Wednesday, September 21st 2010,
By Jamie Straw
Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
This was a fixture I was looking forward to since the
draw, as cup competitions often throw up the opportunity to tick another
ground off the list as was the case with Plymouth and Watford away in
previous rounds. Notts had a few decent players in Lee Hughes, Ben Davies
and a hard hitting midfield and having held our own in the cups last year
with Wigan unable to beat us in 2 matches I fancied this to be a decent
match with a decent sized travelling support.
2. How easy was your
journey/finding the ground/car parking?
Travelled by unofficial
coach which dropped us by the away exit easy enough. The driver stated he
would be there after the match.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Went to a pub before the match
with a mixture of home and away fans but I never really
felt comfortable in there, as there was a bit of an 'atmosphere'
between the two sets of supporters. After the pub I went into the
club shop to pick up a Wolves club badge (I get one for each club
visited) and then went into the stadium.
4. What you thought on
seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the
I really like Molineux, it is a proper football
stadium with four individual stands. Both of the sides are
two tiered and unusually curve around the pitch. We were located in the
bottom tier of the Steve Bull stand which gave a great view. The ground is
soon to be developed according to the locals and I hope the ground does
not become another soulless arena.
5. Comment on the game itself,
atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..
The game was a cracker
with Notts leading for much of it and really giving Wolves a game.
But a dubious penalty award and having a man sent off changed
the game in Wolves favour, with it finishing 4-2 after extra time to the
Premier League side. The stewards were friendly enough and even engaged in
some banter with the fans with one in particular resembling Lee Hughes who
was getting constant abuse throughout the match, laughing when the fans
were singing "Are you Hughesy in disguise?" after his substitution. The
catering was on the pricey side with £7.50 getting you a pie and a
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the
Unfortunately this is what the game will always be remembered
for. Flares were thrown onto the pitch following Notts scoring and
visiting coaches were attacked after the game, with one fan requiring
hospital treatment. I would advise anyone travelling to exercise extreme
caution after a game here.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the
A potentially great day out with a real exciting cup tie
played at pace for 90 minutes in a quality ground with a good atmosphere,
ruined by mindless thugs after the match.
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