The Street Pharmacists Guide To Football: I Can Give It Up Any Time I Like

The excellent weekly radio football show Cafe Calcio returns to the air next Friday, and for this series one of its regular features will be the Street Pharmacists Guide To Football. Here’s co-host Chris Roberts on the more-ish effects of the Premier League for the supporter of a newly-promoted club. I won’t pretend that it’s not exciting, a dream even, but you don’t want to get too carried away. Of course those first trips to Stamford Bridge and Goodison in the league are a buzz, can’t deny it, but one can take or leave them. The kids were beside themselves but we could handle it, I mean they’d been to Hillsborough and Deepdale before hadn’t they? Naturally it was nice being amongst the elite but it’s just an adventure isn’t it? One week to the next, the new songs, unfamiliar stations and Gary Lineker being kind to us on the telly. The cost came as a bit of shock, even our home prices rose, but it’s worth it to be part of the best league in the world and, well, it’s a big adventure isn’t it? My kids are full of it at school following Monday even after that incident at the Emirates. I keep telling the wife we’ll go abroad next year on holiday not via the Europa, even if it’s nice to dream. I mean if Stoke...

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