Monday, September 26, 2011

Beer and football

Although the first two days of the Oktoberfest were cool and rainy, for the past week... and for the rest of the current week the story is of blue skies and temperatures reaching the mid-twenties. How fortunate dear daughter was to take her long weekend when she did, coming back from Maastricht to do her duty as a half-Bavarian young lady in the form of two seven-hour stints at the Theresienwiese.

Tomorrow, however, promises to be interesting. In the evening there is the Champion's League fixture which will pit Bayern M√ľnchen against Manchester City. Three thousand fans of the Yorkshire club are expected to descend on our town and it can be anticipated that many of them will have fuelled their football enthusiasm with quantities of the special Oktoberfest beer... alcohol volume 6.3%... before staggering off the the Allianz Arena.

The Munich police could have a problem on their hands, as they did back in 2001 when English hools laid waste to a downtown shopping street.

My problem is slightly different... do I cheer on the local team owned by Munich moguls or the visitors, munificently financed by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan? I think I must hope for a draw!


Keefieboy's comment obliges me to apologize to any Lancastrians. I never was very clear about the 'white rose' and 'red rose' business... But ee bah gum, what a rubbish match it was!

1 comment:

Keefieboy said...

Oops, Manchester in Yorkshire? Things like that can get you killed Mac.