Tomorrow London will be invaded by two armies of Yorkshire folk. In blue and white garb, there will be 40,000 Sheffield Wednesday supporters and in black and amber attire around 30.000 Hull City fans.
We will be there to watch one of the most lucrative single games in world sport - The Championship play-off final. The winners will be promoted to The Premier League, receiving a financial reward of up to £200 million. There's a lot at stake and having been a Hull City supporter for well over fifty years, I am naturally very hopeful that our lads will win the day. This despite the fact that I have lived in Sheffield since 1978 and know plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Along with Shirley and our grown up son Ian, we shall be setting off at 8.30 tomorrow morning. Ian has at last secured a new job in the capital so we will be depositing his luggage at his lodgings in Highbury before travelling on to Wembley. The kick-off is at 5pm.
|He's magic you know|
And now I have a special request. I know that not all visitors to this blog are Hull City supporters or even football fans. Bizarrely, some of you may actively hate football. Nevertheless, I am asking all visitors - including Graham, Adrian, Uncle Bob and Meike - to pray for a Hull City victory. I am even asking Manchester City fan Ian, Lumberjack Red from Red Deer, Coppa's Girl, Carol in Cairns, Mama Thyme in Colorado, Jan in Florida and Jan in California, Washington State Hilly, Yankee Steve in Darkest London, Welsh John and The English Prof, Tamborine Lee, Daleswoman Mrs Weaver and Mary Zed, Jennifer in South Carolina and Good Ol' Brian in Tortosa. Yes I am asking you all to pray for a Hull City victory.
Please kneel down with palms together and recite this humble prayer with me:-
Please forgive me for my sins oh eternal father. I know that you are the master of all things and I like you very much. I shall trespass no more if you could just do one little thing for me. Don't worry oh mighty one, I am not asking to walk on water or for world peace. All I want is this one teeny weeny favour - for Hull City to beat Sheffield Wednesday in The Championship play-off final. I thank you Lord and praise you and apologise for my previous doubts for thine is the kingdom and please make Hull City win.
P.S. Winning The National Lottery jackpot would also be most welcome if you are not too busy.