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Adams Park
Wycombe Wanderers v Southend United
League Two
Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 3pm
By John Spooner
(Southend United fan)

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

It was my first visit to Adams Park. A visit to a new ground always makes it a bit more of interest.

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

We travelled from North Wales via M6 M5 M42 and M40 using Satnav and the 180 mile journey was easy. We turned off at Junction 5 of M40 for the A40 as mentioned on this site by a Stockport fan and it was free of traffic jams and well sign posted. We arrived about 1 pm and parked in the top car park at the ground for free.

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

Home fans and stewards were particularly friendly. We sat in the car listening to commentary on Fulham v Stoke eating a pre packed lunch.

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

The ground can be seen from the car park and the Main Stand is set in front of a wooded hillside.
The away end is all seated with the home end being a standing area. The main stand to the left is large with a smaller side opposite. The pitch was good too, given that Wasps rugby club share the stadium.

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

The game was a tense affair with Wycombe taking an early lead but Southend scored two goals in the second half to secure a valuable three points. The atmosphere was good with a drummer in the home end urging the home fans on. The large Southend following ensured a good atmosphere too.
The refreshment bar was reasonably priced with a good selection hot food and drinks.

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

We were delayed about 15 minutes leaving the car park but stewards worked well to ensure easy exit for all. Finally I have to mention the friendliness of all the stewards and staff at Wycombe who all appear to love their work with warm smiles and cheerful greetings. A credit to the club!

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day out despite freezing cold weather and a long journey, all helped by the result and the genuine friendliness of staff at Wycombe. The best I have come across in many years of attending football league games.

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