United v Southend
United Saturday, November 17th 2012, 3pm League Two By Stephen Spooner (Southend United fan)
1. Why you were looking forward to
going to the ground (or not as the case may
I was looking forward to visiting another new
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey by car from North Wales, as an
exiled Southend fan this was over a 550 mile
round trip. I parked at a nearby school with
clear signs to the ground when approaching
Torquay town. Parking seemed
to be very limited in the streets
near to Plainmoor.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
I ate sandwiches in the
car before walking to the ground. The locals were friendly and
wearing their team shirts with pride.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides
of the ground?
The stadium is small and compact.
away terrace at one end was
shut, so we had to sit in the Main
Stand, which was segregated from the home
fans. Nice to see the huge Torquay mascot, a
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was fantastic with Southend winning
4-1. Atmosphere would have been better if the
Southend fans had been behind the goal
standing. Stewards had nothing to do.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Easy to get away from the ground with traffic
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A long journey, but completely worth it, with
a Southend win. A ground I would go to again.