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Hi Slade! Nice to hear from you!

Match day pies can be very very random sometimes, morrisions is the best place for pies but don''t leave it late otherwise there will be nothing left as very busy as you can imagine. Best place to drink if you still want the atmosphere but want cheap drinks wetherspoons down riverside is great. Not bad food either. I had the steak and ale pie that was super, not that you needed to know that... yellows in a nice place too just on carrow road as going into stadium but not 100% its away fans. Hope you have a good day out! x

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Welcome back Slade, wishing you a great day on Saturday.

Have loads of time for Orient-proper football club, supporters and football people throughout their history-Jimmy Bloomfield, John Jackson, Peter Kitchen, Joe Mayo, Phil Hoadley (played for both clubs), and, of course, the late and very great Laurie Cunningham.

Can''t really add much to whats been said-all good stuff. You''ll find the City has loads to offer in terms of pubs and places to eat, people are friendly, its all quite laid back. I think we''ll put out a team with a few youngsters in it, complemented by a few of the more experienced players-Declan Rudd in goal for example (Eng U16, 17, 19 and 20); maybe someone like Luke Daley will get a run out, ditto Josh Dawkin...Zak Whitbread (ex-Millwall) may get another game, would think Aaron Wilbraham will almost certainly play. Keep an eye on Korey Smith if he plays, he''s a young ''un who, unlike Ryan Jarvis, will go a long way in the game.

Ryan Jarvis, what a disappointment. Don''t think the ability and potential was ever in question, the attitude however-hm, maybe one of those players who believed the hype ahead of its time and, as a result, never pushed on and succeeded. A shame.

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[quote user="Nexus_Canary"][quote user="Slade"]Hmm, I might run "Yellows" past my dad, see if we want a proper lunch, are away fans welcome? Also, a pub nearish the away end where I can have a quiet pint before the game would be nice [:)]

Jarvis is a terrible terrible footballer, he just doesnt score enough for a striker, how he got 8 last season is beyond me, but in fairness he scored one of the goals to keep us up on the final day so fair play to the lad.

Smith is pretty poor, but he''s been actually playing well recently. Yeah we won 4-2, very good result. Also, watch out for our winger called Paul-Jose M''Poku, he''s on loan from Spurs, Belgium U-19 captain, genuinely the best winger I''ve ever seen down the Orient in my life (I''ve been going nigh on 17 years).
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Pretty sure Yellow''s welcomes away fans, but you will probably have to book which will be more of a worry than your Orient shirts !
As for "quiet" pubs, Im not to sure if there are any worth going to. The Complete Angler is the "away" pub and thats just over from the station. Best bet is to just go to the Riverside and have some drinks there. Its highly comercialised but there are a lot of bars and pubs down there.
In regards to being an away fan, basically no one will care unless your being obnoxious or an Ipswich fan :-p
You pretty much have to look for trouble if you want it over at the Riverside.

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Have you been to Riverside recently? There USED to be a number of bars there, but not now. There are only The Queen of the Iceni (formerly called Lloyds) and Old Orleans (can''t remember this bar''s new name) still remaining. Sadly, the three huge bars Squares, Norwegian Blue and Brannigans have all closed.

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[quote user="Nexus_Canary"]Only problem with City [County] Hall is its a real c**t to get out of. So expect to sit in your car for 2 hrs after the game if you choose this option + it costs £4.[/quote]Bit of an exaggeration. Don''t think I''ve sat in a queue on there for longer than 30 minutes at worst. The advantage with County Hall is it''s close to the A47 for a quick exit once you''re out on the roads. Perhaps not ideal for someone going to the station afterwards - maybe consider the Riverside multi-storey (that is an ar$e to get out of after the game but if you''re going to the station I guess it doesn''t matter)?

