Sunday, July 29, 2012

Curzon Ashton v Blackburn Rovers

Well I got there on time  anyway (after getting home not much more than one hour before kick-off - so a bit of a bonus really).  Not being lazy - or maybe I was (only took about 60 pics all day !) - but here's a small selection from today ...


A good comeback by the home side after going 2-0 down - an excellent second half performance against a youthful Rovers team (noticed no anti-Venkys turnout by the Rovers fans either !!) with some rather useful performances by a few of the newer signings (?) as well - Stuart Cook certainly caught my eye - hope that Curzon have snapped / will snap this one up ... other results from today include Mossley winning 3-1 at Bacup Borough, Ashton United drawing 1-1 at Warrington Town and Droylsden drawing 1-1 "away" at Stockport Sports - I say "away", but believe it or not this game was played not 5 minutes from my front door up at Seel Park Mossley - had I known this I'd have probably been there this afternoon - the perils of a "week off") although I have managed to update all the friendly results from my week away ...)

Back in the football mode anyway after a week away - and later today it's off to Old Trafford to take in some of the Olympics (a double header with Egypt v New Zealand @ 1200 and Brazil v Belarus at 1500).  Having done loads of checking - and double checking (!!!) I'll be taking the camera ... with a lens less than 30cm in length (apparently that's the rules that I can get away with but I'll be taking a copy of the official e-mail reply in order to make sure I get past whatever security will be there - G4S, Army, Navy, Air Force or MI5 - I dunno  !) and making sure I turn up 24 hours early due to the security - at least I have the ticket in my sticky hand - whilst "oop north" this week I heard some horror stories of fans not getting into St James' Park Newcastle until 10 minutes before the end of the Mexico game - despite having tickets !!)  ... so watch this space ... and having heard some nightmare stories about the football @ Old Trafford on Thursday (as in running out of food and drink rather early !!!) I hope that it will all work out OK.  The holiday snaps are uploaded on the pc, but that's about as far as it goes at the moment (but for starters here's "Sunset over Saltburn-by-the-Sea" from last Monday ...)



We (GB) appear to be medal-free after Day 1 as well - but having watched the opening wotsit on Friday night in the Haybiurn Wyke Inn just outside Scarborough (whilst supping copious amounts of Daleside Bitter) I reckon Mr Bean should receive gold for his marvellous one fingered efforts during the "Chariots of Fire" interlude !!!

Back later today ...
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4 comments:

NZ Neal said...

Who would have thought you'd need so much security for those two power houses of world football - NZ & Egypt? Mind you remember NZ were the only unbeaten team at the last world cup. And a pretty average result in the end, hope it was worth the wait!

Mike Smith said...

Trust you watched the game - I thought they were under the cosh for a good 60 minutes - and it was only some appalling finishing by the Egyptians that kept it at 1-1 !!

NZ Neal said...

Saw most of it (middle of the night stuff for us) - in the past NZ teams would have buckled under the pressure and although the Egyptians missed a few sitters the All Whites also could have stolen it themselves if they could have finished off moves. So now just need to beat Brazil!

The Fourth Official said...

Mike, picture number 4 is Lewis Nightingale, not Brian :)