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Groundhopper Paul has been to more than 200 games all over the UK and Europe.

We can help you plan your next soccer experience!

“Phoner” Consultation

A short phone call in which we will make suggestions about which games to see, why, how to get there, how to get tickets, where to eat and drink beforehand, etc.

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Enhanced “Planner” Consultation

A Phoner, plus we send you a detailed suggested itinerary with links to more information, the best ticket options, travel tips, etc. Then you can book a follow-up call.

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Tickets & Hospitality

We are an official reseller for most English Premier League clubs and top European clubs and competitions. Book your groundhopping adventure now!

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The Groundhopper Guide's "Starting 11"

Our “Starting 11” of things that will help you begin your groundhopping adventures – to teach you a bit, to get you excited, and to help you know what is involved in being a proper groundhopper.

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About Our Owner and Founder, Paul Gerald

This whole thing actually started from my core mission in life: go to interesting places, do interesting things, meet interesting people, then share.

I have been a professional writer and ardent traveler since the mid-1980s. A little while before that, I used to watch a highlight show called “Soccer Made in Germany,” and I fell in love with the game and the singing of the fans. I decided I would have to get to one of these games one day.

Starting in college in the 80s, I had a career in newspapers, mostly in sports, and by the 90s I had moved to Portland, Oregon. I became a freelancer, specializing in sports, travel, and the outdoors, and along the way, I have written five guidebooks to Portland and Oregon. The best known is the best-selling 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland; one that I self-published was Breakfast in Bridgetown: The Definitive Guide to Portland’s Favorite Meal. For more on all of that, see paulgerald.com.

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About Our Owner and Founder, Paul Gerald

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The 2024-25 English and European Football Calendar

The 2024-25 English and European Football Calendar

July 17, 2024

Our calendar includes the Premier League, English Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA competitions, top European leagues & cups, and international breaks. Continue reading

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TV Change Dates for the EFL Championship

TV Change Dates for the EFL Championship

July 6, 2024

Updated for the 2024-25 season: When does television change game dates and times in the English Football League? We have all the dates here. Continue reading

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Groundhopper Paul on the “Crossing The Pond” Podcast

Groundhopper Paul on the “Crossing The Pond” Podcast

June 25, 2024

Recently Groundhopper Paul was a guest on the “Crossing The Pond” podcast to give his unique insight into groundhopping around the UK! Continue reading

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