As Worzel came down the stairs, a package was shoved through the letter box followed by the sound of someone running away. The walls of the flat that the club had paid for him and Elsie to share were on the rather thin side. That’s odd, he thought, I’m sure the post had already been…… Continue reading Are you sitting comfortably?
23/12/17 Sunderland v Blues. Strikers of a different kind.
A couple of days previous, Steve had informed me that Cross Country were going to be on strike the day of the game. Having first, checked to make sure my ticket would be valid, secondly, finding out what the revised timetable was, I headed to Sunderland. I got down to New Street early to find…… Continue reading 23/12/17 Sunderland v Blues. Strikers of a different kind.
16/12/17 Blues v Queens Park Rangers. Blah blah blah
I’m really having a crisis of conscience with Christmas this year. To me, Christmas has become so commercial that not only has the reason why it’s celebrated been forgotten, it’s as though it’s being buried out of sight. I’m completely atheist these days and here’s the crux of the matter. The hypocrisy doesn’t sit right…… Continue reading 16/12/17 Blues v Queens Park Rangers. Blah blah blah
12/12/17 Hearts v Dundee. A McDonald’s Dundee cake.
After a minus 6 frost, I carefully picked my way in the dark to the bus stop. I had visions of me landing on my rear end. We’d been covered with about 6 inches of cold, wet, white stuff on the previous Sunday and it had been compacted down to an uneven ice rink. I…… Continue reading 12/12/17 Hearts v Dundee. A McDonald’s Dundee cake.
9/12/17 Fulham v Blues. Up, up and away.
We’d been given a skittering of snow during the night, a taste of what was supposed to come according to the forecast. To say I’m not fond of snow, is an understatement. Especially if it means I can’t get to a game. We were taking our biggest traveling support of the season down to Fulham…… Continue reading 9/12/17 Fulham v Blues. Up, up and away.
4/12/17 Blues v Wolverhampton Wanderers. Another pair of socks.
With not having any holiday allowance left to take, I couldn’t do the usual half day thing. I toyed with taking my gear to work to change in to but there’s not really the facilities to do that, so decided to go to the game in my work clothes. Made sure there wasn’t any company…… Continue reading 4/12/17 Blues v Wolverhampton Wanderers. Another pair of socks.
2/12/17 Fleetwood Town v Hereford. A load of new bull.
The first round of the F.A.Cup had pitched Hereford and Telford together. Sky in their infinite wisdom had decided to televise the Blues v Wolves game. It was duly moved to the Monday night. It meant a free Saturday. Second round cup day. Me and Steve Whaley had agreed that whoever won out of Hereford…… Continue reading 2/12/17 Fleetwood Town v Hereford. A load of new bull.
25/11/17 Sheffield United v Blues. Xmas lights are blue.
I’ve usually got an itinerary when I’m going to an away game or ground hopping, so it felt a little weird making my way into town knowing I hadn’t got one. Although I hadn’t been to Bramall Lane for at least fifteen years, I know Sheffield that well that even with knowing I was doing…… Continue reading 25/11/17 Sheffield United v Blues. Xmas lights are blue.
22/11/17 Middlesbrough v Blues. It must’ve been an optical illusion.
I wasn’t really looking forward to this one. Any time off from work is always welcome, especially as I’m really growing to hate where I work, but a midweek trip to Middlesbrough? In November? What was I thinking when I decided to do every Blues game this season? I hit town. Getting through the German…… Continue reading 22/11/17 Middlesbrough v Blues. It must’ve been an optical illusion.
18/11/17 Blues v Nottingham Forest. Smiles like team spirit.
I’d been kidding myself that I was trying to save money but in reality, I’ve got pence to my name. I haven’t had a wage rise for well over eighteen months and it’s really starting to bite. What’s worse is that it doesn’t look like I’m going to get one anytime soon either. It’s not…… Continue reading 18/11/17 Blues v Nottingham Forest. Smiles like team spirit.