v Sheffield Wednesday Sunday 16th October
Teresa Jewell (Sheffield
This derby match is
really important to both sets of fans and is
steeped in history and to some, the cause of
hatred. Yet the funny thing is that as I came off
Sheffield Midland Station platform from Manchester
as I actually life in Stockport, the few fans
around of both Clubs were mixing quite well. With
only a few police present.
The ground at Bramall lane is easy to get to with
a 15-20 minutes walk or there are taxi's outside
of the station. Myself dad and my son had time to
kill so we walked through the city centre with a
couple of hundred other supporters. Many not
wearing their colours for obvious reasons.
As we got nearer the ground you can see that
Bramall Lane has under gone many changes making it
more up to date and clean looking. The police
presence was very strong, but it was easy to get
to the away entrance turnstiles, which were
electronic. The facilities for away fans were
good, catering was varied good priced and the
staff cheerful and pleasant. The toilets were
found to be clean and of a good standard.
Finding our seats with the help of the really good
stewards was a blessing. These same stewards dealt
with a strong arm with any trouble makers so do be
aware of this. They do not mess and they take you
out of the stand very fast.
Getting away from the ground was easy the
police were a little over evident and roads were
closed. We were able to walk back into the town
centre with out any trouble and back to the train
station. This is were the only trouble was seen.
Overall this was a good day really enjoyed it. The
game was hard fought with goals coming from
Quinn on 11 minutes and Evans on 20 minutes
for Sheffield United. There was loads of action
and of course fouls but it wouldn't be a
derby without those. Sheffield Wednesday even
though they had lots of the ball and 10 attempts
on goal managed to score on the 82nd minute
through O'Grady and then 4 minutes later through
Madine. As can be imagined the travelling
Wednesday fans were in heaven unlike the home fans
who were gutted.
As I Wednesday fan, I really wanted to write
something bad about being an away fan
at Bramall Lane, but there is nothing to
write. A good ground to visit.
Final score: 2-2
Teresa Jewell, Travelling Owls Fan (even home
games are an away game, as I life in
Stockport) I am a Yorkshire girl
through and through and proud!