Football friendship

Dear Editor,

Recently we were recruited by your football correspondent Chris Wright to join SC Olhanense supporters for their trip to Porto where they were playing Boavista on the Sunday (see Algarve Resident, March 6 edition).

We run a removal service and in the five years we have lived in the Algarve we have met many lovely people, but, without doubt, the 48 hours spent with these wonderful fans from Olhão will long live in our memory. From the moment we boarded the coach, we were greeted with great warmth and friendship.

The electric atmosphere at the Porto v Sporting game on that Saturday was only matched by the fervent noise and flag waving by the Olhanense fans at the Boavista game.

We had such a fantastic time that we are joining the club and are looking forward to cheering the team on as they strive for promotion to the top league.

Emily AND Neil Richrdson, by email