Hi. Welcome to Matt's Corner!
I have been following Unión Deportiva Las Palmas since the Summer of 2010. I moved to Gran Canaria to work in the travel industry and always found myself looking at the scores in the paper whilst trying to pick up some Spanish. I moved to Cyprus for one year, and even found myself asking a Russian bar in Ayia Napa to put the play off semi final vs Almeria on the TV in 2013. I didn't attend my first game until April 2014, a loss to Barcelona B. for the promotion party I had moved back home to England. I was so jealous of my friends that were at the game. Before kick off I predicted a 2-0 win, Araujo and Viera to score. I got the score right, I got one of the scorers correct! I can only imagine the party that followed. When we got promoted I had decided to travel to some new places, take in cities, culture, and mix it with my biggest interest, football. I did a trip to Barcelona and Madrid, especially for Las Palmas away at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu. Since, I have been to Malaga, Villarreal and Vigo to watch the team. In England, my team is Derby County. I now have a split loyalty, as I pay equal interest to both teams. I am heavily involved on Facebook with the group, UD LAS PALMAS UK FAN ZONE. We were proud to represent the Club on their recent trip to England and I attended both matches vs Birmingham City and Leeds United. I am very proud and happy to be asked to be involved with Amarillos por el Mundo. I look forward to offering my thoughts on matches, signings, and a view from the United Kingdom on other matters.
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