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slick-grass-pitches-are-all-too-trivial-at-this-level

Ask most people in Harrow which football team that they support and typically you hear Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and yes I am guilty of it too given that I support Arsenal! However after attending a football match at Harrow Borough F.C. the overall experience was far more scintillating. For a start you can hear all the banterbetween both sets of fans and moreover they can stand together unlike majority of higher tier matches where supporters have to be separated in a needs must scenario.

Veterans pour into the ground on match days in vociferous mood. A cup of tea is in order to warm up ahead of kick-off. The pitch is often cut up and muddy although this adds to its character of being a game in your own back yard. There are footballs galore stacked in P.E. bags on the touchlines so the concept of ball personnel is not something associated with these neck of the woods.

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earlsmead-stadium-its-more-of-a-ground

Spectators standing next to the advertising banners to get up and close with the match action is the norm. It almost gives the temptation to run onto the pitch to help the cause or indeed let the home coach know your opinion on their teams performance in no uncertain terms. Suffice to say you hear some very colourful language from players and coaches alike, something which you could never dream of hearing at a premiership match where one cannot be so involved in the match. Furthermore you can choose your viewing angle as there are no limitations to your movements across the perimeter of the pitch.

Come through the old fashioned turnstiles and be the 12th man for Harrow Borough F.C. or as the locals would say The Borough.

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good-news-no-queues-to-get-in

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About Ranjit Shergill

I love opinions whether I agree or disagree with them and as such writing presents me with the golden opportunity to share my views across a large landscape of readers. My aspiration is to draw viewership from all backgrounds, thereby reaching out to a worldwide audience. Whilst on a flight to India when I was seven years old I sang jingle bells for the whole duration of the flight. This subsequently led to my growing interests in aviation and indeed travelling. I currently work in Sports Analytics and see my job as a privilege getting to watch sport which most followers would do for free! It is safe to say that I am addicted to travelling, whether it be going on off the beaten track experiences that I endured during my trip through the backroads of Central America or going on city bike tours in glamorous settings such as the River Danube. I embrace cultural hotspots and feel that travelling combines exciting adventures with humbling life experiences. I currently reside in my hometown of Harrow in London, United Kingdom. Given that London is one of the most visited and storied cities in the world, I feel very privileged to have grown up in such an environment. !