What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are housed to one side of the new Putney End Stand, on the river side of the ground. The stand will be shared with home supporters, with away fans being allocated around 3,000 seats, which is just under half of the overall capacity of this stand. One huge benefit that the new Putney End stand has over the old terrace, is that it has a roof. There are a couple of supporting pillars that could impede your view, but this only applies to certain seats in Row DD and above. The leg room is ample and as the rows of stand seem to have been constructed from metal and plywood, rather than concrete, fans can't resist making some noise, by stamping up and down on it.
Food and drink are served from a number of outlets and stalls situated behind the stands. These areas although mostly covered are not enclosed, which is great in the Summer but can be rather cold in Winter. However if you go to the outlets around to the left of the stand then you can enjoy some nice views of the Thames, whilst having your beer. Cans of Tetleys, Guinness and plastic bottles of Carlsberg (500ml) are available at £3.50. The Club offer an interesting range of pies by Vilis. Including amongst others Lamb & Mint (£3), Vegetable (£3), Cottage Pie (£3.50) and Sausage Rolls (£2.50). You could also get a roll with a Cumberland sausage filling (£3.50). On my last visit I did try the Lamb & Mint pie, but I have to admit that it was not my 'cup of tea'. Generally there seems to be enough food and drink outlets available so that the queues were never too long (those located on the Thames side, hardly even had a queue at half time (even though on my last visit the away section was sold out). Around the concourses are flat screen televisions showing the game going on inside.
I have been previously to Craven Cottage on a number of occasions and on a nice summer day, this is one of my favourite grounds. From the walk from the tube station through a park, to having a pint overlooking the River Thames, this can be quite an enjoyable experience and I have never had any problems there. The walk down Stevenage Road to the away entrance, gives you chance to admire the quaint red brick facade of the Johnny Haynes Stand, whilst inside you can enjoy modern facilities, and apart from the game, you can still catch glimpses of rowers making their away along the Thames.
One other item of interest is that Fulham is the only Club that I know of that has a designated area of the ground reserved for 'neutral supporters'. This is located on one side of the Putney End, adjacent to the away fans section. I guess that the original idea was to attract tourists to London to a game. However, for each game there seems to be a good mix, of home, away and neutral fans in this area. Both away fans and neutral supporters use the same entrance and both can access the same facilities at the back of the stand.
Where To Drink?
Near to the tube station is the 'Eight Bells' which is popular with away fans. Along Fulham High Street there are a number of pubs to be found.
David Frear adds; 'The Crabtree on Rainville Road (10 minutes from the ground) welcomes all away supporters and as a Fulham season ticket holder I can tell you that as long as you don't watch your football at Loftus Road you can be assured of a warm welcome'. To find this pub go along Stevenage Road away from the Cottage and the away end. On reaching the home end of the ground, turn left along an alley which runs behind the stand. When you reach the River Thames turn right and walk along the riverside path. You will reach the Crabtree on your right.
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
From the North M1
At the end of the M1, turn right (west) onto the A406 (North Circular) and follow it towards Harrow for nearly 4.5 miles. Turn left (east) onto the A40 heading into London (passing close to Loftus Road and after a little over 4 miles turn right (west) onto the A402 for just about 350 yards. Here you turn left (south) along the A219 for a little over half a mile. This brings you into Hammersmith where you turn right onto the A315 and then after just 130 yards or so turn left (south) back onto the A219. Follow this road for a little over a mile, and the ground down the side streets off to your right.
From The North M40 & West M25
Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4, which then becomes the A4, towards Central London. After around two miles branch off left into Hammersmith Broadway (before the flyover). Go around the ring road around central Hammersmith, keeping to the right. Then take the A219 Fulham Palace Road. Keep straight on this road, passing Charing Cross Hospital on your left. After about another half a mile turn right into Crabtree Lane for the ground.
