Hawthorns West Bromwich
Albion v Sheffield United Championship League Tuesday 12th February
2008, 7.45pm James Rumsey (Sheffield
Why you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
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
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
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
didn't 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?
First thoughts on seeing the ground was it
was a very smart ground and wouldn't 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 stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game itself was fairly dull although 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.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
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