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Womble in Bristol – AFC Wimbledon update

March 18, 2012

Right, just a quick post for now. Was at the AFC Wimbledon match yesterday at Bristol Rovers. The first thing to observe was that it is a lovely little ground the Memorial Stadium but it is a rugby ground in a tightly packed little suburb in north Bristol. It is also a tip.

I went with a friend from down the road in North Somerset and his 4 year old son (Bristol City fans, hence the away end suited them perfectly!). This turned out to be tactically astute! We went into the standing terrace in the south eastern corner.  After 10 minutes an epic rainstorm came form nowhere. Fortunately, said 4 year old came into his element as we got ourselves let into the (covered) southern stand (seated as well!).

By this time however, the Wombles defence had seemingly got themselves confused to let a rogue Pirate dance through for the only goal of the game.  The most frustrating part was that the second half was a pretty bloody good performance form the Wombles who utterly dominated the game and but for 2 excellent saves from the Bristol keeper we should have come away with the win…

While in Bristol I managed to visit the Bristol Docks area which has a strong feel of Canary Wharf about it – nice but perhaps lacking a bit of imagination in terms of integrating as a truly human space rather than the dominating atmosphere of modern architecture.  That is not to say i didn’t like the area but it could perhaps be subtly improved.

Overall, the frustration of losing at Bristol Rovers was tempered with the quality of our 2nd half performance and the site of Pim Balkenstein give a good performance in defence and Jack Midson and Sammy Moore playing as well as ever and a nod to Billy Knott for an all-action performance and the final appearance (for now?) from Womble legend Jason Euell who has now returned to Charlton.


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