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Blackburn Rovers
Championship League
Saturday, December 29th, 2012, 3pm
Callum Atkins
(Blackburn Rovers fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

I was looking forward to attending Oakwell as for what I saw it looked like a decent ground when I checked this website on the eve of the game

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

The journey was a easy one a half hours, as I travelled to the game by the club coaches.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

I didn't speak to any home fans but we just got of the coach and bought a programme and went to the club shop so my mate could buy a match badge.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

I thought it was not a bad ground on the whole. But I didn't understand  why the old West Stand was open, when there were hardly any home fans in there. I guess it doesn't help that most of the seating in this stand is uncovered. The away end I thought was pretty decent, with a good view. It was unreserved seating with around 1.700 Rovers fans in attendance.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game was awesome. Rovers players had put 100% effort in for Gary Bowyer as Henning Berg was sacked just days before. Rovers took the lead through a amazing run from Josh king, followed by a second scored by Rochina before half time. Then Barnsley nicked one back, but to settle the nerves super Rhodes scored in the dying seconds of injury time. Whilst celebrating the goal I dropped my wallet and ipod which were soon returned to me by a vigilant steward.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Ut was very easy - straight out on coaches .

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day after Christmas, a pretty decent ground apart from the West Stand , great stewards, and a good three points for Rovers to end a bad run.

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