Like most United supporters, I badly miss competing in Europe. Apart from the fact that playing tournament football on the continent usually points to the happy scenario where you are following something half decent, as opposed to the horrible Newcastle United imposter we have had foisted upon us in more recent times. It is also massively enjoyable to experience the thrill of visiting the likes of the San Siro, Camp Nou, Velodrome and the original Stadium of Light etc. I love a few bevvies whilst visiting cities I usually haven’t been to before, soaking in the culture, architecture and atmosphere. Finally, as something of a stadium nerd, I love visiting new grounds.
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GEORDIES HERE, GEORDIES THERE... Hertha Berlin 0 Borussia Dortmund 0
Olympiastadion Berlin, 5/02/16, KO: 14:30, Att: 74,244. from Hertha’s box office, off we went.
However, German football has changed so much for the better both on and off the pitch.
I’d been to a Hamburg game with pals over a decade ago and can remember total segregation, some amazing noise from one area of the ground and some rather nefarious and lamentable ‘White Power’ nonsense in
As we got to our nearest station Ostbahnhof, I spotted my first yellow Dortmund top. It would be the first of many. Their support was simply stunning. As the day went on, it felt like they were the
My most recent foray into European football took me to Deutschland and the Bundesliga. Having been given the privilege of picking a venue for my good pal Kern’s stag I found the Hertha Berlin v Borussia Dortmund tie hard to ignore so having secured some top end seats directly