Last night I experienced my first premier league football match at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea Boys took on the lads from Newcastle, the team I happen to support!
Walking into the stadium, surrounded by about 41,000 chanting football fans was something quite amazing! If you don’t know already, English football fans are a tad bit louder than the usual crowd you can expect to find at Newlands rugby stadium!
For example, I give to you Exhibit A:
I stumbled upon this gem after searching for the “Toon Army” on YouTube. Now multiply this bunch of “gentlemen” by about 100 and that’s probably how many Toon Army representatives were singing and cursing at the 38,000 Chelsea fans.
Balls of steel. Coated in titanium.
Exhibit B shows Drogba winning the game for Chelsea, 1-0. A win to Chelsea was the expected result, but the injury-ridden Newcastle team did put up a mighty brave fight.
Watching the Chelsea superstars like Terry, Lampard, Drogba, Essien and Ballack playing footy, about 50 metres away, was a jaw-dropping dream come true. Well worth the R750 ticket!