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Going to Sparrows Lane

edited March 2012 in General Charlton
Not been this season yet, but I've previously been to watch the occasional yoof match at Sparrows Lane. I've just seen this post in the Man U Cup game thread:
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Plaaayer said:

liamhappe said:

Never in four years have I been prouder of nor more gutted for the under 18s. Can't really add anything else that hasn't already been said, but I look forward to seeing them attempt to bounce back at Sparrows on Saturday and hope any of you lot who were as impressed as I was last night and also can't make Bournemouth will join me. The lads have four games in hand and will top their group if they win them all.
I thought you weren't allowed down there anymore without a pass?

Good point actually, I forgot about that. Understand why they do it but still sucks.
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Does this mean that we can't go and watch any more? If so, why not? It was always enjoyable watching a game in a relaxed atmosphere, and the club was helpful by giving out teamsheets.

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    I thought you could gain entry with either a Valley Gold card or season ticket book.
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    From my experience during this season, the hardest thing about getting into U-18 games on Saturday mornings is finding a parking place, as the training ground car park gets very full and difficult to navigate.
    Just walk in the gates and up to the top pitch by the main building. No passes needed on Saturday mornings - though it may be different for the occasional 'closed-doors' reserves friendlies.
    There is limited free parking in Sparrows Lane and Avery Hill Rd
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    i've not long moved to new eltham so might take a stroll down on saturday for the game, would you advise taking my ST just in case?
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    Just walked in when I went to watch the Millwall youth game against you lot earlier this season, nobody checking passes, how would opposition fans get in otherwise?
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    Just walked in when I went to watch the Millwall youth game against you lot earlier this season, nobody checking passes, how would opposition fans get in otherwise?

    good point SLL
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    Just walked in when I went to watch the Millwall youth game against you lot earlier this season, nobody checking passes, how would opposition fans get in otherwise?
    The way you normally do, start a row, throw a few bottles and sneak in whilst Security are otherwise engaged.
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    Thanks for the info everyone. Parking's not a problem - I just lock my bike to a fence.
    I might pop down there again soon.
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    Things have changed, I'm afraid.

    Admission is as Henry states above: http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/academydetail/0,,10267~2589155,00.html
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    If I went (i've got season ticket and valley gold) with someone who doesn't have a st or vg would we both be allowed in or are they strict with these rules? Could i use st and they use vg for example? What about if 3 or 4 of us wanted to go? Anyone know? Watching the united game has convinced me to make the effort to go to a few games
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    I'm really against the book entrance scenario, but can see why Paul Hart wants it.... (he's got a lovely motor!)

    I was there for the Arsenal game earlier this season and the amount of cars there (with it seemed no security there) I'm not really surprised they want to minimise people going in.

    Seemed really easy pickings to me.....
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    I think the rationale was that too many agents were using these matches to tap up some of the reserves and youth team players so a few restrictions were sensibly put in place.
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    Things have changed, I'm afraid.

    Admission is as Henry states above: http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/academydetail/0,,10267~2589155,00.html
    Thanks for the info, Matt - might be wise to publicise this a bit more widely than as buried at the foot of an early Feb match preview? I have often been to games over the past couple of years, and I wonder how many other casual 'watchers' have become aware of this change?

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