Re: No option?
"Spending two hours in the company of mindless idiots mouthing obscenities, in the cold and wet of a November evening"
Those mindless idiots are what makes a football match. If there were no fans physically at the game, there wouldn't be any atmosphere. It's like watching in a vacuum - utterly soulless.
And speaking as one of those mindless idiots - we SHOUT obscenities, not just mouth them :)
You go ahead and enjoy your game, with your beer, in front of your HD TV, pontificating about the finer points of the game. But if you've never actually been to a live match - you don't know what the fuck you're talking about.