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An afternoon at football, Farense v Portimonense 30th September 2015

In Algarve, soccer, Sports - football on November 1, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

I thought I should share this with my readers!

Portugal’s Second Division normally plays midweek matches in the afternoons. Such is the lack of interest they would have even fewer fans if they played at night when the Champions League etc are on TV. Average crowd for second tier (Segunda Liga) games in this supposedly football mad country is 850, so far this season.

Anyway, on 30th September two local Algarve teams were due to meet in a local derby. Despite protestations from Portimonense that the game should be at night, Farense insisted on a 4pm kickoff.

That allowed three of us to go to the game. Two regular visitors, who have become friends plus me of course, travelled from Albufeira to Faro by bus and train as beer was also on the agenda.

Steve (who is of course not in most of the pictures), myself (red shorts) and Paul (yellow shorts) enjoyed a sunny afternoon.

Steve has put together an excellent slideshow and set of video clips at https://youtu.be/E_hGSQ7fSgg which I think you will enjoy.

It is 18 minutes of screen time, so sit down and see what we did on our day out.

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