bobo the clown wrote:
I arrived last evening rather early so went for a wander & round by the main entrance saw a mob of people so, what do you do when you see that ? I joined it.
With the camera's & press there too it was obvious that they were preparing for the Moo's arrival. After about 10m a bit of shuffling occurred by the security & meeja & then a white mini-bus drew up. I got a great feeling of almost childlike anticipation as a few people exited the bus (it seems he has an 'entourage' now, maybe he always did or maybe some were the media company he's signed to) & then from the rear came the man himself. He is, it's clear, a naturally shy person. He smiled, waved a tiny bit as he covered to 20 yards or so at serious pace ... & was was gone. All in about 5 seconds.
I admit to small sense of disappointment as it took so short a time. Even a slightly slower pace would have given people chance to take in the moment a little better. Then I grew up & thought of what pressure he is & has been under & how wonderful it was he was there at all. He has to deal with all this in any way which best suits him.
Certainly, again, on the pitch he was simply overwhelmed and while in my dreams I had him making a small speech if that's not him, it isn't.
He's taken a bit mental step to return. His face when we equalised was a picture & if he was later to be disappointed the much used phrase that "this puts football into perspective" was, once again, proven last night.
What did they fit him with? Is it just me hoping he might be the new Steve Austin?