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« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2023, 19:57:28 pm »

Lttle tip, but I shall only give one example for obvious reasons. Behind Northampton Audi, on Gambrel Road, no yellow lines on the left hand side where the burger van is parked. Theres gotta be room for 25 vehicles there. And a quick hop across the Weedon Road, and youre at the Tavern. Five or six minutes tops.
I appreciate the annoyance that will be caused to people when you have payed in advance, only to be told that the car park is full, but have a plan B in place in order to avoid being sent down to a swampy field. I know of plenty of other places to park, but I will keep these to myself.
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« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2023, 20:04:21 pm »

Orange scooter with you and your mate wearing all black clothing and a man bag with balaclavas on regardless of weather then dump it across the path near the puddle.
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« Reply #62 on: August 07, 2023, 20:16:23 pm »

Bottom of Hunsbury Hill is 10-15 mins walk, although some added jeopardy on a night game. Saying that I used to walk/run through the Racecouse after night games on the 4 mile journey home.
Walked that for a Tuesday night game loads of times, when I used to work down Rothersthorpe Ave Ind Estate. The biggest jeopardy was the dog leg right before the canal bridge. If you walk in a straight line, then you are going for a swim. But past that point and there is illumination from the floodlights. And then youre up by the old south car park. As you say, about 15  minutes walk.
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« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2023, 20:45:43 pm »

4 or 5 pound parking is cheap compared to a lot of the away ground car parks I normally encounter.
I usually park in the 'swampy' field which, from my experience, isn't at all.
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« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2023, 20:55:44 pm »

4 or 5 pound parking is cheap compared to a lot of the away ground car parks I normally encounter.
Thats fair enough, as we would not be expected to know about the little hideaways in the surrounding area at away grounds. But there is no excuse for not having a little drive around your home ground, whilst waiting for Sainsburys to open on a sunday for instance, and seeing whats available. After all, you will be using it a few times in the upcoming season.
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« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2023, 21:16:33 pm »

I like to think Im a savvy parker. Got all the apps to park on driveways, back streets etc.
Got totally snookered recently and stumped up 40 to park at Wembley which was the cheapest I could find.
Nothing worse than turning up somewhere without a plan!
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« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2023, 21:37:57 pm »

I like to think Im a savvy parker. Got all the apps to park on driveways, back streets etc.
Got totally snookered recently and stumped up 40 to park at Wembley which was the cheapest I could find.
Nothing worse than turning up somewhere without a plan!
Used to use Stanmore, or Canons Park in the past, and get the tube in. But then London is a completely different scenario.
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« Reply #67 on: August 07, 2023, 21:46:43 pm »

I like to think Im a savvy parker. Got all the apps to park on driveways, back streets etc.
Got totally snookered recently and stumped up 40 to park at Wembley which was the cheapest I could find.
Nothing worse than turning up somewhere without a plan!
Park near Kilburn tube station for Wembley, used to be plenty of spaces in the side streets
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« Reply #68 on: August 07, 2023, 22:01:09 pm »

Yeah, always used to park and tube but these days prefer to park and walk. Plus the trains and tube stations are hit and miss these days.
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« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2023, 06:00:51 am »

ULEZ will add to these now but still probably better, just.
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« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2023, 06:57:54 am »

ULEZ will add to these now but still probably better, just.


Only if you drive a tractor, so P*sh are screwed if they get to Wembley  Tongue
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« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2023, 07:14:24 am »

The thing with parking is it depends on people's personal circumstances. We used to park over by Westgate Industrial Estate and walk but my dad started to struggle with the distance so for the last few years we've had a pass for the gravel car park. By the end of last season he was really struggling with that walk too and we were having to stop several times on the way back for him to catch his breath (it was less of an issue going towards the ground as it's downhill but was still slow going).

He's 88, has had a hip replacement and has a COPD diagnosis so we've been telling him for ages to apply for a blue badge. This summer he finally swallowed his pride and applied for one so we've now sorted out a disabled space at the ground (which, by the way, Wendy was amazing at arranging for us).

