I've been reading through this blog for the past few days & it's excellent. It's basically written by a bunch of blokes who jet off to random places in Europe at weekends & take in a match, beer & the local culture for a day or two - sounds fucking fantastic!
I've pretty much only really ever been interested in going to matches that involve Arsenal but i'm finding myself increasingly fed up with watching footy at the E******s & just in England in general, it's overpriced & so dull & lifeless in the stands it's beyond a joke. The Boca fans yesterday made me sad, why can't we have that much fun?!
Cologne was excellent, I expect Benfica next week should be fairly lively & Legia Warsaw last summer was top drawer. CL aways are not bad but fairly commercialised for the most part, unless you get a few moody teams in the groups. Anyway, i love traveling to obscure places & i'd really like to try & get to a few more games on the continent/Eastern Europe in the next year or so, where the grip of UEFA & commercialisation hasn't fully taken hold & atmospheres are still rowdy.
Top of my list would be...
- Thessaloniki derby, Aris vs PAOK
- Croatia "derby", Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb
- Belgrade derby, Partizan vs Red Star
Anyone else totally fed up of the English "matchday experience"?!
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