Hamburg here we come

Some good news yesterday in that the tickets have been booked to fly to Belgrade in May so that we can get the overnight train to Skopje and add that and Pristina to the list of capitals visited.  Also hotels were booked and paid for in order to make next months visit to Andorra, Toulouse and Lyon happen.

Last night I followed the Manchester City game against Aalborg.  Leading 2-0 from the first leg we just had not to let in more than one goal to go through.  After 85 minutes without even conceding one goal it all looked to good to be true for Manchester City.  I was right, they let in a goal and then with one of the last kicks of the game gave away a penalty.  2-2 and extra time.  Half an hour was then suffered which seemed to take hours to finish and City dead on their feet. Somehow, they survived and, again, penalties to finish a game which we should have wraped up in the 90 minutes. Somehow City scored all their panalties and Aalborg had two of theirs saved.  We did and are through to the quarter-finals, but, being City, it wasn’t done the easy or straightforward way.  This morning I returned from work to see the draw and discovered that City had drawn Hamburg in the quarter-finals.  I now don’t know what to do.  I’d love to watch the games but I’ve not seen a match so far and we’ve got through, will I jinx it and City go out if I watch it?  Would they have gone out anyway?  Will they win anyway?  Arrrrgggghhhhh……..

Off out tonight to the English Speaking Community of Alsace pub-quiz.  We’ve compiled what I hope will be a killer of a team and will gain emerge triumphant.

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