Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United
Saturday November 30th 2013, 3pm
Allan Caley (Leeds
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I haven't attended an away Leeds game for over 30
years and decided to take my son to his first
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We left Grimsby at 09:30am and it was very easy to
park up the hill near the M56 junction on a
street, arriving at 12:30.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We went in the small Golden Cup pub for a drink
till about 2:20pm. It was packed with about 400
Leeds fans both inside and out. There wasn't any
trouble at all. Didn't see any Blackburn fans
until we walked the short distance down the hill
to the area around the ground. There was a large
police presence and they looked on edge, but I saw
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
It was a fantastic view from the 4th row of the
upper tier of the Darwen End, right behind the
goal. the rest of the stadium looked good but it
seemed almost empty. The Walker stand looks good
but only had a couple of thousand in it. The
Riverside was a third full and the Blackburn end
was maybe 1/2 to 2/3rds full and quiet for much of
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game: well we had a great view of an abject
performance by both teams really. The atmosphere
was the highlight of the trip with 6,800+ Leeds
fans there I lost my voice before the end of the
game. The stewards were there; and that was about
it. I didn't see any of them talking to anybody.
We stood up the whole match so don't really know
if the seats were too cramped. The queues for food
were too long to join and the toilet facilities
were good. The result: 1-0 to Blackburn, a draw
would have been a fair result :-(
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Very easy to leave the ground and getting back to
the car was quick and we were back on the motorway
within 20 minutes of the final whistle.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A great day out, we'll do it again next year if we
are still in the same division as them, and hope
for a better result.