May 28, 2007

Horse 764 - We're Going Up!

Yeovil Town 0 - Blackpool 2

Goals in each half from Robbie Williams and Keigan Parker sealed Blackpool's return to the second tier of English football after a 29-year exile with a win over Yeovil in the League One play-off final. As well as sealing promotion to the Championship, Blackpool's victory was their 10th on the trot - breaking a club record that had stood for 70 years.

Considering that this was only a League One promotion match, it's staggering to think that 59,313 people made the trip to Wembley.

What this means is that next season there'll be two derby matches against my second most hated club, Preston North End and another pair of fixtures against my friend Mark's team, Southampton. I severely hope that Foxtel are able to wrangle TV rights, because if they can it will mean that for the first time in my life, they'll actually appear on television.

Considering Sydney's exit from the Asian Champions League and Liverpool's loss in the final of the European Champions League, perhaps the cruel mistress of the round ball has decided to dangle one thread of sacchrin; that for the moment is all the sweetness I'll get I fear, for the next few months apart from the odd international, the year is over. Living in a world where dates have slashes is so strange.

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