Sunday, 7 June 2015
Season over (but plenty of new grounds visited)
Total matches attended: 78
New grounds visited: 30
Games abroad: 4
Plus plenty of non-league grounds visited without seeing a game, plus trips to see Suffolk cricket, athletics at the Commonwealth Games and track cycling.
Best grounds visited? – For ‘old school’ non-league it had to be Tamworth then for something new and different it is over the Thames to Dartford.
Best atmosphere? – no surprise but disappointing that the best atmosphere at a game was not in this country – it was St Pauli and Panathinaikos, best games here included Ipswich – Charlton at the Valley and the home play-off game plus Clapton at Stanway in the Eseex Senior Cup.
But the highlight of the season was the weekend trip to Hamburg, 3 games and over 20 grounds visited in just 60 hours.
Next season, a pre-season trip to Germany and other targets include Manchester City, Clapton and Kings Lynn. Plus more track cycling and my first visit to a Rugby League game.