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Liverpool v Arsenal
Sunday, February 8th, 2014, 12.45pm
Premier League
Jack Richards
(Arsenal fan)

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

 I had never been to Liverpool before so I was looking forward to visiting a new stadium. Other than that it was just another away game to go to.

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

It's quite confusing once you get off at Liverpool Central. We tried looking for the bus service but couldn't be bothered in the end and just got a taxi to the ground which cost 8 for two people. It dropped us off outside the Arkles pub and we stayed there for about 20 minutes before walking to the ground.

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

We got into the ground with around half an hour to go and the concourse was already filling up and the atmosphere was great, but it was impossible to get food because everyone was standing in the way.

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

We had separate tickets but decided to try and stand together with some people we know, that came around 10 minutes before kick off. It was a bit cramped but the stewards were fine with it, unlike at other grounds. It's a fairly big stadium in real life, considering it only holds 45,000. The Kop looked brilliant and it stands out massively, even though it's the same height as the other stands. The stand to our right looked pretty old and had poles supporting the roof. I obviously didn't see much of the away end with me being in it, but I can confirm that having been to see what the view was like from the back row, it is atrocious. I don't know how anyone could stand there all game without moving. 

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

We were in good voice up until the 3rd goal went in. After that, no one seemed to be up for singing. It was annoying seeing people walk out after only 70 odd minutes. People actually decided to support the team and it was non stop singing until full time. As I said before, the stewards were fine with everything and there was no problems at all.

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

As soon as the game finished we walked out of the ground and waited for a good 15 minutes before getting a taxi back to the station. We parted with the others and got the train back to Birmingham, arriving home in good time. It was a pretty good day out considering the result. Bring on March!

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