Saturday was a good start, what with all the newspaper coverage and hype over the summer about the football genius and maestro that is van Gaalling and the anticipated 5-0 thrashing of Swansea turned into a 2-1 defeat . Oops.
Arsenal scraped past Palace in the last minute so it looks like there’ll be no easy games in the Prem again this season.
Early start for Newcastle, picking up the Blue Vic and grandson Joe before shooting off over the M62, M1, and A1.
As is his want the Vic scrutinized KK216 for mistakes, and spotted the wrong date for the Stoke game (which I already knew about) reckoned I’d got the WWW etc wrong but he’d got the sequence starting at the wrong time but then shrieked with delight when he thought that TIB had got it wrong with the statement that a draw would’ve done for Liverpool v Chelsea!
I’ll have to work that one out. 1 point more would have meant that 2 points more v Palace could’ve won them the title by a point whatever we did, I think. I’ll e-mail him with the news!
Anyway, after stopping off at Durham services, and spotting a bloke looking like Charles Manson, I parked up in a multi story car park, 12th floor cos I couldn’t reverse into a spot on the ground level, and we had a coffee in the usual bar.
F*ck me if it didn’t happen again. “OK if we sit here ladies?” “Sorry, we’re saving them for someone in the queue” So we scrunched up a bit. Geordie asked us how many we were going to win by. Oooooh don’t! Drank up and left and guess what? No queue, and therefore no-one to sit in the reserved seats! Fancy.
Walked up to the ground and there was Charles Manson, filming for Sky. Adge told us that there’d been a big smash on the A1and Blues were being held up for hours. Hope all were OK and no Blues involved. “Champions, you’re having a laugh” sang the daft Geordie boys.
Good turnout for our lads, silence for the two Geordies killed in the MH17 plane crash impeccably observed, and a good performance from the lads even if we did ride our luck a bit.
Good run home, 2 pasties, 2 hot drinks and a bag of chips bought at Wetherby services for under a tenner, and arrived back in good time. Dropped the Vic off in Warrington, then joe as Real XS radio played, appropriately, Hey Joe by Jimi H, and I was informed that as he improvised on tracks, Jimi’s stuff is tricky to play on the guitar!
Burnley v Chelsea tonight, come on you Clarets.