After two seasons with no blogging it's time to try again. Now just as teams appoint new managers, make summer signings and refurb the stadium then so the fan should make changes to improve that day out. The football takes care of itself. It's the travel and peri-match activity that's in your remit.
We have the theme baguettes, bets and beer. A simple alliteration. The half time snack is the baguette. It's a matter of your food staying together and not spilling or being crushed. Stay off the chips. The bets adds another level of interest. Gambling is maths stack against you. More losers than winners. Keep it within a budget and don't expect to win in the long run. As for beer make it good beer.
Last season I went to 67 games. Standing, sitting, even lying down. This season it'll probably be about the same number. Being there in all that weather can throw at you.
I'm through with match reports. Others do that better. Instead I'm going to write about how technology has changed football for the fan. That's that social media stuff, the smartish phone, the comfort of radio and the inane, infuriating commentary of Tv. Bring on the gadgetry.
To be continued......