Crutches and memories of Barnsley
I have a couple of mates in town this weekend, so a leisurely lunch is on the agenda for this afternoon. Come on what else is a man on crutches to do? Actually long ago I booked a day off work, but instead I've come in this morning as I need to get myself organised for my trip to San Diego Sunday.
Oh, regarding the crutches. I've actually dispensed with them because last night an American friend told me that the crutches I have (good old NHS ones
from Guys) are only ever used by people here that are seriously disabled. These
are the type that are used by people with minor injuries. No wonder people were looking at me with pity in their eyes, even bloody Sarah Jessica Parker
Anyway, lunch today is a male affair while tomorrow night we are going to Gibson's
for a big fat steak avec ladies. Then Sunday I fly to San Diego for a work conference, which ends on Thursday where joined by my nurse we embark on a bit of a desert road trip ending up in Vegas the following Sunday.
Tomorrow of course lest we forget is Barnsley. We had a great away day there once in November 1992, the week before the return to the Valley. We lost, but for the few hundred Addicks that were at Oakwell, most taking part in a 2nd half conga, it didn't matter as all thoughts were on the following Saturday, 5th December 1992.
As if to close this circle, we ended up at a party in Ladbroke Grove after driving back from windswept Barnsley (that is one hell of a cold away end), and shall we say my mate entertained a certain young lady that night. Well my American friend and crutch expert, was talking about her
last night as they are somehow friends, which was all a bit bizarre.
Tomorrow appears like an ideal place to blood some youngsters, I like others would really like to see Pards go for it with places for Wagstaff, which is the most likely, but also Shelvey and Monterio. And there is no reason why he wouldn't start with Cory Gibbs is there? I'd play Varney on the right and stick Ambrose behind Gray, in his most worthwhile position. Oh and has Halford gone back yet because I'd prefer Semedo at right back. You know it's going to be the same old team don't ya?