My landlord down at the Football Transfer Tavern continually bleats on about how magical the FA Cup Final was during his days growing up.
And every time he starts up about how: “The build-up began around 7am and there was nothing else (that mattered) on television”. This is where some of our older regulars get involved.
For me, like most of my fellow tavern employees, we grew up knowing only the Premier League and the Champions League, meaning the special history of the FA Cup meant very little. However, all that changed after Saturday’s Wembley clash between Arsenal and Hull City.
The tavern was packed to the rafters – surprisingly, there were probably more Tigers in the place than Gooners. For a neutral (which I always am when on shift) the 120 minutes of football was fascinating, great entertainment.
Rather annoyingly, though, I didn’t get to see Aaron Ramsey’s winner because just as Arsenal were attacking, my landlord asked me to quickly go sweep the outside smoking area.
After I eventually found the broom – it was leaning against a life size Bobby Moore statue we have in the toilets – I went outside to discover the patio decking was covered in thick dust.
Any idea what it was?
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