1. Why you were looking forward
to going to the ground (or not as the case may
This was my first visit to the Rebook and I
was really looking forward to it. I had heard
the the stadium was really good and modern and
that the fans were friendly, which is always
good on an away day.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey up to Bolton was straightforward
and relaxing. We travelled by coach, which was
supplied by a private company called Easton's.
On the way we stopped at Castleford at a
Retail Park, which 'conveniently' had a
Wetherspoon outlet located nearby, where we
enjoyed a good selection of food and drink at
We then continued onto Bolton and in total we
spent five hours travelling on the coach from
Norwich. The stadium was easy to spot just off
the M61 and we parked right outside. This is
was on one of the official car parks which you
had to pay to get into, whether you were car
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We did not go to a pub or chip shop we just
bought a programme and went straight into the
ground. The programme sellers game right up to
our bus which was quite handy. Although we
didn't go to a pub, I noticed that there was a
Harvester and a Premier Inn just across from
the stadium, which if you are staying
overnight or want something to eat or drink,
then this might be an idea.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
The catering area was okay but a little on the
small side. But there was Sky Sports on, and
when we got there they had the Blackburn v
Arsenal game on which was very good. The away
stand, the South Stand, was like the rest of
the stadium being two tiered. The stadium was
really good and looked great. In my opinion,
it is one of the top stadiums in Britain.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game itself was good for Norwich, with two
quick goals in the first half, that set us on
our way. Just after half time, Bolton were
reduced to 10 men, when they had a player sent
off for improper conduct. Bolton did managed
to pull one back from the penalty spot but we
held on for a 2-1 win.
The atmosphere at the stadium was good from a
Norwich perspective, but the home fans were a
little quiet throughout the match. They
were good at the start of the game,
particularly in the corner of the West Stand
next to the away fans, but this ebbed away as
the match went our way. There was also a
drummer behind the goal in the North stand
which banged on thought the match. Annoyingly,
the stewards kept telling us to sit down, but
we like most Norwich fans decided to ignore
them and in the stewards soon gave up.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Getting away from the ground was easy, walk
outside onto the waiting coach, then after a
5-10 minute wait we were on our way on to the
M61 and then it was an easy drive home.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
I had really enjoyed my trip to the Rebook.
This was a fun and easy to get to. It was also
fantastic to get all three points.