Self Preservation Society Tour....... ......Sitrep
Day 30 something ish.
All good things come to an end
Having traveled over 3500 miles myself and the life form known as Parker Jon are now back on-board a cross channel ferry headed to Blighty.
It has been a blast, we've been tear gassed, drunk as lords (a lot), ecstatic, disappointed, ripped off, successful, drunk (again) and overall thoroughly happy.
We have seen the best and worst of being a football fan and also seen that, people who have no idea of what actually happened, are very eager to cast judgment on stories which have been bent completely out of shape by a media with an agenda (not the first time I've experienced this with the media!)
We have non stop giggled whilst doing a massive lap of France. We paid our respects to those who were murdered here in 2 wars and we shouted abuse at a toothless England team which fell at the second fence (again)
However that is what being an England fan is all about, you don't expect glory (well not to much), but ultimate failure doesn't phase you either. Do you give up and walk away?? No of course you don't, you start planing the next trip...... and if England do achieve success in some competition down the line, then watch all of those armchair experts start saying 'we' instead of 'them' when talking about the team (just like the Welsh have done here)
I could have picked no one better to travel with. Parker Jon is the thickest daftest sod I've ever met and I wouldn't change a thing. We have laughed our fucking nuts off
England start their World Cup qualifiers in September so we can get on the road to Russia and if we make it, us pair of daft sods will be there.
Cmon my English boys ...you can do it
Dave Mills, Continental Drift :- 'Self Preservation Society Tour'.....Complete.
Take Care xxx