|The Old Town - Sunny Wednesday not the rainy Tuesday!|
Tuesday 16th October
Due to a lack of holiday I opted to go on the Sports Options day trip from Gatwick. I met up with Garry and Terry at the airport and soon headed into the Weatherspoons air side with another Brighton lad Mark once we had checked in etc etc.
Our flight was 7.30am so the 6.30am beers went down suprisingly well. We had a traditional breakfast to help! It was soon time to board our Thomas Cook plane for the 2 1/2 flight to Warsaw. The first thing we got was another cooked breakfast :-))
So with the 1 hour time difference, waiting for the arrival of the Manchester flight it was about 12.30pm by the time we were dropped at the Marriott hotel, the ticket collection or englandfans sign in point.
We met up with Kev and Fiona and it was time for beers and vodka! We started in the expensive Sport Bar next to the hotel, but soon moved on. Michael another mate soon phoned and we met up in a small turkick restaurant bar. The Tykske (sp?) was a bit rough so moved on to the Lech which was nicer! The weather was starting to deteriate and we decided to jump in a cab to the old town.
By now we decided we better head to the ground as kick off (mmmm) was only an 1 1/2 away. We jumped into some cabs and were soon splashing our way to the away end. Showing tickets for the ticket check and then to get in through the gates left it one big soggy mess in my pocket. We finally got into the away section to be greeted with a flooded pitch and the ****ing roof still open - what a joke. We knew then the game was off. We waited around getting more info from people at home than in the ground.
At 9.45pm (local time) when it was finally called off (after watching the fnal pitch inspection which saw the ref drop the ball into a big puddle and walk off) we headed back to the airport for those of us on the day trip and back to the hotel fro Kev and Fiona. The game was confirmed at 5pm (local time the next day) but that was no good to many people.
|Oh really, pitch now a small lake, just call it off so we can get out of the ground!|
|A bit wet - heavy rain so lets leave the roof open!|
Wednesday 17th October
Yuk, I woke up feeling not great, in a room with lads I didnt know, in a hotel that I had no idea where! Excellent stuff, bit like the old days of sleeping on the floor and massive hangover!
I thanked the lads for the room and walked the 5km back into town, the outskirts of Warsaw is very green and actually really nice. I soon met up with Kev and Fiona who had ditched there 4pm flights and they had also booked the Sports Opts flight back (in the end 99 returned on the flight so hopefully Sport Opts covered the cash they had risked!)
|The passionate home support|
|If only this just above Gatwick - at least its closer to home than Warsaw, well just !|
|A roof, yes the ground really does have a roof|