On my other Blogspot 7Windmills(see link) I have a " WEMBLEY 2010 PICTURE STORY" and a post called "THIS SEASON HAS ME ON THE EDGE OF MY NERVES" which captures the last five games of the season and the two play off games against Huddersfield and this 2010 league one final play off game against Swindon at Wembley. It was a wet, dull grey day but it was a wonderful day as the Millwall legions gathered at Wembley to watch the team put on a "solid" display that saw them wipe out all but a single chance that Swindon could muster.
My day started early.
I picked up my youngest son and three others and then a drive to the Old Kent Road.
A mini bus from the old Barnaby pub site in Ilderton Road just off the Old Kent Road at 11 am saw us at Wembley by mid day. The Swindon supporters coaches were clogging up the streets and some how our bus ended up in the Swindon coach park. The first thing that sprung to mind was "we gotta win" there was no way I was going back in that coach park if Swindon won, I couldn't have handled the mouth from them, anyway no probs as we parked up and strolled through them. A pee was the first agenda.
The weather was just how I wanted it dull and damp, I remember last years play off final and the knackering heat and the disapointment of the attitude of everybody "it's a nice day out" sod that, hopefully this year we can put in a solid non stop performance.
Time for drinky poo's in a bar overlooking the stadium which only sold bottled beer at a over inflated price but a good atmosphere that cranked up as the Millwall fans packed in.
We had a look round and a burger was purchased down Wembley way which cost my son £6.50 and they tried to charge him a pound for the ketchup as you can imagine he told them to shove it. I took a few photo's.
Just like me, these two don't mind the rain
A Millwall Belle "proper Wall"
Not to many Swindon fans coming along Wembley Way I can only presume that is because many of them come by coach. Another beer in the concourse inside the stadium and a pee and I am ready fo the game I join the rest of the mini bus crowd in the seats and we crank up the Mmmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Millwall 1 Swindon 0 Robinson scored the goal
The team was spot on with their attitude and application. the manager Kenny Jacket was tactically correct and earned this promotion with his footballing brain, knowledge of players, nous, guile and a steady hand and of course hard work....WELL DONE KJ!
After the game and the trophy celebration we made the walk back to the coach park and most of the Swindon coaches were gridlocked trying to leave the ground. Got chatting to some Swindon fans in a small mini-bus and reminded them that it may be a miserable journey back up the M4 but do take care. We were just about to leave the coach park when we spotted this Swindon old boy looking confused and wandering around saying his coach had left him behind, he looked about 75-80 years old. We watched him team up with the Swindon fans in the mini-bus who by this time apart from us was the last vehicle in the coach park and then we drove off.
Hope he got home OK
PS I must be one of a few fans who made the journey to Wembley from the Old Kent Road .