A day at the Football

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Went for a walk in the mornign with soem of the other i to i volunteers that have arrived and walked down to Puerto MAdero, I had to rush back hrough San Telmo, only caught a glimpse of the markets. Got picked up for a coach to the Boca district. Made soem new friends on the way as we queued up to get into the Stadium. (Maradonna handed out the tickets on the bus to us). We got into the stadium incredibly early (2 hours early even= and it was packed but the atmosphere livened up pretty quickly. Luckilky we were undercover as the away fans were above spitting on the people below. Any way i nthe game watchign them play was failry exciting and complelety different at home. IT was if they were playign to look good rather then playign to win. Boca enede up loosing 3 2 to Valez Sarfiled, dissapointed home fans but I got to see plenty of goals (and plenty of cheating as well). Also happened to be the last oens let out of the stadium as well, but the coach was waiting for us and got back to the hostel.  Met up with James the new i to i guy who arrived on friday and with some of the other for football went at the typical 22.00 argentianan time for dinner the El Gaucho restaruant. For a change i opted not to have steak.
slimjimmyb says:
haha
Posted on: Nov 17, 2008
tomaszdunn says:
His mullet looked like it was attached by tape (see photo when i upload it )
Posted on: Nov 17, 2008
slimjimmyb says:
I find your story suspect at best, Maradona is now Argentina's COACH; he wouldn't have been handing out tickets unless he was doing so to demonstrate how to the national team, which would have required the presence of at least 10 players (assuming that the goalie wouldn't need the skills required to hand out tickets). HOWEVER, you describe the events as having taken place on a bus; the size of which would barely allow the presence of an additional 10 footballers (in addition to it's original passengers) and the narrow structure would provide very poor visibility for the majority of the players, as they would have to stand in line. As an instructional environment, it would be an extremely poor choice, and not one that would ever be made by an experienced national coach. Therefore, I suspect that your tickets were NOT handed out by the real Maradona.
Posted on: Nov 17, 2008
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