It’s a big day for me today.

I’m off to Wembley Stadium for the first time ever, with my old mate Rich, to see my beloved Spurs play European Champions Real Madrid.

Until the away leg two weeks ago, I had no real hopes at all of us getting anything out of either game, but a frankly heroic draw away from home gives me just the slightest glimmer of hope that tonight may be something special.

At the very least, after tonight I will be able to say that I’ve seen one or all of the following (injuries permitting) play: Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli, Harry Kane.

Two songs whose titles sum up how I feel today. Firstly, an obvious one:


The Candyskins – Wembley

And then, from a much maligned, wrongly so in my opinion, album:

R.E.M. - UP - Front

R.E.M. – Hope

COYS as they say on that there Twitter.

If I go all quiet and moody after tonight, you’ll know why.

More soon.

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18 thoughts on “Wem-ber-ley”

  1. You seemed to miss Kane on Saturday. Hopefully your boys will bounce back tonight. That was a cracking result at the Bernabéu, fingers crossed you get the same or better this time. My lot play a team no one ever heard of until we hammered them 7-0 a fortnight ago. Typically, at home, we’ll probably make it way more difficult than it ought to be.

    Hope is my favourite track off ‘Up’, one of my fave R.E.M. songs of the post-Berry years in fact. Completely different to anything else they’d tried up to that point, though the melody is a total rip-off of Suzanne by Leonard Cohen.

    1. Best striker in the Prem, we were bound to miss him. Same for your boys that he played the weekend before, eh?

      Agreed re: Hope, and thank you! It’s done my head in for years trying to work that out!

  2. At least you’ll be allowed to wear a belt whilst you’re watching the game. I’m surprised City’s Marketing Dept. haven’t rushed out MCFC braces and dungarees for those travelling to Naples

  3. You deservedly bounced us to 2nd on the ITV highlights programme – really good night for all 3 English sides in action. It was lovely to see the expression on “CR7″‘s face as he left the pitch.

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