Monday, 27 April 2009

All set for Sunday

Fascinating game at Carrow Road this evening. Despite lots of Norwich huff and puff, Reading struck the killer goal after 71 minutes and a second six minutes later to set-up nail-biting finishes for both sets of fans on Sunday. Norwich must now win at the Valley and hope that Barnsley get nowt at Plymouth. I just can't see it. 

Reading, meanwhile, find themselves three points behind second-placed Birmingham with a superior goal-difference and face them at the Mad Stad on Sunday. A win there might still not be enough for Reading if Sheffield United can win at Palace. With all the drama at both ends of the table it promises to be a memorable last day of the season. It's just such a pity that our own fate has been sealed. Fingers-crossed then for a big annoucement.

I tried to buy three season tickets today was turned back at the office. I am adding an U11 to the two I already have and they insist on seeing proof of age. I will have to return at a later date but am left puzzling over why they need it. He is 8 years old and won't pass for 11+ anytime next year. It's not as if he'd be allowed in without question if he was six foot tall with a beard. If anyone wanted to fiddle it I am sure they could get the ID - it's still the person coming through the turnstile that provides the check? Suggestions on a postcard.....

4 comments:

Suze said...

It's good to see you're trying to add to the season ticket holders for next season though.
Sometimes the rules can be taken a little to extreme...
And Sunday should be interesting...let's hope Norwich are counting eggs and not chickens...

Anonymous said...

The people setting the rules a) dont know your young friend, and b) they have to try to set rules which work in all scenarios. What if he as a small 12 year old, on your reasoning he could get in at the lower cost all year. These things are frustrating, but sometimes we have to accept them.

Dave said...

Anon - If I wanted to cheat, I could get the appropriate ID. The real check is still on him going through the turnstile. For the few people that this might deter, it inconveniences the majority and (if my experience is anything to go by), slows revenue into the club and, arguably, costs us as many renewals as the fraudulent ones it might be stopping. Dave.

Dave said...

Suze - I've just come across "all in a day." More on than another time, but I note you are living (and moving) in Norfolk, so Sunday should have some added interest for you? Dave.