1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I had never been to White Hart Lane before. It is
always nice to go to a new ground, shame West Brom
seem to have been away on more than their fair
share of Boxing Days recently. And with both
teams having recently sacked their managers, I
felt it was a good opportunity for us to get a
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We drove, and parked very easily (for a tenner) in
the Tottenham Community Sports Centre almost
opposite the ground. It was probably easy because
we arrived too early! Very simple access for away
fans from this car park.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
I was with my parents, so ate some sandwiches in
the car and listened to the Hull vMan Utd game on
the radio. Saw the away coaches arrive, no
'trouble' on the road and happily walked to the
ground in my colours.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
Looked quite modern, very narrow turnstiles (I'm
not that big, but it was a real squeeze) then
quite a climb up to the upper tier. Had a couple
of drinks in the concourse before the game (£3.50
for a 500ml bottle of cider). Pretty good view,
although we were right in the corner (near Adrian
Chiles). Decent Baggies support, other three
(four) sides were almost full, the stand to our
right had two or three large pillars that would
have blocked some people's view.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Referee gifted Spurs a free kick which they scored
from, we equalized very soon afterwards and
probably edged the first half. Second half
was more even, our keeper was the busier and we
probably held on in the end. A fair result. Spurs
fans were quiet in the first half, but better in
the second half. Baggies fans loud all
The stewards were exceptionally friendly and
Everyone from the ticket checkers and security
outside the ground to those 'watching' us during
the game. Don't remember seeing any police:
they almost weren't needed. Big congratulations to
Spurs for the quality of the stewarding!
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Disaster! Almost an hour to leave the car
park: to be fair there was a sign warning
that the exit would be closed until the away
supporters coaches had left. But we were still not
moving 30 minutes after that.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
A good day out, a decent ground and a vital point
for the Baggies.