Really, the title of this post should be something more like, “Why insisting on seeing the big Premier League clubs in London, Liverpool and Manchester makes you miss so much that’s great about English soccer.” I was reminded of this once again when, during my latest research tour in England, I went to three games […]
Read All About Everton FC
Here's everything I've written about Everton -- the stadium, the club, the city, and matches I've seen them play.
I sell hospitality packages for Premier League games, and I recently used the package that I offer for all Everton home games. Here’s a look at what it’s all about. First of all, Goodison Park is a wonderful place to see a game. Everton’s home since 1892 holds nearly 40,000 people, and it offers a […]
(Note: This post was written in 2014, when West Bromwich Albion were in the Premier League, and for the most part not been updated.) One of my travel mantras, taken from Rick Steves, is to try and become a “temporary local.” In the case of my English soccer tour, I take that to mean “temporary […]
(Here’s a repost of a game report from Burnley FC in 2014.) The first thing I heard about watching a game at Burnley was from a Sunderland fan – and it wasn’t completely positive. I had just told her, during a game at The Stadium of Light, that I like the old grounds, such as […]
“The Magic of the FA Cup” is a phrase you hear tossed around the world of English football. And sometimes that magic is real — especially around early January’s Third Round. This year, as in all years, we had big clubs being upset, little clubs playing on big stages, enormous crowds making big impressions, drama […]