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    I cannot afford to go to away matches. I will be at the Bridge of Dreams to see my Brave Blue Boys try to repeat their midweek success against the Red Horde...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I was wondering how many die-hard football fans would go in order to travel to away matches - for example, if Newcastle United and Plymouth Argyle were in the same division and an away match to a football fan in Tyneside was on the cards - would there be so many Geordie people would travel the best part of 500 miles and travel halfway around the country to Plymouth or whether it would be? I always assume that they are in football anorak territory when they do that.

    I am often like that when certain theatres are showing performances of something that I want to see on my birthday - if I find that one has a musical that I want to see on 30th August, then I book the hotel and coach tickets right away.
    If i had the Money I would do this George - no doubts at all mate. I have often thought and wandered about this in America, now they are finaly building a structured Leauge with the East Coast Teams - where far more Citys and Towns exist following dans to San Fransico etc or the Mid West etc

    Going ack to the original question - yes I did goa nd see my beloved Home Team (that only a few people on here know who they are) so for reasons of not telling my location if people want to know - they shall have to PM Me

    Not much did I see them in the 80s or 90s - well not until the later 90s. As has been said by me elswhere here my obiding Football Memory, for all the saddest reasons is the Hillsborough Disaster - one day before my 12th Birthday in April 1989

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    My first game was Man City v Leeds, Good Friday 1977. My Dad took me. Unfortunately he was a rugby fan so this game and an England u21 game were the only ones he took me to. A family friend took me to the first game of the following season v Leicester and that was it until 1987. I found out that a lad i worked with was a blue and used to go so i started going home and away with him until the mid 90s when he moved to Leeds. I also follow
    my rugby team Salford home and away too. Rising costs, quality family time and work meant something had to give so it was the football. I still get to the odd game but am the true definition of an armchair supporter these days. I still follow Salford home and away though.
    "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER"

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I was wondering how many die-hard football fans would go in order to travel to away matches - for example, if Newcastle United and Plymouth Argyle were in the same division and an away match to a football fan in Tyneside was on the cards - would there be so many Geordie people would travel the best part of 500 miles and travel halfway around the country to Plymouth or whether it would be? I always assume that they are in football anorak territory when they do that.

    I am often like that when certain theatres are showing performances of something that I want to see on my birthday - if I find that one has a musical that I want to see on 30th August, then I book the hotel and coach tickets right away.
    If I could find a baby sitter then yes defo. However, When they come of age we may all go together but I feel they will follow Chelsea, I hope not but I wouldn't mind the U's or even the Posh. But as anyone knows not both.
    Always ready for chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I cannot afford to go to away matches. I will be at the Bridge of Dreams to see my Brave Blue Boys try to repeat their midweek success against the Red Horde...
    A creditable 1-1 draw is not a bad result against a team who had won all their previous league matches but we were winning till quite late on! It also didn't help that their equaliser was a wonder goal by a former Blue, Daniel Sturridge!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    I cannot afford to go to away matches. I will be at the Bridge of Dreams to see my Brave Blue Boys try to repeat their midweek success against the Red Horde...
    Local derbies excepted I assume.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Local derbies excepted I assume.
    Nope, I have budgeted for the Home games and that's my lot
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Nope, I have budgeted for the Home games and that's my lot
    Home is where the heart is, as they say.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    I'm a Chelsea fan as well I used to go home and away from the late 70's to 2000 or so. Go when I can these days just to many commitments and moved out of London a few years back. I used to stand on the Whitewall of the Shed hence the user name.

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    I was never that much into football as a kid, my brother was football mad. Our dad took us to a few local games (Southend United) and he took my brother and I (and his friend) to Wembley to see Liverpool (who my brother supported) Vs Tottenham (who I kind of supported as the guy next door but one supported them and gave us free stuff from the sports store he worked for) in the Charity Shield final. We were sat in the middle of the Liverpool end, I had my Tottenham Hat and Scarf on but luckily Tottenham didn't score so i didn't have to worry about cheering among the scouse lot! They were all really good fun, nothing menacing about it all at all.

    We used to go to a few football (or as they call is it Soccer) games here as my wife used to get free tickets to the local team, that was quite fun but we haven't been for years. The closest I get now is playing FIFA on the Xbox.

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