7:30pm, Monday 25th May 2015. Myself and thousands of Middlesbrough fans mope around Watford Gap services shell-shocked, wishing football would just fuck right off following a heartbreaking trip to Wembley in the Championship playoff final.
Fast forward three months and time has been great healer. The scars will always remain, but the wounds have healed and been replaced with a sense of real optimism for the coming season. Dare we believe of promotion …
Why do we do it ourselves? Is a question I, and many fans regularly ask themselves. But we do do it to ourselves don’t we, and we’ll continue to do so in hope of something special, something spectacular, something unmissable.
And with that renewed enthusiasm for the beautiful game that only August fixtures can bring, the return of the match-day experience spells a desire to invest in some new terrace clobber, and Newcastle denim specialists Union Clothing have a solid range autumn/winter stock to get you kitted out for the concourse. Expect selvedge denim from ‘Edwin’, mod-styled polo’s from ‘Merc’, and ace indigo denim outerwear from Nudie. All for under the price of a season ticket, which unlike these garments, could well be in the bin by Christmas.