Moor - Burnley FC
Burnley v Leicester City
Saturday, August 21st 2010, 3pm
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
Having never been to Burnley or that part of Lancashire, it seemed a good idea to go. Plus Turf Moor is an old ground and it would be another visit ticked off as visited. As it was a long journey me & my dad booked an overnight stay in a Travelodge at Burnley for the Saturday night.
On the Leicester side off things the manager,
Sousa needed to prove himself, with one loss & one draw so far
from two poor performances. We were hoping for a big
We left home town Nuneaton at 6am for our train up to Lancashire. We arrived into Crewe at 7:45am where waited not long for our connection to Preston. While on board we sat next to a couple of Milton Keynes fans, who were off to watch their team play at Carlisle.
On arrival at Preston we had a half an hour gap until our connection to Burnley. Whilst waiting at the station we saw a number of Blackpool fans on their way for their long trip to London to play Arsenal. I wonder how the locals of Preston felt about that?
We were then on the the train from Preston to Burnley for an hour! Since it was a local service it stopped every at station such as Blackburn, Accrington...
Eventually we arrived into Burnley at about 10:30am and set off to find our hotel for the night, then it was onto hit the the town for lunch.
I was impressed whilst in the town centre, with the number of people walking around in Burnley shirts. There wasn't a blue shirt in sight until we found a Wetherspoon pub. It was nice inside but it was packed out, although at least there were a bunch load of Leicester fans inside singing. As it was so busy we decided not to stop for a drink we reckoned that it would take forever to get served. We looked for some other pubs that did food but they were all packed out. So after a while we agreed to get something at the ground and have a larger meal in the evening.
The ground is not really well signposted around
the town centre, however we came equipped with a map, which made
it easy to find the ground. It's only a ten minute walk away from
Once arriving at the ground we had a look around
the club shop. Being a programme collector, I was hoping they had some sort of programme section, but
sadly they didn't. The club shop seemed
The first stand you see when arriving at the
ground is the 'Dave Fishwick Stand' which is where we would be
sitting. From the outside it looked very old and a bit grubby. Once
we got to the turnstiles we noticed fans were getting searched by the
stewards, but for some reason they didn't search us!
Once through the small, old turnstile, you proceed through
an open outer area before going into beneath the Main
Stand, which feels like your going into a tunnel, as everything
is dark but spacey.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..
We started the game well and had a few shots a goal, but this quickly petered out and it was all
Burnley. Looking back I think we
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
After getting outside the ground, we were met with
a heavy Police presence, mostly around the Leicester fans coaches
which were parked along the road. The atmosphere had a nasty feel and
we decided to keep our colours covered.
A very poor performance and result,
to say the least. Turf Moor
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