Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Social club artefact Wednesday - Social Club entrance
Sure it was a bit dank and the carpet needed replacing, but it was our place. And now for over five and a half years we've had no place. I understand that some of that time was unavoidable, I understand that previous governments and their departments played hardball. But I thought the new government was supposed to sort all this out. They told us so. The club told us so. And yet here we are, still. What the hell is going on? The club exists for four hours every second week during 26 odd weeks of the year. Outside of that time, we don't exist as a tangible club. The plebs sit out in the cold, and get rushed out five minutes after a game is finished, while the only people who get reliable access to the heavy hitters, even if it's only for a friendly chat, are the people in the sponsors boxes. The players we get to know only through social media and via official club avenues, and hasn't that worked out well?