FCUM Eurotour 2014 (part 5)
On the Saturday we met up with the Giddys who had been staying up in Zurich, and spent the day drinking cans in the sunshing in the park. Later in the afternoon we headed for the ground, and got ourselves something to drink in the famous Bierkurve.
As for the game, the Winterthur fans had a choreo incorporating both their and our club badges, a laurel wreath and a couple of smokes. We took up a spot in the away end and had two banners with “Im a rambler” and “from Manchester way” on them, accompanied by a couple of red smoke bombs. On the pitch, Winterthur showed their class, and ran out 4-1 winners. We meanwhile made FC United history, by bringing on Emily Maguire.
As the second half drew to a close, we marched around to the home end and dished out some FC bucket hats we had going spare to the FC Winti fans, and joined in the singing. By the final whistle S. was waving their massive flag, whilst a full on kick about took place amongst the fans.
The evening was rounded off with beer and food in the ground, with the Winterthur skinheads playing Trojan reggae and northern soul on turntables resting on the trailer of their old VW bus.
All in all a fantastic trip!
(Match shot taken from here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_l_photos/sets/72157644802719296/page2/)