Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Old style ground, old style floodlights!

Tuesday 16th February 2010
Peterborough United 3 Ipswich Town 1
I thought I was going to enjoy my second trip to London Road, home of the 'Posh'. But no, one of the worst second half displays by an Ipswich team that I have ever seen (over 40 years watching the Town) put a stop to that.
Before the game it was all good. You turn up, park right outside the ground, and there it is old style football ground, old style floodlights. Blue corrugate tin walls to the ground, plus poky little entrances to the various stands. inside was even more of a flash back to the 70's - no leg room, wooden seats and one toilet for 500 fans!

But there were a few things different - a 'pick and mix' sweetie tent outside and inside it was almost the San Siro! Well someone let off a flare in the terrace followed by a smoke bomb in the second half.
Looks like Peterborough are still going down so they will not have to replace the terracing for a few more seasons, and if we continue playing like this we may also be in a new division - not sure we will be reverting the North Stand lower back to terracing though.

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