Sunday, January 06, 2013

Who ate all the pies?

Been to my first football match. Won't be going again in a hurry.

I know I didn't want to be sitting in the 'hooligan' section but the bit we were sitting in was dead. There was no atmosphere or engagement with the play; we could have been at a vicar's tea party. (The Arsenal end was much noisier and livelier.)

Not that the game engendered much excitement. It was just a crowd of men kicking a ball around, mostly backwards.

And, to make matters worse, I was under the impression it was virtually compulsory to eat pie at football matches and I'd gone along, ready to forgo my diet for the cause - and they'd sold out! And we were there early!

So I've been and I'm glad I went but give me rugby every time.

6 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Rugby you get beer and Football you get Pies .. Of course the Arsenal end was much noisier .. they love their footie :-)

Football is not a tactile game, like Rugby, you just concentrate on getting the ball to the player and in the goal , .. Not like scrums etc .

mrsnesbitt said...

Want a fee pie? I have my contacts you know.

Leslie: said...

Wow! I am surprised because even here we have to always be alert to the fans storming the field! Maybe they were all hung over from New Years.

jams o donnell said...

Not been to a match since the 80s and won't be going anytime soon either

Liz said...

No, rugby is much more exciting, anne.

I might take you up on that, mrsn!

Apparently it's because it was a cup game not a league game and some of the regulars weren't there, leslie. So I'm told!

Nor me, jams. Rugby now ...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I don't think storming the field is allowed anymore ..