City Ground - Nottingham Forest
Tuesday 16th February 2010
Vs Sheffield United, Championship League, 7.45pm
By Mark Stevenson
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may
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 reletavley 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:
Are you an away or general football fan who
has visited the City Ground recently?
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