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Altrincham Fan Is Making A 14,000km Trip For A Pre-Season Friendly

Altrincham Fan Is Making A 14,000km Trip For A Pre-Season Friendly
By David Kent

We've all made some incredible journeys to get to a sporting event in our lifetime. Maybe it's hitchhiking your way to a GAA match down the country. Or perhaps planes, trains AND automobiles were used to get you to the Aviva Stadium.

We doubt there are many people that can relate to  Mark Buckton's situation. He's a fan of Altrincham, who ply their trade in the Evo-Stick NPL. That's the eighth tier of English football.

Buckton lives in Taiwan, but when The Robins announced a pre-season friendly against Whitchurch Alport, there was no stopping him. Nothing makes a 14,000 km trip worth it more than going to a ground which belongs to the tenth tier of English football.

It's such a long journey that Buckton started it on Monday- the match isn't until Saturday.

It didn't get off to the best start with a two-hour flight delay - but 17 hours later, Buckton made it to the UK

He's even decided to sponsor the match. It will not be worth it in any way if Altrincham go and lose to Whitchurch.

Could definitely have picked up a radio stream or something like that...

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