Earlier in the season you might remember us voicing some conjecture that a group of affluent
You see, as if anyone needs any reminding, City are playing Faroe Islands powerhouse outfit EB/Streymur tonight, and desperate to see their faithful Sky Blues, 12 fans have banded together to hire a fishing trawler to get to the game. As The Sun’s helpful map illustrates, they drove from
The 72ft boat only cost the fans £285 each though, so I guess they get the last laugh. Organiser Leighton Gobbett enthusiastically chimed: “This should be the funniest trip ever to a football match!” Another fan offered this excellent contribution: “We must be the first supporters to use a fishing trawler. Let’s hope City stick a few in the net.”
For those looking for some pointless Faroe Facts, yes, the population of the
UPDATE: The plucky Mancunians failed in their attempt to cross the North Sea by boat, as the trawler captain declared the seas were too rough, with 8 foot waves. Luckily, a Faroe-based airline stepped in to save them, offering them free tickets to the islands. It goes to show, tiny countries with inbred populations welcome nutters, if only to increase the gene pool.