travelogue: millwall vs watford

after getting of the london public transport, i was ready for seeing a team and at a stadium i’ve heard much about. the den was the arena for:

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i came and saw a millwall bus, a millwall café and tons of old men wearing millwall gear from head to toe. you could see that these people really love millwall. when i came the stadium it felt really small and intimate, but also very big and grand. i found this really interesting and therefore this fast became one of my favourite stadiums i’ve visited (until now). i sat on the 5th row on the lower ground, and it almost felt like i was on the pitch when i was watching the players play football. i must say i find it a bit weird that their main sponsor is prostate cancer uk, if you just look at their t-shirts.

this was my view:
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what also made it quite interesting was that it was kind of a local match. the watford fans were ecstatic, and the millwall fans didn’t hesitate to answer back. the atmosphere was electric.

1. food wasn’t anything special. i’ve had to start bringing my own packed lunch, cause i really can not eat hot dogs at football games every day. but the menu here, mostly consisted of pies, so it didn’t bother me that much.
2. toilets were quite cold and a bit rough, but i’ve started to become happy if the toilets at football stadiums have either a toilet seat or toilet paper, so the standard is not that high in general.
3. admission was quite okay. i payed student admission, so i can not complain at all. i’ve done 1/3 of this project now and i love every stadium who has a student option.
4. alcohol was not expensive, but nobody seemed to care.
5. programme was quite fun, and i liked the interview with one of my new favourite players, nicky bailey, and i really liked the fact that is was so informative for children.

i was not ready to leave the den when the game was over:
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the game ended 2-2. a match report is available from here. it is definitely informative. when the day of amazing english football was over, i travelled to my friend, robert, in didcot, to enjoy an exotic night of meeting local people.

until the next game you can watch a former millwall supporter portrayed by lillyhammer:

/fredrikke

2 thoughts on “travelogue: millwall vs watford

  1. I have an idea for a future blog entry: A guide to Didcot. You can do your best to sell my wonderful town to tourists. You should start with a Stoke on Trent one first though. There’s some good pottery related fun to be had there!!

  2. I have an idea for a future blog entry: A guide to Didcot. You can do your best to sell my wonderful town to tourists. You should start with a Stoke on Trent one first though. There’s some great pottery related fun to be had there!!

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