everton home. what was the score? drew 1-1
A morning in the life of an exiled Addick:
12.30am. Go to bed
05.45am. The alarm goes off. Lay in bed cursing the fact that I'm a Charlton fan, and not for the first time!
05.59am. Decide it could be worse and could have been a Nigel.
06.00am. Get out of bed and into shower.
06.25am. Leave the house.
06.40am. Open pub door to be welcomed by Lisa the barmaid and no one else.
06.42am. Decline a beer and have a mug of coffee instead.
06.44am. Pub TV's kicks into life showing Les Reed applauding the fans.
06.45am. Game kicks off.
06.52am. Danger as El Kak continues to impress me with his decision making with fine tackle on the impressive McFadden.
07.15am. London SE7 looks a tense and nervous place. So is Chicago 60613.
07.23am. Get a text from New York Addick asking me if I was pleased that I woke so early.
07.24am. Have another cup of coffee and try not think about it.
07.30am. Half time. A slight improvement as we start to come into the game late in the half.
07.35am. Trade texts with NYA. A little corner of New York is as depressed as a little one of Chicago.
07.45am. 2nd half kicks off.
07.47am. The pub door bursts open and a bloke with an old 'Candy' Liverpool shirt walks in.
07.50am. He asks me whose playing!
07.52am. Everton take the lead. When you're down, you're really down. I drop my head, the Liverpool fan laughs into his coffee. I stare at him for a few seconds.
08.05am. Amdy Faye shows why he hasn't scored since he was 11.
08.07 am. Darren Ambrose is taken off, had forgotten he was even playing.
08.08am. It looked like Rommedahl chased Valente down to win the ball, played it to Reid to score. YES!
08.09am. Replay showed it was Marcus Bent. I would have put my house on it not being him.
08.15am. The door opens again and a bird walks in with a Liverpool scarf on and joins the bloke at the bar.
08.16am. She also asks me whose playing and if I'm alright!
08.17am. Liverpool bird asks me if I know who Liverpool are playing later! I told her I didn't care.
08.21am. Reid has a good shot saved. I'm starting to think we may snatch it.
08.32am. Rommedahl has a great chance to win for us but neither shoots or crosses. He is the most frustrating player in the world.
08.33am. Benty blows our last chance.
08.34am. Final whistle and I feel a spark of hope.
08.50am. On the way home I talk to a mate on his way home from the game and we share optimism from different sides of the pond.Opinions from those that were there: All Quiet
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