My daughter informed me the other day that my nine year old grandson had won a “tickets for schools” voucher.
I didn’t think too much of it, as to be honest, I didn’t think he’d be arsed to bother taking it up.
He’s a typical kid, caught up in all the latest gaming stuff, where footy quite doesn’t cut it.
Imagine my surprise then, when I get a text from the nipper asking me if I’ll take him to a game.
Having been someone who advocates boycotting because of prices, I couldn’t turn this down, whatever the cost.
It’s the chance to get the Villa into the blood of one of my own, after all, isn’t it?
So there you go; after a right bloody rigmarole (I was previously registered, but my credentials didn’t work, so I had to re-register) we’re going to the Man City game and we’ll be in K4.
Well, I couldn’t do the family area, could I?
If you’re going to blood a nine year old, it has to be where it’s happening, imo.
The freebie ticket will be handed back.
I wanted to take him to Arsenal too, but I’m struggling on that one, as you need a buying history.
The whole thing is quite pathetic.
I won’t even mention the fact that it’s costing the best part of £60 to go and watch this game.
Oh sorry, I just have done.
Absolute joke and how you regulars do it is beyond me.
Whatever, the point is, if my nipper is now interested, perhaps we should be too.
My interest is now momentarily aroused, in a serious way.
And while you might not have the same incentive as me, maybe some serious support is in order?