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Going to games alone?

Anyone regularly do it? Just the odd game or even lone season ticket holders?

My old man has decided to call it a day on his season ticket due to ill health over the last few years, he's generally fine now but basically misses more games than he goes to if he's just not feeling up to the hustle and bustle of the crowds before the game etc.

I had a ST with him for years until my early 20s, and have just been going as a member whenever possible since then, but my mate I usually go with has moved to London .

My Dad got to know a few folk around him over the years, but I'd probably request to move the seat to another area anyway if I took over his ST.

What are other peoples experiences of going to games alone?

I probably would've been far less open to the idea in my late teens/early 20s as every game was an opportunity for a day session, but maybe now it's just a chance to unwind after a week at work and watch the footy, rather than a social occasion.

posted 3 weeks ago

Think I’ve only ever done it once or twice. Because I was in the same few seats for years, there would always have been people around who I knew to at least speak to. Probably less so nowadays.

But I will be doing it in anger for the first time this coming season.

Looking forward to a new experience in a new stadium, new football culture, songs in a different language, no idea what the food is like (probably salted cod in some form… ).

Really excited about it actually. Quite tempted to turn up for the first game as a full kit waaaaanker, just to see what kind of response that gets from the ultras

posted 3 weeks ago

It can be hard. I used to go to the football at least once a year with my dad but, since I moved to Germany, he stopped going himself. I feel a small bit of guilt for that, because he is not the outgoing type socially.

If you're happy going alone, do so, but there's no shame in seeking people to hang out with. You seem to be a United fan so there should be between 65-70k likeminded people at every home game. Football is a chance to mingle. Make new friends. They don't have to be your best buddies of all time, just people to con refs into giving you another dodgy penalty with.

If you don't change you're already dead.

posted 3 weeks ago

Bit of a pointless article for admin to have shared on the scouse and raggie boards

posted 3 weeks ago

Making a joke that no one goes to games would work better if it didn’t come after 4 pages of people talking about their experiences of going to games.

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Michael. (U1170)
posted 8 hours, 30 minutes ago
Making a joke that no one goes to games would work better if it didn’t come after 4 pages of people talking about their experiences of going to games.
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Sandy and Barry have carried this thread. Carried it.

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Michael. (U1170)
posted 10 hours, 58 minutes ago
Making a joke that no one goes to games would work better if it didn’t come after 4 pages of people talking about their experiences of going to games.
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A joke as good as that takes time

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Got_Better (U6241)
posted 1 day, 11 hours ago
Went to the CL alone in Madrid...loved it. Met a guy from Chicago...another from Australia and the lad who works for Barca TV...he was recognized quite a lot by the locals even though it was in Madrid.

As long as you are friendly and chatty it's all good.
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You went to Madrid. You didn't go to the game.

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Too many strange men around if you go by yourself !

A lot from this board I think !

posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Michael. (U1170)
posted 3 days, 23 hours ago
Wums and milkmen will be deleted.
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Milkmen...?

posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 13 minutes ago
comment by Michael. (U1170)
posted 3 days, 23 hours ago
Wums and milkmen will be deleted.
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Milkmen...?
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Just Dunc.

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