There are some formal organisations for groundhoppers, including The 92 Club in England, which consists of groundhoppers who have watched matches in all stadiums of the Premier and Football League. It isquite hard for me to make the 92, but my start was at St. Andrews in Birmingham.
After I bought my train ticket to Bordsley, I had to change the line from Central to Moor Street and wait for an hour and ten minutes. “No thankyou” I said, so I walked for 25 minutes to the stadium. I paid 20 pounds for the match ticket, with a student pass, central seats, close to the pitch, me so lucky. 3 pounds for the match program, 2,50 pounds for a long foot sausage and my first game in England started very nice.
The football played by Birmingham City and QPR was very poor, long passes, big chances only after free-kicks and corners, just Philips from Rangers was trying to do something special. More things about the game you can see in my vlog!
After the game something very strange happened for me. Birmingham and QPR fans left the stadium together. Here in Romania away fans must wait for 15 minutes before leaving the ground. Also, at the Central station I saw fans of Sunderland taking the same trains as rangers, things hard to imagine in Eastern Europe.
This was the second game abroad for me after Bohemians Prague-Baumit Jablonec in Czech Republic. Hope next year I’ll add more international games and stadiums to my excel.