So the final game of the season arrived, and probably the match that meant the most to The Valley Faithful! Having blatently taken the piss out of Palarse on the train, and then seeing a fan was in our carriage, I went into this game in a good mood. Along with fellow blogger Mattheo and our mate Derek we headed to the valley early so we could obtain some sale items! I bought a 'Dennis in the last minute' tee, new home shirt to get signed, a casual shirt and some car stickers!
We got autographs by the players entrance, and I asked Jerome Thomas for a piece of his kit, he said see me after!
So we took our seat in the east stand, block A. Nice view! Lovely day - sun was shining! When the players came out of the tunnel, us lot threw confetti everywhere! And I mean EVERYWHERE! Stewards found it well funny! so did everyone else!
We went 1-0 up at around 30 minutes through Brian Hughes. Great! Completely against the run of play! This was the score at half time.
Second half we played crap, Deano made a mistake and was lobbed by the recently subbed on Palarse Striker. Then they got a penalty. SHIT! was the reaction. AJ scored it and this twatty palarse fan in our section started cheering! WANKER! Everyone, specially me started shouting at the stewards to get him out of the ground. The supervisor asked me where he was and was then removed, to a lot of our delight and facing a lot of abuse from us - the twat!
Thomas came on and whipped a lovely free kick into the box, where Jonothan Fortune connected with it, to make it 2-2. We all went mental - like we had won the league or something!. As West Brom were winning 2-0 at the time, this meant Palarse were down. Then the chants started - sung to Amarillo "Shalalalalalalala, Shalalalalalalala, Shalalalalalalala, We'll send the Palace down!"
I couldn't resist holding a bottle of Coke up to the departing Palarse fans!
The match finished 2-2, Palarse were relegated, everyone was happy. We waited after for the lap around the pitch from the players. The stadium then put Amarillo on! I went to the players entrance and good old JT gave me his shorts! Nice of him! Saw the supervisor who ejected the bloke from the stadium and asked what happened. Dereck met his favourite player! Shaun Bartlett and got a photo with him! I spoke to the supervisor who asked me about the Palarse fan in our section. I asked what happened to him, to which he replied that he was kicked out, I said he was a wanker, to which he thought was funny!
We headed home, following the Palarse bus up the road to the station, with the knowledge of not seeing the wankers for a few years cos they will be in the Fizzy Pop league next season.
EDIT: When I got home and watched Sky Sport's Survival Sunday Programme, I didn't realise how much the game at The Valley meant for the other relegation Matches, especially the West Brom match. They won 2-0 against Pompey and were depending on us drawing at least, so not only Jonothan Fortune scoring for us was good, it was also good for them! Also, Chris Kamara was a Legend on Sky Sports News, he kept getting sooo excited - so funny to watch. Apparently when we equalised, he nearly jumped through the screen!