1. 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
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
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 about parking.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
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
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
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 for 10.30pm.
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 up to the challenge and came
home worthy winners.