Whether it’s a 70,000-strong crowd for a Champions League night or a few hundred scattered around some rickety non-league terracing, going to the game is a unique experience. Every time is original. To celebrate that, we will bring you our favourite individual matchday stories from across the globe. Not match reporting; match story-telling.
If you want to tell your story about a memorable, bizarre or just simply euphoric matchday experience, get in touch in the comments or our social media channels.
Andrew McAlister took Heart of Football to one of the world’s most famous stadiums, the legendary Maracanã. An hour long queue, ice cream, popcorn, and a refreshing ‘Antartica’ helped make this an experience of a lifetime.
Torrential rain led Heart of Football Editor Bryan Moore on a bucket list ticking trip to see Montreal Impact take on Orlando City in the MLS, via tasty authentic Poutin and some very confusing handshakes.
How a copy of Corriere dello Sport guided a helpless, workshy student on a journey through winding Tuscan hillsides and sleepy train rides, to a VIP section alongside a well travelled Italian journalist and a weekend of chaotic calcio. Andrew Flint, Editor in Chief, takes us on an Italian adventure you won’t forget.
Editor Bryan Moore discovers Tigers in a World Cup stadium, a 0.7% stadium attendance, becoming a K-League ‘Ultra’ and receives an interesting invitation from the manager…
Beers and Becherovka, rugby fuelled hangover beans on toast and 2 football matches in one day. Our man Richard Pike guides us through his need for a football fix, even when on holiday in Prague.