At last, the night was here, let the game commence…..
It was missing something as the game kicked off, was it the cheering, the TV commentary maybe? Who knows, but it was quiet. I’ve been to ice hockey matches were it’s been noisy as anything. As the game went on, the crowd got into it a little more.
As far as playing went, well, pretty poor in comparison. I know it was a friendly, but Beckham was certainly not getting stuck in, an upcoming game for England may have been on his mind after his recent injuries, nor where the teams really. He did get a couple of his specialty free kick positions, but couldn’t make anything of them. It was just going through the motions. When Becks went off after 75mins, the game lifted a little For me, Vancouver Whitecaps were the better team, but a Sunday league team from London would have given both teams a run for their money.
The biggest cheer of the night went to an unexpected streaker who managed a full lap in just his socks and shoes before being clumsily tackled by a female security guard and escorted from the pitch with a coat covering his manhood.
The biggest boo was for the announcer when he asked the crowd to return the balls when they got kicked into the crowd. "They will be retrieved by security if you fail to do so….."!!!!
Was it worth the cash? The kids enjoyed it, you wouldn’t get to see Beckham for the little in the UK, that’s for sure, so in that respect, it was. But as far as a good game went…. well, that’s another matter.