Luzhniki2008 visited Ewood Park on 24/10/1992
Game watched: Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Man Utd
As the Premier League began, Blackburn were the biggest spenders on players, thanks to their owner Jack Walker. This led to them being challengers for the title in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons, but after this it did not last and since then they have been nowhere near challenging the top clubs in the league. At the end of last season, they were relegateds from the Premier League and it looks like challenging times ahead for them. Along with spending on players, Jack Walker invested heavily in the ground – redeveloping 3 sides of the ground during 1993 and 1994 to give them a stadium fit for the top flight. As a Man Utd fan, Ewood Park is a hugely popular away trip for United fans due to it being easily our biggest away allocation in the league each season, helping to create a great atmosphere in the away end.
I've always driven there by car, leaving the M65 at Junction 4 and parking at the top of the A666 Bolton Road there in Darwen. The stadium is then a 15 minute walk downhill. As it is a steep walk back uphill after it can take up to 20 minutes, but it is then easy to rejoin the M65 avoiding heavy traffic by the ground. There is a pub there called The Golden Cup worth visiting at the top of this hill on the A666 Bolton Road if you park in that area, especially since the Fernhurst Pub right by the away end has now changed to a Hungry Horse Family Pub on matchdays. This Hungry Horse Pub doesn't let groups of football fans in on matchdays anymore. If there is just one or two of you and you're not wearing football colours, and also if you are with children, the guys on the door might let you in for a meal there and you can have a drink with your meal.