I CONFESS to being frustrated at not being able to attend the Chelsea game on Saturday; due to a recent operation I cannot travel. Two years ago I managed to obtain six tickets in the East Stand upper from my friend and his wife, who are season tickets-holders at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the final score we all had a wonderful day. I have lived here for 15 years and as an adopted Town supporter my loyalties are divided for this match. You see I am an ex-South Londoner who used to support my local teams, Tooting and Mitcham and Chelsea.
My first visit to Stamford Bridge was at the age of 14 when Tooting reached the final of the London Challenge Cup. The later rounds meant your team playing against professional reserve sides and we lost to Chelsea 2-1 in the final after a very close match.
Well, to this Saturday; I have a strange feeling that Chelsea’s fantastic home record is about to be ended. If not, let’s hope for a replay, when I should be fit enough to get to the Galpharm.
On a final sour note, could not have someone in the ticket office have checked how many were waiting outside the other day for the final ticket distribution. One of our sons and our grandson were among the disappointed people who did not obtain a ticket! Is it correct that someone had six tickets? If so there should have been a limit and even handed distribution.