Jul 06 2016

Archie the Great!

Tough one, but the one that sticks out for me as a Melbourne Victory supporter is Archie Thompson’s 5 goal haul in the 2007 A-League Grand Final. Melbourne Victory absolutely decimated Adelaide United 6-0 which is the greatest deficit in a Grand Final in Australian football history (including the NSL). 55,436 people witnessed a devastating … Read More

Jul 06 2016

Gaze to Copeland…..

I hadn’t been to an NBL match since Bruce Bolden and his South-East Melbourne Magic were playing against Gaze and Copeland representing the Melbourne Tigers! For those playing at home, that was a long time ago! I decided to check out the new Melbourne United playing in a revamped NBL against one of the old … Read More

Jul 06 2016

Aussie tail-gating?

So many to chose from!!! There’s the Australia vs Iran World Cup Qualifier in 1997 when the Socceroos blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 sending the Iranian’s through to the 1998 World Cup finals in France. There’s the 2nd game of the 2015 State of Origin in front of a record crowd which saw … Read More

May 14 2016

Sanford Stadium will not disappoint!

Something that stands out for the people that visit Sanford Stadium is that you don’t have to be a hardcore fan to enjoy the game. There are people who know nothing about football but when they enter this stadium, they are completely sucked in by the entire experience. From the roaring fans, entertaining mascot and … Read More

Feb 15 2016

Blind date at the Saddledome – eeek!

I had been to a couple concerts over the years at the Saddledome but never to a game.  I met someone on an online dating site and we decided that a Flames game would be a fun, interactive, low pressure, first time meeting, blind date.  We met for an early light dinner and drinks at … Read More

Feb 15 2016

Good natured rivalry and Wings to finish!

We are actually Maple Leaf fans but attended a game at Rexall Place in the spirit of supporting our team.  The facility is noticeably old but still serves its purpose.  The fans were civil and even welcoming.  We found the rivalry to be good natured and the best we’ve probably ever experienced with such passionate … Read More

Feb 15 2016

Winnipeg we love you!

My cousin and I had this on our “bucket list” to attend a game.  We came to the MTS Centre from Vancouver and made a weekend away out of it.  One thing was for certain – we wanted to bottle up the experience of the excited, cheering and spirited fans and take it back to … Read More

Feb 15 2016

Friends for life!

My father was present for the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey victory back in the 2010 Winter Games and passed away a year later almost to the date.  My brother and I decided to attend a game together on the anniversary of the date he died and it seemed fitting to do it here – … Read More

Feb 15 2016

XL Lounge Baby!

The last time I attended a game at the XL Center was before some of the updates had been made.  I have to say I was really impressed by the changes and I’m sure it has probably impacted attendance at their events in a positive way.  While we had excellent seats, we ended up spending … Read More