Posted by sean on July 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm in Bath City with No Comments

After what seemed like the shortest summer break ever, I returned to Twerton Park this evening for Bath City’s first game of the 2010/11 campaign… OK, a pre-season friendly against Cardiff City.

According to the BBC website, Cardiff have a few financial problems. In fact, I am sure I spotted some of their players selling copies of The Big Issue on Twerton High Street, although that could have just been a Michael Chopra lookalike.

Cardiff brought a strong side, albeit short of a few quid. Given the team they faced, I feel Bath City conducted themselves very well and avoided embarrassment, “only” losing 2-0.

I was surprised by the massive police presence. At first I thought there had been a sighting of Raoul Moat in Twerton Chippy. Apparently certain members of the Cardiff City Fan Club, or whatever they’re called, have been known to use a few naughty words and steal other kids’ dinner money, which probably explains why the whole cast of The Bill were out in numbers… Somehow, I don’t think they were there to watch Bath City.

Best wishes to Cardiff next season – except when they play Leeds. Also, good luck in getting across the bridge – I hope you can afford it. I’ve never understood why you need to pay to get into Wales, yet it’s free to enter England.

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