Thursday, March 08, 2012

Athletic, Athletic!

I can write about this with impunity - I've just been to a pub in Bilbao with the Spanish crew to watch Man Utd get well and truly trounced by the Athletic Club. Isn't it groovy to have your home-town football team called The Athletic Club? They don't like adding 'Bilbao' after it, apparently, because the whole world should know where the one and only Athletic Club is. Even groovier is that they have a policy of only using Basque players. They're the Yorkshire of football, which is a bit strange since Bilbao is definitely the Wales of Spain, with everything in both Spanish and Basque.

It was a great game, though. Must remember not to cheer so loudly for Bilbao when I'm back in England for the return fixture.

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