Sunday, December 03, 2006

Top stuff

It’s a bit embarrassing really, we had visitors up from down south as they were going to the Tranmere v Peterborough game. We were sitting and having a few beers on Friday night expressing regret that the Everton/West Ham game would stop us from going over to the Wirral with them, an incredulous look was soon followed by a confused “But you are playing on Sunday aren’t you?”. A quick check of the teletext revealed the fact that we didn’t even know when our team was playing. Subsequently Saturday afternoon found us popping over to Prenton Park to see the Posh take on one of the form teams in the division above them.

Our Posh friends usually have a pretty cynical black humour about their team but now they are bouncing along because they have a new chairman…Darragh McAnthony an Irish property magnet has taken has taken over and is making all the right noises. He’s not trying to bullsh!t them about being a lifelong Posh fan, he just seems to be loving owning a footy club. On Saturday he paid for 30 coaches to take the fans up to the Wirral making for a pretty packed away end..

Tranmere were pretty sparsely supported and were easily shouted down by the happy Posh fans around us. The plastic scousers took the lead after about half an hour but Peterborough equalised on the stroke of half time and then bossed the second half until they took the lead with twenty minutes to go. Aaron McLean and Danny Crow were particularly impressive. It was a good game and Peterborough survived late pressure to go through…they’ll now want Everton in the next round to avenge their League Cup defeat.

A quick curry to celebrate then a couple more beers watching MotD.

The cricket in Adelaide is going much better then it did a week ago…nice to see the team standing up to be counted. Collingwood, Pietersen and Hoggard putting in great performances but the ultra flat wicket means that a draw is most likely result now.

Sunday's games saw a patched up Everton take on West Ham...a game played in a raging gale that neither team ever controlled. Like in the Bolton game I'd say Everton deserved to win and win we did. 2-0 with Osman and Vaughan both scoring. Brillaint stuff. Especially liked Tim Howard's celebrations after the goals and the final whistle. Everyone seemed pretty chuffed for Vaughan after what he's been through.

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