Mike May wrote:Probably wandered off the point a bit!
Think we all agree that all club coffers take a bit of a 'hit' this time of year, when the lady of the house lays down the ground rules for the coming month, where one is destined to spend their time in a blind panic in that run up to the dreaded day, where common sense takes a backseat, whilst trying to find Aunt Winnie the latest Vera Lynn CD, and Uncle Alberts pair of reindeer orientated socks, in which you will say 'just what i wanted' ( that no doubt will soon join all the others from Xmas past.)
CDG had a rival attraction last Saturday with the Village Xmas Fair, the numbers of which could have filled the Haven several times over, this of course would have bought a beaming and rubbing of hands for the clubs Chairman, but alas this is not the late 40's / early 50's when the lack of alternate entertainment bought one and all to watch the 'Beautiful Game' in spite of possibly returning home with the wrong hat" (only those fathers of a certain vintage could possibly remember this.)
Plus of course crowds that can be divided into two groups, their are the 'occasional' visitors that will only follow a winning side, on preferably warm Sats /Tues, then disappear just as quick, whence the icy blast shalt blow, the second group are the diehards that continue to turn up ( inspite of the pain) to cheer on their favourites on a regular basis, then possibly return home to kick the cat, after conceding a late goal to lose the match!
And of course we haven't mentioned the weather yet, especially those dark, dank evenings in Dec / Jan on a Tuesday night, when after an eight hour day, its a quick bite, get the gear, fingers crossed the car doesn't break down, then spend the evening being kicked around the park. Would one want it any other way?