Or at least it is between the months of August through to May. The rest of the time I may feel able to write about something other than a not especially successful football team.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The Birds! The Birds!
Football team saved by the birds.
Starlings to be precise.
More observant callers to this place may have noted my lot have been shocking at home all season. We knew why this was. It was not the managers fault. It was not the players fault*. It was not even my fault for going through my unlucky turnstile door. No - the problem has definitely been the absence of our starlings.
They used to be regular visitors and when they were swooping around in the sky above the stadium 1) we had something decent to watch, and 2) we always seemed to win. The absence of the starlings has been causing us serious concern. Had Peterborough United fans possibly lured them away with the promise of endless supplies of cake crumbs?
Yesterday the starlings returned.
We didn't dare get our hopes up when the first smallish flock was spotted. Were they there in sufficient numbers for the spell to work? But as we all watched, and I do believe we were all watching the sky rather than any thing going on on the pitch, more returned - many, many more...and suddenly - spectacularly - they split into seven flocks and it was so amazing we all cheered.
Twenty seconds later....
Yes, twenty seconds later....
The reason I know it to be 20 seconds is that I have just watched a video on You Tube of the very display to which I just referred. SLIGHTLY tragic that the entertainment was so poor on the pitch that the guy with his phone video started filming the starlings but it does seem to offer conclusive proof that the starlings are the Cobblers lucky mascots!
Superstitious? Moi? Mate! I have seen the evidence!
Formerly known as Just Jane, but with a blog move carried out in haste I managed to end up with a blog nickname I hate..J bloody J. Oh well, too late to do anything about it now. Call me what you will. So apart from a stupid title I have three off spring, one very special bloke, lots of friends, a great family, a job I love and a rubbish football team who I love too. I also have a tendency to go on abit.....you have been warned.