Imagine if I maintained a blog that was cared for and loved. That was regularly updated with new, original content. Match reports from far flung places. Photos of part-time footballers blowing out of their arses whilst men of limited social skills sat idly by.
If I did, the story of my trip to The Devil Made Me Do It ground last Saturday would have been posted long ago. Not only that, but it would have been well constructed, accurate, and packed with witty asides.
As it is, I can tell you I saw Heanor Town (NCEL) beat Clay Cross (CML) 2-1 in one of the better pre-season friendlies I have seen. I say “seen”, but if this was one of those aforementioned blogs, details would still be a bit sketchy cos I was paying even less attention than I normally do. It’s not very often that you can pop in to deepest Derbyshire and bump in to an old pal from Birmingham way (least not unless Sutton Coldfield happen to be playing) But that’s what happened as I wandered the outfield early in the first half. Of course, other blog proprietors are far more dedicated than, so The Bodging still managed to perform all manner of wonderousness whilst engaging me in idle chatter. Check out the site if for one moment you could give a crap about the game. Although I’d be amazed if anyone has got down this far. Maybe I should try a little quiz, see if anyone is still reading? Send me a message on @beatthefirstman telling me who scored Tranmere’s equalizer in the Worthless Cup Final against Leicester in whenever it was.
Anyway, the game. Yeah, it was alright. I only really went for the name of the stadium. Although I’ll be back cos it’s actually quite a tidy little ground. And shamefully only about half an hour down the road. Not that you care. Preseason friendlies are rubbish. All friendlies are, preseason, international, whatever. Dull dull dull. This was one of the better ones, as I said, but still fairly insipid. Heanor’s Nicky Benger still looks like a tramp, albeit a slightly thinner one these days. And one of the Clay Cross centre halves was an enormous lump. But without photos all of this info is pretty pointless.
I did get stuck in a cow-based traffic jam on my way out though.And now I get to link to Thunder track. So screw you.
I tried to post it, but it went wrong,. Have a link instead.