Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Exeter City 1 Rochdale 2
Lots of reasons to leave St James Park on Monday feeling gloomy. Exeter followed their Saturday defeat at Plymouth with a 2-1 reverse to Rochdale, conceding in the 87th and 90th minutes. As Paul Tisdale admitted afterwards, they were very poor. Still, in the play off places - just. It'll be a key game on Saturday when we welcome Dagenham and Redbridge.
In addition it was freezing cold - five layers were not enough - and the gloom meant I didn't get much in terms of photos either.
All this is thrown into perspective with the sad news that Angela, one of the ladies who welcomes us into the stadium when we go to sign in, passed away the night before after a long battle with illness. She was a friendly face when I turned up as a rookie and always kind and helpful.
A bright ray on a cold day, my favourite parishioner (in particular) is delighted to get her picture taken with Brendan Rodgers after the game. His lad is on loan to us until the end of the season and Brendan took time out from managing Liverpool to visit. He was a gent, very patient and generous with his time, given that it must have been a day off for him. It had to be, there was no way he'd have come away with the names of anyone to buy after that display!