1. Why you were looking forward to going to
the ground (or not as the case may be):
This was a game that the
fans were waiting for. Having already beaten West Brom earlier in the
season this was a chance for our second premiership double in a week.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Easy to get to and we parked in the 1st car
park on the left as you leave the motorway.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans
First stop, pub! We walked past the ground and
whilst the kids got a Mcdonalds we found a pub just up past Morrisons
about a five minute walk past the stadium. It was a
bit of a dump, but it was friendly with mainly tangerines inside...the
Guinness was good!
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end
then other sides of the ground?
The ground looks really good, a
traditional looking ground. I hate the soul less bowls we sometimes
have to endure.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets
Now.. the game was a gem! We lost 3-2 in a game that could
have been 9-9. Both sides went for it big time and entertained a near as
dam it full house. The atmosphere was fantastic, both sets of fans
creating plenty of noise that the game deserved.
though...the stewards! The worst I have encountered in the Premier
League so far and seemed to take great delight in removing
people for standing! I have no problems with sitting down but
please set the same rules for fans 15 feet away! A shame really because
everything else was just about perfect. So a word of caution....stay
sat down even if you are only 13 years of age.
on getting away from the ground after the game:
probs...straight out and home in 2 hours
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out: Top day out, its rather
good be a travelling tangerine at the moment. Next stop