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Thursday, 14 August 2008

Tuesday 12th Aug 08
Chester away: Carling Cup 1st round.
It's 3.30pm and our travel arrangements have just been thrown into confusion. The Happy Chocker has just arrived home from work to find his son, The Quiet One, out on trip with Nana neither of them with a mobile and our departure time of 4pm fast approaching. When I arrive at 3.55pm The less than happy chocker is pacing up and down outside his house waiting for the prodigal son to return. Luckily within a minute Nana and the Quiet One appear around the corner. "Why are you setting off so early to go to Leeds anyhow? Nana enquires. needless to say this did nothing to destress the Happy Chocker!
So with Chester losing 6.0 at the weekend and Leeds winning well at Scunny plus that fact we are playing our strongest side there should be no problems advancing to round 2..........apart from the fact that our cup record has never been good and lately has been frankly abysmal (Hereford, Bury etc etc)
The car journey to Chester was eventful in that we seemed to go through all 4 seasons twice during the trek across the M62 and M56, at one time 4" of hailstones were standing on the motorway. Once there, via a slight detour, we feast on pre packed sandwiches whilst the Quiet One devours a sumptous burger followed by blackberries found in the hedgerow on the way to the ground. The ground is what an estate agent would call "compact" and I would say is a bit smaller than Harrogate Town's but it's tidy and the pitch looks good.
Conversation before the match centred around the mismatch of the century looming.........Jermaine Beckford up against Paul Butler. It reminded me of Richard Dunn fighting Muhammed Ali you winced in anticipation before any action happened and sure enough the start of the massacre took only 2 minutes as JB left Mr Butler for dead and sneaked the first of three goals he would plunder in the first 35 minutes. As Leeds went onto kill the match by half time the banter between the two sets of fans began to warm up. A rather large and wobbly Chester fan was making his way towards the burger stall when he was regaled by the lady near me with her own little ditty "get yer tits out for the lads" and "Your tits are bigger than mine"
Much laughter followed from the surrounding Leeds fans and for that matter some Chester the aforementioned Lady was added to our "character list" and renamed Dolly Parton. Will bring further sightings and songs from her as the season progresses.
In the second half the match fizzled out understandbly and we were left to travel home arriving just as the clock struck midnight reflecting on a job well done and a passage into the 2nd round.
The first home game against Oldham is next and hopefully a decent crowd.

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