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[quote user="Jin"][quote user="Slade"]Thanks all for the advice, I shudda made myself clearer before, I''m taking the train to York after the game, so ideally I need to park as near to the station as possible so as not to schlep my stuff around Norwich![/quote]Now then Slade, I hope you have a good day out at Carra''. I live in York myself now - a fine city much like Norwich, but without the fantastic football club! What brings you this way my friend? You''ll have at least one train change on the journey as you''ll know already - at Peterborough I believe. Don''t be put off by the comments about Delia''s pies..just try one or you''ll always wonder what they were like (though you''ll most likely be disappointed from the sounds of things!)[/quote]Well, I go to York uni which I love to bits! It is a terrific place, and I disagree, York City is a wonderful  football club, great fans, I''ve gotten myself to a good few games since I''ve been living there. I''ve booked my tickets already, I''ve gotta go via Peterborough as you say, but it''s easier than going back down to London then back up again.I''ve met Phil Hoadley, absolutely fantastic man, before my time but had some wonderful stories.Aaron Wilbraham''s signed for you? When, I mustve missed that one [:O] He''s cack, or at least, he has been whenever I''ve seen him play....Any more tips for parking near the station? Cheers.

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Slade - Closest parking to the railway station/ground are - Lower Clarence Road, operated by RCP (www.rcpparking.com), I believe you can pay online by credit card and Riverside Multi Story operated by NCP, personally I would try to get to Norwich at a decent time and park on Lower Clarence Road.....

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[quote user="Slade"]

Any more tips for parking near the station? Cheers.


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Gotta be where I said, Lower Clarence Road where the away fans coaches park overlooks the rail tracks and the ground (a couple of hundred yards from the station).

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[quote user="Slade"]Well, I go to York uni which I love to bits! It is a terrific place, and I disagree, York City is a wonderful  football club, great fans, I''ve gotten myself to a good few games since I''ve been living there. [/quote]

I went out with a lass from York for a few years some time back, and our first date was watching York City - great little club, loved standing on the terraces watching the likes of Bishop and Panther terrorise the away team, and laughing at the away fans when the heavens opened on their open-air away end.  The highlight was a Boxing Day match against Forest Green, with former Norwich player Zema Abbey clunking around whilst York tore them to pieces and finshed 5-0 winners (with a classy Bishop hat-trick).

 

Its also a great city, with some excellent pubs - we used to frequent the White Swan near Gillygate (sp.) for the football - and some even better restaurants.  I mean no disrespect to the lass I went out with, but one of the things I miss most is visiting that city on a regular basis (she lived just down the road from the Uni).

 

As for Norwich, I''ve only recently moved back here myself and haven''t yet been able to afford a game at Carrow Road this season, so my knowledge of the area is pretty out-of-date, as is my knowledge of pies.

 

I will, however, wish you all the best on Saturday - I''m personally not at all bothered by the FA Cup this season, considering our league run to be much more important, and would expect to see a mixture of reserves, youth talent, and those returning from injury to get a good run-out.  Either way, I''m sure you''ll have a cracking time and whatever the score you''ll more than likely enjoy yourself.

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Phil Hoadlet ocassionally helps out a funeral directors in Norwich. It was quite a surprise to see him helping to carry my old mans coffin at his funeral !! Had a chat with him at the cemetery, nice bloke.

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I cant believe a away fan comes onto the pinkun asking for advice and to share some interesting opinions and people wax lyrical about bloody Morrisons, there''s an Argos and Boot''s across the road too, beautiful stores the likes of which you''ll never have seen. Spread the word!

Anyway hope you have a good day Slade but not too good for 90 odd mins.

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[quote user="First Wazzock"]

[quote user="Slade"]

Any more tips for parking near the station? Cheers.

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Gotta be where I said, Lower Clarence Road where the away fans coaches park overlooks the rail tracks and the ground (a couple of hundred yards from the station).

[/quote]Would still advise the Royal Mail charity car park - it''s opposite the rip off away supporters coach/car park and you can pat yourself on the back by having done a good deed!

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