I once met and had a good talk with some Spalding fans on a train, when they and I were coming home from
games, very passionate about their team and quite knowledgeable about non-league football in general.
A lot of parks in Scunny,SMS. I hate the hill en route to the ground, terrible when it's frosty and slippy - especially
after watching the reserves on a freezing cold night
Terrible ground to go too, been twice watching the Blades on the train from Donny, as soon as you get off the police round you up like sheep and kettle you into a boozer, then put free shuttle buses on to the ground. I did manage to escape one year with the Bailey brothers, as one of them was a copper. The scunny massive came into a bar and got short shift, followed by the police...We had to travel on this 80's double decker shuttle bus to the ground, along with many others.
The police took you the long course around the outskirts of Scunny, instead of direct to the ground. It took ages, we had police on the bus with us all the way.
Then you got the banter with the police on route.. the following was aimed at them on the bus "Hey up love, this is Scunny, not Galatasaray"..."we've been in the premier league you know, played at Old Trafford, Anfield" and then someone piped up,"earlier this season we were even allowed to walk to Millwall"....Classic Blades days, but we never win their