This season, thanks to the EFL’s new streaming service iFollow, EFL fans based overseas can now tune in and watch their club’s league fixtures live.
Fans from all over the world have been enjoying the new service, and one of them is Cardiff City fan Gary Pick, who watched his side's 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Matchday 2. Having tagged his location as part of the EFL’s #iFollowEFL competition, Gary has also entered a prize draw to win a trip back to his club to watch a home league game this season.
Four years ago, Gary moved from his home in Wales to work for an oil company in Saudi Arabia, leaving behind his beloved Bluebirds. But now, after buying the iFollow Season Pass for the equivalent of £110, he’s able to watch them live once again.
And although he admits it’s not quite the same as being amongst the City faithful, it comes a close second…
“I had a season ticket for 20 years and regularly went to away games, so I really miss seeing the Bluebirds play live, but this is the next best thing,” said Gary, who will be heading back to the Cardiff City Stadium when he visits home this Christmas.
“I bought the Season Pass without hesitation. It’s only a few games into the season but already it’s been amazing, and not just the live content. Having pre and post-match interviews, news and highlights all in one place makes it so easy to stay connected.”
Gary has tuned in to all the club’s matches so far, seeing his side climb to the top of the table with three wins from three games, and he’s unsurprisingly delighted with what he’s seen.
“I’ve really enjoyed watching us so far, especially the win over Aston Villa,” Gary added. “I genuinely think we can surprise a few people and make the top six this season.
“Neil Warnock is a fantastic manager who has made some very shrewd signings in the summer, plus there seems to be a real togetherness in the squad which has been lacking in the past few seasons.”
International iFollow Season Passes are available for the equivalent of £110 per season, with match passes available on a match-by-match basis for the equivalent of £5. To find out more click here.