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REDS ABROAD: Jack Armitage from Melbourne

13 December 2017

Club News

REDS ABROAD: Jack Armitage from Melbourne

13 December 2017

This season we have been contacting Reds fans from overseas and getting their stories about being 'Reds Abroad'...

This week we catch up with Jack Armitage who's a Red Abroad in Melbourne!

"So far I've travelled through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia and there have been a few different time zones to contend with when trying to figure out when the Reds would be kicking off!

"I always said that Saturdays were the only days where I consciously knew what day of the week it was whilst travelling, as I would always know to check the Sky Sports app for the latest score.

"I watched Conor Hourihane thump that free kick in against Leeds United last season whilst sat in a beach bar on the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi.

"One of the photos itself was taken at the top of Malaysia's highest mountain, Mt Kinabalu. The hike to the top takes two full days with the second being completed in compete darkness to reach the summit in time for sunrise.

"As the climb was a spur of the moment decision I was pretty ill-prepared equipment wise and only had the sugar rush from Haribo sweets and the thought of a photo opportunity representing my home team to keep me going!

"Regular 3pm kick offs in the UK are live at around midnight here in Melbourne, but I subscribed to the new iFollow service this season to make sure I get to watch as much of the Reds matches as I can!

"Also of note, I went to watch a Royal Antwerp game in November 16 and found a flag at the side of the pitch...

"Unbeknown to me at the time, a small group of Barnsley fans have an affiliation with the Antwerp club, so you can imagine my surprise upon seeing this.."


Jack Armitage


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