The first football match little T watched in a stadium was in the Olympics in Old Trafford, Manchester. She was barely two. I think she enjoyed it. She loved the big crowds and the contagious excitement in the crowd. She especially liked it when a giant inflatable football was passed around in the crowd.
She didn’t cry or whinge. But patiently sat on her dad’s lap all through out the game, just watching. Little did I know that in the years to come, she’d choose football over gymnastics. Yes, she did quit her gymnastics and chose to play football instead.
Fast forward to November 2017 – her second game wasn’t as exciting and no way anywhere as big as watching an Olympic match in the Old Trafford. It was a small stadium in Exeter where Exeter City F.C. played against Grimsby. As you can see from below, a very drizzly and cold November day.
Yes, I know. The contrast is glaring.
The husband has been wanting T to watch Exeter play. Why Exeter? The shocking truth is, T is actually a Devonian Pixie, not a Cornish Pixie. Gasp, I know. She was born in Exeter hospital just like a number of her friends in T’s school, so it seems apt that she support the team of the city she was born in.
The husband even bought her a scarf to mark the occasion. She loves it because she said it looks like a Harry Potter one. Did she enjoy the game? Yes. Would she want to watch another game? Yes, she said and she’s hoping to bring her best-friend F in the next game since they both play football in their school. Looks like Exeter city F.C. has a new little fan! Who knows, F might also want to support them?
What about you?
Do you support any football club?