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Help with finding a football match to see in the UK!

All, 

My wife and I will be in the UK in late August for vacation and I would love to see a football match. Last year folks on SS helped us find a Charlton Athletic game that was super fun! We are totally happy seeing a "non-premier" game (as I prefer the older, more traditional grounds to the new monster English Premier stadiums anyway - Charlton's grounds were really classic).

We will be in Edinburgh (17-19 AUG), (near) Inverness (19-22 AUG), Glasgow (22-23 AUG), and then London [staying in Soho] (28-30 AUG).

From 23-28 AUG we will be in Bordeaux, France (in case anyone knows anything about French soccer!).

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thanks!

Leo

 

 

 

 

 

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Best to go on the English  Football league website for none PL fixtures

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17 hours ago, Ljblanken said:

We will be in Edinburgh (17-19 AUG), (near) Inverness (19-22 AUG), Glasgow (22-23 AUG)

On 17th August, Edinburgh City FC take on Stirling Albion at Ainslie Park Stadium in the north of Edinburgh. Both teams are in Scottish League two, which is more like the Scottish 4th division as there are three other leagues above this one. This'll be grass roots football and then some!

Edinburgh City FC website here: https://www.edinburghcityfc.com

Glasgow offers a goodly number of football clubs, so you should be able to find something. Outside of Celtic and Rangers, the other main teams are Partick Thistle and Queens Park. However, neither seems to have home games when you're in the vicinity. There is a list of Glasgow teams on Wikipedia, which might help you find something that coincides with your visit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Football_clubs_in_Glasgow

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Thanks you guys!

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Championship football can be a decent atmosphere and decent standard but there are no matches at all in your time here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/championship/scores-fixtures/2019-08

 

You could select prem and league one on the filters in the link above.

 

league one is small crowds and not always a great atmosphere so might not be the best way to take in a football match if you don’t go very often.

 

edit just checked prem no matches at all on those dates you are in London.

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On 20/07/2019 at 18:22, Ljblanken said:

All, 

My wife and I will be in the UK in late August for vacation and I would love to see a football match. Last year folks on SS helped us find a Charlton Athletic game that was super fun! We are totally happy seeing a "non-premier" game (as I prefer the older, more traditional grounds to the new monster English Premier stadiums anyway - Charlton's grounds were really classic).

We will be in Edinburgh (17-19 AUG), (near) Inverness (19-22 AUG), Glasgow (22-23 AUG), and then London [staying in Soho] (28-30 AUG).

From 23-28 AUG we will be in Bordeaux, France (in case anyone knows anything about French soccer!).

Any suggestions would be awesome. Thanks!

Leo

 

 

 

 

 

How about the other national game?  Surrey are playing Essex at the Oval on the 29th August.  It's T20 Blast so three hours of fast bowling, run making cricket, a far cry from the traditional game.

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2 hours ago, Steve S 60 said:

How about the other national game?  Surrey are playing Essex at the Oval on the 29th August.  It's T20 Blast so three hours of fast bowling, run making cricket, a far cry from the traditional game.

Oh goodness. I literally have never even seen cricket (except in like movies or whatever). The rules seem crazy!

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5 hours ago, Ljblanken said:

Oh goodness. I literally have never even seen cricket (except in like movies or whatever). The rules seem crazy!

The T20 format makes the game much more exciting and more accessible.  Each team bats for twenty overs (six balls per over) and tries to make as many runs as possible without losing all their wickets.

 

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7 hours ago, Ljblanken said:

Oh goodness. I literally have never even seen cricket (except in like movies or whatever). The rules seem crazy!

T20 is in the evening it’s a nice place to chill out and have a few beers even if you aren’t into cricket.  

 

normal test matches can be played over 5 days so completely different tactics.  A much slower game compared to T20 where they try and smash the ball as much as possible.

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