Firstly, to any readers of these articles, visitors to the site or those who lurk in silence, please accept my apologies that I didn’t bother with an account of the trip to Goodison for United’s first game of the season. Sky’s insistence to ruin what was always a great opportunity for a day out in Liverpool by moving the game to a Monday night meant there was not a great deal to say following a quick dash home from work and to the game.
And the less said about the game and result the better to be honest!
So now on to Southampton away. A lengthy trip for a Sunday 4pm kick off meant options for travel were restricted by both duration and cost. We decided to take a coach down, run by Champion Sports Travel, because we’d used them before and the cost was reasonable…it was easily the best option. We set off from the meeting point around the corner from Old Trafford just before 8am on Sunday morning, I don’t think there’s anything else other than United that could get me up so early on a Sunday! Four hours later and we were pulling up for our stop for the day. Rather than heading into Southampton we were dropped in Winchester. Just imagine the scene if you will, a picturesque old English town on a Sunday afternoon with shoppers milling around going quietly about their business when two coach full of lads (and a handful of women) pile off and into the nearest pubs. It was quite a sight. A few hours were spent around the town enjoying a few beers and watching the first half of the Liverpool vs Arsenal game before it was back onto the coaches and towards Southampton…and the game.
We got down to St Mary’s shortly before kick off and made our way into the ground. The United end was in good voice as the teams made their way onto the pitch. (More …)