From the South M25
Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and take the A3 towards Central London. After around eight miles, leave the A3 at the turn off for the A219. Take the A219 towards Putney. Continue straight on this road, down Putney High Street and across Putney Bridge. You will see the ground on your left.
Parking close to the ground can be quite difficult as Jim Huegett informs me; 'please note that parking on the streets near to the ground is restricted to one hour 'pay & display' on matchdays. This isn't obvious from the parking meters and signage and the wardens are out in force on match day'. To compound matters these restrictions are also in place for Bank Holidays, Sundays and evenings up to 9.30pm, so it will be a case of finding some parking further away from the stadium.
The nearest tube station is Putney Bridge, which is on the District Line. The ground is about a fifteen minute walk. Turn left out of the station and then just follow the other supporters. You get a nice pleasant walk through Bishops Park along the river bank to the ground.
Tony Baker adds; 'Those wishing to avoid the Tube can use the Putney National Rail station, which can be reached from Waterloo and Clapham Junction. Its about a 15 or 20 minute walk to the ground. Turn right upon leaving the station, and keep going straight, down Putney High Street and over Putney Bridge. You will meet the crowds from the Tube station here. Follow them along the river bank through Bishops Park and to the ground'.
FULHAM v TOON HISTORY
2011/2012 Sun 28 Aug Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Fulham Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 02 Feb Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
Sat 13 Nov Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Fulham Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 16 May Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Fulham Premier League
Sun 09 Nov Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Premier League
Sat 15 Dec Fulham 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 03 Feb Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 09 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham Premiership
2005/2006 Sat 14 Jan Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Premiership
2004/2005 Wed 04 May Fulham 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sun 07 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 Fulham Premiership
2003/2004 Mon 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham Premiership
Tue 21 Oct Fulham 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 19 Apr Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Premiership
2001/2002 Mon 08 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Premiership
Sat 17 Nov Fulham 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership
1983/1984 Sat 03 Mar Fulham 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 05 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Fulham Second Division
1982/1983 Sat 26 Feb Fulham 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 16 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 Fulham Second Division
1981/1982 Tue 27 Oct Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. League Cup
Fulham won 4-1 on aggregate
Wed 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham League Cup
1979/1980 Sat 12 Apr Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 01 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Second Division
1978/1979 Sat 21 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Fulham Second Division
Sat 16 Dec Fulham 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1974/1975 Wed 13 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Fulham League Cup
1967/1968 Sat 20 Apr Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 14 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Fulham First Division
1966/1967 Sat 04 Feb Fulham 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 24 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham First Division
1965/1966 Sat 07 May Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham First Division
Sat 30 Oct Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1960/1961 Sat 07 Jan Newcastle Utd. 5 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup
Wed 31 Aug Fulham 4 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Wed 24 Aug Newcastle Utd. 7 - 2 Fulham First Division
1959/1960 Sat 05 Mar Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham First Division
Sat 17 Oct Fulham 4 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1955/1956 Sat 28 Jan Fulham 4 - 5 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup
1951/1952 Sat 09 Feb Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 29 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Fulham First Division
1950/1951 Sat 31 Mar Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
Sat 11 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham First Division
1949/1950 Sat 04 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham First Division
Sat 24 Sep Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division
1947/1948 Wed 14 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Fulham Second Division
Sat 27 Sep Fulham 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1946/1947 Sat 22 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Fulham Second Division
Sat 16 Nov Fulham 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1938/1939 Sat 18 Mar Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 12 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Fulham Second Division
1937/1938 Sat 09 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham Second Division
Sat 27 Nov Fulham 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1936/1937 Sat 27 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Second Division
Sat 21 Nov Fulham 3 - 4 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1935/1936 Sat 01 Feb Fulham 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
Sat 28 Sep Newcastle Utd. 6 - 2 Fulham Second Division
1934/1935 Sat 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Second Division
Sat 08 Sep Fulham 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division
1909/1910 Sat 05 Feb Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup
1907/1908 Sat 28 Mar Newcastle Utd. 6 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup
played at Liverpool