What’s your perfect day of soccer? Think about what it would be like for you, and share it in the comments section below.
For me, it depends if I’m in Wales or Florida. If it’s the latter, it’s a Premier League Saturday kicking off with a tantalizing kick-off at 7:45am ET at home. With the ESPN2 game on my big screen HD television and a cup of tea in my hand, it’s a chance to sit back on my couch and unwind after a busy work week. With laptop and iPhone nearby to look up stats or write my thoughts down for story ideas, it’s a chance to immerse myself in a classic Premier League match. All I ask is that it’s two-sided and features the frenetic pace that we’ve been so accustomed to seeing from England. Here we are now, entertain us.
The perfect Saturday would be followed by a brilliant upset in the 10am ET kickoff where one of the Big Three is convincingly dethroned. And last but not least, the third game of the day, the 12:30pm ET kickoff features another pulsating game that shows how the English game is a league apart from the rest of the world.
A perfect day of soccer would be completed by going to see a professional game in person with my family on a warm Florida evening. A local MLS team would be a dream come true again.
I love Saturdays. I always have, and they will always continue to be my favorite day of the week.
But if I was in the United Kingdom either on holiday or living there, it would be a completely different experience. A perfect day (and a fantasy) would be to have tickets to go see Swansea City play at home at Liberty Stadium in the Premier League. To be honest, I’m not sure what I’d do in the morning. There’s a massive gap between 7am and 3pm GMT, eight hours in fact, so I’m not quite sure how I’d fill it. Perhaps a walk around a Welsh village such as Laugharne, 40 miles away from Swansea. The village on the Welsh coastline was where poet Dylan Thomas lived.
After clearing my mind and heading back toward Swansea, it’d be a perfect opportunity to stop at a pub for lunch or fish’n chips and watch the early kick-off, 12:30pm local time. And then, during half-time to head closer to Swansea’s ground to get ready for the match itself, choosing a pub not too far from the ground to grab a pre-match pint alongside Swansea City supporters.
After the game, a post match meal at an Indian restaurant followed by watching Match Of The Day at home would end a perfect day.
How about you? Share your story about what would be your perfect soccer day in the comments section below.