30 May 2016

Saturday

A statue of Bobby Moore stands at the top of Wembley Way. For those of you who do not know, Bobby Moore captained England to their World Cup victory in 1966. On Saturday, he was looking out upon the Yorkshire invasion - two armies - one dressed in amber and black and the other in blue and white.

Below - a father and son wait on the concourse before entering the stadium. As you can see the father is dressed in a rather fetching tiger print "onesie" which is identical to the one that I often wear when rambling in Derbyshire.
As we waited by the Bobby Moore statue, a TV presenter appeared nearby with her team. She is called Kelly Cates and she is the daughter of Scottish footballing legend Kenny Dalglish. She presents the Channel 5 show "Football League Tonight" which is blogger Steve Reed's favourite show. She's a nice woman but I was with my wife so I had to spurn Kelly's thinly-disguised advances. It's probably my aftershave that does it.
After the game, our team climbed the Wembley steps to receive the Play-Off Final Trophy and cunningly I snapped this picture of one of the stadium's giant screens. There's Big Harry Maguire with the trophy in his hands and to his left there's the manager's son - Alex Bruce. It is a very happy scene.
After receiving the trophy, our lads went back down to the pitch where they were snapped by dozens of photographers amidst flames, streamers and glitter. And  as Sheffield Wednesday's 40,000 fans vacated the stadium in disappointment, Hull City's supporters were left singing Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You". It is the closest thing we have got to a club song.
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand,
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you

20 comments:

  1. Not a bad song to have as a club song. I'm glad you had a great weekend...and that your team was successful.

    Make sure you're on high alert when out and about roaming in your tiger onsie, Yorkie...someone might mistake you for the real thing...but then again...maybe not. To be on the safe side, though, try a Panda onsie instead...just to be sure, to be sure. ;)

    The first battle between Queensland and New South Wales in the State of Origin matches (three in all) - is on tomorrow night (Wednesday. Rugby League, of course...the greatest game of all!! And, of course, I'll be barracking for Queensland...Go the Mighty Maroons!!!

    y the time the final bell goes I'll be maroon in the face from holding my breath from now until then!!

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    1. Will you be wearing your kangaroo onesie? That pouch at the front must be very handy for storing tissues - just in case NSW win!

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    2. Between 2006 and 2013 Queensland won every series. New South Wales reclaimed the shield in 2014, putting an end to their opposition's record of eight series wins in a row. Queensland reclaimed the Shield in 2015.

      The competition has been played annually since 1980 between Queensland, known as the Maroons, and New South Wales, known as the Blues. Overall, the win count stands in favor of Queensland with 23 wins to 13.

      I'm hoping we win the 2016 series, too...onsie or no onsie. I've never owned a onsie...and I doubt very much I ever will! lol

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    3. Go to:-
      http://www.animalsuits.com.au/shop/kangaroo-onesie/
      Only $74.95 AUS. You would look so cool driving to the supermarket in that onesie and you could lounge around the house in it too. Up The Maroons!

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    4. Yeah, sure! I could make one out of an old blanket for nothing! I can think of far better things on which to spend $75, Yorkie...and a onsie isn't one of them!

      How much did you pay for yours? I'll trade you a real kangaroo for it...and then you could sit in its pouch and the roo could take you about. You'd save money on Clint's fuel and in the meantime take some of the pressure of your hip! ;)

      Just a thought....

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    5. I doubt that a roo's pouch would be big enough for me but the concept is attractive.

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  2. And the day after you're still thrilled with the win. Great feeling.

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    1. I am thinking of changing the name of this blog to "The Tigers' Tale" and only blogging about Hull City from now on.

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  3. Oh happy day! And day after. Congratulations to your team.

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    1. If you would like to order some Hull City ladies' leisure wear, go to:-
      http://www.tigerleisure.com/for-her/

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  4. It seems a bit churlish to ask why Hull Tigers when they have just annihilated the whole world. Hull Halibuts would be very apt and has a good ring to it.

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    1. Cheeky monkey! "The Tigers" is the best nickname of any club in England and we have got it. Call Grimsby Town the Halibuts if you like... "Sing when you're fishing! You only sing when you're fishing!"

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    2. The song is perfect but aren't the words a bit soft for such a hard game.
      Tigers are an endangered species. Halibut may be as well.

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    3. Endangered = Special.

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  5. "Football League Tonight" IS my favorite show, but only for beefcake purposes.

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    1. Beefcake? You need to watch a cookery show Steve.

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  6. So are congratulations in order then?

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    1. Yes they are Mrs Weaver. My team beat Sheffield Wednesday by a goal to nil so that made Hull City the winners of the match. I hope that I have explained that clearly enough.

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  7. On his next walk, YP will be the one wearing a Panda onesie, and turning cartwheels - all the way !!

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    1. Panda? No way! My tiger onesie CG but I shall be doing cartwheels.

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