Following on from yesterday's post, of course there is the alternative match day experience; jump on my bike at 2:40 cycle down to the ground, lock up and in my seat for the whistle. Now i'm only an occassional bike person but it's certainly swift when it comes to getting to the Emirates.
Final whistle down the stairs unlock, ride indoors, just gone 5:00. Done.
Gives you a full day and an evening ahead. I sometimes do this in order to see a game in its purest form, with clarity and without intoxicants or build up. In a way it feels like an act of will to just go and come straight home and from time to time it is a good thing to do; it’s cleansing.
We all spend our match days differently yet unite in the ground for a shared experience. Give it a go; go straight to a game, go straight home and see how it feels.
Maybe for those who always do this, try yesterday’s version.