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Reebok Stadium
Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City
Saturday 3rd November 2012, 3pm
Steve Williams
(Cardiff City fan)

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 trip.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

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 helps.  

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 things interesting.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

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.

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