Fan travels 6,000 miles to non-league club due to Football manager run

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One Chinese football fan has made a 12,000 mile round trip to one non-league football club after a lengthy career on popular video game Football Manager.

The fan, who goes by the name Huang Wenbin, fell in love with Runcorn Town FC after starting a career originally on Championship Manager 01/02.

Wenbin the continued his support of the club by using them in his video game runs for years to come, slowly forming a bond.

Eventually, his love for the club grew so strong that he decided to stump up the money to travel to Merseyside and visit the club.

“The first time I made the decision to find Runcorn FC was in 2015,” the football fan explained.

“I went to Liverpool by train to watch Steven Gerrard’s last match at Anfield.”

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“When the train was parking, I saw a sign for Runcorn. I told my friend I will be there again to find my club.”

Wenbin then made the 12,000-mile round trip to visit the club and he even met the clubs chairman, Mark Buckley, and had a tour of the ground.

“It was quite humbling because he was such an honest and polite man. I really, really enjoyed it personally,” he explained.

“It was a fabulous few hours.”

“He has already emailed me umpteen photos and his thoughts from the day, so I think I’ve found myself a pen pal for life, which is brilliant and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch.”

“He’s a thoroughly decent bloke.”

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