Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
It was Villa's first English Pre-Season game of
the season. Benteke had signed a new contract the
day before so I knew that the atmosphere would be
fantastic in the Villa end. Also I hadn't been to
Adams Park before and was excited about visiting
as it was Mike Bassett Football Manager.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
There was a mix up at Birmingham Moor Street
Railway Station but was soon sorted. The journey
to High Wycombe was around one and a half hours.
There was supposed to be a bus taking us from the
station to the ground but wasn't there when we got
off the train so we walked it. The walk was about
40 minutes and i got my directions from my iPhone
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We weren't hungry before the game so we got KFC in
the town center on the way back but there was many
places to choose from. The majority of people at
the game were Villa fans. In fact, a Wycombe fan
said that he had never felt like the away team at
a home game before.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
From the outside the away stand didn't look too
special, however they had opened their new club
shop on the same day and it looked quite good.
Once inside the ground looked very impressive for
a League 2 ground and was made better by the fact
that you could see the hills behind the stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The Villa fans were in good voice all game. Around
10 minutes in, Marvin McCoy crossed the ball in
and it went in, putting Wycombe ahead. 15 minutes
later Matthew Lowton headed the ball in to
equalize. About 5 minutes later, Wycombe went
ahead again. In the second half, Ashley Westwood
scored a free kick from just outside the penalty
box and around 30 Villa fans invaded the pitch.
The game finished 2-2. The second half was
probably the most boring half of football i'd ever
seen. I almost fell asleep whilst standing up.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
It was pretty easy getting away from the ground as
I was walking but I didn't notice much traffic on
the roads. Trains going to Birmingham were every
half hour so it was pretty easy getting a train
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
I'd say that Adams Park is one of my favorite
lower league grounds. It was a great day out and
very hot. Would have been made better if we had
won or the second half was more exciting.