1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I was looking forward to the game as it was a
relatively cheap away. (For me, at least, aged
17!) Also Wigan had just been relegated from the
premier league, so I thought that I would go along
to the DW to cheer on the Boro, one of the other
reasons i went was because the tickets were very
reasonably priced. £5 for under 16's, £10 For
16-18's, full time students and over 65's. Adults
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
As I got the club bus there, I didn’t have to
worry about finding parking, the ground was well
signposted, the first sign being just before the
turnoff for Wigan on the M62. The coach parked in
a car park about a 500 yards walk from the ground,
a quick walk. although the home fans recommend
getting the bus from the stations as the ground is
quite a way out of town.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
As I do every away game, I buy a beanie hat or a
cap from the club shop, it’s sort of my memento to
say ‘I’ve been to that ground'. After that, i
bought my programme from a seller, who turned out
to be very chatty and jolly, which i thought was
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The away end was situated in the North Stand.
Providing a good view of the action behind the
goal. Middlesbrough were attacking the south end
in the 1st half. so in the second half, I had a
brilliant view of Boro's second goal.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Overall, I thought that it was a thoroughly
enjoyable game, end-to-end. It ended in a 2-2
draw, which was a fair result. The stewards were
very friendly, they didn’t mind where you sat, it
was a ‘sit anywhere’ policy; which was nice. In
the first half I sat near the back, whereas for
the second half, I got to the front row. The
catering facilities were very good, with a pie
costing around £2 reasonably priced too, although
this is expected for a modern ground.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
There was a large police presence in the away end,
after the game, the fans were escorted by police
back to the coaches. Smooth journey back to
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Very enjoyable day out, reasonably priced tickets
and coach travel. Great away day.