Unwritten rule? Yep, a few years ago before we got good. But, in recent times with sell outs, a free for all is unacceptable. I am guessing from your comment about Stoke being a nice stadium that it was your first time there. That speaks volumesYep! I luckily did the same! Sat nav saved my skin. Arrived with 2 hr to spare! Re people at away days not understanding the unwritten rule, this is becoming common place and i wish they would f*** off. We saw some gimps try and boot out two people in their seat, never used to happen. Just sit where you want. Its these half hearted fans who just have no sense on how it works!