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Memorial Ground
Bristol Rovers v  Millwall
Saturday, April 18th, 2009, 3pm
League One
Teddy Cunningham
(Millwall fan)

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


I was looking forward to the game as it was a big 'must-see' game important to our promotion chances.

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


The journey from London to Bristol was a good one with limited traffic jams. Car parking is limited and you should leave around 5-10 minutes walk to the ground.  Finding the ground was tricky as there is only one main entrance to the ground which is used by both Bristol Rovers fans and visiting fans.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?


We just went straight from the car to the grounds through the terribly complicated streets.  The home fans seemed pretty friendly but never really got a chance to mix.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?


The ground is not the most attractive in League 1.  The away stand was a terrace split into two in the Uplands stand and about 100 seats in a temporary stand.  The Uplands stand is terracing along the lower tier with seats in the upper tier.  The opposite stand was a very new stand but still it had terracing along the bottom, then hospitality boxes then some seats at the top.  The Bass Terrace is a very packed terrace from where all the noise comes from.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..


The game was a poor one from a Millwall fan's point of view losing 4-2 and being 4-1 down with 10 men at half time.  The atmosphere was okay with Millwall producing all the noise and Bristol Rovers remaining pretty silent.  The stewards where quite helpful and informative but there a very little stewards and more riot police present - or was that just us being Millwall!?!

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:


It was an easy getaway with not many fans and an easy journey home from Bristol.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:


Apart from the result it was an enjoyable day out with Millwall outsinging the Gas from start to finish - if only we had won...


Bristol Rovers 4 - 2 Millwall

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