Cardiff City v
Sunday, September 22nd
Gary Parker (Tottenham Hotspur fan)
I had been to the old
Ninian Park on several occasions and now of them
were particularly pleasant trips, so it was good
to read on here of much changed circumstances for
the new stadium.
I had a spurs supporting friend coming over from
the states for this game so it had been eagerly
awaited for some time.
We took the train to Cardiff and arrived about
11:30, a fellow spurs fan who lives in Cardiff had
arranged for a meet at a Wetherspoons pub on the
other side of town to the ground so we set of on
the 20 minute walk. It was a typical Spoons
pub, very bland but spacious and cheap. We
left the pub at around 3:15 and grabbed some taxis
to the ground. They could only get so close but it
was only a 5 minute walk from where he dropped us.
The facilities inside the ground are superb,
metal railings to make the half time scrum for a
beer a lot easier and more humane, it was your
average food and beer prices but they were pre
pouring so the queues went very quick (I really do
wish all clubs would do this, its so obvious)
The stewards are very friendly and the ground is
open so you can get outside for a fag at halftime,
there is also a burger van that you can use as the
away turnstiles are inside a fenced compound, I
think the concourse would have been heaving if
this was not the case but the police and stewards
seem very relaxed and it made for a really good
The game itself was okay, Spurs dominated but
couldn’t get the ball in the net, that was
until the 93rd minute at which point the away end
erupted. A 1-o away it was and being such a
late goal left everybody in high spirits.
The walk back to the train station takes around
30-35 minutes but was very heavily policed and
they moved in quickly to disperse a small number
of Cardiff idiots, that seems to want to spoil
things, the vast majority of Cardiff fans
were friendly and wished us well for the season.
All in all a cracking day out, worth the trip,
Spurs won and its another one ticked of the 92 as
well. What more could you ask for?