Thursday, 20 November 2008

Scotland vs. Argentina

Football. European Football. Soccer. It's MAD over here! Fans and players LOVE it! Scott has been to a few matches since we've been here but until last week, the boys had never been.

Scott took Ethan, Christopher and Ethan's friend Lewis to the Celtic match last week. He had tickets in a box so the boys dressed up in their Sunday best and off they went at 5pm to have their 3 course meal and watch a little football. They LOVED it! Had a ball. Although Celtic is probably not their favorite team, they enjoyed being in the mix and cheering on the locals. All on a school night which was even better! (Wish I'd sent my camera!)

Last night, Scott and Christopher were invited by our dear friends Andrew and Jude Waddell to the Scotland Argentina Match! Hot ticket and they were thrilled to go! They said it was fantastic! Not really a great football match but it was fun to be in the park! Scott said he enjoyed cheering for the national team more than one of the many fiercely supported local teams (to which we have no allegiance). ie...Celtic vs Rangers vs. Partick Thistle....Anyway, they had a great time! A big thanks to team Waddell!

3 out of 5 of the Nicols have been fighting coughs and colds and Christopher is still on his meds, can you tell??


Ames said...

I have a great memory of watching a "friendly" international football match at the original Wembley Stadium outside London in the fall of 1998 between England and...I'm ashamed to say I can't remember! I do remember riding the Tube to and from the game with some pretty rough soccer hooligans, as well as the incredible work that the London police did with crowd control, especially after the game. They do take their football seriously, don't they?!

I was also fortunate to get to see an international rugby match in Edinburgh during the summer of 1999 between Scotland and Spain at Murrayfield. Fantastic experiences, both. I'm jealous and at the same time excited that your boys are getting to experience some sport!

You might enjoy seeing how Jack looks with his new glasses: check him out at Take care and keep up the wonderful posts!

--Ames Hutton

James said...

Maradona, Schmarodano - who cares?

What matters is how great Christopher looks in the National Home Kit.