May 06, 2007
Horse 756 - Emotional Swings and Roundabouts
This is the last day of the regular season in League One. I guarantee that tonight will be a roller-coaster of emotion whilst watching and hoping for certain results to fall the right direction.
Scunthorpe 88 - Champions and guaranteed to go up.
Bristol City 82
Nottingham Forest 81
Whoever finishes 2nd will go up automatically but they other will meet in the playoffs. I need both Bristol and Forest to lose. I have the BBC World Service on and the "Live Scores" window open on Soccernet.
Bristol City 1 - Rotherham 0 - ugh
Swansea 0 - Blackpool 1 - Yay
Swansea 1 - Blackpool 1 - Errr
Swansea 2 - Blackpool 1 - Awwww
Swansea 2 - Blackpool 2 - Yay - we're back in it
Swansea 3 - Blackpool 2 - What?!
Bristol City 2 - Rotherham 0 - Noooo
Bristol City 3 - Rotherham 0 - Noooo
Bristol City 3 - Rotherham 1 - C'mon Rotherham
Swansea 3 - Blackpool 3 - Yessss... equalised!
Nottingham Forest 0 - Crewe 0 - So long as it stays that way.
Swansea 3 - Blackpool 4 - Four! When have they ever scored four? It's a good thing though.
Wrexham 1 - Boston Utd 1 - Does this means that Boston fall out of the League?
Scunthorpe 1 - Carlisle 0 - Bit irrelevant that - they're going up anyway.
Scunthorpe 2 - Carlisle 0 - ...and they're going to be on television next year BJD
Fulham 0 - Liverpool 0 - Usually I'd care, but I'm watching the fate of Blackpool today.
Nottingham Forest 0 - Crewe 0 - Penalty SAVED at Forest. So long as it stays that way.
Scunthorpe 3 - Carlisle 0 - And they're champions as well...
Fulham 1 - Liverpool 0 - But he was OFFSIDE! (yes I do still care a bit)
Catalans 28 - Harlequins 18 - ?? Oh it's Rugby League, SHUT UP!!!
Blackburn Rovers 2 - Newcastle 0 - Steve wasn't happy about this.
Shrewsbury 2 - Grimbsy Town 1 - At Gay Meadow... tee hee hee... gay meadow. La las
Swansea 3 - Blackpool 5 - FIVE. Woo Hoo. Despite this they still will have to playoff as it stands
80 min - I'm not hopeful that Rotherham can score 3 against Scunthorpe
Wrexham 2 - Boston Utd 1 - Boston are exiting the league today... I feel bad for them.
Swansea 3 - Blackpool 6 - SIX and they still aren't going up?! This isn't fair.
Wrexham 3 - Boston Utd 1 - Wrexham are rubbing their noses in it now.
92 Minutes now... it's pretty much over now.
FINAL Wrexham 3 - Boston Utd 1 - Boston Utd trudge off down the tunnel and back to the Conference.
FINAL Swansea 3 - Blackpool 6 - I wish I'd seen six goals today.
FINAL Nottingham Forest 0 - Crewe 0 - Not that important really.
FINAL Bristol City 3 - Rotherham 1 - Bristol go up.
Scunthorpe 91 - Automatic Promotion as Champions
Bristol City 85 - City are promoted
Nottingham Forest 82
I guess Blackpool has to settle for the playoffs. Six goals is encouraging though.
Rugby League fans never go through anything like this. You can't get promoted in a single league, neither can you get relegated either. Would they watch screens of text at 2am? I doubt it. It is true, the football fan is a strange breed. We're long suffering and often stay up to stupid o'clock for news.
The last comfort for tonight was hearing "This is the BBC World Service, calling the world from London. It's 17 hours BST and 16 hours GMT." I go to sleep tonight maybe not overly happy, but this is the first time in a long time that I've sat through promotion commentary.
Posted by Rollo at 01:17