ODILS Student Article

A Day In The Army

Feb 13, 2019 | Students News

By Alfonso Garcia | Level 1

The green army spent the entire match encouraging the Argyle’s footballers, and when I say the entire match I say from 5 minutes before the match starts!

It was a cold and rainy evening, last Tuesday. I was lucky to be invited to watch the Argyle’s match with Dawn and her family.

It was the first time I went to a live football match in England and I can say the experience was amazing. The thing that mostly surprised me was how people support the team, there were around 8 thousand people despite it was an evening in a weekday and the weather was absolutely cold and rainy, but there was The Army, The Green Army!! 

If I compare this kind of match with one of the same league in Spain, I could say there would be around 1 or 2 hundred people, it’s a bit sad!

The green army spent the entire match encouraging the Argyle’s footballers, and when I say the entire match I say from 5 minutes before the match starts! I felt like a green army member, I got angry with the referee’s mistakes, I celebrated their goals and I also learned some of their songs.

From that day, number “2” is going to be a number which I will like more than I do because the match was on the 22nd, Tuesday is the 2nd day on the week order and the best thing… Plymouth Argyle won the match scoring 2 goals! We were lucky to see those goals in the goal nearest to us.

Dawn, thank you very much for such an amazing experience, I’ll never forget it, and you can’t imagine how happy I came back home after the match!

It was a cold and rainy evening, but it was a really pleasant evening!

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