Gateshead lost 0-2
It seems like it’s been ages since I last wrote a blog and I’ve almost forgot what to write about but luckily when I start typing on the laptop it all comes flooding back.
Who can I make a bit of fun out of this week? Don’t worry I do have some prime candidates to take the fun out of and after all if we didn’t have a bit of fun then we would all be a bunch of miserable gits.
However, to start in earnest as i would normally do, ahem, I got to the International Stadium even earlier than normal hoping that this time I would get a parking space where I wouldn’t have to walk far. Did I achieve this? Oh no!! I could only park in the furthest car park (where the coaches park) so no changes there.
As we all know the weather hasn’t been the best of late and people were doubting that the game would even be on. Personally I felt confident that it would be on as I knew how hard the ground staff hard worked to make sure the pitch was playable. Sure enough when I got to the stadium i could see at a glimpse through the side gate that the pitch was looking good.
When the Woking players started to go out to warm up they showed how much they lack in humour as Les (who runs the tunnel) offered to sell them sun lotion and flip flops, not one of them even responded.
It’s not often that you can say the weather forecast was right, especially when your wanting it to stop raining. The forecast had said it would stop raining at around kick off but as the rain didn’t seem to want to give up at about 2.50pm I started to prepare my camera and by putting the rain cover on. Just after I finished doing that low and behold it actually did stop raining but as I did trust to stay that way I left the rain cover on my camera for about 10 minutes into the first half.
There was a few times throughout the game when I thought that a couple of the players may slide into me as the very edges of the pitch still held some water. Luckily non of them did get too close and neither did the ball.
The team didn’t exactly play very well as a lot of passes went astray and chances missed or not taken but maybe next time a match is called off Gary Mills wont let the lads rest and arrange a friendly match at home. This would keep the match fitness level up if nothing else.
Next match that I’ll be attending, wether permitting, will be Sunderland RCA vs Marske on Saturday 22nd February.
Equipment used: Nikon D7000, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 lens, velbon monopod, Peli 1510