Monday, 20 December 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

It's certainly been a frustrating last 10 days hasn't it?

Defeat to Radcliffe in the last minute followed up with a Cup defeat at Newcastle as Chester suffered their first back to back defeats since reformation, and with the cold grip on the country tightening every day, the chance to bounce back at Curzon Ashton was whipped away from us with the landing of the snow on an already icy surface in Manchester.

At the time when the message came through that the game was called off, I was in Chester at the time battling through heavy snowflakes, so the right decision was made I think.

When will we get to see the Blues in action again then???

Well, the traditional Boxing Day fixture is moved back a day this time round as Christmas Day falls on the Saturday this year, but we'll be hoping to get back to winning ways next week against Durham City, I've got good feelings about that game, and think we may well see some goals flowing that day as we aim to get back on the promotion track - well here's hoping for some festive cheer!

I've just looked at the long range forecast, and it seems that on Sunday there is going to be some heavy snow, so it could well be in the balance again, although the covers are on the pitch and hopefully these silly temperatures will reduce over the next couple of days, and get back towards the plusses rather than the minuses.

Looking around at some of the football action that has been played over the weekend was quite funny, the player in Spain who went down like a sack of spuds when a snowball was launched from the stand, only to land on the actual matchball the player was holding prior to taking a throw - the spray from the snow hitting the ball went into the players face, and he went down as though he'd been shot by a sniper in the stand - unbelievable!

I noticed too that later in the same game, the players had a set to with the TV cameraman, with lots of pushing and shoving going on - would love to know what was said there!

The lack of football has been compensated a little by the arrival of the Darts World Championship and the continuing saga of the Ashes, so all is not lost but I tell you what, I'm just desperate to see a Chester game at the moment!

Now, back to that Christmas CD...Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

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