I have set up the business, My Football Cities, because I love football and I love travel. Simple as that.
In my book of the same name, I talk about my life watching football, starting in Kent, progressing to London, the rest of England, to Europe and beyond. I am a Chelsea fan, but first and foremost, I am a football fan and would travel, within reason, to watch anyone play, anywhere.
Although I grew up in England, moving to the Netherlands in 2014 allowed me to get to know another country’s league, the Eredivisie, and attend a number of international matches at the fantastic Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. I have also found that train travel around Europe is very easy, and multi-match weekends are always an option, even across different countries.
Making the most of a weekend built around one or more football matches has become one of my favourite pastimes over the years. I could not tell you how many matches I have attended in my life, but a quick count up of the countries in which I have seen at least one football match currently stands at thirteen.
I enjoy the independence of arranging my own flights and trains, I like trying out new hotels and, sometimes stubbornly, finding my way around a new city with no assistance. But I know that isn't everyone’s cup of tea. A lot of people like to know that they are staying in a reputable hotel in a safe area, convenient for the stadium and city sightseeing. They like to know that their match tickets are all sorted and what is on the must-see list in each city.
So that what we provide at My Football Cities. Every single hotel featured has been personally visited by me, because I would not suggest that anybody stays in a hotel that I wouldn’t stay in myself. Likewise, every stadium that is offered has been visited by me, so that advice can be given on directions to the ground, the best form of transport and what food and drink is available nearby. In short, My Football Cities has done all the hard work (if visiting all these places can be described as hard work), so that you can just go and enjoy yourself.
So, have a look through what we offer and choose where you'd like to go. If you have any queries or questions or concerns, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my very best to help you.