Brilliant; I’ve just entered the Football Transfer Tavern to start my shift and already a drunk punter has got his arms round me, breathing his beer and pickled onion Monster Munch breath in my face and mumbling words about a balloon?
Eventually I work out that he isn’t saying “Ramsey’s balloons on the door” because, well, that wouldn’t make sense but is in fact saying “Ramsey for Ballon d’Or”.
That’s a huge statement to make but a few of the more sober customers seem to agree with their inebriated friend.
The Welshman has been in phenomenal form for Arsenal this season and his name regularly crops up in the tavern.
I think the majority of the people in our ‘Tavern Fantasy Football’ league have the midfielder as their captain.
Anyway, after a fashion I managed to break myself from the punter’s grip and I sent him on his merry way but as he exited the building he revealed his commitment to his earlier statement by, well, why don’t you see for yourself…
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