On the Lords next Saturday thread
, BristolRob wrote about a 'special late train' being scheduled for Somerset supporters returning home from Saturday's Clydesdale Bank 40 final, which upsets me because whenever I go to football or cricket it seems that rail operators seldom give me much assistance in travelling back from the match, particularly away matches. I am still bitter about when I attended Watford's 4-0 win v Coventry City on Sunday 2nd May (1:00pm kick-off) at the Ricoh Arena
, yet to get there my mum had to give me a lift to Edgware, then I had to get a Northern line service to Euston, then I had to get a Virgin Trains service from Euston to Coventry which took ages due to it being diverted via Ealing Broadway then West Ruislip, although at least I got to the ground just about in time, then on the way back I had to a coach from Coventry to Leamington Spa, except the one I planned to get was too full, so I had to get a later coach, which caused me to miss the train calling at Wembley Stadium I had hoped to get, meaning that I had to go to Marylebone and get a Chiltern line service to Harrow-on-the-Hill and then a rail replacement bus to Preston Road. I have nothing against Somerset supporters and I hope that they have a smooth journey to and from Lord's, but it is just a shame that I never get a similar service.
On the Essex hope to sign former England batsman Owais Shah thread
, Diamond wrote "Kev accepts QPR are lower league , Beefy accepts Leeds are lower league".
It would not be sarcastic for me to say that I believe that both QPR and Leeds United both have an excellent chance of gaining promotion to the Premier League (which is the only league that the laws of logic would say is definitely not 'lower league') over the next few years. QPR clearly have lots of money and are sat proudly at the top of the Championship while I have long seen it as an inevitability that Leeds' absence from the Premier League will sooner or later come to an end, and they are currently in the final play-off position. Just 41 more matches for the two teams to either hold on or extend their dominance.
For some reason, I get an adrenaline rush when I hear the name 'QPR' or 'Brentford' as I know that being a West Londoner (OK, technically I live in North-West London, but the trains and buses near me tend to mostly go to West London rather than North London) I should support either club, so it is great to see QPR top of the league, plus of course Brentford won a match on Sky last week
. Like I wrote on the Jos Buttler thread
, I have a weird fantasy to travel on the Hounslow Loop
, and Brentford station is on that line. Maybe I will sneak on it while my parents are on holiday in November.
AFC Wimbledon 4 Bath 0. The Dons remain top of the conference but with a tough game at Luton on Friday
It would be great to see AFC Wimbledon continue their rise and rise by becoming a Football League club and because of a combination of my desire for that to happen and the fact that as a Watford supporter I am obliged to hate Luton Town, I will certainly be hoping that the Dons win on Friday.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/09/2010 11:12 by Jonathan Winsky.