Last night we saw a football match at Craven Cottage. Fulham hosted West Bromwich Albion. It was a chilly night, but that didn’t stop the masses from heading out to cheer on their teams. The final score was 1-1. It looked like Clint Dempsey’s goal in the second half was going to secure a win for Fulham. However, West Brom scored with only eight minutes left in the match. I love this sport!
Here are some photos:
Before heading to the stadium we stopped off for a pint or two:
We made our way to the stadium:
When we got to our seats, we had the unfortunate task of telling the people sitting there that they were in our seats. One guy was not too happy about this and tried to put up a fight and yell. However, once he looked at his ticket, he realized he was in the wrong seat. I can understand why he was upset, our seats were four rows back behind one of the goals. I’ve never been that close to the field before.
This photo was taken during a corner kick by Fulham:
During halftime everyone wanted a drink:
After the match we had to travel through this tunnel:
We stopped off at the pub once again before making our way home. Another successful experience!
Oh wow, this looked like a loooot of fun. I was supposed to watch a basketball match the other night (Singapore Slingers versus a Philippine basketball team) – only to realize at the very last minute that I was teaching that evening. And there went my ticket – poof! Glad to see you enjoyed yourself. 🙂
That is too bad. At least you remembered that you were supposed to teach…that could have been embarrassing. Hopefully next time you can go!
Love seeing these glimpses of life in London. That is some crowd waiting for drinks!
I was amazed by the crowd! I didn’t even bother getting in line. Halftimes aren’t that long.
I love that you are doing such typically “London” things….I´m a Chelsea fan myself though 😉
I live within walking distance of Chelsea’s stadium. We saw a match there on Boxing day. Oddly enough, it was against Fulham. I’ve seem them twice now.
Looks like – chilly – fun!
It was chilly, but considering this winter has been pretty mild I can’t complain. And when you are having fun you don’t notice it as much. I didn’t really feel cold until we walked to the tube stop.
Nothing can stop football fans to go and cheer their teams 🙂 Maybe a little bit of snow here in London would scare them off… 🙂
I don’t even think the snow would scare them off. They seem like dedicated fans!
Looks like it was fun! I can’t believe the crowd of people getting a drink. They look like they’re packed in like sardines.
It was hard to move around in that group. I gave up quickly!
You’re a brave woman!
Brave or not so smart…fine line. But we had a blast even though it was cold.
Ahh The national sport of England. I just wish the country did a bit better in major competitions.
Never mind, it’s still a great sport
It is a great sport. We’ll see how they do this summer in the Olympics. That would be fun to witness live, however I think tickets would be difficult to find–at least affordable ones.
What a great post, you managed to capture a good slice of the quintessential England there, really good!
Thanks Nigel! It was a lot of fun.
Ah, wish I were there – a combination of a few of my favorite things! Pints, and “football” 🙂
They do make for an enjoyable evening!
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