It's back to England again.

August 2009

Bovington photos on this trip.

SELWG visit.

More 2009 trip photos.

The cat doesn't want me to leave.

Trip to the Woodman for a pint of Spitfire ale, then down the road for some curry.

The woodman pub - last time I was here was 2005.

How about a nice glass of Spitfire ale.

Why is it called Spitfire ale? Because it's brewed in KENT!

Steve, Val and myself at the pub.

Then it's time for some best curry.

Great stuff! It hurt, but I ate as much as I could.

Arsenal vs. Rangers, Aug 2, 2009.

Steve and I are dressed for the game.
I wear the 'Away Team' colors because I'm pretty far away from The Emirates.

Rosicky....he was injured after I bought this jersey.
Steve wants me to get a Bendtner shirt! (because he's crap)

They have to build a barrier in the Underground tunnel for traffic to be able to come the other way.

"And it's Arsenal,
Arsenal FC,
We're by far the greatest team,
The world has ever seen...."

Emirates Stadium. Jerry Jones WISHES he gets an atmosphere like this place.

Young Gunners - the future. No buying players like Chelsea.

The Arsenal and Rangers (Scottish Premier League champions).

Action is under way.

Arsenal attacking.

They play a lot in the other team's side of the pitch.

Pass into the box!

Watch them score...(Click to watch)
This is a bit difficult to follow...
Basically, I was filming the Rangers' fans yelling and jumping up and down in their end of the field.
The Arsenal fans are doing the wave and when it gets to the Rangers' end of the field
the wave stops and the Arsenal fans boo. Then we see a goal by Jack Wilshere! (His second goal)

Here is a YouTube video of the goal...two 18 year olds passing to a 17 year old!

The stadium holds 60,000...almost sold out (for a non-EPL game).

Rosters and score.

The Arsenal wins the trophy!

Mounted police outside the stadium.

You don't see this at too many events in the U.S.

My new jersey...see his skills here...

Beer and sarnies after the game.

A little grocery shopping...I like how the cashiers get a chair.

Mmm...prawn mayo, hummus and pie.

Ah, the old 'Cockles and Whelks' place!

To the Royal Oak for some pub food (I was here in 2007).

Steve says this is the type of building that was used to brew beer, an "OAST HOUSE".

Steve, his mum and Val lead the way into the pub.

Toad In The Hole!

More Spitfire! 4.5% beer...I shouldn't have had two...

Steve's Jag.

Yay! I made it to SCOTTS PIE & MASH SHOP with a camera this time!

Menu - would you like Pie & Mash? (or Jellied Eels?)

For dessert, I'll have some "Spotted Dick" please...
(I see they've added a "Chocolate Sponge")

Pie and mash...with a Coke and Orange Squash.

Steve and I painting some terrain boards.


The local chip shop.

Fish and Chips, on paper.

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