1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as
the case may be):
We were looking forward going to the ground
as it was one of the few grounds we hadn't
been to. We had been to the old
Burnden Park ground years ago but since
Bolton and Cardiff haven't been in the same
league for years it seemed like a good away
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey was straight forward, the ground
well is signposted off the M61.
Parking seemed limited, apart from the
retail park (Middlebrook) which was rather
busy. We decided to go past the ground and
park around the Beehive roundabout area,
about 15 mins walk to the Reebok.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Having parked up in the Beehive roundabout
area, we found an away friendly pub (The
Beehive) that was full of Cardiff fans, nice
relaxed atmosphere, decent pint and decent
food. Also if you had kids there was a wacky
warehouse on site too. Home fans in this pub
seemed friendly too which always
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
The ground is very cool looking to be
honest, mainly due to the unusual
floodlights. The away end view was
great, as are most modern stadiums and the
leg room was okay, which can be a problem
sometimes with me being over 6 feet tall.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game itself was poor with City losing
2-1 in the end mainly down to the ref having
a nightmare game (thatís my view). The
stewards at the game seemed over the top to
be honest and reading past reviews this
seems to be the case for most away fans.
Several City fans were ejected before half
time. The atmosphere was quite good, bearing
in mind Boltonís home crowds have dropped
some what since being relegated.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Getting away after the game was easy ,
straight out into the retail park and a 15
min walk to the car. You do come out
though into the home fans, which can make
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
Easy ground to get to, parking fairly easy,
away friendly pub near ground and decent
view. All in all a good away day,
apart from the result.