United v Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday January 23rd
2010, 3pm League One Peter
Radford (Wycombe Wanderers
A good old
style ground that I had been looking forward to
visiting, even though it may soon be replaced by a
new-build. Easy to park on Prittlewell Chase
which runs north from the ground leaving no more
than a 5 minute walk to the away end.
I arrived early but found no decent pubs for away
fans around the ground so headed into the
ground. Once through the turnstiles I was
greeted by the stench from the toilets but survived
to find the small cafe by the entrance to the
stand. The cafe was basic and the food didnít
look too appetising but the staff were
I settled for a warm cuppa and a read of the
programme which, given the recent activity in the
transfer window, was understandably well behind the
comings and goings at both clubs.
I liked the ground, basic, no frills, pillars but
seats close to the pitch, pleasant stewarding, fully
covered so that the noise made by fans could be
heard around the ground generating a good atmosphere
given the modest attendance.
It was not a game for the purest and both sides
missed excellent chances to secure victory but it
gave hope to both sets of fans that they could
progress up the table.
Easy to get back to the car and get moving however
the route back towards the M25 was slow for a round
10 miles but all in all a relatively painless