Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

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Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by ClaretTony » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:34 am

For any general information that could assist for supporters going to the game at Sheffield United - but not for ticketing or coach travel issues which are covered on other threads.

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:20 pm

The train is £19.50 return with a change and 40 minute break at Leeds. Total journey time 2 hours 30

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Bosscat » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:The train is £19.50 return with a change and 40 minute break at Leeds. Total journey time 2 hours 30
40 minutes in Leeds... you will get to see "All the Highlights then :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Sheffield Tap is a rubbish boozer and you should avoid at all costs.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:32 pm

Bosscat wrote:40 minutes in Leeds... you will get to see "All the Highlights then :lol: :lol: :lol:
There's a pub in the station.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:33 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:Sheffield Tap is a rubbish boozer and you should avoid at all costs.
Any you reccomend?

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Post by Bosscat » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:36 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:There's a pub in the station.
Exactly ... you will get to see "All the Highlights" Leeds has to offer then ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:04 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Any you reccomend?
any accept Sheffield ;) tap

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by damo_whitehead » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:08 pm

Devonshire Cat is a bit of a walk away but used to be good for away fans, not sure if it is still the case though

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Claretmatt4 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:31 pm

@ClaretTony could you add the KO time and date to this thread?

Also on the sticky for away travel you've written Leicester twice :-)

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Cubanclaret » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:25 pm

The Sheffield Tap is excellent, certainly the best boozer I have ever known situated at a train station. Has lots of Thornbridge brews - unless something has happened in the past two years since I was last there.
The Sheaf situated at Heeley Bottom (just off Chesterfield Rd) within walking distance of the ground is also excellent for ale connesieuers - it’s deep in Blades territory but was my local for 10 years and it’s a friendly place.
There’s a great place to eat at the foot of London Road - Kurdistan charcoal grill -excellent value and authentic - or Marsala fish kebab from the takeaway opposite.
Prob best not to wear colours in that part of town. It’s a bit rough and ready. Can’t wait for this one.
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Post by Jakubs Tash » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:33 pm

Have been a few times previously.....but I think the last time might have been when Gascoigne played! Any advice re the best places to park?

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Post by NottsClaret » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:58 pm

We went to the Rutland Arms last time, although we met up with some Blades friends beforehand so not sure on the away fans policy, I think it's alright though. Good pub, not far from the station and not too far out of the way to the ground.

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Post by Garnerssoap » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Any more real ale /good beer recommendations either in Sheffield or on any train route out of Manchester- not necessarily bothered about going direct and stalybridge is always a favourite but not checked if that way is feasible yet

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:26 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:Have been a few times previously.....but I think the last time might have been when Gascoigne played! Any advice re the best places to park?
I think suggesting that Gascoigne played is stretching it a bit but he was definitely on the pitch. Not sure on parking. Never found it easy around Bramall Lane.

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Post by Leisure » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:26 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:Have been a few times previously.....but I think the last time might have been when Gascoigne played! Any advice re the best places to park?
I've only driven there once and parked in a multistorey between the ground and the city centre. NCP Furnival Gate.
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Post by Jakubs Tash » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:11 pm

ClaretTony wrote:I think suggesting that Gascoigne played is stretching it a bit but he was definitely on the pitch. Not sure on parking. Never found it easy around Bramall Lane.
Haha, yes, Gascoigne was a complete liability that day!

It's definitely tricky for parking around their ground as it's so central and there are lots of one way streets/roads etc. Best bet might be to there a little early and try and get some street parking and a 10 minute walk to the ground....

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Post by Transpennine » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:39 pm

Garnerssoap wrote:Any more real ale /good beer recommendations either in Sheffield or on any train route out of Manchester- not necessarily bothered about going direct and stalybridge is always a favourite but not checked if that way is feasible yet
StalyVegas isn't really feasible. Unless you went up to Uddersfield and then Sheffield. But that's a long way round for a decent pint.
If you get the slow train from manc you could stop off in Marple or Edale for an hour. Plenty of decent ale houses in Sheffield though...

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Post by rufus lumley » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Always do the Devonshire Cat less than a 10 minute walk to the ground from the pub think Gazza must have been in there before me that day.

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Post by claret3561 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:05 pm

Anyone travelling from the southwest for this who wants to share transport costs. Train prices looking pretty expensive. I'm in Gloucester.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:56 pm

claret3561 wrote:Anyone travelling from the southwest for this who wants to share transport costs. Train prices looking pretty expensive. I'm in Gloucester.
I don't know what you would expect to pay but the split ticket app says £60 return. Gloucester to Sheffield.

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Post by claret3561 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:14 pm

What is this app, 89 quid cheapest on train line.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:28 pm

claret3561 wrote:What is this app, 89 quid cheapest on train line.
The app is called Train pal although I thought I was downloading the Split Tickets one. Just wanted to try it out to see if you could save.

