1. Why you were
looking forward to going to the ground (or not
as the case may be):
I was looking forward to visiting Loftus Road
mainly because it was my first visit to the
stadium and its one of the older stadiums in
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I travelled with official club travel. It was
a fairly simple journey down the M4 which took
just over three hours,
it took a while to find the ground after
getting into London and it wasn't easy to spot as it is hidden between
rows of housing and flats.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
The coach dropped all the Swansea fans outside
the away friendly pubs,
such as ĎThe Walkaboutí which is about 10
minutes walk from the ground. Before the game
there was no trouble with the home fans and
they seemed friendly.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
Although being small, I was quite impressed by
the outside of Loftus Road as I was not
expecting much after seeing photos of the
ground, although then being situated in the
upper tier we had to walk around the stadium to get to our
turnstile. The inside of the ground is not the
most impressive, or to tell the truth probably
the least of the grounds Iíve visited although
even from the upper tier you are very close to
the pitch which leads to a very good
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
With Swansea being a changed team from last
year, I was not sure what to expect, although
the first half was even we took an early lead.
We then hit the bar twice before going in 1-0
up at half time. In the second half QPR came
at us, and we scored a further 4 goals to win
the match 5-0. The atmosphere was good from
the home fans and 2,400 travelling Jacks at
the start, but the QPR fans seemed to die down
after we went 1-0 up. The stewards were very
friendly and had no problem with us standing.
In the ground was slightly overpriced, but
what football stadium isnít? With Loftus road
being an old ground the facilities were not
great, but there was nothing majorly
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
After the game, well having lost 5-0 some of
the the QPR fans had left early. There were some unpleasant exchanges between supporters
outside the Springbok pub,
as the Swansea fans made their way back to the waiting coaches and
for a short while the police seemed to
struggle to handle the situation. But we managed to get back okay.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Altogether a very enjoyable day out and it is
a must if you are a fan of older stadiums.