Moss Rose - Macclesfield Town
Saturday October 31st, 2009
V Bradford City, League Two, 3pm
By Matthew Firth
1. Why were you looking forward to the game?
Well it was going to be my first away game of the season and having set my mind on this game a while before I was looking forward for an away day as I like going to different grounds. Before I got there I knew I was going to be standing which I was more than happy to do so as I've done before at Accrington and actually quite enjoy it.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
The journey was easy going on the M62 from Bradford and once you come of the motorway its not far to the ground. The ground itself was very easy to find. As I did go by car I noticed a railway station very close to the stadium and recommend it someone who maybe is coming from the south . The car parking was fantastic as we sat in the Silkman terrace we parked the car about 10 yards from the stand which in a way was unbelievable as at Valley Parade you would need to get there very early to do so and we turned up about 30 minutes before the game started.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We did'nt really get chance to get to any places in Macclesfield as we didnt really have enough time but I did notice plenty of pubs on the way down and they was also some take-aways near by. The fans them selves were fine as we had no problems but as always you have to have a bit of banter.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
The best of the stands was the Alfred McAlpine stand which looked neat and modern although it not being too big it was a nice stand. The away end is what I expected, you cant really expect much from with a stand which has no seats and no roof but there was no problem as I quite enjoy stands like that. To the left of us was the Main Stand (Silk FM). It was an unusual looking stand with it not even covering half of the pitch, At the side of it and infront of this stand was a standing area which seemed to be near full but it wasn't that big of an area. Opposite us was a very unusual stand (The Star Lane HFS loans) with half of it being seated and half of it being standing. This is were the atmosphere took place from the Silkmen.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game itself was very exciting certainly in the second half as Bradford clawed back a 2-0 Macclesfield lead at half time. The game could of easily swung Bradford's way as Evan's hit the crossbar in the dying seconds of the game. The stewards were friendly and no problem
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
This too was fantastic as there was no traffic and then 5 ten minutes later your on the motorway.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Overall a great day out and and had no problems at all. The only problem is that Bradford failed to win when they really should of won. If they are in the same league as us next season i will definitely be wanting to go again, great day out.
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