- It was probably the worst football match I've ever paid to see.
- The only notable player from either team was Caleb Folan who scored before being taken off at half time. He's actually good, and made an effort.
- Nottingham Forest feature a geriatric but still plugging away Andy Cole. Compare his trajectory with his strike partner Dwight Yorke's... one is playing friendlies on a Wednesday night for a team of dossers against a team of kids. The other is an anchoring midfielder in a decent enough Premiership team.
- The queue for chips was at least 8 long the whole way through the second half.
Anthony Stokes of Sunderland and Ireland (Bs but also senior squad) once played for Shelbourne, before he moved over to Arsenal's youth academy. When I was in second year, the team I played sluggish but sly right back for lost 15-0 to his Shelbourne team in the cup, and he scored 8 goals. In my memory he was about 6'3". In reality he seems about 5'9". But that's my claim to fame. I hope he becomes a future legend.
In a side note, I went to Soundcheck afterwards with two accomplices. We walked in, walked upstairs, came back downstairs, stood awkwardly for three minutes and then left. Note to self: you are too young for Soundcheck.