Wednesday, 2 March 2011

From Glebe Park to the Emirates

Pat Walker
Last night's game between Dumbarton and Brechin City at Glebe Park was a really good muscle-and-guts affair. Getting pitch-side by the famous 'hedge' on a cold night have you a real feel for how much effort and intensity was being displayed by the Sons - together with quite a bit of pace and skill, given the (lack of) quality of the muddy, lumpy pitch. There were mistakes as well as moments of inspiration, of course; and six goals. It was a great evening and a four-hour round trip for the Edinburgh contingent... five-and-a-bit for me, given the additional bus back to Leith.

Tonight, by contrast (and it will be a huge one!), I'm down in London at the majestic Emirates Stadium, watching Leyton Orient seeking to make the most of their FA Cup Fifth Round replay with the mighty Arsenal - smarting from their Carling Cup Final defeat to Birmingham City. This too will be quite an occasion, and hopefully quite a match.

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