Monday, 31 December 2012

"ISLINGTON PUB CRAWL---SHAMED!---SACRILEDGE! ----AND SANCTUARY!"

Updated '6:55pm bells' New Years Eve 2012
"NOT! OPEN AALL HOURS---THE BIG RED!"
"NAMED AND SHAMED!"

After gettin' off the train @ King's Cross before wor game against 'The Arse' on Saturday mornin', we heeded for Islington (where 'The Arse' play) and in particular wor fave 'haunt' which iz the 'Big Red' on Holloway Road, which iz a fifteen minute waalk from the groond.

We arrived @ 'high noon bells' anly to find the shutters doon and 'ne sign of life' through the pub windows!?---it was just like wor previous game @ 'The Theatre of Muppets' on Boxin' Day when wor fave boozer waz shut! (scroll doon the page!) ie: anotha disgraceful state of affairs, az we were in orjent need of some liquid refreshment!
'The Big Red' ---named and SHAMED!

We remembered that there waz a boozer ower the road and so we heeded in that direction---but!---couldn't find it?  After seachin' high and low scratchin' wor heeds, aa looked up to the tops of the buildings to see 'KINGS HEAD' engraved into the roof!---Az mee mincers panned doon to groond level----horror upon horror!---The pub sign below had been taken doon and replaced by!!!--- a 'COSTA'! sign! (aye!---that's reet---the pub had been torned into a f*****' coffee shop since the last time we were here, last season!
SACRILEGE!
"THE KINGS HEAD!---NOW A COSTA COFFEE BAR!"
"SACRILEDGE!"

We ended up gannin doon Seven Sisters Road where two hundred yards doon, there waz a street market and a BOOZER!
It waz caalled 'The Enkle Arms' and the lights were on and the doors were open----SANCTUARY!

The beer waz dead cheap (for London!) (£2:40 a pint!) so we decided to stop there for 'the duration' (ie: until it waz time to gan to the match!)
The anly problem waz!---the SMBs game against Spors waz live on the telly and az we NEVA watch them on the 'box', we torned wor backs to the screen and stared at the waalls instead!
"OPEN AALL HOURS---THE ENKEL ARMS!"
"SANCTUARY!"

There were a load of Xmas cards strung up and we noticed that there were FOWER 'duplicates' and a TREBLE!, which waz pointed oot by 'The Caped Crusader'! <("well spotted!")---(they had aall obviously been bought from the same shop!)< (if this isn't sad---then wot iz!?)

Anyway!---we moved to anotha part of the bar away from the telly, where we stayed until it waz time to gan to the game!---we'd enjoyed worsels up til this point, but now it waz time to 'suffer' and gan to the game!
(see 'horror show' match report below!)

PS: "Yi didn't believe the story aboot the Xmas cards!---did yiz???"

"Er!---SORRY ABOOT THE BLURRED PHOTO, BUT WE DID
HAVE A CANNY BIT TO DRINK ON THE TRAIN DOON!"
"HIC!"

"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

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