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  Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth
Saturday September 4th, 2010, 3pm
League One
Adam Peel

(Bournemouth fan)

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

With our
promotion to League One this year, I was on a mission to attend every home and away game for my club and with several big stadiums to visit this season, this was certainly one to look forward to seeing for the first time.

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

I took the AFCB supporters coach to Huddersfield so the journey was relatively hassle free. No major traffic problems, arrived at the stadium with plenty of time to spare.

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

After visiting the club shop, I went to a bar near the stadium (forget the name) which allowed both sets of supporters and showed the lunchtime game on tv. The bar was nice with a quiet atmosphere and some of the home fans were very friendly asking about the journey up and so forth and thoughts on the game ahead.

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

Definitely one of the best grounds Iíve been to. While it may not exactly be the biggest, from a design perspective it was marvelous. Great circular shape for each stand with the Wembley style archways over each of them. Very nice on the eyes and was pleased that the away fans got a whole stand to themselves.

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

Game was very satisfying which I guess rally added to the occasion. Despite dominating the first half, our slender lead was pegged back just before half time. Then went 2-1 down in second half but fought back really well to secure a 2-2 draw. Stewards were friendly enough, had a little natter before the game about our strikers. Cheeseburger was decent, blah blah. No complaints from hospitality point of view.

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

Was a little slow but you have to expect that. Been to a lot of worse grounds when it comes to getting away for sure.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

At this point in the season, still my favourite away day so far, despite not securing a win. The stadium itself being a real high point along with friendly home fans, good atmosphere during the game with both fans making a lot of noise and an overall good performance from the lads to secure a very satisfying result. Definitely an away game Iíll be going back to assuming we play in the same league again.

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