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 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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Soccer Games I Have Seen in my Quest to Join the 92 Club

Soccer Games I Have Seen in my Quest to Join the 92 Club

February 3, 2023

I update this post regularly with all the football games I’ve seen in the UK and Europe — currently well over 200 of them. Continue reading

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We Are Now Selling Burnley Tickets!

We Are Now Selling Burnley Tickets!

January 30, 2023

We are happy to announce that one of our ticket agency partners is now an official reseller for Burnley FC, which means we can offer Burnley tickets for all their home games. Burnley are one of the ultimate examples of … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning at City Ground

Back to the Beginning at City Ground

January 26, 2023

The first amazing thing I ever heard about English football involved Nottingham Forest. Some 45 years later, it all came full circle at City Ground. Continue reading

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