1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground
(or not as the case may be):
It was the first game of the season, a
derby game so obviously it's a big
game, we'd sold a couple of thousand
tickets so I knew it was going to be a
good atmosphere, they'd just sold
Austin so I was fairly confident of
getting a win!
2. How easy was your journey/finding
the ground/car parking?
Travelled by train, got the train from
Adlington into Preston, found a
Wetherspoons nearby, had a bite to
eat, then got the train to Burnley at
about 11:00am. Was a 15 or so minute
walk from the station to the ground
and was easy to find, just followed
the other football fans.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We went from the station straight to
the ground, with it being a derby
match there was a few songs being sung
between the fans, Burnley fans seemed
okay on the way as we passed quite a
few to get to the turnstiles.
4. What you thought on seeing the
ground, first impressions of away end
then other sides of the ground?
Not a great stadium, plus the
concourse and toilets were a bit grim
and the tv's were ancient! However the
away end was all ours, the seats were
wooden but we didn't mind as we stood
for all of the game. The stadium
wasn't as full as I thought it might
be, there were a lot of empty seats.
5. Comment on the game itself,
atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities
The game was a fairly even game,
scrappy for the first 15 and they took
the lead, which silenced us fans,
Pratley equalised soon after with a
good finish and we were back singing.
A couple of smokebombs went of during
the game and at one point one steward
picked one up and didn't know what to
do with it and was just stood there
with the smokebomb in his hand, which
amused us fans! Overall it was a fair
6. Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
Easy to get away, we was going to get
the early train back but decided
against, we found a pub, watched a bit
of the QPR vs Sheffield Wednesday
game, had another drink and caught the
train back to Preston a little bit
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the
Overall a decent day out, not the best
stadium, not the best result as I was
confident going into it but overall a