Check both apps or Split ticket website or even the train company's website you will use.

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Bertiebeehead » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:11 pm

As mentioned further up the Rutland is an excellent pub.

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Longside4evr » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:20 pm

Street parking very close to Bramhall Lane
Alderson Road, Sheffield, S2 4UD
The pub close by is called the Golden Lion
But plenty of parking if you dont leave it to late

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Post by Leisure » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:48 pm

Sheffield Police stating that The Howard and The Globe pubs will happily serve Burnley fans. They can be found opposite the train station. The Graduate, situated further up the hill, is also away friendly and is around 10 minutes walk to the ground.

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Post by Leisure » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Recommended parking by the Police and Sheffield Utd -

Ant_parking
S2 4RN
250 yards from the ground.
£5

*****

APCOA Car Parking
Eyre Street - The Moor MSPC
S1 4Qw

Show your match ticket and the cost us £3.50.

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Post by burnmark » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:52 pm

Leisure wrote:Sheffield Police stating that The Howard and The Globe pubs will happily serve Burnley fans. They can be found opposite the train station. The Graduate, situated further up the hill, is also away friendly and is around 10 minutes walk to the ground.
These are the pubs we usually frequent. Pretty cheap as next to the university and then a straight path up to the city centre for a couple more in Wetherspoons/Yates’s etc.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:04 pm

We've had to change plans due to some of the group wanting to watch the egg chasing world cup final. So we're watching it in Manny and then getting the train from there.
Seems to work out far better for time than changing at Leeds.

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by claretblue » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:36 am

Longside4evr wrote:Street parking very close to Bramhall Lane
Alderson Road, Sheffield, S2 4UD
The pub close by is called the Golden Lion
But plenty of parking if you dont leave it to late
Alderson Road is Permit Holders (Mon - Sat 8:00am - 6:30pm) or pay at machine (max 4 hours)

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Longside4evr » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:30 am

claretblue wrote:Alderson Road is Permit Holders (Mon - Sat 8:00am - 6:30pm) or pay at machine (max 4 hours)
I park on there every time i go and parked on there in May when i go to Billy clarks tackle
But may have restrictions on match days last time i went to a match a Bramhall Lane was in the FA cup in the 80s
But my friend who lives in Sheffield said you can park easily round there on match days

Disregard this just put it in parkopedia and it states restrictions

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Parking at Sheff Utd

Post by cl40 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:22 pm

Any tips on where to park this Saturday? Need a quick getaway as I’ve got a bonfire to go to after

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Post by Leisure » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:49 pm

Quite a few suggestions on the General Info thread.

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Re: Parking at Sheff Utd

Post by Funkydrummer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:51 pm

We went early to Meadowhall and caught a bendy bus to the ground.

Painless, apart from the damage to my credit card whilst I was away !!! :D

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Just been reading the Sheffield Tap in the train station doesn't allow football fans in with colours on. Strange for a train station boozer.

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Post by Leisure » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:59 pm

Could be busy at Sheffield, Leeds and Piccadilly stgationsa with us going to Sheffield and Wednesday fans going to Blackburn but I'm pretty sure that the respective fans will be wishing each other good luck for the afternoon!

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:23 pm

Just read on the clubs match day guide for tomorrow's game. No Alcohol on sale to us at half time.

Pre match only

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Re: Parking at Sheff Utd

Post by Doctor_Marina » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:22 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:We went early to Meadowhall and caught a bendy bus to the ground.

Painless, apart from the damage to my credit card whilst I was away !!! :D
When you say "early", what time did YOU leave Meadowhall for the ground by bus ?

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Post by Doctor_Marina » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:39 pm

I'm on Marple to Sheffield train at 1210. Don't have the legs for a 1mile walk to the ground and back after 2hour standing at the match. So ... bus from Railway station or bus from Meadowhall or is it a taxi for me ???

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Post by whentheballmoves » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:38 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:Sheffield Tap is a rubbish boozer and you should avoid at all costs.
A tad expensive, maybe, but rubbish? Behave yourself. :lol:

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Post by whentheballmoves » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:42 pm

Granny I think you were joking, so I will forgive you! :-)
A new one for most, including myself (a Sheffield resident) is the Lost Industry Tap - no real ale, but craft beer a plenty.
I'm reffing earlier in the morning, so will be taking in The Sheffield Tap, Rutland and LI Tap, all being well.
I would recommend not wearing colours, or hiding them, especially in the first of those...

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Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:35 am

Yep. It’s brilliant isn’t it.

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Re: Sheffield United (a) - General Info Thread

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:26 am

We went in the Rutland on the way back but left without getting a drink. It absolutely stunk of cats.

The Howard was a decent pub and the globe too overcrowded before the game.

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