Hi aet, pleased that you're able to get to the match and good to hear you sounding positive. Enjoy the match!
I worked with a lad at Lackenby who went to the game. He told me he'd come straight off nightshift and travelled down on the coach. He'd had a bit to drink on the journey down (not to excess according to him). With the lack of sleep and the drink he passed out. He was passed to the front of the stand and put on a stretcher and carried round the touchline. As he went past the dugout Big Jack looked down at him and muttered ............ "drunken b****d".15th February 1975 Peterborough 1 Boro 1 FAC 5th round, my 1st ever FAC away game
Enjoy the whole day Aet
Good to hear that you’re going to the game AET. Enjoy your day with your friend. Take care of yourself fellaThis game on Saturday means a lot to me.
I’m a southerner by birth. From Cambridgeshire not far from Peterborough, moved to Teesside to study, when my degree finished I stayed in the North East and lived in the area for a decade. Happy days. That’s how I became a Boro fan. Went to Ayresome park with a mate for a game one weekend and could see what the club meant to the area.
Members of my family are Posh fans, I’ve got several mates who are too. In normal times I go watch them a fair bit as a second team. In fact I actually went to their last game with fans before lockdown in March 2020. Unlike Boro i’ve seen them win at Wembley (3 times). And the first game of football I ever went to was the league cup quarter final in 1991-2. Albeit in the home end with my brother and dad.
So am looking forward to Saturday. My first game for two years and one of the first weekends I’ve been able to do anything since being ill. I’ll be there with one of my Posh supporting mates. Because I’m such a good bloke I’ve agreed to sit in the away end with him so I’ll be sat on my hands and keeping extremely quiet. Seemed a bit silly to drive up together and sit in two different stands.
Posh have been utterly hopeless away from home so far this season. I’m hoping for a scrappy home win but fear it will be typical Boro…
Thanks grumpy. Despite being absolutely shattered I only got a couple of hours sleep last night. Woke up at 3am coughing and spluttering and didn’t nod off again until the sun came up. Still tearful. Anxiety is just getting the better of me all the time….Glad you got through it aet, it obviously took its toll. Hope you're feeling better today - one day at a time.
Sorry to hear that. I’ve no idea why anyone would go to a football match to do anything like that. We didn’t have any bother walking to/from the ground. Hope it didn’t spoil the day too much.I have family living in Peterborough, in fact my brother still has his Gold card and gets to home games whenever he can. He came up with a couple of Posh fans, who quite regularly come up to Boro with him for a night out.
Unfortunately on the the way to the ground on Saturday we had to intervene when a couple of Boro’s “Green Street Wanabes “ tried to pick them off , 50-60 yr olds acting like school kids, unbelievable.They didn’t realise the lads were in our company and they thought that we were also from Peterborough until we explained that we grew up in Thorntree and eventually they backed off.