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The Wanderer - issue 119 - http://www.wwisc.co.uk/

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Away Day Travels on the road with our mum and

Jonny P or something (but no Colin this time).

MILTON KEYNES

A (nearly) full coach set off up north to Franchise F.C. and there

were a few notable regulars missing. As a result we had Teresa,

Phil, Pat and Roy running the show and as expected, they took to

it like the true professionals that years of doing this sort of thing

has trained them well for.

With the journey being shorter than usual, the food had to be

ordered in triple quick time and we phoned ahead with just

seconds to spare. OK, we’re exaggerating, but time always puts

pressure on the shorter away trips.

We arrived at the quiet country pub and, with nowhere to easily

park, there were concerns that the place wasn’t going to be big

enough. It was certainly tight, with many people pointing out to

Phil the ‘Mind Your Head’ signs (he is 9” 3’ in fairness), but there

was plenty of seating. Only three ales were on tap, with the Black

Sheep proving marginally more popular than the Loddon.

The food soon arrived and all options looked pretty tasty. Teresa

was her usual selfless, er, self, requesting her meal come out last

so she could ensure everyone else was accommodated. This didn’t

go down too well with Phil and Steve though, who’d also ordered

the Scampi and were in danger of wasting away to nothing.

That didn’t happen, obviously, and we left well fed and watered,

making the stadium in good time. The old joke about ‘turning left

at McDonald’s’ reared up again, largely because the entire place

was a MKDonalds.

Ah, Franchise football, don’t you just love it? No. You don’t and

you shouldn’t, especially not today. Decent pub though.

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