1. Why you were looking forward to going to
the ground (or not as the case may be):
Both teams weren’t having
the best of seasons, and both found ourselves fighting a relegation
dogfight, so this was a crucial six-pointer.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The ground was well sign posted, and because we
got into Watford fairly early, we avoided a lot of the traffic, and
subsequently found parking easier.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
There was a burger van round the
back of the away end, which sold everything you’d expect, and a big
portion of chips for £2. I found the home fans to be very friendly, and
both sets of fans mingled without any
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other sides of the
Because the ground is built on a slope, a lot of the away
end is beneath the level of the road behind it, so my first impressions
were that the stand was very small, although upon entering I realised it
was a fair sized stand, as you enter it about three quarters of the
On three sides, the ground is very nice, with two similar
stands behind the goals and a neat 2 tiered stand along one side of the
pitch. The other stand had been closed to supporters that season, which
really affected the atmosphere and overall feel to the
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game was fairly dull, and
although it was Watford who won the match, their fans contributed little
to the atmosphere. I was expecting more banter from the home fans that you
share the stand with, but, disappointingly, there wasn’t much of a sound.
The stewards were friendly, and the toilets weren’t the nicest,
but this is an older football ground.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
There was the usual traffic getting out of Watford,
but it wasn’t too bad, and we were back on the M1 within half an
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
Overall, I was disappointed with the day. It was a bad
result, the atmosphere was flat and I felt the ground needed a lot doing
to it in regards to the old stand along the side of the