Edgar Street - Hereford United
Saturday, August 15th 2009
Vs Cheltenham Town, League Two, 3pm
By David Reynolds

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I knew the ground was old but I was still looking forward to going to a passionate derby game.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I travelled by train and this was one of my easiest grounds to find as the floodlights stand out for miles

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

I went into the Radfords Legends bar before the game which gives a good view of the pitch and the Hereford fans were very friendly and the drinks were fairly priced..

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

My first impressions were that I had taken a wrong turning as it doesnít look like a football ground from the outside. It looks more like a community centre. The main office is set back down a narrow footpath and the club shop has so little stock in it must have been having a closing down sale. The car park was so uneven you had to watch the road as if you looked up you were likely to trip up over a pothole.. The ground desperately needs urgent repairs to the terracing behind both goals.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

Cheltenham were the much better side in a 1-1 draw and should have won. The food was vastly overpriced at £3.50 (??) for a pie is excessive. The toilets were small and when opening the door there is so little room that you crush the person behind it.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

I remembered the way that I had come so it was a doddle on foot back to the station.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

An enjoyable day at a very friendly club. Its just a shame that the ground is falling apart and hasnít been improved since the 1960ís.


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