AFC Wimbledon v Southend
Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 7.45pm Stephen
Spooner (Southend United fan
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as
the case may be):
I was looking forward to visiting another
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey by car from North Wales, as an
exiled Southend fan was a
460 mile round trip. The M6 and M40 were all straight
forward but I got stuck in traffic on the
I parked in the ground car park, which was free, albeit on a grassed area which
serves as an overspill car park for the
Club. Parking seemed to be very limited in
the streets around
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Friendly steward directing people in
parking and around the ground, friendly
fans as fans get mixed with all parking in
the home stand area.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground.
The stadium is small and compact, and you
have to walk to the other side of the
ground from the car park to the away end.
Has a nice small club shop behind the home
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Had a cheeseburger and coke from the
burger van inside the ground, served in a
foil bag so kept warm during the cold
November evening game. Had a choice to sit
or stand. Took the standing option. great
view as close to the pitch and nothing
blocking views. The game was fantastic
with Southend winning 4-0.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Easy to get away from the ground with
traffic flowing freely.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
A long journey, but completely worth it,
with a Southend win. Looking forward to
seeing AFC Wimbledon in their new ground
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