Me and my son flew from East Midlands. I had written down all the details of our hotel on a piece of paper. In the departure lounge we started supping and we were sat with the sports journalist for some rag who was covering Bolton Wanderers.We flew from Teeside
Cisse the most exciting signing in my SAFC supporting life - BOOM.One of my favourite pre season friendlies was forest away in 2008. Think we won one nil. We'd just survived our first season up thanks to Chopra, mcshane, nyron, etc.
Then we went and signed malbranque, cisse, teenu tanio etc
We were in the big boys league now.
Was away on holiday in Greece when the step son texted to say we'd signed him. Didn't understand at first but then realised who it was and squealed like a pig. Fuckers on the beach must of thought I was mentally ill.I fyuckin loved him
Loved his pace and power
Loved his aggression
Loved his important goals
Are you sure that you weren't just excited at the time and your memory is actually hindsight? He attracted bennt, Cana Gyan etc... He shopped in harrods then dismantled that for a spending spree in Presto.I remember him saying and thinking he might be under-estimating how difficult it is to attractive top players to the club
It's like that at St James's as well. All the chubby lads stopping every 30 seconds in need of oxygen!Alround great few days. Biggest laugh for me was seeing our less fit fans emergin g from the mammoth stair climb into the arena, looking relieved and knackered, then realising they had another 59 steps to climb and just slumping onto the access steps. You had to be there I suppose
Just before Going through turnstiles and everybody searched, my Mrs opened her bag and this security guard said come with me, took us further round the Stadium and took us through a private door into a lift and straight to the top floor. Walked us round the concourse and through another couple of locked doors and we were then in the away section and watched everybody else staggering up the stairs all the way to the top tier. Why because she had an asthma puffer in her bag. Love the Dutch me. Question is would that happen at St James Park where the number of steps are probably similar ?Alround great few days. Biggest laugh for me was seeing our less fit fans emergin g from the mammoth stair climb into the arena, looking relieved and knackered, then realising they had another 59 steps to climb and just slumping onto the access steps. You had to be there I suppose