Sunday, 23 May 2010

Blackpool FC get promoted

What a great day we had going to Wembley. It was an early start, picking everyone up and getting on the motorway about 7.00 am. Every car, van, minibus, limo and coach was flying orange flags and scarves. But when we got near Preston, their fans had put up signs and banners on the motor way bridges, some of which were unrepeatable! But that's what rival fans do, and we took it all in good heart. The funniest thing we saw, was a young teenager stood on a bridge over the M6 near Preston. He had got up early, just to go and stand there to give all the Blackpool supporters the one fingered salute, oh how we laughed.
We made good time, and stopped at the services for a coffee. The car park was full of cars, all with orange flags and banners. Inside the services, everyone seemed to be wearing orange. If you didn't know what was happening, you could be mistaken for thinking that this was a Guantanamo Bay Reunion or an Easyjet Convention.
We arrived at Wembley by about 11.30 am and soaked in the atmosphere. It was fantastic and the Cardiff fans were great. Wembley Stadium is quite special, and has lost none of it's kudos.
After a nail-biting 90 minutes, Blackpool won. People were crying, and I have to say it was quite an emotional time. I still can't believe that Blackpool FC are now a Premiership Club. Well done lads, you did the town proud.
The journey home was long, but fun. Everyone was waving to each other as they overtook and giving the thumbs up. When we got back, we went out for a drink. Everywhere quickly filled up with orange shirted people. It had been a long day, but I'm sure nobody wanted it to end.
One quote said it all, "The future's bright, the future's TANGERINE"


Friday, 21 May 2010

We're going to Wem-ber-leeee

I have lived in Blackpool for many years now, and it's great to see Blackpool FC doing so well. They are one match away from Premiership football, and I'm going to be there cheering them on. I'll be making my way down to London with thousands of others from Blackpool. So if you're going too, let's make some noise and cheer the lads on. Everyone is getting quite excited in Blackpool. I even did an interview on Sky Sports News today, so "Come on you Tangerines!"