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The League 2 Ground Guide

Peterborough United's London Road
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DATES VISITED THIS GROUND : 21/1/2006

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.

Luckily, Peterborough 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.

Overall, Peterborough 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 area.

SCORES

 

Overall Ground Quality : 3

Ease of getting there : 7

Atmosphere : 0

Programme : 7

View of Action : 2

Terrace Nutterage Rating : 7

The "football" feeling : 4

Friendliness of Home Supporters : 2

Quality of the game : 4

Chances of Coming Here Again for a Random Game: 1

 

Overall : 37/100

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