Reebok Stadium review - 19/9/09

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 22 September 2009
Ground 

I've always liked the Reebok. It is pretty unique (although no doubt a copy of Huddersfield's job) but really should hold more. However, they very rarely fill the capacity so perhaps the decision from the board to build a 28,500 capacity ground has been vindicated. 
9/10 
 
Opposition fans 

Quiet as a mouse. They got a bit excited when Kevin Davies had a tussle with Abdoulaye, and cheered when they won (and scored) the penalty. Apart from that, they were sat around eating their pies. Dreadful support and, to be honest, I don't think they care anymore. They seem resigned to relegation. 
2/10 
 
Stewards 

I didn't have any problems with the stewards in the upper tier and I haven't really heard of any problems (amazingly). Plenty of police horses around the ground and didn't feel in any danger whatsoever. 
10/10 
 
Location 

Right off the M61, the Reebok is pretty much perfect to get to. I've also got a handy parking spot and within 40 minutes of the final whistle, I was already in Oldham. 
9/10 
 
Parking 

Like I said, I've got a good spot which is free, but about a 20 minute walk to the ground. I think there are some problems with parking but, for me, it is great. 
8/10 
 
View 

Last year I was in the lower tier so decided to give the upper a try this time around. Both views are very good- quite possibly the best for away supporters in the league. 
9/10 
 
Allocation
 

A solid allocation which I'm sure could have been extended due to the low turnout of home supporters. Nice to see the Stokies snap up all the tickets again. 
9/10 

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