Holmes Chapel student Tom Kell is the Chronicle's eyes and ears at the World Cup in Germany.
The 20-year-old reports back on his second week at the world's biggest sporting competition.
MY MATES and I left our base in Eppstein and travelled towards Nuremburg where we found a World Cup camping base, but it was full.
We heard a number of complaints while we were there like Polish police terrorising English fans and people being barred from the campsite's bar. We eventually found a base in a quiet family campsite with a pool in a place called Mueke.
We had such a great day last Wednesday. Jumped on a free bus and then a train into Nuremburg and immediately got chatting to a couple of Trinidad & Tobago fans who told us there were 10,000 of them over for the game.
We heard on the grapevine where the England players were and decided to scout it out. Within half an hour there were thousands of people surrounding the hotel's entrance, being controlled by at least 60 police.
One officer chatted to us personally for half an hour and, as with all Germans we have encountered so far, was very friendly indeed. Eventually, the English players came out to the chorus of Three Lions.
Soon after, we bumped into David Baddiel and Frank Skinner who were friendly but Frank was reluctant to be pictured with me in my Wolves shirt.
Thursday was obviously England day and we arrived in Nuremburg late in the morning where it was already packed with English fans.
Every street we walked down was building to building full of English people with barely a German in sight. Once again we went to the Fanfest where it was heaving. There was an estimated 70,000 English fans thought to have made the trip to Nuremburg alone.
The game began with much optimism but soon, as I'm sure was the case in England, the atmosphere turned to one of tension.
However, with Crouch's goal came a roar of relief I have never experienced before, with strangers hugging, singing and dancing with each other. Gerrard's second was greeted in exactly the same manner.
I think perhaps the criticism of England has gone too far. Yes, we struggled and we gave the ball away time and time again but I thought Gerrard was superb in midfield.
Most importantly, we now have six points out of six and are guaranteed a place in the second round, plus Rooney is back!
We, and the rest of the English fans, partied long into the night with the streets of Nuremburg carpeted with English people who were once again singing and drinking their hearts out, but still behaving themselves.
It had been quiet since the Trinidad & Tobago game and we all spent Friday recovering. On Saturday we made the 450km trip from Erlangden to a place called Meerbusch, just outside Dusseldorf. Dusseldorf itself is just 30km from Cologne, where England played Sweden.
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