Die Hard 2 Tourist 1

I WAS sitting high in the north side of Stamford Bridge when a bald, burly and Stone Islanded middle-aged man came bursting his way through row 24. He sat two seats away from me and said, “’aint seen you here before. Are you new?”, I smiled and responded, “about 45 years new.” It was true, I looked out of place – firstly, I had not been in his part of the stand before and secondly, my recent patronage of Chelsea Football Club had been spasmodic. I was, therefore, relatively new to matey. Fortunately, he found it amusing, but when Tommy Baldwin … Continue reading Die Hard 2 Tourist 1

Take the theatre approach for late-comers

There’s nothing more irritating – a game kicks off, you’re craning your neck to see the action and then the first batch of stragglers come marching in. You have to get out of your seat while the late-comers shuffle their way to their seats. It disrupts the spectator experience and is downright inconvenient. And it will invariably happen a couple of times each time the game kicks off, at the start and at half-time. Too often, the late arrivals will also leave at half-time for a “must-have” drink, toilet break or even a cigarette. Then they arrive late for the … Continue reading Take the theatre approach for late-comers