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 point.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey wasnít 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
didnít 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 Taylorís 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
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
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 Boltonís
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 werenít 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
donít 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 couldnít force
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
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
Good day out, impressive ground, although I
donít 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