I'd like to say a big "Ciao" to all the wonderful people I met or had to deal with whilst I was in Vallefreda, Sora, Isola del Liri and Arpino espcially Fabrizio and the Team at Sora Gabetti. Grazie Tutti.
Well Southampton lived up to their Televised soccer jinx with a shocking performance losing 3-0 at Blackpool but Reading did us a favour by beating West Ham.
In the Premiership Man City rescued a point in last 5 mins with 2 late goals against Martin O'Neils unlucky Sunderland. Man City players arguing amonst themselves. Arsenal lose at QPR and Chelsea win 4-2 at Villa with Torres grabbing the 4th.
In League 1 Charlton stay top with wins also for both Sheffields but 4th place Huddersfield lose.
In Italy I watched the Milan v Barca game with next door neighbour Tonino and a few wines and beers and Grappa. Today Inter won 5-4 v Genoa, Roma win big vs Novara 5-2 but Lazio lose away. Yesterday AC Milan can only draw at Catania. Udinese off the boil and lose in Sienna. Juve and Napoli play tonight. I shall see my friend Franco tomorrow to discus that game.
In Spain Real and Barca win.
In the Bundesliga leaders Dortmund held to boring 4-4 draw at home, Bayern win 1-0 away at Nuremberg.
Another goal rich weekend.
Sat in with Directors at Eastleigh Town FC yesterday (thanks Mr Andrews) as they took on Eastbourne. In a good battle Eastleigh edged the game 2-1 which was a return to form after bad mini run. A Special guest of the Directors was Footballing legend Ted MacDougall who regaled us with many fantastic anecdotes and insights. He played for and with the greats at Southampton, Man Utd, West Ham, Norwich and Bournemouth. Amazing. What a charming gentleman. Safe journey back to the U.S.
Arriverdieci Roma (Lazio), Io verro ancora presto.
31-03-2012 Eastleigh Town FC
Ted MacDougall. Legend .