Pigeon Post

SHEDRICK



I suppose I can’t complain about the weather, even if Pools results haven’t been good from an avian point of view. 

Well I ask you, by now fans are usually throwing their pies at the players in frustration, instead they are actually eating them. How is a hungry pigeon supposed to survive on orange peel and the occasional prawn sandwich?

And the visitor-end crossbar was always a safe place to watch the match from, but a few shots have been getting perilously close of late. I shouldn’t really be saying this but I begin hoping that one of our players will be sent off just to stop our lot peppering their goal.

Anecdotally it would appear that Pools players consider it to be bad sportsmanship to take advantage of the opposition’s ill-fortune, so we don’t have to worry too much about flying balls skimming the bar. Still it’s a long winter, so there will be plenty of time for pie-throwing, though we'll probably have to send food parcels to those poor pigeons at Forest Green.
"it would appear that Pools players consider it to be bad sportsmanship to take advantage of the opposition’s ill-fortune"

We also have the seagulls to contend with here. I can’t believe a Premiership side actually has those vicious murderous birds as a mascot.

Come to think of it there is a club just north of here that also has a bird as a mascot, though in their case a thieving, aggressive collector of bling. I suppose it has to be content with collecting as many coins as possible, there being a distinct lack of any silverware to take back to its nest.

Talking of nostalgia and happier days, what ever happened to the spuggies? Those annoying little beggars managed to survive off crumbs, a bit like some of our strikers, but they appear to have dropped off the radar of late, also a bit like some of our, er, ...well, anyway for now the weather’s set fair, hopefully pies will be on the menu next week. 

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