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KC Stadium - Hull City FC
Championship League 
 
vs Portsmouth
Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 3pm
Josh Brennan

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

It was potentially Portsmouth’s last ever match as the night before the game there were reports that Pompey were about to get liquidated (thankfully we didn't in the end) I was also looking forward to this match because we were on a run of good form after winning the past 4 out of 5.

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

We left Portsmouth at about 10am and it was straight up the M1 then the M18 & M62 from there the ground was signposted which was very easy to find, we were at Hull for around ten past two. Parking was no problem either, there is parking right outside the away end but we parked in car park opposite the stadium which cost £5. 

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

By the time we had parked up, we just headed for the stadium, I bought a programme for £3 and just outside the turnstiles for the away end was a refreshments van. I bought a burger, which was also £3. The home fans seemed friendly as there were no problem before or after the game, what I mean by that is you could walk with them wearing your colours to ground and back to the car park with no problem.

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

I thought ground was nice to look at from the outside and the inside, the view from where we sat were very good considering you a little bit far away from the pitch. The other sides of the ground looked very smart too, the end opposite and to the left of us looked very symmetrical to our end but the end to the right had 2 tiers, this gave the stadium a stand out effect.

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

It was a pretty even match throughout the first half, Hull having a couple of chances, David Nugent hitting the bar from Portsmouth, but on the stroke of half time, John Utaka sent David Nugent through on goal and he finished neatly past Matt Duke. The second half was mainly all Portsmouth with Greg Halford doubling the lead straight after half time with a deflected free kick which confused Matt Duke and went into the corner; However Hull did pull a goal back from a Nick Barmaby header but from then on Hull never looked threatening.

As Pompey fans our noisy on the road, it was no different here, Hull did sing quite a bit though and there were was a bit of banter which was very enjoyable. There were no problem with the stewards, we stood up throughout the whole of the game and didn't get told to sit down. I can't really comment about the food as I got some outside the away end, the wasn't many toilets though, there were use’s at half time and you just had to wait a little bit.

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

It was very easy getting out after the game, as my dad wanted to leave five minutes before the end. It took five minutes to walk to the car and we were out of Hull by five o'clock. We got back in Portsmouth at half 8 (we drove very quickly on the way home) which meant we could watch the football league show and see the highlights.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I thoroughly enjoyed my day out to the KC Stadium, it's a fantastic ground, it generates a brilliant atmosphere and the fact that we won 2-1 made the journey back a whole lot nicer. The news got even better as we found when were back in Portsmouth, we had exited administration and our football club was safe.

 


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