Pirelli Stadium - Burton Albion
Saturday, July 17th,
Vs Derby County, Friendly, 3pm
By Adam Legg
1. 1. Why you were looking forward to going
to the ground (or not as the case may be):
Always look forward to
our annual pre season jaunt to Burton, with it being 20 minutes away its a
great way to kick start the new season
2. How easy was your
journey/finding the ground/car parking?
The journey from derby is
easy, a case of a quick drive down the A38 and following the signs, well
signposted. we have parked on the Derby road near the ground for the last
3 years, wether you are meant to or not is another thing! but there is
allways a stream of fans already parked there.
3. What you did
before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
The locals have
always been friendly when i have visited and have sat in the home stands
on my last 2 visits. pre game we have got into the ground around half hour
before kickoff and enjoyed a pint and a pie, both tasted great and
reasonably priced, well for a football ground anyway.
4. What you
thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
The pirelli is a nice looking ground and the
away end is a nice terrace. its a change from our usual visit of bigger
championship grounds in less desirable parts of the country.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets
The game itself wasn't an inspired performance from either
side, but with it being both teams first pre season meeting it was to be
expected, Derby made wholesale changes at half time, fielding a
totally different 11. Stewards were friendly and approachable and you
could have a laugh with them (wether this was because this steward also
worked at Pride Park I dont know!!!) the atmosphere was poor from
Burton fans who mustered a bit of a clap at a corner, in recent seasons
its been a bit more livelier, but not much more, our fans kept or chanting
for most of the game. The toilets were clean and smart.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
away was an unusual experiance as we got home quicker than what we would
do on a game at home. location was obviously a factor in this living on
the outsirts of Derby and the ground being on the outskirts of burton.
Saying that we were more or less the last ones to leave the stadium
and there was virtually no traffic along the Derby Road heading
towartds the A38
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
Burton is a great little ground to visit, it has great beer,
and friendly locals. its a game and a day out (well half an afternoon) out
that i look forward to after a long hard summer of little
Adam Legg long suffering Derby
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