Doncaster Rovers v Blackpool
Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 7.45pm
By Jake Dudley
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?
i was looking forward to attending the match as I had never visited the Keepmoat before. Blackpool were on a good run and I thought it was a game we could win.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
Although located in the middle of a large industrial estate, there were no problems travelling to the stadium. We drove and we found there were lots of car parks close to the stadium ranging from £3-£5 pounds.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
It was a night game so we headed to get some food, luckily there is a McDonalds only 2 minutes from the ground so we headed there. This was full with Doncaster supporters who were very friendly apart from a few teenager "chavs" who were throwing a few gestures around.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
First impressions were very different from when inside the stadium. Its like every other "new modern" stadium but on a very smaller scale, with 4 floodlights erecting from each corner. When inside the stadium the away section is situated behind one of the goals. With the Blackpool fans on form it made for a very good atmosphere from the away fans however, very little noise from the home support.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was fantastic with Blackpool winning 3-1. A really good atmosphere can be generated from the away section. The stewards were laid back letting the Blackpool fans sit where they wanted and allowed fans to stand which helped the atmosphere a lot. The price of food was quite expensive, but the concourse was very spacious which ws good.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
Getting away from the stadium is very easy although we did follow the coaches that had a police escort! Once through the town centre it was very quick with hardly any traffic at all
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Had a fantastic day/evening in Doncaster, probably due to the pool winning!, will be going again and would give an overall rating of 8/10.
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