A little bit of confusion about today – W&WW reckons it’s 3,000 days without a home game, whereas SW19’s ARMY will tell you it’s only 2,990. Whatever the figure, it’s still too fucking long and SH’s comments about buying SP don’t make me feel any easier about the situation. What’s worse is that Arsenal are about to buy a site apparenly behind Kings Cross, and Swansea are about to move into a new 25,000 stadium. Makes you sick.
Isn’t there ANYWHERE in either SW London or Surrey that can house us? Even somewhere like Esher, or Woking? Fuck it, even Gatwick. I really hope we won’t do a cop out and buy SP, because that for me would be the ultimate slap in the face. It means that the club will die in about 10 years or so (and mark my words, we WILL die if we buy SP, Drillo or no Drillo), it also means that we haven’t tried hard enough to get a new stadium, because let’s face it, the club fucked about for the first 6 or 7 years at SP, going on about “negotiations are at a critical stage”, and then Dublin. We’ve wasted too much time, and I won’t accept Selhurst EVER. Neither will any true Womble. Remember that, Sam
Right, onto happier things. Paddy Pantsdown’s Local Side 1 David Wicks MP 4. At last, a win – JH opened the scoring on 9 minutes, before Yeovil equalised with Jason Eaton on 32 mins. Now, I thought that Jason Eaton played for us. Well, it’s the sort of mistake the OS would make, especially with the classic “Jason Earle”. None the less, we made our Premiership class tell with Robbie Earle netting in the 67th minute, before England U21 star Carl Cort (75) and the man himself, JH (80) wrapping it up.
No, I wasn’t there, but it seems a bit more comprehensive, and a bit more promising than Plymouth. Of course, it’s still early days yet, but it seems that once everything clicks…… SW19’s ARMY will be down at Swindon Saturday, so we can see for ourselves what’s occuring.
Further to what SW19 said yesterday, Rayo Vallecano have offered Â£1.8m for Walid Badir. However, WB’s lawyer is in London trying to get the deal moving by the end of the week. Also, WB has said he wants to play in England, and far more importantly for WFC. So that’s promising. There may a slight delay of about 3 weeks in getting the permit, because the permit staff have got a massive backlog. Perhaps they should have opened a separate department for Liverpool players then…… still, thank fuck he’s not after a UK passport.
UPDATE: All right, all right, it finished Yeovil ***2*** WFC 4. Don’t blame me, blame Skytext and Teamtalk. And the fact that I got it up before anyone else on the web. Jesus, what more do you want, blood…..?
Marcus Gayle is looking forward to the new season, despite a bit of concern that thanks to Drillo’s one-up-front tactics, Bible Basher will be sitting on the bench. Hmm, perhaps if he can cross the ball he could end up being a winger
You’ll be pleased to know that the Watford tickets go on sale Monday AM, and CG members can get two per person. You will not be pleased to know that we are being stung Â£24 – yes, that’s right, Â£24, for the privelige. Now all right, I can kind of understand that Watford may not be a Prem club this time next year, and they need to get all the dosh they can – we got in right shit for charging Â£1 for our programmes in 1986 (for newbies/muppets : the average price of a programme in 1986 was 70p. And I think programmes were better in them days as well) – but I think this is just taking the piss a little. Well, a lot, if you want me to be frank about it. So, best not make any big purchases between now and the 7th…..
Interesting stuff going on in the local papers. Firstly, the Wimbledon Guardian reports that WFC have offered Â£20m for the playing field next to David Lloyd for additional training facilities – our rivals for this include Kingston University and some housing developer. Now the local residents are up in arms – wow, that’s new – as they want the land kept for public use.
So in effect if we lend it out (remember, it will be IN ADDITION TO Richardson Evans), we could well get it. From the Fans Day, SH looked a bit POed that he couldn’t get a stadium on the site. Unless he’s planning to buy the site first and then change his mind, if you know wot I mean…..
The other comes from the Wimbledon Independent, who reckon that SH’s plan to buy SP won’t happen because Ron Noades won’t let him and CPFC are probably going to survive and get first priority. Or something. Whatever, it “narrows” our options, though this is one site falling through which most WFC fans wouldn’t shed many tears over.