I didn't used to be wound up by JLEs but I'm up and down in my seat like a jack in the box in the last 10 minutes. If it's not people in my row, it's those in the row in front.
I'm happy to report that Lord B, who's two rows in front of me, is there at the end.
It's a trade off, isn't it? Leave on eighty five minutes then over the course of a league season you'll miss around two hours of football - plus any injury time. If we say around five minutes per game, that doubles to around four hours of football.
Against that, if travelling by rail, staying to the end and leaving in the rush usually ends up with around half an hour stood in a queue. That's eleven and a half hours of queuing over a season, sometimes in the pissing rain. If you're older, have a weak bladder or other infirmity, have kids - particularly at evening games - or just cannae be arsed standing in a queue, then missing the last few minutes MAY seem like a fair trade off to avoid the queues.
You pay your money etc, etc and I can't see the situation changing unless the transport system can somehow be made more efficient.
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single rail replacement bus service.
Exactly right. But it's the one thing that the club don't appear particularly bothered by. I've been suggesting since The Amex opened that there are several ways to improve pre-match and post match transport.
I've asked for a couple of years if a regular meeting between people using different modes of transport (train, P&R, car, coach, bike, foot etc.) could be arranged, but haven't got anywhere.
Thanks Robbie - one day we'll name a stand after you.
My favourite version is where a computer reads it.
Does anyone actually sing the proper words?
And even at the Goldstone Days show, the on-screen words had "Good Old Sussex by the Sea" twice.
Okay, so that's wrong, but no matter! It's so good that an increasing number of people are now singing "Stand or Fall".