Monday, 27 April 2009

EFW update

Coming soon

Hansa Rostock v Kaiserslautern (01:05:09)

The EFW team are kicking off May in style with a visit to everybody's favourite football and beer destination, Germany. Our flight arrives in Berlin on Friday morning before we board the train - or as we like to call them 'mobile pubs' to Rostock. I've been doing a little research this morning and I can exclusively announce that our pre-match venue will be the Brauhaus Trotzenburg. Just have a look at their website, if that doesn't make you thirsty for splendid German beer then you're not human.

VfL Wolfsburg v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (02:05:09)

On Saturday, 16 of us are heading to Wolfsburg to see league leaders Wolfsburg take on Hoffers. When we booked up to see this match, little did we know that it would turn out to be so important. Wolfsburg are on the verge of winning their first ever Bundesliga title so a win on Saturday would probably result in the locals partying like it's 1999 (again). It would be rude of us not to join in with their little party.

Pleasingly, there is an actual pub inside the ground at Wolfsburg. Even more pleasingly, we've been on to them and they can't wait to receive us! We're now best mates with the barman Benny and he's agreed to show us around upon our arrival.

On Sunday we'll be going to a local game in Berlin as yet to be decided. Not a bad little line up eh!? (Edit - actually we are now off to Poland for Pogon Szczecin v Polonia Slubice which if this is anything to go by, should be rather good fun).

New York New York

Impressive away turn out for York City away to Lewes (26:04:09)

'You're going home in a Sussex ambulance'

The EFW team were out and about last Sunday with a visit to the Dripping Pan for the Lewes v York City match. It was a rare day off from reporting for me as I had Stuart Fuller on hand to do the biz. You can read his report on the rather splendid The Ball is Round website by CLICKING ME.

We signed up another two members of the EFW club on the day, namely Mr Richard Brodie. Yes the very same Richard Brodie that has fired in 18 goals for City this season, keeping them in the league and securing a place for them at the new Wembley in the FA Trophy. Aside from goal machine Richie we signed up York City manager Martin Foyle who turned out to be a nice chap, a very nice chap. Photos of these two - proudly holding aloft the EFW logo - will appear in the next European Football Weekends gallery. That's coming very soon with loads of good stuff in there including our biggest signing to date, England cricket star Jimmy Anderson. Sod it lets show you Jimbo now in a world exclusive:

England star Jimmy Anderson, who chose to celebrate career best figures for Lancashire by signing up for all things EFW. Welcome aboard Jimbo. 1 x Ashes win for England this Summer please lad.

Your European Football Weekends

I updated the Your European Football Weekends section of the site over the weekend. We've had photos in from all around Europe, with more still to add. Check out the Belgian section, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, and some excellent stuff from Stephane Lievens in the other European Countries section.

So that's it for now chaps. The Germany stuff should be up by the middle of next week. Don't forget to tell your mates to sign up to the EFW Facebook site where there are nearly 1,000 of your photos and sections on helping with tickets and information on the great EFW get together in October. Also, if you want an EFW logo to photograph on your travels or at your local club then drop me a line ( and I'll post you one out in your teams colours. Cheers!

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