my trek around the 92, my son Jonathan and I visited Peterborough United for
Ipswich's fruitless search for the 2nd round of the Carling Cup! Having
followed the 'Town' around for many years, this was the 50th away ground
whilst watching Ipswich. Being fairly local, the journey was very straight
forward, signs into the town and stadium were good, and we easily found a
street park facing out of town for a quick exit after the game.
Upon arrival, I usually take a few photos, and asked the helpful stewards
for advice. Was directed to the enquiries desk in the main reception area,
and was escorted through the tunnel and out to the pitch to take few snaps.
They all seem surprised why I would want to do such a thing! My son was
impressed, as the Town players were then getting off the bus and signing
Before the game we enjoyed a drink in the club bar, £1 each entrance but
only £2 a pint, with Sky tv as well. The ground
was a throw back to old stadiums, apart from the new grandstand which is
impressive. Terraces behind each goal, with bags of atmosphere and noise,
Town taking their customary 1200 fans. Only 4,000 home fans, but they
enjoyed our defeat all the same!
Toilets were the usual bitumen wall, but didn't bother with the halftime pie
and tea, the queue was far too long.
After the extra time finish, a brisk walk across the road, jump in the car,
and was on the A1 in no time.
Another nice old ground visited, pity about the result though. Still another
20 or so grounds to do, but so many modern ones are all the same, I shall
not enjoy them as much as when I started at Leeds Road's final match,
Ayesome Park's final match, Boothferry Park in the 1960's, Anfield and the
Kop, and Sincil Bank where it all started in 1964.
ITFC and Lincoln City Old Boy (see