IT’S not typically I’ve discovered myself crammed on a Tube stuffed with Chelsea followers although once I did, the circumstances have been in my favour.
Lower than a few hours earlier I’d scored the winner for Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge and there I used to be shoulder to shoulder on the Tube.
The Gaffer gave me permission to go straight residence to Brighton and I didn’t fancy battling the site visitors out of London.
After I determined to take the prepare I hadn’t envisaged celebrating an historic win for Bournemouth on the residence of the champions.
I am going in to each recreation believing a win is feasible however victory that day was surprising so I suppose I didn’t fear about my journey plans.
It was the 2015-16 season hailed as conflict of the English champions as Bournemouth had gained the Championship.
On that day, the below canines got here out on high and fortuitously sufficient I used to be in the precise place on the proper time after solely being launched a matter of seconds earlier.
To be honest to the Chelsea followers on the prepare later, the worst I received was just a few soiled seems — some have been double-checking the away pages of the programme to weigh up if it was me.
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And having additionally loved just a few very aggressive video games on the Bridge with Crystal Palace I’m wanting ahead to going again there right this moment.
The Boxing Day match together with the opening and closing days of the season are video games I search for first when the fixture come out.
At the start — particularly for Boxing Day and the final day — are we residence?
Sadly not this 12 months however the subsequent factor I hope for are video games towards massive golf equipment and having entertained Manchester Metropolis our first recreation and Liverpool away on the final, I’m relishing right this moment.
When a smaller membership goes to a stadium just like the Bridge it’s important to strategy the sport cautiously — ensuring you stifle their world-class expertise then construct off that and attempt to and get a foothold within the recreation.
We’re assured we will carve out some alternatives and we perceive right this moment shall be troublesome however that’s to not say we don’t go into the sport believing we will win.
Successful and scoring at locations like Chelsea is what you develop up dreaming of, so doing so with Bournemouth was a second to cherish.
Chelsea is a membership I’ve at all times had a mushy spot for as they’ve saved religion with enjoying a standard sturdy and bodily No 9.
When the style in soccer has swayed from small and speedy strikers to a fluid or false 9, the Blues have discovered success with the likes of Didier Drogba, Diego Costa and now Alvaro Morata.
Immediately shall be an enormous take a look at for us.
I’ve no plans to take the prepare residence however I hope to re-live the enjoyment of scoring and profitable on the Bridge.