Saturday, January 06, 2007
FA Cup 3rd Round
Nothing conjures up for me an English January than the expression "FA Cup 3rd Round". Straight away I can picture grey, rain-spattered, muddy, cabbage patch pitches in ramshackle stadiums where non-league teams are taking on the top professionals and hoping somehow to upset the odds.
Of course I mean watching - not playing!
I did enough of playing on grey, rain-spattered, etc. Saturdays afternoons at school - rugby in our case not footie - getting soaked to the skin and streaked and smothered with good old north Liverpool mud.
Anyhow, we take on Arsenal this afternoon ... and we are going to slaughter them!