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Groundhopper Guides 2023 Holiday Soccer Gift Ideas

November 16, 2023

Here are the Groundhopper Guides Top Holiday Gift Soccer Ideas of 2023! Groundhopper Guides Holiday Soccer Gift Pack With the Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Pack, you will receive a signed, personalized copy of The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England, a Phoner Consultation, and a lifetime Ultras Membership! Your Phoner Consultation features a phone call…

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Watching Soccer in England Over the Holidays? Beware These Travel Hassles

November 8, 2023

We at Groundhopper Guides have always said that Christmas time, or the "festive season," is one of the best times to watch football in England. But there are some things to consider if you intend to be there, not the least of which are the weather and the travel hassles. First, let's consider why it's…

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Forget the Premier League: Check Out These London-Area Lower League Teams

November 2, 2023

Seems everybody in the world is trying to get tickets to a Premier League game, but here is some advice I wish more people would follow: Forget the Premier League and check out the lower leagues. Why? Here are some starters: Tickets are a whole lot easier, as in "Walk up to the ticket office…

From Manchester, One Day, Two Premier League Games

August 25, 2023

One of the great things about seeing football in England is how close everything is -- at least to my American eyes. For example, here is how, while spending the night in Manchester, I managed to see two Premier League games in one day. It's a great example of why we recommend using Manchester as…

How to Choose Which Soccer Games to See

July 30, 2022

If you aren’t set on a particular club, then how do you decide which game to see? Consider using the following questions as a guide to making this decision. WHERE WILL YOU BE? If you’re in London, you will have tons of choices. To get a sense of this, check out the amazing blog The…

Make Manchester Your Base for Groundhopping

July 9, 2022

Why is Manchester, England a great base for a groundhopping adventure? In short, it's great city close to natural areas and tons of soccer clubs. If you’re a typical tourist, you will probably be spending much, if not most, of your English trip in and around London. And well you should; it’s an extraordinary destination…

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Traveling to Watch UK Soccer During the Pandemic

March 15, 2022

With England’s Premier League season starting in August, here is the latest information for fans who want to make travel plans to watch soccer games. Updated as of June 13, 2022 What are the current restrictions regarding travel to the UK? There are no Covid-related restrictions for travel to the UK. Effective March 18, you…

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The Coronavirus and English Soccer: Frequently Asked Questions

January 6, 2022

*Updated March 13, 2022, to include some other countries* The question of how the coronavirus is affecting the British and European football leagues is obviously on many people’s minds. We have some basic Q&A below, and we're tracking the latest news. Is soccer happening during the pandemic? Yes! The 2021-22 season is running through May.…

Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide: Top Soccer Gifts

November 22, 2021

The Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide features our top soccer gifts for your favorite football fan.   Best Inspirational Gift: Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Pack If your soccer fan dreams of maybe seeing a game in person someday, you can help them get started. Groundhopper Soccer Guides offers trip consulting, tickets, tours and even personal…

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Groundhopper Guide to Travel Insurance

August 28, 2021

Planning a trip to watch soccer in England or Europe is a lot of fun. What is less enjoyable is thinking about the expense if something unexpected happens that causes you to cancel or interrupt your trip. Groundhopper Guides gives you the information you need to choose the best travel insurance policy. I am not…

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