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Which direction is this page going?[edit]

Is this a guide to watching football in europe generally? a directory for good clubs? I've put some generic info up about english footy ( my area of particular interest :D ) although this is just to give the page some feeling. I personally think this would work well as a general guide to watching football, ie what to expect, what to do, how to get tickets, teams to see etc... maybe a bit more info than it is possible to put into article pages. Tsandell 18:10, 22 May 2006 (EDT)

Well maybe this could be considered a field of pursuit but then the article should focus on the practical travel side of watching football around a continent, and not on the sports side of it. Ricardo (Rmx) 18:25, 22 May 2006 (EDT)

Am I the only one grossly offended by singling out some clubs as "Worth watching"? "Top clubs" is fair enough, but I'm pretty sure any club is "worth watching".

Good point and well done for amending that. It would be good to see a bit more information in this article about seeing football outside of the top 4 or 5 clubs in each country. Someone has started to do that in the German section with some details of "interesting" clubs in the lower divisions, and I know the English lower league "scene" (to give just one example) is bigger than that in Germany.Tarr3n 04:18, 30 June 2008 (EDT)


Shouldn't it be football in europe. In England it's football, in Spain it's futbol so... Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 03:40, 30 June 2008 (EDT)

I have to agree. Even the French call it football. It could be argued that "soccer" fits in with the Wikitravel spelling policy that says we should use US English wherever another form of English is not normally used (which would apply to Europe other than the UK & Ireland). However I have many friends in places like Germany and Spain who would always use "football" when speaking English. We could go with Association Football in Europe but for me that's a bit dry and wikipedia-ish. I'd back Upamanyuwikitravel's suggestion and put in a line or two at the start about this being the version of football known as "soccer" in North America, Australia and NZ. Incidentally I wasn't aware that "soccer" was now a verb until I saw soccering in the introduction to this article - or is somebody taking the mickey?!Tarr3n 04:18, 30 June 2008 (EDT)
Soccers a verb! First time I've heard of it! :) Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) •
I agree with the proposal to rename this page. It's Fussball in German, le foot in France, er, calcio in Italian...Jnich99 12:04, 30 June 2008 (EDT)

OK. That looks like a consensus to me. Nobody has objected so I have renamed the article and made some relevant changes to the introduction. Tarr3n 07:38, 16 July 2008 (EDT)


Well it was only a matter of time before some of the unsavoury elements in Scottish football started messing about with this page. Well done AndyGers and sundry anonymous Wikitravel users with blue noses and hilarious patter. I've tidied it back up again. Tarr3n 10:42, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

relatively safe environment[edit]

Really? Who thinks that the San Siro's safe, may I ask? Or for that matter, any serie A / la liga stadium? Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • [sorry, forgotten to sign earlier]

You have a point with regard to Italy, though I'm not so sure about Spain? I've made an amendment to the relevant part of the introduction to take this on board. Why not plunge forward and write a "Stay Safe" section for Italy. Tarr3n 09:39, 2 December 2008 (EST)
Er, I haven't a clue about how to stay safe. I've noticed that in football stadiums, home and away fans never mix; in fact, they keep yelling at each other. So the solution I can think of is not landing up in the wrong stands. I come from India and follow cricket, not football, and there are no home/away stands in cricket stadiums, fans mix and party together. Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 03:02, 24 March 2009 (EDT)

Page Expansion - Turning it Into a "How To"[edit]

I think this page kind of reads like a list of major clubs in the more prominent leagues, and doesn't really provide any help for someone looking to go to match anywhere. Anyone else think it could be worth expanding to include information such as how to get hold of tickets in certain countries? Happy to provide some details myself.

The "stay safe" paragraph in the Scotland section could probably do with being taken out and given its own little section as well, generic stuff like don't wear away colours, don't cheer away goals in the home end, that sort of thing. Any suggestions? --Irishmcbride 17:22, 12 July 2012 (EDT)