Glad you are on the mend NLB
Glad you are on the mend NLB
Everything is as it's meant to be
Thanks again to everyone and unfortunately Bigbee is correct. I went back to work today and am still not right yet but hopefully well on the mend now although i still feel a bit sick.
Never realised quite how hard a pro can hit the ball!
See what happens when I move from New to Ealing Road!
Take it easy NLB.Few more days rest yet before you think about work.
I have never forgotten it. I can just imagine what the reaction would have been nowadays!
Hope you feel better soon. My experience didn't seem to cause any lasting damage although my wife would probably say otherwise.
A kid I was at school with got one in the face when standing on the old Braemar terrace and was knocked out. His family got free tickets for the next home game so I reckon NLB should get the full £50 free booze and scoff treatment. Come to think of it, I had my wrist dislocated when Alan Hawley sliced the ball out of play and hit me at Southend once in the late 60s.
Mi equipo, mi corazon
Still got sicky headache and now realise that this blow will take quite some while to get through my system and need to stop rushing around for a bit longer.
I don't know if anyone else noticed this but, during the half-time interval the Oldham No. 6 belted a ball from the half-way line towards the Brook Road goal which hit one of the young lads doing a lap of honour on the back of the head. The poor lad was knocked over by the force and surprise of it. Glad to see the lad got to his feet ok but very disappointed at the reaction of the player concerned. Rather than go over to see if the kid was ok, the Oldham player proceeded to joke with his team mates about what he had just done. What a ****!
Pleased to hear that, from NLB's similar experience, Brentford staff show proper concern and courtesy when something like this happens. If Dickov had seen it, he would have probably moaned to the 4th official that it was the kid's fault.
When I was at school I went in for a tackle and got a full bloodied shot in the stomach, horrible experience as I felt I couldnt get any breath in me, the culprit
was a certain John Sissons later to play for West Ham.
The steward (standing a metre away) did nothing and completely sh@t himself when a few bees fans suggested he shouldnt just stand there like a gormless **** collecting a wage, and that he should get some 1st aid (what are the point of stewards? They cause more trouble than they solve). Anyway, eventually he got taken out and cleaned up, the St Johns people came wandering along like it was a sunday stroll and arrived too late to help the bloke who needed fairly urgent treatment, mostly for the shock of it all.
The old chap and his son missed the only goal of the game, a nasty black eye had developed by the hour mark and he had a big plaster on his nose. Needless to say he had a bit of a sh1t day out, despite a half time doughnut (no im not talking about the steward again) that he seemed to really enjoy, i hope the bloke is ok and that he has better days down at GP in the near future. As for the stewards, well they should hang their head in shame for the way they failed to properly help the bloke.
The future's bright, the future's Brentford !
I can only reiterate how wonderful the stewards andSt John's Amulance were to me. Slightly concerned how many similar incidents there have been lately, is there anything that can be done in terms of netting etc.
Anyway, hope you are feeling better soon NLB.
A few years ago, I was sitting in the paddock and Michael Leary cleared the ball from danger.
The ball was heading sraight towards my son who was about 6 or 7 years old.
i dived in front of him and the ball hit me full on in the chest, a football ? More like a cannon ball.
I swear, if that had hit him in the face, only the Lord would know the outcome.
good luck !!