Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion
Tuesday 12th February
V Sheffield United, Championship League,
1. 1. Why you
were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may
Although United were on a bit of a bad patch as ever we
were confident we could go to the Hawthorns and get something. And also
what we had seen of the ground it looked a smart ground and a ground we
had not been to and also to follow the mighty blades.
2. How easy
was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
We decided to
travel to this game on the supporters bus because of it being a night
match but the journey was fairly straight forward and easy although we had
to park around 10 minutes walk from the ground.
3. What you did
before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We were hungry
before the game and we saw a mcdonalds across from the ground as we passed
it on the bus so we walked to there and we got talking to a few albion
fans there and they were very friendly and talkative. We then went for a
walk around the ground although with it being a night match and not much
time on our hands we didnt find much else to do so we just headed straight
to the ground.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?
thoughts on seeing the ground was it was a very smart ground and wouldnt
look out of place in the Premiership. When we got into the ground the
concourse was fairly cramped for the amount of Blades fans that were there
at that point. We then headed for our seats and the first sight of the
pitch and the stands we amazing. Bigger than what it looked on the tv
which it already looked big. Leg room between the seats was very
reasonable compared to some grounds although we was near the back so we
was stood throughout. The only downside to the ground was the stand to the
left of the away end which looked very out of place with the 3 other big
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies,
The game itself was fairly dull altough we had a few
chances to score but the result was a 0-0 draw and the form that united
were on that season we was pleased with the result. The atmosphere was
great. United took a fair few fans down and West Brom packed the stadium
and both fans were making a lot of noise which made the game enjoyable and
a great experience.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Getting away from the ground was fairly easy we had
a police escort back to the motorway but we had to walk down an alleyway
at the back of the away end 1st of all to get back to the buses.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
All in all a great
result for the form we was in and the day/night was great and was money
well spent and saw a very nice football stadium which would be worth
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