Groundhopper Soccer Guides

The ultimate resource for people who want to know more about and go see soccer in England and Europe

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Groundhopper Soccer Guides

The ultimate resource for people who want to know more about and go see soccer in England and Europe

Get Started

Groundhopper Soccer Guides

The ultimate resource for people who want to know more about and go see soccer in England and Europe

Get Started

Plan your next trip

Groundhopper Paul has been to more than 100 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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TV Change Dates for the EFL Championship

TV Change Dates for the EFL Championship

August 27, 2022

When does television change game dates and times in the English Football League? We have all those dates here for the 2022-23 season. Remember, when the schedule, or “fixtures list,” is first released, it will show everyone playing at the … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Some of Our Clients Having a Great Time Groundhopping in England

Photo Gallery: Some of Our Clients Having a Great Time Groundhopping in England

August 22, 2022

The English soccer season is not even a month old, and Groundhopper Guides has already helped dozens of “groundhoppers” get to games in the Premier League and Championship, from London to Manchester and Liverpool. And even a few in Paris! … Continue reading

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Paul’s Groundhopping Adventures So Far

Paul’s Groundhopping Adventures So Far

Greetings from the #groundhopping road, where I am actually on a bit of a break right now after three hustling weeks of games all around England. So far I’ve seen eight games, including three straight home wins after they failed … Continue reading

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