A Cold Night at Craven Cottage

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!


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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21 Responses to A Cold Night at Craven Cottage

  1. 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. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      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!

  2. Love seeing these glimpses of life in London. That is some crowd waiting for drinks!

  3. I love that you are doing such typically “London” things….I´m a Chelsea fan myself though 😉

    • TBM says:

      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.

  4. The Hook says:

    Looks like – chilly – fun!

    • TBM says:

      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.

  5. Kristina says:

    Nothing can stop football fans to go and cheer their teams 🙂 Maybe a little bit of snow here in London would scare them off… 🙂

  6. Fergiemoto says:

    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.

  7. IsobelandCat says:

    You’re a brave woman!

  8. dailydose10 says:

    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

    • TBM says:

      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.

  9. What a great post, you managed to capture a good slice of the quintessential England there, really good!

  10. pagesofjulia says:

    Ah, wish I were there – a combination of a few of my favorite things! Pints, and “football” 🙂

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