I am beginning to regret not going to Thetford a couple of weeks ago, as since then there has been no football at all locally. Football God has been punishing me with a vengeance.
On that day Ely drew with CRC away, Thetford went down to Wisbech and King's Lynn crashed out of the FA Trophy against Southport. There hasn't been any local football since then after freezing conditions, snow and now probably waterlogged pitches nothing has been going on. The vase game between Ely and Spalding was off last week and despite a gargantuan effort to get the game on today it's now been postponed until Tuesday. I really hope that they can get it on on Tuesday, as next Saturday will also be football-less as I'm at work.
Things have been going from bad to worse at Villa too. After surrendering a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with West Brom, they crashed out of the League Cup against Bradford and then lost 2-1 to Millwall in the FA Cup last night. It certainly looks like it will be the Championship for us to next season.
I've tried getting into the African Cup of Nations, but the games haven't been that inspiring and it certainly hasn't got the same buzz about it as last year's tournament. I've been getting my sporting kicks from the NHL, which as it started 3 months late has been very busy with the games coming thick and fast. The Senators got off to a good start beating Florida Panthers home and away and winning at Winnepeg, but they went down at Tampa Bay last night (I'm just about to watch the highlights now). Elsewhere Vladimir Terasenko has been impressive at St.Louis Blues, but there is a long way to go yet.