Craven Cottage - 5/5/10

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 06 May 2010

Ground

Tidy ground with plenty of character. The tunnel's location in the corner and its look is very old school and a welcome change from the modern stadia. It does though have its faults due to its age 7/10

Opposition fans

Going for a second successive top half finish, in the final of the Europa League and with the Manager of the Year at the helm they were bouncing, right!...Wrong! Very quiet and with the game needing help from the stands none was forthcoming 2/10

Stewards

Police were decent and stewards were quite relaxed. The odd snotty copper was on duty but apart from that all were polite and not looking for trouble, quite refreshing really 9/10

Location

Good ground to get to and from. Plenty of walkways away from the ground so no big build ups. Nice area aswell so you feel easy walking around and the Thames running alongside the stand adds a nice touch 7/10

Parking

Free parking available in Hammersmith and then a small walk to the ground 8/10

View

Behind the goal, no beams, no pillars and the stand is at a good angle so that you can see a lot of the pitch 9/10

Allocation

We didn't quite sell out and with the price, ko time and lack of anything riding on the result we had enough seats. Not a fan of that neutral zone though, why is it there? 9/10

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