Otium cum dignitate.
As a well documented anti-foobler Lils, I was regaling Mrs S with the intricacies of the Premier Championship, as we ascended the first of the three heart-attack hills that we deal with several times a week at The Pinetum.She was not impressed...And I was so out of breath, I couldn't argue either!(She was not impressed...And I was so out of breath, I couldn't argue either! - sounds like a rerun of married life many, many moons ago....;0)
A bitter sweet symphony indeed, lil. I'm not sure Mick and Keef had the end of a Manc fitba season in mind when they wrote it, though.I was laughing my socks off as City looked like treading on a banana skin at home against the mighty QPR, until I remembered that United are dreadful smug bunch and old Elby would be disappointed. So I cheered them on. Someone shoot Tevez, though, or make a better job of strangling him than they did the first time.
Looooodddiiicccrrrooouuuusss cash. Gotta be money laundering. DtP
Do you mean Mrs S wasn't caught up in all the excitement, Scrobs? I am surprised :-) Idle, even the Sunderland supporters were cheering on Citeh in the end. God what a tense afternoon. Our interwobble went off about an hour before the match and Elby went off down the pub to watch, foiling my plan of going to the allotment with the dogs and ignoring it all as best i could. I listened on the radio, crocheted a blanket at twice the normal speed, but when QPR went 1 up I had to switch off 5live and scrub walls. We have a very clean hallway. I couldn't believe it when Elby stumbled in with the biggest,most bemused grin on his face. We are still celebrating!
Dick, Chelsea have spent more than Citeh since the premiership started. My theory is that it is all about Islamic charity, y'know, they have to give away 10% to good causes...
And besides, City is a much prettier team than United.
Lils, this result merely confirms what many of us had long suspected - that you are indeed a witch and hexed the QPR team at the last minute.In the nicest possible taste, of course.You wont believe this but the wv is "shato"
Nomad, no, no, not QPR, after all they are still in the Premiership. I just willed the best outcome for everyone, everywhere ;-)
I did mean of course that you are a white witch. Is your real name Hazel? :-)
Nearly 13 years ago, my ex and I, with our two younger kids, were at Wembley to watch City in the 2nd (i.e. 3rd) Division Playoff Final. A critical match for the future of the club, which would have been in serious trouble were it to linger any longer down amongst the dead men.At 90 minutes, we were 2-0 down. I took a unilateral decision. "I can't bear this", I said, "we're leaving". I've only ever left a couple of games early, both times to avoid being dismembered. Asa we left the ground, a huge cheer went up. Consolation goal. As we trudged down Wembley Way, the most Goldalmighty roar exploded out of Wembley."Quick. Back!" I said. The police sensibly opened the gates, and 5000 City fans poured back in.The rest is history.Sunday avo, 90 minutes to go, the internet went. We don't have a TV, so a few curt oaths and off to the pub. City (3 of us and a few neutrals in one bar, 20+ Fromechester United in the other). I was more relaxed than I expected and a jug of Thatcher's Gold assisted. Feller in his early 70s was sat next to me, and we got chatting. He'd made a mint and worked all over the country, but had come back to his south west roots. Watching for a City supporting mate on holidays in Crete. Yeovil born, he had been at the famous 1-0 FA Cup victory the Glovers had over Len Shackleton's then mighty Sunderland. We had a good craic. Come 90 minutes, he and the other guy next to me said we had had it. Not yet said, I. Thought we had, truth be known, but hope springs eternal. To witness Welbley '99 all over again was beyond my wildest dreams, and I leapt up and cavorted on the barroom floor. The United fans had flooded in to see us blow it, so caught it full blast from us few merry Blues.I do so wish they would STOP DOING THIS TO ME. :-)
Elby, Only twice in history? You should try being a Gooner mate. Happens to us on a weekly basis!
Gooner, you have a way to go before your suffering can be compared to Citeh's :-) Nomad, Big Chief Sitting Bones, rather than Hazel :-)
On the other hand Gooner you have this to contend with....
Lils, haha, that was amusing and just goes to show that, as Chelski proved a year or two ago, it is indeed possible to buy the title! At least Arsene finds and develops youngsters instead of just buying the finished products off the shelf. I'd like to see Mancini try that for a season or two and see how high up the table he finishes. He has a long way to go to get 15 successive years in the Champs League - maybe starting next year... :-))
I worry for Elby's hips (comment @ 19.01)I don't mind working the overtime to raise the revenue to provide his replacements - worthy cause 'n' all that - but I won't be doing it again if he knackers them out too quickly !
I also tried to explain the significance of this to the missus. She basically told me to fuck off and take the trash out.
@forestry investmentBad planning! My ex used to come with me and kids to Maine Road occasionally, and despite being an Oxford Utd supporter and attendee in her teens (she could smoke there, she explained) took to City. As has Lils.The kids. I told them - City or out the front door. Two are devoted, one not so much but delighted by Sunday. The other - the oldest - when he asked me what you DO at a football match, to my response "you stand up for about two hours" said "Oh. I don't think I could do that".@Anon - money laundering? When you are sitting on 1/10 of the world's fossil fuels? The problem AD have is spending it!Gooner - used to go to Highbury with a gooner mate when we were at Oxford. Bastard hard team in the early 70s. Never mind Constable Morgan and the Police Band as pre-match entertainment. Just to cheer you up, the Sheikh looked at Arsenal. And chose City.Make what you like of that :-).
This UEFA thing about clubs having to break even in a couple of years seems optimistic at best and bloody unworkable at the rest of times. Perhaps it's like the EU stability pact, more of an aspiration rather than instruction. Bit of a problem with Citeh though, Scumchester's already taken so another name's required...hmmm... I assume we're all fairweather Munich fans this weekend?
Bayern are a great team ;-)
Ha ha, hard luck Bayern, robbed of a perfectly good goal too. Just proved my earlier point about being able to buy the title! Let's hope Abramovish will stop whining now.Now we have to qualify again next year. Tough luck on the Spuds though.Elby, re the Sheiks, I have spent a year or two earning my crusts in Abu Dhabi, met a few of them, and can confirm that there is no accounting for taste!
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