The Anonymous Widower

It Was Blue Skies, Sun And An Unlikely Win At Pride Park

The train got to Derby station in just over an hour and a half and then it was a short walk to the ground.

Walking To Pride Park

Walking To Pride Park

You walk through, an office park to the ground and it is all pretty easy going. Although a map or two and some more finger posts would be a good idea. For the first time this year, we saw a ground bathed in sunshine.

Pride Park In The Sun

Pride Park In The Sun

Derby County had the bulk of the play by 57% to 43%, but despite this, Ipswich won 1-0.

The goal incidentally was the sort you read about in stories, but see rarely in real life.  In the last minute of added time, at the end of the match, Carlos Edwards received the ball in the centre circle and runs towards the Derby goal, before unleashing an unstoppable shot from twenty-five metres out.

Mick McCarthy summed up the match like this.

We burgled it. I thought I heard the sirens and I said ‘shut the doors, the police are coming!

I would add that as my ticket to get in cost me £17.50 on top of £29 to get there by train in First Class, I can’t say that my day out wasn’t good value.

April 6, 2013 - Posted by | Sport, Transport | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. It is Time for Your ebook on London Travel and for Football Travel.
    Many of Your Blogs, mentioned the Poor Signage & even as above lack of Finger Posts.

    An Urban Travellers ebook . . . could include all the various Eateries, Coffee Shops, Gluten Free Outlets . . . plus Places of Interest . . .

    You could also set up a Star Rating on Interest, Quality & Value for Money.

    Comment by Steam Lover | April 6, 2013 | Reply


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