In my post about Anfield, I talked a bit about the difference between seeing a game in live and in TV. Indeed, even the experience of watching live can be very different depending on where you sit.
It was a league game between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion and the last football game I saw before leaving London. In all of the games that I saw before, I sat at higher stand so as to have a good view of the whole pitch. This time, I sat at the 2nd row and so it was very near the pitch – and the experience was very different.
The main disadvantage of sitting near the pitch is you can only see actions near you. When the ball is being played in other side, it is difficult to see what’s actually going on. Yet the magic is when game play is near you, because it’s so close, you actually feel you are part of the game! I remember there was an incident when somebody fouled John Terry (the captain of Chelsea), he was so enraged and wanted to beat the guy who fouled him. Then his teammates dragged him off. It was so real and close and I could feel the anger of Terry!