Monday 27 February 2012

No Laughing Matter

1950's Comedy legend - Chester

Chester Field, the old American stand up was ironically a Chesterfield fan after falling in love with the area and subsequently, the club, following a number of sell out shows at the Old Chesterfield Vic in the late 50's. However, it's no laughing matter for fans of the Spireites at present despite another comedy connection in owner, Dave Allen. Following promotion last season, Chesterfield sadly find themselves languishing at the foot of the table.

Yet despite their poor league form they await a date at Wembley next month in the Johnstone Paints Trophy final which is no mean feat. Good luck to them in that.

I wish I was going tomorrow as it's a lovely place and I'm sure that the football ground ( the B2Net ) is too despite it being quite a recent addition to the 92.

Saturday was a rather splendid day I thought. Lovely weather accompanied by a few pre-match can't beat a drop of Kentish Ale ! A good win with BWP returning to scoring ways and a bumper crowd to boot !

It was my brother's birthday and I accompanied him and his family to San Miguel, a tapas restaurant in Greenwich following the final whistle. I've never ventured out much in Greenwich save for a few visits to the Cutty Sark as a lad. I think I might do so more often now after a game. It was lovely with a great of assortment of  restaurants and pubs all within easy walking distance of the station. If anyone can recommend some of either then I'd be very pleased to hear about them.

The return of Solly and Skip gave the side a better, more balanced look and feel. It was a shame that BWP didn't add to his goal, he certainly wasn't short on opportunities to do so. I can't knock anyone and as ever, Yann was great.

It was odd to see us attacking the North Stand first half and also the ref in allowing Boro to wear red and white. Not that one would want to suggest he favoured them in any way of course ! It's funny how you can be blinded by the sun with your back to it but it obviously happened because there's no other explanation for missing the push on Skip in he first half !

Thank God for a wonderful strike from Morrison and that BWP tucked the hardest chance he had all afternoon. I enjoyed those and it quietened down the away following. " Only here for the fiver " yes, you were weren't you. I wonder how many will follow them to their next away league game. 

I wouldn't mind Hughes or Russell being on the bench tomorrow in order to provide solid support if needed. As ever this won't be an easy game for us but is one that you hope we'll win because Saturday's game will certainly be a tough one especially as the Cherries don't play midweek.

Regular readers ( there may be some although reading this blog is a once in a lifetime experience I'd have thought ! ) may recall that cub reporter Mikes was going to the original Saturday fixture. However, having treated himself to a large bag of toffees and some fizzy pop at the weekend, the remnants of the student loan won't stretch to funding the excursion. Therefore, he'll have to console himself, like me, with following the proceedings on t'internet  

Come On You Reds ! 

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