Snow Business at Boro
By Robert Nichols
Tuesday 30 Nov 2010 13:32:00
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Boro v Hull City, a game that anyone present will be talking about for years. I nearly said “anyone that saw it” but of course we didn’t see a great deal of Hull, white shirts on snow white pitch. Referee, please take note, once you’ve learned to fasten your boot laces! As for those new fangled luminous yellow balls, well they’re plainly not luminous are they? Not a patch on the old orange ball. But as we were always told there were only 6 of them in the country, until Geoff Hurst ran off with one in 1966.

 

Yes, it was the relegation 6 pointer, reduced to a lottery by the arctic conditions. Even Tarmo Kink was heard to let out a gasp at the state of the pitch. They’re not daft on the Baltic, they don’t even attempt to play football in winter. But then again he’s an Estonian isn’t he and it was probably missing the top sledging down Eston Hills all weekend long.

 

In the end though it was a bit of a good game of football, British style football. There was plenty of honesty from all the players not trying to take advantage in anyway of the conditions. They served up an end to end game that helped warm up everyone watching from the stands. Oh and talking about the stands, for once lets just be thankful we were at the Riverside and not Ayresome Park. Could you imagine being stood on the Chicken Run? At least the General Hospital would have been conveniently close to receive 10 000 people suffering from exposure.

 

Anyway this preamble is all by way of introducing you to our latest podcast for you to listen to now or mark for later in whichever clever way you down load up load or whatever these kind of mp-whats-its.

 

Just click here for the fmttm Boro v Hull podcast – featuring Andrew Glover’s excellent dissection of the current Boro malaise. A poem by Khadim and all manner of other stuff to accompany the fanzine you will have missed because you were too frozen to take your hands out of your pockets. Couldn’t blame you.

 

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