Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?
Having not been to Glanford Park before, so it was
another ground to 'tick off' as you might say. It's
also not one of the 'modern lego stadiums' you are
seeing popping up everywhere. As you can tell I am
more of a fan who prefers to see grounds with some
character although compared to some football teams
the ground could be classed as new as it was only
constructed in the 1980's.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car
The journey was fairly straight forward and easy. I
got a lift from a friend in his car. I can't
remember the exact route, but coming from Sheffield
it's not far at all. It took around 45 minutes to
get there. The ground is just off the motorway near
a retail park so it was fairly easy to find. There
was an estate around a five minute walk from this
retail park, where a nice gentleman let us park on
his drive, after we wasn't sure if we could park
near the ground due to signposts giving warnings
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home
Feeling peckish we all went to the Mcdonalds for a
pre game bite to eat, the food was fantastic there,
well cooked and fresh, impressed with the service
there too, quick as well, which you don't see in
some other Mcdonalds. We didn't really socialise
much with the home fans, although they all seemed
well behaved and happy in general, no trouble makers
or anything about, after our food we went into the
ground where we found the away supporters bar.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The ground itself, has to be one of the smallest
grounds I have seen to. With all the stands are
fairly equal in height, it made it a neat little
stadium. Although for the shorter supporter
like myself if you are unfortunate enough to be
behind someone tall, you'll struggle to see!.
Luckily I was stood behind a shorter person so I
could see the playing action easily. You will have
to keep track of the scores and times if you are an
away supporter as the scoreboard is located above
the away end, which makes it impossible to see.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards,
pies, facilities etc..
The game itself was good. Wednesday ran out deserved
and convincing 3-1 winners, with the odd shakey
spell, but overall I thought the result was fair.
Scunthorpe had goal scoring opportunities, but
blazed their chances over the bar, or out of the
ground on one instance!. So a word of warning, don't
park too near the ground or you may come to find the
car with a football through the window!.
The stewards were very friendly, and helpful, as
they guided us to the club bar and welcomed us to
the ground. The club bar itself was particularly
spacious and the alcoholic drinks on offer were
sparse, with Fosters, Strongbow and another beverage
on tap. £3.20 for a pint is on the steep side
although if you really like a drink, and drink quick
a two pint glass is £6.20. Although I may add
the pint of Fosters I had that day was very nice,
well chilled as well.
The atmosphere was mainly generated by the Wednesday
support, which was of no real surprise considering
that we took the entire away end, and part of one of
the side stands. A good following for a Tuesday
night game, even if it was just 40 miles up the
road. The Scunthrope fans made odd pockets of noise,
but only really cheered when Jordan Robertson netted
for them. Fantastic support from Sheffield Wednesday
as per usual on away games. You could generate a
decent amount of noise in the away end too I felt,
which made the atmosphere feel better.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the
Getting away from the ground was fairly easy, as it
is located right next to the motorway, apart from
the usual match traffic. We were back in Sheffield
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:~
One of the more enjoyable away days out for me as we
had won. I sometimes feel that I am bad luck away,
so the win at Glanford Park (which was out first
ever win there) was a welcome surprise. After a
small blip of form against Charlton and Hartlepool,
it was important to seal a win, using our game in
hand to go equal on 53pts with Sheffield United and
Huddersfield. The squad lived upto the challenge and
came home worthy winners.