"You came all the way to Estonia and have just slept through the game? You English are so crazy."
|Estonia 0-1 England. A. Le Coq Arena.|
Right. And that well and truly leaves me in the idiot category. A browse through previous entries will quite quickly highlight that that is clearly the case, but even in the unruly world of McCarthy Football Travel's nobody has ever gone on a trip for a game of football and failed to make the game.
|Pint of Coq|
There were such high hopes for this Estonia trip as well. Leaving Riga - the capital of wonderful Latvia - early on Saturday morning, a swift four hour luxury coach journey was all that was required to reach Tallinn.
|Russian flag flying in Tallinn - might be revisiting|
this photo in a few years if Mr Putin get's his way
|Test tubes of cocaine|
|Nels returns with another round of test tubes. A dangerous game|
Or at least it should have been. Back in the hostel you see was a girl who worked there and, having finished her shift, was desparate to go out. And what better opportunity for a young English chap to soak up the sights and sounds of Tallinn then with a local taking him clubbing at 3.30am on a Sunday morning? Only an idiot would turn it down....
|Future wife number 137|
|Leaving a club at sunrise - never a good sign|
|England fans gather ahead of the big game|
|Old Town Square|
|Beautiful Tallinn - if you are awake to see it|