Where are you going? Feb 23, 2021 13:18:02 GMT
Post by irishrover on Feb 23, 2021 13:18:02 GMT
Yes indeed - that cheered me up! On the other hand, it makes me feel a bit emotional for everything we've been missing out on. Definitely planning some kind of German football odyssy when all this is over. Maybe I can put the Rovers money I'll save from the Barton era into that!
As a slight aside I think (not certain) that I saw the previous iteration of this ground way back in 2004 (pre-renovation). Am I right in thinking it can be seen from the train as you come into Frankfurt from Cologne? If I'm right then it used to look like a classic Eastern European Communist style concrete bowl with massive overhang floodlights. Could have been somewhere else in that general Rhineland area though. I was 21 and doing the backpack thing round Europe......badly. It was a misspent misspent youth. Pretty much the only memorable night I had during that trip though was in Frankfurt though where me and my friend had one of those random nights on the piss with people we'd met at the hostel - a middle aged Aussie lawyer who wrote downmarket crime fiction in his spare time and an idealistic US sociology student who was doing a Masters dissertation on the political leanings of English football hooligans. He kept lecturing me on the ideological positioning of various hooligan firms - I can't say I'd ever noticed much in the way of deep political thought from our particular brand of meatheads. I always thought he'd be deeply dissapointed if he ever actually met any as I'm not sure they'd have been particularly up for a debate on the finer points of Marx, Nietzche and Ayn Rand......He also spent most of the evening trying to clumsily chat up my friend to both of our amusement since she has always been openly and obviously gay. Fun times - I need to go back, particularly to that part of the world. I'd do it much better this time! It's been too long.