A drink it is then
We have a friend staying with us this weekend from England. She is a fully signed up member of the Delusionals
, even to the point of being unable to control her excitement after I told her of last night's demolition of crack Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta. She has been here before and turned her nose up at the suggestion of art galleries, boat tours and museums and said that she is here to drink. Ok, at least we know where we stand then.
She leaves on Monday afternoon and my brother will pass her at the airport as he comes into town for 8 days which is damn lucky as he doesn't drink at all....
Works been crazy today and frankly I am looking forward to sucking a beverage or two down later when we head out. I love this time of year in Chicago, the humidity disappears, the skies are deep blue and the breeze is revitalizing. The best thing is that in the knowledge that winter is on the horizon Chicagoans make sure they make the very best of the weather before they have to dress up like a North Face mannequin. The weather is expected to be up in the high 80's this weekend.
Tomorrow morning I will be hoping for a bit of assistance from some Saturday morning dork at BBC Radio headquarters who will forget to turn the switch off marked 'foreign bastards' as the Addicks take on Leicester City.
Leicester are one of those sides I have seen play countless times over the years home and away. They were often mentioned in the same breath as us during the pre-season as potential promotion candidates. Martin Allen was somehow allowed to sign a new squad and then was fired because Milan Mandarić fancied Fat Jimmy in a rather large blue kit and Mad Dog didn't. It was undoubtably a dumb move by Mandarić but under new 'boss' Gary Megson, Leicester will still pose a threat.
Pards made another well-informed comment involving the fans today, "The fans have been a big highlight for me because when a team gets relegated it's easy for the fans to make your life difficult and right up until five minutes to go, at 0-0 against Norwich, I didn't hear one single whinge. Everyone was pulling together and the fans were spurring us on to get the goal and eventually we did."
Just remember to try to keep your programmes in your pockets this time and not on the pitch!