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30-04-2018, 18:20   #1
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First time at a footmall match

I'm 46 years old and my 12 year old and I are going to a football match (Sligo v Bray) for the first time in our lives. We chose this match due to its proximity to home. Tried to mention this in the Soccer forum, but they seem to be a bit precious about who posts there.
Anyway, really looking forward to it. Haven't a clue about either team, but hopefully it wont rain!

Let's see what all the fuss is about, eh?

Until full time, Paul and Jimmy!



P.S. No, I don't know why I'm posting this either!
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You will notice there are no replays.
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Do you have a vlog/ newsletter that I could subscribe to?
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Wear sensible shoes!
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30-04-2018, 18:24   #5
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Whats Footmall
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30-04-2018, 18:29   #6
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Back when I used to attend League Of Ireland matches Sligo had a truly terrible chant "Na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na. Hey! Hey! Hey! Sligo Rovers." To the tune of that Banarama song. Try to start that.
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I hope you enjoy the game of football.

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Adam Morgan is not playing. They should be giving you a discount for that.
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League of Ireland....great way to turn him off football for life.
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Wrap up as if it was 5-8 degrees cooler than forecast. Always seems to be colder watching a match. Not fun to be freezing especially if the game is crap.
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Wrap up as if it was 5-8 degrees cooler than forecast. Always seems to be colder watching a match. Not fun to be freezing especially if the game is crap.
Came in to post this! Don't know if it's the shape of stadiums or maybe the elevation from ground level when you're in a stand, but absolutely, knock a few degrees off any weather forecast for the day and also assume the wind will be a fair bit more blustery as well.

Number of times I'm leaving the gaff with my dad to go to a match and he's laughing at me for not bringing a bigger jacket, then we get to the game and it's like "ok, you were right, drop the smug attitude like"
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It's great going to see a real football match- being hemmed into a freezing cold stand with a bunch of angry men spitting and shouting expletives into your ears, while watching your favourite players who are no more than dots on the field.
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Don't forget to bet...
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It is what you make of it. I don't particularly care for football itself, especially the campy top flight stuff, but I go to every home game from my club, to cheer, sing, drink, make new friends and every once in a while to cheer on a win. It helps the club has a great ethos and spirit but still, this is mostly because the fans made it so.

Go to enjoy it and you will
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