Your travel guide to... Tranmere
TAKE a ferry 'cross the Mersey and Rovers can be found in the Birkenhead part of the Wirral.
The Tranmere area is made up of industrial buildings and Victorian terraced houses and the name was given to it by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century (yawn).
Ship building began in 1829 and ever since then fans have been regularly jumping ship to support Merseyside's more illustrious teams.
Apparently the snooty locals have illusions of grandeur over 'them Scousers' on the other side of the river... but you know what they say about polishing turds!
Birkenhead Park was supposedly the inspiration for Central Park in New York, so watch your back for violent hooded robbers as you make your way to the ground.
The film Chariots of Fire had scenes shot in the area which were supposed to represent Dover in the 1920s - although unfortunately, despite the many similarities (?!) between the areas, there are no white cliffs for longsuffering Tranmere fans to throw themselves off of.
If you drive and choose to street park, make sure you take a spare quid with you so can employ the services of a five-year-old security guard. All in all it's a 'get in, get out' away day.
Hop on the M1 then
M6. Join the M53 and
exit at junction four.
Take the B5151 Mount
Road fourth exit at the roundabout and from
there Prenton Park
should be signposted.
Take our advice
though... hop on a
supporters' coach so you can enjoy a drink. You also won't have to spend the entire 90 minutes worrying if some scally's going to knick all your tyres.