Wolverhampton Wanderers v Doncaster
Rovers Championship League Sunday, May 3rd 2009,
1pm James Myers (Doncaster
Why you were looking forward to going to the
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
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
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
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!