This past Sunday we headed back to Craven Cottage to watch Fulham take on Wolverhampton. The weather wasn’t great. In fact it was cold and raining. We purchased the tickets through a Living Social deal and got quite a bargain on the tickets. That was why I didn’t feel too bad about leaving early. Fulham won 5-0. It is never fun to see a team get trounced and when the rain continued to fall we made the decision to head to the pub to finish the match. Even with the rain, we had a delightful time and we made a couple of friends. All in all it was a great day. Here are some photos from the match.
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Posted on March 7, 2012 by TBM
About TBMTB 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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Good photos. The close up of the crowd does not look like they are having fun. Must be of the losing side. The guy on cell phone looks intence. Thanks for sharing.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
You are correct. We were sitting on the visitor side and their team was losing. For the first 30 minutes they sang their little hearts out. But then they got discouraged. Can’t blame them, with the weather and losing after they traveled to London for the match, it would be hard to still have fun.
London has the most fascinating names for places, are you planning to include philipppines on your 50 year project?
I hope to! It would be awesome to visit the Philippines!
Some of the names here make me chuckle.
I make game for myself of the London names, I try tto say it with every accent I know… Its funny actually.:)
I’ll have to give that a go. Also, I’m reading a lot of Dickens right now. I should try that with the funny names for his characters.
I love the action in the second last shot and the intense concentration on the player’s face. Too bad the weather wasn’t better for you though!
That’s ok…I guess it was time to see a live football match in London while it was raining. Another experience added to my list 🙂 And I didn’t even know that was on my list.
Great shots – again!
Oh wow, some real live honest-to-goodness action going on here! I love watching sports games, although, much of my experience has more to do with basketball games. Love shouting myself hoarse. 🙂
You would fit in with the crowds here…they love to shout and sing. You could sing your heart out. I used to watch a lot of basketball games when I was still in Colorado. I miss it. I’ll have to catch some basketball during the Olympics–on TV since tickets are hard to get.
Nice shots! 🙂 Looks like good times 🙂
It was. I still need to get out to a rugby match. You inspired me.
it’s a good fun 😀 The games looks somehow slower on the pitch then watching it on telly 😀
We have been watching it more on the telly and I’m starting to understand and appreciate the game. I didn’t follow it in the States and on a few occasions when I tried watching it, it didn’t make sense to me. Now it is starting to make sense and I think I could get into watching it more. I doubt I will ever play it myself. I bruise easily 🙂
Great photos. I’ve never been to a soccer game.
I went to a few professional matches in the States. They’re fun and it is almost a must do event when in London if you have the time. The crowds are great. They love their teams.
It’s great you are able to experience football games in person!
Oh I agree…I love watching them on the tv, but being part of the crowd is amazing. Such a wonderful experience.
WOW! There are so beautiful photographs, especially the players, white and green ones… You captured amazing actions… Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia
Thanks Nia! It was fun practicing my action shots.