1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
It is always good to be going away with all the
true fans, so was I was looking forward to another
good away day. I was however unsure about the
stadium and area and how it would accommodate for
the vast number of Newcastle fans that would be
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey was fine. Motorway then dual
carriageway all the way till you hit Wigan wheres
its pretty straight forward and well sign posted
to the DW Stadium. Parking is a little more
difficult as they wouldn't let us park in the
retail park next to the stadium so we parked on a
side road instead. Somehow we missed the away fans
car park at the stadium itself.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Good pub next to the ground where the fans mingled
and the Geordies filled out. Since the stadium is
located next to a retail park, there are lots of
eating places including a chippy, so plenty of
opportunities for food. Home fans were no trouble.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
It is a modern ground, so lacked character,
especially when you compare it to older ones in
the League. Decent looking though once you get to
your seat. However half time was a bit of a
nightmare when going to the toilet. The concourse
area under the stand was packed with people and
there was a danger that some people could get
crushed. Luckily no one was hurt, but a number of
fans complained to the stewards about this, saying
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Shocking game, Ref was terrible, Enough said
there. There was a lack of atmosphere from the
home supporters except a small section of home
fans who had an annoying drum, however the
Newcastle fans created a great atmosphere.
Stewards were not too bad, there was the odd cocky
one as always. Pies were decent and the prices
were okay. Toilets locations were a joke as
explained above at half time.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Was easy to get as everyone had the same objective
of leaving the ground.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Decent away day, terrible game, average
atmosphere, large police numbers outside checking
every away fan. Possibility of being dangerous
underneath the stands. Would return, but only to
see NUFC and not the ground again.