Monday, November 29, 2004

Bah Humbug!

Blimey. Only 4 weeks to Christmas. What happened to 2004? Tempus Fugit and all that......anyway......'Tis the season to be jolly. Well it would be nice to be jolly, but frankly why? City are struggling at the bottom of the Championship; work's well - work and ridiculously busy with it; I haven't won the lottery; my bones ache; and much as I'd like to have faith (of any sort), it's getting harder to see past the world's general materialistic view of the festive season - spend money we haven't got on things no-one wants by the New Year, eat (a lot), drink (even more) and be merry (or at least have a stinking hangover on Boxing Day), and then it's all back to normal - well was that it? Bah, Humbug!
Actually it is fun, and I do like it.......

Monday, November 15, 2004

Reading away

Oh, what fun it is to see City win away! But they didn't. Took my son to his first away match as City took on Reading at the Majedski Stadium. City played like they couldn't be bothered and lost 2-1. At least the sun shone, thought the Majedski has to be the coldest staidum I've ever been to.

We had a lovely police escort - all the way home - well from Reading to Newport to be precise. Now there were +/- 30 coaches, and City's following doesn't have the best of reputations (unfairly I'd say), but to have an all lights flashing escort ALL the way home, blocking every junction exit seemed a bit OTT and must have cost an arm and a leg. I didn't see any trouble of any description, so not sure what was going on there.