We want a car to get to the game

Last updated : 04 August 2007 By Tony Scholes

Daz was flýing in to join us and was also set to be our chauffeur to Bad Goisern. We waited at the hotel for his call but when it arrived it was not the news we expected. The hire company wouldn't let him take the car without presenting a €1,000 security. That led to a mad rain soaked dash via taxi and trolly bus to the airport to come to his aid.

Eventually we were on our way, initially through the rain, to Bad Goisern, taking in the breathtaking views of St Gilgen and St Wolfgang on the way. The rain cleared some time before we reached our destination, a small town with just a couple of bars and one very strange bartender. We visited both bars before making our way to the ground but as small a town as it was we still managed to take a wrong turn and find our way into a Spar shop.

We found it in good time and the Burnley fans were already taking their seats in the new stand which had already been fitted with a bar. There's a report of the game elsewhere but all the Clarets there, and there were around 200 of them, had an enjoyable evening.

Our journey back to Salzburg was quick and uneventful and we were all looking forward to taking in an Austrian Bundesliga game on the Saturday.