Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Switzerland (& Italy) Feb 2007
Take the train from Milan into Switzerland & you soon see the differences between travellers.
There is also a contrast in derby games. My plan had originally been to see Catania v Palermo but the rescheduling (to the Friday) meant I arrived too late - some would say that was good thing.
The hiatus in Italian football meant i visited Switzerland to see some football.
Including the Zurich derby between Grasshoppers v FC Zurich.
OK its not Sicily but you do see some innovative displays by the local fans (see pics) especially those from FC.
This game was goalless though it did have some near misses , particularly by the brazilian/tunisian Santos. And a fairly ineffective performance by the Bolton-bound Dzemaili.
In my second game , played at the re-designed Wankdorf stadium, Christian Gross's Basel (whose fans supplied boisterous support) convincingly beat Yound Boys.