Arsenal dominated in Istanbul, which gave us 3 goals to take back to The Emirates next week, a great advantage which should (barring a huge disaster) see us through to our sixteenth consecutive Champions League campaign. I celebrated with my fellow fans in typical Prague style by drinking the city dry. And I paid the price for doing so.
My hosts Andy and Sarah took me to the hangout of choice for local Arsenal fans. The pub was called 'Rock 'n' Beer'. We had a small gathering (maybe 20 of us) and the pub showed the game in their basement. You can see what the atmosphere was like from the video below, which sees us celebrating Gibbs' goal in the second half. Sorry about the poor quality,
After the game I took the opportunity to get a quick photo of the local fans in front of the bar. What made it particularly interesting was when we started to chant "Ooh to ooh to be, ooh to be a gooner" the Prague Police, standing just up the street, told us we'd be arrested if we did it again - a bit harsh but there you go!
After that, the evening went downhill - you will be able to see some indicators of that in my Flickr album, which you can now see by clicking the button on the right. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel, again just click the button on the right.
Anyway, it's pretty late in the evening here in Prague, so I'm finishing up with my packing and hitting the sack. I'm off to Berlin, where I will be trying to keep myself away from the strong stuff.