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City Ground
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United
Championship League
Sunday 15th August 2010, 3pm
 
Josh Grainger
(Leeds United fan)

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

It was the 2nd game of the season and another opportunity to support the mighty whites. I'd never been to Forest before and was looking forward to seeing two of the bigger clubs play each other.

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

We stayed the previous night in Sheffield and a 70 minute drive, left us with a ten minute walk to the ground, the closest car park is right next to Notts County's ground... The ground is large so can't be missed.

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

We walked to the ground and made our way to the visitors end and had a burger from a van. The home fans before and after the game were friendly but during the game they were somewhat intimidating...  with a few nasty looks here and there from them, but generally it was okay.

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

The ground is really nice, except one old side stand. The River Trent is situated directly behind the Trent End and it is probably the nicest landscape around a stadium that I have seen. The away fans were allocated the whole lower tier of the Bridgford end and the corner, and a sufficient amount of leg room was found.

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

The game was a decent one and it finished 1-1, a constant singing battle between both supporters made a great atmosphere and this is really enforced by home and away fans sharing parts of the same end, the toilets were grubby, but it didn't really affect me. A net is placed just beneath the upper tier of forest fans in order to stop missiles being thrown, but it wasn't needed. The stewards were fine, they told us to sit down early on, but gave up very easily..

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

The Leeds fans were separated from the Forest fans for about 10 minutes or so but both sets of supporters walked over the bridge and no trouble occurred...

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Definitely worth going.... as it is a great place and stadium....


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