| Doncaster 0 Cardiff City 1
11th December, Third Division, 1993
Drunk in Doncaster!
There's no doubt about it, the prospect of a trip to Doncaster is certainly a treat to whet the appetite of any real football fan.
With a half finished stadium, deserted terraces (just 2,023 spectators) and a cutting wind, there's always a unique atmosphere here with the promise of some exceedingly average football in store.
I travelled up with the 1927 Club on an early train from London, and after several hours drinking copious amounts of the delightful Theakston's XB in the town, I can safely state that this afternoon proved to be the drunkest I've ever been at a football match.
Naturally the details are all a little vague, but I recall falling into a tantric trance-like state very early in the game, mesmerised by the soothing strains of an 'Eddie, Eddie, Eddie May' chant which I continued to chant almost solo for the entire game.
After a while my vision went a little blurry, not helped by having to peer through Doncaster's Stalag-like thick fencing, while the repetitive beats of my Cardiff Mantra give me a deep inner calm.
We won 1-0 after someone scored, and this is some of the Cardiff fans getting a little over-excited at the end of the game.
I think I was sick on the journey home.
UPDATE 2007: Things have looked up considerably for Donnie after my visit, and I'm pleased to say that they've now moved into a smart new stadium and their league fortunes have brightened considerably. Nice one!
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