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City Ground
Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United
Championship League
Tuesday 16th February 2010, 7.45pm
Mark Stevenson
(Sheffield United fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
After following the blades for over 30 years this was actually my first visit to the city ground, it was my mate (Gadge) who suggested going the previous day & without any hesitation off I went for the tickets.

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

The journey was very easy as we travelled down on the train which took nearly an hour.

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

After lubricating our vocal chords on the train (and a few cans) we decided to go straight into the town centre and called into a Wetherspoons establishment (the one next to that big ferris wheel). After a few jars we decided to make our way to the ground which was a good 20 minute walk.

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

Didn't really give the ground a thought until we got inside where looking at the Brian Clough stand & the Trent end I was pleasantly surprised at how big they were. I can remember thinking how the main stand could do with a spruce up i.e knocking down & re-building it!

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

The game itself was nothing to shout home about but I put that down to Kevin Blackwell's tactics. United fell behind as early as the 4th minute & with United only having the odd attempt on goal, Forest looked more than comfortable holding onto the 1-0 lead. The atmosphere was relatively poor coming from both sets of fans. I couldn't complain about the stewards as our lot were pretty quiet throughout the game. I never bothered with the half time refreshments, but the toilets were pretty clean & spacious.

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

Getting away from the ground was hassle free & we were back at the train station within 25 minutes.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Overall we had a brilliant evening out and I can't wait till the next time (however long that may be) because it's looking  likely that forest will be promoted this year.

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