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Stamford Bridge
Chelsea v
Leicester City
Wednesday 31st October 2007, 7.45pm
By Luke Smith & Ryan Underwood
(Leicester City fans)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be)?

We were looking forward to going to the ground as Chelsea are one of the worlds best teams and we wanted to see some world class players, also to give support to Leicester City as we had been doing well recently in the Carling Cup with wins at Accrington Stanley, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking:

The journey was quite long and a bit boring, we came on the official Leicester city coaches (Fox Travel) which offer a very good service. I think the driver found it a bit hard to find the ground but when we did get to our space it was easy to park then we had to walk about a quarter of a mile to the ground, which was good because we was in a big group and we was singing all the way.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Before the game we was stuck on the coaches, the home fans weren't very welcoming as we got a lot of gesturing. after we arrived there we walked to the ground and the home fans were ok then.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

When I first got to the ground, the outside looked amazing even from the away end, and when I got inside I still wasn't let down, it was huge inside compared to the Leicester city stadium even though that is a reasonably sized stadium. The ground quickly filled up with fans which shown even though Chelsea were playing a championship team they still had good support.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

The game was amazing, especially going 1-0 up in the first few minutes, the atmosphere throughout the game was great as the Leicester fans never stopped singing even when we were losing, when Chelsea were losing the fans heads seemed to drop a bit and they only seemed to sing when they were winning. The stewards were very helpful in helping find your seat and were quite polite during the game. the food there, apart from being very dear was quite nice, good quality pies. The toilets seemed clean and it was good that they and the food bars were right behind your seats you didn't have to go back down into the stadium to get your food.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away from the ground after the game was pretty easy, the police escorted us all the way and made sure we all got back safe even though the Chelsea fans were taunting us. Even though we had lost all the fans that travelled from Leicester still sang on the way back to the coaches.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

We thought that it was an amazing day out and a good experience from start to finish and if we had the chance we would definitely go there again.

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