Football ups, downs and a great Social evening
So what a great start to the month, with a trip to West Ham Away on the first Saturday.
A nice little local trip and boy am I glad that I went! We played some great football and I was quite content to come away with the draw. Then in the 94th minute Michael Olise takes a left footed shot from the corner of the box, it takes a deflection and loops up ending up in the back of the net. It's 2-1, Palace sending all of us away fans crazy with a very enjoyable journey home.
Next up it was Newcastle in the EFL Cup. It's not a game I went to as I find the long distances too much these days. The game ended 0-0 and it was down to Penalties, which I'm afraid to say Newcastle won 3-2. But let's look on the bright side, we still haven't lost there in a 90 minute game, even though all the pundits said we would.
So our last league game before the World Cup break was Nottingham Forest away. I believe we haven't played there for about 20 odd years so this was one I wasn't gonna miss. Unfortunately Wilf had a penalty in the first half which hit the post and rolled out of play. If only he had scored that, I genuinely think the result would have been a lot better. But then in the second half Forest came out much the better side and won the game 1-0 with a goal by Morgan Gibbs-White. Unfortunately this meant we did not claim 6th place in the table but ended up 11th going into the World Cup break. Overall I think 19 points isn't bad by Christmas and I look forward to Boxing Day ay Home to Fulham.
With the World Cup starting that meant no trips to Selhurst Park for a while so to make up for this We decided to hold our first DSA Social Evening on the 19th. It was a great evening with 135 of you all in attendance.
There were 4 speakers in all being, Nicola Gibbons, our Disability Liaison Officer, Liam Bird from Level Playing Fields, Ben Perryman from the CPFC Foundation and of course our Patron Julian Speroni. My thanks must go to all of them for coming along and speaking. I'd would also like to thank all the Committee for all their hard work in getting this organised as well as everyone who came along on the night.
The evening started off with a bit of background music and a chance to visit the Changing rooms and Manager's room.
Hopefully everyone got some great photos but if not check out our Website at https://www.cpfcdsa.org/photos-cpfc-dsa-social-evening-2022, theres some really good photos on there. This was followed by a quiz which I'm sure everyone enjoyed. The winning team received a free drink from the Bar.
The evening ended with a raffle which included some great prizes, including a stadium tour, a signed shirt which were both donated by the Club. The top prize was Two VIP Tickets for the Newcastle Game on the 21st January, which were donated by Socias, the Club's sponsor.
This prize was won by Steven and Edward Chubb and I know they are both really looking forward to the VIP experience. Needless to say it was a very successful evening and we are already working on the next one.
All that is left for me to do is wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, but I hope to see a few of you on Boxing Day at the Fulham Game.
Merry Xmas from all of the Committee and enjoy The World Cup.