I know this is very much an international board these days, and with such a strong Scandanevian following of Town fans, I thought I would pick the brains of people here!
I'm taking my girlfriend to Stockholm for the Valentines weekend. We're staying in a small town just outside the main city called Nykoping, it looks really beautiful.
The first thing I would like to ask is about the cost of train travel. How much do they tend to cost over there? And any recommendations on getting the best price. I know I shouldn't compare the two, but I seem to remember when I was in Amsterdam a couple of years ago, rail travel was fairly cheap - and it's not a million miles away.
The second thing I'd like to ask is about the attractions. Anything anyone can recommend for a romantic weekend away?
I genuinely don't get what is wrong with them? I didn't actually go to the Manchester United game, but I did go to the Chelsea one a few years ago and bought a scarf then. I still have it as a reminder of the day we went to one of the most famous stadiums in world football and witnessed some world class players in action. Those slating the scarfs are essentially implying the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are rivals of ours - they're not. We should be honored to see I team getting the chance to go toe to toe with some of these big clubs, because despite some supporters' obvious delusion... we're not a big club!!
I have to say we're bloody awful at defending them. Time and time again on Saturday, Chambers and Smith let the ball bounce or simply fly over their heads. Lets just hope the arrival of Malarczyk and the return of Berra brings a swift end to this. If you can't get the basics right, it doesn't matter how well the rest of the team are doing.
Been watching a few videos of this kid on YouTube, and oh my word, I am so excited! So quick, so direct, absolute peach of a left foot. Gets hat-fulls of assists, scores with both feet, scores tap ins, screamers, free kicks. Takes corners. I know I'll get shot down in flames, but he looks like a young Arjen Robben to me. I'm so excited by the business Mick has done this summer.
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This game sticks in my memory because, as a young supporter, my old man managed to acquire two tickets to this game, decided not to tell me, packed me off to scout camp, and went and watched it with his mate instead. Cheers dad!
My first visit there on Saturday. Lovely ground, and a really nice touch by Preston putting signs up thanking the Ipswich fans for the 533 mile round trip, as well as decking the bar staff in Ipswich kits!
Anyone considering going next season as well, it's dead easy to get to (A14/M6 - no need for a satnav), despite the distance, and plenty of parking in the many side streets leading up to the ground (I parked on Cemetary Way).
Followed it up with a night out in Blackpool, which took all of about 20 minutes to get to, and stayed in a B&B by Central Pier, £30 for the night!!
Thoroughly recommended, and one of the more memorable away days I've done - that takes me onto 22 current Football League grounds visited now.