Tuesday, February 14th
Dudley (Blackpool fan)
you were looking forward to going to the
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
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
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 was 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
Had a fantastic day/evening in Doncaster,
probably due to the pool winning!, will be
going again and would give an overall rating