Three Lions fans will be in their element, with England here for der beer in Gelsenkirchen at Euro 24.
Engerlund will kick off their procession to becoming European champions at the Veltins-Arena against Serbia on June 16.
Oh, didn’t you know? They’ve already decided that ‘Football is coming home.’
Despite their old enmities, Ruhrland, the football heartland of Germany should be Nirvana for England supporters.
With Schalke 04’s ground a drinking arena masquerading as a football operation.
The Royal Blue Army may have surrendered their Bundesliga tenure at the end of last season.
But they remain the toast of German football for its Veltins beer which is piped five miles into the ground.
Toast of Ruhrland
Schalke have 15 bars/restaurants and 35 food and drink kiosks.
With the beer, and you’ll be drinking the Veltins of course coming in at €3.60 for half a litre.
With a surcharge for your cup which you then return.
Although from the looks of it on the day we visit a lot of the beer ends up on the floor.
With the soles of our shoes sticking to the stone.
With all that beer swirling around you might feel like you’re seeing things.
Like the very pitch being slid into the ground.
But that’s exactly what happens.
With Schalke maximising the space by using the ground for multi-entertainment outside match day.
Now we had hoped that our own wee Scotland would be placed here.
Although there might be a barring order still in place from me from the Eighties.
When I returned lubricated from a Bayern game and tried to split up a fight between the football supporting girlfriends of two German lads.
Never a good idea, the next thing I knew I was in an ambulance to get my nose repositioned.
Before hailing a taxi and relying on the driver to work out the campsite I was staying in.