 ay Mackadown is close enough to Lea Hall station, again, don't know about pubs. (This would be good because I need this ground!)

That's off the top of my head, plenty of others would require a short bus journey but I know some of you don't do buses!

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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2009, 10:05:57 AM »
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How about when Tammuth are away at Wimbledon? As long as Villa aren't playing. Or Grays, that's not too far from me.


I think Dave is talking about smaller clubs who would be very grateful for the income from a group of us, Wimbledon get 4,000 crowds, they wouldn't care!

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2009, 12:45:50 PM »
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Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).


A new innvoation at Droitwich this year, we sell cans of coke and crisps !!!!
 The programme is excellent as well.

You'd struggle to walk to a pub near by though, the Castle is a taxi/drive away, although we drink in the Pillar of Salt after a game now which is a little bit closer.

The best ground I have seen at Midland Com level is Heather, lovely little groud, but that is in Leicestershire, I had a lovely Shepherds pie after one game there, marvellous

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 12:49:56 PM »
From what Dave says either Pilkington or Bilston would be best, although as we all know Brummies get nosebleeds once they pass the M5.

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2009, 12:55:45 PM »
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Droitwich Spa are five minutes from the station and there's a pub next door (The Castle?).


A new innvoation at Droitwich this year, we sell cans of coke and crisps !!!!
 The programme is excellent as well.

You'd struggle to walk to a pub near by though, the Castle is a taxi/drive away, although we drink in the Pillar of Salt after a game now which is a little bit closer.



Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2009, 01:12:05 PM »
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Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though

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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2009, 01:53:13 PM »
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What about Romulus they have produced lots of Villa players over the years?


And me.

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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2009, 02:08:27 PM »
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Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though


Is that King George playing fields? I used to play there many moons ago.

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2009, 02:55:14 PM »
Quote from: "dave.woodhall"
From what Dave says either Pilkington or Bilston would be best, although as we all know Brummies get nosebleeds once they pass the M5.


As for pubs is probably best to go into Cotteridge and either go to one of the working men's clubs as they are free entry for all on a Saturday. The pubs aren't that much cop. The one closest the ground is The Camp and is crap.

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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2009, 03:49:32 PM »
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Is it? Don't know which ground I'm thinking of then!.
Droitwich is on a little collection of pitches on a playing field near a river isn't it?


That's the one, more of a canal than a river though


Is that King George playing fields? I used to play there many moons ago.


It is indeed, Droitwich get sole use of the first pitch now, and we have put posts up and a little stand (more like a big bus stop).
We have got no chance of promotion as we have no floodlights (and we've lost 6 out of 7 this season), all our players still pay 5 subs which hardly attracts players to the club.

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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2009, 11:31:11 PM »
Just thought of another possible:

Lye Town, very close to the station and with The Windsor Castle practically next door.

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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 11:43:08 PM »
There's a club bar at Northfield Town isn't there? Are they called Town?