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Following on from @DevC's recent quiz on furthest competitive matches, and the subsequent discussion on international friendlies, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of matches when one team had to cross a sea to play.
These matches were unusually common in the '70s and '80s, when visiting teams would base themselves at Bisham Abbey, and where Brian Lee was Director and well placed to entice them down to Loakes Park. I wonder if he told them about the slope in advance!
The list is available here, hopefully I have set the public access correctly:
I would be grateful for any corrections and additions, and any interesting details people might have on any game. The only games I have much recollection of are Chicago Sting in 1975, when I marvelled at their skill and speed of passing, and Guernsey in 1991, when I was one of a small number of fans visiting. I remember being surprised at how good the islanders were, and probably good value for their win, even though we missed many chances. Actually, my main memory of Guernsey was just how built up it was, very few open spaces, just one big development of houses and tomato greenhouses.
I look forward to our first match on the American continent!