Well, no football as such this past week with the Internationals and a friendly for England against Spain this evening, I’ll be glad when they are all over, and hope that all the players on international duty get back fit and well.
See Rooney already left the England camp with a knee injury, so id he out for Saturday along with Chris Smalling (broken toe)?
Last week-end was different, managed to get to see the Scotland – Australia and Wales – Argentina rugby union games on the Saturday, and on Sunday the highlights of the England v South Africa rugby union game from Saturday and the England v Australia Rugby League clash.
Busy time at work, usual 12 hour days and now it’s into work in the dark and dark when get back at night, still the weather is kind, cool in the morning, 3-4C but warms up nicely to 14-16C with almost daily clear blue sky.
Friday, usual 12-00 finish, straight to Madrid airport for the 13-30 flight to Heathrow, then up to Manchester, should land at 18-15, Vibeke picking us up, subject to us not having suitcases and then she tells us she has found a pub in Wilmslow that sells Chilli Beer. We got a taste for it in Houston, both Jalapeno and Habanero Beer, brewed by No Label Brewery, its a delight, so if this pub does something similar it’ll be worth the short travel.
Then it’s up to Dave’s, The Hare and Hounds at Simmondley, where I can get a few good beers, always got guest beers and hopefully there in time to check out the specials of the day, George, the chef does a great job.
Saturday morning, into Manchester for 08-00 and breakfast with Mark and who ever of the lads are out and about, nice tradition getting set up, this week however, the morning will be cut short.
Arsenal, 12-30 kick off, so it will be down to the ground early doors for me, by 11-00 latest, need to pop into the ticket office and then meet the branch members who need to collect tickets, pay for the cup games and then hopefully get into the International Suite for 11-45 ish.
Here’s hoping for a similar result to last season and a performance full of speed to overcome the Gooners.
Back to H&H after the game, certainly for some of the Rugby, should get the 2nd half of the England – Fiji game, then the Ireland – New Zealand & later France v Australia, that should take us up to about 10pm so a full day out.
Sunday morning, Jenson’s christening (Dave & Tracys grandson) at 11-30, then hopefully back to the H&H for an hour before we shoot to the airport for the flights back to Madrid.
Thursday see us travelling back to Manchester, got Fans Forum meeting at 13-00, followed by the Feyenoord game that evening, Frifday lunch into Manceshter to Reds True BBQ for lunch with friends over from Malta, then Friday evening we have a Branch Meeting at The Navigation Marple.
Saturday, no game, playing Sunday v West Ham, so quiet day I hope, but we will see, need to get the Xmas presents wrapped and all the packaging discarded, so we can see the bedroom floor again.
Hope to see everyone soon, either at one of the places above or if we have time, we can try to fit in a little more.