When I saw their ground at Eiði on Monday morning, I have to admit that something obsessive in me took over. I instantly took a liking to this place, and needed to have it as an allowable item on my list come what may. I came back on Wednesday afternoon and hung around for a couple of hours in the hope of a youth team fixture (as I knew Wednesday was the most likely day). No luck, and now a friendly email exchange with the new club has confirmed my worst fears - the leagues for the younger players that the ground hosts do not start until May.
I will probably have to come back here sometime, I just know it. So there you are, it has NOT been added to my lifetime list, but I took some photographs anyway on my walk. Enjoy from all angles.
|Looking the other way from the same point as the previous pic|
Earlier today, I came across the ground of the now-defunct club at Vestmanna. Looks like there would be a lot of work to do to get the game back into the town. Vestmanna is best known as a breeding site for a gazillion seabirds, so there is an ideal investment opportunity here for a soccer-loving Arab or Russian oil-producing ornithologist.
Never mind! It's Víkingur v NSÍ Runavík tomorrow. The hosts lost their first match 2-1 at EB/Streymur as I mentioned, and it will be my first sight of NSÍ, who opened their season with a 2-1 home win over reigning champions HB. Thanks, as ever, for your interest and encouragement.