Maidenhead United 4-2 Bognor Regis Town
A decent result for the Magpies, on Saturday, against Bognor Regis Town in the FA Cup (and Didcot Town away, in the next round, is a more-than-satisfactory reward).
Dublin resident Macleod (C) was back in the Royal County for a Christening (not his). I met him in the
Anchor Swanky Danky cocktail bar at lunchtime and we consumed an epic a foolish amount of Guinness (ahead of Arthur’s Day, later this week, co-incidentally).
A monstrous hangover still lingers ...
As such, I'll keep words to a minimum (is that cheering, I can hear?) and instead allow pictures - a handful of which were uploaded to Tw@tter on the day, using my phone, after the KSG's Technology Correspondent showed me how - to, hopefully, tell the story ...
^^^ Ebbsfleet three down. They would go on to lose 4-2. Good.
^^^ Messrs Chandler and Urry look on, pensively.
^^^ Floodlight Fancy
^^^ View of the Bell End. We stood behind the dugouts as the game neared it's conclusion. Drax swore more times, in this 10-15 mins or so period, than I/we did at Ebbsfleet. Right in front of the Chairman as well. #familyclubmyarse
^^^ View of the Canal End. 'Easy-on-the-eye' BRTFC physio out of shot. Sadly.
^^^ Probably tweeting fawning congratulations to 'Mad Dog' Martin Allen on another three points for Gillingham. Seconds after this photo was taken, Messrs Steward and Swan would be shaking hands. The latter still alive then ...
^^^ Pointing out to Hensonovich that Villa were losing!
^^^ Barmaid better at pouring pints than taking photos, thankfully.
^^^ Impressive Fosters logo medallion. I wonder whether it'll catch on, like the Beastie Boys' VW logo chains in the 80s ...
^^^ Stripes has been stripped bare. This is about the only photo frame left ... and it's there to cover up a hole! At least it's a good one (the photo frame, not the hole).
^^^ Clearly not everyone was thrilled by the MUFC win.
^^^ The Maidenhead United FC Hall of Fame.
^^^ Away fans soaking up the sun.
^^^ The legendary Jack Pearce gets hearty applause.
^^^ BRTFC players in the bar.
^^^ MUFC players in the bar. Legendary kitman Jon Urry serenaded with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday'.
^^^ Macleod (C) with the birthday boy. Present? He'd like any (presumably unused?) sick bags from now-defunct airlines. Seriously.
^^^ 17:45 - less than an hour after the final whistle - and, aside from Dereck 'Grandad' Brown (and us two), Stripes was totally deserted. Drax probably still giving players marks out of ten in the dressing room. #professional
^^^ Saturday night in the Anchor, post-MUFC home game = smiles all round. #justlikeoldtimes
^^^ AVFC a recent addition - pride o' place above the bar - to the still-burgeoning scarf mural. #southamptonfc, #sirrickielambert
^^^ The programme was a decent read; the best I can remember, actually. Buy one.
^^^ Jonny Wah Wah laughed at what I was wearing (Black Arabs 1883 retro shirt; a recent birthday gift from the wife) when I first walked into the pub. #pot, #kettle, #black ;-)
^^^ Macleod (C) on the jukebox. Educated Left Foot has his head in his hands. Unrelated events? Possibly not. #philcollins, #eltonjohn, #wham
^^^ Guest author of the reasonably accurate @gomadstopcaring half-time report. #rantzone
^^^ Anchor barmaid and MUSA Chairman. Job swap anyone?