The Anonymous Widower

92 Clubs – Week 4 – 11 Clubs – 18 Trains

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3  Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7

Day 22 Day 23 Day 24 Day 25 Day 26 Day 27 Day 28

This was a rather poor performance on my part, but it had got off to rather a bad start on Day 22 and I did take three days off.

Here are the awards.

Heroes of the Week

These have to be Peter, who at 84, guided me across Manchester to Oldham and the unknown driver of the 14:06 out of Paddington to Penzance, that I took to Plymouth.

Most Surprising Stadium of the Week

It has to be Port Vale, as it shows how a small club can create a stadium of whom any supporter can be proud.

Best Stadium of the Week

I’d give this to Port Vale as well, if it wasn’t so difficult to get to. I might give it to Norwich, but then I can’t, can I? Both the Nottingham clubs have good stadia, which are easy to get to, but the others with the exception of Peterborough, are public transport nightmares.  So I think I’ll leave the award! in a few years time or on a match day, it will probably go to Port Vale.

Best Signposted Stadium of the Week

Portsmouth virtually has its own station at Fratton and even has separate signs to the ground for Home and Away Supporters, so it wins by a country mile.

Worst Signposted Stadium of the Week

Peterborough virtually lacks signposting and as it is fairly close to the station, some signs would help.  But as I said on Day 27, the stadium is very much a work-in-progress, so perhaps it will be very much better in a few years time. I think I’ll give it to Northampton, as with a bit of thought, they could probably make a nice walking route to the ground.

Dump of the Week

After a couple of near misses Manchester finally gets the rewa4rd it deserves.  It is a city with bad maps, no information and a completely indecipherable bus system. Perhaps some of the billions, they are spending on the new trams could be used to make sure the buses work or that the maps are correct.

Sign of the Week

It just has to be the one at Port Vale.

Best Train of the Week

The High Speed Train to Plymouth, where I sat on on the floor.

Worst Train of the Week

The two trains to Oxford, where there was no tables in the back of the seats in front. How can I do my Sudoku?

Worst Bus of the Week

The one I took from Boundary Park to Oldham Bus Station.  If you were in a wheelchair or had a baby in a buggy, you ewouldn’t have been able to use it.

This was rather a dissappointing week, in that I could have done much more. I could make the excuse of my hay fever! So I will!

October 30, 2011 - Posted by | Sport, Transport | , , , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Road signs in Manchester are indeed a nightmare on occasions. I have had some spectacular episodes of getting very lost.

    Comment by liz | October 30, 2011 | Reply

    • I’ve generally been to Manchester by train, unless I’ve been going to a hotel with parking.

      Comment by AnonW | October 30, 2011 | Reply

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