The Artful Dodger wrote:
Chris, you also forgot that Newcastle start off their first day in footballing purgatory (hosted by Coca-Cola) this coming weekend.
Barca-Galaxy was fantastic and more than 93,000 at the Rose Bowl, 85-90% of them in Barca shirts (not exaggerating). Quite funny to know that there was plenty of traffic coming in, a couple of hours before the Rose Bowl gates opened. There was also a minute's silence for Sir Bobby Robson before kickoff too, which was a nice touch for truly a great man on and off the pitch. Game itself was what it was, preseason friendly that Barca attempted to get their timing back and a game Barca of course should've won anyway. Great day all around and I'll probably blog about it tomorrow when I have time.
Thanks for pinch-hitting again.
Always a pleasure, although I don't know how I "forgot" to mention the excitement of Newcastle beginning life in the lower leagues next week
Good to hear that the game lived up to expectation, and especially good to hear about the honour afforded to a true legend in Sir Bobby. I know his name won't mean much to non-soccer fans, but he will be very sadly missed by anyone who knows anything about the game.
Chad - I appreciate the comments, but, to be frank, I don't see any particular difference in the columns - I mean, I use TAD's format, so it's not as if the column is totally different this week. The only real difference is in the choice of players - and we shouldn't be voting on articles on that basis! I guess our style of writing might be a little different too, but I've never understood the low votes for TAD's articles anyway. I always enjoy reading them, myself.