Leaving Wembley was a nightmare
I, LIKE many thousands of SAFC supporters, made the long journey to the capital to witness a great performance by the “Lads” as we “Dared to Dream”.
Behaviour was impeccable and everyone had a smile on their face, even after the final whistle.
It was a wonderful experience enjoyed by all and one which I hope will be repeated.
Then came the “downer” on it all. After boarding our coach for home it took us two hours and 40 minutes just to get away from Wembley. There were many, I have since spoken to, who were delayed even longer.
This is our National Stadium, yet the road system around it is pathetic and simply cannot cope.
I have attended sporting events in various cities around the UK, and indeed in different countries, but the experience of departing the Wembley area is by far the worst.
No wonder we were not awarded the World Cup recently. The road infrastructure must surely have doomed it to failure from the start.
Imagine the embarrassment caused on the world stage when it takes supporters longer to get away from the ground than it does to watch the actual event.
But perhaps the authorities in London and Wembley are only interested in getting the paying customer to the event in order to spend their hard earned cash.
Once that task has been completed they simply don’t care how uncomfortable members of the public are as they return from our “inglorious” capital.
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No to super state
JUST a few words in support of Kenneth Jefferson regarding the EU’s plan to integrate Great Britain into a United States of Europe (February 19). We have already had the argument about Great Britain becoming part of a European Super State.
It was called the Second World War – the answer was no.