Monday, April 23, 2007

Marathon weekends

Happy St George's Day folks!

BBC NEWS | UK | Days to celebrate, by George

Went down to London at the weekend to see Fulham V Blackburn...lovely day and a fantastic setting for a football ground.

We went with our mate Rufus and his brother who is a mad Fulham fan. It was tense and nerves and lack of confidence kept The Cottagers edgy throughout a tight 1-1 (despite great support from a packed stadium). We had problem with the super-duper barcode ticket system (and the buck-passing staff) and so missed the kick-off but all things told it was a very good afternoon. Everton lost AJ early on at Upton Park and went down 1-0...this is a bad result as it means Reading, who won at the Reebok, are now well placed to overhaul us for the last UEFA Cup spot. Our tough run-in could well spell curtains for a European spot leaving us hoping to sneak into the Intertoto cup.

That night we went to The Fat Badger Pub for our tea. Very nice although perhaps not a fantastic as Giles Coren had made out. Enjoyed looking at the Timorous Beasties wallpaper.

On Sunday we watched the was a stinkingly hot day. I felt so sorry for the poor runners.

Didn't realise how much of a carnival the Londoners make it...great fun.

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