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Stevenage fans make incredible 550-mile round trip to Brunton Park

Stevenage fans have proved that love is indeed stronger than distance, with many supporters completing the 550-mile round trip to watch their side against Carlisle United.

Football fans are famous for being some of the most loyal and dedicated people in the world, and the supporters in question deserve a lot of credit for making that journey.

Stevenage fans travel a total of 550 miles for Carlisle match

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Carlisle's Brunton Park requires a whopping 550-mile round trip from travelling Argyle fans. Photo by Icon Sport

Stevenage fans demonstrate their love for the club

With Carlisle coming into the game at rock bottom of League One and on the back of four consecutive defeats, no one could've blamed Stevenage supporters for taking it easy this weekend and assuming their side would get the job done without their presence at Brunton Park.

However, that wasn't the case, and a handful of fans still made the journey in a show of love that should be celebrated by us all.

What are the longest journeys in English football?

As impressive as that dedication is from the Stevenage fans, supporters of Plymouth Argyle also deserve a lot of credit, or at the very least, a lot of sympathy. Three of the four longest away trips in Enland's top four divisions involve Argyle fans travelling up to the North of England, with their journey to Newcastle clocking in at a remarkable 668 miles for the round trip.

Unsurprisingly, their journey to Newcastle's fierce rivals Sunderland is the second-longest trip at 667 miles. Plymouth Argyle are again involved in the third longest away trip, with the distance between The Pilgrims and Carlisle coming in at 631 miles.

With match-going fans becoming increasingly more affected by unreasonable kick-off times and late changes to the schedule, it is truly remarkable that extraordinarily long trips, such as that made by Stevenage supporters today, continue to be made by fans on a regular basis.

Supporters really are the backbone of the sport, and without them, the industry has no product to sell. The sooner those in charge remember that, the better for all of us.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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