I like a foreign football excursion and since last years trip to Hertha Berlin, I haven't had a chance.
So, this weekend (timed amazingly badly to coincide with a Spurs away match), the missus and I are off to Holland and Belgium for a long weekend.
Friday night we'll be at the de Vliert stadium in s'Hertogenbosch to see FC Den Bosch v FC Zwolle in the Dutch equivalent of the Championship. How can you not love a team sponsored by BrainWash? Plus, fact fans, Georgi Hristov plays for them (remember him? Played for Barnsley in the Premier League?)
In my mission to visit every ground in the Eredivisie (Feyenoord in the past and NEC, Ajax and PSV last time out) we're going to FC Utrecht on Sunday to see them play struggling AZ Alkmaar.
Robin Nelisse has great hair. Not the best reason, clearly....
Amongst that lot there's a stop in Antwerp for a couple of nights (shame I couldn't take in a Royal Antwerp match considering they are United's Belgian feeder club - John O'Shea is a legend there, apparently). Still, waffles, moules, De Koninck - how wrong can you go?
I am also reliably informed that our day out in Utrecht in Sunday will also include some Miffy
- Utrecht's most famous export.
Looking at the iconic rabbit, I can't help thinking that FC Utrecht's shirts would benefit from some Miffy action?
Maybe I do need a holiday.