Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Fakers

Was just reading through some of the reaction the England's Ashes win and found this comment left on the BBC site.

You only have to look at the headlines from the press after the first Test to see what fair-weathered fans most the country are: "You bunch of drips" - The Mirror; "Vaughan again losers" - The Sun. I guarantee the majority of those stood out in London never saw a whole cricket match before in their lives - most probably didn't even watch the first Test.

As much as I appreciate the efforts of those people who stepped out of their office this week to have a wave at the triumphant England team, i am also left wondering where the hell 500,000 English cricket fans came from. I should probably be pleased that so many new people have got into cricket and that the game has had a positive impact on so many people's lives over the summer, but for some reason I don't feel that way.

Perhaps it is jealousy that i couldn't be in London to see the team come through on the bus, but i think mainly it is the way that so many people have just jumped on the cricketing band wagon this summer. It reminds me of the couple of years that Gillingham FC got into playoff finals and all of a sudden there were 25,000 people trying to get a ticket to the game when normally Gillingham's ground wouldn't have sold out if they had been playing a friendly against Brazil!!

As i said, i don't know what it is that bothers me about this whole thing - no Bradfieldses were harmed during the celebrations in London. Something just makes me a little p*ssed about it and I needed to get it off my chest.

Glory hunters, students and the unemployed take to the streets


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Jimbo said...

Mandy, I believe you to be a twat.

Further more I suspect you are not a real and proper cricket fan. I've been there since day one supporting England United right from the early days when the wicket stumps used to be made out of wood. Hard core, you know the score.

Or do you?