Tuktuk Day 118

Arsenal FC

Yes, it had to happen. FC Deportivo Galicia Top Man, all round good guy BUT Arsenal fan Rogelio Loureda was aware that I would probably avoid visiting the Emirates on the tuktuk tour. He is aware that I am not universally known for my love of Arsenal, its football, fanbase, Library atmosphere or, in general, the shame the club brings on English football. People ask me what team I support and I subconsciously say, ABA. Many think it is probably some Estonian team or a 9th level Spanish village team. No. A.B.A – Anyone But Arsenal

Like so many Arsenal fans, he is still absolutely confident that the Dial Square Nomads will take the Premier League title. To cut a long story short, he made a very generous sponsorship offer to the cause if I visited the Emirates and uploaded photos of my visit in my blog. So, here they are. Proof that I have visited the home of Arsenal. You will notice the appalling weather. There was driving rain and biblical gales. The water was flooding down Highbury Hill carrying all before it. If that was a Thomas Mann novel, I would have thought it was a metaphor for the Arsenal fans having their dreams dragged away. As I am not a novelist, I will just say that the day was wet and depressing…… pretty much everything I expect about Arsenal. So, thanks for your kind donation to the cause, Roger. It is greatly appreciated.

So, there we are, I went to the Emirates and Rogelio made a donation. Please kindly remember that the purpose of this 90 day challenge is to raise funds for his (and mine!) local club, FC Deportivo Galicia and an equal amount for Prostate Cancer. As always, I hope that you are all enjoying the tour of the UK and that you will consider a donation to support FC Deportivo Galicia and/or Prostate Cancer UK 
If everybody chipped in with just £1 I would easily hit my target of £10,000 and life would be easier in West London whilst the charity could continue their great work. A HEARTFELT thanks, if you can.

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