The World Cup And the Return Of Premier League
Here's hoping you all had a great Christmas and are all fully recovered from the holiday period.
First of all we had the final stages of the World Cup. To be honest with you all I never expected England to even get out of the group stage, but we did. Eventually we ended up having to play France and then it was another case of us not being able to convert penalties in a major tournament. How different would it have been if we had scored that penalty? But we are England and we just can't score them, so another miserable end to a tournament for us and we now have to wait for the Euro's. But at least we've kept our man Gareth in charge.
I must admit after we went out I sort of lost interest but the Final was a great match and i'm pleased that Argentina won, if only to see Lionel Messi now has a World Cup winners medal to add to his collection. What a player, in my opinion the best player in the world at this time.
As the year ended we heard the very sad news that Pele had passed away, who in my opinion must be the greatest player of all time. I can remember watching him in the 1970 World Cup and it was a privilege to see him play. RIP the King.
So the Premier League has returned and our first game was against Fulham at home which I had to miss due to having covid, first home game I have missed for years, but then again I don't think I actually 'missed' anything. I did manage to watch it on Amazon Prime but really wish I hadn't.
Thankfully I tested clear of Covid a couple of days later and was still able to go to Bournemouth. I had arranged to drive down with our Press and Player Liaison Officer Lyndsey, so off we went. The drive down was fine and so easy to park there.
Thought we played them off the park and the result could have been a lot bigger, it was so good to see Jordan Ayew back on the score sheet. Obviously the drive back home was great, we had the 3 points and it's always a better feeling then.
So all that remains for me to say is, I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope to see lots of you at some time soon at the Palace.
CPFC DSA Chairman