Review Derby County

Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the best ways to get there, where to park, where to stay, or which pub to go when you’re going to see your team play Derby County away. Find out what other away fans thought of their visit to Pride Park Stadium in our away day reviews.

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Review by West Brom fan Gazman

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

A new ground for me to visit so in that respect another one crossed of the list!


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

WBA supporters coach. Easy run from the Hawthorns.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Nice stadium from the outside. Pride Park is another “bowl” type stadium so no “ends” as such. Away fans located in the South East corner. Great unimpeded view of the pitch.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

Albion fans are always so noisy at away games it’s sometimes difficult to hear the home fans but the atmosphere in our section was great.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

Never really met any but certainly no problems anywhere.


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

Not too bad. Police held the traffic for the coaches.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

Bought a programme and a pin badge so just over a fiver, plus the cost of the ticket and the supporters coach.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Definitely. As with any ground if there are plenty of fans then it can be a great atmosphere in the away section.


Is there anything else you want to tell other away fans about your day?

Honours even with Albion coming back from a goal down to draw 1-1. Good day out and only an hour or so on the coach from West Brom

Review by Sheffield United fan Dane Shaw

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

Derby away is always a good fixture. Derby are a top end championship side who are always there or thereabouts which always means an entertaining fixture.


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

We travelled in large numbers by train which only took 30 minutes from Sheffield.


If you got the train, how easy did you find it to make your way to the stadium from the station?

Pride park being a modern ground is away from the train station. We got a taxi into the town for a few beers and then a taxi to the ground but this was relatively cheap, just over a fiver.


Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?

We went in numerous pubs in the city centre, the main one being the sports bar which had a great atmosphere with the away fans inside singing and having a great time.


Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

We ate street food in the town. I had a foot long hot dog with onions for £4 which was great value.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Derby put away fans in the corner of the ground which amounts to a great view. One of the best views as an away supporter in the Championship in my opinion.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

After going 1-0 down within 20 seconds the blades fans were still in fine voice and the atmosphere was electric.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

8/10


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

It was busy getting away from the ground and the train station is quite a walk, and is poorly sign posted. We referred to google maps even though we’d been here before.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

Probably around £150 The ticket was £27 and the train was £11 return. The rest went on booze and food.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Yes, derby is a great away day especially as for us it’s down the road and not a long journey to get home.


Is there anything else you want to tell other away fans about your day?

Derby is one of my favourite away days in the Championship. They usually give away fans a good allocation (around 3,000) and the atmosphere is always electric.

Review by Sheffield United fan Rowan Cockin

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

It’s a new ground for me to go to and I do as many away games as I can, so I had to go!


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

I drove up from Gloucestershire on the M1 and it was easy enough.


If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?

There was an away car park near the ground, which was easy to find.


Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

We had a McDonald’s near the ground.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Very good view and the away fans were amazing!


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

The Derby fans were terrible even when they were winning. The away end was a giant party.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

They were all miserable!


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

It was very easy to get away from the stadium after the game.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

As long as you don’t mind watching football in a library!

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