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92 Clubs – Day 31 – Rochdale, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday

This was an ambitious day, but I managed it.

I took the 06:17 from Euston to Manchester and then took the tram to Victoria for a train to Rochdale. It was then a taxi to see Rochdale ‘s ground which is shared with Rochdale Hornets, as the picture shows.

Rochdale's Spotland Stadium

To get to Sheffield for Rotherham, who play at the Don Valley Stadium in that city, it was back to Victoria and then another tram back to Piccadilly for a train across to Sheffield.

Don Valley Stadium

The stadium is one of the more unusual football grounds in the country, and the only one with a still-used athletics track. It also has very good access from the Sheffield Supertram.

From there is was on to Scunthorpe on one of the awful Pacer trains, to view the worst stadium, Glanford Park, where I’ve watched a Championship match.

Outside Glanford Park

The picture of course doesn’t show the fact that it is one of the worst stadia to get to from the train station. At least I had a good taxi driver, who got me there and back efficiently.

I went back to Sheffield via Meadowhall on one of the Trans Pennine Expresses. I bougth the last gluten-free sandwich at Marks and Spencer there, before taking the tram to Granville Road for Sheffield United

Bramall Lane

It was dark by now, as the photograph shows. After this it was another tram to Hillsborough for Sheffield Wednesday.

Hillsborough in the Dark

I actually went to the stop at Leppings Lane. In the end I was back at Sheffield station, with lots of time for my train to St. Pancras.

November 1, 2011 - Posted by | Sport, Transport | , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Have a ride on the new Sheffield tram down the Don Valley.

    Not the same as the old trams….

    Comment by Janet | November 1, 2011 | Reply

    • I did! The Sheffield trams are much better than the Manchester ones.

      Comment by AnonW | November 1, 2011 | Reply

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