GET yourself away with Boro often?
Thousands do, and it’s always a cracking beer-filled-experience.
If you’re one of many that follow Boro across land and sea, here’s twenty things that might seem a little familiar.
1 – The start of it all. You’ve had nightmares about the Boro snake.
2 – What do you mean you don’t sell a parmo!? Probably for the best considering the effort Brighton cooked up a few seasons back. (Thought that counts)
3 – ‘Sing your hearts out for the lads’ three-nil down but there’s always that one alone nutter blasting it out from the top of their lungs. Ever the optimist, not your stereotypical Boro fan.
4 – Realising that you should probably slow down when opening your 5th bottle by the time you’re at Wetherby service station.
5 – FIVE QUID FOR A PINT? YER JOKIN’ AREN’T YA?! A regular Teesside moan when travelling deep-down-South. No wonder Bournemouth fans loved it up here.
6 – Trying your best to dodge the GazetteBoro photographer because you’ve called in sick for work.
7 – Is it even an away day without seeing that fella in his Chubby Brown get-up?
8 – “Absolute scenes” – At least one person will be walking out the ground at full-time telling their mate how they fell at least 10 rows forward when Boro went one-up.
9 – A proud convoy of red and white descending upon the service stations on route.
10 – Who decided to book the mini-bus with no toilet!? Can’t remember the last time I didn’t see a group of Boro fans pulled over in the middle of the Pennines.
11 – A good old Boro takeover – nothing much beats that night in Trafalgar Square.
12 – Setting a 2am alarm because SkySports have been really considerate and moved Bournemouth away to a 12:15 KO.
13 – Thinking you’re class driving through the opposition’s town centre with pig bag blasting.
14 – ‘You’re so quiet, we’ll sing on our own’ On rare occasions do Boro fans get out sung away from.
15 – A packed and noisy pre-match concourse. Beer flying everywhere, strange considering the price moan.
16 – The away end lacking in creative lyricists so just inserting *players name* to the tune of pig bag.
17 – A 5-hour coach journey spent arguing about ‘the Karanka formation’
18 – Wishing Boro could go back to Ayresome Park every time we visit a good old fashioned terracing like Griffin Park.
19 – Getting ridiculously angry when a southerner asks if you’re Geordie.
20 – Wondering how Middlesbrough gets such bad press when it’s 10 times nicer than the majority of places you drive through on route to the game.
What do you make of Boro away days? Why do you keep going back?
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