My Day at the Match – WBA (A), April 21st 2018

My Day at the Match – WBA (A), April 21st 2018
April 23, 2018 Chris Rowland

 

By TTT Subscriber Jonathan Davies. 

“Oi Jono, I’ve got 4 tickets for the West Brom game mate, knobhead let me down after I got the tickets, y’am fancy coming?”

Hell yes, how many and how much?

Two days and £98 later the tickets arrive, West Brom v Liverpool five days before my 41st birthday. My wife pays for an early birthday treat and my boys get to watch their new hero for the first time; the Egyptian King Salah and my Mrs gets to swoon over Jurgy.

My last game was Rubin Kazan, October 2015. Living in Mid-Wales and not part of any supporters group, getting tickets isn’t always easy, it’s always been easier getting midweek European games than weekend league fixtures – usually as my mate lends me his season ticket. My last Premier League game was a 2-1 win over Blackburn in October 2010 – the week the club were saved by NESV. If I remember correctly, Skrtel played at right-back and the legendary Paul Konchesky left-back – whatever happened to him….

This is also my first game watching as an away fan and have a slight nervousness about it as I don’t really know what to expect, I have no idea where we park or what the atmosphere will be like.  Luckily Bob is an LFC supporting Brummie, so knows the area well.

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