1. Why you
were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
I was looking forward to the trip to
Crewe as it presented a new ground for
me. From what I had heard, it was one
of the better away trips for a League
Two fan, so I thought I might as well
go seeing as we were in relatively
good form. From what I heard the
facilities were good and one stand
wouldn’t look out of place in the Premiership.
2. How easy
was your journey/finding the
The journey from Bournemouth took a
fair while, around four hours, however
it was relatively straightforward. I
basically took the M27 up to Reading
and then joined the M40 and turned off
at Junction 16 of the M6 near stoke.
From then on I just followed the well
signposted routes to the ground. I was
obviously aided with the programme
notes I had with me. Finding the
ground was rather easy as the main
stand at the ground pretty much
dominated the skyline, which is rather
impressive for a league two club to
say the least! Parking was easy, just
outside the ground, which came in
3. What you
did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Before the game we decided to get
a drink in at the nearest service
station as I had been informed that
there weren’t many pubs in the
vicinity of the ground for away fans.
With this in mind we also had a burger
at the ground, which was well priced
at what I reckon is the standard
£2.50. The home fans were relatively
friendly and didn’t make us feel
intimidated at all.
4. What you
thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
My first impressions of the ground
were WOW! The stand opposite to
the away section is truly
magnificent for a club of Crewe’s
nature, and would look alright in the
premiership in all honesty. The other
ends of the grounds compromised of one
tier affairs, which were rather small.
However I found the away stand to
be rather good, with a nice view of
the pitch. The only downside was the
few sporting pillars, but with small
away followings likely in this league,
these were avoidable.
on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game itself was great from our
point of view. We established an early
lead, before grabbing a second with
half an hour to go, but Crewe pulled
one back. Despite a tense finish it
stayed two one and we could all go
home safe in the knowledge that we had
3 more points and promotion was
looking a certainty. The atmosphere
was okay we had about 300 away fans,
but it was rather drowned out by the
relative emptiness of the stadium. The
stewards were fine not over zealous,
while the pies made victory taste all
the more sweeter, with a good range
available. Toilets were pretty much
6. Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
Getting away from the ground was no
problem, with the M6 well signposted,
and not too much congestion at all.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the
A great day out which I would
recommend to any fellow League Two
fan, fantastic stadium and if you get
the result to go with it along with
the beautiful sunshine (which did
cause a few viewing problems), it’s a
great place to watch your football.
Especially considering the places us
poor fans have to go to in this
sometimes nasty and harsh league!