was a cold, misty Afternoon in
Lancashire. The game was big for both
teams as we were both near the bottom of
the Form table, but the difference was
that Wolves were top of the
league with Burnley just sitting outside
the playoffs. Only one win for Wolves
from our last eight games, so it was a
very important match.
reaching Burnley, we found the signs
pointing to the ground were a good help
but we just used the Sat Nav. It was
just under 1 hour before kickoff when we
were just outside the ground, the
Cricket ground parking was full, as well
as the next two car parks
right by it (not a good start to the
day.). We did though manage to find some
street parking near the Fire Station.
set off to the Cricket Ground for a
drink at 2:15, we reached the Cricket
Ground at 2:25, after walking past where
we just came up in the car. We didn't
encounter any problems with Burnley Fans
who were making their way to the game.
wearing my colours' but still covered
myself up until we were in the Cricket
Club. In the cricket club its friendly
and you can go in there to have a drink
and not worry about the disruption
with other fans, as the Burnley
fans were calm and friendly.
2:45 we then set off for Turf
Moor which was just around the
corner. On the outside of our end there
were a lot of police, diverting traffic
and keeping visiting and home
fans apart (no trouble though.)
entered the ground, it was very small
inside, with only 2 or 3
refreshment bars. However it wasn't the
biggest worry today as we only brought
1500 Fans. It was also very cramped in
the toilets to and there wasn't a lot of
room anywhere inside.
players come out of the visiting end, so
if you want to give stick to some of
Burnley's players go stand behind the
goal! There were 2 very good
stands (modern) at Turf Moor while ours
was an OK average League 1 Stand with a
small, not as good stand to the right of
us with very few supporters in.
minutes, we were 1-0 down and being
outplayed by a better team on the day.
Atmosphere was pretty good from the
stand to the left of us in the upper
tier. Apart from that, nobody else was
having any banter or singing.
also advise you to get your refreshments
before the half-time injury board goes
up (around 40 minutes) to make sure your
not in big queues, it can also get very
we yet again were outplayed throughout
and it should have been at least a 2-0
margin to Burnley maybe even 3-0! We
didn't put the goalkeeper under
pressure at all and didn't force a good
save from him.
it was a enjoyable day (apart from the
result.) After the match though don't
show your colours, as we found the
atmosphere a bit tense as we walked back
to the car.
was my 1st visit to Burnley and an
enjoyable one and look forward to
visiting Turf Moor again with hopefully
a better result for the lads!