Toughest Test For Boro?

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Boro Mad

Tuesday 27th January 2009
Portsmouth v Aston Villa 20.00
Sunderland v Fulham 19.45
Tottenham v Stoke City 20.00
West Brom v Man Utd 19.45

Wednesday 28th January 2009
Blackburn v Bolton 20.00
Chelsea v Middlesbrough 19.45
Everton v Arsenal 20.00
Man City v Newcastle 19.45
West Ham v Hull City 20.00
Wigan Athletic v Liverpool 19.45


Directions & Car Parking

Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4 towards London, which then becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Carry on over the Hammersmith flyover and after a further one and half miles, take the turning Earls Court. Continue past Earls Court station and down the one way system until you reach the junction with Fulham Road. At this junction, turn right at the traffic lights and after about half a mile, you will see the ground on your right.
A number of local resident schemes are in operation around the ground, so you may well end up having to park some way from the ground itself.

By Train and Tube

The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway which is on the District Line. Take a tube to Earls Court and if necessary, change for a Wimbledon bound tube. The nearest overground train station is West Brompton, which is served by trains from Clapham Junction (which is in turn served by trains from London Waterloo and Victoria stations). It is around a 15 minute walk to the ground from West Brompton station. Turn right outside the station past the Tournament Pub, then right again into Brompton Cemetery. Walk on through the Cemetery (just follow the crowd) and Stamford Bridge is soon visible to the right. If it is a night game then turn right after the cemetery into Finborough Road. After a half-mile, turn right onto the Fulham Rd.

Where To Drink

The pubs near the ground can be quite partisan, so I would recommend getting a drink somewhere on the journey there. There are quite a few pubs on the Kings Road that are okay as long as you don't break into a chorus about your team!. Ross Mooring adds; The best (well, least partisan) pub for away fans is the Slug and Lettuce outside Fulham Broadway train station situated a few minutes walk from the ground. It's an upmarket pub with a good security and police presence outside on matchdays. Very full but rarely any trouble. Away fans though should avoid the Sofa Bar. Alcohol (Budweiser) is available inside the ground but it is a bit pricey, even for Londoners!'.

About a ten minute walk away from the ground near Parsons Green Tube Station is the White Horse. A large comfortable pub which sells good food and a range of real ales including Harveys Ales from Sussex. To find this pub with the new West Stand behind you turn right (up past where the away coaches are parked) up Fulham Road and into Fulham Broadway, passing the tube station on your right. Continue to follow Fulham Road around to the left and then take a left hand turn into Parsons Green Road. Go under the bridge passing Parsons Tube Station on your right and you will reach the White Horse pub on your left.