Picture this, and it’s an awful thought for any day, let alone a gloriously sunny Friday.
Arsenal no longer exists. Gone. No more. Could have been a large explosion from the kitchens, could have been an alien attack. Whatever the reason, your lover, your obsession has gone. End of.
Many, many years ago I remember having this conversation with some chums before a home game, and I voted Charlton Athletic. Reason was, I lived in London, and I thought they were low key enough not to be offensive, while being the proud bearers of a good history.
Fast forward a few decades, and I live four hours from The Emirates. I wouldn’t make the same choice now. My options:
- Become a fully signed up casual supporter of football without any specific allegiance
- Follow a local side with all the comaraderie that would eventually follow
- Now my ace. Go foreign. This needs further explanation.
Wherever you live, there will be an airport near you. From there will be a list of popular destinations. I say popular, because this is where you’ll find the bargains. Not uncommon to find last minute £50 returns to a huge variety of European Cities. I say, find the list, choose a Country, City, and Club that tickles your fancy.
Foodie: head to Parma
Culture vulture: Barca or Madrid
Sausage fan: Dortmund
Could any of you possibly choose an existing top six team, as I couldn’t, and hence my need to look elsewhere.
Written by Fat Elvis Viola-playing DidIt