Bramall Lane - Sheffield
Sunday 16th October 2011
Vs Sheffield Wednesday, League One, 1pm
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!
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