Hawthorns West Bromwich
Albion v Blackpool Premier League Saturday 15th January
2011, 3pm Sean O'Neil (Blackpool fan)
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. Also, proper fans!
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
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
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
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 etc..
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.
One gripe 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.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
No 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!