A huge selection of Burton Albion supporters face missing one of their greatest games in the club’s foundation simply by being stuck in traffic on the way to this Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City.
As of 18:45 GMT – an hour or so before kick off – merely among 28 fan coaches from Burton had came at Etihad Stadium for the first leg.
Numerous traffic episodes have caused tailbacks over the M6.
Approximately 3,000 Burton supporters have got tickets for the game.
I was at work in London and that I booked the afternoon off.
“I left London in 13:00 GMT and that I left it beyond my parents’ house in Burton at approximately 15:45 and I have been at a standstill since 16:15.”
Burton supporter Gary was one of the blessed ones to arrive punctually and told BBC Sport:”This really is really our cup final. We’re not going to acquire but you never know – we all have been up here to support our team.”