Football in the Rain like you wouldn't believe
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Rain pouring down thunder & lightening all around we waded through the fast running mini streams
As we stood at our meeting point we discussed just paying for the tickets and going home. When Alistair (our new friend, an Internations contact - a 'reet Northerner', and an Ginger to boot!!) turned up he was so bubbly that we just went to the game how wet could we get??????? We waded several rivers to get to the stadium with several thousand wet fans. If you think I have writers imagination go to the bbc news website because as we was watching the game 13 people died, 30,000 were evacuated from their homes - in Beijing in the worst floods in 60 years.
If this had been any game in the UK it would have been called off at lunchtime but, we are not in the UK
The Workers Stadium was built 1959 and has no covering at all so everyone has their umberella's up and no one is sitting down infact everyone is standing on the seats. Our view of the games is mostly blocked by umberellas. My cardi is so wet and heavy I've taken it off and hooked it over my umberella handle and Tracy's rain mac is not doing anything but letting the rain in. Green top is also wet lol (as well as everything underneath....!).
The 2nd half kicks of with Beijing attacking the goal near our end of the stadium so we get to see alot more of the action. Mainly more shots off target. 10 mins to go Beijing take off a defender and replace him with a striker a positive move you would think
So thats the final score and the atmospher was amazing if not wet.
We headed straight home via Jenni Lous for a couple of bottles of red wine and nibbles. We were so wet they were mopping the floor after us.
As we walked into the apartment we stripped off completly and had to put everything in the washing machine and I mean everything apart from CAT boots and pixie boots lol.
That's all from Pez's match report for now...... Tracy will update you later with the rest of the weekends adventures, but just for a taster - it was HOT & SUNNY & DRY!!!!