With the last away day completed with Saturdays successful trip to Forest Green in Nailsworth, all but securing safety, it’s time to look forward to another seasons schedule of long days supporting the U’s.
Luckily, the long drive to Plymouth is off the agenda, replaced by a slog to Wigan and Blackpool instead. At least the promoted teams are short journeys to Leyton Orient and Stevenage.
Regardless of the destination, parking, transport links, there is nothing quite like being able to spend the day focused on football, travelling by hook or crook with mates. Watching the sport is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world, and nothing beats being there for the mutual ecstasy of a last minute winner.
I’m slightly jealous of the uninitiated and the new generation of fans due to take in their first game for an unforgettable experience. Whenever you get the chance to go to a live football match, you should be sure to take it.
Maybe you’ve been to the Kassam already, in full voice singing for our heroes in yellow with the rest of the ground. Not that there has been much to sing about this season. It’s been pretty dire for away games this year, with just 5 wins on our travels. Exeter was a highlight with a great 4-2 win. But Lincoln was a low point; managerless, clueless and impotent up front..
But ever the external optimistic, there is still a lot to enjoy when it comes to an away day next season. If you haven’t done this before, you might not know how to make the most of the trip. If so, you might want to take into consideration the following points. They can help to improve your day and give you the best experience possible.
Get All of Your Friends to Go
When it comes to going to a football game, the more, the merrier. It’s not just talking about the game afterwards, it’s makes the journey more fun, regardless of being on a coach, train or car.
This is why you should try to round up as many of your friends as possible. Even if you can get two or three of them on board to make the trip, this will make it a much more exciting trip to go on.
If you are going to be doing this on a regular basis, then you might want to invest in a bigger car. By going to used car Manchester, you can find a car that can easily accommodate you and your friends on your away day.
Make a Trip Around the Game
When you are getting ready for an away day, you should make a day of it, not just turnup for the kick-off. You should try waking up early and getting on the road with plenty of time. If you are going to a town or a city that you have never been to before, then you are going to have a great chance to explore and make the most out of the day. Research away fan friendly pubs in the area, and see where other fans are going pre-match.
The same can even apply after the match for games with an earlier kick-off. Making more of a trip out of the game will make it more memorable and increase the amount of fun that you have.
Stay the Night
If you want to make the trip more special, you can stay the night after the game. This means you don’t have to dread driving home after a long day and can just focus on enjoying the match. When you are only staying for one night, there is a good chance that you are going to be able to find a place to stay for a relatively low price.
This also means you and your friends can spend some time in the local area after the game and even the next day. You could even make a long weekend of it by traveling up the day before the match and having more time there.