Why would I when I can watch it on t.v. in the comfort of my man cave.
And that is why I have said -
All things that you would never experience, do or see.
You see, you do not know what is like to experience true emotions of a game in the stadium. And there is nothing wrong with watching games on TV. A lot of people do and sometimes I do too. But i prefer the stadium atmosphere, emotions, rivalry etc. Sometimes even the trip to the game itself would give you enough material to write a book. I once traveled from Lausanne to Milan by car, took a plane to Budapest and then the train to Ukraine to watch Karpaty Lviv - Tavria Simferopol. All the way I met amazing people, had great food in Italy and Hungary and on the train from Budapest I shared a compartment with another German who traveled to the very same game and by accident was booked into the same train compartment as I was. Or last February I traveled to Czech Republic to watch 4 games in 5 days in 3 different cities. Sat in the Slovacko stadium at - 5 degrees, watching a horrible game and sharing endless amounts of flasks to keep warm with other people who were silly enough to head out to the game too. Of course, the flasks only kept us pretend warm.
You on the other hand can talk about how you walked from your sofa to the fridge to get a beer and went back to your sofa. But that is ok. Each to their own.
Wembley to pay for a high priced ticket
Overpriced tickets, to a certain extend I agree. It depends on which game you are going to watch. 4 years ago I paid 60 Euro for Barcelona - Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. You couldn't even see the ball from the guest sector. But again, being amongst friends and the atmosphere (in the guest sector at least. The Barcelona fans are terrible) made up for it. For the Europa League final in Warsaw this year I paid 90 Euro. Overpriced? Yes. But then I went to see Widzew Lodz play Wigry Suwalki and only paid 15 zlotych. In fact, when I picked up the ticket from the Widzew office I had to force my money onto the guy because he just gave me the ticket and when asked what about the payment he responded with "Well, if you have the money now ok, if not it is ok too". Of course that would explain why Widzew find themselves without a license for Liga 2 next season due to financial difficulties.
with loud mouth out of control drunks.
Far from reality. If I remember correctly, and perhaps someone of the British members here can confirm / correct me, there is no alcohol in British stadia and drunk people are usually not allowed to enter the stadium. Same with any UEFA CL or EL game where alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Hey Jolly, did ya see where the U.S.A women beat Germany in the World Cup to advance to the finals !
I am trying to understand if you are asking me a question or if you are making a statement.
You must have SOMETHING nice to say about it.
Yes I do. Well done to the American team. They deserve to go through the final.
the German coach to have put the girl with the bleeding head injury
back into the game
I am not a doctor and therefore it is difficult for me to asses whether it was right or wrong. It is my understanding that it was a decision made by Alexandra Popp (the player), the manager and the team doctors. And knowing Alexandra Popp and her determination, she probably wouldn't have been too happy about being substituted because her head was bleeding a little.
I know, it is probably difficult for you to understand. After all, the heroes of your game play all padded up and with a helmet. And god forbid they get tackled too hard, then of course they have to be substituted.
Determination and enthusiasm that you would probably never understand while watching games from the comfort of your sofa sipping a cold beer.