Friday, 12 June 2009
The Season REALLY IS OVER!
Dear God, the season really IS over. No Premiership, no Champions League, no end of the pier Punch and Judy FA Cup Final, no England games, no major tournament that England have already been eliminated from. Suddenly, apart from the U21 stuff, this huge great void opens called the summer. Well it does for some of us. Beano Ashton won't see any change of course!
For those of us who love football, there is still the Friday night game on the astroturf, our artificial field of dreams. I may be 50, but I still managed to get more minutes action under my expanding belt this year than Beano Ashton and Dyer combined. It did involve playing on with a broken nose and with severely bruised ribs but, when you love the game, you play through the pain barrier. When you only play for the money, you don't!
Such are the withdrawal symptoms and my hypocrisy, that I am at Lords on Sunday to watch the Twenty/20 Rounders fiasco, cheering on England in our very own form of baseball. Anybody else going? We could meet up for a beer during the break between games. As stupid as the version of the game is, it will serve as an amusing warm up both for the Ashes and for my 20 night trip to the States and Canada in July and August.
And here I have a confession. Last time the Aussies were over, I signed a pact with the Devil agreeing to terrible things happening in return for England putting one over on the Aussies: World banking crisis, MPs expenses scandal, Tootatthem's incredible recovery for two consecutive seasons, the divorce of Sir Paul and Heather - all down to me folks, guilty as charged.
What would I give to see it repeated this year? Did you see that model of what would happen if Mars span off its orbit...? The Devil keeps upping his prices!
Posted by Hammersfan at 14:57