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Blackburn

Ground: Ewood Park

Visits: 1

Date: 22nd March 2008

Match: Blackburn - Wigan  3-1  (Premier League)

Attendance: 23 541

 

Day two of my trip and a new derby, this time the Lancashire derby between Blackburn and Wigan. Ewood Park is not the easiest of grounds to get to, train from Manchester Victoria and then a 10 minute bus ride (45 minutes on the way back, the traffic was horrible!) towards Darwen. The crowd was a bit higher than I expected and with two red cards, a penalty, a Swedish international seriuosly injured and four goals there were plenty of action for the fans to get excited about. Blackburn scored two goals with a man short and I was impressed (especially by Roque Santa Cruz.) The weather was bitterly cold and it was a bit strange to see snow one minute, sunshine the next and then more snow. Ewood Park is a nice ground and as I eventually made it back to my hotel in Manchester I was pleased to be able to tick off yet another Premiership ground.

 

staty av jack walker

Statue of Jack Walker

 

ewood park

Ewood Park

 

baksidan av blackburn end

Rear of the Blackburn End

 

baksidan av jack walker stand

Rear of the Jack Walker Stand

 

blackburn end

Blackburn End

 

fraser eagle stand

Fraser Eagle Stand

 

darwen end

Darwen End

 

blackburn end2

Blackburn End

 

line-up, blackburn-wigan

Line-up

 

fraser eagle stand2

Fraser Eagle Stand

 

darwen end2

Away fans

 

edman utburen

Erik Edman being carried off

 

panorama, ewood park

Pano

 

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Pano