Oxford United v
Bristol Rovers Saturday,
October 8th, 2011, 3pm League Two Paul Dickinson (Doing
With only four of the
current 92 left to do, and none of them near West
Yorkshire and with watching Leeds every week, its
proving difficult to get over the finishing line.
However, there were no Championship games today
due to the international break and with Oxford
being at home, it was too good an opportunity to
I'd seen Leeds play several times at the Manor
ground and had been frustrated in recent years by
constantly passing signs for the Kassam stadium
enroute to games on the south coast - so was
looking forward to finally getting this one ticked
An easy 3 hour trip saw me arrive at the ground at
1.45pm but already the car parks were full and all
the streets close by seemed to be permit holders
only. I eventually found somewhere approx one mile
away - no problem for me but a warning for those
who may not want or be able to walk that far.
I had time to have a quick pint in the bar which
is directly underneath the Main Stand and enjoyed
a chat with a couple of very friendly Oxford fans.
You need to buy tickets from the ticket office in
advance of going in and mine was £22 for the South
Stand upper - quite expensive for League Two and
especially considering I was nowhere near the
However, the game made up for it, Oxford played
some great football and were worthy 3-0 winners.
The atmosphere was also better than I was
expecting due to a higher than average attendance,
boosted by a large following from Bristol.
After a 20 minute walk back to the car, I was
quickly back on the M40 and home for 8.30pm -
another ground-hopping day safely negotiated and
with plans already formulating to get the last 3