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Molineux - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Vs Doncaster Rovers, Championship League
Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 1pm
By James Myers

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

I was looking forward to going to Molineux for a couple of reasons. First, it was the day that Wolves were going to be crowned the Championship League champions, this meant giant party carnival atmosphere. Plus I also like this style stadium and enjoy going to different grounds.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I travelled via car with family to the match. This was pretty easy to get to as we used a satnav, but we didn't use the toll road but somehow cut time off our journey?! Parking was quite hard to find and eventually around 5 mins walk away from the ground we found a car park run by some local people, this was a bad choice as in the end over 250 cars were rammed into it, which meant it would take quite a time to exit at the end of the game. Paying 4 was ok but it was very tight parking but easy to find ground.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We got to the ground around 2 hours before the match to find very welcoming and friendly Wolves fans, we went to the Asda next to the ground which is easily spotted. There is not that many pubs or chippy's etc near but there were a lot of burger vans etc around the ground to use. The Wolves fans were great but as you expect they would be if they are champions.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

We first saw the ground as we drove down a road, this was when we saw the top of the stadium but after then we took a turning down hill and where on Waterloo road and was at the stadium. It is a very good looking ground on the interior and exterior with the gold and black colours. the away stand where we (rovers fans) where seated were in the corner of the Jack Harris stand and half the stand was also taken by wolves fans.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

The game was good in total with the atmosphere before the match being great, the rovers fans were good in celebrating with the wolves fans with a successful season for both teams. the stewards and police were OTT due to the threat of pitch invasion but overall no bother was caused. I didn't sample the pies but did seem a reasonable price. After the initial post game build up and wolves fans making a lot of noise the game seemed to die down and come quiet although there were points in the game when the atmosphere was great.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

In the end after 250 cars rammed into the car park we had to wait for around 40 mins to get out, this was very frustrating! In the end the we got out and there was not that much traffic, but it was a but confusing getting back up to south Yorkshire as it takes you to a toll road then takes you past it?!

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

In all the day was ace being a party day!.... but the rovers lost 1-0 in the end :( due to a late header from a header after rovers mostly outplaying the wolves. This is a worthwhile ground to visit. I would love to go again after the new development goes ahead. Great fans and ground so good luck in premiership in 2009/2010!
 

 

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