Sunday, July 29, 2007


My six year old and I went - along with a school friend and his Dad - to the inaugral Emirates Cup yesterday to see Valencia beat Inter Milan 2-0, and Arsenal come through 2-1 against Paris Saint Germain.

It was a fine old day. The new stadium is a slick operation, and although it is in North London we got to Finsbury Park on the tube in under 40 minutes.

The New Ninja Bomber is now a confirmed gooner.

I can remember my Dad taking me to see a Wales England football game at Ninian Park at a similar sort of age and I've a very clear memory of seeing Bobby Charlton score. Apart from that details are hazy, but I've still got a real and warm feeling for the texture of the day. Fingers crossed, Ben will preserve something similar from our jaunt.

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