1. Why you were looking forward to
going to the ground (or not as the case may
I was looking forward to going to Griffin Park
because I've never been before and
it's a chance to tick a ground off
the 92. I've heard good things about Griffin
Park and it's four pubs
so it looked like a good day out.
2. How easy was
your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
I took the train up from Southampton Central, to London Waterloo and then changed
onto a local service to Brentford.
The total journey times was about 2 and a half
hours, but well worth it. The ground was hard
to find, but we got
there in the end with plenty of time left to
go for a drink.
3. What you did
before the game pub/chippy.... home fans
I had one drink at the Royal
Oak pub and the moved
onto the Griffin pub, grabbing
a burger on the way. We left the
pub with 20 minutes to go
before kick off. The
home fans were friendly and helpful, and told us
a bit about the area and where to go to drink.
4. What you
thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of
It seemed unusual to be standing on a terrace
again, but brought back memories
to me of the
old days, where most grounds were like that. It was a small yet cosey stadium and the acoustics of the stand meant that we could make
lots of noise, with the Brentford
fans looking at us in disbelief.
5. Comment on the
game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies,
The game was very exciting we went one nil down early on, but
then we got behind the team on and we got an
equaliser just before half time. Soon
after we came out for the second half we
scored to make it 2-1. Just as
we thought we were going to
get an away win, some
poor defending, saw Brentford
pegging it back to 2-2 before scoring
another to make it 3-2. So
unfortunately we lost but apart from the
defending it was a good team
6. Comment on
getting away from the ground after the game:
After the game it was easy to get back to the
station and quick to get on a train back to
waterloo, where there was a train waiting for
me back to Southampton...
then a ferry back to the Isle
7. Summary of
overall thoughts of the day out:
Definitely a great away day, and was well worth
the effort to get there. Next time we play them
hopefully go there again and definitely
recommend going if your team are playing there.