Saturday, August 30, 2008

Manchester Martyred in Monaco

Popped down to Monaco to see Manchester United v FC Zenith St-Petersburgh in the UEFA Super Cup last Friday evening in the Stade Louis II, a lovely ground in the centre of Monaco city. The Man U supporters were outnumbered about 4 to 1 by the St-Peterbugh supporters. It wasn't a great performance by Man U and a disappointing result. The atmosphere on the United terrace was a bit muted, especially when the second Peter's goal went in. But, as always with the south of France and Monaco, everything about the trip was great. Fantastic weather and a great contrast to Ireland at the moment. Basking in 36 degrees is a nice way to spend a day. There was plenty of glitter and style in Monaco, needless to say, and it is a great place for people-watching. However, we didn't get much of a chance to linger in the pubs around the ground as the local police imposed an alcohol ban about three hours before kick-off. Still, it was a great trip to one of my favourite locations in europe.

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