I Heart Football

Elena Croft

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A few months ago I asked if Aston Villa was in London and that was a moment that changed my life forever; action had to be taken and Paul & Jack were the men for the job. Paul generously offered to take me to my first football game, but first we had to work out…
Which team am I going to support?!

Now, there are several ways to approach the decision of picking my new football team.
I could go with Paul’s beloved team ‘Tranmere’ and continue to have a harmonious office environment, but who wants to be linked with losers? I’m a winner, I want a winners team!
I could pick West Ham as they are the team of my forefathers, and at least I could experience the joy of wining something every now and again, but why not branch out? So, I was a pragmatist and thought about my choice logically…

I love the colour pink…. Everton once had a pink away kit…

 

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I love princess castles.
Their logo kind of looks like one?

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Boom! Choice made.

Off we trot to Crystal Palace to watch them play my beloved Everton. We start out in the Crystal Palace fan’s pub for a ‘pint’ because Paul and Jack like to toy with my emotions. However, I got my own back when Paul went to order me a G&T at the bar surrounded by 100 pint-drinking, pie-guzzling ‘Lads’.
“Joke’s on you PAULA” , I thought and most definitely didn’t say.

Next step: walking to the stadium.
At this stage I’m already loving the experience as, not only do I love singing, but there are horses everywhere! What more could a girl wish for!? We take our seats… the atmosphere is electric. I’m excited… WATCHING FOOTBALL IS SO FUN.
Men are taking their tops off and beating their chests; girls you really need to get on board! And then half way through there are cheerleaders!

Horses? Half-naked men? Cheerleaders? This is just like a Britney Spears concert!

The game ended at 0-0, which was disappointing, but I spent the whole time with a huge grin on my face and would definitely go again.  Best bit is we made some football friends who were even happier than I was to be watching their first game!

All in all a fantastic day out – Thanks Paul, Jack and Rich!! xx