The Wrong Trousers
As some of you may be aware; I had a little bit of local difficulty at Southend on Tuesday night. To cut a long story short, I wasn’t allowed in the press box, because I was wearing jeans.
A bit of a communications break down meant I had to cover the game live for the Pinkun via my laptop in the stands, as I wasn’t aware of the ‘no jeans’ rule. It was ok, although I did get dogs abuse by some of the less friendly home supporters.
Indeed, one even decided to take my picture to send into Soccer AM – I have no idea either.
Anyway after the jeans incident, I can safely say I’ve completely learned my lesson about my attire in Southend.
Therefore, I’m never going back to Roots Hall again.
I've not long returned from a fortnight's holiday in America. Suffice to say I got my fill of the American sports. I've always beena big fan of American Football and baseball, less so ice hockey and basketball. But you just have to admire the coverage they give their sports. It really is wall-to-wall particularly at the weekend.
I know the three hour time difference between east and west allows staggered starts, but it is just game, after game after game of their football and basketball. It's great for the sports fan.
It was disappointing to note and almost total lack of interest in the final game of the Major League Soccer campaign between David Beckham's LA Galaxy and Salt Lake City. There was little coverage and the main channels were more interested in the latest 'tossed salad' haircut sports by Mr Posh Spice.
It's a shame because sport is massive in the States and almost every school you drive past has goalposts on the playing field. I'm just not sure that it will ever catch on. Maybe it's time to send the World Cup stateside once more.
By the way, Beckham's side lost on penalties after their captain Landon Donovan missed the vital kick from the spot. He was the chap who gave Beckham tonnes of grief for his alleged lack of professionalism earlier this year. Beckham scored his penalty.
How many Weetabix did Virender Sehwag have on Thursday morning? 284 runs in a day against Sri Lankan of just 239 balls. That's more than I've got in the last ten seasons!
posted on 03 December 2009 16:49 byJonathan Redhead