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.


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 ..