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Selhurst Park

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I’m one step closer to the just-invented-in-my-head goal of seeing a live sport event on 10% of the days of 2008. Nineteen baseball games, eight soccer games, two softball games, and one each of bullfighting (yes, I know), lucha libre, horse racing, and American football. Can any Belgians suggest any weird sporting events going on in your country in the next few weeks?

So, that 33rd sporting event was seeing Crystal Palace v. Nottingham Forest last night. I went with my pals Steve and Mark – both Forest fans – and it was the first time I’ve been part of a big throng of away fans at an English football match. And it was fun. An impressive amount of people there, too, considering it was a midweek evening game. Forest won 2-1. Hurrah for them.

Written by Craig

October 29th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

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  1. Go check out a night of the Ghent six-day race! http://www.zesdaagse.be/

    It’s a bit downmarket as far as sixes go but you get to walk through that nice park and watch some guys sweat. Also: they have hot dogs!

    The Bulkeleys

    30 Oct 08 at 10:40 am

  2. YAY

    Mark

    30 Oct 08 at 6:47 pm

  3. My god, you can’t pass up cyclo-cross, outside in the muck with beer and frites. So perfectly Belgian.

    Nov 29 is the World Cup at Koksijde (notable for British TV commentator calling the town “cock-sides”, which I doubt is the correct Flemish pronunciation).

    Also Superprestige or GvA Trofee races in Belgium or Netherlands every Saturday and/or Sunday through the end of the year.

    Scott

    30 Oct 08 at 6:55 pm

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