1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground (or not
as the case may be):
It was a new ground for both my Dad and I to
visit, plus we were on a good run of wins away
from home so we were hoping to get at least a
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey wasn’t too bad, the M6 was typically
busy but once onto the M62/M60 it was a quick
run over the Pennines. Rather than using
the ground postcode we went straight to the pub
we had chosen, which worked out quite well as it
meant we didn’t go through the town centre and
managed to find some free street parking.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We parked by the Slubber Arms which had a main
bar and a smaller one only serving Timothy
Taylor’s Landlord/Best Bitter and Carling. The
pub was pretty busy but was a nice traditional
pub which served great beer (I had a pint of
each of the Landlord and Best Bitter and both
were excellent) and nobody seemed to have a
problem with me wearing colours. The home
fans seemed quite friendly and a couple chatted
to us at the bar.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
It was only a 5-10 minute walk to the ground and
on first seeing the stadium it was very
impressive. It reminded me of Bolton’s
Reebok, and created a great atmosphere in the
main single terrace stand to our right.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
We weren’t able to get a pie as the queues at
the two kiosks were ridiculous both before the
game and at half time, which I found surprising
as although we took 2,700 I don’t think that was
a sell out, but they were totally unable to
cope. The toilets were fine and stewards
were very relaxed, allowing people to smoke as
it is open air at the back of the stand.
The game saw Huddersfield take a deserved 2-0
lead as they played a perfect coutner attacking
game with two excellent goals from Vaughan and
Beckford resulting from left wing crosses.
Wolves came back strongly second half and
despite pulling one back through Ebanks-Blake we
couldn’t force an equaliser.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Walked back to the car and found the traffic
surprisingly light, although we did get held up
by the totally unnecessary police escort given
to the away fan coaches.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Good day out, impressive ground, although I
don’t know how they would ever expand the size
with the arched roofing. Another great
little pub to go back to and really only the
kiosk service and result let it down.