Monday, July 21, 2008

HEC Normal service resumed

OK, it's been two months but I'm back ... well, after a fashion.

There are lots of good Fulham blogs around now, so rather than just repeat the same stuff I'm going to take a step back and re-evaluate what I write. My original reason for starting this blog was to keep track of the games I attended and events of each season. I'll be focussing a bit more on doing just that and keeping HEC a personal record of the season. The main upshot of all this is that I'll probably only post once or twice a week and will try to avoid posting news items that you can read elsewhere. We'll see how it goes.

I've enjoyed the summer break from Fulham. I think it's good to have a bit of time away from thinking about football in general and Fulham in particular. I've made a conscious effort not to get too involved in transfer speculation or to get over excited about the coming season. I watched a fair bit of Euro 2008 and think I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I would have done if England had qualified. All the teams I supported were pretty rapidly knocked out despite early promise. Croatia, Holland, Russia all impressed but didn't go the distance. In the end, despite a typically disappointing final, the best team won. Spain were excellent throughout and I was really pleased for them. I also discovered lots of good players I'd not really seen play before (See my other blog for details HERE). All in all a very entertaining tournament which is what it's all about.

Special thanks to Flum @ TIFF for permission to use his great panorama of the Cottage. Hopefully it looks OK - I've viewed this page from three different computers and got slightly different results each time. It adds a bit of colour anyway and I'll never get tired of looking at a packed Hammersmith End.

Quick mention for this year's Fulham Review. Richard has all the details about it at Craven Cottage Newsround HERE.

So the Premier League begins in 34 days and football is about to get serious again. Can't wait.


bq said...

Great to see you back Chopper. I'll continue checking in with you. Always enjoy your posts.

chopper said...

Cheers BQ.

Sniffer 72 said...

Good to see you back in action Chopper, another new season to look forward to. No doubt all our hopes & dreams will be shattered after the first few games! I'm depressed already....

chopper said...

Cheers Andy. Promise I'll plug the book when it comes out too!