Friday, August 18, 2006

Tomorrow I'll be Mostly Blowing Bubbles

Those of you who know me will know how excited I am about tomorrow. It's the first of my pilgramges to the Academy of Football that is Upton Park. After the fantastic year West Ham had last year, it's difficult to imagine that this season will surpass the last one. But at this stage in the football calender we live in hope - even Watford fans can do that. Tomorrow West Ham take on Charlton. There are usually a few goals to be seen in this fixture. I;m mildly concerned that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is playing for the Addicks. He's scored 12 goals against the Hammers in recent years. Sadly we'll be without the very unlucky Dean Ashton and also Matty Etherington. But otherwise we're pretty well full strength.

So far, 126 teams have signed up to my Fantasy League. Quite amazing. If you still haven't entered a team but would like to do so, you have until 11.30am tomorrow (Saturday) to do it. I'll put up a prize of £100 worth of books and CDs for the winner. To enter a team (there's no charge!) click HERE. When you've registered your details, follow the instructions to select your team. When you've done that you need to join the Iain Dale League by typing this code 239252-43069 into the relevant box.

13 comments:

i spy strangers said...

Sorry Iain. They're going to lose. Up the Addicks!

ian said...

Academy? As in, where people learn to do something before moving to Chelsea?

beethoven writes said...

done.

BTW, your friend Dirk Weber looks bizarrely like my long lost twin brother....

Bubbles said...

And don't think I'm not looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to see how Carlton Cole does for WH this season... always rated him, just a shame he didnt get much of a chance at Chelsea.

Charlton looking towards a tough season, Bent and Haslebank should see them through... with any luck we'll see Fulham relegated and Watford stay up... dont ask me why i dislike Fulham and find myself with a foundness for Watford, coz i really dont know.

Meanwhile for we poor, lowly Championship clubs the long slog back goes on... City drew 0-0 with Coventry last night :(

strapworld said...

Good luck to the hammers. The breeding ground for future 'big club' players!

Ferdinand is the next to go.Sadly Orient couldn't afford him. We did, though, take many ex hammers such as Mervyn Day! nuff said.

shergar said...

Does Michael know?

Cllr Andy Jennings said...

Come on you Addicks ;)

ThunderDragon said...

Watford ARE gonna do well! :p

Theo Spark said...

I heard you like getting hammered!

Tone made me do it - he's a bad influence said...

struth 3-1?
now sit down, have a cup of tea, don't get too excited - you know what West Ham are like.

Anonymous said...

I said Cole would do the buissness ;)

...good start to the season all round nice and competative, long may it last... well till tommorow when the Roman Empire strikes back lol!

The Grumbler said...

As much as I like West Ham, Iain, surely even you'd have to admit that 2nd Zamora goal was really crap ;)