Football is Back

Wacko Mohammed

Wacko Mohammed

After the lengthy summer recess, football is back. The 2011-2012 Europa Cup campaign kicked off last night. Yes 30th June! – before schools have broken up for summer, even before England have lost a Test Match & we are starting the new season.

I took the opportunity to watch Premiership Fulham beat a team that would be lucky to survive in Blue Square North (level 6).

Why did I go? Well partly because it was cheap – £5 and partly to see friends. I expected it to be like old times watching Fulham play in front of 3men & a dog, but was surprised to find a crowd of 14,910 there. (No, I did not count them all!)

The game was played on a very humid night & the sun was still shining until nearly full time. It was perfect weather for a few beers, but as this was a European game, no alcohol was allowed to be sold. 😦

The game itself showed that Fulham had only started pre season training this week. The fitness levels were not the best. Fulham won without ever getting out of 1st gear.

A noteable exception to the above was the performance of Bobby Zamora who picked up where he left off last season. As the song goes:
When the ball hits your head
& you are sitting in row Z
That’s Zamora
He has lost none of his ability for missing the goal.

The good things for Fulham were no injuries, bookings or goals conceeded.

The good think for me was it was football & its back.

The bad thing was it takes nearly 2 hours to get home from Putney Bridge. 2-3 tubes, a train & 2x20minute walks 😦

The ugly was not seeing Lee, but was seeing that statue of Michael Jackson on the back of the Riverside Stand. Why? What’s it got to do with Fulham?

Well where is next game?

About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events ( and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at and Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour ( ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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2 Responses to Football is Back

  1. Anonymous says:

    Are you not watching the womens world cup?

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