Bolton Wanderers v Watford
Saturday 22 February 2014, 3pm
Kevan & Eddy Simth (Watford
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
It was going to be a nice way to round off a
family half term break to the Peak District.
Bolton have not won for a while and Watford fans
normally enjoy away trips.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We stayed in a hotel a ten minute walk from the
ground. Apart from the car parks immediately
around the stadium we saw a few others located at
in school and offices. Understandably it appeared
to be easier to park than on a previous Premier
League visit in 2006.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
There did not seem to be any food vans outside the
ground so we had a cheeseburger and a chicken
balti pie, which was on the small side, inside the
ground. The food was of decent quality. Outside
was very quiet.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The ground was nicely designed and looked modern
and unique compared to other new stadiums. All
sides are of the same design and height.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
From a Watford's fans perspective it was a boring
game with few chances for Watford. A good first
half by Bolton allowed them to take a 2-0 lead.
After half time there were no real opportunities
and Watford never looked like coming back from
behind. The atmosphere was poor for both teams and
even the normally vocal Watford away fans did not
get into their stride. The stewards seemed fairly
relaxed but there was nothing to test them as the
atmosphere was poor. There were plenty of room on
the concourse, the toilets were good and the view
of the action was good.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Away fans exit directly towards the main road and
this was made quicker by watching the last two
minutes of stoppage time on the screens in the
concourse. On the walk back the main roads were
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A good day out but spoiled by the football from a
Watford perspective although the defeat could have
been heavier. Other than that a visit to Bolton is
a worthwhile trip.