vyeo Posted April 5, 2009 Share Posted April 5, 2009 Hi guys, I'm appealing for some information on travelling to Ewood. The background is that there is some chance that I could be visiting England in May as the girlfriend is due in London for work. (I'll be tagging along as a tourist if things fall into place!) The dates could fall nicely for me to catch the Portsmouth and/or West Brom matches, and we're trying to schedule it as such. Although my preference is to watch the Portsmouth game, I'm desperate to visit Ewood and will take anything I can. If all else fails, I do not mind doing the Chelsea game at Stamford bridge and visit the stadium at some other point on the trip, though this will hardly be my first choice. At this stage, having scoured through the web, I have some questions which I hope the kind souls on this board could help address. They are: 1. Portsmouth game is on 9 May 09 - Saturday. If I land in London at about 7am that very day, is it possible for me to make the match at Ewood? What time must I leave London to make the game, and how long is the journey back to London? 2. Assuming I would like to watch a match, what is the deadline to purchase my tickets? Will I be barred from buying a ticket in the away stands for the Chelsea match (given that I've obviously not been to a game at Ewood before...)? I do not want to sit in the Chelsea section. 3. How many days does it take to explore Blackburn the town? 4. And finally, what are the prospects of a sensibly-behaved Asian (Chinese) getting into race-related trouble in Blackburn? Any areas in particular to avoid? (Apologies if this is not a politically correct question or if it offends anyone here. I understand that such things cannot be predicted and I am not actually expecting to run into any trouble or anything out of the ordinary. I've visited Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Italy, including many small towns in those countries, without any trouble, but I'm just asking because some websites and forums have written that Blackburn is a "rough town with serious racial issues".) I understand that this is a long list of questions, and I'm only at an initial planning stage. But thanks for all your help and would greatly appreciate your input! So excited by the prospect of possibly going to Ewood... Cheers, Victor Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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