tger greenhaddock: There's only one Werder Bremen!

Monday, October 31, 2005

There's only one Werder Bremen!

The Haddock family has just spent the past weekend in Bremen visiting friends and going to watch Werder Bremen beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 (Match Report) at the Weser Stadium. It was a fantastic weekend, the weather was sunny with a temp of 23 deg C - perfect T-shirt weather.
We had a wonderful time with our friends, and we met their immediate family who were very warm and friendly. I really like people form North Germany. Bremen is a really nice city. The old centre has a really nice feel to it. The old church and Rathaus looked particularly good. The Juniorette obviously loved seeing the Bremen Stadtmusikanten

The Juniorette was very excited about the game and she enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. She was shouting and chanting, and having the time of her life. I myself ended up losing my voice a bit from the amount of shouting I did. Frankfurt scored first, but Werder equalised before half time. The second half was better with Werder scoring a further 3 times. It was football heaven!
We had seats that were quite close to the pitch and we had good views of the Bremen second half goals. Mrs Haddock went into photo mode and has discovered a new talent - sports photography (see below)

The Weser Stadium is situated within the city and has quite a few pubs nearby. This is probably one of the reasons why the city was not allowed to host any of the upcoming games in next years world cup. It's a shame because the atmosphere around the stadium was excellent.

After the game we stopped by the fan shop so the Juniorette could acquire some goodies. Mrs Haddock & I limited ourselves to just Werder scarves, but the Juniorette ended up with rather more. Later in Bremen I found a stand selling English fish & chips - It was bloody good, and they had proper Sarsons vinegar.

It was an excellent weekend and well worth the 800km round trip. For the return match next April in Frankfurt, we wont have to travel so far.


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