The Donny and Mooie Trophy – Plymouth

Groundhopper made the long trek to the scene of one of our finest days last season, over 1000 Dons fewer followed them on New Year’s Day as did back at the end of April. Lets see how much changed in that time.

Plymouth Argyle
CategoryScore Comments
First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.7Home Park is an older established ground with a capacity of just over 17,000. Away fans are accommodated in the Barn Park Stand which is the opposite side of the ground to where the coaches dropped off. I understand that the capacity has been increased by reducing the sterile area between the away and home fans.There is a free public car park next to the stadium.
Food & Drink, range, quality, price.7The kiosk on the concourse served hotfood drinks and also alcohol. Prices were average for League One. Food included Cornish pasties, burgers etc, which were good quality. There was no away fan area outside this time.
View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?8The Barn Park Stand is behind a goal giving an unobstructed of the pitch. Wheelchair users were located within the same stand.
Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?8The attendance for this fixture was 15,441 which was only 223 less than our last visit. Home fans could be heard but not constantly and somewhat whingy at times.  No banter between the two groups this time.
What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?7The stewards were friendly and helpful.
Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.7The toilets were clean but there was no hot water.
Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?6An adult ticket was £26, a slight increase on our last visit, and still one of the more expensive in League 1.
Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?8The main concourse area is under the stand so protected from the elements and fairly spacious. Fans were allowed out to smoke.
Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?7The 198 Dons fans in attendance who were somewhat subdued but they did make some noise with the occasional assistance from the drum. A long journey on New Years Day when your team is on a poor run appears to have put many off.
Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?6Coaches are unable to park at the ground on arrival but are allowed to return and wait outside the away stand. Our exit from the car park and the surrounding roads was very slow.
Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?
Name – GroundhopperTotal Score out of 100 71 /100
Previous Story

First Loanee Returned in January 2023 Window

Next Story

Jacko's Coaching Staff Increases as Paul McGrath arrives in MK