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Ewood Park
Blackburn Rovers v
Everton
Saturday 17th April 2010, 3pm
Premier League
Patrick Burke
(Everton fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I had been to Blackburn several times before and we had always come away with a great result so I was hoping for the same this time. Last time, our seats were great and offered a great view.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
Very, very easy. About 15 minutes from the ground, there are a number of side streets so we decided to park down one of them. The journey was relatively simple, as the ground is located not far from the motorway.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
 
Before the game, we went into the Golden Cup pub. We found it very quiet but good drinks and food. On the way back, we tried a small chippy and surprisingly I must say, the chips were one of the best I have ever tasted and it did seem quite popular with home fans. 

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
 
The ground looks very impressive from the outside, but we didn't have time to look around, as we were 2 minutes late. Inside it looks equally impressive except the Riverside Stand on one side.
 
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

Great game, deservedly ending up 3-2 to Everton but I have to comment on Steven N'zonzi's goal, it was one of the best goals I have ever seen at a football match, it didn't look so good on Match of the Day but on the day, it was quite stunning. A great atmosphere and banter created between the two sets of fans with some quite embarrassing chants. The stewards were unnoticeable (I hope that's a word!) with high quality facilities. My pie at a recent trip to Wigan had put me off pies so I chose not to have one at Ewood.
 

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
Slightly harder due to the busy traffic heading in our direction but once we were past that, just as simple as on the way. Great atmosphere in the car on the way back after Tim's (Cahill) late winner aswell as fans on the radio.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day out as always at Blackburn, if you're going to go to an away game, I would strongly recommend coming to Blackburn, easy to get to from all directions and lots of nearby chippy's and pubs and friendly fans, it's a football fans heaven!

Attendance: 27,022


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