HERE WE GO AGAIN..
It`s really quite extraordinary. Here we are in the very first week of August and a full programme of Football League matches kicked off yesterday; well, Friday evening to be precise, with more games today, tomorrow and Tuesday and quite probably each and every day until next May.
Anyway, we here in Snopper Street have had our involvement already with my next door neighbour`s newly promoted Gillingham going down at home to a late goal by visitors Colchester - a portent of things to come now that my neighbour has invested in a season ticket? For his sake, I hope not.
The highlight for us here in Snopper Towers, now we`re Robins fans, was our street`s pacy flanker Scott Wagstaff, making his home league début for his new club, Bristol City, and scoring the opener in a 2-2 draw against Bradford City. He is shown above just after scoring his deftly taken goal, which was followed up by a return of his trademark celebration - The Brick. Here it is:-
As can be seen from the above clip, this remarkable contortion involves running to the touchline and falling down flat on his back whilst his joyous team mates then fall down on top of him. The Brick, as featured on TV and with an in depth analysis on Talksport, clearly has marketing potential so let`s hope that yesterday`s season opener is just the start of a happy and productive stay at Ashton Gate for our street`s local hero, whose post match interview can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9grh3pvxmA. Fame at last?