TTU Awards 2010/2011: Best Away Trip
What makes a good day out? Three points would do nicely for a start, even in Dagenham, but other variables might range from a particularly memorable chant to the discovery of cracking pub in the shadow of the ground (more to come on that later in the summer on this site…).
This year, the award goes to a trip that happened to provide positive results in two of those criteria for this very writer; a September evening in Swindon yielding a satisfying pre-match session in the delightfully named Glue Pot, as well as a barnstorming 3-2 win under the floodlights in which Bradley Wright-Phillips headed an injury time winner. Given that some 18 teams came away from the County Ground with at least a point in hand across 2010-11, I’ve a feeling that the trip to Wiltshire was an enjoyable one for others, too.
Honourable mentions to Oxford United, although how the contributor (who shall remain nameless) managed to overlook the Kassam’s utterly dire character is beyond me; Morecambe, but only for the curiousness of a club who has built a ground that seems to be a brand new version of the place they left; and, finally, Hull City which provided my fellow blogger Lanterne Rouge with his first taste of action for six months after an extended stay with Thierry and co in New York City.
Last year’s winner: Peterborough United