By George Reeves (Southampton fan)
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I was looking forward to going to the game as I
had purchased the tickets as a Christmas present
for my son who is also a passionate Saints
supporter. Also I knew that Stoke's home support
was good so I was looking forward to the sing-off.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey was fairly easy by car and finding
parking was very simple as there was an industrial
estate with signs pointing to the parking spaces
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
The home fans were friendly and did not receive
any stick on my way to the ground.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
I thought that the Britannia stadium is a decent
ground similar to St. Mary's apart form the open
three corners and was aesthetically good. The view
from the away end was excellent and I could see
all the pitch and stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The atmosphere was very good from the Southampton
perspective and towards the end Stoke's atmosphere
was also very good. The game was a thriller as
Southampton went 1-0 up through Jay Rodriguez then
Stoke equalized and we went 2 up into half time
the scoreline being 3-1. Then Stoke came out
fighting and got a goal but then got N'zonzi sent
off. Even after all this drama there was still
more to come as Cameron Jerome scored an abosolute
rocket of a shot. The facilities were average with
the normal football ground food.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Getting away from the Britannia was the same as
any other ground taking a bit to start moving but
then you got going.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
I thought that it was a very enjoyable day but
would of have been more happy with a win though! .