Tottenham Hotspur Message Board
As some may know, i was almost sent to the knackers yard as far as employment goes a scant year and a half ago. I had to relocate if i wanted a job similar to the one I had (and with wages on par). So move I did!
So here I am in Maryland (county of Baltimore), home of lacrosse, grid iron football (Ravens) and baseball (Orioles). So who decides to come visiting for a summer friendly...playing our beautiful brand of football in a city that doesn't even know what the MLS is much less Premier League...yes, that's right, our beloved Spurs! And we get to play decent opposition (and yes, I know its a friendly, pre-season trot about but damn it, I'm excited! I'm also a bit worried about the turnout. Wondering if the NY Spurs will make the trip down (about 4 hours by car, 2 by train) as I doubt that there's any sizable contingent locally (although one of the staff from my company's client is going...as a Spurs fan!).
So the match is against L'pool and its in the Ravens' stadium which holds upwards of 70,000...even 20, 000 ill look pitiful in that place (unlike 20, 000 in Red Bulls arena - a few days later...I think their ground holds no more than 25K (great atmosphere the last time our boys came there...the team will look very different this time around!).
Hope all are having a good summer (getting away from all that rain...while we get our nuts roasted in triple digit F temperatures...not this this week though, cooling off to the upper 80's!). As always, 'scuse the rambling.
baltimore, isnt that where the wire is set?
im way behind, just finished watching the 1st series.
its very good. looks very rough, but im sure there are rich nice areas too.
who cares if its friendly, u get to see spurs play.
also, our under armour kit is out soon, is that brand big in america?
so what do u think of the east side compared to the west side rambro?
- 3 Replies to Layla
Whoops! forgot to answer some of your questions.
Baltimore...it is a bit of a rough place; what made The Wire so good was its realism (scary huh!). East West North South, all areas are touched by some the madness (I will say this, they had their lowest murder total since the 70's last year...I also heard from a local, that they fiddle with the crime stats too...so, who knows).
Like any other city there are good parts and bad parts. I work downtown near the Inner Harbor (toruist area), most of the "not-so-good action happens in various pockets of the city, but there are some pretty cool areas too (I lived in one for 8 months, but ended up moving to the 'burbs as I like my peace and quiet).
The medical profession rules in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins Hospital and College are here...not sure if you're familiar with it...world reknowned, or so I'm told...met a few Brits that go there).
The locals are passionate about their sports teams (moreso than anywhere else I've been over here).
The one thing I'll say is...it is NOT New York (but then aagain, where is?)...but all in all, its cool.
Ahhh, rained on my parade there SB, there I was thinking that I was just a lucky so and so! Under Armour are a Baltimore based corporation! Doh! (The young lad that owns them is a multi-millionaire, if not a billionaire).
Anyway, luck or corporate planning, I get to see Spurs play again YAY!