The point is, for those of us fortunate enough to be able bodied then yeah, it's easy to park elsewhere and walk but for some people it isn't just down to laziness, they might need a closer space and if they've stumped up for a car park pass tthen they are not being unreasonable in assuming they will be guaranteed one.
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« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2023, 13:04:21 pm »

After being on the waiting list for a few years my father-in-law finally managed to get a osuth stand disabled car parking space which has been great for a few years and we moved space now to one closer to reception. Which with him this now in a wheelchair aloocated space in the stadium means he can get out of the car, into the wheelchair and to his spot extremely easy.

However the Stevenage game was an absolute shambles, it seems they have changed all of the stewards manning the entrace where you show your parking permit which is labelled with your allocated spot and normally they allow you access and you park in your given space.

Last weekend the stewards didn't know the crack so from the point of being ticked off the attendance list we could see a car already in our designated spot so we were then directed to a free spot at the time which would have then been someone elses desginated spot. After explaining to the steward that it's not ideal that we are taking someone elses spot he replied "How many people do think will come?" Shocked at this I replied to him probably enough to fill the car park as we were on a waiting list for years to get the space we have. He seemed shocked as I think they had been letting loads of Stevenage fans in and taking money from them to park in the car park.

The wife sent Wendy an email a couple of days after as the father-in-law was rightly worried we may get there one day and not have a space because the stewards have no idea what they are doing. Still waiting for a reply but having read here the issues with the other car parks I can see we maybe in a large queue!
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« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2023, 13:41:28 pm »

After being on the waiting list for a few years my father-in-law finally managed to get a osuth stand disabled car parking space which has been great for a few years and we moved space now to one closer to reception. Which with him this now in a wheelchair aloocated space in the stadium means he can get out of the car, into the wheelchair and to his spot extremely easy.

However the Stevenage game was an absolute shambles, it seems they have changed all of the stewards manning the entrace where you show your parking permit which is labelled with your allocated spot and normally they allow you access and you park in your given space.

Last weekend the stewards didn't know the crack so from the point of being ticked off the attendance list we could see a car already in our designated spot so we were then directed to a free spot at the time which would have then been someone elses desginated spot. After explaining to the steward that it's not ideal that we are taking someone elses spot he replied "How many people do think will come?" Shocked at this I replied to him probably enough to fill the car park as we were on a waiting list for years to get the space we have. He seemed shocked as I think they had been letting loads of Stevenage fans in and taking money from them to park in the car park.

The wife sent Wendy an email a couple of days after as the father-in-law was rightly worried we may get there one day and not have a space because the stewards have no idea what they are doing. Still waiting for a reply but having read here the issues with the other car parks I can see we maybe in a large queue!
Utter shambles, feel sorry for you, the match day management has all but disappeared, I really worry whats going to happen with 1500 Boro fans there next week.
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« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2023, 16:36:04 pm »

Utter shambles, feel sorry for you, the match day management has all but disappeared, I really worry whats going to happen with 1500 Boro fans there next week.

Or the 15000 that Beds wants.

As for the scum supporters. They can put them in the gravel pit at the back if they like.
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« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2023, 17:41:18 pm »



As for the scum supporters. They can put them in the gravel pit at the back if they like.

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« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2023, 19:04:27 pm »

Check out my gravel pit
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Back back an' forth an' forth  Wink
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« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2023, 12:43:53 pm »

Nearly 29 years of watching games at Sixfields, 
Number of parking tickets 0
Number of times not found a parking space 0
Number of times gotten muddy footwear 0
Must just of had 29 lucky years I guess.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2023, 14:14:40 pm »

Nearly 29 years of watching games at Sixfields, 
Number of parking tickets 0
Number of times not found a parking space 0
Number of times gotten muddy footwear 0
Must just of had 29 lucky years I guess.  Roll Eyes
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Plus, number of times paid to park 0
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« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2023, 14:19:24 pm »

Nearly 29 years of watching games at Sixfields, 
Number of parking tickets 0
Number of times not found a parking space 0
Number of times gotten muddy footwear 0
Must just of had 29 lucky years I guess.  Roll Eyes

I've probably had double 29 when it comes to parking tickets at Sixfields.

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