Saturday, January 14, 2006

A good day for football

Today, John, Steve and myself headed off to Chasetown, to watch the 'battle of the minnows who got to the first round proper of the FA Cup this season'. A catchy title, I'm sure you'll agree.

On the way there, I alternated between listening to Steve's TomTom give directions in the style of the knightrider car, Yoda and John Cleese, and listening to the Manchester derby on Radio 5. The best part of the journey was when Christiano Ronaldo got sent off. Anyone know if he cried? An easy three points for City then.

We managed to park much closer to Chasetown's ground than the last time we went, but were still quite impressed by the number of people there. I thought the attendance was close to 800, but it turned out it was only 541. Still, thats good for Chasetown.

The match was one of the most entertaining I've seen for a while, and was made better by Leamington winning 2-0. There was entertainment provided by the Chasetown manager who was going mental, at one point threatened the referee with death, and whose guidance to his team was 'score a goal'. Genius.

The funniest point of the afternoon though, was when Richard Adams had just scored his second goal and Leamington fans chanted 'Chasetown til half four' to the gloryhunting Chasetown supporters who decided to leave early. Maybe you had to be there, but it was funny, believe me.

On the way out, I overheard a Chasetown so-called-fan say 'I might go back to supporting Cradley next week'. Damn gloryhunters.

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