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Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea
Premier League
Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 7.45pm

Luke Burton
(Chelsea fan)


1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

I was looking forward to the fixture. But as for the ground I was not too excited about visited Molineux, but expected a big performance from Chelsea. Despite our form having been awful over the past 2 months, we were playing the team at the bottom of the league, so I was expecting a good result.
 
2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Went by train. Nice and easy from the train station which is located just down the road from the ground, a short walk around 5 minutes away, so this was no trouble at all.
 
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We went straight into the ground as we didn't have much time left til kick off when we arrived. I have heard things about Wolves fans in the past and they are supposed to be an unpredictable lot, but everything was fine and we walked into the ground without any bother.
 
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

My first thoughts of the ground was the shape of it is unusual. The away stand curves to a degree where if you are sitting on the half way line you are furthest away from the pitch. The ground itself seemed quite basic , single tiered stands North and South, two tiered stands on both sides. The away fans were seated in the lower tier of the Steve Bull Stand, which offered a good view.
 
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc..

The game was awful, a Chelsea own goal within five minutes of the kick off and Wolves find themselves one up, who other than Steven Hunt claiming it (Mr Popular with us Chelsea fans!). As the game went on in the first half we showed nothing at all to Wolves, who from the start came out to give it a good go. Half time arrived and I purchased a bottle of Carling for 3.60 and a burger for 4.00, so quite pricey for what it was. Nevertheless the burger hit the spot and the Carling washed it down nicely, back to the game and I was hoping for a BIG change, the only thing I can criticize about the atmosphere at Molineux was only one stand was making a real noise throughout the game , while the Chelsea boys gave it as good as we could, there was a real anxiety amongst fearing another dismal performance. Final whistle, one nil to Wolves and lets just say most of the Chelsea boys didn't hang around to clap the lads, we went straight out the ground with our depressed faces wondering how long this bad run would continue.
 
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Just as getting to the ground, getting out was the same , a nice little 5 minute walk back to the train station with no bother.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Glad I went because no matter what score I'll always follow Chelsea, score wise not a good night though. Credit where credits due though, Wolves gave us a tough game but we are not 100% and things must change.

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