- How do you recognise 12 Swedish guys at the wine & dine before the match ? - They were wearing scarves in support of the local team they had never heard of - a welcome gift by the British partner.
- At some point of the game the players started to push each other around and for a moment it seemed as if a fight was going to start but then everyone suddenly calmed down. So far that has been my only chance of witnessing true famous British Hooliganism but the chance faded almost as soon as it came. Maybe next time.
- A true soccer fan would know how to recognise a player on the field: by his number. My female colleague and myself however were rather less soccer-savvy and kept to: the blue player with the cool haircut, the guy with the red shoes, the small one who looks slightly condensed, the bully, the pretty guy with nice shoulders, the slow one, the one on the left / the one on the right. At some point our supportive British partner turned around and shouted 'the guy with the red shoes is called Jack!'. And yet female logic pointed out: There are 2 players called Jack but only one with red shoes...
- The team we supported (or rather: had to support) had more than 300 supporters in the stadium whereas the other team had less than 40. The supporters of our team used very creative language which made our guests ask several inconvenient questions about the English language.
Soccer-savvy or soccer-naive - I am sure I am not the only one who looks at this video with a good portion of amused cluelessness.