Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bochum 1 Union Berlin 2

Vfl Bochum 1 Union Berlin 2 (19th May 2013) The last game of my mini tour saw me take the short trip to Bochum for their 2 Bundesliga match with Union Berlin. Bochum isn’t exactly a tourist hotspot, and I’d not … Continue reading

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Osnabrück 4 Alemannia Aachen 0

VFL Osnabrück 4 Alemannia Aachen 0 (18th May 2013) I’ve never been that wild about bratwursts, but the ones at Osnabrück were gorgeous, and not purely because I was absolutely starving. I was starving because the trip to the game from … Continue reading

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Go Ahead Eagles 1 VVV Venlo 0

Go Ahead Eagles 1 VVV Venlo 0 (16th May 2013) Along with the currently floundering Be Quick Groningen, Go Ahead Eagles have one of weirdest and most evocative names in European football, at least to me. It was therefore with a … Continue reading

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Haarlem Ground Pics

With Amsterdam hotel options for the days around Europa League Final being either expensive, shabby-looking, or hopelessly distant from the centre of the city, I opted to stay in Haarlem, a few miles to the east instead. A very pleasant … Continue reading

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Europa League Final 2013

Benfica 1 Chelsea 2 Europa League Final 15th May 2013 This wasn’t my first visit to the Amsterdam Arena. A full 13 years ago I’d been there to see Ajax dismantle NEC Nijmegen 5-2, after a very shaky first half. I’d … Continue reading

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Hungerford 3 Merthyr 1

Hungerford Town 3 Merthyr Town 1 (Southern League SW Play-off final, 6th May 2013) My second visit to Hungerford drew a rather bigger crowd than the first, with over 800 fans flocking to the heart of rural Berkshire, with well … Continue reading

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