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A big welcome to 48 Dutch fans this weekend

12 October 2018

“We are really looking forward to it. Last time, we enjoyed it very much, so that is one of the main reasons we’re back,” said Jeroen Koot, who is organiser of the trip of 48 Dutch supporters heading to Glanford Park for this weekend's fixture against Peterborough United.

The group was 16-strong when they last journeyed to Glanford Park in March 2014, but on this occasion that figure has tripled to an almost half-century making the trip across the North Sea.

“This will be our Jubilee trip as a group,” Jeroen explained.

“With this group we make two trips per year - all visits are to teams in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. We picked this date since it's an international break, so we don't have to miss out matches of our own teams (most of us support Feyenoord Rotterdam, but we have some Excelsior Rotterdam and Sparta Rotterdam fans with us as well). We looked at the fixtures at which matches and teams were the most interesting. 

“Since we enjoyed our trip to Scunthorpe a lot the last time the choice was very easy. So we're back again."

The last trip was a League Two encounter en route to promotion, as the Iron drew 1-1 with Northampton Town. The group are hoping to see a Scunthorpe victory and for the campaign to end in a similar way to 2013-14.

"There are 48 of us now so the majority of our group wasn't there the last time we went to Glanford Park,” he continued. 

“(Last time we were at Glanford Park), it was truly enjoyable. We talked to a lot of fans in the social bar, I had a live interview at the BBC and one of us participated in the Pole to Goal game, which is still one of our favorite topics when we travel to England. All the people were very friendly.” 

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