1. Why were
you looking forward to going to this ground?
I was looking
forward to going to this ground as it is one of those places with a
big but also infamous history, but also after a good season with
Exeter I was hoping to see them sign off in style.
How easy was your journey and finding the ground?
up by train, leaving Exeter at 6.20am, arriving in Sheffield about 4hours
later. Finding the ground was very easy as it was a short tram ride
from the city centre upto the Leppings Lane End.
What did you do before the game, pub, chippy....home fans
Arriving early I was able to book into my
hotel before going up to the ground. After having had a drink at The
Bankers Draft, a Wetherspoons pub which was reasonably priced, I then
took tram upto Leppings Lane, where there was another
Wetherspoons, called the Rawson Spring which again was reasonably
priced and also seemed to be the local for many owls supportters, all of
who were very friendly. Away fans would probably be okay in this pub,
if thet aren't wearing visiting colours or red and white!. I also met some
familiar faces from those that travelled down to Exeter for the reverse
fixture earlier in the season. From there I headed up to the ground
where I also found the memorial and paid my respects to the 96
4. What you thought on seeing the
ground, first impressions of away end and then other sides of
On arriving at the stadium it is easy to see how
old it is and how much work needs to be done, but get inside the age does
not show that bad. Yes it is a very tight ground where the stands are
almost on the pitch but that itself adds to the
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, refreshments etc.
Once the game started the
atmosphere was buzzing from both sets of supporters, a real end of season
party feel was about the game. Stewards were helpful and for a
football ground refreshments were averagely priced and toilets
were clean. After going 1-0 down we (Exeter) won the game 2-1 with
goals from Danny Nardiello and a spectacular first of the season to
Troy Archibald-Henville, then to raptious cheers the City manager
came on to end his career as a player.
At the end of the game City fans
paid tribute to striker Adam Stansfield who died from cancer at the start
of the season and it was good to hear the owls fans also joining in that
6. Comments on getting away from the ground after
Getting away after the game was easy as it
was the return tram ride back to the city then a short walk back to
my hotel to prepare for the night out. Overall what turned out to be a
great day, turned into a great weekend