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Friday, 21 May 2010 - 22:17

Day 233  -  Fri 21 May ~ 19,488km, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 

Having submitted details of my World Cup mission to Continental's competition to find football's biggest fan from a dodgy internet connection in the Congo, I hadn't given it a second thought until checking my junk mail on Wednesday I found out I'd somehow qualified for the final!

With a one minute video submission already well overdue I recruited my folks as camera crew, rushed out to a local track and shot a piece. Up against three other passionate fans it's now down to a public vote which will be going out in the Sun later this week so I'm banking on your vote to take the title and set the example for England this summer!

Please vote here and spread the word.

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Biggest Football Fan


Massive congrats!


Sensational effort mate and have voted for you on the Continental website. You'll be no doubt interested to hear that it is the Indigo Palace vs Shalbourne annual cricket match on Sunday and Khan and the boys are putting on a post match spread. You'll be missed!!

Keep going and best of luck for the comrades. I've signed up to a couple of ultra marathons over the next few months too!

Amazing effort.

All the best

Jim Gray

Hi Rob,Really looking forward

Hi Rob,Really looking forward to seeing you in person! We are hoping you'll win the Footy Fan competition. We're all canvasing like mad and know that in terms of what you've achieved,you should win hands down.
Well done, once again on doing so well in the 'Mountain Race'. Hope the blisters are recovering. Good luck for Comrades. Enjoy it.
We are both immensely proud of our nephew's stoic achievments.
Lots of love, Jen and Dave

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