Valley Parade, Bradford City
Carling Cup Round 1 v Nottingham Forest
Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 7.45pm
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as
the case may be):
I'd never been to Valley Parade and heard it was
a decent sized stadium and seeing as tickets were priced at £10 with
it being a first round cup game, I thought i'd go.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I went on the coach so the journey wasn't
anything to worry about, as we got nearer to the ground we could see it on
the hill to the left, we arrived 2 hours prior to kick off and parked down
the road to the left of the Midland Road Stand.
3. What you did
before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Many of the
other Forest fans headed for the Bradford arms pub but we decided to pop
into the city centre for a bite to eat, passing a few Bradford fans who
were no trouble at all, after that we made the short walk back to the
Bradford Arms pub an hour or so before kick off, the pub consisted of both
sets of supporters and found myself talking to a Bradford fan who seemed
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
As I came
into the ground the first thing that caught my eye were the two
massive stands straight across and to the right which were
joint in the corner, our stand wasn't too bad although the stand to the
left appeared to be an odd looking two tiered stand called the TL
Dallas stand, you could tell the ground was used to higher league
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards,
pies, toilets etc..
The home fans were only allocated a lower tier
straight ahead and the upper tier to the right of us in the big stands,
but they managed to fill them and made a fair bit of noise, around 600 of
our fans made the journey and were mostly in full voice. The game itself
won't be remembered fondly for our fans as we were beaten 2-1 in extra
time having earlier been a goal up, apart from that the facilities
were fine and the groundstaff were always on hand.
6. Comment on
getting away from the ground after the game:
No problems getting
away from the ground, as we came out the back onto midland road, the
coach was waiting across the road for us, Bradord fans passed us clearly
happy about the result and letting us know it.
7. Summary of
overall thoughts of the day out:
I enjoyed the trip up to Bradford,
there were alot of places to eat and drink within close proximity of the
ground, and the stadium itself was fantastic. Shame about the result but
would really like to visit Bradford in a league
fixture and hopefully taking more supporters up
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general day out?
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