It’s that possibility of promotion, combined with other fators, that should ensure that Peterborough is swamped with Newcastle fans that don’t have tickets for the game, to compliment the ones inside the ground that are lucky enough to have got one. Should Saturday be the clincher then I expect a memorable celebration round the town, certainly there will be from me as the main aim of promotion would be secured and we could focus on the secondary objective or clinching the title. On top of that the lads will almost certainly be wanting to prove a point after Peterborough’s 2-0 victory over us earlier in the season where it was felt by some of our more senior players that didn’t play that the Posh rather overdid the celebrations and rubbed salt into the wounds of the kids that played that night.
Weighing in at some 200 miles it is still quite a considerable trip, albeit a simple one straight down the A1(M). Hit the A1(M) until you reach as far down as the juntion with the A605, there are two separate junctions for the A605 so make sure you take the first one! Follow the A605 all the way into Peterborough until you reach the junction with the A15. The ground is visible from here although you will be able to see the floodlights from much further away.
Those making the journey by train are in for some good news. The rail strike wont affect your travel as it starts on Tuesday and if you look hard enough or pre-book tickets then you can get a direct return ticket from as little as £40. From the train station it’s a short 10-15 walk away from town along the main London Road until you reach the ground. Just be warned that the police will be around to direct you and they can be unreasonably heavy handed.
There is a car park at the ground itself although I hear it is quite expensive. As an alternative there is a pay & display car park on the London Road between the ground and the town centre or you can use the main pay & display at Queensgate in the town centre itself. There could also be some street parking to be had but you’ll need to be wary of over zealous parking patrols.
Right next to the ground is a place called ‘Club Metro’ that is welcoming away fans and will be showing the Man Utd v Chelsea game on Sky should you wish to take that in. Another pub is called ‘The Cherry Tree’, situated on the road you approched the ground on (Oundle Road) there is also the chance of parking your car there. If real ale is your poison then try ‘Charters’, a barge moored on the River Nene that serves real ale and chinese food.
Aside from the places I have mentioned above, there is a KFC near enough opposite the ground or alternatively there will be food available inside the ground itself.
All in all, 4,400 mags in the away end taking up an entire stand and a bit of another stand teamed with the importance of this game will make for a great day out. I’ll be standing in the terrace behind the goal so give us a wave if your going!
Howay the lads!