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Playing Away

PLAYING AWAY Away games are the test of a true fan. You're vastly outnumbered. And you're in a different seat in a strange stand, eating strange pies. But away games are also a bit special. It's a completely different atmosphere. You're surrounded by diehard fans who really know how to make some noise. And of course there's no sweeter feeling than travelling home with three points in the bag. Let's have a look at some stats from 2011/12 season and see where you'll end up in the league. PREMIERSHIP SEATS NEWCASTLE SUN DERLAN D BLAÇKBURN - Total number of Premlership stadium seats - WIGAN BOLTON MANCHESTER UNITED MANC HESTER EVERTON MIND THE GAP BETWEEN UVERP 00L STADIUM STATS CLUBS: STOKE CITY Liverpool and Everton are the two closest clubs. You could bridge the gap by putting 1,159 football scarves end-to-end. BIGGEST: ASTON VILLA Old Trafford: 76,100 WOLVERHAMPTON Whereas Newcastle are 3,733,868 football scarves apart. That's a lot of cold necks. Man United's ground is big enough to fit the entire population of mid-Devon (not including cows). ulham WEST BROMWICH SMALLEST: CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Loftus Road: 19,000 SWANSEA TOTTEN HAM QPR's home is only just big enough to fit every member of London Underground staff. QUENNS PARK ARSENAL CHELSEA LONDON FULHAM GOING GLOBAL MATCH MILES If a Premiership footballer played in all 38 matches of the season, he would run an average distance of 281.2 miles. That's just 2.6% of the UK railway network (11,000 miles). 580 million households across the world watch LIVERPOOL the Premier League. They'll get a chance to see the Premier League Trophy up close too, as it's currently on a global tour. Like some kind of rock star. To CHELSEA 2.6% MEUONS 50 250 MILES FANS THAT GET AROUND Sunderland and Newcastle fans travel the most. Their longest journey, to Swansea, is 250 miles – equal to the entire length of the Underground network. PRICY TRANSFER It cost Chelsea £50m to get Fernando Torres to them from Liverpool. That's 342 lifetimes worth of season tickets to see Arsenal (the priciest season ticket in the UK). • 1,083 4 8 - 2=3 0000 00000 00000 0000 NUMBER OF CARRIAGES YOU'D NEED TO TRANSPORT 00000 0000 THE LARGEST RECORDED MATCH DAY CROWD MAN U'S 28TH AUGUST 2011 WIN OVER ARSENAL SET 3 CURRENT SEASON RECORDS - 84,569 fans - Man City v Stoke City, 3rd March 1934 - MOST GOALS TOTAL MOST GOALS ONE TEAM BIGGEST HOME VICTORY 127 YEARS AND STILL STANDING TIME SAVER THE TROPHY LIVERPOOL'S ANFIELD LIVERPOOL STADIUM was erected way back In 1884. EST 1892 MINUTES Longest goalkeeping run without conceding a goal (Edwin van der Sar - Man U 2008). IIE'1 But Stoke City holds the title for the oldest club, established in 1863 – the same year the first section of the London Underground opened. In that time you could travel from Edinburgh to London 52 times. JOIN THE 92 CLUB THEO WALCOT 22.7 veH THE PREMIERSHIP TROPHY'S Max speed reached by the fastest Premier League player, Theo Walcott (Arsenal) 92 MAX 140MPH SPEED 163.2 Miles Max speed of the UK's fastest train (if it could score goals, itd make an awesome winger). Watch a match at all 92 Premler League and Football League grounds and you could apply. The Premiership Trophy's furthest move was between Chelsea and Man U. This would take you just over 3 hours door to door. ARSENE'S ODYSEY 5923 Miles GREAT SAVE a. Manager Arsene Wenger travelled 5,923 miles when he moved from Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan to Arsenal. That's over four times the longest possible train journey in the UK (Penzance, near Land's End to Thurso, near John O'Groats). HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR FIXTURE LIST, THEN BOOK YOUR TICKETS UP TO 12 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO GET THE CHEAPEST DEALS. 0028739 0028739

Playing Away

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Rail travel and footie – it’s a pairing as perfect as a match-time pie and pint. This infographic is brought to you by Red Spotted Hanky, the best place to get cheap train tickets online.


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