Family in England 2000
|The best Football club [soccer] in the world is Manchester United. I was a season ticket holder for the 10 years prior to me emigrating to the US. The stadium is quiet different these days, very modern and very commercial.|
|The supporters are very passionate. Modern crowd control includes
mounted police who are very effective controlling large crowds. It also gives the
security of a better [higher] vantage point to spot trouble brewing.
Crowd problems are rare these days because of the use of TV cameras everywhere and the police also have radios.
|United shows it wealth with its new glass-fronted stand. Inside
includes a safeway size souvenir shop, restaurants etc. The club has its own TV
station and dedicated channels.
You can buy a cellular phone that constantly updates the supporter on the latest team news and of course the latest score if you can not get a ticket to the game.
|It is the largest seating capacity of any team in the United Kingdom at over 67,000 and every game is sold out weeks in advance. I was lucky enough to get these great seats thought the USA branch of the supports club which I have belonged to for many years.|
|The stadium is almost full 15 minutes before kickoff.|
|These seats are very close to where the players enter the field. A rare close-up view of the players and staff.|
|The game is under way. United are playing Bradford City. The final score 6-0 to United.|
|The linesman is well positioned to judge this cross by Ryan Giggs to be a goal after a header from Teddy Sherringham. United are top of the Premier League [yet again]|
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