- It was probably the worst football match I’ve ever paid to see.
- The only notable player from either team was Caleb Folan who scored before being taken off at half time. He’s actually good, and made an effort.
- Nottingham Forest feature a geriatric but still plugging away Andy Cole. Compare his trajectory with his strike partner Dwight Yorke’s… one is playing friendlies on a Wednesday night for a team of dossers against a team of kids. The other is an anchoring midfielder in a decent enough Premiership team.
- The queue for chips was at least 8 long the whole way through the second half.
Trap was there though. Nice to see he really exists. Also (you can look away here anyone who knows me in reality):
Anthony Stokes of Sunderland and Ireland (Bs but also senior squad) once played for Shelbourne, before he moved over to Arsenal’s youth academy. When I was in second year, the team I played sluggish but sly right back for lost 15-0 to his Shelbourne team in the cup, and he scored 8 goals. In my memory he was about 6’3″. In reality he seems about 5’9″. But that’s my claim to fame. I hope he becomes a future legend.
In a side note, I went to Soundcheck afterwards with two accomplices. We walked in, walked upstairs, came back downstairs, stood awkwardly for three minutes and then left. Note to self: you are too young for Soundcheck.