I've said it before, but, then that's me... banging on the same old, same old. But it's true, I know some great young reds, they are no different than what we were. Well, no. They're probably better. In our hey-day, we won everything, there wasn't as much to do and it didn't cost an arm an a leg to go the match. But they're there, week in, week out, carrying the torch, despite all the shite that surrounds the game. I feel sorry for them in many ways. The players are distant. They have fuck all in common. They struggle to get an atmosphere going, despite all the camera clickers. It's not easy for them. I think they should be given their due.
Since stopping going the match, I've been the states 3 times and been to see wads of bands. I don't really bother with the alehouse much nowadays. They're crap down here. If I lived at home, it would be a different story. They'd be scrapping me out The Blob, The Punch and Coopers, daily. But there's not much craic to be had in these gaffs down here. So, not going the alehouse or the match, it's surprising how the dough adds up, even though we're struggling like most people nowadays and I don't think we'll be doing much more trips and concerts for awhile.
But what I'm saying is, I have a nerve knocking some of the kids, and I think you have to draw a distinction, the people who go in the post game threads, screaming for rolling heads every time they're expectations aren't met, aren't the kids that go the games. There really is some good kids out there. I like to think, I'll start going again soon but at the moment it's a toss up between watching Van Morrison or sitting in the main stand listening to aul fellas moaning, and Van's going to win every time.
What I'm really looking forward to is, getting back into Europe and some cheap flights out of Bmouth. I love the European aways. In all truth, they've gone down aswell, but it's the closest thing to the old days. I usually take me Missus, no show without Punch. We see the same faces all the time. We've made some great mates over the years, young and old. And we have a great craic while were away. I'd recommend them to anyone, especially from our era. And I'm hoping to get to a few next season and getting the old bug and buzz back. Otherwise, it's just give in altogeher and leave them to it.