On the road to…Peterborough (or not)
While relegation is never a good thing in and of itself, because it leaves you open to all manner of humiliation from random gits who you hate and who hate you, dropping down to a different division gives you more opportunity to see those less glamourous outposts of the English game that you otherwise would have to hope get pulled out of the bag during a cup draw. Hence with this trip to the mighty Peterborough United.
Date: 11 February 2012
Stadium: London Road
Away Section: Moy’s End
Score: Peterborough United P-P West Ham United
Nearest station: Peterborough
Local rozzers: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Total Travel Cost: £29.70p (1 x Off-Peak Day Return)
None, owing to what you’ll read later on.
Station to Stadium: As a consequence of the temperatures in and around East Anglia over the past few days being similar to those you would find during the day in a major Northern European city like Helsinki, and with London Road not having undersoil heating, there was little likelihood of the pitch not freezing in temperatures of -13 degrees C, and thus the game was postponed. Hence, given that I found this out just after I got up this morning, and took no train journey, I have no idea how easy or otherwise it is to get from the station to the stadium. So I’ll have to tell you that when I go to the game whenever it is rearranged for.
Anything else?: Couldn’t tell you, as I’ve not been there yet. I will say though that, having gotten myself all psyched up for the game, as well as planning to take a few pictures of the area around the long lost Broad Street on the way, it was a major bust not to go. So bugger really. Oh, not to mention the hassle of trying to get back the money I paid for the train in the first place.