Spurs 2 Abbotts 2

Of all the weekends to go away I had to travel to Scotland on the day Tottenham were playing Arsenal at White Hart Lane.  I wouldnt have been there as you know, well maybe, I would have been at Brentwood Town watching the Abbotts.  Well it was a mixed day I suppose, I watched the Spurs win 2-1 on social media with some lad running up and down the train to Glasgow at the final whistle.  Whatever floats your boat.  Hallett scores early for the Abbotts but the journey became gloomy as we went 3-1 down eventually losing 3-2 to a Brentwood side who are up there this season.  Hallett hit both.

Still, watching all the Goons squirm on social media later was an experience, after that they all disappeared until tonight, the time of writing.  A three day sleep.  Spurs are back to normal service resumed with a 3-2 loss at Liverpool while the Goons send the library back to sleep with a narrow 2-1 win over bottom club Leicester.  Have to say it was  a cracking game on TV at Liverpool and I would think no football fan would deny that.

I did manage to see some football this weekendish though, I took my little Sunday son (Alf) to White Hart Lane last night to watch the Under 18’s play Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup fifth round.   2408 wasnt a bad crowd with a fair chunk of Man Utd fans coming in from London. Come on they aint come down have they!  It was a great game of football and I was suitably impressed by the standard, both sides playing some great stuff and possessing great trickery.  Spurs took the lead and Man Utd equalised with their first shot but eventually the home side ran out 3-1 winners.  The crowd were in good form too, there is a section who only go to the Youth and Under 21 games and sing their hearts out.  Some of the songs were a bit choice but they wernt doing any harm and seem to enjoy themselves.  The whistling in me ear was a pain though.  Well worth a look for only a fiver and pound for kids.  NO hassle parking and the refreshments are open if you got a spare 100 quid lol.  Anyway away again this weekend so I’m guessing any footie will be watched on TV once again.

See ya soon, amen  Abbey Abbott

 

Abbotts Darts Nights

Tonight its Tic Tacs away, wont bore you with the history of darts right now, but cant leave it out, ………… (next day) well that was fun, only had 7 players but we didn’t do too bad.  Town Mead actually is a tidy clean club but 3.35 a pint, come on!  Anyway we lost 6-9 after 3 nil up.  Won my singles checking out on 99 (3-60-36) When I get the urge I´ll write a little bit about darts at the club.  The Archers page hopefully will have some of the history of darts at the club when I can find it!

Abbey Blog and History Site

Back in the 90’s I used to have a site called Capershotts.com.  It was all about the history of Waltham Abbey Football Club and not current stuff.  I had started to build the site mainly to post old memories of times at the Abbey and try to gain interest from people in the town, old players, fans etc and generally friends who had some great times in the 70’s and 80’s.  Due to an error on my part this site was lost but recently I managed to find some old files on computer and think I may just be able to recover them.  Also with the advent of new technology it looks like its even easier now to build decent websites and get up and running pretty quick.  Now I’m not saying this one is going to be quick, by any means, but I’m going to try and make an effort to place as much of my old stuff online as possible, its about time.  So if you have stumbled upon this site, thanks for looking, over the next few weeks it will take shape.

TAA