Monday, May 25, 2009

Down Wembley Way

I'm sure you all know by now what an avid Liverpool supporter I am, and while DD has followed in my footsteps, DS2 has followed Mr A and become a Shrewsbury Town supporter. Ah well, you can't win them all ;-)

Mr A has followed Shrewsbury for ever, and has seen some wonderful matches at their old ground, The Gay Meadow, most notably FA Cup defeats of Manchester City and Everton. The Shrews have moved out of the town centre to the wonderful Pro-Star Stadium, but memories of The Meadow will linger on for ever. I've spent many a cold, wet miserable evening on the terraces wishing I was somewhere else ........... ;-)

Each season has it's ups and downs, this season saw Shrewsbury claim victory in a dramatic penalty shoot out win in the play off semi-final against Bury leading to a place in the final.

Now then, love them or hate them, the play offs are here to stay. Saturday last saw the League 2 Play Off Final at Wembley, between Gillingham and Shrewsbury Town, and what a wonderful day out it was. I have only ever been to Wembley once ( and that was to a Rolling Stones gig ) so it was a real treat.

Sadly the match ended with a loss for The Shrews but here a few photos of the day. There's always next season ;-)


pictish said...

It certainly looks a beautiful stadium Joy :-) Sorry the Shrews didn't win but it was still a memorable day!!!!

RooKnits said...

I was driving over to Nottingham on Saturday morning and saw quite a lot of Shrews cars heading down towards the M40 and I thought of you! I had my fingers and toes crossed, but it obviously wasn't enough. Hope you enjoyed your day out despite the score!