Burnley v Bolton Wanderers
Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 12.15pm
(Bolton Wanderers fan)
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
was looking forward to going to Turf Moor,
because firstly for me it was a new ground
to visit. Plus it was the opening game of
the new Championship Season. Even the early
kick off time didn't deter.
The journey was
straightforward and fairly easy, only really
encountering traffic as we neared the ground
itself. We decided to park at Burnley Cricket
Club where they allow parking on matchdays.
This turned out to be a good choice as they
have their own club house, which I would
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We went into the
bar at the cricket club and watched some of
the Ashes cricket on the TV. Although there
were plenty of home fans using the club also,
it didn't seem the sort of place where
trouble might flare up. So much so that the
Club balcony was taken up with a number of
Bolton fans singing away!
The ground from
the outside doesn't look particularly attractive.
I was surprised that the seats in the away
stand were olden wooden ones, which made me
think that the club either didn't care or
wouldn't spend the money to replace them
with new ones. I also wasn't very impressed
with the facilities especially the toilets
and generally the David Fishwick Stand in my
eyes wasn't great.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was good overall for the neutral but as usual it was bit nervous for us watching Bolton fans. Burnley took the lead when Sam Vokes out jumped Knight and the ball landed at Danny Ings' feet and he shot which a deflection from Wheater trickled into the back of the net. Bolton's equaliser came when Eagles and Pratley did some good link up play and Pratley finished into the corner sending the away fans into raptures and Burnley into disarray, other chances came throughout the game for both sides but the game finished 1-1.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
We stayed till the end then we went for a drink in the cricket club after the game so when we actually left about 90% of the cars had left the pitch of Burnley Cricket Club. There was no worries finding our way back to the motorway and it was quite an easy journey home.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Overall I enjoyed the visit; easy parking, friendly home supporters, good game. Although the away stand was not great I would still be tempted to return.
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