Wembley Wembley Wembley
city football club managed to get to the FA vase trophy final, which meant that they would play Totton AFC at the new Wembley
stadium. Although I’m not a regular Truro city football club follower I thought it would be a great chance to see the
new Wembley stadium that every one was talking about, while giving support to one of our Cornish football teams. So me and
3 friends left the stones at 6 45 am on the 13th of May, and drove
to Bristol park way where we caught the train into Paddington
station, there we caught the tube to Wembley stadium.
we were walking to the stadium there was an absolute down pour with a huge clap of thunder and a flash of lightning, I thought
to myself won’t be long until we are in the stadium and out of the rain.
walked up over the ramp way and on towards the stadium it seemed to keep growing in size, the closer we got to it, and then we were there standing outside the magnificent stadium it was like a castle, but a 21st
century castle all metal and concrete it was amazing. We met a couple of other people from St Merryn, and then went in. once
inside we decided to have a bite to eat and a drink, I wont go into the prices to much but if we had stayed for tea I would
have had to re mortgage the stones lets say it wasn’t cheap. Well we decided to get to our seats and wait for the football
to start we walked through the tunnel and ……………. Wow what a sight it was wondrous a fantastic
view a 90 thousand all seater stadium the whole arena was astounding, we had front row seats and as we walked down to the
front we felt water splashing on our heads, we took our seats it was pouring down, I said to my friend about the rain and
why haven’t they pulled the roof over, he said, ROOF, they haven’t got a roof, well I was flabbergasted, what 900 million pounds and they didn’t
put a roof on, what sort of climate do they think we live in, its hardly Arizona.
onto the football Truro city came onto the field and all the Cornish people cheered, there were about 30,000 people there
a lot of them were Cornish and they were in fine voice with shouts of, OGGY OGGY OGGY, OI OI OI it was a great atmosphere,
we all joined in with the Mexican wave and spirits were high, but then Totton scored and the mood changed the Cornish support
went quiet and there was a thought of losing, my friend next to me started blaming the Ref, calling him a few odd names but
as half time approached Truro scored and they went into the break all even. In the 2nd half Truro pushed forward and scored twice more it finished 3 – 1 and we left happy. It
was a great day for us and Truro, but a sour note would have to be the roof or lack of it, its no good building a castle for
90,000 people when 5,000 of them are sitting in the moat, it gave me a bad vibe and I think that it won’t be a winning
place for England until they build a roof on the castle of sport, I hope I’m wrong, only time will tell.