Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday March 10th 2012, 3pm
By Callum Sturt
(Tottenham Hotspur fan)
1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
Me and my mates try to go to as many away games as possible and we really wanted to go to Goodison Park as the reviews we heard were top class. However our form had recently dropped so we weren't too sure how the result would turn out, but we would be but we try to remain positive or football isn't fun!
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
We got the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime street. The tickets cost us an arm and a leg but it was straightforward to get there. We passed the long journey, trying to predict the Spurs line up and whether Redknapp would stick Bale on the right or centre of midfield. We had a couple of drinks to save a bit for money up there. Also we were quite worried as the only train back to London was half an hour after the game so it would be a rush to make it and we didn't fancy staying in Liverpool over night! We got a taxi from the railway station to the ground and the taxi driver was full of banter but upset as he was a red and they had lost to Sunderland, he warned us to cover our colours.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We were driven straight to the ground. With a while before kick off but we decided to go in buy and programme check out our seats and then go for a few beers on the concourse, home fans seemed friendly enough despite what the taxi driver said although we didn't mix with them much.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
We were in the upper tier and our view was amazing. I'd recommend anyone to go for upper tier seats as I hear the lower tier isn't as good. One thing I really liked was that we were not behind a goal so we could easily see both sides of the pitch.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was okay. Spurs dominated most of the game but ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline. Towards the end Spurs scored what I though was an equalising goal but it was flagged offside. We left before the end of the game in order to catch that train! Stewards were friendly and not once told us to sit down, didn't taste the pies So I can't comment on them.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
Getting away from the ground was easy as the game was still going on, we heard a cheer which was loud so we knew we had lost, but what made the day was that we bumped into the same taxi driver! Which was funny. He took us to the station and we manage to easily catch our train in time.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Despite the result one of my favourite away days, i'd go again and anyone thinking of going to Goodison then DO IT! It's a great ground, one fault with it though, Everton fans could do with singing a bit more!
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