a The Transit Lounge: Football Fury

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Friday, October 16

Football Fury

The Japanese never like to do anything by halves. And that includes watching their sport. Here we are at a J-League Football/Soccer match supporting our local Chiba team JEF United.

Now have a look at the footage...

From start to finish, the supporters are on their feet chanting, screaming, singing, dancing and moving. Even when a goal is scored (in our case only 1 and by the opposing team) the noise neither increases nor decreases....because it is set to crazy from the blow of the whistle so it makes no difference anyway!

By looking at how packed the stadium is and at how enthusiastic the supporters would you believe that our beloved JEF United is coming in at second last? And they still manage to pull an average crowd of 14,084 per game...seriously recommended viewing for anyone in Japan.

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Blogger Mandie Reed said...

can you believe a girl is reading about football. lol :) i can't help it i love it!

mandie reed

3:51 am

Blogger Miss Riz said...

Hehe - going to the football here is unlike anywhere else in the world!! Lots of fun, even for the non-supporters like me.

4:47 pm


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