UK time is: 22:07:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

World Cup Diary - Day 4

With having no ticket for the match the second best place to catch the match was on the big screen in the middle of the river Main. With thousands of other fans without tickets I predicted that the Fan Zone would be packed, and it was. After a morning in the main square again I parted company with the rest of my group who were fortunate to have tickets to the game.

Morning of the match in the main square
Morning of the match in the main square

I arrived at the Fan Zone at 10:30 to be greeted by around a thousand fans queuing for the Fan Zone, the queue soon grew to three thousand by 11:30 when the gates were opened. The Fan Zone held around seven thousand fans so it was a bit of a rush to get in. With strict rules on the gate nobody was allowed drinks into the area, this resulted in a mass passing of beer to the back of the queue.

Once in I met up with some mates from University who had made the trip by car and we got prime seats in the middle of the biggest temporary stand.

The Fan Zone with the big screen on the river, oh and a boat going past too
The Fan Zone with the big screen on the river, oh and a boat going past too.

Unfortunate the German authorities had't planned for England fans drinking abilities and which meant for an hour wait for beer. And with the temperature rising the atmosphere which was electric before the game was also rising and with an early goal in the game the atmosphere was off the scale by the river.

As the game died due to heat exhaustion so did the England fans by the river. But with all the points in the bag everybody was happy and returned to the main square for the celebrations to take place.

The party went long into the night with it all being in great spirit, but for some it had been too long of a day.

One too many
One too many




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Campbell_BFC  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 26 2006

Time: 11:40PM

Your Comments

Great reporting Mr Tangerine. Seems like you had a great time over there. Dead envious!
cropped
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Diouf training at Squires Gate (Sunday August 24 2014)

The wait continues for Pool (Sunday August 24 2014)

Blackpool team v Blackburn (Saturday August 16 2014)

4 years ago ... (Saturday August 16 2014)

Meet the referee Blackburn Rovers (Thursday August 14 2014)

Blackpool fail to register (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Fans To March Demanding Fairer Prices (Tuesday August 12 2014)

Season preview (Friday August 8 2014)

Front page poll (Thursday July 31 2014)

Why not join blackpool vital (Thursday July 31 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Bear1951 630
2. premier 1 624
3. SeasideEssexXile 323
4. Layton_Seasider 192
5. SmartBloke 168
6. Poole-Pool 123
7. Bribaba 123
8. UAE Seasider 122
9. SaskPool 116
10. Hastings 82

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1 - 2 Brentford
Blackpool 1 - 2 Blackburn
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4
20. Huddersfield 4 1 1 2 -5 4
21. Leeds Utd 4 1 0 3 -6 3
22. Bolton 4 0 1 3 -5 1
23. Blackpool 4 0 0 4 -5 0
24. Fulham 4 0 0 4 -7 0

Breaking League News

Cherries draw Cardiff
Bournemouth : 27/08/2014 22:05:00
Ten-man Leeds lose it late on
Leeds Utd : 27/08/2014 21:57:00
Birmingham : 27/08/2014 21:55:00
Sunderland Triumph at St Andrews
Birmingham : 27/08/2014 21:47:00
City Sign McGrandles
Norwich : 27/08/2014 21:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool v Burnley
Suggested By:  
Blackpool Win 12%
Draw 22%
Burnley Win 66%