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Would you travel to away games if we qualified for European competition

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If you had said to me last Friday that I might see Albion in Europe this decade, I'd have laughed at you, but one of the consequences of last night's depressing announcement is that, depending on how everything falls, we may well have a more than decent chance of qualifying at the very least for the third tier competition at some point in the next few years.

So I ask, if we were to qualify, how likely would you be to go away with Albion to a European game? Would you, if push come to shove, fork out on the city break and the tickets?

Also, if we were to qualify, which sort of games would you be looking to go for? Would you want one of the Southern European cities with the great weather and laid back holiday vibe or would you instead be opting for the northern European cities with great bars and pubs?

I think I would have to go to watch Albion play if we did qualify, but I'm not sure which destination I'd be hoping for the most.
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 09:57:39 PM »
No brainer for me. Never really been interested in following England abroad (or at home for that matter) but if Albion were in Europe I'd go literally any where.

Good topic, although I don't think it's any more likely than it was on Saturday.
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 10:16:05 PM »
Also a no brainer for me. No kids, no nagging woman, total bliss. Doubt it will happen in my lifetime though.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 11:57:22 PM »
No brainer for me. Never really been interested in following England abroad (or at home for that matter) but if Albion were in Europe I'd go literally any where.

Good topic, although I don't think it's any more likely than it was on Saturday.

It’s really hard to predict how this will all play out, but if UEFA are as serious as they sound and if the “ESL” clubs are as determined as they are making out, as early as next season we could be playing in a premier league minus the 6 breakaway teams, but with 3 European tournaments to play for.

I think the likelihood of that happening is higher than we realise, albeit UEFA could end up coming to a rubbish compromise, or even worse, the clubs decide to allow the breakaway clubs to field reserve teams in our division anyway.

As it’s one of the only positives of this development that I can see, I just need people to humour me 😂
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 01:57:06 AM »
I had an overnighter in Aberdeen to watch Albion in a pre season friendly. If time and money allow I'd follow them over land, sea and water. Until I got fed up with being messed about with fixture changes, having travel arrangements blown into disarray and needing to pay more than justifiable to see a game of football.
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 06:57:53 AM »
I think i'd be tempted if it was a trip to a city like Split in Croatia or less likely, Porto in Portugal.

I'd imagine it would be great as well to watch Albion in Germany or Vienna.
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 07:19:27 AM »
No brainer for me. Never really been interested in following England abroad (or at home for that matter) but if Albion were in Europe I'd go literally any where.

Good topic, although I don't think it's any more likely than it was on Saturday.

Same, I’d literally go anywhere too. Obviously if we qualified multiple years then reality and finance would catch up, but I’ve always said if somehow we did it for a season I’d try to go to every game.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 08:39:41 AM »
Would absolutely love that!.Though my bank balance wouldn't. Was 22 when we were last in Europe and could not get to any games being as they were midweek. Hopefully one day.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 08:49:18 AM »
Absolutely, with or without tickets to the game you'd have to get yourself overseas.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2021, 08:54:07 AM »
I’d be there with or without tickets.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 09:14:39 AM »
100% the dream for me following Albion in Europe.

Seen them play in Malmö for a friendly and also travelled to Arnhem for the pre season tournament few years ago.

Followed England away for a about 5 years and the travelling to new places you would never normally go to with your mates is brilliant, the more obscure the better as far as I am concerned. Much preferred the trips to Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia etc than the Spain, Germany, Holland trips.

It can be done for cheap as well if you are willing to do a couple of flights there and a bit of a dump hotel which is part of all the fun for me.

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2021, 09:21:12 AM »
If finances allowed me to be able to then yes, why wouldn't you?
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2021, 09:46:05 AM »
I am one of the lucky ones who as already done this back in the 70s. So now i would say no. I'd leave it so some of the younger fans who have never seen us in Europe. But if it did happen i might just change my mind!

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2021, 09:46:22 AM »
Absolutely!!

If we get into Europe id go with or without tickets...be an absolute crack on a European tour
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2021, 09:47:11 AM »
What do you mean, would I? I saw us play Vitesse Arnhem  ;D

Absolutely if it were in a competitive game
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2021, 09:50:43 AM »
Wild horses wouldn't stop me. I was tool young last time we were there but was glued to the radio and the excitement of that still gives me goosebumps. To be there in person would be the ultimate reward for 40+ years of loyal service!

The absolute icing on the cake would be that I could still go with a lot of mates that I first started going with all those years ago.

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2021, 11:27:21 AM »
Without a doubt. The pre season tours are the highlight of the season, seeing us play in Europe in an actual competition would be a dream come true.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2021, 11:49:49 AM »
So if we found ourselves invited to participate in the ESL by some as yet unidentifiable and clearly unlikely quirk of fate, how many of you would be up for that?
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2021, 11:59:20 AM »
The only way I can see us getting into Europe in the next ten years is if there's a war!
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2021, 12:25:23 PM »
I am one of the lucky ones who as already done this back in the 70s. So now i would say no. I'd leave it so some of the younger fans who have never seen us in Europe. But if it did happen i might just change my mind!

Same here.  I think I would probably still want to go, once we got started,  but arrangements and prevailing health conditions make me more likely to be a 'sorry but no thanks.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2021, 01:02:37 PM »
So if we found ourselves invited to participate in the ESL by some as yet unidentifiable and clearly unlikely quirk of fate, how many of you would be up for that?

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2021, 02:04:06 PM »
I'd be going,

This did make me wonder though, whether in a dimly lit bar in Zaragoza some lads are discussing the potential to visit West brom ??  thought not !
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2021, 03:48:17 PM »
Bit of a haul from Canada, so unlikely, but that's logistics not principle. I did drive 1000 mies to watch the 3-2 win in Portland a decade ago.

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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2021, 06:01:51 PM »
Definitely yes, would just have to get the quickie divorce done and dusted first
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Re: Would you realistically travel away with the Albion on a Euro tour?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2021, 07:15:25 PM »
Of course, silly to even ask