Leeds United v Norwich City
Saturday, February 19th, 2011, 3pm
(Norwich City fan)
you were looking forward to going to the ground (or
not as the case may be):
I had visited Elland Road the last time we where both in the Championship. I was looking forward to the atmosphere as it was a near sell out (apart from the top tier of the massive East Stand). We were issued 2,800 tickets and had sold out our allocation which included the corner infill and half of the stand behind the goal. We where situated five rows back to the left of the goal, not in the corner as before.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
We had a relatively trouble
free journey from Norfolk, meeting up with
fellow Canaries at the Park Farm Cafe on the
A17. As we approached Leeds about 30 miles out
we were greeted with snowfall that progressively
got worse as we travelled along the M62 and then
the M621 however we managed to get to Leeds
without any major problems. We had decided to
stay overnight in Leeds, so before the game we
parked up at the hotel in the city centre and
caught a taxi to the ground, which
cost about a fiver.
Our taxi dropped us off right
outside the ground near the Old Peacock pub,
however even though we were not wearing colours
we decided after a chat with a local bobby to
walk down to the Drysalters which was about a
ten Ė fifteen minute walk from the ground. The
pub was rammed full when we arrived about 1pm
with a mixture of home and away fans exchanging
banter and songs the beer was £2.25 a pint for
Carlsberg and £1.99 for Fosters so after a few
pints we left to pub about 2.40 and walked up to
the ground grabbing a burger by the ground for
The ground itself is quite
impressive, especially the East Stand on
one side, all looking tidy. Plus there is a
statue of Billy Bremner outside the stadium. By
the time we got into the ground the teams where
just emerging and the atmosphere was electric
with the Norwich and Leeds fans both in
full voice, coupled with a loud PA
System. I couldnít quite understand why the
top tier of the large East Stand
wasnít open as I can imagine itís a fantastic
place to sit with excellent views of the game.
However after the game I had a chat with a Leeds
United friend he said that unless it going to be
sold out then they wonít open it to save costs
in terms of stewarding etc..?
The game kicked off at an
electric pace with Leeds doing all the
pushing and hitting the woodwork
twice, before going one
up. Norwich rode out the storm and got back
into the game, hitting the woodwork
ourselves before equalising just before the
After the game we got way
fairly quick, walking towards the city centre
and then flagged a taxi down back to the hotel.
An excellent day out, good beer,
good banter, excellent atmosphere. All the Leeds
fans that I encountered where friendly and even
though we both wanted the same, those 3 precious
points with the season run in just around the
corner, we both had to settle for a point a piece.
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