Away travelling (abroad) with Tottenham, we are back!
Ever since the lockdown, we couldn’t wait until we reentered our stadiums (back to some sort of normality). At the beginning of this season, we were finally allowed back into the stadium, including to away games. Now UEFA has said that we can travel abroad; visiting fans will now be allowed to attend matches in time for the first round of European club fixtures next week.
We sealed our passage through to the group stage of the Conference League after overcoming Pacos De Ferriera 3-1 on aggregate in the play-offs. Now we face Rennes from Ligue 1, Vitesse from the Eredivisie and Slovenian side NS Mura. Countries I can’t wait to visit.
Tottenham did expect UEFA to remove our ban on travelling supporters from next week. However, they did warn that local restrictions and travel obligations might still operate depending on the country/region we enter.
This is brilliant news for somebody like me who has been travelling home and away since the 60s and abroad since the 90s. The last game abroad I went to was Leipzig (March 2020), and even though we lost that game, it turned out a brilliant day with friends, all enjoying a brilliant atmosphere. Germany is one of my favourite countries to visit.
Tottenham have a proud history in Europe. We were the first British club to ever win a European trophy (European Cup winners’ cup) in the 60s. In the 70s and eighties, we captured the UEFA Cup: 1971/1972 & 1983/1984 and a few years ago, we got to the Champions League Final. And when the team plays in Europe, the tradition usually is (but not always) we play in all white.
I’ve applied for my ticket for Rennes next week and looking forward to it. The last time I went abroad was to Germany and, yes, against Leipzig, as I said. The bigger question is, what will the ticket take up be? My only criticism is that it is such a narrow window to get sorted out for travel (with COVID documentation and all that) that I do have concerns. It is exactly a week away. Fingers crossed.
Usually, when we travel abroad, I prefer to go with Tottenham charted flights; however, I’ve had to make my own way to European games when there were no charter flights. Greece was the last country I had to find my own way there. This time I will also have to find my own way to France. But it is all part of the Tottenham Adventures abroad journey. COYS!
Stay safe, Glenn
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
I go to all home, away and abroad matches.
I was born in 1955, Edgware, London. I currently live in Berkshire.
I also collect all Spurs books, Spurs handbooks, Spurs programmes etc.
Previously, I wrote for Spurs Fanzines: The Spur, Spur of the Moment, My Eyes have seen the Glory and various other Spurs fanzines’. I also wrote for the SpursWeb app & its website.
I currently write and work for spursnetwork.com and its website. I write its Reviews & Match reports and a lot more.
My other interests are; reading, history, social history, Politics, going to the gym, wine, going out for a meal, music (all sorts), writing, theatre, concerts, going on holidays, socialising etc.
I have been writing blogs/ articles since 1989
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