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Ashton Gate
Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 3pm
Jamie Collis

(Plymouth Argyle fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

As I am a Reading fan it wasn't a very long trip along to Bristol. I was looking forward to it as it was my very first trip to the ground and my only second away game ever. 
 
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
It didn't take long at all to get to Ashton Gate, but finding the ground proved difficult at first, but the coach driver managed it. We got dropped off outside the ground so we didn't need any parking.
 
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
 
We went straight into the ground as it was unreserved seating and we wanted a decent seat. We just watched the players warm up and the atmosphere our fans had was great before the game started even an hour before kick off.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
 
I had seen the ground from the outside before and looked like a very old style ground and when we got into the ground I wasn't impressed as there was only one entrance/exit and the seats didn't have any backs so that was very annoying. But I did like the look of the ground and the away end did lend itself in creating a great atmosphere.
 
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc.. 
 
The game ended as 1-1 and it was a very interesting game. The atmosphere was great and added a lot of excitement to the game and the stewards seemed relaxed and they let most of our fans stand up.
 
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
We got away from the ground very quickly in about 10 mins wasn't much traffic at all and the journey home seemed very quick.
 
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out: 
 
I was very pleased with my day out as it was a good game and when the Reading players came to celebrate the goal I got bundled on as I was at the front and got squashed but managed to get on tv at the same time so that was great! The stadium itself was actually alright great for atmosphere and I would visit this football ground again.


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