Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bucket List Will Cop a Beating

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bucket List Will Cop a Beating

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Byline: Ben Drewe ben.drewe@thechronicle.com.au

EXCITEMENT is starting to build for me as some big sporting events draw near.

Iam ticking off one of the sporting musts on my bucket list (well, sort of) by heading down to Sydney later in the month to watch Manchester United take on the A-League All Stars.

The withdrawal of Alessandro Del Piero and Shinji Ono has taken some of the gloss off the occasion but it will still be great to watch a team as talented as Man United close up.

Iam not even a Red Devils fan.

But it will be a big thrill to hopefully see the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in action from 20 rows back at ANZ Stadium on July 20.

It wonat be the same as catching an English Premier League game live but it is a fair bit cheaper than flying out to Heathrow and booking accommodation in the Mother Country.

On the same wavelength, I am also going to strike off (pun intended) another of my big sport- viewing goals by watching the Major League Baseball season opener in March next year at the SCG. …

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