Today’s football inspired trip takes us to Malta.
Due to Covid the Maltese League has just been cancelled and given to Floriana FC, prompting some distinctly un-distanced celebrations.
Their first title since the ’90s (remember the ’90s?) in a season we can basically write off. Sound familiar, Liverpool ?
Back in 1968 Floriana had just won their 20th title, edging out Hamrun Spartans after a marathon campaign.
No idea how I got this programme, a suspiciously named “Soccer Magazine” produced for the regular “English sides get a post-season holiday in the sun” fixture.
A ceremonial sort of programme, lacking manager’s notes (“We had them on the rack when they scored their 3rd“) but it does have Bobby Moore and luxury goods.
One advert for a hotel, the posh one on Gozo, and one for a launderette (I think).
I’m sure the Pompey squad enjoyed their nights out in Valletta (Oliver Reed didn’t get there till ’99),
but I doubt they made it to my 2018 Pub of the Year.