Now, normally I’m posting an opinion or diatribe about how some player of fan from my past is bringing the game into disrepute, but I had so much fun today I just wanted to congratulate our community for growing into friendly, fun and energetic group we have today.
This time last year I had just arrived in Denver. I found this place called the British Bulldog and we were playing Man Utd. Naturally I went and the place was packed, but there were more red shirts than blue.
Today though we played Stoke City. I don’t think anyone really has anything against Stoke, especially not in Denver of all places and yet we had a great turnout today.
It is a testament to people like our Fearless Leader, Pete Wolehski, Board members Ryan, Sam D, Andy, Sam Sam and Michael as well as Julian “The Application” Bravo that we have a good solid turnout for every game. It’s a far cry from what I saw a year ago and it is great to see.
Board member MIchael Leaves and his newly proposed fiancee (ie. better half), Leah, made the trip down from Boulder and even though a few regulars were sorely missed we had a great time.
I have to admit that it doesn’t hurt that the Bulldog’s manager, Matt, is a huge Chelsea fan as well. The community spirit is second to none with that extra push from both sides of the bar, without doubt.
And on top of a phenomenal turn out, more than twice than I expected, we had a special guest, life long Blue, music producer and front man of The Shamen, Richard West joined us with Pete as a part of his wedding party. We had a blast and I don’t think I a alone in thinking that Richard must return to Denver from the west coast for at least a couple more games this year!
All in all I think this was one of the most fun games I have been to that didn’t involve a large “away” support. I had a great time and I’d like to thank everyone for coming along and making the atmosphere as good as it was!
So I am expecting an even better turn out against Arsenal, even though the game will kick off at silly o’clock!