West Ham United
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, 7.45pm
Pegram (West Ham United fan)
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I was looking forward to the game as I love
travelling away with West Ham and it just so
happened to be my birthday. Plus it is always good
to visit different grounds.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We travelled to Fulham by tube from London
Stratford. Easy journey and got off at Putney
Bridge and walked the rest. About 20 minute walk
from tube station to the ground.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We had a full half day to waste before the evening
Kick off. Coming from London Stratford plenty of
places to stop in Central London for a few before
the game. We ended up eating in Chinatown before
getting the tube to Putney Bridge and having a
couple of beers in the Eight Bells. The pub filled
up very quickly and it wasn’t long before they
stopped any more people coming in. All other pubs
on way to ground were home fans only and wouldn’t
let away supporters in. We ended up heading for
the ground and having a couple of beers before the
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
On first entering the ground I was very impressed.
We actually had tickets in the neutral end, but it
turned out to be almost an away section as three
quarters of this end was full of West Ham
Supporters. Great little ground and very good for
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
As for the ghe game itself, well West Ham lost 3 –
1. A very poor performance by West Ham but a
cracking atmosphere. Away fans very noisy through
out the game. The home fans remained very quiet
unless a cheer for a goal. Facilities very good.
Only time we had to queue for a beer was at the
half time rush. Beer was £4 a pint with hot dogs
being the same.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Getting away from the ground wasn’t bad, we had
the 25 minute walk to the tube station Just
followed the crowds. Once on the platform didn’t
have to wait long for a train to come.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Ignoring the result we would with out a doubt
would visit again. Great Stadium in a pleasant
area and great away support.