I have just got my tickets for my first competitive match of the season.
Manchester United v Debrecen in the Champions League 3rd Round Qualifier next week? No.
Away tickets for Everton v Manchester United in the opening game of the Premiership on 13th August? No.
My local team, Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town tomorrow in League One? No.
I am starting my football season off at 3pm on Saturday 13th August at Harrison Park, home of Leek County School Old Boys. My tickets are costing me £6 each, and my mum, Maddie and I are off to see the first competitive game of FC United of Manchester, the supporters club set up in response to the Malcolm Glazer takeover of Manchester United Plc.
I am really looking forward to it. Poor little Leek CSOB (average crowd just over 100) have had to make the match all ticket in anticipation of a 3000 sell-out. It will be the biggest game in their history. They will make more money on that day than they ordinarily do in a full season. Bless them, they have even posted a list of pubs nearby that will be showing the "proper" United game at 12.45pm.
I'll post some pictures and a report when I get back from the game. It promises to be brilliant.
(and then the following week I will be at Old Trafford for our game against Aston Villa, don't think that I have turned my back on the club full time for a flirtation with the new team...!)