Sunday, April 10, 2016

Part 4 - Around the docks and museum area

On Saturday morning we had a look around the docks and museum quarter.

Part 3 Maashaven

We then got on the metro to Maashaven where our hotel was. It wasn't the nicest of places, but it was OK and we could see the famous skyline and at least it was that close to De Kuip we could see it from our hotel window.

Part 2 Rotterdam Central

We arrived at Rotterdam Central and had a wander round and saw some interesting stuff.

View of the buildings outside the central station

Statue outside the station
Santa with a butt plug statue
Ugo Rondinone's 'Breathe, Walk, Die'.

Part 1 - Arrival in Eindhoven

We didn't really hang around in Eindhoven when we got there. We just got the train to Rotterdam. We did catch a glimpse of the PSV stadium and some bike racks that put Cambridge to shame though.

A weekend in Rotterdam

Last weekend we went to the Netherlands, mainly to see Feyenoord take on Excelsior in the Rotterdam Derby, but also to do some sightseeing and we also got to have a look around Sparta Rotterdam and PSV.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sporting Bengal United 1 Clapton 6

It sounds like this should have been a joyous occasion, but unfortunately it wasn't in many ways.

We arrived early and met up in a pub with pictures of the Queen Mother pulling pints - so not your typical Clapton pub and then made our way to the Mile End Stadium.

The first half was the usual noisy affair and despite some suspect defending by the Tons they raced into a 2 goal lead at the break. However, Tons' player, Bradley Joseph, who had been complaining of chest pains collapsed on the pitch and had to be given CPR.

When the match was finally restarted, although nobody actually knows who wanted it restarted, it was under very muted circumstances. Bengal pulled a goal back, but Clapton went on to add 4 in a half where not many people had much of an appetite for football.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ely City 2 Stowmarket Town 1

After last week was a complete wash out and our two main options of a Clapton away game and Ely at Needham Market were washed out, it was back to the Unwin for something almos like a Spring's day to see the Robins take on Stowmarket again., this time in the league.

The first half was low on quality with neither side getting a grip on the game, but it was Stowmarket who went in at the break in the lead when ex-Thetford hotshot Matt Dixon complete in zorro mask stole the ball to put the visitors ahead.

It was clear that in the second half the Robins had to up their game if they were to get a vital 3 points, and thankfully they did. The vistors were penned in in their own half for most of the second half and on 65 minutes Alex Theobold levelled things up with a header. Ely continued to push forward and put pressure on Stowmarket, but it looked like the visitors were going to grab a draw until in stoppage time James Seymour got another headed goal for the Robins to give the home side a deserved victory.