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Watford keeper Ben Foster explains which away stadium is his favourite to play at

Watford keeper Ben Foster explains which away stadium is his favourite to play at and why after being asked for his YouTube channel.

The 38 year old has endured a lengthy career, something started back in 2000 with Racing Club Warwick before signing with Stoke City and also played for the likes of Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster, Man Utd, Watford, Birmingham and West Brom.

Of the 22 years within football, he’s played 15 seasons at Premier League level, and in his opinion, says Newcastle United’s St James’ Park is the best stadium to play at as a footballer.

He has explained why he has chosen the Magpies ground as his favourite stadium, branding the atmosphere as ‘outrageous’.

Foster most recently played at Newcastle in January as his Hornets side drew 1-1, with Allan Saint-Maximim’s second-half strike being cancelled out by Joao Pedro’s late leveller.

Over 51,000 were in attendance for that encounter and this has been a common theme throughout the season, including the defeat against Cambridge United in the FA Cup third-round.

Despite also playing between the sticks at the likes of Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford and Anfield during his 18-year profesional career, Foster believes that Newcastle is the best.

Speaking on his Fozcast YouTube channel, Foster said: “The best stadium to play at as a footballer I think is Newcastle. Honestly, St James’ Park, when that place is rocking, what an atmosphere.

“It’s a different atmosphere to most stadiums because it’s not necessarily an intimidating atmosphere. When we played them a couple of weeks ago, they went 1-0 up in the 50th minute and the place was rocking.

“The noise is incredible, it’s such a big, massive stadium. That one stand, where the away fans sit is massive where you can see the away fans at the top.

“The noise is outrageous, but it’s not an intimidating noise. I’ve played in places like Celtic away and the atmosphere scares you. I’ve got to say Newcastle is, all being told the best stadium for atmosphere.

“They’re closely run by Villa, though. Villa Park when it gets rocking is some sort of atmosphere, that can get intimidating.

“I’ve played in a few midlands derbies with Birmingham and West Brom away at Villa and when that place is rocking it’s a really good atmosphere.”

Peter Dale, also known as ‘Tubes’ on Soccer AM, added: “When I went away to Chelsea to watch Newcastle – that’s up there for me.

“St James’ Park is awesome and I love their passion for football. Every single fan has the black and white on and that never happens.”

He did recently speak about his love for the “You’ll Never Walk Alone ” song too, saying:⁣ “It is beautiful. I remember playing at Anfield – you’re walking out and it’s on just before the game is about to start.

“I am in my goal, the whole stadium is singing, and I find myself singing it. The Liverpool fans are really decent.”

Twitter users reacted as Watford keeper Ben Foster explains which away stadium is his favourite to play at…

@nixon80: The build up to the game against Man Utd in 1996 is still the loudest sustained noise I’ve ever heard in my life.

@GY1Matt: Maybe @BenFoster should tell Gobby Agbonlahor…

@fingerblast83: Aye remember his stretches during the game got a good laugh oot the gallowgte 😆

@davidmillzy: Too right and has the best fans ⚫⚪

@halliday_9: Anyone who knows the game understands this. Nowhere like it when it’s rocking, been like that for much of this season, despite being absolutely terrible.

@Mitch_shield: Always said Ben foster is a top top geeza, what a friggin legend

@bdriles: Friggin legend by the way

@wardy22589: When we played them the other week at home the players switched ends before KO and as he was heading to the Gallowgate he applauded the fans!

@JeffMak1975: That’s why anyone who thinks we need a new stadium can do one

@JohnBrewis1: Doesn’t he know it. Always the best in the league. We shall never be beaten

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