THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON THE VISIT DATED: 21/1/2006
If you're looking
for one of two different types of grounds then this is the place to go. Those two types of grounds are a very old school style
ground that is a throwback to the 80's, and the other, is a complete shithole complete with a pitch that even Worzel Gummidge
couldn't play on, luckily, you get both with London Road.
is fairly easy to get to from Lincoln but as soon as you get off the train, you're force into a police escort (I assume this
is only for local derbies) and the police force you to go into a pub near the ground which quite frankly, fucked me off
because I didn't want to spent 3 fucking hours in a dive of a pub.
Anyway, when you
finally get into the ground, you could be mistaken for expecting to see people dressed like Boy George walking around. The
away end is the horrible type of away end, a terrace that's as shallow as a toddler's swimming pool, the view of the
action at the other end is quite poor and if the terrace is packed, it's almost impossible to get a perfectly clear view of
what's going on due to the people in front.
The stand to the
left is easily the best stand at the ground. It is a similar size (capacity wise) to Sincil Bank's CO-OP stand with the executive
boxs in between the 2 tiers. This is a very smart stand but for some reason, on the far side at the top, the rows suddenly
get lower. Normally this would be because there were houses behind it that didn't allow for the extra building but god knows
what Peterborough's excuse was.
The stand behind
the far goal appeared to be a larger, steeper version of the away terracing and the final stand, had a remarkable similarity
to the main stand at Leyton Orient. Infact, it you repainted some of the seats, it would look identical to that stand. It
again is a 2 tiered stand with the classic wooden variety chairs. Ironically, just like the main stand at Orient's rivals,
Southend, all the blocks in this stand are different colours.
The atmosphere at
London Road is complete laughable. The only people in the whole ground that sang were 12 or so gormless chavs in the main
stand who seemed happier to chase each other around the stand rather than watch the match. Other than that, there is no atmosphere
at all from the home fans and how they can claim to have a great atmosphere, is a joke.
is "exactly what it says on the time", it is a shithole, devoid of anything remotely interesting and with less atmosphere
than a cemetery before the Resident Evil film crew get to it. I wouldn't recommend Peterborough to anyone who wanted to visit
a random ground and there would be few who would argue, that this is the worst overall ground in the whole East Midlands/Anglia